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!
July 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
Jesus Christ, light of the world, You never did forget me. And when I bled in darkness, You held me, still held me. When desperate nights I cursed You, You loved me, still loved me. Jesus Christ, You dry the tears, You break my heart of stone, Your words are life cut marrow through the darkness to the bone. A heart of flesh You gave me, Only You can save me. Savior! Daylight! I am coming home!
July 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
Luke wraps up his time at Notre Dame as we record. Gomer is happy that this cowhoret is out of Luke's life and he can get back to focusing on me as his only friend. We talk about the merits of an executive course- not expertise or research as the goal, but proficiency. Then we discuss WHY GOMER LOVES TALKING SH*T ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE and how Divine Filiation is hiding around the corner of every sin.
July 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
Luke and Gomer talk about a TOTALLY FICTIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION'S board and whether it would be either legal or ethical. Then we talk about a talk, this one from Tracey Rowland at the Dawson Society: "What did Dostoyevsky mean when he said ‘Beauty will save the world’?
June 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
Luke is at Notre Dame. Did you know? Well, this episode involves Luke just walking around campus trying to get home for the night (he gets lost at one point). Also, Luke talks about how two accounting professors embody Catholic education in the best way possible.
June 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
catholic, family, homeschooling, marriage, nascar
Luke's at Notre Dame and bailed on me last second, so I went to my OTHER wife, Shannon, and ask her to also be my podcasting wife. Here's her debut performance! "Ask Michael's Wife Anything". And you did. Well, sorta. You mostly asked her marriage questions, as if being married to me was some hardship or something. Bah! I'm a gem, I tells ya, A GEM! We talk NASCAR- why she likes it, how she got into it, and why it's important to her; Homeschooling and our Classical approach, and then a ton of questions about being married to an idiot like me.
June 11th, 2021 | 53 mins 35 secs
Luke got to Notre Dame today, walked the campus, and got his apartment situation figured out, so this means he's exhausted when we recorded. We shortened the show to 2 follow-up comments and 3 Patreon questions.
June 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
culture, discernment, work
John Boy and Billy BS: Luke killed a mouse, Gomer’s wife killed a scorpion, while Gomer was naked! We have a new Take Gomer to the Woodshed moment. TOPIC: Patrick Lencioni's "Six Types of Working Genius" and how it applies to the Church. These are incredibly insightful.
May 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
We start talking about Sacred Architecture and crappy churches, which moves the conversation to Sacred Artwork and how we advance them without getting lost in the lameness of the fad or the trendy. Then halfway we hit on the topic of arguing with your spouse. We end with a "Keeping up with the Kardashians" moment of "Take Luke out to the Woodshed".
May 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 46 mins
Luke and Gomer talk about goodness and why people always want to be right in the Church, even when we damn our adversaries needlessly.
May 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
catholic, music, prayer, spirituality
This was just a fun, silly, random episode. The main topic, somewhere around minute 35 or 40, is about Luke's lack of a prayer life over the last few months and how Gomer (me!) advised him to get back on track. It's solid gold advice, my friends.
May 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
apple, appletv, catholic, marvel
Gomer and Luke start out with some banter, then follow-up. The topic for today is contrasting "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" with "For All Mankind" in the areas where they treat social issues. Gomer bashes the crap out of Marvel for their inability in this show to not be on the nose and praises the writers and actors of "For All Mankind" so creating such compelling characters that you actually think they are, you know, human.
April 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
art, atonement, dumb and dumber, marxism
We each brought a topic, but I sidetracked the Hell out of us both. Topic One: Gomer's critique of the bloody Marxist critique of corporations stealing our future, and Luke's reasoned response involving Catholic Creatives and art stuff. Topic Two: GOMER CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT ATONEMENT THEOLOGY, but today's twist is how Gomer discovered via YouTube how much the Orthodox hate Catholics and how the Taylor Marshall of American Orthodoxy is an old woman.
April 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
atonement, blm, miscarriage, soccer, super league, works of the law
Gomer's personal family update (miscarriage aftermath), Atonement Theology especially in regards to the phrase "works of the law", Wokism and the theory that Christian human dignity is restraining violence, and Super League gets corrupted by external goods.
April 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
Luke and I banter for 20 minutes about grad school, Gomer redoing his office, etc. Then we introduce the subject and Gomer cries a lot. Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
April 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
catholic, conversation, creation, joe rogan
Have you ever had a debate with a famous person about Jesus entirely in your head? This is Gomer's tale of reaching Joe Rogan.
April 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 10 secs
catholic, focus, luke, seek21
We love SEEK, so we made a very Catching Foxes podcast for the virtual SEEK21 conference this year and it was ...not allowed. Well, it's Good Friday and I don't want to record a new episode, so here it is!