The Jennifer Fulwiler Show (general)


When we hear the first commandment -- "thou shalt not have strange gods before Me" -- many of us feel like we're okay on that one. We don't acknowledge deities other than Christ, so we're fine, right? Elizabeth Scalia points out that most of us violate this commandment all the time without even realizing it. She and Jennifer talk about the surprising things we can turn into gods that we value above all else, and Elizabeth shares some very unique advice for casting the idols out of your own life.

Direct download: 2015-01-29-elizabeth-scalia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST


Jennifer Fulwiler talks to Heather Gardner while Heather is at the March for Life in Washington, DC. With the crowd noises of 500,000 joyful marchers in the background, Heather discusses her experience reaching out to women at abortion clinics. She also tells amazing stories of abortion clinic workers leaving their jobs and joining the pro-life movement, and offers tips for talking to pro-choice friends and family members about the pro-life cause.

Direct download: 2015-01-22-heather-gardner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm CST


Jennifer Fulwiler has a lively discussion with author Emily Stimpson about the Catholic understanding of food. Emily shares fascinating insights about how we should see food as a sign of God's love, beginning with the sign of the Eucharist, and how secular culture has become obsessed with "food porn." Emily opens up about her battle with anorexia, and she and Jen talk about how developing a Catholic understanding of food and the human body helped them both accept themselves as women.

Direct download: 2015-01-15-emily-stimpson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm CST

Jennifer Fulwiler talks with West Coast Walk for Life co-founder and Ignatius Press marketing manager Eva Muntean, who shares her insights about going where God calls you, even when it's scary. Eva also tells the riveting story of her family's escape from Communist Hungary, during which her parents had to hide Eva and her siblings in the trunk of a car in order to get across the border. It's a fascinating discussion you won't want to miss!

Direct download: 2014-01-08-eva-muntean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

As part of her special Christmas episode, Jennifer Fulwiler talks with Beverly D'Angelo, star of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. They had been planning to talk about the classic Christmas movie, but their conversation turned into an unexpected -- and fascinating -- discussion about marriage, the struggles of modern parenthood, and how motherhood changes everything.

Direct download: 2014-25-12-beverly-dangelo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm CST

In this must-hear interview, Jennifer Fulwiler has a fun, informal interview with Dr. Scott Hahn where they both speak candidly about struggles with their own faith lives, as well as with the difficulties of inspiring children in their own spiritual journeys. Jennifer asks how we can regain a sense of awe and joy when we ponder the mysteries of the Gospel, and Dr. Hahn responds with powerful, fascinating insights. 

Direct download: 2014-12-18-scott-hahn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

In the opening segment of the show, Jennifer realizes how much she's failing at Advent when she interviews her three-year-old daughter about what we celebrate on Christmas day. She then shares her joy at doing Christmas cards, and talks about why they're still relevant in the age of Facebook.

Direct download: 2014-12-11-opening-segment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

Jennifer Fulwiler talks with author and blogger Kendra Tierney about her decision not to give her children toys this Christmas. The discussion veers into a fascinating look at the Tierney family's philosophy, in which Kendra details the steps they take to build a strong family culture that reflects their values. Jennifer and Kendra talk about how others can do the same -- starting with questioning all the "have to's" that surround us, especially around the holidays. 

Direct download: 2014-12-04-kendra-tierney.mp3
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Jennifer has her friend Rachael Escandon on the show to talk about a group she started called the Dinner Club for Underachievers. This fun, informal dinner club has been a powerful force in uniting families and fostering a sense community in their area. They talk about how Rachael got it started, as well as how others can start similar clubs in their own cities.

Direct download: 2014-11-27-rachael-escandon.mp3
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Jennifer Fulwiler talks to Sister Theresa Noble, a former atheist who is now a nun. Their discussion about how to talk to nonbelievers about faith takes a turn for the interesting when Sister Theresa points out that Catholics shouldn't be afraid of doubt. She opens up about how she's a "natural doubter," and offers tips for other believers who occasionally wonder if God even exists at all.

Direct download: 2014-11-20-sister-theresa-noble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST