Archive for July, 2010

HUGE-ISODE, The Revenge

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Are you interested in the last TV show Marianne liked? Well, you’re going to hear about it anyway. In this episode we talk about “Movie Night”, shirtless boys, our difficult relationship with Chloe, and Poppy’s revelation.

This is essentially raw audio, as I’ve been so busy this week that editing has taken a backseat, but I didn’t want to hold back on releasing this any longer.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Paul Dooley’s (AKA Salty Dad) fascinating career

A whale in a bikini

American Gothic, on Hulu



Minisode: Two Tales of Broken Furniture

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Awhile back I’d mentioned having a couple hilarious stories about breaking shit, and our listeners were totally into the idea of laughing at these potentially-humiliating experiences. FINALLY THE TALES ARE TOLD.

This is basically raw audio, so enjoy a fatcast that is even less edited than usual.

HUGE-ISODE, The Sequel

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

So Marianne has started watching Huge, and so now she has thoughts about it, as do I. In this episode, we discuss tennis douchebags, mean girls, Alistair’s yet-to-be-determined sexual orientation, and The Horror of the Vanishing Muffin, all in the context of body politics and social justice. Oh, and if you haven’t seen Dead Poets’ Society and plan to watch it in the near future, you might want to skip this one because Marianne basically spoils the whole movie.

The music heard in this episode is by Revolution Void.

You got your gender in my fat! Part 1

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Fatness wreaks havoc with gender, no matter how you identify. This here is part one of a multi-part conversation about fatness and gender identity, and consists mostly of personal anecdotes from Marianne and I speaking as cisgendered laydees.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Homecoming, by Cynthia Voight.

As Nature Made Him, by John Colapinto.

The music heard in this episode is by Alo Django.

Exercise for fun and profit!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

You demanded it: we’re talking exercise! We discuss why exercising is a more complicated issue than many folks think, what “counts” as exercise, going to the gym, and buying clothes to work out in. I go on several outrageous rants in this episode. Also, Marianne offends blondes and I offend meatheads.

Links mentioned in this episode:


Marianne likes to walk around IKEA, which is really smart. Also you can have a $1 hot dog at the end if you want.

Unbearable Weight, by Susan Bordo, via Google Books

Junonia, of the lying size charts

Punk Rock Aerobics

Dance Dance Party Party

The music heard in this episode is by Dazie Mae.