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What‘s New for Fall 2021 Big & Tall Style?

What‘s New for Fall 2021 Big & Tall Style?

August 31, 2021
Fall is almost here and it's time to think about what you're going to wear. The guys talk about how they're approaching their big & tall fall looks, what they're wearing and where they're getting it.
 
Beer this week:
 
Jody: Pale from the Crypt, by Liquid Gravity Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bruce: Burst, by Mikkeller Brewing, San Diego, CA
Back to Life, Back to Reality

Back to Life, Back to Reality

July 20, 2021

The guys talk about what it's like getting back out into the world now that restrictions are loosening in most areas. We talk about the new Chubstr photo shoot for Fanatics, what's happening at Bear Skn, what we're watching and about the new Ivy Park Big & Tall collection.

155: On Fatness and Vulnerability

155: On Fatness and Vulnerability

July 6, 2021

In the last few weeks, two big men have publicly shared their stories about how the world looks at (or overlooks) them because of their size. We've been told for decades that being vulnerable and talking about emotional pain is a weakness. These guys push back against that. In this episode, Bruce and Jody discuss that changing dynamic.

Summer Style 2021

Summer Style 2021

June 22, 2021
Talking Big & Tall Summer Style
 
Summer is here and we're getting back out there into the world. What are you going to wear to get through the hottest season? We share our favorite brands and trends that you need to know about.
 
Bruce's Beer: Citrus Situation from Old Town Brewing
Jody's Beer: Fresh Haze IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Epidose 153: 3 Years of Heavy Conversation

Epidose 153: 3 Years of Heavy Conversation

June 8, 2021
We're back from a month-long vacation just in time to celebrate 3 years of the Heavy Conversation Podcast. We're talking about what we did on our break, a new big & tall swimwear brand, and what's new from both Bear Skn and Chubstr.
 
Bruce's Beer: Deeply Unserious, Sasquatch Brewing Co.
Jody's Beer: Rainbows & Unicorns, Breakside Brewery
Follow These People for Some Plus Size Active Inspiration

Follow These People for Some Plus Size Active Inspiration

April 20, 2021

Don't believe big & tall or plus size people are getting out there and living active lives? We're talking about a few of our favorite athletes, influencers, and accounts that spotlight people bucking the stereotypes that say big folks aren't getting out there and being active.

Vaccines, Vacations, and Big Guys on Bikes

Vaccines, Vacations, and Big Guys on Bikes

April 13, 2021

This week we're talking about getting the COVID vaccine, Jody's vacation extravaganza, and being made fun of for being a big guy on a bike. Listen in for this wide-ranging discussion!

What’s On Your Post-Pandemic Wishlist?

What’s On Your Post-Pandemic Wishlist?

April 6, 2021

There's a light at the end of the pandemic-laden trail, and in the somewhat near future, we're going to be able to get back out into the world again. This week, Bruce and Jody talk about the things they want to do post-pandemic.

Why do so many Big & Tall Brands fail?

Why do so many Big & Tall Brands fail?

March 30, 2021
Over the years, we've seen a lot of big and tall brands launch to great success. We've also seen more than a few crash and burn. Why do so many big & tall brands fail? This week, we talk about the reasons a lot of brands fail, and what up and coming brands need to avoid.
 
Beer
  • Jody: Breathing Conversations - Finback Brewery
  • Bruce: All Malt Premium Lager - Maccabee
It’s Time to Take a Staycation!

It’s Time to Take a Staycation!

March 23, 2021
If you're like us, you've been stuck in the house for the last 12 months and you're ready for a change. While we wait for vaccines to get out, consider taking a staycation! Bruce & Jody share staycation tips and ways you can have fun without going too far away from home.
 
 
stay local, go to hotel, air bnb - camping - good for your mental health