18 episodes

The Bodcast is Bustle's biweekly podcast about the experience of living in a body in 2017. Themes include abortion, immigration, gender identity, and more.
Host: Amanda Richards
Producers: Pierre Bienaimé & Anna Parsons

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    • Society & Culture

The Bodcast is Bustle's biweekly podcast about the experience of living in a body in 2017. Themes include abortion, immigration, gender identity, and more.
Host: Amanda Richards
Producers: Pierre Bienaimé & Anna Parsons

    Jessamyn Stanley On Living With Labels In 2017

    Jessamyn Stanley On Living With Labels In 2017

    Jessamyn Stanley has built her entire brand around the labels she navigates, and how those labels have made her a target of unwanted attention. She’s a fat, queer, black woman who has disrupted the yoga industry simply by being a part of it. 

    • 18 min
    Season 2, Episode 5: Disability in 2017

    Season 2, Episode 5: Disability in 2017

    On this episode of The Bodcast, we’re talking to Ally Bruener, a comic with congenital muscular dystrophy. Ally is confined to a wheelchair, and can’t live independently. However, she’s become a part of her local comedy scene in Kentucky — unfortunately, her access to home health aide, in the wake of changes to Medicaid, could threaten her ability to perform.

    • 34 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Talking About Weight Loss In 2017

    Season 2, Episode 4: Talking About Weight Loss In 2017

    Weight loss transformation is a powerful idea for many people. It’s not surprising: Media constantly inundates us with the idea that weight loss will dramatically improve our lives. This week on The Bodcast, host Amanda Richards shares her own experience with weight loss transformation (or the idea of it, anyways). We also talk to Ariel Woodson, a fat activist and host of the popular radical fat acceptance podcast, Bad Fat Broads, about the drastic decision she made in pursuit of her own transformation — and why it didn’t work out as she planned.

    • 29 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: Being A Trans Teenager In 2017

    Season 2, Episode 3: Being A Trans Teenager In 2017

    This week, we’re talking to Elijah, a trans teenager bringing change to his school in Massachusetts. He’ll tell us all about the unique challenges of growing up trans, and what it's like to live in a body that's not necessarily like any of his classmates. His mom will also tell us about the unique, and often endearing, elements of raising a trans kid.

    • 34 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: Immigration In 2017

    Season 2, Episode 2: Immigration In 2017

    Amanda sat down with Dima, a Syrian immigrant and former human rights attorney that left her home country in the midst of war. You’ll also hear from Natasha Hall, a former immigration officer with first-hand experience vetting immigrants and refugees from countries around the world.
    Sources:
    1:12 https://goo.gl/8jtq72
    3:40 https://goo.gl/vxQp03 | https://goo.gl/gFOZTi
    10:13 https://goo.gl/hCu3Es

    • 25 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: Getting An Abortion In 2017

    Season 2, Episode 1: Getting An Abortion In 2017

    We hit the ground running by discussing abortion with three different women: someone who performs abortions, someone who helps people get them, and someone who’s actually had one.
    Guests:
    Dr. Colleen McNicholas: https://goo.gl/d7Igid
    Anita Yandle: https://goo.gl/xCs3BM
    Brittany Mostiller: https://goo.gl/AyIfVZ
    Resources:
    https://www.guttmacher.org/united-states/abortion/state-policies-abortion
    https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2017/01/abortion-incidence-and-service-availability-united-states-2014

    • 30 min

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