If you’re one of the millions of people who are struggling to survive in a culture that’s obsessed with weight loss, the way a Rebel Eater lives her life might sound like a revolution. In this world, pizza is not the enemy, and we love the bodies we have right now! Hosted by Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, and one of the nation's leading speakers on weight-based discrimination and body image.
Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter
We're excited to share another show we think you'll enjoy: Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter, from the TED Audio Collective.
Do I really need 8 glasses of water a day? Is it actually possible to "boost" my immune system? You’re constantly bombarded with news stories, ads, and social media posts telling you how to optimize your health—but a lot of these sources that pretend to be backed by science have another agenda. Dr. Jen Gunter is here to bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your health, debunking some of the stickiest myths out there while helping you to understand how your body really works. We're playing episode one for you today, and if you like what you hear, you can get more episodes of Body Stuff by following the show wherever you're listening to this.
The Search for the Queerest Food
Team Rebel Eaters Club is excited to share an episode of a podcast we think you'll like from our friends at America's Test Kitchen.
Proof is a podcast that explores the weird and surprising backstories about food. In this episode, an epic journey into a curious, unexamined corner of the food world.
In John Birdsall’s 2014 article, "America, Your Food is so Gay,” he describes a particularly indulgent cheese burger as "unflinchingly queer.” For reporter Chad Chenail, this sparked a journey of self-discovery through queer theory, all in an attempt to answer the question: What is the Queerest food?
Bonus: In the Kitchen with Virgie
Virgie wants to make you a snack, a tasty Mexican bread pudding called Capirotada. As she prepares it, she walks you through the recipe and shares the mysterious history of the dish. She also answers listener questions while she creates some kitchen magic!
Eat with Friends with Angela Trakas
Food is a love language. In this season finale, Virgie and good friend Angela Trakas talk about the power of sharing a meal, and all the ways food has made their friendship stronger.
Eating 101 with Dr. Jennifer Brady
"Fill up your tummy!" says dietician Dr. Jennnifer Brady. Dietitians are not immune to fatphobia. It can seep into their training programs and -- ultimately -- the advice they give to patients. Virgie and dietician Jennifer Brady discuss this while savoring croissants and discussing the feminist history of home economics.
Announcing... Rebel Eaters Club merch!
We’ll be back with a new episode next week. In the meantime, check out our merch and this season’s journal prompts on rebeleatersclub.com. And take a few minutes to leave us a voicemail and let us know what you think of the season so far. Call us at (862) 231-5386.
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I cried more than once
So emotional and healing, I think for anyone in this society. The personal stories are incredibly important. Thank you for this podcast!
This is possibly the best podcast I have ever heard
As a psychotherapist and woman who grew up surrounded by women with eating disorders, it is like my soul is getting a hug. You are doing incredible, important work. PLEASE DO NOT STOP WHAT YOU DO. I celebrated my own liberation by making a divine breakfast and planning a delicious dinner. With wine and cheese and chocolate.
I am a therapist, a former fitness professional, and someone with a life-long history of disordered eating - and all I can say is WOW. My mind is blown. Thank you for your service!