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39 minutes | May 2, 2021
13: Fa(s)t Friends
At the end of Season 2, Pallavi and Ameya turn to the greatest aid in surviving fatphobia: community. In this episode the fatsos explore how they experienced community or the lack thereof, and how they felt excluded and then included as they have later found or built communities to offer them support, strength and solace. Spoiler alert: there might be a little role reversal *gasp*! --------- Follow us @fatsopodcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Sign up for our newsletter so you never miss an update, especially through the season break: fatsopodcast.substack.com
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
12: Hippocratic Oath or Hypocritic Oath?
As fatsos, health feels like the final frontier for all concern trolls. If Pallavi and Ameya got a dollar for every time they were told they would drop dead, they would probably have been able to start a hospital themselves. And that’s the experience of every fat person. Which is appalling given how medical institutions are meant to be a safe space of care and knowledge. And so we bring you this episode that breaks all records of ranty episodes, where we talk about handling the world of healthcare.
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
11: Mamma mia, here we go again...
Continuing the mini series on navigating the world in a fat body, Pallavi and Ameya talk about family in this episode. While family is an important and integral part of all our lives, concern trolling from family members can have a massive impact on mental health. Find out how the fatsos have experiences familial concern and interference, and then dealt with their respective sets of parents and relatives. And, of course, they've got some tips and tricks on how to handle the conversations that invariably need to be had.
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
10: Hold your head high
Pallavi and Ameya have talked a lot about the problems that beset us all in this fatphobic world, and they've delved pretty deep into the dark and painful sides of our lives. Starting today, though, they want to focus a little more on how they've handled it. How did they find the ways to beat fatphobia, to find their own styles, to demand their right to take up space? What experiences have Pallavi and Ameya had that helped them stand up and take their place in the sun?
52 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
9: Work in progress
Once they figured out the goal of fat acceptance, Ameya and Pallavi began the long, strenuous and apparently infinite road to acceptance. This episode sees the fatsos talk about how they came to begin their journeys to self acceptance, what they do, how they feel about self work, and, most excitingly, an on-air argument!
38 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
8: Heal the world
If there's one thing Pallavi and Ameya have both learned making this podcast, it's the important of fat acceptance. But, as always, they have differing perspectives on how fat acceptance works. In this episode, join them as they talk about their experiences learning to accept themselves and the work they still need to do. Also: truly epic rant.
40 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
7: For she's a jolly good fellow
Nobody likes an arrogant brag, and humility is an important trait. That's why we make jokes about ourselves and don't like to brag, and respond to compliments with surprise and negation. But what happens when humility is humiliation and self deprecation becomes the way you punish yourself for not conforming to society's (idiotic) requirements? Pallavi and Ameya talk about their experiences with self-deprecation in this episode, and how damaging and dangerous it can be. It's not all rage though, there's science and giggles and how they have found ways to cope.
38 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
6: Nobody's baby
Rejection is like the silent, smelly fart that seeps through the room making everyone wrinkle their nose but no one addresses it. It's subtle; it's underhanded; it's like ghosting in modern day relationships. You know you've been wronged but who do you blame for it? People, fat phobia, your own insecurities? And also what do you do about it? You've got to keep going back--whether it's school, university, the workplace, home and family or public spaces, anywhere that you are not alone. Ameya and Pallavi go back down memory lane to talk about the impact rejection has had on their lives, what it still brings up for them and the tools they have developed to deal with it.
43 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
5: Shame shame, puppy shame
One of the greatest weapons society has over all of us is shame. (And why they have to get puppies involved we'll never know.) It has many raisons d'etre, some good, some bad, but what does it do to fatsos? What are all the extra special ways that we are stifled and held back by the special shaming we receive because of fatphobia? In this episode, Pallavi and Ameya chat about the origins of shame, its psychological consequences, and their personal experiences of shame in their lives.
2 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
1: Season 2: Trailer!
The fatsos are back (again)! And you cannot be more excited than they are. Season 2 is going to go deeper into the fatso experience, and also for the first time ever, we will have guests! So mark your calendars for 10th of January!
45 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
4: Put on your own oxygen mask
Being fat adds another layer of trauma to the existing mental health issues impacting today’s modern world. How did that impact the Fatsos? What have they done about it individually to emerge? Will they ever fully recover? How do they navigate the world with their learnings and demons? Ameya and Pallavi discuss some never-before shared personal experiences as they journey through their experience with mental health. And come to a realisation about oxygen masks and kindness. Also, Ameya gets back to ranting, a few times!
41 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
3: I want to break free
Today, Ameya and Pallavi talk about two very important things: fatphobia and fat liberation. If you've ever felt that your very existence as a fatso made you... less, that you needed to apologise for it, to disappear, if you hate fat bodies and reject them even though you have one, you're dealing with fatphobia. Why do we hate fat bodies so much? And what can we do about it? Listen now to find out. In this episode we discuss: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/893006538 https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/fat-phobia https://www.sofiehagen.com/fat https://ravishly.com/take-cake-revisiting-fat-liberation-manifesto-46-years-later
32 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
2: How far have we come?
Welcome back to Season 2! Pallavi and Ameya look back on all they've learned over the past year, and discuss the ways they have grown in their understanding of fatphobia, fat stigma and fat liberation. (Ameya makes Pallavi cry :D) Tune in for this first episode of season 2, with love, laughter, tears and togetherness.
50 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
10: They love me, they love me not
In this final episode of season 10, the fatsos tackle the biggest themes of all: relationships. How does being fat affect your relationship, with friends, lovers, family? Listen to hear about Pallavi's family drama and witness Ameya have a couple of epiphanies--live!
26 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
9: To boldly go where no fatso has ever gone before
It's finally here! The episode where Pallavi and Ameya get to rant (a LOT) about chairs. And other things, of course. They talk about all the ways in which the world is physically hostile to fatsos, how they've felt while navigating it, and how they have found some peace at last. Plus, rants! Yes, even Pallavi!
48 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
8: You sexy thang!
Sex: that exciting, taboo, controversial, fun thang that almost everyone thinks of, wants, craves and desires. However, are there enough conversations around it, and especially sex for fat people? As Ameya shares her liberated views, Pallavi has a darker journey to the fun times. Things we discuss in this episode : Big Big Love by Hanne Blank Unbuttoned, the podcast
41 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
7: I like to move it, move it!
Moving your body is just the most natural thing, but when you are fat it gets layered with the need for it to result in weight loss. In addition the “exercise industry” which shows fit people get fitter and is not inclusive to larger sizes. As Ameya rants about gyms and waxes lyrical about boxing, Pallavi shares some research on exercise and weight loss as well as her own struggle with finding a movement that works for her. Things we discuss in this episode: Linda Bacon's Health at Every Size Jason Fung's The Obesity Code Inspiring people we follow: @liftlikegaya3 on Instagram Movement suggestions that work for us: Rejuvenation Fitness Group Sivananda Yoga Metabolic Renewal by Jade Theta Figure 8 by Jaana
46 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
6: To eat, or not to eat, that is the question
Food! Can't live with it; can't live without it. Jokes apart, our love for food is only biology, but the love-hate relationship we have with it is all society. We're bombarded by information and "science", and every 2 years the forbidden foods change. In this episode, listen to Pallavi talk some food and metabolism science, while Ameya discusses the age-old fat is bad for you theory. Plus: potatoes, pizza, fasting, feasting and more! Things we discuss in this episode: Linda Bacon's Health at Every Size Jason Fung's The Obesity Code Nina Teicholz's The Big Fat Surprise Article in the Independent Article in the New York Times
35 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
5: Wear what you want, aka #effyourbeautystandards
It's party season! And for fatsos it's worry-about-your-clothes-more-than-usual season. In this episode, Pallavi and Ameya talk about feeling excluded by retail, finding their style, breaking expectations, where they get their clothes and more.
29 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
4: Oh doctor, I'm in trouble
Going to the doctor is never fun, but should it be traumatic? Ameya and Pallavi share their stories of the many horrible experiences they've had with doctors and the healthcare system. What are their darkest fears? And how do they try to keep themselves healthy? All this and more in today's episode. Books: The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body
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