Episodes
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...
Published 07/26/21
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...
Published 07/19/21
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...
Published 07/12/21
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!...
Published 07/05/21
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 homelessness, tackling stigma to help get people into jobs, the disproportionate effect of the pandemic on those experiencing homelessness and how we can individually help to support people.  Alex Stephany is the founder of Beam, a social enterprise which runs the first crowdfunding...
Published 06/28/21
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 climate justice: the role of social media in connecting and communicating our causes and why it's important to look beyond our individual actions on the various roles that we can all play in activist communities.   Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, a medical student and podcaster....
Published 06/21/21
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 mental health; exploring mental health issues through writing characters, the differences between fact and fiction, and how social media misses out on the middle parts of our lives.   Matt Haig is the author of 21 books, including 'The Midnight Library', which is enjoying a long run on...
Published 06/14/21
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 Disability, advocacy and body image: how social media can be valuable in representation, examples of overlooked accessibility needs, and how we can combine self-love and neutrality in building our confidence.   Sophie Butler uses her online platform to advocate for accessibility and...
Published 06/06/21
Welcome back to Good Influence! CW: This episode features discussion around food, weight stigma in medicine, dieting, mention of calories, disordered eating and other related topics. If you need support please click here for support resources from Beat. 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 nutrition and stigma: how weight stigma affects society and medicine,...
Published 05/31/21
Welcome back to Season 2 of 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 emotions, how we can learn to manage our feelings by identifying them, why we've evolved to react in certain ways and how we can apply that knowledge.   Dr Sophie Mort, known as Dr Soph, is a clinical psychologist who offers 1-1 coaching as well as easily accessible and relatable...
Published 05/24/21
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 anxiety and life online; how social media has evolved, speaking openly about Mental health and the pros and cons of doing so, and being nosy into other people’s lives. Zoe Sugg is vlogger, influencer, author and business woman, who you may know as Zoella. Zoe is one of the original YouTubers, has been sharing content online...
Published 01/25/21
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 body acceptance and censorship; the plus size modelling industry, the co-opting of body positivity, and being thrust into the role of activist. Nyome Nicholas-Williams is a plus size model who has worked with brands including Adidas, Boots and Dove. She's also an activist and describes herself as an advocate for mental...
Published 01/18/21
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 going alcohol free; a movement of people becoming sober-curious, the role of technology in our nights out, and what can be gained from ditching the drink. Millie Gooch is a journalist, author and founder of The Sober Girl Society, which she describes as a happy place for sober and sober curious women to celebrate being...
Published 01/11/21
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 climate action; a refresher on what climate change means, the power of emotion to inspire action, and why our individual contributions matter so much. Jack Harries is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and activist. He started his YouTube channel Jacksgap to document his gap year, and alongside his twin brother Finn, built...
Published 01/04/21
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 therapy; people's attitudes towards seeking help, learning about how our minds work, and how to start talking about mental health. Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist and shares bite sized mental health and motivational videos online on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Her online audience has grown astronomically through...
Published 12/28/20
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 sustainable fashion; how our habits might need to change, the importance of remembering who makes our clothes and the most sustainable outfits. Venetia La Manna is a broadcaster and fair fashion campaigner. Earlier this year she co-founded Remember Who Made Them, a digital campaign and podcast series with aims to re-energise...
Published 12/21/20
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 feminism; intersectional feminism, the importance of the media we consume and the refugee crisis, how to use your skills for good and how feminism can help. Deborah Frances-White is a comedian, author, screenwriter and podcaster. Her award winning podcast 'The Guilty Feminist' has amassed over 50 million downloads worldwide,...
Published 12/14/20
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 money; why mindset is so important in approaching our finances, how our parents can affect our thinking and some ways to rethink our relationship with how we spend. Natalie Scott is a money mindset coach. She works to educate, elevate and empower Millennials and Gen Z to banish those self-limiting beliefs that creep in from...
Published 12/07/20
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. In this week's episode we’re talking about comparison; how people react to comparison, the different types of comparison, when comparing ourselves can become a problem and how to retrain our brains around comparison. Lucy Sheridan is the world's first and only comparison coach, after finding comparison becoming an issue in her own life. She has been...
Published 11/30/20
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. In this week's episode we’re talking about food waste; how much we're throwing away, why that's a problem, what we can do to save ourselves meals and money tips and tricks to turn your leftovers or scraps into delicious meals. Max La Manna is a zero waste chef, sustainability advocate, environmentalist and author. His debut cookbook 'More Plants Less...
Published 11/23/20
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. In this week's episode we’re talking about boundaries, what they are, how they help us, how social media has helped spotlight our need for them and how this week's guest helps educate people about them. Michelle Elman is a board certified Life coach, author and broadcaster. She became known on instagram under the handle @scarrednotscared, speaking openly...
Published 11/16/20
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. To kick off the series we’re talking about mental health, talking about it online, research in mental health treatment and how it affects the life of this week’s guest. Charly Cox is a poet, producer and mental health activist. She is an ambassador for MQ mental health, striving to destigmatise mental health conditions, and continues to be a relatable,...
Published 11/09/20
Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles! 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. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start. Get involved and join in the conversation: Follow @gemmastyles and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
Published 11/01/20