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

What’s the secret to feeling good about your body? Why is body image such an important subject anyway? And what’s the most joyous body positive pop song around at the moment?! We cover all of this and more in this, the very first episode of Body Cons.

Meet us, your hosts Molly Forbes and Lottie Storey, and find out more about our respective stories and what drove us to create the podcast in the first place. Then hear what we’re loving and hating on the subject in our weekly Going Up / Going Down feature, talking about things we’ve seen on the news, the telly and in magazines that all relate to the topic of body image.

In the second half of the episode you can hear from this week’s guest, body image researcher Nadia Craddock, who we met up with at The Centre for Appearance Studies at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Nadia told us about some of the fascinating research into the subject and why it intersects with other big issues like social justice and public health.

Get in touch:

Email: bodyconspodcast@gmail.com
Tweet: @bodyconspodcast
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Going UP / DOWN:

Going UP – The video for Juice, by Lizzo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaCrQL_8eMY&feature=youtu.be | Going UP and DOWN – Skinny Genes the Secret to Staying Slim –

This week’s guest:

Hear more from Nadia Craddock on the Appearance Matters podcast | Follow Nadia on Instagram: @nadia.craddock

Your hosts:

Molly Forbes: @mollyjforbes | Lottie Storey: @lottie_storey

Production credits:

Artwork by Hannah Broadway @hannahkbroadway

Music: Teeth White by The Staves, used under license from Warner Music (PRS & PPL)

Sound FX: Epidemic Sound

Produced by Molly Forbes