80. Judi Love - I'm carrying a child and my mum's dying, you bitch

Sofie talks to comedian Judi Love about a very bad 2 weeks, social media, going to comedy school, being a single Mum, the black comedy circuit, leadership, being funny as a means of survival, making people happy, the ‘strong black woman’ and emotional wellbeing, going back to Uni, success, not segregating racists, giving relationship advice and finding a way of shouting without people realising you're shouting.

Trigger warning: Depression, grief, racism.

79. London Hughes - Society doesn't want you to shine

Sofie talks to comedian, TV presenter, writer and actress London Hughes about winning Funny Women with just 3 months comedy experience, the black comedy circuit, comedy roasts, knockbacks, Celebs go Dating, why you shouldn't get gastroenteritis for someone who isn't The One, the importance of free parking when it comes to relationships, the barrier between cute and sexy, being bullied, writing to Lenny Henry and being the black lead in an Apatow film.

Trigger warning: Bullying, depression.

78. Avery Edison #2 - Police aren't human, cops aren't human

Sofie talks to returning guest comedian, writer and sex worker Avery Edison about being transgender, feeling like a dinosaur, why “cops aren’t human”, restorative justice, what comedy and sex work have in common, bi-polar disorder, being sent to a men's prison in Canada, the difference between handcuffs and manacles, the Jamie Bulger case and removing emotion from the justice system.

Trigger warning: Imprisonment, suicidal thoughts.

77. Ola - Regress into my childhood real quick

Sofie talks to Ola The Comedian about why South Africa should be the new Edinburgh, private schools and privileged white boys, going from banker to standup, an unexpected connection between porn and comedy, the female-run cabal that ran his childhood, the luxury of a black and white perspective and a really weird gig in The Seychelles.

76. Lolly Adefope - What if you don't like me?

Sofie talks to writer, actor and comedian Lolly Adefope about playing up to expectations, race and reviews, Andrew Lawrence and “women posing as comedians”, who you are when you’re alone, fantasies and daydreams and being very cool when meeting Harry Styles. 

75. Stuart Saint - What's the point of you? (Part Two)

Sofie talks to writer and director Stuart Saint about dating while being HIV positive ,what it means to be “undetectable”, chemotherapy and misconceptions, PEP treatment, being starved of real reality, the laws of attraction and vibrational manifestation and being addicted to life.

TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of serious illness (HIV, Cancer).

74. Stuart Saint - I didn't want to die (Part One)

Sofie talks to writer and director Stuart Saint about being diagnosed with HIV and Cancer, Five Star and Madonna being the inspiration for a career in dance, Armistead Maupin, the importance of representation, disagreeing with labels, the link between fear and rebellion and the need for better sex education.

TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of serious illness (HIV, Cancer), Bullying

73. Dr. Cat Pausé #2 - I'm THAT that fat

Sofie talks to scholar and fat activist Dr. Cat Pausé about travelling Europe, fat activism, being a scholar, legal discrimination of fat people, science, authenticity and Hamilton.

72. Bisha K Ali #2 - LIVE - Hide all the feelings behind other feelings

Sofie talks to English comedian and writer Bisha K Ali about road rage, fancy cheese, the dangers of quitting smoking, being an 'under-cover self-harmer', trying not to negate your own feelings by comparing yourself to others, Brexit and dancing through hypotheticals,.

TRIGGER WARNING: Self-harm, Suicidal thoughts.

71. Zoe Coombs Marr - LIVE - I never want to be someone's wife

Sofie talks to Australian comedian and theatre-maker Zoë Coombs Marr about marrying "a gay dandy Tilda Swinton", political comedy, the trickiness of earnestness, lesbian separatists, a mirage-like cabin in the woods and her character Dave.

70. Felicity Ward #2 LIVE - Do you ever feel like you just gotta hold on?

Sofie talks to returning guest Australian comedian Felicity Ward about the perfect conversation, bad gigs, Lord Buckethead, a “pendulum” of a year, compulsive behaviour, language and curiosity, her sparse Youtube channel, dancing and most importantly – what a ‘dag’ is.

69. Jon Ronson - Falling apart in Cannes doesn't count

Sofie talks to writer, podcaster and storyteller Jon Ronson about phobias, mismanaging bands, being funny, the lasting impact of bullying, meeting an illegal atom-splitter, having a bad time in Cannes, mental illness and stigma, empathy and power, bespoke porn and dangerous situations.

68. Hadley Fraser - I'm probably emotionally slightly vague

Sofie talks to actor and musician Hadley Fraser about starring in Les Miserables and Young Frankenstein, the difference between performing drama and comedy, working with Ross Noble and Mel Brooks, how to cope when things go wrong, his daughter, being sheltered, writing theatre, being busy with good people and defining success.

67. Josie Long #2 - LIVE - Let's just harness the weirdness

In this first ever LIVE episode, Sofie talks to comedian, radio host and podcaster Josie Long about game-changing beauty tips, Dawson's Creek, sexism in comedy, concern trolling, “street racists”, being on The Island, how a show not working is like a badly fitting shirt, being in love, Gogglebox and the crushing conformity of public opinion.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Discussion of threats of violence.

66. Hari Kondabolu - There is nothing wrong with the fetal position

Sofie talks to comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu about not calling himself an Activist-Comedian, Intersectionality, the “choir” of agreement, The Problem with Apu, being a killjoy, having room to make mistakes on stage, making art while leading a balanced life, knowing your voice, working with refugees as an immigrants rights organiser, touring with Chris Rock, the bureaucracy of comedy and the pros and cons of making fun of Weezer.

65. Charlotte Cooper - People want to see fat bodies dancing

Sofie talks to psychotherapist and fat activist Charlotte Cooper about doing a PhD and turning it into a book, the influence of Punk, early fat feminists from the 60’s and 70’s, the importance of archives, the professionalisation of HAES, co-counselling, the Fattylympics, Michel Foucault, the meaning of self-care and Project Swagger.

64. Imriel Morgan - Ugh, people, ick

Sofie talks to podcaster, marketing co-ordinator and CEO of ShoutOut network Imriel Morgan about starting a podcast network for people who come from under-represented groups, Melanin Millenials, her new podcast Wanna Be, anthropology, slavery, respect for authority, drunk monkeys, the Haitian revolution and the Spice Girls.


63. Richard Osman - We’re maniacs, all of us

Sofie talks to producer, writer and co-host of Pointless, Richard Osman about crossing “the talent moat”, writing successes and failures, orbiting the earth, the illusion of being posh, fathers, flaws, barricade-shouters, building walls, Twitter and abuse, Identity politics and relationships with food.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Eating disorders, self-harm.

62. Kelechi Okafor - We have to reclaim what is ours

Sofie talks to actress, personal trainer and pole/twerk instructor Kelechi Okafor about standing up for yourself, using the word “crazy” to subjugate women, reclaiming “bossy” and “strong”, the problem of unrelenting good vibes, the history of twerking, fad fitness, therapy and transcendent grief, going to Nigeria, affirmations and social media.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Eating disorders, childhood abuse.

61. Scottee - Being a fat body is a political thing

Sofie talks to British artist and writer Scottee about bringing the conversation to people who don’t want to have it, Masculinity, infiltrating the male space, bravery, visibility in public spaces, the injustice bone, body positivity, the adoption process, the NHS and secret deals, the future of gender and addiction.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Trauma and violence, homophobia, addiction.