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.
Phoebe Robinson Returns
Comedian, author, and actress Phoebe Robinson returns to I Weigh this week to discuss quarantining with her boyfriend (aka British Baekoff) and getting comfortable with some of the bodily functions that may inevitably spring up, her decision to not have children, growing past being a workaholic, how self-care is taking care of your community, and her new book - Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes - which is out September 28th!
You can find Phoebe's new book wherever books are sold, and follow Phoebe on Instagram and Twitter @dopequeenpheebs
You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch - check it out at podswag.com
Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamilofficial and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh's Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!
Disability-rights activist, writer, and tv presenter Sophie Morgan joins Jameela this week to discuss how the pandemic has influenced the conversation around disability rights, why it's worthwhile for everything to be disability-friendly, growing to accept that you are not a burden, Sophie's journey with her own disability, and her new podcast with Sinead Burke - Equal Too. Listen to Equal Too wherever you get your podcasts.
Sophie's list of disability voices to follow:
Eddie Ndopu (@eddiendopu)
Caroline Casey (@carolinecaseyhere)
Marlee Matlin (@themarleematlin)
Imani Barbarin (@crutches_and_spice)
Keely Cat Wells (@keely_cat_wells)
Jillian Mercado (@jillianmercado)
Ali Stroker (@alistroker)
Judy Heumann (@theheumannperspective)
Andrea Lavant (@andraealavant)
Jim LeBrecht (@jimlebrecht)
Aaron Rose Philip (@aaron___philip)
Chella Man (@chellaman)
LoLo Spencer (@itslololove)
Shane Burcaw (@shaneburcaw)
Shannon Finnegan (@shanfinnegan)
Suzy Byrne (@suzybie)
Christine Sun Kim (@chrisunkim)
Nyle Di Marco (@nylediMarco)
Actor, writer, director, and producer Zoe Lister-Jones joins Jameela this week to discuss being a late bloomer in high school, her mental health and anxiety around not being texted back, her work as a filmmaker and the vulnerability of putting your work out there, Zoe's decision to have an all-female crew on her film Band-aid, and writing/filming her new film How It Ends in a pandemic.
Comedian, host, and writer Simon Amstell joins Jameela this week to discuss his being a shy child finding his voice in theater, the way his sexuality played into his struggles with shame and lack of self-confidence, his experiences with Ayahuasca and how it helped him get to the root of his depression, what a "spirit hole" is, and more. Go to simonamstell.com to check out Simon's upcoming tour dates for his new show - Spirit Hole.
Shadeen Francis Returns
Sex/Family therapist Shadeen Francis returns this week to answer listener questions regarding how to mourn the loss of a friendship, how to manage a diminished sex drive, open relationships, having hard conversations with your partner, kinks and fetishes, adult virginity, and more.
Toxic Diet Culture with Dr. Joshua Wolrich
NHS Surgical Doctor and author Dr. Joshua Wolrich joins Jameela this week to discuss going from an "un-fattening" influencer to an anti-diet ally, his own experience with food insecurity and weight gain, why fat people receive worse medical care, the nuanced science behind weight gain, the dangers behind popular diets like keto and intermittent fasting, and more. Check our Dr. Wolrich's book - Food Isn't Medicine - wherever books are sold.
Makes me happy
Listening to Jameela makes me feel so happy and loving of myself and others, I love it and love her :) thank you Jameela!
always worth listening to
I love this podcast. Jameela is brilliant, funny, authentic and brings out the same in her guests. She centralizes topics that aren’t frequently discussed in pop culture, normalizes mental health conversations, and has super interesting people on from any number of backgrounds - both famous and well-known guests, as well as lesser known people who she feels ought to be given a platform. I always find her podcast worth listening to, even if it’s a topic i already know something about, because it goes deep and personal, giving me food for thought. Keep it up, Jameela!
Down to Earth and Informative
I love Jameela and the guests she brings on. For me, it’s a mix of people I love and people I’ve never heard of. Each person brings something different to the table and teaches their listeners something important. Highly recommend a listen ♥️