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The Bodcast

The Bodcast is Bustle's biweekly podcast about the experience of living in a body in 2017. Themes include abortion, immigration, gender identity, and more.Host: Amanda RichardsProducers: Pierre Bienaimé & Anna Parsons

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Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask About Fat Acceptance

Ever had a question about body positivity or fat acceptance that you were afraid to ask? Suzanne Samin, Social Media Editor at Romper.com, advocate for size acceptance, and total fat babe, joins us today to do just that. Marie and Suzanne are talking everything from skinny shaming vs. fat shaming to misconceptions about health. Going off anonymous crowd-sourced questions they received, it's time to get real.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

29 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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What It's Like To Be Fat On Reality TV (Feat. Whitney Way Thore)

Whitney Way Thore is one of the few fat people on television at the moment, and undoubtedly one of the only fat people on reality TV. But what's it like to balance one foot in mainstream America and the other in the fat activist pool? And can you really cater to both communities?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

8 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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Virgie Tovar Talks Fat Liberation & Changing The Narrative (Feat. Virgie Tovar)

Author, activist, and researcher Virgie Tovar joins The BodCast to dissect the meaning of fat liberation versus body positivity, all the while tackling how to change the narrative and educate the masses on some simple truths: Your fat can be beautiful. Your fat is not an inherent flaw. Heck, your fat can even save your life. Listen to Virgie analyze the most recent "fat pos" episode of 'This American Life' and explain how we can do better.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

6 Jul 2016

Rank #3

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Burlesque Dancer Lillian Bustle Talks Getting Naked On Stage

In recent years, burlesque dancer Lillian Bustle — a self-identified fat babe — has been everywhere: The stage, Tedx, and a ton of YouTube. In this episode, she joins The BodCast to talk about the importance of fat nudity, burlesque's role in her own self-love journey, and what it's really like to take your clothes off in front of a room full of people when you have a VBO and unapologetic cellulite.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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Season 2, Episode 1: Getting An Abortion In 2017

We hit the ground running by discussing abortion with three different women: someone who performs abortions, someone who helps people get them, and someone who’s actually had one.Guests:Dr. Colleen McNicholas: https://goo.gl/d7IgidAnita Yandle: https://goo.gl/xCs3BMBrittany Mostiller: https://goo.gl/AyIfVZResources:https://www.guttmacher.org/united-states/abortion/state-policies-abortion https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2017/01/abortion-incidence-and-service-availability-united-states-2014See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

2 May 2017

Rank #5

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Body Positivity In A Genderqueer Body (Feat. Meg Zulch)

In the last year or so, we've arguably seen more visibility for gender non-conforming and trans identities than ever before, with spotlights on public personas like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Caitlyn Jenner and television shows like Transparent hitting our streams. But what's it really like to live in a still-binaristic world when you don't identify as woman nor man? Writer and journalist Meg Zulch is here to talk about the fluidity of their gender and navigating a culture where male/female stereotypes are still ingrained.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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'Dietland', Diet Culture, & The "Thin Woman Within" (Feat. Sarai Walker)

Author of fat positive and feminist novel Dietland, Sarai Walker is here to debunk everything you thought you knew about diet culture and awaiting the appearance of the "thin woman within." Getting real about the tragic and unnecessary experiences so many fat individuals are put through, Sarai wants everyone to know that life doesn't start when you lose weight. You're already living it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36mins

25 May 2016

Rank #7

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Fat Fashion w/ Sarah Chiwaya: Breaking Rules & Wearing The Crop Tops

Although there are more stylish plus size clothing options available now than ever before, people above a size 20 still can't walk into any store of their choosing and find something to take home. All the while, fat women in particular are bombarded with rule upon rule of styles they can and cannot wear. Plus blogger Sarah Chiwaya of Curvilly is here to talk about the ins and outs of plus size fashion, the options we have (and don't have), and why fat fashion is so political.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

19 May 2016

Rank #8

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Dating As A Fat Babe: What You Need To Know (Feat. Nerd About Town's Stephanie)

The biggest myth surrounding dating as a plus size human is that no one could possibly ever be attracted to a fat body. And if they are, something must be wrong. Join Marie Southard Ospina and Nerd About Town’s Stephanie Yeboah as they dissect some truths and fables of dating as a fat babe. Spoiler: Lots of people are attracted to fat bodies.Find Stephanie @NerdAboutTown on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

11 May 2016

Rank #9

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Fat Fetishism & BBW Modeling (Feat. Plump Princess)

There are arguably few subjects as polarizing within body positive and plus size communities as fat fetishism. While it's often demonized as perverse or manipulative, BBW modeling legend Plump Princess is here to explain why such assumptions might not be all that justified.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

4 May 2016

Rank #10