15 episodes

The Fat Lip is a podcast for and about fat people.

In some ways fat people are living in a different world than our thin and average-sized peers. Our lives and our experiences are influenced by our fatness all the time, but the outside reactions to fatness can really fuck us up. On a daily basis we are exposed to media that tells us that we’re not worthy of representation and a multi-billion dollar diet industry that is happy to take our money (for products that are proven to not work) while barely disguising its disgust at our very existence. It’s gross, and we’re over it.

TFL strives to be fat positive in a world that often isn’t. We are proud supporters of radical self-love and the fierce defense of your body autonomy. Fat is not an indicator of health or fitness, and health and fitness aren’t moral imperatives anyway. You don’t have to justify your body or your health to anyone!

On The Fat Lip, you an expect frank discussion of fat issues in popular media, exploration of fatphobia as it intersects with other forms of oppression, real stories about living, working, and dating in a fat body, big serious topics like the politics of the "obesity epidemic" and tiny fun topics like fatshion and snacks. Plus a whole lot more!

The Fat Lip The Fat Lip

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 7 Ratings

The Fat Lip is a podcast for and about fat people.

In some ways fat people are living in a different world than our thin and average-sized peers. Our lives and our experiences are influenced by our fatness all the time, but the outside reactions to fatness can really fuck us up. On a daily basis we are exposed to media that tells us that we’re not worthy of representation and a multi-billion dollar diet industry that is happy to take our money (for products that are proven to not work) while barely disguising its disgust at our very existence. It’s gross, and we’re over it.

TFL strives to be fat positive in a world that often isn’t. We are proud supporters of radical self-love and the fierce defense of your body autonomy. Fat is not an indicator of health or fitness, and health and fitness aren’t moral imperatives anyway. You don’t have to justify your body or your health to anyone!

On The Fat Lip, you an expect frank discussion of fat issues in popular media, exploration of fatphobia as it intersects with other forms of oppression, real stories about living, working, and dating in a fat body, big serious topics like the politics of the "obesity epidemic" and tiny fun topics like fatshion and snacks. Plus a whole lot more!

    Four Years of The Fat Lip: Looking Forward

    Four Years of The Fat Lip: Looking Forward

    May marks the four year anniversary of The Fat Lip! And under the circumstances right now, our schedule is shifting a little bit. But there are big things coming! On today’s pod we’re talking about the future of The Fat Lip. Big dreams!







    Want to win registration to the online Fat Studies conference I mentioned on the pod today? Go to instagram.com/fatlippodcast to learn how. Go to http://www.fsnz.org to learn more about the conference and to register.







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Dana! If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 12 min
    Live Pod Part 2!

    Live Pod Part 2!

    Today I bring you the long-awaited Part 2 of the live episode I did with Brittney! Finally you’ll get to hear what happened in that pool…;)







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Lex!

    If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or

    $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Live Pod With Brittney (AKA Fat Rideshare Driver)! – Part 1

    Live Pod With Brittney (AKA Fat Rideshare Driver)! – Part 1

    As promised, we did a live pod recording on Sunday, 3/29 and it was a lot of fun! It also lasted two hours (and probably could have gone a third) so I had to chop it in half. Today you’re getting part 1, and part 2 will be up in a few days!







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thanks also to our Patreon patrons. The patron of the episode is Lex! If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of http://www.thefatlip.com

    • 59 min
    Our 600 Pound Lives: The Episode

    Our 600 Pound Lives: The Episode

    Last week I wrote a much-requested essay about My 600-lb Life and posted it to the TFL blog. As promised, this is the audio version! For the full text, go to http://thefatlip.com/2020/03/21/our-600-pound-lives/.







    Credits







    Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show. Go to cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more.







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons. If you would like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to http://www.patreon.com/thefatlip to learn more.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media! All of those links can be found at the top of thefatlip.com

    • 18 min
    Thoughts on Shrill Season 2

    Thoughts on Shrill Season 2

    When Shrill Season 2 arrived on Hulu earlier this month, I knew I needed to talk about it on the pod. So what did I think? Today on the pod I am talking about the significance of Season 1 and everything Shrill Season 2 had to live up to. Did it? What did you think?







    Credits







    Thank you so much to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s episode. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com or at instagram.com/cstarcrusher







    And thank you as always to our Patreon Patrons. The patron of the day is Evely. Thank you Evely for your support! If you’d like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to Patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media. All of those links can be found at the top of Thefatlip.com. And if you’ve got some time, please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.







    Read the transcript of this episode here.

    • 20 min
    Happy Fat Tuesday!

    Happy Fat Tuesday!

    Happy Fat Tuesday one and all! Yes I will co-opt this religious holiday to celebrate fat people, thank you very much. And yeah yeah, every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday around here, but this is the one that mainstream culture knows about, so this is the one I’m stealing.







    In honor of the holiday, today on the pod I’m talking about new fat representation on television. Several new shows are featuring fat characters right now, and some of them are actually pretty good!







    Credits







    Thank you so much to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s episode. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com or at instagram.com/cstarcrusher







    And thank you as always to our Patreon Patrons. The patron of the day is Danielle. Thank you Danielle for your support! If you’d like to support the show for as little as $1 an episode or $2 a month, go to Patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how.







    Don’t forget to follow on social media. All of those links can be found at the top of Thefatlip.com. And if you’ve got some time, please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Annabelle11811 ,

A breath of fresh air

I love this podcast and it’s so wonderful to hear perspectives that i hadn’t considered before. Thank you for making it.

Shopaholic35 ,

A total pity party

The whole podcast is about how “normo’s” need to tailor everything for larger people.

I truly believe in body positivity at every size but please don’t delude yourself into thinking that being super sized doesn’t impact others, your health and your life experiences.

Completely your choice to live how you choose but there are impacts for your decisions.

MetalMelissa ,

Love for the Fat Lip

Ash has taught me so much through this podcast. Not only have I learned to love myself, I have learned to love and support those around me. I look forward to every episode.

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