Archive for June, 2010


Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Somehow this episode begins with me talking about my cat Rufus. Marianne brought it up. But then we discuss the source material for and the broad array of comment-thread reactions to ABC Family’s new series Huge.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Rufus pretends to be a ninja!

My recap of the first episode of Huge

Kirkus review of Huge, the book (it’s behind a paywall, sorry!)

Big Moves


The music heard in this episode is by NSA.

Fat Travel, Part 2

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

In this episode, Marianne and I discuss a plethora of other travel-related topics, including pre-travel anxiety, packing, vacation photos, and Disney World. Also, we both agree that the phrase and broader concept of the “bikini body” is extremely annoying.

Links mentioned in this episode:

That awful lap band commercial: because France stops all fatties at the border, takes them into the woods, and shoots them. Thus, better not go to Paris when you’re fat.

10 Days in a Carry-On (slideshow)

Walt Disney World at Large

The music heard in this episode is by NSA.

Fat Travel, Part 1

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Everyone loves sitting next to a fatty on a plane! Because they’re pillowy and you can sleep on them! Right? Perhaps not. Marianne and I have many opinions about fat travel, and part one on this subject deals mostly with fat flying.

Links mentioned in this episode:

An open letter of gratitude to Kevin Smith, antihero of the fat revolution.

Kevin Smith: The face of flying while fat

Seat Guru

Buy your own airplane seatbelt extender: Amplestuff

The music heard in this episode is by Dazie Mae.

Questioning reality

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Occasionally something will happen — a family member blurts out a troubling comment, a stranger in a store offers unsolicited advice, a coworker makes a grotesque assumption — that makes us question reality. Do we really exist? Does Marianne really feel good when dressed in an eye-catching manner? Does Lesley ACTUALLY go to the gym? Having to always justify our existence takes its toll. That’s the topic of today’s podcast.

Oh, and I say the c-word, but it’s the title of a book so it’s totally cool.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Finding a Healthy Medium, Newsweek article on how eating disorders are ignored in people who aren’t thin

Fat people who deny their plus size (I’ll take Awkwardly Titled Op-Ed Pieces for $1000, Alex.)

Women En Large (also check out The Adipositivity Project for good measure)

“Dogs and cats, living together… mass hysteria!”

Cunt, by Inga Muscio

BELLY FAT (Y’all, I watched about a million diet-pill commercials on YouTube and could not find the one Marianne and I were discussing, but the pertinent part IS shown on this Baltimore news segment from 2005)

The music heard in this episode is by Wasaru.