54 episodes

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

    MIKE GAYLE: “Stallion thighs.”

    MIKE GAYLE: “Stallion thighs.”

    Novelist Mike Gayle has forged a career in industries largely populated by women. He’s a former agony uncle, responding for dispensing advice to worried teenage girls, and his bestselling books like Turning 30 and My Legendary Girlfriend explore relationships and manhood in really accessible ways.
    Here he talks men, women, pole vaulting, great calves, stallion thighs, lovely fingernails and the day he realised he absolutely definitely needed glasses.
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    • 56 min
    MARTIN ROBERTS: “I had minutes to live.”

    MARTIN ROBERTS: “I had minutes to live.”

    It’s one year of Manatomy! Today, the hugely affable Martin Roberts joins Danny & Phil with an urgent message. Martin is one of daytime TV’s most familiar faces, thanks not just to Homes Under the Hammer, but also his appearances on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and for stripping off for The Real Full Monty.
    But what he thought was Long-COVID and took him to the doctor’s turned out to be something else incredibly dangerous, and if he hadn’t sought help he was told he’d have had only minutes to live. What on earth is that like, and where’s he at now?
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    • 52 min
    JONATHAN GOODWIN: “There’s only now.”

    JONATHAN GOODWIN: “There’s only now.”

    America’s Got Talent and BBC America star Jonathan Goodwin is the Welsh daredevil and escapologist famous for his incredible acts of bravery, skill and risk. It’s what got him his own show - The Incredible Mr Goodwin - and a reputation for thrilling audiences worldwide.
    But in just one moment, his whole world - and body - changed.
    Today, we talk fear, risk, mindset, and paralysis. We can’t thank Jonathan enough for his openness and insight. Find him on Twitter at @TheDaredevil
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    JOHNNY VAUGHAN: “Bang-on six foot.”

    JOHNNY VAUGHAN: “Bang-on six foot.”

    The lightning-quick TV and radio broadcasting genius that is Johnny Vaughan is our fiftieth guest on Manatomy, and it’s important you appreciate he is bang on six-feet tall, with feet also a remarkably specific length.
    Today, he takes us from top to toe in typically freeform manner, talking heart attack adverts, tan-lines, paunches, quads, incredible sportsmanship, and style (his stories about selling sexy boxer shorts will never be forgotten).
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!
    Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at manatomy.co.uk.

    • 50 min
    PETE MCKEE: “I’m aware I’ve had the full benefit of someone passing.”

    PETE MCKEE: “I’m aware I’ve had the full benefit of someone passing.”

    This guy is an absolute dude. A pop-artist who took up the game after leaving Tesco at 40, he quickly became a favourite of the Gallagher brothers, Arctic Monkeys and more. He can sum up the life of a body with just a few of his brushstrokes - despair, delight, love, angst. But his own body - raised on Sheffield stodge - has given him a few surprises, and in this episode, he tells Danny & Phil about the shock his body one day surprised him with - but which led to more than a little enlightenment.
    Talking music, surprise organ transplants, fear, mortality, and the guilt of a total stranger giving you life… it’s the thoughtful and brilliant Pete McKee.
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review!
    Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at manatomy.co.uk.

    • 1 hr
    SCOTT BENNETT: “Uniball!”

    SCOTT BENNETT: “Uniball!”

    Winner of the Comic’s Comic Award, the hugely funny and affable Scott Bennett joinsDanny & Phil this week, to talk twisted testicles, his wonderful hair, exhaustion, anxiety, mid-life, and the unfairness of genetics.
    Scott’s always gigging, but has a full tour coming up - find all the 2022 dates atscottbennettcomedy.co.uk
    And check out the podcast he does with his very funny wife, Jemma - Brew with theBennetts (@BWTBPod on Twitter).
    Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review - it all genuinely helps the podcast. Well, if it’s nice it does.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Svellecca ,

Stellar! Best podcast around

These guys are raw, honest and the best men to listen to for the modern guy!

driven2review ,

Fantastic listen

Great so far. Can’t wait for more!

First body image moment that left an impression on me was via the 1987 movie, ‘Hunk’ that a 7 year old boy should never have seen.

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