Jen Said What?!

This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen can't deal with holiday decorations

- Priest and imam

- Leila Miller

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- 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

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen goes to see Rogue One

- Kelly Pease

- Bo Bonner 

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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

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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!

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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


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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. ***

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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.

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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. 

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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


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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 

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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


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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


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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 

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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



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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"

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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 

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 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

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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 

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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

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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!" 

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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

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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

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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.

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Jen:

- 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


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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 

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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

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen takes the kids to the nursing home and realizes that cupcakes are the worst invention in human history

- Joe signs the family up to do a tour of a golf course, and thinks it will be fine to take all six kids

- Jen reflects on how much the local preschool teachers SAVED HER LIFE (and thinks about how parents aren't meant to be all things to their kids)

...and more!

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Jen discusses:

- An article that says that open relationships aren't great

- Rights for parents of toddlers

- The study that shows that kids spend less time outside than prisoners

- The selfie statue in Sugar Land, TX

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- How random travel is helps us learn to let go of our desire to be in control

- Miley Cyrus on Jimmy Fallon promoting Planned Parenthood

- Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan give commencement speech at Catholic University of America

- Raymond Arroyo talks about his new Mother Angelica book

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Kourtney Kardashian has an app, so Jen decides that she needs one too and imagines what features it would have

- Jen doesn't know whether to laugh or cry when she hears about a new sex amusement park

- Jen collapses while doing an on-air workout

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Jen explains why she wants to be a burden to her children

- Once again, Jen says she thinks rapper 50 Cent is a great guy

- Jen does a new version of St. Francis' Canticle of the Sun for people who live in climates inhospitable to human life

- Abby Johnson shares behind-the-scenes stories from working at Planned Parenthood

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Jen took the family to London and Rome, and highlights from these shows include:

- Her delight at discovering the Hydraulic Press channel on Youtube

- A powerful interview with Benedict Rogers, a human rights activist who converted to Catholicism

- A great behind-the-scenes story of what happened after her interview with Rogers

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Why Jen should never use the Postables service

- Bo Bonner talks about the foolishness of Easter

- Jen's Jukebox, where listeners share non-Christian songs that deeply moved them!


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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Jen has a powerful and inspiring chat with Tommy Tighe about the crisis his family is facing


- Jen chats with Rachael Escandon of @what_about_mom on Instagram about how her secret to getting in shape as an overwhelmed mom of five young children

- ...and more!

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Jen chats with listeners about non-religious songs that move them spiritually

- Jen gets recommendations for new shows to binge watch

- Jen explains what she learned about mercy from almost screaming death threats at a car in the pre-school parking lot


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This week's podcast has some of Jennifer's all-time favorite moments from the show!

- Jen freaks out about a man shutting her window on the plane

- Jeannie Gaffigan talks to Jen and Hallie Lord about managing crazy family life

- Battle rapper Th3 Saga teaches Jen to battle rap!

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show: 

- Jen sprains her wrist in a punching accident and realizes all the things she can't do now

- Jen recalls the time she encountered an atheist who was trying to enter the Church (but still an atheist) 

- Pope Francis is on Instagram!

- Jen has a fascinating discussion with Adam Anders, producer for Glee and the Passion Live

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen conducts one of her all-time favorite interviews when she chats with a rap battle artist who is also a devout Christian (don't miss his advice about finding your courage in overwhelming situations!)

- She shares her latest failures at the new kickboxing gym

- She relates Mother Teresa's advice to the media coverage of Trump

- She (VERY RELUCTANTLY) shares an insight about why Catholics believe that masturbation is not a good thing to do

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler Show:

- Jen has a powerful, deeply personal interview with Marcus Grodi. (You don't want to miss this! The interview starts about 30 min into the podcast.)

- Jen gives you her Daylight Saving Time survival kit, complete with a tranquilizer gun like park rangers use for rogue animals

- Jen discusses National Women's Day in the Vatican and shares her thoughts on gender in the Church

- Jen connects the Peyton Manning retirement story to the claims of gender inequality within the Church

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It's Hallie filling in for Jen this week on the show!

- Hallie discusses women being forced to breastfeed in the bathroom at the Oscars

Father Damian Ference joins the show with unique songs for a great Lenten playlist

- Hallie plays clip of makeup artist teaching you how to contour your neck for better photos and shares her strong feelings on the subject

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- Jen rants about a recent article about the morality of breastfeeding...and is surprised when the author, Dr. Greg Popcak, calls into the show!

- Jen talks about why Full House fueled her atheism

- Jen has a fascinating conversation with astrophysicist-turned-nutritionist Paul Jaminet about the surprising physical benefits of fasting 

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In audio from the week of Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Valentine's Day:

- Jen talks to a priest who is at a lively Mardi Gras parade

- Hallie Lord joins Jen for romantic date night ideas

- Jen realizes the beautiful and holy "O Sacrum" is on the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack


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This week on the Jen Fulwiler Show:

- Jen shares her personal story of having serious reasons to avoid pregnancy in light of Pope Francis' comments on avoiding pregnancy because of the Zika virus

- Jen talks to Patrick Madrid regarding the Pope's comments about contraception

- Jen shares a little-known story that may explain why the Pope has such a deep concern for immigrants 

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This week Jennifer talks:

- Catholic Groundhog Day (the Pope saw his shadow!)

- "The Case for Jesus," an amazing new book by Dr. Brant Pitre

- Cindy Crawford turning 50 and why women shouldn't worry about being hot

- CDC's suggestion that women should use contraception if they're drinking alcohol

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This week Jen talks about...

- Why the new Barbie body annoys her

- Why parents shouldn't worry so much about kids and screen time

- A recent on-air disaster in which she tried to impress the CEO of her publishing house and everything went awry

- Msgr Shea being stuck for 20 hours on the Pennsylvania Turnpike  

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This week on the Jennifer Fulwiler show:

- Jen and Lino Rulli watch a potty training video together - and it's even more of a disaster than you'd imagine it would be

- Are you ready for a baby? vs. Are you ready to have sex?

- Jen shares her strong thoughts on children and weddings

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Jen discusses

- Instagram women and the behind the scenes husbands

- Spiritual warfare when trying to better yourself

- Empire's Shakespearean themes and the use of motherhood as power

- Alan Rickman's death and role in Galaxy Quest

- Jen's bio criticism and true feminism

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This week Jen talks:

- Why Fubies seem evil 

- Why a woman who trolled a grammar snob is her hero (complete with Wind Beneath My Wings playing in the background)

- Why a scene from Mozart in the jungle reminds her of the Catholic Church

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This week Jen talks about:

- Why "homechurch" doesn't take it far enough (she wants "bedchurch")

- Her new patron saint for the year, chosen at random (it was a surprising choice!)

- How making her bed in the morning changed her life

And she has a great chat with Gary Jansen, author of The 15 Minute Prayer Solution.

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