Four Years of The Fat Lip: Looking Forward

May marks the four year anniversary of The Fat Lip! And under the circumstances right now, our schedule is shifting a little bit. But there are big things coming! On today’s pod we’re talking about the future of The Fat Lip. Big dreams! Want to win registration to the online Fat Studies conference I mentioned

Live Pod Part 2!

Today I bring you the long-awaited Part 2 of the live episode I did with Brittney! Finally you’ll get to hear what happened in that pool…;) Credits Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show and in every episode. Go to http://cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more. Thanks also to our Patreon patrons.

Live Pod With Brittney (AKA Fat Rideshare Driver)! – Part 1

As promised, we did a live pod recording on Sunday, 3/29 and it was a lot of fun! It also lasted two hours (and probably could have gone a third) so I had to chop it in half. Today you’re getting part 1, and part 2 will be up in a few days! Credits Thank

Our 600 Pound Lives: The Episode

Last week I wrote a much-requested essay about My 600-lb Life and posted it to the TFL blog. As promised, this is the audio version! For the full text, go to http://thefatlip.com/2020/03/21/our-600-pound-lives/. Credits Thank you to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show. Go to cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com to hear more. Thank you to our

Thoughts on Shrill Season 2 (TRANSCRIPT)

(Ash) Hello, welcome to The Fat Lip, the podcast for fat people, about fat people. I am your fat host Ash, and I’m back again very quickly after the last episode. 2 episodes in one week. Who even am I? I’ve had this Shrill episode in the works for a couple of weeks but it

Thoughts on Shrill Season 2

When Shrill Season 2 arrived on Hulu earlier this month, I knew I needed to talk about it on the pod. So what did I think? Today on the pod I am talking about the significance of Season 1 and everything Shrill Season 2 had to live up to. Did it? What did you think?

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Happy Fat Tuesday one and all! Yes I will co-opt this religious holiday to celebrate fat people, thank you very much. And yeah yeah, every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday around here, but this is the one that mainstream culture knows about, so this is the one I’m stealing. In honor of the holiday, today on

Confessions of a Fat Rideshare Driver (Rerun)

Originally aired in December 2018. Brittney is a fat rideshare driver, and she LOVES it–she meets tons of friendly, interesting riders. She also gets a few creeps. On today’s show she’s talking about her experience driving strangers around in her car. And this is Part 1 of 2! Brittney had so many funny stories and

Fat Santa: The Original Jolly Fat Person (TRANSCRIPT)

(ASH) Hello, welcome to The Fat Lip, the podcast for fat people, about fat people. I am your fat host Ash, and first I want to say thank you for all of the incredible compliments I got for the last episode–the Mama Cass one. She had such a sad story but one that was so

Fat Santa: The Original Jolly Fat Person

We’re in the middle of this historical fat people series and who could forget our jolliest representative, fat Santa! In honor of the holidays, today I bring you a short episode about a fat icon in a red suit who is not Lizzo. (We’ll get to her, though, I promise!) Read the transcript of this

The Tragic Life and Death of Mama Cass (Transcript)

The world thinks Cass Elliott died eating a ham sandwich. They’re wrong. (ASH)Hello, welcome to The Fat Lip, the podcast for fat people, about fat people. I’m your fat host Ash, and if you listened to our last episode about Queen Anne, you probably heard me say that I’m going to work on some episodes

The Tragic Life and Death of Mama Cass

The world thinks Cass Elliott died choking on a ham sandwich. They’re wrong. In today’s episode I’m talking about the tragic life and death of Cass Elliott, known to most of us as “Mama Cass.” Cass was an early, unwitting fat lib icon, but she spent her whole adult life desperate to become thin. That

Anne: A Fat Queen but No One’s Favourite

I saw The Favourite, but it never even occurred to me that Queen Anne was fat (either in portrayal or in real life.) That is until my friend Ross brought this article by Anna Leszkiewicz in the New Statesman to my attention. Now I can’t stop thinking about this fat queen and the mythology of