September 8, 2022

EP. 127 — Sam Sanders

Journalist and podcaster Sam Sanders joins Jameela this week to share about his conservative Christian childhood, his first experience with a therapist, the pivot point in his journalism career, how the Pulse nightclub shooting helped him open up to his audience, how cultural conversations are great agents of change, finding joy in the small moments, and more.

Listen to Sam on his pop culture podcast Into It: A Vulture Podcast, or on Vibe Check also with Saeed Jones & Zach Stafford.

Follow Sam on Instagram & Twitter @samsanders


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IWEIGH-127-20200908-SamSanders-ACv01-DYN.mp3 Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well. I am good because today I got to have a chat with someone who I admire so much and who I think you will love. His name is Sam Sanders and he’s an amazing podcaster, broadcaster, journalist and altogether voice of our generation. And our chat did not let me down. He talks about so many things so openly and just from such a progressive point of view, he he doesn’t manipulate any of his views or opinions in order to placate other people. He just says what he thinks would be the best for all of us to communicate with each other. He just says what he feels and fights for us to find better ways to communicate with each other. And in this podcast, we discuss his conservative Christian childhood and the contradictory experience he had as a gay child in the Evangelical Baptist Church. And it’s not

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