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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...?
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!
June 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
catholic, financially independent, fire, twitter
Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movement
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.
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".
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!