At looooong last, my podcast is finally up and running! For those of you who don’t have SiriusXM to tune in to the full versions of my radio show, I can now offer a free podcast of a “best of” segment from each show.
HOW TO LISTEN
- If you would like to subscribe, you can find it on iTunes here, or search for The Jennifer Fulwiler Show in your favorite podcasting app (I use Podcruncher).
- If you need the direct link to the podcast feed to look it up on your favorite podcasting app, it’s http://jenniferfulwiler.libsyn.com/rss .
- However, if you’re not set up for following podcasts, I will post each new episode here for you to play directly from the website.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ARCHIVES
Since it took me a while to get the podcast up and running, we have some catching up to do! The full archives are available free here and on iTunes and all podcast apps, but here are five discussions with amazing guests that you won’t want to miss:
Sister Theresa Noble talks about doubt
(If you’re reading this post via email, you’ll need to click through to my site see the web player for the episodes.)
I loved talking to Sister Theresa Noble
, a former atheist who is now a nun. Our discussion about how to explain faith to atheists took a turn for the interesting when Sister Theresa pointed out that Catholics shouldn’t be afraid of doubt. She opens up about how she’s a “natural doubter,” and has some wise words for other believers who sometimes wonder if God exists.
The Vatican astronomer talks about faith and science
I was in Catholic nerd heaven when I had the opportunity to talk with Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno
, who recently won the Carl Sagan Medal in astronomy. I asked him how his fellow scientists react when they find out that he’s a religious brother, and he discussed why his faith makes him a better scientist.
Dan Lord on spiritual attack
I have gotten more requests for a podcast version of this episode than any other. Everyone loved this discussion with author and former punk rock lead singer Dan Lord
. He described the process of undergoing “deliverance,” a special type of prayer to combat demonic attack. I really enjoyed this one since this subject is so rarely discussed, yet is so important to understand.
Jeannie Gaffigan on how busy parents can tap into their creative energy
I loved talking to Jeannie Gaffigan about her life as a producer, mother to five children, and wife to comedian Jim Gaffigan. Jeannie was both funny and insightful as she shared behind-the-scenes stories from the Gaffigan family’s life on the road, as well as tips for how busy parents can tap into their creative energy in the trenches of parenthood.
Lisa-Jo Baker talks about struggling with motherhood
We got so much great feedback from this discussion that I had with Lisa-Jo Baker
about the challenges of modern motherhood. We talked about everything we struggle with as two women who both once thought we’d never have kids; we laughed at many of our parenting fails; we had an open chat about the difference in Protestant and Catholic family cultures; and Lisa-Jo answered wonderfully honestly when I asked if she enjoys playing with young children.
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You can listen to all the archived episodes here! Each is only about 20 minutes long. I’m delighted to have you listening in, and I can’t wait to share more great discussions with you!
I am thrilled to announce that tickets for the 2015 Edel Gathering go on sale this morning, Wednesday 11/18, at 11:00 AM ET!
Here is the link to purchase tickets to Edel ’15!
When you get your ticket, you can print out this PDF for all your egregious #edel15 selfie needs. (Checking out all of the selfies for the last Edel was the highlight of my month. I have been looking forward to this part since the moment we decided to do Edel ’15!)
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I want to celebrate with an audio montage of people announcing... Read More
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I am thrilled to announce that my book, Something Other than God, has made it to the semi-final round in the GoodReads Choice Awards! We are on round 2 of 3, and voting for this round ends tomorrow (Saturday).
I am profoundly grateful for your votes in the first round. The book is one of only 15 chosen in the Memoir and Biography category, and is the only religious book on the list. It’s up against memoirs by celebrities like Rob Lowe, Robin Roberts, Cary Elwes, and Hillary Clinton.
If you have a moment to go give it a... Read More
As I have traveled all over the country this year for my book tour, one of the most frequent questions I’ve gotten is:
“What is up with that Edel Gathering thing?”
People who heard about the event from friends of friends wanted to understand what was so different about this gathering, and I always struggled to explain it. Describing it as a “party” showed how fun it was, but it didn’t capture the palpable sense of camaraderie. Calling it a “conference” made it clear that we had quality speakers and... Read More
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Well, that was ridiculously fun. Lino Rulli came to Austin and I co-hosted his show with him all week. He tried homeschooling my kids; we talked to Abby Johnson about her crazy life as the activist mother of four kids (three of them under age three); we had a visit from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; and we had girl talk with Heather Gardner and Leticia Adams, complete with a bottle of wine.
Like I said: ridiculously fun.
(The whole week of shows are available on demand if you’re a SiriusXM subscriber.... Read More
I just got the very exciting news that my book, Something Other than God, is one of only 15 titles nominated in the Best Memoir and Autobiography category in the 2014 GoodReads Choice Awards! If you’d like to give it a vote, I would be so appreciative and honored!
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P.S. For those of you who were wondering how I’m managing to co-host Lino Rulli‘s show with him this week on top of being a homeschooling mother of six, here’s my secret:
I outsourced the homeschooling duties to Lino.
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Yesterday I issued a “$10 and 10 Minutes” Halloween costume challenge on my new Facebook page! I asked people to give me suggestions for Halloween costumes that use no more than $10 in supplies (outside of normal household stuff) and take no more than 10 minutes to put together.
I got a bunch of fabulous suggestions, which you can see here. Who knew being on Facebook could be this fun?
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We had our pastor, Fr. Dean Wilhelm, over for dinner on Tuesday. We talked, laughed, got blessings for our house and... Read More
After thinking about it for, oh, EIGHT YEARS, I’ve finally decided to get on Facebook. You can check out my page here, or like it by clicking the button below:
Technically the page has been up for a while, but it was just an auto-generated feed of my blog posts. Now that I have a radio show I found myself thinking, “I wish there were a way to chat with people that had the immediacy of Twitter but the ability to have longer discussions of blogging. Someone should invent something like that!”
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By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to South Dakota! I’m speaking at St. Lambert in Sioux Falls on Friday at 7:00 and at Immaculate Conception in Watertown at 9 AM on Saturday. If you’re in the area, come say hello!
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How is this for a crazy travel schedule? I’m flying in to Sioux Falls this afternoon (Friday), speaking tonight, getting up early to travel almost two hours to Watertown on Saturday, speaking in the morning, driving almost two hours back to Sioux Falls, then flying... Read More
YOU GUYS!!!!! I have been waiting not-so-patiently to share something with you:
Last week, musician Marie Miller was a guest on my radio show on SiriusXM. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while, so I was thrilled that she came down to Austin just to do the show with me.
I wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion, so I gave Marie a challenge:
I asked her to write a song using nothing but texts between my husband and me as the lyrics.
When I heard the song right before last Thursday’s show, I actually jumped up and down... Read More
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Well…that was an insane six months.
Since April, I’ve released a book, done four out-of-state book/media tours, celebrated six family birthdays, co-hosted the Edel Gathering, took three young children to North Carolina for ten days, started the homeschool year, and started a radio show.
Last week marked the end of the Six Months O’ Craziness — I don’t have any major upcoming commitments that would significantly impact our weekly routine, and I’m getting used to doing the radio show. It was a... Read More
I’m not able to write my own post because I was speaking in Houston tonight, but I look forward to reading all of yours!
P.S. I got to meet Holly Ordway, a fellow Ignatius author whose atheist-to-Catholic book, Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms, just came out this week. Check it out if you’re looking for a good read!
See you next week!
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Hey, I’m speaking in Houston! On Wednesday, 10/7! As in…today! I hadn’t mentioned it earlier because I thought it was a private event, but I just realized that it’s open to the public, so now you need to come and see me. I’ll be speaking at 7:00 PM at St. Michael parish near the Galleria.
A few other updates:
– I’m delighted to be speaking in South Dakota later this month! I’ll be at St. Lambert in Sioux Falls on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. I’m also speaking at a parish in Watertown, SD... Read More
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I’m back from the DC trip! I gave five talks, did two media appearances, four book signings, and hosted my radio show live from SiriusXM’s Washington studio, so it was quite the adventure. Honestly, it wasn’t as stressful as it sounds. I got to meet so many new people, connect with friends whom I’d never met in person, and even enjoy a few moments in quiet hotel rooms!
It’s good to be home, but I’m already looking forward to to get back to the that area one of these days, hopefully bringing... Read More
I was determined to be able to write my 7 Quick Takes Friday post this week, but — to nobody’s surprise except for mine — I have been extremely busy here on the DC book tour. If it tells you anything about how crazy my schedule has been, my hotel is practically next door to the White House, and I haven’t done anything more than give it a passing glance as I run from one place to the next.
It’s been great, though! I have met some absolutely wonderful people and am having a blast. I’ll tell you all about it next... Read More