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The LGBTQ+ mental health podcast. 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
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

The LGBTQ+ mental health podcast. 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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    Hasta La Vista, Henny with Amazin LeThi

    Hasta La Vista, Henny with Amazin LeThi

    This episode, Brendan and Matthew speak with Amazin LeThi, a global LGBTQ advocate, keynote speaker, athlete and cultural change leader. Amazin shares her story of growing up as a child body-builder who idolised Arnold Schwarzenegger, to overcoming homelessness, to hosting events for global leaders and the likes of the UN and the White House. They also speak about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the recent #StopAsianHate movement.
    You'll also hear the boys discuss Steelers, the new documentary about the world's first Gay and Inclusive rugby club, and the heartwarming stories it raises about mental health, finding purpose in something and accepting who you are with the support of others.
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    Ha Ha Help with Rosie Jones

    Ha Ha Help with Rosie Jones

    Welcome to the stage, the one and only... British comedy icon... Rosie Jones!
    Matthew and Brendan chat to her about what it was like growing up disabled up North while coming to terms with being a lesbian, and how she's handled a non-stop couple of years; including writing for Netflix's Sex Education, winning the Attitude Comedy Award 2020, her Channel 4 shows 'Trip Hazard' and 'Mission Accessible', and writing her debut book, The Amazing Edie Eckhart.
    It also gives the boys a chance to flex their (very small) comedy muscles (reviews pending) and recap their fave hilarious go-to's...
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    Trailer Swift (Taylor's Version)

    Trailer Swift (Taylor's Version)

    The old Trailer can't come to the phone right now.
    A peek into Bottoming. Upcoming guests include Rosie Jones, Sister Sister, Cherry Valentine and many more! Subscribe to get notified when new episodes are released.
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    The Magnificent Sons with Justin Myers

    The Magnificent Sons with Justin Myers

    For this episode, Brendan and Matthew speak with Justin Myers (aka The Guyliner) about his book The Magnificent Sons, which is first and foremost a coming out story. 
    The book, which is due out on paperback later this month, is a bisexual journey of self discovery and gives space for some Bottoming conversations around internalised homophobia/biphobia, self acceptance, family bonds, and moving forward as a community to better support one another. 
    Topics within the book offer a chance to reflect, so Brendan and Matthew briefly discuss their teenage coming out moments, peppered with tears and Smirnoff Ice…
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    The Therapist's Cher

    The Therapist's Cher

    Mental health doesn’t discriminate, it can and does impact anyone and everyone, and often the conversation isn’t pretty. Welcome to the stage... 'The Therapist's Cher'. Brendan and Matthew are taking it back to Bottoming basics for this episode, discussing the very heart of the podcast: their mental health journeys and experiences with therapy. It's a tough but necessary one as is a reflection of counselling itself.
    They're not doing it alone though. They have drafted in support from experts: an assistant psychologist for the NHS (Will Tamblyn), Darren, the counselling coordinator for an LGBT+ charity (MindOut) and a private therapist (Jen Tomkinson). Picking their brains using feedback from listeners and questions from social media, Matthew and Brendan gain more insight into each route into therapy with the aim of showing clear options available to those interested in getting support.
    **This episode comes with a content warning as there are conversations around suicide and sexual abuse which some listeners may find triggering or upsetting.
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    In Their Shoes with Jamie Windust

    In Their Shoes with Jamie Windust

    'A love-letter to our non-binary siblings.' That's how journalist Paula Akpan describes Jamie Windust's book, In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life and we couldn't put it better ourselves. We chat to Jamie about their recent release and pick their brain about some of the topics in the book; fashion choices, family relationships, being a queer creative and keeping on top of your mental health when life deals you a shit card or five. There's a few *clang* name drops, a few *gasp* exclusives and most importantly a ton of laughs.
    Matthew also shares some exciting (and pretty historic) news, as the first LGBT+ affirming retirement community in the UK is announced.
    **This episode comes with a TW (trigger warning), as there is some minor discussion around interactions with the police and sexual assault.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

samtayloredwards ,

Special

For a podcast which shapes itself upon traditionally ‘difficult’ subject matters, it’s light, conversational, and most importantly feels like there’s a little something that’s personal for everyone.

Definitely a podcast well worth the time during an uncertain time for so many.

alastairnicol ,

Honest and easy listening

Feels like I’m sat in a room chatting with my mates, something I’ve missed over the past year. I’ve ended up listening to both seasons in a few weeks & recommended my friends do the same.

itsmatthooper ,

Brilliant, honest podcast

One of my fave podcasts. So refreshing to hear such honesty especially around such an important topic

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