Episodes
Published 02/27/24
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...
Published 02/27/24
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...
Published 02/20/24
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...
Published 02/13/24
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...
Published 02/06/24
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...
Published 01/30/24
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...
Published 01/23/24
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...
Published 01/16/24
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...
Published 01/09/24
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...
Published 01/02/24
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...
Published 12/26/23
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,...
Published 12/19/23
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...
Published 12/12/23
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...
Published 12/05/23
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...
Published 11/28/23
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...
Published 11/21/23
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,...
Published 11/14/23
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...
Published 11/07/23
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...
Published 10/31/23
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...
Published 10/24/23
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...
Published 10/17/23
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...
Published 10/10/23
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!
Published 10/06/23
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...
Published 09/29/23
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...
Published 09/22/23