20 episodes

"Bold subversive and very funny" (The Scotsman) comedian Helen Duff delves deep with brilliantly open, hilariously insightful folk from across the experience spectrum. While the first two seasons explored different experiences of orgasm and sex, the third season is all about care - who and what we care about, how and why we show care, and what we can do to recognise and value care more widely.From CEO's to top comedians off the telly, we discuss cleaning, cancer, mental illness, memes, sex work, sharing recipes and much, much more.
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Come As You Are with Helen Duff Helen Duff

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

"Bold subversive and very funny" (The Scotsman) comedian Helen Duff delves deep with brilliantly open, hilariously insightful folk from across the experience spectrum. While the first two seasons explored different experiences of orgasm and sex, the third season is all about care - who and what we care about, how and why we show care, and what we can do to recognise and value care more widely.From CEO's to top comedians off the telly, we discuss cleaning, cancer, mental illness, memes, sex work, sharing recipes and much, much more.
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    MINI SERIES - Helen Duff: WHO CARES? Update!

    MINI SERIES - Helen Duff: WHO CARES? Update!

    An update from Helen about where the podcast is going next, her mini series (and maybe more) Helen Duff: Who Cares? And her live show deets for the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.You can see Helen's WIP hour Lullabies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at:Monkey Barrel The Tron 14th August 4.25pmMonkey Barrel Hive 2 15th August 3.25pmMonkey Barrel Hive 2 16th August 4.45pm "Strap in for a controlled implosion of chaotic beauty, soothing stories, and unforgettable songs - AKA a celebration of early motherhood. As seen/heard on her smash hit podcast ‘Come As You Are’, BBC Two’s The Mash Report, ITV’s The Emily Atack Show, C4, BBC Three and Radio 4. ‘A master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' **** (BroadwayBaby) ‘creates a level of intimacy that most acts wouldn’t dare’ **** (The Skinny) ‘Absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny' **** (TheAustraliaTimes)"Helen also shouts out former producer of this podcast and top class clown Lorna Rose Treen - you can see the full run of her debut comedy hour Skin Pigeon at The Pleasance Courtyard throughout August at 4.35pm. Other previous guests performing full runs at the Fringe Festival this year include the amazing Jodie Mitchell, Olga Koch, and Leila Navabi ... Don't miss their shows!
    Intro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes by Helen Duff, arranged by Paddy Gervers; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.
    Follow Helen @DuffMarvel on Instagram or her website www.helenduff.com.This podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.

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    • 7 min
    Amy Kavanagh

    Amy Kavanagh

    Dr Amy Kavanagh is an award winning disability rights activist and campaigner. Amy advocates for a more accessible world through consultancy, writing, policy influencing, media and public speaking. She is engaged with a variety of disability issues including, public transport, social inclusion, video games, accessible social media, feminism and the built environment; all with a core commitment to challenge negative attitudes towards disability.
    In this episode we discuss what fires Amy up to keep diving back into the social media maelstrom; how her ongoing relationship with blindness has shaped her presence online; how the ableist slant of our society leaves disabled people more exposed to sexual abuse; and why orgasms might well be better for visually impaired people. PLUS the extremely important subject of seating arrangements in fetish clubs.
    Dr Amy Kavanagh's work can be found on:Twitter @BlondeHistorianAnd her website amykavanagh.co.uk
    Support the podcast with a one off donation on https://ko-fi.com/helenduff or to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.Follow the podcast on:Instagram: @comeasyouarepod Twitter:  @ComeAsYouArePo2 Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duff www.helenduff.comInstagram: @DuffMarvelTwitter:  @DuffMarvelFacebook: @helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth, Kate Watson, Lorna Rose Treen and Daisy Grant.
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    • 47 min
    Carmen Ali AKA April Fiasco

    Carmen Ali AKA April Fiasco

    Carmen Ali AKA April Fiasco is a multidisciplinary performer and writer, co-artistic director of Sexquisite Events and co-organiser & dancer at Cybertease. She reveals why stand up can feel so much more exposing than sex work; how she's started bringing the funny to burlesque; creating spaces for sex workers to explore their creativity on stage; the overwhelm of group sex and how orgasming late taught her to respect her own boundaries better.
    The Guardian article Helen mentions can be found here: ‘Why did this young man have such a hold on me?’ How dating someone half my age rebooted my sex life"The website Helen and Carmen both shout out can be found here: OMG Yes!Carmen Ali and the sex worker collectives she is a part of can be found on:Instagram @harlotgoddessAnd her website carmenali.com
    Support the podcast with a one off donation on https://ko-fi.com/helenduff or to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.Follow the podcast on:Instagram: @comeasyouarepod Twitter:  @ComeAsYouArePo2 Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duff www.helenduff.comInstagram: @DuffMarvelTwitter:  @DuffMarvelFacebook: @helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth, Kate Watson, Lorna Rose Treen and Daisy Grant.




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    • 50 min
    Olga Koch

    Olga Koch

    Olga Koch is a comedic force to be reckoned with - since debuting to a Best Newcomer nomination for her show "Fight" at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, she's appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), QI (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two), Late Night Mash (Dave), Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC Two), Guessable (Comedy Central), Question Team (Dave) all over BBC Radio 4 with her own specials, and is currently co-presenting the "Obsessed with... Everything I Know About Love" podcast for BBC Sounds with Sophie Duker.On this episode we discuss being a self confessed "pick me girl" whilst studying computer programming; Olga's obsession with the internet from an early age; why dating a fellow comedian is less competitive than you might imagine; how learning about feminism and the #MeToo movement has influenced Olga's stand-up and when a new hotel room can help relight an old flame. Plus Lil Bow Wow, natch.
    Catch Olga on:Instagram: @kolga300Twitter: @rocknrolgaSupport the podcast with a one off donation on https://ko-fi.com/helenduff or to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.Follow the podcast on:Instagram: @comeasyouarepod Twitter:  @ComeAsYouArePo2 Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duff www.helenduff.comInstagram: @DuffMarvelTwitter:  @DuffMarvelFacebook: @helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth, Kate Watson, Lorna Rose Treen and Daisy Grant.

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    • 47 min
    Becky Young of Anti Diet Riot Club

    Becky Young of Anti Diet Riot Club

    Becky Young is the Founder & Co-director of Anti Diet Riot Club CIC, a rebel community fighting body shame, fat phobia and diet culture. On a mission to help people accept their bodies and find freedom from diets ADRC hosts talks, educational and creative workshops, and creates safe spaces for people to share and learn from each other. From meeting with Sadiq Khan to hosting a body-positive festival in London and launching an online membership platform, they tackle the growing body image problem in the UK from an individual and collective level.As well as a social entrepreneur, Becky is an organiser for EarthPercent, a climate charity as well as having over 10 years of experience as an event producer and promoter. Having studied History & Politics at Oxford University, Becky is passionate about political movements, feminism, sex positivity, play and social justice; topics which inform a lot of her work. 
    In this episode we discuss rediscovering your desires, pleasures and dreams; beating the algorithm to cultivate genuine community online; fighting for body justice whilst taking care of your own needs; the pressures the pandemic put on coupling with couples and the cross over between orgasms that come too quick and instant coffee.You can find Becky being kind, creative and kick ass on:Instagram: @antidietriotclubTwitter: @antidietriotSupport the podcast with a one off donation on https://ko-fi.com/helenduff or to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.Follow the podcast on:Instagram: @comeasyouarepod Twitter:  @ComeAsYouArePo2 Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duff www.helenduff.comInstagram: @DuffMarvelTwitter:  @DuffMarvelFacebook: @helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.
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    • 36 min
    Lindsey Bliss Birth Doula

    Lindsey Bliss Birth Doula

    Lindsey Bliss (she/they) is a seasoned birth companion, a childbirth educator, author ofThe Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth and mother of seven. Lindsey is considered to be a multiples expert after giving birth to two consecutive sets of twins.Lindsey has been practicing as a birth worker since 2009 and has supported first time parents, multiparas, single parents, LGBTQAI+ families, twin births, medicated and non-medicated vaginal births, cesarean births, and VBACs.
    In this episode we discover how to find the pleasure in birth, the ways in which repressed trauma can show up during and after, why Lindsey found herself laughing as her second set of twins were born, bodily autonomy, what we desperately need to change about the systems surrounding bringing babies into the world, and whether it's really possible - and appropriate - to orgasm in the process.
    You can find Lindsey giving radical care on Instagram @doulabliss - with a bunch of links in her stories - "contributions" section - to ways you can support birth workers across the USA.
    Support the podcast with a one off donation on https://ko-fi.com/helenduff or to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff.Follow the podcast on:Instagram: @comeasyouarepod Twitter:  @ComeAsYouArePo2 Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duff www.helenduff.comInstagram: @DuffMarvelTwitter:  @DuffMarvelFacebook: @helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.

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    • 44 min

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Just what I needed! funny and empowered conversations between smart women about massively under-talked about topics. Really loving the selection of guests so far too. Excited to see who’s up next.

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