Body Cons

Body Cons

By Molly Forbes & Lottie Storey

A collection of conversations about bodies

Episodes

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 6: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and hopes after lockdown, with Franky Shanahan from Love Audrey

Hello! Welcome back to this emergency series of Body Cons. If you’ve listened to our previous series of Body Cons you might notice this one sounds a little different. This is because we’re each recording the interviews separately and making the podcast remotely. It’s not possible to travel the country together to have these conversations around people’s kitchen tables, but ...
15/05/2034m 12s

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 5: How to stay zen in a lockdown, with Aisha Carrington

Hello! Welcome back to this emergency series of Body Cons. If you’ve listened to our previous series of Body Cons you might notice this one sounds a little different. This is because we’re each recording the interviews separately and making the podcast remotely. It’s not possible to travel the country together to have these conversations around people’s kitchen tables, but ...
09/05/2023m 28s

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 4: Young people, body image and mental health in a pandemic with Caoimhe Green and Tanisha Barrett from OTR

Welcome back to this emergency series of Body Cons! If you’ve listened to our previous series of Body Cons you might notice this one sounds a little different. This is because we’re each recording the interviews separately and making the podcast remotely. It’s not possible to travel the country together to have these conversations around people’s kitchen tables, but hopefully ...
29/04/2031m 56s

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 3: Self-love during lockdown with Sylvia Mac from Love Disfigure

Welcome back to another emergency episode of Body Cons! We’re here to help you navigate diet culture, the changing food landscape, anxiety and all the other things that may be triggering bad body image during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve listened to our previous two series of Body Cons you might notice this one sounds a little different. This is ...
22/04/2024m 51s

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 2: Staying positive in a pandemic with Becky Amoi Young from Anti Diet Riot Club

Hello! We are back for an emergency series of Body Cons to help you navigate diet culture, the changing food landscape, anxiety and all the other things that may be triggering bad body image during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve listened to our previous series of Body Cons you might notice this one sounds a little different. This is because ...
10/04/2024m 47s

EMERGENCY SERIES, EPISODE 1: Coping with the food landscape during a pandemic, with Hope Virgo

Hello! We are back for an emergency series of Body Cons to help you navigate diet culture, the changing food landscape, anxiety and all the other things that may be triggering bad body image during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode has been recorded remotely so please excuse the less than perfect sound quality. Today we discuss coping with the changing ...
30/03/2048m 59s

Christmas Special: The Body Cons Big Fat Pod of the Year 2019

Consider this your antidote to Christmas diet culture! We’ve brought together some of our stand-out moments from the past two series of Body Cons to create a bumper Christmas special. Best listened to while enjoying a mince pie (or 15). We’ll be back with more body love goodness and amazing guests in 2020 but in the meantime, merry Christmas and ...
23/12/1941m 27s

Episode 15, Season 2: Sex Positivity 101 with Ruby Rare

What's the link between sex and mental health? Why is sex still a taboo subject in so many circles? What does it mean to be "sex positive"? What's non-monogamy and why do we even need to know? We discuss all this and more in this special final episode of the second season of Body Cons, with sex educator, artist and body positive crusader Ruby Rare.
11/11/1955m 43s

Episode 14, Season 2: The truth about magazines, with Terri Waters from The Unedit

Magazines often get the blame for making women feel insecure, promoting unrealistic body types and narrow beauty ideals, and not being inclusive in the bodies they present in their pages. But what's it really like in 2019? And what's it like to actually work on a high end fashion magazine? Terri Waters is a fashion journalist who worked at multiple glossy magazines, before leaving the industry to set up independent body-positive publication The Unedit.
04/11/1947m 49s

Episode 13, Season 2: Life with Vitiligo, with Natalie Ambersley

Natalie Ambersley was diagnosed with the Vitiligo skin condition at two years old. In this episode of Body Cons we discover how she turned her self-hate and shame around the condition into one of self-love and acceptance, becoming an ambassador for Vitiligo and helping others reach a state of peace with their diagnosis.
28/10/1937m 53s

Episode 12, Season 2: Bodies on TV, with Barefaced TV’s Rosie Bray & Lucy Golding

‘The media’ is a catch-all term often blamed for the high beauty standards to which we hold women accountable, so what do two telly execs have to say on the subject?  Plenty, as it happens. In this episode of Body Cons we speak with Rosie Bray and Lucy Golding, the two execs behind Barefaced TV, which made Channel 4’s Naked ...
21/10/1939m 57s

Episode 11, Season 2: Body image and self-doubt with Sas Petherick

Find out how self-doubt impacts body image and vice versa, with this deep dive into self-doubt and body image with self-doubt researcher and life coach Sas Petherick.
14/10/1941m 11s

Episode 10, Season 2: Activism and radical compassion, with Bear

TW: This episode contains some swearing as well as discussions alluding to eating disorders and disordered eating. Welcome to episode 10 of season 2 of Body Cons! In this episode we share what we’ve loved and hated on the subject of body image this week, we chat about Molly’s experience of intuitive movement, share our favourite ever listener email and ...
07/10/1943m 22s

Episode 9, Season 2: Body image and cancer, with Lauren Mahon

Lauren Mahon chats body image and cancer in this special episode of Body Cons.
30/09/1944m 10s

Episode 8, Season 2: How to love yourself, with Jules Von Hep

Want to feel better but not sure where to even begin? This is a must-listen episode of Body Cons with self-love legend Jules Von Hep, sharing practical tips and inspiring ideas on how to empower yourself to start feeling better in the skin you're in.
23/09/1944m 18s

Episode 7, Season 2: Back to school Q&A catch-up

Molly Forbes and Lottie Storey are back with the Body Cons podcast after a mid-season break for summer, with a bumper back to school catch-up and special Q&A edition.
16/09/1940m 57s

Episode 6, Season 2: What’s a healthy diet, anyway? With The Urban Kitchen’s Toral Shah

What does a "healthy diet" actually look like? We speak to nutrional scientist Toral Shah from The Urban Kitchen in this week's episode of Body Cons.
12/08/1938m 26s

Episode 5, Season 2: Toxic Masculinity and body image, with Stevie Blaine aka Bopo Boy

This week’s episode revisits the idea of toxic masculinity and the effect it can have on body image, as we chat to body positive activist, campaigner and influencer Stevie Blaine aka Bopo Boy. It’s a great episode to listen to if you’re a parent to boys, or if you’re looking for ways to get teenagers to engage with the subject ...
05/08/1937m 48s

Episode 4, Season 2: Raising Intuitive Eaters, with Laura Thomas

How to raise intuitive eaters - we speak to anti-diet nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD about how to raise children who have a healthy relationship with food and positive body image.
29/07/1952m 0s

Episode 3, Season 2: Confidence is a trick, with Jada Sezer

What's confidence and is it something you can learn? What's the link between confidence, self-esteem and mental health, and how we can give ourselves a boost if things aren't feeling that great? We chat to model and mental health advocate Jada Sezer for this episode of Body Cons podcast.
22/07/1952m 11s

Episode 2, Season 2: Body Image and Boys, with Dan Richards & Ben Whit from Naked Beach

How can we raise body confident boys? What’s masculinity look like anyway? And why is there still so much stigma around guys talking about their feelings? We discuss all this and more in the latest episode of Body Cons. This week’s guests are models and body confidence advocates Ben Whit and Dan Richards, who also starred as two of the ...
15/07/1936m 23s

Episode 1, Season 2: An Introduction to Intuitive Exercise, with Tally Rye

An introduction to Intuitive Exercise, an anti-diet culture movement, with an interview with Tally Rye.
08/07/1946m 50s

Body Love Event Live Bonus Episode

To celebrate the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, on Saturday 18th May we hosted a very special day of workshops, talks, a live podcast and a nude photoshoot experience for mums in our very first Body Cons “Body Love” event. It was an empowering, inspiring and uplifting day, with tears, laughter and some beautiful images captured by the incredible ...
22/05/1954m 14s

Episode 10: Fatphobia – A Mental Health Awareness Week Special, with Hayley McLean

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week! We’ve got a really special episode for you this week as not only is it MHAW 2019, which focuses on body image this year, but it’s also the final episode in the first season of Body Cons. This week we’re looking at the term “Fatphobia” and learning what it means both for ourselves as individuals ...
13/05/1954m 4s

Episode 9: But what if I don’t love my body? With Laura Phelan and Abby Russell

What if you want to feel good about your body but you’re just not there yet? Is self-love just another thing to fail at? If we’ve tried liking ourselves as we are, is the only other option to change our body? In this episode we explore the idea of body confidence and how we can achieve peace with our body ...
06/05/1943m 50s

Episode 8: Kindness is key – radical body politics, with Imogen Fox

Why does kindness matter? What’s the social model of disability? Why is diet culture so dangerous? We discuss all this and more in this episode on radical body politics with the iconic Imogen Fox. Molly and Lottie also discuss this week’s Going UP / DOWN and take an in-depth look at the Beyoncé Homecoming film on Netflix – there is ...
29/04/1954m 1s

Episode 7: Fashion for Everyone, with Niki Groom aka Miss Magpie Spy

Why is it that you can be one size in one shop and a completely different size in the shop next door? Why don’t more shops stock a wider variety of sizes? What needs to be done to make fashion a truly inclusive space, so we can all enjoy it regardless of body shape? And what’s the trick to feeling ...
22/04/1949m 41s

Episode 6: Fitspiration – Exercise for all with Women’s Health Digital Ed Amy Lane

Does fitness look one way? How can we enjoy moving our body if we don't feel like we fit the "fitness look"? What's the relationship between body image and exercise? All this and more is discussed in Episode 6 of Body Cons.
15/04/1954m 39s

Episode 5: Let’s talk about sex baby – body image and intimacy, with Lala

How does how you feel in your body affect your intimate relationships? If you’re not feeling great, how can you feel better? And as parents, how much should we be telling our kids when it comes to this stuff? We discuss all this and more in this week’s episode of Body Cons. Featuring the usual Going UP / Going DOWN ...
08/04/1943m 35s

Episode 4: Instagram vs reality – body image in a social media age, with Emily Fisher

How does social media make us feel about our bodies? Is the “Instagram effect” a positive or negative one? How can we make sure social media is a force for good when it comes to body image? We discuss all this and more in episode 4 of Body Cons. With the regular “Going up / Going down” feature, Molly and ...
01/04/1948m 46s

Episode 3: Does my bump look big in this? Body image in pregnancy, with Siobhan Miller

Is there such a thing as the “perfect” baby bump? What happens if we’re told our bump is “too big” or “too small”? And what’s the secret to feeling good in our skin in that vulnerable newborn phase, when we’re often bombarded with messages about “snapping back”? All this and more is covered in the third episode of Body Cons, ...
25/03/1947m 6s

Episode 2: Ditching the diets – is there another way? With Laura Thomas PhD

What's diet culture anyway, and why is it so damaging? Is there an alternative to diets if we want to find another way? And what's the best documentary on Amazon Prime at the moment?! We cover all of this and more in our second episode of Season One of Body Cons.
18/03/1953m 34s

Episode 1: Why we need to talk about body image, with Nadia Craddock

What's the secret to feeling good about your body? Why is body image such an important subject anyway? And what's the most joyous body positive pop song around at the moment? We cover all of this and more in this, the first ever episode of Body Cons.
13/03/1941m 20s

TRAILER: Welcome to Body Cons

Welcome to Body Cons, a brand new podcast offering a collection of conversations about bodies.
13/03/192m 16s
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