AUDIO recordings
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Health At Every Size radio show
with Dr. Peggy Elam


Pat Ballard & Peggy Elam at WRFN Radio Free Nashville

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2008 Health At Every Size show archives

Dec. 29, 2008 show featuring "Ascend" & "Ask My Soul" (Laurie McClain), "When I Was A Child" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Forgive Myself" (Tom Benjamin), "Happy Childhood" (Marshall Chapman), "Dorothy & Eve" & "You Can Always Go Home" (Cosy Sheridan) & "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole).

 

Dec. 8, 2008 show featuring Charlie Lovett's talk on his novel The Program at the 2008 Southern Festival of Books; music includes "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Iphigenia" (Cosy Sheridan), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), & "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster).

 

Dec. 1, 2008 show on size acceptance & the war on "obesity" in the Middle East, featuring an interview with Dubai-based journalist Fatima Parker, head of the Middle Eastern branch of the International Size Acceptance association.

 

Nov. 24, 2008 show on food insecurity & Thanksgiving, featuring "Empty Bowl," "Be At Peace" & "The Waters Edge" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "This Side of Heaven" & "Funeral Food" (Kate Campbell) & "The Flame" (Beth Nielsen Chapman).

 

Nov. 17, 2008 show on food, pleasure & the eating season, featuring "Dorothy & Eve" (Cosy Sheridan), "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House," (Cab Callaway), "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (Harry McClintock), "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate" & "Beans & Cornbread" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five), "Shortnin' Bread Rock" (The Collins Kids), "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (Jimmy Buffett), "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day), "Dinner At Aunt Stella's" (Les Kerr) & "Texas Cookin'" (Guy Clark).

 

Nov. 10, 2008 show on change featuring "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Kristie Agee), "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" & "Happy Childhood" (Marshall Chapman), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole), "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell), "Choose Love" (Fortunate Sons) & "Revolution Earth" (B-52s).

 

Nov. 3, 2008 show featuring size-positive fiction & music: The Southern Sisters mysteries by Anne George, "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Deep Tang" (Kate Campbell), "Cluck Cackle Peck" (Minton Sparks), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "So Round So Firm So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "I Like 'em Fat Like That" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five) & "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch).

 

Oct. 27, 2008 show featuring audio recordings of Pat Ballard [author of 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are)] & Charlie Lovett (author of The Program) at the 2008 Southern Festival of Books, as well as the music of Suchi Waters Benjamin ("Freedom"), Ruthie Foster (Phenomenal Woman), Mika [Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)] & Big Dee Irwin ("Happy Being Fat").

 

Oct. 20, 2008 show featuring audio recording of Bunkie Lynn (author of The Big Girls' Guide to Life) and Peggy Elam, Ph.D. at the 2008 Southern Festival of Books presenting "Tell Me Why I Should Love My Body."

 

Oct. 13, 2008 show featuring "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Dorothy & Eve" & "You Can Always Go Home" (Cosy Sheridan), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole), "Me" (Paula Cole), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Forgive Myself" (Tom Benjamin), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster), & "Meat On Their Bones" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential).

 

Oct. 6, 2008 show featuring "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers), "Iphigenia" (Cosy Sheridan), "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills) & "Chubby Man Blues" (Les Kerr).

 

Sept. 29, 2008 show on liberation of mind body spirit. Music includes "The Voice" (Eimear Quinn) & "The Waters Edge," "Please Don't Miss Me I'm Not Gone," "Freedom," "This Must Be Be Paradise," "Be At Peace" & "When I Was A Child" (Suchi Waters Benjamin).

Sept. 15, 2008 show raising consciousness about weight-profiteering and size acceptance. Music includes Women's Bodies (Rebecca Riots), "Dorothy & Eve," "Iphigenia" & "The Losing Game" (Cosy Sheridan), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness) & "Use What You Got" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential).

 

August 25, 2008 show on food apartheid & body politics. Music includes "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (Jimmy Buffett), "Beans & Cornbread" & "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate" (Louiis Jordan & His Tympany Five), "Homegrown Tomatoes" & "To Live is to Fly" (Guy Clark), "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (Harry McLintock), "Shortnin' Bread Rock" (The Collins Kids), "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg ) & "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers).

 

August 18, 2008 show celebrates newly published research showing (yet again) that fat people can be healthy. Music includes "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Big Boned Gal" (kd lang & The Reclines), "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "Start the Commotion" (The Wiseguys), "Well Rounded Woman" (Kent Blazy) & "Built for Comfort" (Howlin' Wolf).

 

August 11, 2008 show on fat-fearmongering, with "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Cab Calloway), "Choose Love" (Fortunate Sons), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Iphigenia" (Cosy Sheridan, "Even Free" (Kristi Martel) & "Freedom" (Suzee/Suchi Waters Benjamin).

 

August 4, 2008 show with guest Pat Ballard discussing her new book 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Your Size) and the Health At Every Size movement. Music includes "Me" (Paula Cole) & "Barbie" (Cosy Sheridan).

 

July 21, 2008 show on "diets in disguise." Music includes "Women's Bodies (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster), & "The Losing Game," "Demeter's Daughter," "Underworld" & "You Can Always Go Home" (Cosy Sheridan).

 

July 14, 2008 show on appetite, food, fat, & revolution. Introduction to Stacy Bias's The Fat Experience Project. Music includes "Homegrown Tomatoes" (Guy Clark), "Dorothy & Eve" (Cosy Sheridan), "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Cab Callaway), "Shortnin' Bread Rock" (The Collins Kids), "Saturday Night Fish Fry" (Louis Jordan), "I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size" & "Fat Gal" (Johnny Bond), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg) & "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers).

 

July 7, 2008 show discussing new "obesity paradox" research & the movies Disfigured & Wall-E. Music includes ""Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Even Free" (Kristi Martel).

 

June 30, 2008 show was a rebroadcast of the June 2, 2008 show.

 

June 23, 2008 show with guest Pat Ballard discussing her new book 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are).
 

June 16, 2008 show on bad ideas & getting in touch with your inner giant Samoan. Music by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ("Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man & "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"), Aretha Franklin ("Think") & Kate Campbell ("Suit Yourself").

 

June 9, 2008 show was mostly music after initial commentary on research indicating that being physically active benefits people of all sizes/weights/BMIs and a New York Times story reporting failure of prominent psychiatric researchers to report millions of dollars in consulting fees from the pharmaceutical companies whose drugs they were researching―and recommending. Featured music: "Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style" (Candye Kane), "Huggin' and A-Chalkin'" (Bob Scobey's Frisco Band), "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "Mister Five by Five" (Ella Mae Morse), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen) & "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika).

 

June 2, 2008 show was music, music, music: "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "All Alone with a Bathingsuit" (Cosy Sheridan), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster), "More to Love" (Robin Mink), "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf), "Fat Boys" (Uncle Bonsai), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakiwiwo'ole), "Meat On Their Bones" (Kristie Agee), & "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane).

 

May 26, 2008 show was a rebroadcast of the April 21, 2008 interview with Lisa Sarasohn, author of The Woman's Belly Book, featuring the Cosy Sheridan songs "Demeter's Lost Daughter" & "Iphigenia."

 

May 19, 2008 show with a movement-positive theme. Music includes "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Start the Commotion" (The Wiseguys), "Big Boned Gal" (kd lang and The Reclines), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "I Dance" (Spirit Foundry), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "Suit Yourself (Kate Campbell) & "Respect" (Aretha Franklin).

 

May 12, 2008 show with a food- and eating-positive theme and Ellyn Satter's definition of "normal eating." Music includes "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (Harry McClintock), "Dinner at Aunt Stella's" (Les Kerr), "Funeral Food" & "Jesus & Tomatoes" (Kate Campbell), "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (Jimmy Buffett), "Beans & Cornbread" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five), "Homegrown Tomatoes" (Guy Clark) & "Chicken Cordon Bleus" (Steve Goodman).

 

May 5, 2008 show celebrating International No Diet Day (May 6) with discussion of the problems of dieting (including the Council on Size & Weight Discrimination's "Top 10 Reasons to Give Up Dieting"). Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "The Losing Game" (Cosy Sheridan), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "More to Love" (Robin Mink), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers) & "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane).

 

April 28, 2008 show with guest Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances, and discussion of a new survey by Self Magazine & the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in which 65% of American women aged 25-45 reported engaging in disordered eating behaviors. Music includes "Barbie," "The Losing Game" & "Iphigenia" from Cosy Sheridan's CD The Pomegranate Seed.

 

April 21, 2008 show featuring interview with Lisa Sarasohn, author of The Woman's Belly Book, and the Cosy Sheridan songs "Demeter's Lost Daughter" & "Iphigenia."

 

April 14, 2008 show featuring 20 Ways to Love Your Body (compiled by Margo Maine, Ph.D. for the National Eating Disorders Association) and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole), "Dorothy & Eve" & "All Alone With A Bathingsuit" (Cosy Sheridan), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg) & "How Could Anyone" (Shaina Noll).

 

April 7, 2008 show celebrating National Poetry Month with body- and fat-positive poetry, as well as "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke featuring The Manly Band), "All Alone with a Bathingsuit," "Barbie," "The Losing Game" & "Dorothy & Eve" (Cosy Sheridan).

 

March 31, 2008 show featuring Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances, as guest. Music included Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" & Hayseed Dixie's cover of the Queen hit, "Fat Bottom Girls."

 

March 24, 2008 show featuring "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), Women's Bodies (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Let My People Go-Go & "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "More to Love" (Robin Mink), "She's Bringing Sexy Back" (Diva) & "Large & Lovely" (Crystal Senter Brown).

 

March 17, 2008 show―Making History in Massachusetts, featuring "Respect" (Aretha Franklin), "Revolution Earth" (The B-52s), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Chubby Man Blues" (Les Kerr) & "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke featuring the Manly Band;" plus The Fat Underground's Fat Liberation Manifesto and Pattie Thomas, Ph.D.'s Declaration of Taking Up Space.

March 10, 2008 show featuring "Use What You Got" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole), "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day), "Big Boned Gal" (kd lang & The Reclines) & "Freedom" (Suzee/Suchi Waters Benjamin). Commentary on the recent fake memoir controversy and the healing effects of writing your own (true) story.

 

March 3, 2008 show featuring "How Could Anyone" (Shaina Noll), "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika), "Let My People Go-Go" & "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell) & "Well Rounded Woman" (Kent Blazy).

 

February 25, 2008 show featuring "Chubby Man Blues" (Les Kerr), "Fat Boys" (Uncle Bonsai), "Mister Five by Five" (Ella Mae Morse), "I Like A Whole Lot of Woman" (Josh Max's Outfit), "You Need A Great Big Woman" & "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel) & "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg).

 

February 18, 2008 show featuring "Big Long Slidin' Thing" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke & the Manly Band), "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "So Round So Firm So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "Built for Comfort" & "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf), "I Like 'em Fat Like That" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five) & "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster).

 

February 11, 2008 Valentine show emphasizing loving yourself and your body. Music includes "My Funny Valentine" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential), "U R Loved" (Victoria Williams), "Choose Love" (Fortunate Sons), "Big Big Love" (kd lang & The Reclines), "Passionate Kisses" (Mary-Chapin Carpenter), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Unconditional Love" (Tom Benjamin) & "More to Love" (Robin Mink).

 

February 4, 2008 show on Mississippi House Bill 282, the proposed legislation that would prohibit restaurants from serving food to fat people. Featuring Kate Campbell's "Mississippi & Me" & "Lanterns on the Levee," Les Kerr's "The Camellia Grill" & "Dinner at Aunt Stella's," Tricia Walker's "Funeral Food" & Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five's "Boogie-Woogie Blue Plate."

 

Jan. 28, 2008 show with guest Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances, and featuring "The OBGY-Me Blues" (Karen Taylor Good) & "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen).

 

January 21, 2008 show  honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day and featuring Kate Campbell's "A Cotton Field Away," "Crazy in Alabama" & "Bus 109," as well as Rebecca Riot's "Women's Bodies," Suzee Waters Benjamin's "Freedom" and the B-52s' "Revolution Earth."

 

January 14, 2008 show with "Let Yourself Go"/inspirational theme, the poems "Aunt Shines Face Lift" & "Cluck, Cackle, Peck" (Minton Sparks), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "See Rock City" (Kate Campbell), "If I Were Brave" & "A Small Star" (Jana Stanfield), "Let Something Go" (Tom Benjamin) & "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (IZ).

 

January 7, 2008 show with size-positive music offered as an antidote to New Year dieting pressures, including Big Fat Blonde (The Rainmakers), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke featuring The Manly Band), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "Huggin' and A-Chalkin'" (Bob Scobey's Frisco Band), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Fat Bottom Girls" (Hayseed Dixie), "Built for Comfort" & "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf), "Big Boned Gal" (kd lang & The Reclines), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster) & "Even Free" (Kristi Martel).

 

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