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!
The Ark, the Dove, and the Gomer
Riverside wasn't terribly kind to us this time, but after technical issues, we're back!
We're Luke-less this week. However, like the hydra, we've added three heads after losing one. That's roughly how that myth goes, I'm pretty sure.
It's a great conversation about race and Catholicism. Strap in and prepare to be varying degrees of uncomfortable. It's good for you.
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Going to Austria in My Mind
Normally Luke and Gomer reminisce about college without a strong purpose. This time, they reminisce so The Mothership will tweet this episode. Please?
Luke and Gomer discuss five things they each brought back from their time in Franciscan's Austria program and how those lessons apply to them as actually grown adults.
If you didn't believe they were elder Millennials, Gomer unironically says the phrase "school slapped different," three separate times. We give him points for trying. Play this audio Where's Waldo with us and see if you can find all three!
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Just Let the Thing Be its Thing
Luke and Gomer talk about our Western obsession with constant growth.
Also on the docket for today's episode: flying is the worst, men are dumb in groups (but amicably fun), divorce (yikes), and Apple Vision Pro (again). Enjoy!
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Wait a Minute, this isn't Every Knee Shall Bow...right?
Guess who's here...it's Dave VanVickle!
Dave "Clubber Lang Gym for Men" VanVickle stops in to give us his thoughts on exorcisms and the morality of the UFC.
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Ten Minute Topics? On a Tuesday? Too Good to be True!
We're changing our upload schedule! Turns out people listen to more podcasts on Tuesdays than Fridays and we need that sweet, sweet ad money.
We've got a fun round of Ten Minute Topics for this one! Highlights include silverback gorillas, the Catholic imagination, and FHA loans. If that set of topics doesn't intrigue you, frankly, we don't know what will. See you next Tuesday!
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Support Us on Patreon — You even get stuff for doing it, too!Coleman Creates — Thank you to Joe Coleman of Coleman Creates for producing this episode!Louise Perry - UnHerdSpiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development by Benedict GroeschelWanna know more about FHA loans? Of course you do! — Even if Luke calls them FSA loans in the episode. Though, if you're a farmer, you should also check out FSA loans.
Defend Us in Battle: An Interview with Author Rose M. Rea
Luke and Gomer have Rose M. Rea on the show to talk about her book Defend Us in Battle: The True Story of MA2 Navy SEAL Medal of Honor Recipient Michael A. Monsoor. Of course, when you have three Franciscan grads in one place, the Mothership will also be talked about.
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He raced to the First Aid station where medics worked desperately on Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, a member of a combined Navy Seal and Army sniper team.
The team was on the roof of a house engaged in a firefight when an unseen insurgent tossed a grenade to the roof. In a split second, Monsoor made the decision that cost him his life, throwing himself on the grenade before it exploded and saving the lives of two colleagues.
Father Halladay prayed with the mortally wounded Seal as medics loaded him on to a helicopter for evacuation. In 2007, Father Halladay was invited to the White House to witness President George W. Bush’s presentation of the Medal of Honor to Monsoor’s parents.Support Us on Patreon — You even get stuff for doing it, too!Coleman Creates — Thank you to Joe Coleman of Coleman Creates for producing this episode!
Is this a good show?
No. Is this a bad show? Also no.
Luke and Gomer are a bit too ad hoc to make a good show. It’s never a bad show, it’s just probably 70% skippable to 30% insightful. But most of the skippable stuff is usually enjoyable even if being just catholic anima techniqua vacua or whatever.
Need more Fr. Fletcher’s in our world.
Thanks for your commitment to our church.
Have you checked out Jonathan Pageau’s podcast, the Symbolic World? His whole focus is on how the modern West has lost sight of the symbolic, opting instead for what can be “proven,” counted, etc.