Luke may or may not be employed at an institution and/or organization that is or is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. He is married to an amazing woman. He is the proud owner of a dog. He is the big brother to two lovely sisters.
December 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
enough, fire, money, prophet
St. Paul says that the "love of money is the root of all evil." Dave Ramsey quotes the Proverb: "in the house of the wise are stores of choice grains." So we use The Wolf of Wall Street to guide our steps between being lovers-of-self and financially prudent.
December 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
art, beauty, catholic, music
Mike Mangione is an extremely talented musician and a devout Catholic. Now he tours weekly with Christopher West, who is one of his closest friends. This conversation rips open the veil of artistic achievement, family, how work can destroy your vocation, and how secular art can proclaim the glory of God. So turn the page...
November 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
20somethings, comparison, finance, friendships, jealousy, men's groups
Explicit Luke kicks it Old School Catching Foxes by dropping F-Bombs when talking about his prayer life. Then we hit a TON OF THE BEST QUESTIONS WE'VE EVER RECEIVED (See Show Notes).
November 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
catholic, cinema, marriage, movies
We do some follow up from last week’s insanely popular episode and Love and Respect by drawing out the difference between Feminization and Emasculation of the Church today. Then we pull out some great answers by our Patrons when we asked them, “What does Respect mean to you or look like?” Finally, we dive into our central topic: have we forgotten how to tell stories? The contemplative cinema of The Irishman is compared to mainstream superhero movies, and we ask if Netflix can play the role of Cinema Savior or Common Experience Destroyer. Check out the show notes for tons of additional content to watch.
November 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 36 mins
love, male and female, men and women, respect, sex
Disney+, Gomer's dog, THEN SEX, LOVE AND RESPECT!
November 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
Sure, this is a great episode about cities and nostalgia and blah blah blah. But this one was edited by Luke! Buckle up, buckeroos.
November 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 55 mins
catholic, ewtn, rosko
We are joined by Rebecca Murphy, former Frannie, former EWTN star, former Youth Minister, current badass. Come and learn from her wonderful life how the Church can suck and how it can be amazing. Thanks to CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this show.
October 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 27 mins
Luke explains how he reforges Patreon, then we bring back 10-minute topics! Cannabis? Exodus 90 three months later? Advice to a Theology Grad School Student? Lesser-Known Saints? Something you need to do but haven't? Universal Basic Income? Which Country would you take over and how?
October 18th, 2019 | 56 mins 42 secs
catholic, kids, marvel, movies
There goes Hawkeye! Jeremy Renner reportedly coked out and was horribly abusive to his now ex-wife. Then, Luke starts a new segment about how moving back to your high school town is weird. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how scared he is to mess up his kids.
October 11th, 2019 | 48 mins 52 secs
catholic, joker, mental illness, movie
Spoilers. The horn sounds, so you have been warned. We skip any sort of plot summary and assume you've seen the movie. Three themes of economic injustice, mental health, and isolation interweave into one amazing character study called JOKER.
October 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
acceptance, confidence, fear, jerks, nice guys
[We cuss a lot.] Confidence: Gomer thinks it's linked to violence and Luke to self-acceptance. Then we show how Nice Guys and Jerks are the same, but just one of them is better at hiding it. Finally, we talk Hans Urs von Balthasar. Thanks, Try.CatholicSocial.Media for sponsoring this show!
September 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
books, catholic, church, the hack
I read Amy Wellborn's article on The Hack and applying it to social media shenanigans of today. I know dozens of professional ministers that are hanging a question mark on everything now. Walk with me through the pain!
September 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
Our buddy Jon refused to become a Patreon supporter until we got Van Vickle back on the show to talk ghosts, hauntings, and exorcism stories. BUT FIRST! Luke talks about his despair over the Church today, the failure of the bishops to do anything meaningful, and how we are basically still confused by Pope Francis. That's the first 25 minutes. Then ghost stories, kids!
September 6th, 2019 | 57 mins 24 secs
hope, lust, porn, sex
Gomer argues Marital Debt. Luke burns down another Bridge. Then we dive into an amazing S.A. Whitebook quote on Lust.
August 30th, 2019 | 58 mins 44 secs
catholic, diy, hgtv, moving
Tim Staples, Curtis Martin, Fr. Donald Calloway, Immaculee Ilibagiza... and gomer...? Also, Luke gives us an audio tour of his house. (No footprints) and then Gomer tells Luke a story about his past that Luke has never heard before.
August 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
catholic, optimization, scandal, suffering church
Recorded August 12: We talk Gomer's need for an assistant, which Gomer denies until a text message comes in and proves him a liar. We talk the Cincinnati scandals, of which Luke knows all the accused.