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

100. Susan Calman - I have no plans to do stand-up again

Sofie talks to returning guest Susan Calman about over-sharing, some devastating cabbage news, Strictly Come Dancing, femininity and wearing dresses, going all in and not worrying about what people think, body confidence, replying to trolls, quitting standup because of Hannah Gadsby, tension and release in comedy, going from corporate lawyer to comedian, vulnerability, not being frightened of not knowing who you are, the paparazzi, model trains, Love Island and why we should all be telling people to fuck off more.

Trigger Warning: Fat hate, Suicide, Depression

99. Danny Wallace - I've nailed up every gap in my house

Sofie talks to writer and presenter Danny Wallace about how the Argos stockroom really works, how to avoid confrontation when buying hot dogs, why our brains can't come up with a witty comeback in the moment, a rudeness vaccine, the 'stretch and stroll', trying to write for Hallmark, getting on Richard Whiteley's bad side, a moment in time with Ronnie Barker, starting countries and cults, why people keep stealing his image, Jesusween and weird Belgian chat shows.

98. The Slumflower (aka. Chidera Eggerue) - LIVE - Why are men?

Sofie talks to award-winning blogger, creator of #SaggyBoobsMatter and author of What a Time to be Alone Chidera Eggerue (a.k.a. The Slumflower) about beauty standards, misogyny, heatwave toplessness, individuality in the UK, being okay with making mistakes, sharing a planet with men, policing women for speaking out, raging feminism, reparations in relationships, making solitude cool, jazz hands, fake feminists and a trophy cabinet of insecurities.

97. BodyPosiPanda - LIVE - Maybe my body knew better than Slimming World

Sofie talks to author and body positivity advocate Megan Crabbe, a.k.a. Bodyposipanda about feminism,  Facebook's free food, privilege, re-routing the media's spotlight, the 'perfect storm' of dieting and Anorexia, finding your people, the unreality of the inner ‘thinnie’ and 'when I'm thin' fantasies , Intersectionality, pasta bakes, learning to be angry, swimming viciously and The Health Question.

Trigger warning: Eating disorders, Anorexia

96. Dulcé Sloan - It's too many humans

Sofie talks to American comic Dulcé Sloan about being a correspondent on The Daily Show, growing up in Atlanta, ‘cuffing season’, low expectations, hating New York, the art of shade, frankensteining dudes together, 'oh, shit' moments, working her way back into an office, the word 'skit', yelling at fat-shamers, wanting the stage presence of Margaret Cho, comedy and money, going into a audition and seeing 20 versions of herself and a Schindler's List blooper reel.

95. DeAnne Smith - Feminism and Nazis are very different things

Sofie talks to Toronto-based comedian DeAnne Smith about their semi-neglected podcast Questionable at Best, getting too in your head about things, self-sabotage, the scrappy underdog, why straight guys need to do better, feminism and Nazis, thriving in tension, getting overwhelmed in social situations, why the US feels like a dysfunctional family, the Canadian comedy scene, staying authentic to yourself and thinking you’ve invented the concept of being gay.

Trigger warnings: Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism

94. Lisa Skye - Sparklepuppy Muppet Dominatrix

Sofie talks to “well-tolerated” comedian, activist, femme-Daddy and Sparklepuppy Muppet Dominatrix Lisa Skye about what exactly all that means, “weird sex stuff”, the inspiration that is Claudia Kishi, inhaling consensual suffering, getting asthma from activism, “edgy” comedy and religion, kinks, polyamory, audience participation traffic lights, hecklers controlling the room, working at a phone dating agency, how bugs bunny got her into BDSM, a need of excess and pleasure, why the Finns love Shibari bondage, inclusivity and radical kindness, bullying, kink clubs and being “too much”.

Trigger warnings: Sexual harrassment

93. Zainab Johnson - It was a nuisance to be different

Sofie talks to comedian, actor and writer Zainab Johnson about appreciating the ‘yes’es, fate, being ‘pretty’ on stage, the importance or lack thereof of credits, confidence, being one of 13 children, investigating faith as a practising Muslim, the need to belong, the beauty and power of belief, The Book of Eli and Malcolm X.

Trigger warnings: Islamophobia