Catching Foxes

Two guys talking about the collision of faith and culture. Discussion over Instruction. *Occasionally explicit.

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!

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Episodes

  • Latvia is better than McCarrick

    November 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 45 mins
    catholic, latvia, mccarrick

    We start the show celebrating the Latvian people because THEY LOVE CATCHING FOXES AND CATCHING FOXES LOVES LATVIA. Then, McCarrick.... We don't analyze the report, but instead, we answer your questions about it. This isn't a series of hot takes, but a call to holiness.

  • The Not So Great Gatsby

    November 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    catholic, gatsby, mcu, movies

    I loved the story, but we look deeper into the emptiness. Not all that glitters is gold, my friends. Then we reminisce about the time Luke almost moved in with my family. We praise Matt Fradd. Then we talk people-watching, party-going, Gomer's comic book obsession as a coping mechanism for his profound loneliness in middle school, and the quote about the "magical" parts of the Bible from Matthew McConaughey

  • Morality as Ideology

    November 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins
    catholic, elections, morality, voting

    This episode is not about the election, but it is absolutely about the election. Luke asks Gomer about what happens when our Christian Morality is wrenched free of Christ and hardens into an ideology used for smashing our enemies. Gomer, agreeing with the premise, fears this pathway leads to the Antinomian dark side. This is the war between poles: legalism and antinomianism, rigorism and laxism. There be dragons!

  • Gomer Goes to the Woodshed

    October 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Hey friends, This episode is in three major parts:

    1. Follow-up to the last episode to clarify and to apologize
    2. Ted Lasso, new American Anti-Anti-Hero
    3. Gomer's actions on the sidelines of his kids' soccer games will shock you.
  • Gomer Yells at Priests, with Clerically Speaking

    October 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 41 mins
    priesthood

    Humble and obedient priests, Fr. Harrison and Fr. Anthony, from the podcast join us this week so Gomer can yell at them. Not them, per se, but all God's priests as a collective. They take it like warrior-poets and then distill their own struggles finding God in the midst of the Church in crisis.

  • The Real Jurassic World Rules

    October 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    What happens when Gomer takes a clip from Jurassic World and uses it to interpret MTV's "The Real World" from the 1990's? Not hilarity, according to my wife. Also, WHY AM I NO LONGER CONSIDERED A FAITHFUL CATHOLIC?!

  • Let's Feel Insecure and Talk for an Additional Hour

    October 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    This show moves in 3 acts: Act 1, the BSing. Act 2, leadership as something, something, and Effectiveness. Act 3, we start with an apology and then Luke breaks open his insecurities in a big way.

  • The Emergencies are Everywhere

    October 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Luke talks about FIFA and enters into an existential crisis about the death of small towns and cities. This leads to a broader conversation about martyrdom and "emergencies" for the Church and the world.

  • International Pedestrian Competition

    September 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    catholic, conflict, kittens, pronouns

    We hit up our Patreon fans (Facebook folks, coming soon!) for questions and BOY O BOY did we get a lot. We're talking questions about putting Pronouns in your email signature, is "authenticity" overplayed, have you ever had conflicts with female friends, how do you and Luke resolve conflict, how much better is Gomer and Luke?

  • Everything is Going to Be Alright

    September 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    catholic, narrowness, orthodoxy

    Luke opens with a song. A terrible, terrible song. Gomer goes through the September Challenge with interesting comments on food and diets from various folks. Then Taylor Marshall (meow) comes up on the show, along with Fr. James Martin. Here's the deal. After we did this show I was cleaning the playroom in my house while my wife and kids were at the YMCA. While doing mindless labor, I listened to Catholic Stuff You Should Know, "Drinks after Lord's Day", and realized that we kind of talk about the same thing- but one's from a priest perspective and the other is from our sad minds. I think you should listen to it after our show.

  • Origin Stories

    September 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 50 mins
    catholic, politics, protests, riots

    Luke saddens our hearts with the tale of his dog's passing. Gomer pisses us off with his politics. Does anyone care about narrative anymore?! SEND ALL YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO zuckerberg@facebook.com

  • Last Week's Episode...Today

    September 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 58 mins

    Catching Foxes Interview Normal People About Important Things

  • The September Challenge and Cognition

    August 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    catholic, cognition, dave chappelle, reading and writing

    3 Subjects: Gomer issues a September Challenge for all those on Patreon at any tier of giving. Then Luke shares his experience of attending the Dave Chappelle event in Yellow Springs with Jon Stewart, and finally, they discuss the importance of reading and writing in terms of human cognition.

  • Mrs Ruvi Crashes the Show

    August 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    cooking, creator, streamer, twitch

    Katie Ruvalcaba, AKA Twitch champion "Mrs. Ruvi", crashes the show with little notice but a lot to share!

  • Comedy and Emptiness

    August 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins

    We talk about Comedy and its relationship to truth, insight, and when they go too far. Then we move into the topic of the show: repeating everything Catholic Stuff You Should Know's episode: "Addicted to Mediocrity".

  • Voyeurism, Personas, and Vulnerability

    August 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    This is what Adult ADD sounds like. We talk youth ministry and why laypeople go into Church work fulltime, then about 37 minutes into the show, we get to the topic of Voyeurism, Personas, and Vulnerability.