Whew! The interview is over! Joh, thanks so much for having me on.
Ashley, sorry I never shut up! Jon B., sorry I cut you off — I didn’t realize we were that close to the end of the show!
I probably should have mentioned beforehand that I’m just as much of a longwinded loudmouth in person as I am on the blog. Oops.
Oh, and while I’m here, sorry to The Rotund, Fat Fu, Paul, Sheana, and everyone behind Fatshionista, all of whom I fully intended to mention. (I had notes and everything!) I also made a note to plug Big Fat Index, after Joh and Joy talked about Kelly Bliss’s site and other fat resources, then didn’t get a chance. And I had copies of The Obesity Myth and Rethinking Thin at the ready to quote from, but didn’t get to use them — I trust I don’t actually need to plug them yet again around here, but I will anyway. I also wanted to mention Gard and Wright’s The Obesity Epidemic when Ashley was talking about gym class — their background is in phys ed, and the book is great. (For the record, I think mandatory phys ed is a great idea in theory. In practice, it makes too many kids hate both the concept of physical activity and their own bodies. I’m all for exercise, but the way it’s traditionally been taught relies way too much on shame.)
Okay, that’s it. I’m not apologizing to anyone else.