The Naked Professors

The Naked Professors

By Create

Life coach & writer Ben Bidwell brings you open & relatable conversations about mental health, mindset & personal growth. The Naked Professors represent the new breed of masculinity by stripping things back to have deep & vulnerable discussions about what's most important in life and how we actually feel.


These aren't your everyday chats, we go beneath the surface to find out how they have dealt with difficult challenges & to hear the tips and tricks they use to keep their spirits high. 


Subscribe to hear regular conversations with special guests about how their mental health has affected their lives.


A Create Productions Podcast.


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Episodes

Conscious Relationships and Break-Ups with Cato

In this episode of The Naked Professors podcast, Ben is joined by his former partner Cato.In this emotional encounter Cato and Ben talk about how their relationship came about, the highs and the lows and ultimately discuss why they broke up. Together they explore the reasonings and what could have been different. This episode really delves into a personal space for both Ben and Cato.Find Cato on Instagram at @catcaitlinn----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/21·52m 46s

Relationships, Part Three: Lorin Krenn and Jacob Deva

As June's Round table on relationships comes to an end, Lorin and Jacob go into how the women in their lives are so empowering and vital to everything that they do.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch! Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/21·41m 14s

Relationships, Part Two: Lorin Krenn and Jacob Deva

As June's Round table on relationships continues, episode 2 see's Ben joined by Lorin Krenn and Jacob Deva. As they explore relationships and in particular being attracted to other people. The choices that people make and how that can affect existing relationships. Plus Lorin and Jacob open up about their personal relationships.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch! Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/21·28m 20s

Relationships, Part One: Lorin Krenn and Jacob Deva

For this June's roundtable conversation, Ben is joined by Lorin Krenn and Jacob Deva. As they explore relationships and masculinity. This episode allows you to get to know both Lorin and Jacob, as they take you through their stories. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch! Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/21·52m 10s

Chloe Brotheridge

Ben and Chloe explore the ongoing journey to find calm and inner peace. We learn about this toolkit for life, copying with busy times, and overcoming shame.----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/21·53m 0s

Jonny Benjamin MBE

This week during Mental Health Month, Ben is joined by Jonny Benjamin MBE, a mental health campaigner, author and vlogger. Who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 20.----------A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/21·51m 12s

Caroline Britton

As we continue with Mental Awareness Month this May, Ben is joined by, business coach, gifted energy healer and numerologist Caroline Britton.They take you on a journey to heal. from sitting in space to starting to become a better version of ourselves.--------A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/21·57m 54s

Dr. Russell Kennedy (The Anxiety MD)

To kick-off Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Ben is joined by the expert in all things anxiety, Dr. Russ. Together, they explore its misconceptions, the feeling of "alarm", and even anxiety feelings in different body parts.They unpack anxiety as something we all need to look at, as we essentially (as humans) all have anxiety in some form.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/21·1h 5m

Craig White

This week, Ben is joined by Rugby Coach and personal development specialist, Craig White. As they talk through recent events, they their work with all men and, in particular, redefining performance.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/21·48m 19s

Ben Hurst

Following on from this month's topic of masculinity, Ben has a 1-on1 conversation with Ben Hurst. Ben discusses his work with young boys surrounding toxic masculinity and the stigma behind men truly showing their emotions.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/21·56m 52s

Male Vulnerability, Part Three: Mason Mindset & Rick Cooper

We embark on the final episode of April's roundtable with Mason "Mindset" and Rick Cooper, joining host Ben. This episode looks at the benefits that come from men working on their own mental health, and taking steps to look after themselves.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/21·31m 9s

Male Vulnerability, Part Two: Mason Mindset & Rick Cooper

For this April's roundtable conversation, Ben is joined by Rick Cooper and Mason "Mindset". As they explore male vulnerability, they also learn how to be better allies to women. This episode delves into the truths behind why they both lived the way in which they did and why it is so hard for men to be in touch with themselves.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/21·36m 8s

Male Vulnerability, Part One: Mason Mindset & Rick Cooper

For this April's roundtable conversation, Ben is joined by Rick Cooper and Mason "Mindset". As they explore male vulnerability, they also learn how to be better allies to women. This episode allows you to get to know both Rick and Mason, as they take you through their stories.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/21·40m 34s

Female Empowerment, Part Three: Farah Rising & Amy Rushworth

This is the third and final episode of the roundtable with Farah & Amy. Ben leads the conversation onto how men can start allowing themselves to celebrate the beauty of the feminine energy.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/21·18m 50s

Female Empowerment, Part Two: Farah Rising & Amy Rushworth

Trigger Warning: This episode discusses sexual abuse.In Week 2, we continue to celebrate the feminine; this conversation feels even more important after the past few weeks. Ben, Farah & Amy continue to explore the balance of masculine and feminine energies and hear more about their stories.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/21·37m 37s

A Mother's Day Special with Lizzie Bidwell

To celebrate the week of both International Women's Day and Mother's Day, Ben is joined by his one-and-only Mum! The wonderful Lizzie Bidwell discusses motherhood, her wishes for her children, and so much more.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/21·51m 43s

Female Empowerment, Part One: Farah Rising & Amy Rushworth

In our brand new roundtable, we explore female empowerment with the help of the incredible Farah & Amy. Plus, we learn more about feminine and masculine energies.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/21·54m 51s

Eating Disorders with Mathew Lewis-Carter

Ben rounds up this series focusing on eating disorders with the incredible Mat. Mat and Ben discuss their experiences of eating disorders, the misconception of the challenge only being faced by women, and their learnings looking back.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/21·51m 10s

Eating Disorders, Part Three: Zoe Hardman, Hope Virgo & Shahroo Izadi

In the third episode of this roundtable, we dive deeper into the topic with Zoe, Hope & Shahroo, including impact on sexual relations, being a workaholic and lack representation in the media.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/21·30m 36s

Eating Disorders, Part Two: Zoe Hardman, Hope Virgo & Shahroo Izadi

In the second episode of this roundtable, we dive deeper into the topic with Zoe, Hope & Shahroo, including what role parents have in creating a positive relationship with food in their families.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/21·33m 28s

Eating Disorders, Part One: Zoe Hardman, Hope Virgo & Shahroo Izadi

We launch a brand new roundtable, and this month we discuss Eating Disorders. Ben speaks to the incredible Zoe, Hope & Shahroo about their experiences and learnings.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/21·32m 0s

Johnny Wilkinson

In a special episode, Ben throws it back to a live conversation he had with the incredible Johnny Wilkinson.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/21·1h 1m

Part Three: Michael Maisey, Pat Divilly & Josh Connolly

In the final episode of this roundtable, Ben, Michael, Josh & Pat explore the progress they still want to make in the future, and do a final check-out.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/21·41m 14s

Part Two: Michael Maisey, Pat Divilly & Josh Connolly

We rejoin Ben, Michael, Pat & Josh to discuss origin stories and what inspired these incredible men to pursue the paths they're currently on.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/21·27m 17s

Part One: Michael Maisey, Pat Divilly & Josh Connolly

In the first part of this brand new roundtable, Ben is joined by Michael, Pat & Josh to discuss men's mental health. Through the check-ins, each sets their intention for the podcast episode, as well as relationship with masculinity, and an open, vulnerable discussion given the recent lockdown measures.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/21·27m 25s

Part Four: James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May

In the final episode of the roundtable on rugby, James, Tom & Ben unpack a coach's role within a sportsteam, and what should be required from them.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/20·26m 45s

All I Want For Christmas with Ben Bidwell

We take a break from our Rugby Roundtable for a Christmas Special! This is Ben's feature on the Christmas podcast 'All I Want For Christmas'.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/20·37m 39s

Part Three: James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May

As we enter the third part of the Rugby Roundtable, James, Paul and Tom explore vulnerability, imposter syndrome in sport which creates such a culture around it, perfectionism on social media, and the pressure of being in the public eye.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/20·25m 12s

Part Two: James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May

In this second episode with James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May, we continue to unpack mental health within rugby, explore the best cultures of teams, and asses the impact mental health has on performance.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/20·23m 57s

Part One: James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May

We kick-off this roundtable with three giants of the rugby world: James Haskell, Paul Doran-Jones & Tom May. In the first episode, Ben opens up the conversation around how they're really doing, and how mental health exists within the sport of rugby.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/20·38m 26s

Part Four: Joshua "JP" Patterson, David Birtwistle & Wade Briggs

In the final episode of this roundtable, Ben discusses with Josh, David & Wade fatherhood; the impact of the relationship with our fathers, opening up as we become fathers, and what kind of Dad do we want to be?Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/20·38m 17s

Part Three: Joshua "JP" Patterson, David Birtwistle & Wade Briggs

In this third section of the roundtable Ben, with Josh, David and Wade, discuss relationships, love, fatherhood, and answer the question "Who do you love?"Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/20·27m 59s

Part Two: Joshua "JP" Patterson, David Birtwistle & Wade Briggs

In the second part of the roundtable, Ben, JP, David & Wade discuss dating in a modern world where temporary is prized over permanence. Plus, entering the reality TV world.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20·47m 17s

Part One: Joshua "JP" Patterson, David Birtwistle & Wade Briggs

Ben hosts the first Naked Professors Podcast roundtable, featuring JP, David & Wade.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/20·50m 48s

Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu

Ben & Matt are joined by professional footballer Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu. In the series finale, they explore mental health on the football field, dealing with trolling, and his unlocking of the power of the turmeric.Visit https://theturmeric.co/ to learn more.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/20·1h 15m

Dr David Hamilton, Part 2

In Part 2 of Dr. David Hamilton, they dig further into the science of kindness and it's essential function to being aligned with self. Science has shown that we are genetically aligned to feel good from kindness, linking our soul and body.Plus, they explore the difference between kindness and 'being walked over' and the essential role of play.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/20·1h 13m

Dr David Hamilton, Part 1

Ben & Matt are joined by Dr David Hamilton who brings science to the table. In areas considered by so many to be "woo woo"', David proves that it has more science backing than we previously thought.From the power of kindness to the science of emotional reflectiveness, David enlightens us to the overlap between science and spirituality.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/20·40m 8s

Ollie Ollerton & Jason "Foxy" Fox of 'SAS: Who Dares Wins'

In this week's episode, Ben is solo of The Naked Professors Squad but that means a double-guest special.Ben is joined by Ollie & Foxy of Channel 4's 'SAS: Who Dares Wins'. For these incredible men who have experienced war first-hand, what does being vulnerable mean? When masculinity and leadership is perceived to be essential for success in this field, where can we find space for heartfelt experiences, connection and love.This conversation was born out of Foxy and Ollie's brand new app - Battle Ready 360; a personalised health and wellness app designed to get you ahead of the pack.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/20·55m 32s

Ben West

In this week's episode Ben and Matt chat to mental health campaigner Ben West. Ben lost his younger brother to suicide in 2018 and has since been on a mission to make sure the same scenario doesn't happen to another family.Ben, Ben and Matt chat about the day that changed his life, his prior ignorance to mental health issues, his following campaign to make training in mental health first aid mandatory for educators, the walk he set up to raise funds and get people talking, the stigma around mental health, the impact of social media, stress and school on young people, the effects of positive self talk and how he found strength to talk about his own mental health through helping others. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/20·1h 11m

Niall Breslin

For this week's episode of The Naked Professors, it's just the naked professor himself, Ben. Ben had the chance to sit down with our incredible guest, former Rugby player, musician, author, podcaster and mental health advocate, Niall Breslin, known as Bressie in his London hotel room for this poignant conversation. Bressie chats to Ben about not feeling he had the language to express his feelings, education around mental health and what we can be doing to better educate the younger generation, kindness becoming radical, the power of connection, goals defining your happiness, learning to be compassionate towards yourself, and how to change the system. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/20·1h 8m

Mark Peart

On this week's episode of The Naked Professors podcast Matt and Ben welcome the brilliant Mark Peart. Mark took part in Channel 4's 'SAS Who Dares Wins', is a proud Firefighter and speaks openly about breaking the stigma around mental health.Mark chats to Matt and Ben about the universality of mental health problems, opening up, his time in SAS, the mentality of coming from a working class background, losing his wife to suicide and how he managed and continues to manage his mental health afterwards.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/20·1h 6m

Arron Crascall

This week it's a live episode of The Naked Professors, from Soho House, and joining Matt and Ben is none other than comedian and huge fave on social media, Arron Crascall.Arron talks to Ben and Matt about how he started out, the anxieties he's felt in his career, his family being threatened, ups and downs in his mental health, the ability to change a negative into a positive, pressures of social media, losing a friend to suicide and the importance of speaking out.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/20·55m 34s

Sam Thompson

This week Matt and Ben welcome Sam Thompson a.k.a Sammy T, into the studio. You might know Sam from starring on Made in Chelsea, but he is also a presenter and host, fitness advocate and content creator.Sam, Matt and Ben chat about how vulnerability can be seen as weak, owning your flaws, cancel culture, it being really scary to be yourself, presenting, Sam's anxiety and how he manages it, trying to be cool and owning your inner geek, social anxiety on social media, connecting with people, crying on national television, telling people you love them and being scared of getting things wrong.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/19·1h 7m

Sandy Newbigging

This week we welcome another special guest into the studio, and a mentor for Ben, it's author, mind-detox expert, speaker and the coolest monk we've ever met, Sandy Newbigging.Sandy chats to Matt and Ben about how he found meditation, and the benefits it has for the mind, being lost in your thinking mind, having a healthier relationship with our emotions, becoming more present, showing your authentic self instead of hiding behind a filter, being okay with people not liking you, chasing happiness and the magic that comes from letting go of control.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/19·1h 5m

Johnny Nelson

We welcome professional boxer and world champion, Johnny Nelson, into the studio.From the importance of role models to the transition to retirement, Johnny opens up to Matt and Ben, showing them that no one is alone - just speaking out could be the thing that helps someone else find solace. Plus, harnessing negativity for the better and finding your own kind of strength.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/19·1h 12m

Michael Maisey

For our first guest of the brand new series we've invited the inspiring Michael Maisey into the studio to sit down with Matt and Ben.Michael had been through the prison system three times, battled a heroin addiction and survived a suicide attempt when he decided to turn his life around. Today Michael's a successful business man, husband and father, an author, podcast host, motivational speaker and you may know him as #11 from Channel 4's SAS Who Dares Wins.Michael chats to the boys about changing the direction of his life, getting sober, hitting rock bottom, meditation, the importance of reaching out, being the change you want to see, letting people know they're heard, having a mission and having compassion for ourselves.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/19·1h 2m

The Naked Professors are back!

TV presenter & mental health ambassador Matt Johnson sits alongside life coach & writer Ben Bidwell to bring you open & relatable conversations about mental health, mindset & personal growth.We are back with series 2 of The Naked Professors podcast, and this time we're focussing on masculinity. Today Matt and Ben sit down together and discuss how important of getting men talking about mental health and let you in to their mental health journeys.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/19·46m 31s

Gary Johnson

It's a Fathers' Day Special! And as our Mothers' Day special included Ben's mother, we thought it was only fair to introduce Matt's father, Gary for this episode. Gary speaks to Matt and Ben about his exploration of his mental health, looking after other over himself, reconciling with his childhood feelings, looking after his mental health and techniques to stay calm.This episode was recorded live at The Big Retreat in Wales.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors_podcast on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/19·46m 39s

Jordan Stephens

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so we're marking it by sharing this special episode of The Naked Professors Podcast, recorded live at Happiful's Podfest for Mental Health.In this episode Matt and Ben chat to writer, campaigner, performer and one half or Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens. Jordan chats about competition amongst men, toxic masculinity, self-punishment, the fear of judgement, the line between hard and soft, feeling pain and being under pressure.-------Brought to you by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory.You can find a professional therapist in your local area at www.counselling-directory.org.uk--------Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/19·35m 42s

Lizzie Bidwell

It's a Mothers Day Special! And of course, we couldn't have a Mothers Day without a mum, so for this special extra episode of The Naked Professors, Matt and Ben are joined by none other than Ben's mum Lizzie. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/19·51m 15s

Joe Marler

For the final episode of the series, The Naked Professors took a trip to The Stoop in Twickenham to chat to this week's guest. Harlequins rugby player and recent retiree from the England team, Joe Marler sits down with Matt and Ben. Joe chats to the boys about retiring from international rugby, putting his family first; his anxiety about going away on tour, making the hard decision, having to think about the future, opening up and vulnerability in rugby. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/19·1h 1m

Craig White

Craig White was raised to be a sportsman and spent 14 years as a high performance rugby coach when a yoga retreat changed his mentality and turned his life around. Craig sits down with Matt and Ben for this week's The Naked Professors Podcast. They chat about his 10 year journey of self discovery, the importance of values and knowing what is important to you, filling voids, lacking a purpose and how to move into purpose and the men’s retreats he now runs. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/19·1h 4m

Shahroo Izadi

Behavioural change specialist Shahroo Izadi joins The Naked Professor- yes it’s just Ben this week. Shahroo chats to Ben about addiction, kindness, self care, learning to please herself rather than others, her new book “The Kindness Method” and solo Sunday karaoke.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/19·58m 43s

Zoe Hardman

This week on The Naked Professors, Matt and Ben are joined in the studio by friend, radio presenter, mummy blogger, podcaster and the reason Matt and Ben met, Zoe Hardman. Zoe speaks really openly and honestly about a dark time in her twenties when she lived with and recovered from anorexia. Zoe talks about her eating disorder and how it impacted her life, her light switch moment, how having children has changed her outlook on life, the importance of words, the damage in pitching women against each other, random acts of kindness, her blog 'Made by Mammas' and the importance of kindness.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/19·54m 4s

Bryony Gordon

Writer, mental health advocate and podcaster Bryony Gordon joins The Naked Professors this week. Bryony chats to Matt and Ben about how to deal with a negative reaction online, the stigma around working on your mental health, rock bottoms, addiction, sobriety, being taken to rehab, dealing with OCD, body positivity and running in her underpants.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/19·1h 5m

The Naked Professors Answer your Questions

This week on The Naked Professors, we strip it back. Ben and Matt reflect on the podcast so far and answer some of the questions that have arisen from the conversations they've been having with our special guests.They chat about how to be vulnerable, finding that all important tribe, channelling matter over mind, what it's like at the darkest point, being honest and truthful to yourself, and perfection being a detriment to your mental health.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/19·56m 13s

Laura Whitmore

This week on The Naked Professors, Matt and Ben are joined in the studio by TV's Laura Whitmore. Laura has never had a point in her life when her mental health was a real problem, but says that her mental health can fluctuate a lot within a day. Laura chats openly about being a woman in the media, teaching your parents the new lay of the land, finding your tribe, the power of a cup of tea, letting yourself feel sad, hard break-ups and finding solace in the fact that everyone goes through shit.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/19·58m 17s

Grace Woodward

This week on The Naked Professors, fashion industry veteran and mental health advocate, Grace Woodward joins Matt and Ben. They talk all about her career, the toxicity of tv and fashion, and being painted in a way that didn't represent who she truly was; changing the system from within, her body image journey, the responsibility of pictures and talking to a higher power.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/19·1h 4m

Jim Hamilton

Former international rugby player and host of The Rugby Pod, Jim Hamilton sits down with Matt and Ben for this week's The Naked Professors Podcast. They chat about his role within his family and the challenges facing the ex professional sportsman; How he didn't receive love from his Father, why that has impacted him as a Dad, and what he hopes for his children Whether there's space for vulnerability in rugby and what mental health means to him.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/19·1h 5m

Matt Willis

This week on The Naked Professors Podcast, Busted and McBusted star Matt Willis joins Ben and Matt to chat living with addiction, social media, the importance of breathing, exercise and recovery.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/19·1h

Josh Patterson

The Naked Professors, Ben and Matt chat to ‘Made in Chelsea’ star Josh Patterson (JP) about balancing his battle with depression, raising a child, the effect social media has on mental health, and the impact ‘quick fix’ stardom has on reality TV stars. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/18·59m 27s

Davina McCall

For the first guest on The Naked Professors Podcast, Ben and Matt chat candidly with Broadcaster Davina McCall, about what mental health means to her, vulnerability, her past of addiction, her relationship with her mother and talking about feelings with her own kids. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/18·52m 42s

The Naked Professors

TV presenter & mental health ambassador Matt Johnson sits alongside life coach & writer Ben Bidwell to bring you open & relatable conversations about mental health, mindset & personal growth.This week, The Naked Professors sit down and strip things back to where they started, how they met, their individual mental health stories and the purpose behind the podcast. Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast. Get in touch!Tag us: #nakedprofessors on Instagram and TwitterFollow us: @thenakedprofessors on Instagram or @TNPPodcast on Twitter-------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/18·26m 25s

Naked Professors Trailer: Launches 9th December!

TV presenter & mental health ambassador Matt Johnson sits alongside life coach & writer Ben Bidwell to bring you open & relatable conversations about mental health, mindset & personal growth.The Naked Professors represent the new breed of masculinity by stripping things back to have deep & vulnerable discussions about what's most important in life and how we actually feel.Launching Sunday December 9th: Get ready to bare all. -------A Create Productions Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/18·20s
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