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Have you scrolled through your podcasts, searching for one that catches your ear - a place you can escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters? Look no further! Join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge, a podcast oasis for you, dear sisters, to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. And on the way out, we’ll check your lipstick. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is produced by KFUO Radio and available wherever you get your podcasts.

Have you scrolled through your podcasts, searching for one that catches your ear - a place you can escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters? Look no further! Join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge, a podcast oasis for you, dear sisters, to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. And on the way out, we’ll check your lipstick. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is produced by KFUO Radio and available wherever you get your podcasts.

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United States

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Have you scrolled through your podcasts, searching for one that catches your ear - a place you can escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters? Look no further! Join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge, a podcast oasis for you, dear sisters, to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. And on the way out, we’ll check your lipstick. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is produced by KFUO Radio and available wherever you get your podcasts.

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@KFUORadio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

#069: Still Socially Distanced Episode

1/22/2021
Thinking back over the year since “coronavirus” entered their collective vocabularies, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel revisit the subject of social distancing (first covered in March 2020) in this all-hands-on-deck conversation. Taking an honest (and occasionally uproarious) look at the joys and woes of life in lockdown, each of the Lutheran Ladies offers her own heartfelt answer to the following prompts: The thing I hate most about social distancing is … Something that has surprised me about...

Duration:00:59:35

#068: Bri's Radio Theatre: Ode to Vitality Points

1/15/2021
Beginning the New Year with what has now (officially) been branded a “Wild Card” episode, Bri celebrates physical, mental, and spiritual by offering her heartfelt paean to a program that has helped her achieve greater measures of all three: Concordia Plans and its Vitality® wellness benefit. Extoling the virtues of this virtual tool that incentivizes participating church workers to track their health and fitness activities in exchange for real-world rewards, die-hards Bri and Sarah do their...

Duration:00:39:14

#067: Rachel's Trivia Challenge: Rolling Into the New Year

1/8/2021
In this edition of “Rachel’s Trivia Challenge,” Rachel guides Sarah, Erin, and Bri back through 4,000 years of New Year’s tradition as she quizzes them on the past and present of New Year’s resolutions. Who made the first annual resolutions? What does Julius Caesar have to do with the New Year? Which Medieval party day made New Year’s Eve look tame by comparison? How have Lutherans (including Martin Luther himself) traditionally commemorated January 1? Which resolutions today are the most...

Duration:00:36:17

#066: Presenting: New Year’s Wishes and Prognostications

1/1/2021
Tearing a page each from Amy Grant’s “Grown-Up Christmas List” and NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! Predictions segment, each of the Lutheran Ladies here offers five good wishes and one wacky prognostication to ring in the New Year. Will 2021 be the year of the analog hobby? Will it go down in history as the year Lutherans on both sides of the northern border inaugurate a multinational seminary hockey game (replete with commemorative touk)? And however will we survive both the coming...

Duration:00:51:08

#065: Regifting for 2020: Christmas Poetry Slam!

12/25/2020
Travelling back in time to a simpler, happier, less 2020-ish point in history, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel revisit their 2019 “poetry slam” holiday special, as each (re)shares an original Christmas poem. From a Dr. Seuss-themed power ballad to a nativity “limerichard,” from a rhapsodic ode to Christmas hymns to a Hamilton-inspired angelic rap verse, these homespun poems will have you snapping their fingers (and maybe even grabbing pen and paper to craft your own Christmas poems) as you...

Duration:00:34:05

#064: Erin's Recipe Card: The Iron Ladle Cranberry Challenge!

12/18/2020
In this “Erin’s Recipe Card” episode, the Lutheran Ladies take part in their first-ever Iron Ladle Challenge, as they each present a festive seasonal recipe showcasing an assigned ingredient — in this case: cranberries. Which recipe will be your favorite? Will you favor Erin’s super simple sugared cranberry hors d’oeuvres? Rachel’s cranberry kale salad? Sarah’s cranberry thumbprint cookies? Bri’s cranberry ginger (AKA “cringer”) mocktail? Or will you avoid choosing a favorite and simply make...

Duration:00:45:37

#063: Hymn Sing with Sarah: Advent!

12/11/2020
Advent hymns have taken on new resonance in 2020, as Christians pray “Come, Lord Jesus!” with ever more eagerness and urgency. In this “Hymn Sing with Sarah” episode, Sarah leads Erin, Bri, and Rachel in a discussion of Advent hymns, old and new. Drawing from the results of a Facebook group poll, the ladies identify which Advent hymns are most beloved and talk more generally about what makes an Advent hymn an Advent hymn. Sarah then digs deeply into the history and meaning of several popular...

Duration:00:58:53

#062: The Lutheran Ladies' Guide to Chrismons™: PART TWO

12/4/2020
Last Christmas, in her “How to Lutheran” episode “The Lutheran Ladies’ Guide to Chrismons™,” Bri introduced Sarah, Erin and Rachel to the past and present of the handcrafted gold and white ornaments that adorn so many church Christmas trees to this day. In this follow-up conversation, Bri looks forward to the future of these “fancy Jesus ornaments,” proposing five new Christological symbols that she feels should join the Chrismon collection: a pineapple, a roll of duct tape, a bar of soap,...

Duration:00:36:47

#061: 'I Don't Want to Have the Prayer' Book Club Wrap Up and Next Book Poll

11/27/2020
In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a recap discussion of the Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club Anniversary Read selection, I Don’t Want to Have the Prayer: A Messy Pastor’s Kid Does Her Memory Work. The show opens with a special guest appearance by author Karen Kuhlmann Averitt, who answers reader questions about the book submitted via Facebook, then continues with a conversation covering key questions raised by the book. How do the expectations placed on pastors’ families...

Duration:00:59:06

#060: Erin's Recipe Card: Pie Fest!

11/20/2020
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Lutheran Ladies are taking on that flakiest and most finicky of festive desserts: pie. In this special #PieFest installment of Erin’s Recipe Card, the Lutheran Ladies each try their hand at one or more different kinds of pie, from sweet to savory, lattice top to open-faced tart, all-butter to crumb. Pies featured include apple cranberry, Japanese sweet potato, chocolate pretzel, butternut squash, cookies and cream, broccoli chicken, and chicken pasty....

Duration:01:05:25

#059: Rachel's Trivia Challenge: All Things All Saints

11/13/2020
Rachel quizzes Sarah, Erin, and Bri on “All things All Saints’”—from the mundane to the miraculous—in this slightly belated edition of “Rachel’s Trivia Challenge.” Beginning and ending with a Lutheran view of saints and a discussion of how the “holy ones” among us—living and dead—can best be honored, the Ladies take time to traverse two millennia of saints’ lives, drawing inspiration and sometimes amusement from these occasionally over-the-top accounts of religious superheroes from days gone...

Duration:00:38:48

#058: Bri's Big Question: How to Survive Election Season

11/6/2020
In this week’s episode (recorded days before Election Day 2020), Bri asks a timely and relevant “Big Question”: How do I survive election season as a Lutheran woman? In the honest and open conversation that follows, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel cover a range of topics and ideas at the intersection of Lutheran faith and politics: voting out of love for our neighbors, trusting “not in princes,” and finding our ultimate identity in Christ — not political party affiliations. They also touch on...

Duration:00:50:46

#057: Story Time with Sarah: Anna of Denmark, Electress of Saxony

10/30/2020
Anna of Denmark (1532–1585) was a Danish princess from the House of Oldenburg who became Electress of Saxony through her marriage to Augustus of Saxony in 1548. As one of the most influential women in post-Reformation Europe, she played a vital role in preserving and promoting Orthodox Lutheranism in the years following Martin Luther’s death in 1546. In this “Story Time with Sarah” episode, the Lutheran Ladies revisit the life and times of the energetic electress, celebrating Anna’s prowess...

Duration:00:45:51

#056: Erin's One Question Interview: Being a Woman Is Beautiful

10/23/2020
In her latest “One-Question Interview,” Erin welcomes missionary nurse and health educator Steph Schulte to the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge for a frank and honest conversation about reproductive health issues facing women both in West Africa and the United States. “You are loved. God sees you. God knows who you are,” Schulte tells Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel, echoing the Gospel message she shares with the women who attend her health education classes. “You are a beautiful creature of God. …...

Duration:00:55:37

#055: Hymn Sing with Sarah: Martin Luther and Hymns of the Reformation

10/16/2020
It’s October — almost Reformation Day — and that means Luther hymns! In this Hymn Sing celebration of Martin Luther the hymnist, Sarah leads Erin, Bri and Rachel in a wide-ranging discussion of Luther’s hymn text, hymn tunes, and liturgies. Learn about the long list of hymns Luther wrote or translated (some of which may surprise you), how he incorporated hymnody into the Divine Service, and which hymns appeared in the first-ever Lutheran hymnal, published just five years after the state of...

Duration:01:03:41

#054: How to Lutheran with Bri: The LWML Mite Box

10/9/2020
For nearly a century, beginning at the height of the Great Depression, Lutheran women have been collecting spare change in cardboard “mite boxes” to fund mission projects at home and abroad. These simple, unassuming collection boxes have helped bring in more than $100 million in mission offerings since 1942. In this episode, inspired by the October 4, 2020, celebration of LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission) Sunday, Bri leads Sarah, Erin, and Rachel in a loving discussion of the past, present,...

Duration:00:29:42

#053: Erin's Recipe Card: Potato Salad Extravaganza

10/2/2020
Whether you’re squeezing in one last late-season barbecue, enjoying a traditional Oktoberfest celebration, or preparing for a Reformation festival, Erin’s latest Recipe Card episode — celebrating the humble potato salad — is a must-listen culinary conversation. Sampling both German and American potato salad recipes, the Ladies explore the history, nutrition, and geography of the perennially popular potluck dish, whose hearty, crowd-feeding appeal stretches from Wisconsin to St. Louis, Latvia...

Duration:00:44:33

Short: Book Club Announce— Calling All Lutheran Lady Authors!

9/26/2020
Are you a Lutheran lady author looking to share your work with your sisters in Christ? Submit your book to the Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club for our Anniversary Read! In celebration of our first anniversary, we’ll be choosing our next book from among titles submitted by members of the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook group. If you’d like to see your book included on our list of possibilities, here’s how to submit it: Send a note containing the title, ISBN, and a link for the book you want to...

Duration:00:07:16

#052: 'Light in the Dark Belt' Book Club Wrap with Special Guest Kaye Wolff

9/25/2020
In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri — together with special guest Kaye Wolff — in a recap discussion of the latest Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club selection: Rosa Young’s autobiography Light in the Dark Belt. What were Dr. Rosa J. Young and her Jim Crow South world really like? How did she understand the connection between education, faith formation, and church planting? What has happened since her death to the churches and schools she founded and the Lutheran teachers and pastors...

Duration:00:57:59

#051: One Year Anniversary Shoebox Extravaganza!

9/18/2020
In this special one-year anniversary omnibus episode, the Lutheran Ladies want to know: if you could put one small item in a shoebox that exemplifies the character and lived experience of Lutheran women, what would it be? Tossing the metaphorical shoebox around their virtual studio, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel each answer the question in turn, selecting and riffing on a simple, mundane object that is, for them, truly emblematic of “church lady life.” Which ubiquitous consumer product is the...

Duration:00:49:56