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...
September 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
art, beauty, catholic creatives, creation
On this episode we recount Luke's travels to the CATHOLIC CREATIVES SUMMIT in Dallas, Texas, do a brief interview with Michael and Tony from Project YM and Catholic Beard Balm Co, talk about the heart of 'thick community', and Gomer smashes the Scandal yet again.
February 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
art, derek webb, faith, middleclass musician, music, solo career
This is HUGE for Luke. We get to interview musician Derek Webb. Luke's been a huge fan of his for years. I remember him chattering on in college. This was a great time together because the man is truly a professional talker.
December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
art, broken toys, film, rian johnson, star wars, the last jedi
Greg Iwinski, a comedian, film reviewer (he gave Balboa 5 Stars), and podcaster, comes on the show to attack all those who think Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" should have serviced the fans' expectations more than made a great movie (minus the casino scene) and set up a world-class franchise for decades to come. Film, art, and culture are all explored. Even a rant about maintenance-mode Catholicism comes in to play!
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.
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.
April 20th, 2015 | 42 mins 55 secs
art, consumer, create, life
Luke talks about creating, discussion and why it matters. Gomer rants.