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More Than Tracy Turnblad

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. Abby and Luz are two of those people. Join them as they try to find their place in the entertainment industry, interview other plus size creatives, and analyze how body size is portrayed in the media they love - and love to hate. This podcast challenges stereotypes of fat bodies, honors the power of representation, and dreams of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

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Girls with Hannah Rae Leach
Hannah Rae Leach of Sleepover Cinema once again joins Abby - this time to discuss the then-wildly-controversial body representation of Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in Girls (2012). We also cover Lana Del Rey, the fat face of it all, being honest about internalized fatphobia, glamorizing toxic sex, and why this is a Patrick Wilson fancast. Hannah's website: https://www.hannahraeleach.com/ Sleepover Cinema: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema/ Hannah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realjudygarland Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
75:33 4/9/24
Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 2: THE SAD
This week, Abby and Luz talk about the sad fat person trope, unpacking why media is so obsessed with presenting fat people as pitiable walking tragedies. Some of the examples we discuss include Fat Thor, Bridgerton, Heathers, The Whale, and good old-fashioned freak shows. Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠ Sources we referenced in this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/13/obese-depression-weight-psychology-judgment-fat-shaming https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4392295/ https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/slim-sad-fat-happy-519034.html https://www.mamamia.com.au/fat-girl-trope/ https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeightWoe https://www.rogerebert.com/features/why-cant-sad-be-fat https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pixar-fails-at-body-positivity-in-inside-out_b_7617432 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/notes-on-hollywood/the-whale-and-the-fat-suit-brendan-fraser-darren-aronofsky Richardson, N, & Locks, A. (2014). 'Monstrosity, enfreakment, and disability.' Body Studies: the Basics. London: Taylor & Francis Group. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. [3 April 2024]. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/suss/detail.action?docID=1753259.
65:44 4/3/24
Ditching Diet Culture at School with Cait O'Connor
Abby sits down with 8th grade teacher Cait O'Connor to discuss how diet culture and fatphobia are perpetuated in schools - and how teachers can address them. We talk BMI report cards, shotput, school plays, classroom accessibility, and more! Ditching Diet Culture at School website: https://sites.google.com/view/ditchingdietcultureatschool/home Digital Library: https://sites.google.com/view/ditchingdietcultureatschool/digital-resource-library Cait's Twitter: https://x.com/JustTeachingELA?s=20 Cait's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justteachingela/ Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
62:45 3/26/24
BONUS: Winter Catch-Up (Teaser)
It's time for a big fat catch-up (pun intended)! Luz has life-changing news and Abby recaps her recent travels. Plus we discuss *current events* including but not limited to Avatar: The Last Airbender, One Day, and Amy Schumer's Zionism. **This is a preview of a Patreon episode. The full episode is on our Quirky Best Friend tier at $3 per month.** Find the full episode here: ⁠https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
06:34 3/18/24
Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 1: THE FUNNY
This week, Abby and Luz take a closer look at the funny fat person trope. Why do we associate fatness so closely with comedy? What is so funny about fat people anyway? And how does this manifest in media representation and our real lives? Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠ Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/29/is-there-a-single-comedian-out-there-not-fatphobic-apart-from-me-of-course https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FatComicRelief https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/the-science-of-humor-is-no-laughing-matter https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/whats-so-funny-the-science-of-why-we-laugh/ https://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2022/07/01/51074/why_fat_jokes_are_ok I can't link this one so I'm just citing it: Hole, Anne. (2001). Belly laughs and gut fears: the fat female body as site of comedy [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Sussex. Melissa Zimdars (2021) American Housewife and Super Fun Night: Fat Ambiguity and Televised Bodily Comedy, Fat Studies, 10:1, 50-63, DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2019.1643664
49:31 3/13/24
Clara Sterling on Queerness, Comedy, and The Future of Entertainment
Writer and content creator Clara Sterling (of Strike Tea fame!) joins Abby for a wide-ranging discussion about Lizzo, AI, being a fat lesbian, and why she never gets invited out after 7 pm. Clara did an episode on our Patreon during the strike, so we were very excited to be able to actually discuss specific media! Clara's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thatclarafied?lang=en Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
78:05 3/5/24
Precious with Jade Haylee
It's Black History Month, so we're getting into a movie that made fat Black film history (for better or for worse): Precious (2009). Content creator Jade Haylee joins Abby to dish on being called Precious as a schoolyard taunt, Gabourey Sidibe's comment section, Love is Blind, being lifted up, the Mo'Nique of it all, and why white audiences love Black trauma. ***This episode contains discussions of sexual assault, incest, and child abuse as depicted in Precious.*** Jade's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jadehaylee Jade's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadehaylee_ Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠ P.S. sorry this episode is coming out later than usual, I'm on holiday in Portugal right now (BRAG) and got caught up! -xoxo abby
69:35 2/27/24
Somebody Somewhere with Caitlin Magnall-Kearns
Writer Caitlin Magnall-Kearns (she/they) aka our first repeat guest ever returns to discuss one of our favorite TV shows, Somebody Somewhere! We chat about fat family dynamics, trans representation, the vulnerability of being seen, and what it feels like to have close friends when you've never been in love. ***This episode contains major spoilers for season 2 of Somebody Somewhere.*** Caitlin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caitmkearns Caitlin's Twitter: https://x.com/caitmkearns?s=20 Caitlin's website: https://caitmkearns.wixsite.com/website Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
68:50 2/20/24
Feminist Dating Advice with Lily Womble of Date Brazen
It's time for our annual Valentine's Day episode where we talk about the minefield that is plus size dating! Date Brazen's Lily Womble sits down with Abby to share her best tips on how to build a joyful af dating life and answer your questions. Pre-order Lily's book: https://www.datebrazen.com/book Date Brazen Website: https://www.datebrazen.com/ Lily's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/datebrazen Lily's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@datebrazen Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
78:28 2/13/24
BONUS: 2023 Recap (Teaser)
From now on you'll all be getting the first 10-15 minutes of our Patreon bonus episodes for free! This one's a recap of all the media we consumed in 2023 and its depictions of fat people, from films to books to unhinged TikToks. **This preview contains major spoilers for Poor Things and minor spoilers for Barbie.** Find the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
12:58 2/8/24
Weight Changes & Disability with Jordan Underwood PART 2
This is the second half of our conversation with model and fat activist Jordan Underwood (they/he)! This time we're getting into media narratives about weight changes and Jordan's experience at adult fat camp. Jordan's Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/jordallenhall/?hl=en⁠ Jordan's TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@jordallenhall?lang=en⁠ Jordan's Patreon: ⁠https://www.patreon.com/jordallenhall⁠ Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠
62:43 2/6/24
Weight Changes & Disability with Jordan Underwood PART 1
Abby and Luz are joined by model and fat activist Jordan Underwood (he/they) to discuss weight changes and the intersection of ableism and fatphobia. Jordan shares about his lipidema journey, from massive weight gain to massive weight loss. We also touch on tumblr-era body positivity, being illiterate, dancing on the internet, and Brookline. We had such a long, in-depth conversation that we've decided to split it into two parts, so the second half of our chat will be out next week! ***This episode contains discussions of medical fatphobia and eating disorders, including calorie and weight numbers.*** Jordan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordallenhall/?hl=en Jordan's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jordallenhall?lang=en Jordan's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordallenhall Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠
63:11 1/30/24
But What About Health? with Fat Positive Fran, PhD
Sure, everyone is beautiful and all, but being fat just isn't healthy! Right?? We get into it with molecular biologist Fran aka @fat_positive_fran on TikTok, who explains the factors that determine your body size and unpacks the associations between weight and medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. ***CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussion of disordered eating, including calorie numbers.*** H1N1 study: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23744235.2016.1201721 Sperm tsRNA study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27340033/ Insulin therapy study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3757533/#:~:text=Basal%20insulin%20therapy%20confers%20improved,maximizes%20the%20potential%20to%20nearly Fran's resource doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xV5kmxaMzMqk9AKSFsMRrGbpXJ8DuV11_gyQywMrmms/edit?usp=sharing Fran's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fat_positive_fran?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Support us on Patreon:⁠⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠
65:53 1/23/24
Fat Tropes
This week, Abby and Luz take you through all the common entertainment fat tropes, as listed on tvtropes.com. On the way, they discuss drag king names, mammy figurines, being stupid, Winnie The Pooh, Abby's childhood toys, and their bad hygiene. The tropes list we're referring to in this episode can be found here: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HighFatIndex Support us on Patreon:⁠ https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt⁠ Find us on ⁠Instagram, ⁠⁠TikTok, ⁠⁠⁠Threads,⁠ and ⁠Twitter⁠ @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠ Luz's Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠
76:25 1/16/24
START HERE: (Re)Introduction
Abby (she/her) and Luz (they/he) are back for season 4 after a long hiatus, and they're re-introducing themselves by answering the questions they usually ask guests! There's a LOT to catch up on, including (but not limited to) tabloid trauma, Oompa-Loompas, tiramisu, and Idina Menzel. Support us on Patreon, where there is a bonus extended cut of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracyt Find us on Instagram, TikTok, ⁠Threads, and Twitter @morethantracyt! Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/ Luz's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/
79:06 1/16/24
HUNGER with Sabina Singwell
Inspired by Abby's tweets about The Cut's coverage of GLP-1 weight loss drugs, she and Luz sat down with writer and body righteousness coach Sabina McAllister Singwell to discuss hunger in terms of cultural attitudes, media portrayals, and our personal relationships with appetite. If you want many more and ongoing regular episodes like this, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon. Bonus episodes start at just $3 a month!School of Bitchcraft: https://schoolofbitchcraft.com/Bitchcraft and Body Talk (Newsletter): https://bodytalk.substack.com/Sabina's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sobitchcraft?lang=enSabina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobitchcraft/reels/Buy Sabina's Book: https://schoolofbitchcraft.com/product/album-2/ Luz's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comhttp://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
72:20 8/19/23
URSULA: FAT ICON
We're BAAACK on the main feed after a long hiatus! In honor of the new Little Mermaid movie, Abby and Luz (new name just dropped) pay tribute to the OG fat icon, Ursula the sea witch. Specifically, we're breaking down Melissa McCarthy's costume and makeup, Ursula's roots in drag culture, the skinny Ursula Barbie, the Little Mermaid musical, queercoded Disney villains, and surprise (not)!!!! Our own childhood trauma baby!!!If you want many more and ongoing regular episodes like this, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon. Bonus episodes start at just $3 a month!Luz's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comhttp://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
64:44 7/10/23
The Fatchelor with Jenna from Roses for Every Body
In a Valentine's Day special episode, Abby and Maya are joined by Jenna Vesper of Date Card Pod and Roses for Every Body, aka the fat Bachelor inclusion campaign! We discuss Roses for Every Body's philosophy, goals, and accomplishments, and why fat representation in reality TV is so rare but so important.Change.org petition: https://www.change.org/p/a-campaign-for-body-diversity-in-the-bachelor-franchise?recruiter=1270331571&recruited_by_id=ec3e96a0-fa82-11ec-bac9-f7a2bbc5abb1&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_medium=copylinkRoses for Every Body on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosesforeverybody/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3DRoses for Every Body on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rosesforeverybody Roses for Every Body on Twitter: https://twitter.com/roses4everybod?s=20&t=LkoKyvncSvxmAQMo1tHXXwDate Card Pod: https://www.instagram.com/datecardpod/?hl=enMaya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
69:03 2/14/23
Growing Up Fat with Evany Majano aka @toomuchev
This week Abby catches up on the culture, the holidays, and the Patreon price drop (our bonus episode tier is now $3)! Then she is joined by Evany Majano aka @toomuchev on TikTok to discuss growing up, dating, and having sex while fat.  Apologies for the sound quality on the interview - we did our best but it's far from perfect!Evany's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@toomuchevEvany's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evanymajano/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Instagram posts by Maya BallesterLogo design by Abby Martino
96:58 12/20/22
Belting as a Personality With Katy Geraghty aka Broadway’s Little Red!
Abby catches up on podcast business, what she's been watching, and the horrors of turning 26. Then she is joined by Maya and actor and teacher Katy Geraghty, who is currently playing Little Red in Into the Woods on Broadway! Topics include costume horror stories, dance class, why Maya shouldn't play Tracy Turnblad, moving to NYC with your first Broadway show, and Disney's Reflect.Katy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com › katy.geraghtyKaty's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@katygeraghtyInto the Woods on Broadway | Official Site Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
75:38 11/29/22
Hocus Pocus
Today Abby and Maya tackle the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus! After a brief recap of this week's Taylor Swift Anti-Hero video scale shot internet drama, they dissect Hocus Pocus 1 and 2, including fat icon Mary Sanderson, Walgreens, virginity, Kathy Najimy's weight loss, and more. Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
71:25 10/31/22
Gilmore Girls with Layla Morris UNLOCKED
It's fall so obviously it's time for you to hear the Gilmore Girls episode! First, Abby begs for podcast reviews and chats about life updates, A League of Their Own, fall, and being in her romcom era. Then you'll hear our formerly Patreon exclusive episode on all the fat representation and fatphobia in Gilmore Girls, featuring Abby's little sister Layla (with whom she has been watching Gilmore Girls since they were both too young to understand what Lorelai and Christopher did on that balcony). Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
74:40 10/17/22
Reasons To Date Fat People with @megsforfun
Abby and Maya catch up about recent TikTok fatphobia drama. Then they are joined by @megsforfun aka Megan Mapes to discuss fat admirers on social media and analyze the reasons men cite for why they like fat women. Megan's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@megsforfun?lang=en Megan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megsforfun/?hl=en Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
81:57 10/3/22
The Whale with BJ Colangelo
We're back with an update on the podcast! Abby and Maya sit down to chat about the future of the podcast and how we'll be doing more episodes together on the main feed on specific fat media and other topics in addition to Abby's interviews. Then film analyst and fellow podcaster BJ Colangelo comes on to discuss the play version of the upcoming film The Whale starring Brendan Fraser. This is the longest episode of all time, which feels right after our summer hiatus
138:01 9/19/22
Funny Girl with Meg Masseron
We've made it to the final episode before informal Edinburgh Fringe hiatus! Abby vents about the fatsuits in the recent Elvis and Batman movies, and then chats with theatre journalist Meg Masseron about Beanie Feldstein's unceremonious departure from Funny Girl. Meg and Abby also discuss loving love, cyberbullying, being sexually obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, and of course L*a M*ch*le.Edinburgh Fringe Tickets: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/more-than-tracy-turnbladEdinburgh Fringe Fund Raiser: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/more-than-tracy-turnblad-at-the-edinburgh-fringe#/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytMeg's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megmasseron/ Meg's Twitter: https://twitter.com/megmasseronMeg's Muckrack page: https://muckrack.com/meg-masseron-1Meg's Funny Girl article in American Theatre Magazine: https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/07/12/fat-failure-why-so-much-rain-on-beanies-parade/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comProducer & Host: Abby Rose MorrisAssistant Producer: Maya BallesterCover art by Abby Martino
95:07 7/30/22
Too Fat To Be Scammed with Yael Tygiel
The world is in shambles so Abby briefly discusses emergency contraception for fat people and gives an update on Edinburgh Fringe prep for More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show. Then she is joined by writer, producer, host, and creator of The Fat Girl Show Yael Tygiel to chat about Barbizon, hosting, early puberty, dating apps, and reading  fat romance. Yael's Website: http://www.yaeltygiel.com/Yael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaeltygiel/The Fat Girl Show: http://www.thefatgirlshow.com/The Fat Girl Show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatgirlshow/Emergency Contraception & Weight (Patreon article): https://www.patreon.com/posts/68239824GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/102e8994Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
69:19 7/7/22
Fat Partner Preferred with Ross Wade
In the most overshare-y intro segment ever, Abby discusses fat queer stereotypes and how they have showed up in her life. Then she is joined by Ross Wade for a frank discussion about being a man with an eating disorder, preferring a fat partner, and writing for children's animated TV shows. Apologies for the dog sounds in the background, but we promise to post a pic of Ross's adorable Morky on Instagram!***CONTENT WARNING: There is a significant discussion of eating disorders in the first half of this episode. Skip from the end of the intro to about 44:00 to avoid it.***Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
94:34 6/24/22
Can We Do Shows Full of Women Where They’re Not Nuns? with Gillian Hassert
This week, Abby gushes about A Strange Loop, aka the "big, Black, and queer-ass American Broadway show!" Then Gillian Hassert comes on the podcast for a chat about practical props, drag queens, love, and her experiences as an understudy on the national tour of Oklahoma.More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show performs in NYC this Friday at 9:30 and Saturday at 8! FRIDAY 6/10 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22SATURDAY 6/11 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22Gillian's website: https://www.gillianhassert.com/Gillian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gillynotjam/Gillian's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gillynotjam?lang=enAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
95:43 6/7/22
The Jutting Hipbones with Jennifer Weiner
In a little catch-up, Abby discusses Lizzo's Big Grrrls, Roe v. Wade, and where to get tickets to the More Than Tracy Turnblad show. Then she is joined by Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 16 novels, including The Summer Place which came out last week! They talk book cover trends, Carnie Wilson, diet culture, growing up without a TV, school weigh-ins, finding your style in a larger body, and adapting books for the screen.*This episode contains a brief mention of suicide when Jen discusses the book "Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York"! Skip forward a couple minutes at 42:23 and you'll be able to avoid it.Reserve tickets here for  More Than Tracy Turnblad at Don't Tell Mama on June 10th and June 11th!Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Jen's Website: http://www.jenniferweiner.com/Buy The Summer Place: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Summer-Place/Jennifer-Weiner/9781501133572Jen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferweinerwrites/Jen's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jenweinerwrites?lang=enJen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniferweinerAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
67:26 5/16/22
Phat Girlz *UNLOCKED*
*This episode was originally a Patreon exclusive episode posted on March 11th.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more, subscribe at patreon.com/morethantracyt!*Abby and More Than Tracy Turnblad co-producer Maya Ballester discuss the 2006 film Phat Girlz, starring Mo'Nique.ALSO: our fund raiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has officially met its goal, but we are keeping the GoFundMe and Venmo open to fund raise for any additional costs that may come up. Thanks so much to all who shared and donated!!! Support More Than Tracy Turnblad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
70:50 5/3/22

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