14 episodes

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.

Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back Unsolicited

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 19 Ratings

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.

    She's All Fat

    She's All Fat

    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 after she gained 50 pounds." Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter/Insta: @dr_chairbreaker Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh Transcript available soon!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ACAB Includes Food Policers

    ACAB Includes Food Policers

    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 to ask the hard questions about fat-shaming, food-policing roommates. Listen now and Happy Halloween!!! 👻🎃🕷🕸
    Media mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.byfood.com/blog/culture/what-is-wasabi Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter: @chairbreaker_ Insta: chairbreaker2.0 Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Whale

    The Whale

    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 expect! (Who has a bad take this time on seafood? Listen and find out!)
    Media mentioned on this episode:
    Vanity Fair: "The Whale" Misses the Mark Elizabeth Archer's Facebook Post Bryan's response Bryan & Elizabeth on KZYX Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter: @chairbreaker_ Insta: chairbreaker2.0 Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Live from the 2022 Fat Studies Conference

    Live from the 2022 Fat Studies Conference

    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 last year. Cat was and remains an inspiration to so many of us, and her work and impact on Fat Studies will remain with us forever.
    For our appetizer, we talk about our favorite chocolate foods, and of course, there are some real #neurodivergentvibes to the way some of us engage with chocolate, and Bryan infodumps on Cadbury.
    We then get into our main course for the episode, which is a Captain Awkward piece from a fat woman who says she's struggling deeply to find herself loveable. As we dig in, we unpack the ways that we conflate sex with love, desirability with value, and how the anti-fatness outside and inside of us sets the boundaries for what we can and can't realistically have, and how to wrestle with that honestly and still find joy.
    On a side note, we're so excited to be welcoming you all back to Unsolicited Season Two. Episodes will drop every two weeks on Sunday, and we're launching a Patreon with our next episode. Thank you to every one of you who has listened and shared and engaged with our work, we're so honored to have you as our listeners.
    Transcript will be coming soon.
    Media mentioned on this episode:
    Captain Awkward: How Can I Stop Fat Shaming Myself and Enjoy My Life BGD Blog: On Being Fat, Brown, Femme, Ugly, and Unloveable Know Your Meme: Squidward Looking Out the Window Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter: @chairbreaker_ Insta: chairbreaker2.0 Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh  

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Solicited: I'm Just Asking Questions

    Solicited: I'm Just Asking Questions

    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 a huge impact on us as kids, but who may not have grown as we have. As you can imagine, this one gets deep, y'all.
    Finally, we wrap up with our thoughts about season one and where we're going from here. Spoiler alert: Yes, we're taking a well-deserved vacation, but we will be back in your ears in three short months! Meanwhile, we've got a couple aperitifs coming soon, so don't go anywhere!
    But honestly, it's been such an honor to go on this journey with all of you, and we can't wait for Season Two! 
    Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter: @chairbreaker_ Insta: chairbreaker2.0 Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh  

    • 1 hr 35 min
    She's Too Butch!!!

    She's Too Butch!!!

    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.) 

    This episode's advice column: "Help! My Son's Wife is Getting Bigger and Butcher Than a Woman Should!" Find us on social media!
    Unsolicited on Twitter Unsolicited on Instagram Find Da'Shaun: Twitter/Insta: @DaShaunLH Find Mikey:
    Twitter: @marquisele Insta: @fatmarquisele Find Jordan: Twitter/Insta: @jordallenhall Find Caleb: Twitter/Insta: @chairbreaker_ Find Bryan:  Twitter/Insta: @blackqueeriroh Transcript can be found here.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

scubamia ,

Fun & Insightful

Loving this podcast so much! Such a great blend of perspectives and caring camaraderie amongst the speakers. Keep up the great work!

T.123:) ,

Best podcast, absolutely recommend to everyone!

Thank you for the immense amount of labour and time you put into this podcast. You are all so amazing and your thoughts are so brilliant!

Lars_- ,

Thank you, fatties!!

Thank you for providing us with such excellent content!!!

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