I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

By Earwolf & Jameela Jamil

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Subscribers: 712
Reviews: 4


 Sep 17, 2020

nichole
 Aug 31, 2020
Authentic and insightful! Jameela and her guests are so transparent and vulnerable about their mental health and life experiences.


 Jul 4, 2020


 Jun 23, 2020

Description

What started with a social media post has become a movement, and now a podcast. On I Weigh, Jameela Jamil challenges society’s definition of worth through weight by asking different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.


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Dr. Jen Gunter
3522
This week, we are thankful for vaginas, labias, and vulvas with author and gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter. She joins Jameela to answer questions about the history of misunderstanding vaginas, the do's and don'ts of feminine hygiene, how to handle pap smears,  a gynecological view on both abortions and WAP, and Dr. Jen Gunter's book - The Vagina Bible.
Nov 27, 2020
Aubrey Gordon (@YrFatFriend)
3698
The BMI, dealing with fatphobia in a doctor's office, and how to have good-faith conversations - all things author, podcaster, and activist Aubrey Gordon (aka @YrFatFriend) discusses with Jameela in this week's episode. They discuss how to talk to people with opposing ideas to yours, her background in grassroots activism, the racist history of the BMI, how medicine is prejudiced against fat people, why you shouldn't yell "encouraging things" at your fat friends as they exercise, and her new book: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat, which is out now!
Nov 20, 2020
Caitlin Moran
4102
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.
Nov 13, 2020
Amrou Al-Kadhi
4146
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. 
Nov 06, 2020
Shadeen Francis
4840
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/
Oct 30, 2020
Busy Philipps
4245
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. 
Oct 23, 2020
Jillian Mercado
4314
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. 
Oct 16, 2020
Ibram X Kendi
3397
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/ 
Oct 09, 2020
Gloria Steinem
3375
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. 
Oct 02, 2020
Matt Haig
3651
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. 
Sep 25, 2020
Law Roach
3991
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. 
Sep 18, 2020
Katherine Ryan
4186
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!
Sep 11, 2020
Rachel Cargle
4106
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. 
Sep 04, 2020
Neal Brennan
3638
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 
Aug 28, 2020
Joe Lycett
3628
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. 
Aug 21, 2020
Phoebe Robinson
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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! 
Aug 14, 2020
Debra Messing
3528
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. 
Aug 07, 2020
iO Tillett Wright
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This week, author, photographer, TV-host, and activist iO Tillett Wright joins Jameela to discuss his wild childhood growing up in rough 1980's NYC, processing his own traumas from his parents' addictions, his experience thriving as a trans man, and photographing 10,000 queer people for his new book Self Evident Truths.
Jul 31, 2020
Deborah Frances-White
3631
Comedian and podcaster Deborah Frances-White joins Jameela this week to discuss trans rights, the process of finding her birth mother, finding fulfillment outside of having children, the journey of her sexuality, and her podcast The Guilty Feminist. 
Jul 24, 2020
Stephanie Yeboah
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Activist, fashion blogger, and author Stephanie Yeboah joins Jameela this week to discuss fat acceptance, her dating life being a "cesspit," skin-bleaching, the representation of fat women, the co-opting of the body positivity movement, and Stephanie's new book Fattily Ever After: The Fat, Black Girls' Guide to Living Life Unapologetically. 
Jul 17, 2020
Catherine Bohart
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Stand-Up Comedian and Podcast host Catherine Bohart joins Jameela this week to discuss life with OCD, what it looked like asking for help, the way medicine and cognitive behavioral therapy has changed Catherine's life for the better, her surprising coming-out to her mother, and the podcast YOU'LL DO Catherine co-hosts with her girlfriend Sarah where they ask people in-depth questions about their relationships.
Jul 10, 2020
Matt McGorry
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This week, actor and activist Matt McGorry joins Jameela to talk about how his eyes were opened to the world of activism and need through social media, learning how to be empowered to be a better ally, his journey from bodybuilder to self-acceptance, and leaving dieting behind.
Jul 03, 2020
Munroe Bergdorf
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Activist, spokesperson, and model Munroe Bergdorf joins Jameela this week to discuss her experience as a black transgender woman, to dispel untrue arguments against the transgender cause, to talk about how to be a better ally, and to share about her recent reconciliation with L'Oreal.
Jun 26, 2020
Nicole Byer
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Stand-up Comedian, Host, Actor, and Author Nicole Byer joins Jameela this week to discuss a no-shame life, exercising for fulfillment not weight loss, quarantine dating, how to laugh while mourning, and Nicole's new book - #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini.
Jun 19, 2020
ALOK
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Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality ALOK joins Jameela this week to discuss all things Trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, the problem with those who are gender-critical & TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists), and how to be a better ally to those that are shunned by the rest of the world.
Jun 12, 2020
Message to I Weigh Listeners
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A message from Jameela about why there’s no episode this week.
Jun 05, 2020
Dashaun Wesley
3928
Host of Legendary and "King of Ballroom" Dashaun Wesley joins Jameela this week to discuss the history of ballroom, the importance of chosen family, Legendary's controversial announcement, and all the poses you need to know.    LEGENDARY is out now on HBOmax 
May 29, 2020
Scarlett Curtis
3534
Activist and writer Scarlett Curtis joins Jameela to discuss her own painful journey with an invisible illness, the biases within the medical system, shared anger over munchausen accusations, how PTSD and mental health struggles can happen to anyone, and how feminism and activism changed her life. 
May 22, 2020
Billy Porter
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Billy Porter joins Jameela to discuss his meteoric rise to fame, what it means to "do the work," proving himself after almost losing his singing voice, making his "Idina Menzel" Oscars moment, and finding his incredible sense of style. 
May 15, 2020
Roxane Gay
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Roxane Gay joins Jameela to discuss twitter as the internet's cocktail party, concern trolling, her complex experience with weight-loss surgery, where she finds beautiful clothes, and how to keep romance alive during a pandemic. 
May 08, 2020
Aisling Bea
3644
Aisling Bea joins Jameela to talk about why women should brag, being the face of loneliness, her tv show This Way Up, the power of your period, and buying a house with money from jokes.
May 01, 2020
Demi Lovato
3842
Demi Lovato joins Jameela to talk about her newfound love of Harry Potter, the #demiisoverparty, the problem with sample sizes, healing post-rehab, and body gratitude. 
Apr 24, 2020
Reese Witherspoon
3757
Reese Witherspoon joins Jameela to talk about how instagram helped her control her own narrative, struggling with postpartum depression, the red carpet advice Meryl Streep once shared, how "funny doesn't sag," and building her own media company.
Apr 17, 2020
Vivek Murthy
3554
Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Jameela this week to discuss how widespread the problem of loneliness is, Western culture's tendency to give too much space, social media's role with loneliness, and how to foster connectivity.    Vivek Murthy's book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World is out now!
Apr 10, 2020
Beanie Feldstein
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Beanie Feldstein joins Jameela in this first episode to discuss playing iconic teenage girls, coming out on accident, loving her body and clothes, and her passion for vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles. 
Apr 03, 2020
I Weigh with Jameela Jamil Trailer
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I Weigh with Jameela Jamil is a podcast about shame - what causes it, how it feels, and how to grow past it. Each week, actor, host, and activist Jameela Jamil talks with guests such as Gloria Steinem, Beanie Feldstein, Matt McGorry, Neal Brennan, Tarana Burke, Roxanne Gay, and Aisling Bea, about their own experiences of working through shame. I Weigh with Jameela Jamil premieres Friday, April 3 wherever you get your podcasts. 
Mar 27, 2020
I Weigh Sneak Peek - Aisling Bea
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Here is a sneak peak into the new podcast, I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. In this clip, Jameela explains what an "I Weigh" is, and we hear actress, comedian, showrunner, and writer Aisling Bea give a humorous and heartfelt answer to what she truly weighs. I Weigh with Jameela Jamil launches Friday, April 3rd on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
Mar 06, 2020