SEASON 4 COMING SOON  

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GAY TIMES

WILL YOUNG OPENS UP ABOUT “LONELINESS” AND “ABANDONMENT” FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

“The bonus episode, which was released on 9 May to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, also saw the Leave Right Now share his experiences of how therapy has helped him overcome issues he has faced in life.“

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MR PORTER

LGBTQ+ MEN ON WHAT THEIR CLOTHES MEAN TO THEM

“The podcast – named after the idea of hitting rock bottom mentally – is like dropping in on a very honest and heartfelt conversation...It’s an exploratory conversational style that’s reflected in our chat about style and identity.”

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HAPPIFUL MAGAZINE

10 THINGS TO DO IN JULY

“Hosts Brendan and Matthew discuss everything from LGBTQ+ community spaces, to how we can learn more about those who identify as transgender, and why LGBTQ+ people can have a strained relationship with exercise. With their frequent humour, the hosts prove that a friendly tone can make difficult and raw conversations accessible for anyone.”

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MENTAL

THE PODCAST TO DESTIGMATISE MENTAL HEALTH





BUSTLE

10 OF THE BEST LGBTQ+ PODCASTS FROM UK CREATORS

“Using their own personal experience, Hackney-based Matthew and Brendan host in-depth conversations surrounding mental health in the LGBTQ+ community. Along with the occasional guest, the boys aim to explore difficult subject matters with a sense of humour, which they hope makes each topic ‘more accessible, approachable, and easy to digest.’”

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GREAT BRITISH PODCAST NEWSLETTER 

WEEKLY PICKS

“An amazing name for a podcast, Bottoming is an LGBTQ+ podcast that explores mental health (and dealing with your own rock bottom), presented by Brendan Geoghegan and Matthew Riley. They’ve been exploring some interesting issues to coincide with LGBT+ History Month, from the horrors of conversion therapy to homelessness, with queer youth making up a quarter of the youth homeless population.

I especially liked their most recent episode, which explores how growing up in the country could cause issues in shaping your identity, especially if there’s poor representation of LGBTQ+ role models on television and in wider media. A lot of the time seeing someone like you somewhere else makes yourself feel seen and validated. Things are changing for the better, but are they moving fast enough?”

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MENTALLY YOURS

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY





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“Another UK podcast this week, this time focused on LGBTQ+ mental health. Hosted by LGBTQ+ charity worker Matthew Riley and psychology academic Brendan Geoghegan, Bottoming is focused on opening up discussions of mental health specific to the queer experience, looking at how LGBTQ+ individuals experience mental health issues and the pathways to healing that are most effective. With experts from mental health charities and media commentators regularly guesting on the show, Bottoming is memorable for its calming and intimate tone; listening feels like entering the exact kind of safe space one needs when struggling mentally. Though many issues are UK-specific, the themes are universal, and will speak to the experiences of many LGBTQ+ people in Aotearo.”

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ACAST

MENTAL HEALTH PANEL



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VADA MAGAZINE

BOTTOMING: MEET THE MINDS BEHIND THE LGBTQ+ MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST

“And despite the fact that the podcast is about what happens when you hit rock bottom, Riley and Geoghegan’s natural chemistry brings a humorous twist to sometimes challenging conversation topics. Listening to these episodes will leave you with both tears in your eyes and a warm feeling of hope inside your chest.”


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POD BIBLE

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PODCASTS #15



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