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!
Pastor Joey Has No Answers
October 20th, 2017
1 hr 1 min
fundamentalism, gay-affirming, post-evangelical, small talk
Get a glass of booze ready, because in today’s show we interview Pastor Joey Svendsen from the BAD CHRISTIAN podcast, which describes itself as Post-Christian, or Post-Evangelical, or maybe just Post-Bible-Belt-Evangelicalism. Luke totally fanboys. Gomer nervously talks too much. And Joey keeps his cool.
Episode 111: The Threshold of Awesome, with Tony and Fr. Colin
October 13th, 2017
1 hr 27 mins
catholic education, christ, high school, prudence, threshold conversations
We interview the team over at "The Threshold Podcast" about life, conversations, the Benedict Option, and Catholic education.
Episode 110: KissTober
October 6th, 2017
1 hr 5 mins
beer, guns, politics, retreat, thirtysomethings
Luke and Gomer talk about how to improve the show. It's called "KISStober" and Gomer hates it. Luke, on the other hand, missed a perfect The Office quote. Then we talk about our experience of Encounter Houston (you should go to Encounter Milwaukee with Gomer) and Luke's FOMO problem. We discuss the events surrounding Las Vegas and gun control laws in the US. And end with our very favorite fan, Sugar Garcia, heading to the Holy Land and she wants to carry your prayer intentions with her! So come on, Syrophoenicians, let's do this!
Episode 109: Sr. Miriam is the Sylvester Stallone of Nuns
September 28th, 2017
56 mins 32 secs
healing, public speaking, religious life, sports
A clean episode! We discuss Sr. Miriam's college volleyball days and whether sports has become an idol today, as well as the role of healing in ministry, and sharing our brokenness in an honest way.
Episode 108: An Anonymous Baby Boomer!
September 22nd, 2017
1 hr 5 mins
better, formation, human, improvement
How do you get "better" at your job or ministry when no one is challenging you, mentoring you, or even expecting it of you?
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.