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Body Kindness Podcast Production

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Hi, I'm Rebecca, host of the Body Kindness podcast, in its third season. 


The podcast is free for anyone who would like to listen. Throughout the 80+ episodes, I have received some of the most heartwarming messages from listeners... everything from "I finally got the courage to stop dieting and be good to myself"  to "I had my first orgasm at 45!"

I am fully committed to continuing the show and I will keep volunteering my time to make it happen, on average of 3-4 shows a month.

But after two years, I've learned that the time and money costs are significant and most people really don't know what it takes to podcast consistently.

At the encouragement of a friend, I'm posting this request for contributions to help keep Body Kindness up for 2018. (And seriously, I don't care if it's $5... it matters to me!)

What It Takes to Run the Body Kindness Podcast

Each episode takes at least 4 hours of my time (research topics, prepare for and conduct interviews, communicate with production team, listen to rough cut and provide edits, listen to final cut, write the show notes, and share on social media.) 

In addition, I have out of pocket costs that include: hardware, software, producer, editing team, co-host stipend (I pay Bernie for his episodes, though he is worth 10Xs what he gets.) I have estimated that I spend $500+ a month out of pocket on actual expenses to keep it running. 

It's critical to me to continue providing FREE content in the pocast. While it's not a replacement for in-person support, I've heard from helping professionals and clients that the shows are significantly improving well-being and helping people move away from dieting practices and poor body image. One listener e-mailed me to say it's her "weekly morning coffee date with Rebecca". I love that. 

I estimate based on downloads and social media reach the Body Kindness podcast is reaching 80K+ people a month! (That's a big impact... and I plan to keep it growing!)

Supporting Do-Gooders, Solopreneurs, and People With a Purpose

I prefer to avoid typical "paid ads". Frankly, the systems in place favor of big brands, not the podcaster. And do we really need another marketing ad? 

I'd rather give space to "people with a purpose" -- people who are doing GREAT things and could use a boost spreading the word through the podcast and all the social media that comes with it. 

One example is my neighbor. Her daughter is friends with mine. We learned that she had a sister with a terminal illness. Now, the mom has a non-profit in her daughter's name that helps other families. I'd rather support her cause through the show than advertising that doesn't really mean anything to me. 

So, I'm hoping to get a boost of funding through the power of community -- and I'm grateful to everyone who can share this message or donate themselves.

How You Can Help

If you are a listener or like my work, give anything you can to my Body Kindness podcast cause. It all helps. 


How Can I Thank You? 

I'd love to recognize you as a donor on the podcast page, an upcoming episode, and donate an ad space to a person with a purpose. 

After you donate, shoot me an email about how I can help recognize your contribution. (Rebecca at Body Kindness Book dot com) 

Thank you, again, for supporting this podcast. It's a passion project of mine. I love doing it. And I'd love even more to continue with an uplifted heart from your generosity.

With gratitude, 
Rebecca
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It's podcast day! As part of my women’s health series, I chat to Maya Dusenbery about her new book, Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. We talk about the book and all that she's discovered about the history of ignoring and/or disbelieving women’s pain and the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/2018/06/19/episode-85-doing-harm-the-truth-about-how-bad-medicine-and-lazy-science-leave-women-dismissed-misdiagnosed-and-sick-with-feminist-author-maya-dusenbery/
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THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT... and there is still a big need. Any ways you can help spread the word, I appreciate it so very much. With gratitude...

If you're curious or maybe even a little scared of the idea of mindful eating - this is the episode for you! For some mindful eating is that thing they should do and never make time for OR it’s the next thing they hope will “work” to induce weight loss. Today I unveil these myths with my guests today Michelle May & Lilia Graue (both doctors, HAES-informed practioners and mindful eating experts). We will help those who aren’t yet big fans of mindful eating for well being enhancement (not weight loss) to give it a try. https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/2018/05/24/episode-81-mindful-eating-for-well-being-not-weight-loss-with-lilia-graue-and-michelle-may/
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Thank you supporters! Here's my latest episode with an amazing author and human -- Jes Baker. If you're thinking of a Mother's Day gift for me, in lieu of flowers, please consider sharing this page on social media to help me get more donations.

It means so much to me and other listeners who are benefitting from the content. Your donation helps to cover my expenses for producer, editing, equipment and services needed for the weekly show and a small stipend to Bernie for his time for our monthly chats.

https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/2018/05/08/episode-79-diets-can-kiss-my-a-with-jes-baker-author-of-landwhale-and-things-no-one-will-tell-fat-girls/
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Bernie is back on the podcast! He brings news from the doctor’s office that makes me lose it (you’ll notice the bleeps!) Tune in as we discuss the insidious nature of weight stigma in medicine and what to do about it - https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/2018/05/01/episode-78-my-doctor-suggested-weight-loss-surgery-without-even-asking-about-my-habits-weight-stigma-in-medicine-with-bernie-salazar/

Thank you so much for your support of the show. This helps cover my production costs, which include producer, professional editing, social media consulting, technology/services, and a stipend for Bernie shows, like this one. Can you help spread the word?
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