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!
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!
March 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
Don't let the Wedding Industry ruin your Marriage. We discuss the extremes of idiots who miss the glorious communal celebration that is Holy Matrimony. Then we talk about rap-as-scapegoat in our culture. Finally, Moira asks about whether sexual incompatibility is a secular thing or a Catholic thing, too.
March 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
catholic, hypocrites, leadership, swot analysis
The one where luke once again talked about stuff he probably should have shared with gomer first... whoopsie! Luke is taking a leadership course for his Grad Degree at NOTRE DAME and he decided to apply it to a "Catholic Stuff You Should Know" episode (Leaving the Zoo) to explain to Gomer the reality of the Catholic Church today.
March 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 28 mins
culture, discernment, moving on, work
WORK CULTURE. Lukey got a new job. I asked, "How'd ya know it's time to move on?" This is a show about figuring out your place, your role, your job, your career, and your culture. It's about when you know to say "YES" to a new opportunity and when to say "NO", too. Culture, especially in Church Work, can be never tricksy!
March 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
guns, marxism, music, symbolism
Three Main Topics: Gomer talks with two youths who experience the lack of reciprocity between faith and the sacraments, Luke explores the Marxist critique of music culture as future-canceling, and Gomer buys a gun, which sets off Luke's red flags.