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Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!

Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!

Location:

United States

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Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!

Language:

English

Contact:

7132946258


Episodes

Everything is Going to Be Alright

9/18/2020
Luke opens with a song. A terrible, terrible song. Gomer goes through the September Challenge with interesting comments on food and diets from various folks. Then Taylor Marshall (meow) comes up on the show, along with Fr. James Martin. Here's the deal. After we did this show I was cleaning the playroom in my house while my wife and kids were at the YMCA. While doing mindless labor, I listened to Catholic Stuff You Should Know, "Drinks after Lord's Day", and realized that we kind of talk...

Duration:01:16:59

Origin Stories

9/11/2020
PATREON: Join Patreon at any tier to join the September Challenge (Diet, Movement, Cognition, and Prayer). Special thanks to Marygrace for getting her fiance a Patreon account for his birthday. Thomas, enjoy the artwork, buddy! Thanks for listening! Also, shout out to Fr. James H. who donated a ton of money to us, which will enable "Torches Together LLC" to be a thing! You should really read the Iliad and the Odyssey. Finally. I just realized it is 9/11. Never forget the soldiers or the...

Duration:01:50:04

Last Week's Episode...Today

9/8/2020
Sorry for the delay. Life is a never ending gauntlet of suffering, loss and bitter partings. Anywho, Gomer was unable to record. Luke put out a few random requests for pitch-hitters on Twitter and Instagram, AND SO MANY OF YOU RESPONDED! This was such a fun epsiode to record. I think you'll enjoy it. There are three interviews on this epsiode. First, Luke chats with Lucas Hennesey, a friend from colllege and normal life, about being a 'Traddie,' the Latin Mass, and being a person of faith in...

Duration:01:57:59

The September Challenge and Cognition

8/28/2020
I didn't have power at all yesterday due to Hurricane Laura. In fact, at around the 1-hour mark of this episode you will hear as the power went out in the middle of the show! Luke and I continued and wrapped up by him chatting with me over my phone while we both recorded our own ends on our own laptops. That's the glory of not relying on Skype to provide the actual recording, just the interaction. OK, enough of that. We are going to launch a September Challenge for Patrons here. The goal is...

Duration:01:06:50

Mrs Ruvi Crashes the Show

8/21/2020
Katie Ruvalcaba, AKA Twitch champion "Mrs. Ruvi", crashes the show with little notice but a lot to share!

Duration:01:24:38

Comedy and Emptiness

8/14/2020
We talk about Comedy and its relationship to truth, insight, and when they go too far. Then we move into the topic of the show: repeating everything Catholic Stuff You Should Know's episode "Addicted to Mediocrity". Addicted to Mediocrity https://catholicstuffpodcast.com/podcast/2020/07/09/addicted-to-mediocrity.html (https://catholicstuffpodcast.com/podcast/2020/07/09/addicted-to-mediocrity.html)

Duration:01:29:09

Voyeurism, Personas, and Vulnerability

8/7/2020
Luke is a "moody douchebag and needs to repent" (his words and not mine!) Youth Ministry The high school sports and Gomer was fat Youth Ministry once again Luke: “I don’t trust people in ministry who don’t feel like they should be doing something else” Gomer: Why I went into youth ministry, professional catholicism Luke: Understanding the calling Gomer: Core Team and Community Luke: “the best ministry is by tight community” Gomer: “like boy bands…” Luke: on Hanson, Tool Gomer: I wanted to...

Duration:01:16:29

Taylor Swift and the New Timeline

7/31/2020
Luke thinks Tay-Tay is rebooting the timeline to get us out of the Darkverse. We talk woke culture, Taylor Swift, theology, and fandom.

Duration:01:09:47

Gomer Finishes Harry Potter

7/24/2020
Five things came together to help me understand the plot of the Harry Potter series: 1. Rebecca told me JK Rawlings was super smart and studied a lot about Medieval history. 2. The playfulness of her Latin and her familiarity with it 3. The quote from a few weeks ago about how our brains have so little in common with Medieval ways. of thinking, due in large part to the printing press 4. My best friend persuading me not to read Harry Potter by sending me a photo of her tattoo 5. Jordan...

Duration:01:31:18

Amusing Ourselves to Death

7/17/2020
Luke and I discuss the book Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, How to Watch TV News, and The Shallows by Nicolaus Carr, and how they build the case against TV and the Internet in terms of conveying information density. Gomer is convinced of the argument because "The Medium is the Message." But, in a fascinating twist, we apply that to the "digital first" online church and what potential pitfalls that can have on a cognitive basis, as well as to the vitality of Christian faith. Luke...

Duration:01:16:18

Joys and Hopes, Griefs and Anxieties

7/10/2020
She's here! Everleigh Carey is big, beautiful, and a female version of Luke. Oh, but it was a tumultuous birthing experience filled with yogurt, Luke laying down a lot, an emergency C-section, and all the things that make parents anxious. Then Gomer shares about the tragic death of a family member (pray for him) and the need to just be with one another.

Duration:01:27:58

Screaming into a Dark Tornado (AKA Twitter)

7/3/2020
List of topics: * Hitler was eviler than you think * Tommy is in Seminary! * Rap: Are we East Coast or West Coast * 3 Things Gomer needed when living in So Cal * Back to Rap and VH1 * WuTang Clan to Jazz and Classical Music * Gomer's Review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix * Luke's Baby Girl is on her way! * Parents' inability/powerlessness at "fixing" your kiddo * A brief dip into Luke's 20's... again * GOMER NUKE'S TWITTER COMPLETELY * Social Media is a Dark Tornado of Violence

Duration:01:34:29

Art, like Meaning, is Dead

6/26/2020
We talk about random things popping into our news feeds, then Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last season of Mad Men and why it matters, and how Godfather delivers a complicated moral message without being beige moralism. And all of the above as it relates to the death of meaning and the death of the West.

Duration:01:38:26

Sheer Exhaustion

6/19/2020
We start with goofiness. Then go into Gomer's sheer exhaustion with sorting out the facts and the blasts. Thanks to BetterHelp.com for sponsoring this show!

Duration:01:23:15

Laughter and Nostalgia

6/12/2020
Cussing happens. This is a whole show dedicated to nothing. You may laugh.

Duration:01:29:37

No Easy Solutions

6/5/2020
This show on the racism and riots in our country was recorded last Monday. This is not a news show. This doesn't cover autopsy reports or the President's appearance at various churches/shrines. It walks through bits of history (Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, Reconstruction, Whites Only drinking fountains, etc.) and commentary on today's violence. Start with the JP2 quote from Christifidelis Laici in the show notes. Then listen.

Duration:01:18:20

What do I do with my ANGER

5/30/2020
First, we break down our latest, most convicting 3-star review ("They'd probably agree"). Second, Luke asks, "What am I supposed to do with my anger?" Our answers involve St Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Rage Against the Machine.

Duration:01:14:35

Marriage Prep with Luke

5/22/2020
Quick catchup on Harry Potter reading, then a dive into Marriage Prep, Grace & Nature, a really small bit on Star Wars numbness, followed by Luke examining the non-profit world of giving and how that will and will not affect a lot of churches.

Duration:01:23:13

Harry Potter and Rally Rasko

5/15/2020
I have never read Harry Potter. These two have and love it. So we talk.

Duration:01:23:08

False Selves, Church Fathers, and the Lies We Believe

5/8/2020
In this episode, we discuss the fakeness of acting and why the Church Fathers hated it and how that applies to our lives. Then we take fun and thoughtful listener questions from our Facebook Live video and answer them relatively briefly, for a change.

Duration:01:39:24