54 episodes

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 171 Ratings

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

    MIKE GAYLE: “Stallion thighs.”

    MIKE GAYLE: “Stallion thighs.”

    Novelist Mike Gayle has forged a career in industries largely populated by women. He’s a former agony uncle, responding for dispensing advice to worried teenage girls, and his bestselling books like Turning 30 and My Legendary Girlfriend explore relationships and manhood in really accessible ways.
    Here he talks men, women, pole vaulting, great calves, stallion thighs, lovely fingernails and the day he realised he absolutely definitely needed glasses.
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!

    • 56 min
    MARTIN ROBERTS: “I had minutes to live.”

    MARTIN ROBERTS: “I had minutes to live.”

    It’s one year of Manatomy! Today, the hugely affable Martin Roberts joins Danny & Phil with an urgent message. Martin is one of daytime TV’s most familiar faces, thanks not just to Homes Under the Hammer, but also his appearances on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and for stripping off for The Real Full Monty.
    But what he thought was Long-COVID and took him to the doctor’s turned out to be something else incredibly dangerous, and if he hadn’t sought help he was told he’d have had only minutes to live. What on earth is that like, and where’s he at now?
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!

    • 52 min
    JONATHAN GOODWIN: “There’s only now.”

    JONATHAN GOODWIN: “There’s only now.”

    America’s Got Talent and BBC America star Jonathan Goodwin is the Welsh daredevil and escapologist famous for his incredible acts of bravery, skill and risk. It’s what got him his own show - The Incredible Mr Goodwin - and a reputation for thrilling audiences worldwide.
    But in just one moment, his whole world - and body - changed.
    Today, we talk fear, risk, mindset, and paralysis. We can’t thank Jonathan enough for his openness and insight. Find him on Twitter at @TheDaredevil
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!

    • 1 hr
    JOHNNY VAUGHAN: “Bang-on six foot.”

    JOHNNY VAUGHAN: “Bang-on six foot.”

    The lightning-quick TV and radio broadcasting genius that is Johnny Vaughan is our fiftieth guest on Manatomy, and it’s important you appreciate he is bang on six-feet tall, with feet also a remarkably specific length.
    Today, he takes us from top to toe in typically freeform manner, talking heart attack adverts, tan-lines, paunches, quads, incredible sportsmanship, and style (his stories about selling sexy boxer shorts will never be forgotten).
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!
    Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at manatomy.co.uk.

    • 50 min
    PETE MCKEE: “I’m aware I’ve had the full benefit of someone passing.”

    PETE MCKEE: “I’m aware I’ve had the full benefit of someone passing.”

    This guy is an absolute dude. A pop-artist who took up the game after leaving Tesco at 40, he quickly became a favourite of the Gallagher brothers, Arctic Monkeys and more. He can sum up the life of a body with just a few of his brushstrokes - despair, delight, love, angst. But his own body - raised on Sheffield stodge - has given him a few surprises, and in this episode, he tells Danny & Phil about the shock his body one day surprised him with - but which led to more than a little enlightenment.
    Talking music, surprise organ transplants, fear, mortality, and the guilt of a total stranger giving you life… it’s the thoughtful and brilliant Pete McKee.
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!
    Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at manatomy.co.uk.

    • 59 min
    SCOTT BENNETT: “Uniball!”

    SCOTT BENNETT: “Uniball!”

    Winner of the Comic’s Comic Award, the hugely funny and affable Scott Bennett joinsDanny & Phil this week, to talk twisted testicles, his wonderful hair, exhaustion, anxiety, mid-life, and the unfairness of genetics.
    Scott’s always gigging, but has a full tour coming up - find all the 2022 dates atscottbennettcomedy.co.uk
    And check out the podcast he does with his very funny wife, Jemma - Brew with theBennetts (@BWTBPod on Twitter).
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review - it all genuinely helps the podcast. Well, if it’s nice it does.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Moosive ,

Binged Listened

And now bereft as they’ve come to an abrupt stop (I’m listening in August 2023) - when will the “short break” end and we get to hear you both in conversation discussing manatomy? 😊

Pebbles2139 ,

First ever episode I listened to….

Hi guys, I think that this podcast is brilliant. As a female I think it’s actually amazing to listen to men discussing things that you never hear men talking about, things that maybe we think that women talk about more often, things that are more widely accepted that women can talk about with friends and stereotypically we think men don’t talk about together….. so I think it’s brilliant

The first episode I listened to was with a guest called Mike Gayle- stallion thighs and there was one thing that stood out to me- he was talking about how whenever he is in a stressful situation he falls asleep….. I unfortunately suffer with narcolepsy (and I’m not trying to diagnose anything) but this is a symptom that I have to deal with called cataplexy where ( as it was basically described to me by my sleep dr) whenever my brain has to deal with a major emotional situation, good or bad my brain basically goes into overload and decides it can’t deal with this and it’s solution to dealing with it is to …… fall asleep. I’d be super interested to know if Mike ever looked into this or if this happens in other situations (the tv one is also a trigger for me) so I found this part of the episode particularly interesting.

Looking forward to bingeing as many episodes as possible! Well done guys this is awesome, I love it

Hannah

Calam' ,

Gender/genre female

Hello. I love this podcast. It doesn’t seem chauvinistic or toxic but informative and soooo funny. Please continue. X

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