November 12, 2020
Author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran joins Jameela this week to discuss how she became a writer, her knack for explaining feminism to young women in bars, how to become a “big ball of love” to a child with an eating disorder, the ways she failed and learned in her own daughter’s eating disorder journey, how eating disorders can happen at any size, why superhero movies are really about motherhood, and her book More Than A Woman, which is out now.
November 6, 2020
Drag performer, writer, and filmmaker Amrou Al-Kadhi joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up between London and the Middle East, the progressive roots of Islam, coming out as “white” to their parents, using quantum physics to explain being non-binary, how their drag character represents a more free version of their mother, and their book – Life As A Unicorn: A Journey To Shame To Pride And Everything in Between.
October 29, 2020
This week, we answer listener questions on feeling sexy (or not sexy) during quarantine, how to manage mismatched libidos in a relationship, the first steps to understanding vaginismus, the journey of healing after sexual assault, and finding connection as an asexual person, with marriage and family therapist Shadeen Francis.
Afrosexology’s worksheets bundle – https://www.afrosexology.com/shop/sexquisite-a-collection-of-afrosexologys-worksheets
Bex Caputo’s worksheet – http://www.bextalkssex.com/yes-no-maybe/
October 23, 2020
Actor, host, and instagram icon Busy Philipps joins Jameela this week to talk about hollywood’s fat-shaming culture, being the perfect movie best friend, Busy’s magical intuition, why Busy chose to tell her abortion story, and why the fight for reproductive rights is so critical right now.
October 15, 2020
Actor and model Jillian Mercado joins Jameela this week to discuss Jillian’s experience growing up with muscular dystrophy, going from a child obsessed with fashion to an adult woman working in the fashion industry, how she became a Diesel model, that “different” isn’t bad, advice on how to date a disabled person, and the need for more representation of disabilities in media.
October 8, 2020
Author, professor, and historian Ibram X Kendi joins Jameela this week to discuss what it currently feels like to be a black man in America, his journey of discovering his own racism, why it is so important to vote, his continual growth in better supporting black women and black trans people, and why he still has hope. Be Antiracist, a workbook for readers as they continue their ongoing work to be antiracist is available now.
Be Antiracist – https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667140/be-antiracist-by-ibram-x-kendi/
October 1, 2020
Iconic feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem joins Jameela this week to discuss the importance of sharing abortion stories as well as protecting abortion rights, the problems facing sex workers, white feminists joining black feminists in the work they are doing, and “hard” conversations vs. the joy of learning.
September 24, 2020
EP. 25 — Matt Haig
Guest Matt Haig
Author Matt Haig joins Jameela this week to discuss pandemic mental health, his ground-breaking book Reasons To Stay Alive and why he wrote it, how anyone with any amount of privilege can struggle with depression, social media’s contributions to mental health issues, their own social media regrets, and his new book – The Midnight Library – which is available in the US on September 29th.
September 17, 2020
EP. 24 — Law Roach
Guest Law Roach
Stylist, host, and icon Law Roach joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up gay in the southside of Chicago, going from stealing clothes to attend balls to judging HBOMax’s ballroom competition show Legendary, how dressing Celine Dion in a Titanic sweatshirt went viral, how he became Zendaya’s stylist, and his passion for giving black people opportunities in the fashion world.
September 10, 2020
Comedian, writer, presenter, and actor Katherine Ryan joins Jameela this week to discuss how being a new mother was surprisingly helpful in getting Katherine’s start in comedy, a few of her dating disasters, how to raise an amazing daughter, processing a difficult miscarriage, and their thoughts on plastic surgery.
Katherine’s new show The Duchess is out now on Netflix!
September 3, 2020
Public academic, author, and lecturer Rachel Cargle joins Jameela to unpack white feminism, processing the pushback Rachel receives online, their own journeys with feminism and race, choosing not to have children and being a @richauntiesupreme , cultural stigmas around therapy, and Rachel’s work with The Great Unlearn and The Loveland Foundation.
August 27, 2020
This week comedian, writer, and director Neal Brennan joins Jameela to discuss how Mike Schur set them up as friends, Neal’s struggle with depression, if men or women have it harder when they are single, Serena William’s disproving Neal’s theory around love in one sentence, and his stand-up special 3 Mics on Netflix now.
Song played at the front of episode: I Know – Khushi
August 20, 2020
Comedian and host Joe Lycett joins Jameela to discuss being single in lockdown, danger-wanks, grieving during a pandemic, why Jameela hates the movie Titanic, his pansexuality, and his success taking on the company Hugo Boss by changing his name to Hugo Boss.
August 13, 2020
Stand-up, actress, and best-selling author Phoebe Robinson joins Jameela this week to discuss dealing with debt in your 20s, how Sex In The City lied to us about living in NY, performative activism, appreciating and supporting issues that you haven’t experienced, and her new podcast, Black Frasier, which is out now!
August 6, 2020
This week, actor and activist Debra Messing joins Jameela to talk about her struggles with anxiety and depression, the body-shaming she experienced making A Walk In The Clouds, how therapy and medication has helped her, and finding her voice in the spotlight.