Radio theater is alive and well in the hands of a talented young man named Alex Dee. Alex first came to my attention through his masterful editing of archival footage in the movie Pray! The Story of Father Patrick Peyton (now Servant of God) who began a Rosary movement that attracted the Faithful from around the world. He and his wife, Melissa, have taken on a new project sure to be popular with young families who strive to pass on the Faith to their children.
Can you tell us a little about your background?
I am a husband, father, actor and producer and I’ve been pursuing film and acting for the last decade. Currently, I work for an international Catholic family ministry as their content creator and manager. I feel blessed to have developed a career both in front of and behind the camera, and I have a deep desire to tell stories that move hearts to Christ. For our podcast, I act as the narrator for each episode, and I edit and master everything together.
Where did you get the idea for Saints Alive?
I really have to credit my Mom for this idea. She grew up listening to stories of the saints on a record player and credits her love and knowledge of the saints to these stories. After becoming a Dad, I realized the need for tales of courage, virtue and beauty for children. The lives of the saints are filled with the sacrificial love of Christ and nothing could be more important for kids to hear than this in today’s culture. Once my wife and I realized that we could work together to create our own radio theater of the saints we decided to take it on.
What is the purpose of Saints Alive and who might benefit from it?
Our goal is to tell the stories of the saints in a way that is engaging and inspiring to kids of all ages. Our podcast is geared towards children ages 6-12, but we’ve heard of toddlers, teenagers and parents alike who have all enjoyed listening! We have steered away from dumbing things down, and instead want to call our audience to lives of heroic virtue while still keeping the stories exciting and entertaining.
Can you describe how an episode might sound?
Each episode is filled with beautiful music, talented voice actors, dynamic sound effects and engaging storytelling. We have characters to make kids laugh, moments that will make you cry, edge of your seat suspense, and most of all each episode is inspiring and calls the listener to sainthood. There’s nothing more exciting than the story of someone who said yes to Christ. The saints have had the greatest adventures with Christ and it’s been an honor to create this podcast.
Footnote: I highly recommend Saints Alive! To listen, go to: