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The Lighter Side -Real Stories of Weight Loss

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Origin Story

2/16/2020
In this episode, Jay explores his origin story with the assistance of his sometime co-host, the inimitable Jenny Bee. In Season 4, Jay Casale (formerly 375lbs, full of anxiety, depression and OCD) and Michael Buckley(Certified Personal Trainer full of existential dread) explore ten of their favorite interviews from the first three seasons of the Lighter Side ( a show about weight loss, addiction, recovery and mental health...but you know...funny) Original, Full-Length Episode can be found...

Duration:00:56:44

Addiction

2/16/2020
In this episode, Jay talks to author Amy Dresner about her personal struggles, as well as the overlap between all addictions. In Season 4, Jay Casale (formerly 375lbs, full of anxiety, depression and OCD) and Michael Buckley(Certified Personal Trainer full of existential dread) explore ten of their favorite interviews from the first three seasons of the Lighter Side ( a show about weight loss, addiction, recovery and mental health...but you know...funny) Original, Full-Length Episode can...

Duration:00:00:05

Males and Weight Loss

2/16/2020
In this episode, Jay talks to weight loss personality Jonathan Giordano (aka Mudhustler) about the unique challenge of being a male in the weight loss community. In Season 4, Jay Casale (formerly 375lbs, full of anxiety, depression and OCD) and Michael Buckley(Certified Personal Trainer full of existential dread) explore ten of their favorite interviews from the first three seasons of the Lighter Side ( a show about weight loss, addiction, recovery and mental health...but you...

Duration:00:45:09

Paying it Forward

2/16/2020
In this episode, Jay talks to Alex Brecher, CEO of Bariatric Pal, about the origins of his Bariatric Empire. In Season 4, Jay Casale (formerly 375lbs, full of anxiety, depression and OCD) and Michael Buckley(Certified Personal Trainer full of existential dread) explore ten of their favorite interviews from the first three seasons of the Lighter Side ( a show about weight loss, addiction, recovery and mental health...but you know...funny) Original, Full-Length Episode can be found...

Duration:01:00:25

Survival

2/16/2020
In this episode, Jay talks to Tammy Duncan, mother and survivor, about what happened when her husband held a secret no one could have imagined. In Season 4, Jay Casale (formerly 375lbs, full of anxiety, depression and OCD) and Michael Buckley( Certified Personal Trainer full of existential dread) explore ten of their favorite interviews from the first three seasons of the Lighter Side ( a show about weight loss, addiction, recovery and mental health...but you know...funny) Original,...

Duration:01:44:44

My Forever Valentine

2/14/2020
A little over a year ago, I sat down with my wife Aimee for a gloves off talk about married life. We are still married. Stay tuned for new eps. Catch me on "Good Kids: How Not to Raise an Asshole" Tuesday February 18th Support the show (http://patreon.com/lightersidepodcast)

Duration:01:04:59

Last Year's Christmas

12/25/2019
Michael Buckley joined me live for a Christmas Special last year. Special guest star: my kid. Support the show (http://patreon.com/lightersidepodcast)

Duration:01:05:41

Season 4 Announcement Trailer

12/6/2019
Season 4 is coming in the New Year!! I'll re-examine 10 of my favorite Lighter Side episodes, along with my best friend and hetero life mate Michael Buckley, as well as give you some juicy updates on past guests, and hit you with a few brand spankin new interviews. Be sure to check out the Good Kids podcast from Lemonada Media in the meantime. I'll be a guest there soon, discussing how to raise Good Kids, a topic I am sorely unqualified for. Support the show...

Duration:00:03:07

Me And Jenny Bee- Season 3 FInale

10/8/2019
The Lighter Side ends Season 3 the same way it started Season 1, with the inimitable Jenny Bee. We discuss what it's like to be 1.5 years out of surgery and just generally enjoy each other's company. Thank you to all of the listeners, followers, supporters, etc. This is the 69th (heehee) episode of the Lighter Side. I hope you have enjoyed the show and have taken something from it. I know I have. I'm going to put together a "Best Of The Lighter Side" over the next few weeks. As far as...

Duration:01:24:40

Constantine Maroulis

9/23/2019
Constantine Maroulis is a Tony Nominated Actor (Rock of Ages) who rose to stardom as the 6th place finalist on the 4th season of American Idol and has maintained a diverse and successful career ever since. He is a true hustler, a true Greek Idol, and a truly dedicated father to his beautiful daughter Malena. We talked about everything from how he knew Carrie Underwood was going to win, to what it was like to originate a role on Broadway, all the way to the time he and I were in Jesus Christ...

Duration:01:09:13

Stephanie Wittels Wachs

9/8/2019
When Stephanie Wittels Wachs wrote a memoir about the years before and after her brother Harris’s death, she couldn’t have possibly known the profound effect she would have on me. When I listened to the audiobook, I couldn’t have possibly known she would agree to sit down and speak with me about the book, her brother, her new podcast (Last Day), and all manner of other topics ranging from taking naps in cars to why Stranger Things will never jump the shark. Stephanie is a mother of two, a...

Duration:01:26:43

Jessica Cordova Kramer

9/1/2019
Jessica Cordova Kramer is the co-founder, CEO, and Executive Producer of Lemonada Media, a podcast network she formed with Stephanie Wittels Wachs in order to share the unfiltered version of the human experience. She is also Executive Producer of Pod Save the People, one of the most cutting-edge sources for news, culture, and social justice in existence. She's also a super-cool mother of two who has been through some sh*t and come out the other side ready to take on the world. We talked...

Duration:01:03:54

Emily Martens

8/19/2019
Emily Martens is one half of the Mom's Spaghetti Podcast, and one whole groovy lady. She has shockingly red hair and the kind of fiery wit that keeps me on my toes. She lost 135 lbs after having gastric sleeve surgery, and opened up to me about what it feels like put a teensy weensy bit of that weight back on. We waxed philosophical about the world's best candy bar, the anxiety you feel when there isn't enough food at the party, and what it's like to be a divorced mother of two. The Mom's...

Duration:01:21:07

Bonus Episode: Jay's 40th

7/31/2019
It's my birthday!! Join me as I celebrate by having my best friend and hetero life mate Michael Buckley ask me questions HE doesn't know the answers to! Special guest appearances by friends, family, listeners, followers, and maybe a celebrity or two* As a special Birthday Bonus, listeners can receive 50% OFF AN ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM at www.fitasbuck.com with the code "LighterSide" Don't forget to stop by Bariatric Pal and use code "lighterside50" for 50% off your first subscription...

Duration:01:47:42

Kelley Gunter

7/21/2019
Kelley Gunter's book "You Have Such A Pretty Face" tells the story of a woman who lost 240 lbs, and then lost everything. Kelley and I talked about what happens when you are not psychologically ready for such a massive life change, and how the true work begins when you face your inner demons. We laughed too. I promise. Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse. Get Kelley's book at youhavesuchaprettyface.com Check Kelley out on instagram at instagram.com/gunterkelley Go to Lemonadamedia.com to...

Duration:01:19:16

Martha Duke

7/7/2019
Martha Duke is the founder and CEO of Recover Out Loud LLC, a company focused on the de-stigmatization of addiction. She is a sober mother of two who has been been through extreme emotional and physical abuses, but come out the other side in true phoenix fashion. She can be found brightening the days of all of her followers on instagram right here. She brightened mine as we discussed alcoholism, recovery, burrata, and Dan Akroyd's dramatic work. This and every episode is brought to you by...

Duration:01:52:12

Wendy Adamson

6/23/2019
Wendy Adamson's memoir, Mother Load, opens with her shooting her husband's mistress in the arm in a meth-addled craze. It ends with her being 25 years sober, a counselor, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur, an author and a philanthropist, helping her son to operate Hav a Sole, whose mission is "to provide the homeless and at risk youth population with quality footwear to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent disease, while fostering a sense of community along the way" Wendy is...

Duration:01:26:55

Bonus Episode - THE BEE JAY SHOW STARRING JENNY BEE

6/10/2019
Jenny Bee, my sometimes co-host but always boo, returns and we talk about everything from life a year after weight loss surgery to Michael Jackson to staying out of reproductive organs that don't belong to you. Don't forget to visit my sponsor, Bariatric Pal, to pick up some of the deliciousness Jenny and I discuss on this episode. LighterSideBox- 50% off of your FIRST Subscription Box. https://store.bariatricpal.com/…/bariatricpal-box-of-the-mo… LighterSide20- 20% off of BariatricPal...

Duration:01:43:50

Return of the Mudhustler

6/2/2019
Jonathan Giordano, aka Mudhustler, returns to the Lighter Side to talk about his mental health, his weight loss journey, and, of course, his balls. His Bird Balls.Learn how to make them, the Big Ass Waffle, and all his other insanely delicious recipes at themudhustler.com Remember to Check out our sponsor, Bariatric Pal for all of your high protein/low carb snacking needs. Promos: Lightersidebox - 50% off your first Subscription Box Lighterside20 - 20% off all BariatricPal branded...

Duration:01:43:56

Mom's Spaghetti Podcast

5/28/2019
Check out Jay's appearance on The Mom's Spaghetti Podcast this week while you wait for a brand new Lighterside to drop on Monday. (https://open.spotify.com/show/3yFQLr4oTKkgMluYbm4oR3?si=PSek6jEzTeyVHT6OEwP1hQ) Also check out store.bariatricpal.com for all of you snacking needs. Promos: Lightersidebox - 50% off your first Subscription Box Lighterside20 - 20% off all BariatricPal branded items. Lighterside15 - 15% off your first order Support the show...

Duration:00:01:29