Heavy Conversation
Heavy Conversation
Heavy Conversation
Join Bruce from Chubstr and Jody from Bear Skn for the Heavy Conversation podcast. Heavy Conversation discusses the issues many plus size people deal with every day. From finding clothes that fit, to dating, to the myth that fat people can’t be active – we’re taking on each topic and offering tips and solutions.
Shop these Big & Tall Brands on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday '23
 We're back after a long break with a few big and tall brands you should shop for Small Business Saturday. We also talk about what we've been up to this fall. NOTE: Heavy Conversation is releasing new episodes every other Tuesday. Our next episode drops Tuesday, December 5th. Bear Skn Black Friday Deals www.bearskn.comGet all the best big & tall black friday deals: https://chubstr.com/big-tall-sales-deals/
Nov 20, 2023
45 min
Will Technology Fix Big & Tall Clothing Fit Issues?
An article in the Wall Street Journal takes a look at some of the companies trying to solve clothing fit problems by creating apps to help customers get their exact measurements. We take a look at these options and discuss our past fit app experiences. WSJ Article: https://www.wsj.com/style/fashion/clothing-size-perfect-fit-tech-59ff9984Bruce's Beer: Pharmacy Porter, by Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MoJody's Beer: Gaijin Dream, by Stickmen Brewing, Tigard, OrHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Sep 19, 2023
35 min
On a Very Special Episode of Heavy Conversation
This week, we're discussing ways to take care of yourself by prioritizing your mental health. PLUS: Bruce shares the coolest beer in his beer fridge. Anxiety Resources: https://www.bswhealth.com/blog/how-to-talk-to-your-doctor-about-anxietyMassive Face Artist Page: https://massivefaceart.comBeer:Bruce: Smile More, by Anchorage Brewing Co. https://www.instagram.com/anchoragebrewing/Jody: Pacifico, by Groupo Modelo https://discoverpacifico.comHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Sep 12, 2023
30 min
What's New in Big & Tall Clothing?
We're taking a look at what's new and what you need to know about from the world of big & tall clothing! Find out what needs to be in your closet right now. - Bear Skn Jerseys: https://www.bearskn.com/collections/jersey- BRIC Socks for Big Feet: https://tidd.ly/3qTE8gk- One Bone Everywear Pant V2: http://shrsl.com/47i34- Wide the Brand: New Denim & Tees: https://widethebrand.com/collections/all-productsBeers - Jody: Chelada Mango ChileBruce: Sam Adams OktoberfestHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Sep 5, 2023
24 min
Good Counsel Gives Big & Tall Guys More Options
Good Counsel recently changed up their business plan, letting customers shop for stylish clothes with sizes to 8XL. We talk about Chubstr's recent review of the changes and what Good Counsel has to offer. Links: - Good Counsel in-depth review: https://chubstr.com/resources/good-counsel-big-tall-shop-review/Beer:Jody: Meteor Shower Pale Lager, by Ghostfish Brewing Company, Seattle, WABruce: Hofbrau Dunkel, by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München, Munich, Germany
Aug 22, 2023
28 min
Heavy Convo Live at the Body Positive Block Party
We're recording live from the Chub Hub PDX Body Positive Block Party! This week, Jody talks about attending Lazy Bear Week in Guerneville, CA, and Bruce talks about doing some international big & tall modeling. Listen in for some special guests!Links: Chub Hub PDX: http://chubhubpdx.comWhole Foods Beer: https://www.instagram.com/wholefoodsmarketbrewingco/?hl=enJody's Drink: Summer Shandy (we're not sure from where - it came from a tap!)Bruce's Drink: Margarita!
Aug 15, 2023
25 min
Two Big & Tall Brands You Should Know About
We're taking a look at two brands that might not be on your radar: the new big & tall t-shirt launch from BRIC and JCPenney's Mutual Weave big & tall line. - BRIC Website: https://tidd.ly/3rOlSFd- Chubstr BRIC Review: https://chubstr.com/style/bric-big-tall-sweaters-review/- JCPenney Mutual Weave: https://bit.ly/450BDY2NEW PRODUCT FROM BEAR SKN: https://bearskn.comBeer:Jody - Strange Haze IPA, by Highlander Beer, Missoula, MontanaBruce - None this weekSee our Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Aug 1, 2023
26 min
What We're Watching, Loving, and Wearing
Summer is in full swing, and we're making the most of it. We talk about the show we're both loving, Portland's Pride Celebration, and Chubstr's $250 Johnny Bigg gift card giveaway. Chubstr - Johnny Bigg 20% Off & $250 Gift Card Giveaway: https://bit.ly/chubstr-johnny-biggBeer:- Jody -Tropic Haze IPA, by Silver City Brewery, Silverdale, WA- Darcelle Blonde IPA, by Gigantic Brewing, Portland, ORHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Jul 25, 2023
24 min
When Will Companies Learn How to Do Big & Tall Right?
We love when companies want to cater to plus size customers, but not when they don't put real thought into it. This week, we're talking about how companies get their extended size collections wrong and how to do it the right way. Beer:Jody: Symphonic Chronic Double Dank IPA, by Deschutes Brewery, Bend, ORBruce: F* Cancer IPA, by Silvermoon Brewing, Bend ORHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753LinksGet new underwear at Bear Skn: https://www.bearskn.comListen to the new Chubstr Podcast, Life in Your Size: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-in-your-size/id1697054324
Jul 18, 2023
31 min
Introducing Chubstr's New Podcast, Life in Your Size
We're introducing the new podcast from Chubstr, called Life in Your Size. It's the audio version of Chubstr.com! Each week, you'll hear interviews with compelling plus size people, stories about living life in a bigger body, and you'll get tips to help you live your best life. This week, the guys talk about the first episode of Life in Your Size, featuring an interview with Jeff Jenkins, Travel Journalist and host of Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins, streaming now on National Geographic and later this summer on Disney+.Subscribe to Life in Your Size: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-in-your-size/id1697054324Beer:Jody: Dunkel, by Rosenstadt Brewery, Portland, OregonOberon Ale, by Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MichiganHeavy Convo Beer List: https://untappd.com/user/JodyKoenig/lists/362753
Jul 11, 2023
21 min
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