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What started as a social media post has become a mental health movement, and now a podcast. On I WEIGH, Jameela Jamil challenges societal norms through conversations with thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about their own experiences and stories with their mental health. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I WEIGH amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
 
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Maintenance Phase hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes join Jameela this week to discuss why the BMI is bunk, how we clinically don't have a non-surgical weight loss method and how that should inform our medical health conversations, how as a society we blame fat people instead of helping people live healthier lives, why we shouldn't lecture peop…
 
Who’s that Bond villain stroking a cat and yelling at beloved public figures? It’s Karl Lagerfeld! This week, Mike and Aubrey go in on fashion’s favorite turbo troll and his fancy, joyless diet. This episode serves four. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on PayPal Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and more Links!: The Karl La…
 
Author Candice Brathwaite joins Jameela this week to talk about her experience as an outspoken advocate for black motherhood and women. They discuss Candice's family role as being more "paternal," and how the pandemic made her reckon with a more maternal role. They commiserate over frustrations with eurocentric beauty standards for black women, Can…
 
Actor Emily Hampshire joins Jameela this week to discuss how she's so different from her beloved character "Stevie" from Schitt's Creek, her mental health journey, what a game changer depression medication was for her, how her first diet was a "gateway drug" for her, and how exploring her sexuality helped her love her own body more. You can listen …
 
To help start 2022 right, we are re-releasing one of our favorite episodes. The Optimism Doctor - Dr. Deepika Chopra - joins Jameela this week to define optimism, discuss visualization vs manifestation, explain healthy expectations and ways to manage your thoughts, explore how much can be gained through learning from mistakes, go over why she hates…
 
Happy Holidays! This week, we are re-releasing a favorite episode of ours. In this episode, Jameela is joined by Josie Naughton, the CEO and one of the founding members of Choose Love - a charity dedicated to ending the refugee crisis. Together they discuss the harrowing journey a refugee makes and the challenges they face in the camps, Josie's pas…
 
We loved her so much, Natalie Wynn is back! The youtuber and political commentator joins Jameela this week to go deep on incel culture. They cover the origins of the culture, why it is so toxic, the societal issues that encourage incel ideology, the body issues which plague its community, other internet communities with similar toxicity, the issues…
 
We are once again celebrating holiday season, this time by talking all about queer Christmas movies with our special guest Aubrey Gordon, writer and co-host of the wonderful podcast Maintenance Phase. We discussed a few specific movies: Under the Christmas Tree, Christmas at the Ranch, Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night, and the horny commercial for N…
 
Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" was one of the most popular and acclaimed wellness books of 2017. There's just one problem: Much of it isn't true. Thanks to University of Ottawa Postdoctoral Fellow Dylan Smith for helping us with the research! Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on PayPal Get Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and m…
 
Author and expert in menstrual health Maisie Hill joins Jameela this week to discuss the different seasons of the menstrual cycle, how different bodies respond differently to hormones, why perimenopause is a space to process the expectations on people socialized as women, why we are so bad at diagnosing autism in women, and more. You can find Maisi…
 
Youtuber, political commentator, and "ex-philosopher" Natalie Wynn (aka ContraPoints) joins Jameela this week to discuss the experience of going through big life discoveries/changes publicly, speaking out when having lots of visibility online, the similarities between fatphobia and transphobia, "cringe-culture" and why it is so powerful, and more. …
 
Now that it’s December, a lot of people are thinking about a topic we like to obsess about year round: gifts. Giving them, receiving them, gift etiquette, gift guides, you name it. If it’s gift-related, we’re interested in it. In this episode we’ll talk about our own Grand Unified Theory of Gift Guides and how to use them, as well as some of our al…
 
Former US. Secret Service Special Agent, and current TV host and author Evy Poumpouras joins Jameela this week to discuss the power of fear and its negative impact on your life, her time as a secret service agent as well as how 9/11 impacted her, how to spot a lie, learning to trust your instincts, and more. Check out Evy Poumpouras' book- Becoming…
 
Sofie talks to Dr Gwen Adshead about meeting people in the middle of their stories, attachment, working with violent patients, evil states of mind, shadow sides, cruelty, mistakes, gender, identity, group therapy, life development studies, Broadmoor, and rehabilitation. Content Warning: COVID, mental health, postnatal depression, violence, murder, …
 
Psychotherapist, author, and podcaster-extraordinaire Esther Perel joins Jameela this week to discuss how our expectations of marriage have changed over the past 100 years, why you aren't feeling sexy after the pandemic, why polyamory still feels taboo (even though it shouldn't!), why infidelity isn't necessarily a death knell of a relationship, an…
 
Last year we shared our thoughts and feelings on gift-giving and how to be great at it. This year we’re coming at you with more gift ideas, plus a bunch of places to shop for them that aren’t Amazon. OILT listeners sent us a ton of awesome ideas for things to buy from independent shops and sellers, all of which make great gifts. (And we also threw …
 
For nearly four decades, Americans have heard a simple story about health, longevity and obesity. This week, we learn it's a little more complicated. Thanks to Katherine Flegal, Paul Campos, Jeff Hunger and Jason Salemi for helping us research and fact-check this episode! Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on PayPal Get Maintenance P…
 
Comedian, author, podcaster, and filmmaker Adam Buxton joins Jameela this week to discuss what it feels like to go through a midlife crisis, spending the last few months of his father's life caring for him, connecting with his teenage son through music, how perfect Zendaya really is, and more. Check out Adam's podcast - The Adam Buxton Podcast - wh…
 
Sofie talks to Rabia Chaudry about boundaries, saying no, marriage, shame, courage, Serial, advocacy, podcasts, law school, innocence cases, faith, justice, navigating trolls, true crime, change, activism, and getting religious inspiration from female scholars. Content Warning: COVID, criminal justice system, medical system, death, bereavement, the…
 
In this week's episode of What Did Liz Read This Week? I talk about Aubrey Gordon's book What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat and Isabel Wilkerson's book Caste. Y'know. Some light reading. Aubrey Gordon formerly wrote exclusively under her internet handle Your Fat Friend. She's a fat activist and co-host of the incredibly popular podcast…
 
Comedians, #freebritney activists, journalists, and podcastors Tess Barker & Babs Gray join Jameela this week to discuss all things Britney Spears and conservatorships. They discuss how having a fan-podcast about Britney's instagram led them to learning more about Britney's conservatorship, break down the details of the conservatorship and the cons…
 
You can now get some sweet Oh, I Like That merch! Check out our store at Teepublic and buy some things! Also, we want your gift recs! Please send us your favorite things to give (and be given) that do not come from big box stores or chains (including Amazon). Email us your recs at OhILikeThatpod@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram or Twitter @ohiliketh…
 
This week, I talk about key insights from the second half of Kim Scott's revised edition of Radical Candor: How to Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. See the four quadrants that undergird Scott's arguments here: https://www.radicalcandor.com/our-approach/ And read more about Kim Scott here: https://www.radicalcandor.com/ I also share …
 
Comedian, writer, and truth-teller Amanda Seales joins Jameela this week to discuss her pandemic breakdown, how she is treated on the internet due being a black woman, light skin privilege vs white privilege, shrinking yourself vs finding your tribe, and persisting. You can follow Amanda Seales on Instagram and Twitter @amandasealesAnd listen to Am…
 
Sofie talks to David Morgan about Magic Mike Live, performing, dating, rejection, heartbreak, charisma, boundaries, coping mechanisms, gender identity, not being a boy, coming out, experimentation, change, comfort, and not knowing left from right. Content Warning: COVID, disassociation, social anxiety, sex, sexuality, negative self image, insecurit…
 
At the height of her "Murder She Wrote" fame, Angela Lansbury released a home workout video full of synth music, peach jumpsuits and ~sensuality~. This week, we’re exploring the anti-Goop-ness of Angela’s fitness book and video, "Positive Moves."! It gets a little heavy toward the end, but we promise: No one was canceled in the making of this episo…
 
It's almost gift-guide season and this time around we want to compile ideas for holiday gift-giving that rely as little as possible on places like Amazon, Walmart, and other chain stores. So, please tell us your favorite gifts to give (and receive!) that can be bought either from the company that makes them or from independent shops and sellers. Al…
 
It's been a long time since my last episode, mostly because COVID sucks and my anxiety has been spiraling for a while. But I'm back! And starting what I hope will become a regular (or semi-regular) Sunday offering -- a short episode each week (ish) recapping what I've been reading that week. This week, I talk about key insights from the first third…
 
Stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Tig Notaro joins Jameela this week to discuss having three-year olds in a pandemic, how to raise children without giving them your trauma and what Tig hopes they learn from her, Tig's 2012 and why it was such a difficult time, falling in love with her wife, being young and jumping off of a roof when a friend's m…
 
To celebrate our one-year anniversary and our 25th episode, we’re bringing you things that make us say “Oh, I really like that!” We covered a ton of ground and think it’s fair to say there’s something here for everyone. We talked about movies, Jojo Siwa, coffee bean grinders, house shoes, and way way way more. This episode was produced by Rachel an…
 
Late night host, podcaster, comedian, and legend Conan O'Brien joins Jameela this week to discuss the early days of making Late Night with Conan O'Brien, being 100% Irish, dealing with anxiety and the benefits of cognitive therapy, discovering his depression, getting happier as he gets older, what he wants to do next, and more. Plus, they share the…
 
Sofie talks to Tigress Osborn about race, fat activism, intersectionality, The Fat Underground, books and media that have changed her perspective, NAAFA, The Bay Area, talk shows, fat media representation and fat people dancing. Content Warning: COVID, slavery, fatphobia, racism, diet industry, trauma, weight loss surgery Produced by Dave Pickering…
 
In the sequel (sorry) to our first installment, we take a deep dive into Rachel's wildly problematic books and deeply weird downfall. Along the way we discuss allyship etiquette, MLMs and Ronald Reagan. We remain convinced that getting matching tattoos was the right decision for us. Support us: Hear bonus episodes on Patreon Donate on PayPal Get Ma…
 
Journalist, presenter, and author Shon Faye joins Jameela this week to discuss how fighting for trans justice is fighting for human justice at large. They cover why liberals can be very transphobic as well, how the media creates scapegoats out of minority groups, the difference between allyship and solidarity, why people are so afraid of trans kids…
 
We sat down with our former co-worker, health journalist Casey Gueren, to chat about her new book It's Probably Nothing: The Stress-Less Guide to Dealing with Health Anxiety, Wellness Fads, and Overhyped Headlines. We talked about health anxiety in the age of COVID, as well as how to make sense of everything we read online about health and wellness…
 
Comedian, writer, political commentator, and host Samantha Bee joins Jameela to discuss Sam's time as a mommy blogger, her amazing ability to not read people's comments about her, finding her peace and sense of self in her family, why the situation in Afghanistan is breaking her heart, why we have to help refugees, and more. Watch Samantha Bee on F…
 
Sofie talks to Andi Osho about writing her novel Asking For A Friend, her relationship with time, being present, inspiration, boundaries, friendship, thinking, acting, dating, letting parents off the hook, Frozen, and googling 100 words for "said". Content Warning: trauma, therapy, somatic experience therapy, depression, guilt, absent parents, nega…
 
Comedian, author, and actress Phoebe Robinson returns to I Weigh this week to discuss quarantining with her boyfriend (aka British Baekoff) and getting comfortable with some of the bodily functions that may inevitably spring up, her decision to not have children, growing past being a workaholic, how self-care is taking care of your community, and h…
 
What better time to talk about organization than back to school season? We are kicking off fall by sharing our grand unified theories for getting/being more organized. We also talked all about our all-time favorite, go-to strategies for staying on top of shit, both digitally and IRL. This episode was produced by Rachel and Sally and edited by Lucas…
 
Disability-rights activist, writer, and tv presenter Sophie Morgan joins Jameela this week to discuss how the pandemic has influenced the conversation around disability rights, why it's worthwhile for everything to be disability-friendly, growing to accept that you are not a burden, Sophie's journey with her own disability, and her new podcast with…
 
Sofie talks to Aubrey Gordon about her book What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, her podcast Maintenance Phase, becoming un-anonymous, talking into microphones, self deception, fucking up hard, consensus based decisions, change, anger, and her childhood bathroom scales. Content Warning: COVID, fatphobia, diet culture, trauma, discomfort…
 
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