Episodes
Former US. Secret Service Special Agent, and current TV host and author Evy Poumpouras joins Jameela this week to discuss the power of fear and its negative impact on your life, her time as a secret service agent as well as how 9/11 impacted her, how to spot a lie, learning to trust your instincts, and more. Check out Evy Poumpouras' book- Becoming Bulletproof: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Becoming-Bulletproof/Evy-Poumpouras/9781982103750 You can follow Evy on Instagram and...
Published 11/26/21
Published 11/26/21
Psychotherapist, author, and podcaster-extraordinaire Esther Perel joins Jameela this week to 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. You can follow Esther on Twitter @estherperel and on Instagram @estherperelofficial Check out Esther Perel's podcast - Where Should We...
Published 11/19/21
Comedian, author, podcaster, and filmmaker Adam Buxton joins Jameela this week to discuss what it feels like to go through a midlife crisis, spending the last few months of his father's life caring for him, connecting with his teenage son through music, how perfect Zendaya really is, and more. Check out Adam's podcast - The Adam Buxton Podcast - wherever you listen. Listen to Adam's podcast - The Adam Buxton Podcast:...
Published 11/12/21
Comedians, #freebritney activists, journalists, and podcastors Tess Barker & Babs Gray join Jameela this week to discuss all things Britney Spears and conservatorships. They discuss how having a fan-podcast about Britney's instagram led them to learning more about Britney's conservatorship, break down the details of the conservatorship and the consistently questionable methods which were used to keep Britney in it, explore what conservatorships are at large and why the system is so often...
Published 11/05/21
Comedian, writer, and truth-teller Amanda Seales joins Jameela this week to discuss her pandemic breakdown, how she is treated on the internet due being a black woman, light skin privilege vs white privilege, shrinking yourself vs finding your tribe, and persisting.  You can follow Amanda Seales on Instagram and Twitter @amandasealesAnd listen to Amanda's podcast - Small Doses with Amanda Seales:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-doses-with-amanda-seales/id1333316223 You can find...
Published 10/29/21
Stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Tig Notaro joins Jameela this week to discuss having three-year olds in a pandemic, how to raise children without giving them your trauma and what Tig hopes they learn from her, Tig's 2012 and why it was such a difficult time, falling in love with her wife, being young and jumping off of a roof when a friend's mom got home, and more.  You can follow Tig on Twitter @tignotaro And listen to Tig's podcast - Don't Ask...
Published 10/22/21
Late night host, podcaster, comedian, and legend Conan O'Brien joins Jameela this week 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!  You can follow Conan on Instagram & Twitter @teamcoco And listen to Conan's podcast...
Published 10/15/21
Journalist, presenter, and author Shon Faye joins Jameela this week to discuss how fighting for trans justice is fighting for human justice at large. They cover why liberals can be very transphobic as well, how the media creates scapegoats out of minority groups, the difference between allyship and solidarity, why people are so afraid of trans kids, and more. Check out Shon's book The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, available now in the UK from penguin.co.uk . You can follow Shon...
Published 10/08/21
Comedian, writer, political commentator, and host Samantha Bee joins Jameela to discuss Sam's time as a mommy blogger, her amazing ability to not read people's comments about her, finding her peace and sense of self in her family, why the situation in Afghanistan is breaking her heart, why we have to help refugees, and more.  Watch Samantha Bee on Full Frontal on TBS.You can follow Samantha Bee and Full Frontal on Instagram & Twitter @fullfrontalsamb You can find transcripts for this...
Published 10/01/21
Comedian, author, and actress Phoebe Robinson returns to I Weigh this week to discuss quarantining with her boyfriend British Baekoff, learning to fart in front of your partner, her decision to not have children, growing past being a workaholic, how self-care is taking care of your community, and her new book - Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes - which is out September 28th!  You can find Phoebe's new book here, and follow Phoebe on Instagram and Twitter @dopequeenpheebs You...
Published 09/24/21
Disability-rights activist, writer, and tv presenter Sohpie Morgan joins Jameela this week to discuss how the pandemic has influenced the conversation around disability rights, why it's worthwhile for everything to be disability-friendly, growing to accept that you are not a burden, Sophie's journey with her own disability, and her new podcast with Sinead Burke - Equal Too. Listen to Equal Too wherever you get your podcasts.
Published 09/17/21
Actor, writer, director, and producer Zoe Lister-Jones joins Jameela this week to discuss being a late bloomer in high school, her mental health and anxiety around not being texted back, her work as a filmmaker and the vulnerability of putting your work out there, Zoe's decision to have an all-female crew on her film Band-aid, and writing/filming her new film How It Ends in a pandemic.
Published 09/10/21
Comedian, host, and writer Simon Amstell joins Jameela this week to discuss his being a shy child finding his voice in theater, the way his sexuality played into his struggles with shame and lack of self-confidence, his experiences with Ayahuasca and how it helped him get to the root of his depression, what a "spirit hole" is, and more. Go to simonamstell.com to check out Simon's upcoming tour dates for his new show - Spirit Hole.
Published 09/03/21
Sex/Family therapist Shadeen Francis returns this week to answer listener questions regarding how to mourn the loss of a friendship, how to manage a diminished sex drive, open relationships, having hard conversations with your partner, kinks and fetishes, adult virginity, and more.
Published 08/27/21
NHS Surgical Doctor and author Dr. Joshua Wolrich joins Jameela this week to discuss going from an "un-fattening" influencer to an anti-diet ally, his own experience with food insecurity and weight gain, why fat people receive worse medical care, the nuanced science behind weight gain, the dangers behind popular diets like keto and intermittent fasting, and more. Check our Dr. Wolrich's book - Food Isn't Medicine - wherever books are sold.
Published 08/20/21
Activist and writer Adam Eli joins Jameela this week to discuss how the teachings of Judaism can apply to the LGBTQ+ community, why activism and social justice can be messy, how to use rage to combat diet culture, what Adam learned this year about his body and his experience with body image in the LGBTQ+ community, and more. Check out Adam Eli's book - The New Queer Conscious - wherever books are sold.
Published 08/13/21
Comedian, writer, and actor Guy Branum joins Jameela this week to discuss the relationship between his coming out and his mental health, how The Biggest Loser damaged people's understanding of fatness, his frustrations with how queer people are represented in media, and more.
Published 08/06/21
Actor, director, writer, and newly-minted podcaster Elizabeth Banks joins Jameela this week to discuss the ways PMS can affect your mental health, why Elizabeth is fighting so hard for reproductive rights, and how Elizabeth loves to wear dresses when directing movies.  Elizabeth's podcast - MY BODY MY PODCAST is out now on Audible!
Published 07/30/21
Yoga teacher, author, and body liberation advocate Jessamyn Stanley joins Jameela this week to discuss her journey into yoga, the relationship between community and body positivity, the way white supremacy is embedded in the traditional yoga community, Jessamyn's relationship with weed and how it enhances her yoga practice, and more. Her latest book, Yoke: My Yoga Of Self Acceptance, is available now wherever books are sold.
Published 07/23/21
Stand-up comedian and writer Beth Stelling joins Jameela this week to discuss her mental health during lockdown; why she quit and then un-quit stand-up; her experience after she spoke up about her sexual assault; how painful probing questions about traumatic experiences can be, especially from female journalists; and how she wants to see more hope and redemption in the world. Check out her special Girl Daddy on HBOMax. 
Published 07/16/21
We love this episode so much, we wanted to re-release it! Comedian, writer, presenter, and actor Katherine Ryan joins Jameela this week to discuss how being a new mother was surprisingly helpful in getting Katherine's start in comedy, a few of her dating disasters, how to raise an amazing daughter, processing a difficult miscarriage, and their thoughts on plastic surgery.
Published 07/09/21
Comedian, activist, and beloved drag queen Bob The Drag Queen joins Jameela this week to discuss his childhood as a young queer person in the South, confessing he thought Jameela's hair was a wig, sharing his experience in polyamorous relationships, growing past being a people pleaser, and how we can be better allies to the black trans community.
Published 07/02/21
In honor of pride month, we are re-releasing our beloved episode with ALOK. Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality ALOK joins Jameela this week to discuss all things Trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, the problem with those who are gender-critical & TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists), and how to be a better ally to those that are shunned by the rest of the world. 
Published 06/25/21
Educator, filmmaker, author, and viral Ted Talk speaker Dr. Jackson Katz joins Jameela this week to discuss the language we use when discussing violence against women, bro-culture and how some men are afraid of losing social status with other men by speaking up, how vulnerability is is compatible with strength and power, how it is never too late to speak out, and what parents can do to raise caring and empathetic children.  See Dr. Katz's powerful Ted talk here...
Published 06/18/21