Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

How Much Do You Weigh?

January 10, 2022 Flyover Radio, Inc. Episode 30
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
How Much Do You Weigh?
Show Notes

We all live in fear of the dreaded "F" word... Fat. Our weight might be summed up in the number on a scale, but that's far from where its effect ends. If that number falls into the "fat" zone, it can have real-world effects. Not just on our physical health, but our ability to attract a mate, how much other people like us and how the world sees our value as a person.

Yet, not long ago, humans had no idea what they weighed! So how did we so from living in this blissfully ignorant utopia to our weight-ruled world?

In this episode, we cover the history of the bathroom scale, why we became obsessed with our weight and how it can cause very real and very serious social consequences. That's what you're in for today, on Impolite Society.

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