Catholic Sports Radio is a new weekly podcast launched with the mission of highlighting the intersection of one’s faith life and sports life. The show, created and hosted by Bruce Wawrzyniak, has already dropped six episodes.
Guests so far have included a U.S. Olympic skier (2006 Winter Games in Torino), a former NFLer who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an individual who was part of an ESPN 30 for 30, and the Division I wins leader in NCAA softball history who coached Team USA to the Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004, 10 days after his wife died unexpectedly. Episode 2 is a former hockey player that Wawrzyniak calls “the poster boy for Catholic Sports Radio.”
Wawrzyniak told The Podcast Business Journal he’s very excited about this show. “I have been in podcasting for more than five years. In that community we are very hesitant to use this phrase, but no one is doing this. Catholic Sports Radio is a great opportunity for families to unite around a show that features guests telling how they are successfully navigating their faith walk – living the gospel – while pursuing their sports endeavors. I am confident the audience will grow quickly and globally for this initiative.”
Catholic Sports Radio acknowledges the many benefits of sports – sportsmanship, physical fitness, teamwork – and supports goals of making it to the pros or earning a good contract. However, the mandate is that one’s faith has to come first, before sports or anything else. Giving firsthand testimony are guests who are Catholics in sports – current or former athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and more; from the pro, amateur, and scholastic ranks.
The show can be heard at www.CatholicSportsRadio.net as well as on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Those platforms can be easily reached via links for them on the website.
Wawrzyniak also hosts Now Hear This Entertainment.