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Join journalist and presenter, Josh Smith as he is joined in every episode by a Queen in their own right. Away from the spotlight some of our favourite stars talk frankly and honestly (over video chat) about their most human of experiences, how they have overcome personal challenges and learnt to wear their crown with pride! Make It Reign is all about harnessing our own powers and proves that ANYONE can be the Queen of their own life!
Each episode will show that beyond the social media likes and successes these Queens found their power in the most unlikely of places and show you can too! Make It Reign is an uplifting and empowering listen which reinforces the power and importance of talking and listening. Because let's face it, we all need each other right now more than ever! So crowns at the ready, Queens…

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    • 4.1 • 16 Ratings

Join journalist and presenter, Josh Smith as he is joined in every episode by a Queen in their own right. Away from the spotlight some of our favourite stars talk frankly and honestly (over video chat) about their most human of experiences, how they have overcome personal challenges and learnt to wear their crown with pride! Make It Reign is all about harnessing our own powers and proves that ANYONE can be the Queen of their own life!
Each episode will show that beyond the social media likes and successes these Queens found their power in the most unlikely of places and show you can too! Make It Reign is an uplifting and empowering listen which reinforces the power and importance of talking and listening. Because let's face it, we all need each other right now more than ever! So crowns at the ready, Queens…

    Ep 8: Vanessa Kirby

    Ep 8: Vanessa Kirby

    I am SO excited that the first guest for ‘Make It Reign’ season two is Vanessa Kirby, a *genuine* Oscar nominee who gave me one of the best pieces of advice for managing anxiety I have ever heard. It completely changed my own mindset so I hope this episode helps you if you are struggling in these ever changing times.

    Given that she played Princess Margaret on ‘The Crown’ - one of my all time favourite TV shows and performances - this is as close as I might ever get to having a member of the Royal Family on ‘Make It Reign’ so excuse me whilst I contain myself!

    Vanessa also starred in ‘Fast and The Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’ and ‘Mission Impossible’ but it was playing a mother consumed by grief after losing her baby during a home birth, in Netflix’s ‘Pieces of A Woman’ that Vanessa broke all of our hearts and sweeped to, beyond deserved, Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar nominations. I couldn’t stop crying, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you are going to need your tissues!

    Vanessa joins me for a very moving conversation about why we all need to open up more about grief and loss and how watching an IRL birth in preparation for ‘Pieces of A Woman’ has changed her forever.

    Plus we talk about how Vanessa has learnt to manage her anxiety, navigate imposter syndrome and how lockdown boredom saw her regressing back to being a teenager spending hours playing The Sims. My kinda queen!

    I hope you find this chat just as reassuring and inspiring as I did! Enjoy, queens!
    Love, Josh xx
    P.S. You can follow me at @joshsmithhosts across social media and please get in touch as I love to hear from the queendom!

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    • 39 min
    Back for Season 2!

    Back for Season 2!

    Hey Queens, we're back for Season 2! New episodes coming at you from next week, so I'll see you there! Love, Josh x

    • 33 sec
    Ep 7: Iskra Lawrence

    Ep 7: Iskra Lawrence

    On this special episode of Make It Reign, Josh talks to L'Oreal Paris ambassador, model, entrepreneur and body image activist Iskra Lawrence

    Iskra was dropped by her modelling agency at just 15 years old for being in quotation marks, "TOO BIG," which led to body image issues and disordered eating. Since her recovery Iskra has been determined to change the perception of women across society.

    Here Iskra opens up about her journey towards feeling worth it including the toxic relationships, mental health and body image issues she's had to overcome along the way and how becoming a mother gave her a new respect for her body.

    She also candidly opens up about the street harassment she has experienced in her life and how we need to encourage men to have conversations about their behaiour.

    Open and honest conversations are key to making it reign and as Iskra powerfully shows talking about her insecurities ultimately saved her, so we hope this episode encourages you to embrace your worth and let your voice be heard.

    You can follow Josh on social media across @joshsmithhosts and don't forget to subscribe, follow, rate and comment if you loved the episode as we love to hear from you, queens! Josh will be back to Make it Reign with another Queen next time!

    This special episode is sponsored by L'Oreal Paris who are celebrating 50 years of the iconic phrase BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT. Since then L’Oreal Paris has continuously encouraged women to stand up, be heard and be the change they want to see in society, showing that we’re ALL worth it!

    • 38 min
    Ep 6: Madelyn Cline

    Ep 6: Madelyn Cline

    On this episode of Make It Reign, Josh talks to Outerbanks star, Madelyn Cline.

    Madelyn - who stars as Sarah in the Netflix teen drama, Outerbanks - talks candidly for the first time about how she felt 'silenced' and on an 'island' during, and after, an abusive relationship when she first moved to LA to pursue her dreams. But as Madelyn powerfully shows opening up about her experiences and feelings allowed her to not only rebuild friendships she thought she lost, but also herself.

    Madelyn also talks about how meeting her Outerbanks cast mates allowed her to truly be herself, the lessons she has learnt from therapy and how she has learnt to live with her anxiety.

    Open and honest conversations are key to making it reign and Madelyn’s chat is a powerful account of how we are never truly alone and how speaking up is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and others. And let's face it we are all feeling a little more isolated than normal right now so I hope you feel less alone after listening.

    You can follow Josh on social media across @joshsmithhosts and don't forget to subscribe, follow, rate and comment if you loved the episode as we love to hear from you, queens! Josh will be back to Make it Reign with another Queen next time!

    • 30 min
    Ep 5: Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    Ep 5: Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    On this episode of Make It Reign, Josh talks to Olympic athlete and World Champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

    Katarina - or KJT as she is known to her fans - talks candidly about how she was, “very close” to quitting athletics after what was deemed a “public failure” at the Rio 2016 Olympics where she finished sixth, whilst others tipped her for a gold medal. Having struggled with self-confidence, public pressure and injuries Katarina completely changed her life - including working with a psychologist - in order to change her mindset and put her into winning form.

    Now the reigning World Champion in the Heptathlon - making her the world’s best all round female athletics athlete - Katarina opens up about the Tokyo Olympics, how body image affected her early career and the racist microaggressions she has faced throughout her life.

    Open and honest conversations are key to making it reign and Katarina’s chat is a powerful account of how we need to define success and failure on our own terms and how we all have the power to switch up our mindset and achieve our dreams - whatever they may be. If you are lacking motivation right now - let’s face it, we all are - then this is the conversation you NEED to listen to.

    You can follow Josh on social media across @joshsmithhosts and don't forget to subscribe, follow, rate and comment if you loved the episode as we love to hear from you, queens! Josh will be back to Make it Reign with another Queen next time!

    • 49 min
    Ep 4: Lydia West

    Ep 4: Lydia West

    On this episode, Josh talks to It's A Sin star Lydia West AKA the Pink Palace ally, Jill.

    Lydia talks candily about the mental health impacts of playing Jill in the powerful new Channel 4 and HBO Max drama which follows a group of queer youngsters dealing with the impact of the HIV and AIDs epidemic in 1980s London.

    Lydia opens up to Josh about the most heartbreaking scenes to film (including one where she had to call her Mum mid take), the backlash against the show's sex scenes and how discrimination has affected her own life.

    Standing up for others and using your platform - however small or big - is key to making it reign and Lydia's chat is a powerful example of how allyship and true friendship can help others whilst reducing shame and stigma. As Lydia and Jill both show kindness is the greatest currency of all.

    You can follow Josh on social media across @joshsmithhosts and don't forget to subscribe, follow, rate and comment if you loved the episode as we love to hear from you, queens. Josh will be back to Make it Reign with another Queen next time!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Finally!

Felt like this man has needed a podcast for years, so glad it’s finally here. Love his interview style with its mix of light and dark. Can’t wait for the next one.

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