The Jennifer Fulwiler Show

By Jennifer Fulwiler

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Fresh (and funny) takes on pop culture and the spiritual life from Jennifer Fulwiler. This podcast contains weekly excerpts from The Jennifer Fulwiler Show which is live on SiriusXM 129 from 2 - 4 PM ET every weekday.

Episode Date
Podcast for Week Ending 6/8/18
01:34:26
  • (00:00:000- Jen tries stand up comedy! She plays audio of her routine and talks about what she learned. She also talks about why WWE will save the world.

 

  • (00:28:24)- Jen and Liv Harrison talk about how depression can lock you in a “prison of self.” They also detail plans for both of their families to share a 1-bedroom apartment in NYC.

 

  • (00:58:10)- Jen discusses Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and reminds people of faith that they are not alone if they’re experiencing depression.
Jun 11, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 6/1/18
01:19:15
  • (00:00:00) - Jen is shocked by the disaster in the Cav’s basketball game and thinks aloud about how she would handle it if she were Lebron James or JR Smith.

 

  • (00:23:17) - Jen talks with an improv acting coach about how we can all learn to relax, have fun, and stop being control freaks.

 

  • (00:44:15) - Adele from @SimpleLifeMusings talks to Jen about traveling with kids and how moms who stay home still use their college degrees.
Jun 05, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 5/25/18
01:30:18

(00:00:00)- Jen admits that she thought the #OneBeautifulDream book tour might be a disaster, and discusses the importance of “turning your imagination to the light.”

(00:28:50)- Jen and Leticia Ochoa Adams cover the Top 5 Pop Culture Stories You Need to Know About

(1:30:36) Callers share their favorite summer songs. Most importantly, Jen and a caller come up with the brilliant idea of a genre of music called Water Park Rock, which includes all songs played incessantly at water parks in the 80s and 90s.

Jun 02, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 5/18/18
01:20:10

(00:00:00) - Jen weighs in on the Laurel/Yanny debate and explains that the clip is clearly saying only one of those words and anyone who says otherwise is part of a widespread conspiracy. She also talks about the new trend of having open relationships.

(00:28:26) - Jen talks with author Nicki Koziarz about how to love the life YOU’RE living rather than constantly envying others.

(01:20:32) - Campus minister Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress is back on the show to talk about popular music that is truly beautiful

May 24, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 5/11/18
01:17:15
  • (00:00:00)- Jen talks about the Catholic-themed Met Gala fashions. (Broadcast from Atlanta.)

 

  • (26:02:00) - An article suggested that Willie Nelson is too old to go on tour, and Jen disagrees. (Broadcast from Charlotte.)

 

  • (47:55:00) - Gary Jansen comes on to talk about music and finding hope in tough times, and his words are so meaningful that Jen gets choked up at the end of the interview. (Broadcast from NYC.)
May 17, 2018
SPECIAL: One Beautiful Dream Live Conversation at SiriusXM
53:48
May 02, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 4/27/18
01:26:01
  • (00:00:00)- Jen admits that she cares about the royal baby despite herself. She also explains why hanging out at the Yale Club with a battle rapper shows her that bucket lists are stupid.

 

  • (00:24:40)- People are saying that Kate Middleton should take off her heels on put on yoga pants since she just had a baby, but Jen disagrees. She also comments on the tragic Alfie Evans case.

 

  • (00:46:17)- Meg Hunter-Kilmer stops by the show, and she and Jen are on fire about how we shouldn’t be so afraid of being “burdens” to other people.
Apr 30, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 4/20/18
01:32:29
  • (00:00:00)- Jen talks about Joanna Gaines’ 40th birthday and her pregnancy. She also warns against environmentalism that has anti-human sentiment.

 

  • (00:24:55)- Jen and Liv Harrison hang out with callers and talk about songs that put us in great moods.

 

  • (00:59:46)- Tommy Tighe joins the show for the “Is it a Christian song?” segment, which completely unravels - in the best possible way.
Apr 26, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 4/13/18
01:07:06
  • (00:00:00) - Jen is taking all six kids on her book tour. She questions whether she has lost her mind and talks about what it really looks like when you combine work and family.

 

  • (00:20:45) - Have you heard the cool Catholic story behind the classic song Africa? Jen shares while playing the song five times.

 

  • (00:46:01) - Jen’s producer puts together different options for a book tour trailer, one of which makes it sound like she’s hosting a monster truck rally.
Apr 20, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 4/6/18
01:21:21
  • (00:00:00) - The Tooth Fairy brought Jen’s daughter Nutella and everyone has a problem with it. Also, Jen plays a love song for her iPhone.

 

  • (00:29:49) - Jen crashes her website because she’s a control freak, and realizes that she hates taking bluebonnet pictures with the kids.

 

  • (00:54:07) - Jen has a powerful chat with bestselling author Bob Goff in which he reminds us that “comfortable people don’t need Jesus,” and God often works most powerfully in our lives when we’re in over our heads.

 

Apr 09, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 3/30/18
01:15:25
  • (00:00:00) - Jen talks about the satellite that’s about to crash to earth, and why having Alexa make your lights flicker is a terrible idea in the age of Stranger Things.

 

  • (00:25:55)- Jen explains why she is banned from working at Macy’s, and highlights a paralyzed man who shows what gratitude really looks like.

 

  • (00:49:49) - Tsh Oxenreider stops by to share powerful insights about finding balance between work and family.
Mar 31, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 3/23/18
01:39:38
  • (00:00:00) - TV host Wendy Williams recently had a serious health scare, and Jen points out that it’s never selfish to take the time to take care of yourself.

 

  • (00:33:13)- Laura Sandefer joins the show to talk about her revolutionary new school and what it takes to follow your passions.

 

  • (1:18:06)- Jen chats with her friend Ann Voskamp about what an “abundance mentality” looks like from a Christian perspective.
Mar 28, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 3/16/18
01:20:18
  • (00:00) - Richard Pryor’s son gets booed off stage at a comedy club, and Jen talks about what we can all learn from that.

  • ( 23:29 ) - Jen talks about recording the audiobook for One Beautiful Dream, and talks about the time she became a madwoman at Toys R Us.

  • ( 57:35 ) - Jen shares the crazy story behind one of her children’s names.

Mar 21, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 3/9/18
01:18:31


(00:00)- The Alexa device has started laughing at people for no reason, and Jen knows that this is the first sign of the robot takeover.

 

(28:51) - Jen thinks that we can (and should) talk about traditional marriage without painting LGBTQ activists as our enemies.

 

(53:09) - Jen has a powerful chat with Seth Haines about the addictions that hold us back in life (and how to overcome them).

Mar 14, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 3/2/18 (UPDATED)
01:31:32

(UPDATED - previous version had incorrect audio)

(00:00)- Jen cracks up at jokes about Amazon’s Alexa device, and talks about how we can use insecurity and “imposter syndrome” to our advantage.

(24:30) - Jen talks with Gin Stephens, author of “Delay, Don’t Deny” about how intermittent fasting changed her life.

(1:03:41)- Dr. Jason Fung joins the show with a simple explanation of the medical benefits of fasting.

Mar 06, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 2/23/18
01:16:50
  • Jen really wishes the New Atheists would stop talking about religion, mainly because it’s so painful to watch them embarrass themselves.

  • Jen reacts to Fergie’s controversial rendition of the National Anthem - and explains why she has a different perspective in light of her meeting with Fergie.

  • Jen talks to callers about their favorite Christian songs, and ends up getting choked up when a caller shares a deeply moving story.

Feb 26, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 2/16/18
01:19:35
  • Jen gets two shots in her mouth right before she goes on the air, which doesn’t work out as well as she’d hoped it would. She also shares her experience with Intermittent Fasting.

  • Why do we relate to movies about vampires and werewolves more than we relate to movies about people of different races? Jen examines this odd concept.

  • Jen talks with two of the members of The Hillbilly Thomists, a bluegrass band made up of Dominican priests and brothers. They listen to music and talk about what we can all learn about being a “dog” for God.

     

Feb 22, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 2/9/18
01:20:46
  • Jen loves the show This Is Us and is ready to fight anyone who disagrees.

 

  • Heather Scheider is on fire! She shares the secrets to following your passions while still putting your family first, and has strong words for those who would judge women for doing so.

 

  • Jen talks about the contract her husband created for the kids to get a dog (and who refused to sign it). She also celebrates the child with Down Syndrome who is the new Gerber baby…and then ruins everyone’s fun by pointing out Down Syndrome abortion rates.

Feb 13, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 2/2/18
01:11:37
  • Is it detrimental to families when women work outside the home? Jen gives her take on the issue. She also admits that her earrings have been stuck in her ears for 12 years.

 

  • Jen reminds us that we can’t really know what people are thinking based on their body language or facial expressions. She also asks why even people in the Christian world associate femininity with weakness.

 

  • What is the mentality of people who oppose the ban on abortion after 20 weeks? Jen shares how she thought about these things when she was pro-choice.

 

Feb 08, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 1/26/18
01:03:07
  • Jen talks about being sick, and shares the lesson she learned about not dumping half a bottle of eucalyptus oil into your bath. She also shares why the hats at the Women’s March remind her of Halloween.

 

  • Jen’s daughter says she learned to cook from her babysitter, not her mom. Jen discusses why she’s okay with that.

 

  • The Swiss now have a law that protects lobsters from pain. Why do we care about the pain of lobsters but not the unborn? There’s a very clear reason, and Jen shares what it is.

 

Jan 30, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 1/19/18
01:08:47
  • Taylor Schroll sings “Unpublished Worship Songs,” songs he wrote about Bible verses that never have hymns written about them.

 

  • A pornography site says they’re all about the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and puts his face next to their logo. Jen has thoughts.

 

  • Jen’s callers share their favorite breakup songs - as motivation to “break up” with bad habits.
Jan 29, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 1/12/18
01:23:29
  • Did you hear about how comedian Sarah Silverman reacted when she was insulted on Twitter? It’s a beautiful story, and an example of how we should “never accept a label in place of a story.”

  • Jen has a fascinating discussion with author Lia Huber about how changing our relationship can end up leading to big changes in other areas of life.

  • Jen asks callers: “If you could go back in time 10 years and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?”

     

Jan 18, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 1/5/18
01:16:14
  • Jen has a fun and powerful chat with Leticia Ochoa Adams about getting a fresh start in the new year, accepting help, and what to do when you feel like you’re an atheist.

 

  • Jen and Bonnie Engstrom talk about the negative self-talk that holds us back, and what we can do about it.
Jan 05, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 12/29/17
01:16:59
  • Jen created a Word of the Year Generator. Her husband, Joe, doesn’t get the concept and thinks it should include words like “rad” and “bisontine” and “superannuated”. They discuss.

  • Jen talks about her new Word of the Year generator and the power of choosing a word to guide your life.

  • Jen talks with Cate Roberts of @CateCantCook about goal setting and perfectionism.

Jan 01, 2018
Podcast for Week Ending 12/22/17
01:07:58
  • Jen’s kids tried out for Master Chef Junior and didn’t get in. She shares funny stories from the process and talks about what they learned.

 

  • Jen talks about the one simple reason their family does the Santa tradition. And in honor of Pope Francis’ birthday, Jen plays a clip that imagines what it would sound like if he were the voice of Waze.

 

  • Jen has an honest chat with author Danielle Bean about the reason we often feel so overwhelmed as parents.
Dec 28, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 12/15/17
01:13:31
  • It’s time once again for Jen’s annual rant about the “Christmastime in Africa” song! She also opens a box of Canadian food on the air.
  • Jen cracks up at the “House Party Bros” who infiltrate an LA City Council meeting…and notes that they actually made some good points.
  • Jen talks with Angie Neumann about finding your God-given gifts... and using them.
Dec 19, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 12/8/17
01:16:28
  • Jen laughs at her St. Nicholas Day failure. She also had her team create a special commercial for Amazon Key, the service that lets delivery people walk right into your house.

  • An adult film star recently took her own life and Jen is furious about the circumstances that led up to it.

  • Some people feel overwhelmed by having to go to Mass twice in two days for Christmas this year…and Jen thinks that’s just fine.
Dec 08, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 12/1/17
01:45:41
  • Jen apologizes for a Twitter post you can’t un-see and reviews some of her many Advent and Christmas fails.

 

  • Olivia Harrison stops by the show. In her usual, hilarious style, she opens up about the struggles she’s faced in her marriage and shocks Jen with her extrovert ideas about how to have a good time.

 

  • Listeners call in and offer their top tips for simple but meaningful ways to observe Advent.
Dec 04, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 11/17/17
01:27:51
  • Jen has a fascinating conversation with Bishop Robert Barron about how one of the main problems with our godless culture is that it's BORING.

 

  • Jeannie Gaffigan, wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan, opens up for the first time about the details of her brain tumor scare.

 

  • Rebecca Weller shares her story of overcoming alcohol addiction by saying "yes" to better options in life.
Nov 18, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 11/10/17
01:07:54
  • Jen talks about why she likes a social media movement to share the details of your day. She also discusses a unique medical clinic that serves women.

 

  • Jen has an amazing chat with Christian hiphop artist and battle rapper Th3 Saga about overcoming fear in battle rapping, and in life. She also expresses her awe at the fact that he publicly lists his number so fans can text or call him.
Nov 12, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 11/3/17
01:10:51

- Fr. Darryl Millette has never tried candy corn! He tastes some with Jen and renders his verdict.


- Jen talks with her friend Julie Lyles Carr, who is a fun and fabulous mom of eight.


- Jen takes talks with callers about their favorite Halloween costumes.

Nov 05, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 10/27/17
01:16:25

- Jen talks about how she got herself caught in a web of lies while broadcasting from Notre Dame. She also reveals why working with a style consultant made her realize she’s insane.


- Taco Bell has created a quesadilla made of Kit Kats and Jen can’t get over it.


- Jen has waited until the last minute to go Halloween costume shopping with her kids and this makes her the stupidest person in the world. She also needs your help choosing a photo for the back cover of her next book.

Nov 01, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 10/20/17
01:17:15

- Jen’s dog now eats only Meow Mix, and she laments the shame this has brought on her family.


- Jen saw an online forum criticizing her for her work and family choices, and she shares her thoughts on that.


- Jen is at a pub near Notre Dame university with Lino Rulli, and they play a game called “Is It a Christian Song?”

Oct 23, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 10/13/17
01:21:13

- What is the Catholic response to Coming Out Day? Jen pontificates.

- Jen tries again to find Christian music that Tommy Tighe would like…and fails again.

- Jen has a fascinating chat with Edie Sundby, a former IMB executive who took her health into her hands in a radical way after a devastating medical diagnosis.

Oct 16, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 10/6/17
01:11:43

- Jen has a fun chat with author Melanie Shankle about how to realize that you’re living the “good ol’ days” NOW.

- Jen talks about Twitter’s 280 character limit (and what it has to do with all of us) and Oprah’s recent comment that every guest she’s ever interviewed asked how they did.

- In the wake of the Las Vegas shootings, Jen talks with Hallie Lord about how to talk to our children about these kinds of horrific events.

Oct 11, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 9/29/17
01:09:31

- Did you hear that Chip and Joanna Gains will no longer do Fixer Upper? Jen talks about how we all hate change and what we can do about it.

- Jen talks about how a simple act of obedience saved her from a rattlesnake. She also spends some time freaking out that there was a rattlesnake her in her front yard.

- Jen talks with Matt Fradd about Hugh Hefner’s legacy, which gives her a chance to tell the story of the box of male genitalia  in the Vatican.

Oct 11, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 9/22/17
01:10:51

- A trip to the dentist inspires Jen to reflect on school choice, and how there are no perfect solutions when it comes to big life decisions.

- Mary Lenaburg stops by and is a breath of fresh air, as always. She talks about how she’s seen God working through her latest fitness adventure.

- Jen has a fun and honest chat with Olivia Harrison about loving the season you’re in right now instead of getting stuck in the past.

Sep 28, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 9/15/17
01:21:03

-  A chainsaw-wielding nun inspires Jen to reflect on what it really means to be a strong woman. She also talks about what Tupac taught her about her Catholic faith.

-  Jen bemoans that her weight gain means that she needs clothes that are extra-tall AND plus sized. She also shares her saga of not having an internet connection.

- People pay to swim with crocodiles. Jen has thoughts. She also talks about the end of the Cassini probe.

Sep 21, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 9/8/17
01:43:48

- Jen talks about her exclusive interview with Cardinal Dolan in which he responded to Steve Bannon’s comments about immigrants. She then discusses the vile, racist hatemail that was sent to the home of football coach Kevin Sumlin.

 

- Jen talks about the quote that inspired her new book, One Beautiful Dream. She also discusses how, as an introvert, she’s always failing at fostering what Pope Francis calls “a culture of encounter.

 

- Jen has a fun, honest chat with Charlene Sumlin, wife of Texas A&M Aggies head football coach Kevin Sumlin, about keeping your sanity when a spouse has a high-pressure job.

Sep 08, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 9/1/17
01:27:58

- Pink made a statement about women’s beauty at the VMA’s, and Jen relates it to her own experience of coming to accept her physical appearance.

- Jen talks about how the gas shortage in her town taught her what it means to be “poor in spirit.”

- Jen has a powerful talk with Jewels Green about why her own abortion led her to work in the abortion industry, and her experiences with that job.

Sep 06, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 8/25/17
01:22:52

- Jen is broadcasting live from the eclipse! As she tries not to die of heat stroke, she calls Heather Schieder to hear how eclipse watching is going on her end. Hilarity ensues.
- Jen and Haley Stewart talk about the radical lifestyle choices Haley’s family has made. They explore the fears that stop many people, especially men, from making these kinds of changes in their own lives.
- Jen has an unforgettable chat with Edie Littlefield Sundby, an tech executive who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer that had impacted eight of her organs. Edie defied the odds and went on to become the only person in history to complete the El Camino Real Mission Trail.

Aug 29, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 8/4/17
01:18:32

- Jen receives a stack of cards with inspiring messages that you can hand out to strangers…and talks about what a disaster it would be if she used them.
- Jen is forced to decide which she cares about more: doing an amazing broadcast for the eclipse, or not looking like a sweaty, sunburned hag in her book trailer.
- The Boston Globe has an article about how Americans don’t use their decks and other parts of their home. Jen talks about why this is different in Catholic culture

Aug 21, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 8/11/17
01:11:28

- Jen and Hallie Lord have a riotously fun conversation about weight gain, body image, and why Jen wants to bring capes back into fashion.
- Jen talks about the fiasco when she left a key piece of radio equipment at a hotel, as well as what it would take to build a strong Catholic culture.
- Jen has a hilarious conversation with Heather Schieder about fostering a spirit of TRUST vs a spirit of CONTROL.

Aug 21, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 8/4/17
01:07:49

- Jen’s mom and aunt make an appearance on the show, and they talk with Jen and Hallie about using the gifts God has given you.
- Selina Lo opens up with Jen and Hallie about her severe struggles with depression, and how she found her way out of it.
- Jen chats with her neighbor, Gail Moore, about how one man’s simple act of obedience to God impacted many people’s lives in big ways.

Aug 14, 2017
Podcast For Week Ending 7.28.17
01:03:56

- Jen is excited about the fact that Michael Phelps raced a shark. She points out that there’s no point in having an Olympic swim team if they’re not racing sharks.

- Hiphop artist J-Nice is back, and this time he brought his mom! She shares her story of blessing others through her own suffering - and you won’t believe the story about the time she ran into a group of gang members.

- Kelly Mantoan shares honesty about the struggles she’s had with Natural Family Planning.

Aug 01, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 7.21.17
01:08:16

- Problems that can come with telling families that they shouldn’t have too many kids (and manages to work in the phrase “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me”).

- Kathryn Whitaker talks about road trips with kids, and finding balance in family life.

Jul 24, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 7/14/17
01:27:05

- NYT columnist David Brooks claims that a friend with “only a high school education” was baffled by an Italian sandwich shop, and Jen has all the thoughts.


- Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik say they don’t conform to binary gender norms, and Jen suggests some situations in which gender very quickly feels very binary.


- An article criticized big families for overpopulating the world, and Jen lists famous people like Stephen Colbert, Thomas Edison, and Celine Dion who are therefore technically “overpopulation.”

Jul 21, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 7/7/17
01:08:59

- Inspired by her neighbors shooting off fireworks over the weekend, Jen plans to fire a cannon for St. Ignatius Day.


- Jen talks about the wonderful moment that came when she encouraged her kids to get out of their comfort zones, and rants about an upcoming trip to the dentist.


- The Seattle Mariners are serving fried crickets at their games and Jen loves the idea (of other people eating crickets).

Jul 19, 2017
[REPOSTED] Podcast for Week Ending 6/23/17
01:32:49

- Jen relives yet another failure at the gym, and plays the special trailer her team made for Top Gun 2.

- The new Ken doll has a man bun, and drag queens host a children’s story hour at a library. Jen has all the thoughts.

- “Catholic Hipster” Tommy Tighe insists that he doesn’t like Christian music…and Jen finally finds something he loves! It’s a fantastic episode of their ongoing Christian Music Intervention.

Jul 17, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 6/30/17
01:09:45

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan posted pictures of their kids at a gay pride parade and received a lot of criticism from the Catholic world in response. Jen shares her thoughts.

- Cate Roberts of “Cate Can’t Cook” is back in the show, dropping wisdom bombs like she’s a jedi master as she talks about overcoming perfectionism and letting go of her fears.

 

Jun 30, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 6/16/17
01:34:58

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen shares a life-changing insight about having brittle vs. flexible goals

- Jen shares listeners’ haikus about their worst moments with exercise, and makes an important point about what happens when we really trust God.

- Michael Gasparro first came on the show when he called in during a calls segment, and now he’s in the studio in person! He and Jen have a blast as they talk about being “gay” vs. “straight” and tons of other stuff.

Jun 26, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 6/2/17
01:48:13

- Jen talks about how she spent her weekend writing code instead of relaxing. Then she tackles a study that claims to prove that straight people don’t exist.

- Jen talks to Rachael Escandon about how difficult school choices can be. Rachael used to homeschool but now sends her kids to public school, and Jen still homeschools. They talk about the challenges they each face in their education systems.

- Jen talks with Fr. Philip Bochanski about labels like “gay” and “straight” and what Catholics really believe about sexuality.

Jun 16, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 6/9/17
53:19

- Jen talks about how she loves her church’s Vacation Bible School…it’s just crushing her will to live.

- Jen talks with Cas Aarssen, “The Clutterbug,” about the four types of clutter personalities, and how you can make your home organized and beautiful.

- A popular author and speaker made the statement that women aren’t typically as funny as men. Jen responds.

Jun 15, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 5/26/17
01:39:40

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Another radio show has been making fun of Jen. She plays clips from their show and has a lot of fun with her response

- Christian hiphop artist J-Nice the Kingdom Builder stops by the studio, and he and Jen have an honest, powerful chat that was a big hit with listeners — even those who aren’t hiphop fans!

- Jen interviews Rod Dreher about his bestselling, groundbreaking book, The Benedict Option.

May 31, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 5/19/17
01:23:42

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show: 

- Jen talks about the disaster that unfolded at her daughter’s First Communion when Jen had gained so much weight she couldn’t even fit into her “nacho skirt.”

 - Jen talks about her favorite person to follow on Instagram stories, as well as the scandal surrounding Jen Hatmaker’s comments on gay marriage.

 - Jen talks with her husband, Joe, about his spontaneous trip to help orphans in Medellin, Colombia.

May 22, 2017
Podcast from Week Ending 5/12/17
01:26:06

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen raves about the viral video of the Snoop Dogg sign language translator. She also discusses the insanely creepy story of the sale of serial killer Ted Bundy’s childhood home.

- Jen discusses the new Dove shower gel containers that represent different women’s body sizes, which causes her to bemoan her recent weight gain (again).

- Jen’s friend Brice Sokolowski is visiting from his tiny town in the south of France. They talk about how radically different life is when you live in lifelong communities where your school, church, and errands are all within walking distance.

May 19, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 5/5/17
01:44:19

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen talks about Nordstrom selling filthy-looking jeans for $425

Jen has a powerful, fascinating talk with “The Evangelista,” Christina Jaloway, about being single for all of her 20s, and what she learned about how we can turn even good things into idols.

- Listeners call in to tell Jen about their tattoos — and their stories range from funny to deeply moving.

May 12, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 4/28/17
56:37

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

-  Jen discusses an article about a 52-year-old man who started working at a young tech startup, and what we can all learn from his experience.

- Jen finds an ad that the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton once placed and says that Christianity should advertise itself the same way.

- Jen talks with Jordan Reece, a Catholic dad who founded a charity where anyone can go help orphans in great need.

May 04, 2017
(REPOSTED) Podcast for 3/17/17
01:20:35

(NOTE: This is a previously published episode that we're re-posting because some listeners reported that it didn't show up in their feeds. Don't miss the first segment with Angie Neumann about charisms!)

- Jen has a fascinating chat with Angie Neumann from the St. Catherine of Siena Institute about how we can discover our charisms

 - Jen talks about the social media reactions to the viral video where the kids crashed their dad’s BBC interview

 - A Jack Russell at a dog show doesn't go through the course like he's supposed to. He just has fun. Jen thinks we can learn something from this dog. Just go for it and enjoy yourself!

May 01, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 4/14/17
52:49

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

Jen chats with IF Gathering founder Jennie Allen about how we can take our lives to the next level by doing crazy things for God.

Apr 17, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 4/7/17
01:17:02

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen opens up with an intimate story about how a malicious scam turned into a huge answered prayer

- Jen has a mind-blowing chat with Mary Lenaburg about the unexpected joys and graces that came from her daughter’s disability

- Kate Wicker opens up about her struggles with perfectionism as a mother (don’t miss the serial killer cake story!)

Apr 07, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 3/31/17
01:12:31

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show: 

- Jen talks with Heather Avis of @MacyMakesMyDay about the joys that have come with adopting special needs kids, and how the life you never expected can be the best life of all.

- Jen shares her thoughts on calling people who adopt special needs kids “saints” (she doesn’t like it), and talks about the article that says that being too busy is rude.

- TEDx speaker Caroline Boudreaux shares the powerful story of how a simple vacation changed her life and set her on a course to help orphans.

Apr 07, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 3/17/17
01:20:35

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen has a fascinating chat with Angie Neumann from the St. Catherine of Siena Institute about how we can discover our charisms

 - Jen talks about the social media reactions to the viral video where the kids crashed their dad’s BBC interview

 - Jack Russell at dog show that doesn't go through the course like he's supposed to. He just has fun. Jen thinks we can learn something from this dog. Just go for it and enjoy yourself.

Apr 03, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 3/24/17
53:01

In what Jen considers the most important interview she’s ever done, she sits down with Leticia Adams’ to have a powerful, intimate talk about Leticia’s son’s suicide.

Mar 29, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 3/3/17
01:27:33

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen talks about the book she’s writing, and how perfectionist parenting stems from a culture of death

- Jen has a photo shoot scheduled and it’s making her insane

- Jen asks callers to call with their favorite pop Christian songs

 

Mar 14, 2017
Podcast for the Week Ending 3/10/2017
01:30:59

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen is trying to let things go and not care what people think of her and her family.

The Women's March holds "A day without women" protest. The website has a banner for the LGBTQIA.

Snapchat - Jennifer sees it as a more personal thing to get people closer to each other. Videos and pictures brings people into your life and your world.

Simcha goes to doctor and asks for something to help her sleep. She has 10 kids and the doctor blames that on why she can't sleep.

Tommy Tighe comes on to chat about music. Jen picks music and Tommy tells her what his thoughts are. It’s a “Music Intervention” for Jen.

Mar 14, 2017
Podcast for the week ending 1/20/17
01:19:04

Jen laughs and shouts in agreement as she talks to Destiny Delarosa, head of an organization that was disinvited from the Women’s March

 

Jen admits that she has help and says “help” shouldn’t be a four-letter word; then she discusses the Women’s March disinviting New Wave Feminist while allowing organizations that encourage women to get naked

 

Women’s March in DC – Abby Johnson  

Mar 13, 2017
Podcast for the week ending 2/24/2017
01:07:02

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jennifer wonders if she sins in the realm of vanity. There's a difference from feeling good about yourself and overdoing it.

App used for Natural Family Planning. People complain about it and says it's encouraging young women to not protect yourself.

Jen talks with Shawn Smucker about the beautiful, moving #RideshareConfessional stories he encounters when he drives for Uber

Jen talks about pain and suffering in the world. She thinks this is a part of life. When we have suffering we shouldn't be able to end it because of discomfort.

Feb 28, 2017
Podcast for week ending 2/16/2017
01:08:37

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- John Paul II’s letter to artists and Playboy’s decision to bring back nudes

Jen talks with “The 10-Minute Novelist” about following your dreams in 10-minute increments

Jen talks about how she's getting headshots done for the back of her book.

- Adele wins a Grammy for Album of the Year. She thanks Beyonce who was also up for the award for making good music. She shared the spotlight. 

Feb 28, 2017
Podcast from the week ending 2/3/2017
01:17:38

On this podcast: 

Jen shares her opinion on the Boy Scouts accepting transgender kids

Jen and Kathryn Whitaker are supposed to be talking about Catholic schools, but they talk about words of the year and decluttering instead

Jen talks to author Julie Lyles Carr about accepting your kids’ individuality

Feb 12, 2017
Podcast for Week ending 1/27/17
01:04:28

Jen talks about Madonna’s speech at the women’s march, and points out that you never see men dressing up as genitalia at their marches

Jen reads an article that points out that many cartoon character’s mothers are dead. She agrees that this is the case, but has her own theories as to why so many screenwriters do this.

Jennifer talks about her family’s experience hosting an orphaned child and what it taught her about accepting her imperfections.

Feb 06, 2017
Podcast for Week Ending 1/13/17
01:14:29

- Jen asks callers: If you could give one piece of advice to yourself 10 years ago, what would it be?

-  Jen talks with Esther Fleece about the power of lament and being honest about our struggles

– Jen’s birthday! Jen is surprised with some random callers, ends with her family calling in.

 

Jan 21, 2017
Podcast for the week ending 1/6/2017
01:06:11

- An update on the new book Jen is writing, and why you should focus on process over results

- Paul Darrow on his conversion from gay atheist activist

- Fr. Mike Schmitz on seeking God through relationships

Jan 10, 2017
Podcast for week ending 12/2/16
01:10:24

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen can't deal with holiday decorations

- Priest and imam

- Leila Miller

Dec 30, 2016
Podcast for week ending 11/18/16
01:32:14

- Jen is so tired (no pun intended!) of articles that emphasize the importance of sleep, and she talks about a reality show about a poor comic who lives like a millionaire for a month

 

- A new TV series called The Young Pope portrays a hot Pope who lusts after a hot woman. Jen has thoughts.

 

- Jen interviews a young man who is gay and Catholic, and they have an honest conversation about his struggles

Dec 27, 2016
Podcast for week ending 12/20/16
01:07:22

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen goes to see Rogue One

- Kelly Pease

- Bo Bonner 

Dec 21, 2016
Podcast for week ending 12/16/16
53:03

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Why Jen hates the "Christmastime in Africa" song

- Real Parent of Genius

- Cosmo does a piece on jewel made to look like female reproductive parts

Dec 20, 2016
Podcast for week ending 11/11/16
01:19:28

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Fr. Bryce and I talked about Martha and Snoop

- Janson Delaney and Robert talk about our call to be missionaries

- My husband Joe makes it on the air!

Dec 20, 2016
Twitter kills Vine... How will I survive?
52:11

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Twitter kills Vine and the lesson we can all learn from it

- Why stereotypes about priests being pedophiles are dangerous for children

- Jen's in NYC and pops champagne to celebrate the whole team together

 

Nov 14, 2016
Millennials aren't having babies because "it's not hot"
01:14:17

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

Jen thinks that the state paying for hospitals to give IUDs to poor women is dangerous and anti-woman

Why abortion is the #1 issue that Jen cares about

Millennials not wanting kids - One of the reasons they give: "It's not hot"

*** NOTE: The Screwtape Letters quote mentioned in this episode turned out not to be accurate. ***

Nov 10, 2016
What Harambe (the dead gorilla) teaches us about our culture
01:16:13

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Experts say that kids playing video games ruin social skills. Jen has thoughts.

- Jen talks about how using Natural Family Planning helped her resolve other health issues.

- Harambe (the gorilla) became a meme. Jen finds a song related to it (that she wishes she could play over and over and over again) and gives her theory about why this meme took off and what it says about our culture.

 - Kelly Mantoan discusses how we can have a strong, joyful faith, even when bad things happen to our children.

Nov 08, 2016
The Ann Voskamp interview
35:22

In this must-hear interview, New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp stops by the New York City studios at SiriusXM, and she and Jen have a powerful in-person chat about her new book, The Broken Way. Ann shares life-changing insights as she opens up about her own struggles as a mother, a writer, and a woman of faith, and she makes the powerful point that if we can let go of our fear of suffering, we will discover a life filled with abundance. 

Oct 28, 2016
Vasectomy parties!
01:07:21

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Vasectomy parties are a thing now! Jen has thoughts - ALL THE THOUGHTS

- Jen has been trying to have more company over, and she did something amazing: She didn't *apologize* when guests arrived and the house wasn't perfect

- In one of listeners' favorite interviews this year, Jen talks with the "Hobo for Christ" Meg Hunter-Kilmer about how each of us can place radical trust in God in our daily lives

 

Oct 26, 2016
Going back to work when you have young children
01:13:31

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen talks about Corey Feldman's performance on the Today show and how we depersonalize others in order to shame them

- Jen and listeners discuss favorite (secular) songs on Jen's Jukebox

- Jen has an honest chat with Rachael Escandon about Rachael's recent decision to stop homeschooling, put her kids in public school and go back to work 

Oct 21, 2016
Sex festivals and tooth fairies
01:19:18

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen talks about why her house still has Santa and the Tooth Fairy come, even though they cause a lot of problems

- Jen remembers Tupac on the anniversary of his death

- There's a sex festival going on in Berlin, and Jen has a field day with the topic

 

Oct 19, 2016
Jen has questions - lots of questions! - about the new sperm donor app
01:27:49

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen is deeply moved by a Radiohead fan's selflessness when he finally met the band

- Jen shares her thoughts on the transgender child on Modern Family

- Her daughter, Lucy, talks about the possibility of not getting into the choir

- There's a new sperm donor app that's like Tinder, and Jen asks: "Why isn't Tinder considered a sperm donor app?"

- Jen has another fun and lively conversation with show favorite Leticia Adams

 

Oct 18, 2016
The diet that changed Jen's life
01:06:01

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen loses horribly at cards against Ivy League grads

- Hallie Lord and Jen talk about their crazy diet

- Jen is deeply moved by a video detailing an atheist's conversion to Christianity 

Oct 18, 2016
Jen watches "how to talk to strangers" advice, dies laughing
01:14:27

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen watches a video about how to talk to strangers, dies laughing as an introvert

- An NPR article talks about the age of helicopter parenting, and Jen shares her theory about why modern parenting views are so out of whack

- Jen draws an inspiring spiritual lesson from...Taylor Swift

- Jen applauds discussions of Anthony Weiner that focus on addiction

 

 

Sep 22, 2016
Should we not have kids because they’re bad for the environment?
01:13:29

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- An NPR piece discusses a professor who says that we shouldn't have kids because they're bad for the environment. Jen has ALL THE THOUGHTS.

- Jen talks about how to let go of fear and fully trust in God

- Jen talks about the jeweler who send a passive aggressive note to Ivanka Trump along with her jewelry purchase

- Jen has a powerful talk with Jason Evert about how "our hearts are made for love, our minds are made for truth"

Sep 20, 2016
Do workout selfies make you an egomaniac?
01:11:32

This week on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen finds an article that says that you have mental problems if you post about your workouts on selfies

- Jen talks about what we can all learn from the Olympian swimmers under fire for lying about robbery in Rio

- It's National Orangutan Day and a zoo is letting in red heads for free

 

- Jen and Leticia Ochoa Adams are on fire as they discuss the guy who hands out condoms in the Olympics 

Sep 19, 2016
Jen gives up her baby furniture, ends up sobbing in the street
01:20:07

 This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Hallie Lord talks about the revolutionary new diet that she and Jen are doing!

- Jen gives up baby furniture and ends up sobbing on her curb

- An Irish travel blogger couple have their plans entirely derailed by a flat tire, and Jen thinks about what we can learn from that situation about trusting God

- Jen is delighted by a guy who volunteers to tell jokes to people standing in line at a food pantry

Sep 16, 2016
Why Christian women's events drive Jen crazy
01:24:03

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen goes to the dentist and is interrogated about her flossing habits

- Trump kicks a baby out of his rally, and Jen has thoughts

- The Catholic secret behind Harry Potter's success

- Jen and Leticia Adams talk about not fitting in in Christian circles, and why many religious women's events drive them bonkers 

Sep 07, 2016
Jen feels guilty for wasting a stalker's time
01:01:28

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show: 

- A beautiful, unexpected moment heals a 100-year-old rift in Jen's family

- Jen loves Snapchat (and she wrote you a guide!)

- While being followed by a stalker, Jen feels guilty for leading him around the neighborhood and wasting his time

- Jen goes to the spa to have a facial and is completely confused by the robe

Aug 30, 2016
Jen eats bugs - live on the air
01:21:12

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen's 3-year-old explains in no uncertain terms why he will not be eating bugs

- Robert Nathan Allen provides Jen and her kids a delicious spread of bugs to taste

- Why the tooth fairy keeps ruining Jen's life

- Jen has just a feeeeeeew thoughts on the Daily Show tweet that said: "Celebrate the SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" 

Aug 17, 2016
The Playboy bunny locker room controversy tells you everything you need to know about our culture
01:18:09

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

 - Jen calls out Maxim magazine for accusing Playboy model Dani Mathers of body shaming (and shares other thoughts on the infamous locker room photo)

- An "artist" schedules a protest with 100 naked women

- Jen talks about making family time happen

- Google releases gender equality emoji, and it tells you so much about the value (or lack thereof) that we place on people who stay home with kids

Jul 26, 2016
What Microsoft's embarrassing email can teach us about self-acceptance
55:27

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show Jen discusses:

- Why Pokemon Go is important 

- The pedophile who wants his sexuality to be accepted

- Jim Gaffigan going on atheist Bill Maher's show

- The painful, embarrassing email that Microsoft sent to recruit interns - and what we can all learn from it

Jul 21, 2016
When you kinda secretly hate people who are more successful than you
49:30

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen says we are all have our "Mischa Barton on her yacht for #BlackLivesMatter" moments

- With the help of Twitter, Jen opens a beer with scissors!

 

- Jen has a powerful conversation with musician Kelly Pease about loving God's unique plan for your life -- and not wallowing in jealousy toward people who are more "successful" than you, since we each need to thrive and succeed in different ways.

Jul 19, 2016
Drinking with your cat is not drinking alone (and other brilliant insights)
01:23:53

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Jen:

- ...is overjoyed to find out that she's not drinking alone as long as there's a cat in the room, thanks to the marketing of Pinot Meow

- ...reads poetic descriptions of the pain levels of being stung by various stinging insects

- ...feels justified in her loathing of public pools when she reads that what makes your eyes red is other people's urine, not chlorine 

- ...plays audio from what was almost a hilarious on-air disaster

 

Jul 13, 2016
Would you eat in a naked restaurant? (Yes, they exist)
01:15:45

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen is on fire about the new trend of naked restaurants, and their claims that being nude is about freedom

- Jen talks about the secret fears behind the shaming of the Florida toddler parents

- Leticia Adams stops by to talk about giving up Facebook and the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians 

Jul 06, 2016
A former Playboy might want six kids - Jen has thoughts
59:11

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show: 

- Former Playboy bunny Holly Madison says she might want a big family - Jen talks about how to discern family size

- Jetblue and #BootyShortSupport

- Interview with Kat Doyle and Starve Wars

- Interview with Ramona Trevino

Jul 06, 2016