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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove

Millennial Love The Independent

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 341 Ratings

A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove

    The pain and pleasure of crushing on someone for over a decade, with Natasha Lunn

    The pain and pleasure of crushing on someone for over a decade, with Natasha Lunn

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    This week, Olivia speaks to author and journalist Natasha Lunn.


    Natasha runs the popular newsletter called Conversations on Love, for which she interviews authors, celebrities and a wide range of experts all about love, dating and relationships.


    We discuss her new book of the same name, which features interviews with the likes of Roxane Gay, Alain du Boton, Esther Perel and more.


    Given that our books came out within a week of one another, this episode is split into two halves, with Olivia interviewing Natasha for the fast half, and then vice versa for the second.


    The two discuss the complexities of writing about your own love life and how it impacts your partner, why love is earned and not simply given, and the expectations placed on mothers to fall in love at first sight with their newborns.


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    • 56 min
    Abusive relationships, love-bombing, and female sexuality, with Charli Howard

    Abusive relationships, love-bombing, and female sexuality, with Charli Howard

    This week, Olivia speaks to model, author and entrepreneur Charli Howard.
     
    Charli is known for her body neutrality advocacy on Instagram and beyond, having written about the pressures she faced as a young model in her debut book, Misfit, in which she describes how she was dropped from her modelling agency for being “too big”.
     
    Today, she joins me to talk about why body confidence and self worth is so integral to finding success in love, why women posting pictures of their bodies on social media is such a contentious subject, especially where feminism is concerned, and abusive relationships.
     
    We also discuss love-bombing, gaslighting and psychological abuse - so please do bear this in mind before listening. 


    If you need support, you can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night.

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    • 42 min
    Bonus episode: An exclusive extract from the Millennial Love book

    Bonus episode: An exclusive extract from the Millennial Love book

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    This is a very special episode of Millennial Love. Regular listeners might notice that we're outside of our usual schedule – that's because instead of a normal show this week, we're releasing an extract from the Millennial Love audiobook, which is being released on 8th July along with the written book.


    For those who might not know, the Millennial Love book is about examining the contemporary dating landscape, memoir, social commentary and interviews with previous podcast guests like Elizabeth Day, Munroe Bergdorf, and Raven Smith.


    It covers everything from how MeToo has changed the way we think about consent to what Love Island teaches us about female sexuality.


    In this bonus episode, Olivia reads an excerpt from chapter one. Enjoy!


    Pre-order Millennial Love here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennial-Love-Olivia-Petter/dp/0008412308
    Pre-order Millennial Love, the audiobook, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Millennial-Love-Audiobook/0008412332

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    • 36 min
    Why we all need to stop people-pleasing in relationships, with Emma Reed Turrell and Michelle Elman

    Why we all need to stop people-pleasing in relationships, with Emma Reed Turrell and Michelle Elman

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    This week, Olivia speaks to psychotherapist Emma Reed Turrell and life coach Michelle Elman about the importance of setting boundaries in relationships, and why people-pleasing can hinder our success at finding love.


    They also discuss how people-pleasing can harm our sex lives, too, and why it’s necessary to set boundaries with a partner in bed. Michelle offers her tips on boundary setting at the start of a relationship, while Emma explains why it’s important to strike the right balance between learning how to put yourself first while still considering your partner’s needs.


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    • 39 min
    Playing it straight in the fashion industry and beyond, with Jack Guinness

    Playing it straight in the fashion industry and beyond, with Jack Guinness

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    This week, Olivia is joined by model, writer and broadcaster Jack Guinness.


    Jack is the founder of The Queer Bible, a LGBT+ website he launched in 2017 that has now become a book of the same name.


    Packed with essays written by a range of LGBT+ icons, including Sir Elton John, The Queer Bible is a celebration of the works and lives of the global queer community.


    In this episode, Jack and Olivia discuss the book and Jack’s brilliant essay on how RuPaul has inspired him to embrace who he is.


    In addition, they talk about self-worth, the value of labelling your sexuality, and conforming to gender stereotypes in the fashion industry, with Jack recalling how he was told by brands and agents to conceal his sexuality.


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    • 42 min
    Maybe it’s time we stopped believing in fairytale romance, with Niomi Smart

    Maybe it’s time we stopped believing in fairytale romance, with Niomi Smart

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    This week, Olivia is joined by Niomi Smart. Niomi is a hugely popular lifestyle YouTuber and the founder of Smart Skin, a vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand.


    They discuss how beauty regimes can boost your confidence, what self-love actually means, and how much of your relationship you should share on social media.


    The bulk of this episode, though, is about a big breakup Niomi went through last summer.


    She speaks openly about how it affected her, what she did to pick herself back up again, and, ultimately, how she started over – in the midst of a pandemic.


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

Fad__wa ,

Much needed podcast

I came across this during a tough time and it was exactly what I needed. Very “human” and relatable experiences.

Kimmymon ,

Lovely & insightful

Really enjoying these 2 amazing young women share their experiences, thoughts and views on dating in the millennial era. Although I am at the older age range of your audience I am left with giggles of laughter after each episode. Keep up the great work!

The.Honest.Review ,

Shallow

This podcast comes as a huge disappointment and a waste of time. Not only it is aimed at upper middle and upper white classes, but it has a definite lack of substenance and thought. The same ideas are repeated over the whole espisode and it is redundant to say the least. Avoid.

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