BONUS EPISODE: Everyday Lookism with Professor Heather Widdows

Hello! Welcome to a bonus episode of Body Cons. If you’ve listened to our previous series of Body Cons you might notice this episode sounds a little different. This is because we’ve been making the podcast remotely while it’s not possible to travel the country together to have these conversations. Hopefully you’ll forgive the less than perfect sound quality of …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magazines often get the blame for making women feel insecure, promoting unrealistic body types and narrow beauty ideals, and not being inclusive in the bodies they present in their pages. But what’s it really like in 2019? And what’s it like to actually work on a high end fashion magazine?

Terri Waters is a fashion journalist who worked at multiple glossy magazines, before leaving the industry to set up independent body-positive publication The Unedit.