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

  • 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.

  • Art, like Meaning, is Dead

    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.

  • Sheer Exhaustion

    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!

  • Laughter and Nostalgia

    June 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Cussing happens. This is a whole show dedicated to nothing. You may laugh.

  • No Easy Solutions

    June 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins

    This show on the racism and riots in our country was recorded last Monday. This is not a news show. This doesn't cover autopsy reports or the President's appearance at various churches/shrines. It walks through bits of history (Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, Reconstruction, Whites Only drinking fountains, etc.) and commentary on today's violence. Start with the JP2 quote from Christifidelis Laici in the show notes. Then listen.

  • What do I do with my ANGER

    May 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    anger, catholic, passions, virtue

    First, we break down our latest, most convicting 3-star review ("They'd probably agree"). Second, Luke asks, "What am I supposed to do with my anger?" Our answers involve St Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Rage Against the Machine.

  • Marriage Prep with Luke

    May 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    catholic, donations, harry potter, marriage prep

    Quick catchup on Harry Potter reading, then a dive into Marriage Prep, Grace & Nature, a really small bit on Star Wars numbness, followed by Luke examining the non-profit world of giving and how that will and will not affect a lot of churches.

  • Harry Potter and Rally Rasko

    May 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    harry potter

    I have never read Harry Potter. These two have and love it. So we talk. Also, happy birthday Joe Rudolph!

  • False Selves, Church Fathers, and the Lies We Believe

    May 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 39 mins
    actors, broken, catholic, geek

    In this episode, we discuss the fakeness of acting and why the Church Fathers hated it and how that applies to our lives. Then we take fun and thoughtful listener questions from our Facebook Live video and answer them relatively briefly, for a change.

  • We Shame Ourselves or Kill Them

    April 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 48 mins

    From Quarantine self-hatred to Captain Marvel critiques, to the main topic: confront the evil within us and own it or create endless scapegoats.

  • Gomer is listening to Staind

    April 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins

    You know it's bad when Gomer is listening to Staind. Also, we talk about the falsehood of the American Work Ethic and the dangers of Remote Work without formal processes.

  • The Legendary 10-Minute Topics Returns!

    April 10th, 2020  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    catholic, college parties, mcu, movies

    This is largely an At-The-Movies episode. We have chapters, so enjoy skipping around to what suits you. We also have a bonus interview at the end of the show. Finally, we have two sponsors: PolicyGenius.com and CatholicSocial.Media!

  • Luke is done with online Catholicism.

    April 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 34 mins
    catholic, coronavirus, kylo ren, quarantine, star wars

    Luke is not done with Catholicism. Luke is done with online talking about Catholicism.

  • 20,000 Tangents and Attractive Moms

    March 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    catholic, christian, glory days, quarantine

    This one is for the true story-tellers out there. You know who I am talking about: those brave souls who are compelled to one-up each other, to interrupt and talk over each other, just to tell one slightly related story after another. Here's to you, Narcissist!

  • Live! and Somewhat Infected

    March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Our first ever Livestream right onto facebook.com/catchingfoxespodcast! This was recorded on Monday evening. We talk COVID-19 and... hmmm... YOUR QUESTIONS! Also, Gomer's entire rig - microphone, headphones, USB hub and $3,000 laptop, AND HIS WHITE CLAW CAME CRASHING DOWN!

  • We are all going to die and I never got to use my TSA PreCheck

    March 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Gomer inserts a summary here. Or does he? Does anyone? ...Yes I do. We talk about COVID-19, then I reintroduce the topic of Acedia through the philosophical/secular lens of David Goggins. Freakin' Goggins, man.