But Why?

Influencer, mum and curator of the Mother of All Lists blog Clemmie Telford attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions by having honest conversations with an array of guests from all walks of life.

Series one starred Matt Haig, Caitlin Moran, Bryony Gordon, the Holistic Psychologist Dr Nicole LePera, and many more.

Series two included, among others, Jess Ennis-Hill, Helen Thorn, Giovanna Fletcher, Vex King and Gemma Styles.

Series three featured Crossfit athlete Sara Sigmunsdoittir, Millie Gooch and Natasha Lunn.

And in series four, Clemmie speaks to Will Young, Emma Gannon and Julia Samuel plus loads more incredible guests.

Find Clemmie on social media @clemmie_telford on Twitter or Instagram and get in touch via butwhy@clemmietelford.com.

Mental Health
Parenting
Society & Culture
1
TRAUMA WITH DR SARAH WOODHOUSE
62 min
2
LUCK AND SERENDIPITY WITH DR CHRISTIAN BUSCH
Clemmie talks luck and serendipity with Dr Christian Busch, who is the bestselling author of Connect the Dots: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck
49 min
3
COUNTY LINES WITH DANIELLE MARIN
Clemmie explores the topic of County Lines with Danielle Marin.
55 min
4
OPTIMISM WITH ED MILIBAND
Clemmie talks optimism with former Labour Party leader and current Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change, Ed Miliband.
64 min
5
AGEING WITH JENNI RETOURNE
54 min
6
FAMILY WITH JULIA SAMUEL
Clemmie explores the topic of family and our relationships with our nearest and dearest with bestselling psychotherapist Julia Samuel
60 min
7
BURN OUT WITH CAROLINE DOONER
In this episode Clemmie explores burn out with writer, humourist, ex-professional actress & singer Caroline Dooner, who wrote the The F*ck It Diet and Tired as F*ck, all about her 'exhaustion & two years of rest'
61 min
8
GUT HEALTH WITH THE MAC TWINS
Clemmie talks gut health, microbiomes and the biology of twins with Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (aka DJs The Mac Twins), who set up The Gut Stuff website to empower gut health in everyone.
57 min
9
SPIKING WITH MAIR HOWELLS
Clemmie explores spiking with Mair Howells, who founded @ivebeenspiked - a safe space for victims who have been spiked to share their stories, seek support and demand action.
54 min
10
HAPPINESS WITH WILL YOUNG
This week Clemmie explores happiness, or maybe contentment....or should that be joy? Either way, her guest is one of her mum's faves, and two-time Brit award winner Will Young.
69 min
11
DOMESTIC ABUSE WITH NATASHA SAUNDERS AND REFUGE
Clemmie teams up with Refuge to explore the topic of domestic abuse. Clemmie speaks to campaigner Natasha Saunders, who suffered eight years of sexual, mental, physical, economic and emotional abuse, as well as coercive control., and Kim Manning-Cooper, who is head of media and campaigns at Refuge
70 min
12
DISCONNECTION WITH EMMA GANNON
Clemmie tackles the topic of disconnection with Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker, novelist and host of the No. 1 careers podcast in the UK, Ctrl Alt Delete, Emma Gannon.
59 min
13
CONFIDENCE WITH JESS JONES
Clemmie tackles the topic of confidence with award winning blogger, confidence and self love advocate and motivational comedian Jessica Jones.
59 min
14
ASTROLOGY WITH FRANCESCA ODDIE
Clemmie explores moons, star signs and all things astrology with astrologer and writer Francesca Oddie
71 min
15
SISTERS WITH CLOVER STROUD
Clemmie talks all things sisters with Clover Stroud, whose sister Nell Gifford, the co-founder of Giffords Circus, died from breast cancer just before Christmas 2019
71 min
16
ADHD WITH GRACE TIMOTHY
65 min
17
BOUNDARIES WITH ZOE BLASKEY
Clemmie talks all things boundaries with transformational coach Zoe Blaskey, who founded Motherkind, a self-empowerment platform for mums.
62 min
18
DEATH AND GRIEF WITH STACEY HEALE
Clemmie chats to former fashion academic, turned writer and TED x speaker Stacey Heale whose husband, Delays drummer Greg Gilbert, died from bowel cancer in 2021.
71 min
19
FARMING WITH THE CHIEF SHEPHERDESS
Clemmie chats to Zoë Colville - aka @thechiefshepherdess on Instagram - about life on the farm.
73 min
20
NATASHA LUNN ON LOVE
Clemmie chats to journalist and author Natasha Lunn about all things LOVE.
63 min
21
TRACEY FOX ON CONFLICT
Clemmie explores conflict with dispute resolution professional and lecturer from School of Life, Tracey Fox.
69 min
22
DR SOPHIE MORT ON BEING HUMAN
Clemmie chats to registered Clinical Psychologist and Sunday Times Bestselling author Dr Sophie Mort about what it is to be human.
58 min
23
CLARE SEAL AND ROMI SAVOVA ON DEBT
Clemmie chats to author Clare Seal - aka @thefrugallife on Instagram - about money, saving, spending and debt and Romi Savova, CEO of episode sponsor PensionBee.
81 min
24
SARA SIGMUNDSDOTTIR ON BODY IMAGE
Clemmie chats to Icelandic weightlifter and Crossfit athlete Sara Sigmunsdoittir.
56 min
25
LIV THORNE ON SOLO PARENTING
Clemmie chats to author Liv Thorne about the challenges of solo parenting
53 min
26
MILLIE GOOCH ON SOBRIETY
This week Clemmie chats to author, journalist and founder of The Sober Girls Society, Millie Gooch.
52 min
27
HAT HEWITT ON ALZHEIMER'S
Clemmie chats to Hat Hewit the person behind @dayinthelifeoflaws, a remarkable Instagram account documenting her mum's early onset Alzheimer's & Dementia.
54 min
28
DR KAREN GURNEY ON SEX
This week Clemmie chats to clinical psychologist and certified psycho-sexologist and author Dr Karen Gurney
54 min
29
EMMA TULLEY-WILLIAMS ON ENDOMETRIOSIS
This week Clemmie speaks to podcaster and mental health campaigner Emma Tulley-Williams - aka @mummyspaininthearse - all about endometriosis.
51 min
30
GIOVANNA FLETCHER ON LIFE
This week Clemmie speaks to author, presenter, winner of I'm Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, and mum of three Giovanna Fletcher. The chat was supposed to be about happiness....but Clemmie and Giovanna end up having a general chat about life!
67 min
31
DR SARAH TONKS ON AESTHETICS
This week Clemmie speaks to cosmetic surgeon Dr Sarah Tonks, who has herself undergone a significant number of cosmetic procedures.
57 min
32
BELINDA KIRK ON ADVENTURE
This week Clemmie speaks to professional explorer Belinda Kirk! In 2010, she captained the first all-female rowing team to circumnavigate Britain non-stop, completing the journey in 51 days.
71 min
33
GEMMA STYLES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Clemmie speaks to podcaster and mental health campaigner Gemma Styles about life in the public eye and all things social media.
72 min
34
DARREN CROCKER ON GAMBLING
Clemmie speaks to Darren of Rule_ette_out who is six years in recovery from gambling and has since set up gambling addiction support & awareness group.
50 min
35
VEX KING ON SELF HEALING
This week Clemmie speaks to Sunday Times No1 (twice over!) author Vex King about self healing.
70 min
36
MRS 0 & JANUS ON BDSM
Clemmie speaks to Mrs O and Janus, the curator of the BDSM Museum, to explore the world of BDSM and why it's not quite what you might think.
56 min
37
OTEGHA UWAGBA ON MONEY
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MONEY? That’s the title of Otegha’s brilliant new book (published today) and exactly what Clemmie and her cover in this week’s episode of the podcast.
61 min
38
JESSICA ENNIS-HILL ON BALANCE
Clemmie talks to an actual Dame and Gold medal winning Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill about the challenge of finding balance in life
69 min
39
IMMY LUCAS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Clemmie speaks to Immy Lucas about life as a vegan, sustainability and conscious living, and Rude Health founder Camilla Barnard.
72 min
40
ANNA MATHUR ON RAGE
Clemmie speaks to author and psychotherapist Anna Mathur about rage. And in particular maternal rage.
78 min
41
HELEN THORN ON DIVORCE
Clemmie kicks off series two by talking to Helen Thorn, one half of the Scummy Mummies, about life in the aftermath of the breakdown of her marriage.
66 min
42
THE NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE...
In part two of a two part podcast, Clemmie is joined by Michelle and Kate (not their real names) whose sons were victims of David Wilson.
60 min
43
THE NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE...
Clemmie is joined by Rob and Marie from the National Crime Agency to discuss their work in child sexual abuse.
74 min
44
ZACK GEORGE ON FITNESS
Clemmie chats to Zack George, aka the UK's fittest athlete 2020, about Crossfit and why fitness really isn’t anything to do with aesthetics.
58 min
45
ALEX LIGHT ON DIET CULTURE
But why is diet culture so pervasive and what, if anything, we can do about it?
63 min
46
MAISIE HILL ON PERIMENOPAUSE
Clemmie chats with author and menstrual expert Maisie Hill about the perimenopause.
60 min
47
TATTON SPILLER ON POLITICS
But why do we need to move beyond party politics? Clemmie chats to Tatton Spiller the person behind the brilliant Simple Politics social media account whose aim is to help the UK have better conversations about politics.
71 min
48
SOPHIE WILLIAMS ON ALLYSHIP
But why is Allyship about what you ‘do’ and not what you believe? Clemmie chats to author Sophie Williams.
54 min
49
CAITLIN MORAN ON WOMANHOOD
But why is middle age so freeing for women? This week Clemmie talks to author and journalist Caitlin Moran about Womanhood
54 min
50
ELLIE GIBSON ON GAMING
BUT WHY....COULD GAMING SAVE THE WORLD?
60 min
51
THE HOLISTIC PSYCHOLOGIST ON THERAPY
BUT WHY... COULD EVERYONE BENEFIT FROM GREATER SELF AWARENESS?
78 min
52
BRYONY GORDON ON SOBRIETY
BUT WHY... is the word sober so loaded?
53 min
53
GUIDE DOGS ON VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
BUT WHY.. is there so much misunderstanding about visual impairment?
67 min
54
MATT HAIG ON MENTAL HEALTH
BUT WHY... Does Talking About Mental Health Sometimes Make It Worse?
64 min
55
BUT WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST
An introduction to what you can expect from But Why? with Clemmie Telford
2 min