About the Show
Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!
Episode 107: Fear, Dating, and Using Other People
September 15th, 2017
1 hr 18 mins
acceptance, dating, fear, single
We were talking about evangelization when Luke and I stumbled onto something better: how our fears of being alone, of being unlovable, of never being accepted, motivated stupid, manipulative, and destructive relationships with women when we were single.
Episode 106: Jonathan Alexander and Hurricanes in Dickinson
September 8th, 2017
1 hr 19 mins
adore, flood, hurricane harvey, missionary
We invite Jonathan Alexander of Adore Ministries and a personal friend to us both on to the show to talk about INSIDE JOKES and how Adore is serving and saving lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Amazing stories, personal growth, watching people come alive- all a part of a missionary's life who's now doing disaster relief.
Episode 105: Hurricane Harvey and Yelling
August 31st, 2017
1 hr 21 mins
anxiety, flood, hurricane harvey, life
Gomer talks about going through Hurricane Harvey, what it's like being in a constant state of sheer anxiety for 4 days, and the experience of helplessness watching your friends' unable to evacuate because the roads are flooded in every direction.
Episode 104: Kill the Video. Save the Podcast.
August 25th, 2017
1 hr 23 mins
dad, defenders, game of thrones, life
Luke sings to me. We talk Game of Thrones and how much it sucks this season. Then Marvel's Defenders. Around 38 minutes is when the content heats up. We talk about why people on the internet can be so absolutist over nothing. Gomer's walk of penance in his office. Then ...my dad... then I change the subject to how I was on Jen Fulwiler's Show and not Luke. So, net win.
Episode 103: Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before
August 18th, 2017
1 hr 50 mins
black lives matter, charlottesville, racism, white supremacy
We bring back Ike Ndolo to create a safe space so he can blow us all away. We start with him WHINING about wedding planning, wildly inappropriate sex stuff and Ike bringing "The Drama", and then unleash Ike on Charlottesville.
Episode 102: Explosive! Anima! Technica! Vacua!
August 11th, 2017
1 hr 23 mins
anima technica vacua, hans urs von balthasar, ministry, strategy
We've talked about the "anima technica vacua" a bunch of times in the past, but now we do a deep dive, especially how the empty soul of the modern West affects our patterns of thinking.
Episode 101: A Beautiful Renaissance with Anthony D'Ambrosio
August 4th, 2017
1 hr 6 mins
art, beauty, catholic creatives, vulnerability
Anthony D'Ambrosio of Catholic Creatives hops on the shows from a trailer park filled with Evangelicals to discuss life, art, creativity, the New Catholic Renaissance in beauty, and how to deal with insecurity, self-doubt, and envy.
Episode 100: Brandon Vogt Responds
July 28th, 2017
1 hr 7 mins
convocation of catholic leaders, grace, pelagianism, statistics
After listening to our show on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Brandon Vogt reaches out to us to explain and to reach some common ground between what was presented on the "Nones" panel and Luke's take away. Gomer, for his part, doesn't do the nice small-talk thing, and just makes them argue, which is fun.
Episode 99: You're a Bald, 18, Chubby, Freak!
July 24th, 2017
1 hr 4 mins
emotions, game of thrones, nuns, sisters
Luke and Gomer talk... well... we talk about a lot of stuff. Why does it seem like there are a lot more chill nuns than priests, emotional manipulation in youth ministry, Sister Miriam is incredible, diet fails, and, of course, GAME OF THRONES
Episode 98: Are We Getting Superhero Fatigue?
July 14th, 2017
1 hr 41 secs
film, pop art, spider-man, tarantino, wonder woman
Art vs Pop, Enthusiast vs Casualist, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, "The Watchmen", "The Fifth Element", "Dunkirk," "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", and other blockbusters. We bring up why maybe Wonder Woman did not appeal to us, though we liked it, as much as Spider-Man did, BECAUSE WE ARE PRIVILEGED MEN. Also, "War for the Planet of the Apes" looks awesome and how Andy Serkis is utterly brilliant and amazing.
The Catholic Convocation, Barron, and the Catching Foxes Hello
July 7th, 2017
1 hr 12 mins
bishop barron, catholic convocation, gospel, leaders, sociology, statistics
Luke, representing 500,000 Catholics, attended the convocation and he represented Catching Foxes well. We explore the suckiness of treating the crisis in the Church as a sociology/statistics problem, the lack of God, when God showed up in the preaching of Sister Miriam, SOLT, and Gomer shares a prison ministry heartbreak. Also: IS SINGLENESS A VOCATION?
Episode 96: Danielle Noonan and P Diddy?!
June 30th, 2017
1 hr 27 mins
abuse, adoption, dads, healing, husband, love, music, worship
We invited our friend, Danielle Noonan, to talk about her love of music, what it means to be adopted, to be a childhood victim of abuse, and how cheap consolation really, really pisses her off.
Episode 95: Spent to Extinction
June 23rd, 2017
44 mins 35 secs
exhaustion, gambling, loneliness, porn, sex, technology
It started with a description of the great book, "The World Beyond Your Head" and took us quickly around the anima technia vacua, from gambling to porn to social media, we look at how the psychology of being spent is destroying us.
Episode 94: Gomer Starts Greasing!
June 16th, 2017
29 mins 29 secs
art of manliness, fitness, grease, grooves, health
My vehicle died. I walked home the three miles today. I'm greasing the groove (or gears), and I want you to join me. Luke is running a huge retreat, so I'm all alone with my audio editor and a series of YouTube clips.
Episode 93: You Have to Class Up
June 9th, 2017
1 hr 12 mins
casualization, fraternal societies, reading, wonder woman
We talk about work-as-email and Gomer's conflict with research reading. Youth Ministry, and the parish's constant tendency to segregate family, especially by age. We talk about the Art of Life and morality as taught by the Church. This leads us back to the community problem, but focusing on the demise of "The Lodge" and the American Legion type places. Then we talk about The Great Casualization (see show notes), Wonder Woman, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how Gomer is still scared to work out with Luke.