Catching Foxes

Catching Foxes

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Two guys talking about the collision of faith and culture. Discussion over Instruction. *Occasionally explicit.


Love of Money
Dec 13 • 86 min
St. Paul says that the "love of money is the root of all evil." Dave Ramsey quotes the Proverb: "in the house of the wise are stores of choice grains." So we use The Wolf of Wall Street to guide our steps between being lovers-of-self and financially…
Mike Mangione | Throwing in Your Ante
Dec 6 • 93 min
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,…
You’re Going to Be OK!
Nov 29 • 91 min
Patreon Suggested Topics (Long Answers) Michael Federman I’m part of a men’s group who rarely talks about Christ, the Gospel, or the Beatific Vision. Rather, we spend the time really uncharitably attacking Pope Francis, LGBT issues, and talking about the…
Self-Numbing Cultural Stasis and The Irishman
Nov 22 • 86 min
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…
Marriage: Sex, Love, & Respect!
Nov 15 • 96 min
Disney+, Gomer's dog, THEN SEX, LOVE AND RESPECT!Sponsored By:Catholic Social Media: Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page at…
Moleman in the Morning
Nov 8 • 82 min
Thanks to our sponsor, Catholic Social Media. You can try them out for FREE and get four weeks of great original posts and videos for your parish Facebook page at https://try.catholicsocial.media and using the promo code FOXES. Your support on Pareon keep…
EWTN Has-Been, Rebecca Murphy!
Nov 1 • 115 min
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…
Pssst, the Best Meat’s in the Rump.
Oct 25 • 87 min
Pssst, the Best Meat's in the Rump. Relationships and Time (Why We Changed Everything on Patreon) https://www.patreon.com/posts/relationships-we-30844143 'Ohio' the new album from Kevin Heider The amazing Kevin Heider made a Bruce Springsteen triubute…
Jeremy Renner did What?!
Oct 18 • 56 min
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…
Joker Review and Catholic Social Justice
Oct 11 • 48 min
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. Economic…
Confidence: Painful Art of Self-Acceptance
Oct 4 • 89 min
[We cuss a lot.] Confidence: Gomer thinks it's linked to violence and Luke to self-acceptance. Then we show how Nice Guys and Jerks are the same, but just one of them is better at hiding it. Finally, we talk Hans Urs von Balthasar. Thanks…
We Are Hacks
Sep 27 • 61 min
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!Links:The Hazards of Online…
Dave Van Vickle Returns…with STORIES!!!
Sep 13 • 78 min
Our buddy Jon refused to become a Patreon supporter until we got Van Vickle back on the show to talk ghosts, hauntings, and exorcism stories. BUT FIRST! Luke talks about his despair over the Church today, the failure of the bishops to do anything…
All the Flash, None of the Dirt
Sep 6 • 57 min
Gomer argues Marital Debt. Luke burns down another bridge, but he was right to. Then Luke burns another one down, and I think he was right again. Then we dive into an amazing S.A. Whitebook quote on Lust.Links:’The Simpsons’ Predicted The Future Of TV…
Gomer gets Busted for Plagiarism
Aug 30 • 58 min
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. So tell me what you want,…
Luke Sharpens Gomer’s Iron
Aug 23 • 81 min
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.
Part Two: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FIGHT!
Aug 16 • 76 min
This is what happens when one guy had 3 hours of sleep and the other guy is 3 beers in before the conversation starts. The Quote: 2434 A just wage is the legitimate fruit of work. To refuse or withhold it can be a grave injustice.221 In determining fair…
The Dayton Shooting with Kevin Heider
Aug 11 • 92 min
Luke lives in Dayton and was at that spot where the shootings occurred just the evening before enjoying a drumline show. He invites Kevin Heider, a Dayton native, to join us. Yes, we talk about Trump, Gun Control, and other issues. And yes, Luke got…
Luke’s been a bad, bad girl.
Aug 2 • 83 min
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 now a boss and Luke wonders…
Gomer Reads an Email from 2010 Luke
Jul 26 • 49 min
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!Sponsored By:CatholicStock: Use the Promo…
Interview: Matt Fradd is the Earth in Springtime
Jul 20 • 65 min
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.Special Guest: Matt Fradd.Sponsored…
Haley Stewart has had ENOUGH!
Jul 12 • 64 min
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…
Everybody’s screwing, nobody’s talking
Jul 5 • 79 min
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. Thanks to our sponsors, CatholicStock and The…
Whoopsies! (10-Minute Topics Return!)
Jun 29 • 104 min
*We almost kept them all to Ten Minutes. * Luke: The Question of Scrupulosity Gomer Communication after 10 years of Marriage Joe: Dating Fast (how's your mom's car?) Betsy: Chernobyl show and any new (non-FIRE) Podcasts Mora: Catholics in the Public…
The Praxis of Long Commutes, and other tales
Jun 21 • 67 min
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…
Rage and FIRE
Jun 14 • 86 min
Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movementLinks:Playing with FIRE — The DocumentaryRetirement Calculator — Watching my retirement age decrease as I increased my savings showed me the power of our savings rate and the real…
Jesse and the Integrated Life
Jun 7 • 73 min
Backstory on Jesse Straight: My wife and I are Catholic converts from evangelicalism (though my wife was baptized Orthodox, then raised Presbyterian). Easter Sunday 2009 my wife and I entered the church. On Easter Monday 2009 we started our farm. I am a…
Letter to a Suffering Church
May 31 • 79 min
30 minutes of chatting, followed by 45 minutes of discussion about Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church". Prayer for a Suffering Church Lord Jesus Christ, through your Incarnation you accepted a human nature and lived a real, human life.…
Luke Apologizes to Taylor Marshall
May 24 • 70 min
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,…
Clerically Speaking Crashes the Show!
May 17 • 142 min
We have the priests from Clerically Speaking on the show (without Gomer for 40 minutes). They talk Catholic Twitter, Friendship vs Fatherhood, Confession as a priest, Political Rage and Self-Sacrifice, Gomer's Anti-Catholic Discussion with a Reformed…
Gomer gets Luke’s Apologetics Advice
May 10 • 86 min
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.(1) 1: No he doesn't. UPDATE: A super-massive thunderstorm prevented Gomer…
When Virtue Failed Us.
May 3 • 98 min
**NAVIGATE WITH CHAPTERS! **The three big ones topics are: Professional Catholicism, Supersessionism, and Harry Truman and the A Bomb. Our smaller, but no less interesting, topics include: Gomer's new religion, Year of New Things updates, Game of Thrones…
The Little Mer-Luke
Apr 26 • 87 min
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,…
On Cathedral Metaphors and Boyz in the Hood
Apr 19 • 77 min
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…
Praise and Worship Special
Apr 12 • 69 min
Luke and Gomer talk about our experience of praise and worship, and charismatic spirituality, and why it may not work anymore for us. Also, Pope Emeritus Benedict's letter on the scandal is touched upon.Sponsored By:Catholic Match: Live your vocation! Go…
Luke’s Sacred House Tour
Apr 5 • 56 min
In this episode, we literally make one joke for 25 minutes about how we can make Luke's potentially new house more sacred. A sacred space, if you will. AND I WILL! Also we discuss the drama and bizarre tweets of the UnplannedMovie Tweeter…
You’ve Gone Too Far, Luke!!!
Mar 29 • 91 min
We talk Game of Thrones, Luke's last week in ministry, The Lord's Prophecy in 2014 for Luke's life, Discernment, Real prayer that rarely happens in Church, the Pope Francis Ring-Kiss thing (so weird), and more! Check out Strive21 and use our link so they…
Hold On!!!
Mar 22 • 94 min
We talk breakdown of the West, the terribleness of politics, why the Extremists are running the centrists off, and Hold On to Your Kids! I want to give a special thanks to our sponsors, "The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas" on Kickstarter and Strive21…
Captain Marvel and Cardinal Pell. Same Diff.
Mar 15 • 65 min
Our appearance on The Matt Fradd Show, first take on Captain Marvel and ranking Marvel movies, the Dark Knight controversy, is Twitter a Hellscape of awful nastiness, and the Catholic Church is a punchline because of the clergy. Soooooo….Sponsored By:The…
Your First Six Months of Marriage
Mar 9 • 48 min
Luke and Gomer are frank and honest about their own first six months of marriage. Luke yells on the way to Mass and brings a towel to the neighbors' guesthouse. Gomer is still abstaining from sexual intercourse because the sounds are weird. Support our…
Gomer’s Table Saw Near Miss!
Mar 1 • 74 min
Gomer got a table saw. He turned it on. He respected its raw power. Then, his eye-protection also got sucked into the 5,000 rpm blade, taking his face with it. Also, Luke is naked, eating pudding, and singing to Demi Lovato and his wife catches him. Also,…
Look what they did to Ted! with JD Flynn
Feb 22 • 58 min
We talk with JD Flynn, canon lawyer and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency, about Church Militant's accusations, the ideological news media, Mr. Ted McCarrick's laicization, the Rome Meeting, South Baptist Convention assault issues, and more! SHOW…
So Many Topics!
Feb 15 • 89 min
We tackle topics. A lot of them: IVF, Captain America vs Iron Man, etc. I'm so tired. I gotta go to bed now. Very explicit today, folks.
Francis Chan is Killing Gomer’s Heart
Feb 8 • 103 min
In this show, Gomer reveals to Luke how much evangelical pastor Francis Chan is ruining his life. Also, we talk Avenger's Endgame trailer, Gomer reviews all of Netflix's Marvel shows, and we talk books and music! **Check out: **Amazing Parish, Catholic…
Patrick Lencioni Has Opinions
Feb 1 • 61 min
We interview Patrick Lencioni of The Table Group and The Amazing Parish. You should read all of his New York Times best-selling books, especially "Death by Meeting," "The Advantage," and "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" as well as "The Better Pastor." Please…
Luke enters the Twitter Maelstrom
Jan 25 • 75 min
Thanks to our sponsors, Catholic Match and The Amazing Parish! Hopefully our country or an apostoalte doesn't freak out again and you can sponsor a normal episode soon. Until then, insert sigh here. AmazingParish.org will make your parish amazing.…
Luke Rebukes Church Militant. HARD.
Jan 18 • 70 min
Luke drops bombs on Church Militant and their attacks on Franciscan University. Gomer uses the word "fetishizes" but probably incorrectly. Also, WELCOME THE AMAZING PARISH CONFERENCE and WELCOME BACK CATHOLIC MATCH as sponsors!Sponsored By:The Amazing…
It’s the Live Show with Catholic Stuff You Should Know!
Jan 11 • 70 min
We are joined by the fine priests of Catholic Stuff You Should Know. And Gomer and Fr. John have it out! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Also, pray for priests who are discarded by the workaholism and isolation of this modern twisted culture. And thank God for…
Meet us at SEEK at Indy’s best dive bar!
Jan 3 • 20 min
Gomer and Luke talk DIVE BARS because we are going to do our first MEET UP of 2019 after tonight's SEEK Conference lineup at Dugout Bar, Indianapolis's best dive bar. It's one mile from the conference. Also, Gomer shares too much Limp Bizkit stories and…
Luke Stops Vomiting, a Christmas Miracle!
Dec 28, 2018 • 37 min
Topics to Discuss### Christmas Stuff -left all my stuff at home that I would normally use, but everyone cleared out of the room -shoe-horning this episode FOR THE FANS! -Christmas presents: Luke got scarves, Gomer got the Word on Fire classics Aquaman…
Gomer open the history books
Dec 21, 2018 • 14 min
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! Gomer apologizes for your favorite host being sick, but the show must go on. Also, Judaism.
The Adventures of Nat Radd
Dec 14, 2018 • 88 min
SEEK2019. Cultural Appropriation. Luke's crush from 3rd grade to Freshmen year in college. Marvel's "ENDGAME" trailer (watch it). And more!Links:what time is it in anchorage alaska - Google Search — can’t wait!Speakers – SEEK2019 — THE SPEAKER LINEUP…
Make Waves or Leave the Diocese!
Dec 7, 2018 • 82 min
Follow-up: Two great listeners challenge Gomer's previous assertion that Fr. James Martin is corrupting the faith by falsely accommodating the moral teachings of the Church to win LGBT+ souls for Christ. They assert that he isn't respecting 'gradualism'…
Abigail Punches ‘Purity Culture’ in the Face. THE FACE!
Nov 30, 2018 • 96 min
We talk to Abigail Rine Favale, who directs and teaches in the William Penn Honors Program, a great books program at George Fox University. She is the author of 'Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.' We discuss her conversion, evangelical…
Thanksgiving Extravaganza!
Nov 23, 2018 • 100 min
We talk: Rap, Dave Chappelle, Summer of Scandal and people who think we're just weathering the storm, Voris as Rejectionist, Accommodation argument revisited, Turkey Day traditions, What we are thankful for, a Powerful Letter we received, Catholic…
Are the USCCB the White Walkers?
Nov 16, 2018 • 76 min
We talk Vatican Interventions in the USCCB, Taylor Marshall being a douche, what makes a good podcast in our opinion, and WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST?!Sponsored By:Catholic Balm Co: Do you want to smell foxy? Yes.…
Perverting the Gospel out of Sympathy or just not being a D…
Nov 9, 2018 • 87 min
Gomer's essay on authentic accompaniment vs a false missionary zeal, or "accommodation." Gomer and Luke trade sympathetic barbs at one another. Sponsored By:Catholic Balm Co: Do you want to smell foxy? Yes. Yes you do! Use our promo code during the…
Putting on Ayres in Evangelization
Nov 3, 2018 • 88 min
Gomer and Luke interview Fr. Harrison Ayre from Canada to talk evangelization, especially if it is 'too Protestant' in those Missionary Discipleship circles. We talk things like parish renewal, the emphasis on commitment vs. sacraments, how they do/don't…
Gomer gets Luke’d, Luke gets Aquinas’d
Oct 26, 2018 • 91 min
Hey friends. We got F bombs in this one. Not safe for carline.Sponsored By:Redeemed Online New Podcast: Our good friends Andy Lesnefsky and Brian Kissinger and I developed this new podcast because like you, we know the pressure and time constraints of…
Six Topics, All Awkward
Oct 19, 2018 • 73 min
We talk about A LOT of things. The main event is the recent article by Jenn Morson on how the University has handled Title 9 claims, and once again Gomer talks about "it's all about the culture" with these things. Also, we do FOLLOW UP from our…
Christopher West Testifies
Oct 12, 2018 • 61 min
Christopher West, the American apostle of St. JP2's Theology of the Body, hops on our show for some sexual healing. We talk the nuptial meaning of the body, tree sex, and Gomer making jokes like he's still in 8th grade.Links:Word Made Flesh: A Companion…
Episode 161: Gomer Yells at Luke about Anti-Culture
Oct 5, 2018 • 80 min
Luke introduces "Fat Shaming" and the Science of being overweight. Luke then talks about a Von Balthasar quote on meaning in his book, "Prayer". Gomer carries out the main topic of "anti-culture" what it is and what it's doing to us.
Prison Mike with the Golden Voice
Sep 28, 2018 • 102 min
We interview Mike Savage, author of "A Prisoner's Perspective" and this dude is FASCINATING and has a voice of GOLD. Also, Gomer shames himself talking about "going in your celly" instead of "cell". Wait for it.Links:Mike Savage - facebook — Mike Savage…
Luke Gets Catholicly Creative
Sep 21, 2018 • 70 min
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…
Luke welcomes us to Miami
Sep 14, 2018 • 46 min
The second half of last week's episode! We dive into the two Chicago priests arrested in Miami as a sign of the actively gay subcultures and enclaves present in the Church. Then I play a statement from my parish's town hall meeting that will break your…
Listener Questions and The Summer of Scandal!
Sep 7, 2018 • 75 min
Just Luke and Gomer today, folks. We take a break from THE SUMMER OF SCANDAL in order to answer a ton of questions. We recorded for about 3 hours straight, so this is only a portion of those questions answered. Oh yes, tangents were rampant.Links:Chicago…
Katie Prejean is a jagweed
Aug 31, 2018 • 92 min
SHOW NOTES We walk through a bit of the scandals. Much of the links in our show notes touch on the topics covered. Just remember, there is no cake… THEN WE TALK FASHION!Links:What She Offers – Katie Prejean — Katie can host and facilitate rallies,…
Bradley Barnes cheers us up?
Aug 24, 2018 • 130 min
SHOW NOTES We introduce to you Bradley Barnes, a handsome convert from Pentecostalism (8 years ago) who works as a Catholic Youth Minister in Cincinnati. We have no idea how or why we found just a random youth minister in Cincinnati. Neither of us have…
Luke hits peak frustration
Aug 17, 2018 • 88 min
HEY BISHOPS: Seek justice, not just forgiveness… SHOW NOTESLinks:What to make of the Catholic reaction to McCarrick and the Pennsylvania grand jury report — This extraordinary turn of events bears repeating. In 2014, a bishop allowed a priest who had been…
The Catholic Card Game Rides Again!
Aug 10, 2018 • 57 min
Matt and Lisa Martinusen from "The Catholic Card Game" (with the Catching Foxes Expansion Pack) join us to relaunch their Kickstarter, talk about the in's and out's of creating a physical product, and make fun of Michael Vorris. SHOW NOTES Luke and Gomer…
JD Flynn addresses the scandals
Aug 3, 2018 • 52 min
SHOW NOTESLinks:JD Flynn - Google+ — Looks like you’ve reached the end President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders — “The accusations against Archbishop Theodore…
Matt Fradd Goes Amish
Jul 27, 2018 • 81 min
Links:Privilege | THR Blog — But what this injustice consists of is usually not elaborated. If one presses for details (and this is already a breach of etiquette), the reasons offered are often tendentious. The term privilege is used not to make a case…
Gomer runs from his feelings, and kids
Jul 20, 2018 • 90 min
We tackle your toughest questions!Links:Can I Live Without The Internet For A Month? I’m About To Find Out. | The Catholic Gentleman — Since I was sixteen, nearly two decades ago, I have gone online almost every day. Starting August 2, for one month, I’m…
Luke should get off Twitter
Jul 13, 2018 • 63 min
We talk about The Catholic Card Game with Catching Foxes Expansion Pack, our feedback on Immigration, and why Luke should get off Twitter forever. SHOW NOTESLinks:114: Did Adam and Eve actually exist? With Fr. Nicanor Austriaco - YouTube — 114: Did Adam…
Not you, too!
Jul 6, 2018 • 51 min
This was recorded two weeks ago, immediately after our immigration episode. This is not the follow up to that episode, but a stand alone podcast on Chris Hardwick's ruination.Links:@Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession. – Chloe Dykstra – Medium — Our…
Immigrant Children
Jun 22, 2018 • 60 min
Show Notes and Links We recorded the day Trump signed an executive order against breaking up families, so we really didn't have time to process the ramifications. Let me make it clear, we are 100% against the punitive separation of children from their…
Gomer Flattens Ocean’s 8
Jun 15, 2018 • 85 min
SHOW NOTESLinks:Dave Chappelle: Equanimity | Clip: Voting in the 2016 Election | Netflix - YouTube — Dave Chappelle has never had a problem with white people ever in his life — but that doesn’t mean he always agrees with them. His new stand-up special,…
David Gets Ordained! Luke and Gomer Cry.
Jun 8, 2018 • 78 min
SHOW NOTES Our buddy David is now a priest! Fr. David Hust has a nice ring to it. It was awesome watching a friend of 17 years become a Roman Catholic Priest and celebrate his first Mass. It was a very traditional sung Mass and was just beautiful. Then…
If Luke could Turn Back Time
Jun 1, 2018 • 114 min
Luke tries to break up with Gomer on the show. Then we talk about Cher, the Young Adult Leadership Summit, Deadpool 2 and Solo.Sponsored By:Liturgical Institute Masters: Hey Millennials, go to this website to study the liturgy from the heart of the…
Kevin Heider kills puppies (how’s that for a title?!)
May 25, 2018 • 89 min
SHOW NOTES Kevin Heider gives a wonderful exploration as a singer/songwriter of the balance between objective and subjective meanings of songs and movies. He talks how Everclear's "So Much for the Afterglow" deeply moved him as an 8th grader to hear about…
Gomer teaches Strategic Apathy
May 18, 2018 • 56 min
This episode was recorded two weeks ago in April. We discuss Praise and Worship music, movements and music, and Luke constantly going overboard on Reddit.Sponsored By:Liturgical Institute Masters: Hey Millennials, go to this website to study the liturgy…
Luke Gets Fired
May 11, 2018 • 70 min
Luke contemplates his extreme extroversion and shares his struggles at work. Gomer talks about robot superintelligences instead.Sponsored By:Liturgical Institute Masters: Hey Millennials, go to this website to study the liturgy from the heart of the…
Avengers Infinity War (spoilers, kids)
May 4, 2018 • 83 min
We invited Jonathan Alexander, President of Adore Ministries, to review Avengers, Infinity War with us! Also, SKRULLS ARE COMING!
Road to Infinity War, Phase Three, episode 3
Apr 25, 2018 • 135 min
We watched and commented on the themes of Phase 3: Captain America: Civil War Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spider-Man: Homecoming Thor: Ragnarok Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War (TBD: Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers…
Luke is Bilbo Baggins- his best years are behind him
Apr 20, 2018 • 65 min
SHOW NOTESLinks:Love People Use Things — Love People Use Things is a podcast for those who are tired of the fantasy of porn and are ready for reality. In addition to our weekly podcast we speak to tens of thousands of teens and young adults every year…
The Road to Infinity Wars! Phase Two, Episode Two
Apr 18, 2018 • 106 min
The Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are: Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark World Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-Man Yup. Ant-Man is phase two.
Gomer Loves Drugs!
Apr 13, 2018 • 87 min
SHOW NOTES Luke saves Gomer's musical tastes. Ad Orientem altars. Luke's Permed hair and a purple suit. Moving away from your friends. Gomer in Prison. THE WORD. And Drugs.Sponsored By:The Liturgical Institute: A weekend immersed in the authentically…
The Road to Infinity Wars! Phase One, Episode One
Apr 11, 2018 • 92 min
SHOW NOTES Here are all of the movies that make up Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America: The First Avenger The Avengers Links:Phase One | Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki | FANDOM powered…
Katie Prejean McGrady vs Catholic Twitter
Apr 6, 2018 • 72 min
We interview Katie Prejean McGrady, author and speaker, about getting fired mere months after publishing a book about her school and teaching position (nuts!) and then we discuss the upcoming Synod on the Youth and the Haterade RadTrads throw on her.…
This Show Ended Our Friendship
Mar 30, 2018 • 84 min
SHOW NOTES Luke tells me grace builds upon nature, again, but then he says that's why parishes need to study how to run successful non-profits. Wait a second. Hold on a minute. Didn't Luke pour haterade on everything I said in the past that involved…
Luke Starts a Cult
Mar 23, 2018 • 47 min
LinksLinks:Gomer and Luke are creating Catching Foxes | Patreon — Tired of consuming, we decided to create. And you listened, which is kind of amazing. So, we are going all in and creating the type of show you’ve always wanted. Jonestown Massacre: What…
President Luke has a nice ring to it
Mar 16, 2018 • 53 min
Links:The Pirates Eat the Tourists - YouTube3- Dreaming Big with the Father by AMDGomer | Free Listening on SoundCloud — Three talks. One Weekend. The Mission is an annual high school retreat/conference that offers youth an encounter with the gospel and…
Books for Grown Ups!
Mar 9, 2018 • 64 min
Links:Fraddtastic Book Give Away! — A new contest starting March 9 and ending March 16. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter your favorite Catching Foxes episode and add the hastag #3outof5 for your chance to win a free copy. 10 winners will be randomly drawn.…
I Got Punched in the Face
Mar 2, 2018 • 73 min
Show Notes -Dealing with Tithing when you have no money! -Are priests/clergy in touch with the wider culture? -Retaining charity while making a big purchase -Best Movie, Oscars -The Actual Pope John Paul Confession Story -Face-to-Face or behind the screen…
Black Panther Goes to Confession
Feb 23, 2018 • 111 min
Show Notes! I was going to cut out the Black Panther part for the Patreon crew, but thought, "This is hot!" Also, I actually yelled at Luke at one point during the review, so I kept it in there.Links:Amazing Grace Life in Christ 01 - YouTube — nerdy Gomer…
Live from Cincinnati!
Feb 16, 2018 • 76 min
ASMR Videos on YouTube. Luke mocking my pain. A Newly Game with surprise contestants. An interview with LoveGood's Jimmy Mitchell, and some questions from our lovely audience.Sponsored By:Kreager Consulting: Click this link provided in the show notes to…
Derek Webb. Middle Class Musician
Feb 9, 2018 • 96 min
Show Notes CatchingFoxes.fm Thank you to our Patreon supporters whose generosity led us to hit $1,500 a month! We love all our listeners but we are continuously shocked by your financial support. Patreon.com/CF If you like our show and want others to…
Other Podcasts are Crap
Feb 2, 2018 • 60 min
SHOW NOTES Pride is the disordered love of self. Listen in as Luke tells the tale of his ranting and raving at his wife at how all these Catholic podcasts are stupid crap. It's awesome. Also, Gomer really hates it when people say, "A personal relationship…
Luke Almost Dies and Fat Betty
Jan 26, 2018 • 46 min
SHOW NOTES Death is here. It comes for us all. Luke, a post-stroke human person who cannot ride roller coasters or lift weights due to his stroke, was in two car accidents, saw a drugged-out neighbor, and then had to rush to the emergency room because he…
Q&A - We all need a Jeannie Bach
Jan 19, 2018 • 54 min
Sponsored By:The Ultimate Catholic Comicbook: The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book is a collaboration of work from Tomics, Jason Bach, Pat Cross, and John Smillie. It was kickstarted in 2016 and now is a living and breathing document of funny pictures. Promo…
Live Show and Meetup in Cincinnati!
Jan 17, 2018 • 13 min
Meetup and Live Show: February 9th at 7:00 PM. Location is still TBD, but stay tuned to https://www.facebook.com/catchingfoxespodcast/ for more! February 10th is the Facebook Live "Coffee with Luke and Gomer" with Guadalupe Roasters' coffee.Links:Catching…
Feminism with Claire Swinarski
Jan 12, 2018 • 70 min
SHOW NOTES: Claire Swinarski was raised near Madison by a feminist who taught her to love and value her femininity as well as the fight for women's rights. Then she converted to Roman Catholicism in college, but her feminism didn't die, it was…
The Perfect New Year’s Show
Jan 5, 2018 • 60 min
New Year’s Themes For myself For my co-host For the Church For Some Public Person For the Podcast To be a Servant of All, where there is no lower place left to fall. DONE. I need to not just start shit, but end it. New things are too tempting. Bilocation.…
We Become the Bad Guy
Dec 29, 2017 • 52 min
We discuss family drama, Christmas fun, the legitimacy of depicting the dark side as moral instruction, and then the main topic on Christian forgiveness. Donate on Patreon.com/CF for 30 additional minutes of this show where we talk about Taylor Swift on…
The LAST Jedi? The Last JEDI? THE Last Jedi?
Dec 22, 2017 • 87 min
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…
1,000 Tangents and Old People Sex
Dec 15, 2017 • 70 min
SHOW NOTES: *This one has chapters! Use your podcast player to skip chapters. * John Boy and Billy BS is the official name of our opening segment. This is where people who loved our witty banter can indulge themselves, and those who don't can skip it.…
Matt Fradd, A Free Agent
Dec 8, 2017 • 85 min
Show Notes! We talk about Circadian Fasting, which is a thing Gomer is doing. NO, it's not a fad diet. He's just trying to impose some order in his life and join it to a fasting discipline. And no, it's not a life hack TIM FERRISS! Matt shares the joys of…
The Other Side of Beauty with Leah Darrow
Nov 30, 2017 • 84 min
SHOW NOTES Whenever Taylor Swift breaks up with someone, we benefit from her awesome songs. Whenever Arleen breaks up with someone, we benefit from her awesome articles. Leah Darrow, on the show for her second time around, talks about her new book and we…
Luke’s Gaydar Goes Off with Eden Invitation
Nov 24, 2017 • 61 min
from their website, EdenInvitation.com: Eden Invitation celebrates ordered integration for young Catholics culturally defined as LGBT+. We invite people to encounter an authentically Catholic anthropology and equip disciples for resurrected life in…
Myth of Overwork & the End of Louis CK
Nov 17, 2017 • 88 min
SHOW NOTES We discuss the myth of overwork, thinking that working hard and working a lot are the same thing. Read the links for some amazing content on everything we discussed today, including to the lyrics of some sweet songs. Gomer shares the disgust he…
The Next Right Step with David Garcia
Nov 10, 2017 • 89 min
I'm happy we can bring you this episode with my friend David Garcia. He was married to Katie, a buddy from my ol' FUS days and a friend of my wife's for years. When she died, the light in the world got a bit dimmer, but her work wasn't done. From high…
Our Take on Pope Francis
Nov 3, 2017 • 66 min
Show Notes We talk Pope Francis, poorly. Prophets make messes, but no one doubted that Jeremiah was a prophet and not a mess himself. We're not saying Pope Francis is teaching heresy or promoting immorality, but there sure is a lot of, PERHAPS, intended…
Episode 113: Your Questions Answered! Poorly!
Oct 27, 2017 • 65 min
Your questions answered, poorly! Facebook Questions Why does Catholic social media hate Fr. James Martin so much? Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck or a thousand duck-sized horses? -side note 1: STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2!!!! -side note 2: READY…
Pastor Joey Has No Answers
Oct 20, 2017 • 61 min
Today we interview Pastor Joey Svendsen from the BAD CHRISTIAN podcast, which describes itself as Post-Christian, or Post-Evangelical, or maybe just Post-Bible-Belt-Evangelicalism. We start off talking about the annoyance of Small Talk, problems with…
Episode 111: The Threshold of Awesome, with Tony and Fr. Colin
Oct 13, 2017 • 87 min
Show Notes We interview the team over at "The Threshold Podcast" about their threshold conversations, the validity of the Benedict Option and the Church, and Catholic education, especially in high school. Connect with us! Join us and the other…
Episode 110: KissTober
Oct 6, 2017 • 65 min
Notes Luke explains what happens when you drink that you're a twentysomething, but wake up realizing you're a thirtysomething. We talk about whether we're getting more virtuous or just getting older. Encounter Houston was a blast. Friends, food, fun, a…
Episode 109: Sr. Miriam is the Sylvester Stallone of Nuns
Sep 28, 2017 • 56 min
Sister Miriam is a professed religious sister with the Order of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, which serves the Church and the World through collaboration between priests, religious, and laity. Her call to religious came through a holy…
Episode 108: An Anonymous Baby Boomer!
Sep 22, 2017 • 65 min
We talk about the iPhone for like 10 seconds, then we get into video, audio, and dreams of human formation. This leads us into thinking about how Luke isn't challenged or mentored to grow and develop into the butterfly that he is. Gomer sees this all over…
Episode 107: Fear, Dating, and Using Other People
Sep 15, 2017 • 78 min
We were talking about evangelization when Luke and I stumbled onto something better: how our fears of being alone, of being unlovable, of never being accepted, motivated stupid, manipulative, and destructive relationships with women when we were single.…
Episode 106: Jonathan Alexander and Hurricanes in Dickinson
Sep 8, 2017 • 79 min
We invite Jonathan Alexander of Adore Ministries and a personal friend to us both on to the show to talk about INSIDE JOKES and how Adore is serving and saving lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Amazing stories, personal growth, watching people…
Episode 105: Hurricane Harvey and Yelling
Aug 31, 2017 • 81 min
Gomer talks about going through Hurricane Harvey, what it's like being in a constant state of sheer anxiety for 4 days, and the experience of helplessness watching your friends' unable to evacuate because the roads are flooded in every direction.…
Episode 104: Kill the Video. Save the Podcast.
Aug 25, 2017 • 83 min
Luke sings to me. We talk Game of Thrones and how much it sucks this season. Then Marvel's Defenders. Around 38 minutes is when the content heats up. We talk about why people on the internet can be so absolutist over nothing. Gomer's walk of penance in…
Episode 103: Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before
Aug 18, 2017 • 110 min
We bring back Ike Ndolo to create a safe space so he can blow us all away. We start with him WHINING about wedding planning, wildly inappropriate sex stuff and Ike bringing "The Drama", and then unleash Ike on Charlottesville.Special Guest: Ike…
Episode 102: Explosive! Anima! Technica! Vacua!
Aug 11, 2017 • 83 min
We've talked about the "anima technica vacua" a bunch of times in the past, but now we do a deep dive, especially how the empty soul of the modern West affects our patterns of thinking. Links:Against Great Books by Patrick J. Deneen | Articles | First…
Episode 101: A Beautiful Renaissance with Anthony D’Ambrosio
Aug 4, 2017 • 66 min
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. Apparently, Anthony is…
Episode 100: Brandon Vogt Responds
Jul 28, 2017 • 67 min
After listening to our show on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Brandon Vogt reaches out to us to explain and to reach some common ground between what was presented on the "Nones" panel and Luke's take away. Gomer, for his part, doesn't do the nice…
Episode 99: You’re a Bald, 18, Chubby, Freak!
Jul 24, 2017 • 64 min
Luke and Gomer talk… well… we talk about a lot of stuff. Why does it seem like there are a lot more chill nuns than priests, emotional manipulation in youth ministry, Sister Miriam is incredible, diet fails, and, of course, GAME OF THRONES. Come on,…
Episode 98: Are We Getting Superhero Fatigue?
Jul 14, 2017 • 60 min
Have you ever watched a movie and fallen in love with it, while the guy on the couch next to you thinks it's just OK? What separates us out like that? Why does Luke love Tarantino, while Gomer thinks him a coked up 17 year-old? Why does Wes Anderson do…
The Catholic Convocation, Barron, and the Catching Foxes Hello
Jul 7, 2017 • 72 min
Luke, representing 500,000 Catholics, attended the convocation and he represented Catching Foxes well. We explore the suckiness of treating the crisis in the Church as a sociology/statistics problem, the lack of God, when God showed up in the preaching of…
Episode 96: Danielle Noonan and P Diddy?!
Jun 30, 2017 • 87 min
We invited our friend, Danielle Noonan, to talk about her love of music, what it means to be adopted, to be a childhood victim of abuse, and how cheap consolation really, really pisses her off. Danielle has been producing music, first in ministry with my…
Episode 95: Spent to Extinction
Jun 23, 2017 • 44 min
It started with a description of the great book, "The World Beyond Your Head" and took us quickly around the anima technia vacua, from gambling to porn to social media, we look at how the psychology of being spent is destroying us. STOP BUYING THE CHEEP…
Episode 94: Gomer Starts Greasing!
Jun 16, 2017 • 29 min
There are few things more annoying to than people who seem to peddle inspiration. You find them on Facebook encouraging you to follow your dreams, chase the rainbow, and change your life. The reason, I've found, why these people are so damned bent on…
Episode 93: You Have to Class Up
Jun 9, 2017 • 72 min
We talk about work-as-email and Gomer's conflict with research reading. Youth Ministry, and the parish's constant tendency to segregate family, especially by age. We talk about the Art of Life and morality as taught by the Church. This leads us back to…
Episode 92: Manhood and Music with Ben Walther
Jun 2, 2017 • 87 min
Ben Walther is a legend in our Household, AMDG. Ben is a man's man who is insanely positive and deeply prayerful. 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…
Gomer Fails at Sex…again.
May 26, 2017 • 80 min
10 Minute Topics! We call it 10-minute topics, but we rarely stay within the 10-minute limit. I start off talking about my beautiful daughter who has a huge anxiety issue at the age of 5 and how I have no idea how to deal with it. Second, we thank the XLT…
Episode 90: Sarah Nickel on Autism and Food Competitions
May 19, 2017 • 57 min
Sarah Nickel works with children, generally ages 3-15, who have autism. She also applies developmental psychology and behavioral analysis skills to manage her friendship with Luke. Yes, they are besties. No, it's not ALL inside jokes about their time…
Episode 89: Mr. Carey from the Archdiocese Stops In
May 14, 2017 • 69 min
I politely asked Luke to leave his own apartment so that I could interview Mr. Carey from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Apparently, HR won't let them in the same room. Anywho, two church workers have an intelligent conversation about spiritual life as…
Episode 88: It’s Like Your Confessions in High School
May 5, 2017 • 83 min
Luke grew up in the great place of Dayton, OH. It's a town that is a great place to be from, but not really be in. Luke talks about driving home for his worky work, but has no one in Dayton to go home to and no friends to visit. Plus, there's the crap…
Episode 87: Arleen and the $30,000 Breakup
Apr 28, 2017 • 72 min
“If you’re going to break up, Ash Wednesday is a great time to do it!” Luke and Arleen (no Gomer this week) talk about their cooky lives, the fun of dating, and the strange intimacy that comes with breaking up. Luke and Arleen trade breakup stories, but…
Episode 86: CryFire Every Two Years
Apr 21, 2017 • 94 min
Luke and Gomer interview a buddy they knew while at college, but who wasn't a student. Yes, he was a townie. A dirty, dirty townie. If you listen to this I think you'll get why the Incarnation and the Sacraments are oh so necessary to a real, and really…
Episode 85: Our Communion of Saints
Apr 14, 2017 • 63 min
We do a quick and exhausting follow up to Katie Garcia’s Visitation and Funeral that Gomer was able to attend. Then we talk a lot about how much we need God in our lives. We finally end it all by talking about ourselves- fitting- because IT’S OUR TWO YEAR…
Episode 84: The Pain is a Part of the Happiness
Apr 7, 2017 • 90 min
This is an interesting episode. We start off being stupid, as is usual, then Luke takes us to a serious turn as we discuss the end-of-life of our young friend, Katie Garcia, whom we knew from college and who lives here in Houston about 30 minutes from me…
Episode 83: Gomer Goes to Prison!
Mar 31, 2017 • 73 min
We talk about Lent. Luke's is going pretty well, but then he visited me and I ruined it. Then Gomer shares his amazing experiences inside the Ferguson Unit prison during the Kolbe Prison Retreat Ministry. And Gomer got a prison nickname. My Facebook Post…
Episode 82: Leah Darrow Interview! Plus a Special Announcement
Mar 24, 2017 • 72 min
SUPPORT OUR PATREON CAMPAIGN!We get to talk with America's favorite Catholic, Leah Darrow, as we explore her roots in farm country, Oklahoma, what conference life is like for an introvert, and how she balances this stuff with family and fashion, which is…
Episode 81: Live Shows are NOT Annoying to Later Listeners
Mar 17, 2017 • 61 min
OUR FIRST LIVE SHOW! Thank you to everyone who attended on March 8 at Deacon Baldy’s Food Truck Park and Bar!I tried my best to edit the crap out of this, thinking from your perspective, dear listener who wasn’t in attendance. There’s some gold in here!
Episode 80: Aaron Gillespie Interviews Some Catholics
Mar 10, 2017 • 59 min
Aaron Gillespie, a drummer and vocalist for Underoath, talks to us about the industry, life, family, sex and faith. He ends up asking more questions of us than we do of him, which is a blast!
Episode 79: On the Bus with Aaron Weiss
Mar 3, 2017 • 63 min
I got to interview Aaron Weiss, lead singer of mewithoutYou, a band that literally defined this podcast’s title. It’s a 35-minute interview on their tour bus, which Aaron was super-gracious in allowing me on board. I met his lovely wife and little…
Episode 78: Locally World Famous
Feb 25, 2017 • 89 min
We discuss our amazing MEETUP and LIVE RECORDING at Deacon Baldy’s on March 8 that all of you should buy a plane ticket and come out and hang out. A big THANK YOU to our fans who have downloaded this show from iTunes. We are ranked Number 178 out of the…
Episode 77: That Catholic Couple Rides Again
Feb 17, 2017 • 77 min
They are YouTube’s dopest Catholic couple proving that Fun is Universal one video at a time. Luke and I interview “That Catholic Couple” for today’s show, which is a dream-come-true (for them). This fine couple works hard to create a fun and Catholic show…
Episode 76: Interview with a Crooked Soul Named Ike Ndolo
Feb 10, 2017 • 130 min
For the first hour, we talk about the life and trials of a man who is a Catholic musician that travels the world bringing his own powerful presence to the stage. The second hour we talk about being a black son of African immigrants in America. This leads…
Episode 75: 75 Arguing While Agreeing
Feb 4, 2017 • 78 min
We argue while agreeing the whole time. I think I said, “I 100 percent agree” like 18 times.
Episode 74: 74 Their Modern Testament
Jan 27, 2017 • 73 min
Luke and I interview Brad and Kellie Farley, founders of www.ModernTestament.org and a couple in the midst of fighting to save their marriage from alcoholism and infidelity. They drew strength by hearing other people's nightmares, and how they made it out…
73 Mary Margaret is Single, An Interview
Jan 20, 2017 • 90 min
The single life as a Catholic adult can be difficult, even isolating. We interview Maggie, a friend from college, and have a conversation with her about that sweet, sweet freedom she still has (never let it go!). We talk loneliness, hobbies, happiness and…
Episode 72: A Man Who Let the Fire Fall
Jan 13, 2017 • 73 min
“Father Mike was my brother…”And with these words from Father Dave Pivonka, Franciscan TOR, we begin our Catching Foxes memorial of Fr. Mike Scanlan. To us, he was a spiritual giant, shaping our entire lives as well as the landscape of Catholicism in…
Episode 71: The Highlight Reel
Dec 30, 2016 • 75 min
Explicit at parts, this is the official highlight reel of our show so far. I thought the end of 2016 would be a good time for a retrospective. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn. Enjoy my sound effects from one clip to another. We cover about 30 shows…
Episode 70: 70 The Fat Show
Dec 16, 2016 • 70 min
This is Gomer’s embarrassing moment. First we talk about accompanying someone who is trying to overcome a drug addiction, which leads us to the topic of interventions, which Gomer twists into a topic on his weight management problems. Also, WTF is wrong…
69 Spoiler Alert We Got Divorced
Dec 9, 2016 • 117 min
The episode you’ve all been waiting for! (Mostly because we haven’t released a new episode in two or three weeks. I blame the Russians!) In this episode we deal with divorce. What happens when one person in a marriage simply and totally does not want to…
Episode 68: 68 What Do We Do Now
Nov 18, 2016 • 75 min
We talk about needing one another and what that looks like, and why so many things are against it. One of our refined episodes, because we get into a lot of interesting stuff. Also, I think there’s one F-Bomb in this episode from your old pal Gomer. Thank…
67 Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Face is the New Evangelization
Nov 7, 2016 • 129 min
This is our first time back in three weeks, having recorded the last two episodes originally as one long episode. Then Luke’s internet completely died in their classy, old apartment building, so we recorded late on Saturday night. But you’ve patiently…
Episode 66: 66 - Interview continues with Part Two
Oct 28, 2016 • 59 min
We dive into the Trumpster and the significance of his absurdist campaign, mocking the corrupt GOP (and DNC) who pretend to give us choice. Except Trump’s money and celebrity allows to him bypass the entire Establishment and point a tiny finger at the…
Episode 65: 65 - Interview with Tom LastNameRedacted Pt. 1
Oct 21, 2016 • 67 min
Tom <LastNameRedacted> is a friend and lawyer. You’d think the second one would invalidate the first one, and it almost did when he wrote us an angry letter last week! He invokes the Lukan Privilege to not mention last names or employer. Tom does mostly…
Episode 64: 64 Believe the Victim with Emily Navarro
Oct 14, 2016 • 89 min
Our first family member on the show, Luke’s sister Emily shares the pain, embarrassment, and isolation from being a victim of sexual assault. She shares with us the struggle of being ignored or blamed instead of loved. She also shares how this crap is…
Episode 63: 63 Under the Table with a Syro-Phoenician Woman
Oct 7, 2016 • 82 min
We are the Syro-Phoenician Woman. You are the scraps that fall from the Master’s table. Wait. This sounded better in my head a minute ago. In this episode we talk COMMUNITY GROUPS! …or Life Groups… or Cell Groups, or House Church Groups, or Small Faith…
Episode 62: 62 Exacerbating Angels with Jackie and Bobby
Sep 30, 2016 • 89 min
This is a fun episode with two moderately decent people. Jackie is a famous Catholic musician and speaker, who performs for groups large and small. Bobby is a Catholic School teacher, a bearded gentleman, and a lover of Mumford and Sons. This episode is…
Episode 61: 61 Sexual Addiction with Joey Joe Joe Shabadoo
Sep 23, 2016 • 66 min
Sexual addiction is more than just the acting out, yet we tend to focus almost exclusively on the external results of an internal wound (or wounds). Like many people who talk about their sexual addiction, such as Audrey Assad, a lot of this starts with…
Episode 60: 60 #This Catfish Girl
Sep 16, 2016 • 71 min
Catholic Twitter was delivered a crushing blow by one of its own members. Turns out, dozens of people, especially a college student and author named Chad, were catfished, which means essentially that you form a relationship with someone via social media…
Episode 59: 59 You Keep Using That Word with Everett Fritz
Sep 9, 2016 • 82 min
Everett Fritz likes to lob grenades at our presuppositions regarding large group ministry. He took a long, hard look at his youth group and realized only 10% or less were actually following Jesus Christ. Those that were following Christ were not just…
Episode 58: 58 The Return of 10 Minute Topics!
Sep 2, 2016 • 61 min
So the regular host, Matt Fradd, couldn’t be here today. So we had to drag Luke back out from the freezer, thaw him out, and unleash him on AMERICA’S FAVORITE PODCAST THEME: 10 MINUTE TOPICS!And we don’t really stay to 10 minutes on any of them.Thanks to…
Episode 57: 57 Don’t Be A Jerk with Matt Fradd
Aug 28, 2016 • 54 min
Gomer gets to interview Matt Fradd, America’s Favorite Austrailian, for the show. I thought we would talk about his amazing new book, Pints With Aquinas: 50+ Deep Thoughts from the Angelic Doctor, the entire time, but it turns out he wanted to talk about…
Episode 56: 56 The NewlyWed Game Show
Aug 19, 2016 • 73 min
Americans divorce most often at 18 months and at 8 years. Luke is coming up on 18 months and I just rounded by 7th year, so we take stock and reflect on our marriages. WARNING: sexy questions and occasional sexy answer ahead. Please do not listen in the…
Episode 55: 55 Thank You. Smiley Face. with Fr James Martin
Aug 12, 2016 • 59 min
The editor-at-large for America Magazine and author of numerous books on the faith, we interview Fr James Martin, SJ. From corporation living to Jesuit Order, he tells us why he left the world of finance for p;overty, chastity and obedience. We also dives…
Episode 54: 54 A Gomer will save us
Aug 5, 2016 • 67 min
We open talking about Apple products and their over-design that just doesn't make sense and is making Gomer kind of crazy in a First World Problem sort of way.Songs of Gomer's heroismI need a herowe could be heroes - david bowie or the wallflowersTURTLE…
Episode 53: 53 Greg Has Opinions! Part Two
Jul 29, 2016 • 59 min
All about comedy, late night, and stand up. Nothing about Trump, so yeah.SHOW NOTESBeth Stelling on her Sexual Assault: https://www.instagram.com/p/_2AwgCQzty/Hannibal Buress and why he called Bill Cosby a Rapist:…
Episode 52: 52 Greg Has Opinions! part one
Jul 26, 2016 • 76 min
If you wrote a review on iTunes for our podcast: THANK YOU! The contest is officially over, but we still appreciate all that you did for us. <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 51: 51 - Jamie Lannister is the Michael W Smith of GOT
Jul 15, 2016 • 54 min
Originally recorded on July 05, 2016Overcome with amazement, we talk Game of Thrones. The Season Six final two episodes were a phenomenal ending to a season. Probably the best ending to any season of any TV show ever. (looking at you, Lost.)We discuss the…
Episode 50: 50 - How Far is Too Far
Jul 8, 2016 • 69 min
Luke tells us a hilarious tale about this one time at Franciscan (drink!) that he auditioned for Macbeth and was shunned by theater nerds. This opens us up to talk about Luke’s love life and past relationships, a common theme here at Catching Foxes. Then…
Episode 49: Catholic Drinkie Interviews Us
Jun 24, 2016 • 69 min
In April the fine folks of Catholic Drinkie interviewed Luke and Gomer for their own podcast. I told them that I would post it on our podcast as well. So… It's better late than never!www.catholicdrinkie.comThe Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed…
Episode 48: 48 You’d Better Be Alone
Jun 17, 2016 • 74 min
First, Luke apologizes. Second, we start talking about expectations. Third, we stop talking about that other stuff and only talk about MeWithoutYou, the greatest band of all time. <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 47: 47 Twenty Minutes of Privilege
Jun 10, 2016 • 58 min
Luke and I get caught up after Luke’s stroke, we talk about some fun stuff, then we do our first ad read for a product that we love and currently use, Barbatus Beard Balm from CatholicBalm.co. After the silliness and the product placement, we dive into…
Episode 46: 46 The Infamous Sergio Dialogues with Dogs
Jun 4, 2016 • 59 min
Luke and Gomer get the great honor to interview The Infamous Sergio, a writer for Patheos and an all around good guy. In this episode he schools Gomer repeatedly on how to understand people who aren’t you, and continuously blows Luke’s mind. We talk race,…
Episode 45: 45 Luke’s Stroke of Genius
May 28, 2016 • 26 min
Luke is alive. His stroke meant nothing to him. Luke conquers all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBYKwkrqL18
Episode 44: 44 Interview with Eye of the Tiber
May 13, 2016 • 57 min
Eye of the Tiber: “We are proud to have recently been nominated for Best Catholic News Satire, narrowly losing out to the National Catholic Reporter, proving thus that, more trusted Catholic news sources aside, Eye of the Tiber is your most trusted…
Episode 43: 43 So I Told God that I Hate Him
May 6, 2016 • 53 min
Have you ever found your faith …stalled? You see other people having “experiences” of God, but you are running on E with the gas light on and there seems to be no station in sight to refuel your faith. After dancing around the whole super-sensitive…
Episode 42: 42 Reservation Missionary Kenn Cramer
Apr 29, 2016 • 52 min
Kenn Cramer is the Senior Director of Parish Life for the St Paul Mission who, alongside his wife Laura, the Director of Religious Education and all around financial planner and bookkeeper, ministers to the needs of the Native American Nakoda and A’aninin…
Episode 41: 41 - Gomer Sings A Lot
Apr 22, 2016 • 58 min
The State Legislature of North Carolina passed a law that interferes with a Charlotte discrimination bill that, in part, allowed for transgendered people to choose which bathroom and locker room to use. Donald Trump thinks North Carolina should have left…
Episode 40: Hashtag Blessed! with Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Apr 15, 2016 • 60 min
Why do some ministries die and some thrive? Lisa Brenninkmeyer, author and founder of Walking With Purpose shares with us how she built a grassroots women's ministry and not just another program. Leadership training and mentoring form the backbone of…
Episode 39: 39 Kids These Days with Your Snapchat and Your VH1
Apr 8, 2016 • 63 min
Luke and I start out with the Qatar death scandal involving the World Cup, but don’t worry, plenty of people die, Qatar and FIFA authorities assure us. Just not on the same project. At the same time. At all. Then I mock the worship of Sports (#1 of…
Episode 38: 38 - Dynamic Dream Pop with Emma Fradd
Mar 25, 2016 • 52 min
Emma Fradd is one to two artists for the band Interior Castle, self-described as “Dynamic Dream Pop”, which is just about the coolest genre I’ve ever heard. In this interview you’ll hear what it is really like trying to make it in the UK music scene, as…
Episode 37: 37 A Necessary Discussion
Mar 12, 2016 • 63 min
Luke leads us in a very personal and very necessary discussion on the Clergy Sexual Abuse scandal. What does it look like for Catholics to seriously love their Church and to seriously support the victims of abuse? Luke puts the emphasis on the role of the…
Episode 36: 36 Fr. Dave Pivonka Insults Us Constantly
Mar 4, 2016 • 58 min
The Ancient Celts had a nickname for the Holy Spirit, “Dave Pivonka”. Oh wait, no, that’s not it. It’s “The Wild Goose.” And Father Dave Pivonka takes us on a tour of his vocation, ministry, the skills of religious discernment, and finally, his new…
Episode 35: 35 My Problems Have Problems
Feb 27, 2016 • 77 min
Luke leads the discussion inspired by two things: the notion of ongoing conversion and things like focus and work, and how they interrelate. Gomer applies it to his life and then cries because he is so disorganized.Minecraft on XboxAnd the YouTube videos…
Episode 34: 34 Interview with Peeping Thomist Brian Jones
Feb 19, 2016 • 74 min
We talk with Brian about his doctoral studies in St Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy and theology, which opens up conversations about atheism and materialism, Ghostbusters, why Gomer hasn’t seen Ghostbusters 1, but he has seen 2, and Thomas Aquinas on Islam.…
Episode 33: 33 I Don’t Even Care If I Get Fired
Feb 13, 2016 • 75 min
Luke and I discuss Confirmation retreats, failure in Catholic schools and ministries, and the ongoing need for evangelization. Luke uses the "Who do you say that I am?" verse like 60 times in this episode, and he relates a sad story about the phrase…
Episode 32: 32 Interview with Matt Fradd of ThePornEffect.com
Feb 5, 2016 • 61 min
Matt Fradd is a busy man. He got a great family and a huge mission. He’s engage in the Lord’s work of freeing men and women from pornography at his ThePornEffect.com website. Two books that should draw your attention are Delivered, which is a series of…
Episode 31: 31 Donald Trump for President of Nothing!
Feb 5, 2016 • 66 min
We answer listener questions about Trump, climate change and other non-controversial things! We really do a fun dive into the heart of Trump Populism and analyze some ridiculous statements he’s made. <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 30: 30 Shane Claiborne Interview
Jan 22, 2016 • 51 min
Luke interviews Shane Claiborne while Gomer is on a flight to L.A. that he wishes he wasn’t on. Poor Gomer.Shane is a founder and board member of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith…
Episode 29: 29 We Cuss A Lot
Jan 15, 2016 • 61 min
Luke and Gomer are back and very much hate 2016. Luke has irrational anger problems and Gomer just wants to play Minecraft. We also talk about the “Voice, but no Vote” issue of the Episcopalian Church within the Anglican Communion and the problem of…
Episode 28: 28 Audrey Assad is the Busiest Person Alive
Jan 8, 2016 • 54 min
We interview Audrey Assad, one of the brightest lights in the Church today. She’s most famous for her devotional music and her role as a worship leader in events and conferences across this country. You will not regret listening to this. Well… you may…
Episode 27: 27 Bonus Episode! ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review!
Jan 3, 2016 • 101 min
We did it! A few weeks later than anticipated! Here’s our review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not going to lie, I’m pretty proud of this episode. Luke and Scott sat down and had a pretty nuanced conversation about The Force Awakens. Enjoy!
Episode 26: 26 Star Wars Pre-Game Show
Dec 18, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode you will discover just how crazy much we are in love with the Star Wars franchise. Yes, at one point Gomer connects some themes to theology or morality, but we let Star Wars be Star Wars, for the most part. ( I don’t quote this article,…
Episode 25: 25 Andy Talks Social Media Evangelism
Dec 4, 2015 • 61 min
Ah yes. Our old pal from college, Andy Lesnefsky. Luke and I remember the living embodiment of a prank phone call. Andy is all grown up now and helped evangelize tens of thousands of people through his #ShareJesus campaign at RedeemedOnline.com last Lent,…
Episode 24: 24 Dying because I do not die
Nov 13, 2015 • 58 min
This was a tough one. That’s all I got. Love you, Matt! <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/551def6fe4b09619c3abc306/t/56457ca7e4b03c048d1fbe5b/1447394472781/" data-image-dimensions="604x453"…
Episode 23: Beauty from Ashes with Maria Walther
Nov 6, 2015 • 81 min
We all go through difficult times, but a miscarriage or the death of a young child is a uniquely horrific pain. Maria Walther shares with us about the pain and the joy, the loss and the hope that sustains us when a mommy miscarries. While many people…
Episode 22: 22 The Church Needs More Andrews
Oct 30, 2015 • 34 min
Luke and Gomer discuss how hard it is to evangelize your own families and how easy it is to become an overzealous, preachy, arrogant jerk to your family instead. Luke recounts some personal experiences on how, back in college, his home visits were filled…
21 The Ice Bearded Fr Mike Schmitz
Oct 23, 2015 • 106 min
We interview Fr. Mike Schmitz, of the Diocese of Duluth and the University of Minnesota Duluth Newman Center. He's a phenomenal homilist and you should subscribe to his homilies. He also grows an amazing beard every winter, has a vast comic book…
Episode 20: 20 Because It’s Lent and I’m Fat
Oct 13, 2015 • 69 min
In our most theological podcast to date, Luke asks a question from Alicia to Gomer, then Gomer talks FOR. EV. ER.From the Catching Foxes Podcast Facebook PageHere’s a topic that I am wondering if you guys could touch on. Sacrifice. Not in the Lenten way…
Episode 19: 19 I Was Twenty Euros Short
Oct 5, 2015 • 93 min
Brother Peter Francis is the nicest bear-man you will meet this side of the Misty Mountains and so we just let him talk for an hour and a half. <img class="thumb-image" alt="This is the very essence of Brother Peter Francis- no thought of himself, just…
Episode 18: 18 Papal Bonus Episode: Gomer and David
Sep 29, 2015 • 18 min
David knows what it means to pray, preach and proclaim, and he watched the Francis Effect hit the streets of Philly. Listen in as he describes the impact of Pope Francis on our country. <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 17: 17 Papal Bonus Episode: Luke and Scott
Sep 29, 2015 • 30 min
Two incredibly handsome men discuss the Pope’s historic visit to Congress for the World Meeting of Families. Scott is a youth minister and Catholic school teacher. Luke is… nevermind. Either way, they both work for “THE CHURCH” and discuss what the Pope…
Episode 16: 16 My Lack of Self-Confidence Makes Me Better Than You
Sep 29, 2015 • 75 min
THE MOST EXPLICIT LISTENER MAIL!We dive into our Facebook account messages and posts for your questions that you wanted us to answer. Seeing as how we are super smart and such, we cover them all in our 10 minutes or less format of choice. You asked. We…
Episode 15: 15 Perched Like a Bird
Sep 23, 2015 • 98 min
This episode is hilarious, challenging, inspirational and terrifying, and that’s just the first five minutes! Listen to special guest, David VanVickle, as he tells us about three hugely important things in his life: his job as the Director of…
Episode 14: 14 PICTURES NEED TAKEN
Sep 15, 2015 • 89 min
This is the most anticipated podcast episode of the century: LUKE IS GETTING MARRIED AND ALL THE BROS SHOWED UP AND LEFT THEIR WIVES AT HOME.Hilarity and inside jokes ensue.This will probably alienate you as a listener if you didn’t know us back at…
Episode 13: 13 Please Be Real
Sep 8, 2015 • 69 min
How do believers think about uncertainty? How do you struggle with doubt? Gomer and Luke explore their own atheistic tendencies, using the epic book, Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (a.k.a., Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), to help…
Episode 12: 12 Everything is wrong! Everything is Awful!
Aug 31, 2015 • 68 min
Gomer and Luke Skype again to talk about meaningful things, like the longevity of comedians and the diversity of writers for The Golden Girls. Then Josh Dugger, Ashley Madison and the guilty plea of Jared from Subway for child porn possession. Sigh.Then…
Episode 11: 11 An Open Letter
Aug 24, 2015 • 86 min
Our relationship is complicated. When our guest was in college with Luke and I, we never really talked or hung out. In fact, we all thought his sister was a lot cooler than him. But that was only because we never met him. However, after this podcast, we…
Episode 10: The Prodigal Affleck Returns
Aug 17, 2015 • 57 min
We return to that topic that we most hate about ourselves: pornography. After seeing the massive response our dear listeners gave us for episode 8, we thought that some follow up was necessary. I wanted to add a little bit of grace and conversion to the…
Episode 9: Ten Minute Topic Showdown
Aug 11, 2015 • 88 min
SHOW NOTES Oh Man! This episode is intense! We had a whole group of topics that we wanted to talk about but haven't gotten around to them and so we came up with a new game plan. We spend 10 minutes on a topic and switch between pop culture and churchy…
Episode 8: Authentically Honest about Pornography
Aug 6, 2015 • 66 min
SHOW NOTES This episode is a heartbreaker. We share as honestly as possible what went wrong in our lives when it came to human sexuality: A.K.A. Pornography. Porn is in our face and easily reachable by our broadband, HD technicolor Internet connections.…
Episode 7: Interview with Arleen the Virgin
Jul 20, 2015 • 97 min
Our first interview show ever! With a real guest and not Luke pretending to be a Marvel character!Ahem.Tonight we interview Arleen Spenceley, journalist and author of the recently published book, “Chastity is for Lovers” from Ave Maria Press. She has to…
Episode 6: Perpetual What Now?
Jun 30, 2015 • 62 min
SHOW NOTES Gomer and Luke discuss fun things like the crushing reality of perpetual adolescence for both Gen-Xers and Millennials, and then, without a single hint of irony, complain that Beyonce should not be an Avenger. We are the exceptions that prove…
Episode 5: Big Events for the Kidz
Jun 5, 2015 • 76 min
Gomer and He-Who-Shall-No-Be-Last-Named talk about BIG EVENTS and its relationship to youth ministry. We get serious for a bit and dig deep on high school ministry, evangelism and catechesis. Also, we repeatedly try out our Bane impressions from The Dark…
Episode 4: Luke Authentically, Genuinely Loves Star Wars Trailers
Jun 1, 2015 • 6 min
Hey kids! Have you ever heard a grown man emote over a movie trailer that it makes you kind of uncomfortable? Well, you're gonna! Here's Luke attempting to explain the rawness of his emotions the day the second Star Wars, The Force Awakens trailer was…
Episode 3: I Watch Mad Men for the Suits
Apr 23, 2015 • 64 min
SHOW NOTES In this episode we talk movies and TV shows that edge on the “too” side of the Catholic moral equation: too much violence and too much sex. We discuss why some bad movies are actually good and some good movies are bad. Case in point, those…
Episode 2: My Poofy Hair
Apr 20, 2015 • 48 min
SHOW NOTES Luke talks about why he didn't have girlfriends in middle school. Gomer challenges him on that, but ultimately agrees. Then we dive into something rather important. In San Francisco the Archbishop tries to get teachers listed as "ministers" and…
Episode 1: Create, Don’t Just Consume
Apr 20, 2015 • 42 min
This is the kick-off episode of my new podcast show, "Catching Foxes" with my pal Luke. We will talk about culture and it's impact on young adults living their faith. In this first episode, we basically introduce the show, each other, and do our first…