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The Burrowshire Podcast

The Burrowshire Podcast

By Brandon Vogt

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

The Burrowshire PodcastOct 20, 2021

#030: Protecting Your Joy
Oct 20, 202101:02:60
BONUS - “Reclaiming Vatican II” - Fr. Blake's New Book!

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

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 discuss the book and why so many people misunderstand the Second Vatican Council. They also explore the Council’s four major documents and how to reclaim and (properly) implement them today. 

Reclaiming Vatican II:

Word on Fire Vatican II Collection:

Oct 11, 202150:02
#029: Holiness in the Digital Age

#029: Holiness in the Digital Age

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 that especially during this pandemic, when people are able to connect with one another across the globe. But, as we well know, there are also significant dangers. Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss how to navigate them and maintain our holiness.


Sep 15, 202101:02:36
#028: Dealing with Shame

#028: Dealing with Shame

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 or of a disgraceful deed done.” In this episode, we explore shame in the spiritual life, dealing with both its positive and negative components. We also examine today's prevalent culture of shame, discussing how the internet fuels it and how to respond spiritually and practically.


Aug 18, 202101:04:53
#027: Disney and Theology
Jul 21, 202101:09:58
#026: Moving Past the Liturgy Wars
Jun 16, 202101:15:43
#025: Evangelizing Millennials and GenZ

#025: Evangelizing Millennials and GenZ

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 present the Gospel in a compelling way? Fr. Blake and Brandon, fellow Millennials, share some practical strategies including cultivating holiness, reading the signs of the times, learning the (true) art of accompaniment, knowing your stuff, and the way of beauty.

May 19, 202101:15:54
#024: Catholicism, Florida, and the Sacred Acre
Apr 21, 202157:26
#023: St. Joseph and Fatherhood

#023: St. Joseph and Fatherhood

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 Francis released a beautiful apostolic exhortation on St. Joseph titled Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), recalling the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

There’s never been a better time to grow closer to St. Joseph, and that’s what Brandon and Fr. Blake help you do through this episode.

Books + Resources:

Mar 17, 202101:22:26
#022: How to Have a Holy Lent
Feb 17, 202101:34:55
#021: Catholicism in “The Lord of the Rings”

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

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 Tolkien was a devout Catholic who infused his Middle-earth stories with Catholic themes and symbolism. In fact, the author stated, “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.”

In this episode, Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss these Catholic features, including Providence, the sacramentality of Middle-earth, three Christ figures, the Marian dimension, the philosophy of evil, and the eventual victory of goodness and beauty.

Jan 20, 202101:24:09
#020: G.K. Chesterton and Pope Benedict XVI

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

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 wisdom and clarity, these two holy men radiate a rare innocence and purity to all who read them. Discover why we love them so much and our recommendations on where to get started with each thinker. 

Links + Books >>

Dec 16, 202001:00:50
#019: Theology of the Saints

#019: Theology of the Saints

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 discuss the theology of saints, how that theology is rooted in the Incarnation, and, most importantly, how we can become saints ourselves.

Nov 18, 202040:56
#018: The Priesthood

#018: The Priesthood

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 confusion, causing people to misunderstand this vocation established by Christ.

In this episode, Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss the origin of the priesthood, why it exists, and its significance today. They also discuss how laypeople can help priests become better priests and what qualities define a great priest.

Nov 04, 202051:56
#017: The Art of Leisure

#017: The Art of Leisure

In his classic book Leisure: The Basis of Culture, philosopher Josef Pieper observed that “the original meaning of the concept of ‘leisure’ has practically been forgotten in today’s leisure-less culture of ‘total work.’” For many of us, work is the primary task, and leisure is what we do to recuperate so we can work some more. Therefore, leisure usually means relaxation, refreshment, killing time, or binging on Netflix shows.

But for Pieper, this is not leisure as it was meant to be. Leisure is not a secondary activity, but a main one. And it’s not a passive “doing nothing,” but an active participation in practices that generate calm, silence, and contemplation, activities that are pursued for their own sakes and not as means to some higher goal.

In this episode, Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss how different cultures have understood leisure, how our modern culture has prioritized work over leisure, and some specific ways we can practice authentic leisure.

Oct 21, 202038:30
#016: Faith and Politics
Oct 07, 202047:03
#015: Responding to Scandals and Doubts

#015: Responding to Scandals and Doubts

It seems like each week, another scandal emerges in the Church: sexual abuse, cover up, financial impropriety, poor leadership, heretical teaching, or lack of faithfulness. At the same time, many Catholics have experienced increased doubt and confusion, whether about something they heard from the Pope or bishops, about the Second Vatican Council, or about questions concerning liturgy, theology, or morality. How should faithful Catholics respond to occasions of scandal and doubt? That's what Fr. Blake and Brandon discuss in this episode of “The Burrowshire Podcast.”

Sep 23, 202001:15:12
#014: The Blessed Virgin Mary
Sep 09, 202034:58
#013: What to Watch and How to Watch It
Aug 26, 202049:56
#012: How to Raise Boys to Follow God
Aug 12, 202041:54
#011: What You Need to Know About Vatican II
Jul 29, 202001:27:10
#010: Understanding the Bible
Jul 15, 202037:34
#009: Spiritual Woundedness
Jul 02, 202044:06
#008: Making Your Family Holy
Jun 17, 202053:26
#007: True Friendship
Jun 03, 202001:14:45
#006: Video Games and Culture
May 20, 202057:59
#005: How to Start a Good Catholic Library
May 06, 202001:01:08
#004: How (and Why) to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
Apr 23, 202053:19
#003: Catholic and Intellectual
Apr 08, 202041:49
#002: Becoming Saints in Our Time
Mar 23, 202056:06
#001: Why This Podcast?
Mar 11, 202044:53