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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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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⚡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 wond…
 
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 o…
 
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 o…
 
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 Ka…
 
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 Ka…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 cha…
 
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 cha…
 
The Roads We've Traveled maybe on a break but A.J. is back bringing more content to the channel. In this episode, A.J. and friend Dave review the Disney Plus series Hawkeye, as well as the new Sony/Marvel movie Spider-man: No Way Home. Spoiler-free and full spoilers!!! TIMESTAMPS Hawkeye: 04:15 Spider-man: No Way Home Spoiler-free 17:37 Full Spoile…
 
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…
 
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 re…
 
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 m…
 
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 m…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 party…
 
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 party…
 
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 tod…
 
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 tod…
 
It's the Season 2 finale of the show and it's been hijacked by guitarist Doug Lenington of Fear the Masses! Doug sits down and gets a one on one interview with the host A.J. Pelletier. A.J. opens up about growing up with depression. He also talks about complications that happened when he was born, how his older brother overcame leukemia, his grandp…
 
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 dow…
 
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 dow…
 
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!…
 
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!…
 
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