We ask the taboo health & wellbeing questions so you don’t have to

Catch up on previous episodes from Season 3

S03 E07 Bonus Episode– Menopause: finding the funny in the hot flushes, featuring Shaparak Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean

To celebrate October being Menopause Awareness Month, Boots presents Taboo Talk hosts a one-offspecial featuring three incredible guests: Shaparak ‘Shappi’ Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean. Together with Vogue, they discuss their own personal experiences of perimenopause and menopause, covering everything from night sweats, fatigue and forgetfulness, to gaining immense wisdom, buying a puppy and taking up whittling. Tune in to learn all about the signs, symptoms and ways to help manage them, as well as how to find support when you need it. It’s time to destigmatise this totally natural biological process – and have some laughs along the way.

S03 E01 – The lowdown on pre- and postnatal depression

Here, entrepreneur and broadcaster Luisa Zissman and author, life coach and broadcaster Anna Williamson share their personal experiences of perinatal anxiety and depression, and discuss the importance of smashing stigmas associated with maternal mental health.

S03 E02 – Sun damage: Separating fact from fiction 

Can we all get our sun-fix safely? In partnership with Soltan and Macmillan Cancer Support, Vogue will be joined by Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden, as well as skincare expert and aesthetician Dija Ayodele, to answer important questions around sun damage.

S03 E03 – Why acne is more than skin deep 

Acne can affect all people of all ages. In this episode, online creators Izzie Rodgers and Scott McGlynn reveal their personal experiences of acne, including how they manage their condition, how they feel about it, and why they believe it’s so important to normalise conversations about it.

S03 E03 Bonus – Skincare Q&A with Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme 

After posting a callout on Instagram for people to send in their skin-related questions, we were overwhelmed by the response – so hosting an expert Q&A was a no-brainer.

S03 E04 – Body acceptance: The journey to self love

In this episode, body-acceptance advocate Iskra Lawrence discusses her own journey to self-love, the role of social media in both helping and harming self-esteem, the impact on men and women, and how we can learn to respect our bodies rather than punishing them.

S03 E05 – The Vulva Bible

How often do we all discuss vulvas and vaginas? Answer: not nearly enough – a problem this episode hopes to rectify. Vogue is joined by Naked Attraction host Anna Richardson as well as Dr Dawn Harper from Embarrassing Bodies, for an open, honest and truly taboo-busting conversation about all things vaginas and vulvas.

S03 E06 – Losing it: Is there a perfect way to lose your virginity?

In this episode, comedians Russell Kane and Desiree Burch will discuss their first times and if there’s a perfect way. The chat will cover everything from peer pressure and navigating contraception, to feeling safe and ready, the influence of porn – and whether it’s ever possible for the first time to be a ‘great’ experience.


Taboo Talk is a podcast series by Boots hosted by Vogue Williams that cuts through the jargon to provide real health and wellbeing advice in an accessible and entertaining way. Each episode will focus on one aspect of physical or mental health, providing personal insights as well as expert takeaways. Taboo Talk won’t shy away from tackling the more awkward, embarrassing or serious parts of everyday life.

We ask the taboo health and wellbeing questions so you don’t have to.

Host: Vogue Williams

Vogue Williams is an Irish presenter, DJ and fitness fanatic. She’s currently a regular guest presenter on Channel 4’s The Steph Show, has her own TV series: Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too and co-hosts two podcasts: Spencer & Vogue (with husband Spencer Matthews) and My Therapist Ghosted Me.