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40 Episodes

By: Student Content

Student-created content originally broadcast on Hillsdale College's student radio station, WRFH 101.7 FM.

It is Well: The Good News of Jesus Christ
Last Thursday at 9:45 PM

Join host, Carissa Nisly, in a discussion of the basics of the Gospel. Listen in for an overview of God’s mercy through creation to salvation.

Grammar Minute: How to Answer "How Are You?"
Last Thursday at 12:00 PM

I am well. I am doing well. I am good. I'm not so good now because my English professor is asking about my day and I don't know what to say. Learn how to respond impressively on today's episode of Grammar Minute!

Ja'Ron Smith: Harnessing the Principles of Lincoln's Vision for Reconstruction for Today's Forgotten Communities
Last Wednesday at 12:41 PM

Ja'Ron Smith, co-author of Underserved: Harnessing the Principles of Lincoln's Vision for Reconstruction for Today's Forgotten Communities, joins WRFH's Chloe Noller for a conversation about the book.

Ja'Ron Smith served in several roles at the White House, including Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, Deputy Director for the Office of American Innovation, and Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization for The White House Domestic Policy Council. During that time, he led the legislative efforts to advance criminal justice reform and the First Step Act, authoring Executive Orders on issues related to safe policing and access...

Great Men Back Then: Francis Scott Key
Last Wednesday at 1:12 AM

Everyone knows America's national anthem, but who wrote it? Listen to find out. 

Soldiers of Christ: St. Hubert
Last Wednesday at 1:09 AM

St. Hubert was a renowned hunter and archer who devoted his life to prayer and the conversion of pagans. He is the patron saint of hunters, archers, and bowmen and his feast day is celebrated on November 3rd.

The Social Mediators: Why Men Think About The Roman Empire
Last Wednesday at 1:06 AM

This week we discuss the recent phenomenon in which women ask men how often they think about the Roman Empire-- the answer is often some variation of "frequently." Tune in to hear about how often both Jillian and Garrett think about the Roman Empire, the psychological reason behind why, and the hypothesized "female equivalent."

Grammar Minute: Words That Don't Exist
Last Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Are there any common words you've been using that actually don't exist? Find out on today's episode of Grammar Minute!

Old Ballgame: The Myth of Baseball's Founding
Last Monday at 12:26 PM

The story of Abner Doubleday and the start of baseball.

Hart on the Hill: Foreign Policy and Fixing our Border
Last Monday at 12:24 PM

This week, host Micah Hart discusses North Korea working with Russia, the G20 summit, Covid, and the issues at the northern border. 

Wall Street Weekly: The Union Strikes Back
Last Monday at 12:17 PM

Join Patrick, George, and guest host Joe Colaizzi as they discuss the complexities of the United Auto Workers strike, debate its potential economic consequences, and dive into what effects it might have on financial markets . You wouldn't want to miss this special edition episode of Wall Street Weekly.

Outside Source Football: NFL Week 1 Recap/Week 2 Predictions
Last Monday at 12:13 PM

Hosts Evan Mick and Gabriel Vondrak Recap week 1 of the 2023 NFL Season as well as predict week two games.  They also give start sit advice for fantasy football. 

Beyond the Grammar: Writing Dystopian Fiction with College Student and Author Jayden Jelso
Last Monday at 12:10 PM

Jayden Jelso is an author and aspiring screenwriter/ filmmaker. His love of storytelling first stemmed from an obsession with the Star Wars franchise, The Lord of the Rings series, and all eight Harry Potter films. He started writing his debut novel, Talon, when he was only sixteen and published it at eighteen.

On today's episode, we'll cover the ins and outs of writing dystopia, from conceiving the idea to finalizing the cover art.

Astro Minute: Where Stars Are Born, Part I
Last Monday at 12:07 PM

Stellar nurseries are nothing like the calm and quiet nurseries where we Earthlings keep our babies. See for yourself on today's episode of Astro Minute!

Fact of Life: Continuing the Conversation with two Special Guests

Continuing the conversation, guests Nathan Stanish and Valerie Check join this week’s episode to discuss why they enjoyed the Barbie movie. Join Nathan, Valerie, and your hosts, Chloe and Mattingly, as they discuss the pros and cons of this controversial movie.

Fact of Life: Barbie and the Summer of Women?

Taking a controversial stance, Chloe Noller and Mattingly Watson discuss the Barbie movie. Join them as they begin talking about an important cultural question brought up by the movie, and laugh with them as they dissect the woke content, contradicting messages, and faulty plot lines.

Charger Rundown: Garrit Aisen

Charger football quarterback, Garrit Aisen, talks about his new role as a leader, goals for this season, and how his faith plays a part in all of that. 

Great Men Back Then: Flanders Fields

The Americans who fought at Flanders Fields displayed tremendous courage toward the end of World War I. Listen to hear about these honorable men and a poem that was written about Flanders Fields. 

Great Men Back Then: Ransom Dunn

Ransom Dunn was vital in Hillsdale College's success in the 1850s. Listen to find out how he and a horse helped Hillsdale. 

Charger Rundown Teaser

Hana Connelly and Evan Mick announce the launch of the Charger Rundown for the 2023-2024 school year and review Hillsdale College athletic honors from the previous year.

I've Got Aux: "Too Late to Turn Back Now" by The Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

Bella is on aux this week and chose "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. It's our first week back on campus and our first episode recorded at the new station! We talk about the track, the role of TV/film in sharing new music, and how music can be "audio furniture" in our lives.

The Social Mediators: Burning Man Festival 2023

This week Jillian and Garrett discuss this years' Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Tune in to hear the 10 principles of the festival, some dramatic interpretations of events, and Jillian declare a national emergency.

The Virtual Voyage: Armageddon—The Location of the World's Last Battle?

Join tour guide Abigail in Israel for a visit to Tel Megiddo, the site most often associated with Armageddon from the book of Revelation, which describes a final end-of-world confrontation between God and forces of evil. But can we actually call Megiddo the location of the future battle of Armageddon—or is it a different city altogether? Come along on this week's adventure to find out!

Astro Minute: The Center of Our Galaxy

What will you see when you look toward the center of the Milky Way Galaxy? Find out on today's episode of Astro Minute!

Grammar Minute: The Sin of Irregardless

You probably already know this word is a travesty, but why? Find out on today's episode of Grammar Minute!

Astro Minute: Locating the Summer Triangle

Welcome to the first episode of Astro Minute, where we're exploring the universe sixty seconds at a time - starting with the Summer Triangle!

Grammar Minute: Apostrophe Direction Matters

Depending on the font you're using, ' and ' don't actually mean the same thing. Find out why you should care (a little bit, but not much) on today's episode of Grammar Minute!

Wall Street Weekly: Chinese Tech, Government Debt, and the Auto Industry's Risky Bet.

Is the iPhone becoming irrelevant? Will the US go to debtor's prison? What are the consequences if 150,000 Auto Workers go on strike? Join Patrick and George as they discuss these topics and many more!

Soldiers of Christ: St. Teresa of Calcutta

Known globally as Mother Teresa, she was a humble and loving nun who administered to the poor in Calcutta, India. She is the patron saint of World Youth Day and her feast day is celebrated on September 5th. 

Hidden Figures in History: Tamar the Great - Warrior Queen of the Georgian Golden Age

The kingdom of Georgia flourished under this female king, who supported the arts, expanded its territory, and warded off attackers—including her rebellious ex-husband.

The Social Mediators: Elon Musk's Twitter Rebrand

This we week we discuss Elon Musk's recent upheaval of the old "twitter" branding and launching of his new app, X. Tune in to hear a (very condensed) bio of Elon's start and obsession with the letter "x", Garrett's mild criticism of the confusing character himself, and some good ol' fashioned, non-rebranded Social Mediators content. 

Hart on the Hill: From Maui to Milwaukee

This week, host Micah Hart welcomes you back for season 2. He also discusses the devastation in Maui, the first Republican Presidential Debate, and so much more. 

The Virtual Voyage: Mysteries Atop Mt. Tabor - A Miraculous Battle and the Transfiguration

Join tour guide Abigail in Israel as we visit Mt. Tabor, a mountain in Lower Galilee known for an Old Testament battle between the Israelites and Sisera and later the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. But how likely is it that the Transfiguration actually happened here, especially because its location is never directly stated in the New Testament? Abigail will offer her thoughts, but you'll have to make your own mind up.

Plus, don't miss a comical story about Abigail's first trip to Mt. Tabor, which features her and her family running up the...

Wall Street Weekly: The Stocks of the Summer

Join Patrick and George as they discuss Apple's vision of Augmented Reality, Disney's streaming struggles, and... Lionel Messi?

H.W. Crocker III: Robert E. Lee on Leadership

Radio Free Hillsdale's Megan Pidcock talks to author H.W. Crocker II about his book "Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision." They discuss the controversy surrounding Lee, the type of character he possessed, and what the American people should learn from his life.

Outside Source Football: 2023 Season Predictions and Fantasy Football

Evan Mick goes through his final record predictions before the 2023 NFL season begins.  He also does a half point ppr tier list for all Fantasy Football positions.

State Sen. Joe Bellino: August 11, 2023

State Sen. Joe Bellino joins WRFH for his monthly interview.

Rep. Andrew Fink: August 1st, 2023

State Rep. Andrew Fink joins Megan Pidcock of Radio Free Hillsdale to discuss the state budget, bills Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recently signed, and what issues he is looking to discuss when the House is back in session.

Phil Kerpen: Healthcare Concerns of 55+ Voters

Radio Free Hillsdale's Megan Pidcock talks to Phil Kerpen about American Commitment's recent findings from a survey of 55+ voters on key healthcare concerns, the Inflation Reduction Act, and AARP. 

Phil Kerpen is the president of advocacy group American Commitment, an organization dedicated to fighting the intrusiveness and size of the government through public policy research and analysis. 

Gerard Scimeca: The "Can Tax" Debate

Radio Free Hillsdale's Megan Pidcock talks to Gerard Scimeca about talk of a recent "can tax," what it is, and and why people are against it. 

Gerard Scimeca is Chairman of Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, a free market advocacy group for American consumers. 

Rep. Andrew Fink: July 18th, 2023

State Rep. Andrew Fink joins Megan Pidcock of Radio Free Hillsdale to discuss the recently passed state budget, Governor Whitmer's recent creation of a new education department, and more.