Podcasts I love: Manatomy

Manatomy is a podcast hosted by Danny Wallace and Phil Hilton, in which they interview guests about their bodies.

Danny Wallace is a comedian, writer, actor and presenter (seriously; is there anything he can’t do?) while his co-host, Phil Hilton, has spent his career writing and editing for men’s magazines including FHM, Nuts and Men’s Health, so he knows a lot about men’s bodies.

These conversations can be both incredibly moving and hilarious, with many of them being simply unforgettable; I defy anyone to listen to their chat with Iain Lee and not be moved (there’s a link to that episode at the end of this post).

Here’s the podcast blurb:

Tiny nipples, luxuriant back hair, late puberty, cruel nicknames, self-loathing and great arms. Oh, and height, nearly always height: Manatomy is the place where men talk frankly about their bodies.

We’ve spoken to Stephen FryTim MinchinGary LinekerJameela Jamil,* Tony Hale among loads of others. It’s a place with no judgement and no self-improvement agenda, all are welcome and we hope you join in as well.

We felt it was time men had the conversation women opened up years ago. Well-known figures being publicly vulnerable about their hang ups and insecurities has created some unique listening – often both moving and funny. Whoever you are, whatever you look like, however you feel about your body, we promise Manatomy will leave you feeling part of a big, imperfect, human family.

*And women, everyone is welcome.

Yes, these discussions are frank, open and revealing but there’s more to them than just laughing about puberty; you can’t talk about physical bodies without talking about mental health, masculinity, relationships, sexuality and body image.

Listen to their incredible conversation with Iain Lee below:

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