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Manatomy with Danny Wallace & Phil Hilton

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Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Manatomy is a place where well-known men talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm awkward, human family.

Language:

English

Contact:

07449641951


Episodes

MIKE GAYLE: “Stallion thighs.”

7/13/2022
Novelist Mike Gayle has forged a career in industries largely populated by women. He’s a former agony uncle, responding for dispensing advice to worried teenage girls, and his bestselling books like Turning 30 and My Legendary Girlfriend explore relationships and manhood in really accessible ways. Here he talks men, women, pole vaulting, great calves, stallion thighs, lovely fingernails and the day he realised he absolutely definitely needed glasses. Get in touch and have a great day. And...

Duration:00:56:47

MARTIN ROBERTS: “I had minutes to live.”

7/6/2022
It’s one year of Manatomy! Today, the hugely affable Martin Roberts joins Danny & Phil with an urgent message. Martin is one of daytime TV’s most familiar faces, thanks not just to Homes Under the Hammer, but also his appearances on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and for stripping off for The Real Full Monty. But what he thought was Long-COVID and took him to the doctor’s turned out to be something else incredibly dangerous, and if he hadn’t sought help he was told he’d have had only...

Duration:00:52:14

JONATHAN GOODWIN: “There’s only now.”

6/28/2022
America’s Got Talent and BBC America star Jonathan Goodwin is the Welsh daredevil and escapologist famous for his incredible acts of bravery, skill and risk. It’s what got him his own show - The Incredible Mr Goodwin - and a reputation for thrilling audiences worldwide. But in just one moment, his whole world - and body - changed. Today, we talk fear, risk, mindset, and paralysis. We can’t thank Jonathan enough for his openness and insight. Find him on Twitter at @TheDaredevil Get in...

Duration:01:00:56

JOHNNY VAUGHAN: “Bang-on six foot.”

6/21/2022
The lightning-quick TV and radio broadcasting genius that is Johnny Vaughan is our fiftieth guest on Manatomy, and it’s important you appreciate he is bang on six-feet tall, with feet also a remarkably specific length. Today, he takes us from top to toe in typically freeform manner, talking heart attack adverts, tan-lines, paunches, quads, incredible sportsmanship, and style (his stories about selling sexy boxer shorts will never be forgotten). Get in touch and have a great day. And please...

Duration:00:50:21

PETE MCKEE: “I’m aware I’ve had the full benefit of someone passing.”

6/14/2022
This guy is an absolute dude. A pop-artist who took up the game after leaving Tesco at 40, he quickly became a favourite of the Gallagher brothers, Arctic Monkeys and more. He can sum up the life of a body with just a few of his brushstrokes - despair, delight, love, angst. But his own body - raised on Sheffield stodge - has given him a few surprises, and in this episode, he tells Danny & Phil about the shock his body one day surprised him with - but which led to more than a little...

Duration:00:59:22

SCOTT BENNETT: “Uniball!”

6/7/2022
Winner of the Comic’s Comic Award, the hugely funny and affable Scott Bennett joinsDanny & Phil this week, to talk twisted testicles, his wonderful hair, exhaustion, anxiety, mid-life, and the unfairness of genetics. Scott’s always gigging, but has a full tour coming up - find all the 2022 dates atscottbennettcomedy.co.uk And check out the podcast he does with his very funny wife, Jemma - Brew with theBennetts (@BWTBPod on Twitter). Get in touch and have a great day. And please do...

Duration:01:05:37

MARK WATSON: “An odd relationship with self-esteem.”

5/31/2022
Thoughtful and erudite comic Mark Watson has put his body through a lot over the years. Whether it’s adrenaline, stress, panic or literally ending up near-starving on a desert island eating snails. Here he talks with Danny & Phil about booze, self-criticism, fear, losing control, anxiety, confidence, doubt and so much more. It’s a great chat with a man who, like a lot of men and women, maybe needs to forgive himself more. Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a...

Duration:01:00:32

SAM DELANEY: “Bravado, bullshit, booze and bugle.”

5/24/2022
The brilliant journalist and author Sam Delaney is also the brains behind the excellent The Reset podcast and newsletter. Why The Reset? Because Sam had to do just that. In this episode, he talks just as frankly but always as entertainingly as he writes, about booze, drugs, addiction, anxiety, hair loss, and the trip to IKEA that went very wrong indeed. It all sounds like A Lot, but Sam is such great company that it flies by. Our thanks to him. Check out The Reset at...

Duration:01:10:40

CHEF ANDRE RUSH: “I’ll kick yo’ ass... Then make you dessert.”

5/17/2022
Chef Andre Rush is one-of-a-kind. Once a sickly kid, he grew into a US Army Master Sergeant with enormous biceps who does 2,222 push-ups every single day. He also became a chef. One who would find himself a White House chef, cooking fordiplomats and no fewer than four US Presidents. On September 11th 2001, he was in the gym at the Pentagon when the attacks happened. He immediately signed up for combat duty. On the show, he talks male pride, masculinity, Arnold Schwarzenegger, PTSD, and...

Duration:00:54:19

JAMES O’BRIEN: “A mate of mine missed the pot!”

5/10/2022
We talk about things we’ve never talked about on the show before, thanks to record-setting LBC broadcaster and journalist James O’Brien, whose article on the shock of realising you may be close to infertile has helped very many men. Elsewhere, he talks his own adoption and the strange feeling of not knowing who you’re growing up to look like, the toxic men so many ‘posh’ schools pump out, hair loss, bad knees, and shaking hands with the men at the sperm place. Get in touch and have a great...

Duration:01:09:48

ED GAMBLE: "I worry more about my weight now."

5/3/2022
When he was in his early 20s, Ed Gamble weighed around 19 stone, or 265lbs. He lost more than a third of his body weight in just months. In this episode, the Off Menu podcast superstar and Great British Menu TV host talks binge-eating, type 1 diabetes, injecting yourself in public, and looking like an American GI. Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review - it all genuinely helps the podcast. Well, if it’s nice it does. Don’t forget you can subscribe to...

Duration:00:52:01

JASON BYRNE: “A weird thing happens with my testicles.”

4/26/2022
Superstar Irish comedian Jason Byrne is a whirlwind of energy, sweatily whipping up crowds around the world - and even his recent health scare can’t stop him. Plus, he brilliantly and hilariously talks opticians, lazy eyes, thick glasses, red hair, pale skin, lanky frames, the way Spanish lads smell, and of course Irish dads. Jason’s very funny memoir of childhood, “Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy”, is available on Amazon, with a sequel coming soon. Get in touch and have a great day. And...

Duration:01:10:10

TONY BLACKBURN: “I never had that confidence when I was younger.”

4/19/2022
Living legend Tony Blackburn has been one of the most famous faces - and voices - in the UK since before many of us were born. The iconic radio deejay and TV presenter is a grafter, an enthusiast, an optimist and at nearly 80 years old, still packed with energy. He’s also very funny. Here he sits down with Danny and Phil to talk sex, drugs, rock and roll, the 60s, mortality, mental health and how to be like him at 79. Plus he apologises to runner beans. Get in touch and have a great day....

Duration:00:54:04

JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: “Throwing chicken wings in Aldi.”

4/13/2022
The papers might call him a “roly-poly Northern funnyman” but glass-half-full Justin Moorhouse, has a lot more going on than that. Prepare for medical revelations, body frustrations, and a pure mic-drop moment of clarity and realisation. Plus a load of laughs, with a man who can’t not be funny. Oh, and what the hell’s “the cabbage diet”? Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review - it all genuinely helps the podcast. Well, if it’s nice it does. Don’t forget...

Duration:01:03:26

LETHAL BIZZLE: “Fans would draw pictures of me - and make me fat!”

4/5/2022
Rapper and grime artist Lethal Bizzle found his moniker on the school football pitch, startedmaking music there too, took it to pirate radio - and before he knew it was in the UK Top 10. A gym nut, but a junk food fan, here he sits down with Danny and Phil to talk gyms, racialprofiling, six-packs, and that sweet, sweet year he had the perfect haircut. We thank himvery much. His new album LETHAL B vs LETHAL BIZZLE is out right now. Pow! Get in touch and have a great day. And please do...

Duration:01:04:08

DAVID GANDY: “If this nose keeps growing I’m in trouble.”

3/29/2022
Not many male models are known by name, but David Gandy is definitely one of the few. Britain’s highest-earning male model is globally recognised and constantly in demand - ever since *that* Dolce & Gabbana shoot that saw every single inch of him take over Times Square. What must all this be like for an Essex boy who never meant to model in the first place? Here he talks rejection, self-doubt, hang-ups, ageing and fatherhood - and it’s a real insight into his world. David’s ace new...

Duration:01:03:06

ROSS NOBLE: “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.”

3/22/2022
It’s the turn of comedy superstar Ross Noble to discuss his body this week, which was a surprise to him. He talks long hair, chicken wings, and the unexpected onset of gout. And also about having the eyes of Nicolas Cage. Get in touch and have a great day. And please do consider leaving a review - it all genuinely helps the podcast. Well, if it’s nice it does. Don’t forget you can subscribe to our twice-weekly newsletter, packed with stories and useful stuff, at manatomy.co.uk.

Duration:00:59:27

ROH YAKOBI: “They could kill you for this.”

3/15/2022
This man, Roh Yakobi, wears and bears the scars of war. His dad was the local militia commander, and life was hard. He was kidnapped by the Taliban aged 12, imprisoned, and tortured. He fled to Pakistan as a child, smuggling opium across the border, and Iran, where he worked as a child labourer in factories and construction sites. He made it to Britain in 2004, and is now Associate Fellow at the Human Security Centre. He also likes his fish and chips. Find him on Twitter at @rohyakobi. TW:...

Duration:01:13:31

TONY SCHUMACHER: “I was a nylon turd.”

3/8/2022
In one of our favourite episodes, the critically-acclaimed writer Tony Schumacher talks honestly and hilariously of the thousand lives he’s lived. From growing up as an initially non-speaking, non-cute kid - “I looked like a Kinder egg with long arms” - to the decade of long nights he spent driving around Liverpool as a police first responder, Tony’s experiences are visceral, exciting, traumatic - but delivered with an easy, laid-back wit you’ll love. The former council tip worker and...

Duration:01:02:43

DALISO CHAPONDA: “I’m not the Prince of Bel Air. I’m Carlton.”

3/1/2022
The Zambian-born Malawian comic, writer and star of TV and radio Daliso Chaponda sitsdown with Danny and Phil this week - and he is fascinating. He talks being the son of arefugee-turned-diplomat, shirtlessness, growing up as a very cute child indeed, and thepride of being a long distance runner. Plus, going to what we think might be the veryweirdest school in Africa. Get in touch and have a great day. And consider leaving a review - and telling your cousins. Don’t forget you can also...

Duration:00:55:47