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The Shepherd's Pie

The Shepherd's Pie

By Antony Barone Kolenc
“A slice of hope to raise faithful kids.”

This uplifting, ecumenical show uses engaging conversations and fun entertainment reviews to offer positive insights and media resources for families and youth leaders. We discuss current issues that impact young people at home, in school, and in the world today.
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Outreach to College Students (#15)

The Shepherd's Pie

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Youth & the Colors of Life (#18)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Maurice Prater about using colors, numbers, and letters to educate young children about the faith, and Jen and Kate Waldyke review the pro-life novel for teens, For Eden's Sake, by T.M. Gaouette. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
January 23, 2022
Role-Play Games & Youth (#17)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews award-winning author and game-maker James Hannibal about using epic fantasy role-playing games to reach kids with the faith, and he reviews the Scripture memorization card game for kids: First Watch. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
January 16, 2022
Teaching Kids About Money (#16)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews financial planner Dan Gallagher about innovative ways to teach kids about handling money, and he surveys three books about youth business, including Dave Ramsey's kit for teen entrepreneurs. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
January 09, 2022
Outreach to College Students (#15)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews youth minister Bill Snyder about his outreach to college students, Patchwork Heart Ministry, and he reviews the hit Biblical series on the life of Jesus, The Chosen. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
December 18, 2021
Tragedy, Grief, & Family (#14)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews teacher and author Kim Erickson about how families can deal with tragedy in a faithful and hopeful way, as she discusses the grieving process after the loss of her own child, and he reviews Michelle Buckman's award-winning novel about loss, "Rachel's Contrition." Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:58
December 12, 2021
Winter & Advent and Youth (#13)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author eMarie about her winter book that teaches kids that God has a purpose for their lives, and guest reviewers Catholic Mom & Daughter review two kids books that are perfect for Advent. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
December 05, 2021
Canadian Saints for Kids (#12)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and blogger Bonnie Way about bringing the stories of the North American Martyrs to kids, and he reviews the children's picture book, "Mouse's Christmas Gift," by Mindy Baker. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
November 28, 2021
Teaching Kids to Write Fiction (#11)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and writing teacher M.L. Tarpley about how teaching kids to write fiction can help them both academically and emotionally, and he reviews the middle-grade novel, "Crusader King," by Susan Peek. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
November 21, 2021
Teens & Common Ground (#10)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and screenwriter Amanda Lauer about how teens can find common ground in conflict with those who are different from them, and he reviews the award-winning teen novel, "The Perfect Blindside," by Leslea Wahl. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
November 14, 2021
Faith, Anxiety & Youth (#9)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and editor Amanda Cleary Eastep about how anxiety in young people can be addressed through faith and fiction, and his guest reviewer Carrie Schmidt reviews the anxiety-focused teen novel, "Escape from the Everglades," by Tim Shoemaker. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
November 07, 2021
Teens & Pro-Life Issues (#8)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews attorney Clarke Forsythe from Americans United for Life, a pro-life advocacy group, about the importance of the abortion issue to teens, and he reviews the pro-life movie, "October Baby." Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:60
November 01, 2021
Of Arks & Beads (and Teens) (#7)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and homeschooler Janeen Zaio about creative ways to translate history and theology to our youth, and he reviews the teen novel, "A Single Bead," by Stephanie Engelman. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
October 24, 2021
Faith and Public High School (#6)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews attorney Mike Berry from the First Liberty Institute about legal issues involving teen expression of faith in public high school, and he reviews "God's Not Dead 2," a movie about a Christian teacher in a public high school who is put on trial for discussing Jesus in the classroom. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
October 18, 2021
Cultural Heritage and Youth (#5)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews author and teacher Carmela Martino about the importance of culture and heritage to our youth, and he reviews the Lin Manuel Miranda movie-musical, "In the Heights." Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
October 10, 2021
Christian Fiction for Youth (#4)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Carrie Schmidt, founder of the book-reviewing Christian blog, ReadingIsMySuperpower.Org, and he reviews the C.S. Lewis novel and movie, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
October 03, 2021
St. Joseph and Our Youth (#3)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Dennis McGeehan, a blogger and long-time catechist, and he speaks with guest reviewer, Steven McEvoy, about two novels about St. Joseph written by Corinna Turner. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:58
September 26, 2021
Youth and Drama (The Good Kind) (#2)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Catherine Castle, an award-winning Christian author and playwright, and he reviews three Broadway plays on the touring circuit. Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:60
September 19, 2021
Putting Youth Back Into Ministry (#1)
In this episode, Antony Barone Kolenc interviews Jennifer and Kate Waldyke of CatholicMomandDaughter, and he reviews A.J. Cattapan's middle-grade novel, "7 Riddles to Nowhere." Credits: A.J. Kolenc, original music; Amina Kolenc, graphic design
27:59
September 11, 2021