The Jennifer Fulwiler Show (general)

 

In the opening segment to her show, Jen discusses a Washington Post article titled "I have a dad bod. Here's why women love it." Jen offers her own suggestion of why women might be more attracted to men carrying a few extra pounds, and draws a connection to women's modesty, somehow advocating for burkas and estrogen pills for men in the process. 

Direct download: 2015-05-14-dad-bods.mp3
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Jen reacts to a news article about clubs for children as young as age five who are supposedly transsexual. She talks about the inconsistencies in the secular worldview on these issues, and suggests that the Catholic Church is a surprising ally for people who struggle with transgenderism. Before the segment ends, she also talks about a disaster with her daughter's First Communion meeting.

Direct download: 2015-04-30-opening-segment.mp3
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Popular author and blogger Simcha Fisher joins Jen to talk about Catholicism, motherhood, family planning, and life. Jen and Simcha laugh through the whole interview as they wonder aloud how they ended up with so many kids (Jen with six, Simcha with ten), and analogize converting to Catholicism to entering a tardis on Dr. Who. Simcha's raw honesty and brilliant insights make it a must-hear discussion!

Direct download: 2015-05-07-simcha-fisher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm CST

 

Jen hears about a horror movie where the characters will be killed if they get offline, and decides that that actually sounds like a great day to her. She and the Catholic Channel team create a trailer for a REAL horror movie called "20 Percent," about the terrifying scenario where a mother is going into the 5 PM witching hour and her phone battery dies. She expresses skepticism about the upcoming Full House revival (was Small Wonder even considered?!) and does the worst rendition of the Facts of Life theme in the history of the world.

Direct download: 2015-04-23-20percent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm CST

 

Jen talks with Kerry Weber about Pope Francis' call to live lives of mercy. What is the difference between mercy and love? How do you know when to push through challenges serving others, and when God is telling you that this isn't what he wants you to be doing? Kerry shares her insights from a 40-day experiment in which she attempted to incorporate the Corporal Works of Mercy into her life in concrete ways. 

Direct download: 2015-04-16-kerry-weber.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

 

 

To kick off the Easter season, Jen has a lively conversation with biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre about the Resurrection of Christ. Why do Christians believe this happened? What historical evidence is there for this event? How can we make the case to people who don't share our beliefs? Dr. Pitre shares his insights.

Direct download: 2015-04-09-brant-pitre.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm CST

 

Author Vinny Flynn shares his sense of awe at the gift of the Eucharist. Jennifer asks him why God doesn't make Communion a more viscerally spectacular experience if he wants us to appreciate it, and Vinny's answer offers profound insights about the mystery of faith.

Direct download: 2015-04-02-vinny-flynn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm CST

 

Kathryn Whitaker walks Jen through an Easter craft, and describes how these sorts of details can show friends and family members that you care. While trying not to get burned by the glue gun, they talk about making your home beautiful while letting go of perfectionism. 

Direct download: 2015-03-26-kathryn-whitaker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm CST

 

Marie Miller is in Austin for SXSW, and she joins Jennifer Fulwiler for a fun conversation about keeping your faith in a secular environment and the craziness that often comes with family life (Marie is one of 10 children).

Jen asked listeners on Facebook to describe their worst Mass experience with children in 10 words or fewer, and Jen and Marie use those responses as lyrics for a song about disastrous church experiences! They sing the song on the air at the end of the segment, complete with a baby rattle as a tambourine.

Direct download: 2015-03-18-marie-miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm CST

Jen is determined to assemble a new desk by herself, and in the process gains some insights about the roles of men and women in the Church. She also buys a Selfie Stick and takes a lot of heat for it on Twitter.

Direct download: 2015-03-12-ikea-desk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST