February 16, 2023

EP. 150 — Rachel Bloom

Comedian, writer, and singer Rachel Bloom joins Jameela this week to discuss struggling with intrusive thoughts from an early age, learning about ADHD as an adult, going from a fear of “crazy” to embracing the term with her tv series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” processing grief during the pandemic, seeing mental health as bespoke rather than textbook, and more.
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Transcript

  Jameela Intro: Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well and today is the ultimate guest because I feel like she is such a staunch and bold advocate against shame; about how you can own all your shame and then repurpose it and recycle it into making the whole world feel happier and better. Her name is Rachel Bloom, the genius behind Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and truly just one of the absolute babes of our generation. Someone who has made so many people feel seen, and she does so again in this wonderful chat in which we discuss everything from intrusive thoughts at an early age to learning about having ADHD as an adult, and how that’s kind of recontextualized her life, going from a fear of crazy to embracing the term and even making her art all around that, about processing grief during the pandemic. She went through something unbelievably tricky just a few years ago and we really get into that. And also

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