Catching Foxes

Catching Foxes

www.catchingfoxes.fm
Two guys talking about life. Discussion over Instruction. Occasionally explicit.
103: Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before
Aug 18 • 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…
102: Explosive! Anima! Technica! Vacua!
Aug 11 • 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…
101: A Beautiful Renaissance with Anthony D’Ambrosio
Aug 4 • 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…
100: Brandon Vogt Responds
Jul 28 • 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…
99: You’re a Bald, 18, Chubby, Freak!
Jul 24 • 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,…
98: Are We Getting Superhero Fatigue?
Jul 14 • 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 • 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…
96: Danielle Noonan and P Diddy?!
Jun 30 • 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…
95: Spent to Extinction
Jun 23 • 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…
94: Gomer Starts Greasing!
Jun 16 • 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…
93: You Have to Class Up
Jun 9 • 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…
92: Manhood and Music with Ben Walther
Jun 2 • 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 • 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…
90: Sarah Nickel on Autism and Food Competitions
May 19 • 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…
89: Mr. Carey from the Archdiocese Stops In
May 14 • 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…
88: It’s Like Your Confessions in High School
May 5 • 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…
87: Arleen and the $30,000 Breakup
Apr 28 • 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…
86: CryFire Every Two Years
Apr 21 • 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…
85: Our Communion of Saints
Apr 14 • 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…
84: The Pain is a Part of the Happiness
Apr 7 • 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…
83: Gomer Goes to Prison!
Mar 31 • 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…
82: Leah Darrow Interview! Plus a Special Announcement
Mar 24 • 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…
81: Live Shows are NOT Annoying to Later Listeners
Mar 17 • 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!
80: Aaron Gillespie Interviews Some Catholics
Mar 10 • 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!
79: On the Bus with Aaron Weiss
Mar 3 • 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…
78: Locally World Famous
Feb 25 • 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…
77: That Catholic Couple Rides Again
Feb 17 • 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…
76: Interview with a Crooked Soul Named Ike Ndolo
Feb 10 • 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…
75: 75 Arguing While Agreeing
Feb 4 • 78 min
We argue while agreeing the whole time. I think I said, “I 100 percent agree” like 18 times.
74: 74 Their Modern Testament
Jan 27 • 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 • 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…
72: A Man Who Let the Fire Fall
Jan 13 • 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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"…
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…
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,…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
40: 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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!
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,…
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,…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
11: 11 Open Letter to JD Flynn
Aug 24, 2015 • 86 min
Our relationship is complicated. When JD 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 still…
10: 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…
9: 09 Ten Minute Topic Showdown
Aug 11, 2015 • 88 min
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 stuff, taking…
8: 08 Authentically Honest about Pornography
Aug 6, 2015 • 66 min
This episode is a heart breaker. We share as honestly as possible what went wrong in our lives when it came to human sexuality: AKA Pornography. Porn is in our face and easily reachable by our broadband, HD technicolor Internet connections. We talk about…
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…
6: 06 Perpetual What Now?
Jun 30, 2015 • 62 min
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 the rule,…
5: 05 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…
4: 04 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…
3: 03: I Watch Mad Men for the Suits
Apr 23, 2015 • 64 min
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 terrible…
2: 02: My Poofy Hair
Apr 20, 2015 • 48 min
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 to get…
1: 01: 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…