Episode 55: Zero Percent Professional

This week, Paula & Amy discuss the 2018 Women’s March, Aziz Ansari, the internet and how men learn to have sex by watching porn.

The Fatphobic Disaster of the Week is The Midwest Writers Workshop and how they dissed Sarah Hollowell and Roxanne Gay.

The Body Politics win is Can We All Go – an app which lets people of size can find places to go.

The Fucked Up Shit is Todd Shaw who is a racist asshole.

The recommendations are “I, Tonya”, Portlandia’s last season and the podcast Keep It.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 54: Go Paint Something with Your Feet

SOMEONE GOT A NEW INTRO, Y’ALL. Any guesses who that voice belongs to?

Sarah Silverman is a bad-ass. She’s capable of being compassionate and disarming and FUNNY. Paula explains how.  It takes such strong ovaries to love the cunt-callers. (Shout out to our friend Paige.)

Justin Timberlake is back and we have mixed feelings. Amy was not prepared for the anti-JT feelings that Paula is feeling very deeply.

Amy wonders if Caroline Manzo is the prophet we didn’t know we had and what would happen if pot were legal. Amy is very uncomfortable that pot is now super trendy for white people. It’s both good and bad. Pot is now a wellness movement. Gag.

This week’s Makeup Minute highlights some E.L.F. products that Amy bought. First up is this chubby thick eye primer. She also got a tapered eyeliner brush for eyeshadow and a great eye shadow palate. Don’t forget to put a little brightening concealer on the sides of each nostril and in the corners of the mouth. Paula recommends Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radience.

The fat-phobic disaster of the week is some douche on Bumble. But we love the dating app because they stick up for women. See you never, fat-shamer!

The body politics win is learning that exercise is a celebration of what your body can do! Read this awesome blog post by Melissa Toler, and then this bad-ass quote by our friend Virgie.

Diet culture does one thing very successfully: it alienates us from our natural relationship to food and movement, things that we as human beings have had a relationship to since the beginning of time, and which we cannot live without, and it sells them back to us as “diet” and “exercise” with the promise that with hard work and self-denial we can achieve a state worthy of love, respect and admiration.

Virgie Tovar

The recommendations are the docu-series The Staircase and the movie Call Me By Your Name.

 

Episode 53: Mentholiest Menthol That Ever Mentholed

This week Amy finally comes clean about her Boob Issue. Her bloody tits should be in a Rob Zombie movie, but Dr. Molly Sebastian (M-Seb) is taking very good care of her.  Then Amy tells a funny story about a “female coworker” to whom she showed her bloody boob at brunch. She didn’t get Matt’s permission to tell the story ahead of time, but we all know it was him, so now we can give him credit for his funny jokes.

The Fat-Phobic Disaster of the Week is Wish and the way they advertised their tights, which is by putting tiny Kendall Jenner type people inside them instead of large ladies. So dumb. Do better, Wish, although we will still shop on you.

The Body Politics Win goes to Beanie Feldstein who begs us to “stop talking about [her] body!” Please read her amazing letter on Refinery 29.

The Fucked-Up Shit this week happened in Camilla, Georgia. New Mayor Rufus Davis was not allowed to have the keys to his office. Yes, you read that correctly. And Camilla, Georgia has history of fucked up shit. Oof.

In the Makeup Minute, Amy recommends Steve Laurant Cafe Lip Gloss and NYX Faux Blacks eyeliner in Burnt Sienna.  Paula recommends Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. We’re linking to it out of the kindness of our hearts because we do not get paid for goddamn anything.

Our recommendations this week are to our women: please take care of your breast health and do your monthly check, and please do #selfcare in the form of Vanderpump Rules.  Also, check out Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America because you will laugh and be enlightened.

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Episode 52: Forty Randos in England

This pre-Christmas podcast covers a lot, honey! Congrats to Time Magazine for featuring the Silence Breakers.

Amy got a little holiday spirit because of the ukulele and a sweet girl named Sary.

The Fucked Up Shit this week is the fact that black women are 243% more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period.

The Fatphobic Disaster this week is some bullshit deprivation diet to cure Type-2 diabetes. Paula revisits the Minnesota Starvation Experiment.

The Body-Politics Win is James King who created a place in the Bahamas where large bodies can make some Vitamin D and not be called a beached whale.

The Makeup Minute features Benefit Porefessional and two different Glossier products.

Our recommendations are: Jessie J’s song “Not Your Ex” and “Sex Object” by Jessica Valenti.

(For the record, Paula and Amy are not paid for any of their endorsements.)

Episode 51: Put Your Hand in the Basket

Happy New Year, y’all! We recorded this before a little holiday break, but guess what? None of this shit has been resolved.

Paula rakes a Canadian judge over the coals for implying that a “fat” woman should be happy to have been licked in the face and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. Please watch the video of Beck Cooper reciting her poem “Rape Prevention Potluck.”

The Feminist Forum this week revisits all the men who were outed as terrible garbage people and sexual harassers. Amy recounts the time that she got in a twitter war with Matt Lauer. In case you forgot all the disgusting things Matt did, we went over it again. Amanda Duarte is amazing and says “Fire them all.” Please read Amber Tamblyn’s OpEd in the NYT “I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men.”

Paula recommends Americana. Amy recommends “Time: The Kalief Browder Story”. Paula says to download and use Appolition, which rounds up your purchases and goes to help people (of color) make bail. Paula also recommends Lady Bird. Amy recommends the episode of Death, Sex & Money podcast to hear Gabrielle Union speak the truth of life. Amy’s friend Matt recommends the entire Taylor Swift album, but Amy & Paula would like to be excluded from this narrative.

Episode 50: Kut Throat Kardashian

Episode FIFTY! And we like to KICK! This week we discuss boys who wear makeup and how gender is a social contract and none of it is real.

This week’s Stuff That is Making Us Angry This Week is the life of Cyntoia Brown who was convicted of killing a rapist that she was given to by her pimp named Kut Throat.

The Fatphobic Disaster is This Is Us (again goddamnit).

Paula gives us tips for diet & weight talk during the holidays. The Body Politics Win is Michelle Elman who is “Scarred not Scared”.

Our recommendations are Dragula and Search Party Season 2. Stay Hungry!!

Episodes 48 & 49: White Kids Blasting Blake Shelton

This one’s a spicy one! Paula talks about seeing Janet Jackson in concert and the fact that she knows 35 years worth of choreography. And to think that we can’t even remember what we said on last week’s episode…

Chi Chi DeVayne is keeping Amy afloat during the horrible, horrible holiday season. Justin & Selena are back together and their love is based on Jesus. The Fat-Phobic Disaster #1 is Giles Goren.

The Fat-Phobic Disaster #2 is a terrible card game called “HEY THERE FATTY”. The Body Politics WIN is our sweet (imaginary) best friend Aidy Bryant and ho Almw she stopped trying to be skinny and then got funnier!

The Fucked-Up Racial Shit is the murder of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn. Please watch the documentary “3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets”.

Paula’s recommendations are YQY Tour, all of Lindy West’s NYT articles, and Girls’ Trip.

 

We didn’t do a blog post for Episode 48: Belcalis Almanzar but please check it out here:

Episode 47: A Medium-Sized Bowl of Who Cares

Sorry it’s been a while, y’all!! Your hosts have been so busy. Like whoa. You’d think we’d have more to talk about than Taylor Swift, but no. We explore her new songs. Spoiler alert: we don’t like ’em.

We DO, however, like the announcement of the new Lion King reboot, featuring BEYONCE!

The Fatphobic Disaster is some dipshit who has been dating a beautiful fat partner but harbors a secret bigotry for said fat partner. Gross. The second Fatphobic Disaster is Wendy Williams. The Body Politics Win of the week is our actual IRL friend Natasha Rothwell.

During the Feminist Forum we discuss the terrible disgusting sex monsters that are running the entertainment industry. We name names, y’all.

Amy revisits the Puff Daddy Limp Dick hair product and then describes her new bullet journal love. Amy recommends “The Mayor” on ABC. Paula recommends Transparent and Broad City, which have been out a while but just go with it.

Stay hungry, bitches! We love you!

Episode 46: P. Diddy Limp Dick Hair Product

 

 

Welcome to Episode 46: It starts heavy and gets gets funny. We discuss guns for a bit. It should be so easy and yet people still keep getting murdered at country music concerts so we don’t get it. We adjust pretty quickly and move along to the Makeup Minute.  Maybe Amy recommends Puff Me Volumizing Cloud Mist. Maybe she doesn’t.

We discuss Hugh Hefner’s death. Gross. But also we discuss Cam Newton & the word “female”.

The Fatphobic Disaster: Backlash for UK clothing brand Next. People say they’re promoting obesity. Eyeroll. You cannot promote obesity by creating clothes, circumstances and situations in which people in big bodies are more capable of loving themselves, enjoying themselves and taking care of themselves. Also, leave Kanye alone — he’s getting help.

We recommend (we think?) the movie Mother!, Dumb Gay Politics podcast and 4:44 by Jay Z.