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I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

Earwolf

Society & Culture

4.73.5K Ratings

Overview

Join actress and activist Jameela Jamil (The Good Place, She-Hulk) as she explores issues surrounding mental health, body image, and activism with a diverse range of inspiring guests like Esther Perel, Greta Thunberg, Aubrey Gordon, and Jane Fonda. You'll hear thought-provoking (often hilarious!) stories and vulnerable conversations that will leave you feeling empowered and uplifted. Discover how to celebrate progress over perfection, and learn how to encourage better mental health, healthier body positivity, and more. This podcast is more than just talk - it's a movement.

221 Episodes

Unfiltered: AMA with Vienna Pharaon

Mental Health Awareness Month continues with Jameela welcoming licensed marriage & family therapist Vienna Pharaon (The Origins of You) to answer your questions about tough relationships with aging parents, how to deal with friends or family who refuse therapy and how to reframe the way our brains deal with shame and disappointment. You’ll hear Vienna’s thoughts on EMDR and more pattern dissolving techniques to improve your mental health and more. Find Vienna on IG @mindfulmft and her book The Origins of You via viennapharaon.com

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Neal Brennan Returns

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Jameela is joined by comedian Neal Brennan (Netflix’s Crazy Good, Chappelle's Show) to reflect on his personal exploration of shame, fear, anger, and how discovering spirituality changed his work. They talk (and occasionally squabble) about art as expression and ambition, having the relatability factor as a modern performer, and the commodification of sadness and trauma. Find Neal Brennan’s Netflix special Crazy Good online and follow Neal on IG @nealbrennan And if you're in NYC May 20 join Jameela for another Move For Your Mind event - grab tickets here linktr.ee/jameelajamil

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Unfiltered: AMA with Grace Campbell 2

This week, Jameela welcomes back comedian Grace Campbell (28 Dates Later Podcast) for another unfiltered advice episode with more hilarity (no chips!). You’ll hear the two discuss how to stop appealing to the male gaze, what would happen if your therapist was a stand-up comedian, and the exact phrase Jameela utters that sends Grace into hysterics. Follow Grace on IG @disgracecampbell Grace’s Tour ‘Grace Campbell is On Heat’ details: www.disgracecampbell.com/

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Unfiltered: AMA with Liza Powel O'Brien

Jameela is joined by playwright and podcaster Liza Powel-O'Brien for a fascinating look into some famous historical figures and their partners featured in Liza’s podcast 'Significant Others.' Liza (famously Conan O’Brien’s significant other) also helps Jameela with some of your questions around commitment, raising children and juggling domesticity. Find 'Significant Others' on your podcast players or here: https://teamcoco.com/podcasts/significant-others

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Celeste Barber Returns

Jameela welcomes comedian and actor Celeste Barber (Netflix’s Wellmania) back to the podcast to talk about her relationship with her mental health, what themes are emerging in her life this year about the old work-life balance, and together they ask “Should we face our fears?”, “Have you named your inner bully?” and the biggest one that will never die, “Can women really have it all?” Find all the details about Celeste's World Tour www.celestebarber.com and follow her on IG @celestebarber

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

The Age of Magical Overthinking with Amanda Montell

Join Jameela and author, linguist & podcast host Amanda Montell (Sounds Like a Cult) for a conversation about the inner workings of our human brains: our anxieties, information overload and how we cannot manifest our way out of poverty, illness or the apocalypse. You’ll hear why we are obsessed with nostalgia, fandom and parasocial relationships and (thankfully!) why Amanda is hopeful for the future. Follow Amanda on IG @amanda_montell and find her book The Age of Magical Overthinking amandamontell.com/

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Minnie Driver

Jameela welcomes actress Minnie Driver (About a Boy, Good Will Hunting) for a vulnerable and candid conversation about modern parenting, the superpower of growing older, and what #metoo and #timesup did and didn’t change for her and her peers working in Hollywood. You’ll also hear some sage and life changing advice she received from Carrie Fisher and plenty more. Listen to Minnie's podcast Minnie Questions where you find your podcasts and follow her @driverminnie

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Level Up Your Mindset with Rob Dial

This week Jameela is joined by Rob Dial (The Mindset Mentor Podcast) to talk about how his own generational trauma informed his career path blending neurology, neurobiology, psychology, early childhood development, and cognitive behavioral therapy to better understand how the brain and body work together. They cover procrastination and motivation and how changing gears on our self talk can be a mindset magnet, and also Rob helps Jameela with some tips on how to reframe her work on a new project. You can follow Rob on IG @robdialjr and find Rob's podcast The Mindset Mentor on Apple Podcasts or on the new SiriusXM App

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Brave Expression with Africa Brooke

Jameela welcomes Africa Brooke (“Beyond The Self” Podcast Series) to discuss the collective sabotage of call out culture, what Africa did as she realized how intolerant her own audience had become, and what we can learn from Carl Jung about online personas and how we behave online. In this important conversation, they also talk about their own identities and how they've reshaped and rediscovered what it means to be authentic. Africa’s book The Third Perspective: Brave Expression in The Age of Intolerance is available via pre order here: https://africabrooke.com/preorder-my-book

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Unfiltered: AMA with Grace Campbell

Jameela is joined by her good friend UK comedian Grace Campbell for another hilarious Ask Me Anything and the pair dig deep into your questions about dating and relationships. Unfiltered advice on questions like how to tell if you’re dating a narcissist, how to approach people in real life without being too flirty or giving any ick, and what to do when our friends lean on us more like therapists than friends, plus plenty more. Further Listening: Understanding Narcissism with Dr. Ramani Durvasula Expectations of Marriage with Esther Perel Follow Grace on IG @disgracecampbell Grace’s Tour ‘Grace Campbell is On Heat’ details: www.disgracecampbell.com/

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Countering Misinformation about Later Stage Abortions with Asha Dahya

This episode features stories about pregnancy loss and birth trauma so please take care while listening or join us next time. Jameela welcomes producer, TEDx speaker and founder of GirlTalkHQ.com, Asha Dahya for a compassionate and eye-opening conversation about why people have abortions in the later stages of pregnancy. The two discuss the politically charged future of reproductive rights without Roe v Wade, the reality of later abortion as healthcare with a focus on saving lives, and how the landscape of abortion access in the US has been increasingly challenging. This episode will help anyone understand how to better advocate for abortion rights by arming you with important facts to counter misinformation. You can learn more about Asha Dahya's film documentary 'Someone You Know' here: https://www.someoneyouknowdoc.com and follow her on IG @ashadahya

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Will I Ever Have Sex Again with Sofie Hagen

Jameela is joined by comedian and author Sofie Hagen to celebrate her new book “Will I Ever Have Sex Again?” with a candid and hilarious conversation. The pair discuss where the pressure to have sex comes from, the universal themes that unite people when they’re not having sex, and what Sofie learned while researching and writing the book, including how to draw boundaries, being sexual while fat and how to reframe flirting. Sofie’s book and stand up tour info available at www.sofiehagen.com - sign up now for pre-sale for “Will I Ever Have Sex Again?” by Sofie Hagen You can follow Sofie on IG @sofiehagendk Further reading from this episode - "The Body Keeps Score" by Bessel van der Kolk

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

P*rn and Social Sex with Cindy Gallop (Re-Release)

We're revisiting this incredible episode with MakeLoveNotP*rn's Cindy Gallop, as Jameela shares an exciting announcement. Jameela & Cindy discuss loving the single life, how she discovered a gap in the porn market, why “social sex” is the answer to the porn industry’s problems, the importance of sex education at every age, love as a kink, the patriarchal-fueled obstacles she faces building her company, and more. Find more here: www.iweighxmlnp.com and follow Cindy @cindygallop on IG & twitter.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Ask Jameela Anything with LalalaLetMeExplain

Your burning relationship questions are answered in this episode as Jameela is joined by the UK’s famous anonymous Agony Aunt, dating educator, author & social worker LalalaLetMeExplain. Jameela and Lala cover a full range of topics including breaking up with your friends, what to expect if you’re new to the dating scene post-divorce, how to be a self-esteem provider to your close ones, having sex while sober and postpartum and much, MUCH more. Lala is an anonymous relationships expert, author of the book ‘Block Delete, Move On’ and host of the podcast ‘It’s Not You, It’s Them… But it Might Be You’ You can find her on IG @lalalaletmeexplain and Tiktok @lalalaletmeexplain

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Zeze Millz

Jameela celebrates the 200th episode of the podcast with the outspoken and unapologetic cultural commentator, UK presenter and Youtube star, Zeze Millz! Jameela chats with Zeze about where her activism started (and how it defined her voice as a third-generation Black-British woman), the importance of disagreement and debate in modern media and how having hard conversations helps fuel our minds. The two then discuss advocating for injustice in their work and their communities, along with a deep look at what the pressure of success does to young women. Plus, they wonder what Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa's social lives were like. Check out Zeze Millz on Instagram and X @zezemillz and on Youtube @zezemillz6701

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

How To Read People with Annie Särnblad

Jameela is joined by author & anthropologist Annie Särnblad - known as the human lie detector - who has built her career starting in anthropology and corporate strategy to being Facial Action Coding System (FACS) certified, meaning she can decode 10,000 muscle combinations in human expression. Annie and Jameela talk about top micro expressions to spot in in the workplace and with family (and even in the dating scene), how we can adjust our own behavior and improve the outcome of a conversation or negotiation, and how to look for subtle ‘leakages’ of emotion for spotting gaslighting and navigating the complex world of human interaction. You can find more about Annie via her IG @annie.sarnblad and her website anniesarnblad.com Diary of a Human Lie Detector: Facial Expressions in Love, Lust, and Lies The Facial Expressions Glossary: Business Version

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Revolutionizing Food Systems with Oliver English

This week, Jameela is joined by filmmaker Oliver English to hear about the people and stories behind his eye-opening documentary, ‘Feeding Tomorrow’. Together they explore where our food comes from, dig into the transformative power of food in every aspect of our lives and ask why it is important to consider the quality of food when it comes to our physical and mental health. They talk about the history of modern farming and pesticides, some myths about processed foods, and what changes we can take now to make sure our food sources are sustainable. Please note this episode covers food and food systems and not food restrictions or diet culture. Feeding Tomorrow is out now and you can find screenings on their website: www.feedingtomorrowfilms.com Follow Oliver English on IG @oliver_english and Feeding Tomorrow on IG @feedingtomorrow If you have a question for Jameela, email it to [email protected], and we may ask it in a future episode! You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Ask Jameela Anything 4

Jameela tackles your queries in this episode for the first "Ask Jameela Anything" of 2024! Discover the potential farewell to the "girl boss" era, setting healthy boundaries with our bodies and family, and tips for self-care when dealing with hidden conditions like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Plus, uncover Jameela's surprise celebrity buddy. Tune in for insights, some villain-y acting stories and more! Further I Weigh listening: Episode 2 - The Problem of Loneliness with Vivek Murthy Episode 32 - Caitlin Moran You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Transforming Health with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

This week, Jameela is joined by Dr Rangan Chatterjee (Feel Better, Live More podcast) and together they explore the power of reclaiming control over mental and physical health and how a 'food as medicine' approach can treat illness along with various other tools to revolutionize how you eat, sleep, move and relax. They discuss ways to add simple practical methods for daily body movement, the science-backed benefits of practicing gratitude, the importance of human connection, setting boundaries to combat negativity bias and much more. Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s The Three Question Journal, for those looking to cultivate freedom, calm and peace within their lives, is available now at https://www.intelligentchange.com/pages/three-question-journal You can follow Rangan on IG @drchatterjee - and listen to 'Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee' podcast on the new SiriusXM App You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

A Playful Approach to Fitness w/ Tally Rye

It’s 2024 and Jameela welcomes Tally Rye - personal trainer, podcaster & author of ‘Train Happy’ - for a New Year conversation about democratizing exercise and making body movement’s focus fun and playful. They talk about how we are overcommitting to change at this time of year, how exclusive & high pressure the gym & exercise classes have become, and how filming yourself (and others!) at the gym sets even higher aesthetic standards. Tally shares her approach on gentle encouragement when it comes to body movement, and the pair commit to helping change the narrative of fitness culture starting at I Weigh's 'Move For Your Mind' Event in London on January 19th, 2024. Find tickets for 'Move For Your Mind' here. You can follow Tally on her IG @tallyrye and her website tallyrye.co.uk You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes (Re-Release)

Maintenance Phase hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes join Jameela as we revisit this classic I Weigh episode. They discuss why the BMI is bunk, how we clinically don’t have a non-surgical weight loss method and how that should inform our medical health conversations. Aubrey & Michael point out how as a society we blame fat people instead of helping people live healthier lives, why we shouldn’t lecture people on their diets or physically remove food from their supermarket shopping cart (!), and more. You can listen to Aubrey & Michael on their podcast – Maintenance Phase – where you listen to your podcasts or try the SiriusXM App You can follow Aubrey Gordon on Instagram and Twitter @yrfatfriend You can follow Michael Hobbes on Twitter @rottenindenmark You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2023

Conan O'Brien (Re-Release)

This week Jameela shares a very special gift with you for the holiday season: it's the world's best late-night host, podcaster and comedian Conan O’Brien, in one of our fan-favorite podcast episodes from the I Weigh archives. Conan joins Jameela to discuss the early days of making Late Night with Conan O’Brien, being 100% Irish, dealing with anxiety and the benefits of cognitive therapy, discovering his depression, getting happier as he gets older, what he wants to do next, and more. Plus, they share the best and worst sex advice they’ve ever received/given! Find Conan's podcast 'Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend' and Conan O'Brien Radio on the new SiriusXM App You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Rick Glassman

Jameela is joined by actor & comedian Rick Glassman (Undateable, As We See It and the Take Your Shoes Off podcast) for a vulnerable & fun conversation about life, comedy and his superpower: honesty. The two discuss his later in life neurodivergent diagnosis, his personal experience with autism and those uncomfortable & awkward moments of life that we should all embrace. You'll hear stories about masking, BDSM consent, societal expectations and social norms upended and plenty more (no pants!) talk. You can find Rick on IG @rickglassman and Youtube: youtube.com/rickglassman The book Rick mentioned: Asperger's From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome by Michael John Carley If you have a question for Jameela, email it to [email protected], and we may ask it in a future episode! You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

Ask Jameela Anything with Grace Campbell

Comedian and UK Pop Culture Icon Grace Campbell joins Jameela in this episode for a hilarious and chuckle-filled Q&A. The pair answer a variety of your DM-ed questions around the themes of success and failures in job interviews and your career, comparing yourself to others and what would be our main characteristics if we were drag queens. You’ll hear stories about how to be a lazy girl, practical ways (and Jane Fonda inspiration) to handle the fear of aging along with some cutesy couple baby voice impersonations, and lots more. Grace Campbell's UK tour dates are out now & you can find them and follow her on her IG @disgracecampbell If you have a question for Jameela, email it to [email protected], and we may ask it in a future episode! You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Challenging the Myth of Marital Bliss with Clementine Ford

This week, Jameela is joined by writer, broadcaster and feminist organizer Clementine Ford to discuss the historical roots of marriage as a tool of patriarchal control, the illusions surrounding modern matrimony and the modern marketing machinery that sustains its myth. They discuss the cost & invisible labor in marriage, women’s agency and empowerment in a modern world, the many ways to celebrate ourselves outside of the traditional "Big Day" wedding day and much more. Clementine Ford's book "I Don't: The Case Against Marriage" is out now. And her IG @Clementine_Ford Buy Tickets to 'Choose Love' here https://www.axs.com/events/514295/james-blake-friends-tickets You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

Deconstructing The Beauty Industry Hype with Jessica DeFino

Jameela is joined by beauty culture critic Jessica DeFino in a candid conversation about where her current research and journalism is taking her, after years of covering a multi-billion dollar beauty industry for major women’s magazines & beauty apps in the US. The two discuss the science of skincare products VS the science of skin, why the wellness industry makes you feel bad about yourself and the inherently disappointing pursuit of ‘anti-aging’. You’ll hear about current beauty trends that are unsettling your skin with longer term (and unknown) effects, some of the natural ways your skin repairs itself plus some practical takeaways (without a 12 step routine). You can find more at Jessica's substack: jessicadefino.substack.com/ And her IG @jessicadefino_ You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Confronting Medical Assault with A'magine Goddard

This week, Jameela is joined by director, producer and sexuality educator, A'magine Goddard to discuss her award-winning new documentary 'At Your Cervix' that breaks the silence about the continuous violation of bodily autonomy for educational purposes. Jameela and A'magine discuss the history of gynecology and obstetrics, why non-consensual pelvic exams on patients under anesthesia must end along with the many gynecological teaching alternatives, and plenty more. A warning before listening, this episode discusses medical trauma and sexual assault. You can find more info on A’magine Goddard and her work on passing clearer medical consent laws at: Website: amaginenation.com Instagram: @sexualempowerment & @atyourcervixmovie Facebook: AtYourCervix Tiktok: @atyourcervixmovie For listeners of I Weigh there is a special screening of 'At Your Cervix' right now - atyourcervixmovie.com You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Send what you 'weigh' to [email protected] Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

Ask Jameela Anything 3

Join Jameela solo this week as she answers your questions about making space for yourself, the 24/7 news cycle, trusting & working with our bodies, and our mental health. You'll hear stories about how Jameela reorganizes her brain when it comes to imposter syndrome and embracing funny failure moments, the long game of living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and as we farewell spooky season, Jameela answers the question: Do you believe in ghosts? Further I Weigh listening: Invisible Illnesses with Meghan O'Rourke You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

In Our Shameless Era with Simon Rex

This week, Jameela is joined by one of her good friends, Simon Rex, known for the Scary Movie series, as the 'Red Rocket' award-winning actor, former MTV VJ, and his music alter ego, Dirt Nasty. They discuss the steep rise and fall of working in the entertainment industry, especially Simon's visibility in the early canon of Internet scandals (plus a recent ethical decision regarding Meghan Markle), along with adult mental health in the context of childhood abandonment, the lack of solid representation in male role models, Simon's recent ADHD diagnosis, and much more. You can find Simon on IG @simonrex415 You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

Internet Burnout with Seyi Akiwowo (Re-Release)

With everything happening right now in the world, it's a good time to revisit Jameela's conversation with Seyi Akiwowo, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, an organization committed to ending online abuse by educating people on how they can engage positively, respectfully and justly in all digital spaces. They discuss what it means to be a "digital citizen," being trauma-informed not trauma-led, self-care for black women, the ways both Seyi and Jameela have learned from their own internet mistakes, and Glitch's work in training women how to be safe online, as well as challenging giant social media corporations to take more ownership of what happens on their sites. You can find Seyi and more about Glitch here glitchcharity.co.uk and IG @glitchuk_ You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

How to Divorce Yourself from Modern Beauty Standards with Emma Dabiri

Jameela is joined this week by Irish-Nigerian bestselling author Emma Dabiri to find out where & why beauty standards started, how European philosophers created & influenced binary theory and what we can do to disconnect from these beauty standards. They discuss finding the pleasure in ritual and community, loving make-up (or not a la Pamela Anderson!), the importance and privilege of growing older and finding more ways to have value as modern women outside of appearance. Emma’s book "Disobedient Bodies: Reclaim Your Unruly Beauty" is out now, and you can follow her on Twitter @emmadabiri and IG @emmadabiri You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

Love & Truth in a Black Mirror World with Kelechi Okafor

This week, podcaster and author Kelechi Okafor joins Jameela to explore the ultramodern themes of her debut collection of short stories called 'Edge of Here.' The pair discuss contemporary Black womanhood through the eyes of the media, the reversal of reproduction rights, bias in AI technologies and how we are already living within aspects of that future portrayed in TV shows like Black Mirror & the Handmaid’s Tale. They discuss what Kelechi's activism looks like, ceremonies of ancient cultures and new ceremonies in love & truth, and how Kelechi’s belief of the transformative nature of love keeps her going. TW: there is some mention of sexual assault and generational abuse of women in this episode. Kelechi’s book ‘Edge of Here’ is out now, find more on her website and find her @kelechnekoff on TikTok and listen to her Say Your Mind Podcast You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

An Announcement!

Some news from Jameela this week. You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website IWeigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out IWeigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 6 October 2023

True Crime & Stalking with Isla Traquair

This week, Jameela is joined by crime journalist and activist Isla Traquair and they cover her long spanning career reporting on true crime to recently becoming a victim of emotional violence and stalking herself. They discuss the mental health impact of stalking & navigating the justice system, the grim statistics of convictions along with the lengths women need to go to to stay safe and establish their boundaries. They talk about supporting survivors, victims and their families, and Isla shares how she's making UK history by covering multiple decade-old murder cases for her podcast. We also get into the fascination with true crime and why it’s the most popular genre of podcasting. You can find Isla on IG @islatraquair and find her true crime podcast The Storyteller: Naked Villainy You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 29 September 2023

Doing the Work with Gina Martin

Jameela is joined by campaigner and writer Gina Martin, and in this optimistic conversation about creating change for equal rights around the world, they discuss how anyone can show up and support activism (especially offline in real spaces) and what this activism work can look like. They talk about how Gina’s new book ‘No Offence, But’ gives us context and can help stop stereotypical phrases in our modern language, how we can all support modern masculinity, what transformational accountability is, and ways to connect with each other despite the capitalist society working against us. Gina Martin’s book ‘No Offence, But’ is out now and you can find Gina on IG @ginamartin and TikTok @ginamartinuk You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch –check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and TikTok @jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Instagram, Youtube and TikTok for more!

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2023

Caitlin Moran - LIVE

Jameela is joined by author, journalist, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran for this special live episode - recorded from Kings Place for the 2023 London Podcast Festival. Jameela & Caitlin take the stage to talk about modern masculinity and some of the heartbreaking research Caitlin has discovered in writing her latest book ‘What About Men?’. They about the loneliness of men and how we all need to prepare for our mental health now and later in life and how it benefits us all to be a better version of ourselves. They discuss Caitlin’s focus on ‘being a woman’ & girlhood, and while women have feminism for empowerment and growth, men are yet to organize themselves in the same way, and lots more. Caitlin Moran’s newest book ‘What About Men?’ is out now and you can follow her on IG @mscaitlinmoran and Twitter @caitlinmoran You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 15 September 2023

London Hughes Returns

This week, Jameela is joined by comedian, writer, actress and NEW author, London Hughes! We hear the real-life stories, mess & chaos of dreaming big as London recounts her steps (and knockbacks) in the UK comedy & entertainment world, and how she remains resilient despite circumstances beyond her control. Jameela & London discuss everything from Beyoncé to The Pussycat Dolls, how empty we can feel experiencing success, cancel culture antics over the years, and we’ll never look at puppeteers in the same way again. London's new book 'Living My Best Life, Hun' is out now. Follow her on IG @thelondonhughes and Twitter @thelondonhughes You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2023

Lymphatic Health with Lisa Levitt Gainsley

Certified Lymphedema Therapist Lisa Levitt Gainsley joins Jameela this week to talk all things LYMPH! We learn how our gut houses 70% of our body's lymphoid immune cells and what that means, how stress brings on inflammation and also how we can take control of helping our bodies release the waste from our lymph nodes. Lisa & Jameela talk about how we can take care of our bodies early and often, how our organs have different emotions, and what modern toxins are ending up in our bodies and what we can do to prevent absorbing them. Oh, and we learn how to give a good tit massage ;) You can find transcripts for this episodeô on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch 〓ô check it out at podswag.com Jameela is onô Instagramô @jameelajamil andô Twitterô @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh〙sô Twitter,ô Instagram, andô Youtubeô for more!

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2023

F*cking Cancelled with Clementine Morrigan

Canadian activist, podcaster and writer Clementine Morrigan joins Jameela this week and they dive right into the human impact of cancel culture, why it erodes trust and why it's bad for us to dehumanize ourselves. Clementine & Jameela cover ethical vulnerabilities, celebrities, and ask: are you outsourcing your integrity? This is a raw conversation that invites you to set boundaries and command your own world view but also this is an open discussion that covers topics such as domestic violence, abuse and touches on suicide. Follow Clementine on IG @clementinemorrigan and catch her as a cohost of the F*cking Cancelled podcast You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

Being Brave with Alexi Pappas

Former Olympian, Ultrarunner, filmmaker and author Alexi Pappas joins Jameela this week to talk about post-Olympic depression and all kinds of athlete mentality including the importance of puberty and commitment to goals, how we can change our vocabulary to help body pain and mental health, and how a humbling experience in a marathon in New York City brought Alexi comfort and peer support. Check out Alexi’s young reader’s edition of 'Bravey' out Aug 22 and follow her on IG @alexipappas You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch –check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 18 August 2023

Managing Your Mind with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf joins Jameela this week to discuss how we can use our minds to detox and grow our brains. We discover we have the ability to manage our minds and by isolating ourselves from triggers, we’re masking our own resilience. They discuss the scale of trauma terminology and microaggressions, the mind-body connection and much more. Find more information about Dr. Caroline Leaf on her website www.drleaf.com and follow her on Instagram @drcarolineleaf. Dr. Leaf’s latest book is ‘How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess’. You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 11 August 2023

Re-Release: Esther Perel

Re-releasing this insightful conversation between Jameela & psychotherapist, author, and podcaster-extraordinaire Esther Perel, as her podcast 'Where Should We Begin?' returns for a new season. The two discuss how our expectations of marriage have changed over the past 100 years, why you aren’t feeling sexy after the pandemic, why polyamory still feels taboo (even though it shouldn’t!), why infidelity isn’t necessarily a death knell of a relationship, and more. Follow Esther onInstagram @estherperelofficial and Twitter @estherperel and find her podcast 'Where Should We Begin' on all podcast platforms. You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2023

Sasheer Zamata

Comedian & co-host of the podcast 'Best Friends', Sasheer Zamata joins Jameela this week and they cover everything from period pain, masturbating, shaving heads and secrets we no longer need to keep private. Sasheer talks about her mental health journey and how it manifested itself physically during the pandemic and they both enjoy - and you will too - hearing Sasheer's favorite stand up crowd work moments. Follow Sasheer on Instagram @thesheertruth and find her podcast 'Best Friends' with Nicole Byer here. You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 28 July 2023

Seerut K. Chawla

The Trenches founder & UK based psychotherapist Seerut K. Chawla joins Jameela this week to discuss mental health within the social media space, what it does to our brains, and why we gravitate towards pop psych trends and Instatherapy. They dig into how our modern mental health labels and terminology are collapsing, with Seerut introducing us to Concept Creep. This is an open and frank conversation about mental wellness with references to sexual violence. Follow Seerut on Instagram @seerutkchawla You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

Unpacking Pop Psychology with Seerut K. Chawla

The Trenches founder & UK based psychotherapist Seerut K. Chawla joins Jameela this week to discuss mental health within the social media space, what it does to our brains, and why we gravitate towards pop psych trends and Instatherapy. They dig into how our modern mental health labels and terminology are collapsing, with Seerut introducing us to Concept Creep. This is an open and frank conversation about mental wellness with references to sexual violence. Follow Seerut on Instagram @seerutkchawla You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

Maya Shankar

Cognitive scientist and host of the podcast 'A Slight Change of Plans' Maya Shankar joins Jameela this week to discuss what we attach to our identity, how there is a competitive advantage to being great listeners, what could be the antidote to loneliness and we find out the three types of empathy and discover maybe Jameela does have empathy after all. Check out Maya's podcast - A Slight Change of Plans - wherever you listen - and look out for her TED Talk (available from July 25th, 2023):Who are you, and how do you transform in the face of change? Cognitive scientist Maya Shankar shares three questions you can ask to find out who you are when the world feels like it’s shifting under your feet. First: “How does this change change what you’re capable of?” Next, “How might this change change what you value?” And third: “How might this change change how you define yourself?”Shankar shares stories — and the science behind change — of people who stepped out of their comfort zones and rigid mindsets and found themselves changed for the better. Maybe through their experiences, and Shankar’s own story as well, a new, lesser traveled yet more rewarding and expansive path rich with possibility awaits. Follow Maya on Instagram @drmayashankar You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 14 July 2023

Ask Jameela Anything 2

This week, Jameela is back on the mic solo to answer your questions! She shares stories on The Good Place audition process, how animals play such a big part in our lives, how to be bold along with how to deal with being a person of great heights, and more. You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch – check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 7 July 2023

Penn Badgley

Actor, podcaster, and most thoughtful man Penn Badgley joins Jameela and the two ponder life, love and fame. They discuss his experience becoming an adult in the limelight, what it feels like to be heavily sexualized, why they both don't enjoy sex scenes, how his fame affects his children, his personal journey with finding peace and happiness, and together they ask the toughest question - what is love? Check out Penn’s podcast - Podcrushed - wherever you listen. Follow Penn on Instagram @pennbadgley, TikTok @iampennbadgley and Instagram @podcrushed You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch - check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh's Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 30 June 2023

Expectations on Women with Elise Loehnen

Author and podcaster Elise Loehnen joins Jameela this week to discuss her new book - On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good. Together they cover the history of the seven deadly sins and their patriarchal origins, the importance and beauty of healthy relationships between men and women, why women are set up to tear women down, the dangers of wellness culture, and more. Check out Elise Loehnen's book - On Our Best Behavior - wherever books are sold. Follow Elise on Instagram @eliseloehnen & Twitter @eloehnen You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch - check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh's Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 23 June 2023

Greta Thunberg

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joins Jameela to discuss what people may not know about the climate crisis, how a small number of people are responsible for a vast amount of the damage, why the responsibility percentages assigned to each country are misleading, how to manage mental health while being a public figure, Greta's autism diagnosis and how it empowers her to do her work, and more. Follow Greta and her work on Instagram & Twitter @gretathunberg You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. I Weigh has amazing merch - check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram @jameelajamil and Twitter @Jameelajamil And make sure to check out I Weigh's Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

Transcribed - Published: 16 June 2023

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