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

  • All the Red Threads (Fixed Version)

    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.

  • The Lost SEEK21 episode

    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!

  • Don't Ruin Your Wedding... also thoughts on rap and sexual incompatibility

    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.

  • Luke and The Leadership Zoo

    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.

  • When it's time to move on

    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!

  • How to Cancel the Future

    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.

  • Luke Does COVID

    February 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Luke recounts his last two weeks of COVID exhaustion. Gomer smiles and nods, until in the empty youth room at 10:30 at night a woman whispers into Gomer's ear, "Hmmm hello". Then, Patron's topics for five minutes. Good questions!

  • Gomer Interviews Fradd

    February 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Luke has COVID and is exhausted, so pray for his recovery and that of his wife, too! I interview Matt Fradd, friend of the show and host of Pints with Aquinas. I ask him questions from our Patrons and we talk about his big move up to Steubenville.

  • Disney, Guns, and Civility

    February 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 37 mins
    cancel culture, catholic, disney

    ADHD creates a funny side-effect of distraction that can lead to hilarious places and regrettable obsessions. Gomer and Luke share theirs. Then Luke brings up the main topic of our latest critical review and the absence of civility today.

  • Gomer's Ordeal, plus Interview with Fr. Dave Pivonka and Prof. Bob Rice!

    February 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 39 mins
    catholic, defense, franciscan university, steubenville

    Gomer intervened again, but this time it seems to have been very costly. There is chaos where there used to be safety. After the 30-minute storytime, we go into our interview with Fr. Dave Pivonka and Prof. Bob Rice of the Franciscan University of Steubenville!

  • GameStonk!! and Moar!

    January 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 32 mins
    catholic, faith, gamestonk

    Luke asked for topics. Maybe five or so. We got about 57! So we run through a bunch of good, deep, light, and hilarious questions in this episode. But first! Luke talks GameStonk!!

  • Heavy is the Head who Wears the Crown

    January 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    catholic, dignity, symbolic representation, symbols

    Ssssymbolism conversation continues! And it's Luke's fault, not Gomer's! Luke brings up the meaning behind a King's crown and how society knew where it stood in relation to it.

  • Sssymbolism and why the Sacraments don't make no sense

    January 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Luke and I do some quick check-ins regarding the news in DC, why Gomer doesn't watch the news, and how that can be healthy. Then we take a brief detour and talk Project 86, WandaVision, and such, then dive into Symbolic Representation, Mythology, and why the Sacraments just seem like bizarre add-ons to an otherwise rational faith.

  • JD Flynn and Catholic Independent Journalism

    January 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    catholic, independent, journalism, news

    We start with Luke's sober comments on what's happening this week as a preface to the show for 10 minutes. Then, we interview our friend JD Flynn who recently resigned from EWTN's Catholic News Agency (CNA) to start The Pillar, an independent Catholic media project. We interview him and ask questions from our Patreon supporters. If you'd like to get involved in 2021 in Catching Foxes, become a supporter today! Or, you know, you could support The Pillar (www.pillarcatholic.com).

  • Yearly Themes 2021 Edition

    January 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    catholic, humility, new years, process, themes

    What does A Very Special Carey Christmas look like? What does The Gormley Family Christmas Celebration entail? You'll find out in the opening 10 minutes. Then we dive into our very different New Years' Eve activities for another 20 minutes. We are very wordy, but it all flows into our annual YEARLY THEMES SHOOOOOOOOW! First, we review 2020 themes and rate one another and ourselves. Then we discuss our 2021 themes and what they mean. Finally, we give our Top Fives of 2020.

  • Untitled Episode

    December 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    catholic, parents, philosophy, usmnt

    Chapters for each topic!
    RULES

    • “Five” Minutes total
    • Cohost must ask one question and have answer provided within five minute span
    • Four topics each

    Luke

    1. USMNT Hope
    2. Jurassic Park might be a better movie under a different director
    3. Christian rock renissance
    4. Freddy Adu and American Exceptionalism

    Gomer

    1. YouTube Hobbies: detailing cars, woodworking, finances, computers, etc.
    2. Missed Opportunities from parents who are not and cannot be perfect
    3. Mandalorian: How Disney is Destroying our Childhood Memories
    4. Alasdair MacIntyre