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Why Are Men and Viking Grandmas

Why Are Men and Viking Grandmas

Update: 2023-05-11


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The Cut did a profile

Fresh Air interview

the face shield

interview with Aubrey Gordon

yes, fat marathon runners

very popular article in The Atlantic about how eating ice cream is associated with lower rates of Type Two Diabetes

a tweet about Elizabeth Warren


The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting anti-diet body liberation journalism.









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Why Are Men and Viking Grandmas

Why Are Men and Viking Grandmas

Virginia Sole-Smith and Corinne Fay