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!
Myth of Overwork & the End of Louis CK
November 17th, 2017
1 hr 28 mins
comedy, louis ck, overwork, sexual assault, work, work life balance
We discuss the myth of overwork, thinking that working hard and working a lot are the same thing. Gomer shares the disgust he has with himself for overbooking his October/November schedule, every weekend for 7 weekends in a row. Luke then talks about one of his heroes, Louis CK, and what it means for him in the wake of the accusations against him. What about the victims? What about the problem of empathy?
The Next Right Step with David Garcia
November 10th, 2017
1 hr 29 mins
cancer, family, loss, love, marriage
We talk with David Garcia about Katie, her battle with cancer, 9 months of blissful ignorance, her unbelievable funeral, his Village, and the next step in his life. You will not forget this episode.
Our Take on Pope Francis
November 3rd, 2017
1 hr 6 mins
ambiguity, amoris, fr. weinandy, pope francis
Witty banter for 12 minutes, then Luke essentially interviews Gomer for his thoughts on Pope Francis and this new wave of confusion that's happening. We love so much about Pope Francis, buuuuuuuuuut. And it's that "but" that troubles us.
Episode 113: Your Questions Answered! Poorly!
October 27th, 2017
1 hr 5 mins
fr james martin, purity rings, stranger things 2, weinstein
We took 20+ questions from our listeners on Facebook and tried to answer as many as possible. No, this isn't 10 minute topics, because we abandoned the timer long ago. It's just your questions, like: stuff about Fr. James Martin, horse-sized ducks, stranger things 2, the fall of white male Hollywood, Matt Fradd, Purity Culture/slut-shaming/why we only hear about the virtue of chastity, human formation, Star Wars 8, and why Matt Field and his Fiance Clare are such badasses!
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.