January 19, 2023

EP. 146 — Aubrey Gordon Returns

Author and podcast host Aubrey Gordon joins Jameela this week to discuss her new book “You Just Need To Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People. They discuss the correlation of health and fatness, how fatphobia is born from the idea that you can blame an individual for their weight, the danger of the recent trend of weight-loss injections, the myth of “promoting obesity,” and more.

 

Check out Aubrey’s new book – You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People – wherever books are sold!

Follow Aubrey Gordon on Twitter & Instagram @yrfatfriend

 

You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. 

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Transcript

  Jameela: Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well, and I hope you’re all ready for another excellent fucking interview with Aubrey Gordon. I’ve had her on before and you loved her. You may know her on the Internet from back in the day as ‘Your Fat Friend’. She was an amazing blogger who is now a bestselling author. She came on last time to talk about her excellent book, ‘What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat.’ And now she’s back and having a really fucking good week with her new book, ‘You Just Need to Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths About Fat People.’ This book is now number two on the New York Times bestseller, which is a wild debut. And she hasn’t even really started doing press or promo. And so it’s going to be a very good start to the year for Aubrey Gordon and for the rest of us because her work is so fucking important.    Her blogs, a

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