Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton

Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton

By Stitcher & Danny Wallace, Phil Hilton

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Episodes

JOSH WIDDICOMBE: “Morphine. Best time of my life.”

Comedian, author and star of The Last LegJosh Widdicombe sits down with Danny and Phil to talk about emergency operations, discovering muscles, being a fake “lad”, and that most male of concerns: the chest. He says there’s “something of the Hobbit about me” and also describes what it is to have the Great British body. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and please consider leaving a review (sadly we can only accept glowing ones at this point). Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2159m 32s

JASON MANFORD: “Why do Greek statues have such little willies?”

Arena-filling stand-up comedian and TV host Jason Manford talks humiliation, acceptance and foot moisturising socks in this fantastic episode of Manatomy. He reveals the day he decided to take control of his body image, how to deal with those who’d make fun of you, and tells Danny and Phil a story he’s never said out loud before which will make you wince. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/211h 2m

RICK EDWARDS: “The ears of a small girl.”

TV star and writer Rick Edwards was not always a hunk. As a gawky child he had to wear a portable head unit at night to correct the teeth that went wonky through thumb-sucking. Then, like a swan or a beautiful flower, he blossomed. Here Rick hilariously and generously talks about the unpleasant way people treat models, what it’s like to have big nostrils and tiny ears, and reveals for the first time a very unusual thing he used to do to while naked. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/211h 7m

OMID DJALILI: “I am a sphere.”

Comedian and star of The Mummy and Gladiator Omid Djalili joins Danny and Phil this week to talk about feeling like “a sphere”, how many knee operations is too many, and the secret to male youthfulness he learned first-hand from a VERY famous (but legally redacted) actor. Also involves childhood hero worship, prosthetic testicles and one very blunt Iranian family. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/2159m 5s

SIR CHRIS HOY: “I had a hip boob.”

Danny and Phil chat with Britain’s six-time Gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. He talks intense training, hairless legs, giant thighs and being in the greatest shape of your life. But now he’s retired, we also talk aches and pains, the Dad noises you make when you sit down, slow-cooked meats and Danny has a frankly unwelcome tip about urinals. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/211h 1m

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: “My foreskin is somewhere in Guildford.”

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke has a… complicated history with food. Sent to an English boarding school at seven years old, he found comfort in binge-eating - whether stolen or literally fished out of the trash. He also tells Danny and Phil about unrequested circumcisions, becoming a tall goth, and there’s more than you might expect about cheese. TW: Marcus was in a very dark place at one point, with all that that entails. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/211h 5m

ADAM BUXTON: “I had the best haircut of my life in 1998.”

King of British podcasts, Adam Buxton is our guest this week, and the TV and radio star is completely open, very wise and brilliantly funny. He talks of ageing bodies, mortality, big beards, vanity, girls, and small man syndrome. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/211h 1m

TIM MINCHIN: “I can’t wait to dive into the penis.”

Comedian Tim Minchin sits down with Danny and Phil and tells them he has a complex relationship with his body. On the one hand, he knows it’s perfectly pleasant. On the other, he doesn’t see how it can be. We talk teenage bodies, how we’ve tried to appeal more to women, and at one point he’s very keen to talk about penises. Note: there is a little dodgy audio at the very beginning for a couple of minutes, but it gets much better very quickly. As ever, email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/2159m 2s

TOM ALLEN: “Why’d you speak like that?”

Comedian Tom Allen joins Danny and Phil this week for a fascinating and funny chat about having a very posh voice when your parents definitely don’t, losing his hair, and growing up in a town where no one understands why you dress like an 18th century butler. Don’t forget you can email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, and subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/211h 7m

JAMEELA JAMIL: “I’m essentially a memory foam mattress with nipples.”

We begin our show about men and their bodies - with a woman. This is an open show, and we wanted someone to be open about men. So we asked the brilliant writer and Good Place actor Jameela Jamil about men and their hang-ups, their worries and their triumphs. There’s talk of Dad Bods (Danny likes his), heightism (which Phil’s experienced) and quite a lot of *very* cathartic swearing. You can email us on hello@assemblehere.co.uk, find us on Twitter @assemblehere and if you review us, let us know the thing about your body you’d give five stars! Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at assemblehere.co.uk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/211h 4m

Welcome to Manatomy

Manatomy is the show where men talk frankly about their own bodies. From the weird insecurities to the tiny triumphs. From weird feet to glorious shoulders, to the bodies we really wanted when we were teenagers. Danny Wallace and Phil Hilton talk to a host of well-known names and chat about the things no one ever chats about. Subscribe now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/211m 30s
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