7 episodes

The Benefit Broadcast: The Conceal or Reveal Edition, is a new six-part podcast series spotlighting a collective of inspirational brow raisers, sharing their personal stories, brought to you from the UK’s #1 makeup brand*.Each week, we’ll be discussing topics that many people choose to conceal about themselves, and in-turn, revealing some hard truths, nuanced opinions and fresh perspectives from our incredible panel of hosts.We’ll be embracing self-expression, acceptance and celebration, whatever that sounds like, and our hope is that you do the same. Please expect adult humour, experience and language throughout this podcast. The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics.* The NPD Group. Value division sales of Total Prestige Makeup for 2021 Jan - Dec. Please email datarequest@benefitcosmetics.com for more details.
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The Benefit Broadcast Benefit Cosmetics UK

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The Benefit Broadcast: The Conceal or Reveal Edition, is a new six-part podcast series spotlighting a collective of inspirational brow raisers, sharing their personal stories, brought to you from the UK’s #1 makeup brand*.Each week, we’ll be discussing topics that many people choose to conceal about themselves, and in-turn, revealing some hard truths, nuanced opinions and fresh perspectives from our incredible panel of hosts.We’ll be embracing self-expression, acceptance and celebration, whatever that sounds like, and our hope is that you do the same. Please expect adult humour, experience and language throughout this podcast. The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics.* The NPD Group. Value division sales of Total Prestige Makeup for 2021 Jan - Dec. Please email datarequest@benefitcosmetics.com for more details.
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    LGBTQIA+: Joy and Coming Out with Charlie Craggs and Ryan Lanji

    LGBTQIA+: Joy and Coming Out with Charlie Craggs and Ryan Lanji

    In this episode we explore coming out and queer identity with Ryan Lanji and Charlie Craggs. 
     
    Ryan Lanji is an art and fashion curator, winner of NETFLIX’S reality series ‘The Big Flower Fight’ and host of the upcoming BBC THREE series ’The Big Proud Party Agency'. Lanji is the founder of the queer South Asian movement HUNGAMA and NDY (Not Dead Yet) which centres POC Non Binary and Trans folk in premium gym spaces paired with East London’s best queer club nights. 
    Charlie Craggs is a broadcaster, author and activist. Her book ‘To My Trans Sisters’ was published in 2017, she is the host of BBC’s Transitioning Teens and the founder of Nail Transphobia which she has been running for almost 10 years. She is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the LGBTQIA+ community and regularly appears on TV and radio. 
     
    Charlie and Ryan, who are friends in their own right, have a frank and honest conversation of their coming out (or rather coming ‘in’) stories, dish out advice for other young LGBTQIA+ folk who want to find their community, and dismantle tired arguments levelled against trans people by the media. As well as being informative and incredibly moving, expect lots of laughs along the way in this episode. 
     
    The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references to transphobic abuse and suicide which some may find triggering.
     
    For more information on LGBTQIA+ issues and other topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources. 
     
    Benefit Cosmetics UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Ryan Lanji: https://www.instagram.com/ryanlanji/ 
    Charlie Craggs: https://www.instagram.com/charlie_craggs/
     
    Stonewall: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/ 
    Mermaids: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/  
     
    Hungama: https://www.instagram.com/hungama_ldn/?hl=en
    NDY Global: https://www.instagram.com/ndyglobal/?hl=en
    London Trans Clinic: https://www.instagram.com/londontransclinic/

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    • 33 min
    Neurodivergence on the Mind: Thinking Differently with Grace Timothy and Char Bailey

    Neurodivergence on the Mind: Thinking Differently with Grace Timothy and Char Bailey

    In this episode we explore thinking differently with neurodivergent hosts Grace Timothy, who has ADHD, and Char Bailey who has autism. 
     
    Grace Timothy is a is a writer and broadcaster. As well as holding staff positions at Vogue and Glamour, Grace has also contributed to Allure, Vanity Fair, W, Sunday Times Style and many more publications. She co-runs InclusiveMedia.info with fellow journalist Anita Bhagwandas. Harper Collins published her ‘mum-oir’ ‘Lost in Motherhood’ in 2018, which comedian, Katherine Ryan called ‘Hilarious and painfully honest’. Her new podcast ‘Is It My ADHD?!’ is out now. 
     
    Char Bailey is a community campaigner, writer, model and content creator raising awareness about autism. She is head of education and well-being for Birmingham Pride, education officer for UKBP and features writer at Diva Magazine. She’s also a well-being practitioner and presenter.
     
    Join us as we focus on reframing the narrative around neurodivergence, destigmatising diagnosis and demystifying what it is like to think a little differently. From early schoolhood experiences, misdiagnosis, late diagnosis and how to celebrate and support neurodivergent friends, family members and colleagues. 
     
    The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references which some may find triggering. 
     
    For more information on neurodivergence and other topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources. 
     
    Benefit Cosmetics UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Char Bailey https://www.instagram.com/char_bailey_/
    Grace Timothy https://www.instagram.com/gracetimothywriter/
     
     
    Understanding ADHD in Girls and Women, edited by Joanne Steer  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1787754006/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1646068472&sr=8-1
     
    https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/
     
    Grace Timothy’s podcast 
    Is It My ADHD (available on all podcast platforms!)
     
    Instagram accounts:
     
    @adhdbabes 
    @adhdadultuk
    @pennybelle 
    @iampayingattention
     
    Articles written by Grace on ADHD:
    https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/adhd-in-women
     
    https://www.popsugar.co.uk/fitness/gender-norms-harming-women-with-adhd-48566698

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    • 29 min
    Motherhood: Expectations and Trusting Your Instincts with Jess Jones and Sophie Beresiner

    Motherhood: Expectations and Trusting Your Instincts with Jess Jones and Sophie Beresiner

    In this episode of The Benefit Broadcast, we explore different experiences of motherhood, with Jess Jones and Sophie Beresiner. 
    Jess Jones aka The Fat Funny One is a mum of four and a family/lifestyle author and social influencer. Jess is known for being a body confidence and self-love advocate, her book ‘Own It’ was published in 2022. 
    Sophie Beresiner is a journalist, Sunday Times columnist and Global Head of Content at Liberty London. Her column ‘The Mother Project’ charted her journey to becoming a mum via surrogacy. Her book about her experiences by the same name, was published in 2021. 
    Join Jess and Sophie as they share their honest experiences of motherhood, the good and the bad. They discuss social expectations, the realities of being a mum and why there’s still a gender gap when it comes to parenthood.
    The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references which some may find triggering.
     
    For more information on motherhood and surrogacy, please see below for links to resources. 
     
    Benefit Cosmetics UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Jess Jones: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone/
    Sophie Beresiner: https://www.instagram.com/sophieberesiner/
    My Surrogacy Journey: https://www.mysurrogacyjourney.com/
    Five X More, supporting black maternal health outcomes in the UK: https://www.fivexmore.com/

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    • 36 min
    Period! On the Blob with Laura Coryton and Kenny Ethan Jones.

    Period! On the Blob with Laura Coryton and Kenny Ethan Jones.

    In this episode we discuss all things being on the blob with Laura Coryton and Kenny Ethan Jones. 
    Laura Coryton led the successful UK petition to end tampon tax, the sexist tax levy applied to all period products, which gained over 318,000 signatures and changed UK law in 2020. Her campaign is also set to change European law in 2022. She launched her social enterprise, Sex Ed Matters, in 2019, which delivers empowering Relationship and Sex Education workshops to UK schools and universities, for which she gained Number 10 Downing Street's 'Points of Light' award in 2022. Laura released her first book, 'Speak Up!', a campaign guide for rebel girls, in 2019.
    Kenny Ethan Jones is a London based trans advocate who creates educational content about inclusivity, positivity and also his daily life. Kenny engages in open and respectful conversations on menstruation, body politics, mental health, and intimacy. Kenny is well known for being the first trans man to be featured on a period ad, and he has appeared on TV such as Channel 4’s ‘Genderquake’ and ‘Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk’. Kenny is also a mentor within the LGBTQIA+ community. 
    In this episode, Kenny discusses his first experience with periods, how they changed during his transition, and how there is still so much work to be done to create inclusive products, advertising and language within the sanitary industry which includes all people who menstruate. Laura shares the struggles of getting her campaign to end tampon tax off the ground when no one - including her local MP - would listen, and how we can all support the fight to end period poverty. 
     
    For more information on period poverty, trans periods and the topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources. 
    Benefit UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Laura Coryton: https://www.instagram.com/corytontwins/
    Kenny Ethan Jones: https://www.instagram.com/kennyethanjones/
    Bloody Good Period: https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/
    Laura’s social enterprise Sex Ed Matters (providing workshops to UK schools in topics including periods, consent, LGBT rights and friendships): https://www.sexedmatters.co.uk/
    Tampon tax petition: https://www.change.org/p/george-osborne-stop-taxing-periods-period


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    • 41 min
    Cervical Cancer: Challenging the C-words with Dr Anita Mitra and Karen Hobbs.

    Cervical Cancer: Challenging the C-words with Dr Anita Mitra and Karen Hobbs.

    Dr Anita Mitra is an NHS doctor specialising in Obstetrics & Gynaecology better known online to her 150k followers as 'The Gynae Geek'. As well as being a full-time doctor, Anita’s mission is to provide reliable yet engaging healthcare information, educate and empower women about how their bodies work and cut through the nonsense about women's health. She has written for magazines such as Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan & Marie Claire, as well as appearing on TV shows such as ITV This Morning and radio shows like Woman’s Hour. Her first book 'The Gynae Geek: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Down-There Healthcare' was published in 2019. 
     
    Karen Hobbs, a stand-up comedian became the nation’s (self-appointed) cervical cancer sweetheart after she was diagnosed with the disease at 24. Spreading the message about gynaecological health as widely as possible and, somehow, with humour, she has written articles for The Independent, The Huffington Post, iPaper, Glamour and The Telegraph. Karen has been interviewed by BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Radio 5 Live, Sky News, BBC News, ITV News, London Live and The Evening Standard, taking every opportunity to squash the stigma that surrounds having a disease in between your legs. 
     
    In this episode, Dr Anita goes through the exact process of a smear test, what the test is actually for, and how to prepare for it. We also discuss what to do if you get an abnormal result and Karen shares her own experience of being diagnosed including what her symptoms were. 
     
    The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references to cancer which may be triggering.
     
    For more information on cervical cancer and the topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources including to our charity partner Look Good Feel Better. Look Good Feel Better helps boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer through free online and face-to-face workshops, tutorials and information. You can call them on 01372 747 500 or email info@lgfb.co.uk or fundraising@lgfb.co.uk. 
     
    Benefit UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Dr Anita Mitra: https://www.instagram.com/gynaegeek/
    Karen Hobbs: https://www.instagram.com/karen_hobbs/  
    Look Good, Feel Better: https://lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/
    Eve Appeal: www.eveappeal.org.uk // https://www.instagram.com/eveappeal/
    The Ask Eve information service to ask any gynae cancer question: nurse@eveappeal.org.uk

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    • 46 min
    Lessons in Love: Red Flags and Relationships with Toni Tone and Olivia Petter.

    Lessons in Love: Red Flags and Relationships with Toni Tone and Olivia Petter.

    In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of love and relationships with Toni Tone and Olivia Petter.
     
    Toni Tone is a content creator, speaker and author. Her debut book ‘I wish I Knew This Earlier – Lessons on Love’ became an instant Sunday Times bestseller. In 2019, Toni was announced as the first ever ambassador for the charity Young Women’s Trust – a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women across the UK.
     
    Olivia Petter is an author, journalist and broadcaster. She works as a lifestyle writer at the Independent, where she is the in-house Relationships Writer and host of its chart-topping podcast, ‘Millennial Love’, which inspired her debut book of the same name.
     
    In this episode we will be recounting first loves, learnings about incompatible partners and opinions on societal expectations. We will also discuss how to recognise red flags, self-betrayal and learning to prioritise yourself, as well as tips on how to rebuild yourself after leaving a relationship.
     
    The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references to toxic relationships, coercive control, emotional abuse and manipulation which may be triggering.
     
    For more information on relationships and the topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources including to our charity partner Refuge.
     
    One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. If you, or anybody you know may need to speak to Refuge, their confidential helpline is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call the 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
     
    Refuge UK: https://www.refuge.org.uk/
                      www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
                     0808 2000 247
    Benefit Cosmetics UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/
    Toni Tone: https://www.instagram.com/t0nit0ne/
    Olivia Petter: https://www.instagram.com/oliviapetter 


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

pollipocket1987! ,

Absolutely OBSESSED

I am beyond obsessed with this podcast. Every ep is fantastic. So informative, educational, funny - thank you Benefit for doing this. Only gripe is there are only going to be six episodes!!

Sasa_VL_ ,

Such an educational piece

Learnt a lot since episode 1. Hooked.

livvy loo lar ,

Refreshing and much needed

I find this whole series from benefit so refreshingly honest and true to issues we should be discussing. Such an authentic series that I’m sure will help to empower so many listeners. Amazing to hear, also with a twist of humour splashed in.
Can’t wait to hear more x

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