28 minutes | Jan 17, 2022

Margaret Cho Has Always Been ‘Hollywood Obese’

Comedian Margaret Cho has struggled with eating disorders for most of her life. When she was starting out in comedy, she used alcohol and drugs to mask her hunger, and later resorted to other methods of controlling her weight. When we received a note from a teenage listener struggling with her own eating issues, we invited Margaret to share her story and advice with the listener and other young people who might be headed down the same path.

Please note: This episode deals with eating disorders and includes discussion of child sexual abuse. This episode originally aired on January 11, 2016.

The Sporkful production team includes Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O'Hara, Johanna Mayer, Tracey Samuelson, and Jared O'Connell. 

Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

 

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