Letters to Women - Exploring the Feminine Genius
By Chloe Langr
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In this podcast, I will be interviewing Catholic women about how they live out the feminine genius in their ordinary lives. This podcast is inspired by Saint Pope John Paul II's 1995 "Letter to Women." New episodes released every other Thursday.
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Starting Freshman Year of College||In this episode I sit down with Carolyn Shields, the founder of The Young Catholic Woman and a campus minister at Penn State. We talk about how college is both exciting and nerve-wracking and give tips and hints for friendship, relationships, and your prayer life! This is the episode I wish I would have heard my freshman year back in 2013, and I'm so excited to share it with you today.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who's An Introvert||In this episode, I sit down with Sarah Burns and we talk about the challenges and the beauty involved with being an introvert. We chat about when we first discovered we were introverts. The world may paint introversion is a bad light, but we're striving to break that stereotype and thrive with our introverted personality. Take a listen to learn how to dive deeper into your prayer life as an introvert, how to interact with others in a healthier way, and how to embrace silence.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Living in Today's Throw-Away Culture||In this episode, I visit with Haley Stewart. Haley, her husband Daniel, and their three littles moved down to Waco, Texas to spend a year working a farm. That experience radically changed how Haley viewed the word 'success' and opened her eyes up to what Pope Francis calls the 'throw-away culture'. She shares the story of moving to the farm and how we can be better stewards of the earth God has given us.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Experiencing Pregnancy After a Loss||- Today's podcast was sponsored by Sudio, a company that is revolutionizing the way people see headphones. For 15% off any purchase with Sudio, use the discount code LETTERSTOWOMEN. - Laura blogs over at Mothering Spirit, a blog - If you sign up for Laura's monthly newsletter, she'll send you a free e-book of Prayers for Parenting! - Laura is the author of some incredible books. We mentioned two on this podcast episode: Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting and Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage. - Laura blogs beautifully about the death of her twin daughters. This is the story she has to tell about that experience of radical, surprising peace. - Pregnancy after the loss of a baby – following miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death – is a daunting prospect. Laura's piece 'The Spiritual Side of Pregnancy after Loss' is an incredible read that inspired this podcast episode.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Discerning an Annulment||In this episode, I visit with Lisa Duffy. She experienced an unwanted divorce and has she went through the annulment process as a source of healing. She talks about what an annulment is (and what it isn't!) and talks us through the changes that Pope Francis introduced. I hope this episode helps clear up some myths about Catholic annulments and explains the squishy process of divorce and annulments.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Owns Her Own Business||In this episode, I sit down with Emily Ricci. Shes' the founder and president of Gloriam Marketing, a business she started just a few days before she got engaged. We talk about the nitty gritty of starting your own business, and how Emily balances her schedule to keep Christ at the center.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Longing for Gratitude||In this episode, I visit with Dr. Susan Muto about the importance of gratefulness in a consumer driven world. She reminds us that being grateful doesn't mean being like Pollyanna, but instead, it means diving into the way of saints and Christians mystics like Julian of Norwich, Therese of Lisieux, and Dorothy Day.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Imperfect Catholic Mom||In this episode, I sit down with Colleen Duggan, who wrote the book 'Good Enough is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom'. We talk about how we don't have to have it all together as Catholic parents, how we can strive to sainthood as parents despite our messiness, and how to reject the lies that the culture throws at us about how we should parent.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Doesn't Have it All Together||In this episode, Sarah Swafford and I discuss how we’re all called to a life of virtue. We chat about how none of us have it together, and when we say we’re ‘fine’, we actually mean that we’re Freaked out, Insecure , Nervous, and Exhausted. We also visit about emotional virtue and what that looks like (regardless of where you’re at in life).||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Experiencing Infertility||I was blessed with an opportunity to visit with Connie Poulos and chat about her experience with infertility as a Catholic woman. If you're a woman who experiences infertility, she wants you to know that you're not alone. You're His daughter.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who's Grieving||In this episode, I visit with Paula D'Arcy. She's a retreat leader, former psychotherapist, and best-selling author. We discuss how her life is marked with sorrow - including the loss of her husband and daughter to a drunk driving accident forty years ago. Her story is a witness to hope and she speaks about how to navigate the complex stages of grief.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Raising Twice Exceptional Children||In this episode, I sit down and visit with Ginny Kochis from Not So Formulaic. We talk about Today on the podcast, Ginny Kochis from Not so Formulaic and I visit about her parenting journey and how she and her husband navigated decisions in their parenthood journey. She shares how finding out that her daughter was twice exceptional has impacted their lives and how important it is to find great community.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman with the Cluttered Closet||In this episode, I sit down with Mary Elizabeth Sperry to tackle the subject of de-cluttering. We all have that ONE closet that we dread looking at. Mary Elizabeth's latest book, "Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life" provides practical tips for how to clean out our junk drawers and examine our consciences all at the same time.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to Women About the Most Influential Woman in the World||In this episode, I visit with Dr. Carrie Gress, a Catholic wife, mother, and best-selling author. We discuss her latest book, 'The Marian Option', and why Marian devotion is the answer to so many of the world's problems today. As a woman who studied history in college, I loved the depth of Dr. Carrie's research, and I think you will, too!||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Celebrating Her First Year of Marriage||Joseph joins me as we discuss our first year of marriage. We answer all the questions you had for us, as well as tell the story of how we met. I laughed so much while listening to this episode - I hope you'll like it, too!||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Thinks She Isn't Worthy||In this episode, I sit down with Liz Sams and Janine McGann, the women behind the film "Speaking to Sparrows". We talk about how we can reject the lie that we're not enough, find our identity in Christ, and discover ways to share our stories in safe and holy ways. You'll love these women and their amazing creativity!||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter To Women About Breaking Stereotypes||Lizzy Dowd is a passionate young woman who is not afraid to ask deep questions and say what's on her heart. I got the chance to visit with her and talk about how she's breaking stereotypes surrounding gender, the Catholic faith, and the pro-life movement. You'll love her stories - and her laughter is contagious!||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Is Bored at Mass||I sit down and talk with Kassie Manning, the co-creator of the Every Sacred Sunday Mass journal. We talk about what to do if you find Mass boring, tools to help you dive deeper into the beauty of Catholicism, and how Every Sacred Sunday came to be!||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Mother of Saints in Heaven||I sit down with Amy Thomas and we talk about what it's like to parent saints. Both of us have lost littles through miscarriage and are battling the fear that comes after those losses. If you've lost babies through miscarriage, or know someone who is grieving about a miscarriage, this podcast episode is for you.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Read the Bible||In this episode, I visit with Sonja Corbitt, the Bible Study Evangelista. We talk about her amazing conversion to the Catholic Church, and why more Catholics need to delve into Scripture. She gives great tips and practical ways to encounter Christ in His word.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Running Towards Christ||In this episode, Johnna from Catholic Women Run joins me and we visit about her conversion to the Catholic faith, how she finds Christ in running, how to avoid making fitness an idol, and a special challenge she has for women during Advent!||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Desiring Virtuous Friendships||In this episode, I visit with Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet about their latest book together, "The Friendship Project". We talk about saints, virtues, and they give practical tips about how to invest into the women in your lives.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Single Woman (When All Her Friend Are Dating)||In this episode, I interview Dain Finney, a single Catholic woman who works at Benedictine College. We visit about how Christ calls us to rest in His plan during the season of singleness, and how to rejoice with our friends who are in Godly relationships and not give into the temptation of jealously.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman with Nothing to Wear||In this episode, I interview Kelly Nugent, who leads my women's bible study here in Kansas City. She has a passion for fashion and Jesus, and we discuss authenticity, modesty, and how to put Christ at the center of our lives. Get it, boo.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Looking for a Hero||In this episode, I interview Maria Morera Johnson, author of "My Badass Book of Saints" and "Super Girls and Halos". We chat about how sainthood is not boring, and how the saints are amazing models of how to live a life of virtue.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Wondering About Feminism||In this episode, I interview Samantha Povlock, the founder of FemCatholic, a website dedicated to exploring the intersection of Catholicism and Feminism. We visit about her journey with feminism and how to explore our own femininity.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Desiring Fuller Feminine Friendships||In this episode, I interview Katrina Even, a passionate woman who has a heart for women's ministry. We chat about how to foster intentional friendships with the women in our lives and how to reject the lie that friendships with women are full of catty sarcasm and backstabbing.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Struggling with Pornography and Masturbation||In this episode, I interview Bethany Swanson, a stay-at-home-wife who blogs over at Strengthen My Heart. We visit about her past addiction to masturbation, and how pornography and masturbation addictions are not just 'guys' issues'.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Read More||In this episode, I interview Sarah Burns, who I lovingly refer to as my adopted big sister. Since I met her two years ago, I've loved her book recommendations. We visit about the role books play in her life and her favorite book characters who live out the feminine genius.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Preparing for Marriage||In this episode, I interview Sarah Lundgren, a Roman Huskies Missionary at Northern Illinois University. She's been engaged since the Easter Vigil and we talk about how wedding planning is going - but more importantly, how to focus on preparing for the sacrament of marriage.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Experiencing Same Sex Attraction||In this episode, I interview Kelsie Gartner, an incredibly authentic woman who talks about her experience with same sex attraction and her search for the truth.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Struggling with Depression and Anxiety||In this episode, I interview Kaitlyn Simon, an amazingly vulnerable woman who talks about her struggles with depression and anxiety.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Know More About Her Fertility||In this episode, I interview Breanna Elley, a Nebraska Fertility Practitioner who teaches Creighton Model Natural Family Planning. We visit about contraception, the pill, NFP, and why charting your cycle is the best thing you can do for self-care as a woman.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Share Jesus||In this episode, I interview Mary Khadivi, a missionary with Saint Paul's Outreach. We discuss how the feminine genius impacts her mission work. Music: "Golden Sunrise" by Josh Woodward From the Free Music Archive CC BY 3.0||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Letter to the Woman Who Made Me||In this episode, I interview Mary Mooradian, my mom, and ask her about spiritual motherhood and how she lives out the feminine genius in her ordinary life. Music: "Golden Sunrise" by Josh Woodward From the Free Music Archive CC BY 3.0||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Original Letter to Women||In this first podcast, I talk about Saint John Paul II's "Letter to Women" and introduce the podcast series. Music: "Golden Sunrise" by Josh Woodward From the Free Music Archive CC BY 3.0||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
a cozy, friendly podcast
i feel like i'm actually in the room (maybe drinking coffee) with Chloe and her guests while i'm listening to letters to women!
this podcast seems as cozy and lovely as a casual chat among friends, while still being informative and pertinent.
i can't wait for the next installment :)
I love the concept of the show! And Chloe is a wonderful host. Can't wait for new episodes!
Check this podcast out!
You ever get that dumpy feeling from watching too many mindless YouTube videos or suffer from endless traffic on the way to school or work?
This podcast is the answer!
Chloe does a phenomenal job of engaging the heart and the mind on a variety of worthwhile topics.
Finally, some rich, solid conversation and ideas to go with that cup of coffee in the morning.