Jen Said What?!
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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?”

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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-  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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 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.”

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- 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).

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- 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.

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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.

 

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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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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(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!

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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.

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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!)

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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.

Direct download: Podcast_3.31.17.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Podcast_3.17.17.mp3
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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.

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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

 

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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.

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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  

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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- 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.

 

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- 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

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