Jen Said What?! (general)

 

In the opening segment of her radio show, Jen shares audio from an ill-fated trip trip to the grocery store with her kids. Pope Francis recently mentioned the Canticle of the Sun, which praises Brother Sun and Sister Moon, and Jen takes the opportunity to share her disdain for Sister Downpour and Brother Hail. She also plays a humorous Father's Day movie trailer, and talks about putting a woman on the $10 bill.

Direct download: 2015-06-18-fathers-day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

In the opening segment of the Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Jen talks about her epic back yard renovation project that makes her feel like a pharaoh building a pyramid. She then discusses the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner situation. Playing clips from the media response to Bruce Jenner's transformation, she points out inconsistencies in the popular response to this subject, analogizing it to getting a tattoo of One Direction.

Direct download: 2015-06-11-jenner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm CST

Tsh Oxenreider joins Jen in-studio to talk about her year-long trip around the world with her husband and three young children where they visited almost 30 countries. Tsh, an author and the founder of TheArtofSimple.net, shares amazing stories from her global adventures, and talks about how real families can do things like this in their own lives.

Direct download: 2015-06-04-tsh-oxenreider.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

Doug Johnson, husband of author and speaker Abby Johnson, joins Jennifer in-studio (in this case, the studio being her 10-year-old son's bedroom). They talk about Doug's decision to become a stay-at-home dad, and the moment he found out on Facebook that his wife wanted to adopt a baby when they already had four children, three of them under age three. Doug also lays out his and Abby's dream to sustain their family by owning land and growing their own food, and Jen declares that she'll just have to die if the global economy ever collapses. 

Direct download: 2015-05-21-doug-johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am CST

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