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A live comedy podcast by comedians Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell, in which they explore identity in order to try and find out who they are - through the medium of dinosaurs. Hilarious, highly addictive and heavily dinosaur-based. SOFIE HAGEN is a stand-up comedian, author and host of 'Made of Human Podcast' and former co-host and co-creator of 'The Guilty Feminist' and a fat activist. JODIE MITCHELL is a stand-up comedian, improviser and a drag king in the drag king troupe Pecs. She is part ...
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
"Funny For a Girl" is a comedy podcast hosted by Evelyn Mok and Sofie Hagen. Each week they sit down and chat with a different female comedian about comedy and life in general. At the end of each episode the comedian is asked to give their final and honest answer to the most tiresome question a comedian who is also a female have been asked a thousand times before, “what is it like being a female comedian?”, with the intent of giving the guest a chance to answer the question once and for all ...
 
Ersties are a team of filmmakers, porn producers, models and now…Podcasters! Who better to talk about sex, porn, and everything in between (your legs) than the ladies at Ersties. Expect candid opinions, industry stories, general chitchat and a refreshing outlook on the world of sex. Head to Ersties-Podcast.com to see each episodes unique artwork, listen to previous episodes, and check out what we do for our day job ;) Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to watch our Video of the Week, as well a ...
 
A weekly recap of the hit ITV show, Love Island, from a fan and her friends (spoiler; this isn't the one with last year's winner, sorry). Each week we'll chat through our favourite bits of the show, who we're loving and hating, the deep life lessons we've learned from it that week (just who should pay for dinner? can you actually have good sex while holding down four corners of a duvet? what is the correct way to ride an inflatable swan?) and our hopes and dreams for the couples (that they a ...
 
From the creator of the multi-award winning Irishman Abroad podcast, comes a new series, a different kind of conversation, a one of a kind panel discussion about what men need to do to improve. Recorded live at venues such as London's Soho Theatre and The Other Palace Theatre, comedian and Irish podcasting pioneer Jarlath Regan presents his post-Weinstein discussion with rotating panel of well known guests and experts in the field of gender equality. Expect the best and brightest male and fe ...
 
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William Melchert-Dinkle posed as a female nurse online and encouraged people with suicidal thoughts to hang themselves. He even watched some of them carry it out via webcam. He was convicted of assisting suicide and given a prison sentence. But, this is an unusual case.Does criminalising assisted dying protect vulnerable people or take the power aw…
 
On the 19th February 2008, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews went missing in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire. She had just been dropped off by a coach at her school which was just half a mile from her home. Shannon’s best friend said her brother was supposed to be collecting her but he never turned up. Shannon’s mum Karen reported her missing later that ev…
 
On the 22nd of April 1972, the police in the southeast London borough of Lewisham were alerted to a house fire on Doggett Road. On the second floor of the building, they discovered the body of 26-year-old Maxwell Confait.Three boys later confessed to the murder. In this episode of Bad People, Dr. Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen examine what went wrong i…
 
The former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was implicated in the killing of between 50,000 and 100,000 people. In 2006, he was sentenced to death by hanging for committing crimes against humanity. But do his crimes justify his death? Should we be writing him off as evil or is it worth trying to empathise with him? And does revenge actually make …
 
Popstar Nadja Benaissa was convicted of recklessly transmitting HIV. She was blackmailed and attacked by the press. Did she deserve the hatred she received? On this episode of Bad People, presenters Dr Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen discuss whether knowingly spreading an infectious disease should be criminalised and what that means for COVID-19 rule br…
 
Murderers. Dictators. Sex offenders. Why do people do bad things? Bad People is back for another series.Archive credits: This episode contains audio from House of Saddam, a BBC Television and HBO Films production, and Shannon: The Mother of All Lies, a BBC Panorama production.Presenters: Dr. Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen Producers: Louisa Field & Caro…
 
Charles Sobhraj is a convicted killer and the inspiration for the new BBC One drama, The Serpent.Julia and Sofie speak with producer Paul Testar about the unlikely history of Interpol, missing persons, and Sobhraj’s many escapes. We also hear audio clips from Herman Knippenberg, who played a crucial role in Sobhraj’s capture.Find out how he once tu…
 
Sofie talks to Dr Lindo Bacon about needing people, damaging their arm, writing, change, injustice, uncertainty, gender, identity, pain, resilience, community, feminism, coming out, and their book “Radical Belonging”. Content warning – coronavirus, C-PTSD, disassociation, Trump, accident, disability, disappointment, sadness, fear, trauma, weight lo…
 
Sofie talks to Substantia Jones about childhood, not wanting children, bad therapists, photography, fat rights, nudity, the Internet, casual sex, sexuality, self-parenting, and good quality fake plants. Content warning – coronavirus, therapy, OCD, worry, neglect, injury, hospitals, diseases, fatphobia, body image, diets, diet culture, sex, ridicule…
 
Charles Sobhraj is a convicted killer and the inspiration for the new BBC One drama, The Serpent.Julia and Sofie speak with Julie Clark, journalist and author of On the Trail of the Serpent: The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj. Julie and her late husband Richard Neville met Sobhraj. What is he really like? And we hear from Sobhraj himself as Jul…
 
Sofie talks to Laura Thomas about parenting, nutrition, autonomy, consent, birth debriefs, bodies, hunger, intuitive eating, and seeing the world through a baby's eyes. Content warning – coronavirus, food, eating, fatphobia, insomnia, parenting, childbirth, traumatic birth, respiratory illness, hospitals, breastfeeding, diet culture, body shaming, …
 
What happens when a man serving multiple life sentences keeps killing in prison?In July 1996, while in solitary confinement, Craig Bjork wrote to the warden of Stillwater prison in Minnesota threatening to commit mass murder against his fellow inmates. One year later he kills his first victim. Bjork who was already serving three consecutive life te…
 
In part 2 of their annual New Year’s chat Sofie talks to Mark Watson about symbolic hope, the turning of the year, creativity, therapy, resolutions, and friendship. Content warning – coronavirus, alcohol, mugging, death, online abuse, war Artwork by Justine McNichol Jingle by Harriet Braine Produced by Dave Pickering Made of Human Podcast online: T…
 
Early one morning in July 2019, Brandon Clark used his online platform to share graphic photos with his followers, including a photo that appeared to show a woman’s bloodied torso, captioned “I’m sorry Bianca”.Not long after this, police found Brandon lying on top of a green tarp. He had spray-painted the words “May you never forget me” on the grou…
 
In part 1 of their annual New Year’s chat Sofie talks to Mark Watson about parenting in 2020, writing, mental health, experiences of the pandemic, turning 40, masculinity, Menkind, and his new novel ‘Contacts’. Content warning – coronavirus, anxiety, climate change, capitalism, state violence, culture war, Trump, dictatorships, death, disease, cons…
 
Charles Sobhraj is a convicted killer and the inspiration for the new BBC One drama, The Serpent. Julia and Sofie speak with producer Paul Testar to learn what it was about Sobhraj that inspired this show. Was it the nature of his crimes? His charm? Or something else? Julia and Sofie discuss Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how this famous construct…
 
When far-right terrorist Anders Breivik murdered 77 people, many of whom were children, court-appointed psychiatrists declared him insane. Many Norwegian members of the public were angry that a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder would mean he would not be held accountable for his crimes and might even be freed early. He told doctors that he was the …
 
Sofie talks to Daphne Maxwell Reid about growing up, auditioning, acting, leadership, living in the present, creativity, age, social media, Harriet, The Fresh Prince Reunion, vulnerability, and Will Smith’s charisma. Content warning – coronavirus, slavery, racism Artwork by Justine McNichol Jingle by Harriet Braine Produced by Dave Pickering Made o…
 
On February 7th 2009, Australia experienced its worst natural disaster. The weeks-long intense heat and gale force winds culminated in 400 separate wildfires which ended up taking 173 lives.In the town of Churchill, detectives began an investigation which led them to believe that one man, driving a sky-blue sedan, may be responsible for 10 of those…
 
Sofie talks to Rain Dove about navigating the media, betrayal, beauty, doing good, identity, growth, allyship, saving yourself, casting, power, and Betty White. Content warning – coronavirus, ableism, classism, financial difficulties, losing friends, paedophilia, CSA, elitism, abuse, online abuse, anxiety, transphobia, capitalism, misgendering, mur…
 
If a killer refuses to reveal where they’ve hidden a body – should they have to stay in prison?Helen McCourt’s family campaigned for the UK to adopt an Australian-style “no body, no parole” law – but would it be adopted in time to stop the release of her killer?In 1989 pub landlord Ian Simms was one of the first people in the UK to be convicted on …
 
Sofie talks to Rain Dove about finding purpose, visibility, modelling, money, listening, films, guilt, allyship, honesty, accountability, gender, sexuality, the media, and the next now. Content warning – coronavirus, homelessness, poverty, capitalism, bullying, survival, oppression, hunger, therapy, JK Rowling, Trump, fires, murder, mental health, …
 
There were signs that the former polo player Alexander Lewis Ranwell was unravelling in early 2019. He’d lost his job and his girlfriend, was living in a caravan and was no longer taking medication to treat his delusions or hallucinations. He’d been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had a history of substance abuse.He was arrested after let…
 
Sofie talks to Dawn Butler MP about being a black woman in the public eye, reflection, safety, helping people, process, the political, and the personal. Content warning – coronavirus, insomnia, death, bereavement, online abuse, death threats, racism, violence, lynching Artwork by Justine McNichol Jingle by Harriet Braine Produced by Dave Pickering …
 
An excavation reveals horrific truths about Robert Pickton. The bodies of dozens of women are unearthed on a pig farm, many of whom are sex workers and indigenous. Pickton’s defence team argues that he has a low IQ and was used as a pawn.On this episode of Bad People, presenters Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen discuss how Canadian police failed indigeno…
 
Sofie talks to Sophie Duker about stand-up, coming out to her mum, sexuality, mistakes in cat care, control, vulnerability, trauma, losing people, and being a knight of queerness. Content warning – coronavirus, relationships, food, anxiety, therapy, sexual trauma, sexual assault, #MeToo, rape, sexism, mental illness, sexual harassment, racism, BLM,…
 
Sofie talks to Catherine Bohart about comedy, mental health, obsessive-compulsive disorder, boundaries, being Irish in the UK, and ending a relationship during a pandemic. Content warning – coronavirus, stress, economic anxiety, breakups, shame, OCD, BDD, body dysmorphia, food, eating disorders, body image, rage, mental illness, therapy, diagnosis,…
 
Sofie talks to Catherine Bohart about comedy, mental health, obsessive-compulsive disorder, boundaries, being Irish in the UK, and ending a relationship during a pandemic. Content warning – coronavirus, stress, economic anxiety, breakups, shame, OCD, BDD, body dysmorphia, food, eating disorders, body image, rage, mental illness, therapy, diagnosis,…
 
Sofie talks to Jes Baker about body liberation, body image and mental health coaching, not being okay, Mormonism, the Internet, and The Chateaux Diaries. Content warning – coronavirus, chronic illness, fatphobia, trauma, hopelessness, US politics, dissociation, body image, hell, religion, online abuse, death threats, stalking, therapy, racism, able…
 
Sofie talks to Jes Baker about body liberation, body image and mental health coaching, not being okay, Mormonism, the Internet, and The Chateaux Diaries. Content warning – coronavirus, chronic illness, fatphobia, trauma, hopelessness, US politics, dissociation, body image, hell, religion, online abuse, death threats, stalking, therapy, racism, able…
 
Over 60 sex workers go missing in Vancouver. Robert Pickton is a pig farmer. There are stories of bloodied women's clothes on his farm and even a dead body hanging in a barn. But this isn’t enough for the police to search his property. Could he be to blame?On this episode of Bad People, presenters Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen discuss research on why …
 
Sofie talks to Sharan Dhaliwal about Burnt Roti, Oh Queer Cupid, speed dating, sleep paralysis, talking about herself, coming out, being open, being a queer South Asian woman, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Content warning – coronavirus, stigma, mental health issues, lockdown, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, sleep paralysis, trauma, th…
 
Sofie talks to Sharan Dhaliwal about Burnt Roti, Oh Queer Cupid, speed dating, sleep paralysis, talking about herself, coming out, being open, being a queer South Asian woman, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Content warning – coronavirus, stigma, mental health issues, lockdown, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, sleep paralysis, trauma, th…
 
Hospitals are places of safety, where staff help people to get better. So the parents of four children left in the care of Beverley Allitt never imagined that she’d harm them. The 22 year old nurse was convicted of their murders and harming 9 others on Ward Four at the Grantham and Kesteven hospital in Lincolnshire in 1991. Police worked out that A…
 
People have been going missing from Toronto’s Gay Village since the 70s. The gay community claims that the police are not taking the disappearances seriously enough. The pieces start to fall into place when one man goes missing and leaves a diary entry for that day saying “Bruce”. Police survey a Bruce McArther, a gardener and mall Santa. When they…
 
Sofie talks to Marisha Wallace about Dreamgirls, the music industry, Stacy Abrams, competition, being alone, making your own space, and her upcoming album, Tomorrow. Content warning – coronavirus, Trump, elections, racism, illness, mental health issues, stress, divorce, fatphobia, classism, sexism, lockdowns Artwork by Justine McNichol Jingle by Ha…
 
Sofie talks to Marisha Wallace about Dreamgirls, the music industry, Stacy Abrams, competition, being alone, making your own space, and her upcoming album, Tomorrow. Content warning – coronavirus, Trump, elections, racism, illness, mental health issues, stress, divorce, fatphobia, classism, sexism, lockdowns Artwork by Justine McNichol Jingle by Ha…
 
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