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Exactly. With Florence Given

Exactly. With Florence Given

By Sony Music Entertainment

Exactly. with Florence Given is your bubble-busting guide to modern-day feminism. Join Floss, the boundary-breaking author of best-selling books Women Don’t Owe You Pretty and Girlcrush to explore topics like sex, envy, queer history and body image in a nuanced and enlightening way, all while having lots of laughs along the way. Exactly is your permission slip to follow your curiosity, feel empowered, be educated and see the joy in life with compelling conversations with cultural commentators, authors, doctors, psychologists and celebrity guests. Together, we can figure this out. Want more Floss? Subscribe to EXTRA FLOSS for ad-free listening and additional subscriber-exclusive episodes every week. Start your free trial by visiting Exactly on Apple Podcasts and tapping ‘Try Free’ or head to extrafloss.com to get access wherever you listen. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com

Episodes

24. Creating Art with Confidence

Floss focuses on questions around creativity and confidently creating art. Plus she's answering your questions around past trauma, fear of rejection and co-dependency.  Not a stone is left unturned with Floss's unprofessional advice! Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/23·34m 22s

23. Fat Shaming, Fear of Uncertainty and Favourite Songs

Floss is discussing whether you can be friends with an ex, speaking out to disrespectful men, staying motivated and how to avoid procrastination.  Join Floss as she dishes out her unprofessional advice! Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/23·24m 11s

22. Validation, vulgarity and Voicing Discomfort

Our favourite pink haired podcaster is answering questions about art, trauma, trusting your intuition, friendship, fear of rejection, feeling that familiar bi panic and fancying role models. It's all happening with Floss' weekly unprofessional advice! Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/23·33m 0s

21. Dumping, Dating and Dealing With Toxic Family

Floss talks ignoring red flags, living in London and understanding angry teenagers, plus selfishness, support, sexual identity, pretty privilege and finding friends you actually like! Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/23·30m 57s

20. Boundaries, Burn Out and Being Juicy

Floss talks bad friends, bitter relatives and big meals plus mother-in-law's and mindfulness. Floss is diving into more of your questions and offering up her unprofessional advice. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/23·28m 20s

19. Parents, Potatoes and People Pleasing

Today Floss addresses the male homophobia X hygiene epidemic she also chats travel snacks, Scorpios and staying strong when feeling lonely. Floss is going in on your questions with her unprofessional advice.  A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/23·37m 43s

18. Crumbs, Cauliflower Cheese and Catching Feelings

Floss is talking holidays, weddings, why she loves tattoo, people pleasing, dinner party guests and mastermind. Your weekly AMA is here! Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/23·37m 54s

17. Crumbs, Cowboy Boots and Cuffing Season

Pink hair don't care, small talk and the dos and don’t of making a house a home. Do buy gorgeous prints. Don’t shag your flatmate. Floss is diving into more of your questions and offering up her unprofessional advice.   Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·33m 46s

16. Prioritising Your Safety, protecting your peace and people pleasing

Floss chats beauty pageants, conservative families, baby queers, baby artists, baby crushes AND Shayne Ward anyone?  Ask Floss is the place for dilemma, decisions and random chat!  Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.   A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts       To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/23·29m 2s

15. Extra extra mature Cheddar

Floss talks about gender, safety during one night stands, shedding the pressure to be thin, overthinking and cheese! It’s an un-brie-lievable episode (sorry not sorry)! Your gorgeous weekly unprofessional advice moment. Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/23·31m 51s

14. Losing Love, Loving Mangoes and Living Alone

Floss talks unrequited infatuation, sexy texts, porn recs, her favourite fruit, healing from heartbreak and feeling hormonal feelings!  Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice. Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts       To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·27m 50s

13. Friends to Friendlier and Fun In The Sun

Body hair, book chat and battered onion rings, Floss is digging into more of your questions.   It's your weekly dose of Floss’ unprofessional advice.   Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·30m 22s

12. Queer confusion, creative collaborations and crabs in a bucket

Floss is discussing male friends overstepping boundaries, navigating different types of attraction, worst parties and star struck moments.  Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.  Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.  A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/23·25m 26s

11. Haircare, holidays and hermits

Floss chats about best mates and “bikini bods”, describing her perfect night out, desirability politics and reminding us that explaining and excusing are very different beasts. Welcome back to Ask Floss - the AMA between Floss and her faves - you!  A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·34m 43s

10. Sex, Self and Seeing it All in a Mirror

Get the Tea while it’s piping hot! This week Floss is going deep on your favourite subject- sex! Stay tuned for touching, turn ons and truly mind blowing orgasms. Floss is also talking long term relationships, takeaway food and sexist jokes. AND she also answers her own five quick fire questions!   Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.    Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.   A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·38m 16s

9. C***, Comphet and Cocktails

Floss is jumping into your questions around shame-busting, using social media for good, interrogating men’s roles in feminism, dating red flags, and sex with an ex.  It's your weekly dose of Floss’ unprofessional advice. Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.   A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts       To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/23·39m 41s

8. Not Such a Third Wheel

Offering solutions to your problems around threesomes, pre-date snacks, bad boyfriends, break ups and baby queer crushes… Not a stone is left unturned with Floss's unprofessional advice!   Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.   A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts       To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/23·33m 12s

7. Stop Raising Him He’s Not Your Son!

Floss dives into her thoughts on cosmetic surgery, cutting off a fling, perpetuating stereo types and she shares advice on dealing with a rude housemate, overbearing parents and how to educate men on feminism. Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.  Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/23·41m 12s

6. Sexual submission, shit kisses and slut shaming

Floss is talking Bell Hooks, Bio Oil, your dilemmas including a philandering friend and a submissive bitch, while also pontificating on why people LOVE to undermine the opinions of smart young women. Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.    Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important.   A Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts       To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/23·34m 10s

5. Fun At 21!

Do you have a bucket list? Floss gives suggestions of things to do before a listener turns 21, along with getting over the guilt of cutting people out, finding your style, approaching misogynist comments, stepping out of your comfort zone, meditation and educating older generations about female empowerment. Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.  Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·34m 26s

4. Bi-curious, body confidence and boundaries

What would you do if you were in love with your bestfriend? Floss shares her advice to this question along with how to make queer friends, dealing with anxiety around self-worth, falling in love at first sight, confidence without coming across as arrogant and Floss' favourite outfit.  Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice. Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·35m 3s

3. Coming out, craving male attention and casual sex

Floss is talking staying motivated, sexbots, living alone, her favourite films & podcasts, casting spells and where on earth she got her icon tea cups! Your weekly Ask Floss Anything is here with her unprofessional advice.  Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/23·38m 7s

2. Dream jobs, daily rituals and dealing with different sex drives

It’s our second episode of Ask Floss, the place to come for your unprofessional advice. This week Floss is sharing her thoughts on whether it’s ok to find chivalry attractive, dealing with sexist colleagues and finding liberation in heartbreak.   Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·32m 33s

1. Relationships, relaxing into sex and recovering from bad haircuts and burnout

Welcome to Ask Floss! This is the place where you can ask Floss anything. From songs that set her soul on fire, splitting the bill, dealing with competitive women and insecure boyfriends. Floss is going in on your questions with her unprofessional advice. Previously released for Extra Floss subscribers now here for you to enjoy as these conversations are important. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/23·35m 35s

Floss' Guide To Living Deliciously

How to live deliciously; In our season finale it's just you, Floss and THIS! Floss talks about ways to create moments of joy and defiance- existing as a woman for yourself, shrugging of patriarchal surveilance and finding romance alone. We at Exactly want to leave you with the reminder that YOU MATTER. Floss also shares some of your examples of living deliciously, so run a bath, pour yourself a glass of red and ENJOY BABES. Happy Thursday! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·34m 24s

Jenni | Besties, Thinking Big and Crap Hair Club

There's nothing more gold than an old friend! Jenny and Floss have known each other for years and in this episode share the highs, lows and lessons from their friendship. They discuss choosing happiness, their favourite friendship memories and the cringe cage. Good friends teach us how to be ourselves; Floss taught Jenny how amazing she is and Jenny taught Floss how to not give a f***! Show us your friends and you'll show us who you are! Happy Thursday Floss Fans!  A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·43m 27s

Oloni | Orgasms, Sexual Currency and Clit Suckers

Sex is Floss’ favourite subject and today she’s lavishing it with the attention it deserves, with the amazing Oloni. There are here to empower you, entertain you and free you from all societal shame and outdated beliefs! Oloni is a British Nigerian sex positive educator and relationship advisor. She runs the award-winning women’s platform for sex and relationship features, Simply Oloni, hosts thesex and relationships podcast, Laid Bare, and her debut book “ The Big O” exposes and debunks taboos, delving deep into consent; kinks; STIs and everything else you might need to have the best sex of you life. Happy Horny Thursday Floss Fans! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/23·45m 39s

Emily Atack | Sexual Harrassment, Victim Blaming and Dick Pics

Fresh from her enlightening and enraging documentary Emily Atack: Sexual Harassment & Me, Emily joins Floss to talk sexism, harassment and cyber flashing. Emily is an actress, comedian and national treasure, and has spoken openly about her harrowing experiences with online misogynistic abuse. She is as raw as she is warm and funny. Warning to our Floss Fans, this episode covers abuse, assault as well as mentions of suicide. Emily is an absolute icon and we stand with her and all victims of abuse in demanding that threatening behaviour be taken seriously, regardless of whether it is online or in person. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·45m 30s

Hot Messbian | Memes, Baby Queers and Scissoring

Sapphic survival, baby gays and uhauling, today's episode with Cheyenne of Hotmessbian fame is a gay old time! Cheyenne's instagram page Hotmessbian provide sass and solace to sapphics the world over and her podcast Sapphic Survival Guide is doing the same. She and Floss discuss the power of the meme, lesbian stereotypes and the limits of labels. Get ready to feel SEEN. Happy Thursday Floss Fans! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/23·44m 56s

Integrity, Purpose and Finding Peace | Martha Beck

Oprah's Life Coach Martha Beck, PHD joins Floss today to chat integrity, vulnerbsility and authenticity. Our favourite things! Martha is the author of The Way of Integrity- Finding Our Way Back To Our True Selves, a harvard trained sociologist and an absolite icon. When Martha was 29 she spent a year refusing to tell a single lie and shares the truths that found her as a result. This episode is the perfect accompaniament to all the New Years Resolutions chat you're definitely having, happy thursday Floss Fans! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·46m 42s

Submissive Feminists, Casual Sex and Virginity | Brown Girls Do It Too

An incredible podcast host of Brown Girls Do It Too, Poppy Jay has some incredible stories to share. She, and her co-host Rubina, are on a mission to shed some shame, encourage openness and have a laugh while doing it. Today she and Floss take calls and messenges from you lovely lot and chat intimacy, romance and pleasure. Happy 2023 Floss Fans, we’re off to a sexy start! Go listen to Poppy’s podcast Brown Girls Do It Too and you can find details for Poppy and Rubina’s stage show here: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/brown-girls-do-it-too-mama-told-me-not-to-come-2/ A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·42m 28s

GIRL CRUSH Special | How to get published!

Girl Crush was an instant best seller this year and as Floss' first novel, it would be remiss of us not to treat our amazing Exactly listeners to a deep dive into that hot, dark story. Enter Romilly Morgan and Abigail Bergstrom, Floss' editor and literary agent, who join Floss for a retrospective look at Girl Crush, from conception to completion. Along the way they discuss how Floss met her agent, what it was like to work with an editor, and answer many of your questions. Happy festive season Floss fans! No episode out next week, back with you on 5th Jan!  A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·51m 38s

Masculinity, Maturation and Male Feminists | Jordan Stephens

Straight men are rare on Exactly so it’s so exciting that the first ever straight man on the podcast is none other than Jordan Stephens! The poet, actor, musician and Rizzle Kicks star chats feminism, phallic fascination and doing away with the phrase ‘toxic masculinity.’ He and Floss also discuss the vital role self-reflection plays in setting loving, compassionate boundaries and the role that self-hatred plays in the perpetuation of misogyny. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·43m 13s

Boundaries, People Pleasing and Family Dysfunction | Nedra Tawwab

"You can pick an apple off my tree but you can not have all the apples." Oof! That one- like many of the wise, profound, insightful things that guest Nedra Glover Tawwab said on this episode- hit different. This week Floss and the New York Times best-selling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert, chat boundaries, people pleasing and parents. In the run up to the holiday season we see all of you who are feeling anxious or tight chested and want to hold space for you here. Be kind to yourselves, hold the boundary, don't sign the social contract unless you want to. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/22·39m 30s

Queer Dating, Being Non Binary and Burn Out | Matt Bernstein

What is Queerness? Is the word ‘Bisexual’ Transphobic? How is joy linked to activism? This week the wise and witty Matt Bernstein joins Floss to answer your questions, listen to your voice notes and take your calls. They deep dive into identity, ignorance and internet culture and provide some sage advice that, to be honest, is pretty universal. Happy Thursday Floss Fans, this ones worth a listen! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/22·43m 40s

Trauma, Healing and Breaking Patterns | Dr. Nicole LePera

Self-healing is a contentious subject; as nuance gets stripped from trauma discourse online, we endlessly debate how responsible we are for our own actions. Enter Dr Nicole Le Pera, the holistic psychologist, who wants to empower us on our healing journeys. She and Floss chat trauma, change and the difference between explaining and excusing. Pause, process and be proud of yourselves. Happy Thursday Floss fans! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·43m 54s

Radical Self Love, Enoughness and Opression | Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor is the author of 'The Body Is Not An Apology'- and really the profoundly striking title says it all. She is a truly revolutionary educator, poet and speaker and today she and Floss begin to unpack the systems of oppression that we all internalise. They discuss how low self-esteem fuels hierarchy, what is meant by radical self love and how joy can ne used as a tool of resistance. Remember Floss Fans, comparison is the thief of joy. Prepare to be shaken to your core. Happy Thursday! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/22·45m 7s

Introducing…The Science of Horniness from Come As You Are with Dr. Emily Nagoski

Today, I’m sharing a preview of a new podcast I’m enjoying and think you will, too. On Come As You Are, educator and bestselling author Dr. Emily Nagoski answers questions about sex with the latest science. You’ll get a modern guide to sexual wellbeing, backed by groundbreaking research about desire, anatomy, orgasm and much more. In conversation with her producer, Emily debunks cultural myths and flips the script on everything you thought you knew about sex and sexuality.In this preview, Emily answers a listener question about losing the motivation to have sex and introduces us to a concept known as the "dual control model,” which offers a simple but radical shift in the way we think about horniness. Listen to Come As You Are at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/caya?sid=exactly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/22·11m 59s

Romance, Heartbreak and Spirituality | SighSwoon

Happy Thursday Floss! We are back with another episode. This week Floss and Gabri Abrāo, AKA Sigh Swoon on social media, talked spirituality, romance and gratitude. Gabi is an LA based writer, artist and digital creator, making it her life's mission to embrace the ephemerality of the human existence. Everything is temporary and her recent published work Notes On SHapeshifting is a poetic guide to accepting flux and embracing the existential. Prepare to get philosophical loves! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·43m 30s

Purpose, Patriachy and P.S Lesbian | Mary Portas

Happy Thursday Floss Fans! This week Floss chats to Mary Portas- entrepreneur, broadcaster and fashion icon. Mary has had a long and impressive career, from doing deas with Dulce and Gabbana to looking into the death of tbhe Great British High Street. They explore queerness in the public eye, patriarchy in the workplace and how people pleasing can fuel crushing societal norms and expectations. Prepare for some excellent life advice! Strap in and be kind to yourselves. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/22·44m 4s

Call In: Body Image | Megan Jayne Crabbe

Happy Thursday Floss Fans and thank you for all your excellent questions. It's our fifth episode and that can only mean one thing; A CALL IN. Floss is joined by the amazing Megan Jayne Crabbe to answer your diet culture dilemmas! Megan is a best selling author, presenter creator and bundle of joy, but boy has she worked to get there. She shares her invaluable insights on dysmorohia, discomfort and dressing for YOU, and chats to a caller about puberty 2.0 and ageing angst. You'll be Twerking after working once you've listened to this one! A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·35m 11s

Dating, DM's and Alone Time | Beam Me Up Softboi

Happy Thursday Floss Fans! A fun, flirty one for you this week. Floss chats to Iona David, the woman behind the iconic meme account Beam Me Up Softboi. Iona talks about how and why she started the hilarious and horrifying process of interactions and dms written by (mostly) men to women online and on dating apps. They deep dive on dating, digital romance and why the girlies are STRUGGLING with the indie boys of the world. You’ll also be treated to a comprehensive analysis of what a soft boi actually is- a feminist? A “nice guy”? A Pokemon style evolution of a fuck boy? Tune in to find out. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/22·47m 16s

Exciting Update - Extra Floss is now available everywhere!

Great news! My friends on Spotify (and lots of other podcasting platforms) can now get access to Extra Floss! Subscribe to get our exclusive ‘Ask Floss’ episodes every week and unlock all of our wonderful Ask Floss episodes from season 1 (that’s over 30 extra episodes just waiting for you to listen to!). Plus, subscribers to Extra Floss get all episodes, past, present and future, completely ad-free. Visit ExtaFloss.com to get access on Spotify or your preferred podcast app or visit Exactly on Apple Podcasts and hit ‘try free’ at the top of the page to start your free trial today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/22·1m 17s

Bisexuality, Queer History & Faith | Blair Imani

Happy Thursday Floss fans! This week Floss is joined by the amazing Blair Imani, author of “Read this to get Smarter” and “HerStory - Stories of women and non-binary people rewriting history.” She’s a historian, educator, mental health advocate, speaker and entrepreneur. She’s Black, Bisexual and Muslim and talks a lot about her experience with these identities and how they impact one another. She and Floss chat respectability politics, use Blair’s vast historical knowledge to look at the history of being queer and talk about her journey to finding acceptance in Islam. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/22·47m 35s

Drag, Gender Confusion and Diet Culture | Victoria Scone

Happy Thursday Floss fans! This episode brings you a conversation with the clever, camp cabaret queen, Victoria Scone! Victoria was the first cis female contestant on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and shares her insights on queerness, body image and her love of performing- because who doesn’t love being a tart on stage. Do you have a question for Floss, or our guests? We want to hear from YOU. Drop us a message or voice note on WhatsApp +447890302665. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/22·45m 40s

Envy, Evil Eye & Exploring Emotions | Contrapoints

Welcome back Floss fans! We're kicking off season 2, episode 1 with the amazing Natalie Wynn aka Contrapoints. She's an internet icon, an ex philosopher and queen of making videos about big topics as comprehensive as they are camp. She and Floss chat about envy, looking inward rather than outward and Spongebob's nemsus Squidward. Do you have a question for Floss, or our guests? We want to hear from YOU. Drop us a message or voice note on WhatsApp +447890302665. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/22·44m 12s

Exactly is back for SEASON TWO!

Exactly. with Florence Given is your bubble-busting guide to modern-day feminism. Join Floss, the boundary-breaking author of best-selling books Women Don’t Owe You Pretty and Girlcrush to explore topics like sex, envy, queer history and body image in a nuanced and enlightening way, all while having lots of laughs along the way. Exactly is your permission slip to follow your curiosity, feel empowered, be educated and see the joy in life with compelling conversations with cultural commentators, authors, doctors, psychologists and celebrity guests. Together, we can figure this out. Want more Floss? Subscribe to EXTRA FLOSS for ad-free listening and additional subscriber-exclusive episodes every week. Start your free trial by visiting Exactly on Apple Podcasts and tapping ‘Try Free’ or head to extrafloss.com to get access wherever you listen. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·1m 56s

Exactly LIVE with Munroe Bergdorf

Floss is LIVE! Happy Monday Floss fans! If you’re UK based we hope you had a lush long weekend. If you’re not, don’t worry, we have a treat for you that will make Monday feel like saturday. Model, activist, and now author, Munroe Bergdorf, joined Floss live at the podcast show for a Floss’ Five followed by a scintillating exploration of life, love and their illustrious careers. Munroe is a cornerstone of the UK queer community, is a wildly successful model and is a trailblazing voice for social justice, defending the rights of people of colour and marginalised genders. Munroe exemplifies abundance and tells Floss about why she extends the ladder behind her, as well as delivering some wise words on creating space, falling in love, personal growth journeys and maintaining both authenticity and boundaries with the public. Munroe has an incredible podcast called “ The Way We Are” and is one of the most visible transgender people in the UK. As a queer, black, trans woman she stands herself at the intersection of many multiple identities and uses her platform to advocate for other marginalized people. She is a patron of the charity Mermaids, an advocate for UN Women UK, and last year, she was added to L’Oréal’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board; mending her relationship with the cosmetics giant after they controversially dropped her from a campaign in 2017 for calling out white privilege and racism. Her achievements and accolades are really quite mind boggling. Expect the lively, empowering and curious conversations that Floss brings to every episode but with that zingy electricity that only an IRL audience can give. Well an IRL audience and an amazing guest like…Munroe Bergdorf! So if you missed it in person, don’t worry- turn up the volume, dress up for yourself and you’ll feel like you were there! Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e21.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/22·49m 7s

RELATIONSHIPS: Emotional availability, Attachment and Authenticity with Todd Baratz

The time has come! It’s our final episode of Season1! But fear not Floss fans, we’ll back with Season 2 really soon. To help you work through your anxious attachment to this podcast, we’ve got the amazing Todd Baratz on the show this week. He and Floss will be answering your questions, listening to your voice notes and taking calls from a couple of you! Our relationships , friendships, romantic partnerships, family relationships are what fill our lives with meaning and teach us the most about ourselves. It’s a cliche but it really does all come down to relationships.  We live in a time when on the one hand we have access to so much helpful  information, online, through podcasts and books,  and exposure to concepts and ideas about relationships, that we have the potential to really grow in emotional literacy and maturity. But on the other hand this can mean that big complex subjects are reduced to memes, infographics and 140 characters - things like “ emotional availability, attachment styles, red flags” can all be used to label and even condemn what is often, normal, fluctuating human behaviour. This is exactly why we thought Todd Baratz would be the perfect expert to round off the season. He doesn’t subscribe to labels and actively debunks a lot of the common misconceptions that get shared, often out of context. Todd is a certified sex therapist, licensed individual and couples psychotherapist, and writer who specializes in relationships and sex. Online his account @yourdiagnonsense is shaking up the world of therapy one brutally honest post at a time. He is a proud queer man and he communicates in a way which makes it okay to feel the many different things we all go through- we all contain multitudes! Here are a few of our favourite attention-grabbing home truth headlines posted by Baratz: Totally Normal Things that are labeled unhealthy https://www.instagram.com/p/CYjco2yFeic/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Lose Interest in unavailable partners https://www.instagram.com/p/CYRn7yzJ5OF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Relationship Myths to unlearn ASAP https://www.instagram.com/p/CXjI6VfJJCJ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Stop Looking for Red Flags https://www.instagram.com/p/CXd6UzOlab7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/22·47m 4s

RELATIONSHIPS: Possessiveness and Polyamory with Polyphilia

Hello! Welcome back to your mindful Monday listening! This week Floss sits down with Leanne, aka Polyphilia, to chat about all things non-monogamy. It’s the final part of this mini-series and of season 1, though don’t worry we still have next week’s call in episode and season 2 is coming soon… So today we’re looking at non- monogamous relationships, with the founder of the Poly Philia blog Leanne. We get so many questions from you on this subject and we at team Exactly are just as curious as you are! Leanne started her blog which offers snappy, bitesize often hilarious tips and insights into non-monogamy in 2020 and since then has gained over 160,00 followers which shows just how what was once considered quite a niche or unusual relationship style really is becoming much more mainstream. It’s so exciting when people challenge the norms we’re taught and break free to live more authentic lives. There’s still a world of mis-information and judgement of polyamory out there, which is exactly what Leanne is tackling through her blog posts and videos. So pour yourselves many hot drinks, grab many snack because with boundaries, respect and care- why can’t you have it all? Exactly will be going Live in London on May 26th. Floss will be in conversation with the one and only Munroe Bergdorf, taking your questions and having a right laugh. Go to thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e19.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/22·47m 57s

RELATIONSHIPS: Knowing a Narcissist with Dr Ramani

Hey Floss Fans, Happy Monday! This week it’s our second episode on relationships and Floss is joined by the incredible psychologist and narcissism expert Dr Ramani. She was one of the first people Floss wanted to speak to on this podcast, there is so much to take away from her expertise and advice. Relationships can be our greatest healer but also the place where we can be most damaged. Trust is hard, intimacy is scary and if you have a history of being burned you might have a heightened awareness of toxic relationships. That being said, ‘toxic relationship’ has been used to refer to any number of things, and not always accurately. Today we’re focussing on a specific type of toxic relationship and that’s narcissistic abuse. Floss and Dr Ramani bring you an accessible conversation about gaslighting, love bombing and manipulation in the hopes that anyone who doesn’t know what narcissistic abuse is, has a blinding lightbulb moment. Have you experienced a lack of empathy from someone you love? Perhaps a grandiosity or a chronic need to seek out admiration from other people? Maybe you’ve made excuses for their chronic sense of entitlement? Dr Ramani reminds us to never ignore your gut instinct and is so blunt and to-the-point that she’s unintentionally hilarious. She is a licensed clinical psychologist  and the author of the modern relationship survival manual "Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist" and "Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility” She’s also a TED speaker and youtuber who has made it her life mission to educate and inform people about the effects of narcissism. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e18.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/22·44m 33s

RELATIONSHIPS: Besties, Boundaries and Break Ups with Elizabeth Day

This week we begin our final mini season on relationships. To kick off we’re  joined by podcasting royalty, Elizabeth Day. She’s the host of the podcast “How To Fail”, has written seven books and her new podcast 'Best Friend Therapy' sees Elizabeth and her best mate, therapist Emma Reed Turrell pick apart how we can all set better boundaries' in our friendships, while examining what exactly we owe to each other. Aren’t people fascinating? Floss and Elizabeth chat about friendships, and explore how the friendships we’ve had throughout our lives impact the ways in which communicate in our friendships of the future. Listen in for platonic break ups, friendship heartbreak and the effects of social media on what it means to have a community. Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e17.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/22·48m 46s

BODY IMAGE: Shame, Shaving and Fear of Dating with Natalie Lee

Happy Sweet 16 Exactly fans! Call the limo, buy the big dress and pick up your date because it’s our 16th episode and 4th call in! Floss is joined this week by Natalie Lee aka @Stylemesunday and author of the soon to be published book Feeling Myself: How I shed my shame to find sexual freedom and you can too. Natalie has talked publicly about her post- partum body, had an orgasm on TV and wants you to live proud, present and shame free. Floss and Natalie answer your questions, listen to your voice notes and take some calls. They answer questions on loving ourselves, dating and the dark places that breed shame. They also explore the way our friends discussing their body image issues invite our own negative comparisons and chat about releasing the pits- fur and all! Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e16.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/22·45m 40s

BODY IMAGE: Living Unapologetically with Stephanie Yeboah

This week on Exactly we’re joined by the ray of sunshine that is Stephanie Yeboah. She’s smart, funny and fabulous and chats with Floss about how fat-phobia and white supremacy are basically evil twins. In her book Fattily Ever After: a Black Fat Girl's guide to living life Unapologetically, Stephanie shares stories of how misogynoir, the experience of both misogyny and racism, interact with fat-phobia. She discusses the role of black women throughout history, while touching on fetishization, loneliness and how black women have been marginalized in the media, even within the body positivity movement that they started. Stephanie generously shares personal anecdotes and gives us a history lesson on the colonial origins of our beauty standards, exploring desirability politics and how conversations around weight and size often ignore the significant role mental health has on how we relate to our bodies. We hope you all listen to this episode and go on to write a love letter to your body, thanking it for keeping you alive! Exactly is coming to you live on 26th May. Floss will be joined in conversation by our favourite model, activist, author and icon Munroe Bergdorf.. You can go to www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for more details and to buy your tickets. Find Stephanie on Instagram @stephanieyeboah Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Lovehoney would love you to celebrate self-love this Masturbation May with the Womanizer Premium 2. Use my code FLORENCE20 at lovehoney.co/Florence_premium2 and save 20% sitewide on Lovehoney for a limited time! Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e15.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/22·47m 41s

BODY IMAGE: Fat Liberation with Sofie Hagen

A new week, a new Floss pod! It’s episode two of our body image mini series and Floss is joined by the hilarious Sofie Hagen to talk about Fat Liberation. Fat Liberation, as a movement, is concerned less with an individual’s relationship with their body and more with the systemic ways in which fat people are discriminated against. Sofie acknowledges that many people have a difficult relationship with the word fat, and interrogates why this is. Is the word fat an adjective or a pejorative? And how has the capitalist patriarchy influenced this? With wit, fierce intellect and a ton of excellent reading/podcast recommendations, Sofie and Floss examine fatphobia, dating and the role of the scientific community in weight based discrimination. We can all preach that fat isn’t a bad thing and that all bodies are beautiful, but when society doesn’t affirm that it becomes increasingly easy to feel that body positivity is for everyone else but ourselves. Last year, Sophie published their debut book 'Happy Fat': Taking Up Space In A World That Wants To Shrink You. In their book Sofie dispels myths about health and fatness and they detail some of the horrific discrimination that they've experienced due to their fatness. Sofie's work focuses less on loving what you look like and more on the fact that you deserve the same respect and humanity, whatever you look like. Today’s episode is enlightening, enraging and empowering, so strap in. Find Sophie on Instagram @sofiehagendk Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e14.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/22·47m 49s

BODY IMAGE: Sex, Summer and Self-Objectification

Happy Monday Floss Fans! Welcome to the start of a brand new mini series. Today and for the next three weeks, Floss will be chatting to an awesome cadre of guests about Body Image. This week it’s the wonderful Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite, identical twins, co-authors of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament  and directors of the nonprofit company Beauty Redefined. Their instagram is on fire with body image analysis and they use their doctorates, their platform and their book to espouse essential wisdom on the ways in which we’re all conditioned by capitalist patriarchy to think our perceived desirability is the most important thing about us. Floss, Lindsay and Lexie chat about the male gaze, body resilience vs body positivity and beauty standards. So many of us feel such pressure to conform to certain ideals that unpacking our own autonomy over those choices becomes increasingly complicated. We’re taught to be so self-critical of the way that we look that we forget to be grateful for all the marvellous things our bodies can do. Later they deep dive into sex, and summer and how truly inhabiting your body can allow you to reclaim your rage. “Prettiness is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman”- Erin Mckean “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” - Florence Given Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. You can find Lindsay and Lexie on instagram @beauty_redefined Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e13.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/22·47m 50s

SOCIAL MEDIA: Cancel Culture, Community and Accountability

After three excellent episodes and three excellent guests, we’ve come to the end of our social media mini series. As is our tradition here at Exactly, we’re bringing you a call in episode, with the wise and wonderful Seerut Chawla. Seerut is a Psychotherapist who lives in London. She’s practised in the NHS, and now runs her own private clinic. She has a special interest in personal responsibility, resilience and our relationship with the internet. Seerut and Floss unpack parasocial relationships, discuss the often mercenary nature of emoting online and examine the significance of self-awareness in owning your own mistakes before judging others for theirs. They also answer questions on using social media to advance your career and authentically being yourself online. Later they take a phone call from a wonderful listener who can’t stop scrolling, despite knowing that social media is really affecting their self esteem (Same here pal). Remember, it's okay to only share what you want to share, and what you want to show! Find Seerut on Instagram @seerutkchawla Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/22·44m 43s

SOCIAL MEDIA: Lonely Online with Larissa May

For the third part of the mini-series exploring 'Social Media' we’re joined by the incredible, Larissa “Larz’ May to discuss digital wellness; how to navigate the wild west of social media and stay sane in the process. Larz has an infectious energy and deep insight into this complex subject. She started her project ‘Half The Story’ after experiencing the dark side of social media first hand. Alone and suffering from depression and anxiety with only her Instagram followers for company she realised that what she was experiencing must be happening to many other young people too. Her desire to not only heal herself, but to arm others with the tools to thrive, led to her spending the next 5 years learning all she could about the impact of social media on our mental health and crucially how to take practical steps to protect our minds online. We’re living in the most connected era humankind has ever experienced, yet so many of us feel lonely and isolated. Larz and Floss discuss the difference between connecting online and true meaningful connection. She explains how focusing on our lives and relationships online can be detrimental to our real-life experiences and friendships. And most importantly  how to take back the power and use our platforms with power, purpose and in a way that truly aligns with our values and goals. It’s time to ask if you’re using social media or if it’s using you… and if so what you can do about it! Find Larz on Instagram @livinlikelarz And her incredible projects @halfthestory @globaldayofunplugging Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e11.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/22·47m 10s

SOCIAL MEDIA: Being Curious Not Critical with Ayishat Akanbi

Happy Monday! Welcome back to another episode of Exactly. It’s episode 2 of our social media mini season and we’re joined by culture writer and stylist Ayishat Akanbi, one of the first people Floss earmarked for interviewing on her podcast. In 2018 Ayishat published a video called “The Problem with Wokeness”. In which she analyses social justice and activism online. With the world becoming a place that rejects nuance for fear of it being interpreted as political incorrectness, Ayishat encourages curiosity not criticism, empathy not anger and responsibility not accountability. While social media can be a space for connection, communication and change, Ayishat’s incredible razor sharp mind and her analysis of online culture is vital and refreshing. Today she chats to Floss about the experiences in her life that have led her to not only holding these beliefs, but expressing them online. Don’t berate people for what you see in yourself. Find Ayishat on Instagram @ayishat_akanbi Her debut book, The Awokening, is out Summer 2022 Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e10.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/22·46m 55s

SOCIAL MEDIA: Racism, Rockets and Reading with Layla Saad

We’re kicking off our Social Media mini series with none other than Layla Saad, the number one bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy, and a globally respected writer, speaker and host of the Good Ancestor Podcast, which we at Team Exactly highly recommend. Layla used social media, instagram challenges and internet trends to shirk assumptions about clout and instead issue an incredible call to action. Me and White Supremacy challenged her followers of all backgrounds to share their experiences of white privilege, encouraging her white audience to engage with the society’s systemic racism in an unprecedented way. Floss and Layla discuss feeling drained by instagram, the inherent spirituality in Layla’s confrontation with white supremacy and the importance of being uncomfortable. They also explore the vital work being done by writers and educators and their shared belief that while social media may be a springboard for speaker truth to power, literature will be their lasting body of work. Later they answer your questions on performative activism and dealing with relationships that change because of advocacy. You your anger, lest it use you. Find Layla on instagram @LaylaFSaad Check out The Good Ancestor podcast here Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e9.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/22·46m 9s

FEMINISM: Patriarchy, Periods and Ass Shaking with Amika George

In our fourth and final episode of our feminism mini-series Floss is joined by founder of the free period movement, the award winning Amika George, for a call in, where we get to hear from YOU. Amika is an activist, author and icon who is literally dripping in awards. She founded the Free Periods movement in her bedroom when she was just 17 which resulted in her persuading the UK government to provide free menstrual products in all English schools and colleges from January 2020. Last year she published her first book Make It Happen: How To Be An Activist- isn’t she the coolest?! Amika studied history at Cambridge University and Floss couldn’t be in better company to answer your questions on feminism. Together they pull apart what we mean by ‘patriarchy’, analyse why ‘periods’ are so taboo and take a look at why Doja Cat shaking her arse has men all hot and bothered. Find Amika on instagram @amikageorge Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e8.txt   Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/22·47m 11s

FEMINISM: Choices, Cults and Guilt with Deborah Frances White

For this Episode of Exactly, we welcome feminist podcasting royalty- HRH Deborah Frances White. Deborah is a comedian, podcaster, author and the host of the wildly successful The Guilty Feminist podcast. She is responsible for waving many of us- Floss included- off on our feminist journeys and addresses the shame, anxiety and- well- guilt that dominates womanhood with subtlety and silliness. We. Love. Her. Floss and Deborah discuss how diets are like Deborah’s time as a Jehovah’s Witness and grapple with what a “feminist choice” is. They also explore how the patriarchy negatively impacts men and how an abundance mindset can create a “new girls club” to rival “the old boys club.” Later, they answer your questions on internalised misogyny and girl to girl toxicity. Next week is our feminist call in! If you want to get in touch with the Exactly. team with a question, drop us a line at +4 4 7 8 9 0 3 0 2 6 6 5. We’re particularly interested in questions on the internet, body image and relationships! Find Deborah on instagram @DFDubz and @theguiltyfeminist Check out The Guilty Feminist podcast and find their live show dates here Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e7.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/22·44m 50s

FEMINISM: Trans Liberation, Culture Wars and Class with Shon Faye

It’s Episode 2 of our Feminism mini-series and Floss is joined by the glamorous and hilarious genius that is Shon Faye. Shon is a writer, editor, journalist, and presenter known for her commentary on LGBTQ plus, women's and mental health issues. She hosts the podcast, Call Me Mother and is the author of the book, the Transgender Issue: An argument for justice. Floss and Shon deep dive into some thorny issues this week, exploring the culture war being waged against trans people in the media, what exactly a Radical Feminist is and addressing why trans rights are so divisive amongst both the left and the right. Shon- with her usual fluency and dry wit- also shares her insights into the significance of class-based solidarity, why the trans-community are used as a scapegoat when they comprise less than 1% of the population and how we can all be mindful of checking our own transphobia when including trans people within the feminist movement. At the end of the episode, Floss and Shon answer your questions on desirability politics and trans-liberation. Support your sisters not just your cis-ters! Find Shon on instagram @shon.faye Check out her book Transgender Issue: An Argument For Justice Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e6.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/22·50m 49s

FEMINISM: Jameela Jamil - Misogyny, Media and Mistakes

This week Floss kicks off her second mini-series on FEMINISM with the icon that is Jameela Jamil. Jameela is an actress and activist- you’ll know her from playing Tahani Al-Jamil in Netflix’s The Good Place, her incredible platform and podcast I Weigh, and SLAMMING Piers Morgan on Twitter (not really. She’s not a UFC fighter).  Jameela and Floss discuss women being double agents for the patriarchy, being a woman in the public eye and how the media fuels misogyny. They also explore the trap door that is the pedestal, the inaccessibility of activism in the social justice space and the great importance of forgiveness in accountability. Jameela also gives some sage advice on life after being cancelled and helps Floss answer some of your questions- after giving some juicy details about her relationship with the Kardashians! (That last bit is an exaggeration and an excellent example of the kind of click-bait Floss and Jameela want you to watch out for.) Find Jameela on instagram @JameelaJamil Check out her podcast I Weigh Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e5.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/22·50m 31s

SEX: Cumming, Casual Sex and The Campsite Rule with Alix Fox

This week, for our final SEX episode, Floss sits down with Alix Fox to answer your questions about everything from reaching the big O to saying a big no! Alix is a sex writer, educator, journalist, podcaster and queen of puns as well as the Script Consultant on Netflix's Sex Education, the Host of acclaimed Audible series KINK!, the co-host of  BBC Radio 1's Unexpected Fluids AND the winner of Best Sexual Health Ambassador 2020. Alix is incredibly prepared and has some excellent advice on navigating sex with disabilities, first queer sexual experiences, hook-up culture, emotional bonding, consent and lots more. Get ready for the hot-and-flustereds because nothing is hornier than happy, healthy sex! You’ve been sending in your texts and voice notes, and calling in, via our dedicated podcast  Whatsapp hotline number +44 7890 302665 and today Floss and Alix will answer as many of them as they can. Some of the amazing resources Alix recommended can be found below: LELO for sex toys Ferly the app- for masturbation My Body Back Project- for sexual health Hannah Witton- for sex and disability Andrew Gurza- Disability After Dark Scarleteen- for a sex menu Find Alix Fox on Twitter or Instagram @AlixFox Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e4.txt  This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/22·49m 25s

SEX: Dr. Thema - Healing After Sexual Trauma

Today we're going to be talking about healing from sexual trauma, with the incredibly wise Dr. Thema Bryant. We know that the rates of women and non binary people who've experienced sexual violence are terrifyingly high and post MeToo movement, we have an increased awareness of the problem, but today we’re focusing on finding joy, finding safety in community, and finding yourself after trauma. Although we will be talking about the subject generally, we won't be going into details of specific incidents or types of assault. And with that said, if the subject is too raw, then please do have a listen to one of the other episodes of Exactly. Dr. Thema is incredible. She is a minister, a psychologist, a professor, a sacred artist and host of the podcast Homecoming. Her latest book: Homecoming- Overcome Fear and Trauma to Retain Your Whole Authentic Self publishes this March and we can’t wait to read it. Before you listen today we want to take a minute to say that if you’ve experienced trauma, whatever happened to you was not your fault. We hope this episode is as comforting as it is informative. Be kind to yourselves. Find Dr. Thema on Twitter or Instagram @dr.thema Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e3.txt  This is a Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/22·1h 1m

SEX: Megan Barton-Hanson - Bi-sexuality and Slut Shaming

In the second episode of our sex mini-series Floss chats to Megan Barton-Hanson, model and former resident of the Love Island villa. Since her saucy season, Megan has proudly lived her life as her authentic self. She has spoken out against slut-shaming with dignity, faced critics of her cosmetic surgery with her head held high and wore Floss’ “Stop Valuing Women Based On Their Sexual History” t-shirt on day time TV. Megan is a bisexual icon and today she and Floss discuss the misogyny women face when they are sexual in the public eye, the distinct differences between dating men and women and the erasure that accompanies bi-sexuality. They also dive deep into the nuances of “straight-passing”, discuss why it’s pointless trying to please everyone, and answer your baby queer questions! So kick back in your docs, go post a thirst trap on instagram - because it’s your body and the haters can keep their shit in their shit bubble over there. Find Megan on instagram @meganbartonhanson_ Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e2.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/22·51m 0s

SEX: Miss Erica Storm - Pleasure, Power and Pussy

In this, the first episode, Floss meets Dominatrix, empowerment coach and sex therapist in training Miss Erica Storm for a scintillating exploration of sexual confidence. Miss Erica Storm has dedicated her life not only to liberating herself sexually but to helping other women step into their sexual power. She is a one woman army, liberating us all from the shame and unworthiness that gets in our way, preventing us from experiencing confidence and fulfilment in the bedroom, and beyond.  Miss Erica Storm speaks about her personal journey from struggling with identity, substances and bullying, to becoming the fierce and fearless woman she is today. They talk about connecting with your pussy, something Miss Erica Storm is so passionate about- she even wrote a love letter to hers! They also discuss why pleasure is your divine birth right but it’s up to you to claim it, honey! As well as diving deep on the importance of self-responsibility, helping others as a part of healing, and letting go of other people's expectations in order to be your most authentic self. Find Miss Erica Storm on instagram @madamstormofficial Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven Click here and use the code EXACTLY to get 14 days’ free access to CHEEX - the new and revolutionary membership offering a safe space for sexual entertainment and education. The promo is valid for new customers when selecting the yearly subscription option. Cancel anytime during the trial period. Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’. Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e1.txt This is a Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/22·46m 14s

Introducing...Exactly. With Florence Given

Welcome to Exactly. With Florence Given. Floss is an artist, feminist, and bestselling author of the book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’. In this podcast she will be diving deep into 5 topics; sex, social media, feminism, relationships and body image and exploring them all from different angles. We’re breaking up the podcast into mini-series and each topic will be explored across 4 episodes. Throughout the podcast Floss speaks to fascinating guests from authors, cultural commentators, doctors, thought leaders to psychologists, celebrities and comedians. Exploring topics of conversation that are nuanced, enlightening and inspiring whilst having lots of laughs along the way. And Floss wants to hear from YOU, we’ll be taking your questions for each guest. AND in the fourth episode of each mini-series, we’re opening up the phone lines. Join in on the discussion with Floss and her guest. Drop the podcast a Whatsapp message on +447890 302665 with questions, voice notes and the opportunity to speak with Floss. Exactly. With Florence Given is a Somethin’ Else Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/21·2m 33s
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