‘It’s Complicated’ launched in 2019 and has now streamed seven series. The digital detox podcast features Tanya chatting to an inspiring group of celebrities, academics and experts to discover how they can help listeners with their complicated relationship with their smartphones.

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‘It’s Complicated’ launched February 2019 and was selected by iTunes for its New & Noteworthy podcast feature in its first few weeks of launch. In each series, Tanya discusses how being over-connected to your smartphone can affect everything from your physical health, your mental health, your work and your sex life. The goal with all these conversations is to untangle what a healthy relationship with your phone looks like and to empower the listener with tips and ideas to leave them feeling healthier, happier, and with hours more time in their day.

S6 Ep 8 Cori Crider

Lawyer and activist Cori Crider, Co-Founder of non-profit Foxglove, is holding Big Tech to account: for their treatment of their own workers – social media and the digital world’s factory floor. Find out how Foxglove is making tech accountable and fighting for fair pay and working conditions for the workers that have been overlooked for far too long.

S6 Ep 7 Marisa Bate

Journalist Marisa Bate gave up Instagram five years ago after she started to question what she was getting out of it. The experience has been entirely positive, even though she works in the media where many say it’s impossible to be without it. We talk about the navel-gazing and self absorption that Instagram encourages and how, even in a pandemic, those traits just don’t seem to have lessened.

S6 Ep 6 Craig Newmark

Founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark, US billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, talks about his early days founding the website that has become part of the cultural fabric of the internet, and his philanthropy with its emphasis on promoting trustworthy journalism to fight the war against disinformation online.

S6 Ep 5 Pat Allerton

In a podcast episode focusing on faith, both on and off screens, the vicar of St Pater’s Notting Hill in London chats with Tanya about how his cycling services brought a hymn and a prayer to lockdown London. And why it might be that nearly a quarter of all UK adults logged on to an online service of some kind during the pandemic.

S6 Ep 4 Amika George

In a special podcast episode for International Women’s Day, British activist and campaigner Amika joins Tanya to chat about harnessing the power of social media for good to alleviate period poverty in the UK.

S6 Ep 3 Tim Harford

Economist, broadcaster and author Tim joins Tanya to show us how to make the world add up by reading numbers more clearly, learning how to calm down, check our biases, and identify those who are weaponising statistics on social media and those who are using them to help us make sense of what’s going on in the world..

S6 Ep 2 Martha Lane Fox

The pioneering digital entrepreneur and current Chair of the House of Lords Covid Committee, joins Tanya to talk about her trail-blazing career in digital over the past quarter of a century and what needs to happen to eliminate the UK’s digital divide.

S6 Ep 1 Andrew Cotter

Sports broadcaster Andrew joins Tanya to launch S6 of the podcast, chatting about how he became Insta-famous in lockdown with his videos of his labradors Olive and Mabel (currently viewed over 80 million times online) and his love-hate relationship with the digital world.

S5 Ep 7 John Barnes

Liverpool and England footballing legend John Barnes, is the S5 finale guest, talking about why we need more open and honest conversations about racism, discrimination on and off the pitch, and how young millionaire footballers with huge social followings could be using their platforms more to effect change in their communities.