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About Effin Hormones the podcast: 
Effin Hormones is about those ten years in a woman’s life, running up to the menopause. The perimenopause. BUT – it’s about more than that. Basically – if you’re ‘peri’, you’re in our gang. If you think you’re peri, and those symptoms end up being something else – you’re welcome too. If you’re menopausal – you’re in our gang. If you’re a partner, male, female, identifying as male or female – whatever – and you’re living with someone going through this – you’re welcome too! Because this is TOUGH.

This is going to be a safe space to vent; swear, offer advice and support and have as much of a laugh as we can given all the shit that gets thrown at us, at this time of life.

DISCLAIMER: We are NOT health experts and we’re not pretending or trying to be. What we will do is share our experiences, call upon the collective wisdom of other women. Please do seek professional help if you need it. 

Series 2 Finale: There Is No One Face of Menopause

It’s the end of series 2, and in this episode we heard some FABULOUS news from Emma! This episode is also all about representation. One of the reasons why we decided to start this podcast about perimenopause and beyond was because we hadn’t felt represented. There’s been a stereotypical image of the menopausal woman in...

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Series 2 Finale: There Is No One Face of Menopause
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Kate Muir – Why Granny Orcas Are Badass

Kate Muir is the journalist who brought us THAT Channel 4 documentary, Davina McCall: Sex Myths and the Menopause, in summer 2021. The programme had a huge impact on breaking down taboos when it came to talking about menopause and perimenopause. Kate joined the Effin Hormones gang to tell us about her menopause experience, why...

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Kate Muir - Why Granny Orcas Are Badass
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Sync Your Cycle

I put my children’s need before mine then I realised that to keep them healthy, I needed to keep me healthy. Jem Brooks is a personal trainer who works with women in mid-life, to help them get back their spark. Did you know, that tracking our menstrual cycle is key, when it comes to exercising...

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Sync Your Cycle
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Best Of ’21 – What Have We Learnt?

“You’re not on your own. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” The Effin Hormones gang have had the actor Sue Devaney’s words in their minds throughout this whole first series of the podcast about perimenopause and beyond. Sue’s story – and everything she’s triumphed over – is the starting point for a look back at...

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Best Of '21 - What Have We Learnt?
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Effin Outtakes

If you thought the Effin Hormones gang are always on point, then think again! It's often chaos. Beautiful chaos though, and if you think about it, that's quite a reflection of life with peri menopause and menopause too. Embrace the chaos that's what we say! In this special pre-Christmas episode listen to the gang mucking up, corpsing and getting the giggles. The conversation with the incorrigible Marnie Riches is definitely NSFW and we definitely recommend headphones!! 

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Stitch Your Parachute With Carmel Cardona

I love my body. Look what it’s done, what it’s got through! I’m so proud of it. Carmel Cardona can teach us a LOT about how to get through some of the curveballs thrown our way at this time of life.  She’s a resilience coach and the founder of Stitch Your Parachute which works with individuals and...

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Stitch Your Parachute With Carmel Cardona
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From the Rag to Riches

Marnie Riches is an award winning writer and tutor in the written word. She writes crime novels featuring cool, kickass women. She's very wise; very filthy, very sweary and VERY funny! Join Effin Hormones' host, Emma Goswell and the gang Helen Brown, Beena Khetani and Terri Sweeney as they find out from Marnie what it was like growing up. She describes her late mum Jess, as an 'alpha little fighter', so...

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From the Rag to Riches
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Straight Outta Lockdown

I feel like I’ve got a private drug dealer! I got a higher dosage of oestrogen. And then I said, maybe I should try some testosterone as well? She said, ‘okay’. The Effin Hormones gang returns to talk perimenopause and menopause – with no taboos! Join host Emma Goswell as she’s joined by pals Helen...

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Straight Outta Lockdown
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This Is Why I Speak About Menopause

“I’m sitting at my kitchen table, hot flushing…traumatised.” Karen Arthur began speaking out about her health and wellbeing after the murder of George Floyd in summer 2020. She’d been struggling with all kinds of menopausal symptoms and was traumatised by the news. As the Black Lives Matter movement grew, it led Karen to ask, ‘How...

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This Is Why I Speak About Menopause
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I’ll Have What She’s Having!

“We should be able to access hormones over the counter!” “It should be as simple as a quick appointment with the GP, collect your prescription and start your hormone replenishment programme, as I call it.” Collette Walsh is a journalist who specialises in women’s issues, she’s also trained in holistic therapy, yoga and IFS psychotherapy....

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Show Me The Meno

Why is it so hard to find products you can trust for peri menopause? That’s what Heather Jackson and Sam Simister asked when perimenopause hit both of them like a truck. They’re both hugely successful women, who had big plans for their 50’s. It was going to be their ‘Thelma and Louise’ time. Instead, anxiety...

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You’re Not On Your Own – With Sue Devaney

The actor Sue Devaney has starred in some of the UK’s biggest TV shows, from Casualty and Dinnerladies to Coronation Street. But when perimenopause hit, she had to stop everything. Sue’s really come through it, but she’s come out the other side and shares her wise, positive and inspirational story with the Effin Hormones gang....

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You're Not On Your Own - With Sue Devaney
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Perimenopause With Totes Inappropes

What’s the best way to cope with peri menopause? The Effin Hormones gang are big fans of connecting with other people who are going through the same thing. Sharing experiences helps you realise that you haven’t made it all up – these symptoms really do exist and other people get them too. Bringing people together...

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Perimenopause With Totes Inappropes
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Meet the Gang

Remember those days when you went out for drinks with friends after work? That was us – the Effin Hormones gang. Fast forward ten years and one of us is a mum; two of us have dogs that wake us up stupidly early – and we’re all waaaay too old and knackered to be heading...

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Meet the Gang
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