AUDIO recordings
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Health At Every Size radio show
with Dr. Peggy Elam
& Pat Ballard, Queen of Rubenesque Romances
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publisher, author & reader interviews & discussions

Pat Ballard & Peggy Elam at WRFN Radio Free Nashville

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Health At Every Size articles & principles

2009 Health At Every Size show archives

December 21, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Speaking Up About Fat Prejudice." Music includes "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane) & "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster).

 

December 14, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Call for Peace in the "War on Obesity." Music includes "Iphigenia" (Cosy Sheridan), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Hottie" (Jana Stanfield).

 

December 7, 2009 show: "Fat Acceptance Skit & Chat" with Frannie Zellman & Lesleigh J. Owens.

 

November 30, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Peace, Love, Gratitude, Forgiving & Charming." Music includes "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Cab Calloway) & "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin).

 

November 23, 2009 show: "Conversation with Rebecca Brock," author of the rubenesque romance novel The Giving Season.

 

November 16, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Making Peace with Your Body." Music includes "Unconditional Love" (Tom Benjamin) & "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" (IZ).

 

November 9, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Fox News & BodyTalk." Music includes "Barbie" (Cosy Sheridan).

 

November 2, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Changes, Chitchat, & Crazymaking News." Music includes "Hottie" (Jana Stanfield). [Note: WRFN's frequency has changed to 107.1 lpfm.]

 

October 26, 2009 show was a replay of the July 20, 2009 show: a prerecorded Pearlsong Conversation with several authors discussing "Fat Friendly Fiction."

 

October 19, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Celebrate Love Your Body Day." Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Beautiful" (Spirit Foundry) & "Unconditional Love" (Tom Benjamin).

 

October 12, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Good News on the Fat Front." Music includes "Iphigenia" (Cosy Sheridan).

 

October 5, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Fat Facts." Music includes "Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style" (Kristie Agee) & "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika).

 

September 28, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Writing & Health." Music includes "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke).

 

September 21, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Stop to Hear the Music." Music includes "Fat Bottom Girls" (Queen) and "Even Free" (Kristi Martel).

 

September 14, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Fat on TV & in the News" Music includes "More to Love" (Robin Mink), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster).

 

September 7, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Have Your Cake & Enjoy It, Too." Music includes "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Cab Calloway) and "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day).

 

August 31, 2009 show with co-host Pat Ballard: "Obesity" research, diseasemongering, fearmongering, & size discrimination.

 

August 24, 2009 show with Pat Ballard, Queen of Rubenesque Romances, as guest: "Drop Dead Diva."

 

August 10, 2008 show with a food-positive theme features "Jesus & Tomatoes" (Kate Campbell), "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Cab Calloway), "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day), "Homegrown Tomatoes" & "Texas Cookin'" (Guy Clark), "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (Harry McLintock), "Beans & Cornbread," "Boogie-Woogie Blue Plate" & "Hungry Man" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five), "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (Jimmy Buffett), "Chicken Cordon Bleus" & "The Vegetable Song (The Barnyard Dance)" (Steve Goodman) & "Shortnin' Bread Rock" (The Collins Kids).

 

August 3, 2009 show critiquing "obesity cost" calculations in the news. Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "More to Love" (Robin Mink) & "Homegrown Tomatoes" (Guy Clark).

 

July 20, 2009 show featuring the recording of a July 8, 2009 teleconference call Dr. Elam had with authors Lynne Murray, Charlie Lovett, Frannie Zellman, Ellen Frankel, Rebecca Fox & William Sherman about creating and publishing fat friendly fiction.

 

July 13, 2009 show on the CDC's new discriminatory weight-focused workplace initiative & NPR Weekend Edition's "Top 10 Reasons Why the BMI is Bogus." Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness).

 

July 7, 2009 show with an independence/freedom theme. Music includes "I Want to Break Free" (Queen), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers), "Freedom Now" (Sweet Honey in the Rock), "A Change is Gonna Come" (Aretha Franklin), "The Bathing Suit Song" (Minna Bromberg), "Free At Last" (Jackie Day), "For Free" (Joni Mitchell), "When I Was A Child" (Suchi Waters Benjamin) &"Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell).

 

June 30, 2009 show providing music to love & move your body by, as well as two poems by Mary Oliver ("Wild Geese" & "The Journey"). Music includes "Start the Commotion" (The Wiseguys), "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika), "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke), "Big Red Caboose" (Kristie Agee), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "I Like 'em Fat Like That" (Louis Jordan) & "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin).

 

June 22, 2009 show providing the soundtrack for a mind-body-spirit liberation workout, featuring "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "The Voice" (Eimear Quinn), Women's Bodies (Rebecca Riots), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Big Boned Gal" (kd lang), "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika), "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "I Dance" (Spirit Foundry) & "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell).

 

June 15, 2009 show featuring Rebecca Fox & William Sherman (& others) discussing the writing of their fat-positive novel Measure By Measure as well as the importance of fat-positive fiction.

 

June 8, 2008 show featuring Pattie Thomas, Ph.D. reading excerpts from her book Taking Up Space. Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style" (Kristie Agee) & "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika).

 

June 1, 2009 show featuring guest Pat Ballard, author of fat-positive romance novels and the inspirational nonfiction book 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are). Music includes "I Want to Break Free" (Queen) & "A-Hugging and A-Chalkin'" (Bob Scobey's Frisco Band).

 

May 25, 2009 show featuring a conversation with Fat Poets Society authors Kathy Barron, Anne S. Kaplan, Corinna Makris, Lesleigh J. Owen & Frannie Zellman, authors of Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' Society.

 

May 18, 2009 show featuring fat & happy music: "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen), "Built for Luxury" (Abby Burke), "You Need A Great Big Woman" (Candye Kane), "Wide Clyde" (Blue Lunch), "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy" & "Built for Comfort" (Howlin' Wolf), "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "Meat On Their Bones" (Kristie Agee with Big Potential), "Mister Five By Five" (Ella Mae Morse), "Fat Boys" (Uncle Bonsai) & "Chubby Man Blues" (Les Kerr).

 

May 11, 2009 show featuring homegrown tomatoes & veggies. Music includes "Homegrown Tomatoes" (Guy Clark), "Jesus & Tomatoes" (Kate Campbell), "The Vegetable Song (The Barnyard Dance)" (Steve Goodman), Women's Bodies (Rebecca Riots), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers), & "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika).

 

May 4, 2009 show featuring International No Diet Day & selections from the new book Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' Society. Music includes "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin) & "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane).

 

April 27, 2009 show featuring clutter-cleaning & feng shui, as well as the April 8, 2009 Pearlsong Conversation with author Charlie Lovett in which we discussed his body-image-oriented suspense novel The Program and the importance of  story, characters and a sense of place in good writing.

 

April 6, 2009 show celebrating National Poetry Month with fat-positive poetry. Music includes "I Dance" (Spirit Foundry), "Phenomenal Woman" (Ruthie Foster) & "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell).

 

March 16, 2009 show featuring a pre-recorded teleconference call with memoirist and memoir-writing teacher Linda Wisniewski, author of Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, & Her Polish Heritage.

 

March 9, 2009 show featuring January 1998 New England Journal of Medicine editorial advising against weight loss pursuits. Music includes "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "You Need A Great Big Woman" (Candye Kane), "Large Women" (Christie Hardwick Vianson), "Fat Gal" (Johnny Bond), "I Like 'em Fat Like That" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five), "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis) & "Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style" (Kristie Agee & Big Potential).

 

Feb. 23, 2009 show highlighting Eating Disorder Awareness week, with guest Shelli Yoder, Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee.

 

Feb. 16, 2009 show featuring a teleconference conversation with romance author Pat Ballard on her journey to size acceptance (and self-love), her writing process, and why a truly happy Valentine's Day and satisfying sex starts with loving your own body.

 

Feb. 9, 2009 show celebrating movement & featuring "Big Boned Gal" (kd Lang & the Reclines), "I Dance" (Spirit Foundry), "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Start the Commotion" (The Wiseguys), "Let My People Go-Go" (The Rainmakers), "Revolution Earth" (The B-52s), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Even Free" (Kristi Martel).

 

Feb. 2, 2009 show featuring "Built for Freedom" (Abby Burke), "Built for Comfort" (Howlin' Wolf), "Fat Gal" (Johnny Bond), "So Round, So Firm So Fully Packed" (Merle Travis), "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Squirrel Nut Zippers), "Roly Poly" (Bob Wills), "Huggin' & A-Chalkin'" (Bob Scobey's Frisco Band), "Fat Man" (Torelli's Jive Bugs), "Mister Five by Five" (Ella Mae Morse), "Big Fat Blonde" (The Rainmakers), "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" (Mika), "You Need A Great Big Woman" & "Fit, Fat & Fine" (Candye Kane), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots) & "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness).

 

Jan. 26, 2009 show featuring Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances [and author of the nonfiction self-help book 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are)]. Music includes "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen).

 

Jan. 19, 2009 show featuring a conversation with Frannie Zellman, author of the novel FatLand.

 

Jan 12, 2009 show featuring "The Little Train" (Cosy Sheridan), "Women's Bodies" (Rebecca Riots), "Even Free" (Kristi Martel), "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell), "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" (Cab Callaway), "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate" (Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five) & "Peel Me A Grape" (Anita O'Day).

 

Archives of other years' shows:

2010-11 shows | 2008 shows

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