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 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 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 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.
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!
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.
August 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
capitalism, catholic, politics, wages
This is what happens when one guy had 3 hours of sleep and the other guy is 3 beers in before the conversation starts. "Living Wage" <-- is this too vague to actually help guide business that wants to be righteous unto Yahweh? Gomer says TOO VAGUE. Luke says IS GOD EVEN REAL! It's a great episode of us yelling.
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.