1.11 Jes Baker’s Landwhale

January sucks and I am here to talk about why! 😀 If you need a more positive tagline than that, I can’t help you.

In this episode, I talk about teachin’ Jes Baker’s memoir Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass. Topics of interest include: memoir, rhetorical appeals (logos, ethos, pathos), “health” and “wellness” (heavy scare quotes), body politics, and fat activism. Plus, I talk about a self-reflection assignment I use when I teach this text.

The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain, whose work you can find here. The podcast graphics are by @muskrathands.

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**The transcript for this episode is available here.**