Broadcast Times

  • Sunday @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Monday @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Award-winning novelist Bill Kassel interviews authors, reviewers, publishers, marketers, and other key figures in the world of Catholic communications. This engaging series is for readers, writers, and everyone who loves books and cherishes our freedom to proclaim the Christian message.

To find out more about Bill Kassel and his novel about the family of Jesus, “My Brother’s Keeper” — winner of the Catholic Arts and Letters Award for best adult fiction — visit his website: www.billkassel.com

Audio Archive

2021

Free Expression, Episode 32, Monday Encores, December 6th 2021
(1) Liturgical music expert Adam Bartlett explains how the Source & Summit liturgical planning program and online platform can aid parish music ministries; (2) education specialist Jordan Adams discusses the 1776 Curriculum developed by Hillsdale Colleges to provide accurate, balanced civics instruction in K-12 schools.

Free Expression, Episode 33, December 4th, December 5th 2021
An exploration of current concerns about censorship — excerpts of interviews with (1) writer/consultant Aaron Renn; (2) EWTN CEO Doug Keck; (3) pro-life TV host Fr. Michael Orsi; and (4) Catholic Radio personality Teresa Tomeo.

Free Expression Episode 17 (Bursch, Thietten, Lebish), Monday Encores, November 29th 2021
(1) John Bursch of Alliance Defending Freedom on important Supreme Court wins for campus evangelization; (2) Catholic vocalist Jaime Thietten sings “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”; (3) Daniel Lebish of the Bookboro author-support website.

Free Expression, Episode 32, November 27th, November 28th 2021
(1) Liturgical music expert Adam Bartlett explains how the Source & Summit liturgical planning program and online platform can aid parish music ministries; (2) education specialist Jordan Adams discusses the 1776 Curriculum developed by Hillsdale Colleges to provide accurate, balanced civics instruction in K-12 schools.

Free Expression Episode 12, Monday Encores, November 22nd 2021
Writer/artist Annette Israel reflects on the spiritual journey of caring for a sick horse, recounted in her book, “A Deal for Nefertiti”; William Albrecht and Fr. Christiaan Kappes discuss their book, “The Definitive Guide for Solving Biblical Questions About Mary.”

Free Expression, Episode 31, November 20th, November 21st 2021
(1) Catholic apologist Gary Michuta discusses his new book exploring our current moral confusion, “Revolt Against Reality”; (2) Julieanne Bartlett, founder of the marriage-promotion ministry, Passion of Hope, examines “prolonged singleness”; (3) an original musical casting of The Lord’s Prayer by singer-songwriter Anna Nuzzo.

Free Expression Episode 18, Monday Encores, November 15th 2021
(1) Shroud of Turin scholar Joseph Marino discusses research into the famous artifact of Jesus; (2) Catholic children’s book author Regina Doman relates her experience having her book on the crucifixion cancelled by Facebook.

Free Expression, Episode 30, November 13th, November 14th 2021
(1) Scholar James Patrick on his multi-part work, “The Making of the Christian Mind”; (2) Catholic songwriter Nicole Ackoury sings her song, “Real Presence”; (3) entrepreneur Calvin Lowry explains how his cross-shaped Passion Pen supports a charitable effort.

Free Expression Episode 29 (Evans, Anderson), November 6th, November 7th 2021
(1) Author/interviewer Mark Evans profiles the cultural influencers featured in his book, “Playboy at the Piano”; (2) game designer Rob Anderson discusses his board games with moral and biblical themes.

Free Expression Episode 28 (Ingraffia, Masczak), October 30th, October 31st 2021
(1) Catholic singer/songwriter Burke Ingraffia invites entries to his new Catholic Song Contest; (2) he performs his original song, “What Can I Do for You?”; (3) Matt Maszcak of Select International Tours describes the differences between a religious pilgrimage and simple tourism.

Free Expression Episode 16, Encore, October 25th 2021
(1) Writer/consultant Aaron Renn on the need to build alternative online networks and platforms to circumvent “Big-Tech” censorship; (2) Cathy Gilmore of the Catholic Marketing Network discusses this summer’s “Momentum” industry event for Catholic apostolates, bookstore operators, and producers of religious items.

Free Expression Episode 22 (Snyder, DeSantis, Fulsom), October 23rd, October 24th 2021
(1) Podcaster Bill Snyder on young adult ministry; (2) Anne DeSantis of the Nonnatus Foundation on helping people through personal crises; (3) religious educator Rose Fulsom on practicing the virtues.

Free Expression, Episode 27, October 16th, October 17th 2021
(1) Author and religious educator Carlos Solorzano explores teaching teenagers about the Theology of the Body; catechist Ed Van Buskirk describes his original course on the Ten Commandments; (3) Kristin Bird of the Rosary Congress highlights the power of rosary-focused prayer.

Free Expression Episode 26, October 9th, October 10th 2021
(1) Online entrepreneur Karen Japzon introduces Triumph of Life, a new social network designed as an alternative to Facebook; (2) publicist Louis Giovino on Cross Catholic, a people-to people charitable program; (3) Ellen Miller of Mary’s Meals talks about feeding poor people around the world; (4) Sr. John Dominic of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, discusses Open Light Media, a sophisticated evangelistic outreach.

Free Expression Episode 25, October 2nd, October 3rd 2021
(1) Pilar Pardo of Scepter Publishers discusses developing books for Hispanic Catholics; (2) Zip Rzeppa tells about how he gave up the glamorous life of TV sports journalism to become an innovative Catholic evangelist; Fr, Michael Orsi, host of “Action for Life TV,” explores using a variety of media to advance the Pro-Life cause.

Free Expression, Episode 24, September 25th, September 26th 2021
(1) Ashley Zohorian of CMAX Media, discusses creative uses of video in evangelization and catechetics; (2) voice actor Larry Odom explores the process of producing audio books; (3) Catholic vocalist Anna Nuzzo reflects on her music ministry, and offers a fresh arrangement of the Schubert classic, “Ave Maria.”

Free Expression Episode 23 (Burke – Sievers, Kaufman), September 18th, September 19th 2021
(1) Deacon Harold Burke-Sievers on men’s ministry; (2) a selection from Bill Kassel’s 2006 album, “On This mountain”; (3) author Blythe Kaufman on family consecration.

Free Expression Episode 22 (Snyder, DeSantis, Fulsom), September 11th, September 12th 2021
(1) Podcaster Bill Snyder on young adult ministry; (2) Anne DeSantis of the Nonnatus Foundation on helping people through personal crises; (3) religious educator Rose Fulsom on practicing the virtues.

Free Expression Episode 21 (Pavone, Hood), September 4th, September 5th 2021
(1) Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life on communicating the pro-life message; (2) Attorney Royce Hood on legal considerations for pro-life activists.

Free Expression Episode 12, Encore, August 28th, August 29th 2021
Writer/artist Annette Israel reflects on the spiritual journey of caring for a sick horse, recounted in her book, “A Deal for Nefertiti”; William Albrecht and Fr. Christiaan Kappes discuss their book, “The Definitive Guide for Solving Biblical Questions About Mary.”

Free Expression Episode 7, Encore August 21st, August 22nd 2021
(1) Fr. Joe Krupp, pastor of two Michigan parishes and a columnist for Faith Magazine, discusses his multi-media outreach during the Coronavirus lockdown; spiritual director Lonnie Applegate reviews the book, “Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits,” by Dan Burke; (3) Idaho-based Catholic singer Jaime Thietten sings the classic gospel song, “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.”

Free Expression Episode 11, Encore August 14th, August 15th 2021
Catholic communications specialist Patrick Novecosky reflects on the unique character and historic impact of the late Saint Pope John Paul II; while British writer and documentarian Claire Anderson examines John Paul’s prayer life.

Free Expression Episode 9 Encore, August 7th, August 8th 2021
Dennis McGeehan, author of “The Diaries of Joseph and Mary,” discusses a Christian novelist’s responsibility to his source material; scholar Vincent Carducci on the importance of communications theorist Marshall McLuhan; Bill Kassel offers a song from his 2006 album, “On This Mountain.”

Free Expression Episode 6, July 31st, August 1st 2021
(1) Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press reflects on how he selects books to publish; (2) Julie Bogart discusses her youth writing-instruction program, Brave Writer; (3) Victoria Strauss of the Writer Beware website on avoiding self-publishing scams.

Free Expression Episode 20, July 24th, July 25th, 2021
(1) Novelist Cynthia Toney explores inspirational fiction for teenagers; (2) author Daniel Westlund discusses his Shroud of Turin thriller “Stolen Shroud”; (3) Emily Harstone of Author Publish Magazine examines common myths about book publishing.

Free Expression Episode 19, July 17th, July 18th, 2021
(1) Elizabeth Solsburg, editor of Faith Magazine, reflects on developing the well known Catholic publication; (2) literature professor Steven Smith discusses Hillsdale College’s online course on the great Catholic poet Dante; (3) educational consultant Erika Ahern talks about learning materials for Catholic homeschoolers.

Free Expression Episode 18, July 10th, July 11th, 2021
(1) Shroud of Turin scholar Joseph Marino discusses research into the famous artifact of Jesus; (2) Catholic children’s book author Regina Doman relates her experience having her book on the crucifixion cancelled by Facebook.

Free Expression Episode 17 (Bursch, Thietten, Lebish), July 3rd, July 4th 2021
(1) John Bursch of Alliance Defending Freedom on important Supreme Court wins for campus evangelization; (2) Catholic vocalist Jaime Thietten sings “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”; (3) Daniel Lebish of the Bookboro author-support website.

Free Expression Episode 16, June 5th, June 6th 2021
(1) Writer/consultant Aaron Renn on the need to build alternative online networks and platforms to circumvent “Big-Tech” censorship; (2) Cathy Gilmore of the Catholic Marketing Network discusses this summer’s “Momentum” industry event for Catholic apostolates, bookstore operators, and producers of religious items.

Free Expression Episode 8, May 1st, May 2nd 2021
Author, filmmaker, tour director Steve Ray talks about his conversion to Catholicism, and how he uses all media to convey Church history and the Christian message.

Free Expression Episode 7, Encore, April 3rd, April 4th 2021
(1) Fr. Joe Krupp, pastor of two Michigan parishes and a columnist for Faith Magazine, discusses his multi-media outreach during the Coronavirus lockdown; spiritual director Lonnie Applegate reviews the book, “Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits,” by Dan Burke; (3) Idaho-based Catholic singer Jaime Thietten sings the classic gospel song, “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.”

Free Expression Episode 15, March 6th, March 7th, 2021
(1) Professor and author Anthony Esolen discusses the decline of Catholic-focused popular fiction; (2) Bill Kassel reads excerpts from his award-winning novel about the family of Jesus, “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Free Expression Episode 14, February 6th, February 7th, 2021
(1) Catholic Radio personality Teresa Tomeo considers possible threats to religious broadcasting, and discusses her new book, “Listening for God”; (2) Bishop of Lansing, Michigan, Earl Boyea on his new, multi-media Bible-study program; (3) Bill Kassel offers a song from his 2006 album, “On This Mountain.”

Free Expression Episode 13, January 2nd, January 3rd 2021
Revisiting some of the best interviews from 2020: (1) Joe Wetterling on the Catholic Writers Guild; (2) Mark Evans on Cultural Conservation; (3) Fr. Joe Krupp on multi-media evangelization.

  • 2020

    Free Expression Episode 12, December 5th, December 6th 2020
    Writer/artist Annette Israel reflects on the spiritual journey of caring for a sick horse, recounted in her book, “A Deal for Nefertiti”; William Albrecht and Fr. Christiaan Kappes discuss their book, “The Definitive Guide for Solving Biblical Questions About Mary.”

    Free Expression Episode 11, November 7th, November 8th 2020
    Catholic communications specialist Patrick Novecosky reflects on the unique character and historic impact of the late Saint Pope John Paul II; while British writer and documentarian Claire Anderson examines John Paul’s prayer life.

    Free Expression Episode 10, October 3rd, October 4th 2020
    Pro-Life TV host Fr. Michael Orsi examines the sensitivities of addressing political topics in church; John Emmet Clarke, editor of Cluny Press, tells how his firm is bringing back classic Catholic books; popular blogger Kathy Schiffer suggests good Catholic books for Christmas giving.

    Free Expression Episode 9, September 5th, September 6th 2020
    Dennis McGeehan, author of “The Diaries of Joseph and Mary,” discusses a Christian novelist’s responsibility to his source material; scholar Vincent Carducci on the importance of communications theorist Marshall McLuhan; Bill Kassel offers a song from his 2006 album, “On This Mountain.”

    Free Expression Episode 8, August 1st, August 2nd 2020
    Author, filmmaker, tour director Steve Ray talks about his conversion to Catholicism, and how he uses all media to convey Church history and the Christian message.

    Free Expression Episode 7, July 4th, July 5th 2020
    (1) Fr. Joe Krupp, pastor of two Michigan parishes and a columnist for Faith Magazine, discusses his multi-media outreach during the Coronavirus lockdown; spiritual director Lonnie Applegate reviews the book, “Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits,” by Dan Burke; (3) Idaho-based Catholic singer Jaime Thietten sings the classic gospel song, “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.”

    Episode 6, June 6th, June 7th
    (1) Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press reflects on how he selects books to publish; (2) Julie Bogart discusses her youth writing-instruction program, Brave Writer; (3) Victoria Strauss of the Writer Beware website on avoiding self-publishing scams.

    Episode 5, Coming May 2nd, May 3rd
    (1) Cultural activist Mark Evans discusses the importance of preserving our literary and musical heritage; (2) Doug Shumard, founder of Good Shepherd Catholic Radio, reflects on bringing Catholic radio to south-central Michigan, and discusses his book, “Forever Thirteen,” about how faith was tested by a family tragedy.

    Episode 4, April 4th, April 5th
    (1) Joseph Pearce, editor of St, Austin Review, explores prospects for a Catholic literary revival; (2) Author and publisher Ellen Gable discusses “The Lion’s Heart,” a novel examining the human side of sexuality conflict, by Georgia-based Catholic author Dena Hunt; (3) Greg McLogan, son of the late independent Catholic writer Russell McLogan, discusses “Boy Solder,” his father’s book on experiencing World War II as a young man.

    Episode 3,  March 7th, March 8th
    (1) Professor and author Anthony Esolen discusses the decline of Catholic-focused popular fiction; (2) Jeff Nelson of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute explores the political and cultural impact of his late father-in-law, the great Catholic intellectual Russell Kirk; independent authors Bud and Gloria Vear reflect on their experience developing a family history book.

    Episode 2, February 1st, February 2nd
    (1) Joe Wetterling, president of the Catholic Writers Guild. discusses the current Catholic literary scene and how the Guild helps aspiring writers; (2) Canadian author and speaker Shawna Arnold, reflects on her painful conversion journey, as documented in her book, “From Darkness Into Light.”

    Episode 1, January 4th, January 5th
    (1) Doug Keck, host of EWTN’s “Book Mark” TV series surveys the state of Catholic writing, and cautions about current threats to freedom of religious expression; (2) Theology Professor Virginia Lieto reviews “Stirring Slumbering Souls,” a book on Eucharistic Adoration by Lay Dominican Michael Seagriff; (3) Louisiana Catholic singer-songwriter Nicole Ackoury’s “Give Me a Song” is featured.