Podcast Themes: Reader Stories
Podcast 163: Rebecca and Bernie with Aubrey Gordon, on What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat
In this emotional episode, Bernie Salazar, former “winner” of NBC’s The Biggest Loser share his regrets and what he has learned from reading Aubrey Gordon’s new book, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat.
We discuss how anti-fat bias shows up everywhere from air travel to our children’s schools and we envision a new world where higher weight people are treated with respect, kindness, and full humanity.
Air Date: December 2020
Podcast 143: “I Developed a Restrictive Eating Disorder in Elementary School. Here’s Why It Wasn’t Diagnosed for Over a Decade” with Gloria Oladipo
Let’s talk about eating disorders that are born from culture and hidden in plain sight. My guest to share her personal story is Gloria Oladipo, a 20-year-old Black woman who developed an eating disorder in elementary school that went undiagnosed for over a decade. A student at Cornell University, Gloria also works as a freelance writer and has been published in Teen Vogue, Healthline, Wear Your Voice, Bitch Media, Bustle, and other publications.
Air Date: February 2020
Podcast 133: Learn & Grow Part 13 – “Dear panic attack, Thank you for all you have shown me.” (and other gratitudes from Body Kindness readers and listeners.)
As we enter November, Bernie and I have gratitude on our minds. It’s been 3 years since Bernie and I reconnected, and he began practicing Body Kindness. In this special episode, we reflect on the positive changes in his life and self compassion practice over time.
We asked listeners to take a pause and share with us “what are you grateful for, big or small”.
Air Date: November 2019
Episode 125: Kurbo Weight Watchers App for Kids is Upsetting Parents and Professionals
In this episode, parents speak out about why they would not use Kurbo Weight Watchers App to help their kids lose weight or or build “healthy lifestyles”. Tune in to hear their heart wrenching stories of their own struggles with body shame and diets. Plus you’ll hear me share what I found deeply concerning about the Kurbo when I used it for just a few days— and perhaps most important, I’ll share inspiring insights for what you can do if you are a parent concerned about your kids health and weight.
Air Date: August 2019
Episode 106: Trauma Resilience: How Body Kindness is Helping Me Heal
In the last segment of our series featuring readers sharing their powerful stories, we hear from two trauma survivors, one who was abused and spent most of her life with an undetected eating disorder and one who experienced trauma from dieting on weight watchers, including needing two back surgeries from running injuries sustained while being encouraged to do more and push harder to reach her weight goal. Don’t miss these emotional testimonials about the power of Body Kindness in taking back your life.
Air Date: January 2019
Episode 105: An Anti-Diet New Year: Body Shame Out, Body Kindness In
We talk with readers about how they used Body Kindness as a way to break free from years of dieting and body shame.
Air Date: January 2019
Episode 104: Body Kindness Reader Stories – How I Finally Ditched Diets for Good
We are closing out 2018 by talking with readers about how they used Body Kindness as a way to break free from years of dieting and body shame. Tune in and get inspired as you contemplate your next step in healing your relationship with food, movement, and self care. You can’t hate yourself healthy but with Body Kindness you can create a better life.
Air Date: December 2018
Podcast 72: Weight Watchers, Diet Culture and Our Kids: Four Adults Chat it Out
In this episode hear fellow dietitian Whitney Hightower talk about what it was like to be complimented for dieting because it made her body smaller and criticized for gaining weight when she stopped dieting.
Then our very own podcast producer Shauna Reid comes on as we discuss the perils of being on Weight Watchers numerous times and what it means to offer a program to kids.
Air Date: March 2018
Episode 59: Betrayed by cancer: Starting body acceptance over after surgical scars with Amy Herbert
If you received a cancer diagnosis, would you say “thank you?” I don’t think I could. Amy Herbert is grateful to cancer for helping her discover a whole new appreciation for her body — scars and all. Amy was forever changed by her cancer experience for the better. In this post-traumatic growth story, you’ll learn how she forged this new relationship with her body and why we need to reject unsustainable ideals for beauty, illness, and emotional healing.
Air Date: December 2017
Episode 58: Holding My Pregnancy for Ransom – An infertility ‘body betrayal’ story from Liz Shaw, co-author of Fertility Foods Cookbook and founder of the Bumps to Baby community
When a woman has trouble conceiving, she is likely to blame herself, feel alone, inadequate and ashamed that her body is broken. Liz Shaw has been trying to conceive for years and her fertility treatments are not working (yet). In her “body betrayal” letter she shares why she struggles with fertility and how the power of community is helping her through all the low points.
Air Date: November 2017
Episode 56: I Feel Trapped By My Diagnosis – Finding Your New Normal with Anna Sweeney, Dietitian and Disability Rights Advocate
Imagine one day finding out the tingling you’ve been feeling isn’t normal numbness, it’s actually caused by “beautiful bright spots” in your brain. Now imagine you’re not yet a teenager. That’s exactly how it happened for Anna Sweeney, now a disabled woman and disability rights advocate.
In her “body betrayal” letter, Anna shares how she transformed these boxes of difficulty she wanted to ignore and hide away into a powerful tool for change in her life and our culture.
Air Date: November 2017
Episode 55: Resilience through an Eating Disorder with Christy Harrison, host of Food Psych Podcast, HAES Dietitian, and Intuitive Eating Counselor
I’m bringing you the stories of people who have gone through difficulties with their bodies and found their way to a better well-being through self-compassion and acceptance.
First up is Christy Harrison, a HAES dietitian and intuitive eating counselor who has also recovered from an eating disorder. Her wildly successful podcast, Food Psych, serves as an important touch point for people in recovery from eating disorders and the family and professionals who help them.
Air Date:November 2017