The following comes from a Jan. 5 release from Christian Newswire.

Catholic Answers is pleased to announce its new podcast, Catholic Answers Focus.

For seventeen years, Catholic Answers has produced its highly popular radio program, Catholic Answers Live, which still enjoys a prime slot in the EWTN Radio lineup. Whereas Catholic Answers Live is driven by a call-in, question and answer format, Catholic Answers Focus will highlight in-depth conversations with Catholic leaders, newsmakers, and unsung heroes of the Catholic faith.

Host of both programs, Patrick Coffin, says, “Catholic Answers Focus allows us to explore subject matter through candid, unrehearsed conversations with newsmakers, leaders, and ordinary people with extraordinary stories. We’re excited to extend the reach of the apostolate by going deeper — outside the regular format of callers and commercials.”

Among the first guests Catholic Answers Focus will feature is Joseph Sciambra, a former porn actor who found healing in the Catholic Church and now evangelizes in the notorious Castro district of San Francisco. The premiere episode will feature Mario Joseph, a former Muslim Imam who will share his dramatic conversion to the Catholic Church.

Catholic Answers Focus launches on January 2, 2015. To subscribe go to