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

  • Luke's been a bad, bad girl.

    August 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    90's, music, work

    We started talking about Fiona Apple's "Criminal", then Luke posited that 90's pop was "deeper" because Gen-Xers were angsty and hypersexual. We disagreed, until it came to Ginger Spice. Then, we agreed too much! Also, Gomer is a boss and Luke wonders if I can make my employees virtuous. Gomer doubts it. END PART ONE.

  • Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke

    July 26th, 2019  |  49 mins 44 secs

    Gomer is low-talking because he's the only one awake at his in-laws' house (I mean, it IS 9:30pm, after all). We discuss random stuff, rarely get to a point, and laugh along the way. Also, the ENDING IS WORTH IT!

  • Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime

    July 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Fradd was in Australia for six weeks and hit rock bottom, then went on Healing the Whole Person retreat with Sr. Miriam James (Gomer's hero) and God radically healed him. Then GOOGLE screwed him over. sad.

  • Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!

    July 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    catholic, contentment, family, grace, happiness

    I love the Stewart story! Conversion to Catholicism, dead-end unhappy life, a return to the land and farming, and pooping in a bucket, to discovering the grace of enough. Rest assured, her personal commitment to Christ will make you happy you suffered through Luke and me till the bitter end. She's amazing.

  • Everybody's screwing, nobody's talking

    July 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    catholic, healing, hope, sex, young adults

    The Catholic Young Adult scene is filled with hookups. We ignore this, we aren't doing ministry of any sort. Then we dive into Healing and then Hope. At the end, it's a SHOCKING story of hope and prayer.

  • Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)

    June 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 44 mins
    catholic, christian, communication, marriage, millennials, scruples

    We almost kept them all to Ten Minutes. The Question of Scrupulosity, Communication after 10 years of Marriage, Dating Fast, Chernobyl show, and any new (non-FIRE) Podcasts, Catholics in the Public Square vs The Benedict Option, When is Justice Appeased in Identity Politics, Fr. Morris leaves the priesthood, and Punching McCarrick in the Face...?

  • The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales

    June 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    catholic, prayer, silence, spouse

    First, Fergalicious. Then, Twittermaggedon. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how we can, outside of faith sharing groups (buy my book!), actually grow in our faith. Gomer lies in order to answer this question. In the end, you'll be enriched, engaged, and engorged on Glory. Also, OJ SIMPSON AND BILL COSBY ARE ON TWITTER!!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

  • Rage and FIRE

    June 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    catholic, financially independent, fire, twitter

    Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movement

  • Jesse and the Integrated Life

    June 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    catholic, convert, farming, organic

    Farming in the most natural way humanly possible, Jesse Straight, a Catholic convert, makes you long for the hard, but integrated, life.

  • Letter to a Suffering Church

    May 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    bishop robert barron, catholic, suffering church, word on fire

    30 minutes of chatting, followed by 45 minutes of discussion about Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church".

  • Luke Apologizes to Taylor Marshall

    May 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    catholic, game of thrones, priesthood, taylor marshall

    Luke delays recording to attend a concert and relive the early 2000's, we blame the clergy for speaker-culture, we talk the crappy Atlantic article, we BRIEFLY discuss the terrible Game of Thrones ending; Oh look, Fr Dave is the new FUS President! Then, Gomer's rapid-fire: financial independence, peeing, Luke has anger issues, and our Live Show in Appleton was fun!

  • Clerically Speaking Crashes the Show!

    May 17th, 2019  |  2 hrs 22 mins
    catholic, clergy, laity, tickle fights

    We have the priests from Clerically Speaking on the show (without Gomer for 40 minutes). We talk principally about the role of the homily, the loneliness of the priesthood (for some), and the dangers of professional laity and careerism in the Church. Gomer was late because he was talking with a Reformed Baptist about salvation and the authority of the Church.

  • Gomer gets Luke's Apologetics Advice

    May 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    apologetics, catholic, exodus 90, sola fide

    Gomer is about to debate an anti-Catholic Protestant and gets some HOT TIPS from Luke on how to engage in a religious argument. Then Luke trashes* Exodus 90 and calls Gomer tubby. *no he doesn't.

  • When Virtue Failed Us.

    May 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins
    catholicism, game of thrones, housing, judaism

    We hit a broad range of topics, but the three big ones are: Professional Catholicism, Supersessionism, and Harry Truman and the A Bomb. We also discuss Gomer's new religion, Year of New Things updates, Game of Thrones Porn Triggers, Luke's housing situation, and why Aristotle is not enough to be a good person.

  • The Little Mer-Luke

    April 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    anal sex, game of thrones, marxism, twitter

    Luke sings a Disney classic, We talk for 11 minutes about Game of Thrones, then yell at Catholic Twitter for not liking the stuff we like. Luke asks, "When you're too busy, what's the first thing to go?" We struggle with pleasing ourselves or the fans, but the fans win when they give us money! Finally... Anal Sex. Yes, this is true. And we end talking about Marxism.

  • On Cathedral Metaphors and Boyz in the Hood

    April 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    church, manhood, masculinity, modernism

    Luke encourages us not to do metaphorical hot takes while Notre Dame is burning. Futile. Gomer points out that the best part of the metaphor is that it's just the roof on fire. We're fine down below, hanging out with the cross and altar. Then we dive into MANHOOD. We end with Game of Thrones, Season 8, episode 1 review. SPOILERS!