‘It’s Complicated’ launched in 2019 and has just finished streaming Series Six. The digital detox podcast features Tanya chatting to an inspiring group of celebrities, academics and experts about their complicated relationship with their smartphones.
‘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.
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 thought he was addicted to his phone when he started browsing it live on-air mid interview.
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 mindlessly scrolling through our Instagram feed might be interfering with really listening to what are bodies are telling us.
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 taken on numerous other challenges and adventures since then including; rowing the Atlantic, trekking 1,000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and walking 120 miles round London’s M25! (One of his pioneering ‘microadventures’). Alastair was one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012.
Dan Kennedy is one of Britain’s leading celebrity and portrait photographers. He has photographed all of Hollywood’s A-List from Angelina Jolie to Keira Knightley and Madonna as well as British household names such as David Beckham, Richard Madden and Dua Lipa. He joins Tanya on the podcast this week to talk about how he has designed his life to avoid smartphone and digital distractions and maximise his focus and productivity in his work.
Sex educator, YouTuber and author Hannah Witton joins Tanya on the podcast this week to talk about what our phone habits are doing to our sex lives. Hannah has over 60 million views for her YouTube channel which focuses on sex and relationship advice and navigating life in your 20s and is the author of the sex education book ‘Doing It’.
This week Tanya is talking to power couple Ben and Marina Fogle about the challenges of parenting, and being partners, in a world of smartphones. Ben Fogle is an award winning broadcaster and adventurer. He is UN Patron of the Wilderness and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He has climbed Mount Everest, rowed across the Atlantic, raced across Antarctica to the South Pole, crossed the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East and is the author of nine Sunday Times bestselling books. Marina Fogle is the co-Founder of the immensely popular Bump Class antenatal classes in London, and host of The Parenthood Podcast, she writes for The Telegraph and The Times about pregnancy and motherhood and is the co-author of The Bump Class: An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.
Episode One of the podcast series features Tanya in conversation with poet, author, illustrator and designer Nikita Gill. Nikita is a leading light in the new breed of Insta poets who have opened up poetry to a new audience online (in Nikita’s case to her over half a million Instagram followers). But the neat ‘Insta poet’ label doesn’t do her justice, she’s a polymath with a huge range of talents and with an incisive and thoughtful take on the social media world which has brought her her fame.