50 episodes

Bottoming is the LGBTQ+ mental health podcast, about rock bottoming and beyond. This is not a sex podcast, but if you came here for that, stay anyway. Contact us: bottomingpodcast@gmail.com @bottomingpod www.bottomingpodcast.com
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Bottoming Brendan Geoghegan & Matthew Riley

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

Bottoming is the LGBTQ+ mental health podcast, about rock bottoming and beyond. This is not a sex podcast, but if you came here for that, stay anyway. Contact us: bottomingpodcast@gmail.com @bottomingpod www.bottomingpodcast.com
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    Live: Pride 50

    Live: Pride 50

    Friday 1st July marked 50 years since the UK's first Pride march, led by the Gay Liberation Front through London. To mark this, thousands of people took to the streets to retrace the exact same route and to protest the current state of the world for LGBTQ+ people, with the parade being led by some of the original GLF members.
    We marched the route, and recorded some live interviews with people to find out why they'd wanted to take to the streets today, including Philip, who was one of the original marchers 50 years ago (and a member of LGBT+ Choice, The Pink Singers!). It's a special one.
    Be sure to check out some of our other speakers: Lesbians and Gays Support The Migrants, Quamar Leather, Schools Out and LGBT+ Traveller Pride. If you can, donate to the kickstarter for Don't Say Gay, the new film about the impact of Section 28, and buy The King Is Dead, by Benjamin Dean.
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    • 32 min
    Pleasure Pain with Josef Salvat

    Pleasure Pain with Josef Salvat

    This week we’re chatting to the incredible Josef Salvat - about his approach to making music (including his beautiful albums Modern Anxiety and most recently, Islands), about dealing with the pressures of social media and churning out content, and bringing a difficult few years to a close.
    We also catch up about our medication and how we’ve been feeling recently, after both experiencing similar moods.
    Check out linktr.ee/bottomingpod, follow on Instagram and Twitter @bottomingpod and find more resources from this season at bottomingpodcast.com. You can now rate and review us on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts - we'd love you even more if you did!
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    • 55 min
    Inside Stonewall with Nancy Kelley

    Inside Stonewall with Nancy Kelley

    It's Pride Month, and we're so pleased to share this episode with the powerhouse that is Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall. She opens up about the gravity of being CEO in the current climate, the impact of abusive trolls on her and the rest of the Stonewall team, and sheds light on the positive work they continue to do despite it all. Stonewall have been a game-changer and leader in LGBTQ+ rights in the UK and that remains true today - including their staunch support of trans rights.
    Check out Stonewall online, email your MP to ask them to support a full ban on conversion therapy, and read more about some of the amazing projects they're working now. You'll find more links about topics we've covered on our website at bottomingpodcast.com.
    We're also so proud to share that our project with the Museum of Liverpool has now LAUNCHED! Read more here, and visit the LGBTQ+ Audio Trail next time you're in town!
    Check out linktr.ee/bottomingpod, follow on Instagram and Twitter @bottomingpod and find more resources from this season at bottomingpodcast.com. You can now rate and review us on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts - we'd love you even more if you did!
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    • 51 min
    Big Boys with Jack Rooke

    Big Boys with Jack Rooke

    We're baaaaaack! To kick off our brand spanking new season, we're speaking to Jack Rooke, comedian, writer and creator of new Channel 4 series, Big Boys!
    In a Bottoming first, we cover death and grief, and Jack's personal experiences with them both of which led him to writing his book, Cheer The F**k Up. Jack was a perfect guest for us, and we gab away about finding ways to use humour to get through the darker times, as well as very essential topics, like Charli XCX and our personal favourite, Broad City.
    Big Boys is out on Channel 4, Thursday 26th May at 10pm BST, followed by the boxset on All4 afterwards. You'll find more links about topics we've covered on our website at bottomingpodcast.com.
    Check out linktr.ee/bottomingpod, follow on Instagram and Twitter @bottomingpod and find more resources from this season at bottomingpodcast.com. You can now rate and review us on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts - we'd love you even more if you did!
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    • 53 min
    MHAW: Loneliness with Will Young

    MHAW: Loneliness with Will Young

    Hello sweeties! We're back for a sneaky little bonus episode, with the one and only, gay AND pop icon, Will Young!
    May 9th to 15th 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and this year's theme is loneliness. In this special episode, we explore loneliness in relation to LGBTQ+ people, before diving into our gorgeous interview with the incredibly open Will Young.
    As Will celebrates the 20th anniversary of winning Pop Idol this year, we talk about what he remembers from that historic day and his own experiences with loneliness and mental health - both of which have led him to his new book, Be Yourself and Happier: The A-Z of Wellbeing and podcast The Wellbeing Lab. Plus plenty more about gardening, gay-shame, and cults...
    Check out linktr.ee/bottomingpod, follow on Instagram and Twitter @bottomingpod and find more resources from this season at bottomingpodcast.com. You can now rate and review us on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts - we'd love you even more if you did!
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    • 48 min
    LGBTQ+ Research: We're looking for participants!

    LGBTQ+ Research: We're looking for participants!

    Ever considered therapy? If you’re 18+, LGBTQ+, UK-based, and have ever considered or undertaken therapy in the UK, then your time would be greatly appreciated! Follow this link to find out more about how you can be involved in this new piece of research by our very own Brendan Geoghegan.

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

TheDavidllllll ,

Stunning

Great podcast, the guys have lovely chemistry and some great guests! Especially love the episodes focused on people’s individual experiences.
We’ll done guys!!

Wedrac ,

Awesome Podcast

What an amazing job you both do, I have listened to a few episodes and your ability to take people on a journey with each topic or issue is great and your perspective based on both your experiences is so unique,
You have definitely gained a fan !

dontpanicbeatease ,

ur doing amazing sweetie

loved the ep with jason okundaye and marc thompson. they’re doing amazing and so are yous!

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