Two women serve up the very serious issues of eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and the culture that spoon-feeds these destructive conditions to us with a dash of irreverence.
Goodbye for Now?
Lisa and Diana have an announcement about The Hunger Trap Podcast.
True Life: I’m A Breast Cancer Survivor Who Struggled With My Body
Vincenza opens up to Diana and Lisa about how her lifelong body struggles and disordered eating were influenced by her breast cancer diagnosis at age 36. (Note: The terms “obesity” and “overweight” appear in this episode.)
Horses and Healing
Equestrian Lisa Whalen, author of Stable Weight: A Memoir of Hunger, Horses, and Hope, chats with Diana and Lisa about how her spiritual connection with horses helped her seek balance in life and overcome an eating disorder.
True Life: I Was a Dancer With an Eating Disorder
Michelle was a professional dancer in training with a secret: she suffered from an eating disorder that consumed her life and robbed her of her love of dance. Michelle opens up to Diana and Lisa about the prevalence of eating disorders in the dance world and how shifting from dance to yoga helped her heal and accept her body.
The Show Must Go On
Despite appearing in numerous theater productions and boasting the voice of an angel, Olivia was once fired from an acting job for gaining eight pounds. In this episode, Diana and Lisa chat with the actor about the intense pressures that performers face to conform to rigid body standards, as well as how she manages to not let these expectations or rejection shake her self worth.
An Eating Disorder Origin Story
Lisa and Diana catch up with former podcast guest Dr. Jessica Mudry to talk about how a study abroad session in France, quasi-sibling competition over the “ideal” body, and French beach culture and food sparked a lifelong struggle with an eating disorder.
Wonderfully honest and intelligent podcast
This is an essential podcast about eating disorders.The discussions are thoughtful,insightful, and extremely honest. Lisa and Diana are smart and deeply humane hosts with a sense of humor. They don’t mince words or talk about ED while walking on egg shells. They speak from experience and are unapologetically frank. It’s a must listen for people interested in the roots, damages, and raw experience of eating disorders.
Hunger Trap Review
Diana & Lisa are very insightful and intelligent! I have enjoyed listening and learning this season. Can’t wait for the next one!
We all need to listen to this great podcast!
I have been following these two lovely ladies for a short while now and related to their stories and subject matters instantly. I love their ability to balance the subject from their two POV , which ultimately are quite similar. They bring up the topics in which some of us deem taboo (or society tries to convince us of that) . The guests are a great balance and overall it is just so relatable and a HEALTHY discussion we should all be having!