Six: Powerlifting by The Awl published on 2017-01-31T14:33:24Z Welcome back to the Awlcast! This is our POWERLIFTING EPISODE. We're joined by Jason Oberholtzer and his audio wizarding skills, and our guest is Casey Johnston, a writer and editor at The Wirecutter (which is now owned by the New York Times). She writes a bi-weekly advice column for The Hairpin about lifting weights, called "Ask A Swole Woman." What exactly is powerlifting, why should we do it, and why has there been such a stigma against it, at least for women? Many people are afraid it will bulk them up, but it turns out weightlifting, is a pretty effective way of slimming down and losing fat. It also has the potential to help you think differently about what and how much you eat. You can follow @swolewoman on Instagram and Facebook, and you can read more of Casey's columns here: https://thehairpin.com/tagged/ask-a-swole-woman Thanks to John Dziuban for the theme music, and to Jason and the team at his production company, Charts & Leisure: https://www.chartsandleisure.com/ Thanks, of course, to our sponsor, HelloFresh, which if offering a SPECIAL DISCOUNT to Awl Podcast listeners: $35 off your first week of deliveries. Just visit www.hellofresh.com and use the promo code AWLCAST.