Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

By Virginia Sole-Smith

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Episodes: 142


Weekly conversations about how we dismantle diet culture and fatphobia, especially through parenting, health and fashion. (But non-parents like it too!) Hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith, journalist and author of THE EATING INSTINCT.


Episode Date
"Health Is Not What Makes You A Good Person."
Jun 20, 2024
Did Virginia Get Divorced Over Butter?
Jun 13, 2024
"A Fancy Prison Run By Skinny, Wealthy, White Women."
Jun 06, 2024
"Heavy Boobs Are Very Frump."
May 30, 2024
Should We Reclaim the Swim Dress?
May 23, 2024
Wait, Is Nicola Coughlan Even Fat?
May 16, 2024
"Fat Is Weirdly Invisible, You Know?"
May 14, 2024
"You Put on Your Purse and Button Your Pants."
May 09, 2024
"Fat People Poop the Same Amount As You."
May 02, 2024
“Good Athletes Control Their Weight."
Apr 25, 2024
Can You Wear Birkenstocks with Skinny Jeans?
Apr 18, 2024
We Are Not Seeking Closet Perfection.
Apr 11, 2024
Is Weight Loss Surgery the "Easy Way Out?"
Apr 04, 2024
We Need a Fat American Girl Doll
Mar 28, 2024
"Can I Want to Lose Weight for a Good Reason?"
Mar 21, 2024
Is Not Shopping A Diet?
Mar 14, 2024
The Ballerina Farm of Kid Food Instagram
Mar 07, 2024
Is "Mom Rage" Actually "Marriage Rage?"
Feb 29, 2024
It's Time for Book Gospel!
Feb 22, 2024
You Don't Have To Lose Weight to Improve Your Blood Sugar
Feb 15, 2024
When Fat Influencers Get Thinner
Feb 08, 2024
Are Screens the New Sugar?
Feb 01, 2024
Does Sugar Weaken Your Immune System?
Jan 25, 2024
"We Only Like Change If It Makes Us Thin."
Jan 18, 2024
"You Cannot Fight Misogyny Without Fighting Fatphobia."
Jan 11, 2024
Fat People Don't All Look Alike.
Jan 04, 2024
"I Can Eat Without Somebody Judging Me Now."
Dec 28, 2023
Fat People Don't Need Fat Hammers
Dec 21, 2023
It's Time to Free the Jiggle
Dec 14, 2023
"We Needed To See a YA Heroine with PCOS."
Dec 07, 2023
The Bonkers TikTok Diet Nobody Needs
Nov 30, 2023
"It Felt Like I Could Never Be Healthy Enough."
Nov 16, 2023
Not Every Piece of Nutrition Advice is B******t
Nov 09, 2023
"This is Not a Book About Body Positivity. This is Not a Book About Ballet."
Nov 02, 2023
I Couldn't Let You Miss the 45 Minute Poop Song
Nov 01, 2023
Where Are All the Motherhood Songs
Oct 26, 2023
"We Have Only Recently Acknowledged That Female Athletes Need to Eat."
Oct 19, 2023
"Living in a Fat Body is Beautiful and Complicated Sensory Experience."
Oct 12, 2023
Not Wearing Pants Yet
Oct 05, 2023
The Fat Theater Kids Survival Guide
Sep 28, 2023
Sexting is Safer Sex
Sep 21, 2023
All the Gnomes Are Fat
Sep 14, 2023
Family Dinner SOS
Aug 24, 2023
"You Don't Have to Be Bleeding, You Could Just Not Want to Exercise."
Aug 17, 2023
It’s Not Your Body, It’s the Towel.
Aug 10, 2023
He Asked, "Why Can't You Draw Normal People?"
Aug 03, 2023
Weeds Are Not a Moral Failing
Jul 27, 2023
"I Don't Let My Son Eat Honey Nut Cheerios."
Jul 20, 2023
The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 2
Jul 13, 2023
The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 1.
Jul 06, 2023
"Do I Tell My Kids I'm On a Weight Loss Drug?"
Jun 29, 2023
Where Are All the Guys? (In Eating Disorder Treatment)
Jun 22, 2023
"I've Been Writing Food Porn for a Year."
Jun 15, 2023
Everybody Is Paying To Be in the Same Parade
Jun 08, 2023
When Beauty Work is a Rational Survival Strategy
Jun 01, 2023
The Myth of "Full Recovery"
May 25, 2023
The Dream Is a Federal Fat Rights Law.
May 18, 2023
Why Are Men and Viking Grandmas
May 11, 2023
“Elimination Diets Are Not A Panacea.”
May 04, 2023
"I Want My Kid to Love Their Body. I Also Don't Want Them to Be Fat."
Apr 27, 2023
The Myth of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Apr 20, 2023
What If I Just Don't Want My Kid To Be Fat?
Apr 13, 2023
The Myth of Equal Partnership
Apr 06, 2023
The Whiteness of Not Wanting to Diet Anymore.
Mar 30, 2023
How Do We Feel About Fat?
Mar 23, 2023
"White Supremacy, That’s the Culprit. Our Bodies Are Not the Problem."
Mar 16, 2023
Should I Tell My 13-Year-Old to Take Smaller Bites?
Mar 09, 2023
"You Are Not Considered a Whole Person After a Certain Age."
Mar 02, 2023
"This Was Before It Was Normal for Makeup to Give You New Skin."
Feb 23, 2023
"I'm Nervous to Take My Kids to the Doctor Now."
Feb 16, 2023
"It's Not About Growing The Biggest Booty"
Feb 09, 2023
Shining Light On What We Need to See
Feb 02, 2023
Is It Ever Okay to Eat at Chick-fil-A?
Jan 26, 2023
Your 2023 Anti-Diet Resolutions
Jan 19, 2023
"We are Not Living in a World Where Too Many People are Trying Too Many Things to Defend Fat People."
Jan 12, 2023
How to Tell if Your Resolution Is Rooted in Diet Culture
Jan 05, 2023
"I Don’t Have to Manage the Expectations of Another Person on My Body"
Dec 22, 2022
"I Love a Beautiful Home, But it Doesn't Rank Higher than Being Able to Function in My Space."
Dec 15, 2022
Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks
Dec 08, 2022
Can We Conquer Anti-Fat Bias?
Dec 01, 2022
“The Assumption is I’m to Blame for How She Looks.”
Nov 17, 2022
We Can Trust Neurodivergent Children About Their Bodies.
Nov 10, 2022
Where Are All the Plus Size Kids' Clothes?
Nov 03, 2022
It's OK to Want More for Your Daughter than Sexy Donut Waitress
Oct 27, 2022
Calling Kids Lazy, Building Fat Community, and Halloween Costumes
Oct 20, 2022
"My Daughter Now Asks Me: 'Why Are You Shaving Your Legs?'"
Oct 13, 2022
"I Sometimes Wonder What I Would Be Capable of if My Legs Didn’t Hurt."
Oct 06, 2022
It's Time to Talk About School Lunch (Again)
Sep 29, 2022
Feeling Bloated, Sober September, and Fall Soft Pants
Sep 22, 2022
The Myth of the Maternal Instinct
Sep 15, 2022
When Dieting Is the Family Business
Sep 08, 2022
“All Are Welcome Here” Is Very Different From “This Was Made With You in Mind”
Sep 01, 2022
Is Sugar Really Addictive?
Aug 25, 2022
“Budgeting is Diet Culture For Your Money”
Aug 18, 2022
The Perfect Roast Chicken Does Not Exist.
Aug 11, 2022
"We Couldn't Have a Campaign That Was Just For Fat People."
Aug 04, 2022
"The Way Our Hair Grows Out of Our Heads is a Problem for People."
Jul 28, 2022
"Well, if we have to break the law, how are we going to do it?"
Jul 21, 2022
You Never Need to Wear Skinny Yoga Pants
Jul 14, 2022
"Health Is About More Than Food. Health Is About The Whole Child."
Jul 07, 2022
On Reclaiming Comfort Food
Jun 30, 2022
Why Anti-Thin Jokes are Anti-Fat
Jun 23, 2022
Nobody Asked Mark Bittman Why He Needed Childcare.
Jun 16, 2022
"Skincare Culture is Dewy Diet Culture"
Jun 09, 2022
Do We Owe It To Our Kids To Be Healthy?
May 26, 2022
Skinny Husbands, Bad Bras, and Talking Bodies with Kids.
May 19, 2022
Essential Labor and Essential Pleasure, with Angela Garbes
May 12, 2022
Calf Liver Gummies Are Not Delicious.
Apr 28, 2022
Stop Apologizing For How You Cook
Apr 21, 2022
“The More You Feel Like You Don’t Have Permission to Eat It, the More You Will Crave It."
Apr 14, 2022
You're Missing: Homeschool Diets and Monomeals!
Apr 07, 2022
The Myth of Visible Abs
Mar 31, 2022
When The Pregnancy App Talks About "Belly-Only Weight Gain," We Have Work To Do.
Mar 24, 2022
"They Say 'Failure to Thrive' but Moms Hear 'Failure To Feed.'"
Mar 17, 2022
It's Time to Stop Panic Giving.
Mar 10, 2022
This Diet Wants You To Throw Out All Your Food.
Mar 03, 2022
"If My Daughter Wanted to 'Eat Healthier,' I Would Respond Like She Wanted to Smoke Cigarettes."
Feb 24, 2022
What Thin Fashion Designers Don't Know About Fat Bodies.
Feb 17, 2022
Getting The Thin White Momfluencer Out of the Room.
Feb 10, 2022
"Using Weight as Our Main Marker of Health Isn't Working."
Jan 20, 2022
The Value and Visibility of Momfluencer Bodies
Jan 13, 2022
"We All Know Too Much About Nutrition."
Jan 06, 2022
"The Goal Is Not A Kid Who Eats Everything."
Dec 16, 2021
The New Burnt Toast Podcast!
Dec 09, 2021
"Healthcare for Fat People is Based on the Premise that it's Acceptable to Kill Us to Make Us Thin."
Dec 02, 2021
"Ankles Don't Get Fat at the Same Rate as Butts."
Nov 18, 2021
"I Spent My Whole Life Wondering if There Was Room for Fat Folks to Fall in Love."
Nov 04, 2021
"You’re Showing Up in the World, and Nobody is Fooled," with Dacy Gillespie of Mindful Closet
Oct 28, 2021
"Can I Make My Kid's Candy Disappear?" with Amy Palanjian of Yummy Toddler Food
Oct 21, 2021
Fatness Is Not The Trauma, with Rachel Millner
Sep 30, 2021
Unlearning Diet Culture at School, with Gwen Kostal
Sep 23, 2021
Writing Disordered Eating, with Alyson Gerber
Sep 16, 2021
Building a World for Fat Bodies
Aug 12, 2021
It's Nice to Be Soft, With Tyler Feder
Jul 29, 2021
Maybe You Just Think Rice Makes You Sluggish? With Christy Harrison
Jul 22, 2021
Don't Make Your Kid Finish The Soup.
Jul 15, 2021
Reclaiming Pasta with Anna Sweeney
Jul 08, 2021
"That's Unethical as Hell."
Jul 01, 2021
Why We Seek Thin Privilege, with Aubrey Gordon
Jun 24, 2021
Decoding Growth Charts with Anna Lutz, RD, MPH
Jun 17, 2021
Why Is Getting Dressed So Hard. (Part 2)
May 19, 2021
On Trusting Little Kids To Eat
Apr 28, 2021