Teachin' Books

1.11 Jes Baker's Landwhale

January 26, 2021 Jessica McDonald Season 1 Episode 11
Teachin' Books
1.11 Jes Baker's Landwhale
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Teachin' Books
1.11 Jes Baker's Landwhale
Jan 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
Jessica McDonald

January sucks and I am here to talk about why! :D If you need a more positive tagline than that, I can't help you.

In this episode, I talk about teachin' Jes Baker's memoir Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass.  Topics of interest include: memoir, rhetorical appeals (logos, ethos, pathos), "health" and "wellness" (heavy scare quotes), body politics, and fat activism. Plus, I talk about a self-reflection assignment I use when I teach this text.

The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain, whose work you can find here. The podcast graphics are by @muskrathands.

Email me at [email protected] or follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @TeachinBooksPod. I post extra content, like audiograms and behind-the-scenes stuff, on both accounts, more frequently on Insta, so follow me there for more teachin' books fun!

Please do subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or whatever podcatcher you tend to use. It really helps me out!

 **The transcript for this episode is available here.**

Show Notes

January sucks and I am here to talk about why! :D If you need a more positive tagline than that, I can't help you.

In this episode, I talk about teachin' Jes Baker's memoir Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass.  Topics of interest include: memoir, rhetorical appeals (logos, ethos, pathos), "health" and "wellness" (heavy scare quotes), body politics, and fat activism. Plus, I talk about a self-reflection assignment I use when I teach this text.

The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain, whose work you can find here. The podcast graphics are by @muskrathands.

Email me at [email protected] or follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @TeachinBooksPod. I post extra content, like audiograms and behind-the-scenes stuff, on both accounts, more frequently on Insta, so follow me there for more teachin' books fun!

Please do subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or whatever podcatcher you tend to use. It really helps me out!

 **The transcript for this episode is available here.**