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140. I Lost 150 Pounds 

 

What is it like to transform from very large to marathon runner very quickly? A polite but engaged audience in Toronto helps Geth out with some questions, like how her experience feels in the context of the body positivity movement (and they tweet some insults aimed at Buffalo). Then the audience really gets excited when they discuss tandem nursing!

A Founding Contradiction 

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." These words, penned by Thomas Jefferson more than 240 years ago, continue to inspire many Americans. And yet they were written by a man who owned hundreds of slaves, and fathered six children by an enslaved woman. This week, we talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed about the contradictions in Jefferson's life — and how those contradictions might resonate in our own lives.

Episode 9: One in a Million 

 

A story about moving at your own pace.

Ep 292 - Former Comedian Lisa Lampanelli

 

The self proclaimed Queen of Mean and insult comic, Lisa Lampanelli has retired from stand up comedy. Heather gets all the juicy scoop on what led her to choosing this dramatic lifestyle change. From her raunchy Comedy Central Roasts, to what Donald Trump said to her on The Apprentice, to her divorce and the time her freak out went viral it all led to her current place of a greater purpose. She still is as hilarious as ever so enjoy!

Rita Ora 

 

In 1990, Rita Ora was born to Albanian parents, in Pristina, Kosovo — in a region on the verge of war. Seeing the warning signs, her family fled to London the following year. As a young girl, Rita loved to sing — at family parties, in her primary school choir, and later at a performing arts school. At 19, she was working at a sneaker shop when an exec at Jay Z’s label, Roc Nation, heard Rita’s demo and flew her to New York to sign a record deal. But Rita’s real break came in 2012, when DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now” — featuring her vocals — became the first drum and bass song to reach number one on the UK charts. That year, she went on to release two more number one singles off her debut album. Today, Rita Ora has released her sophomore album, Phoenix, and has broken the UK record for most top ten singles by any female artist.

iSmell 

 

Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us.