Catching Foxes

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

265 episodes of Catching Foxes since the first episode, which aired on April 20th, 2015.

  • Episode 105: Hurricane Harvey and Yelling

    August 31st, 2017  |  1 hr 21 mins
    anxiety, flood, hurricane harvey, life

    Gomer talks about going through Hurricane Harvey, what it's like being in a constant state of sheer anxiety for 4 days, and the experience of helplessness watching your friends' unable to evacuate because the roads are flooded in every direction.

  • Episode 104: Kill the Video. Save the Podcast.

    August 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 23 mins
    dad, defenders, game of thrones, life

    Luke sings to me. We talk Game of Thrones and how much it sucks this season. Then Marvel's Defenders. Around 38 minutes is when the content heats up. We talk about why people on the internet can be so absolutist over nothing. Gomer's walk of penance in his office. Then ...my dad... then I change the subject to how I was on Jen Fulwiler's Show and not Luke. So, net win.

  • Episode 103: Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before

    August 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 50 mins
    black lives matter, charlottesville, racism, white supremacy

    We bring back Ike Ndolo to create a safe space so he can blow us all away. We start with him WHINING about wedding planning, wildly inappropriate sex stuff and Ike bringing "The Drama", and then unleash Ike on Charlottesville.

  • Episode 102: Explosive! Anima! Technica! Vacua!

    August 11th, 2017  |  1 hr 23 mins
    anima technica vacua, hans urs von balthasar, ministry, strategy

    We've talked about the "anima technica vacua" a bunch of times in the past, but now we do a deep dive, especially how the empty soul of the modern West affects our patterns of thinking.

  • Episode 101: A Beautiful Renaissance with Anthony D'Ambrosio

    August 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    art, beauty, catholic creatives, vulnerability

    Anthony D'Ambrosio of Catholic Creatives hops on the shows from a trailer park filled with Evangelicals to discuss life, art, creativity, the New Catholic Renaissance in beauty, and how to deal with insecurity, self-doubt, and envy.

  • Episode 100: Brandon Vogt Responds

    July 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins
    convocation of catholic leaders, grace, pelagianism, statistics

    After listening to our show on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Brandon Vogt reaches out to us to explain and to reach some common ground between what was presented on the "Nones" panel and Luke's take away. Gomer, for his part, doesn't do the nice small-talk thing, and just makes them argue, which is fun.

  • Episode 99: You're a Bald, 18, Chubby, Freak!

    July 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins
    emotions, game of thrones, nuns, sisters

    Luke and Gomer talk... well... we talk about a lot of stuff. Why does it seem like there are a lot more chill nuns than priests, emotional manipulation in youth ministry, Sister Miriam is incredible, diet fails, and, of course, GAME OF THRONES

  • Episode 98: Are We Getting Superhero Fatigue?

    July 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 41 secs
    film, pop art, spider-man, tarantino, wonder woman

    Art vs Pop, Enthusiast vs Casualist, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, "The Watchmen", "The Fifth Element", "Dunkirk," "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", and other blockbusters. We bring up why maybe Wonder Woman did not appeal to us, though we liked it, as much as Spider-Man did, BECAUSE WE ARE PRIVILEGED MEN. Also, "War for the Planet of the Apes" looks awesome and how Andy Serkis is utterly brilliant and amazing.

  • The Catholic Convocation, Barron, and the Catching Foxes Hello

    July 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bishop barron, catholic convocation, gospel, leaders, sociology, statistics

    Luke, representing 500,000 Catholics, attended the convocation and he represented Catching Foxes well. We explore the suckiness of treating the crisis in the Church as a sociology/statistics problem, the lack of God, when God showed up in the preaching of Sister Miriam, SOLT, and Gomer shares a prison ministry heartbreak. Also: IS SINGLENESS A VOCATION?

  • Episode 96: Danielle Noonan and P Diddy?!

    June 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 27 mins
    abuse, adoption, dads, healing, husband, love, music, worship

    We invited our friend, Danielle Noonan, to talk about her love of music, what it means to be adopted, to be a childhood victim of abuse, and how cheap consolation really, really pisses her off.

  • Episode 95: Spent to Extinction

    June 23rd, 2017  |  44 mins 35 secs
    exhaustion, gambling, loneliness, porn, sex, technology

    It started with a description of the great book, "The World Beyond Your Head" and took us quickly around the anima technia vacua, from gambling to porn to social media, we look at how the psychology of being spent is destroying us.

  • Episode 94: Gomer Starts Greasing!

    June 16th, 2017  |  29 mins 29 secs
    art of manliness, fitness, grease, grooves, health

    My vehicle died. I walked home the three miles today. I'm greasing the groove (or gears), and I want you to join me. Luke is running a huge retreat, so I'm all alone with my audio editor and a series of YouTube clips.

  • Episode 93: You Have to Class Up

    June 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins
    casualization, fraternal societies, reading, wonder woman

    We talk about work-as-email and Gomer's conflict with research reading. Youth Ministry, and the parish's constant tendency to segregate family, especially by age. We talk about the Art of Life and morality as taught by the Church. This leads us back to the community problem, but focusing on the demise of "The Lodge" and the American Legion type places. Then we talk about The Great Casualization (see show notes), Wonder Woman, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how Gomer is still scared to work out with Luke.

  • Episode 92: Manhood and Music with Ben Walther

    June 2nd, 2017  |  1 hr 27 mins
    art, dads, father, fatherless, music

    I'm pretty sure this episode is clean. It's late. Anywho, Luke and I get to talk to our buddy, Ben Walther of Ben Walther Music. We interviewed his wife and he's been jealous the whole time! Not really. We had a great conversation about what it means to be a man, initiation rites and our lack thereof, dadlessness and the Father, and then we take a hard right turn into music. Luke brings up his new fave that he found out is both Christian and Queer and what that means in our consumption of art. We end with me yelling at Ben to build something great online.

  • Gomer Fails at Sex...again.

    May 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
    catholic schools, discipleship, nfp, sex

    10 Minute Topics! Polar Parenting, XLT HOTlanta, Catholic Schools, SEX!, and other stuff.

  • Episode 90: Sarah Nickel on Autism and Food Competitions

    May 19th, 2017  |  57 mins 34 secs
    autism, labels, people first, spectrum

    Sarah Nickel works with children, generally ages 3-15, who have autism. She also applies developmental psychology and behavioral analysis skills to manage her friendship with Luke. Yes, they are besties. No, it's not ALL inside jokes about their time together in Denver. Also, Luke cheated in a food competition.