April 15, 2021

EP. 54 — Chris Gethard

Comedian, podcaster, and tv host Chris Gethard joins Jameela this week to discuss mental health stigma, cover the ways his mental health was shaped by a childhood in a rough environment, share hilarious bully retribution stories, and explore how his relationship with his son has made him understand his father better. Check out Chris’ podcast, Beautiful/Anonymous, wherever you get your podcasts.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I hope that this finds you well. I am fine. I’ve had to start exercising just to cope with the world. I have been doing it more and more regularly. Last year, I started slowly, slowly walking whilst listening to like Harry Styles and and various other people who make happy music just sort of lift my mood. And this year I’m now really getting into it. All kinds of stupid exercises. The stupider, the better. The less it feels like exercise, the better. The baggier my clothes are, the better the further away I am from a mirror. None of this leggings and cropped top shit in front of a mirror where I have to sit there analyzing myself with my eating disorder body dysmorphic brain. I just think that’s just torturous and so infuriating. And I hate the way that exercise has been so deeply entrenched in vanity and taken away from the people and turned into this sort of special club for the

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