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 f**k 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

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 f**k 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!

    Confessions of a Fat Rideshare Driver (Rerun)

    Confessions of a Fat Rideshare Driver (Rerun)

    Originally aired in December 2018.







    Brittney is a fat rideshare driver, and she LOVES it–she meets tons of friendly, interesting riders. She also gets a few creeps. On today’s show she’s talking about her experience driving strangers around in her car. And this is Part 1 of 2! Brittney had so many funny stories and helpful insight that I needed two episodes to get it all in!







    Follow Brittney on Instagram!







    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







    Thank you to our sponsor, Big Fig. Learn more about the first mattress system designed specifically for fat people at bigfigmattress.com and use the code FATLIP at checkout for a discount and to let them know that I sent you.







    And thank you as always to our Patreon Patrons. The patron of the day

    is Quin. Thank you Quin 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.







    Also, the show is finally available on Spotify! That’s so exciting! If you’re a Spotify user, now’s your chance to follow us there!

    • 53 min
    Fat Santa: The Original Jolly Fat Person

    Fat Santa: The Original Jolly Fat Person

    We’re in the middle of this historical fat people series and who could forget our jolliest representative, fat Santa! In honor of the holidays, today I bring you a short episode about a fat icon in a red suit who is not Lizzo. (We’ll get to her, though, I promise!)







    Read the transcript of this episode here.







    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 BigFigMattress for their partnership. Need a new

    mattress? You should consider the first bed system that was designed

    specifically for larger bodies! Go to bigfigmattress.com to learn more and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off and to let them know I sent you! Listen to my full review here!







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! If you’d like to become a patron (for as little as $1 an episode) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how!















    References







    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Full Text of the Classic Poem. (2017, December 4). Retrieved from https://www.teachervision.com/twas-night-christmas-full-text.







    Gayomali, C. (2012, December 24). When did Santa Claus get so fat? Retrieved from https://theweek.com/articles/469161/when-did-santa-claus-fat.







    Goldschein, E. (2011, December 25). The Story Of How Santa Became Fat, Red And Bearded. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/santa-fat-red-bearded-2011-12#today-santa-claus-has-been-updated-for-modern-times-but-retains-his-classic-look-8.







    Grills, N. J., & Halyday, B. (2009, December 17). Santa Claus: a public health pariah? Retrieved from https://www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b5261.







    Santa Claus. (2019, December 26). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus.







    Santa Used to Be Skinny: How Did He Get So Fat? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/32903-santa-used-to-be-skinny-why-he-gained-weight.html.







    Whipps, H. (2009, December 22). Santa Claus: The real man behind the myth. Retrieved from http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34525202.







    Why Is Santa So Fat? (2011, December 23). Retrieved from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29571/why-santa-so-fat.







    Wilson, J. (2014, December 25). Should Santa Claus still be fat? Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2012/12/22/health/santa-claus-weight/index.html.

    • 10 min
    The Tragic Life and Death of Mama Cass

    The Tragic Life and Death of Mama Cass

    The world thinks Cass Elliott died choking on a ham sandwich. They’re wrong.







    In today’s episode I’m talking about the tragic life and death of Cass Elliott, known to most of us as “Mama Cass.” Cass was an early, unwitting fat lib icon, but she spent her whole adult life desperate to become thin. That desperation eventually killed her.







    Read the transcript of this episode here.







    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 BigFigMattress for their partnership. Need a new

    mattress? You should consider the first bed system that was designed

    specifically for larger bodies! Go to bigfigmattress.com to learn more and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off and to let them know I sent you! Listen to my full review here!







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! If you’d like to become a patron (for as little as $1 an episode) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how!







    References







    Averyl. (2019, December 8). Mama Cass Elliot “Diet”. Retrieved from https://vintagediets.com/2017/10/02/what-a-way-to-lose-110-lbs-by-mama-cass-elliot-1969/.







    Cass Elliott. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot#.







    Fabrey, B. (n.d.). We Mourn the Passing of Cass Elliott, Singer. Retrieved from https://www.naafaonline.com/newsletterstuff/oldnewsletterstuff/Chronicles/July-August_1974.pdf







    Farrell, A. E. (2011). Fat shame stigma and the fat body in American culture. New York: New York University Press.







    Fiegel, E. (2013). Dream a little dream of me: the life of mama cass elliot. Place of publication not identified: Macmillan.







    Mikkelson, D., & Mikkelson, D. (n.d.). Did Mama Cass’ Vocal Range Expand After She Was Hit on the Head by a Pipe? Retrieved from https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/mama-cass-pipe-voice/.







    Mikkelson, D., & Mikkelson, D. (n.d.). Mama Cass Death Rumors. Retrieved from https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ham-and-wheeze/.







    Rolling Stone. (2018, June 25). ‘Mama Cass’ Elliot Dead. Retrieved from https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/mama-cass-elliot-dead-47050/.

    • 27 min
    Anne: A Fat Queen but No One’s Favourite

    Anne: A Fat Queen but No One’s Favourite

    I saw The Favourite, but it never even occurred to me that Queen Anne was fat (either in portrayal or in real life.) That is until my friend Ross brought this article by Anna Leszkiewicz in the New Statesman to my attention. Now I can’t stop thinking about this fat queen and the mythology of fat people throughout history.







    “Ugly, Gouty, Fat”: the Problem of Queen Anne’s Body by Anna Leskiewicz, originally published on thenewstatesman.com on January 18, 2019







    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 BigFigMattress for their partnership. Need a new

    mattress? You should consider the first bed system that was designed

    specifically for larger bodies! Go to bigfigmattress.com to learn more and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off and to let them know I sent you! Listen to my full review here!







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! If you’d like to become a patron (for as little as $1 an episode) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how!

    • 28 min
    How to Find a Fat-Friendly Doctor

    How to Find a Fat-Friendly Doctor

    I posted on Instagram recently that I finally found a fat-friendly doctor, and I got so many questions asking for recommendations. If you’re in Austin and looking for a doctor, I have a name for you! But if you’re not, I can at least tell you how I found mine. On this episode of the pod I’m telling you every step I took and resource I used to find a fat-friendly doctor so that you can find one in your own town.







    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 BigFigMattress for their partnership. Need a new

    mattress? You should consider the first bed system that was designed

    specifically for larger bodies! Go to bigfigmattress.com to learn more and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off and to let them know I sent you! Listen to my full review here!







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! If you’d like to become a patron (for as little as $1 an episode) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how!

    • 44 min
    Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl–A Creepy Story Reading

    Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl–A Creepy Story Reading

    In honor of Halloween, I’m reading Roald Dahl’s short story “Royal Jelly” on the pod today!







    Note: It’s incredibly hard to find stories that have fat themes without being entirely fat negative. If there’s a fat-related story you love OR a story about anything by a fat author, I’d love to hear about it! In order for it to be read on the show it needs to be in the public domain or the author needs to be able to give permission!







    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 BigFigMattress for their partnership. Need a new

    mattress? You should consider the first bed system that was designed

    specifically for larger bodies! Go to bigfigmattress.com to learn more and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off and to let them know I sent you! Listen to my full review here!







    Thank you to our Patreon patrons! If you’d like to become a patron (for as little as $1 an episode) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how!

    • 46 min

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