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The Burrowshire Podcast

31 EpisodesProduced by Brandon VogtWebsite

Brandon Vogt and Fr. Blake Britton are best friends, two Millennial Catholics living near Orlando, FL. “The Burrowshire Podcast” is an extension of their friendship, sharing conversation about faith, culture, books, and the spiritual life. New episodes release every two weeks.

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#030: Protecting Your Joy

October 20th, 2021

1:02:59

It’s hard to stay joyful today. We’ve all noticed a rise of anxiety, anger, and bitterness, whether in ourselves or among friends. Our cultural …

BONUS - “Reclaiming Vatican II” - Fr. Blake's New Book!

October 11th, 2021

50:01

Woohoo!! The big day is finally here! Today marks the release of Fr. Blake’s new book titled Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church.  Brandon and Fr. Blake …

#029: Holiness in the Digital Age

September 15th, 2021

1:02:36

How do we preserve our state of grace in such a volatile and hostile environment as social media? Digital tools allow for a lot of good. We have seen …

#028: Dealing with Shame

August 18th, 2021

1:04:52

We all experience shame. But what should we do with it? According to John Damascene and Gregory of Nyssa, “Shame is fear of doing a disgraceful deed …

#027: Disney and Theology

July 21st, 2021

1:09:57

We are both from Orlando and grew up around Disney. It is part of our culture, as it is for many Millennials who grew up watching classic Disney …

#026: Moving Past the Liturgy Wars

June 16th, 2021

1:15:43

We have received several requests to do an episode on the sacred liturgy. We know it's always a hot-button topic in the Church, and for good reason. The sacred liturgy is incredibly important. So, in this episode we …

#025: Evangelizing Millennials and GenZ

May 19th, 2021

1:15:54

Survey after survey shows that young people, especially Millennials and Generation Z, are rejecting the faith in huge numbers. Whether they grew up going to church, few attend now. So, how can we reach them? How can we …

#024: Catholicism, Florida, and the Sacred Acre

April 21st, 2021

57:25

Brandon and Fr. Blake, both native Floridians, are proud of their home state, especially the sacred ground of St. Augustine. Founded in 1565, it's …

#023: St. Joseph and Fatherhood

March 17th, 2021

1:22:26

This month we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19), but that’s not the only reason St. Joseph is on our minds. A few months ago, Pope …

#022: How to Have a Holy Lent

February 17th, 2021

1:34:55

On this Ash Wednesday, Brandon and Fr. Blake reflect on the holy season of Lent and offer advice on how to sanctify your Lenten season through …

#021: Catholicism in “The Lord of the Rings”

January 20th, 2021

1:24:08

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings ranks near the top of almost every “favorite book” or “book of the century” list. Yet few readers know that …

#020: G.K. Chesterton and Pope Benedict XVI

December 16th, 2020

1:00:50

Let us give you fair warning ahead of time, because this is going to be quite the episode as we discuss two of our greatest heroes, G.K. Chesterton and Pope Benedict XVI. Prophets of their age who spoke truth with …

#019: Theology of the Saints

November 18th, 2020

40:56

We often hear about our vocation to become a saint. But what is a saint? And why does the Church honor saints?

In this episode, Fr. Blake and Brandon …

#018: The Priesthood

November 4th, 2020

51:55

We’re in a period of deep confusion about the priesthood. Some people wonder why the priesthood exists, others wonder why women can’t be priests. The abuse crisis and examples of bad priests have added to that …

#017: The Art of Leisure

October 21st, 2020

38:30

In his classic book Leisure: The Basis of Culture, philosopher Josef Pieper observed that “the original meaning of the concept of ‘leisure’ has …

#016: Faith and Politics

October 7th, 2020

47:03

With the upcoming general election, it's good for us to reflect on the role of Catholics in the political sphere. Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss a …

#015: Responding to Scandals and Doubts

September 23rd, 2020

1:15:12

It seems like each week, another scandal emerges in the Church: sexual abuse, cover up, financial impropriety, poor leadership, heretical teaching, …

#014: The Blessed Virgin Mary

September 9th, 2020

34:58

The Blessed Virgin Mary is a troubling figure for many Protestant Christians, but this is a relatively new phenomenon. In the early Church, Marian devotion was hardly debated and even the major Protestant reformers …

#013: What to Watch and How to Watch It

August 26th, 2020

49:56

Christians are often divided on questions about movies, television, and video games. Where do we draw the line between good entertainment, worthy of …

#012: How to Raise Boys to Follow God

August 12th, 2020

41:54

Our culture is experiencing a crisis of masculinity. We're confused about what it means to be a man and because of that, we struggle to initiate boys …

#011: What You Need to Know About Vatican II

July 29th, 2020

1:27:10

The Second Vatican Council (aka Vatican II) was convened in 1962 by Pope St. John XXIII and lasted through 1965. It gathered all the bishops from …

#010: Understanding the Bible

July 15th, 2020

37:33

The Bible is a complicated book. If you read or interpret it the wrong way, you'll quick go astray. In this episode, Brandon and Fr. Blake share some …

#009: Spiritual Woundedness

July 2nd, 2020

44:06

We live in an age that does not know how to recognize and reconcile its woundedness. This explains why we lash out at others, why we seek false substitutes for God such as Netflix, food, pornography, and drugs, and why …

#008: Making Your Family Holy

June 17th, 2020

53:25

The Catechism describes the family as a “domestic church” (ecclesia domestica), the first school of Christian life and a school for human enrichment. …

#007: True Friendship

June 3rd, 2020

1:14:44

In numerous studies, Millennials and Gen Z’ers mention “true friendship” as one of their most unmet needs. What is true friendship? What’s unique about Christian friendship? Brandon and Fr. Blake explore what ancient …

#006: Video Games and Culture

May 20th, 2020

57:58

Video games are surging in popularity. There are over a billion gamers in the world, and the gaming industry is eclipsing the impact of social media, …

#005: How to Start a Good Catholic Library

May 6th, 2020

1:01:08
Every Catholic should have a solid home library, as Brandon and Fr. Blake explain. But why is that important? Which books should we definitely have? …

#004: How (and Why) to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

April 23rd, 2020

53:18

Did you know there is one set of prayers that the Church recommends ALL Catholics pray, every day? It’s called the Liturgy of the Hours, the official …

#003: Catholic and Intellectual

April 8th, 2020

41:49

Few of us are geniuses, but all of us should be intellectuals. Brandon and Fr. Blake discuss the rich patrimony of the Catholic intellectual …

#002: Becoming Saints in Our Time

March 23rd, 2020

56:05

One of the major themes of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) was the “universal call to holiness.” The Council Fathers urged all Catholics–not …

#001: Why This Podcast?

March 11th, 2020

44:53

Welcome to the first episode of The Burrowshire Podcast! In this episode we discuss why we started this podcast, how it’s different than other podcasts, and what you expect on future episodes. We also share how we first …

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