What started as a social media post has become a mental health movement, and now a podcast. On I WEIGH, Jameela Jamil challenges societal norms through conversations with thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about their own experiences and stories with their mental health. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I WEIGH amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
Will I Ever Have Sex Again with Sofie Hagen
Jameela is joined by comedian and author Sofie Hagen to celebrate her new book “Will I Ever Have Sex Again?” with a candid and hilarious conversation. The pair discuss where the pressure to have sex comes from, the universal themes that unite people when they’re not having sex, and what Sofie learned while researching and writing the book, including how to draw boundaries, being sexual while fat and how to reframe flirting.
Sofie’s book and stand up tour info available at www.sofiehagen.com - sign up now for pre-sale for “Will I Ever Have Sex Again?” by Sofie Hagen
You can follow Sofie on IG @sofiehagendk
Further reading from this episode - "The Body Keeps Score" by Bessel van der Kolk
P*rn and Social Sex with Cindy Gallop (Re-Release)
We're revisiting this incredible episode with MakeLoveNotP*rn's Cindy Gallop, as Jameela shares an exciting announcement.
Jameela & Cindy discuss loving the single life, how she discovered a gap in the porn market, why “social sex” is the answer to the porn industry’s problems, the importance of sex education at every age, love as a kink, the patriarchal-fueled obstacles she faces building her company, and more.
Find more here: www.iweighxmlnp.com and follow Cindy @cindygallop on IG & twitter.
Ask Jameela Anything with LalalaLetMeExplain
Your burning relationship questions are answered in this episode as Jameela is joined by the UK’s famous anonymous Agony Aunt, dating educator, author & social worker LalalaLetMeExplain.
Jameela and Lala cover a full range of topics including breaking up with your friends, what to expect if you’re new to the dating scene post-divorce, how to be a self-esteem provider to your close ones, having sex while sober and postpartum and much, MUCH more.
Lala is an anonymous relationships expert, author of the book ‘Block Delete, Move On’ and host of the podcast ‘It’s Not You, It’s Them… But it Might Be You’
You can find her on IG @lalalaletmeexplain and Tiktok @lalalaletmeexplain
Jameela celebrates the 200th episode of the podcast with the outspoken and unapologetic cultural commentator, UK presenter and Youtube star, Zeze Millz!
Jameela chats with Zeze about where her activism started (and how it defined her voice as a third-generation Black-British woman), the importance of disagreement and debate in modern media and how having hard conversations helps fuel our minds. The two then discuss advocating for injustice in their work and their communities, along with a deep look at what the pressure of success does to young women. Plus, they wonder what Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa's social lives were like.
Check out Zeze Millz on Instagram and X @zezemillz and on Youtube @zezemillz6701
How To Read People with Annie Särnblad
Jameela is joined by author & anthropologist Annie Särnblad - known as the human lie detector - who has built her career starting in anthropology and corporate strategy to being Facial Action Coding System (FACS) certified, meaning she can decode 10,000 muscle combinations in human expression. Annie and Jameela talk about top micro expressions to spot in in the workplace and with family (and even in the dating scene), how we can adjust our own behavior and improve the outcome of a conversation or negotiation, and how to look for subtle ‘leakages’ of emotion for spotting gaslighting and navigating the complex world of human interaction.
You can find more about Annie via her IG @annie.sarnblad and her website anniesarnblad.com
Diary of a Human Lie Detector: Facial Expressions in Love, Lust, and Lies
The Facial Expressions Glossary: Business Version
Revolutionizing Food Systems with Oliver English
This week, Jameela is joined by filmmaker Oliver English to hear about the people and stories behind his eye-opening documentary, ‘Feeding Tomorrow’. Together they explore where our food comes from, dig into the transformative power of food in every aspect of our lives and ask why it is important to consider the quality of food when it comes to our physical and mental health. They talk about the history of modern farming and pesticides, some myths about processed foods, and what changes we can take now to make sure our food sources are sustainable. Please note this episode covers food and food systems and not food restrictions or diet culture.
Feeding Tomorrow is out now and you can find screenings on their website: www.feedingtomorrowfilms.com
Follow Oliver English on IG @oliver_english and Feeding Tomorrow on IG @feedingtomorrow
Jameela Jamil for President
I listened to the episode of Podcrushed where Jameela more or less interviewed Penn and I just needed more of her. She’s quick witted, so incredibly intelligent, seems to have a wonderful sense of humor — and those words don’t even begin to describe how amazing her soul is. I absolutely adore this woman and find myself more times than not nodding along as she speaks on various issues with her guests, or even outwardly and enthusiastically saying “yes” during these conversations. Jameela is astonishing. Her guests are superb. If I could give this podcast four trillion stars, I absolutely would.
An interesting interviewer, but
She sometimes doesn’t rly internalize what her guests are talking about when they’re from disenfranchised groups she can’t personally relate to. She’s a lovable tryhard, she asks good questions of interesting guests and leaves them tons of space to respond without speaking over them. But if you read recent guest Clementine Morrigan’s sub stack, who just last month was concern trolling about trans kids and has been engaging with transphobes before by lending a “legitimizing” queer voice to their obvi phobic show? You get the sense that while Jameela Jamil wants there to be better discourse, she’s more interested in defending a bigot’s right to speak than, say, protecting the communities they are attacking. Jamil’s work walks a fine line, there’s bound to be missteps and she’s open about it, but why ask Natalie Wynn on if you’re not rly going to listen to her? It’s hard not to listen to ppl and cherry pick whatever confirms your own biases without challenging those biases, but Jamil says that is what her job is. So she should do that job.
I’ve listened to this podcast for years and have mostly really enjoyed it, but in the recent episode “Unpacking Pop Psychology w/Seerut K. Chawla” Jameela makes several inaccurate and harmful statements about autism/autistic people while using outdated, ableist and antisemitic terminology and functioning labels. I would normally assume a person speaking this way is just uneducated, but she’s had multiple autistic guests on the podcast in the past year to speak specifically about autism. It feels difficult to believe she didn’t learn or internalize why her statements are problematic while researching for those episodes or during the episodes themselves. As an autistic person, I’m disappointed and simply don’t feel comfortable listening to a podcast that perpetuates this kind of disinformation.