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!
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?
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.
September 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 58 mins
Catching Foxes Interview Normal People About Important Things
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.
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!
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".
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.
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.
July 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
christian, death, harry potter, literature, magic
I had no idea it could be like this.
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.
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.
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.
June 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
godfather, harry potter, mad men, meaning, purpose, the west
We talk about random things popping into our news feeds, then Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last season of Mad Men and why it matters, and how Godfather delivers a complicated moral message without being beige moralism. And all of the above as it relates to the death of meaning and the death of the West.
June 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
We start with goofiness. Then go into Gomer's sheer exhaustion with sorting out the facts and the blasts. Thanks to BetterHelp.com for sponsoring this show!
June 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
Cussing happens. This is a whole show dedicated to nothing. You may laugh.