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The spoken diary of Katy Bellotte, a self-employed graphic designer living in New York. Each Thursday, Katy blends her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. She chats about living in full color, through the thick & the thin (with a dirty martini in hand).
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Thick & Thin Katy Bellotte

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 1.8K Ratings

The spoken diary of Katy Bellotte, a self-employed graphic designer living in New York. Each Thursday, Katy blends her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. She chats about living in full color, through the thick & the thin (with a dirty martini in hand).
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    Beauty queens, murder & the mob

    Beauty queens, murder & the mob

    In this episode of Thick & Thin, we dig deeper into the life and death of Thelma Todd: a want to be teacher turned beauty queen and later into a silent film actress. However, following the night of a star-studded dinner party, Todd was found lifeless in her car — golden-haired curls still intact. Even though her death was ruled as a suicide, others have suspected something different. 

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    Sources:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-05-05-9102090725-story.html
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0865298/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
    https://www.indiewire.com/2015/10/this-exclusive-book-excerpt-unearths-the-mysterious-dead-body-of-the-golden-age-film-star-thelma-todd-56059/
    http://www.historyshomes.com/detail.cfm?id=972
    https://medium.com/crimebeat/the-inexplicable-death-of-hollywood-icon-thelma-todd-c319146bd600
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    • 39 min
    An apology to my body

    An apology to my body

    Let's all stop and apologize. Apologize to our current and past selves for upholding unrealistic body expectations burdened on us by societal pressure. In this episode of Thick & Thin, we decide to take a step back from the war on cellulite and learn to reevaluate our relationship with our bodies. 

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    Sources:
    https://www.greekmythologyinart.com/the-three-graces-rubens.html
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/785g89/cellulite-used-to-be-chill
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/what-is-cellulite-definition-fat-shaming-history
    https://www.thelist.com/200290/the-untold-truth-of-cellulite/
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    • 40 min
    Polar opposites & coffee

    Polar opposites & coffee

    Guys, I think it's time we catch up. So, let's get a bit personal. In the first half of this episode of Thick & Thin, I share stories about my current dating roster and express the varying lifestyle choices of being in your mid-to-late-twenties. While during the latter, I reveal the history of everybody's favorite source of caffeine — coffee. 

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    Sources:
    “The Story of Coffee,” a documentary directed by Liam Dale
    https://www.businessinsider.com/facts-about-the-coffee-industry-2011-11#fair-trade-coffee-is-still-a-small-portion-of-the-market-but-it-is-the-most-popular-fair-trade-commodity-in-the-world-10
    https://www.ncausa.org/about-coffee/history-of-coffee
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    • 40 min
    The fairy wife

    The fairy wife

    Bridget Cleary: A wife, a seamstress, an egg-seller, and possible fairy? In this episode of Thick & Thin, we lean a bit on the darker side to discuss Ireland's deeply-rooted fear of the two-winged mythological creature—the fairy.
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    Sources:
    Bourke, Angela. The Burning of Bridget Cleary. New York: Penguin, 2001. 
    https://vagabondtoursofireland.com/fairy-ireland-irish-mythology
    https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1895/04/22/102455570.pdf
    https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1895/07/06/102516444.pdf
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/539793/bizarre-death-bridget-cleary-irish-fairy-wife
    https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/ireland-fairy-forts
    https://www.irishpost.com/life-style/exploring-irish-mythology-changelings-170347
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    • 40 min
    A royal catfish & diamond affair

    A royal catfish & diamond affair

    Real-life or Lifetime movie? Let's find out. In this episode of Thick & Thin, we travel back to 18th century Versailles to learn the story of Jeanne de La Motte: a catfish and con artist who stole the most expensive piece of jewelry in France. 
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    Sources:
    https://historydaily.org/affair-diamond-necklace-facts-stories-trivia
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Affair-of-the-Diamond-Necklace
    https://queensransom.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/a-real-fake-countess-jeanne-de-la-motte-valoiss-lineage/
    https://queensransom.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/jeannede_la_motte/
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    • 41 min
    Why we hate photos of ourselves

    Why we hate photos of ourselves

    From selfies to group photos, we have all taken awful pictures of ourselves. Because of this, we must remember that for every glamorous post we see on Instagram, dozens of takes end up deleted. In this episode of Thick & Thin, I aim to uncover the science of why we often stress when looking at ourselves in photos. 

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    Sources:
    https://www.wired.com/2015/01/whats-up-with-pictures-yourself/
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0001295
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050111165229.htm
    https://nymag.com/speed/2016/12/how-your-brain-controls-the-speed-of-time.html
    https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024
    https://www.dentinstitute.com/posts/lifestyle-tips/22-facts-about-the-brain-world-brain-day/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Elizabeth_I_Rainbow_Portrait.jpg
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Dima-Ak ,

LOVE LOVE LOVE

I just found Katie’s podcast and I couldn’t be more happy and thankful. I’ve been going through a whirlwind of emotions and experiences over the past few months and something about Katie’s story telling and energy is so comforting and so validating and just so fun to listen to. Best podcast I’ve ever listened to and can’t wait to continue following along!

jessjoy247 ,

Obviously

She said the word “obviously” at least 10 times in the one episode I listened to.

idgav ,

tooooooo much ads recently please katy consider this

(THIS IS NOT A HATE COMMENT)
I know I know you need sponsorships etc. but 4 ads and im not even in minute 15. your show is short and this much ads is frustrating.

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