28 episodes

Matter of Fat is a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities.

Co-hosts Cat and Saraya highlight community voices with a lens on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

We check in on upcoming Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota events during The Fat Dish, use interviews to hear peoples' stories as a Matter of Fat, and dive into the Dirt and Discourse.

Matter of Fat uses KFAI Fresh Air Radio studios for production.

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Matter of Fat is a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities.

Co-hosts Cat and Saraya highlight community voices with a lens on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

We check in on upcoming Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota events during The Fat Dish, use interviews to hear peoples' stories as a Matter of Fat, and dive into the Dirt and Discourse.

Matter of Fat uses KFAI Fresh Air Radio studios for production.

    S2E13: The Bests

    S2E13: The Bests

    It’s the last season 2 episode of Matter of Fat: a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities! Co-hosts Cat Polivoda and Saraya Boghani highlight community voices with a focus on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

    This episode, our hosts reflect on all that happened this season. They check in about fabulous guests, the dirt and discourse of it all, and the bests of 2019. You can check out links below for spoilers or just give it a listen. Check out the deets for the end of season celebration!

    Make sure to rate and review to help MoF engage with the algorithm and engage with the MoF hosts further through the Friends and Fans Facebook group. Thanks to KFAI!See you in early 2020 for season 3 of Matter of Fat!

    Find us!
    Website: www.kfai.org/matteroffat
    FB: www.facebook.com/matteroffatpod/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/matteroffatpod/
    Twitter: twitter.com/matteroffatpod
    Email: matteroffatpod@gmail.com
    FB Fans and Friends Group: www.facebook.com/groups/625543661184306/

    Fat Dish
    Season 2 Finale Celebration - Dec 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/509093536613623/

    Best Of’s on MoF
    Everyone we interviewed this year:
    Deeva Rose - https://www.instagram.com/deevarose/
    Blaze Bordeaux - https://www.instagram.com/blazebrdx/
    Nancy Alyon - https://www.facebook.com/quetalstreeteats/
    Sean McPherson - https://twitter.com/twinkiejiggles
    Erin Sandsmark - http://www.erinsandsmark.com/
    Amy Siegel - https://www.instagram.com/maybesiegel/
    Angela Callis - https://www.thecourageoustruth.com/
    Patrice Anthony - https://www.instagram.com/starcrossedcooks/
    Emily Saltzman - https://www.emilyashersaltzman.com/
    Ryan Kroening - https://www.instagram.com/ladyk_612/
    Sonalee Rashatwar - SonaleeR.com

    Best Of’s Together
    Olives - http://nightingalempls.com/

    Best Of’s Individually
    Universal Standard https://www.universalstandard.com
    Supergoop https://supergoop.com/

    Cat’s Media Recs:
    Books, The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield Thomas, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
    TV: Shrill, Jane the Virgin, Rhythm + Flow, Styling Hollywood, Frasier
    Podcasts: final season of Gimlet’s Start Up
    Movies: Booksmart, Think Like a Man, The Long Shot
    Music: Cat started using Spotify (finally), Old Town Road, Lizzo

    Saraya’s Media Recs:
    Book - Indian(-ish) by Priya Krishna
    TV - Pen15, Atlanta, Succession
    Podcasts - The Dream, The Adventure Zone
    Movies: Booksmart
    Music: Booksmart soundtrack + too much great stuff to name + Lizzo

    Wordle http://www.wordle.net/
    Yr Fat Friend https://twitter.com/yrfatfriend
    @Fat_baaaby https://www.instagram.com/fat_baaaby/
    Plus-Size For http://plussizefor.com/
    Rad Fat Adventure Camp: https://www.radicalhealthalliance.org/fatcamp

    • 52 min
    S2E12: Sonalee Rashatwar

    S2E12: Sonalee Rashatwar

    It’s season 2 episode 12 of Matter of Fat: a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities! Co-hosts Cat Polivoda and Saraya Boghani highlight community voices with a focus on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

    This episode is sponsored by Superfit Hero. This woman-owned brand is on a mission to make fitness more inclusive with premium activewear in sizes XS-5XL. Cat and Saraya review their superfits in the Fat Dish! Listeners can use code FAT to save 15% off Superfit Hero’s leggings (with pockets!), shorts, and sports bras. Visit superfithero.com to see their full selection and use our code FAT.

    First, the Fat Dish! Cat and Saraya remind us about the upcoming fat burlesque show - Take it Off: A Fat Burlesque Revue. The two are excited to share more about the season finale celebration and review superfits from Superfit Hero. Personal dish includes Saraya’s jet setting to NYC, seeing Lindy West IRL, Cat attending PItchfest, and delighting in the TPT Original about Cat and Cake and MoF.

    This episode’s interview features Sonalee Rashatwar, @thefatsextherapist on social media. Sonalee (she/they) is Philly-based “award-winning clinical social worker, sex therapist, adjunct lecturere, and grassroots organizer” who presented a workshop with Cake this year in the Twin Cities.

    The Dirt and Discourse reviews the recent Twin Cities Film Festival showing of the documentary A Perfect 14. Cat recounts her takes on the bopo film which covers the state of the plus-size modeling industry.

    Thanks for listening and reading! Make sure to rate and review to help MoF engage with the algorithm and engage with the MoF hosts further through the Friends and Fans Facebook group. Thanks to KFAI!


    Find us!
    Website: www.kfai.org/matteroffat
    FB: www.facebook.com/matteroffatpod/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/matteroffatpod/
    Twitter: twitter.com/matteroffatpod
    Email: matteroffatpod@gmail.com
    FB Fans and Friends Group: www.facebook.com/groups/625543661184306/

    Sponsor: Superfit Hero
    www.SuperfitHero.com Use code FAT to save 15%!


    Fat Dish
    Take it Off: Fat Burlesque Revue - Nov 23: https://www.cakeplussize.com/events/2019/11/23/take-it-off-fat-burlesque-revue
    Season 2 Finale Celebration - Dec 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/509093536613623/
    Super Coat Fund: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4QnmvblzRG/ or https://bit.ly/2Op6Z4T
    Lindy West’s The Witches are Coming: http://www.lindywest.net/the-witches-are-coming-1
    Women for Political Change: https://www.womenforpoliticalchange.org/
    Cat’s TPT Original: https://www.tptoriginals.org/one-local-fashionista-wants-you-to-know-fat-is-not-a-bad-word/

    Sonalee Rashatwar (she/they)
    Sonalee’s Personal Website: SonaleeR.com
    Sonalee’s Business Website: RadicalTherapyCenter.com
    @TheFatSexTherapist: https://www.instagram.com/thefatsextherapist/

    Dirt + Discourse
    A Perfect 14: http://www.aperfect14.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S2 Update

    S2 Update

    Just a little update of when you can expect another full episode and first news about an end of season celebration!

    • 2 min
    S2 Minisode: Werk It!

    S2 Minisode: Werk It!

    Another Matter of Fat minisode! Matter of Fat is a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities! Co-hosts Cat Polivoda and Saraya Boghani highlight community voices with a focus on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

    This minisode is brought to you by Take It Off: A Fat Burlesque Revue! Cake Plus-Size Resale and The Rose Academy Of Burlesque are together again bringing their second annual fat burlesque show to the Twin Cities! This dynamic duo has assembled a cast of multi-talented fat babes, ready to entertain audiences on Saturday, November 23rd at the Pourhouse downtown. (More info and tickets linked below.) Hope to see you there!

    In this minisode, Cat and Saraya dive into their experience attending the Werk It Festival for Women in Podcasting! Werk It took place in Los Angeles October 3-4, 2019. They chat about taking their Midwest sensibilities on the road and share takeaways about the podcasting market and what they learned at the festival. There’s even a brief dirt and discourse moment in case you’ve been missing that with the recent batch of minisodes.

    Thanks for listening! And, big thanks to all of the fab folks who made Werk It possible and to everyone we met there! Make sure to rate and review and engage with the MoF hosts further through the Friends and Fans Facebook group. Thanks to KFAI!

    Find us!
    Website: www.kfai.org/matteroffat
    FB: www.facebook.com/matteroffatpod/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/matteroffatpod/
    Twitter: twitter.com/matteroffatpod
    Email: matteroffatpod@gmail.com
    FB Fans and Friends Group: www.facebook.com/groups/625543661184306/

    Mini Fat Dish!
    Lindy West Talking Volumes: https://first-avenue.com/event/2019/11/talkingvolumes-lindywest
    Take It Off: A Fat Burlesque Revue:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/843941076008247/ + https://bit.ly/32YJCVT

    LA Spots Referenced!
    Gjusta: https://gjusta.com/
    The Plus Bus: http://www.theplus-bus.com/
    Konbi: https://konbila.com/

    #WerkIt! https://www.werkitfestival.com/
    Hear to Slay: https://www.heartoslay.com/
    Danielle Perez: https://www.thedanielleperez.com/
    Ashley Nicole Black: https://twitter.com/ashleyn1cole

    • 31 min
    S2 Minisode: Cat Answers Business Qs

    S2 Minisode: Cat Answers Business Qs

    This Matter of Fat minisode is a chat with Cat about her business, Cake Plus-Size Resale, and life as an entrepreneur! Matter of Fat is a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities! Co-hosts Cat Polivoda and Saraya Boghani highlight community voices with a focus on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

    Cat is frequently asked questions about her shop and life as a business owner so, with the help of Saraya, Cat answers some of your burning questions. We hear about how Cake got started, taking the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, tips for goal setting, how Cat gets s**t done, and some inside info about Cake. Plus, Cat shares how folks can join her little business q&a group to ask more questions!


    Cake Plus-Size Resale: www.cakeplussize.com
    Goal Digger: http://catinspired.com/goaldigger
    WomenVenture: https://www.womenventure.org/
    Cat’s coach Shannon Schottler: https://www.instagram.com/shannonschottler/
    Cat’s website: www.catinspired.com

    Find us!
    Website: www.kfai.org/matteroffat
    FB: www.facebook.com/matteroffatpod/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/matteroffatpod/
    Twitter: twitter.com/matteroffatpod
    Email: matteroffatpod@gmail.com
    FB Fans and Friends Group: www.facebook.com/groups/625543661184306/

    • 30 min
    S2 Minisode: Rad Fat Adventure Camp

    S2 Minisode: Rad Fat Adventure Camp

    The first minisode of season two find Matter of Fat at camp! Matter of Fat is a body positive podcast with Midwest sensibilities! Co-hosts Cat Polivoda and Saraya Boghani highlight community voices with a focus on body size, body positivity, & fat liberation.

    Cat and Saraya recorded their first live episode at the Radical Health Alliance’s Rad Fat Adventure Camp. It was rad! It was an adventure! And the gals heard from folks about past and present camp experiences. Gather round the fire and get ready to hear peoples’ stories as a matter of rad fat adventure camp.

    Thanks for listening and reading! Thanks to the wonderful people who contributed to this special minisode! Make sure to rate and review and engage with the MoF hosts further through the Friends and Fans Facebook group. Thanks to KFAI!

    Find us!
    Website: www.kfai.org/matteroffat
    FB: www.facebook.com/matteroffatpod/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/matteroffatpod/
    Twitter: twitter.com/matteroffatpod
    Email: matteroffatpod@gmail.com
    FB Fans and Friends Group: www.facebook.com/groups/625543661184306/

    Radical Health Alliance https://www.radicalhealthalliance.org/

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

hldubb ,

Can’t wait for more!!

This quickly became one of my favorite podcasts; Cat and Saraya are such great hosts, and I love the rapport between them. They are two smart, funny, interesting, and talented women, who keep me up-to-date on rad fat events happening in Minnesota/the Midwest. They interview all sorts of interesting people and ask the best questions about fat identity/experience, and just seem to create a really comfortable space for fat people to be themselves and share their experiences. I also love their hot takes on media/pop culture/etc in the Dirt and Discourse section. These two women are bringing something so wonderful to the podcast table, and I am truly excited and anxiously awaiting more seasons in the future!

g.ellesse ,

Thank you!!

Such a smart, heartfelt, and exciting podcast!

b showers 19888 ,

Mediocrity

This is yet another example of white mediocrity. This is no different than Ben Shapiro’s nonsense show

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