42 episodes

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the issues that matter to young people today.

Jacob Hawley: On Love BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 335 Ratings

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the issues that matter to young people today.

    ‘Come for the threesomes, stay for the admin’ - Polyamory

    ‘Come for the threesomes, stay for the admin’ - Polyamory

    Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it.

    This week he hears about polyamory - the act of having intimate relationships with more than one partner at a time. He sits down with his friends Stuart and Phoebe who have been experimenting with ethical non-monogamy, journalist Franki Cookney about her writing and life experience, polyamory expert Dr Elisabeth ‘Eli’ Sheff, and Ana Kirova, the CEO of dating app Feeld.

    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up
    On Love is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Sounds

    • 30 min
    ‘Who am I alone?’ - Not Having Sex

    ‘Who am I alone?’ - Not Having Sex

    Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it.

    This week he talks to people who don’t have sex - including Asexuality activist Yasmin Benoit, celibate rapper Faith Child and Catherine Gray, bestselling author of ’The Unexpected Joy Of Being Single’, who embarked on a dating detox for a year. He also talks to Vox correspondent Zack Beauchamp about his research on Incels and the growing number of ‘involuntarily celibate’ people.

    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up
    On Love is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Sounds

    • 35 min
    ‘Don’t think of a naked elephant’ - Sex Addiction

    ‘Don’t think of a naked elephant’ - Sex Addiction

    Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it.


    This week he explores sex addiction - does it exist, what causes it, and how bad can it get? He hears from Paula Hall from The Laurel Centre and counsellor Owen Redahan about the causes of sex addiction and how they work with patients to help them recover from it, Youtuber Courtney Daniella Boateng and musician Triple O about their experiences with addiction and compulsion, and Dr David Ley about ’The Myth of Sex Addiction’ and how else we can frame addiction.


    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up

    • 35 min
    ’Bored of being scared’ - Nudes, Leaks and Image-based Sexual Abuse

    ’Bored of being scared’ - Nudes, Leaks and Image-based Sexual Abuse

    This week, Jacob looks at the world of nudes and leaks - from dick pics to Revenge Porn to up-skirting.

    He finds out how common it is, how devastating Revenge Porn can be, and what the laws are around non-consensual image sharing.

    Guests include Academic Lawyer Abhilash Nair, Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn Helpline, Folami Prehaye who set up VOIC (Victims of Image Crime) after successfully prosecuting her ex-partner, Ronnie Meechan-Rogers from the University of Birmingham who is researching Revenge Porn in the LGBTQ community, and Gina Martin, who led the campaign to change the law around up-skirting.

    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up

    • 36 min
    'The Happiest Day Of Your Life’ - Marriage.

    'The Happiest Day Of Your Life’ - Marriage.

    Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it.

    This week, Jacob considers marriage, talking to wedding planner Sarah Haywood, comedian Sindhu Vee, journalist Ashley Edwards-Walker and young divorcee Mark O’Brien. He also hears from the Reverend Chris Hudson about welcoming same-sex couples to his church in Belfast, and an admin from ’That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming’ about weird and wonderful (mainly weird) weddings.

    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up

    • 36 min
    'Old Drugs’ - Contraception

    'Old Drugs’ - Contraception

    Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it.


    This week, Jacob looks at contraception in the UK - he hears from sexual health doctors, researchers and scientists as well as the founder of The Low Down (‘Trip Advisor for the pill’) about what options are available, what side effects they come with and what research is being done into new methods.

    Producer - Nick Coupe
    Executive Producer - Pete Strauss
    Researcher - Miranda Slade
    Sound Design - Chris Maclean
    Music - Buddy Peace
    Artwork - Made Up


    On Love is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Sounds

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

Chongalulu ,

Fantastic

Both this and the one you did on drugs are excellent. Thank you. So informative. What next?

delboylaura89 ,

Hallelujah!

I listened to so much true crime, and I didn’t want a mum podcast or anything too heavy, this is somewhere in the middle. I needed a break and this is it. Thank you.

aw0794 ,

Jacob is a brilliant journalist

Loving the new series, I hope it continues

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