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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more.

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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more.

    How A.I. could change dating, with Tabitha Goldstaub

    How A.I. could change dating, with Tabitha Goldstaub

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    This week, Olivia is joined by artificial intelligence (AI) expert Tabitha Goldstaub to talk about the intersection between AI and dating.


    Tabitha explains how advanced today’s AI is, and how far away we are from people actually being able to develop relationships with AI devices.


    The two also speak about sex robots and the risks they pose when it comes to consent and exacerbating a culture that objectifies women.


    They also talk about the possibility of whether or not AI could equalise the power dynamic between men and women in straight relationships.


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    • 40 min
    James McVey on body dysmorphia

    James McVey on body dysmorphia

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    Today Olivia is joined by musician James McVey to discuss his struggles with body dysmorphia and eating disorders.


    The Vamps star opens up about his experiences, including having liposuction at 20-years-old, in an effort to encourage others to talk about their issues.


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    • 32 min
    Talking porn with Erika Lust

    Talking porn with Erika Lust

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    This week Olivia is joined by independent adult filmmaker Erika Lust.


    Erika is often referred to as a trailblazer in the "feminist porn" movement, championing female pleasure, consent and diversity in her films among other things that are often dismissed in conventional adult films.


    On the show, Erika explains how she got into the industry and the societal myths and misconceptions about porn that she hopes to rectify through her work.


    They also spoke about the issue with the phrase "feminist porn" and how it could serve to marginalise the genre.


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    • 31 min
    Megan Barton-Hanson on slut-shaming and the stigma against sex work

    Megan Barton-Hanson on slut-shaming and the stigma against sex work

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    This week Olivia is joined by model and former Love Island star Megan Barton-Hanson.


    After appearing on the ITV2 series in 2018, Megan has gone on to become an advocate for female empowerment and combating the stigma attached to sex workers.


    Megan opens up about how being slut-shamed at school led her to pursue a career in the sex industry and why she thinks people are still so judgmental of sex work in 2020.


    She also talks about her time on Love Island, revealing that she regrets not talking about being bisexual on the programme.


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    • 26 min
    Motherhood and choice, with Sophie Mackintosh

    Motherhood and choice, with Sophie Mackintosh

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    This week, Olivia is joined by bestselling author Sophie Mackintosh to discuss motherhood.


    Sophie’s debut novel, The Water Cure, was longlisted for The Booker Prize last year and earned her comparisons to Margaret Atwood thanks to its feminist dystopian themes. Her latest book, Blue Ticket, explores the thorny subject of motherhood.


    Why do some women choose to be mothers, and others choose not to be? And what happens when that choice is taken away from you?


    The pair discuss this alongside the reasons why we associate motherhood with femininity, why abortion remains a taboo subject, and the sexism surrounding contraception.


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    • 30 min
    Diversity in love stories, with Bolu Babalola

    Diversity in love stories, with Bolu Babalola

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    This week, Olivia is joined by author and writer Bolu Babalola, whose new book, Love in Colour, offers up a selection of ancient love myths that she has rewritten to make them contemporary and diverse.


    A far cry from the white-washed Disney films and fairytales so many of us grew up watching and reading, Babalola's stories offer a more universal depiction of romance.


    We talk about how she was inspired to write the stories after seeing a lack of black characters in romcoms, how fairytales impact the way we behave in relationships, and why Babalola thinks the online dating scene is 'atrocious' for black women in London.


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    • 32 min

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