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.
Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author of eight books and the founder of ClaritasU, which trains Catholics how to talk about their faith, especially hot-button issues. He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Brandon’s work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today.
He’s been named one of the Top 30 Catholics Under 30, and his books have been #1 Amazon bestsellers and have earned First Place awards from both the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers.
Brandon serves as a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. He’s also on the board of the Society of G.K. Chesterton and serves as President of the Central Florida Chesterton Society.
He operates several websites including StrangeNotions.com, the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists, and ChurchFathers.org, which presents the writings of the earliest Christian thinkers.
Along with his wife and seven children, he lives on Burrowshire, a small farm outside Orlando, FL, with chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, and a garden.
Fr. Blake Britton
Fr. Blake Britton is a priest of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida. After studying opera at an arts school and the Orlando Opera Company, he entered seminary earning both a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy as well as a Master’s Degree in Divinity. He is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish and well-studied in classical Latin and biblical Greek.
Fr. Blake is heavily influenced by the writings of the ancient Church Fathers. In addition to Patristics, his favorite writers include Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Erich Przywara, Henri de Lubac, D.C. Schindler and Ferdinand Ulrich.
He is a published author and frequent guest speaker for conferences, radio programs, podcasts, retreats and lectures. His writings are published in several national and international outlets including Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire ministries blog and the Evangelization & Culture journal. Fr. Blake’s main areas of focus are millennial evangelization, the anthropology of video game culture, the sacred liturgy and the Second Vatican Council.
In addition to his theological publications, Fr. Blake has a deep devotion to the Cause of Canonization of the Florida Martyrs. He was featured in the EWTN series “They Might Be Saints” in an episode detailing the lives of the Native Americans who first practiced the Catholic faith in our country.