Enjoy the podcast of the Jennifer Fulwiler as she takes a look at modern life through the lens of a Catholic convert and mother of six. Jennifer weaves humorous personal stories with insightful commentary on current events, and interviews fascinating guests.
Jen reviews the time her husband drank a malt liquor energy drink and it didn’t work out well. Then she and Liv Harrison talk about a personality assessment that Jen always gets hatemail for talking about so they refer to it cryptically as the “schmenneagram.”
(00:00:00)) - Jen hates on the Lizzo haters (again). She also asks her opener, Allison Wojtowecz, who is not Catholic, what she thinks of all these Catholics she’s been meeting on Jen’s tour. Don’t miss Allison’s answer! (00:25:20) - Jeannie Gaffigan stops by the NYC studios to hang out with Jen and talk about why they wish teachers would write notes on their kids’ arms. (00:56:33) - Jeremy McLellan is a standup comic who converted to Catholicism, lives in South Carolina, and is famous in Pakistan. Seriously. He tells Jen about an event he did for a Muslim organization that went horribly awry.
(00:00:00) - Leonardo DiCaprio rescued a man from the ocean and Jen is here with the Titanic jokes. (00:21:05) - Beth Moore stops by to have a very honest conversation about staying strong when you feel discouraged. (00:43:04) - Jen makes the irrefutable case that the movie 1917 is basically a remake of Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle.
(00:00:00) - Jen was doing a parenting advice video when her kid ran across the dinner table barefoot in the background. (21:41:00) - A Psychology Today article says that men who watch adult videos are more respectful of women. Jen should not touch this topic but she does anyway. (35:50:00) - Jen’s family read-aloud went much better when she switched from the classics to books about murder.
(00:00:00) - People are saying that Jen’s new book cover looks like a part of the female anatomy. Jen also reflects on being “in awe” instead of being “grateful” as she complains about air travel. (22:57:00) - Jen thought girls could do anything but learns from Michelle Williams’ speech at the Golden Globes that that is not true. (41:15:00) - The reason Lizzo quit Twitter is why we can’t have nice things.
(00:00:00) - Everything Jen was thankful for in her gratitude journal last year was taken away, so she’s done with gratitude now. (10:09:00) - Jen loves being Catholic because Christmas is a season…which gives her more time to hate on the Christmastime in Africa song. (21:29:00) - Jen’s 12-year-old daughter Lucy stops by the show to draw a “saint of the year” for callers and of course the random generator comes up with a bunch of saints whose names are hard to pronounce.
(00:00:00) - Jen’s children were singing a wildly inappropriate song in the background of her Instagram. While playing this song she accidentally airs inappropriate lyrics. (00:10:36) - Jen had to take a word out of her Word of the Year Generator because people were so bad about it. She also explains why carolers terrify her. (00:32:40) - Mitali Perkins tells Jen how strange it was to move to the US from India during the holiday season, as they tried to figure out why the fat guy only brought presents to everyone else
(00:00:00) - Jen reminds people that her Word of the Year and Saint’s Name generators do not actually control their destinies. Then Jessica Fanelli stops by to talk about how she pulled herself out of a rut by changing up her look. (00:37:27) - It’s time for Jen to hate on the song “Christmastime in Africa,” per her annual tradition! (01:02:28) - Taylor Nichols talks with Jen about how we can help our kids through hard times by being honest and authentic with them.
PODCAST FOR WEEK ENDING 12/13/19 (00:00:00) - Jen went to the SiriusXM holiday party and had the most wonderfully awkward moment ever. (00:21:06)- Jen talks about the death of rapper Juice WRLD. (00:34:12)- Sseko Designs founder Liz Bohannon encourages Jen’s listeners to have the courage to dream SMALL.
(00:00:00) - Everyone thinks Jen’s Advent calendars look phallic and it’s killing her (00:17:39) - St. Nicholas doesn’t come to the Fulwiler house because he can’t deal with the shoe situation (00:25:38) - Jen defends the viral Peloton ad. Sort of.
(00:00:00) - Snoop Dogg has the perfect words for Jen as she writes the acknowledgements for her next book (00:16:11)- Jen shares the story of a certain friend of hers who accidentally shared nudity on Instagram stories. Also, Leticia Ochoa Adams talks about how to keep your faith when Christians hurt you. (00:31:15) - Kathleen Jones, an actress with Cystic Fibrosis, talks about how to find your way when a dream ends.
(00:00:00)- A lot of people told Jen that nobody wants standup comedy done by a minivan-driving woman from the suburbs. She shares her message to them. (00:18:25) - Jen thinks Catholics have an obligation to eat bugs (00:32:13) - Jen is still trying to get images of her “Pope Is Dope” shirt off of her website since people are so offended by it.
00:00:00)- Jen asks what YOU are going to do to help men not carry dogs in baby carriers (00:12:15) - A guy created a mug wall for his girlfriend instead of shaming her for her love of mugs and this shows the beautiful things that can happen when we affirm people’s quirks (00:37:20) - In a segment that generated a lot of hate mail, Jen gives her unique hot take Baby It’s Cold Outside
(00:00:00) - Jen admit that the wheels are coming off of her life this week. She also plays audio of what prehistoric music sounded like…and turns it into a dance remix. (00:22:22) - Jen is inspired by Kanye’s move into Christian music. (00:45:07) - Kathryn Whitaker points out that you never know when God might be working in your life to prepare you for something big that’s coming.
(00:00:00) - Jen talks about public figures being denied communion and points out that that would be very complicated for her because she has face blindness. (00:21:46) - Captain Tammy Jo Schultz stops by the show to talk about how she landed the famous Southwest Airlines plane that had a window blow out, and what life lessons we can all learn from that. (00:45:53) - Jen chats with Liz Bohannon, founder of the enormously popular brand Sseko that gives women in developing countries opportunities to thrive.
(00:00:00) - A fan showed up at Jen’s AirBNB and Jen respects this level of research and dedication. Her friend and regular guest Courtney admits to driving by Donnie Wahlberg’s house (00:16:57) - Musician Jonna Marie talks about how YOU can discover your blue flame. (00:50:05) - Jen’s husband Joe stops by the show and they talk about how they discerned the big life changes they’ve made.
(00:00:00) - An atheist professor wrote a book saying people shouldn’t exist and Jen imagines what that book tour must have been like. She also points out the that viral “spiders are our friends” article author does not live in Texas. (00:31:28) - Snoop Dogg thanks himself in a speech and Jen can’t get enough of it. (1:07:14) - Jen is in the middle of a fascinating chat with author Becky Powell when Dr. Scott Hahn unexpectedly stops by the show!
(00:00:00)- Jen has a powerful conversation at the Billy Graham Library with Anne Graham Lotz about trusting God even during tough times. (00:22:01)- Rebekah Lyons stops by the show to talk about letting go of anxiety. (00:48:45)- Logan Paul makes an anti-abortion statement. Ellen seen with George Bush at a football game gets slammed by twitter. Her point- We can still be friends with people even if your views don't line up.
(00:00:00) - Jen’s dad died unexpectedly the night before her Atlanta standup comedy tour stop. She talks with Leticia Ochoa Adams about the crazy God moments that occurred in the midst of that tragedy. (00:36:49)- Jen and Meghan the stylist talking about re-doing your wardrobe when you hate the way you look. Jen also explains why “Saint Francis naked” is in her search history. (1:05:59)- Jen helps Carlos Whitaker work through his pain as an Atlanta Falcons fan, and they talk about the fun of sports.
(00:00:00)- Jen explains why it’s always awesome to check your luggage instead of carrying it on. #TeamCheckedBag!!!!!! (00:11:18)- It’s the Area 51 raid! Jen points out that any event where you have games and port-a-potties is a festival, not a raid. She also talks about NBC’s site where people can confess sins against the environment. (00:43:30)- Jen shares an embarrassing story that explains why no Christian denominations advocate for toddler baptism.
(00:00:00) - A Swedish scientist has suggested cannibalism as a solution to the environmental crisis. Jen has a field day. (00:14:04)- The fact that Jen’s autocorrect changes “show” to “shower” is the worst thing in Jen’s life. (00:32:40)- Jen takes calls asking people for their worst auto-correct stories, and it turns into one of her all-time favorite segments she’s EVER done.
(00:00:00) – Jen cleaned out her dirty car yesterday and found gift bags left over from the 2017 Edel Gathering that she and Hallie Lord hosted. She sent a picture of it to Hallie who replied with an audio file of her laughing hysterically. Jen talks about all the things she's good at and bad at and what does self-acceptance look like especially when brought to light by a friend. (00:16:53) - Jen talks about how it changed her life to stop asking if she’ll fail and start asking how she can live a great story. (00:24:32) - Jen has decided that it’s time to burn down Catholic Twitter.
(00:00:00) - Jen defends the drunk stewardess who made the news (00:20:10) - Jen points out that even John Steinbeck felt like he wasn’t good at what he did (00:39:12)- Jen is failing at being a school mom. Liv Harrison has thoughts.
(00:00:00) - Jen talks about her experience shopping at Forever 21, where you try on the XXXL dress and it fits you like sausage casing. (00:19:40) - Jen cannot recognize people’s faces and this has led to so many awkward moments. (00:38:46) - Jen gives listeners a content warning that nobody should listen to this segment before she starts in on 5 Minutes on 5 Takes.
(00:00:00) - A city installed a sculpture of a giant, angry hand and Jen blames atheism. (00”21:38)- Jen plays clips from an interview where Stephen Colbert talks about how to be grateful even for the horrible moments in life. (00:43:51) - Callers make suggestions about what song Jen should walk onstage to for her comedy tour. Don’t miss one of the last callers, who suggests the version of Africa sung by Elmo
(00:00:00) - Jen and John Crist do a Town Hall special in front of a live audience! They talk about how Protestants and Catholics pray differently…and John has a theory about where Jen’s prayer life went wrong. (00:23:39) - Jen accidentally insults Hillsong in front of Hillsong’s manager. (00:39:58)- Professional organizer Chappell Oates shares her secrets for how changing your attitude will change your physical space.
(00:00:00) John Crist complained on Twitter about the picture Jen posted of him. This reminds us to photoshop others how you would have them photoshop you. (0016:41) - Donnie Wahlberg of NKOTB said he is “game” to open Jen’s standup comedy show in Chicago. Jen seeks her fans’ help to make this a reality. (00:24:57) - Roles are reversed and Jen is the interviewee this time! Julie Lyles Carr asks Jen all the details about the standup comedy tour. Jen talks about the importance of being who you’re MEANT to be instead of who you’re SUPPOSED to be.
(00:00:00)- Jen shares stories about her wild mother-in-law while talking about Busta Rhymes’ argument on a plane. She erroneously identifies Busta as a member of Wu Tang multiple times during this segment. (00:18:34) - A surfer gets bitten by a shark and goes to a bar to get free drinks instead of seeking medical attention. Jen wants to know how she can get this man to be her life coach. (00:58:50) - Goth Twitter encounters Catholic Twitter and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Jen.
(00:00:00) Leticia Ochoa Adams asks Jen how she remains confident even in the face of disaster. (00:36:53) Jen talks about how growing up Catholic shows in a lot of famous people as they talk about it and incorporate it into their acting, music etc (00:52:36) Jen's tour comes up as "Naughty Corner" on the credit card bills.
(00:00:00) - Jen explains what she means when she asks someone to take “a picture” of her. She also finds a great lesson in the continued fallout from the Fyre Festival. (19:07:00) - The way a group of Broadway performers reacted to the NYC blackout is super inspiring to Jen. (38:44:00) - Jen’s obsession with the Area 51 raid continues when she learns that a favorite rapper is getting in on it. She also talks about life lessons from improv.
(00:00:00) - Jen delivers her “y’all don’t know what mermaids look like” take to people who have a problem with Halle Bailey playing Ariel. She also says “no one has ever heard of this Little Mermaid song” about the movie’s most popular song. (00:18:50) - Five hot takes in five minutes! (00:47:10) - Jen and Liv Harrison reveal their obsession with Lizzo, and listen to and talk about other music they’re into right now.
(00:00:00) - Jen wants to start a vigilante justice gang to enforce fireworks restrictions. She also says it’s worse to have scorpions in your house than a dumb alligator. (00:29:44) - Tyler Perry encourages people to keep fighting for their dreams and Jen is here for it. (00:48:54) - The Dalai Lama says a female Dalai Lama would need to wear makeup. Jen tries to be serious as she discusses this subject.
(00:00) Jen has found her new hero: The author who stalked a person who left a one-star review of her book. (21:01) - Jen’s 11-year-old daughter Lucy comes on to explain what modern slang terms mean. It is a lit interview that will snatch your wig and make you stan as you shout “YASSS QUEEN,” fam. (59:09) - Jen is a fan of Kim Kardashian’s new shapewear line. Actually she’s a fan of all shapewear. She also applauds the mom of three who won American Ninja Warrior and talks about how this can inspire all of us to use our blue flames.
(00:00:00) - Jen prayed for rain but forgot to add “but not a thunderstorm that rolls through at 3 AM.” She also talks about regular guest Giancarlo Bernini being on Penn and Teller’s magic show. (0022:00) - Lisa Canning encourages parents to let go of fear, embrace imperfection, and live fabulous lives. (00:40:36) - Lisa Jo Baker talks about how to love your life right here, right now - and admits that the picture of her on the cover of her book was taken with her friend’s iPhone.
(00:00:00) - Katie Linendoll stops by the show with Broadway singers, and they create music on the fly based on listener suggestions. Jen proclaims that this is her favorite segment ever. (00:45:11)- Jen declares that she’d rather go to South Dakota than Hawaii. She also shares a story about an amazing thing her Uber driver does to help disadvantaged moms.
(00:00:00)- Jen’s producer created an ad for a Vacation Bible School Program run by her. Jen also talks about DJ Khaled’s frustration about his new album, and what we can all learn from it (00:17:01)- Jen lets Twitter choose random topics for her to cover, and the result is…totally weird. (00:42:05)- Bradley Cooper has broken up with his girlfriend and Jen tries to resist the urge to speculate about his relationship with Lady Gaga. she also lays out her “Shock and Awe” parenting philosophy.
(00:00:00)- 3 years yesterday since Harambe passed away. Elon Musk celebrates Harambe’s life by making a rap song for him. (00:23:27)- Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin stops by the show to talk about recovering from setbacks. When Jen finds out that Missy also wears size 12 shoes she makes the whole interview about that. (00:46:51) -Hiphop artist J-Nice is back on the show with powerful words about how to overcome imposter syndrome.
(00:00:00) - Jeannie Gaffigan reveals how turning down a major opportunity literally saved her life. (00:43:58) - Katie Linendoll was lying awake at night laughing at the memory of Jen stuffing cupcakes into her mouth. (1:03:16) - Jen and comedian Godfrey have a wide ranging conversation about overcoming fear to do the work you love.
(00:00:00) - JOHN CRIST IS ON THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! (00:21:35)- Jen encourages her Catholic audience to look up the video for No Brainer. (00:45:20)- Magician Giancarlo Bernini stops by but Jen didn’t know one of his tricks involves balloons and she’s afraid of balloons. Luckily the kids are there to help out.
(00:00:00) - Snoop Dogg narrated a makeup tutorial and it’s the best thing that ever happened to Jen. She also talks about how the standup competition went. (00:19:36) - Jen’s husband still won’t carry luggage. (00:40:55) - Kim Kardashian changed her phone number so she can focus and Jen and Leticia Ochoa Adams think that’s great.
(00:00:00) - Jen’s husband is wearing a tux on the plane because he refuses to bring luggage. She also talks about the length of the new Avengers movie. (00:36:40)- Vegan Youtuber gets caught eating fish. It ended up being for health reasons. Her world fell apart when they found out she ate an animal. (00:52:29)- A nun from the Sisters of Life, one of Jen’s favorite orders, stops by the show.
(00:00:00 - Jen says Tiger Woods’ win should be an inspiration to all of us to never give up. As she’s on the air, the news breaks about the Notre Dame fire. (00:23:45)- A friend of Jen’s told her about some horrible things people were saying about her online and it ended up being a good lesson. (00:44:55)- Jen hates the duct tape bikini trend at Coachella but not for the reasons people might think.
(00:00:00) - Chrissy Metz from This Is Us stops by the show to talk to Jen about staying positive and the power of surrender. (00:24:41)- Jen’s city is voted the best city in America and she wonders if they know about the scorpions. (00:40:38)- Jen is deeply moved by Billy Ray Cyrus helping Lil Nas X.
(00:00:00) - Jen wishes she were part of a religion that believes in karma. (00:14:11) - Jen gets judged when she takes her kids to Whole Foods. (00:28:29) - Jen was trying to look classy on Instagram but all anyone wanted to talk about was the phallic painting behind her.
(00:00:00) - Jen shares a story of a Game of Thrones star who’s secretly been having a difficult struggle. (00:27:30) - Jen’s husband convinced her to go hiking and it was every bit the disaster she thought it would be. (00:48:53) - One of the other personalities on the channel sounds like The Map character from Dora and Jen can’t get over it.
(00:00:00) - Jen and Leticia Ochoa Adams talk about their hatred of board games and Leticias stories of getting arrested. (00:42:40) - Jen is astounded by Mark Wahlberg’s workout schedule. (1:05:08) - Jen talks about the time she almost ended up in Luxembourg for a really embarrassing reason.
(00:00:00) - Jen can relate to the woman who got attacked while taking the selfie in the jaguar cage. (00:12:45) - Jen talks about “saintly” people and somehow plays the Meow Mix song remix again. (00:29:08) - Liv Harrison helps Jen figure out what’s going on with The Bachelor.
(00:00:00) - Jen goes on another radio show and completely ruins one of their segments with her stupidity. (00:15:10) - Jen is already failing at Lent. She encourages women to be more like Lady Gaga. (00:33:27) - With Flo Rida playing in the background Jen explains what’s so great about being Catholic.
(00:00:00) - Jen reviews some of her more memorable Lent fails. She got some hate mail that compared her to Elmo and now she forces everyone to listen to Elmo singing Africa. (00:15:37) - Jen wades into the working moms vs stay-at-home moms debate. (00:53:52)- Jen talks about the Gillette ad that decries toxic masculinity.
(00:00:00)- A Youtuber supposedly exposed Chuck E Cheese for unsanitary practices and Jen explains why NOBODY CARES. She also wonders how long a murderer could pretend to be her online. (00:29:52)- The Tooth Fairy forgot to come and Jen is about to commit seppuku. (00:47:51) -There is a house for sale that has a dungeon in it (yes, that kind of dungeon). Jen has a field day with the subject.
(00:00:00) - Drake points out that you don’t have to win fancy awards to inspire people, and Jen loves this message. (00:35:58) - Jen reminds you that your life is never “on hold.” (00:49:14) - Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress stops by to talk about music. He points out that fear makes people one-dimensional and refers to Mumford and Sons as “Thomas Aquinas with banjos and drums.”
(00:00:00) - Jen blames Protestants for Groundhog Day. (00:26:11 )- Jen announces her solution to her never-ending fashion issues. She takes on the Super Bowl ad about girls playing football. (00:47:49)- Professional organizer Chappell Oates stops by to talk about Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, and her own twist on the “spark joy” advice.
(00:00:00) - Jen is freaking out because she didn’t get a 5-star Uber passenger rating. An Uber driver unexpectedly calls in, and she talks about letting go of numbers when we value ourselves. (00:19:53)- Ariana Grande got a tattoo that doesn’t mean what she thought it meant, and Jen reads the best text she’s ever received. (00:32:11)- Leticia Ochoa Adams admits that she herself has a typo in one of her tattoos. She also has one that’s a Japanese character and she doesn’t know for sure that it means what she thinks it means.
(00:00:00 - Jen points out that love requires courage, and she celebrates Netflix’s integration with Instagram stories. (00:15:52) - In her top hatemail-generating segment from the week, Jen says the pink hats from the Women’s March are basically the same thing as TruckNutz. (00:29:50) - Jen is so inactive her dog thinks she’s a plant.
(00:00:00) - Some people say the #10YearChallenge is a government plot so that artificial intelligence can better recognize people. Jen points out that the government will never recognize her from her Instagram because she uses so many filters (00:8:49) - Jen gets lost at SiriusXM so often that her producer wants to put a bell cat collar on her. Jen also discusses the viral tweet by the dad who regrets parenthood. (00)33)18) - Jen talks about the importance of “starting with why” when it comes to parenthood, and also points out that everyone hates the Catholic Church until their house is haunted.
(00:00:00) - Jen talks about the crazy thing that happened during her talk in front of 18,000 people. (00:20:25)- Some people think Grover dropped an f-bomb on Sesame Street. Jen plays it and gives her take. (00:35:08)- Jen asks listeners to give her something for her birthday. She also brings up nudist restaurants again.
Check out Jen's Saints Name Generator at SaintsNameGenerator.com, and her Word of the Year Generator at WordOfTheYear.me - she hand-coded these sites as a gift for her fans to inspire them in the new year. (00:00:00) - Jen reacts way too strongly to the latest Instagram update and runs through some of the show’s funniest bits from 2018. (00:25:43)- Jen talks about Colin O’Brady yet again. Then she honors Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Avicii, and other celebrities we lost to suicide this year. (00:46:26) - Some people think Santa should be a woman, and Jen has a surprising theory what why this is a thing.
(00:00:00) - Jen plays clips from John Crist and talks about why her dream of doing “bed church” didn’t work out (00:12:01) - Jen reviews more of the show’s funniest bits from 2018 (00:26:25) - Jen is talking about Colin O’Brady again
(00:00:00) - Jen highlights songs that show that people in our culture are crushingly lonely. But first she takes 15 minutes to go off on modern sexual morality so skip that part if you want to get to the songs. (00:37:21) - Jen plays some of the funniest bits that have aired on the show in 2018. (00:47:49) - Jen does her annual rant about the “Christmastime in Africa” song, the segment that generates more hatemail than anything else she does all year!
(00:00:00) - Jen is enchanted with explorer Colin O’Brady’s current trek across Antarctica, and cracks up at the encouraging comments that his friends Lewis Howes and Jesse Itzler are leaving for him on Instagram. (00:32:43)- Fri 11/30 H1 S3 - Jen and Joe have created fake IDs to get their kids a student discount at the symphony and now risk getting kicked out. (00:44:35)- Thurs 11/29 H1 S1 - Callers call in with “Christmas Songs We Hate” and it’s one of the most popular call segments ever.
(0:00:00)- Jen’s friend Lino Rulli won’t meet her at the Yale Club because he “doesn’t own slacks,” so she creates a fundraising drive. (00:11:37)- Megan Markle thinks hypnobirthing is going to work and Jen thinks that’s hilarious. (00:22:51)- Jen’s producer challenges her to try to find a Catholic connection to a random song.
(00:00) - Jen explains why Alexa needs a “I Am A Horrible Human Being” button you can check at setup. She also admits that she lets her husband tell her how to vote but let’s pretend she didn’t say that. (21:46)- A guy swam all around the island of Great Britain and Jen is equally horrified and inspired. (42:27)- Jen is trying to make a point about the pet pampering industry but ends up getting distracted by a 10-hour remix of the Meow Mix theme song.
(00:00:00)- There are now “extreme haunts” where you can pay to have people in masks beat you up and put you in a cage. Jen has questions. (00:31:26)- Jen talks about her big news, and discusses the woman who is engaged to a ghost. (00:50:10) - Jen talks about how haunted houses get us to admit what we really believe about the spiritual realm.
(00:00:00)- Jen explains that looking up someone’s address and driving slowly by their house is not “stalking,” it’s “researching.” She also marvels at Snoop Dogg’s ED ad. (00:29:15) - Jen’s team puts together an ad for a store that specializes in sexy Halloween costumes and it’s every bit as ridiculous as you’d think it would be. (00:45:51) - A special guest stops by the show for Jen’s Jukebox and listeners call in with great music.
(00:00:00) - Delta did something AMAZING on one of their flights and Jen takes back every bad thing she ever said about them. (00:18:25)- Jen talks royal baby news. She also tackles the quote from French President Macron where he said, “Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children.” (00:49:40) - Taylor Swift has gone into politics and people are dressing up like sexy Handmaids! Jen has all the thoughts.
(00:00:00) - There is a robot brothel opening in Texas! Jen has all the takes, and her staff surprises her by finding the perfect song for the occasion. (00:16:28)- Jen has strong words for people who engage in “us vs them” thinking when it comes to politics and religion. (00:38:09)- Jen cannot help but notice that when movies and TV shows portray “strong” women they are always super hot as well.
00:00:00)- Bestselling author Annie F. Downs brings the fire with powerful words about how we can thrive in both good and bad moments. Don’t miss her hilarious (but so true) Chutes and Ladders analogy. (00:44:22) - People are protesting outside of the Yale Club, where the Fulwilers stay when they’re in NYC. Jen worries that they will ruin her Instagram stories when she’s in town. (1:19:34) - Jen wants an app that will congratulate her on how FEW steps she takes each day.
(00:00:00) - Jen tries to help a friend with his email list and it completely unravels. This reminds her that it is not in God’s plan for her to try to help anyone ever. (00:22:06)- Brian Koppelman, the creator of the show Billions, shared an inspiring story that Jen thinks everyone needs to hear. (00:45:49) - The Kavanaugh hearings remind Jen that “women are the battlefield.” She also wonders why on earth Weight Watchers changed their name to Wellness that Works.
NOTE: There was an error in last week's podcast and the wrong segments got included. Here are the segments that were supposed to be on there last week. Sorry about that! (00:00:00)- Heather Schieder (@HoneyChildForest) is supposed to talk about after school snacks. Instead, she and Jen share a little truth snack for Catholic bishops who have failed to respond to the scandals. A must-listen segment. (00:31:24)- Jen talks about moments when God gives you “shoulder taps”…and explains why she should always ignore these promptings. (1:01:52)- Haley Stewart (@HaleyCarrots) talks about how her family radically changed their lives to find meaning and happiness - and how you can too.
- Jen needs everyone to know that a PIECE OF HER DIES every time she sees some share that “Tech Billionaire Parenting” article. There is also a dead scorpion in her light fixture. - Shawn Carney dispels dumb myths about how pro-lifers only care about babies. - Science may have disproved the Ouija board, but you still shouldn’t mess with them. Jen tells her creepy Ouija board story that happened back when she was an atheist. She also discusses why she sees a change in the way the world views abortion.
(00:00:00)- Jen talks about the famous phrase “pray like everything depends on God, work like everything depends on you” - and explains why the real quote might be the opposite, and that might be better. (00:28:20)- Jen talks about nudist parks. You can imagine what that segment is like. (00:40:36)- A Cosby Show actor was seen bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s, and Jen points out that there’s a lot that all of us can learn from his situation.
SiriusXM is offering free access to its channels through September 10, so you can listen to Jen live! Tune in to channel 129 from 2 - 4 PM ET (11 - 1 PT). Listen in your car or on the SiriusXM app. (00:00:00)- Hallie Lord comes on with the fire. She reveals the tiredness she’s seen in the Church, and calls out the futility of “liberal” and “conservative” labels. (00:37:53)- Meg Hunter Kilmer and Jen have strong words for Catholic bishops. (1:15:41)- Catholics call from all over the country to tell Jen honestly how their faith is doing in light of the scandals. Don’t miss the powerful stories from Bob in Montana and Sam in Georgia (toward the end of the segment). (edited)
(00:00:00) - Professional organizer Chappell Oates is back on the show, and she has a special challenge for listeners who have space in their home that they never use. (00:47:09) - Pastor Craig Groeschel talks to Jen about maintaining hope during dark times. (1:04:00) - A discussion about limiting our screen time only inspires Jen to talk about how much she loves smartphones.
(00:00:00) - Jen reacts to the Grand Jury report about the decades of covered up sexual abuse in the diocese of Pennsylvania. (00:20:25)- Fr Louis Mérosné, a priest from Haiti, brings down the fire with some strong words for priests, bishops, and all Catholics. (00:30:07)- Listeners react to the news of the Pennsylvania scandal - including one woman who took action to be part of the solution.
(00:00:00) - Jen shares the top spiritual lesson that keeps her sane while facing the difficulties of doing stand-up comedy. (00:36:29)- Jen has questions about people who scream “GET IN THE HOLE!” at golf games. (1:00:48)- Elizabeth Scalia, “The Anchoress,” talks to Jen about the latest scandals in the Catholic Church and how the average Catholic should react.
(00:00:00)- Jen shares the profoundly moving story of a famous author who almost killed himself right before the biggest breakthrough of his life. Jen is also looking for a fan who got in trouble on her behalf. (00:25:50)- Jen admits that Salvation Army would not take her couch when she tried to give it away. She explains why she wouldn’t be satisfied if she had $74 billion. (00:54:36)- Brother Guy Consolmagno, “the Pope’s Astronomer,” talks to Jen about why our faith in God should inspire us to want to know more about science.
(00:00:00)- Jen repeatedly plays a clip of her friend singing “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” at karaoke as she makes the case that this song is a Natural Family Planning anthem because the woman in the song had to chart her cycles to get pregnant by the hitchhiker. (00:20:35)- Jen realizes that Mary Poppins was a horrible nanny. (Did she even run a background check on that dancing teddy bear?) (00:30:52)- Callers share stories behind their favorite songs - including a survivor of the Route 91 shooting, who calls in with the first song she heard after the tragedy.
(00:00:00) - Jen wants to know if this is a safe space to admit that Mr. Rogers’ show is weird. She also plays a clip that she was counseled not to play, and talks about what really matters in parenting. (00:29:03) - Organizing expert Chappell Oats shares her step-by-step process for creating clean, organized spaces in your home. She also has a very surprising answer to the question, “Why are we afraid to let go of clutter?”
(00:00:00) - Jen tries to cancel her gym membership and gets caught in a web of lies. She also celebrates the rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. (00:27:46) - Fri 7/13 H1 S1 - Are you superstitious? Jen admits that she totally is, and speculates about what is at the root of that. (00:52:17) - Wed 7/11 H1 S2 - Sarah Mackenzie joins the show to give custom book recommendations for children based on different ages and interests. (Jen was amazed at how many great recs she had!)
(00:00.00) - Jen’s 5-year-old gives their 4th of July celebrations a huge thumbs down. Also, she talks about the amazing moment the Siri interrupted British parliament. (00:32:21)- Thurs 7/5 H1 S2 - Jen reads plot summaries from all the romance novels that are beating her memoir on the Kindle charts. She decides that her next book needs to have a shirtless wizard on the cover. (00:51:23) S2 - Selina Lo and Jen help male listeners figure out how to make the women in their lives happy. Hint: Do not buy your girlfriend a flying pig and tell her it made you think of her.
(00:00:00)- Listeners challenge Jen to talk about random topics like “Sasquatch” and “squirrel coffee” and it’s every bit as ridiculous as you’d expect it to be. (00:25:38) H1 S1 - It’s time for Jen’s annual 4th of July fireworks rant, where she reviews the pros (none) and the cons (many) of people setting off fireworks in their neighborhoods. (00:47:38) - Lino Rulli stops by the show for another edition of “Is It a Christian Song?”
(00:00:00)- A popular comment on a news site suggests that the immigration issue could be resolved if we just pushed abortion and contraception on women in developing countries. Jen goes crazy. (00:32:49)- Someone criticized a popular explorer, and Jen talks about how she’d lose her mind if she were in the explorer’s position. (00:55:46)- Popular author and speaker Alli Worthington joins the show to talk about 4 ways to fight fear.
(00:00:00)- The cartoon Peppa Pig got in trouble for an episode in which Peppa learns that “spiders are your friends.” Jen and her team create an alternate episode in which Peppa lives in Texas and learns about all the spiders that can kill you. (00:30:51)- A man almost dies because he was bitten by a SEVERED RATTLESNAKE HEAD. Jen reacts to an article on this topic that tells people not to kill rattlesnakes. (00:50:03)- Jen says she’s going to create an album of Flag Day songs just because no one else writes songs about this holiday, and plays a preview of the album.
(00:00:000- Jen tries stand up comedy! She plays audio of her routine and talks about what she learned. She also talks about why WWE will save the world. (00:28:24)- Jen and Liv Harrison talk about how depression can lock you in a “prison of self.” They also detail plans for both of their families to share a 1-bedroom apartment in NYC. (00:58:10)- Jen discusses Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and reminds people of faith that they are not alone if they’re experiencing depression.
(00:00:00) - Jen is shocked by the disaster in the Cav’s basketball game and thinks aloud about how she would handle it if she were Lebron James or JR Smith. (00:23:17) - Jen talks with an improv acting coach about how we can all learn to relax, have fun, and stop being control freaks. (00:44:15) - Adele from @SimpleLifeMusings talks to Jen about traveling with kids and how moms who stay home still use their college degrees.
(00:00:00)- Jen admits that she thought the #OneBeautifulDream book tour might be a disaster, and discusses the importance of “turning your imagination to the light.” (00:28:50)- Jen and Leticia Ochoa Adams cover the Top 5 Pop Culture Stories You Need to Know About (1:30:36) Callers share their favorite summer songs. Most importantly, Jen and a caller come up with the brilliant idea of a genre of music called Water Park Rock, which includes all songs played incessantly at water parks in the 80s and 90s.
(00:00:00) - Jen weighs in on the Laurel/Yanny debate and explains that the clip is clearly saying only one of those words and anyone who says otherwise is part of a widespread conspiracy. She also talks about the new trend of having open relationships. (00:28:26) - Jen talks with author Nicki Koziarz about how to love the life YOU’RE living rather than constantly envying others. (01:20:32) - Campus minister Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress is back on the show to talk about popular music that is truly beautiful
(00:00:00)- Jen talks about the Catholic-themed Met Gala fashions. (Broadcast from Atlanta.) (26:02:00) - An article suggested that Willie Nelson is too old to go on tour, and Jen disagrees. (Broadcast from Charlotte.) (47:55:00) - Gary Jansen comes on to talk about music and finding hope in tough times, and his words are so meaningful that Jen gets choked up at the end of the interview. (Broadcast from NYC.)
(00:00:00)- Jen admits that she cares about the royal baby despite herself. She also explains why hanging out at the Yale Club with a battle rapper shows her that bucket lists are stupid. (00:24:40)- People are saying that Kate Middleton should take off her heels on put on yoga pants since she just had a baby, but Jen disagrees. She also comments on the tragic Alfie Evans case. (00:46:17)- Meg Hunter-Kilmer stops by the show, and she and Jen are on fire about how we shouldn’t be so afraid of being “burdens” to other people.
(00:00:00)- Jen talks about Joanna Gaines’ 40th birthday and her pregnancy. She also warns against environmentalism that has anti-human sentiment. (00:24:55)- Jen and Liv Harrison hang out with callers and talk about songs that put us in great moods. (00:59:46)- Tommy Tighe joins the show for the “Is it a Christian song?” segment, which completely unravels - in the best possible way.
(00:00:00) - Jen is taking all six kids on her book tour. She questions whether she has lost her mind and talks about what it really looks like when you combine work and family. (00:20:45) - Have you heard the cool Catholic story behind the classic song Africa? Jen shares while playing the song five times. (00:46:01) - Jen’s producer puts together different options for a book tour trailer, one of which makes it sound like she’s hosting a monster truck rally.
(00:00:00) - The Tooth Fairy brought Jen’s daughter Nutella and everyone has a problem with it. Also, Jen plays a love song for her iPhone. (00:29:49) - Jen crashes her website because she’s a control freak, and realizes that she hates taking bluebonnet pictures with the kids. (00:54:07) - Jen has a powerful chat with bestselling author Bob Goff in which he reminds us that “comfortable people don’t need Jesus,” and God often works most powerfully in our lives when we’re in over our heads.
(00:00:00) - Jen talks about the satellite that’s about to crash to earth, and why having Alexa make your lights flicker is a terrible idea in the age of Stranger Things. (00:25:55)- Jen explains why she is banned from working at Macy’s, and highlights a paralyzed man who shows what gratitude really looks like. (00:49:49) - Tsh Oxenreider stops by to share powerful insights about finding balance between work and family.
(00:00:00) - TV host Wendy Williams recently had a serious health scare, and Jen points out that it’s never selfish to take the time to take care of yourself. (00:33:13)- Laura Sandefer joins the show to talk about her revolutionary new school and what it takes to follow your passions. (1:18:06)- Jen chats with her friend Ann Voskamp about what an “abundance mentality” looks like from a Christian perspective.
(00:00) - Richard Pryor’s son gets booed off stage at a comedy club, and Jen talks about what we can all learn from that. ( 23:29 ) - Jen talks about recording the audiobook for One Beautiful Dream, and talks about the time she became a madwoman at Toys R Us. ( 57:35 ) - Jen shares the crazy story behind one of her children’s names.
(00:00)- The Alexa device has started laughing at people for no reason, and Jen knows that this is the first sign of the robot takeover. (28:51) - Jen thinks that we can (and should) talk about traditional marriage without painting LGBTQ activists as our enemies. (53:09) - Jen has a powerful chat with Seth Haines about the addictions that hold us back in life (and how to overcome them).
(UPDATED - previous version had incorrect audio) (00:00)- Jen cracks up at jokes about Amazon’s Alexa device, and talks about how we can use insecurity and “imposter syndrome” to our advantage. (24:30) - Jen talks with Gin Stephens, author of “Delay, Don’t Deny” about how intermittent fasting changed her life. (1:03:41)- Dr. Jason Fung joins the show with a simple explanation of the medical benefits of fasting.