34. Caitlin Moran: Being my own pet dog
By BBC Radio 4
The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe is speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong.
In this episode Joe chats to one of the most successful writers in Britain today – Caitlin Moran. She's the author of seven books including How To Be a Woman, which has sold over a million copies, How to Build A Girl, which has been adapted into a film, and More Than A Woman, which came out in 2020. She also has two popular weekly columns in The Times.
Catlin Moran was born in a council estate in Wolverhampton, the eldest of eight children, and went on to become globally famous for her writing. From becoming a published novelist aged 16, to being a star columnist at The Times aged 18, she tells Joe her incredible life story. Joe and Caitlin connect over their shared experience of a difficult childhood, and discuss how this still affects them today. Opening up about her struggles with anxiety and her daughter's eating disorder, Caitlin reveals what she's learnt along the way, and how a good dose of humour and optimism has got her through.
This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.
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Producer: Eliza Lomas
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4