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Alex Ponchak is part of the Busted Halo intern staff. He currently attends Fordham University in New York City. Originally from New Canaan, Connecticut, this suburbanite has become a city slicker and currently resides in the Bronx, New York. He enjoys writing music, playing ice hockey and drinking iced coffee. Follow him on Twitter: @alexponchaksays.
January 6th, 2013

When you turn on the radio you’re inevitably going to hear one thing and one thing only — mainstream music. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a handful of these mainstream artists. However, I’ve noticed a 180-degree turn in the content and inspiration for their music. Nearly every song that gets airtime today is about the collapse of a relationship.
Take Adele for example. “21″ was an award-winning, best-selling break-up story. Some songs from the album are filled with sorrow, some with anger, but all center on the painful break up with a long-term boyfriend. But when those drums begin pounding and Adele’s signature soulful singing hits, we can’t help but turn up…

August 16th, 2012

Is it okay to use my iPad at Mass? Alex the intern’s last podcast. Next week: the premiere of Fr. Steve Bell on the Busted Halo Cast! (Question begins at 8:30). 08-16-12.…

August 2nd, 2012

Do I have to observe the one-hour fast before receiving the Eucharist? How old is God and Jesus? A listener requests another intern-only podcast. Tune in next week! Question begins at 10:45.…

July 18th, 2012

Is it a sin to read 50 Shades of Grey? Fr. Dave & Barbara are back and intern Vicky joins the fun. (Question begins at 10:30) Check out Busted Halo’s Spiritual Olympics starting soon! 07-17-12.…

June 14th, 2012

Why did God make the Ten Commandments? (a 12-year old reader asks) Question begins at 8:25. Alex the intern advocates for an intern-only podcast sometime this summer! 06-14-12.…

June 7th, 2012

How do you perform an act of contrition? New summer intern Amy joins the Cast. Church search goes to Portland, OR. (question begins at 10:40) 6-07-12…

May 16th, 2012

What percentage of the Bible do we read at Mass? NEW intern Alex joins the ‘Cast. Church search goes to CT. Question begins @9:38. 05-16-12.…

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