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

Catch up on previous episodes from Season 2

S02 E01 – Pain: You don’t have to grin and bear it with Ugo Monye

Ugo Monye opens up about his experience of suffering with back pain, which has at times left him unable to stand up straight. We discuss how many people feel they must just ‘grin and bear it’, but there are lots of holistic ways we can manage pain in order to live a more comfortable and happy life.

S02 E02 – Don’t sweat it: Let’s stop muddling through the menopause with Lisa Snowdon & Dr Shahzadi Harper

It’s estimated that around 13 million women are going through the perimenopause or menopause right now in the UK – and yet 44% of women believe the menopause is still a taboo subject. In this episode, TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon shares her experience of the perimenopause along with women’s health expert Dr Shahzadi Harper. They’ll discuss why this is such a crucial conversation for everyone to have, and why, with the right information, it can actually be a positive experience.

S02 E03 – Nobody sneeze: It’s time to talk bladder leaks with Ferne McCann and Clare Bourne

More than 14 million adults in the UK struggle with bladder control problems. Incontinence is a much more prevalent issue than we might think, but…no one’s talking about it! Ferne McCann, along with pelvic health physiotherapist Clare Bourne, discuss their own experiences and we ask, what can be done about it?

S02 E04 – The unspoken truth about male mental health with Roman and Martin Kemp 

We’ve come a long way from the days when men were expected to be emotionally mute, but there’s still a long way to go. In this episode, father and son duo, Roman and Martin Kemp open up about their own mental health struggles as we ask: why do men still find it difficult to talk about their feelings? And what can be done to protect their mental health?

S02 E05 – Let’s talk safe sex with Megan Barton Hanson 

Our sexual health is a huge part of our lives. In this episode, we’re joined by the model and ex-Love Island star, Megan Barton Hanson who has spoken openly and honestly about her sexuality and sex life, as well as the many benefits that practicing safe sex has had for her.

S02 E06 – My fertility journey: What I wish I’d known with Amy Hart, Ollie Locke and Malin Andersson

Whether you know if you do, don’t or might want children, fertility is a subject fraught with strong emotions. This episode, featuring Amy Hart, Ollie Locke and Malin Andersson addresses the question, “What do you wish you’d known before you started your own fertility journey?”

Want more? Listen to our bonus episode featuring GP and IVF mum Dr Stephanie Ooi which answers practical questions about fertility – all of them sent in by Taboo Talk listeners. Dr Stephanie debunks myths and delivers advice on fertility related worries and queries. Remember: we ask the questions, so you don’t have to. Listen now.


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.

*Folic Acid supports the overall health of your baby during conception and pregnancy.