Jameela Jamil will return to this year’s London Podcast Festival with her podcast I WEIGH on Friday 8 September and will be joined by Caitlin Moran.
In I WEIGH, Jameela challenges societal norms through conversations with thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about their own experiences and stories with their mental health. The podcast empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
Speaking at the festival last year, Jameela said: “The vibe in the room (at the 2022 London Podcast Festival) was electric. I loved it so much. It was so much fun that I now want to do it more.”
The latest other show announcements from the festival include the Guardian’s Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph with special guest Paul C Brunson who discuss the dynamics of TV dating, the key to a successful relationship, and how pop culture plays a significant role in our love lives.
Black Prose, the podcast where black writers talk amongst themselves, with journalist Yolanthe Fawehinmi interviewing award-winning, global bestselling author of 18 novels Dorothy Koomson, who is celebrating her 20th anniversary as a published author.
The POODCAST, which is all about finding the funny side of life when your bum and your tum just won’t behave, sees Evie Killip and Claudia Campbell joined by stars of Love Island: Aftersun, Lisa and Alana Macfarlane and award-winning script writer and comedian, Sarah Mills.
The Divorce Social, a light-hearted interview show about break ups and divorce, hosted and created by award-winning author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines who is joined by Juliet Cowan and Tori Allen-Martin.
Elsewhere, as part of the Podcast Maker Weekend, Content is Queen’s Imriel Morgan – also guest curator for this year’s festival – will be running a special Meet the Commissioner session and is joined by Clare Chadburn, Audible’s Content Director.
The session aims to unlock the secrets behind a successful podcast pitch. Imriel and Clare will explore the podcasting landscape, offering insider insights and answering burning questions from the podcasting community. Participants will also get a chance to ask their questions during a live Q&A.
Speaking on the latest announcements, Festival Director Zoë Jeyes says: “We are delighted to welcome Jameela back to the stage and also be able to share some other incredible talent updates with Chanté Joseph, Yolanthe Fawehinmi, Evie Killip and Claudia Campbell. We are also thrilled to be partnering with The Guardian this year.”
The full line up so far and tickets to events can be viewed and booked on the website.