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Fatcast is a series of informal conversations about body politics and related subjects, with eminent fat ladies Lesley Kinzel (of and Marianne Kirby (of


  • Self Care/Taking Care Of Yourself

    Self Care/Taking Care Of Yourself

    07/09/2013 Duration: 01h49min

    After a two year — uh — hiatus, we’re happy to present almost two hours of hot new Fatcast action! (YES, featuring my charming lisp and multitudinous “y’know”s!) In this episode, Marianne and I discuss how incredibly difficult it can be to take care of yourself, and it’s a little less upbeat than we planned. […]

  • Risk Management

    Risk Management

    02/07/2011 Duration: 01h11min

    In this episode, Marianne and I have a philosophical discussion about taking chances and living self-acceptance every single day. If it sounds sort of new-agey and earnest, that’s because it is!

  • Fatcast Live at Re/Dress NYC! [Raw audio]

    Fatcast Live at Re/Dress NYC! [Raw audio]

    22/05/2011 Duration: 01h25min

    This is the uncut recording from our live Fatcast on May 1. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented us getting a high-quality recording, so the sound on this is… not great. It starts off kinda quiet, but once we start using the amplifier setup, it does improve a little bit. Anyway, our apologies for the lousy sound, […]

  • Off the rails

    Off the rails

    28/04/2011 Duration: 20min

    This is a short episode in which Marianne and I discuss our excitement for this weekend’s Fat Girl Fleamarket, and the live Fatcast happening at Re/Dress the Sunday after. We also have a case of the giggles. I only just realized it now, but today marks one year since we started this thing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY […]

  • We like food.

    We like food.

    20/03/2011 Duration: 01h07min

    The title says it all, I think.

  • Miscellaneous Topics

    Miscellaneous Topics

    02/02/2011 Duration: 01h28min

    In this episode, Marianne and I are dispensing with the usual “big topic” format and talking about a bunch of random crap, from Tumblr’s capacity for social justice organizing to whether Taco Bell is evil. Do enjoy. Links: Domino Dollhouse Birthday Bash Dress Beth Ditto’s upcoming memoir Taco Bell’s beef woes Fuck Yeah Ordinary Muslim […]

  • Love and Other Indoor Sports, Part Two

    Love and Other Indoor Sports, Part Two

    25/12/2010 Duration: 01h36min

    Also known as the Sexy Fatcast About Sexy Sexytimes Sex. We answer listener questions in our inimitable way. This is probably our least-worksafe episode ever. You were warned. Seriously, wear headphones. Then it’ll be like we’re shouting filthy things directly into your brain! The music heard in this episode is by Scott Joplin.

  • Love and Other Indoor Sports, Part One

    Love and Other Indoor Sports, Part One

    13/12/2010 Duration: 01h32min

    Marianne and I like you. Do you like us? Check this box. Alternatively, listen to this episode to hear us wax rhapsodical on dating, and answer some listener questions in regards to same. And if you get the literary reference in the title? I will totally go on a date with you. The music heard […]

  • Going into the closet.

    Going into the closet.

    09/12/2010 Duration: 01h02min

    We meant to record a mini-episode about closet organization, we really did. But it got out of hand. Links mentioned in this episode: We’ve got a great big convoy! What are RFIDS? Chub rub solutions What are teggings? Marianne’s shoe inventory The music heard in this episode is by Dazie Mae.

  • Spending The Holidays With Your Family

    Spending The Holidays With Your Family

    24/11/2010 Duration: 01h44min

    This is always a good time. Isn’t it? Marianne solicited listener queries on Twitter, and we take a stab at responding to them. Topics include dealing with food policing, diet talk, body checking, and bad gift ideas. Links mentioned in this episode: THANK YOU THIGHMASTER! The continuing saga of Privilege-Denying Dude. The music heard in […]

  • Radicalism  Marie Claire

    Radicalism & Marie Claire

    31/10/2010 Duration: 01h09min

    Last week this thing happened on the Marie Claire website. You may have heard about it. Today we’re discussing that event, as well as the nature and purpose of radical body politics. Links mentioned in this episode: The original “Ew, fatties!” blog Lesley’s 1AM screed on Lesley’s Marie Claire guestblog Marianne’s response on The […]

  • Guilt  Shame

    Guilt & Shame

    29/10/2010 Duration: 01h03min

    Does “it” really “get better” on a reliable and progressive basis? Marianne and I are discussing guilt, shame, and bullying. Links mentioned in this episode: The “It Gets Better” project The music heard in this episode is by Wasaru.

  • Rampant Consumerism!

    Rampant Consumerism!

    22/09/2010 Duration: 01h24min

    We’re tackling #dittowatch, communal shopping, and international fattery, all in one spectacular episode! Oh, and that fucking zig-zag dress is sold out. For reals. Links mentioned in this episode: Real live #dittowatch action A poignant tweet! Pocket Rocket’s dressing-room review Boombands dressing-room review The Fat Girl Flea Market website seems to be MIA. Here is […]

  • Food-isode


    09/09/2010 Duration: 01h30min

    Food! You need it. No getting around it. But it’s such a loaded subject, rife with guilt and pleasure and morality and… more guilt. In this episode we talk about it. [NB: We had chronic connection problems during this recording, which is why it’s taken so long to edit and post, but I didn’t want […]

  • Gratuitious Cleavage (The Bra Episode)

    Gratuitious Cleavage (The Bra Episode)

    07/08/2010 Duration: 59min

    Following Lane Bryant’s Twitter dramaz, one of the more common expressions of dismay we’ve both personally felt and heard was, yeah, sure, I hate Lane Bryant, but where the hell else am I going to find affordable and comfy bras? Both bra-shopping and bra-wearing are fraught — FRAUGHT! — with horrors and frustrations. Today we’re […]

  • HUGE-ISODE, The Revenge

    HUGE-ISODE, The Revenge

    31/07/2010 Duration: 01h18min

    Are you interested in the last TV show Marianne liked? Well, you’re going to hear about it anyway. In this episode we talk about “Movie Night”, shirtless boys, our difficult relationship with Chloe, and Poppy’s revelation. This is essentially raw audio, as I’ve been so busy this week that editing has taken a backseat, but […]

  • Minisode: Two Tales of Broken Furniture

    Minisode: Two Tales of Broken Furniture

    22/07/2010 Duration: 14min

    Awhile back I’d mentioned having a couple hilarious stories about breaking shit, and our listeners were totally into the idea of laughing at these potentially-humiliating experiences. FINALLY THE TALES ARE TOLD. This is basically raw audio, so enjoy a fatcast that is even less edited than usual.

  • HUGE-ISODE, The Sequel

    HUGE-ISODE, The Sequel

    16/07/2010 Duration: 01h16min

    So Marianne has started watching Huge, and so now she has thoughts about it, as do I. In this episode, we discuss tennis douchebags, mean girls, Alistair’s yet-to-be-determined sexual orientation, and The Horror of the Vanishing Muffin, all in the context of body politics and social justice. Oh, and if you haven’t seen Dead Poets’ […]

  • You got your gender in my fat! Part 1

    You got your gender in my fat! Part 1

    14/07/2010 Duration: 01h06min

    Fatness wreaks havoc with gender, no matter how you identify. This here is part one of a multi-part conversation about fatness and gender identity, and consists mostly of personal anecdotes from Marianne and I speaking as cisgendered laydees. Links mentioned in this episode: Homecoming, by Cynthia Voight. As Nature Made Him, by John Colapinto. The […]

  • Exercise for fun and profit!

    Exercise for fun and profit!

    02/07/2010 Duration: 01h18min

    You demanded it: we’re talking exercise! We discuss why exercising is a more complicated issue than many folks think, what “counts” as exercise, going to the gym, and buying clothes to work out in. I go on several outrageous rants in this episode. Also, Marianne offends blondes and I offend meatheads. Links mentioned in this […]