Times Up – Episode 105: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast

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Sometimes you just gotta speak up and let it all out.


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


102 thoughts on “Times Up – Episode 105: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast”

  1. Hi Juli!
    I’ve been listening to your podcast since the beginning and I’ve always loved the variety of topics and your honesty. I’m at a loss for words about this episode (and so much of the news throughout this past week/month/year) but just wanted to say THANK YOU for speaking about these issues in your daily life. I respect your decision to usually not talk about politics/religion in your blog and podcast but truly appreciate your decision to speak out about these experiences. You’re the best! xoxo

  2. Hey Julie – I just want to say that I’ve been following you for a long time. I love you for your outfit inspiration, your humor, your desire to be strong, your way to make Paleo and eating healthy easy. I am so thankful that you posted this podcast today. I think it just shows another beautiful side of you and I’m really happy that you were so open about how you’ve been treated. An interesting thing I noticed was that you even apologized for ” talking about this” on the podcast. I too so often apologize when there was no need to. You speaking about something you care about is never necessary for an apology. You’re an incredible woman and I hope you keep standing up for yourself and other women.

    1. FOR REAL!! we are taught to apologize for everything. that it’s the lady thing to do. but it’s so true, we need to stop apologizing and start standing up for ourselves, each other and our rights.

  3. Couldn’t agree more with L- if people haven’t figured out yet they your podcast is uncensored and they can walk on by if they don’t care for it, f*ck ‘em…you were passionate and articulate AF this week and it was so cool to see you using your platform to support empowering women! Never shy away from talking about causes you feel strongly about-it was one of my favorite episodes!

  4. Juli, this episode was ON. POINT. I started listening to MindPump after Sal was on your podcast, so I listen to both of you guys. There are times that I can’t listen to what they are talking about because it is a little too “bro” or whatever but I do agree with you that they are great guys and they are really open to other ideas. It’s the other side of it. I think this episode really humanizes you to people who think that you are only what your photos show. Thank you for speaking your mind on this and being open! I have a great respect for you.

    1. thank you so much for leaving a comment Seggan. i really don’t ever want my podcast to be a downer when we can just turn the news on for that. but i just couldn’t stay silent anymore. we all need to start sharing our experiences and stop putting up with the people who talk down to us. i’m done with it.

  5. Kaitlyn Lubrano

    Thanks for being so honest in this podcast! I felt powered, not weird from your talk. It could be also that I finished RBG series on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and was feeling all the feels for women’s rights. By going to an event like you did and calling this out, you are addressing the emotions many women go through and makes us feel like we are not crazy for thinking those exact same thoughts! Thanks for using your platform for inspiration in all areas.

    1. thank you so much for the support, Kaitlyn. it felt really good to talk about it all and share that experience with other women who have to go through it every single day. we need to start standing up for ourselves.

  6. I was listening to this podcast in my kitchen last night while prepping dinner. My 9-year-old son (whose name is Jackson, BTW ????) was nearby and was passively listening while doing some crafts at the table. Not only did he delight in hearing all the F-bombs ????, but it kicked off a very valuable discussion about not ever commenting on a person’s appearance, and how you can ALWAYS find something nice to say to someone. Thanks for your honesty and willingness to speak out on important issues like this – even 9-year-old boys are listening and hopefully also learning how to behave respectfully and appropriately!

    1. lol omg reading the first line of this comment made me think it was going in a very different direction. but thank you for supporting me in my cussing habits, even with your child around. and that’s so cool it brought up a valuable discussion. more parents should start having this conversation with their sons early on so we can raise a better generation than the ones we are experiencing at the moment.

      1. I didn’t mean to alarm you! You know I think you’re awesome!! And I think the F-bomb might be my most favorite cuss word, since I must utter it at least 15 times a day. I can use it as an adjective, verb, adverb… 😀 My son has heard them all come out of my mouth, and he understands that they are just words that somebody decided were “bad” words. Like seriously, why is the s-word a cuss but poop is not? Who decided? And I’m sorry, but sometimes the MOST appropriate and applicable word is F—. Saying gosh darnit just ain’t gonna cut it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙂

  7. Hey Juli! I’ve been listening to your podcast since day one. I have always enjoyed how you keep it real, keep it fun and keep the world of politics and all that other B.S. out of it so we can all enjoy a mental break for an hour or so. But, I LOVED this episode. I truly felt empowered by your take on the podcast hard event and the kavanaugh hearing. I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a feminist but your words made take a deeper look into situations in my own life. You don’t need to apologize for voicing how all of this has made you feel. In fact, I love to hear more! You are a voice, you can inspire change. This episode is furthering the conversation and I thank you. Keep kicking ass!

    1. thank you so much for the kind words Jennifer. we all need to start standing up for ourselves and stop making excuses for others because we don’t want to come off as nagging or a complainer. i just can’t sit quiet any longer.

  8. Hi Juli – I love everything you put out (blog posts, Instagram posts and stories, leggings, podcast) but never comment. This podcast, though, was so on point and so necessary I had to write you. Thanks for being a badass and telling it like it is. You’re the best!

    1. Jackie, with all due respect…this is Juli’s blog and Juli’s podcast. She is providing us with thoughtful, FREE content day after day. As far as I’m concerned, she can say or do whatever the heck she wants because it’s HERS. Your comment was mean and uncalled for.

      And sorry, but EVERYTHING looks good on Juli ????

  9. You. Are. Amazing.

    Listen, you entertained me before and it’s why I’ve kept coming back. But this episode? So needed. And the real Juli has a lot to say, and I hope she keeps coming out and talking.

    Seriously, before listening to this I was like what the heck do I have in common with this person other than the fact that we both love Joy and Claire? Sometimes I feel like an old lady compared to you and that I’ll never be as lean, strong, or fashionable.

    But now? Now I know that you have some seriously passionate feels about real things in real life and it’s not just all the Bachelor and crispy Kale and breakfast sausage.

    Keep saying what needs to be said. People listen to you and you have a following and we need to speak. And hearing you talk about it is therapeutic, proactive, and freaking awesome. Thank you, you cute little panda.

    1. awwwww thanks Lindsey!! i’ve definitely always wanted to keep my podcast light and funny, bachelor and breakfast sausage included. so i’m glad this shared a different side of me that you enjoyed hearing. these are topics i keep to myself because of how much it often divides people, but i don’t care at this point. people are trying to divide women from the rest of the population and make us seem less of because of our experiences and we don’t have to put up with it anymore. we can change the future for so many women if we start to speak up. so thank you for the kind words and the encouragement to share more!

  10. THANK YOU!!! Thank you for speaking up. And yes, we as women need to stop being silent. It’s uncomfortable, but it shouldn’t be anymore. Thank you for doing your part to help in this fight. I truly don’t understand women who accept ANY of this. I truly respect you more than I ever have.

    And just a reminder to everyone- VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH!!! VOTE.

  11. When I first listened to this episode I was doing things around the house, walking away and coming back. I actually ended up listening to most of the episode over again so I could give my full attention. I’m sure a lot of other women would have come back from the podcast event and just talked about how amazing it was, but I’m so glad you shared some of the negative feelings you had around it. I also have been lucky enough to never experience some of the horrible things other women have, and I am lucky to have men in my life that always make me feel respected and safe. That obviously doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem with society today and it is important that we keep talking about it. I just wanted to say thank you for this episode and I respect you for speaking up!

  12. Great episode! I’m sure the vast majority of women can completely relate to what you described at the podfest. I’d say “all women” but I’ve seen enough WTFery during the past two weeks to know that there is still a lot of denial (or maybe self loathing) (or maybe brain washing) going on.

    As a Californian I can assure you that not all men here are bros – thankfully! We do have more than our fair share and especially within the fitness community. I hope the negative experiences were outnumbered by positive and they don’t color your memories of the beautiful Lake Tahoe region!

    Thanks for stepping outside of your usual format . I broke many of my own social media rules during that sh*tshow as well. Is it November 6th yet?

  13. Thank you so much for doing this podcast! It really struck a chord with me when I was driving in to work. It is critically important that we start (or continue) having these conversations, letting the world know that this type of behavior is not okay, and to help create an environment where others can share safely. Only when this can be something we discuss openly can we really begin to address the deeply rooted issues that have allowed this type of behavior for way too long. I work in a male-dominated industry – engineering – and I have seen this, experienced bad behavior, and heard about it far too frequently for it to be a “one-off.” I believe it is important for us who have a voice and who are recognized as leaders in the industries we work to use that to help other women who need it.

    Thanks again for sharing your piece, I agree and am fed up too.

    1. thank you so much for the love Sarah. the more we all share and talk about it, the more it will open up the truth. men will never truly understand it but we can teach more and more (especially the younger generation) how to move away from the past and into a better future.

  14. Thank you thank you thank you.

    It’s been a really tough week for a lot of us so seeing someone that I look up to talk so bluntly and emotionally is very appreciated. Never downplay your experiences or thoughts, they are yours and you own them.

    Side note: I live in Denver and I always get my knives sharpened at the farmers market- I guess I need to find a new knife sharpener …

    1. thank you for those words hannah. i’ve gotten a lot of backlash and hate for my feelings, but i have to remember those feelings and experiences are valid. and do you go to the 32nd ave farmers market? that’s where the sketch guy was. let’s both find someone new to go to!

  15. Thanks for talking about this, Juli. It was such a hard week emotionally, and I think you made a really good point. It was so difficult to just see people (men) being able to go about like NOTHING WAS HAPPENING while women everywhere were being completely torn apart. It made me so inexplicably upset and just wore me down.

    1. it’s really amazing. even my husband didn’t really understand until i really laid it all out to him. it really was such an exhausting and upsetting week. i had to turn social media off for a few days to just pick back up the pieces that feel lost at the moment. but hopefully all this upset pushes change as we move forward

  16. Here’s another message that echoes what everyone else said. I’ve listened to you from the beginning, and this episode was truly something special. It meant even more coming from someone who tries to stay out of politics, because it made me feel like I am not crazy for feeling like I’ve been in a tailspin this last week.

    As someone who works in law enforcement, I totally understand what it means to be in a male dominated, ego dominated work environment, and my god is it challenging sometimes.

    I was so frustrated listening to your podcast that I was almost in tears, and it is because I could see the parallels between what you’ve been dealing with, and what I’ve been living with for years. THANK YOU so much for sharing your story. We all have to stand up as women and let everyone know we’re not dealing with this anymore. Time’s up!

    1. i can’t imagine what it’s like to work in that kind of field. it must be frustrating so many days out of the week. and it must be so hard to continue to put up with it. hopefully someday you won’t have to or at least the generation after us won’t either. i was almost in tears too and i’ve been in tears so many days after this podcast went live with the backlash i got from it. hopefully more and more people can see equality and the humanity in each other, no matter the differences

  17. YAS girl. So much of this has been normalized. And I know so many good men who just can’t get up to speed on why it is not OK because for some reason it’s threatening to them. It really is frustrating.

  18. I listen to your podcast every week and while I appreciate your humor and just generally listening to you talk about what’s new in your life, this week was fantastic. I think we all need to speak up because what you were talking about happens to all of us. All. The. Time. And it’s not ok. Thanks for using your platform for stuff like this.

  19. Thank you for speaking out on this subject. I work in law enforcement which is a male dominated field so I can relate to a lot of what you were speaking to. I so agree with one of your last statements about humanity versus political affiliation. Can you imagine how different the world would be if we were all just kind to one another? I read the best quote the other day…”You will never regret being kind to someone.”
    Thanks again for being so open and honest.

    1. thanks for the love Carrie. it would be a pretty fucking cool world if we were kind and thoughtful every single day. it’s even something i need to work on regularly myself. thank you for listening and taking the time to comment.

  20. Loved this episode! I listen to both Mind Pump and GGW so I was excited to hear all about the podcast fest in Tahoe. The Mind Pump social media made it look awesome- delicious food and fun podcasting… so needless to say that your experience came as a surprise. 100% appreciate your honesty on the situation. You could’ve easily just kept it to yourself, but instead you trusted your listeners and said what should have been said. I’m still in shock that those are the types of people the Mind Pump guys associate with 🙁 and so sad that a fun weekend turned into so much grossness

    1. this is not a bash on mind pump in any capacity. what they experience with their acquaintances or friends is completely different than what other people experience, especially as males in a male dominated fitness space. even my experience was completely different than what joy and claire experienced. i know i’m getting a lot of hate for what i felt in those moments by people out there, but those were just MY experiences. i really wasn’t trying to put any hate in any capacity out towards the guys of mind pump. they were great and very welcoming!

  21. YES!! Thank you! I felt like I was having my own conversation with you on my drive today. That’s normal right? Anyway. Thank you for being real and being honest. I thought it was impossible to love you more than I did but I was wrong!

  22. Thank you for speaking up and sharing your experiences!! When one person speaks up it gives others the courage to speak up too!

  23. Looking forward to listening to this podcast!
    For an upcoming podcast, I think it would be cool for you to ask your followers to submit stories as to how your blog and you have changed their lives. Good way to spread some positivity!

    1. i absolutely love this idea, Jac! i will definitely feel a little weird asking people to share those stories (it feels very full-of-myself style) but i think that would be such a cool way to share other people’s stories in a positive way! i’ll ask people to write me in the next episode!

      1. I totally hear you on the feeling a little weird, but I bet you will get some amazing stories out of it that people would love to hear.

  24. Don’t ever apologize for speaking your mind! You are awesome! And this subject is super relevant and it is important to talk about it. Thank you for speaking up!

  25. Juli – I’ve followed you on and off for the last year and check into the podcast every once in a while. I’m so proud that you’ve shared your experience and thoughts here. While I love your content in the fitness and food space, I’ve gained a new level of respect for you for using your voice on something that is so important in today’s climate. Props girl 🙂

  26. Just listened to this podcast. So glad you spoke up, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Love your podcast, it’s always a refreshing distraction from life’s craziness!

  27. I LOVED this podcast episode so much! It was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you so much for your honesty and vulnerability. I know it couldn’t have been easy to put yourself out there like that. I truly admire you.
    I always listen to your podcast when I’m doing house chores on Saturdays but after a few minutes of listening I had to stop what I was doing and sit down and really listen. I could completely relate to so much of what you said. I don’t think you have anything to apologize for. You have every right to speak your truth on your platform. I didn’t feel like you were bashing anyone, you were just being honest about your experience.

  28. I love all of your content and podcasts but especially this one! Thank you for being brave and talking about an issue that needs to be talked about. I have always respected your work ethic and the person you are and now I feel that way even more.

  29. YES. YES. YES. It’s insanity that women have to deal with this at all. And that people now look at women reporting sexual assault as ” a political” thing. We are going backwards so fast. I think the more of us who use our voices and speak up, the better. This is not a political position. It is about human rights and our freedom as American citizens.

    Sorry you have to deal with clueless men in your industry. They need to stay in their lane and stay the hell out of what women ought to look like. Commenting on someone’s appearance and clothing in any way other than a general compliment or interest? Go back to the 50’s, loser.

    I’ve been reading some sober blogs lately, and though I’m not sober, they make some eye-opening points about our drinking culture and how it’s a tool to keep women “in their place” in many ways. Like it’s looked on as women’s fault if they got too drunk and got in a bad situation, but it’s never men who get shamed and blamed for drinking too much and committing assault – it’s more like an accepted excuse.

    You are particularly awesome and I love your recipes, fashion (even though I’m not really into fashion at all), workouts and most especially your spirit and writing. I also loathe football! Thanks for being there. And thank you for speaking out. We are not going to just shut up and accept bad behavior anymore.

    1. it’s so true. women are criticized for so much while men are commended. it’s such a warped world we live in. and not only for women, but for all minorities in general. it really does feel like we are going backwards at this point

  30. I absolutely loved this podcast! I can only imagine how you must have felt, especially during an event like the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. I honestly got kind of emotional listening to it. I live in Alaska where we have the highest domestic violence and sexual assault rates in the nation. It’s real and it ruins lives and it’s not going to improve unless more and more people speak up. I loved hearing your voice on this issue and I respect you so much for using your platform to talk about something that is unfortunately still so controversial. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. thanks for the love Molly. it really sucks it’s so controversial. hopefully more and more women can find that their voice and experiences are valid.

  31. Juli-
    Just wanted to send my support for you always being free to speak your mind on your own damn podcast! And I always appreciate it when those of you who have big followings say the things that can be tough to say and speak up for those who don’t have the platform.! Keep doing you!!

  32. Juli,

    Thank you so much for this episode! I have been so upset over the last few weeks and it was fantastic to hear you speak up. You articulated so much of what I have been feeling.

  33. I’m a longtime reader, listener, follower of PaleOMG and I have to say thank you for using your platform to share your experience and hopefully open a few eyes to this huge issue. Keep speaking up. You go girl!

  34. Lindsey Gottardy

    LOVE THIS. It is empowering to hear women speak up about these issues; we need more women to speak out and not be afraid to be heard. You’re a bad ass.

  35. I’m so glad you did this podcast. And like many people said, never apologize for talking about something that matters to you and franky should matter to everyone rtght now. After the Kavvanaugh absolutely fing BS, I started listening to the audiobook The Power. It is giving me a majorly needed girl power boost, but I wish it wasn’t just a fictional story.

    I’m Indian, and in recent years the stories of gang rapes in India has filled me with absolute rage. It’s horrific to know that this stuff has always happened to women, for all of time, and we’ve all been taught to keep quiet and deal with it as a normal part of life. Perhaps all of what’s happening now needs to occur to cause a change in the tide that is so badly needed.

  36. You are the best! I hate politics/conflict and this topic is something I would typically avoid because of that, but you were so candid and open in this podcast, I felt like I was listening to a friend. Thank you for being real! Definitely made me think about some sketch experiences I’ve had in my life and how at one point I was actually embarrassed when I called the police about what had happened to me. This is not ok!! So thank you for talking about this and keep doing what you’re doing!!

  37. Male listener from Singapore here! Love how no bullshit and straightforward you are and the way you speak up. Teach those jerks to treat people how they want to be treated.

  38. Thank you for being SO BRAVE and speaking your truth. People like you help give women a voice! The fact that you’ve received backlash is unfortunately not surprising in today’s climate (listening to Part 2 on my way home today), but keep on fighting the good fight and inspiring others to do the same.

  39. I am just catching up on your last few podcasts, so sorry for the delayed response! I have been reading your blog and listening to your podcast for some time now. I absolutely LOVE your content, and I love that from the day I started following along with your blog and IG, I new you were a strong female voice. I love that about you. I honor and respect you SO MUCH for this podcast episode. You are absolutely not alone in the rage you have felt in recent weeks! Listening to this episode lit my rage fire, brought me to tears, and reminded me I’m not alone. It’s hard to not feel defeated and powerless, but know that you are so much stronger than a bunch of over inflated bros or creepy old dudes. They don’t have the capacity for humanity and respect that you do. Keep doing you, you’re killing it !

  40. Just started listening. ???????????? So much respect for you — this episode was really great. Thank you for putting it out there and nailing how most of us were feeling that week. Long time recipe lover of yours too. Basically thanks for being so awesome!

  41. Why are some men so disrespectful and degrading? It baffles me how they still treat women as objects and as *less*. Our life purpose isn’t to serve and please you I’m sorry. How do they not see it from our eyes?

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