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It's Complicated with Tanya Goodin. A podcast that untangles our relationship with our phones and the digital world, and investigates how we can all get a healthier, happier, relationship with tech. Each week a new guest reveals their phone and tech habits and tells us what they've learned about themselves from the relationship they have with the tiny tyrant in their pocket - their smartphone. Subscribe on Acast, Apple podcasts or Spotify and please do *rate and review* to help others find t ...
 
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The Woman Who Set Up a Bank, Anne Boden, joins us this week to talk about the incredible journey she's been on to found one of Britain's most successful new banks; mobile-only bank Starling. She chats about Olivia Coleman playing her in the film of her best-selling book, the billionaire who flew her to his yacht in the Bahamas to talk about investi…
 
Emily Cummin, CEO and co-Founder of Untangle, the social network for mourners, joins us to talk about why we don't like talking about our own death, but why it's so important that we do. And she discusses the digital legacies we will all leave behind, and how to make our wishes about those clear - to make life a little bit easier for those who love…
 
The second of two episodes timed around the US Election, looking at the subject of speech online and how we disagree and debate. Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project joins us this week to talk about the shocking research behind her new book 'Men Who Hate Women'; underground online communities of men (which Laura went undercover in) f…
 
The first of two episodes around the US Election looking at the subject of free speech and how we disagree and debate online. Toby Young is on the podcast this week talking about his personal experience of being cancelled in 2018, why he set up the Free Speech Union to help others who have been through similar experiences, falling foul of a Twitchf…
 
Love Island's Amy Hart and YouTuber Mimi Missfit took seven teens away on a week-long digital detox to explore the impact on their mental health. Tanya chats to them about the week, how the experience impacted not only the teens but also the two of them, and asks about their own relationships with social media and the digital world. Find Digital De…
 
Have more racist incidents taken place online because of lockdown? Or is it that we are more aware of them, and reporting them more? Have social platforms created an environment which rewards and encourages racist behaviour? Or does the digital world just reflect back at us the state of our offline world? Our guest today is gal-dem's head of editor…
 
Why is the relationship between women and tech so complicated? With women's contributions to tech often hidden from history, girls are still less likely to choose a career in tech than their male counterparts. And, as users, the experience of tech - especially social media - is often much more complicated for women than it is for men. Our guest thi…
 
What's the truth about sleep and technology? Are screens turning us into a generation of insomniacs, with nocturnal tech habits depriving of us hours of rest every night? Or are there some uses of screens which might actually help us in our quest to get a better night's sleep? Dr Guy Leschziner, consultant neurologist and clinical lead at the Sleep…
 
If we want to be activists, is clicktivism the way to go? Should we be rallying around hashtags and campaigns online, raising awareness of causes we care about? Is there something more meaningful we could be doing - or should we do both? Athena Kugblenu joins us to talk about political activism in the digital space, her experience as a stand-up com…
 
How can we make better connections? Professor Juliana Schroeder has made her career out of studying social interaction and social connection, and how the way we use technology can both hinder and help us communicate. In a world where we're increasingly connecting via screens, what are the 'dos' and 'don'ts' for using email, video chat and social me…
 
We're joined this week by YouTubers Jack Edwards and Vee Kativhu from The Study Tube Project. Described as 'The Avengers of YouTube education', The StudyTube Project was set up as a rapid response to pandemic school and university closures by some of YouTube's biggest learning celebrities - aka the StudyTubers. Find out why Jack and Vee set-up thei…
 
Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia School of Journalism, and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Emily Bell joins us to talk about what the tech industry is doing to the news industry. With technology increasingly rewarding bad behaviour in politics and encouraging the spread of disinformation and misinformation onlin…
 
Dave Tarnowski, founder of the hugely popular Nick Cave and the Bad Memes Instagram account, joins us to chat about why memes can be so positive for mental health and how, in running it, he's now developed into an informal internet therapist for his huge following. Follow Dave's two memes accounts: https://www.instagram.com/nickcaveandthebadmemes a…
 
Entrepreneur Grace Beverley, founder and CEO of three multi-million pound fitness businesses at the age of 23, Forbes 30 Under 30 and Young Entrepreneur of the year, joins us to talk about inclusivity and diversity in the fitness industry and how she's carving out her own path of what business success looks like. Follow Grace on Twitter https://www…
 
Three times gold medal winning Olympic champion, rower Pete Reed, launches Series 4 of the podcast with an inspiring chat about challenge, change and resilience and the athlete mindset that is helping him rise to the biggest challenge of his life. Follow Pete on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/PeteReed and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/petere…
 
Co-host of the 'You, me and the Big C' podcast, founder of Girl Vs Cancer and breast cancer survivor, Lauren Mahon, joins us to talk about what her own experience can teach us all right now about dealing with uncertainty, anxiety, and taking one day at a time. Follow Lauren on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/iAmLaurenMahon and Instagram https://www…
 
Activist and campaigner Seyi Akiwowo joins the podcast this week to talk about what we can ALL do in the fight to end online abuse, and the founding of Glitch, her non-profit which campaigns to do just that. F ollow Glitch on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/GlitchUK_ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/GlitchUK_ and for more about Glitch check …
 
Craftivist (crafter and activist) Shannon Downey, Founder of Badass Cross Stitch, joins us this week to talk about building real-world communities using social media to find each other; putting more analogue into digital, and the heart-warming story of her latest project Rita's Quilt. Follow Shannon on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/ShannonDowney …
 
Thomas Brag from Yes Theory, the positive and inspirational digital media brand based around a YouTube channel (with over 5mill subscribers), chats about the group's 'seek discomfort' motto and their philosophy of encouraging meaningful real-world connections through their challenges. Some of the videos mentioned in the episode are; Deleting Social…
 
#SocialSex entrepreneur Cindy Gallop talks to Tanya about why she launched MakeLoveNotPorn.tv and why she's pro-sex, pro-porn and pro-knowing the difference. Follow Cindy on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/cindygallop and MakeLoveNotPorn https://www.twitter.com/makelovenotporn For more about Tanya Goodin visit https://www.tanyagoodin.com and https:…
 
This week Tanya is talking to entrepreneur and businesswoman Kristina Karlsson, Founder and Creative Director of global Swedish design and stationery business kikki.k, about how she gets a better balance with tech while running her global business. Follow Kristina on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kristinakikkik and kikki.k on Twitter https://…
 
What phone habits are making us unsafe online? How can we guard against phishing, scams and frauds without tying ourselves up in knots? Joining us this week is ethical hacker Scott McGready to talk about how to get the balance right between sharing and oversharing; and how to make sure embarrassment doesn't stop us talking about some of the seedier…
 
The Naked Professor, Ben Bidwell, joins us to talk about male mental health, personal development and positive masculine social media role models. Ben is a mindset & purpose coach, writer & public speaker, leading a revolution encouraging men to open up & connect more with their emotions whilst still retaining their sense of masculinity. Follow The…
 
What are your phone habits doing to the planet? When you throw away your phone to get the latest upgrade, where does it really go? Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing environmental problems and it's one we can ALL do something about. This week's episode is all about sustainability and tech and Tanya is joined by Kelsea Weber from the glo…
 
Professor Vybarr Cregan-Reid joins us to talk about what our smartphone and tech habits are doing to our bodies. Vybarr is Reader in English & Environmental Humanities in the School of English at the University of Kent and his book; 'Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us', looks at how our environment has changed our bodies, from our…
 
Justin McLeod, CEO of no-swipe dating app Hinge, joins us to talk about what smartphones have done to dating; how his own heartbreak inspired him to build an app where those looking for love could meet other people who wanted to get off dating apps too; and why Hinge is the app 'designed to be deleted'. Follow Hinge on Twitter https://www.twitter.c…
 
Behavioural Change Specialist, and author of The Kindness Method, Shahroo Izadi joins us to talk about the secret behind changing all kinds of habits successfully; and how we can apply that to our phone and tech habits. Shahroo started her career in the NHS before setting up her private practice. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by her frontl…
 
Influencer power couple Vex King and Kaushal join Tanya this week to talk about they get screen:life balance with their huge online followings, and how they’re using their platforms to give back. With over 800k followers on Instagram and 2 1/2 million subscribers on YouTube, Kaushal Beauty’s makeup tutorials have become some of the internet’s most …
 
In a change to the usual format for the podcast, 'It's Complicated' host Tanya Goodin is interviewed about the story behind the podcast by Rachel Hosie; lifestyle journalist, presenter and podcaster (and self-confessed smartphone-addicted millennial). For more about Tanya Goodin visit https://www.tanyagoodin.com and https://www.twitter.com/tanyagoo…
 
Johann Hari opens up Series Two talking about addiction, depression, and why we're looking for connection in all the wrong places. Johann is a New York Times best-selling author with both his books 'Chasing the Scream' (currently being made into a Hollywood feature film) and 'Lost Connections'. His TED talk 'Everything you think you know about addi…
 
Professor and author Cal Newport joins Tanya for the final episode in this first series of the podcast for a fascinating chat about his philosophy of 'digital minimalism' which is also the title of his latest book. Cal is an associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University in Washington DC and the author of six books about work and …
 
Journalist and TV presenter Tim Lovejoy joins Tanya today to talk about his self-confessed phone addiction and having a thin skin in the public eye in a 24:7 feedback world. Tim was the man behind football show Soccer AM and has been the presenter of the very popular Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 since 2012 where he famously asked Will.i.am if he thou…
 
Harley Street Nutritionist and author Rhiannon Lambert joins Tanya on the podcast to talk about what our phone habits might be doing to our health - both physical and mental. We chat about the importance of tuning in to our bodies to avoid disordered eating habits, body dysmorphia, the mental health impacts of our comparison culture, and how mindle…
 
Adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys talks to Tanya about why we all need to get outdoors more, reconnect with nature, and live more adventurously - and why our smartphone habit just might be stopping us doing that. Alastair spent over four years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and five continents. He's t…
 
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