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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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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Photo Credit to Likable Art 

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. 

Audio in this episode includes: 

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. 

Find more information at or contact Lori at

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


Learn more about Scythian at:

Jun 7, 2017

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

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The audio for this episode was provided by AudioHero. The organ sound effect can be found at:

May 14, 2017

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


Apr 25, 2017

Temptations abound! What do we do about them? 

A discussion on the Temptation of Christ and how it relates to our life. Also, people who are giving concertina lessons or know how to yodel should email us. 

Apr 19, 2017

NET Team 2 joins us to tell stories about their life on the road as missionaries to young people with NET Ministries USA!

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Apr 13, 2017

Our first ever live podcast, recorded at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV. 

We hosted the Sunday Night Soup and Scripture, discussing the significance of the Entry into Jerusalem that we celebrate on Palm Sunday! 

Apr 5, 2017

Fr. James DeViese talks about feminism, liturgy, confession, and the importance of wearing red suspenders! 

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Mar 29, 2017

Where do all the words come from? In this episode, we build a fort of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and thesauruses, and go find out! 

Mar 21, 2017

St. Joseph, and all the cool things about him! 

Thanks to the Catholic Education Resource Center and Those Catholic Men. Our ending is a little unusual because of a technical problem, but as always, FWD is a production of Radioheart Media, produced in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! 

Mar 13, 2017

Eucharistic miracles, Johnny Carson, and living the Christian life all rolled together in this conversation with living historian Rick Garland of O Be Joyfull Historical Tours and Entertainment. 

Music for this episode was provided by The Tudor Consort and The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. 

Feb 28, 2017


Or more the point, nobody UNDERSTANDS the Spanish Inquisition. Let's figure it out. 


Feb 7, 2017

Deacon James Munuhe on life as a deacon, Kenya, and having a personal relationship with Jesus. 

Jan 23, 2017

Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy at St. James, Mr. Gary Penkala, comes on the podcast! He is instantly named best FWD guest of the year! 

Thank you to CanticaNOVA Publications, Corpus Christi Watershed, and the Graduale Project for providing music for this podcast. 

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