589: Tell Me I’m Fat

589: Tell Me I’m Fat

Jun 17, 2016
The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill.
NOTE: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. A beeped version is available here.
  • Obesity in America affects a higher percentage of black people than white people. Roxane Gay talks about being black and being fat with host Ira Glass. Gay is the author of Bad Feminist. (5 minutes)Race

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