25 episodes

Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles!
In each informative episode we meet a different guest, who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.
Through relaxed, honest and relatable conversations, we learn together what these good influence guests have to teach us on topics from mental health to media representation, confidence to climate.


To ask your own questions in future episodes follow @gemmastyles and @goodinfluencegs

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    • 5.0 • 1.5K Ratings

Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles!
In each informative episode we meet a different guest, who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.
Through relaxed, honest and relatable conversations, we learn together what these good influence guests have to teach us on topics from mental health to media representation, confidence to climate.


To ask your own questions in future episodes follow @gemmastyles and @goodinfluencegs

    Elizabeth Day on Failure

    Elizabeth Day on Failure

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about failure; how our cultural conversations around failure have changed, the failures we relate to the most, and how perspectives on failure from older people can teach us lessons while we're young. 


    Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and broadcaster. She hosts the hugely popular podcast 'How to Fail with Elizabeth Day', in which she examines life's supposed failures with her guests and reflects on how these failures affect change us. Her latest novel, Magpie, is out on the second of September and has been described as a tense, twisting story of jealousy, motherhood and power. 


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Elizabeth and her recommendations: 
    Instagram: @elizabday
    Twitter: @elizabday
    Website: elizabethdayonline.co.uk
     
    Something to read: Magpie - Elizabeth Day / Educated - Tara Westover
    Something to watch: Netflix's 'The Last Dance'
    Something to listen to: 'We Can Do Hard Things' Podcast with Glennon Doyle / with 'Where Should We Begin' Podcast with Esther Perel
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
    Follow @gemmastyles @goodinfluencegs and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
     
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    • 58 min
    Emma Guns on Depression

    Emma Guns on Depression

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about depression; looking back on ourselves before and after being diagnosed, the individual differences in how we approach treatment and how talking about mental health publicly can help all of us understand each other better.


    So joining me this week, is Emma Gunavardhana, perhaps better known by her online nickname Emma Guns. Emma is a beauty and lifestyle writer and brand consultant. After spending 10 years as beauty editor at OK magazine, she is currently a freelance journalist and podcast. Her podcast, The Emma Guns Show, features interviews with lots of different guests and has now amassed over 10 million downloads.


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Emma and her recommendations: 
    Instagram: @emmaguns
    Twitter: @emmaguns
    Website: emmagunavardhana.com
     
    Something to read: A method: pick one book and one audiobook to read every week and start looking at reading as exploration.
    Something to watch: Ted talks and motivational videos on YouTube - 'Don't necessarily go for the person or the subject that feels comfortable. There's a lot to be said for people who maybe you don't always align with because that's how you grow.'
    Something to listen to: Podcasts about topics you'd never heard about before.
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Caroline Hirons on Skin

    Caroline Hirons on Skin

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about skin; why recommendations are not 'one size fits all', who we should be getting our information from, and some insider knowledge that could help you navigate skincare marketing.


    Caroline Hirons is a legend in the beauty industry, a globally qualified advanced esthetician. She's trained in over 100 different brands and has also written a book titled 'Skincare: The Ultimate No Nonsense Guide', giving clear, science backed information to help us all understand our own varied needs. With all this training and knowledge, Caroline is not afraid to point out misleading or fear mongering news stories or marketing, letting us know what's skin science and what skin nonsense. 


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Caroline and her recommendations: 
    Instagram: @carolinehirons
    Twitter: @CarolineHirons
    Website: carolinehirons.com
     
    Something to read: Skincare: The Ultimate No-nonsense Guide - Caroline Hirons
    Something to watch: Dr Shereene Idriss on Youtube
    Something to listen to: Cosmetic Catch Up / Fat Mascara Podcast / Full Coverage Beauty Podcast / The Allure Podcast
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
    Follow @gemmastyles @goodinfluencegs and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Callie Thorpe on Confidence and Community

    Callie Thorpe on Confidence and Community

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about confidence and community, the importance of having people to relate to, making confidence a practical thing, and how being gentle with ourselves sometimes means treating ourselves like somebody else.


    Callie Thorpe is a writer, model, travel and fashion blogger who often shares about self-love on her social media channels. She's also founder of a community called The Confidence Corner, which posts on Instagram for us all to enjoy, but now also features a membership programme which aims to offer safe space for plus sized women.


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Callie and her recommendations: 
    Instagram: @calliethorpe / @theconfidencecorner
    Website: calliethorpe.com / theconfidencecorner.co.uk
     
    Something to read: The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf
    Something to watch: BBC iPlayer - 'Shrill' / Netflix's 'Best Leftovers Ever!'
    Something to listen to: 'You're Wrong About' Podcast
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
    Follow @gemmastyles @goodinfluencegs and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
     
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    • 58 min
    Ben Hurst on Toxic Masculinity

    Ben Hurst on Toxic Masculinity

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about toxic masculinity; where we learn our ideas about gender roles, how patriarchal ideas harm people of all genders, and why actually maybe the term 'toxic masculinity' isn't always the right one.


    Ben Hurst, as an activist, model, podcaster and public speaker. He's the head of facilitation and training for Beyond Equality, an organisation which works with men and boys to explore and interrogate their thinking around gender equality, masculinity and inclusive communities. 


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Ben and his recommendations: 
    Instagram: @therealbenhurst
    Twitter: @TheRealBenHurst
     
    Something to read: Laura Bates' 'Men Who Hate Women' / JJ Bola's 'Mask Off'
    Something to watch: TED Talks Tony Porter - A call to men & Jackson Katz - Violence against women- it's a men's issue
    Something to listen to: The Mask You Live In / The Twilight Zone - Not All Men
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
    Follow @gemmastyles @goodinfluencegs and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
     
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    • 52 min
    Laura Whitmore on Self Belief

    Laura Whitmore on Self Belief

    Welcome back to Good Influence!


    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. 
     
    This week, we're talking about self belief; being put in boxes we didn't ask for, self-help books and how we access them in different ways, and how #BeKind also needs to apply to yourself.


    Laura Whitmore is a TV and radio presenter, actress and writer, and you'll find her currently on our TVs presenting Love Island! Laura's debut book titled 'No One Can Change Your Life Except For You', became a Sunday Times bestseller and is out now.
    This episode was recorded in lockdown back at the beginning of 2021.


    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Laura and her recommendations: 
    Instagram: @thewhitmore
    Twitter: @thewhitmore
     
    Something to read: No One Can Change Your Life Except For You - Laura Whitmore
    Something to watch: TED Talk - Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability / Cobra Kai on Netflix
    Something to listen to: Wilson Phillips' album 'Wilson Phillips'
     
    Get involved and join in the conversation:
    Follow @gemmastyles @goodinfluencegs and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
     
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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1.5K Ratings

Kristen Andrews ,

Just Wonderful

This podcast dives into a wide range of topics that we all could use some more information on. It does so in a way that feels safe and nonjudgemental. The topics can be heavy, but the atmosphere is light. I love that listeners can get more involved by asking questions and I also love that Gemma has the guests recommend further media outlets to get more information from. Being a 20-year-old, I feel that there is a lot I don’t know quite yet about this world, but this podcast gives me somewhere to start. This podcast is just wonderful!

HAH1Dlover ,

Love this

Gemma I’m a fan of yours because of your little brother Harry I’m also a huge fan of his keep up the good work love you your fan

nsqrd ,

Amazing way to start my week!

I love tuning in to these on Monday mornings before work. Subjects are always meaningful, thoughtful and timely! This is an incredible gift you’ve given us Gemma! Thank you!

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