More Than Tracy Turnblad

More Than Tracy Turnblad

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. On this podcast, Abby Rose Morris interviews fat people in all areas of entertainment about where fatphobia shows up in their artistic lives, the fat characters that have impacted them, and the changes they would like to see regarding the treatment of body size in the arts. Join us as we challenge stereotypes of fat bodies, honor the power of representation, and dream of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.


August 19, 2023 72 mins

Inspired by Abby's tweets about The Cut's coverage of GLP-1 weight loss drugs, she and Luz sat down with writer and body righteousness coach Sabina McAllister Singwell to discuss hunger in terms of cultural attitudes, media portrayals, and our personal relationships with appetite.

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We're BAAACK on the main feed after a long hiatus! In honor of the new Little Mermaid movie, Abby and Luz (new name just dropped) pay tribute to the OG fat icon, Ursula the sea witch. Specifically, we're breaking down Melissa McCarthy's costume and makeup, Ursula's roots in drag culture, the skinny Ursula Barbie, the Little Mermaid musical, queercoded Disney villains, and surprise (not)!!!! Our own childhood tra...

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In a Valentine's Day special episode, Abby and Maya are joined by Jenna Vesper of Date Card Pod and Roses for Every Body, aka the fat Bachelor inclusion campaign! We discuss Roses for Every Body's philosophy, goals, and accomplishments, and why fat representation in reality TV is so rare but so important. petition:

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This week Abby catches up on the culture, the holidays, and the Patreon price drop (our bonus episode tier is now $3)! Then she is joined by Evany Majano aka @toomuchev on TikTok to discuss growing up, dating, and having sex while fat.  Apologies for the sound quality on the interview - we did our best but it's far from perfect!

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Abby catches up on podcast business, what she's been watching, and the horrors of turning 26. Then she is joined by Maya and actor and teacher Katy Geraghty, who is currently playing Little Red in Into the Woods on Broadway! Topics include costume horror stories, dance class, why Maya shouldn't play Tracy Turnblad, moving to NYC with your first Broadway show, and Disney's Reflect.

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October 31, 2022 71 mins

Today Abby and Maya tackle the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus! After a brief recap of this week's Taylor Swift Anti-Hero video scale shot internet drama, they dissect Hocus Pocus 1 and 2, including fat icon Mary Sanderson, Walgreens, virginity, Kathy Najimy's weight loss, and more.

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October 17, 2022 74 mins

It's fall so obviously it's time for you to hear the Gilmore Girls episode! First, Abby begs for podcast reviews and chats about life updates, A League of Their Own, fall, and being in her romcom era. Then you'll hear our formerly Patreon exclusive episode on all the fat representation and fatphobia in Gilmore Girls, featuring Abby's little sister Layla (with whom she has been watching Gilmore Girls since they w...

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Abby and Maya catch up about recent TikTok fatphobia drama. Then they are joined by @megsforfun aka Megan Mapes to discuss fat admirers on social media and analyze the reasons men cite for why they like fat women.

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September 19, 2022 138 mins

We're back with an update on the podcast! Abby and Maya sit down to chat about the future of the podcast and how we'll be doing more episodes together on the main feed on specific fat media and other topics in addition to Abby's interviews. Then film analyst and fellow podcaster BJ Colangelo comes on to discuss the play version of the upcoming film The Whale starring Brendan Fraser. This is the longest episode of all...

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July 30, 2022 95 mins

We've made it to the final episode before informal Edinburgh Fringe hiatus! Abby vents about the fatsuits in the recent Elvis and Batman movies, and then chats with theatre journalist Meg Masseron about Beanie Feldstein's unceremonious departure from Funny Girl. Meg and Abby also discuss loving love, cyberbullying, being sexually obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, and of course L*a M*ch*le.

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The world is in shambles so Abby briefly discusses emergency contraception for fat people and gives an update on Edinburgh Fringe prep for More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show. Then she is joined by writer, producer, host, and creator of The Fat Girl Show Yael Tygiel to chat about Barbizon, hosting, early puberty, dating apps, and reading  fat romance.

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June 24, 2022 94 mins

In the most overshare-y intro segment ever, Abby discusses fat queer stereotypes and how they have showed up in her life. Then she is joined by Ross Wade for a frank discussion about being a man with an eating disorder, preferring a fat partner, and writing for children's animated TV shows. Apologies for the dog sounds in the background, but we promise to post a pic of Ross's adorable Morky on Instagram!


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This week, Abby gushes about A Strange Loop, aka the "big, Black, and queer-ass American Broadway show!" Then Gillian Hassert comes on the podcast for a chat about practical props, drag queens, love, and her experiences as an understudy on the national tour of Oklahoma.

More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show performs in NYC this Friday at 9:30 and Saturday at 8!
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In a little catch-up, Abby discusses Lizzo's Big Grrrls, Roe v. Wade, and where to get tickets to the More Than Tracy Turnblad show. Then she is joined by Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 16 novels, including The Summer Place which came out last week! They talk book cover trends, Carnie Wilson, diet culture, growing up without a TV, school weigh-ins, finding your style in a larger body, and adapting books for the screen....

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May 3, 2022 70 mins

*This episode was originally a Patreon exclusive episode posted on March 11th.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more, subscribe at!*

Abby and More Than Tracy Turnblad co-producer Maya Ballester discuss the 2006 film Phat Girlz, starring Mo'Nique.

ALSO: our fund raiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has officially met its goal, but we are keeping the GoFundMe and Venm...

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WELCOME TO SEASON 3! Abby examines her motivations for keeping kosher for Passover and the relationship between religious fasting and disordered eating. Then she is joined by Samantha Aucoin, one of the stars of the new SyFy show Astrid & Lilly Save The World! Abby and Samantha gab about kissing scenes, Glee, seeing your face onscreen, not having butts, watching TV fat characters in public vs. alone, and of course, Sam's e...

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Welcome back besties! Abby announces the Edinburgh Fringe run of the original More Than Tracy Turnblad aka her solo show, which you can donate to here. Then comedian/musician Rachel A. Schrock comes on to put her comedy studies degree to use analyzing all the Fat Amy jokes in Pitch Perfect 1, 2, and 3. The topic of this special bonus episode was chosen by our listeners and followers, aka you! To hear part 2, a deep dive into Rebel ...

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In this special bonus episode, dating behavior specialist and coach Christan Marashio (she/they) aka @dateologycoach on TikTok joins Abby to answer listener questions about dating while fat.  They discuss avoiding intimacy, getting asked out as a joke, West Elm Caleb, and why men are so afraid of fat women being interested in them. Happy Valentine's Day and FUCK THAT GUY!

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January 31, 2022 70 mins

In the final episode of season 2, Abby celebrates More Than Tracy Turnblad's first anniversary and discusses the first two episodes of Somebody Somewhere, the new HBO series starring Bridget Everett as a rare true fat protagonist. Then she chats with plus size model/actress/dancer Brittany Wilborn about attending a performing arts high school, suddenly becoming attractive to boys, Janet Jackson, levels of privilege within the ...

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January 25, 2022 92 mins

This week, Abby introduces More Than Tracy Turnblad's brand new PATREON! Then she is joined by past guest Sarai Cole and her collaborator Mary Kelly, to talk about their new piece, "The Wesendonck Project: Poems In My Hand." This week's main interview features radio programmer and voice actor Harry Minot, who shares his experiences with fat genes, calipers, accidental weight loss, NAAFA, and dieting, as well as ...

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