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Homo Sapiens

Author: Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney

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Homo Sapiens is the smash-hit podcast where queer people talk about life. Each week our hosts Alan Cumming & Chris Sweeney bring you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world. New episodes every Thursday. Subscribe now so you don't miss a thing.

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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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
141: Dan Savage | Part 1

141: Dan Savage | Part 1

2021-09-0239:171

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
136: Cancel Culture

136: Cancel Culture

2021-07-2901:02:28

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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
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 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 📍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.
“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 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 📍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.
“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 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 📍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.
‘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 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 📍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.
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Mehdi Tafti

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Sep 6th
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Mike Smith

Great series hitting on some serious, and not say serious, LGBT issues, great guests, and all presented in an entertaining and honest way.

Jan 10th
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David Jon Redvers

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Nov 21st
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Georgia House

faa .

Jun 13th
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Mel Fleming

Queer Beyonce is Janelle Monáe guys!!

Jan 29th
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Shaun Monkman

Please, please can you guys record a new series?

Dec 8th
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Michaela Borcher

Come baaaaack!

Oct 24th
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standy

loved hearing the multiple viewpoints from this journey.

May 2nd
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John McKellar

Funny and personal blog focusing on LGBTQ issues with the lovely Will Young and his pal, Chris.

Jul 27th
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