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Feared, ostracised, applauded; the one thing black sheep never are is boring. Each week, our host Daniella Isaacs sits down with a different black sheep to hear their stories, told through the rules they’ve broken. If you’re a mover, a shaker, an outlier or a wave maker, then tune in. Because this is the podcast for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
An investigative history podcast with a focus on queer & women’s history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities. In our second season, we bring you a high-seas adventure full of surprises as we uncover the queer & women's history of pirates. Gay love and even marriage were more common in the 17th-century world of pirates than we might ex ...
 
Join Victoria Welsby, TEDx speaker, best-selling author and certified Fierce Fatty as she teaches you how to love your fat body without going on yet another ever again. 95-99% of diets fail, it’s not your fault you’ve never succeeded at losing weight! Wear the damn bikini, rock that crop top, embrace that curvy body. Break down limiting negative self-beliefs and root out the reasons why you think your plus-size body is not ok. Episodes topics include - fatphobia, diet culture, intuitive eati ...
 
Women Who Innovate bring creative ideas to support the efforts of women to push limits, generate innovative solutions across industry segments, and drive long-term positive changes in gender parity. This show will explore the trends of business innovation today by tapping into those global thought leaders who are disrupting the status quo. Our goal is to enable and empower women to bring their best badass self to the innovation table.
 
Kosovo is a small country in Southeastern Europe which was part of the former Yugoslavia. In the late 1990s Kosovo suffered a war between Serbian forces and rebel Albanian fighters who wanted an independent state. Since then the country has been rebuilding itself. This podcast investigates the current political climate in Kosovo in regards to women’s positions in politics and everyday life. The gender quota system in the government and its implementation are explored, as well as other aspect ...
 
Follow the sermons, music, lectures and conversations of Rabbis Elliot Cosgrove, Neil Zuckerman, and Ethan Witkovsky and Cantors Azi Schwartz, and Rachel Brook. Park Avenue Synagogue seeks to inspire, educate, and support our membership and listeners towards living passion-filled Jewish lives. Through spirited prayer, study, observance and acts of kindness we aspire to foster deep connections with each other, our Torah, our God, the people and State of Israel and our shared humanity. More in ...
 
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In this interview, I speak with Till F. Paasche and James D. Sidaway about their new book, Transecting Securityscapes: Dispatches from Cambodia, Iraq, and Mozambique (University of Georgia Press, 2021). In addition to the book's methodological and theoretical contributions, we also discussed the extensive field research and important personal exper…
 
If you’re working from home, you might be reveling in your daily commute to the dining room table. Or you might be saying, “Get me out of here.” In the final episode of our Work 2.0 series, economist Nicholas Bloom joins us from his spare bedroom to ponder whether working from home is actually working. If you like this show, please check out our ne…
 
How do Black women entrepreneurs in South Africa play off westerners’ fear and desire for impoverished townships through home-based tourist accommodations? This episode’s guest is Dr. Annie Hikido, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colby College. She tells us how her racialized experiences growing up as a Japanese-American woman in California pus…
 
During the height of the Cold War, passionate idealists across the US and Africa came together to fight for Black self-determination and the antiracist remaking of society. Beginning with the 1957 Ghanaian independence celebration, the optimism and challenges of African independence leaders were publicized to African Americans through community-bas…
 
Why are we more confident that a child born to an intermarried Jewish woman will identify Jewishly more readily than the child of an intermarried Jewish man? Drawing on the Biblical story of Dinah, Rabbi Cosgrove opens a conversation on the dynamics of gender, intermarriage, and Jewish identity.By Park Avenue Synagogue
 
Medical fatphobia - it’s just being told to lose weight, right? Nah, not so much. Of course pretty much every fat person has faced weight bias when encountering health care providers but a lot of people don’t know how rampant and nonsensical fatphobia is in healthcare. I’m sharing 30_ examples today. Plus I talk about the levels of fatphobia. TW: T…
 
Francesca Gino studies rebels - people who practice "positive deviance" and achieve incredible feats of imagination. They know how and when to break rules that should be broken. So how can you activate your own inner non-conformist? This week, we ponder the traits of successful rebels as we revisit our 2018 conversation with Francesca. If you like …
 
In Emergent Masculinities: Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age (Ohio University Press, 2019), Ndubueze L. Mbah argues that the Bight of Biafra region’s Atlanticization—or the interaction between regional processes and Atlantic forces such as the slave trade, colonialism, and Christianization—between 1750 and 1920 transforme…
 
There are so many misconceptions about fat positivity and I will happily dispel them today! Also...if you really were body positive would you want to pursue health? Do we owe ourselves health? Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/105 Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe I…
 
Many of us spend our workdays responding to a never-ending stream of emails and texts. We feel stressed out and perpetually behind on our to-do list. But what if there was a better way to work? This week, we revisit a favorite conversation about "deep work" with computer scientist Cal Newport. And we'll visit a lab that's studying whether brain sti…
 
At his 1994 inauguration, South African president Nelson Mandela announced the "Rainbow Nation, at peace with itself and the world." This national rainbow notably extended beyond the bounds of racial coexistence and reconciliation to include "sexual orientation" as a protected category in the Bill of Rights. Yet despite the promise of equality and …
 
"Algeria is different." Africa's largest country is a place that few western academics have studied or been able to travel to. The modern nation, forged in the anticolonial struggle against French colonialism between 1957 and 1963, has been bolstered by the discovery of oil shortly thereafter. Nearly two-thirds of Algeria's population is under the …
 
Why do weak autocrats create strong autocracies? Using game-theoretic logic and an analysis of the post-colonial experience of sub-Saharan Africa, Anne Meng shows that by creating institutions that incorporate other elites into the inner circles of power, dictators create regimes that can outlast their founders. By creating clear lines of successio…
 
Today I talked to Ben Guest about his new book Zen and the Art of Coaching Basketball: A Namibian Odyssey (2021). Pressure plays, buzzer-beaters, and mindfulness meditation: A team of teenagers goes for the championship in Namibia’s professional basketball league. Ben Guest takes a high school coaching gig on the other side of the world. On the fir…
 
In 1994, almost one million ethnic Tutsis were killed in the genocide in Rwanda. In the aftermath of the genocide, some of the top-echelon Hutu officers who had organized it fled Rwanda to the eastern Congo (DRC) and set up a new base for military operation, with the goal of retaking power in Kigali, Rwanda. More than twenty years later, these rebe…
 
Do you know why the BMI is racist? Who gets to claim the awesome title of “fat”? What the heck is “death fat”? Answers coming your way, rat bastard! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/104 Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.c…
 
Introducing Leesa's new project, CULT AMERICA, the newest podcast by new Brooklyn-based, black-owned network, Three Springs Media. Each episode, born-and-raised Brooklynite, Carl Joseph-Black and Australian migrant, Leesa Charlotte unpack the rituals and sacrifices that make America great(?) along with stories about some actual cults along the way.…
 
If you are struggling to really get into a place of loving your fat body you may be scared of being seen as a "bad fatty" or letting go of your "good fatty" identity. What the heck even is a good fatty and bad fatty and which one should we be? Is it helpful to know these different tropes or does categorising fat people like this cause harm? Episode…
 
In the early 1920s, Americans owned 80 percent of the world’s automobiles and consumed 75 percent of the world’s rubber. But only one percent of the world’s rubber grew under the U.S. flag, creating a bottleneck that hampered the nation’s explosive economic expansion. To solve its conundrum, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company turned to a tiny We…
 
Introducing new ideas is hard. Most of us think the best way to win people over is to push harder. But organizational psychologist Loran Nordgren says a more effective approach is to focus on the invisible obstacles to new ideas. If you like our work, please consider supporting it! See how you can help at support.hiddenbrain.org. And to learn more …
 
In this ambitious book, Max Siollun provides an overview of Nigerian history from 1472 to the 1950s. As such, What Britain Did to Nigeria: A Short History of Conquest and Rule (Hurst, 2021) provides an excellent primer for those interested in learning about the gradual process of colonial conquest and the attendant resistance by local populations, …
 
Today we have stories of hypnosis for “food addiction” and weight loss and discuss if the method of hypnosis is any more effective than traditional diets for weight loss. I also talk about the intersection of gender identity, performing femininity, and fatphobia. PLUS transracial vs transgender identities. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty…
 
We’ve grown accustomed to viewing climate change as an enemy we must urgently defeat. But is that the right metaphor for the greatest existential problem of our time? This week, we consider how to reframe the way we think about life on a changing planet. If you like our work, please consider supporting it! See how you can help at support.hiddenbrai…
 
The construction of collective identity among the Muridiyya abroad is a communal but contested endeavor. Differing conceptions of what should be the mission of Muridiyya institutions in the diaspora reveal disciples’ conflicting politics and challenge the notion of the order’s homogeneity. While some insist on the universal dimension of Ahmadu Bamb…
 
Now that the panini has been going on for a while the science nerds have been able to collect more evidence to support the idea that fat people are going around eating people in the street and giving them covid. Right? Or are other science boffins telling us something else? Let’s look at what we know so far and discuss inequalities in healthcare - …
 
Countering the traditional narrative of "migration as crisis," Global Nomads tells the story of a group of people for whom migration is not a symptom of a disordered world, but rather an ordinary practice full of social and personal meaning. Decentering migration from North America and Europe, this ethnography explores how ethnic Fulbe people in th…
 
This episode, we discuss some of our fave women Pirates! Thank you to our guests this week, Rebecca Simon and Laura Duncombe. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter.…
 
I held the belief that I was fat because there was something "wrong with my brain" for a long time. Weight is a manifestation of trauma on the body, isn't it? If I had my life together then I'd be thin, right? I talk about how those beliefs are so prevalent in the self-help and online business world. Plus I answer questions on how to tell people to…
 
Self-criticism is often seen as a virtue. But psychologist Kristin Neff says there’s a better path to self-improvement — self-compassion. She says people who practice self-compassion are more conscientious and more likely to take responsibility for their mistakes. If you like our work, please consider supporting it! See how you can help at support.…
 
In Healing Knowledge in Atlantic Africa (Cambridge UP, 2021), Kalle Kananoja tells the story of how pre-colonial communities throughout the west coast of Africa employed a wide range of medical and spiritual strategies to treat all kinds of diseases. In the sixteenth century, the arrival of European traders and colonists initiated an exchange of he…
 
Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, Imperialism, and the League of Nations (Oxford UP, 2019) reveals the various ways in which Colonial Germans attempted to cope with the loss of the German colonies after the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. These Kolonialdeutsche (Colonial Germans) had invested substantial time and money in German imper…
 
What’s with all these formerly fat celebs losing weight and seemingly throwing their fat fans under the bus? Is it true that Rebel Wilson used fatness as a way to capitalize off fat bodies? Are we allowed to be mad and sad if they are no longer fat? Let’s talk about it! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/099 Free Training: The 4 Simple …
 
When we want something very badly, it can be hard to see warning signs that might be obvious to other people. This week, we bring you two stories about how easy it can be to believe in a false reality — even when the facts don’t back us up. If you like our work, please consider supporting it! See how you can help at support.hiddenbrain.org. And to …
 
This episode is our second of two-parts about Queer Pirates! Content warning, we discuss sexual violence in this episode. Thank you to our guests this week, Jamie Goodall and Nick Marsellas. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with instrumental, vocals and engineering by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @…
 
With Britain by late 1916 facing the prospect of an economic crisis and increasingly dependent on the US, rival factions in Asquith's government battled over whether or not to seek a negotiated end to the First World War. In this riveting new account, Plotting for Peace: American Peacemakers, British Codebreakers, and Britain at War, 1914–1917 (Cam…
 
Is being anti-diet is a fringe theory based on one study from the 50’s? Does questioning bad science mean that you also question vaccine science? Is it ok to be hesitant? Are anti-diet proponents conspiracy theorists? The answers to these questions are in today’s show! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/098 Free Training: The 4 Simple S…
 
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