129. RoxXxan - It’s what I’ve been through, it’s not who I am

Sofie talks to RoxXxan about being a tomboy, navigating the music industry as a young gay rapper from Birmingham, experiencing homelessness, teaching spin class, the Jamaican Rastafarian and Irish Catholic parts of her heritage, spirituality, Crystals, astrology and her new music project: For Her

Trigger warning – homelessness, brief mention of someone else’s experience of child sexual abuse, trauma, slavery, racism, homophobia, violence, debt collection, depression, mental health issues, bereavement

128. Sameena Zehra - I’m quite homicidal but I’m a pacifist

Sofie talks to Sameena Zehra about non violence, imaginary worlds, imaginary friends, justice, tribalism, having a privileged upbringing, The Hunger Games, talking herself out of jobs, acting, dark fantasies, letting people in, honesty and stepping on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s foot.

Trigger warning – divorce, trauma, violence, war, refugees, parental/family violence, death, funerals, torture, emotional abuse

127. Kemah Bob - I threw a burrito at her

Sofie talks to Kemah Bob about finding out what she was fleeing from, therapy, healing, confronting people about childhood traumas, comedy, weed, majoring in theatre, navigating mental health services in central Texas and being a pansexual femme of colour.

Trigger warning – bipolar disorder, childhood trauma, emotional abuse and manipulation, mania, drug use, medication, depression, mental health institutions, hospitals, needles, self harm, social anxiety, psychosis

126. Chloe Petts - Zero boys being kissed

Sofie talks to Chloe Petts about resolutions, sadness, being a queer lesbian masculine woman, comedy, change, coming out, dealing with aggression on the street, vulnerability, the LOL Word, having amazing parents, football, homelessness outreach work and The Bishop of Borneo.

Trigger warning – street harassment/violence, hate crimes, panic, anxiety, social pressure, shame, homophobia, biphobia, breakups, homelessness

125. Jessica Fostekew - What I am is constantly changing


Sofie talks to Jessica Fostekew about realising she isn’t straight, not knowing what you are but knowing what you aren’t, motherhood, filth, change,uncertainty, therapy, comedy, her podcast Hoovering, the joy of eating, the diet industry, calling people out and The Favourite.

Trigger warning – therapy, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, breakdown, panic, food, disordered eating, diets.

124. Kivan Bay - I’m fat as hell

Sofie talks to Kivan Bay about being a baby trans guy, making things, coming out, stealing his dad’s underwear, fat activism, Foucault, suicide, online chat roleplaying, the body as a state of permanent revolution, bow ties, Ghost in the Shell and the intersection of fatness, gender and queerness.

Trigger warning – suicide, bipolar, depression, dysphoria, diets, surgery, disordered eating, child sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, rape, substance abuse, homelessness, abusive relationships, violence, alcoholism, childhood trauma, street harassment, homophobic slurs, fatmisia/fatphobia, transmisia/transphobia

123. Mark Watson #3 - It’s meant to be fun - Part 2

In part two of a two part conversation Sofie talks to Mark Watson about the New Year, the old year, not being in a boy band, visiting different parts of the world, training your brain, not constraining your resolutions, YOLO, not giving things up, spending time alone, Sofie’s upcoming book and Anna Karenina.

Trigger warning – #MeToo, alcohol, stress, smoking, addiction, eating, food, eating disorders, gym, shame

122. Mark Watson #3 - You can’t change your life on a Tuesday - Part 1

Sofie talks to Mark Watson about Christmas, New Year’s Resolutions being hard (but potentially useful), teenage diaries, running a marathon, photographs, being a human, not dying on an island, eating sweets, growing up, life landmarks, changing habits and Derren Brown.

Trigger warning – diets, therapy

121. London Hughes - I was always this awesome, you just didn’t realise it

Sofie talks to London Hughes about being awesome, how things change when you become better known, abusive famous people, lying on the Mock the Week table, being a black woman in comedy, wealth guts, cancel culture, pushing to make the London Hughes show happen and being in a Library Gang


Trigger warning – online abuse, verbal abuse, #MeToo, rape, racism, fatphobia, misogyny, appropriation

120. Guy Branum - We can’t all be monsters at the same time

Sofie talks to Guy Branum about socialism, writing My Life as a Goddess, being a gay fat working class stand up comedian, colonialism and conquest, asking for help, the America that lives in his heart, relationship dynamics, pheasant season and Elton John’s husband.


Trigger warning – medication, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, suicide, fatphobia, racism



119. Kobi Omenaka - A superman hoodie was my uniform

Sofie talks to Kobi Omenaka about the Flixwatcher Podcast, dissecting film, how sometimes the door is just red because it’s red, school, childhood, the butterfly effect, coincidence, Capoeira, being good at people and Hamilton.

Trigger warning – violence against animals, corporal punishment

118. Scottee - We haven’t seen the fat princess Disney film

Sofie talks to Scottee about baby fats, working class masculinity, not being invited to the fat festival, complicity, incompleteness, Hamburger Queen, Dot Cotton’s diet advice, polyamory, fat yoga and how his mum has all the answers.

Trigger warning – trauma, violence, shame, addiction, sexual violence, fat shaming, health care system, diet culture, fat jokes



117. Jessamyn Stanley - No, bitch, it’s a cracked foundation

Sofie talks to Jessamyn Stanley about teaching yoga, understand that the good and the bad have to happen, spending time with people who don’t practice yoga, harvesting compassion, juggling projects, living in a marginalised body in a world prefers for you to be marginalised, happiness, the mixing of good and bad, the value of crying, the relationship between aggression and politics, living in the USA in 2018, gun violence, self care, Harry Potter, being tokenised, the Yoga Industrial Complex, authenticity, unlearning respectability bullshit, taking victories, being a fat black queer person and The Spice Girls reunion.


Trigger warning – suicide, marginalisation, slavery, gun violence



116. Juliette Burton - I saw God and I time travelled

Sofie talks to Juliette Burton about having lots of mental health conditions, taking on the “Beach Body Ready” tube adverts, body dysmorphia, the advertising industry, shame triggers, online abuse, voices in your head, dating, making comedy, eating disorders, not being defined by your body, being present in your body, invisible conditions, childhood, falling out of boarding school, being sectioned, psychosis, getting therapy, doing touristy stuff in London, expressing yourself with clothes, deserving to be held and looked after, turning her rage outwards, feminism and feeling like she was born too early.


Trigger warning – mental health conditions, anorexia, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsive overeating disorder, depression, psychosis, sectioning, suicide, abuse

115. Riley Silverman - I was coping but I wasn’t living

Sofie talks Riley Silverman about the LA comedy scene, being a trans woman in Trump’s America, playing Dungeons and Dragons professionally, finding joy, being trans in public, experiencing female orgasms, feeling a wider spectrum of emotion, language and culture evolution, insecurity, talking about being trans so that people who are sick of talking about being trans don’t have to, looking for companionship, loneliness, friendship, being vulnerable on stage, emotional labour, Doctor Who, favourite film shots, live performance and making things that exist in the overlap.


Trigger warning – suicide, transphobia, surgery

114. J. / ComfyFat - Fuck you, boxes

Sofie talks to J (a.k.a. Comfyfat) about gender, accessibility, fashion, horoscopes, pre-destined dispositions, an end to disorders, gender fucked-up-ness, fatness, talking to the former you, EMDR therapy, being non-binary, separating yourself from your body, falling in love with girls, body confidence, relationships, prairies, taking things personally, trolls, wanting to be seen, faking it until you make it, control and the unknown, passion, authority and respect and ending up in good places. 

Trigger warning – fatphobia, 

113. Jes Baker - I'm fat and I'm mad

Sofie talks to writer and lecturer, Jes Baker about being Jes Baker for a living, her blog ‘The Militant Baker’, making her own Abercrombie and Fitch fake ads, body image and mental health, shame resilience, making the world a more compassionate place, a Mormon childhood, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, Landwhale, sharing your deepest darkest secrets, absolving emotional abuse, applauding the burnout culture, fatphobia around the world, animals in human clothing, going deep on wheat, replacing religion with activism and defence mechanisms.

112. Michelle Elman - My death was so cliché

Sofie talks to body confidence coach, creator of the 'Scarred Not Scared' campaign and author of Am I Ugly?, Michelle Elman about surgeries and scars, unsolicited feedback, the diet industry, a morbid obsession with the number 13, dying and out of body experiences, religion, PTSD and the 'havening' technique, 'inter-weight' relationships and trying to date a fire alarm.

Trigger warning – fatphobia, death, PTSD

111. Andy Kindler - Stream of self-consciousness

Sofie talks to American comedian Andy Kindler about Colin Farrell, Caddyshack, language and impressing people, a stream of self-consciousness, ADHD and OCD, Prozac and therapy, intrusive thoughts, 'being a man', the draft, a run-in with Adam Sandler, how to be a hack comic, why Ricky Gervais is the comedic equivalent of Donald Trump, our perception of beauty, Yahweh, Popeye and bad trips.

Trigger warning – ADHD, OCD, Dieting

110. Cameron Esposito - Do you feel unsafe in the world?

Sofie talks to American comedian Cameron Esposito about reliving trauma for art, queer therapy, gender norms, being treated like a novelty, the democratisation of comedy, tweaking the google search results for 'rape jokes' with a one hour show, the #metoo movement, making sure the story stays with the survivor, knowing your creative strengths, work ethic, fusing art and business, extending the boundary of safety, marriage equality, editing ourselves, the reality of podcasting, Queery, being in a field where it's shameful to talk about money, feeling like you need to be tough, taking breaks and the many forms of self-care.

Trigger warning – sexual assault