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

  • 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.

  • Taylor Swift and the New Timeline

    July 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    catholic, darkverse, folklore, taylor swift

    Luke thinks Tay-Tay is rebooting the timeline to get us out of the Darkverse. We talk woke culture, Taylor Swift, theology, and fandom.

  • Gomer Finishes Harry Potter

    July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 31 mins
    christian, death, harry potter, literature, magic

    I had no idea it could be like this.

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death

    July 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    attention, brain, internet, tv

    Luke and I discuss the book Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, How to Watch TV News, and The Shallows by Nicolaus Carr, and how they build the case against TV and the Internet in terms of conveying information density.
    Gomer is convinced of the argument because "The Medium is the Message." But, in a fascinating twist, we apply that to the "digital first" online church and what potential pitfalls that can have on a cognitive basis, as well as to the vitality of Christian faith.
    Luke applies it to British self-hating Soccer fans and to the difference between pop art that passes and the Classics that remain.

  • Joys and Hopes, Griefs and Anxieties

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins
    birth, catholic, death, hope, pregnancy, sorrow

    She's here! Everleigh Carey is big, beautiful, and a female version of Luke. Oh, but it was a tumultuous birthing experience filled with yogurt, Luke laying down a lot, an emergency C-section, and all the things that make parents anxious. Then Gomer shares about the tragic death of a family member (pray for him) and the need to just be with one another.

  • Screaming into a Dark Tornado (AKA Twitter)

    July 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 34 mins
    hiphop, new parents, rap, social media

    WE HAVE CHAPTERS! SKIP AROUND! Many topics, but the 4 big ones are: Rap: Are we East Coast or West Coast? Gomer's Review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Luke's Baby Girl is on her way as Gomer gives parenting tips. Finally, Gomer regards all social media, esp. Twitter, as a Dark Tornado of Violence, and shuts it down.