FOR THE LOVE WITH JEN HATMAKER
New York Times Bestselling author Jen Hatmaker’s life’s work is to lead and serve women as they genuinely show up for their own lives. In these conversations we need not fear the truth, or hard questions, or spiritual curiosity, or challenging unjust systems; that is literally why we are here, and we’re so glad you’ve joined us.
We believe women living in freedom are the answer to all that ails society. When we are exactly who we are, how we are, where we are, as we were always meant to be, women are the 8th wonders of the world.
For the love of all that is good, right, wrong, hard, fun, perplexing, wondrous and thought-provoking, Jen’s here for it all with eye-opening conversations with some of the best people on earth.
FOR THE LOVE! SERIES GUIDE
- Unraveling The Source of Our Sexual Shame: Jay Stringer Deconstructs Purity Culture
- The Terror of Being Known Again after Divorce with Cameron Esposito
- Matchmaking for Love in the Modern Age with Joseph Dixon and Paris Denise
- Singleness = Fullness, Wholeness and Being Open to Possibilities, with Shani Silver
- When a Long-Term Relationship Ends, Where Do You Begin Again? Ft. Laura Stassi
- Beyond the Swipe: Mastering the Art of Online Dating with Dating Coach Perri Schneider
- The Most Empowering Things You Need to Know About Sex & Your Body with Emily Nagoski
- Letters from Me Camp 2022: Week 1 in Aspen & Tips for Solo Travel (I Spy Katie Couric!)
- Letters from Me Camp Week 2: Me Camp Turns to We Camp with Tyler Merritt in MN
- Letters From Me Camp 2022 Week 3: Daughters & Friends Bring More We Camp to Grand Marais
- Letters From Me Camp Week 4: Packing Up, Heading Home and Reflections on The Journey
- For the Love of Conversations: Jen and Kelly on Hard and Beautiful Change
- For the Love of Conversations: Jen and Kelly on Friendship Through the Years
- For the Love of Conversations: Jen and Kelly on Beliefs, Truth, and the Things We Hold Dear
- For the Love of Conversations: Jen & Kelly on The Men They Love
The times we allow ourselves to really enjoy the things outside of our regular routine can be few and far between because of the sheer time that routine requires. We struggle to fit in the things we *love* to do in between the things we *have* to do. What’s your favorite pastime when you’re not tending to the daily grind? Is it gardening? Crafting? Thrifting? Dancing on TikTok? This series is here to celebrate those outside passions and ideate ways to fit those things into our lives more deliberately, and maybe even to spark a bit of inspiration from those who took their favorite pastime and turned it into their full time job. Our guests open the door for us to discover (and re-discover) some ways that we can find fun, peace & joy through extra-curricular activities–and maybe even a new way of living in the process.
- Turning Junk into Treasure (and a Treasured Life) with the Junk Gypsies
- Not Outdoorsy, But Love Being Outside? REI’s Ben Steele Helps Us Find Our Outdoor Zen
- Audacity to Believe In Yourself and Your Art with Jaime Kurowski
- Nurture Your Garden, Nurture Yourself with “Garden Marcus” Bridgewater
- Creating Magic from our Favorite Pastimes: “PieLadyBooks” Stephanie Hockersmith
- Travel the World on a Ramen Budget, ft. “The Points Guy” Brian Kelly
- Relax–It’s Just Food! Finding the Fun in Cooking with Teri Turner
Faith can be a polarizing topic in our culture today, in an era where your religious beliefs might be all mixed up with your political views, your moral compass, and your perspective on others who believe differently than you. But what about those people whose faith guides them to make a difference in culture that is about love and acceptance–not hate and judgment? In this series, we’re talking to changemakers who wear their faith loud and proud, but are shaking up culture both inside and outside the church. They're living their faith out in nontraditional spaces, in places with nontraditional people. And they're showing up in all the places that they are walking with incredible faithfulness and courage to show the heart of a God who’s not in the business of “smiting” us, but loving us.
- Growing Up Evangelical and Gay with Jonathan Merritt
- Bringing Prayer to Her People: Cole Arthur Riley’s Black Liturgies
- Reconnecting to Our Faith Through Art: Morgan Harper Nichols
- Who Says God is a White Man? Finding Ourselves in the Divine with Dr. Christena Cleveland
- Can Faith Thrive Within Political Divides? Lisa Schultz from the US Senate’s Chaplain’s Office
- Social Media and Spirituality with Heather Thompson Day
- Is the Church Dead? A Millennial’s Perspective on Religion with Casper ter Kuile
- Finding Our Spiritual Homeland with Krista Tippett
- Language that Transcends Differences–The Poetry of Faith ft. Pádraig Ó Tuama
Here at For the Love, we’re not afraid to take on topics that we might not all agree on. In that, we like to open our show for dialogue from experts in all fields, whether the subject matter is entertaining, educational or uncomfortable. Because we still live in a culture that pushes and hides some emotionally charged ideas and discussions for the sake of keeping people comfortable, we’re blowing that all up and forging ahead with the For the Love of the Elephant in the Room series. Topics ranging from death, menopause, racism, and sexual brokenness will be at the forefront along with expert guests/real life people who compassionately, thoughtfully and wisely guide us through every stigmatized piece of these situations. So, leave your ear plugs at home, and get ready to address the elephants in the room.
- Elephants in the Room Part 1: Grief on Your Terms with Sal & Im
- Elephants in the Room Part 2: Responding to LGBTQ+ Friends & Loved Ones with Celeste Lecesne
- Elephants in the Room Part 3 – Addressing Broken Sexual Behavior with Jay Stringer
- Elephants in the Room Part 4: Facing the Reality of White Privilege and Systemic Racism with Reggie Dabbs & John Driver
- Elephants in the Room Part 5: Undoing the Stigma of Menopause with Cheryl Bridges Johns
- Elephants in the Room Part 6: Accepting The Reality of Mental Health Issues And Their Impact with Jamie Tworkowski
- Elephants in the Room Part 7: Getting Real About Divorce with Jen, Kristen & Jamie
- Elephant in the Room Part 8: Planning for Life after Death ft. Abby Schneiderman
Welcome to the 2021 holiday season! As we come to the end of the year, we wanted to offer you two things that are vital to our peace this season: comfort and joy. That’s why we are thrilled to bring you For the Love of Comfort and Joy. This series has it all. From learning how to serve and host others so they feel loved, to finding the hilarity in the Hallmark moments of life, we want to give you something to hold onto during the chaotic season of holiday parties, family arguments about politics and last minute shopping. Some guests will make you laugh until you cry, while others will just make you cry. It’s a mixed bag of goodies, just like the presents under the tree—and we can’t imagine a better way to close out the year. So grab your peppermint mocha and pop on your Santa hat as we enter into the most wonderful time of year!
- Stress Free Holiday Hosting with Abby Turner
- Singing in the Holidays with Trisha Yearwood
- [BONUS] Vanessa Lachey’s “Life from Scratch”
- Holiday Hilarity with Deck the Hallmark
- Goodness Triumphs Through Good People: A Year-End Benediction from Bishop Michael Curry
- Jen Speaks to Finding Life through a Year of Grief, Sorrow, and Unrelenting Joy
It’s time for us all to focus on ourselves. We are constantly caring for others, caring for our jobs, caring for everyone and everything but ourselves. So, when the time comes and we are rundown and overwhelmed, what steps can we take to truly care for us? That’s what this series is all about. We are talking to the best of the self-care best and diving into all the unique ways we can care for and honor our bodies. From self-love to food to addressing trauma, we are not holding anything back. In this series, For the Love of YOU, we want you to step back, reflect, and take the much-needed time to refresh, renew, and step into who you are truly meant to be.
- YOU and Food with Danielle Walker
- Your Body is YOU with Dr. Hillary McBride
- The Power Within YOU with Latham Thomas
- YOU are More Than Beauty with Lexie & Lindsay Kite
- Joyful Eating for YOU and Those YOU Love with Antoni Porowski
- YOU Restored: Healing from Trauma For Everyone with Jimanekia Eborn
- YOUR Body Keeps the Score: Unwinding Trauma with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk
Take your seat and silence your phones as we present For the Love of Broadway. *Cue the theme music!* We are talking to the best and brightest of Broadway and going behind the curtain to get a peek at what it's like to live under those marquee lights, performing live each night, and the scoop behind the biggest shows! These folks had a dream, a big one, and because of their courage we get the privilege to experience live theater and implement that joy and music into our own lives.
It’s never too late to dream a new dream. And in our brand-new, end-of-summer series, For the Love of Flipping the Script, we’re talking to the movers and shakers who—at some point—completely reinvented themselves, their careers, their beliefs, or their way of life. These are folks who did a 180 degree turn, who are teaching us things that will broaden our horizons, turn the tables, and change the game—even if it means starting small.
- I Survived My World Turning Upside Down and You Can Too: Jen Flips The Script
- Real Change Can Begin with a Conversation ft. Malynda Hale
- Everything’s A Gift: Steering Our Lives Through Light & Through Darkness with Amy Grant
- Renovating Lives and Homes with HGTV’s Mina Hawk
- Fighting Fear of Failure and Taking the Leap with Jamie Kern Lima
- Moving Forward After Pain Rips Your Script: Maggie Smith
Transitions in life are never-ending. We are constantly growing, evolving, learning, and taking lessons from the past into the present—and that’s so important to our own personal development. However, some transitions are chosen, such as quitting a job, focusing on self-fulfillment, or turning a hobby into a passion. Others are forced upon us, like tragedies, divorces, or life-altering events that leave us wondering how we can ever find our way up again. That’s why we are bringing you For the Love of Transitions. After the year we have all been through, we know how hard it can be to see a light at the end of a tunnel. We have guests speaking to all kinds of transitions, including immense tragedy, pivoting so that we can grow into who we were always meant to be, and shifting our beliefs as we gain new perspectives. Join us as we look at where we’ve been, how we’ve lived through major life changes, and all that we’ve learned as we move into the future.
- Rebuilding Your Life Out of the Rubble with Amy Downs
- The Shifting Role of Religion vs. Faith with Diana Butler Bass
- Releasing The Fantasy of “The Good Girl” with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
- Everything Great is Birthed from Discomfort with Emmanuel Acho
- Learning to Love The Image in the Mirror with Jess Connolly
- Understanding a Transgender Person with Stephanie Byers
- Owning and Knowing Your Finances with the “Budgetnista”— Tiffany Aliche
- Following Your Heart for Meaningful Change with Jennifer Garner
Spring is here, and you know what that means! Blossoming, regrowth, cleaning out, all the goodness that comes with a new season. But that doesn’t mean we should leave behind the lessons learned last season. We can be watering what we planted, watching it grow, and trying to become the better humans we’ve always strived to be. There are truths and lessons that come back year after year, reminding us of who we want to be and who we should be. To that end, we’ve gathered some wisdom from a few of our favorite For The Love Podcast guests that speak into what’s happening in our world right now, plus some brand new commentary from Jen as to how we can apply these ideas to where we are in our lives today. Spring back with as we revisit these time-tested truths while we keep on finding our footing in the present.
- Spring Back Series #1: Courageously Changing with Beth Moore
- Spring Back Series #2: Growing Boldly & Simply with Emily Ley
- Spring Back Series #3: Embracing Authenticity with Luvvie Ajayi
- Spring Back Series #4: Loving Fiercely with Marcie Walker
- Spring Back Series #5: Finding Your Truth with Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle
- Spring Back Series #6: Living Proudly with Sydney Hatmaker
- Ree Drummond on Microwaved Ding Dongs and Other Real-Life Cooking
- Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain on Confidence & Mayo Mashed Potatoes
- Thai Food, Traveling with Knives, and Connections at the Table: Bri McKoy
- Community Bonding over Anchovy Pasta with Alex Snodgrass
- Chaat, Chopped, and Culinary Globe Trotting with Maneet Chauhan
- Cookbooks, Country Music, and Creativity with Martina McBride
- Jeff Mauro on the Come On Over Mentality and Proper Sandwich Protocol
- Joanna Gaines on Gardening, Ramen, and Bringing Family to the Table
2020 untethered so many connections we hold dear: connections with our communities, our world, and
even within ourselves. But as we turn the corner into a brand-new year, what if we allow ourselves to
think about getting back in touch with who we are and what we value? What if we think about who
we’ve become over the past year and how we can move forward with compassion for ourselves and
others? It can feel scary to reach out for reconnection, especially when we’re all hurting from things
we’ve lost. But when we have the courage to make ourselves vulnerable, to get back in touch with
ourselves and the world around us, we also give ourselves capacity to feel joy again.
- Rewriting the Stories We Tell Ourselves: Lori Gottlieb
- How Boundaries Can Save Your Relationships with Nedra Glover Tawwab
- Making Good Use of Our Emotions: Hilary Jacobs Hendel
- Reconnecting with God Through Our Wandering with Bunmi Laditan
- Exploring the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Connection: Chris Stedman
- Communication Drives Connection—and Healing: Dr. Mark Goulston
- Ambition is a Girl’s Best Friend: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Reconnecting with Our Dreams
- Leaning in to Love Others (Even When We Disagree): Rozella Haydée White
Happy Holidays (fingers crossed)! 2020 was . . something. But what we learned when we were kids holds true today: a Grinch stealing presents can’t take away the beauty of our connections with each other—and neither can a pandemic. As we pause to celebrate the joy of Christmas and turning the corner into a new year, we want to say a big THANK YOU for sticking with us through a crazy season and offer you just a little fun and hope as you close out 2020.
Listen—we all know it’s been a year. We need some hope, some joy, some relief, some kindness. As we turn our thoughts to wrapping up 2020, maybe we could think about the small moments that weren’t a complete dumpster fire, or remember the people who showed us what it means to go through hard things and come out of the other side. Let’s celebrate the small wins, because we've all experienced a few. And we’ll be able to see them a bit more clearly if we pause for a moment and make space for those things to stretch out in our hearts.
- Giving Up Guilt, Getting Back Joy with Valorie Burton
- Matthew McConaughey Catches Life’s Greenlights
- The Lazy Genius Life with Recovering Perfectionist Kendra Adachi
- 2020 Heroes Build Bridges Over Walls: Combat Vet Diana Oestreich
- Laughing Through the Ugly Cry with Dawn Barton
- Clutching onto Faith in the Wilderness Moments: Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
- Winning by Saying Yes to What’s Next: Lori Allen
It’s time for each of us to raise our voices with the Black community as we come together to fight for the wholeness and dignity of Black children and adults in our country and across the world. How can those of us who aren’t people of color better understand the experience of what it’s like to be Black in America? To that end, we’re sitting at the feet of experts in the Black community across the spectrum of society—from history and culture, to healthcare and education and spirituality and more—to explore what Black children and adults face every day as American citizens, identifying the systems that hold back their flourishing, but also celebrating the innumerable gifts and beauty they bring to our world.
- Ending Black Oppression and Celebrating Black Dignity with Alencia Johnson
- CeCe Jones-Davis: Realigning the Gears of the U.S. Justice System
- Going to Church Shouldn’t Hurt: Alicia Crosby on Religious Trauma’s Effect on Black Lives
- The Black Woman’s Fight to Be Well, with Christina M. Rice
- Celebrating the Rich Legacy of Black Culture, Art & Fashion in America, with Dr. Tanisha C. Ford
- Centering Mental Health & Self-Care in Black America, with Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
- “Education Is Freedom Work”: Dr. Monique Morris on Investing in Black Students
- Empowering Black Entrepreneurs: Jessica O. Matthews Turns Adversity into Strength
- Recasting Portrayals of Race, with Brit Bennett
- Black in White Spaces: Marcie Alvis-Walker on Racial Intersections
We’ve been so lucky to host some of the world’s best teachers on For the Love, and their lessons stay with us long after they step away from the mic. And right now, we’re bringing a few of our favorite conversations back to your ears, because what these teachers have to say can help us rise to meet what’s going on in the world in a humble, relevant way.
- [Summer Best of For the Love] Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark
- [Summer Best of For the Love] You Are Wholly Good: Osheta Moore and Embracing “Shalom”
- [Summer Best Of For the Love] The Glory of God in Our Pain: Kaitlin Curtice & the Power of Lament
- [Summer Best Of For the Love] Small Steps to a Happier Life: Gretchen Rubin
- [Summer Best Of For the Love] Actually Believing God Loves You Changes Everything: Jeff Chu
Are there days you wish you could take a peek inside your spouse’s brain? Maybe you want to understand your kids a little more, or your mom, or your boss. Heck, maybe you want to just understand your own brain and why you feel the way you do, and you’ve run out of Buzzfeed quizzes to help you interpret the world via your favorite sandwich toppings.
You guys, there is a better way—it’s called The Enneagram. Whether you’re an Enneagram expert or wondering what the heck it is, you’ll want to come with us on this 10-episode series to dive deep into all nine personality types and the motivations behind the decisions they make. For literal centuries, the Enneagram has helped countless people revolutionize their relationships and unlock a new level of knowing themselves a bit deeper, and we hope it helps you too.
- What is The Enneagram? Suzanne Stabile Gives Us a Primer
- Enneagram Ones – The Reformers with Father Richard Rohr
- Enneagram Twos – Phileena Heuertz on The Helpers
- Enneagram Threes – Lisa Whelchel on The Achievers
- Enneagram Fours – Ian Cron on The Individualists
- Enneagram Fives – Dr. Avon Manney & Knox McCoy on The Investigators
- Enneagram Sixes – Ashton Brye on The Loyalists
- Enneagram Sevens – Bob Goff on The Enthusiast
- Enneagram Eights – Sarajane Case & Abi Robins on The Challengers
- Enneagram Nines – Sarah Bessey on The Peacemakers
The For the Love Podcast is bringing you a series of special episodes as we all face the Coronavirus Pandemic and all the ways it’s impacting our lives. We’ll bring you inspiration, education, practical tips, humor & hope as we all face potential weeks of isolating due to the pandemic. Look for these episodes on Mondays and Fridays while we’re all hunkered down together.
- Pete The Planner and Finance Fears
- Dr. Hillary McBride’s 7 Steps to Grasp Big Feelings During Hard Times
- Your Pantry During a Pandemic with Nom Nom Paleo’s Michelle Tam
- Dr. John Townsend on Structure, Connection, & Boundaries in a Pandemic
- Anne Bogel Helps Us Escape with Books (For Adults & Kids!)
- Jessica & Matthew Paul Turner Give Us Pandemic Parenting Hacks
- Kate Bowler – You Can Be Afraid & Faithful
- When This is Over, We Deserve a Parade: Jim Gaffigan’s Lockdown Life
- Blame Scars, Forgiveness Heals: Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
- Sheri Salata on Falling in Love with Change
- Paula Faris on Realigning Our Priorities
It's time to claim every gift, dream, curiosity, quirk, conviction and imperfection that makes you you—because showing up as you're truly meant to be makes the world a better place. And to help you walk this journey, we're talking to folks who embody what it means to be fierce, free, and full of fire. They share how they let go of the shackles that held them back, and how they embraced the truth of being the glorious humans they were meant to be all along.
- Glennon Doyle on What’s True and Beautiful, and the Lies We’ve Been Told
- Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk and the Fire Inside Us All
- Fierce, Free & Full of Questions: Melissa Radke Gets Jen to Tell it All
- Jordan Lee Dooley Chases the Dream and Owns It
- Camila McConaughey: Empowerment to Do What We’ve Never Done Before
- A “Fierce” Jen Hatmaker Book Club Sneak Peek!
- Elizabeth Gilbert Moves from Fear to Fierce
For the Love hit the road in late 2019 to talk to smart, fabulous people with our very first For the Love Live Podcast Tour! Some of you came out for it, and we loved having you. But if you weren’t able to drop All The Things to hang out with Jen on a school night, we totally get it. That’s why we’re bringing these great live moments straight to your ears so you can relive the fun and come away with some of the same insights from these enlightening conversations just as you would if you were sitting in the audience yourself.
- “Doing Nothing is No Longer an Option.” – For The Love Live with Austin Channing Brown
- Laughter, Our Escape Hatch from the Dumpster Fire: Live with The Popcast’s Knox McCoy & Jamie Golden
- Failing, Learning, Beginning Again: For the Love Live with Shauna Niequist
- Jo Saxton Unpacks Women’s Stories to Make the World a Better Place
New Year. New Decade. New Series! As we move into a new season, we thought we’d bring a few folks to our podcast table who have epitomized what it means to “keep on walking” in their faith. The “For the Love of Faith Icons” series has us seeking wisdom from some of our most beloved faith leaders as we ask our deepest questions and hear where they’ve found peace and strength to endure. Just like many of us, these leaders have walked through their own personal crises of faith, doubts, and fears—and they honestly and vulnerably reveal those moments, making us all feel less alone. As leaders, they also examine who we are as a body of believers and bring important insight on to how we can embrace each other and be more open to those outside of our circles. They show us that our faith can expand, evolve, and be inclusive while never losing the heart of the Gospel and our belief in a God who is full of grace and mercy.
- Max Lucado: The Beauty of Disagreeing Agreeably
- A Faith that Leaves Room for Questions: Andy Stanley
- Laughing Through Walls of Fear: Patsy Clairmont
- How to Create a Politics of Love: Lisa Sharon Harper
- Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: Eugene Cho’s Guide to Political Conversations
- Beth Moore Guides Us Through the Rocky Soil
- Love is the Game Changer of Our Faith: Bishop Michael Curry
- A Call to Openness & Affirmation: A Panel Discussion with LGBTQ+ Faith Leaders
It’s here, you guys: we’re at the finish line of the year and of a decade. Sometimes it feels the best we can do is sort of limp across that finish line. But you know what? We don’t have to limp. We can hop, skip, and jump across, if we want, because we get to decide how we want to get through this part of the year. We get to decide how we’re going to take stock of the past ten years and sort of turn the dials on how to start the next ten.
So in this short series, we’re talking to people who have learned a thing or two about perseverance and show us that no matter the season, no matter how busy or tired we are, we have so much choice in the way that we are reacting and more power than we know to push through and finish strong.
We’ve made it through another year—a year of triumphs, learning, mourning, dancing, thinking, doing, all of it. The holidays mark a time to take stock of ourselves and our families, celebrate the good and plan for the new year ahead. In this short series, we’re celebrating the wonders of the season, and what makes the hustle and bustle of the year worth it all (hint: people do!). And spoiler alert: stay tuned for everyone’s favorite annual episode, the all important Holiday Gift Guide!
A few years ago, could we have imagined how much podcasts would mean to us today? There’s something so wonderful about listening to stories that range from everyday life to incredible accomplishments, and something so meaningful about diving into hard topics we’d rather not tackle alone. This series, we’re celebrating some of our favorite shows and hosts: the ones that make us laugh, the ones that make us cry, and the ones that teach us some of life’s important lessons and help us think about the world—and ourselves—in brand-new ways.
- Behind the Scenes with Podcast Queens: The Secret Lives of Black Women
- Manage Your Money Like a Boss: The Rachel Cruze Show
- “How To! With Charles Duhigg Podcast” Gets Answers to Life’s Burning Questions
- Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin Breaks Down History for our Ears
- This American Life’s Bim Adewunmi on the Magic of Stories Big and Small
- Armchair Expert-ise with Podcast Creator and Host Monica Padman
- Retelling Our Past & Future: Podcasters Propaganda, Dr. Alma & B.T. Harman
Well, folks, it’s HERE. The classes, the teachers, the games, the carpool lines, the after-school activities, the can-I-have-$457-for-the-field-trip? shenanigans, the roller coaster of emotions and schedules and everything else—school is just extra, you guys. But amid the hullaballoo are tender souls trying to learn who they are and who they want to be in the world. And believe it or not, even when they don’t ask, our students enjoy having a sounding board in their parents and loved ones (just like we did). In this series, Jen talks to a few of her favorite students (AKA their last names might be “Hatmaker”) along with a few other special guests who inspire us with their courage, wit, and hard-earned young wisdom.
- How’s College Life in 2019? Gavin & Sydney Hatmaker Pull Back the Curtain
- Ben & Caleb Hatmaker Show us Around High School & Gen Z’s World
- Remy Hatmaker & BFF Ella on Middle School: Juggling Friends, Homework, & Smartphones
- Tales From Elementary School – 5th Grader Ryan Hickman Gets a Jump on His Dreams
- Unlocking our Kids’ Potential: Teachers of the Year Mandy Manning & Sydney Chaffee
Truth—what does it mean to you? Our dear friend Rachel Held Evans had a note over her desk that simply said, “Tell the truth.” Her voice is sorely missed, and her dedication to speaking the truth inspired us to think about other truth tellers we know—women and men who have dedicated their lives to speaking their personal truths and relaying facts and realities through their platforms (this is no small thing, especially when it’s harder than ever to discern what truth is). These folks are digging just a little bit deeper so that instead of feeling manipulated by the morass of questionable information, we can unearth what’s really happening and use knowledge to affect good change.
Power comes in many forms. It goes far beyond the beauty, wealth, and status we’re told we need in order to have it. In fact, power comes when we make sure everyone, especially our fellow sisters, can have a life filled with dignity, purpose, and equality. Anyone born into a female body knows we live with a unique blend of challenges to conquer. In this series, we’ll put the spotlight on women of all stripes -- ladder-climbing mavens, firsts-in-their-field pioneers, innovators, trend-setters, and world-changers -- who are shattering glass ceilings, lifting us up, and challenging us to live our highest values in order to be dynamic people who shape the world.
- Melinda Gates: The Power of Lifting Up Women
- theSkimm’s Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg: Empowerment Through Knowledge
- Even Winners Fail: Sarah Robb O’Hagan
- The Power to Survive, Heal and Succeed: Facebook’s Nona Jones
- Real-Life ‘Call the Midwife’ in Haiti: Tara Livesay and KJ Johnson
- Chef Dominique Crenn: Leading with Love In and Out of the Kitchen
- She Should Run: Erin Loos Cutraro’s Vision for Equal Representation
Friend, no one can care for you better than you. And you deserve a few minutes to stop and think about the ways you’re nourishing your mind, body, and spirit—and how you can turn the dials just a smidge to feel even better.
In this series, we’re bringing you some of the best thinkers and practitioners who have dedicated their lives to help others take stock of where they are and where they want to go. We’re talking to all kinds of health and wellness experts: physical, mental, spiritual, sexual, even career. Within these episodes, we’re committed to starting conversations that steer us toward non-shaming practices around our health and well-being as a better way of life.
- Pursuing Health at Every Size with Nutritionist Haley Goodrich
- Healthy Connections For a Healthy Life: Dr. Danielle Ofri
- Practicing Kindness for a Healthier Life: Sebastian Terry
- You are Worthy of Great Sex (And so Much More): Dr. Celeste Holbrook
- It’s Okay To Be a Late Bloomer: Forbes Magazine’s Rich Karlgaard
Exploring our faith is a lifelong experience, and it helps to find some community along the way. Picking up where our earlier series “For the Love of Exploring Our Faith” left off, we now present “For the Love of Faith Groundbreakers,” where we interview writers, pastors, thought leaders—women and men taking a fresh, honest look at their faith experiences. Some of them have questioned long-held beliefs or pushed really hard on what they believe to see if it holds. They've all been on different journeys to find Jesus and have asked themselves what it means to follow Him and love others today. And when they find themselves bristling at the status quo, these brave people are blazing new trails and inviting us to come along and learn beside them.
- You are Wholly Good: Osheta Moore and Embracing “Shalom”
- Can Faith Withstand Doubt? Mike McHargue’s Journey to Atheism and Back
- The Glory of God in our Pain: Kaitlin Curtice & the Power of Lament
- Actually Believing God Loves You Changes Everything: Jeff Chu
- Rachel Held Evans Tribute Episode: 2018 Interview “Loving, Leaving & Finding the Church”
- Live Yourself Into a New Way of Thinking: Richard Rohr
- Sarah Bessey: Life on the Other Side of Being Broken
- Pete Enns Adds Color to Our Black & White View of the Bible
- Rap Artist Lecrae Navigates Injustice & Trauma With Love & Hip-Hop
Can you chart back over your life, and recount the songs that were the defining moments of a given year and remember those lyrics and melodies that literally lent words and feeling to what you were going through? WE LOVE MUSIC, all types of music, and the way it underscores all the seasons of our lives. This series is long overdue—and one that matters to us—and to our listeners, based on the overwhelming amount of requests we received for it. We’ll talk to amazing artists and creators of music during each episode, and discuss what it’s meant to them to write and perform music that resonates sooooo deeply within us.
- Sandi Patty: The Legendary Christian Singer Finds Her Personal Voice
- Jennifer Knapp on Music, God, and Speaking Her Truth
- The Evolution of Martina McBride: From Country Superstar to Food Network Chef
- Amy Grant: Compassion, Community & the Cycles of Life
- Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott on Grace & Good Friends
Hitting a new year can be refreshing, right? There’s something thrilling about turning the page on a brand-new year and filling it up with new ideas and fresh beginnings. But sometimes, the urgency in January to Change! Change! Change! can be overwhelming—not to mention shaming and unnecessary. And this year we say: let’s not buy into it. We’d rather focus on how to bloom where we’re already planted. So in this series, For the Love of Good Change, we’re talking to people who have expertise in how to live well, who compassionately take us by the hand and help nourish our lives already in progress: with our bodies, in our neighborhoods, and in the work we’re doing.
- Best of For The Love: Emily Ley on Simplified Living
- Small Steps to a Happier Life: Gretchen Rubin
- Undoing The Shame of Our Body Image Struggles: Hillary McBride
- Give Yourself the Gift of Done: Jon Acuff
- Stuck? Just Do the Next Right Thing: Emily P. Freeman
- Therapy is a Gift for Everyone: Onsite’s Miles Adcox
In our For the Love community, we’re passionate about giving, no matter what time of year. We keep our eyes focused and hearts open to help people in need, whether they’re our neighbor across the street or around the world. But sometimes we need a little help figuring out where all of our generosity should go. In For the Love of Giving, we're going to talk about ways we can use our time and money to do something good, and bring you inspiring stories of people who are living the change we wish to see in the world. This is the stuff we love, and we can’t wait for you to meet the extraordinary people and organizations in this series.
- The Hatmakers’ Favorite Things Returns: 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide!
- How to Help the Helpers: Pure Charity’s Mike Rusch and Legacy Collective’s Faitth Brooks
- Charity: Water CEO Scott Harrison’s Thirst for Change
- Ty Pennington Lives (and Gives!) to the Extreme
- Angels & Peacemakers: Mending The Divides
Who doesn’t love a good binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon? We’re all in and celebrating these simple pleasures with For the Love of TV—podcast episodes dedicated to celebrating one of our favorite pastimes! We had a blast getting to know the real-life personalities from the TV shows we love and we know you will too. Whether you’re into comedies or morning shows, Hallmark movies or dramas, you don’t want to miss a single episode of For the Love of TV!
- Kathie Lee Gifford: Getting Real with a Morning TV Icon
- The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil: Loving Yourself For Who You Are, No Filter Required
- Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper Dishes on the Office, Tina Fey, and Her Squirrel Days
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Lighting up our TV Screens and Her World
- The Podcast’s Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden: Binge-Watching With Our TV Soulmates
How could we NOT have a series on a passion SO many of us share? I have had a love for reading since I was a wee book nerd—scarfing down as many books from the library I could possibly get my hands on. It’s no different now as I have all manner of books in my favorite reading places—everything from biographies, to fiction, to psychology, to relatable stories from fellow humans like you and I who share insight into their unique triumphs and failures. I still love losing myself in a book, the feel of an "actual" book in my hands; whether it be paperback or hardcover (no disrespect to digital books--they are a Godsend!) and being delighted, inspired, and often, finding myself in the pages. Good writers can so skillfully relate to us; they can make us howl with laughter (who hasn't been reading on a plane and snorted uncontrollably to the bemusement of our seatmate) or bring us to tears with some pain they poignantly reveal. We’ll run the gamut here with our amazing line-up of guests—authors you know and love, first-time writers, fiction writers, and lovers of books who will guide us to the kinds of works that will bring us life through the remainder of the year and beyond.
- Bringing Your Story to Life: Imperfect Courage with Jessica Honegger
- Use Your Words to Raise Your Voice, with Kathy Khang
- Books as Mirrors and Windows: Kwame Alexander’s Identity Through Words
- Writing From Opposite Sides: Jodi Picoult Asks the Big Questions
- Tell Me More, Kelly Corrigan: A Live Show with the Poet Laureate of the Ordinary
- Piercing Shattered Dreams Into a Beautiful Story: Shannan Martin
- Ask Jen! All Your Book and Writing Questions Answered
If there's one thing about parenting that I know with complete and absolute certainty, it is this: It's all a total crap shoot and nobody knows what the heck they're doing. We're all winging it, man. Every last one of us. We're doing the best we know how with our limited training and resources, and putting faith in the notion that all of those nights of lost sleep, all of those hours spent being driven one step closer the the loony farm, all of it.....is going to pay off someday in the form of a well-adjusted kid. Fortunately, we all have this amazing gift of community where we get to share our experiences and learn from other moms and dads who are figuring it out through tedious trial and error. In our 10th series of the For the Love Podcast, we're talking with seasoned parents and experts who have learned a trick or two from this parenting gig and we'll discover one example after another that proves that we are not alone in this struggle.
- TV (and Real Life) Mom Candace Cameron Buré’s Path to Gracious Parenting
- Parenting Through All Stages: When To Hold On & When To Let Go with Dr. Jim Burns
- Jen’s Parents Tell It All: Real-Time Parenting with Larry and Jana King
- Working Moms Stretched Too Thin: Jessica Turner on Work-Life Satisfaction
We are coming in hot off of the Exploring Our Faith series that has all of our brains sizzling and now it's time to lighten things up and have some fun. Grab the sunscreen, some comfy flip flops, your favorite cold drink and that stack of books you've been dying to read and join us for a new series. We're taking the plunge into "For the Love of Summer" to talk about all of the ways you can create a fabulous summer full of unforgettable memories. We'll talk travel tips with the pros, brilliant (but inexpensive) ideas for entertaining the kids, our favorite fashion trends of the season, plus we'll gush over our favorite books to reach for this summer. Whether you plan to be a beach-bum, a road warrior, or hide out in the AC until fall, we've got you covered with everything you're going to need.
What about racism? Sexuality? The evangelical church? What about doctrine and theology? Best practices and faithfulness? What about the church in the Age of Trump? What about when we don’t agree? All this and more in our new series “For the Love of Exploring our Faith.” We’ve invited spiritual leaders from every denomination and ideology, so if you don’t like one, just come back the next week and hear another perspective. We’re asking hard questions and exploring difficult spaces with some of the smartest, wisest, most faithful leaders of our day. This series is thought-provoking and unfiltered, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
- Unequally Saved: The Church’s Role in Racism with Lisa Sharon Harper
- Know Thyself: Faith & The Enneagram with Ian Morgan Cron
- Politics, Faith, and Open Hearts with Joshua DuBois
- Knowing Where You’ve Been To Get Where We’re Going: Austin Channing Brown
- “Me? Love Them?” Loving Everybody Always with Bob Goff
- Learning to Walk in the Dark with Barbara Brown Taylor
- Advocating For Humanity: Blue Babies Pink’s Brett Trapp On Reconciling (and Honoring) Who He Is
- Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church with Rachel Held Evans
Calling all dreamers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, champions of justice: get excited for our next series because these are your people. Thrilled to bring you “For the Love of Women Who Built It”! We are hosting women who’ve built racial reconciliation ministries, mentorship orgs for young women, a Fortune 500 exec who left to start her own company empowering female entrepreneurs, a body product organization staffed by women rebuilding after the sex industry. These women are running the world, and we’re going to talk to every one of them. Whether you are a dreamer like them or simply want to support women-led companies, this whole series is going to rock our world.
- Leading Where You Live: Knowing Your Influence with Jo Saxton
- An Enterprise for Women Built on Love with Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms
- A Time To Lead, A Time To Follow: Chasing The Next Thing With Nicole Walters
- Building Bridges Through Black & White Conversations with Latasha Morrison
- Sara Cunningham Gives “Free Mom Hugs” To LGBTQ Community
- Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Co-Founder, Meredith Walker, On The Unscripted Path
This is the series I’ve been waiting for! Get ready to crack up as we kick off "For the Love of Laughter”! We have some of the smartest, wildest, most hilarious comics coming on the show, from Saturday Night Live royalty to YouTube stars to stand-up queens…we’re bringing the funny. We’ll get a front row seat not just to their award-winning comedy but to the winding roads that got them where they are today. This one is going to be fun, guys.
Ready or not, the new year is hot on our heels! As you start writing down your resolutions, filling out your calendar, and dreaming up big, lofty goals for what your next year is going to look like, check out our series that's all about new beginnings! Our guests in this series are experts at rewriting the narrative of their own stories into something that has more meaning, more purpose, and more connection to their own goals for where and who they want to be. They've waded neck-deep through the muck of stress, overwhelm, loneliness, insecurity, lack of direction and self-awareness and have come out on the other side with so much wisdom and advice for anyone looking to start making big changes in their own lives. This series if full of practical tools and tips that will help you on your journey to living more authentically in 2018!
- Creating Space For Joy With Simplified Living With Emily Ley
- Finding The Way To Your True Self With Enneagram Expert Chris Heuertz
- Creating Connection In The New Year With Kristin Schell & The Turquoise Table
- From “Turkey Burner” To Entrepreneur: Embracing Your Potential With Rachel Hollis
- It’s Never Too Late To Start Over With Donna Cheek & Sheila Lynch From Glory Haus
You will not want to miss ONE SINGLE EPISODE of the next series on the For the Love Podcast: get ready to adore “For the Love of Fall and Holidays”! We got you covered in every possible way: food and hospitality, navigating tricky relationships during this season, fashion trends for fall and Christmas, how to properly be a football fanatic, Jen’s Favorite Gifts, and even behind-the-scenes stories from a certain beloved Pioneer Woman… We have doctors, fashion mavens, lifestyle moguls, and even a Hatmaker husband. This series is packed with awesome, guys. You’re going to love it.
- Dishing With The Pioneer Woman: Ree Drummond
- Football, Fashion & Fun With Melanie Shankle
- Must-Have Fall & Holiday Fashion For Every Body With Evereve
- Wise Men [And Women] Bring Gifts Of Boundaries At The Holidays With Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend
- Open Homes & Open Hearts: A Christmas Story From The Tribe
We are super excited about the next series on the podcast: For the love of food! As one of Jen’s favorite subjects (and activities), we are delighted to bring you chefs, Food Network stars, cookbook authors, Paleo practitioners, hospitality experts, and people who use food in big and small ways to love people well and heal the world. Foodie or not, you won’t want to miss a single episode of this series!
Our second series is going to knock you flat out. In keeping with my latest book, Of Mess and Moxie, I am thrilled to bring you “For the Love of Moxie”! I’ll be talking with women who undeniably have pluck, chutzpah, grit, moxie. They’ve built companies and brands, changed entire national conversations, served the world, they’ve overcome. They will inspire you, push you, make you think. I hope you love listening to them as much as I loved talking to them. Bring on the MOXIE.
- Authenticity in a Branded World with Luvvie Ajayi
- Getting Vulnerable with Dr. Brené Brown
- Food, Freedom & the Whole30 with Melissa Hartwig
- Business with Purpose with Jessica Honegger
- Unyielding Courage with Anna LeBaron & Ruth Wariner
- Finding Beauty in the Mess with Glennon Doyle
- Music, Motherhood, and Moxie with Nichole Nordeman
- Discovering That You are Good Enough with Amena Brown
- How to Survive When Your Dreams Dissolve with Chrissy Kelly
I’m kicking off our very first series with a subject near and dear to most of our hearts: girlfriends. What we love about them, where it can get sticky, how to make and keep them, why we love them. This will be a 5-episode series with a new episode releasing every Wednesday. I learned and laughed so much, and I hope you will too. Listen and enjoy!
Surprise! Once in a blue moon, I’ll pop in your podcast feed with a surprise special episode, something one-off and a little different from the For The Love series we might be in. Maybe it’s tied to current events. Maybe it’s an important conversation in the world right now, and we need to hash it out in a safe place, in our brilliant and kind community of podcast listeners. Maybe it’s something I know you’ll love and can’t wait to share with you.
Like finding a $10 bill in the dryer or seeing a double rainbow, you never know when a bonus episode of For the Love will drop into your life. So keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed!
- Reaching Across the Aisle: Beto O’Rourke and Pantsuit Politics
- Chrissy Metz from “This Is Us” and Her Breakthrough Moment
- Love, Learning and Leadership with Stedman Graham
- White Women’s Toxic Tears with Lisa Sharon Harper
- A Moment of Pride: Jen and Sydney Hatmaker On Being Gay and Loved
- [BONUS] Michael Kutcher on “2 Hearts” Film & the Gift of Organ Donation
- Jen’s Favorite Things – The 4th Annual Holiday Gift Guide
- Jennifer Garner on the Power of Saying Yes
- Antoni Porowski [BONUS] “Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner” Cookbook Chat
- [BONUS] Author of “Educated” Tara Westover: A Different Life Is Possible
Ever wondered what you're missing by not being part of the Jen Hatmaker Book Club? Well, wonder no more! In this bonus series, you can listen to interviews with authors of some of our past book club selections. The author interviews are just one of the many perks of being a JHBC member.
To learn about all the benefits of a JHBC membership, or to join, check out the "Book Club" tab at the top of the page.
- August 2020: Nora McInerny’s “No Happy Endings”
- September 2020: Sejal Badani’s “The Storyteller’s Secret”
- November 2020: Abbi Waxman’s “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill”
- December 2020: Allison Winn Scotch’s “Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing”
- January 2021: William Kent Krueger’s “This Tender Land”
- February 2021: Jacqueline Woodson’s “Red at the Bone”
- March 2021: Laura Zigman’s “Separation Anxiety”
- May 2021: Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Book of Longings”
- June 2021: Emma Straub’s “All Adults Here”
- July 2021: Gabrielle Hamilton’s “Blood, Bones & Butter”