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I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
59 minutes | 6 days ago
Dr. Jen Gunter
This week, we are thankful for vaginas, labias, and vulvas with author and gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter. She joins Jameela to answer questions about the history of misunderstanding vaginas, the do's and don'ts of feminine hygiene, how to handle pap smears, a gynecological view on both abortions and WAP, and Dr. Jen Gunter's book - The Vagina Bible.
69 minutes | 13 days ago
Aubrey Gordon (@YrFatFriend)
The BMI, dealing with fatphobia in a doctor's office, and how to have good-faith conversations - all things author, podcaster, and activist Aubrey Gordon (aka @YrFatFriend) discusses with Jameela in this week's episode. They discuss how to talk to people with opposing ideas to yours, her background in grassroots activism, the racist history of the BMI, how medicine is prejudiced against fat people, why you shouldn't yell "encouraging things" at your fat friends as they exercise, and her new book: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, which is out now!
74 minutes | 20 days ago
Author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran joins Jameela this week to discuss how she became a writer, her knack for explaining feminism to young women in bars, how to become a "big ball of love" to a child with an eating disorder, the ways she failed and learned in her own daughter's eating disorder journey, how eating disorders can happen at any size, why superhero movies are really about motherhood, and her book More Than A Woman, which is out now.
76 minutes | a month ago
Drag performer, writer, and filmmaker Amrou Al-Kadhi joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up between London and the Middle East, the progressive roots of Islam, coming out as "white" to their parents, using quantum physics to explain being non-binary, how their drag character represents a more free version of their mother, and their book - Life As A Unicorn: A Journey To Shame To Pride And Everything in Between.
87 minutes | a month ago
This week, we answer listener questions on feeling sexy (or not sexy) during quarantine, how to manage mismatched libidos in a relationship, the first steps to understanding vaginismus, the journey of healing after sexual assault, and finding connection as an asexual person, with marriage and family therapist Shadeen Francis. Afrosexology's worksheets bundle - https://www.afrosexology.com/shop/sexquisite-a-collection-of-afrosexologys-worksheets Bex Caputo's worksheet - http://www.bextalkssex.com/yes-no-maybe/
77 minutes | a month ago
Actor, host, and instagram icon Busy Philipps joins Jameela this week to talk about hollywood's fat-shaming culture, being the perfect movie best friend, Busy's magical intuition, why Busy chose to tell her abortion story, and why the fight for reproductive rights is so critical right now.
78 minutes | 2 months ago
Actor and model Jillian Mercado joins Jameela this week to discuss Jillian's experience growing up with muscular dystrophy, going from a child obsessed with fashion to an adult woman working in the fashion industry, how she became a Diesel model, that "different" isn't bad, advice on how to date a disabled person, and the need for more representation of disabilities in media.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Ibram X Kendi
Author, professor, and historian Ibram X Kendi joins Jameela this week to discuss what it currently feels like to be a black man in America, his journey of discovering his own racism, why it is so important to vote, his continual growth in better supporting black women and black trans people, and why he still has hope. Be Antiracist, a workbook for readers as they continue their ongoing work to be antiracist is available now. Be Antiracist - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667140/be-antiracist-by-ibram-x-kendi/
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Iconic feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem joins Jameela this week to discuss the importance of sharing abortion stories as well as protecting abortion rights, the problems facing sex workers, white feminists joining black feminists in the work they are doing, and "hard" conversations vs. the joy of learning.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Author Matt Haig joins Jameela this week to discuss pandemic mental health, his ground-breaking book Reasons To Stay Alive and why he wrote it, how anyone with any amount of privilege can struggle with depression, social media's contributions to mental health issues, their own social media regrets, and his new book - The Midnight Library - which is available in the US on September 29th.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Stylist, host, and icon Law Roach joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up gay in the southside of Chicago, going from stealing clothes to attend balls to judging HBOMax's ballroom competition show Legendary, how dressing Celine Dion in a Titanic sweatshirt went viral, how he became Zendaya's stylist, and his passion for giving black people opportunities in the fashion world.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
Comedian, writer, presenter, and actor Katherine Ryan joins Jameela this week to discuss how being a new mother was surprisingly helpful in getting Katherine's start in comedy, a few of her dating disasters, how to raise an amazing daughter, processing a difficult miscarriage, and their thoughts on plastic surgery. Katherine's new show The Duchess is out now on Netflix!
74 minutes | 3 months ago
Public academic, author, and lecturer Rachel Cargle joins Jameela to unpack white feminism, processing the pushback Rachel receives online, their own journeys with feminism and race, choosing not to have children and being a @richauntiesupreme , cultural stigmas around therapy, and Rachel's work with The Great Unlearn and The Loveland Foundation.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
This week comedian, writer, and director Neal Brennan joins Jameela to discuss how Mike Schur set them up as friends, Neal's struggle with depression, if men or women have it harder when they are single, Serena William's disproving Neal's theory around love in one sentence, and his stand-up special 3 Mics on Netflix now. Song played at the front of episode: I Know - Khushi
67 minutes | 3 months ago
Comedian and host Joe Lycett joins Jameela to discuss being single in lockdown, danger-wanks, grieving during a pandemic, why Jameela hates the movie Titanic, his pansexuality, and his success taking on the company Hugo Boss by changing his name to Hugo Boss.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Stand-up, actress, and best-selling author Phoebe Robinson joins Jameela this week to discuss dealing with debt in your 20s, how Sex In The City lied to us about living in NY, performative activism, appreciating and supporting issues that you haven't experienced, and her new podcast, Black Frasier, which is out now!
59 minutes | 4 months ago
This week, actor and activist Debra Messing joins Jameela to talk about her struggles with anxiety and depression, the body-shaming she experienced making A Walk In The Clouds, how therapy and medication has helped her, and finding her voice in the spotlight.
76 minutes | 4 months ago
iO Tillett Wright
This week, author, photographer, TV-host, and activist iO Tillett Wright joins Jameela to discuss his wild childhood growing up in rough 1980's NYC, processing his own traumas from his parents' addictions, his experience thriving as a trans man, and photographing 10,000 queer people for his new book Self Evident Truths.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Comedian and podcaster Deborah Frances-White joins Jameela this week to discuss trans rights, the process of finding her birth mother, finding fulfillment outside of having children, the journey of her sexuality, and her podcast The Guilty Feminist.
78 minutes | 5 months ago
Activist, fashion blogger, and author Stephanie Yeboah joins Jameela this week to discuss fat acceptance, her dating life being a "cesspit," skin-bleaching, the representation of fat women, the co-opting of the body positivity movement, and Stephanie's new book Fattily Ever After: The Fat, Black Girls' Guide to Living Life Unapologetically.
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