134. Your Fat Friend - Most thin people won’t listen to fat people - Part 1

In part one of a two part conversation Sofie talks to Your Fat Friend about being an anonymous essayist and very fat person online, being both invisible and hypervisible, anti-fat culture, fat activism, different cultural attitudes to fat people, navigating thin fragility and the body positivity movement.

Trigger warning – violence, murder, online abuse, menstruation, death threats, rape threats, doxxing, stalking, the diet/weight loss industry, death, fatphobia, eating disorders

133. Stewart Lee - We’ll only go if you throw glass


Sofie talks to Stewart Lee about 30 years of stand-up comedy, being a parent, reckless behavior, the character of Stewart Lee, having a different childhood to the one people imagine, clown theory, obscure 70’s musicians, not being recognised and being described as the greatest living comedian.

Trigger warning – violence, being mugged, mental health issues, death threats, adoption, divorce

132. Jamie Windust - I’m a massive naysayer to traditional authority

Sofie talks to Jamie Windust about modeling, writing, crafting their look, being called brave, gender identity, queerness, coming out as non-binary, navigating public space when you’re gender nonconforming, giving talks, being funny and getting their haircut.

Trigger warning – sex, scat, harassment, assault, microaggressions

131. Sara Barron - We do shitty things

Sofie talks to Sara Barron about stand-up comedy, navigating true stories, jealousy, relationships, moving to the UK, being a viable adult, parenthood, funny sex stories, how she got together with her husband and being a big farter.

Trigger warning – fertility issues, abortion, infidelity, sex

130. Alice Fraser - I was an odd kid, I’m still an odd grownup


Sofie talks to Alice Fraser about writing a trilogy of personal comedy shows, her unusual upbringing, her mother's illness and death, people pleasing, making trouble, having a grandmother who was a holocaust survivor, buddhism, moments of kindness, epigenetics and holding her identity loosely.

Trigger warning – bereavement, death, MS, cancer, the holocaust, violence against children, bullying, suicide, trauma

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