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Join fat activists Marquisele Mercedes (she/her), Da’Shaun Harrison (they/them), Caleb Luna (they/them), Bryan Guffey (they/them), and Jordan Underwood (they/he) as they break down how and why anti-fatness shows up in our lives and relationships. Listen as they get endlessly sidetracked while re-answering old advice columns about weight, fitness, and more from fat liberationist perspectives. Released almost every other Sunday.
 
The Sufi Heart podcast with Omid Safi features teachings and stories about a sacred tradition of love, one that manifests outwardly as justice and inwardly as tenderness. Drawing primarily on the wisdom of the Islamic tradition as well as the legacies of the Civil Rights movements and other wisdom teachings, Omid invites you to a meditation on the transformative power of love and recalling the necessity of linking healing our own hearts with healing the world. Omid Safi is director of Duke U ...
 
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Welcome back, fupas!! In this week’s ep, the fatties battle it out over favorite cereals and milk substitutes. Then we pivot to a column from Dear Prudence that opens up conversation into changes in relationships over time, desirability politics, and friendship. This episode's advice column: "Prudie advises a man who lost all feelings for his wife …
 
In this special episode, I interview Dr. Timothy Lewis, creator of the Podcast Matthewlinity, and author of the upcoming book, The Poetics of Matthew One. Through poetic/literary analysis of the Gospel of Matthew, Dr. Lewis has found a pattern in which the narrative consistently undermines patriarchal structures and customs, challenging men to put …
 
Omid returns with a timely and flowing discussion on the connection between spirituality and conflict transformation. Join Omid on a heart-centered and spiritually-focused educational tour of Turkey coming up in June 2023: Illuminated Tours - Turkey See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/p…
 
Happy Halloweenie, fupas (what we have decided to call our listeners)!! In this week’s spooky-ookie episode, the fatties rumble about their favorite spicy-icy foods. What qualifies as spicy and what doesn’t? And furthermore, whomst will be left standing—or sitting—in the battle royale?? The remaining fatties then return to the advice column format …
 
In this episode, the fatties discusses the play and upcoming movie "The Whale," Brendan Fraser, and the way media rarely engages honestly with fat people of any size, but especially the fattest among us. For the opening segment, in honor of the theme of this episode, the group discusses their favorite seafood, which goes exactly how you probably ex…
 
We're back babies! For our first episode of the season, we're going LIVE to the Fat Studies 2022 Conference. This episode was recorded on July 7, 2022. We kick off with an introduction by the amazing Aimee Simpson, the organizer of this year's conference. We follow with a moment of remembrance for Cat Pausè, conference founder, who passed away late…
 
In this episode of Sufi Heart, Omid Safi discusses the spirituality of seasons. We learn to look at Islamic cultures for inspiration on attuning to the sanctity of nature. “We have gained a lot in terms of productivity, but we have also lost a lot in terms of the rhythm of our life, the attunement to nature, and the ability to live a harmonious lif…
 
It's our Season Finale! For our final episode of the season, we've got the best appetizer segment yet: the foods we love but everybody else hates. There's a lot of well-deserved dragging, but especially for Bryan. Then, we once again dive into a reader question (Hi Marissa!). This time, it's about fat parents whose own internalized anti-fatness had…
 
Jesus' resurrection brings the victory of the future into the present, and Jesus gives his disciples a nonviolent commission to counter the imperial violent domination of the powers and authorities of this present age. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ParodySubversion?locale.x=en_US)By Bert Newton
 
The gang's all back and this time we're chatting about our favorite soups (or, in Caleb's case, why they allegedly hate soup). And, after an incredibly dramatic reading from Mikey, we discuss a Dear Prudence write-in from a mother concerned that her daughter-in-law is becoming too butch. ...Yeah. (Prepare to hear the word 'butch', like, a lot.) Thi…
 
While Da'Shaun is out, our friend Tommy (@tommyinboots) joins us to talk about our favorite ~munchies~ and disability. Later—for the first time!!!!!!!—we respond to a write-in from a listener (hi Jules!) Media mentioned in this episode: Anna Mollow (2018) "Disability Studies Gets Fat" Eli Clare's Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure Charlott…
 
We each take turns sharing our favorite potluck/cookout foods (you know, in an ideal world where you know everyone's kitchen is clean). Later, we get into our own personal experiences with furniture breaking underneath us, as well as the relationship between furniture, access, and policing in schools. Media mentioned in this episode: A thread on fa…
 
Column for this Episode: Dear Prudence: My Fiancé keeps showing me old photos to remind me of my weight gain Media mentioned: Apple Dave’s Orchards Phat Girlz The 2004 movie, Sleepover, “Brownies” quote Queen Latifah Recreated the RomCom in Her Image Da’Shaun - Leaning into Insecurity and Ugliness as an Essential Politic Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get…
 
In this second section of Matthew's "Little Apocalypse," Jesus starts talking parabolically, calling for his audience to "Stay Awake" for the "Coming of the Son of Man." But what does he mean by "Stay Awake," and what is the "Coming of the Son of Man." Support the showBy Bert Newton
 
I thought I'd address an issue that might come up for some listeners regarding the accuracy of the prediction of the destruction of the temple/Jerusalem, and also express some additional thoughts I had, after recording the episode, about Jesus' statement, "This generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place." This is not a po…
 
We discuss our New Years traditions in various forms and rethink the usefulness of resolutions, as well as bash capitalism (what's new?), workplace "wellness" initiatives, and uneven labor in the fat liberation movement. This week's column: Ask A Manager: "My team is requiring us to do a diet/exercise/'mental toughness' program" Media mentioned in …
 
Da'Shaun shares their intense love for hot chocolate and The Polar Express, Mikey makes their hatred of nut juice known, and we delve into Adele, her new album 30, her weight loss everyone shouldn't be talking about, and what happens to the rest of us when celebrities' bodies, especially those of fat Black women, are the main topics of conversation…
 
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