Fishing with Dynamite: An Explosively Catholic Podcast

Two guys trying to live the Catholic life in modern America. We talk about faith, history, science, culture, and other extraneous nonsense.
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May 25, 2018

On our last episode of our second season, we talk about the twelve apostles. We are each called to be the evangelist that they were!


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May 22, 2018

Elliott Iannello talks about his work ministering to the gaming community with GameChurch, and also about developing his own game, Young Son, through Parable Game Studios. 




Parable Game Studios


Humans of Gaming Podcast by Love Thy Nerd


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May 12, 2018

Does social media make us better people? Does it help us evangelize or not? 

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The articles cited in this conversation:


What's Scariest: Facebook, Google,... or Us?


How Social Media is Leading Millenials to Rome


A 10-Point Catholic Social Media Compact

May 4, 2018

Wanna learn about defendin' the faith? Dern tootin'!

Welcome to Apologetics Rodeo! Our second Live episode! 

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Apr 26, 2018

Tom Gould is the cartoonist behind Tomics, a hilarious weekly Catholic webcomic. We talk about faith, humor, Connecticut and the hilariousness of the USCCCCCB. 

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Apr 20, 2018

Can we evangelize by our very appearance? We discuss how style of dress, manner, modesty, and cassocks all contribute to how we demonstrate our faith to other people. 

Churchpop on Cassocks


Paradigm Clothing


Those Catholic Men on Modesty


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Apr 14, 2018

Who was Saint Don Bosco? And what does table hockey have to do with it?

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Mar 29, 2018

It can be hard to have conversations about truth and existence and whatnot, especially with those who are close to us who don't share our views. 

We go on location with the good folks who are hanging out at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, participating in a rally in support of the plaintiffs of NIFLA vs. Becerra. Find information on the case here: 

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Mar 21, 2018

Barrie Schwortz, a photography expert and Orthodox Jew by heritage, is one of the leading proponents of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. 

We get a chance to pick his brain and learn all about the Shroud. Learn more at

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Mar 12, 2018

The folks who make things happen for youth in our diocese come and visit with us! 

Meet Serra Alongi, Tara Bailey, and Gabe Roa, members of our diocesan program staff in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. They help to bring Christ to the young people of the Mountain State, and they've got some stories to tell. 

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Mar 8, 2018

Deacon James Munuhe is a permanent Deacon and full-time accountant (certified to preach AND do your taxes), working at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV. In our second episode of season 2, we talk about early Christians and their practical and effective approach to evangelization. 

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Feb 26, 2018

It's a brand new season! In this season, we talk about going fishing, fishing for men that is. Why is it so difficult? How do we do it better? In the next 11 episodes, we meet folks who are doing evangelization really well. 


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Fr. Dwight Longenecker's Evangelization Article at CERC


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Dec 24, 2017

We delve into three traditions of Christmas: the date December 25, Saint Nicholas (the jolly old elf himself!), and the Christmas Tree. What lessons do they have to teach us this year?  


The Date December 25


Saint Nicholas


Saint Boniface and the Christmas Tree

Dec 11, 2017

Father Josh Stevens tells his story. A priest for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Fr. Josh serves two parishes, a college, and various other ministries. A graduate of NET and a chaplain in the United States Army National Guard, he is a man of many talents. In this episode, he talks to us about how he manages to do all this without going crazy. 

Dec 5, 2017

What does the church teach about taxation? In this episode, we talk about what the Catechism does (and doesn't) say about being a moral citizen in terms of finances. 

In the context of this podcast, we don't advocate for any particular political solution. Please don't send us hate mail! If you do, we'll read it on The Catch in a funny voice. 


Nov 14, 2017

This week, we feature an episode of The Kyle Heimann Show! Mark and Likable Art's Cory Heimann discuss why art and storytelling matter in the modern world. 

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Nov 6, 2017

Steve Jagla, now Youth Minister at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, shares the story of the Glorybus. He also discusses Pier Giorgio Frassati and the role of Christian friendship in his life. 

Oct 29, 2017

We discuss the Parable of the Talents, and how it applies to life, virtue, and business. 

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Oct 24, 2017

Dom Daniel Oppenheimer, CRNJ, shares stories from his life as prior of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem in Charles Town, WV. 

The audio quality this week was a tad lacking, but we'll be back up to full strength next week! 

Oct 17, 2017

We're back! 

After a 3-month hiatus, Mark discusses his adventures in Indiana with Likable Art and Paul gets into his adventures in teaching Confirmation and buying things off a French website. 

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Apollo 11 Launch Countdown:

Ensemble Organum - Salve Regina (Chant of the Templars):

Jun 21, 2017

Lori Cascio joins us to talk about her work in pro-life advocacy with Students for Life of America! She has lots of great words of encouragement for times when we're called to stand up for the most defenseless of humans. 

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Jun 9, 2017

This week, Mark sits down with Dan Fedoryka to talk about life with Scythian, one of the nation's most celebrated folk bands. 

The Scythian songs featured in this episode are (in order of appearance): 

The Sheldon House Reels

New York Girls

Lagan Love

Fields of St. James

Paint This Town

Jump at the Sun

Last Days of Summer


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Jun 7, 2017

The Camino de Santiago: What is it, where is it, and why you should go! 

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May 14, 2017

The story of St. Philomena, and the how this young saint is working tremendous miracles even among us today. 


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