Heavy Conversation

Heavy Conversation

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Join Bruce from Chubstr and Jody from Bear Skn for a new podcast, Heavy Conversation with Bruce and Jody. The Heavy Conversation podcast discusses the issues many plus size people deal with every day. From finding clothes that fit, to dating, to the my…


60: Hair and Beard Care Basics
Jul 16 • 20 min
This week, we’re talking about how to care for a variety of hair types, plus what we do with our beards.
59: Is the Friend Zone Really a Thing?
Jul 9 • 22 min
The guys give their take on what’s the friend zone really means and why it might be you, not them.
58: How to Keep Cool This Summer
Jul 2 • 27 min
It’s already hot as hades, so how can you keep cool this summer?
57: Here’s How We Handle Family Drama
Jun 25 • 23 min
We talk about dealing with family drama and how you can make holiday gatherings and time spent with relatives a little less stressful.
56: Dealing With Imposter Syndrome
Jun 18 • 29 min
It’s not uncommon to feel inadequate from time to time. So, how do we get over these feelings and understand that we’re worth it?
55: Best Big & Tall Swimwear for Summer 2019
Jun 11 • 22 min
Summer is almost upon us and you need big & tall swimwear that fits.
54: What We’re Drinking (& You Should Too)
Jun 4 • 27 min
We don’t ONLY drink beer - there’s a wide world of beverages to enjoy out there.
53: Ultimate Date Night Ideas
May 28 • 21 min
The guys share their favorite date night experiences so that you can have some of your own.
52: Plus Size Guide to Sex 101: Positions
May 21 • 30 min
Plus size people are having sex!
51: Men’s Plus Size Style Trends for Spring
May 14 • 26 min
Spring is here and we’re talking about our favorite trends of the season.
50: Here’s Why Fat Thor is AWESOME
May 7 • 27 min
Avengers: Endgame surprised us with a fat superhero!
49: Wanna Know Something Weird?
Apr 30 • 31 min
From weird medical conditions, awesome heritages, good (and not-so-good) tattoos, and real-life brushes with Batman…
48: What’s Up With Bruce & Jody?
Apr 23 • 17 min
When we’re not talking and drinking a beer, we’re running our respective body positive businesses.
47: Here’s Why We Love Shrill
Apr 16 • 23 min
The guys talk about their favorite parts of the new Hulu series Shrill.
46: Here’s Why We Hate Going to the Doctor
Apr 9 • 22 min
When you’re a plus size person, going to the doctor can be fraught with fear, frustration and embarrassment.
45: Fat Friendly Products for the Bathroom
Apr 2 • 24 min
We’re talking about products for the bathroom that plus size people might just find handy.
44: First Jobs, Worst Jobs, and Weirdest Jobs
Mar 26 • 35 min
We talk about our first jobs, worst jobs, and they share the weirdest jobs they’ve ever had.
43: There’s More Than One Type of Plus Size Body
Mar 19 • 25 min
We’re only seeing one type of plus size body represented in mainstream media right now. Where is the representation for everyone else?
42: Meet the Most Fat Friendly Cities in America
Mar 12 • 26 min
We share which cities are great for body positivity, fat acceptance and community.
41: These Are Our Favorite Fat Actors
Mar 5 • 23 min
The guys talk about their favorite fat actors.
40: Our Favorite Podcasts
Feb 26 • 26 min
Bruce and Jody talk about their favorite podcasts.
39: What’s the Problem With Before & After Photos?
Feb 19 • 20 min
Can posting before and after photos on social media be harmful to the people who look the ‘before’ photo?
38: The Benefits of Being a Big Guy
Feb 12 • 21 min
Bruce & Jody talk about the perks and benefits of being bigger.
37: Where’s All The Big & Tall Activewear?
Feb 5 • 24 min
Lots of bigger guys like to get out there and get active. What are they wearing when they do it?
36: Are Big Guys Allowed to Feel Good About Their Bodies?
Jan 29 • 20 min
The guys talk about what they do to stay positive, love their bodies and love themselves.
35: How a CPAP Machine Changed My Life
Jan 22 • 25 min
Bruce shares his own CPAP story and answers Jody’s questions about it.
34: What is Masculinity, Anyway?
Jan 15 • 24 min
Bruce and Jody take a look at modern masculinity, the idea of “manliness” and how it’s all changing (for the better).
33: What We Learned in 2018
Jan 8 • 24 min
The guys reflect on the highs and lows of the last year, what they learned, and what they’re bringing with them into 2019.
32: Heavy Conversation New Years Resolutions List
Jan 1 • 21 min
Bruce & Jody talk about past resolutions, what worked, what didn’t and the ones they avoid at all costs.
31: Holiday Tradition Time!
Dec 25, 2018 • 26 min
Gather round the fire as we grab a tall glass of eggnog and share our favorite holiday traditions.
30: Here’s what WE want for Christmas
Dec 18, 2018 • 25 min
The guys talk about the gifts they want for Christmas (and maybe one or two they went ahead and picked up for themselves)!
29: Listener Questions!
Dec 11, 2018 • 26 min
We take on your questions about style, body image, where to shop and more in our first listener-driven episode.
28: Are Plus Size People Well Represented in Fashion?
Dec 4, 2018 • 27 min
Is it true that plus size models are represented well enough in fashion?
27: The Heavy Conversation Guide to Mixed Drinks
Nov 27, 2018 • 20 min
Everybody needs a go-to cocktail - here are a few easy recipes you can recreate for yourself!
26: The Black Friday Big & Tall Shopping Guide
Nov 20, 2018 • 24 min
Tis the season for shopping!
25: Dealing with Trolls - on the Internet and in Real Life
Nov 13, 2018 • 24 min
Bigger people unfortunately sometimes have to deal with trolls, both online and in the real world.
24: The Big Big Gaming Episode
Nov 6, 2018 • 24 min
This week we’re sharing our love of games: board games, card games, video games and more.
23: Our Favorite Shoes for Big Feet
Oct 30, 2018 • 24 min
Bruce and Jody talk about finding shoes that actually fit big feet, their favorite brands and the styles they love.
22: What’s in for Big & Tall This Fall?
Oct 23, 2018 • 24 min
We’re taking a look at some of the most popular big and tall fall trends and giving our take.
21: Where are the Halloween Costumes for Fat Guys?
Oct 16, 2018 • 24 min
Halloween is almost here - what are you going to be?
20: Accessories for Big Guys: It’s a Love-Hate Relationship
Oct 9, 2018 • 31 min
One way to spice up your big & tall look is by adding the perfect accessory.
19: The ‘D’ Word: Big Guys Talk Dieting
Oct 2, 2018 • 20 min
Bruce and Jody talk about their experiences with the diet industry and why you don’t have to be part of an industry that makes you feel like you’re not good enough.
18: Big & Tall, Plus Size, or Just Plain Fat: What’s Your Favorite Term?
Sep 25, 2018 • 26 min
We talk about the terms we like, the ones we don’t and the terms you’ll be hearing more in the future.
17: The Best Cars for Bigger People
Sep 18, 2018 • 27 min
We take a look at the best cars for bigger people and talk about our own favorite (the downright horrible) rides we’ve owned.
16: Our Favorite Plus Size Male Models & Influencers Vol. 1
Sep 11, 2018 • 26 min
We share a very incomplete list of our favorites - people you should definitely be following.
Behind The Brand Bonus Episode!
Sep 10, 2018 • 15 min
In this bonus episode of Heavy Conversation, Bruce introduces Behind The Brand, a new Chubstr web series.
15: Fighting Male Loneliness
Sep 4, 2018 • 26 min
On today’s episode, we take a closer look at what male loneliness actually is, and some ways to combat it.
14: Who Makes Furniture for Fat People?
Aug 28, 2018 • 29 min
Today we share some of our own furniture fails and talk about ways to avoid them.
13: Fat Tax
Aug 21, 2018 • 27 min
We talk about the cost of big and tall clothing and the mysterious “fat tax” you hear so much about.
12: So You Want To Be A Plus Size Model?
Aug 14, 2018 • 26 min
We share tips and tell you what you need to do to get noticed.
11: Working Out While Fat
Aug 7, 2018 • 27 min
We talk about the reasons why and how we feel about going to the gym.
10: Why Won’t Companies Promote Their Plus Size Collections?
Jul 31, 2018 • 22 min
More brands and retailers are selling plus size clothing, but many of them just won’t promote those lines.
Bear Skn Box Bonus Episode!
Jul 27, 2018 • 13 min
In this bonus episode of Heavy Conversation, Jody introduces the Bear Skn Box, the 1st plus-size underwear of the month club.
9: Traveling While Fat
Jul 24, 2018 • 29 min
The guys share a few of their traveling horror stories, as well as some tips to make that flight or train ride a little more bearable.
8: Self Care At Any Size
Jul 17, 2018 • 26 min
We explain why you should be treating yourself, and talk about the things we do to relax, feel good and spoil ourselves every so often.
7: Where Do (These) Big Guys Shop for Plus Size Clothing?
Jul 10, 2018 • 29 min
Bruce and Jody share where they shop for their own big & tall clothing, as well as a few tips that help them find exactly what they want in the sizes they need.
6: Fat Guy Stereotypes and How to Break Them
Jul 3, 2018 • 26 min
When it comes to the mainstream, big guys can be the the villain, the slob or the funny fat guy.
5: Where Are All The Fat Superheroes?
Jun 26, 2018 • 27 min
Bruce and Jody geek out about a few of their favorite superheroes, and what they’d like to see in the future.
4: Dating While Fat 101
Jun 19, 2018 • 20 min
We share a few tips to make navigating the dating world easier and we share some of our own dating stories while we’re at it.
3: Your Men’s Plus Size Clothing Primer
Jun 12, 2018 • 30 min
Let’s face it - finding clothes you actually want to wear in the sizes you need can be a pain.
1: Fat & Active
Jun 5, 2018 • 26 min
There’s this myth that if you’re fat, you can’t be active.
2: Freshen Up Your Look
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
This week we’re giving you a few tips to help you change up your look, find the right fit and get on the road to figuring out your style.
0: Introduction
Jun 1, 2018 • 3 min
Get to know the hosts of Heavy Conversation: Bruce Sturgell and Jody Koenig.