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Ape Presents: Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth UK With Spencer Stevenson

Ape are proud to announce we will be exclusively hosting The Bald Truth UK – an international, critically-acclaimed radio show that has touched millions of lives and helped hair loss sufferers to find their individual solution. Weekly pre-recorded shows will be housed here every Friday.

Broadcasting weekly from TBT studios in Los Angeles and London, Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth Radio Show has teamed up with Ape’s own hair transplant patient educator and expert, Spencer Stevenson (Spex Hair), to co-host the show.

We receive an overwhelming amount of demand for information on hair loss and hair transplants from our readership and subscribers. As such, Ape wanted to help provide current, ethical education to our readers via this unique and interactive means, and there are no two better-placed experts than Spencer Kobren and Spencer Stevenson, in our opinion.

Ape will host the Bald Truth UK show for people to call in every week and speak to the experts directly at the cost of a local call via the designated UK landline number. Watch and listen in to learn about the latest advances in hair loss treatments and to hear others’ experiences with hair loss and hair transplants and help to be guided in a safer direction. Call the guys, join in and ask questions or just vent and share your own experiences.

Watch The Latest Episode

Stuart from the UK calls in to share his incredible experience with Dr Bicer and agree his hair loss journey with the guys and what help lead him to getting surgery with the IAHRS accepted member in Turkey. A great show for anyone considering a hair transplant and who is considering Turkey.

About Spencer Stevenson (‘Spex’)

After noticing his own hair loss in his late teens, Spencer Stevenson – aka ‘Spex’ – embarked on a decades-long journey to find a solution. To date, he has undergone 13 hair transplant procedures to arrive at the healthy thatch of hair he now sports, but the journey itself has been traumatic, expensive and frustrating.

Spex has personally experienced the worst of the worst and the best of the best. Today, he dedicates his life and career to patient advocacy and has become a globally recognised and trusted spokesman on the hair loss industry from the consumer perspective and regularly features in the mainstream media on the topic.

Spex has mentored countless hair loss sufferers including more than a handful of high-profile celebrities. He works with some of the world’s most prolific hair transplant clinics who are leading the way in techniques, procedures and hair loss products.

A fountain of knowledge – both hard-won through personal experience and accumulated through research and a vast network of industry contacts – Spex is a fierce advocate for all that’s good and ethical in the hair loss space. Our resident in-house hair loss and hair transplant expert, you can read Spex’s article archive here.

About Spencer Kobren

Spencer Kobren is the Founder and President of the The American Hair Loss Association, as well as the Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient affairs for The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. He established ‘Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth’ radio show more than 23 years ago and it is now syndicated throughout the US, Canada and the UK. Touted as “the father of consumer hair loss education”, Kobren’s promotion of smart consumerism and patient education has attracted critical acclaim from worldwide media outlets.

The Bald Truth UK Radio show is the UK’s first on-air support group for men and women suffering from the emotionally devastating impact of hair loss.

Contact The Bald Truth UK

If you would like to speak to Spencer and Spex on The Bald Truth UK show to share your experience or seek advice, contact Ape or Spencer via his personal Instagram account.

Tune in weekly to watch the show exclusively here on Ape’s dedicated page, and catch up on previous shows below, too.

Previous Shows

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 36

A distressed mother calls in to the show to discuss her concerns and stress surrounding her 17 year old son who has convinced himself he has Male Pattern Baldness and that the solution is to get a hair transplant in Turkey. The guys have a very candid conversation about how the boy is setting himself up to fail. This is a very compelling listen and one all young patient need listen to.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 35

IAHRS accepted member Dr. William Lindsey calls into the show to discuss the state of play with his field along with a few shocking stories about what he is seeing occur in this space to uneducated patients. This show is a must watch for anyone who wishes to get a surgeons opinion on the hair transplant minefield.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 34

The guys discuss in great length the issues surrounding venturing into hair transplantation without medical therapy in place to help stabilise progressive hair loss. A very educational show for anyone new to hair transplants and who simply wants that quick fix!

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 33

Andrew from Brussels calls in to discuss his concerns surrounding finasteride and the elevated enzyme levels in his liver. Whilst the guys are not doctors they discuss this topic and share their thoughts. Interesting show for anyone concerned over taking medication to treat their hair loss.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 32

Joe from Sheffield calls the show to discuss finasteride and the potential risks and why he has held off taking it. The guys talk very openly about their own experience on the medication along with sourcing legitimate medication for hair loss in the UK.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 31

UK caller Rich from Bromsgrove calls the show to discuss his hair loss preventative regime. The guys give their experienced opinion on Proscar and Dutasteride despite the fact neither are doctors. A vital episode for anyone considering their treatment options to help prevent hair loss via medical therapy.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 30 (Incorrectly Labelled Episode 28)

This female patient calls in to discuss her horrific hair transplant experience with a clinic in Turkey.

Several months in after the procedure she has been left with scaring and very unnatural growth and desperately reaches out to the guys for advice on what should be her next move. This is an important show to watch as enforces the need to do your research when opting for hair transplant surgery.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 29

Spencer and Spex take a call from IAHRS accepted member and world renounced hair transplant surgeon Dr. Amir Yazdan from Modena Hair Institute, CA.

Dr Yazdan calls in to discuss his opinion on how incredibly helpful the Top 25 hair transplant surgeon article has been at educating and protecting patients. He also highlights how very helpful and informative The Bald Truth podcast is to so many patients he speaks to on a regular basis. Educating patients is so important and vital to get informed when considering a hair transplant and as Dr. Yazdan mentions it’s incredible how much heavy lifting Spencer and Spex do on a daily basis in order to help protect the consumer.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 28

Spencer and Spex discuss the busy year ahead along with the opportunity for people to have their say on doctors who they feel deserve the opportunity to feature in this years top 25 hair transplant surgeons in the world article 2022 edition. The very popular hair transplant article is due for release in the next few weeks here on Ape to Gentleman.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 27

Joffery from France phones in to discuss with the boys his prevention regime along with his plans for a long awaited hair transplant surgery with one of the leading IAHRS surgeons in the world Dr. Scott Alexander in Phoenix Arizona. A great caller who has taken his time to research the procedure and also made sure the time is right for him finally to pull the trigger to get a hair transplant.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 26

UK caller Sandy calls into the show to discuss his great hair transplant experience at The Harley Street Hair Clinic in London. The guys discuss important topics surrounding the emotional aspects of losing your hair and why this leads to so many desperately wanting to restore their identity via hair transplantation.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 25

An incredibly understanding and concerned mum calls in to discuss the issues her young 16 year old son is dealing with as a result of experiencing the onset of very early male pattern baldness. A remarkably special lady who clearly only wants to help and protect her son in anyway she can. Losing your hair is an emotionally traumatic experience but when you are the mum of a 16 year old it’s hard to know where to turn and who to trust. Luckily she found The Bald Truth UK!

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 24

UK caller Andy calls back in to speak to the boys to discuss his success with finasteride after 5 months and how much better he feels generally about the future. A great episode which highlights the importance of not allowing hair loss to control your day to day life.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 23

Aaron calls the UK show to share his story and journey with hair loss and why he decided to opt for his hair transplant with IAHRS accepted member Dr. Amir Yazdan in Newport Beach. A great caller who discusses the importance of research and consulting with honest and transparent surgeons.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 22

Ross from the UK calls into the show to share his range of emotions dealing with hair loss and how devastating it was to lose his hair at a young age. Ross informs the guys about his extensive research along with his excellent surgery with leading IAHRS surgeon Dr. Feriduni in Belgium. A great story that many will identify.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 21

UK caller Dave from Bristol calls in to explain the journey he has been on with hair loss since a young age. He was just about to head to Turkey for a hair transplant based on a social media advert but fortunately found Ape to Gentleman before committing. Dave’s story is incredible! He made the decision to shave all his hair off after researching further to see if he could deal with and embrace his hair loss. The experience was empowering for him and you must listen to this episode and how shaving his hair all off has changed his life!

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 20

Wayne from the UK calls the guys to discuss how devastating hair loss has been and the toll it has taken on him emotionally. Spencer and Spex discuss the familiar tail of how tough it is to deal with “friends” and their comments about your hair loss.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 19

Spencer Kobren and Spex discuss the recent mainstream media article in The Guardian which discusses the hair transplant industry. Spex explains how despite his lengthy interview with the journalist at the helm of the piece a remarkable amount of great information and resources were not included as didn’t fit the narrative and why The Bald Truth UK is so vitally important to help educate hair loss sufferers accurately.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 18

Tommy from Scotland calls in to share his concerns surrounding his hair loss. He has been using finasteride for sometime but feels he is now staring to lose the benefits. Spencer and Spex discuss what might be causing the problem and how to best navigate it.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 17

This young British lady calls into the Bald Truth UK show for advice and guidance after a very unfortunate and unprofessional experience with a clinic in Turkey. The guys discuss the classic red flags along side notorious upsell procedures she experienced but endeavour to help offer her some hope in her hour of need.

Spencer and Spex explain that given more time her results might not be as bad as she thinks and help explain the process in more depth to her, as well as soothe her anxiety.

Research is vital and this caller highlights the importance. A must listen for everyone who is new to hair loss and who are potentially rushing in and who want a quick fix.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 16

Henry calls in to discuss the emotional toll his hair loss is having on him and his concerns over coming out of lockdown. Like many young men experiencing hair loss it can cause a great deal of stress, anxiety and paranoia. Listen to Spencer and Spex discuss options including hair loss concealers.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 15

Andrew from Brussels calls in to discuss the emotional impact hair loss has had on him at a very young age. He explains how the natural hair loss treatments route to address his hair loss (onion juice and castor oil…) didn’t work and how he is now pursuing a much more proven medical therapy route to address his male pattern baldness. Interesting show where the guys yet again guide another patient in a safer direction.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 14

Hugo from Sweden calls in to share his long journey and fight with hair loss. He also explains why he chose to have a above average size hair transplant surgery with Dr Zarev in Bulgaria. A very interesting and unique interview with Spencer and Spex that you don’t want to miss.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 13

Adam calls in to talk to Spencer and Spex about the profound affect hair loss has had on him since the age of 17 and the cloud of anxiety and embarrassment it has caused him for a decade. The guys discuss the common emotions experienced with hair loss at any age and give Adam guidance with medical therapy to help him at a crossroads he is presented with, as requires help with his next move.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 12

UK caller Gerald calls in to speak with Spencer and Spex about how emotionally draining hair loss has been for him as well as how to best navigating the hair loss world and what defence to put in place for the long term to help prevent against progressive hair loss.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 11

Milan from Bulgaria calls the show to discuss his options and what would be his best approach regarding treatments and getting a hair transplant. Making sure you are doing all you can to help protect against progressive hair loss is vital and Milan wanted to better understand why and how he could go about this to ensure he is a good hair transplant candidate.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 10

Andy calls back into the show to share how he is feeling since initially discussing his hair loss with Spencer and Spex and the proactive steps he has taken to address his hair loss both physically and psychologically. This is an empowering episode and will help many understand how talking about your hair loss more openly can lift the emotional burden associated with it.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 9

UK hair transplant patient Steven calls in to discuss his incredible experience and success with his FUE procedure from 2009 with The Harley Street Hair Clinic in London. His story is a fascinating one and enforces why research is important when choosing a clinic.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 8

Listen to Davy discuss his disastrous first hair transplant experience in Turkey based on a recommendation by his dermatologist along with his arduous road to recovery and repair with Dr. Feriduni and The Feriduni Clinic in Belgium. A great success story in the making.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 7

Chris, the founder of Ape, calls in to share his thoughts and appreciation on The Bald Truth UK. Chris discusses the remarkable impact the show and the hair loss articles Spex has provided are helping countless people globally.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 6

Paul calls in to discuss his journey with hair loss, treatments and his hair transplant experience with an IAHRS associate UK doctor along with how his successful hair transplant surgery actually came about by chance.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 5

Andy calls in to explain how hair loss is affecting him emotionally and how he’s felt so alone and isolated to date. A common take and why the Bald Truth UK has become so important and popular with people suffering in silence regarding their concerns surrounding hair loss.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 4

Eugene calls the show to discuss his hair transplant surgery with Dr. Bicer in Turkey after his wife did all his research for him. A great interview with a very successful hair transplant outcome, as well as very unique experience and journey to find IAHRS associate member Dr Bicer.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 3

Scottish caller Craig has been emotionally and mentally traumatised by his hair loss and like many it has consumed him so much that he wanted to call in to speak to Spencer and Spex to help offload some of the emotional baggage and pain his hair loss is causing him.

The Bald Truth UK: Episode 2

Scott calls in to share his thoughts and opinion on the industry along with sharing his hair transplant experience with Dr. Lupanzula.

The Bald Truth UK Launch Episode

Mick from London calls the boys to discuss his experience and how hair loss has affected him for the past 10 years. Whilst trying to keep his emotions in check, it’s still very much been a drain on him emotionally as it is all hair loss patients who suffer in silence.

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