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

109. Shane Torres - Trigger Warning

Sofie talks to American comedian Shane Torres about the concept of a podcast handshake, Martin Luther King Jr, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, growing up with liberal views in a conservative area, filling the pothole yourself, therapy on the phone, how grief can change a person, the safety of familiarity, faith, anger, masculinity, honesty, victimhood, feminism and comedy, a changing comedy climate, Louis CK and separating art from artist, rehabilitation, caring what people think of you and the politics of sliding into DMs.

Trigger warning – anxiety and OCD, grief, rape and assault in comedy, paedophilia



108. Erin McGathy - I'm spiralling out of control

Sofie talks to American comedian and host of This Feels Terrible, Erin McGathy about re-locating to Ireland after a ‘spirit quest’, being known as somebody's ex-wife, compassion, empathy, co-dependence, morning rituals, a Baptist preacher for a father, going to therapy camp at 16, breakups, grief, aquariums, pretending that you don't care while caring and the benefits of stepping in human shit.

Trigger warning – eating disorders, overdose

107. Christina Walkinshaw - You can't just 'it's okay' it away

Sofie talks to Canadian comedian Christina Walkinshaw about long-distance friends, working at the Yuk Yuk’s comedy chain, fan mail, being punished by the universe and getting glued back together, Michelle Branch, the negative consequences of hooch, being successful 'enough', polyamory and being happily single, jealousy and insecurity,  getting 'Canadian drunk', the joy of sleeping alone, the aftermath of after-parties, horoscopes, looking for patterns, stage superstitions, comedy tricks, feminism, going viral, standing up for yourself, being talked about, stage fright, a love of boy bands and 'normal' life.

106. Aisling Bea - A sponge for self-help

Sofie talks to comedian and actor Aisling Bea about cutting rugs, Nordic dyslexia, crystal therapy, trying to make comedy out of loneliness, the crown prince of Denmark, ghosts, the placebo effect, confidence VS self esteem, the body and stress, competitive funny people, talking about tragedy and why it's harder to be nice to those who matter the most.

Trigger warning – depression, suicide

105. Daisy Buchanan - A gymnastics routine of shame

Sofie talks to journalist and author of How To Be A Grown-Up, Daisy Buchanan about being in a terrible play at the Edinburgh Fringe with her own Tommy Wiseau, internalising bullying, wanting to see the good side of Love Island, bad boyfriends, what men are taught about being men, cosmetic surgery, fitting in, building emotional muscle, the comfort of being put in a box, confidence and fear, working alone, valuing your work, trying not to rush everything, a complicated relationship with food, The Babysitters Club, a dystopian future, writing about mental health while maintaining your own mental health, not wanting to feel like a victim, a gymnastics routine of shame and having a well-stocked toolbox.

Trigger warning - bullying, fatshaming, sexual assault, anxiety, anorexia and bulimia

104. Rav Bansal - I don't buy no store mix

Sofie talks to baker, blogger and soon-to-be-podcaster, former The Great British Bake Off contestant Rav Bansal about GBBO and being watched by 30 million people, managing the post-filming panic, the opinions that came with the eyes on him, being a brown person wearing a turban in a show with 'British' in the title, e-warriors, triumph in baking, Paul Hollywood, life after Bake Off, celebrating a more diverse face of food, Jamie Oliver's School Dinners, Bake Off's worldwide reach, empty promises and not relying on other people, social anxiety and public speaking, the difference between a hobby and a career and the snobbery of the food industry.

Trigger warning - racism and bigotry, anxiety

103. Jessie Cave - It's hard not to be Emma Watson

Sofie talks to doodler, actor and comedian Jessie Cave about taking up drawing as a way to get back at a guy, strength in vulnerability, severe unrequited love stories, putting yourself out there, being awkward, running commentaries during sexual situations, going through a breakup forever, the paranoid gene, trust issues, the benefits of low expectations, being a child athlete, getting used to not doing things by yourself, parenthood, ambition, hope, being ghosted by Emma Watson and why kids can be dicks at 4.

102. Michelle De Swarte - The Spice Girls lied to us

Sofie talks to New York-based standup comedian and Vice reporter Michelle De Swarte about pyjama modelling, moving to LA and becoming a Buddhist, growing up in a women's refuge, swallowing emotions and learning to be upset, constant reinvention, making yourself a martyr, trying not to weird out your therapist, emotional alleyways, school troubles, dysfunctional relationships, physical appearance, social media, a 1am timeslot at the Edinburgh Fringe, why the Spice Girls lied to us and doing a bit of chanting.

Trigger Warning: alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia

101. Travis Alabanza - Everyone's trans

Sofie talks to artist Travis Alabanza about being black and trans and gender-non-conforming, making up for lost time fashion-wise, how the outside world tells you how to be, pronouns and fitting into boxes, growing up poor, an abusive relationship with the internet, how minority artists are politicised as 'activists’, who deserves vulnerability, oppression making the oppressed two-dimensional, the urge to be desired, perfection, trans people editing themselves in public and the bonding power of honesty.

Trigger Warning: Transphobia

100th Episode Bonus - Alison Bechdel & Sofie Hagen

Sofie talks to cartoonist, creator of ‘The Bechdel Test’ and author of Fun Home Alison Bechdel about writing an auto-biographical book that turned into a play, letting other people take creative control, dealing with her father's suicide, being gay, the different concerns that come with getting older, being followed by a coming-of-age story when definitely of age, finding a young queer audience, The Bechdel Test in a changing cultural stew, identity, family secrets, how drawing memories can change the way you remember them and a meditation on mortality.

Trigger Warning: Suicide