The Pleasure Podcast

The Pleasure Podcast

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Writer and actor Naomi Sheldon and sexual function doctor Anand Patel explore the relationship we have with our bodies when it comes to sex, intimacy and pleasure in this new series of interviews with sexologists, DJs, novelists, therapists and more. I…


S3, Ep 10 Teddy Lamb: Trans and Gender Euphoric
May 18 • 37 min
It’s the season finale! Our guest sends us off with hope and solidarity. We welcome femme non-binary trans writer and performer Teddy Lamb. I first spotted Teddy roaming around Soho with pink hair, frills, and a prominent, sexy moustache. The combination…
S3, Ep 9 Alex Cowan: Sex and Skydiving - Looking Beyond Disability
May 11 • 31 min
Today we welcome Alex Cowan, a leading disability activist, performer and writer challenging the sexual erasure of differently abled people around the world. Alex has been a real pioneer, In 2014 she appeared in Alternative Miss World - their first…
S3, Ep 8 Charlotte Josephine: The Joy of Queer Sex
May 4 • 47 min
Hello! Today we welcome award-winning actor and writer Charlotte Josephine onto The Pleasure Podcast. I’m delighted to introduce our listeners to Charlie, they are one of my personal heroes having given me the strength and permission to write when I was…
S3, ep 7 Marisa Bate: How to Recognise and Survive Domestic Abuse
Apr 27 • 39 min
Today we welcome journalist, author and feminist trailblazer Marisa Bate. Marisa was one of the founding members of The Pool and writes extensively about domestic violence. Issues that affect women’s lives are at the forefront of her writing, whether that…
S3, Ep 6 Susan Wokoma: Narcissistic Relationships
Apr 20 • 52 min
In this episode we welcome a multi-talented actor, writer, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist, she’s genuine, warm, and ferociously loyal to her friends, she’s one of my favourite people, it’s stage and screen’s Susan Wokoma. Suzie was named one…
SPECIAL EPISODE! S3, Ep5 Dr Karen Gurney: Love in Lockdown
Apr 13 • 38 min
It’s an emergency isolation episode! We welcome clinical psychologist and psychosexologist Dr Karen Gurney. Karen joins us in these extraordinary times to talk about sex, pleasure and relationships during this pandemic. How we can manage our anxiety and…
S3, Ep 4 Leïla Slimani: Sex, Lies and Morocco’s fight for feminism
Apr 6 • 30 min
In this episode of The Pleasure Podcast we welcome Leïla Slimani. She was the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human…
S3, Ep 3 Richard Gadd: Art and Sex after Trauma
Mar 30 • 44 min
This week of The Pleasure Podcast we welcome the award-winning comedian, actor and writer Richard Gadd. In 2016 he won the esteemed Edinburgh comedy award, with Monkey See Monkey Do, a raw, personal account about his sexual assault. It was a performance…
S3, Ep 2 Stephanie Yeboah: Dating and (Self) Love When You’re Big, Black and Beautiful
Mar 23 • 57 min
Welcome to episode 2 of The Pleasure Podcast. This week we speak to multi-award winning, plus size style blogger, journalist, and author Stephanie Yeboah. This year she was the cover girl on Glamour’s self-love issue. And on Instagram she is making waves…
S3, Ep 1 Emma Thompson: Pleasure is Political
Mar 16 • 60 min
We’re baaaaack! Welcome to Season 3 of The Pleasure Podcast. We’re kicking off with a woman who needs little introduction. I think it’s fair to say she is the nation’s sweetheart. And not just because she speaks openly about bonking Jeff Goldblum with a…
S2, Ep10 Rain Dove Dubilewski: Breaking the Chains of Gender
Nov 4, 2019 • 61 min
It’s the SEASON 2 FINALE people! Not only has it zipped by, but we added on TWO MORE EPISODES from season 1 for your pleasure. Don’t say we don’t treat you well. And are we finishing this round with a bang or what?! (we are, yes) We have an extraordinary,…
S2, Ep9 Flo Perry: How To Have Feminist Sex
Oct 28, 2019 • 42 min
In this week’s episode of the Pleasure Podcast we talk to writer and illustrator Flo Perry. Flo’s work on Buzzfeed is always a viral sensation, and she has just published the wonderful How To Have Feminist Sex – A Fairly Graphic Guide. Flo is on a mission…
S2, Ep 8 Alix Fox: On Being a Sexpert, Sex Toys and Sex in Long Term Relationships
Oct 21, 2019 • 53 min
This week on The Pleasure Podcast we welcome a woman who has heard it all. It’s Multi award-winning writer, broadcaster and sex educator Alix Fox. Alix co-hosts BBC Radio 1 show Unexpected Fluids, in which comedic ‘real life tales of sexual fails’ are…
S2, Ep 7 Amrit Matharu: The 2nd Gen British Asians Searching for Love
Oct 14, 2019 • 40 min
This week on The Pleasure Podcast we welcome radio producer, presenter, and writer Amrit Matharu. She’s currently working for the Asian Network, and has contributed to Radio London, Radio Northampton, and BBC Stories to name but a few. Amrit published her…
S2, Ep 6 Kate Lister: A Curious History of Sex
Oct 7, 2019 • 59 min
This week on the Pleasure Podcast we welcome an expert in all things historically sexual. It’s the incredible award-winning historian, lecturer, and author Dr Kate Lister. However you might know her best as the mind behind Twitter’s very own behemoth…
S2, Ep 5 Jen Brister: Same Sex Motherhood, told by The Other Mother
Sep 30, 2019 • 52 min
This week we welcome Jen Brister to The Pleasure Podcast. She’s a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, actor and author of the frank and funny book The Other Mother. She’s regularly been on our radios, toured six solo shows around the world and graced…
S2, Ep 4 Liz O’Riordan: Sex, Intimacy and Breast Cancer
Sep 23, 2019 • 51 min
This we speak to consultant breast cancer surgeon, author, TEDx Speaker, triathlete, and nominee for Woman of the Year 2016 Liz O’Riordan. Liz was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2015 and had a recurrence in 2018. She went viral when she dressed…
S2, Ep 3 Wild Iris: The Violence of (Sex) Work
Sep 16, 2019 • 55 min
In this week’s episode of The Pleasure Podcast we have a rare interview with Wild Iris - sex worker and Queer woman of colour. Her name and voice have been altered to protect her anonymity. Wild Iris speaks eloquently and openly about her experiences of…
S2, Ep 2 Jason Domino: Lessons of a Porn Star and Sex Worker
Sep 9, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of The Pleasure Podcast we welcome the talented multi-hyphenate Jason Domino: activist, porn performer, sex worker, and head of the sexual health think-tank: The Domino Foundation. Jason was raised as a committed Christian and tried to…
S2, Ep 1 Sara Pascoe: Sex, Power and the Animal Within
Sep 2, 2019 • 70 min
We’re back! Welcome to the second series of the Pleasure Podcast. We are thrilled to be kicking off our first episode with multi-award winning comedian, author, actor, documentary maker and fellow podcaster Sara Pascoe. This year her comedy show Lads Lads…
S1, Ep 8 Katie Greenall: Fat and Queer, Finding the Words that Fit
Jul 19, 2019 • 26 min
It’s our Bonus Edinburgh Episode! At The Pleasure Podcast HQ we are delighted to welcome theatre maker, actor and award-winning spoken word artist Katie Greenall. She’s been a resident artist at The Roundhouse for the past year and created the show Fatty…
S1, Ep 7 Lynn Enright: The Sex Education We Should Have Had
Jul 15, 2019 • 51 min
It’s the season finale! What a journey we’ve been on. Thank you to all our glorious guests and thank you especially to you, our listeners. We’re at 10k listens! We’re building an amazing community and we couldn’t have done it without you. We’ll be back in…
S1, Ep 6 Crystal Rasmussen: Drag and the Performance of Pleasure
Jul 8, 2019 • 43 min
We bring you a Pride special this week of The Pleasure Podcast with the incredible Tom Glitter/Crystal Rasmussen. This non-binary quintuple threat is a Drag Queen, writer, presenter, singer and most importantly, professional Celine Dion Stan. Crystal…
S1, Ep 5 Woet Gianotten: Sex and Ageing - The Key to a Longer and Happier Life
Jul 1, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode of The Pleasure Podcast, we look at the changes that occur in our sexual relationships as we age. We are thrilled to speak with Woet Gianotten, world-renowned sexologist from the Netherlands. Woet worked his way through surgery, tropical…
S1, Ep4 Gemma Cairney: Her Pleasure Playlist
Jun 24, 2019 • 36 min
This week are delighted to welcome award-winning DJ, author and podcaster Gemma Cairney on The Pleasure Podcast. Her star-spangled music career has spanned 10 years. In her BBC R4 series The Sound Odyssey she travelled the world with British musicians to…
S1, Ep 3 Monty Moncrieff: Chemsex and the Search for Intimacy
Jun 17, 2019 • 43 min
In this week’s episode we speak to the trailblazing Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive of London Friend, a charity for the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people. The London Friend headquarters acts as a safe space and is one of the longest established…
S1, Ep2 Sarah Perry: Literature and the Erotic Imagination
Jun 10, 2019 • 44 min
This week on The Pleasure Podcast, our guest is the brilliantly bright, best-selling author Sarah Perry. Sarah’s novels After Me Comes The Flood, The Essex Serpent, and Melmoth have made her into a house-hold name. The Essex Serpent was a number one…
S1, Ep1 Laura Dodsworth: Womanhood and 100 Vulvas
Jun 3, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome to the very first episode of The Pleasure Podcast. Join your hosts Naomi Sheldon and Anand Patel as they and a guest delve into the world of pleasure and the relationship we have to our bodies when it comes to sex and intimacy. This week they are…
The Pleasure Podcast Trailer
May 19, 2019 • 1 min
Trailer to launch The Pleasure Podcast with writer and actor Naomi Sheldon and sexual function doctor Anand Patel. In this new series Anand and Naomi will be talking to special guests on the relationship we have to our bodies when it comes to sex,…