Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens

By Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney

The world from a Queer perspective: Conversations, stories and a good old laugh with LGBTQ+ icons, allies and of course, our lovely listeners. Come and join the Homo Sapiens family with new episodes every Thursday - the more the merrier!

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Episodes

278: Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda | Part 2

This week, we are joined by the hilariously funny actor and comedian, Hannah Gadsby.Hannah's new Netflix special Gender Agenda was released earlier this month. Gender Agenda showcases some of the best gender queer comedy from around the world and features topics such as top surgery, misgendering and the effects of testosterone. Hannah sat down to tell us all about how they curated the line up and why stage time isn't always safe time for gender queer comedians. Plus, they tell us why they caused a stir on Instagram.📍Homo Sapiens is going on a break from now until the autumn, but please keep in touch!📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/2417m 0s

278: Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda | Part 1

This week, we are joined by the hilariously funny actor and comedian, Hannah Gadsby.Hannah's new Netflix special Gender Agenda was released earlier this month. Gender Agenda showcases some of the best gender queer comedy from around the world and features comedians discussing topics such as top surgery, misgendering and the effects of testosterone. Hannah sat down to tell us all about how they curated the line up and why stage time isn't always safe time for gender queer comedians. Plus, they tell us why they caused a stir on Instagram.📍Homo Sapiens is going on a break from now until the autumn, but please keep in touch!📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/2423m 38s

277: The T is for Try Me, B*tch! With Charlie Craggs | Part 1

*TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode contains discussions around suicide and rape. This week, we are joined by the incredible Charlie Craggs. Charlie is an author, actress and the brains behind campaigns such as Nail Transphobia and Charlie's Self Defence Angels. More recently, she was in the press after being denied hormones by her new GP after moving out of London after a transphobic attack.We sat down to discuss all of this and more. Charlie is a true trailblazer for the trans community, so make sure you don't miss this one!If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, both Samaritans and SARSAS have resources on their websites.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/2421m 29s

277: The T is for Try Me, B*tch! With Charlie Craggs | Part 2

*Trigger warning*: This episode contains discussions around suicide and rape.*This week, we are joined by the incredible Charlie Craggs. Charlie is an author, actress and the brains behind campaigns such as Nail Transphobia and Charlie's Self Defence Angels. More recently, she was in the press after being denied hormones by her new GP after moving out of London after a transphobic attack.We sat down to discuss all of this and more. Charlie is a true trailblazer for the trans community, so make sure you don't miss this one!If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, both Samaritans and SARSAS have resources on their websites.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/2419m 16s

Culture Club: BFI Flare LGBTQIA+ Film Festival feat. Elliot Page + more!

This year marks the 38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival and to celebrate we are coming from you live from the red carpet! We were lucky enough to chat to some of the amazing queer talent being showcased at this year's festival. We spoke to writer and director of opening night film Layla, Amrou Al-Kadhi, as well as cast Bilal Hasna and Louis Greatorex. We also caught up with Elliot Page, star and producer of Close To You, his co-star Hilary Baach and director Dominic Savage.38th BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQIA+ FILM FESTIVAL 2024 is running now until 24 March at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player. 📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2411m 55s

276: Layton Williams | Part 2

Will we be seeing the return of Layton Williams to the stage soon? This week, we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by the wonderful star of hit West End shows like Everbody's Talking About Jamie. Layton joined us for a lovely chat about his stellar career and why people shouldn't just see him in one light: as a stage star.We find out how he deals with headlines, where he likes to hang out in Soho and the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him on stage. Plus, the real reason he HARD launched his relationship.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2418m 37s

276: Layton Williams | Part 1

Will we be seeing the return of Layton Williams to the stage soon? This week, we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by the wonderful star of hit West End shows like Everbody's Talking About Jamie. Layton joined us for a lovely chat about his stellar career and why people shouldn't just see him in one light: as a stage star.We find out how he deals with headlines, where he likes to hang out in Soho and the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him on stage. Plus, the real reason he HARD launched his relationship.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2423m 56s

275: Like Minded Homos Live Show | Part 2

What is an AGM (Annual Gay Meeting)? And what exactly is queer culture?! These are all important questions that we discussed with Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell at our Like Minded Homos live show last week. Now we wanted to share it with our lovely listeners who couldn't make it down so you didn't miss out on any of the fun.Part 1 of the Like Minded Homos live show can be found here, so if you want to listen to the full thing, you'll have to hurry on over to the Like Minded Friends feed, and join us back over here for Part 2! 📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/241h 7m

274: Culture Club: Revolutionary Acts - Love & Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain with Jason Okundaye

Have you heard any good gossip lately? Our guest for today's Culure Club episode certainly has! We are joined by writer Jason Okundaye, who has written for publications such as Dazed, GQ and The Guardian. Speaking in LGBT History Month, he tells us all about his debut book Revolutionary Acts: Love and Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain. His book shines a light on a part of history that is glossed over massively, a compilation of memories of the men that he spoke to. Make sure you grab yourselves a copy! 📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/2420m 5s

273: Heartstopper creator Alice Oseman

*WARNING* This episode contains spoilers for Heartstopper Volume 5.Did Alice set out for Heartstopper to be a happy love story? Will Volume 6 really be the last instalment in the series? These are all burning questions we couldn't wait to ask Alice Oseman, the brains behind graphic novel series Heartstopper. The books are a worldwide phenomenon as well as a smash-hit Netflix series, and the latest instalment is no different.Alice tells us all about Volume 5 and the importance of themes within it and also discusses channeling personal experiences while writing about asexuality. Do you want a Heartstopper read along when the long awaited final instalment Volume 6 comes out?! Let us know!📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/2426m 13s

Weekend Special: Crystal's libel case victory against Laurence Fox

You may know Crystal from the very first series of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK. However, the Canadian drag queen has been in the news recently for another reason: making LGBT history by taking on Laurence Fox for defamation, and winning.Crystal takes us through the complexities of the past 3 and a half years, from Laurence Fox calling them a pedophile on Twitter to winning their libel case on all counts. Plus, Crystal tells us about that iconic Elle Woods look. This is a truly empowering story about the importance of sticking up for yourself.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2430m 58s

272: LGBT+ History Month Special with Lisa Power, co-founder of Stonewall | Part 2

What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunteering at Switchboard to co-founding The Pink Paper and Stonewall. We discuss some of your memories of Section 28 and Lisa tells us at which ICONIC actors house Stonewall was formed.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2416m 39s

272: LGBT+ History Month Special with Lisa Power, co-founder of Stonewall | Part 1

What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunteering at Switchboard to co-founding The Pink Paper and Stonewall. We discuss some of your memories of Section 28 and Lisa tells us at which ICONIC actors house Stonewall was formed.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2421m 24s

271: Ginger Johnson | Part 2

Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson.From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2422m 12s

271: Ginger Johnson | Part 1

Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson.From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2422m 5s

LGBT+ History Month: The Pink Pound

Exactly what is The Pink Pound and how does it give us an insight into queer history?Well listeners, to celebrate LGBT history month, we have a lovely little clip from when Director of Goldsmiths’ Centre for Queer History Dr Justin Bengry joined us. In this snippet, Justin explains the fascinating history behind the Pink Pound, where the term originated and why it's not just about scented candles. 📍Go back and listen to the full episode with Justin here.📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2412m 11s

270: Henry Holland | Part 2

How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod.We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2419m 44s

270: Henry Holland | Part 1

How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod.We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2423m 30s

269: Harris Reed | Part 2

What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé all have in common? They’ve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed.Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles.In this episode we discuss Harris’s journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2424m 12s

269: Harris Reed | Part 1

What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé all have in common? They’ve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed.Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles.In this episode we discuss Harris’s journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2431m 28s

268: Culture Club: LGBTQ+ Poetry with Otamere Guobadia

Listeners- why not add some queer poetry to your reading lists this January? Today we are thrilled to be joined by writer, journalist and model Otamere Guobadia. He is a regular contributor for the likes of Vogue and The Guardian, with his writing striking at the heart of issues that we battle with in every day life and within the LGBTQ+ community. Most excitingly, he’s published his debut poetry collection - Unutterable Visions, Perishable Breath'- it’s a beautiful exploration of queer love and desire - and in Otamere’s words, helping us to understand and process ‘the things we can’t define’. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2425m 43s

267: Jack Rooke, creator of Big Boys | Part 2

Today we are channelling The Traitors as comedian and writer Jack Rooke joins us at the Homo Sapiens round-table. Jack is the creator of the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys. Series 2 has just launched with 5-star reviews across the board. He joined us to talk about his anxieties around the much anticipated follow-up, that Glory Hole Scene and how he translated grief from his own life on screen. Plus, is Jack the gay princess Diana?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2431m 55s

267: Jack Rooke, creator of Big Boys | Part 1

Today we are channelling The Traitors as comedian and writer Jack Rooke joins us at the Homo Sapiens round-table. Jack is the creator of the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys. Series 2 has just launched with 5-star reviews across the board. He joined us to talk about his anxieties around the much anticipated follow-up, that Glory Hole Scene and how he translated grief from his own life on screen. Plus, is Jack the gay princess Diana?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2427m 50s

266: All of Us Strangers Special: Andrew Scott & Andrew Haigh

Today we are joined by not one but TWO Hollywood superstars!! Fresh from ‘a dirty gay sweep’ at awards season, we are thrilled to be joined by Andrew Scott and Andrew Haigh, the masterminds behind the film All of Us Strangers. It is a beautiful film about family, love and loneliness for LGBTQ+ people, and today we discuss their coming out stories, and their ever-expanding queer friendship circles. Plus, tune in for Andrew Scott’s gay bay recommendations! All of Us Strangers is out in the cinema 26th January.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2426m 37s

265: Health, fitness and body confidence for GBTQ+ people | Part 2

12% of all gym sign-ups happen in January, but what is unique about health and fitness for the queer community? Body confidence, body image, and the gym itself can be a thorny topic for LGBTQ+ people. Today we are joined by Matt Boyles, who specialises in helping gay, bisexual and trans men to improve their relationship with exercise! It’s a brilliant episode about broadening your fitness goals beyond physical changes and understanding how gay shame can present itself in a fitness environment. Prepare to be inspired and see y’all in the gym!LGBTQ+ trainers and fitness recommendationshttps://www.transcansport.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/transcansport- An organisation in Brighton offering a wide range of sports, activities and support, especially for trans and non-binary peoplehttps://www.sambarneslifestyle.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/sambarneslifestyle- Sam Barnes is an online coach specialising in working with trans peoplehttps://www.instagram.com/yourcoachgrace/-Grace Smith is LGBTQ+ and an online and in-person trainer.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2417m 22s

265: Health, fitness and body confidence for GBTQ+ people | Part 1

12% of all gym sign-ups happen in January, but what is unique about health and fitness for the queer community? Body confidence, body image, and the gym itself can be a thorny topic for LGBTQ+ people. Today we are joined by Matt Boyles, who specialises in helping gay, bisexual and trans men to improve their relationship with exercise! It’s a brilliant episode about broadening your fitness goals beyond physical changes and understanding how gay shame can present itself in a fitness environment. Prepare to be inspired and see y’all in the gym!LGBTQ+ trainers and fitness recommendationshttps://www.transcansport.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/transcansport- An organisation in Brighton offering a wide range of sports, activities and support, especially for trans and non-binary peoplehttps://www.sambarneslifestyle.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/sambarneslifestyle- Sam Barnes is an online coach specialising in working with trans peoplehttps://www.instagram.com/yourcoachgrace/-Grace Smith is LGBTQ+ and an online and in-person trainer. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2420m 30s

Dry January: What are the benefits for LGBTQ+ people?

Dry January: Who's doing it, who's lasting the distance, who's ditched it, what are the benefits and what does it mean for LGBTQ+ people? Here is a snippet of our conversation with alcohol and addiction expert Toni Hogg. Listen to the full episode here. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/2413m 16s

264: Your Sex and Relationship Dilemmas answered with Cody Rigsby | Part 2

Is sex BEFORE a date the best policy? Should we ban uploading old photos on Grindr profiles? And why is tactful pettiness important? Today we are bringing in the new year in style with one of the world’s most famous fitness faces - Cody Rigsby. Cody shot to fame as a result of his world-famous Peloton classes which combine unbelievable pop music with beaming advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. Identifying as an ‘opinionated homosexual’, Cody has also become world-famous for his no-nonsense life advice- from sex to relationships to red flags. Tune in as he helps answer our listeners’ sex and relationship dilemmas. It’s a hoot!You can purchase Cody's book XOXO Cody here.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2423m 16s

264: Your Sex and Relationship Dilemmas answered with Cody Rigsby | Part 1

Is sex BEFORE a date the best policy? Should we ban uploading old photos on Grindr profiles? And why is tactful pettiness important? Today we are bringing in the new year in style with one of the world’s most famous fitness faces - Cody Rigsby. Cody shot to fame as a result of his world-famous Peloton classes which combine unbelievable pop music with beaming advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. Identifying as an ‘opinionated homosexual’, Cody has also become world-famous for his no-nonsense life advice- from sex to relationships to red flags. Tune in as he helps answer our listeners’ sex and relationship dilemmas. It’s a hoot!You can purchase Cody's book XOXO Cody here.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2429m 18s

Culture Club: The Closet: how clothes provide a lens into queerness | Part 2

Did you have a favorite item of clothing during your childhood? Clothes, what we wear and why we wear them provide a lens into so many aspects of queerness. Our guest today, editorial director of Soho House, Teo van den Broeke, has written a beautiful memoir called ‘Closet’ about exactly this. There are brilliant stories of the realities of being in the Closet in the nineties, from MSN accounts entitled ‘ILoveWomen87’ to errors with concealing your internet search history on the family computer- it’s a coming of age story like no other and you're going to LOVE it!You can buy a copy of the closet here.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/2319m 50s

Culture Club: The Closet: how clothes provide a lens into queerness | Part 1

Did you have a favorite item of clothing during your childhood? Clothes, what we wear and why we wear them provide a lens into so many aspects of queerness. Our guest today, editorial director of Soho House, Teo van den Broeke, has written a beautiful memoir called ‘Closet’ about exactly this. There are brilliant stories of the realities of being in the Closet in the nineties, from MSN accounts entitled ‘ILoveWomen87’ to errors with concealing your internet search history on the family computer- it’s a coming of age story like no other and you're going to LOVE it!You can buy a copy of the closet here.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/2319m 37s

🎄 Joe Lycett's Christmas Advice! 🎄

Should Christmas be changed to 1st December? What is your Christmas tree decoration etiquette? Today I am talking about being queer at Christmas with the one and only Joe Lycett. You can listen to the full episode here.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/237m 3s

262: Christmas Special: A Queer Cultural roundup of 2023 and what not to miss in 2024 | Part 2

Xmas Entertainment Recommendations! What are your queer cultural and entertainment highlights of 2023? Is it Red, White & Royal Blue, I Kissed A Boy, the birth of PADAM? In today’s episode we will be discussing and sharing all of your recommendations and joining us is The Guardian entertainment critic Scott Bryan. Scott will also be guiding us through all of the exciting things to come in 2024. We hope you have a lovely festive period xxxBuy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2320m 0s

262: Christmas Special: A Queer Cultural roundup of 2023 and what not to miss in 2024 | Part 1

Xmas Entertainment Recommendations! What are your queer cultural and entertainment highlights of 2023? Is it Red, White & Royal Blue, I Kissed A Boy, the birth of PADAM? In today’s episode we will be discussing and sharing all of your recommendations and joining us is The Guardian entertainment critic Scott Bryan. Scott will also be guiding us through all of the exciting things to come in 2024. We hope you have a lovely festive period xxxBuy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2326m 55s

261: Leo Reich | Part 2

What are your worst dating app stories? Is dating as a young queer man a dumpster fire or a delight? Today we are answering these questions and are thrilled to be joined by Leo Reich, one of the most exciting young comedians to occupy stage and screen. Leo is fresh from supporting Simon Amstell on tour alongside wildly successful runs at Edinburgh and Broadway with his hit comedy show “Literally Who Cares”. He is laugh-out-loud funny and will fill your ears with queer joy. Plus, should we rename the podcast? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2316m 30s

261: Leo Reich | Part 1

What are your worst dating app stories? Is dating as a young queer man a dumpster fire or a delight? Today we are answering these questions and are thrilled to be joined by Leo Reich, one of the most exciting young comedians to occupy stage and screen. Leo is fresh from supporting Simon Amstell on tour alongside wildly successful runs at Edinburgh and Broadway with his hit comedy show “Literally Who Cares”. He is laugh-out-loud funny and will fill your ears with queer joy. Plus, should we rename the podcast? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2323m 32s

260: Stephen K. Amos | Part 2

What happened when comedian and national treasure Stephen K Amos met the Pope and asked him about being LGBTQ+? The answer will suprise you! Stephen joins us on today’s episode and we discuss LGBTQ+ identity in the black community following his hit documentary ‘Batty Man’ and whether comedy is having its Me Too moment following the accusations against Russel Brand. Plus, recollections of nights out in the West End as a queer youth and clubbing in your 40's!Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2318m 12s

260: Stephen K. Amos | Part 1

What happened when comedian and national treasure Stephen K Amos met the Pope and asked him about being LGBTQ+? The answer will suprise you! Stephen joins us on today’s episode and we discuss LGBTQ+ identity in the black community following his hit documentary ‘Batty Man’ and whether comedy is having its Me Too moment following the accusations against Russel Brand. Plus, recollections of nights out in the West End as a queer youth and clubbing in your 40's!Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2322m 11s

World Aids Day Special: The HIV Vaccination Trial

Where are we at with the creation of a preventative HIV vaccination and what is the groundbreaking science involved? How have previous depictions of AIDS and HIV shaped our misconceptions when it comes to the virus? Today we answer these questions with Professor Marta Boffito, the clinical research lead of a new vaccination trial, and Dan Harry, a trial participant who rose to fame through his participation in this year’s I Kissed A Boy. 📍Sign up for an HIV vaccination trial here📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/2317m 35s

World Aids Day Special: Remembering the AIDS crisis with Russel T Davies and Ruth Coker Burks

Today on Homo Sapiens we remember the men who were shamed and neglected during their final days living with AIDS. We also hear the personal stories of how groundbreaking medical advances in the 90's transformed the lives of people living with AIDS. Today, to mark World Aids Day, we hear 3 sets of memories of those who lived through the AIDS crisis. We hear from: Ruth Coker Burks, the inspirational activist who tended to AIDS victims and suffers when nobody else would; It’s A Sin creator Russel T Davies, who reveals his shyness surrounding gay sauna’s in the 80’s ultimately saved his life; and finally, we hear the story of New York couple Frank and Raphael, who share their experiences of living and embracing life with HIV.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/2341m 36s

259: Nick Grimshaw | Part 2

On today’s Homo Sapiens we met with the one and only Nick Grimshaw- DJ, podcaster, author and interior design guru! Grimmy is one of the greatest storytellers there is and we chatted about food, life, partying, gay guilt, marriage and kids and it was pure joy!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2328m 30s

259: Nick Grimshaw | Part 1

On today’s Homo Sapiens we met with the one and only Nick Grimshaw- DJ, podcaster, author and interior design guru! Grimmy is one of the greatest storytellers there is and we chatted about food, life, partying, gay guilt, marriage and kids and it was pure joy!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2332m 38s

258: William Hanson, The Etiquette Expert | Part 2

Are you crumbling over Christmas card etiquette? How do you ask your guests to leave politely at the end of an evening? Today the King of etiquette William Hanson returned to HS Towers to answer all of your questions- from asking someone to remind you of their name after a one-night stand, how to disagree with someone politely and what is the etiquette about posting your political views online.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2321m 10s

258: William Hanson, The Etiquette Expert | Part 1

Are you crumbling over Christmas card etiquette? How do you ask your guests to leave politely at the end of an evening? Today the King of etiquette William Hanson returned to HS Towers to answer all of your questions- from asking someone to remind you of their name after a one-night stand, how to disagree with someone politely and what is the etiquette about posting your political views online.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2332m 12s

257: Trans Awareness Week: Schuyler Bailar/ pinkmantaray | Part 2

Back in 2015, today’s guest Schuyler Bailar made headlines for being the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a US Division 1 National sports team. Since then, Schuyler has been named as one the most influential Trans activists and his Instagram (pinkmantaray) documenting his transition has helped educate trans and cis people all over the world. This is a beautiful chat about the intersectionality of being half Korean, trans and living in America, the importance of trans inclusion in sports and how engaging properly with trans people will change mindsets. Plus, hear the heartwarming story of when Schuyler told his Korean grandmother he was trans.You can buy Schuyler's book 'He/ She / They' here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2319m 39s

257: Trans Awareness Week: Schuyler Bailar/ pinkmantaray | Part 1

Back in 2015, today’s guest Schuyler Bailar made headlines for being the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a US Division 1 National sports team. Since then, Schuyler has been named as one the most influential Trans activists and his Instagram (pinkmantaray) documenting his transition has helped educate trans and cis people all over the world. This is a beautiful chat about the intersectionality of being half Korean, trans and living in America, the importance of trans inclusion in sports and how engaging properly with trans people will change mindsets. Plus, hear the heartwarming story of when Schuyler told his Korean grandmother he was trans.You can buy Schuyler's book 'He/ She / They' here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍Subscribe here for ad free listening📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2322m 6s

256: Jonathan Van Ness | Part 2

Today we are THRILLED to welcome iconic hairstylist, podcaster, Netflix star and fierce defender of LGBTQ+ rights Jonathan Van Ness. Jonathan speaks refreshingly about how his gender expression is still a journey, from growing up as queer in rural Illinois to becoming a hugely visible gender-non-confirming public figure. Plus, we find out Jonathan’s favourite things about being in London Town and how styling Barbies as a child led him to launch one of the world’s biggest hair brands. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2319m 17s

256: Jonathan Van Ness | Part 1

Today we are THRILLED to welcome iconic hairstylist, podcaster, Netflix star and fierce defender of LGBTQ+ rights Jonathan Van Ness. Jonathan speaks refreshingly about how his gender expression is still a journey, from growing up as queer in rural Illinois to becoming a hugely visible gender-non-confirming public figure. Plus, we find out Jonathan’s favourite things about being in London Town and how styling Barbies as a child led him to launch one of the world’s biggest hair brands. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2319m 8s

Trans Parent Day: How to be a supportive parent for your trans child | Part 2

How should you support your child’s transition? This weekend was Trans Parent Day- a day to honour trans parents and the parents of trans children. To celebrate, we spoke to activist and former serviceman Jaxon Feeley and his brilliant mum Sharon. Jaxon grew up in Wigan and served in both the military and prison services. Jaxon chose to transition at the age of 27 with the full support of his parents and two siblings. This episode is full of suggestions and guidance on how to be a supportive parent to your trans child- from how to tell extended family and friends, how to meet mistakes such as misgendering with love and the importance of trusting your child when it comes to their own gender identity. It’s a truly heartwarming episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2324m 22s

Trans Parent Day: How to be a supportive parent for your trans child | Part 1

How should you support your child’s transition? This weekend was Trans Parent Day- a day to honour trans parents and the parents of trans children. To celebrate, we spoke to activist and former serviceman Jaxon Feeley and his brilliant mum Sharon. Jaxon grew up in Wigan and served in both the military and prison services. Jaxon chose to transition at the age of 27 with the full support of his parents and two siblings. This episode is full of suggestions and guidance on how to be a supportive parent to your trans child- from how to tell extended family and friends, how to meet mistakes such as misgendering with love and the importance of trusting your child when it comes to their own gender identity. It’s a truly heartwarming episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2330m 16s

254: Matt Rogers: Las Culturistas | Part 2

Is Nicole Scherzinger a British national Treasure? What’s the best pop song of all-time? This week we are thrilled to welcome cultural royalty to HS Towers. The brilliant Matt Rogers, comedian, actor and co-host of the enormously successful Las Culturistas podcast joins us to discuss all things LGBTQ+ culture. From Jessie J, to insta gays to run in’s with Mariah Carey aka the queen of christmas- it was a hoot!You can buy tickets to Matt's show 'Have You Heard of Christmas?' at the Soho Theatre this November here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2323m 32s

254: Matt Rogers: Las Culturistas | Part 1

Is Nicole Scherzinger a British national Treasure? What’s the best pop song of all-time? This week we are thrilled to welcome cultural royalty to HS Towers. The brilliant Matt Rogers, comedian, actor and co-host of the enormously successful Las Culturistas podcast joins us to discuss all things LGBTQ+ culture. From Jessie J, to insta gays to run in’s with Mariah Carey aka the queen of christmas- it was a hoot!You can buy tickets to Matt's show 'Have You Heard of Christmas?' at the Soho Theatre this November here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2319m 4s

Stephen Fry: How a Psychiatrist saved my life

Stephen Fry is a figurehead for mental health reform and progress and this week he has highlighted the need for more physiatrists - stating ‘psychiatry saved my life at its lowest moment. I don’t believe I would be here today if it were not for the psychiatrist who rescued me.’ Today we speak with him about how his younger years were filled with stealing, lying and eventually prison, before he was finally given his diagnosis of bi-polar disorder. He discusses the wide-ranging effects of living with bi-polar with his characteristic wit and candour and it's a fascinating chat. You can listen to the full episode with Stephen Fry here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/2310m 43s

253: Cat Burns | Part 2

Are you a people pleaser? This episode will speak to you! We were honoured to welcome international superstar Cat Burns to HS Towers this week! She is one of THE most exciting queer singer-songwriters to date. She’s had quite the year, from supporting Ed Sheeran on tour, to collaborating and touring with Sam Smith. Plus, she counts Elton John as one of the fans. We speak about how to manage being a people pleaser, why being on Tik Tok helped her come out and grappling with compulsory heterosexuality. Plus, your Madonna reviews are IN. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2320m 39s

253: Cat Burns | Part 1

Are you a people pleaser? This episode will speak to you! We were honoured to welcome international superstar Cat Burns to HS Towers this week! She is one of THE most exciting queer singer-songwriters to date. She’s had quite the year, from supporting Ed Sheeran on tour, to collaborating and touring with Sam Smith. Plus, she counts Elton John as one of the fans. We speak about how to manage being a people pleaser, why being on Tik Tok helped her come out and grappling with compulsory heterosexuality. Plus, your Madonna reviews are IN. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2324m 24s

252: Arlene Phillips | Part 2

What did Whitney Houston hate about her feet? What was it like to experience a Freddie Mercury party? Arlene Phillips has choreographed some of the most iconic music videos of all time, from Whitney’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody, to Elton’s I’m Still Standing- and in her own words has worked with all of the biggest divas in history. Her formation of the dance group Hot Gossip revolutionised the dance landscape into what it is today- a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and authentic expression. Arlene is a true trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community and it was a pleasure to sit down with her and discuss everything from how the aids crisis impacted the dance community in the late 1970’s, to the genesis of the first-ever Strictly Come Dancing pilot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2324m 48s

252: Arlene Phillips | Part 1

What did Whitney Houston hate about her feet? What was it like to experience a Freddie Mercury party? Arlene Phillips has choreographed some of the most iconic music videos of all time, from Whitney’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody to Elton’s I’m Still Standing- and in her own words has worked with all of the biggest divas in history. Her formation of the dance group Hot Gossip revolutionised the dance landscape into what it is today- a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and authentic expression. Arlene is a true trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community and it was a pleasure to sit down with her and discuss everything from how the aids crisis impacted the dance community in the late 1970’s, to the genesis of the first-ever Strictly Come Dancing pilot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2338m 49s

251: Coming Out Day: How to support people who are coming out | Part 2

Who supported you when you came out? Is there anything you wish people had said or done to support? Or is there anything you wish people hadn’t said? To celebrate National Coming Out Day, we have created a guide for the friends and family of LGBTQ+ people, who wish to help their loved ones on their coming out journey but don’t know how. This audio guide has been created using the stories and advice of our brilliant LGBTQ+ listeners based on their own journeys. So LGBTQ+ allies- listen up! Plus Chris has enlisted the help of pro footballer and LGBTQ+ advocate Zander Murray to guide you through x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/2326m 47s

251: Coming Out Day: How to support people who are coming out | Part 1

Who supported you when you came out? Is there anything you wish people had said or done to support? Or is there anything you wish people hadn’t said? To celebrate National Coming Out Day, we have created a guide for the friends and family of LGBTQ+ people, who wish to help their loved ones on their coming out journey but don’t know how. This audio guide has been created using the stories and advice of our brilliant LGBTQ+ listeners based on their own journeys. So LGBTQ+ allies- listen up! Plus Chris has enlisted the help of pro footballer and LGBTQ+ advocate Zander Murray to guide you through x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/2318m 23s

World Mental Health Day: How to Overcome Shame as an LGBTQ+ person ft. Munroe Bergdorf, Arthur Parkinson and Torrey Peters

It’s been a difficult week for our LGBTQ+ community but we will continue to fight on your behalf until you have the rights and respect you deserve. Today on world mental health day we’ve delved into our archives to bring you the most fruitful conversations we’ve had surrounding LGBTQ+ mental health, shame and how to overcome it. Tune in for some pearls of wisdom from the likes of Munroe Bergdorf, Arthur Parkinson and Torrey Peters. If you are looking for tools, these conversations are an incredible place to start. Links to the full episodes here -The Gay Therapist aka Nick FagerTorrey PetersArthur ParkinsonMunroe BergdorfScotteeIf you, or anyone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in these conversations, take a look at these resources:Mind Out- an online LGBTQ+ mental health online support service- see hereSamaritans operate a 24-hour service helpline available every day of the year.Phone: 116123Email: jo@samaritans.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/2324m 22s

250: Stranger in My Family: The DNA test that changed my life | Part 2

Have you ever thought about doing a DNA test to learn more about your heritage? Today's guest is the brilliant filmmaker Luke Davies, creator and subject of BBC Documentary ‘Stranger In My Family’. Luke felt different from his family when growing up but always attributed this to the fact he was LGBTQ+. Luke then did a DNA test that brought a family secret to light and changed their lives forever. Tune in to hear this unique story about belonging, chosen family, and heritage. Stranger In My Family is available to watch now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/2317m 22s

250: Stranger in My Family: The DNA test that changed my life | Part 1

Have you ever thought about doing a DNA test to learn more about your heritage? Today's guest is the brilliant filmmaker Luke Davies, creator and subject of BBC Documentary ‘Stranger In My Family’. Luke felt different from his family when growing up but always attributed this to the fact he was LGBTQ+. Luke then did a DNA test that brought a family secret to light and changed their lives forever. Tune in to hear this unique story about belonging, chosen family, and heritage. Stranger In My Family is available to watch now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/2328m 6s

Culture Club: Bellies with Nicola Dinan

Bellies is the queer love story that has been named the new Normal People and we are all here for it! It’s a queer coming-of-age romance which follows the relationship between Ming and Tom as they navigate life in their mid 20’s in London, including how the couple navigate Ming’s decision to transition. It’s a beautiful book about navigating and dealing with change in relationships which will tug on all of your heartstrings. Today we chat with the author Nicola Dinan about all things LGBTQ+ romance! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2328m 54s

249: Paddy O'Connell | Part 2

Today we are thrilled to welcome an absolute legend of British broadcasting and journalism- Paddy O’Connell. He has fronted huge BBC shows such as Eurovision, Liquid News and Newscast and has brought the news to us live from some of the biggest events of our lifetime including 9/11. We talk about queerness and arrested development, grief after the death of his father and Paddy imparts some all-important wisdom on how to get your dinner party guests to leave and gay wedding etiquette! It’s a beautiful chat!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: AcastHosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2327m 24s

249: Paddy O'Connell | Part 1

Today we are thrilled to welcome an absolute legend of British broadcasting and journalism- Paddy O’Connell. He has fronted huge BBC shows such as Eurovision, Liquid News and Newscast and has brought the news to us live from some of the biggest events of our lifetime including 9/11. We talk about queerness and arrested development, grief after the death of his father and Paddy imparts some all-important wisdom on how to get your dinner party guests to leave and gay wedding etiquette! It’s a beautiful chat!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2320m 16s

Why do we skip over bisexuality?

Why are villains on screen often portrayed as bisexual? Is Brokeback Mountain a bisexual love story? Its bisexual awareness week and today we deep dive into how bisexuality is represented in culture with the brilliant Julia Shaw. When Julia came out as bisexual, literature and resources for bisexual people were in short supply, so she created her very own bisexual bible and it’s brilliant!You can listen to the full episode with Julia here. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/homo-sapiens/id1257514825?i=1000596359750 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/239m 0s

248: Nadia Whittome MP | Part 2

Are there really more statues of horses than women in Parliament? Today we welcome one of our most requested guests- Labour MP Nadia Whittome. How has she succeeded in commanding the respect of parliament having been elected as an MP at the age of just 23? And does Britain have the gayest parliament in the world? Plus, Pret or Upper Crust? Sausage Roll or Vegan Sausage Roll? Who better to help settle these all-important debates than a politician powerhouse! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/2324m 58s

248: Nadia Whittome MP | Part 1

Are there really more statues of horses than women in Parliament? Today we welcome one of our most requested guests- Labour MP Nadia Whittome. How has she succeeded in commanding the respect of parliament having been elected as an MP at the age of just 23? And does Britain have the gayest parliament in the world? Plus, Pret or Upper Crust? Sausage Roll or Vegan Sausage Roll? Who better to help settle these all-important debates than a politician powerhouse! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/2321m 3s

247: Erdem | Part 2

London Fashion Week is upon us, and we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by THE Erdem to take us behind the scenes of London Fashion Week- the chaos before the runway show, responding to reviews and the LGBTQ+ influences behind his incredible designs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2317m 20s

247: Erdem | Part 1

London Fashion Week is upon us, and we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by THE Erdem to take us behind the scenes of London Fashion Week- the chaos before the runway show, responding to reviews and the LGBTQ+ influences behind his incredible designs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2323m 46s

246: Creating Attitude Magazine | Part 2

Do you remember buying your first-ever edition of Attitude Magazine? This week we are deepdiving into LGBTQ+ culture with Darren Styles and Cliff Joannou, publisher and editor-in-chief of Attitude Magazine. From George Michael, to Prince William to the Heartstopper cast, Attitude has landed some of the most famous faces in the world as their cover stars. Today we discuss how difficult it once was to persuade LGBTQ+ people to be on their cover, how they have had to fight to remove Attitude from the top-shelves of newsagents and how their position as the biggest spokesperson for LGBTQ+ people continues to evolve! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2325m 54s

246: Creating Attitude Magazine | Part 1

Do you remember buying your first ever edition of Attitude Magazine? This week we are deepdiving into LGBTQ+ culture with Darren Styles and Cliff Joannou, publisher and editor-in-chief of Attitude Magazine. From George Michael, to Prince William to the Heartstopper cast, Attitude has landed some of the most famous faces in the world as their cover stars. Today we discuss how difficult it once was to persuade LGBTQ+ people to be on their cover, how they have had to fight to remove Attitude from the top-shelves of newsagents and how their position as the biggest spokesperson for LGBTQ+ people continues to evolve! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2329m 11s

245: Bimini | Part 2

‘Have a smile, stop being moody, raise a glass and shake your booty’. Listeners, this is your daily reminder sent from this week’s brilliant guest - artist, social media icon and drag race legend Bimini. It was a pleasure to welcome Bimini to HS Towers. Tune in as we discuss why Buffy the Vampire is a queer icon and why finding humour in their activism has been their key to success. Plus, what are Bimini’s skincare secrets? Tune in to find out x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2330m 4s

245: Bimini | Part 1

‘Have a smile, stop being moody, raise a glass and shake your booty’. Listeners, this is your daily reminder sent from this week’s brilliant guest - artist, social media icon and drag race legend Bimini. It was a pleasure to welcome Bimini to HS Towers. We discuss why Buffy the Vampire is a queer icon and why finding humour in their activism has been their key to success. Plus, what are Bimini’s skincare secrets? Tune in to find out x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2326m 42s

LGBTQ+ at University with Woody Cook

Today we welcome back the one and only Woody Cook and we are talking all about going to uni as an LGBTQ+ person. Woody is here to share his words of wisdom for freshers week- from welcoming your new roommates with a tray of cocktails, to what songs to play on the aux to get everyone on the dance floor. Plus, what’s it like having Fatboy Slim drop you off at Freshers?!Thank you to John Lewis & Partners and Intel for sponsoring the episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/2329m 26s

244: John Whaite | Part 2

How do you make the perfect cup of tea? This week’s guest has some strong and controversial opinions on the matter! We are of course talking about the one and only John Whaite, baker, broadcaster and one half of Strictly Come Dancing’s first-ever male same-sex partnership. This is a brilliant chat about his experience of being a gay man on two of the biggest shows on TV, dealing with shame and perfectionism and how writing his memoir allowed him to discover he has ADHD. Enjoy, John is a true trailblazer! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/2328m 28s

244: John Whaite | Part 1

How do you make the perfect cup of tea? This week’s guest has some strong and controversial opinions on the matter! We are of course talking about the one and only John Whaite, baker, broadcaster and one half of Strictly Come Dancing’s first-ever male same-sex partnership. This is a brilliant chat about his experience of being a gay man on two of the biggest shows on TV, dealing with shame and perfectionism and how writing his memoir allowed him to discover he has ADHD. Enjoy, John is a true trailblazer! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/2334m 14s

243: Culture Club: For The Love Of Animals with James Greenwood

Can pet ownership help your mental health? This week the Homo Sapiens resident vet James Greenwood is here to talk to us all about his new book For The Love of Animals - a brilliant memoir about the power of pet ownership for LGBTQ+ people.TW: This episode contains conversations around the topic of suicide. If you, or anyone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this conversation, take a look at these resources:Samaritans operate a 24-hour service helpline available every day of the year.Phone: 116123Email: If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.Switchboard - a helpline providing you with confidential support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice.Phone: 01273 204050Email: helpline@switchboard.org.ukMind Out- an online LGBTQ+ mental health online support service- see hereVetlife- Independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community who may be struggling. Phone: 0303 040 2551Further support and information here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2332m 30s

World Cup Special: Making Football LGBTQ+ inclusive

Trans men are reclaiming football, and Harry Nicholas & Arthur Webber are here to talk all about it! Today we speak to two of the leading forces behind TRUK (the first all trans-men football club) - We chat about navigating life as a trans gay man, the quest for gender inclusive sports kits, wanting Ken dolls over Barbies, and giving great head in football! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/2337m 38s

242: Gabriels' Jacob Lusk | Part 2

Gabriels are the musical trio who are taking the world by storm, with Elton John describing their first single as one of the best things he’s heard in 10 years. Today we are delighted to be joined by lead singer Jacob Lusk, whom you will have seen on stage with Elton himself during his headline set at Glastonbury. Jacob was born for stardom and it was a pleasure to chat with him about everything from growing up in Compton, his relationship with the church, why he chooses not to label his sexuality, and his brush with jail in order to secure his place on US TV show American Idol. Prepare to be blown away by this incredible chat! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2325m 29s

242: Gabriels' Jacob Lusk | Part 1

Gabriels are the musical trio who are taking the world by storm, with Elton John describing their first single as one of the best things he’s heard in 10 years. Today we are delighted to be joined by lead singer Jacob Lusk, whom you will have seen on stage with Elton himself during his headline set at Glastonbury. Jacob was born for stardom and it was a pleasure to chat with him about everything from growing up in Compton, his relationship with the church, why he chooses not to label his sexuality, and his brush with jail in order to secure his place on US TV show American Idol. Prepare to be blown away by this incredible chat! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2331m 51s

Hay Pride: A trip to rural pride in Wales

Rural pride celebrations are transforming what it means to be LGBTQ+ in rural areas. Team Homo Sapiens travelled to the tiny market town of Hay on Wye for their second-ever pride event to see for ourselves. Tune in to hear all of our coverage from the event which includes everything from farmer drag queens to dog shows. This episode was hosted by the brilliant Ben Andrews, our resident gay farmer who delves brilliantly into the fascinating stories of the thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies who attended Hay Pride from across rural Wales.Producer: Katie GrantEditor: Steve Folland Social Media: George Kimm Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/2326m 25s

241: Who Shat on the Floor at my Wedding? | Part 2

What do you do if someone defecates on the floor at your wedding? You launch an investigation to find out who did it! It’s the wildly successful podcast that everyone’s been talking about where brides Helen Mclaughlin and Karen Whitehouse interrogate their wedding guests, bridesmaids, family and even ex’s in an attempt to crack this case. It’s equal parts hilarious and fascinating and they join us to delve even deeper into how this story, beginning with a queer wedding, became a cultural phenomenon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2316m 5s

241: Who Shat on the Floor at my Wedding? | Part 1

What do you do if someone defecates on the floor at your wedding? You launch an investigation to find out who did it! It’s the wildly successful podcast that everyone’s been talking about where brides Helen Mclaughlin and Karen Whitehouse interrogate their wedding guests, bridesmaids, family and even ex’s in an attempt to crack this case. It’s equal parts hilarious and fascinating and they join us to delve even deeper into how this story, beginning with a queer wedding, became a cultural phenomenon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2322m 48s

The making of Heartstopper with Alice Oseman

It’s Heartstopper week people! Season 2 is finally upon us and today we are bringing you a snippet of our amazing chat with Heartstopper creator Alice Oseman. We unpack the relationships between some of your favourite Heartstopper characters as well as getting plenty of fascinating insights into what goes on behind the scenes of creating the hit show. If you loved this, you can listen to the full episode with Alice here. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/homo-sapiens/id1257514825?i=1000560008082 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/237m 39s

240: Morgan Rees | Part 2

Icks! Open Relationships! Anal Sex! Today’s guest Morgan Rees has been taking the comedy circuit by storm with his incredible shows about life as a bisexual man and we’re all obsessed! Having written for Mock The Week and supported the likes of Jayde Adams and Nigel Ng, Morgan is now one of the most exciting LGBTQ+ comedians in the UK and across the pond. This was a brilliant chat about growing up as queer in rural Wales and his experiences of dating and bi-erasure as a bisexual man. Plus, should we all be using a thesaurus to help articulate our feelings?! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/2327m 29s

240: Morgan Rees | Part 1

Icks! Open Relationships! Anal Sex! Today’s guest Morgan Rees has been taking the comedy circuit by storm with his incredible shows about life as a bisexual man and we’re all obsessed! Having written for Mock The Week and supported the likes of Jayde Adams and Nigel Ng, Morgan is now one of the most exciting LGBTQ+ comedians in the UK and across the pond. This was a brilliant chat about growing up as queer in rural Wales and his experiences of dating and bi-erasure as a bisexual man. Plus, should we all be using a thesaurus to help articulate our feelings?! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/2326m 46s

Confronting the barriers in your life with Carson Tueller

It’s Disability Pride Month so this week we are throwing it back to an incredible chat with disability activist and life coach Carson Tueller. Carson suffered paralysis after a spinal cord injury the same year he came out as gay to his Mormon family. This is an incredible piece of advice about how to confront barriers that arise in your life and how to reframe your internal narrative. You can listen to the full episode here- https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/homo-sapiens/id1257514825?i=1000528191865 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/237m 28s

239: Jake Shears | Part 2

This week, fresh from two unbelievable performances at Glastonbury and Mighty Hoopla, we are joined by the icon that is Jake Shears. Jake tells us his key ingredients for throwing the best and most notorious house parties, what life-changing piece of advice he was given by Sharon Stone, and what goes on at a dinner party thrown by Elton John himself. Pop on your dancing shoes and go listen to Jake’s brilliant new album Last Man Standing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2321m 31s

239: Jake Shears | Part 1

This week, fresh from two unbelievable performances at Glastonbury and Mighty Hoopla, we are joined by the icon that is Jake Shears. Jake tells us his key ingredients for throwing the best and most notorious house parties, what life-changing piece of advice he was given by Sharon Stone, and what goes on at a dinner party thrown by Elton John himself. Pop on your dancing shoes and go listen to Jake’s brilliant new album Last Man Standing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2326m 16s

238: A Diary of London Trans+ Pride with Travis Alabanza

We’ve got an exciting and inspiring episode for you this week - we’re reporting to you from London Trans+ Pride! To quote Munroe Bergdorf, it was a day of “LOVE” and “RAGE”, with 25,000 trans people and allies present to demand equal rights for Trans people! The fabulous Travis Albanza is this week's host - they’re a writer, performer and trailblazer, and one of the most exciting and inspiring voices in the trans community. Travis speaks to NHS doctors, teachers, the trans community and their supporters about their hopes for a harmonious trans future. It’s poignant and joyful in equal measure and you don’t want to miss!Thank you to our episode host Travis Alabanza and brilliant audio editor Steve Folland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/2331m 56s

237: Logan Brown | Part 2

Beautiful, iconic and trailblazing…three words we’d use to describe Logan Brown on the front cover of Glamour magazine. Today Logan joins us to discuss what it’s like to become an overnight celebrity, what went on behind the scenes of this iconic magazine shoot and his experience of navigating the NHS as a pregnant trans man -shoutout to his brilliant midwife Cath! Plus, tune in for cameos from baby Nova and THE Bailey Mills! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2319m 59s

237: Logan Brown | Part 1

Beautiful, iconic and trailblazing…three words we’d use to describe Logan Brown on the front cover of Glamour magazine. Today Logan joins us to discuss what it’s like to become an overnight celebrity, what went on behind the scenes of this iconic magazine shoot and his experience of navigating the NHS as a pregnant trans man -shoutout to his brilliant midwife Cath! Plus, tune in for cameos from baby Nova and THE Bailey Mills! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2321m 20s

236: Wes Streeting MP | Part 2

Want to know what an MP eats on a hangover? This week we chat with Labour MP Wes Streeting, who was kind enough to be interviewed on a Sunday morning, even after a night out on the tiles for a friend’s wedding. Wes is the current shadow health secretary and alongside Keir Starmer, has been instrumental in transforming the Labour Party into election-winning hopefuls for 2024. What is the best gay wedding entrance of all time, and would Jesus go on a Pride March? Tune in to find out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/2330m 13s

236: Wes Streeting MP | Part 1

Want to know what an MP eats on a hangover? This week we chat with Labour MP and political superstar in the making - Wes Streeting, who was kind enough to be interviewed on a Sunday morning, even after a night out on the tiles for a friend’s wedding. Wes is the current shadow health secretary and alongside Keir Starmer, has been instrumental in transforming the Labour Party into election-winning hopefuls for 2024. It's a refreshingly frank and honest chat from a politician and Wes leaves no questions unanswered. Plus, what is the best gay wedding entrance of all time, and would Jesus go on a Pride March? Tune in to find out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/2339m 43s

Gay to Ze: A Guide to LGBTQ+ Parenting | Part 2

Has it seriously taken this long for an A to Z on queer parenting?! Today we are joined by Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley, the fabulous team behind the Some Families and From Gay to Ze podcasts, and the new book The Queer Parent: Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze. We discuss the underrepresentation of parenting for queer women, distasteful analogies of infertile eggs, and how to use WhatsApp to dismantle the patriarchy! Plus, will Stu’s son marry Prince George?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2331m 43s

Gay to Ze: A Guide to LGBTQ+ Parenting | Part 1

Has it seriously taken this long for an A to Z on queer parenting?! Today we are joined by Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley, the fabulous team behind the Some Families and From Gay to Ze podcasts, and the new book The Queer Parent: Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze. We discuss the underrepresentation of parenting for queer women, distasteful analogies of infertile eggs, and how to use WhatsApp to dismantle the patriarchy! Plus, will Stu’s son marry Prince George?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2330m 3s

235: I Kissed a Boy Special: Ollie & Dan | Part 2

They are the couple that’s broken the internet- this week, fresh from the I Kissed A Boy reunion, we are joined by Ollie and Dan! This chat did not disappoint- they answer all of your questions about what went on behind the scenes in the masseria and they put the rumours to rest about their relationship before the show.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2326m 54s

235: I Kissed a Boy Special: Ollie & Dan | Part 1

They are the couple that’s broken the internet- this week, fresh from the I Kissed A Boy reunion, we are joined by Ollie and Dan! This chat did not disappoint- they answer all of your questions about what went on behind the scenes in the masseria and they put the rumours to rest about their relationship before the show.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2328m 42s

Culture Club Special: Writing a Trans Rom Com with Alex Bertie

Where are we at with Trans-male representation in the media? In this week’s Culture Club we are chatting to YouTube sensation Alex Bertie. Alex’s new novel More Me With You is the trans romcom we have ALL been hoping for. Tune in as we discuss the trans male experience on hookup apps as well as how iconic shows such as Shameless, Orange Is The New Black and Heartstopper have shaped LGBTQ+ representation on screen. Plus, who else used video games to explore their gender identity when they were younger?Listen now at  https://www.audible.co.uk/moremewithyou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2339m 46s

234: Pride Special: Homo Sapiens x Like Minded Friends Crossover | Part 2

Gay Awakenings! Brian May’s shampoo etiquette! What’s Kylie’s favourite biscuit? What better way to celebrate pride on Homo Sapiens than with a crossover extravaganza with one of our all-time favourite podcasts Like Minded Friends- hosted by comedians and friends of the show Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell. I was delighted to join them for a brilliant natter about Neighbours, lesbian love island, Tom’s new water decanter and The Titanic violinist of all things!The episode is split between our two feeds. So catch up on part 1 on Like Minded feed, and part 2 here on the Homo Sapiens Feed.Enjoy! xLINK TO LIKE MINDED FRIENDS - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/like-minded-friends-with-tom-allen-suzi-ruffell/id1049741444  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/2327m 54s

233: Were your parents supportive when you came out? | Part 2

Today we are joined by the Williams Family! Kelly and Rich are parents to 3 wonderful children, Quin 20, Lola 18, Dylan 16 who all identify as LGBTQ+. We visit the Williams household to discuss how the kids have been supported by their parents and what Kelly and Rich have learnt most from parenting 3 brilliant LGBTQ+ children. Plus, what is an ‘emergency dog walk’ and why every family could benefit!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/2327m 21s

233: Were your parents supportive when you came out? | Part 1

Today we are joined by the Williams Family! Kelly and Rich are parents to 3 wonderful children, Quin 20, Lola 18, Dylan 16 who all identify as LGBTQ+. We visit the Williams household to discuss how the kids have been supported by their parents and what Kelly and Rich have learnt most from parenting 3 brilliant LGBTQ+ children. Plus, what is an ‘emergency dog walk’ and why every family could benefit!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/2334m 13s

232: Can an ADHD diagnosis change your life? with Riyadh Khalaf | Part 2

Today we are speaking with the brilliant broadcaster and author Riyadh Khalaf about his diagnosis with ADHD (Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and how it changed his life for the better. Plus, we are talking about why queer people love planes and…. is there such a thing as a left phalange??📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/2322m 5s

232: Can an ADHD diagnosis change your life? with Riyadh Khalaf | Part 1

Today we are speaking with the brilliant broadcaster and author Riyadh Khalaf about his diagnosis with ADHD (Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and how it changed his life for the better. Plus, we are talking about why queer people love planes and…. is there such a thing as a left phalange??📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/2334m 52s

Homo Sapiens Revisits: Celebrating Pride In Schools

It’s Pride Month people! We’re kicking things off a day early and replaying an incredible piece of audio to get you all in the mood. Hill Crest Primary School have created a podcast about Pride and what it means to the pupils and teachers at their school. Prepare to be uplifted and blown away! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2344m 53s

231: LGBTQ+ in schools: How should we teach it? | Part 2

How can we create an LGBTQ+ inclusive education? Today we chat to the brilliant Olly Pike, who is transforming the way in which LGBTQ+ is taught in schools through Pop'n'Olly literature. We talk about his new book What Does LGBTQ+ mean, what it was like growing up as LGBTQ+ in a church community and why educating people about queerness needs to happen all year round!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2320m 23s

231: LGBTQ+ in schools: How should we teach it? | Part 1

How can we create an LGBTQ+ inclusive education? Today we chat to the brilliant Olly Pike, who is transforming the way in which LGBTQ+ is taught in schools through Pop'n'Olly literature. We talk about his new book What Does LGBTQ+ mean, what it was like growing up as LGBTQ+ in a church community and why educating people about queerness needs to happen all year round!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2324m 22s

230: Dannii Minogue | Part 2

Do you want dating advice from an LGBTQ+ icon? Look no further! Today we are chatting with THE Dannii Minogue, all about her new show ‘I Kissed A Boy’. Plus, we find out Dannii’s dream date, her dating app stories and she helps us with a few of your dating woe’s. Let us know how you’re finding I Kissed A Boy so far!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/2319m 17s

230: Dannii Minogue | Part 1

Do you want dating advice from an LGBTQ+ icon? Look no further! Today we are chatting with THE Dannii Minogue, all about her new show ‘I Kissed A Boy’. Plus, we find out Dannii’s dream date, her dating app stories and she helps us with a few of your dating woe’s. Let us know how you’re finding I Kissed A Boy so far!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/2330m 39s

Eurovision Special: LIVE FROM LIVERPOOL!

What are your Eurovision party essentials?! Is there such thing as too much glitter? Today is the day! It’s the Eurovision final and team Homo Sapiens has been in Liverpool speaking to fans from across the globe about why Eurovision is so special.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/2334m 46s

229: How To Be Your Own Therapist with Owen O'Kane | Part 2

What do LGBTQ+ people find difficult to talk about? This week we are checking in on our mental health ahead of Mental Health Awareness week with brilliant psychotherapist and ted-talker Owen O’Kane. Owen has written a book called Be Your Own Therapist and we discuss how to move from shame to freedom, how to open up about sex and loneliness and navigating family as an LGBTQ+ person. Plus, what’s all of this got to do with cottaging?!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/2326m 52s

229: How To Be Your Own Therapist with Owen O'Kane | Part 1

What do LGBTQ+ people find difficult to talk about? This week we are checking in on our mental health ahead of Mental Health Awareness week with brilliant psychotherapist and ted-talker Owen O’Kane. Owen has written a book called Be Your Own Therapist and we discuss how to move from shame to freedom, how to open up about sex and loneliness and navigating family as an LGBTQ+ person. Plus, what’s all of this got to do with cottaging?!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/2335m 6s

228: Eurovision Special: The Euroball | Part 2

Is Liverpool the campest city in the UK? It’s time! In this special episode in partnership with The National Lottery we are talking about EUROVISION! We are kicking off our coverage by chatting about the brilliant Euro Ball- a party hosted in Liverpool that will celebrate Eurovision in all its glory through Vogueing. We are chatting to Darren Suarez, the founder of the Vogue Ball and writer and actor Rikki Beadle Blair who will be taking on the role as master of ceremonies. And you can get involved in the fun and watch The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Monday May 8 as part of a special programme, ‘Eurovision Welcomes The World’. Thank you so much to the National Lottery for making this episode possible.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/2320m 22s

228: Eurovision Special: The Euroball | Part 1

Is Liverpool the campest city in the UK? It’s time! In this special episode in partnership with The National Lottery we are talking about EUROVISION! We are kicking off our coverage by chatting about the brilliant Euro Ball- a party hosted in Liverpool that will celebrate Eurovision in all its glory through Vogueing. We are chatting to Darren Suarez, the founder of the Vogue Ball and writer and actor Rikki Beadle Blair who will be taking on the role as master of ceremonies. And you can get involved in the fun and watch The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Monday May 8 as part of a special programme, ‘Eurovision Welcomes The World’. Thank you so much to the National Lottery for making this episode possible.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/2328m 25s

Bonus Episode: Liv Little

It’s a culture club kind of day! On today’s bonus episode we are joined by Liv Little. Liv is the founder of the groundbreaking Galdem magazine and has just released her debut novel Rosewater. Rosewater is the ultimate queer love story- I gobbled it up! Plus we chat all about intergenerational friendships and moving to the seaside!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/2330m 14s

227: Joesef | Part 2

Is going back to your ex for ‘closure’ ever a good idea? Is Kylie’s ‘Love At First Sight’ the best song ever? Today we are super excited to be joined by the insanely talented Joesef. He’s a singer songwriter responsible for some of the best soulful bangers you will ever listen to. Today he’s turning his talents to relationship Agony Uncling as well as telling us his story of growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. Plus, click play to find out more about Chris’s recent brush with Harry Styles!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2326m 20s

227: Joesef | Part 1

Is going back to your ex for ‘closure’ ever a good idea? Is Kylie’s ‘Love At First Sight’ the best song ever? Today we are super excited to be joined by the insanely talented Joesef. He’s a singer songwriter responsible for some of the best soulful bangers you will ever listen to. Today he’s turning his talents to relationship Agony Uncling as well as telling us his story of growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. Plus, click play to find out more about Chris’s recent brush with Harry Styles!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2327m 32s

226: Have you been ghosted by a friend? with Elizabeth Day | Part 2

Have you ever fallen out of love with a friend? Is it acceptable to end a friendship by text? Today we are joined by Elizabeth Day, host of the brilliant How To Fail podcast for the ultimate podcast extravaganza. We talk all about queerness and failure, as well as Elizabeth's new book Friendaholic. Friendaholic is a much needed handbook on friendships- how to navigate them as a conflict avoidant, how to set expectations and how to survive a friendship ghosting!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/2329m 3s

226: Have you been ghosted by a friend? with Elizabeth Day | Part 1

Have you ever fallen out of love with a friend? Is it acceptable to end a friendship by text? Today we are joined by Elizabeth Day, host of the brilliant How To Fail podcast for the ultimate podcast extravaganza. We talk all about queerness and failure, as well as Elizabeth's new book Friendaholic. Friendaholic is a much needed handbook on friendships- how to navigate them as a conflict avoidant, how to set expectations and how to survive a friendship ghosting!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/2329m 32s

225: Woody Cook | Part 2

Reporting to us live from his bed in Bristol and armed with a bacon sandwich, it’s DJ, reality star, and bisexual icon Woody Cook. You may know him from starring alongside his mum Zoe Ball on Celebrity Gogglebox, or for his incredible ballgown which stole the show at the Attitude Awards. We speak about how bisexual representation has transformed, how boys' fashion needs to evolve, and how his dad Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim introduced him to the Labour Party. Resources for LGBTQ+ mental health support: The Trevor Project- provides crisis support services to young LGBTQ+ people. Visit TrevorSpace for advice, resources and support.Mind- they have a page specifically dedicated to LGBTQ+ mental health with useful resources on how to manage your mental health, supporting others with their mental health as well further information on helplines and face to face support. Visit here.Gender Intelligence- Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led organisation- its aim is to improve the lives of trans people. It has a whole network of therapists and counsellors to tap into, see here. it offers youth and community support services, group services, mentoring, residential trips and a support line. Please check out their website. HelplinesSwitchboard - (0300 330 0630) , open 10am–10pm every day. Email support: chris@switchboard.lgbt/. Online chat is also available through their homepage.MindLine Trans+ (0300 330 5468), is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid and non-binary.Mindout - MindOut Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service – call 01273234839 or email info@mindout.org.uk or contact directly through their Online Support service. Dates and times on the website.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2323m 16s

225: Woody Cook | Part 1

Reporting to us live from his bed in Bristol and armed with a bacon sandwich, it’s DJ, reality star, and bisexual icon Woody Cook. You may know him from starring alongside his mum Zoe Ball on Celebrity Gogglebox, or for his incredible ballgown which stole the show at the Attitude Awards. We speak about how bisexual representation has transformed, how boys' fashion needs to evolve, and how his dad Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim introduced him to the Labour Party. Resources for LGBTQ+ mental health support: The Trevor Project- provides crisis support services to young LGBTQ+ people. Visit TrevorSpace for advice, resources and support. Mind- they have a page specifically dedicated to LGBTQ+ mental health with useful resources on how to manage your mental health, supporting others with their mental health as well further information on helplines and face to face support. Visit here. Gender Intelligence- Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led organisation- its aim is to improve the lives of trans people. It has a whole network of therapists and counsellors to tap into, see here. it offers youth and community support services, group services, mentoring, residential trips and a support line. Please check out their website. HelplinesSwitchboard - (0300 330 0630) , open 10am–10pm every day. Email support: chris@switchboard.lgbt/. Online chat is also available through their homepage.MindLine Trans+ (0300 330 5468), is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid and non-binary.Mindout - MindOut Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service – call 01273234839 or email info@mindout.org.uk or contact directly through their Online Support service. Dates and times on the website.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2324m 33s

224: Homo Sapiens Revisits: Hannah Gadsby | Part 2

This week we celebrated World Autism Awareness Day and we’re throwing it back to our brilliant chat with comedian, actor and ICON Hannah Gadsby. We talk about the gender bias when it comes to autism diagnosis and how their autism informs their incredible stand up! Plus, why did Hannah turn down Warner Brothers??📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/2321m 56s

224: Homo Sapiens Revisits: Hannah Gadsby | Part 1

This week we celebrated World Autism Awareness Day and we’re throwing it back to our brilliant chat with comedian, actor and ICON Hannah Gadsby. We talk about the gender bias when it comes to autism diagnosis and how their autism informs their incredible stand up! Plus, why did Hannah turn down Warner Brothers??📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/2321m 36s

223: Is Formula 1 an LGBTQ+ inclusive sport? | Part 2

Does sport alienate the queer community? Or are you LGBTQ+ and a sports fanatic? This week sports broadcaster Christian Hewgill is in the driving seat, steering us through the twists and turns of Formula 1- from whether boycotting sports events is the best form of protest to Lewis Hamilton’s role in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights from the grid.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2319m 8s

223: Is Formula 1 an LGBTQ+ inclusive sport? | Part 1

Does sport alienate the queer community? Or are you LGBTQ+ and a sports fanatic?  This week sports broadcaster Christian Hewgill is in the driving seat,  steering us through the twists and turns of Formula 1- from whether boycotting sports events is the best form of protest to Lewis Hamilton’s role in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights from the grid. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2322m 1s

222: Joe Lycett | Part 2

Can Joe Lycett paint with his toes? Find out this week on Homo Sapiens! Joe joined us for our Stonewall fundraiser where we spoke about Liz Truss, his new TV show Late Night Lycett and what future stunts he has up his sleeve. All of this whilst he painted a portrait of the brilliant Alison Hammond in aid of Stonewall!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/2318m 23s

222: Joe Lycett | Part 1

Can Joe Lycett paint with his toes? Find out this week on Homo Sapiens! Joe joined us for our Stonewall fundraiser where we spoke about Liz Truss, his new TV show Late Night Lycett and what future stunts he has up his sleeve. All of this whilst he painted a portrait of the brilliant Alison Hammond in aid of Stonewall!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/2319m 12s

221: Courtney Barnett

This week I am joined by smash-hit singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett! We talk about her new album Thing Take Time, Take Time, and her process for writing such god damn amazing lyrics. Plus, we chat supporting the Rolling Stones on tour and what the gay bar scene is like in Hobart Australia!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/2331m 11s

220: Tag Warner, CEO of Gay Times | Part 2

This week I am joined by international man of queer mystery and CEO of Gay Times, Tag Warner. Gay Times has become a vital mouthpiece for LGBTQ+ life and culture since Tag took over. We talk about his role as the new LGBTQ+ Miranda Priestley, Tag’s previous career at the British Airways check-in desk and why LGBTQ+ people love aviation so much. Plus, is Tag running for office?? Press play to find out x📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/2328m 49s

220: Tag Warner, CEO of Gay Times | Part 1

This week I am joined by international man of queer mystery and CEO of Gay Times, Tag Warner. Gay Times has become a vital mouthpiece for LGBTQ+ life and culture since Tag took over. We talk about his role as the new LGBTQ+ Miranda Priestley, Tag’s previous career at the British Airways check-in desk and why LGBTQ+ people love aviation so much. Plus, is Tag running for office?? Press play to find out x📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/2329m 48s

Culture Club Special: Jessie Ware

Calling Jessie Ware superfans! Today in this extra special bonus episode we chat to her all about her incredible new single ‘Pearls’ and we deep dive into Jessie’s former career as a security guard! Plus, she reveals all the secrets of touring with THE Harry Styles. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/2327m 55s

219: Queer Friendships with Scottee | Part 2

How much admin is involved in a polyamorous relationship? Where are the hidden gems of queer nightlife in Manchester? Today I am joined by Scottee, artist and host of the hilarious and brilliant After The Tone podcast. This is one of my favourite conversations covering everything from fading friendships, body autonomy, straight people in queer spaces and why I have a thing for Davidoff aftershave. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2325m 35s

219: Queer Friendships with Scottee | Part 1

How much admin is involved in a polyamorous relationship? Where are the hidden gems of queer nightlife in Manchester? Today I am joined by Scottee, artist and host of the hilarious and brilliant After The Tone podcast. This is one of my favourite conversations covering everything from fading friendships, body autonomy, straight people in queer spaces and why I have a thing for Davidoff aftershave. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2335m 18s

218: Mark Gatiss & Ian Hallard | Part 2

Looking to be entertained by the world’s first ABBA tribute in drag? Abba fans listen up because this week we are joined by international power couple Mark Gatiss & Ian Hallard, and we discuss their brand new play ‘The Way Old Friends Do’. Plus, is hating dogs a dating red flag? and is Madonna a groveller? Press play to find out x📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2321m 57s

218: Mark Gatiss & Ian Hallard | Part 1

Looking to be entertained by the world’s first ABBA tribute in drag? Abba fans listen up because this week we are joined by international power couple Mark Gatiss & Ian Hallard, and we discuss their brand new play ‘The Way Old Friends Do’. Plus, is hating dogs a dating red flag? and is Madonna a groveller? Press play to find out x📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2319m 54s

Culture Club Special: Where are all the Queer Monuments?

This week we are continuing our celebration of LGBTQ+ history month with a brilliant chat with Joseph Galliano, co- founder of Queer Britain, the UK’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ museum. Plus, we ask the listeners, what LGBTQ+ statues do you want to be built in the UK?You can register here to watch our interview marathon with the likes of Jessie Ware, Joe Lycett and Daniel Foxx for FREE!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/2318m 19s

217: Have you ever had a crush on a straight friend? with ¡Hola Papi! | Part 2

It's an Agony Uncle Special! Have you ever had a crush on a straight friend? How can you tell the difference between love and lust? Today we are taking all your love dilemmas to the world famous Agony Uncle John Paul Brammer, whose advice column ¡Hola Papi! has helped tens of thousands of queer people to navigate life, love, and all that good stuff inbetween.This episode of Homo Sapiens was recorded before the tragic death of Brianna Ghey. If you are able to, please donate to Brianna’s funeral fund here. If you need support following this shocking news, or are concerned for your own safety please contact:AKT live chatMermaids Helpline: 0808 801 0400You can register here to watch our interview marathon with the likes of Jessie Ware, Joe Lycett and Daniel Foxx for FREE!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2321m 49s

217: Have you ever had a crush on a straight friend? with ¡Hola Papi! | Part 1

It's an Agony Uncle Special! Have you ever had a crush on a straight friend? How can you tell the difference between love and lust? Today we are taking all your love dilemmas to the world famous Agony Uncle John Paul Brammer, whose advice column ¡Hola Papi! has helped tens of thousands of queer people to navigate life, love, and all that good stuff inbetween.This episode of Homo Sapiens was recorded before the tragic death of Brianna Ghey. If you are able to, please donate to Brianna’s funeral fund here. If you need support following this shocking news, or are concerned for your own safety please contact:AKT live chatMermaids Helpline: 0808 801 0400You can register here to watch our interview marathon with the likes of Jessie Ware, Joe Lycett and Daniel Foxx for FREE!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2331m 45s

216: Homo Sapiens Revisits: Sue Perkins | Part 2

Today we are revisiting a brilliant chat with icon Sue Perkins. We’re talking Harry Styles, leaving bake off, navigating identity politics around the dinner table and drunkenly sliding into Nicola Sturgeon’s DM’s. Plus, why was Sue Perkins cradling a hedgehog on Hampstead Heath at 5am?You can register here to watch our interview marathon with the likes of Jessie Ware, Joe Lycett and Daniel Foxx for FREE!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2326m 32s

216: Homo Sapiens Revisits: Sue Perkins | Part 1

Today we are revisiting a brilliant chat with icon Sue Perkins. We’re talking Harry Styles, leaving bake off, navigating identity politics around the dinner table and drunkenly sliding into Nicola Sturgeon’s DM’s. Plus, why was Sue Perkins cradling a hedgehog on Hampstead Heath at 5am?You can register here to watch our interview marathon with the likes of Jessie Ware, Joe Lycett and Daniel Foxx for FREE!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2325m 44s

215: LGBT History Month Special with Eric Cervini | Part 2

Was tinky winky from the Teletubbies gay? Who is the forgotten grandfather of queer history? This week the messiah of queer history Eric Cervini joins us to celebrate the beginning of LGBTQ+ history month in the UK. Click play for a fascinating deep dive into queer history, a beautiful chat about Eric’s experience growing up as a queer kid in Texas, and his incredible campaign to help the queer youth of today through books!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2321m 0s

215: LGBT History Month Special with Eric Cervini | Part 1

Was tinky winky from the Teletubbies gay? Who is the forgotten grandfather of queer history? This week the messiah of queer history Eric Cervini joins us to celebrate the beginning of LGBTQ+ history month in the UK. Click play for a fascinating deep dive into queer history, a beautiful chat about Eric’s experience growing up as a queer kid in Texas, and his incredible campaign to help the queer youth of today through books!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2324m 10s

214: Hey, Baby | Part 2

Why is leaving drag race the modern-day equivalent of leaving the spice girls? This week I am joined by non-binary artist and Drag Race royalty Hey, Baby to reveal all. We speak about the incredible music they have been making since departing from the werkroom, plus taking centre stage in Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ iconic Unholy video. You can listen to Hey, Baby’s new music here-https://hyperfollow.com/heybaby How to write to your MP to oppose the block on the gender recognition reform bill-: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-an-mp-or-lord/contact-your-mp/📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2322m 29s

214: Hey, Baby | Part 1

Why is leaving drag race the modern-day equivalent of leaving the spice girls? This week I am joined by non-binary artist and Drag Race royalty Hey, Baby to reveal all. We speak about the incredible music they have been making since departing from the werkroom, plus taking centre stage in Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ iconic Unholy video. You can listen to Hey, Baby’s new music here-https://hyperfollow.com/heybaby How to write to your MP to oppose the block on the gender recognition reform bill-: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-an-mp-or-lord/contact-your-mp/📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2324m 11s

Culture Club Special: The Culture, History and Science Behind Bisexuality

Why are villains on screen often portrayed as bisexual? Is Brokeback Mountain a bisexual love story? Today I am speaking to Julia Shaw about her brilliant best-selling book exploring the culture, history and science behind bisexuality- our new bi bible!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2347m 11s

213: Juno Dawson | Part 2

Today I am joined by the wonderful Juno Dawson and we are talking all things reality TV, garden renovations, and the queer north-south divide. Homo Sapiens is standing with our trans community this week following the UK government's decision to block the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Visit Stonewall on Instagram for more information on writing to your MP and other ways in which you can support.Show notes: An inclusive Porn recommendation from listener Baptiste- https://www.himeros.tv/tour/ Blue Monday resources- The Mix - The Mix’s mental health resources come from both experts and other young people and have information on a variety of mental illnesses, treatments, and seeking support. Hub of Hope- Use this simple tool, from charity Chasing the Stigma, to find relevant mental health support on a range of concerns, using filters including LGBTQ+ support. On My Mind - On My Mind contains information, advice and resources to help you support your own mental health.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2327m 46s

213: Juno Dawson | Part 1

Today I am joined by the wonderful Juno Dawson and we are talking all things reality TV, garden renovations, and the queer north-south divide. Homo Sapiens is standing with our trans community this week following the UK government's decision to block the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Visit Stonewall on Instagram for more information on writing to your MP and other ways in which you can support.Show notes: An inclusive Porn recommendation from listener Baptiste- https://www.himeros.tv/tour/ Blue Monday resources- The Mix - The Mix’s mental health resources come from both experts and other young people and have information on a variety of mental illnesses, treatments, and seeking support. Hub of Hope- Use this simple tool, from charity Chasing the Stigma, to find relevant mental health support on a range of concerns, using filters including LGBTQ+ support. On My Mind - On My Mind contains information, advice and resources to help you support your own mental health.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2332m 34s

212: Your Sex and Relationship Questions answered with Bobby Box | Part 2

Do you have trouble expressing what you like in sex? Is scheduling sex a good idea? This week we are joined by Toronto-based sex and relationship writer Bobby Box (@bybobbybox on Instagram) for a fascinating chat about spicing up your sex life and lifting the lid on the shame that can surround sex. Click play as Bobby helps us to answer all of your sex and relationship woes!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2334m 29s

212: Your Sex and Relationship Questions answered with Bobby Box | Part 1

Do you have trouble expressing what you like in sex? Is scheduling sex a good idea? This week we are joined by Toronto-based sex and relationship writer Bobby Box (@bybobbybox on Instagram) for a fascinating chat about spicing up your sex life and lifting the lid on the shame that can surround sex. Click play as Bobby helps us to answer all of your sex and relationship woes!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2327m 25s

211: Life as a gay vet with James Greenwood | Part 2

This week TV vet Dr James Greenwood joins us to shower us with animal facts! We speak about life as an out gay vet, how cats can cure pain and whether the British really are mad about their pets. Plus, the listeners have their say on dogs vs cats!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2329m 14s

211: Life as a gay vet with James Greenwood | Part 1

This week TV vet Dr James Greenwood joins us to shower us with animal facts! We speak about life as an out gay vet, how cats can cure pain and whether the British really are mad about their pets. Plus, the listeners have their say on dogs vs cats!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2324m 52s

210: Coming out more than once with Shivani Dave | Part 2

Have you had to come out more than once to friends and family? The brilliant podcast host, journalist, and football lover Shivani Dave joins me today as we discuss exactly this and a whole lot more including Bend it like Beckham's queer legacy and gender norms in babygrows! Plus we settle the all important question: Who is gay Father Christmas?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/2220m 44s

210: Coming out more than once with Shivani Dave | Part 1

Have you had to come out more than once to friends and family? The brilliant podcast host, journalist, and football lover Shivani Dave joins me today as we discuss exactly this and a whole lot more including Bend it like Beckham's queer legacy and gender norms in babygrows! Plus we settle the all important question: Who is gay Father Christmas?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/2237m 22s

209: Christmas Special with Hunsnet! | Part 2

What’s more camp than a spice girl? Why does the LGBTQ+ community worship Ruth Langsford and Lisa Scott Lee? It’s the Homo Sapiens Christmas special and we are talking all about our favorite icons of queer culture with Gareth Howells, founder of queer internet phenomenon Hunsnet. We discuss hun culture, what constitutes a hun christmas and which celebs have reached official hun status. Plus, Gareth helps me answer some of your Christmas agony Uncles.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/2228m 30s

209: Christmas Special with Hunsnet! | Part 1

What’s more camp than a spice girl? Why does the LGBTQ+ community worship Ruth Langsford and Lisa Scott Lee?  It’s the Homo Sapiens Christmas special and we are talking all about our favorite icons of queer culture with Gareth Howells, founder of queer internet phenomenon Hunsnet. We discuss hun culture, what constitutes a hun christmas and which celebs have reached official hun status. Plus, Gareth helps me answer some of your Christmas agony Uncles. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/2232m 33s

208: Adam Kay | Part 2

This week the one and only Adam Kay returned to HS Towers to chat to us about his new book ‘Undoctored’. We packed everything in, from A&E stories involving incarcerated engagement rings to the importance of confronting shame around sex for the LGBTQ+ community. In true Adam Kay style, he made me laugh and cry all at the same time and I can’t wait for you to listen.If you have been affected by the issues discussed in this episode please visit the following resources: Call Samaritans on 116 123 or the 24-hour freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247Visit: Galop, Rape Crisis, Victim Support, The Survivors Trust.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2220m 1s

208: Adam Kay | Part 1

This week the one and only Adam Kay returned to HS Towers to chat to us about his new book ‘Undoctored’. We packed everything in, from A&E stories involving incarcerated engagement rings to the importance of confronting shame around sex for the LGBTQ+ community. In true Adam Kay style, he made me laugh and cry all at the same time and I can’t wait for you to listen.If you have been affected by the issues discussed in this episode please visit the following resources: Call Samaritans on 116 123 or the 24-hour freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247Visit: Galop, Rape Crisis, Victim Support, The Survivors Trust. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2220m 1s

Bonus Episode: Have you come out at work?

Well hows about a little bonus episode for you all? We are talking all about Coming Out as LGBTQ+ in The Workplace. Should you have to come out at work? How best to approach telling your workplace? You’ve all written in your brilliant stories, opinions and sage advice to make a brilliant episode that is all topped off with an enlightening chat with Micah Eames, who has done his very own TED Talk on how to open up about your identity at work in his own funny and wry way. Chris xWatch Micah’s TED talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/micah_eames_how_to_come_out_at_work_about_anything?language=en How to bust bias at work- https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife/how-to-bust-bias-at-work-transcript Workplace discrimination: How minorities are being penalised for self advocacy https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/amj.2014.0538 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/2232m 11s

207: Florence Given | Part 2

This week on Homo Sapiens we are joined by Sunday Times best-selling author and podcaster Florence Given. At 25, she has become a powerful spokesperson for her generation on everything from sexuality to boundaries to body image. Today we are talking face-to-face about Sex in the City, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and why girls no longer want to put their hands up in schools. Plus, we exchange school sleepover stories as queer kids!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2226m 59s

207: Florence Given | Part 1

This week on Homo Sapiens we are joined by Sunday Times best-selling author and podcaster Florence Given. At 25, she has become a powerful spokesperson for her generation on everything from sexuality to boundaries to body image. Today we are talking face-to-face about Sex in the City, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and why girls no longer want to put their hands up in schools. Plus, we exchange school sleepover stories as queer kids!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2229m 24s

206: Char Ellesse | Part 2

This week on Homo sapiens we are speaking to influencer model and podcaster Char Ellesse all about HAIR! Char is the founder of Girls Will Be Boys’, a game-changing platform that has allowed people from all different genders and sexualities to see themselves reflected online. We are talking about hair, shaving your head, and what this means for people in the queer community and beyond. Plus, how do we all stop ourselves from deleting and redownloading instagram?!You can show your support for World Aids Day by donating here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2218m 11s

206: Char Ellesse | Part 1

This week on Homo sapiens we are speaking to influencer model and podcaster Char Ellesse all about HAIR! Char is the founder of Girls Will Be Boys’, a game-changing platform that has allowed people from all different genders and sexualities to see themselves reflected online. We are talking about hair, shaving your head, and what this means for people in the queer community and beyond. Plus, how do we all stop ourselves from deleting and redownloading instagram?!You can show your support for World Aids Day by donating here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2219m 5s

205: Qatar & Coming out in football with Zander Murray | Part 2

This week's episode was recorded before the devastating events in Colorado at the weekend. Homo Sapiens thoughts and prayers are with the family members of victims and with our LGBTQ+ community at this devastating time. In todays episode we are joined by the brilliant Zander Murray who has recently come out as Scotland's first openly gay senior footballer. This week also marks the beginning of the Football World Cup in Qatar. Click play to hear Zander’s take on the World Cup as an out footballer and fan as well as what needs to change to ensure that other LGBTQ+ footballers feel safe to come out. Plus, we discuss your confessions that can get your gay card revoked!Colorado Donation Resources:https://www.coloradogives.org/donate/COHealingFund?fbclid=IwAR3-zlJrNB5sT8WhtyBzgW0o68FQq6E7ZoM5qem5Sr3qA4XMebTWXpwqPZg Join Stonewall’s Proud Stadium campaign to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community in Qatar and help call for an end to persecutionhttps://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/stand-lgbtq-people-qatar-proud-stadiumm 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2220m 26s

205: Qatar & Coming out in football with Zander Murray | Part 1

This week's episode was recorded before the devastating events in Colorado at the weekend. Homo Sapiens thoughts and prayers are with the family members of victims and with our LGBTQ+ community at this devastating time. In todays episode we are joined by the brilliant Zander Murray who has recently come out as Scotland's first openly gay senior footballer. This week also marks the beginning of the Football World Cup in Qatar. Click play to hear Zander’s take on the World Cup as an out footballer and fan as well as what needs to change to ensure that other LGBTQ+ footballers feel safe to come out. Plus, we discuss your confessions that can get your gay card revoked!Colorado Donation Resources:https://www.coloradogives.org/donate/COHealingFund?fbclid=IwAR3-zlJrNB5sT8WhtyBzgW0o68FQq6E7ZoM5qem5Sr3qA4XMebTWXpwqPZg Join Stonewall’s Proud Stadium campaign to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community in Qatar and help call for an end to persecutionhttps://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/stand-lgbtq-people-qatar-proud-stadiumm 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2227m 41s

204: Dr Ronx | Part 2

Happy Trans Awareness Week! Today we are chatting to the brilliant Dr Ronx about working as an out, trans non-binary doctor on the NHS frontline. It’s a brilliant chat about everything including why chest surgery was the best thing they ever did, how a trip to Berlin changed their perspective on gender identity and why Black Panther is so important. P.S if you are a Selling Sunset stan, we talk all things Crishelle!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2238m 44s

204: Dr Ronx | Part 1

Happy Trans Awareness Week! Today we are chatting to the brilliant Dr Ronx about working as an out, trans non-binary doctor on the NHS frontline. It’s a brilliant chat about everything including why chest surgery was the best thing they ever did, how a trip to Berlin changed their perspective on gender identity and why Black Panther is so important. P.S if you are a Selling Sunset stan, we talk all things Crishelle!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2237m 40s

203: Tom Allen | Part 2

This week we are reporting to you live from a reading nook in Tom Allen’s publisher's office as he chats to us about his brilliant new book ‘Too Much’. We chat about grief following the sudden loss of his dad last year, finding love, as well as some extremely important house renovation and guttering updates. Plus, what has this all got to do with glory holes?!Get your copies of ‘Too Much’ here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/2222m 2s

203: Tom Allen | Part 1

This week we are reporting to you live from a reading nook in Tom Allen’s publisher's office as he chats to us about his brilliant new book ‘Too Much’. We chat about grief following the sudden loss of his dad last year, finding love, as well as some extremely important house renovation and guttering updates. Plus, what has this all got to do with glory holes?!Get your copies of ‘Too Much’ here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/2230m 18s

202: Bros Special: Billy Eichner & Luke Macfarlane

Bros the movie is currently making Hollywood history as the first-ever LGBTQ+ romcom produced by a major studio. This week I am speaking to the stars of the show- Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane. Click play to hear Billy and Luke respond to your relationship Agony Uncles and share their own dating disasters!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2235m 23s

201: Tove Lo | Part 2

This week we have a delight of an episode with singer-songwriter and hit-making machine Tove Lo. Today we chat to Tove about what it’s like working with Dua Lipa, Charlie XCX and Ellie Goulding, whether she has experienced bi-erasure since marrying her straight husband, and the logistics of a cleaning rota when you live in a creative commune!You can purchase Tove’s brilliant new album Dirt Femme here and tickets for her world tour here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/2225m 53s

201: Tove Lo | Part 1

This week we have a delight of an episode with singer-songwriter and hit-making machine Tove Lo. Today we chat to Tove about what it’s like working with Dua Lipa, Charlie XCX and Ellie Goulding, whether she has experienced bi-erasure since marrying her straight husband, and the logistics of a cleaning rota when you live in a creative commune!You can purchase Tove’s brilliant new album Dirt Femme here and tickets for her world tour here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/2230m 23s

200: For The Gworls: Black Trans-Led Activism in NYC with Asanni Armon

Asanni Armon is at the helm of a queer nightlife revolution in New York that is only just beginning. Not only this but they have raised nearly a million dollars to help pay rent and medical fees for the Black transgender community in the US in the process. Click play to find out how Asanni is using black history to transform the lives of queer people in New York and beyond!📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/2242m 7s

Bonus Episode: Interviewing queer icons at the Attitude Awards!

Homo Sapiens had a night out at the Attitude Awards and it did not disappoint! In today's bonus episode we are bringing you ALL of the behind-the-scenes gossip from this year's Attitude Awards including interviews with your favourite LGBTQIA+ icons- Kelly Holmes, Melanie C and Yasmin Finney to name a few. Click play to find out John Whaite's go-to drunk food and Nick Grimshaw’s most embarrassing after-party story. We even got some Heartstopper, Big Boys and Spice Girls reunion exclusives!📍 Editor: Steve Folland 📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2229m 17s

199: William Hanson | Part 2

This may be the politest podcast we’ve ever had as this week we are joined by an etiquette expert no less! William Hanson is here to share his etiquette tips on weddings, sex and pronouns, as well as providing some passionate opinions on urinals and stag do-’s! Plus we chat all things @sextedmyboss, William’s smash-hit podcast which he shares with podcast soulmate, Jordan North. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2227m 4s

199: William Hanson | Part 1

This may be the politest podcast we’ve ever had as this week we are joined by an etiquette expert no less! William Hanson is here to share his etiquette tips on weddings, sex and pronouns, as well as providing some passionate opinions on urinals and stag do-’s! Plus we chat all things @sextedmyboss, William’s smash-hit podcast which he shares with podcast soulmate, Jordan North. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2234m 15s

198: Black and Gay, Back In The Day with Marc Thompson | Part 2

Today we are chatting to certified national treasure of the queer community, Marc Thompson. Marc has set up @blackandgaybackintheday, a digital archive and podcast which celebrates black queer life and its history. Today we are delving deep into the archive, discussing what it was like growing up as a black queer man in Brixton in the 1980’s, why the Pet Shop Boys are the ultimate trailblazers of house music and why it’s important we find out who exactly was sniffing poppers at the back of Heaven nightclub in 1986.  You can listen to Marc’s playlist “It’s A Sin – The Black Album” here. - ‘These are the songs that Black queer people loved, listened to and danced to in the days of the HIV epidemic and they all left their mark on the Black queer scene at the time.’You can listen to the Black and Gay, Back in the Day podcast here and visit the instagram page here.Adam Serwer essay "The Cruelty is the Point" (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/). Survey of British social attitudes (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/22/majority-of-uk-public-agree-with-liberal-views-on-race-and-sexual-identity-annual-poll) revealed that the UK population largely has liberal views and those taking "anti-woke" positions on "culture wars" issues are firmly in the minority.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/2225m 6s

198: Black and Gay, Back In The Day with Marc Thompson | Part 1

Today we are chatting to certified national treasure of the queer community, Marc Thompson. Marc has set up @blackandgaybackintheday, a digital archive and podcast which celebrates black queer life and its history. Today we are delving deep into the archive, discussing what it was like growing up as a black queer man in Brixton in the 1980’s, why the Pet Shop Boys are the ultimate trailblazers of house music and why it’s important we find out who exactly was sniffing poppers at the back of Heaven nightclub in 1986.  You can listen to Marc’s playlist “It’s A Sin – The Black Album” here. - ‘These are the songs that Black queer people loved, listened to and danced to in the days of the HIV epidemic and they all left their mark on the Black queer scene at the time.’You can listen to the Black and Gay, Back in the Day podcast here and visit the instagram page here.Adam Serwer essay "The Cruelty is the Point" (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/). Survey of British social attitudes (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/22/majority-of-uk-public-agree-with-liberal-views-on-race-and-sexual-identity-annual-poll) revealed that the UK population largely has liberal views and those taking "anti-woke" positions on "culture wars" issues are firmly in the minority.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/2229m 59s

197: Lily Cole | Part 2

Joining me this week is activist, actress and supermodel Lily Cole. She was one of the earliest advocates for sustainability in the fashion industry and since then, has been at the forefront of climate activism. This was a fascinating conversation that took so many brilliant twists and turns - from discovering queerness later in life, to queer artists that have been forgotten in history, to the best self-help books you can buy.We have linked Lily’s brilliant reading suggestions below. Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future - https://www.waterstones.com/book/hilma-af-klint/tracey-bashkoff/9780892075430 Queer Ecology, TIMOTHY MORTONThe Five Minute Journal The Argonauts - Maggie NelsonThe Wizard And The Prophet- Charles C Mann You can donate to Daniel's London Marathon fundraising page for Micro Rainbow here- https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/daniel-groom📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/2231m 25s

197: Lily Cole | Part 1

Joining me this week is activist, actress and supermodel Lily Cole. She was one of the earliest advocates for sustainability in the fashion industry and since then, has been at the forefront of climate activism. This was a fascinating conversation that took so many brilliant twists and turns - from discovering queerness later in life, to queer artists that have been forgotten in history, to the best self-help books you can buy.We have linked Lily’s brilliant reading suggestions below. Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future - https://www.waterstones.com/book/hilma-af-klint/tracey-bashkoff/9780892075430 Queer Ecology, TIMOTHY MORTONThe Five Minute Journal The Argonauts - Maggie NelsonThe Wizard And The Prophet- Charles C Mann You can donate to Daniel's London Marathon fundraising page for Micro Rainbow here- https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/daniel-groom📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/2233m 40s

196: Edward Enninful | Part 2

Vogue Magazine’s @edward_enninful is the man changing fashion from the top. He’s the first black editor, and the first gay male editor of @britishvogue, and his story is incredible. From a kid growing up on a military base in Ghana who didn’t even know what gay was, fleeing to London as a refugee, to becoming the most important voice in fashion, he has consistently made it his business to be the driving force behind seeing trans, queer, and diverse faces in fashion. He has now put pen to paper with his memoir ‘A Visible Man’ that details the life of a trailblazer, plus a fair old sprinkling of parties with the likes of Grace Jones, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, wonderful tales of being a queer kid in the 90’s, and we even find out what the ONE piece of advice Anna Wintour gave him that he always cherished.You can get a copy of Edward's memoir here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/2220m 27s

196: Edward Enninful | Part 1

Vogue Magazine’s @edward_enninful is the man changing fashion from the top. He’s the first black editor, and the first gay male editor of @britishvogue, and his story is incredible. From a kid growing up on a military base in Ghana who didn’t even know what gay was, fleeing to London as a refugee, to becoming the most important voice in fashion, he has consistently made it his business to be the driving force behind seeing trans, queer, and diverse faces in fashion. He has now put pen to paper with his memoir ‘A Visible Man’ that details the life of a trailblazer, plus a fair old sprinkling of parties with the likes of Grace Jones, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, wonderful tales of being a queer kid in the 90’s, and we even find out what the ONE piece of advice Anna Wintour gave him that he always cherished.You can get a copy of Edward's memoir here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/2229m 14s

195: Life as a Gay British Farmer with Ben Andrews | Part 2

This week, armed with his tractor and JCB, we speak to Ben Andrews about life as a gay farmer. Ben is one of the founding members of Agrespect, set up to ensure diversity and inclusivity in the farming industry. I LOVED hearing about drag queens with freeholds, queer culture in Hereford and what happens when you unite the UK’s queer farming community in a WhatsApp group. Ben also shares his personal experience of growing up gay within a farming family and it's a beautiful episode x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/2223m 2s

195: Life as a Gay British Farmer with Ben Andrews | Part 1

This week, armed with his tractor and JCB, we speak to Ben Andrews about life as a gay farmer. Ben is one of the founding members of Agrespect, set up to ensure diversity and inclusivity in the farming industry. I LOVED hearing about drag queens with freeholds, queer culture in Hereford and what happens when you unite the UK’s queer farming community in a WhatsApp group. Ben also shares his personal experience of growing up gay within a farming family and it's a beautiful episode x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/2233m 3s

Culture Club Special: Bang! Masturbation for People of All Genders and Abilities

Listeners! It’s been quite the week with the sad passing of the Queen. So many of you are sharing your feelings and memories which we will be getting into in Thursday’s main episode, and in the meantime this bonus episode has got nothing to do with all of that. We’re talking to Vic Liu who has written a brilliant book about how to rid ourselves of shame around self-pleasure. That’s all I’ll say cos well you know, show some respect, Chris. Click play now and enjoy, Chris xYou can purchase Vic's book here. 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/2225m 21s

194: Daniel Howell | Part 2

This week on Homo Sapiens I am joined by comedian and content creator Daniel Howell, whose coming-out video ‘Basically I’m Gay’ has received 12 million views on Youtube and helped numerous young fans come out themselves.  Today we’re covering everything from Dan’s disdain for running, his unexpected theory for happiness, and why he is fast becoming the new Adele of the online world. You can buy tickets for Dan’s tour ‘We’re all Doomed’ here-  https://www.danielhowelldoomed.com/ 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/2232m 21s

194: Daniel Howell | Part 1

This week on Homo Sapiens I am joined by comedian and content creator Daniel Howell, whose coming-out video ‘Basically I’m Gay’ has received 12 million views on Youtube and helped numerous young fans come out themselves. Today we’re covering everything from Dan’s disdain for running, his unexpected theory for happiness, and why he is fast becoming the new Adele of the online world. You can buy tickets for Dan’s tour ‘We’re all Doomed’ here-  https://www.danielhowelldoomed.com/📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/2231m 15s

193: Billy Porter | Part 2

Listeners, roll out the red carpet, and dust off the good silverware. Today on Homo Sapiens we are joined by the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning trailblazer: Billy Porter. We’re talking behind the scenes on Pose, we’re talking queer liberation and Lil Nas X, finding out what on earth Luke Evans eats to get that bod and getting the inside scoop on Billy’s brilliant new film ‘Anything’s Possible’. Plus your summer book recommends, and Billy even weighs in on some agony uncle-ing with the beautiful wisdom we have come to expect from him.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2221m 27s

193: Billy Porter | Part 1

Listeners, roll out the red carpet, and dust off the good silverware. Today on Homo Sapiens we are joined by the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning trailblazer: Billy Porter. We’re talking behind the scenes on Pose, we’re talking queer liberation and Lil Nas X, finding out what on earth Luke Evans eats to get that bod and getting the inside scoop on Billy’s brilliant new film ‘Anything’s Possible’. Plus your summer book recommends, and Billy even weighs in on some agony uncle-ing with the beautiful wisdom we have come to expect from him.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2224m 22s

192: Rina Sawayama | Part 2

This week I am joined by queer pop sensation Rina Sawayama. Her debut album was pure genius and she has spent the summer touring with none other than Sir Elton himself. In this episode she shares some beautiful truths about her pansexuality that even her superfans won’t have heard before. She also shares her story of discovering her queer chosen family, being raised by a single-parent and what an earth a SHE-E-O is, and how we can all become one! You can pre-order Rina’s new album ‘Hold The Girl’ here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2221m 43s

192: Rina Sawayama | Part 1

This week I am joined by queer pop sensation Rina Sawayama. Her debut album was pure genius and she has spent the summer touring with none other than Sir Elton himself. In this episode she shares some beautiful truths about her pansexuality that even her superfans won’t have heard before. She also shares her story of discovering her queer chosen family, being raised by a single-parent and what an earth a SHE-E-O is, and how we can all become one! You can pre-order Rina’s new album ‘Hold The Girl’ here.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2224m 43s

191: A Diary of UK Black Pride in London

On Sunday UK Black Pride smashed records with 25,000 people attending in London. If you missed it, we are bringing the UK Black Pride celebrations directly to your ears, as journalist, broadcaster and all-round ray of sunshine Otamere Guobadia shares their diary of UK Black Pride with us. Expect pure joy, power, protest, activism and of course loads of Beyonce.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/2225m 2s

190: Glyn Fussell | Part 2

This week I am joined by none other than Glyn Fussell and boy did we hit it off. Glyn is the founder of two absolute bedrocks of queer culture: the club night Sink The Pink and the festival Mighty Hoopla and I don’t know where we’d all be without him. I hear about what happens when you unite so many queer icons under one roof for the biggest LGBTQ+ music festival in Europe, which noughties icon was breaking in to fellow popstars dressing rooms, and why George Michael had to stop going on night’s out with Bananarama. You can buy Glyn’s book Sink The Pinks Manifesto For Misfits, Be Different, Be Free, Be You here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2222m 11s

190: Glyn Fussell | Part 1

This week I am joined by none other than Glyn Fussell and boy did we hit it off. Glyn is the founder of two absolute bedrocks of queer culture: the club night Sink The Pink and the festival Mighty Hoopla and I don’t know where we’d all be without him. I hear about what happens when you unite so many queer icons under one roof for the biggest LGBTQ+ music festival in Europe, which noughties icon was breaking in to fellow popstars dressing rooms, and why George Michael had to stop going on night’s out with Bananarama. You can buy Glyn’s book Sink The Pinks Manifesto For Misfits, Be Different, Be Free, Be You here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2225m 55s

Culture Club Special: Travis Alabanza, None Of The Above

 Now then, Homo Sapiens is not a dating show. BUT that doesn’t stop you lot, because it turns out that when award winning writer and playwright Travis Alabanza came on the podcast last time and mentioned they were single, lots of you slid right on into their DM’s, offering to take them up town on a date!! Which means I finally feel like Cilla Black hosting Blind Date and I love it. SO after a good catch up about dating indie boys with guitars, Travis told us all about their brilliant new book ‘None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary’ and it’s a fascinating chat. Click play and enjoy. x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/2235m 19s

189: Ryan O'Connell | Part 2

When Ryan O’Connell came on the podcast last time we had a blast, and I knew we had so much more to talk about. So here he is. Not satisfied with creating Netflix smash hit ‘Special’, starring in (and writing) the new ‘Queer As Folk’, he’s gone and written a brilliant novel. This episode is full of Ryan’s trademark honesty and wit, as we cover why I’m clearly lying about something all gay men do, what your slutty years can do for you, and we find out what did Ryan learn he is too famous to do in public? Click play for all this and more, plus you can buy Ryan’s hilarious book ‘Just By Looking At Him’ here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2226m 15s

189: Ryan O'Connell | Part 1

When Ryan O’Connell came on the podcast last time we had a blast, and I knew we had so much more to talk about. So here he is. Not satisfied with creating Netflix smash hit ‘Special’, starring in (and writing) the new ‘Queer As Folk’, he’s gone and written a brilliant novel. This episode is full of Ryan’s trademark honesty and wit, as we cover why I’m clearly lying about something all gay men do, what your slutty years can do for you, and we find out what did Ryan learn he is too famous to do in public? Click play for all this and more, plus you can buy Ryan’s hilarious book ‘Just By Looking At Him’ here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2237m 14s

188: Jessie Ware | Part 2

It’s a special episode today. Jessie Ware is one of my oldest friends and to celebrate her new single, Free Yourself, we sat down for a good old gas about why her podcasting icon mother, Lennie, could be behind a v gay rebrand of Whispering Angel, what this new album has got to do with Sarah Ferguson’s toes and we find out…Why is Jessie downing a pint of milk during all of this?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2227m 17s

188: Jessie Ware | Part 1

It’s a special episode today. Jessie Ware is one of my oldest friends and to celebrate her new single, Free Yourself, we sat down for a good old gas about why her podcasting icon mother, Lennie, could be behind a v gay rebrand of Whispering Angel, what this new album has got to do with Sarah Ferguson’s toes and we find out…Why is Jessie downing a pint of milk during all of this?📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2230m 51s

187: Hercules & Love Affair | Part 2

Hercules and Love Affair’s incredible music was such a huge part of my twenties and thirties it was brilliant to get the chance to talk to the man behind it all for today’s epsiode - Andy Butler. We met up in person and talked the hind legs off the disco donkey, with me finding out why his first job at age 15 was dj-ing in a leather bar, what it’s like to work with Anohni, and some beautiful honesty about how he learned to truly connect in relationships. Plus - what’s all this got to do with wrestling? Press play to find out. Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/2232m 19s

187: Hercules & Love Affair | Part 1

Hercules and Love Affair’s incredible music was such a huge part of my twenties and thirties it was brilliant to get the chance to talk to the man behind it all for today’s epsiode - Andy Butler. We met up in person and talked the hind legs off the disco donkey, with me finding out why his first job at age 15 was dj-ing in a leather bar, what it’s like to work with Anohni, and some beautiful honesty about how he learned to truly connect in relationships. Plus - what’s all this got to do with wrestling? Press play to find out. Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/2230m 38s

186: A Diary of London Trans+ Pride

This week I’m coming to you again from my garden because I am grabbing what British Summer I can while it lasts. Who knows there may even be a crow update? Very exciting episode this week as a freelance journalist whose work I adore, Vic Parsons, has done us an incredible Audio Diary of their day at London’s Trans+ Pride march last Saturday. The march was a huge success, with plenty of laughs, lots of activism, and an overwhelming sense of unity dominating as 20,000 people peacefully marched from Wellington Arch in London and finished in Soho. It was a joy to see so many people from all across the trans and non-binary spectrum (and allies) creating a historic day that provided the trans community with a voice and visibility. In the words of Vic: “Now there are hundreds, if not thousands of people here. So many are wearing pink, white and blue trans pride flags and the inclusive LGBTQ+ flag. People are sitting on the grass, meeting friends, hugging, smiling and talking”. It’s a remarkable document of a beautiful day, so a huge thank you to Vic for letting us experience Trans+ Pride with you, it’s a properly special episode - Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesSkeiv Verden VestPKI Norge📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/2239m 35s

185: Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' | Part 2

The “Don’t say Gay” bill came into effect in Florida last Friday, meaning that teachers and schools who discuss LGBTQ+ people, history or events can now be at risk of prosecution by parents. It’s a law that rolls back the rights of queer people in the same way Thatcher’s Section 28 bill did in the UK over 30 years ago in 1988. Yes, 1988! Ever since we got wind of it, we wanted to cover the story on Homo Sapiens, and we found just the right people to talk to in Zander Moricz and Brandon Trice. Zander is the youngest public plaintiff in the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ lawsuit.  He is his school’s first openly gay Class President who went viral when, despite being censored by his school, he chose an ingenious way to speak about his sexuality in his Graduation speech. Brandon Trice is an equally brilliant young lawyer working on the case. Together they are ‘seeking to stop the law in its tracks completely’ and after listening to this episode I think you’ll be fully behind them, just like I am - Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesSkeiv Verden VestPKI Norge📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2222m 51s

185: Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' | Part 1

The “Don’t say Gay” bill came into effect in Florida last Friday, meaning that teachers and schools who discuss LGBTQ+ people, history or events can now be at risk of prosecution by parents. It’s a law that rolls back the rights of queer people in the same way Thatcher’s Section 28 bill did in the UK over 30 years ago in 1988. Yes, 1988! Ever since we got wind of it, we wanted to cover the story on Homo Sapiens, and we found just the right people to talk to in Zander Moricz and Brandon Trice. Zander is the youngest public plaintiff in the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ lawsuit.  He is his school’s first openly gay Class President who went viral when, despite being censored by his school, he chose an ingenious way to speak about his sexuality in his Graduation speech. Brandon Trice is an equally brilliant young lawyer working on the case. Together they are ‘seeking to stop the law in its tracks completely’ and after listening to this episode I think you’ll be fully behind them, just like I am - Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesSkeiv Verden VestPKI Norge📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2226m 51s

🏳️‍🌈Acast's Audio Pride Parade🏳️‍⚧️

Today we are thrilled to be joining fellow podcasters all over the world taking part in Acast's Audio Pride Parade.To hear me witter away about growing up gay in London in the 90’s, the little bits of gay shame I just can’t seem to drop, and why I got a hug from someone on the til in a shop last week, then simply click play my dearest listening pals.For the next stop on Acast's Audio Pride Parade we’ll be handing over to the Yvonne & Berner podcast in Berlin, Germany! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/228m 7s

Bonus Episode: Gays Against Guns

Today I am joined by Ti Cersley from Gays Against Guns, in a bonus episode that seems more prevalent than ever following the terrorist shooting of LGBTQ+ people in Oslo last weekend. Gays Against Guns are an American organisation which basically does what it says on the tin - it’s gays and allies in the US trying to break the chain of death caused by outdated constitutional gun laws. Since 2016 they’ve been putting pressure on corrupt politicians, making companies cut ties with the NRA, and even protesting at gun shows. Ti told me how the gun industry in the US is all about marketing, control and addiction and how living in the UK allowed him to see what a country where guns are illegal can look like. This is more relevant than ever, because it’s not just happening in America. Listen and donate if you can @gaysagainstgunsny - Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesOslo Pride📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/2229m 27s

184: Two Twos | Part 2

It’s been a devastating week with the reversal of Roe v Wade and the shooting in Oslo. Homo Sapiens’s thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tragic events in Oslo, and to our friends in America - we are behind you and we will help you fight this miscarriage of justice. We have some incredible guests on the show this week, which was recorded before this past week’s events. They are none other than podcasting sensations Rose Frimpong and Nana Duncan. Their podcast, ‘Two Two’s’, has taken the podcasting world by storm because of their funny, honest and open conversations around queerness, friendship, race, pronoun fatigue and a whole load of other tangents that will always make you chuckle. We discuss the temptation to snoop through your partners phone, who out of the two knows how to throw a BIG surprise… and what the hell all of this has to do with IDRIS ELBA no less. Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesOslo Pride📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/2220m 50s

184: Two Twos | Part 1

It’s been a devastating week with the reversal of Roe v Wade and the shooting in Oslo. Homo Sapiens’s thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tragic events in Oslo, and to our friends in America - we are behind you and we will help you fight this miscarriage of justice. We have some incredible guests on the show this week, which was recorded before this past week’s events. They are none other than podcasting sensations Rose Frimpong and Nana Duncan. Their podcast, ‘Two Two’s’, has taken the podcasting world by storm because of their funny, honest and open conversations around queerness, friendship, race, pronoun fatigue and a whole load of other tangents that will always make you chuckle. We discuss the temptation to snoop through your partners phone, who out of the two knows how to throw a BIG surprise… and what the hell all of this has to do with IDRIS ELBA no less. Chris xRoe v Wade ResourcesNational Network of Abortion FundsThe BPAS (British Pregancy Advice Service)Oslo ResourcesOslo Pride📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍Listen to Homo Sapiens ad-free by subscribing to Homo Sapiens+ on Apple📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/2229m 35s

183: Jodie Harsh | Part 2

What more is there to say about this week’s guest Jodie Harsh that she hasn’t already said for herself? She is a true icon of queer culture, she was DJing in extra drag before Ru Paul’s drag race and she isn’t shy of expressing herself in oh so many joyous ways. Jodie also holds a special place in my heart because I met my husband at her night, Room Service! She tells me why her main motivation is making great music and shows, why she doesn’t like selfies and ‘riding Jodie Harsh until the fucking wheels fall off’. If a night out was an interview, it’d be this so put your headphones on, turn it up and enjoy - Chris x 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/2226m 18s

183: Jodie Harsh | Part 1

What more is there to say about this week’s guest Jodie Harsh that she hasn’t already said for herself? She is a true icon of queer culture, she was DJing in extra drag before Ru Paul’s drag race and she isn’t shy of expressing herself in oh so many joyous ways. Jodie also holds a special place in my heart because I met my husband at her night, Room Service! She tells me why her main motivation is making great music and shows, why she doesn’t like selfies and ‘riding Jodie Harsh until the fucking wheels fall off’. If a night out was an interview, it’d be this so put your headphones on, turn it up and enjoy - Chris x 📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/2230m 50s

182: Munroe Bergdorf | Part 2

Superstar Model and Activist Munroe Bergdorf is today’s guest, bringing a healthy dose of activism and iconic glamour to our Pride Month line up. We talk about the exclusion of Trans people from the Ban on Conversion Therapy, what simple fact she wishes knew poeple knew about trans rights, and we find out which rising star has taken to calling her mummy…❤️❤️❤️? Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2227m 39s

182: Munroe Bergdorf | Part 1

Superstar Model and Activist Munroe Bergdorf is today’s guest, bringing a healthy dose of activism and iconic glamour to our Pride Month line up. We talk about the exclusion of Trans people from the Ban on Conversion Therapy, what simple fact she wishes knew poeple knew about trans rights, and we find out which rising star has taken to calling her mummy…❤️❤️❤️?  Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2235m 4s

181: Reverend Richard Coles | Part 2

I’m honoured to have the witty and wise Reverend Richard Coles as our guest this week on Homo Sapiens. He’s as honest and funny as you’d expect, he will have you all howling with laughter with his stories that span from why he thinks he and my husband would get on like a house on fire, some of the most common questions people ask him in their hour of need, to a beautiful and open depiction of queer grief when he lost his wonderful husband David just before we all went in to Lockdown. Press play and enjoy! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2227m 20s

181: Reverend Richard Coles | Part 1

I’m honoured to have the witty and wise Reverend Richard Coles as our guest this week on Homo Sapiens. He’s as honest and funny as you’d expect, he will have you all howling with laughter with his stories that span from why he thinks he and my husband would get on like a house on fire, some of the most common questions people ask him in their hour of need, to a beautiful and open depiction of queer grief when he lost his wonderful husband David just before we all went in to Lockdown. Press play and enjoy! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2238m 55s

180: How Should We Celebrate Pride in Schools? | Part 2

This week’s episode is a very special one that we’ve been wanting to do for ages, so I’m so excited it’s finally here as we discuss Pride in schools. Part one is my chat with Geography teacher and founder of his schools LGBTQ+ space, Mr Mattley, and we are also joined by ex-pupil Leah Atkinson who wrote to us about how incredible and life changing the group had been. They told me all about understanding each other and how they’ve helped and educated one another through their journeys which is genuinely beautiful and moving. In part two we hand over the Homo Sapiens baton to Hill Crest Primary School who have created their own podcast about Pride and what it means to the pupils and teachers at their school.  Press play, share with friends and prepare to be blown away - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2245m 4s

180: How Should We Celebrate Pride in Schools? | Part 1

This week’s episode is a very special one that we’ve been wanting to do for ages, so I’m so excited it’s finally here as we discuss Pride in schools. Part one is my chat with Geography teacher and founder of his schools LGBTQ+ space, Mr Mattley, and we are also joined by ex-pupil Leah Atkinson who wrote to us about how incredible and life changing the group had been. They told me all about understanding each other and how they’ve helped and educated one another through their journeys which is genuinely beautiful and moving. In part two we hand over the Homo Sapiens baton to Hill Crest Primary School who have created their own podcast about Pride and what it means to the pupils and teachers at their school.  Press play, share with friends and prepare to be blown away - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2238m 23s

179: Springtime Special: Arthur Parkinson | Part 2

As it’s the #ChelseaFlowerShow this week, we have a very special guest who’s more qualified than anyone to talk about gardening, it’s the wonderful Arthur Parkinson. He’s the author of The Flower Yard, he’s brilliant on Instagram (even though he wishes we weren’t so dependent on it) AND he’s even doing some modelling, which to us, is no surprise. Arthur gave me some great flower recommendations for Valentine’s day, how chickens help combat his depression and why he identifies with Anne Robinson and Joanne Lumley. It’s a good one, plant a seed by pressing play and letting it grow in your ears - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2226m 25s

179: Springtime Special: Arthur Parkinson | Part 1

As it’s the #ChelseaFlowerShow this week, we have a very special guest who’s more qualified than anyone to talk about gardening, it’s the wonderful Arthur Parkinson. He’s the author of The Flower Yard, he’s brilliant on Instagram (even though he wishes we weren’t so dependent on it) AND he’s even doing some modelling, which to us, is no surprise. Arthur gave me some great flower recommendations for Valentine’s day, told me how chickens help combat his depression and why he identifies with Anne Robinson and Joanne Lumley. It’s a good one, plant a seed by pressing play and letting it grow in your ears - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2235m 3s

178: Fat Tony | Part 2

Let’s knotch the volume up on this episode, but please, no requests because this legendary DJ and pop culture marvel, Fat Tony aka Tony Marnoch, isn’t afraid to tell you where to go… just ask Madonna. He’s hilarious and larger than life, but talked to me candidly about his upcoming book ‘I Don't Take Requests: The wild, heart-breaking and life-affirming memoir of a cultural phenomenon’. Tony spoke about facing and overcoming addiction, being the bitch between George Michael and Boy George and meeting Freddie Mercury outside Heaven at the age of 15… really, this episode is *that* juicy. As I said, turn the volume up and enjoy! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2229m 55s

178: Fat Tony | Part 1

Let’s knotch the volume up on this episode, but please, no requests because this legendary DJ and pop culture marvel, Fat Tony aka Tony Marnoch, isn’t afraid to tell you where to go… just ask Madonna. He’s hilarious and larger than life, but talked to me candidly about his upcoming book ‘I Don't Take Requests: The wild, heart-breaking and life-affirming memoir of a cultural phenomenon’. Tony spoke about facing and overcoming addiction, being the bitch between George Michael and Boy George and meeting Freddie Mercury outside Heaven at the age of 15… really, this episode is *that* juicy. As I said, turn the volume up and enjoy! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2239m 39s

177: Raven Smith | Part 2

Raven Smith is the Vogue columnist, author and internet funny man who keeps us all chuckling away on Instagram. He’s here to tell us about his new book ‘Raven Smith’s Men’. It is hysterically funny, honest and at times bittersweet in its portrayal of the queer experience. We talk about how Black Lives Matter changed his whole perspective on work and life, what he said that got armies of Harry Styles fans coming for him in his DM’s, and how he finally got free of internalised homophobia. Hit play for a great chat - Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2222m 40s

177: Raven Smith | Part 1

Raven Smith is the Vogue columnist, author and internet funny man who keeps us all chuckling away on Instagram. He’s here to tell us about his new book ‘Raven Smith’s Men’. It is hysterically funny, honest and at times bittersweet in its portrayal of the queer experience. We talk about how Black Lives Matter changed his whole perspective on work and life, what he said that got armies of Harry Styles fans coming for him in his DM’s, and how he finally got free of internalised homophobia. Hit play for a great chat - Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2235m 32s

Heartstopper Special with Alice Oseman

‘Heartstopper’ is the new Netflix show that’s got you ALL talking, so we just had to chat to the creator Alice Oseman about how she brought her graphic novel to the screen with a brilliant cast of actors and fellow creators. We talk about how identifying as Aromantic & Asexual gives Alice a unique perspective on young love, whether she likes the label that the show has acquired of “the anti-Euphoria”, and why representation on screen matters more now than ever - Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/2225m 36s

176: Douglas Stuart | Part 2

This week we’re honoured to welcome Booker Prize winning author Douglas Stuart. We chat about ‘Young Mungo’ his hotly anticipated sequel to one of my favourite books, ‘Shuggie Bain’. We talk about what it was like to be young, working class, Glaswegian and queer in Thatcher’s Britain, his first kiss (a dramatic love triangle no less) and why Glasgow is a feminine city. Click play for a warm and insightful chat - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2226m 1s

176: Douglas Stuart | Part 1

This week we’re honoured to welcome Booker Prize winning author Douglas Stuart. We chat about ‘Young Mungo’ his hotly anticipated sequel to one of my favourite books, ‘Shuggie Bain’. We talk about what it was like to be young, working class, Glaswegian and queer in Thatcher’s Britain, his first kiss (a dramatic love triangle no less) and why Glasgow is a feminine city. Click play for a warm and insightful chat - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2228m 29s

175: Nicola Adams and Ella Baig | Part 2

We’re polishing the silverware at HS Towers this Lesbian Visibility Week cos we’ve got a National Treasure in the house. Boxing’s Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Adams and her partner Ella Baig swing by for a lovely chat to tell us all about their big news - they’re having a baby! Plus we talk about what body positivity means for queer women, what happens when you mix onlyfans and pregnancy, and we found out - what did Nicola make her family do before they all went on Family Fortunes? Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2229m 19s

175: Nicola Adams and Ella Baig | Part 1

We’re polishing the silverware at HS Towers this Lesbian Visibility Week cos we’ve got a National Treasure in the house. Boxing’s Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Adams and her partner Ella Baig swing by for a lovely chat to tell us all about their big news - they’re having a baby! Plus we talk about what body positivity means for queer women, what happens when you mix onlyfans and pregnancy, and we found out - what did Nicola make her family do before they all went on Family Fortunes? Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2228m 40s

Ban Conversion Therapy Special

Ban Conversion Therapy has been all over the news recently and this week we chat to the wonderful founders of the campaign - Harry Hitchens and Matt Hyndman. We hear the incredible story of how it all began - going from a quick Facebook messenger chat between two friends to becoming a campaign that has had The Queen, Elton John & Timothée Chalamet getting behind it. Plus Harry & Matt’s own personal experiences of being offered conversion therapy, and Matt tells us the beautiful reason why he is so personally committed to the cause. As more develops with the wrongful exclusion of trans people from the ban, we’ll be returning to this story. Please give @banconversiontherapy a follow on Instagram and support them in any way you can - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/2230m 13s

174: Pattie Gonia | Part 2

Who better to chat to this Earth Day than Pattie Gonia - the international Drag sensation who makes it her business to get us all living a more sustainable life with a big dollop of fun along the way. Pattie, AKA Wyn Wiley, dropped by HS towers for an uplifting chat about how we can address the climate crisis together, tells us the inspiring and heartfelt story that created Pattie in the first place and we find out what the hell having sex al fresco and parmesan rind has got to do with all of this? Sit back, click play and enjoy Pattie’s earthly wisdom - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2230m 53s

174: Pattie Gonia | Part 1

Who better to chat to this Earth Day than Pattie Gonia - the international Drag sensation who makes it her business to get us all living a more sustainable life with a big dollop of fun along the way. Pattie, AKA Wyn Wiley, dropped by HS towers for an uplifting chat about how we can address the climate crisis together, tells us the inspiring and heartfelt story that created Pattie in the first place and we find out what the hell having sex al fresco and parmesan rind has got to do with all of this? Sit back, click play and enjoy Pattie’s earthly wisdom - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2231m 5s

173: Does God Love LGBTQ+ People? Easter Special | Part 2

As we approach Easter weekend, we’re asking Does God Love LGBTQ+ people? And who better to provide some insight than the self-proclaimed Happy, Holy Homosexual - Reverend Jide Macualay. Jide has a totally fresh perspective on religion and queerness and this chat was fascinating. I might even find God myself. We sat down to listen to all your messages about your own experiences of when religion meets queerness, Jide shares what he feels the Church is getting totally wrong about queer people, plus his own fascinating story of squaring his queerness with his religion, and whether the dog collar helps with his dating life… press play for a holy experience - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2221m 5s

173: Does God Love LGBTQ+ People? Easter Special | Part 1

As we approach Easter weekend, we’re asking Does God Love LGBTQ+ people?  And who better to provide some insight than the self-proclaimed Happy, Holy Homosexual - Reverend Jide Macualay. Jide has a totally fresh perspective on religion and queerness and this chat was fascinating. I might even find God myself. We sat down to listen to all your messages about your own experiences of when religion meets queerness, Jide shares what he feels the Church is getting totally wrong about queer people, plus his own fascinating story of squaring his queerness with his religion, and  whether the dog collar helps with his dating life… press play for a holy experience - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2224m 58s

172: Josef Salvat: Part 2

Josef Salvat is one of my favourite pop stars so I am thrilled that this week he’s come by HS Towers for a chat about his amazing new album ‘Islands’, but of course very quickly we’re off on a whole deep yarn about how to break free from the shame LGBTQ+ people experience around sex, which pop princess inspired him to move to the UK, and finding out what the heck Queer Temporality is and how it can liberate us all. Plus, we hear from you lovely lot about your favourite records ahead of #WorldRecordStoreDay and find out how many of you lie when you asked what you’re listening to on your headphones (guilty, your honour). Press play and enjoy - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2222m 49s

172: Josef Salvat: Part 1

Josef Salvat is one of my favourite pop stars so I am thrilled that this week he’s come by HS Towers for a chat about his amazing new album ‘Islands’, but of course very quickly we’re off on a whole deep yarn about how to break free from the shame LGBTQ+ people experience around sex, which pop princess inspired him to move to the UK, and finding out what the heck Queer Temporality is and how it can liberate us all. Plus, we hear from you lovely lot about your favourite records ahead of #WorldRecordStoreDay and find out how many of you lie when you asked what you’re listening to on your headphones (guilty, your honour). Press play and enjoy - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2233m 16s

171: Self Esteem | Part 2

Self Esteem is the queer pop star we’ve all been waiting for and luckily enough she popped by for what turned out to be a really deep chat this week before she jets off on tour. She tells us why the music industry may never have its #MeToo moment, why not being Chris Martin is a problem, and what item she’s campaigning to get in every dressing room. As she put it herself “This is the most psychedelic podcast I’ve ever done” Press play and see if you agree! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2229m 44s

171: Self Esteem | Part 1

Self Esteem is the queer pop star we’ve all been waiting for and luckily enough she popped by for what turned out to be a really deep chat this week before she jets off on tour. She tells us why the music industry may never have its #MeToo moment, why not being Chris Martin is a problem, and what item she’s campaigning to get in every dressing room. As she put it herself “This is the most psychedelic podcast I’ve ever done” Press play and see if you agree! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2238m 13s

170: Queer Poetry Special | Part 2

Queer Poetry Special! What with it being #WorldPoetryDay this week, we are going hard on our haikus and talking all things Poetry with two very special guests: Superstar poet Shanay Neusum James, and the delightful founder of Queer Poetry Anthology @14Poems (and my good mate), Ben Towley-Canning. We’ll be finding out what has Sylvia Plath got to do with Butt Magazine? Why is Queer Poetry in a golden age? And what on earth has Rihanna got to do with all of this…? Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2227m 4s

170: Queer Poetry Special | Part 1

Queer Poetry Special! What with it being #WorldPoetryDay this week, we are going hard on our haikus and talking all things Poetry with two very special guests: Superstar poet Shanay Neusum James, and the delightful founder of Queer Poetry Anthology @14Poems (and my good mate), Ben Towley-Canning. We’ll be finding out what has Sylvia Plath got to do with Butt Magazine? Why is Queer Poetry in a golden age? And what on earth has Rihanna got to do with all of this…? Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2232m 1s

169: Are LGBTQ+ people in an attention crisis? with Johann Hari | Part 2

Ever watched TV while also scrolling through your phone? Well author & hit TED talker Johann Hari has written a book with mind-blowing discoveries about why big tech companies make it their business to keep us scrolling 😵‍💫 and it’s a fascinating read. Johan’s clever perspective on life has a knack of making you feel like you’ve been sleep walking through it until he wakes you up with another powerful take on it all - first it was addiction, then it was depression, and now he’s turned his incredible mind to Attention. He came by for a good old yarn about his new book ‘Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention’, what that means for LGBTQ+ people, and we find out what crazy thing happened to a Picasso painting in Vegas 😵📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2225m 3s

169: Are LGBTQ+ people in an attention crisis? with Johann Hari | Part 1

Ever watched TV while also scrolling through your phone? Well author & hit TED talker Johann Hari has written a book with mind-blowing discoveries about why big tech companies make it their business to keep us scrolling 😵‍💫 and it’s a fascinating read. Johan’s clever perspective on life has a knack of making you feel like you’ve been sleep walking through it until he wakes you up with another powerful take on it all - first it was addiction, then it was depression, and now he’s turned his incredible mind to Attention. He came by for a good old yarn about his new book ‘Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention’, what that means for LGBTQ+ people, and we find out what crazy thing happened to a Picasso painting in Vegas 😵📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2230m 40s

The Guilty Feminist X Homo Sapiens Podcast Mashup

Crossover episode alert! This week the Homo Sapiens Podcast and The Guilty Feminist have teamed up for a collaborative extravaganza to raise money for Comic Relief. I joined Deborah Frances-White on stage to admit to the popular pillars of queer culture that myself and you listeners just can't get on board with! Thank you ALL for your brilliant contributions to this episode. We loved doing this with a live audience so we hope you enjoy listening back to the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it - Chris xYou have the power to do something incredible this Red Nose Day. Whether it’s a little or a lot, the money you donate will help tackle poverty, take action against violence and bring an end to discrimination. Give now at comicrelief.com/podcastmashup, alternatively Text PODCAST to 70210 to give £10 today.To donate £10 text the word PODCAST to 70210. Texts cost your donation amount plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief, a registered charity. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill-payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions visit comicrelief.com/podcastmashup"📍Check out The Guilty Feminist website for all the amazing stuff that they have coming up. Deborah's taking the show on the road again in the Spring with our former guest Tom Allen AND she'll be taking the tour down under!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/221h 8m

168: Have you considered LGBTQ+ Adoption? with Unlikely Dad | Part 2

It’s LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week so we’re talking to the wonderful Tom Cox aka @unlikelydad who has shared the wonderful story of him and his husband adopting their son Kai on instagram. I adore Tom because he has a huge generous heart, making it his business to help other LGBTQ+ people become parents. He shares with us the most surprising thing about becoming a dad, how to be an honest instagrammer, and we find out - why has he got the hump with Lady Gaga? Press play and enjoy! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/2224m 37s

168: Have you considered LGBTQ+ Adoption? with Unlikely Dad | Part 1

It’s LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week so we’re talking to the wonderful Tom Cox aka @unlikelydad who has shared the wonderful story of him and his husband adopting their son Kai on instagram. I adore Tom because he has a huge generous heart, making it his business to help other LGBTQ+ people become parents.  He shares with us the most surprising thing about becoming a dad, how to be an honest instagrammer, and we find out - why has he got the hump with Lady Gaga? Press play and enjoy! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/2229m 56s

167: Is Discrimination in LGBTQ+ Housing on the rise? | Part 2

In a week that has seen terrible events unfold in Ukraine we would love to point you to Outright International who are doing brilliant work to to help support the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine. https://outrightinternational.org/ukraineIf you can, please donate.This week on the show we’re talking to a very special LGBTQ+ couple, Luke Whitehouse and Lachlan Mantell who were refused a viewing and a chance to buy a house in London because of their sexuality. The pair have been together for eight years but received a message from the sellers saying “we just want to make it clear that we would be unwilling for two men in a partnership to view or buy our house”. They’ve come on to tell me their side of the story and not wanting to give their money to someone who doesn’t want to give them a home, how this sort of thing probably happens every day but isn’t reported on and feeling “ashamed” of being gay for the first time in years. It’s a shocking story but they’ve been so brave to come out and tell it. 📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2224m 40s

167: Is Discrimination in LGBTQ+ Housing on the rise? | Part 1

In a week that has seen terrible events unfold in Ukraine we would love to point you to Outright International who are doing brilliant work to to help support the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine. https://outrightinternational.org/ukraineIf you can, please donate.This week on the show we’re talking to a very special LGBTQ+ couple, Luke Whitehouse and Lachlan Mantell who were refused a viewing and a chance to buy a house in London because of their sexuality. The pair have been together for eight years but received a message from the sellers saying “we just want to make it clear that we would be unwilling for two men in a partnership to view or buy our house”. They’ve come on to tell me their side of the story and not wanting to give their money to someone who doesn’t want to give them a home, how this sort of thing probably happens every day but isn’t reported on and feeling “ashamed” of being gay for the first time in years. It’s a shocking story but they’ve been so brave to come out and tell it.📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2226m 46s

Bonus Episode: My Mess Is A Bit Of A Life with Georgia Pritchett

Writer of HBO’s mega hit ‘Succession’ Georgia Pritchett joins us for a Culture Club bonus episode to talk about her brilliant memoir ‘My Mess Is A Bit Of A Life’, with wonderful stories of being a queer woman in TV, hanging out with Michelle Obama plus we find out : is Roman heading for a gay future in Succession Season 4??📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/2243m 44s

166: Ben Hunte | Part 2

Homo Sapiens would like to offer our very own candidate for the new James Bond : Vice Senior Reporter, Ben Hunte. From stories of being kidnapped in Malaysia, to undercover LGBTQ+ investigations, this former BBC LGBT Correspondent has led the life of an international man of mystery from a young age. And I’m pleased to say that he’s picked up an encyclopaedic knowledge of musicals and a brilliant sense of humour along the way. We sit down this week to find out more about all of the above… and more. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2234m 53s

166: Ben Hunte | Part 1

Homo Sapiens would like to offer our very own candidate for the new James Bond : Vice Senior Reporter, Ben Hunte. From stories of being kidnapped in Malaysia, to undercover LGBTQ+ investigations, this former BBC LGBT Correspondent has led the life of an international man of mystery from a young age. And I’m pleased to say that he’s picked up an encyclopaedic knowledge of musicals and a brilliant sense of humour along the way. We sit down this week to find out more about all of the above… and more. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2230m 57s

165: Suzi Ruffell | Part 2

This week the delightful comedian Suzi Ruffell and I roll up our sleeves for a v funny deep dive in to dating do’s and dont's, we dissect the free speech issue in modern comedy, and find out why she doesn’t always choose to use the word lesbian to describe her queerness. Plus you have all been sending in your dating disaster stories. All I’m gonna say is… it’s a lot. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/2236m 18s

165: Suzi Ruffell | Part 1

This week the delightful comedian Suzi Ruffell and I roll up our sleeves for a v funny deep dive in to dating do’s and dont's, we dissect the free speech issue in modern comedy, and find out why she doesn’t always choose to use the word lesbian to describe her queerness. Plus you have all been sending in your dating disaster stories. All I’m gonna say is… it’s a lot. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/2236m 35s

164: The Pink Pound | Part 2

Scandal! Disguise! Scented Candles! It’s LGBT History month, listeners so we are talking about the fascinating history of The Pink Pound with Director of Goldsmiths’ Centre for Queer History, Dr Justin Bengry. What are Fire Island Slippers? What was the salacious meaning of wearing a red tie back in the day? And what’s this all got to do with Tree Surgeons? Click play now to find out. Chris xIn other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien, a Homo Sapiens and Guily Feminist podcast crossover event! It’s on Valentine’s Day and The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris x https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/2231m 37s

164: The Pink Pound | Part 1

Scandal! Disguise! Scented Candles! It’s LGBT History month, listeners so we are talking about the fascinating history of The Pink Pound with Director of Goldsmiths’ Centre for Queer History, Dr Justin Bengry. What are Fire Island Slippers? What was the salacious meaning of wearing a red tie back in the day? And what’s this all got to do with Tree Surgeons? Click play now to find out. Chris xIn other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien, a Homo Sapiens and Guily Feminist podcast crossover event! It’s on Valentine’s Day and The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris x https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/2229m 13s

163: Jordan Stephens | Part 2

We are talking about Mental Health this week, listeners. It’s Time To Talk day, the nation's biggest mental health conversation, and you have all been writing in with your life changing tips on how you manage your own mental health. Plus the founder of Mental health campaign ‘I Am Whole’ Jordan Stephens is here to share his story of radical honesty about his own mental health. I love Jordan, you will recognise him either as one half of Rizzle Kicks, being the partner of our fave LGBTQ+ ally Jade Thirwall of Little Mix or his instagram where he just does amazing work about mental health. He’s just one of those people who isn’t afraid to be completely open and a right good laugh, so click play now, you won’t regret it - Chris xIn other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien, a Homo Sapiens and Guily Feminist podcast crossover event! It’s on Valentine’s Day and The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris x https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/2226m 25s

163: Jordan Stephens | Part 1

We are talking about Mental Health this week, listeners. It’s Time To Talk day, the nation's biggest mental health conversation, and you have all been writing in with your life changing tips on how you manage your own mental health. Plus the founder of Mental health campaign ‘I Am Whole’ Jordan Stephens is here to share his story of radical honesty about his own mental health. I love Jordan, you will recognise him either as one half of Rizzle Kicks, being the partner of our fave LGBTQ+ ally Jade Thirwall of Little Mix or his instagram where he just does amazing work about mental health. He’s just one of those people who isn’t afraid to be completely open and a right good laugh, so click play now, you won’t regret it - Chris xIn other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien, a Homo Sapiens and Guily Feminist podcast crossover event! It’s on Valentine’s Day and The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris x https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/2236m 35s

Bonus Episode: We Can Do Better Than This with Amelia Abraham

We do like to treat you here at Homo Sapiens, so why not get your Monday off to a flyer with a Culture Club special, it's writer extraordinaire, Amelia Abraham. She has to keep her voice down occasionally though, because she’s recording live from her girlfriend’s parents and it’s the first time she’s met them! We had a right laugh, chatting about her wonderful book ‘We Can Do Better Than This’, the brilliant but exhausting ‘Euphoria’ and how she’s learnt to love her mother’s ways.In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien, a Homo Sapiens and Guily Feminist podcast crossover event! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris x https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2245m 9s

162: Dr Ranj Singh | Part 2

This week’s guest is a man of many talents. Star of Strictly, best selling author, and resident doc on ITV’s This Morning, Dr Ranj is a properly lovely man who came by for a chat about balancing being a working doctor with superstardom, why his new book about neurodiversity is so important to him and he tells us about some of the crazy things parents get up to when they find him on the ward. Chris xResources for trans people:https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2230m 54s

162: Dr Ranj Singh | Part 1

This week’s guest is a man of many talents. Star of Strictly, best selling author, and resident doc on ITV’s This Morning, Dr Ranj is a properly lovely man who came by for a chat about balancing being a working doctor with superstardom, why his new book about neurodiversity is so important to him and he tells us about some of the crazy things parents get up to when they find him on the ward. Chris xResources for trans people:https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2229m 54s

161: Hayley Kiyoko | Part 2

Let’s beat those January blues, people! This week we’re hearing about all your suggestions for feel good films, music, recipes and uplifting stories of when a mate cheered you up. Plus we’ve got US pop icon Hayley Kiyoko here for a chat about why being open about your mental health is the path to happiness, the challenges of podcasting with your dad, and we’re asking what the hell is an HSP? This is a feel good listen, sit back, press play and enjoy.In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/2232m 36s

161: Hayley Kiyoko | Part 1

Let’s beat those January blues, people! This week we’re hearing about all your suggestions for feel good films, music, recipes and uplifting stories of when a mate cheered you up. Plus we’ve got US pop icon Hayley Kiyoko here for a chat about why being open about your mental health is the path to happiness, the challenges of podcasting with your dad, and we’re asking what the hell is an HSP? This is a feel good listen, sit back, press play and enjoy.In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/2235m 51s

⚡ Homo Sapiens Live Event ⚡

⚡Homo Sapiens Live Event ⚡We’ve got news, listeners! It’s the first ever Homo Sapiens live event on Monday 14th of February at King’s Place in London’s Kings Cross. We’re teaming up with the wonderful Guilty Feminist podcast for a crossover episode called The Guilty Homo Sapien.  Myself and Deborah Frances-White will be on stage together for a wonderful chat and getting you lovely listeners involved too. It’s gonna be a right laugh. Also, it’s on Valentine’s Day so why not bring a date or your partner(s) along for a bundle of live joy. The Guilty Homo Sapien Live Event, Monday 14th of February at King’s Place in London’s Kings Cross. Get your tickets here, I can’t wait to meet you all! - Chris x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/222m 44s

160: Dry January with Toni Hogg | Part 2

This week we're talking all about Dry January: Who's doing it, who's lasting the distance, who's ditched it, what are the benefits and what does it mean for LGBTQ+ people? Your messages on every angle have been been flooding in and we've even got the incredible alcohol and addiction expert Toni Hogg dishing out their expertise. Click play now!In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/2218m 44s

160: Dry January with Toni Hogg | Part 1

This week we're talking all about Dry January: Who's doing it, who's lasting the distance, who's ditched it, what are the benefits and what does it mean for LGBTQ+ people? Your messages on every angle have been been flooding in and we've even got the incredible alcohol and addiction expert Toni Hogg dishing out their expertise. Click play now!In other exciting news, we have an actual LIVE event. We will be on stage with the incredible Deborah Frances-White for a live recording of The Guilty Homo Sapien! The ticket link is below, snap them up now so you don't miss out! Chris xhttps://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/27478/27479📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/2224m 59s

159: Torrey Peters | Part 2

Happy New Years you lovely people <3 Torrey Peters's book Detransition, Baby topped every Book of The Year chart, was longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction, and caused a ton of controversy along the way. Just how we like it. She came by HS Towers for a chat about why asking about pronouns is a very cisgender thing to do, why she calls the Kardashians female to female trans women, and why holding fish on Tinder is gender performance. Click play now and enjoy x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/2227m 27s

159: Torrey Peters | Part 1

Happy New Years you lovely people <3 Torrey Peters's book Detransition, Baby topped every Book of The Year chart, was longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction, and caused a ton of controversy along the way. Just how we like it. She came by HS Towers for a chat about why asking about pronouns is a very cisgender thing to do, why she calls the Kardashians female to female trans women, and why holding fish on Tinder is gender performance. Click play now and enjoy x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/2227m 51s

158: Mohsin Zaidi | Part 2

Hello everyone. For those of you celebrating Christmas, how's it going? Need a break from the family? Well have a listen to my chat with Mohsin Zaidi the author of A Dutiful Boy, a memoir about being a young queer muslim man who takes his whole family on a journey of acceptance, love and so much more. It will warm your heart while you wait for the next family argument to break out. Plus your lovely emails and messages of course. Click now to listen, Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/2126m 3s

158: Mohsin Zaidi | Part 1

Hello everyone. For those of you celebrating Christmas, how's it going? Need a break from the family? Well have a listen to my chat with Mohsin Zaidi the author of A Dutiful Boy, a memoir about being a young queer muslim man who takes his whole family on a journey of acceptance, love and so much more. It will warm your heart while you wait for the next family argument to break out. Plus your lovely emails and messages of course. Click now to listen, Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/2135m 12s

157: Andrew Garfield | Part 2

Musicals! Slapping your Dad at Christmas! Shoplifting! It can only be the Homo Sapiens Christmas Special. First up, Hollywood superstar Andrew Garflield joins me to talk about playing the creator of the iconic LGBTQ+ musical 'Rent' in his new film Tick, Tick, Boom! Followed by your Christmas stories - and all I can say is - drama. Plus a lovely chat about why Christmas is different for LGBTQ+ people, and it's not just cos we give the best presents. Click play now for more Christmas cheer than you can shake a mince pie at. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/2122m 55s

157: Andrew Garfield | Part 1

Musicals! Slapping your Dad at Christmas! Shoplifting! It can only be the Homo Sapiens Christmas Special. First up, Hollywood superstar Andrew Garflield joins me to talk about playing the creator of the iconic LGBTQ+ musical 'Rent' in his new film Tick, Tick, Boom! Followed by your Christmas stories - and all I can say is - drama. Plus a lovely chat about why Christmas is different for LGBTQ+ people, and it's not just cos we give the best presents. Click play now for more Christmas cheer than you can shake a mince pie at. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/2134m 44s

Bonus Episode: Queer Bible with Jack Guinness

A big old Culture Club treat for you all, Jack Guinness, is the man behind the book everyone should be giving this Christmas - The Queer Bible. Featuring Elton John, Munroe Bergdorf, Tan France and many more talking about their own Queer Heroes, Jack swings by to tell us all about it.📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2137m 4s

156: Shon Faye | Part 2

The delightful Shon Faye is currently toast of the British Literary scene with her Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ‘The Transgender Issue - An Argument for Justice’. It’s been making waves all over the world and it’s an incredible read. So she was kind enough to join me to discuss a whole host of this including her life changing book, Mercury in retrograde, all via a whole chat about Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her. Pls follow her in instagram she is hysterical. Click play now! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/210s

156: Shon Faye | Part 1

The delightful Shon Faye is currently toast of the British Literary scene with her Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ‘The Transgender Issue - An Argument for Justice’. It’s been making waves all over the world and it’s an incredible read. So she was kind enough to join me to discuss a whole host of this including her life changing book, Mercury in retrograde, all via a whole chat about Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her. Pls follow her in instagram she is hysterical. Click play now! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/2137m 0s

155: Nik Dodani | Part 2

Have you lot got all of your Christmas presents yet? Don’t worry, neither have I, but I do have a little present for you - a magical chat with trailblazing comedian, actor & writer Nik Dodani. Nik went viral with his standup about being gay and Indian and now is the toast of Hollywood starring in Netflix’s Atypical and the recent Dear Evan Hansen movie. Plus we’re talking small LGBTQ+ businesses with your recommendations and a lovely gas (get it) with Spanners With Manners, the all female mechanics challenging stereotypes while also fixing your car. Toot toot! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/2132m 12s

155: Nik Dodani | Part 1

Have you lot got all of your Christmas presents yet? Don’t worry, neither have I, but I do have a little present for you - a magical chat with trailblazing comedian, actor & writer Nik Dodani. Nik went viral with his standup about being gay and Indian and now is the toast of Hollywood starring in Netflix’s Atypical and the recent Dear Evan Hansen movie. Plus we’re talking small LGBTQ+ businesses with your recommendations and a lovely gas (get it) with Spanners With Manners the all female mechanics challenging stereotypes while also fixing your car. Toot toot! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/2127m 13s

154: Ruth Coker Burks | Part 2

Merry Christmas! Yesterday, December 1st, marks the start of Christmas but also World Aids Day, so how do we merge such an important day with all the joy of Christmas? With a chat with Ruth Coker Burks, that’s how. Ruth nursed men dying of AIDS in 1980’s Arkansaw USA when even doctors wouldn’t go near them and their families had disowned them. She buried them on her family plot undercover of night because she knew these people needed dignity. Her patients survived 2 years longer than average because she gave them love. Today, we hear her incredible story, plus your emails about growing up gay in Wales, feeling the LGBTQ+ love if you’re bisexual, and we’re talking all about the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Chris xRuth's book 'All the Young Men' is published by Trapeze and you can buy it here!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/2132m 23s

154: Ruth Coker Burks | Part 1

Merry Christmas! Yesterday, December 1st,  marks the start of Christmas but also World Aids Day, so how do we merge such an important day with all the joy of Christmas? With a chat with Ruth Coker Burks, that’s how. Ruth nursed men dying of AIDS in 1980’s Arkansaw USA when even doctors wouldn’t go near them and their families had disowned them. She buried them on her family plot undercover of night because she knew these people needed dignity. Her patients survived 2 years longer than average because she gave them love. Today, we hear her incredible story, plus your emails about growing up gay in Wales, feeling the LGBTQ+ love if you’re bisexual, and we’re talking all about the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Chris xRuth's book 'All the Young Men' is published by Trapeze and you can buy it here!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/2143m 32s

153: Róisín Murphy | Part 2

The Wonderful Róisín Murphy is our guest this week. Anyone else had her recent EP on repeat? It's so good. This is a great chat where Róisín tells me all about being schooled on the queer history of dance music by hanging out on the Manchester gay scene, putting Anna Wintour’s nose out of joint (figuratively), and the funniest story about how partying with P Diddy ended with a bump back down to earth. Plus I’m doing some agony uncle-ing and diving in to your thoughts on Harry Styles’ gender non-conforming clothes. Press play and enjoy. - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/2134m 59s

153: Róisín Murphy | Part 1

The Wonderful Róisín Murphy is our guest this week. Anyone else had her recent EP on repeat? It's so good. This is a great chat where Róisín tells me all about being schooled on the queer history of dance music by hanging out on the Manchester gay scene, putting Anna Wintour’s nose out of joint (figuratively), and the funniest story about how partying with P Diddy ended with a bump back down to earth. Plus I’m doing some agony uncle-ing and diving in to your thoughts on Harry Styles’ gender non-conforming clothes. Press play and enjoy. - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/2139m 30s

152: Michael Cashman | Part 2

The man who ‘Changed The World’ is what The Guardian called our guest this week - Lord Michael Cashman CBE. On the 18th anniversary of the repeal of section 28 in England & Wales, I chat to Michael about his central role in getting it scrapped. He’s starred in Eastenders, founded Stonewall, helped get most of the civil rights LGBTQ+ people have today so it’s quite the odyssey of a chat with a lovely, warm and funny man all ending with a some chat about spaghetti. Of course. Press play now to find out what the Queen had to say about civil partnership, how Tony & Cherie Blair approached civil partnership, and why this Trans Awareness Week trans rights are more in need of defence than ever before.📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/2133m 13s

152: Michael Cashman | Part 1

The man who ‘Changed The World’ is what The Guardian called our guest this week - Lord Michael Cashman CBE. On the 18th anniversary of the repeal of section 28 in England & Wales, I chat to Michael about his central role in getting it scrapped. He’s starred in Eastenders, founded Stonewall, helped get most of the civil rights LGBTQ+ people have today so it’s quite the odyssey of a chat with a lovely, warm and funny man all ending with a some chat about spaghetti. Of course. Press play now to find out what the Queen had to say about civil partnership, how Tony & Cherie Blair approached civil partnership, and why this Trans Awareness Week trans rights are more in need of defence than ever before. 📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/2137m 36s

151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 2

To mark Trans Parenting Day I’m chatting to the wonderfully funny Freddy McConnell. Freddy is the trans dad who made a brilliant film called seahorse about his first pregnancy in all its glory. He is now pregnant with his second and joins me to share many fascinating tips on queer parenting, hysterical stories of parenting little ones, talks me down from my fears of raising a toxic male (!) and we find out - what do fried egg crisps have to do with all of this? Click play to find out! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/2131m 50s

151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 1

To mark Trans Parenting Day I’m chatting to the wonderfully funny Freddy McConnell. Freddy is the trans dad who made a brilliant film called seahorse about his first pregnancy in all its glory. He is now pregnant with his second and joins me to share many fascinating tips on queer parenting, hysterical stories of parenting little ones, talks me down from my fears of raising a toxic male (!) and we find out - what do fried egg crisps have to do with all of this? Click play to find out! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/2139m 4s

150: Kevin McHale | Part 2

It’s Kevin McHale everyone! I loved this chat, Kevin is full of mischief and made me laugh for a full hour as he told me all about learning to stick up for himself during his time playing Artie on Glee, why UK X Factor wasn’t for him and finally explains what the hell he was doing on a billboard in my local train station… Press play and listen now! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/2120m 30s

150: Kevin McHale | Part 1

It’s Kevin McHale everyone! I loved this chat, Kevin is full of mischief and made me laugh for a full hour as he told me all about learning to stick up for himself during his time playing Artie on Glee, why UK X Factor wasn’t for him and finally explains what the hell he was doing on a billboard in my local train station… Press play and listen now! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/2138m 32s

149: Yasmin Benoit | Part 2

It’s Asexual Awareness Week aka #Aceweek and we’ve got the inspirational asexual activist and superstar, Yasmin Benoit on the show. Yasmin swings by to tell us what it’s really like being an activist for such an under-represented part of the LGBTQIA+ family, takes the time to dispel many myths about asexuality, and lord help her, answers YOUR wonderful questions! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/2116m 10s

149: Yasmin Benoit | Part 1

It’s Asexual Awareness Week aka #Aceweek and we’ve got the inspirational asexual activist and superstar, Yasmin Benoit on the show. Yasmin swings by to tell us what it’s really like being an activist for such an under-represented part of the LGBTQIA+ family, takes the time to dispel many myths about asexuality, and lord help her, answers YOUR wonderful questions! - Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/2130m 32s

Bonus Episode: The Normal Heart | Dino Fetscher

Extra extra! We’ve got a Culture Club bonus episode for you, listeners. The brilliant actor Dino Fetscher (who you may well recognise from pretty much anything that fellow Homo Sapiens alumni, Russell T Davies, has written) is in the house to tell us all about his role in the brilliant Larry Kramer play 'The Normal Heart’. It’s on at the National as we speak and you just gotta go see it - it’s about activism, compassion and love, all set against the backdrop of the AIDS pandemic. It’s a gut punch and completely uplifting too. This is a lovely chat that covers so much more than the play, cos well we just had a laugh. So click play now to find out who helped Dino to be true to himself, a v funny story of internet browsing history and why I seem to think Dino is recording a Christmas single… Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2132m 24s

148: The Old Gays | Part 2

This episode is pure joy. If you don’t know who ‘The Old Gays’ are, you’re in for a treat and if you do, well, you’ve come to the right place. I spoke to all four of the gang - Bob, Bill, Jessay and Mick about how they they shot to internet fame through Grindr, why friendship and community is SO important and why we all just gotta “Enjoy, live and stop fearing”. Wise words! Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/2119m 43s

148: The Old Gays | Part 1

This episode is pure joy. If you don’t know who ‘The Old Gays’ are, you’re in for a treat and if you do, well, you’ve come to the right place. I spoke to all four of the gang - Bob, Bill, Jessay and Mick about how they they shot to internet fame through Grindr, why friendship and community is SO important and why we all just gotta “Enjoy, live and stop fearing”. Wise words! Chris xHead to Tonic Housing for more information from our chat with its CEO, Anna Kear!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/2137m 53s

147: Yotam Ottolenghi | Part 2

Hello listeners. Welcome to a brand new series of Homo Sapiens! This season's theme is… YOU - our listeners! I’ll be having a gas with all the same LGBTQ+ icons that you have come to expect from Homo Sapiens, but we’ll also be chatting to you delightful lot, talking about the things that matter to you, asking you to choose the guests, and of course there will be a healthy splash of agony uncle-ing.And who better to kick things off with than the w-onderful Yotam Ottolenghi who so many of you have asked us to chat to over the years. Most of us know Yotam as a world famous chef, restaurateur & writer, but it’s perhaps lesser known that he’s also a leading light in LGBTQ+ parenting. In an article he wrote for The Guardian he called the day he told the world that he’d had a son via surrogacy his 'second coming out’. So this week he swings by Homo Sapiens for a chat about cooking, parenting, bucking the trend of hyper-masculinity in kitchens, and how everything he does centres around one big queer family. It’s a delightful chat with a delightful man. Chris. x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/2124m 35s

147: Yotam Ottolenghi | Part 1

Hello listeners. Welcome to a brand new series of Homo Sapiens! This season's theme is… YOU - our listeners! I’ll be having a gas with all the same LGBTQ+ icons that you have come to expect from Homo Sapiens, but we’ll also be chatting to you delightful lot, talking about the things that matter to you, asking you to choose the guests, and of course there will be a healthy splash of agony uncle-ing.And who better to kick things off with than the w-onderful Yotam Ottolenghi who so many of you have asked us to chat to over the years. Most of us know Yotam as a world famous chef, restaurateur & writer, but it’s perhaps lesser known that he’s also a leading light in LGBTQ+ parenting. In an article he wrote for The Guardian he called the day he told the world that he’d had a son via surrogacy his 'second coming out’. So this week he swings by Homo Sapiens for a chat about cooking, parenting, bucking the trend of hyper-masculinity in kitchens, and how everything he does centres around one big queer family. It’s a delightful chat with a delightful man. Chris. x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/2135m 32s

146: Best of | Part 2

How on earth do you create a Best Bits Episode when every episode with Alan has been such a laugh? Well listeners, we’ve had a good old crack at it, and it’s a corker. We’ve got Tan France telling us off, Stephen Fry making us laugh like drains, Debbie Harry’s barking dogs, and the legend that is Patti Smith dishing out wisdom til the cows come home. All with a Hannah Gadsby cherry on the top, plus many others. Hit play and skip down memory lane with us. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/2140m 36s

146: Best of | Part 1

How on earth do you create a Best Bits Episode when every episode with Alan has been such a laugh? Well listeners, we’ve had a good old crack at it, and it’s a corker. We’ve got Tan France telling us off, Stephen Fry making us laugh like drains, Debbie Harry’s barking dogs, and the legend that is Patti Smith dishing out wisdom til the cows come home. All with a Hannah Gadsby cherry on the top, plus many others. Hit play and skip down memory lane with us. Chris x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/2133m 1s

145: Homo Sapiens Podcast x Alan Cumming’s Shelves Podcast

Hold on to your hats! This week's episode comes a little early for Homo Sapiens Listeners, but that’s cos it’s extra special. With a heavy heart we have to tell you that very soon the wonderful Alan will be leaving the Homo Sapiens nest and setting sail for podcast shores of his own with his new podcast Alan Cumming’s Shelves.SO we thought, what better than for us to introduce you all to this brilliant new podcast with a special Homo Sapiens X Alan Cumming’s Shelves Crossover Episode! We hear all about Alan’s new podcast, have a right giggle about our time together on Homo Sapiens, tee up some Best Of’s coming your way, aaaand watch this space for more exciting news about future of Homo Sapiens.This episode is split between our two feeds, so catch Part One on the Alan Cumming’s Shelves Feed, and Part Two is over here on Homo Sapiens!📍LISTEN to Part 1 on Alan’s Shelves feed HERE- apple.co/3ugzwhA📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2137m 54s

144: Simon Amstell | Part 2

Simon Amstell is our guest this week, and it’s a hoot I tell you. The much loved comedian, writer & film director is pure mischief and he leads me very much astray with funny stories of magic mushrooms, panic about ageing, and reflections on his Pop World days. All laced with brilliant wisdom and insights that only Simon could make. Plus - how do you make a rainbow come out of your perineum…? Listen now to find out - Chris xFor dates and tickets for Simon Amstell’s Stand Up Tour ‘Spirit Hole’, see www.simonamstell.com.📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/2124m 11s

144: Simon Amstell | Part 1

Simon Amstell is our guest this week, and it’s a hoot I tell you. The much loved comedian, writer & film director is pure mischief and he leads me very much astray with funny stories of magic mushrooms, panic about ageing, and reflections on his Pop World days. All laced with brilliant wisdom and insights that only Simon could make. Plus - how do you make a rainbow come out of your perineum…? Listen now to find out - Chris xFor dates and tickets for Simon Amstell’s Stand Up Tour ‘Spirit Hole’, see www.simonamstell.com.📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/2124m 49s

143: The Gay Therapist | Part 2

This week we are lying back on the proverbial couch and letting the wonderful Nick Fager of @gaytherapy solve all our woes over an uplifting cup or three of tea in Alan’s living room. Expect incredible insights into being LGBTQ+ and of course plenty of laughs along with the way with hilarious stories of the things people say to you when you come out to them, how finding a relationship is warped by dating apps and why on earth are we chatting about Olive Oil in amongst all of this?📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/2125m 54s

143: The Gay Therapist | Part 1

This week we are lying back on the proverbial couch and letting the wonderful Nick Fager of @gaytherapy solve all our woes over an uplifting cup or three of tea in Alan’s living room. Expect incredible insights into being LGBTQ+ and of course plenty of laughs along with the way with hilarious stories of the things people say to you when you come out to them, how finding a relationship is warped by dating apps and why on earth are we chatting about Olive Oil in amongst all of this?📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/2130m 17s

142: LGBTIQ+ Homelessness

Did you know that a quarter of queer youth experience homelessness? The Outside Project is an LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter, Centre and Domestic Abuse Refuge that is turning the tide on homelessness in ingenious ways. Their MD, Carla Ecola, joins us this week to tell us how they persuaded London Mayor @Sadiq to lend The Outside Project an old firestation, why gender affirming clothing is so important in homelessness, and what has Status Quo’s tour bus got to do with all of this…? Listen now to find out 📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/2141m 43s

141: Dan Savage | Part 2

Dan Savage is *the* iconic queer agony uncle who has for many years been demystifying sex, relationships, and above all teaching LGBTQ+ people to be proud of who we are. Listen to his wild stories from a lifetime solving people’s problems, how he was pivotal in the life of a young Jake Shears, plus a life changing moment in Czechoslovakia. He is a wonderful man, click play now!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/2133m 28s

141: Dan Savage | Part 1

Dan Savage is *the* iconic queer agony uncle who has for many years been demystifying sex, relationships, and above all teaching LGBTQ+ people to be proud of who we are. Listen to his wild stories from a lifetime solving people’s problems, how he was pivotal in the life of a young Jake Shears, plus a life changing moment in Czechoslovakia. He is a wonderful man, click play now!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/2135m 9s

140: Frank and Raphael | Part 2

This isn’t your usual Homo Sapiens episode, it’s a documentary really, a first hand account of the AIDS crisis in New York in the 80s, of art, adventure and a couple who have been through it all. Artist Frank Holliday and his partner of 22 years, Raphael, joined us to talk about working for Andy Warhol, hanging out with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Studio 54 and how AIDS impacted the queer scene of the city. All with a huge twist in the tale. Sit down, grab a cocktail and enjoy an incredible story from two wonderful people - Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/2131m 59s

140: Frank and Raphael | Part 1

This isn’t your usual Homo Sapiens episode, it’s a documentary really, a first hand account of the AIDS crisis in New York in the 80s, of art, adventure and a couple who have been through it all. Artist Frank Holliday and his partner of 22 years, Raphael, joined us to talk about working for Andy Warhol, hanging out with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Studio 54 and how AIDS impacted the queer scene of the city. All with a huge twist in the tale. Sit down, grab a cocktail and enjoy an incredible story from two wonderful people - Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/2130m 34s

139: k.d. lang | Part 2

The ⚡️icon ⚡️that is k.d. lang was on the first ever list of dream guests for this podcast and remarkably this week our dream came true. k.d. zooms in from Calgary to put the world to rights in a chat that covers the wild times of finding superstardom with Constant Craving, why k.d. lang shows were the original Tinder, a fascinating discussion about Butch, and a beautiful behind the scenes story about THAT Vanity Fair cover with Cindy Crawford. In a departure from our normal schedule, over the summer we have incredible interviews every week, with Homo Sapiens Extra back in your ears at the end of Summer. There are lots of treats in store. In the meantime you can get k.d.’s wonderful new album, 'makeover', it’s totally brilliant.For the next few weeks we'll be all interviews with Homo Sapiens Extra returning next month - Chris & Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/2119m 25s

139: k.d. lang | Part 1

The ⚡️icon ⚡️that is k.d. lang was on the first ever list of dream guests for this podcast and remarkably this week our dream came true. k.d. zooms in from Calgary to put the world to rights in a chat that covers the wild times of finding superstardom with Constant Craving, why k.d. lang shows were the original Tinder, a fascinating discussion about Butch, and a beautiful behind the scenes story about THAT Vanity Fair cover with Cindy Crawford. In a departure from our normal schedule, over the summer we have incredible interviews every week, with Homo Sapiens Extra back in your ears at the end of Summer. There are lots of treats in store. In the meantime you can get k.d.’s wonderful new album, 'makeover', it’s totally brilliant.For the next few weeks we'll be all interviews with Homo Sapiens Extra returning next month - Chris & Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/2130m 38s

137: Dan Mathews | Part 2

What do Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney and The Golden Girls have in common? Well - it's this week's guest. PETA icon Dan Mathews is the king of controversy and author of two wild memoirs, "Like Crazy" and "Committed." He has changed the face of fashion and activism over the past 36 years with campaigns like "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur." He joins us with stories of storming runways, enlisting superstars and how he and his husband entice hunters to their vegan dinner parties. Hear how an early gay bashing started his journey into a life of animal activism, and how he fights for other causes from gay rights to Black Lives Matter. Click play! (Credit to the amazing Atria Books and Simon & Schuster)For the next few weeks we'll be all interviews with Homo Sapiens Extra returning next month - Chris & Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/2122m 2s

137: Dan Mathews | Part 1

What do Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney and The Golden Girls have in common? Well - it's this week's guest. PETA icon Dan Mathews is the king of controversy and author of two wild memoirs, "Like Crazy" and "Committed." He has changed the face of fashion and activism over the past 36 years with campaigns like "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur." He joins us with stories of storming runways, enlisting superstars and how he and his husband entice hunters to their vegan dinner parties. Hear how an early gay bashing started his journey into a life of animal activism, and how he fights for other causes from gay rights to Black Lives Matter. Click play! (Credit to the amazing Atria Books and Simon & Schuster)For the next few weeks we'll be all interviews with Homo Sapiens Extra returning next month - Chris & Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/2145m 32s

137: Cyndi Lauper | Part 2

This week’s guest, Cyndi Lauper really is one in a million. In 2008 she found the LGBTQ+ homeless charity, True Colours United, with a mission statement to ‘implement innovative solutions to LGBTQ youth homelessness’. She tells Chris and Alan about the charity, being an iconic queer ally and calling out Donald Trump’s homophobia on The Apprentice.Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/2121m 9s

137: Cyndi Lauper | Part 1

This week’s guest, Cyndi Lauper really is one in a million. In 2008 she found the LGBTQ+ homeless charity, True Colours United, with a mission statement to ‘implement innovative solutions to LGBTQ youth homelessness’. She tells Chris and Alan about the charity, being an iconic queer ally and calling out Donald Trump’s homophobia on The Apprentice.Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/2127m 52s

136: Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture! What does it mean for LGBTQ+ people? What really is it? Every day there seems to be a new conversation about someone being ‘cancelled’, so we’re deep-diving in to what it means to you listeners, and the response has been massive. Plus, I’ll be chatting to former BBC Radio 1 Xtra host & author of ‘Outraged’ - Ashley 'Dotty' Charles who’s article about the ‘cancellation’ of H&M went viral partly thanks to the headline 'As a black, gay woman I have to be selective in my outrage. So should you’. It’s a fascinating chat. Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/2155m 30s

135: Michael Stipe | Part 2

What a joy this conversation was. It’s ACTUAL Michael Stipe on this week’s Homo Sapiens. The legendary former R.E.M. frontman tells us how he might have redefined his gender identity if he were a teenager today, talks honestly about his experiences during the AIDS Crisis, and we even learn that this very podcast gave him the confidence (his words, not ours), to create a series of voice notes to accompany his fantastic new book, ‘Michael Stipe’. Plus what exactly is The Church of Michael Stipe? I for one will be signing up! Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/2135m 4s

135: Michael Stipe | Part 1

What a joy this conversation was. It’s ACTUAL Michael Stipe on this week’s Homo Sapiens. The legendary former R.E.M. frontman tells us how he might have redefined his gender identity if he were a teenager today, talks honestly about his experiences during the AIDS Crisis, and we even learn that this very podcast gave him the confidence (his words, not ours), to create a series of voice notes to accompany his fantastic new book, ‘Michael Stipe’. Plus what exactly is The Church of Michael Stipe? I for one will be signing up! Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/2133m 9s

134: Is Sport Still Homophobic?

It’s all terribly sporty over here at Homo Sapiens this week. What with Carl Nassib coming out as gay and footballer Harry Kane’s rainbow armband at the Euros, this week we’re asking - Does homophobia still exist in sport? Well, according to you all it’s an almost unanimous YES! You’ve been generous and brave enough to share your experiences of facing homophobia and transphobia in sport, plus telling us what you’ve done to combat it. Plus, I’ve also got queer professional rugby superstar Devin Ibañez joining me to talk about the day he came out publicly. And of course, it’s Culture Club time, with all of YOUR finest recommendations in food, TV, books and music! - Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/211h 4m

133: Carson Tueller | Part 2

“People who walk are miserable as well!” This week we are talking to the extraordinary life coach, Carson Tueller who suffered paralysis after a spinal cord injury the same year he came out as gay to his Mormon family. We dive in on navigating Grindr when you’re disabled, hear refreshingly honest words about how sex has changed since paralysis and he tells us how he found a very interesting loophole in Mormon rules that he could use to his advantage! Chris and Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/2132m 12s

133: Carson Tueller | Part 1

“People who walk are miserable as well!” This week we are talking to the extraordinary life coach, Carson Tueller who suffered paralysis after a spinal cord injury the same year he came out as gay to his Mormon family. We dive in on navigating Grindr when you’re disabled, hear refreshingly honest words about how sex has changed since paralysis and he tells us how he found a very interesting loophole in Mormon rules that he could use to his advantage! Chris and Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/2126m 57s

132: Did lockdown ruin your love life?

‘Why have I bought an Owl?’ you ask! Well, my house has been under siege from crows attacking my windows this week, and you lovely lot recommended all sorts of remedies including - get yourself a plastic Owl. So I did. Anyway, it’s Homo Sapiens Extra, and this week you listeners asked us to talk about lockdown love (or lack there of). Has lockdown positively or negatively affected your love life? Did you virtually date due to COVID restrictions? Are you nervous about dating again once we’re properly back to normal? All this PLUS all the best in music, film and books in Culture Club, we find out why I’m having a squabble with a chair, and I’ve got a lovely curry on the go. Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/2153m 36s

131: Travis Alabanza | Part 2

What do you do when someone throws a burger at you? You get arts council funding and make an award-winning show about it, that’s what you do, and that is literally what this week’s guest, the brilliant writer of the spectacular play, ‘BURGERZ’, Travis Alabanza, did. They tell Chris and Alan about how transphobic abuse inspired them to create art, what it’s like dating in your hometown during a pandemic, and why they think TERFs are a hate group, not a feminist protest group. Chris and Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/2126m 30s

131: Travis Alabanza | Part 1

What do you do when someone throws a burger at you? You get arts council funding and make an award-winning show about it, that’s what you do, and that is literally what this week’s guest, the brilliant writer of the spectacular play, ‘BURGERZ’, Travis Alabanza, did. They tell Chris and Alan about how transphobic abuse inspired them to create art, what it’s like dating in your hometown during a pandemic, and why they think TERFs are a hate group, not a feminist protest group. Chris and Alan xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/2126m 53s

130: Are Brands Taking Over Pride?

I’m back, vaxxed, and well… a bit jetlagged, but that won’t stop me chattering away to you lovely lot. It’s Pride month and it’s time for some real talk, people! Have we forgotten the history of Pride? Is Pride been taken over by brands? Is the whole LGBTQ+ community catered for at this time of year? You’ve been in touch with your views and as always - you are not backwards in coming forwards. And of course we’ve got a Pride themed Culture Club, your heartwarming Pride memories from over the years. Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/2144m 31s

129: Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto in the house! This episode is a right laugh. Funny as hell, chatty as hell, and queer activist as hell, Beth Ditto chats to me and Alan about how Punk was the lifeline that took her from her hometown near Searcy, Arkansas where MTV was banned to becoming a rock star fronting the Gossip, a trailblazing solo artist, and muse to fashion gods she is today. We cover experiencing Straight Privilege, the body positivity movement, and find who managed to drink Judy Garland under the table? Press play and enjoy! Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/2139m 30s

128: Ryan O’Connell | Part 2

This week we are talking to the delightful star of Netflix sen-sation ‘Special' - Ryan O’Connell! Ryan’s story is fascinating, he turned his memoir about being a young queer person with Cerebral Palsy in to a hit TV show that is so funny, clever and really touching that I devoured it in one go when i first saw it. So as Season 2 launches, he came by Homo Sapiens Towers to tell me how making this new season taught him that even he makes mistakes around portraying disabled characters on screen, gives us some real talk about the Friends reunion, and we’re having it all out about open relationships. What’s not to love! Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/2124m 25s

128: Ryan O’Connell | Part 1

This week we are talking to the delightful star of Netflix sen-sation ‘Special' - Ryan O’Connell! Ryan’s story is fascinating, he turned his memoir about being a young queer person with Cerebral Palsy in to a hit TV show that is so funny, clever and really touching that I devoured it in one go when i first saw it. So as Season 2 launches, he came by Homo Sapiens Towers to tell me how making this new season taught him that even he makes mistakes around portraying disabled characters on screen, gives us some real talk about the Friends reunion, and we’re having it all out about open relationships. What’s not to love! Chris xBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/2147m 43s

127: LGBTQ+ in the Workplace

Has Chris been the only one wearing aftershave during lockdown!? Surely not. Anyway, other than updating you on that and his special new “celebrity” hat, in his final recording from Adelaide, Chris is asking you about your experiences as an LGBTQ+ person in the workplace! We discuss pronouns in email sign offs, safe spaces to work in and how to cope with homophobia at work (PS, you really SHOULDN’T have to, but it’s where we’re *still* at). PLUS another wonderful Culture Club constructed by you lovely people, with TV, music and food recommendations including a special lemon drizzle recipe from one of our listeners which you can find here!Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/2146m 57s

126: Paris Lees | Part 2

Our latest guest is a force of nature, a total hoot, and a huge part of Edward Enninful’s new look Vogue Magazine, it’s the AMAZING writer Paris Lees! She tells Chris and Alan all about the sweet delight of getting one over on transphobic newspapers, we have a giggle about what she’s been missing during lockdown, and we find out why she might just be upping sticks to France... Paris is someone we at Homo Sapiens have an abundance of love and admiration for, so press play to hear her trailblazing story! Her book, 'What It Feels Like for a Girl', is out 27 May 2021! - Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/2139m 29s

126: Paris Lees | Part 1

Our latest guest is a force of nature, a total hoot, and a huge part of Edward Enninful’s new look Vogue Magazine, it’s the AMAZING writer Paris Lees! She tells Chris and Alan all about the sweet delight of getting one over on transphobic newspapers, we have a giggle about what she’s been missing during lockdown, and we find out why she might just be upping sticks to France... Paris is someone we at Homo Sapiens have an abundance of love and admiration for, so press play to hear her trailblazing story! Her book, 'What It Feels Like for a Girl', is out 27 May 2021! - Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/2127m 46s

125: Discrimination on Dating Apps

Face mask alert! On this week’s Homo Sapiens Extra, we’re combating discrimination on dating apps, which according to you lovely bunch, is extremely prevelant! Whether it be discrimination against your gender identity, height or even body hair, it’s rife and you lot have got some good ideas of how to tackle it. Plus we’ve got another wonderful Culture Club, where we pick through your best recommendations in film & TV, music, books and cooking, Chris’s laptop is on the blink and he’s wondering why doesn’t he look like Tom Daley?Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/2149m 8s

124: Adam Eli | Part 2

Has your background, race or culture infiltrated and shaped your queerness, or vice versa? Well, this week’s guest the writer, community organiser, and instagram superstar Adam Eli is here to tell us all about how he uses his Jewish upbringing as a blueprint to enrich his queerness, and how we’re all connected through our queerness, like one big family who look out for each other. Does that make Barbara Streisand my aunty? Basically yes. All that and a ton of laughs with one of New York’s most charming people. Press play and enjoy! Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2128m 42s

124: Adam Eli | Part 1

Has your background, race or culture infiltrated and shaped your queerness, or vice versa? Well, this week’s guest the writer, community organiser, and instagram superstar Adam Eli is here to tell us all about how he uses his Jewish upbringing as a blueprint to enrich his queerness, and how we’re all connected through our queerness, like one big family who look out for each other. Does that make Barbara Streisand my aunty? Basically yes. All that and a ton of laughs with one of New York’s most charming people. Press play and enjoy! Chris and Alan x📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2127m 7s

123: Queer Friendships

“Not since Karl Lagerfeld did a collab with H&M has there been such a mad rush”. Do you know who said that? It was our very own Chris Sweeney on this episode of Homo Sapiens, as seemingly all of Canada and many more have once again been in touch! Can you maintain queer friendships without crossing *that* line? How many of your friendships have developed from starting out as (cringe) lovers? As well as answering all of this and more, Chris tries to tackle a takeaway pizza and a loving phone call from his husband! Plus, we chat poetry, Paloma Faith and pasta in Culture Club!Resources for Coming Out:➡️ https://lgbt.foundation/➡️ https://www.stonewall.org.uk/➡️ https://mindout.org.uk/➡️ https://www.akt.org.uk/➡️ https://bit.ly/2RauXpGBe sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram