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

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.
25/01/23·22m 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.
25/01/23·24m 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.
24/01/23·47m 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.
18/01/23·27m 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.
18/01/23·32m 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.
11/01/23·34m 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.
11/01/23·27m 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.
04/01/23·29m 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.
04/01/23·24m 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.
29/12/22·20m 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.
29/12/22·37m 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.
22/12/22·28m 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.
22/12/22·32m 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.
14/12/22·20m 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.
14/12/22·20m 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.
12/12/22·32m 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.
07/12/22·26m 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.
07/12/22·29m 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.
30/11/22·18m 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.
30/11/22·19m 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.
23/11/22·20m 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.
23/11/22·27m 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.
16/11/22·38m 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.
16/11/22·37m 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.
10/11/22·22m 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.
10/11/22·30m 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.
02/11/22·35m 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.
27/10/22·25m 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.
27/10/22·30m 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.
20/10/22·42m 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.
15/10/22·29m 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.
13/10/22·27m 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.
13/10/22·34m 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.
06/10/22·25m 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.
06/10/22·29m 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.
29/09/22·31m 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.
29/09/22·33m 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.
22/09/22·20m 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.
22/09/22·29m 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.
15/09/22·23m 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.
15/09/22·33m 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.
13/09/22·25m 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.
08/09/22·32m 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.
08/09/22·31m 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.
01/09/22·21m 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.
01/09/22·24m 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.
25/08/22·21m 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.
25/08/22·24m 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.
18/08/22·25m 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.
11/08/22·22m 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.
11/08/22·25m 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.
08/08/22·35m 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.
04/08/22·26m 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.
04/08/22·37m 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.
28/07/22·27m 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.
28/07/22·30m 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.
21/07/22·32m 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.
21/07/22·30m 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.
14/07/22·39m 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.
07/07/22·22m 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.
07/07/22·26m 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.
05/07/22·8m 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.
01/07/22·29m 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.
30/06/22·20m 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.
30/06/22·29m 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.
23/06/22·26m 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.
23/06/22·30m 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.
16/06/22·27m 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.
16/06/22·35m 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.
09/06/22·27m 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.
09/06/22·38m 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.
02/06/22·45m 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.
02/06/22·38m 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.
26/05/22·26m 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.
26/05/22·35m 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.
19/05/22·29m 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.
19/05/22·39m 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.
12/05/22·22m 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.
12/05/22·35m 32s

Heartstopper Special

‘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.
09/05/22·25m 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.
05/05/22·26m 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.
05/05/22·28m 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.
28/04/22·29m 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.
28/04/22·28m 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.
25/04/22·30m 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.
21/04/22·30m 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.
21/04/22·31m 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.
14/04/22·21m 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.
14/04/22·24m 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.
07/04/22·22m 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.
07/04/22·33m 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.
31/03/22·29m 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.
31/03/22·38m 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.
24/03/22·27m 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.
24/03/22·32m 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.
17/03/22·25m 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.
17/03/22·30m 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.
13/03/22·1h 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.
10/03/22·24m 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.
10/03/22·29m 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.
03/03/22·24m 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.
03/03/22·26m 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.
25/02/22·43m 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.
24/02/22·34m 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.
24/02/22·30m 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.
17/02/22·36m 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.
17/02/22·36m 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.
10/02/22·31m 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.
10/02/22·29m 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.
03/02/22·26m 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.
03/02/22·36m 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.
31/01/22·45m 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.
27/01/22·30m 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.
27/01/22·29m 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.
20/01/22·32m 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.
20/01/22·35m 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.
18/01/22·2m 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.
13/01/22·18m 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.
13/01/22·24m 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.
06/01/22·27m 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.
06/01/22·27m 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.
30/12/21·26m 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.
30/12/21·35m 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.
23/12/21·22m 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.
23/12/21·34m 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.
20/12/21·37m 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.
16/12/21·0s

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.
16/12/21·37m 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.
09/12/21·32m 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.
09/12/21·27m 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.
02/12/21·32m 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.
02/12/21·43m 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.
25/11/21·34m 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.
25/11/21·39m 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.
18/11/21·33m 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.
18/11/21·37m 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.
11/11/21·31m 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.
11/11/21·39m 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.
04/11/21·20m 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.
04/11/21·38m 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.
28/10/21·16m 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.
28/10/21·30m 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.
26/10/21·32m 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.
21/10/21·19m 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.
21/10/21·37m 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.
14/10/21·24m 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.
14/10/21·35m 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.
07/10/21·40m 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.
07/10/21·33m 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.
28/09/21·37m 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.
23/09/21·24m 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.
23/09/21·24m 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.
16/09/21·25m 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.
16/09/21·30m 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.
09/09/21·41m 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.
02/09/21·33m 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.
02/09/21·35m 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.
26/08/21·31m 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.
26/08/21·30m 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.
19/08/21·19m 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.
19/08/21·30m 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.
12/08/21·22m 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.
12/08/21·45m 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.
05/08/21·21m 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.
05/08/21·27m 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.
29/07/21·55m 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.
22/07/21·35m 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.
22/07/21·33m 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.
15/07/21·1h 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.
08/07/21·32m 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.
08/07/21·26m 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.
01/07/21·53m 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.
24/06/21·26m 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.
24/06/21·26m 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.
17/06/21·44m 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.
10/06/21·39m 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.
03/06/21·24m 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.
03/06/21·47m 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.
27/05/21·46m 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.
20/05/21·39m 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.
20/05/21·27m 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.
13/05/21·49m 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.
06/05/21·28m 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.
06/05/21·27m 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 @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/21·53m 33s

122: Christine Vachon - Part 2

Why isn’t Queer Netflix a thing? What was it like working with Harvey Weinstein? As it’s finally Oscar season, we are joined by the incredible woman behind your favourite movies like Carol, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig & The Angry Inch - the Christine Vachon! Plus Alan’s got a shocking take on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Chris’s husband is doing some very strange acrobatics.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 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.
22/04/21·21m 18s

122: Christine Vachon - Part 1

Why isn’t Queer Netflix a thing? What was it like working with Harvey Weinstein? As it’s finally Oscar season, we are joined by the incredible woman behind your favourite movies like Carol, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig & The Angry Inch - the Christine Vachon!  Plus Alan’s got a shocking take on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Chris’s husband is doing some very strange acrobatics. 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 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.
22/04/21·27m 11s

121:What TV & Film Changed Your Life?

You are going to LOVE this week’s episode. We deep dive into your favourite LGBTQ+ moments in TV & Film and find out why Death Becomes Her is an iconic film for trans women, why Brokeback Mountain is a complicated beast, and what exactly is the Kill Your Gays trope? Plus, Emma Gannon teaches many life lessons with a single quote, the whole of Canada has been in touch and we find out if Chris sleeps in the nude. This episode has been brought to you in partnership with NOW. Thanks for your support NOW! 🎬 https://www.nowtv.com/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.
15/04/21·49m 4s

120: LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces | Part 2

Well well, who do we have here? We are joined by Oskar Hansen and Zak Riding, a glittering drag queen and emerging DJ, as they share their inspirational story about the creation of the first LGBTQ safe space cafe in Edinburgh, Greenwood Cafe. We talk about why these types of spaces are essential to the LGBTQ community and why we need more of it! If you are ever in the area please give them a visit, you won’t regret it 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 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.
08/04/21·23m 28s

120: LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces | Part 1

Well well, who do we have here? We are joined by Oskar Hansen and Zak Riding, a glittering drag queen and emerging DJ, as they share their inspirational story about the creation of the first LGBTQ safe space cafe in Edinburgh, Greenwood Cafe. We talk about why these types of spaces are essential to the LGBTQ community and why we need more of it! If you are ever in the area please give them a visit, you won’t regret it 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 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.
08/04/21·25m 17s

119: Sex & Relationships

So many questions this week... Has Lil Nas X broken the internet? Is Chris a football referee now? Is scheduling sexy time a good idea or a bad idea in a relationship? @TheSexDoctor aka Karen Gurney joins us for a fascinating chat about cohabitation, doing the dirty and everything in between. Plus, we buck science with Lesbian Bed Death, Disco takes over Culture Club and we learn why jealousy is a good thing.📍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.
01/04/21·1h 1m

118: Alok Vaid-Menon | Part 2

What is it like to go home to Texas during a pandemic when you’re a gender non-conforming writer & performer who looks incredible in a dress with big shoulders? This week’s guest, the hilarious and wonderful Alok Vaid-Menon did exactly that, and the answer will surprise you. Alok is one of those people who makes you laugh out loud one moment, then the next moment properly makes you think. We hear about starting a queer gym in a parking lot, the chequered history of the gender binary, how to shower even the meanest internet troll with love, and why are Alok, Alan and Chris launching a range of Cozy Coats?📍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.
25/03/21·38m 42s

118: Alok Vaid-Menon | Part 1

What is it like to go home to Texas during a pandemic when you’re a gender non-conforming writer & performer who looks incredible in a dress with big shoulders? This week’s guest, the hilarious and wonderful Alok Vaid-Menon did exactly that, and the answer will surprise you. Alok is one of those people who makes you laugh out loud one moment, then the next moment properly makes you think. We hear about starting a queer gym in a parking lot, the chequered history of the gender binary, how to shower even the meanest internet troll with love, and why are Alok, Alan and Chris launching a range of Cozy Coats?📍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.
25/03/21·31m 46s

117: Should Sport Be Gender Neutral?

FASHION WARNING! Chris has some new “high fashion’ additions to his wardrobe including a “fly net face mask” ohhh la la! We grab an extra big portion of popcorn for culture club and for Topic of the Week we flex our muscles with Olympic Gold Hockey star Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE to discuss all things LGBTQ+ SPORT and gender, including the tragic rise in transphobic hate speech in sport. Plus a touching Agony Uncle session on parenting and some rather beautiful messages and voice notes from you lovely lot! Now, close your eyes, take a breath and we shall begin.📍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.
18/03/21·50m 15s

116: Tom Allen | Part 2

Who else could take you from talking about straight people being obsessed with omelettes to a fascinating discussion on why it’s a privilege to fail? It could only be comedian Tom Allen. This chat was a really lovely surprise to me. I knew Tom was incredibly funny and he sure does deliver, but it is his incredible honesty about his version of the LGBTQ+ experience that you will all love, particularly so much interesting stuff about unspoken complexities of being single / not single that I think we can all relate to deeply. Cannot wait for you to hear it! 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.
11/03/21·19m 49s

116: Tom Allen | Part 1

Who else could take you from talking about straight people being obsessed with omelettes to a fascinating discussion on why it’s a privilege to fail? It could only be comedian Tom Allen. This chat was a really lovely surprise to me. I knew Tom was incredibly funny and he sure does deliver, but it is his incredible honesty about his version of the LGBTQ+ experience that you will all love, particularly so much interesting stuff about unspoken complexities of being single / not single that I think we can all relate to deeply. Cannot wait for you to hear it! 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.
11/03/21·34m 21s

115: LGBTQ+ Sex Scenes On Screen

Bow chicka wow wow…. That’s right dearest listeners, this week we are headed between the sheets, or on top of them, no judgement here. We are looking at how LGBTQ+ sex scenes are portrayed in film and TV. Sometimes ridiculous, sometimes biologically impossible and sometimes accurate and honest too, we hear your opinions and “The Bisexual” creator Desiree Akhavan calls in to give us her take on the debate. Plus, why is Chris being pursued by poisonous sticks? Has a charity shop purchase led Chris to join a right wing organisation? And the artist formerly known as Mr Potato Head gets a gender makeover. 📍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.
04/03/21·39m 35s

114: Liz Carr | Part 2

Do you like glitter? Feathers? A wicked sense of humour? Well, we’ve got just the guest for you. This week we are joined by the utterly hysterical Liz Carr. You will probably know Liz as one of the stars of Silent Witness, but that is just scratching the surface: high priestess of camp, campaigner for disability rights, oh and she’s written her own musical. Whatever you do - don’t call her an inspiration!! Listen now to find out why.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 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.
25/02/21·31m 41s

114: Liz Carr | Part 1

Do you like glitter? Feathers? A wicked sense of humour? Well, we’ve got just the guest for you. This week we are joined by the utterly hysterical Liz Carr. You will probably know Liz as one of the stars of Silent Witness, but that is just scratching the surface: high priestess of camp, campaigner for disability rights, oh and she’s written her own musical. Whatever you do - don’t call her an inspiration!! Listen now to find out why.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 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.
25/02/21·32m 7s

BONUS 2: Talk Art Podcast x Homo Sapiens Podcast - Part 2

Dear Listeners, something different for you. Alan and I have done a really fun collaboration with the brilliant Art podcast ‘Talk Art’ hosted by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament. We’ve basically made a mash up episode chatting about the giants of Queer Art like David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe plus we get all the intel on the next generation of trailblazing Queer artists like Catherine Opie and Kehinde Wiley. And it wouldn’t be Homo Sapiens without the usual highbrow chatter like who is Chris buying famous art knock-offs from on eBay, how does a Naan bread fit into Alan’s art collection, and what’s it all got to do with Madonna?The episode is split between our two feeds. So catch part 1 on Talk Art’s feed, and part 2 here on the Homo Sapiens Feed.Enjoy! xLINK TO TALK ART: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talk-art/id1439567112Be 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 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.
23/02/21·39m 3s

113: Do Queer People Have To Have Kids?

Fire alarms! An emergency evacuation! Chris climbing over a wall to escape! All via some v handsome firemen... it’s a drama filled episode of Homo Sapiens Extra this week and once the drama is over Chris hears from you all about this week’s topic - Queer people having kids. Do you want them? Do you feel pressured to have them these days? Are you happier sipping a martini and being child-free? We hear from all sides of the fence and phone up bisexual author R.O. Kwon to talk about her Guardian article on choosing to be child free. Every day’s a school day and today is no exception ❤️ 📚 https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Kink/R-O-Kwon/9781398503199Be 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.
18/02/21·47m 6s

112: Adam Kay | Part 2

Meet the man who outsold Michelle Obama. Adam Kay shot to fame when he published ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ his secrets diaries of being a junior doctor in the NHS that were side-splittingly funny, completely shocking, but also sparked a huge conversation about mental health for doctors that has led to an incredible career of activism as well as many more books such as his new one Kay’s Anatomy.Adam joins us to spill the beans on Matt Hancock, bringing medicine up to date for LGBTQ+ people and we learn the heartwarming reason why Adam’s grandmother was horrified when he came out to her. Enjoy!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.
11/02/21·36m 56s

112: Adam Kay | Part 1

Meet the man who outsold Michelle Obama. Adam Kay shot to fame when he published ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ his secrets diaries of being a junior doctor in the NHS that were side-splittingly funny, completely shocking, but also sparked a huge conversation about mental health for doctors that has led to an incredible career of activism as well as many more books such as his new one Kay’s Anatomy.Adam joins us to spill the beans on Matt Hancock, bringing medicine up to date for LGBTQ+ people and we learn the heartwarming reason why Adam’s grandmother was horrified when he came out to her. Enjoy!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.
11/02/21·28m 0s

111: Does Love At First Sight Exist?

Did you know there are two words for LOVE in Hungarian? This week we are asking: Does Love At First Sight Exist? Your response has been massive and Chris will be making his way through your luuuurv stories, your salacious fling stories, and he even ropes in relationship GURU Nedra Tawwab for her take, including a whole heap of insights on LGBTQ+ relationships. Plus… why does Chris fancy himself to be Indiana Jones? Pre-order Nedra’s Book “Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself” here 👇https://www.amazon.co.uk/Set-Boundaries-Find-Peace-Reclaiming/dp/0349426953/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=set+boundaries%2C+find+peace&qid=1611570428&s=books&sr=1-2Be 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.
04/02/21·52m 2s

110. MJ Rodriguez | Part 2

KNOW YOUR WORTH! POSE sensation MJ Rodriguez joins us this week and let me tell you... it was the giggle we all needed. We hear about how she started changing the world at age 7 (yes, you heard me, 7!), her high school days of Voguing, and the hidden meanings of comics for LGBTQ+ people. Enjoy!📍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.
28/01/21·18m 42s

110. MJ Rodriguez | Part 1

KNOW YOUR WORTH! POSE sensation MJ Rodriguez joins us this week and let me tell you... it was the giggle we all needed. We hear about how she started changing the world at age 7 (yes, you heard me, 7!), her high school days of Voguing, and the hidden meanings of comics for LGBTQ+ people. Enjoy!📍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.
28/01/21·30m 11s

BONUS: It’s a Sin | Russell T Davies - Part 2

BONUS TREAT! 'It’s A Sin' is the b-rilliant new Channel 4 show that has been making many headlines this week, and so of course the creator Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal) zoomed in to give us the full skinny. The show stars Olly Alexander from Years and Years among many others and is about a group of friends coming of age in the 80s, in the shadows of AIDS, who are determined to live and love more fiercely than ever. Russell tells us all about the show, plus his own experiences of growing up during the AIDS crisis, and well it’s Russell, so a million other wonderful funny and touching stories in a way that only he can do. Listen to this episode for tantalising teasers then go watch it on Channel 4. In partnership with Channel 4, big love to Russell for coming on the show, it was a real treat!📍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.
25/01/21·26m 38s

BONUS: It’s a Sin | Russell T Davies - Part 1

BONUS TREAT! 'It’s A Sin' is the b-rilliant new Channel 4 show that has been making many headlines this week, and so of course the creator Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal) zoomed in to give us the full skinny. The show stars Olly Alexander from Years and Years among many others and is about a group of friends coming of age in the 80s, in the shadows of AIDS, who are determined to live and love more fiercely than ever. Russell tells us all about the show, plus his own experiences of growing up during the AIDS crisis, and well it’s Russell, so a million other wonderful funny and touching stories in a way that only he can do. Listen to this episode for tantalising teasers then go watch it on Channel 4. In partnership with Channel 4, big love to Russell for coming on the show, it was a real treat!📍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.
25/01/21·28m 53s

109: Body Image

Body Image. WOW, this one really got everyone going. Body confidence, the unrealistic porn aesthetic, body hair and... why was Chris the only person in a nightclub with his top ON? We hear the good, bad and that: there is no ugly. Plus Chris gets on the blower to someone he adores: Scottee aka @ScotteeIsFat on Instagram who, as always, brings his truly brilliant take on the body image conversation. Plus we hear some wonderful news about Eddie Izzard and get a very welcome new list of your Culture Club recommendations to get us all through these weeks of being indoors.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.
21/01/21·45m 45s

Introducing Broccoli Book Club

Hello Listeners, I want to tell you about a wonderful new podcast Broccoli Book Club. It’s great for any book enthusiasts' or anyone looking to expand their horizons. Every month they’ll be reading and discussing books that they believe push us to be inquisitive and give us a better understanding of society today. Hosted by multimedia journalist Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora on Twitter and Instagram), the podcast features one book every month and will be released in two-part episodes. Part one is a group discussion of the book and part two is an interview with the author of the chosen book!Join in the conversation by sending in your thoughts, comments, and reflections to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Follow them on social media @broccolicontent on Twitter and Instagram and use the #BroccoliBookClub hashtag to join the conversation! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/21·2m 2s

108. Jameela Jamil | Part 2

Actor, activist, advocate and that’s just the ‘A’s to describe the delightful Jameela Jamil who parked herself on the Homo Sapiens sofa via zoom for a good old yarn full of her characteristic candour, humour and humility. We talk about making it your business to stick up for what’s right, eating roast chicken in bed, and a how coming out as Queer was quite the learning curve for her…📍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.
14/01/21·30m 58s

108. Jameela Jamil | Part 1

Actor, activist, advocate and that’s just the ‘A’s to describe the delightful Jameela Jamil who parked herself on the Homo Sapiens sofa via zoom for a good old yarn full of her characteristic candour, humour and humility. We talk about making it your business to stick up for what’s right, eating roast chicken in bed, and a how coming out as Queer was quite the learning curve for her…. 📍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.
14/01/21·33m 59s

107: Gay Divorce

D I V O R C E How does the LGBTQ+ community feel about it? Shame, a human right, a growth catalyst? We speak to you, our lovely listeners, and call the author of “My Gay Divorce” Karl Dunn. PLUS we hand out some Agony Uncle life advice and an update about our next guest - a global superstar and all-round good egg.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.
07/01/21·39m 52s

106: Courtney Act | Part 2

I LOVE Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek. A modern day drag icon, Shane is wickedly funny, warm, clever and always surprises me with his radical honesty that gets you thinking. We hear about navigating gender fluidity, his West End theatre show “Death Drop” and dating as masculine, feminine, and everything in between. It’s an episode that is full to the brim with glamour, fun and truth serum - can’t wait for you to hear it. https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/death-drop/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.
30/12/20·26m 57s

106: Courtney Act | Part 1

I LOVE Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek. A modern day drag icon, Shane is wickedly funny, warm, clever and always surprises me with his radical honesty that gets you thinking. We hear about navigating gender fluidity, his West End theatre show “Death Drop” and dating as masculine, feminine, and everything in between. It’s an episode that is full to the brim with glamour, fun and truth serum - can’t wait for you to hear it. https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/death-drop/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.
30/12/20·27m 18s

105. Joe Lycett 🎄 Christmas Special | Part 2

🎄 Ho Ho Homo Sapiens! 🎄 Comedian Joe Lycett brings the warmth and sparkle we all need so very badly this year. We hear of victories from his fabulous show “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back”, how Joe handles homophobic hecklers, and getting some Christmas “Cuddles”. Plus, an informative chat about the specifics of being Pansexual and how to handle those pesky online trolls.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.
22/12/20·28m 4s

105. Joe Lycett 🎄 Christmas Special | Part 1

🎄 Ho Ho Homo Sapiens! 🎄 Comedian Joe Lycett brings the warmth and sparkle we all need so very badly this year. We hear of victories from his fabulous show “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back”, how Joe handles homophobic hecklers, and getting some Christmas “Cuddles”. Plus, an informative chat about the specifics of being Pansexual and how to handle those pesky online trolls.📍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.
22/12/20·31m 58s

104. Is It Harder To Stay On Top Of Your Finances If You Are LGBTQ+?

Listen up everyone, it’s about time we broke the stigma and dismantled the taboo...let’s talk about money! We hear from you fabulous listeners about whether being LGBTQ+ has impacted your finances. Our Phone A Friend this week is the glorious Alex Holder, Grazia and Guardian journalist and author of ‘Open Up: The Power of Talking about Money’. It was hugely liberating to chat to her about the M word and hear her top tips on how to open up on what has become the world’s most awkward dinner party topic! Plus, a busy week for LGBTQ+ news and Christmas Culture club!VOTE FOR US ON PODBIBLE, WE FREAKING LOVE YOU. https://podbiblemag.com/pod-bible-poll-winners-2020/Rainbow Railroad: https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/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.
17/12/20·46m 28s

103: Melanie C | Part 2

Sometimes a chat is just a proper laugh and this is one of them. This week, none other than Melanie C (!!) zoomed in with us to talk about how Drag Queens changed her life, Secret Spice Girls meet ups, a hiiiiiilarious tale involving Geri and a filofax, plus are Chris and Alan going to be Melanie’s new manager? It’s a goodie this one. Can’t wait for you to hear it.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 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.
10/12/20·32m 25s

103: Melanie C | Part 1

Sometimes a chat is just a proper laugh and this is one of them. This week, none other than Melanie C (!!) zoomed in with us to talk about how Drag Queens changed her life, Secret Spice Girls meet ups, a hiiiiiilarious tale involving Geri and a filofax, plus are Chris and Alan going to be Melanie’s new manager? It’s a goodie this one. Can’t wait for you to hear it.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 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.
10/12/20·30m 3s

102: Is Monogamy Overrated?

Testing, testing, one two three. Is this thing on? This week we’re hearing your opinions on monogamy, and all I can say is - the people are divided, but luckily we’ve got comedian Rosie Wilby on the phone with some very funny pearls of wisdom from her book 'Is Monogamy Dead’. Plus we get inspired by Culture Club, give advice for coming out to Grandma and hear some important news from Amnesty International. Amnesty Link: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/write-for-rightsBe 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.
03/12/20·35m 38s

101: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Part 2

This is a beautiful chat with a trailblazer who sprinkles laughter, honesty and a whole ton of glitter wherever they go. The glorious Amrou Al-Kadhi is a non-binary drag queen who is paving the way for so many people to see that it’s more than possible to be queer, Muslim and fabulous. We find out what was it like being queer at Eton (the British boarding school that educated Boris Johnson), if you can really find intimacy at a chem-sex party, and Amrou tells us about a life changing experience at Edinburgh Festival. They will warm your heart and if you like what you hear go get their fascinating memoir ‘Life as a Unicorn’. Enjoy!Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between- Amrou Al-Kadhi:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Unicorn-Journey-Everything-Between/dp/0008384312 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 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.
26/11/20·32m 38s

101: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Part 1

This is a beautiful chat with a trailblazer who sprinkles laughter, honesty and a whole ton of glitter wherever they go. The glorious Amrou Al-Kadhi is a non-binary drag queen who is paving the way for so many people to see that it’s more than possible to be queer, Muslim and fabulous. We find out what was it like being queer at Eton (the British boarding school that educated Boris Johnson), if you can really find intimacy at a chem-sex party, and Amrou tells us about a life changing experience at Edinburgh Festival. They will warm your heart and if you like what you hear go get their fascinating memoir ‘Life as a Unicorn’. Enjoy!Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between- Amrou Al-Kadhi:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Unicorn-Journey-Everything-Between/dp/0008384312 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 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.
26/11/20·30m 57s

100. What Are The Hidden Costs Of Lockdown On The LGBTQ+ Community?

Hello. It’s Transgender Awareness week, I’m on the phone to Owen Jones talking about the wild statistics around LGBTQ+ voters in the US election, and you, dear listeners, are telling us about the hidden cost of Covid on the queer community. Plus is Homo Sapiens the queer Joe Wicks? Enjoy!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.
19/11/20·47m 41s

99. Yves Mathieu

Is joy the greatest form of protest? This week we take you to the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement and speak to an incredible man who fills you with hope. Yves Mathieu is a Burberry Model, Singer & Activist who has put his career on hold and raided his savings to travel the USA joining as many Black Lives Matter protests as he can. We hear about what it’s like on the front line (arrested about 10 times and counting...),  why not enough is being done to protect black trans lives, plus he even finds time to tell us the heartwarming story of his work caring for senior citizens and we find out why he couldn’t sit down on a flight after his most recent tattoo…!!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 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.
12/11/20·39m 5s

98. Should We Define Gender And Sexuality On The Census?

Ring Ring! In the week that America decides a new President and the UK goes into a brand new Lockdown let us bring you some cheer! Chris is on the phone to non-binary trailblazer Jamie Windust to hear about their new book ‘In Their Shoes’, Culture Club takes a spooky turn, and we are dishing out sage(-ish) advice to your Agony Uncle questions.Buy "In Their Shoes" HEREBe 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 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.
05/11/20·42m 33s

97. Debbie Harry

This is such a great chat with a genius, a trailblazer, and an icon : Debbie Harry. She charmed us all with her beautiful take on the world: why people putting labels on your sexuality just doesn’t work, when being entitled can be a good thing, plus she reveals the biggest misconception about her time in Blondie. Click play and enjoy.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 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.
29/10/20·35m 13s

96. Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?

Extra Extra! We’ve got a live one! The debate rages on about straight actors playing queer roles, we’re shuffling through a mountain of your sustainable soap recommendations and Chris gets a call from none other than Skunk Anansie’s Skin to give us the skinny (geddit) on her incredible autobiography ‘It Takes Blood and Guts’ and ends up dishing out some beautiful answers to your agony uncle questions. Plus is Chris the only person who isn’t watching Schitt’s Creek? Links below. xIt Takes Blood And GutsMusicJoesef Jesse WareMelody GardotRóisín Marie MurphyPerfume Genius WatchingTrumpSchitt’s CreekHollywoodSelling Sunset ReadingThe Midnight Library By Matt HaigHome Stretch by Graham Norton Theft by Finding By David SedarisGrowing Up Queer In Australia Fabulosa the Story of Polari By Paul Baker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/20·46m 22s

95. Tan France

Hello everyone. Well this is very exciting. We are starting a NEW season of Homo Sapiens, and our theme is: Trailblazers! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking to the people who are leading the way for the future of being LGBTQ+ around the globe. First up is Queer Eye star Tan France who had us in stitches! We hear about his WILD coming out story, the realities of being an out gay muslim, and what’s next for him after Queer Eye️ - Chris and Alan xxBe 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 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.
15/10/20·43m 32s

94. Sue Perkins - we read your emails and feedback

We wrap up what has been a de-lightful Season 4 of Homo Sapiens with our final episode where we discuss LGBTQ+ people going back in the closet in older age, Queer solidarity on the football pitch, and straight people playing gay roles in cinema. Plus why did Cilla Black give Alan a ticking off?We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of you listeners for brightening our days with all your letters, messages and more throughout this entire season. We’ve loved it so much that.... We’re back straight away next week with new episodes! This time we’ll be talking to people who we think are the biggest Trailblazers on planet earth right now. It’s an amazing line up and we can’t wait for you to hear them all.Read: Men in Love: 1850 - 1950 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 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.
08/10/20·31m 40s

93. Sue Perkins | Season 4

Alan has a confession, Chris tells us about working with Harry Styles and Sue Perkins shares what led to her cradling a hedgehog at 5AM. Plus navigating identity politics with family and drunkenly sliding into Nicola Sturgeon’s DM’s. 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 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.
01/10/20·56m 17s

92. Queer Brown Vegan | Season 4 | Bonus

Mother Earth is queer and we all know it. So how are LGBTQ+ issues linked with Climate Change? What did Gwyneth Paltrow teach Alan? What is Chris giving up? Here atHS we are mega fans of environmental trailblazer @QueerBrownVegan aka Isaias Hernandez, who makes learning about living sustainably simple and do-able. He swungby to chat to us for a bonus episode sponsored by Mercedes and their new Plug-In Hybrid A-Class. Follow him on instagram too you will learn a ton! 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 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.
25/09/20·34m 18s

91. Murray Hill- we read your emails and feedback

Chris and Alan are BOTH quarantining this week, and you know what that means..more room for wormholes, stories and agony uncles. Why does the UK love a gay gangster? Why are social media giants not doing more to protect the LGBTQ+ community? And as always we read your messages and feedback - it’s always wonderful to hear from you all 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 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/20·38m 22s

90. Murray Hill | Season 4

Mayoral Candidate, Drag King and compère for Dita Von Teese…. We are dee-lighted to be joined by comedian Murray Hill. We talk about fighting for the underrepresented, a new look at pronouns and Chris shares his very funny coming out story. Plus, is Timothée Chalamet in the house? And why is Lala in trouble?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 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.
17/09/20·52m 11s

89. Jake Shears - we read your emails and feedback

We're getting a bit extra this week! We hear an anecdote about Joanna Lumley, ask why Chris is buying used sports pants off the internet and deliver our agony uncle-ing with full force. You know how we feel about deadnaming! 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 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.
10/09/20·48m 3s

88. Jake Shears | Season 4

What is it like working with Elton John? What hilarious thing did Jake Shears’s mum say when he came out? Will the Scissor Sisters release more music? We are joined by the utterly fabulous Jake Shears aka Jason Sellards who answers all of our burning questions. Plus Alan ponders the price of milk, and Chris tells us about a dating flip flop! We have all done it… surely? 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 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.
03/09/20·49m 18s

87. Armistead Maupin - we read your emails and feedback

Guys... Alan’s got a confession to make. All we can say is - please forgive him. Plus a listener is stranded in the Italian Alps, we’re discussing how to ask a friend at work if they’re gay and why is a hetero kiss on tv portrayed as love, but a gay kiss is portrayed as sexual. It’s all go people!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 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.
27/08/20·35m 4s

86. Armistead Maupin | Season 4

What do you do when Sir Ian McKellen comes to you for life advice? What was it like spending time with Rock Hudson? Why was Chris’s date climbing up a building? This week we are joined by dear friend and icon Armistead Maupin. Armistead is the creator of San Francisco chronicle Tales of The City that changed the face of Queer Literature. He sat down with Chris to talk about the latest adaptation of Tales on Netflix starring Ellen Page and a whole lot more - the boy has lived!!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 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.
20/08/20·52m 59s

85. Laurie Anderson - we read your emails and feedback

Uh oh! This week on Homo Sapiens Linda the Lawyer is not happy with Alan, something's up with Chris and we take a deep dive into the hidden transgender themes in The Matrix. Enjoy! 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 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.
13/08/20·43m 23s

84. Laurie Anderson | Season 4

Jesus was Gay? Can meditation make you high? What thing has Alan always secretly wanted? We catch up with avant-garde artist, composer, director and Pop Icon Laurie Anderson for a wonderful episode full of Laurie’s wisdom, warmth and zen wit. Enjoy.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 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.
06/08/20·58m 30s

83. Patti Smith - we read your emails and feedback

How did the Spice Girls get Alan in trouble? What did Julia Roberts do that made everyone crazy? What totally inappropriate clothing did Alan wear to a Film premiere? Plus Alexa interrupts, we reflect on Patti Smith and read your messages and feedback. 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 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.
30/07/20·45m 13s

82. Patti Smith | Season 4

Icon, Legend, Artist, Author, Poet and Musician. These titles can only describe the divine PATTI SMITH! How did Patti pay the rent at the Chelsea Hotel? What performance left her in tears? Plus Patti reflects on her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and we question if Alan is back to his old tricks?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 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.
23/07/20·56m 12s

81. Sadiq Khan - we read your emails and feedback

SO much to catch up on this week! Who did Kylie Minogue take to court? Why is Chris waiting for an explosion? And the juice mystery is finally solved. Plus a wonderful and heartwarming letter from Texas.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 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.
16/07/20·46m 8s

80. Munroe Bergdorf | Season 4 | Bonus

A few years back Munroe Bergdorf was a model for L’Oreal who chose to speak out about systemic racism. She was promptly removed from the campaign. Cut to Black Lives Matter protests a few years later and it seems the world may be starting to catch up with her. She’s here to tell us her amazing story that has an incredible twist and to talk to us about what brands can do to properly help LGBTQ+ people, particularly beyond pride month when the rainbows disappear. She’s an inspiring force for good. Who could ask for a better guest? Big thanks to Facebook for sponsoring this special episode. x 💙 Facebook For Business : https://www.facebook.com/business🧜‍♀️ Mermaids Charity: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk🖤 Black Lives Matter:  https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.coBe 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 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.
12/07/20·53m 39s

79. Sadiq Khan | Season 4

Fist fights! Saving gay bars! Leading the Pride Parade! We are de-lighted to be joined by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. He sat down with us before lockdown and laid out his vision for an inclusive and diverse LGBTQ+ London, explained the important distinction between assimilation and integration, and shares some merry tales of being hit on by gay men along the way. Well, they’re only human. Listen and Enjoy x 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 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.
09/07/20·52m 56s

78. Justin Vivian Bond - we read your emails and feedback

Happy Pride Month! This week we react to a scathing review, find out if Alan has joined the Freemasons, debate vegan Birkenstocks and discover how Alan made Barack Obama chuckle.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 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.
02/07/20·50m 46s

77. Justin Vivian Bond | Season 4

The Icon that is Justin Vivian Bond is our guest this week. 🌈 Viv is a true icon - inventor of the gender-neutral ‘Mx’ title that is now officially accepted in the UK, one half of incredible cabaret duo Kiki And Herb, and a wise head on some very glamorous shoulders. You’re gonna love our chat. Plus Chris and Alan give some advice to a shy drag queen.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 is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/20·1h 8m

76. Jeremy O.Harris - we read your emails and feedback

This week we hear about a digital clear out gone wrong, give away a t-shirt and Alan makes a solemn promise. Plus we applaud Daniel Radcliffe, go down a Robin Williams wormhole and offer some advice. Did we miss anything?@14poems on instagramClub Cummings Community Chesthttps://blacklivesmatters.carrd.coHomo Sapiens T-ShirtsBe 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 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.
18/06/20·41m 39s

75. Jeremy O.Harris | Season 4

Superstar Playwright Jeremy O.Harris, creator of Slave Play comes by to talk about his incredible work that has rocked American theatre, the objectification of queer black bodies, and what makes him tick. This episode was recorded before lockdown, but it feels particularly poignant today, compounded by #PrideMonth. https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.coBe 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 is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/20·1h 6m

74. Hannah Gadsby - we read your emails and feedback

It's a sombre week this week at HS Towers. We reflect on the weeks events, share some important educational content and talk about how we can do better not just now but in the long term. We also celebrate Pride Month, read your emails, and dive down a wormhole https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.coBe 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 is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/20·45m 18s

73. Hannah Gadsby | Season 4

This week comedian, actor and ICON Hannah Gadsby joins us to chat about her new incredible show “Douglas”, while also opening up about Autism, Homelessness and turning down Warner Brothers. Plus, Why does Hannah have a charred dog in her freezer?!? Listen to find out.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 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.
28/05/20·46m 0s

72. Cynthia Nixon - we read your emails and feedback

This week we hear a heartwarming story from a mother of a trans kid, get trapped in a wormhole with Princess Margaret, and why is Jennifer Lopez making a beeline for Alan?📍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.
21/05/20·48m 41s

71. Cynthia Nixon | Season 4

Politician, Actor, Activist, personal hero and ICON CYNTHIA NIXON joins us for this week's show. We hear the reality behind enacting political change, dashing between broadway performances and some advice for parents of trans kids. Get ready to feel empowered for change.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 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.
14/05/20·43m 49s

70. Stephen Fry - we read your emails and feedback

Dearest Listeners, following on from our Stephen Fry interview, we have our first Lockdown Edition of ‘Homo Sapiens Extra’ where we find out how everyone is getting on in lockdown, plus we read your emails and messages, and give away a t-shirt to our favourite review on Apple Podcasts.Also, 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 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.
07/05/20·44m 48s

69. Stephen Fry | Season 4

Dearest Listener, We have an ICONIC treat for you. We launch Season FOUR with the legend that needs no introduction, Mr Stephen Fry! We chat about slinking around the London Gay Clubs in the 90’s, examining ones mind and LOVE. It’s a hoot!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 is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/20·54m 0s

Season 4 Trailer | Chris Sweeney & Alan Cumming

WELCOME Darling Listeners to Season FOUR!We welcome NEW co-host Alan Cumming, who will join Chris Sweeney for a season on the theme of icons. Starting with mega icon Stephen Fry!You can hear Episode 1 on Thursday, April 30th.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 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.
23/04/20·3m 5s

We need your life problems...

In a new section of Homo Sapiens (season 4 coming soon!) Chris and Alan will answer your problems of life and love. So we need your questions - send them to hello@homosapienspodcast.com now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/20·1m 11s

68. John Amaechi

From taxi drivers to NBA basketball players, this last episode of the series has it all. Along the way Chris & Will find the time to ponder the Brunei boycott, discover your break-up (and make-up) songs and just how great sex is. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/19·59m 32s

67. Lady Phyll - we read your emails and feedback

Amid the complaints about eating, tea trolleys and burrito blankets, the boys plan the first Homo Sapiens wedding and discuss Chris' forthcoming TV show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/19·13m 50s

66. Lady Phyll

The cofounder of UK Black Pride joins Will & Chris to tell the story of how they came to be, racism on Grindr and how over 200 black lesbians ended up in Southend-On-Sea. Plus: an update from our man on the frontline of No Outsiders, and we discover more of Will's most questionable fashion choices. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/19·58m 49s

65. Freckle - we read your emails and feedback

Ahoy! In this water-themed bonus episode, Will & Chris receive an email from a sailor, share a drink with the co-founder of The Gay Happiness Project and plan a narrowboat holiday.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/19·20m 39s

64. Freckle

Freckle the gender-fluid American actress and instagram star Freckle chats to Will & Chris about shocking the American Idol judges, how life is changing for gender-fluid people in America and she also takes the time to ask Chris and Will if they shower together...?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/19·48m 59s

63. The Trevor Project - we read your emails and feedback

Will & Chris recall their highlights from the past seven days, including a strong defence from LA-based Mel, how the podcast is an enabler for good hygiene habits, and a good olde history lesson in Wormhole Of The Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/19·15m 35s

62. The Trevor Project

Warning: references to suicide  The tables are turned as Chris and Will answer YOUR questions, revealing much of the inner workings of their relationship... including why they never argue, tips for a good marriage, and a life-changing moment when Chris was saved from a wave machine gone rogue. Plus, the boys head to the Trevor Project, LGBTQ+ America's answer to The Samaritans, as part of their US tour. In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org. In the US, Trevor Project is on 1-866-488-7386. and trevorproject.org. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/19·45m 11s

61. Margaret Cho - we read your emails and feedback

It's our theatre special, with a review of the new Cher musical AND a chat with listener Libby about identity on the London fringe circuit.Plus: Will & Chris take a trip down the wormhole to revisit Eva Cassidy and Jenifer Lopez's finest work.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/19·23m 29s

60. Margaret Cho

The Korean-American comedian/singer-songwriter/fashionista Margaret Cho speaks to Will & Chris about having Joan Rivers as a mentor, hanging out with David Walliams... and how she tries to make peace with Trump supporters. Plus, Will reveals IMPORTANT INFORMATION about his new music video and Chris spends $5 on a go-go dancer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/19·46m 14s

59. David Sedaris - we read your emails and feedback

Will & Chris recall their highlights from the past seven days, including Will's choice for woman of the moment (either Wendy Mitchell or Naomi Campbell) an apology from Chris, and some top parenting tips in Wormhole Of The Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/19·14m 16s

58. David Sedaris

Will & Chris meet humourist and raconteur David Sedaris - and find out why having kids is a generational thing, when offensiveness is ok and why picking up trash is so important. Plus: there's a bonus chat with Sedaris-soundalike Michael and Will breaks his Moroccan door fast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/19·52m 20s

57. Skin - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris share a drink with listener Michael, a teacher in South London, to learn what schools should be doing to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in class - and how it's transformed his own life. Plus, there's talk of the return of Ru Paul's Drag Race and Will & Chris become another listener's surrogate uncles. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/19·20m 54s

56. John Grant (Replay)

The US roadshow takes a pause this week to bring you one of our favourite episodes, from the archives, when Will had lunch with singer and songwriter John Grant.They talk beauty, love addiction, PTSD and RuPaul's Drag Race. Plus, Will & Chris discuss the week's events (from waaaay back in Aug 2017) and Will's embarrassing moments being recognised (or not!) in public. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/19·55m 9s

55. Skin

Chris & Will meet Skunk Anansie lead singer Skin to chat about her experiences of being a bisexual woman in rock music and the most impressive pop music anecdote we've heard in a loooong time. Plus, the gents reveal their favourite places in the UK, what Will's autobiography should be called, and discuss Joe Root's display of LGBTQ+ solidarity on the cricket pitch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/19·49m 21s

54. A Trip To The Gay Rodeo - we read your emails and feedback

Will & Chris once again dive headfirst into your emails, tweets and 'grams to discover what you thought of the Gay Rodeo, reviews your reviews, plus Chris talks HOUSES Will talks CRYSTALS. Blimey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/19·16m 2s

53. A Trip To The Gay Rodeo

Chris & Will continue their US tour with a trip to The Gay Rodeo in Palm Springs to meet Ms Palm Springs Hot Rodeo 2018, Ciana Carmella Costa and Gay Cowboy Sammy. Also on the show, the boys reveal their questionable dating decisions and find out what you, dear listener, have been messaging your friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/19·52m 59s

52. Clare Balding & Alice Arnold - we read your emails and feedback

It's the return of Meet The Listener*, in which Chris & Will meet Dr Rory and hear why our LGB Elders are missing out on vital healthcare services.PLUS there's your emails and reviews, a there's a T-shirt to be won.*sponsored by Smirnoff. Drink responsibly! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/19·15m 52s

51. Clare Balding & Alice Arnold

The US tour takes a pause to have our first Homesick Edition, as Chris and Will drop by National Treasures™ Clare Balding (BBC Sport) and Alice Arnold (Shipping Forecast) to set the world to rights.Plus, Chris shares his top tips for roasting a chicken, a children's book is written before your very ears... and Will sings the Dogtanian theme. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/19·51m 9s

50. Sam Smith - we read your emails and feedback

Black Beauty, t-shirts, fireplaces and hemorrhoids are just some of the topics covered in your emails, reviews from Apple Podcasts and our legendary wormhole chatter. Enjoy... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/19·13m 49s

49. Sam Smith

Well looky here: Chris and Will continue their tour of the US with a trip backstage on Sam Smith's latest tour, in which he tells us how his show goes down in Trump's AmericaAlso on the show, we review the unpleasantness on this week's episode of The Grand Tour, we launch our very own (limited edition) t-shirt store, Will does Jackanory and you, our listeners, reveal the apps you can't live without. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/19·49m 18s

48. Troye Sivan - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris go through your messages, your reviews from Apple Podcasts and discuss all the bad things Naomi Campbell has ever done. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/19·11m 12s

47. Troye Sivan

Warning: discussion of suicide It's the start of our US tour! To kick things off, Will and Chris meet singer-songwriter, artist and actor Troye Sivan to chat being an Australian in America, infiltrating the Margot Robbie fanclub and embracing your feminine side. Also on the podcast we share a ride - and a heart-breaking, honest conversation - with LA Uber driver Natalie. PLUS - Will celebrates a birthday milestone, you tell us the day you'd most like to relive, and there's far too much chat about vans for some reason. Homo Sapiens is supported by Smirnoff, who have partnered with the LGBT Foundation to bring you the 'Soho Angels', trained volunteers to spot those most vulnerable in this nighttime safety initiative for the LGBTQ+ community.If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123.For those outside the UK, you can call:Argentina: 02234930430Australia: 131114Austria: 017133374Belgium: 106Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05Botswana: 3911270Brazil: 212339191Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)Croatia: 014833888Denmark: +4570201201Egypt: 7621602Finland: 010 195 202France: 0145394000Germany: 08001810771Holland: 09000767Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000Hungary: 116123India: 8888817666Ireland: +4408457909090Italy: 800860022Japan: +810352869090Mexico: 5255102550New Zealand: 045861048Norway: +4781533300Philippines: 028969191Poland: 5270000Russia: 0078202577577Spain: 914590050South Africa: 0514445691Sweden: 46317112400Switzerland: 143USA: 18002738255 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/19·49m 0s

46. Special - Julian Clary

Will and Chris are back for a Christmas catch up! Picking up where they left off in Series 2, the Homo Sapiens festival special takes listeners on a whistle stop tour of the latter half of their 2018 - EuroPride, life drawing classes, a brief stint as enthusiastic auctioneers, a trip to America and much more. Join Will and Chris as they sit down with the iconic Julian Carey to discuss his trailblazing career, the cabaret circuit, his eureka moment as a comedian, his attitudes towards social disruption and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/18·52m 34s

45. Francis Lee

Will and Chris travel to Yorkshire to meet the director of God’s Own Country, Francis Lee. The film was hailed as a ‘Yorkshire Brokeback Mountain’ but they discuss why it is much more than that, talk about its impact and why Francis lives in a small cabin in the middle of nowhere. PLUS - Chris is “live from Los Angeles” for this final episode of Season 2 and they discuss surrogacy, the Royal Wedding and why Will was once booed off stage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/18·41m 51s

44. Johann Hari - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris have a drink with Homo Sapiens listener Alex and talk about playing sport with LGBTQ+ teams. We also find out what you thought of the conversation with Johann Hari and someone wins a Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/18·19m 8s

43. Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a journalist and writer whose latest book Lost Connections claims to uncover the “nine real causes of depression and anxiety.” Johann tells Will and Chris that our problems are caused more by the way we live today than a chemical imbalance in our brains. PLUS - Will’s having a drainage nightmare and we find out about your best and worst dates.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/18·51m 35s

42. Hebden Bridge - we read your emails and feedback

Will's going on a date! But in the meantime he and Chris sift through your feedback on this week's episode. Plus - we venture down their Wormholes of the Week and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/18·12m 48s

41. Hebden Bridge - the lesbian capital of the UK

Will and Chris visit Hebden Bridge, a small town in Yorkshire, to find out what makes it such an LGBTQ+-friendly place. They meet the locals and discover that the idea of big cities being more progressive than country towns is a myth. They find out the inspiring story behind Happy Valley Pride, the strangest things Rowan and Jeff in the leather shop have been asked to make, and they get invited to unveil a plaque! PLUS - Will has been hanging out with Baz Luhrmann and the boys recall their terrifying experiences with sharks! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/18·40m 38s

40. Tim Walker - we read your emails and feedback

Your feedback is flooding in, Will's tempted to take a vow of silence and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-Shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/18·13m 49s

39. Tim Walker

Tim Walker is one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. His work has been appearing in Vogue for over 10 years and he’s been a keen proponent of diversity and inclusion, showcasing many interesting and different faces in his photographs. Tim talks to Will and Chris about how he creates such distinctive pictures, his favourite shoots, how his recent break-up has affected his work and what he would do if he photographed the Queen. PLUS - Will reveals his worst calendar photoshoots and we’ve been nominated for an award!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/18·48m 20s

38. Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris have a drink with Homo Sapiens listener Molly and chat about anxiety, embroidery and why lesbian films are so depressing! PLUS - your feedback on the Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh episode and have you won a Homo Sapiens T-shirt? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/18·18m 48s

37. Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh are Team GB Olympic gold-winning hockey players who got married in 2013. They talk to Will and Chris about coming out, being a married couple in a sports team, attitudes to homosexuality in sport and their incredible experience in at the Rio Olympics. PLUS - Will wants to sell his Brit Awards and has a ghostly experience in a monastery. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/18·48m 53s

36. All about the HIV prevention pill PrEP.

Many listeners have asked for more information about PrEP, the medication that can protect you from HIV. But how do you get it? Is it any good? And why are people critical of it? Peter and Patrick from the LGBT Foundation in Manchester tell Will and Chris all about it. PLUS - your reactions to our Chemsex episode, Wormhole of the Week and someone wins the sought after Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/18·27m 50s

35. Chemsex

Chemsex is the use of drugs to enhance sex and is becoming a growing problem all over the UK. Will and Chris visit the LGBT Foundation in Manchester find out about the practice, its dangers and what makes people do it. They talk to Tyler from the foundation along with Roger and John who have had problems with chemsex and come out the other side. They discuss their experiences, what makes it appealing to gay men in particular and how they turned their own lives around. Plus - Will’s new musical has an eventful opening night and we find out why he’s had to dash to Cornwall. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/18·39m 5s

34. Asifa Lahore - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris go through your feedback on the Asifa Lahore interview, we hear about their Wormholes of the Week, someone wins a Homo Sapiens T-shirt and we find out if anyone has drawn a picture of a kestrel to win Strictly Ballroom tickets (Spoiler: they have!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/18·10m 12s

33. Asifa Lahore

Will and Chris meet Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore. She tells them about the controversies and death threats she’s faced, coming out as gay to her Muslim parents and how her onstage persona helped her to identify as transgender and start her transition at the age of 33. Plus - Chris joins us live from Barcelona, Will has an awkward moment with George Ezra, and the boys plan their Eurovision entry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/18·40m 59s

32. Mykki Blanco - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris discuss your feedback on the Mykki Blanco episode. Someone - maybe you - wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/18·11m 13s

31. Mykki Blanco

Will and Chris meet the American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist Mykki Blanco. The persona of Mykki Blanco - a teenage girl who wants to be a rapper - was created by Michael Quattlebaum as an online video project in 2010. Since then she has evolved into a pioneering hip hop artist and trailblazing queer icon. Will and Chris find out how the persona has changed his life, why he decided against transitioning and they discuss racial prejudice within the LGBT media. Plus - Will’s been babysitting, the talents you’d love to have and Chris discusses his failed attempt to become an escort.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/18·48m 27s

30. No Outsiders - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris share a drink with a Homo Sapiens listener and find out their story. This week it's David from London who tells them about coming out at the age of 42 when he was married with 3 children. Plus - your feedback on the last episode, Wormhole of the Week and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/18·14m 47s

29. No Outsiders: LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools

As an assistant headteacher, Andrew Moffat has introduced a policy promoting diversity at Parkfield community school in Birmingham. His No Outsiders message teaches children to welcome those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender as well as people of any race, colour or religion. It’s been a huge success - parents, teachers and governors support Andrew’s work despite 98% of the school’s pupils being Muslim. In this episode Will and Chris travel to the school to meet him and learn how his efforts to spread LGBT awareness and understanding haven’t always been appreciated: Andrew left his previous school after parents complained about him telling the children he was gay. He tells Will and Chris what he learned from this experience and how he convinced Parkfield’s parents that children can be taught about Britain’s anti-discrimination laws without undermining their religious beliefs. Plus - listeners tell us their memories of school, Chris has been finding out about surrogacy and Will remembers a very awkward evening involving a video of Neighbours and a dog basket. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/18·50m 21s

28. Alan Cumming - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris read through your feedback and some of you were quite unhappy about a part of last week's episode. They also discuss what sent them down their Wormhole of the Week and one lucky listener wins the legendary Homo Sapiens T-shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/18·13m 59s

27. Alan Cumming

Will and Chris travel to Edinburgh to meet the actor Alan Cumming. It’s a fascinating and funny conversation which covers Alan’s life in New York, the amazing nights at his Club Cumming venue and his new project, playing the first gay leading role on a US network drama. Will and Alan discuss being the The Emcee in Cabaret, a role they’ve each played 3 times, and the continuing relevance of the play. Alan also tells them about identifying as bisexual, what gay marriage can teach straight people and how he confronted his father over the abuse he suffered as a child. Plus - Will and Chris talk Queer Eye, Picasso, witch doctors and what’s on your bucket list. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/18·48m 56s

26. Jack Monroe - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris sift through your feedback on the Jack Monroe episode. A long-running dispute about scrambled eggs is resolved. And a lot of people win Homo Sapiens T-shirts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/18·11m 26s

25. Jack Monroe

Will & Chris talk to food writer and activist, Jack Monroe. Jack was a single parent living in poverty when she created incredibly cheap but nutritious recipes to feed herself and her son. After publishing the budget recipes in a blog she was offered a book deal and soon became a best-selling food writer. As an outspoken activist, particularly on poverty and hunger issues, Jack has attracted a great deal of online abuse and tells Will and Chris how she copes and even tracks down those responsible. They also discuss coming out as non-binary, gender norms and why she got so much abuse after winning a Woman of the Future award. Plus Will and Chris have been on Loose Women, Will had a run-in with the Chelsea football team and we discover your most memorable meals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/18·54m 57s

24. Jeremy Corbyn - we read your emails and feedback

Bonus conversation with Jeremy Corbyn and the Gay Times. Will and Chris go through your thoughts (good and bad) from this week's episode. Find out what sent them down their Wormhole of the Week. And someone - maybe you! - wins the coveted Homo Sapiens T Shirt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/18·17m 42s

23. Jeremy Corbyn

We're back! Will and Chris have a fascinating conversation with Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn. They discuss LGBT heroes, bullying in schools, homophobia, mental health and Corbyn's vision for inclusivity. They also talk about his famous Glastonbury appearance and Will sends Jeremy into a rage about...jam! Plus - find out what happened when Will and Chris finally appeared on Woman's Hour and Will injures himself in rehearsals for his new show. Season 2 of Homo Sapiens is brought to you with our brand partner, Smirnoff. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/18·51m 8s

22. Ben Roberts

The last episode of season 1 comes from Will's dressing room in Blackpool where he's performing in Cabaret. This week is the BFI London Film Festival and our guest is Ben Roberts, the Director of the BFI Film Fund, who helps to bring us some of the most important LGBTQ+ cinema. Will and Chris talk porn, mobility scooters, sex in a wheelie bin and the most impulsive things you've ever done. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/17·47m 44s

21. Marika Hackman - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris sift through your correspondence from Will's hotel bed. There's talk of Beyonce, masturbation, Anneka Rice and Season 1's final Review of the Week - are you the winner of a coveted Homo Sapiens T-shirt? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/17·14m 43s

20. Marika Hackman

Will and Chris are joined by singer and songwriter Marika Hackman who talks about sexuality and music, objectification and a strange encounter with a fan in the pub. Will changes his mind about having children, the conversation somehow turns to the TV show Gladiators and there's a big falling out over an old movie. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/17·55m 50s

19. James Wharton - we read your emails and feedback

An action-packed episode in which Will and Chris race through the streets of London while dissecting your emails. Who will win this week's Homo Sapiens T-shirt? And will Chris be late for lunch? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/17·11m 44s

18. James Wharton

Will and Chris meet James Wharton, a former soldier, who tells them what it was like to be an openly gay man in the military. He details the homophobia and violence towards him but also the support he received, and how Prince Harry stepped in to save the day. Also this week - cake, jealousy, having kids, alter egos and Will’s been on an Amazon binge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/17·57m 26s

17. Nicky Haslam - we read your emails and feedback

On location in Will's dressing room at Wimbledon Theatre where he's starring in Cabaret. Will and Chris sift through your correspondence and discuss rabbit bites, climbing ladders onstage and Sean Spicer while fending off interruptions from a PA system and a vacuum cleaner. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/17·16m 45s

16. Nicky Haslam

Will and Chris visit the interior designer, socialite and "the man who invented the '60s" Nicky Haslam, who tells us about his extraordinary life and career. His amazing tales involve David Bailey, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote! Plus - Strictly same sex dance partners, your dream jobs and what's made Will so angry this week? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/17·49m 21s

15. Russell T Davies - we read your emails and feedback

Which famous politician is Will unhappy with? Which of our dream guests has made contact? And who has won this week's T-shirt? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/17·17m 16s

14. Russell T Davies

Legendary screenwriter Russell T Davies joins us to talk Queer As Folk, Dr Who and his new drama about AIDS in the 1980s - and he's hilarious and lovely! Will and Chris discuss love at first sight, getting drunk with Eamonn Holmes and your most inspirational people. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/17·55m 14s

13. Matthew Todd - we read your emails and feedback

Can Will and Chris get through all your messages before Will's food order arrives? And who has won the coveted Homo Sapiens T shirt? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/17·14m 36s

12. Matthew Todd

This week it's all about mental wellbeing. Will and Chris talk to the former editor of Attitude magazine, Matthew Todd, about shame and his book, Straight Jacket: How To Be Gay And Happy. Plus - Will's mortifying trouser incident! What did Chris once do into a plastic bag? And which much loved TV host did Will almost kill? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/17·58m 36s

11. LGBTQ+ Sex Workers - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris discover what you've been saying about this week's podcast - good and bad! They discuss awards, Harry Styles, role playing and why Will's house is now full of Will Young baseball caps and calendars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/17·14m 1s

10. LGBTQ+ Sex Workers

Chris sits down with Alex Bryce (from National Ugly Mugs, whose mission is to end violence against sex workers), Josh (a male escort) and Carmen (a trans woman and former "part time lover") to discuss the stigma and realities of sex work in 2017. Will and Chris appear on Radio 4 and invade the Woman's Hour office. Plus - your guilty crushes and how Will frightened Kirsty Allsopp in the street. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/17·37m 49s

9. Peter Tatchell - we read your emails and feedback

The boys are back in Will's car to find out your views on this week's podcast. They discuss body shame at the gym, finding love in the countryside, and they announce the first Homo Sapiens baby! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/17·11m 17s

8. Peter Tatchell

Will and Chris meet Peter Tatchell, a true LGBT+ hero. In an intimate conversation at his flat he tells Will and Chris his powerful life story, how his work has affected him personally, and what drives him to keep fighting for human rights around the world. Plus Will and Chris discuss body image, 'lesbian bed death’, and getting dumped via Whatspp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/17·58m 4s

7. Bisi Alimi - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris discuss your reviews, talk rugby and darkrooms, and announce the winner of this week's Homo Sapiens T shirt. This week's episode is recorded in Will's car, as they wait for Chris's mum who has got lost shopping. But can they find her? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/17·10m 5s

6: Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a truly inspirational Nigerian activist who had to leave his country after coming out on television. He tells his moving and uplifting story to Chris. Will and Chris discuss men wearing dresses and Will’s role as the ‘vicar’ at Chris’s wedding.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/17·51m 14s

5: Rebecca Root - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris go through your messages, your reviews from Grindr and discuss why you should never be a football referee. Plus - have you won a Homo Sapiens T shirt? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/17·13m 6s

4: Rebecca Root

Rebecca Root got her big break playing transgender character, Judy, in BBC2’s Boy Meets Girl. She tells us about being misgendered, voice coaching trans women and working with Jake Gyllenhaal. Will recalls an incident in David Beckham’s garden and you tell us your sexual awakening stories. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/17·51m 36s

3: John Grant - we read your emails and feedback

Will and Chris find out your views on the podcast, the John Grant interview and Will's Banksy theory. Plus they announce the first winner of Review of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/17·7m 40s

2: John Grant

Will has lunch with singer and songwriter John Grant. They talk beauty, love addiction, PTSD and RuPaul's Drag Race. Will and Chris discuss the week's events and Will's embarrassing moments being recognised (or not!) in public. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/17·53m 38s

1: Owen Jones

Writer and campaigner Owen Jones talks to Will and Chris about coming out, changing attitudes and falling in love with a fundamentalist Christian. Will and Chris discuss being a gay pop star and a potentially humiliating incident at Sir Elton John's party. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/17·51m 24s
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