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Homo Sapiens

Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney

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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Homo Sapiens, I Hear You is a monthly research seminar held at A/D/O; a design institution in Brooklyn, New York. The series aims to question and re-think humanity's essential needs -- and consider whether the modern practice of design addresses them. The podcast, produced by Elle Clay, will feature experts, doctors and designers from each month's live seminar along with A/D/O Research Director, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun. A/D/O is an initiative of MINI and reflects a fundamental belief that desig ...
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The world of romance movies and books is marketed predominantly to women, and yet is often seen as less than ‘real’ art. Loz is the apprentice, she has avoided romance entertainment most of her life. Em is the master, she’s a life-long lover of the genre. Together they are on a journey to discover, celebrate, (and often disagree!) about the movies and books of this complex, spicy, misunderstood, and yet deeply satisfying genre. Insta: @soulmatesandsmut Email: soulmatesandsmut@gmail.com Music ...
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Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, write of the weekly kids quiz in the Guardian each Saturday, the original QI elf and author and host of Everything Under The Sun (both the book and podcast) as she answers questions sent in by children around the world with the help of experts including Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Grayson Perry, Lauren Child, Richard Branson and Sophie Dahl to the fish curators at the Natural History Museum. I ...
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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions ...
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Hope Knows Things is a surreal, comedic universe accessed via podcast and populated entirely by people named Hope. Every episode is a unique adventure hosted by the creator of the universe herself, Hope Drawfolk. New episodes out every other Tuesday!
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A podcast of two friends. A partner of TEDxKULeuven, an independently organized TEDx event at the University of Leuven. In this podcast, we invite multidisciplinary experts to talk about present societal issues and initiatives and, especially, about what the future may hold for us. As our events are held in and around the university campuses, we focus our conversations in particular on next-gen and youth activism. Hosts: Julius Schelstraete; Miklas Decock Producers: Baptist Devos; Kevin Peet ...
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The Design Podcast brings you inspiring conversations with industry-leading designers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Stream for free on all major podcast platforms. Find out more at designpodcast.co
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Home Sapiens

Habitat for Humanity

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People face many challenges: lack of drinking water, gender inequality, and harsh living conditions. However, one thing never changes – everyone needs a place to call home. Discover and learn more about housing problems in our podcast. Homo habilis, homo erectus and homo sapiens. After thousands and thousands of years of evolution, we have a new discovery. HOME Sapiens has always been around. Places where we live are key to humans. From caves to huts and from houses to modern villas our home ...
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“Becoming Bani Adam: Exploring Twelver-Shii Discussions on Human Ancestry” is a new podcast series which is an audiobook version of a long paper written by Ustadha Fatemah Meghji on the topic of human evolution in Twelver-Shii tradition with a focus on exegetical literature i.e. from tafsir. How does a person of faith grapple with evolution in today’s world? The audiobook is narrated by Br. Justin Mashouf and each episode includes an introduction by the author herself with a summary of previ ...
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Tatiana Androsov has been writing since she was 10 years of age when she was locked up in her parents apartment and was given a type writer as a gift. Her books are not based on research but on the experience she gathered living and working in different parts of the world with people from the four corners of the globe in various United Nations organizations and missions. What do you do after you have lived and worked on four continents among some of the richest and poorest people of the worl ...
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The guys curse their old computer and lament the recent loss of what was surely an amazing episode. Oh, what may have been! They talk about movies, OJ Simpson, and the upcoming Heads or Cocktails. There is discussion of the Aerosmith Trifecta, armadillo murder, and real life twist endings. Dick Loverboy plays a quick game of “Really Drunk or Strang…
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Welcome to Episode 18 of Season 7 everyone! Everything Under The Sun has been nominated for Best British Podcast in the kids category, has moved to Bali, Indonesia, and the paperback book of Everything Under The Sun is OUT NOW!! We've got some very exciting questions coming up for you this week! First off: why do people yawn? It's a question people…
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Michael John Cusick argues that our addictions and disordered sexual desires are really a misdirected effort to reach God and live in connection with Him. How can this be? The crude simulation is but at poor substitute for the real thing, for the Truth. Yet in this fallen world, sinners repeatedly fall into the snares. “I do not understand my own a…
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Welcome to Episode 17 of Season 7 everyone! Everything Under The Sun has been nominated for Best British Podcast in the kids category, has moved to Bali, Indonesia, and the paperback book of Everything Under The Sun is OUT NOW!! This week we have a very special episode featuring questions I’ve been collecting here in Bali! It’s been fantastic heari…
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Welcome to Episode 16 of Season 7 everyone! Everything Under The Sun has been nominated for Best British Podcast in the kids category, has moved to Bali, Indonesia, and the paperback book of Everything Under The Sun is OUT NOW!! This week we have three fascinating questions about our weird and wonderful universe! So get your space helmets on... we'…
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Temeko Ricardson grew up in the Protestant American tradition; she was a “GPK” (grand-pastor-kid) from a family of church leaders. She has been thinking about Christianity and social issues—failure to include God’s people into His Church, fractured families, homelessness—and how to weave out society together and spread the Gospel. She’s an entrepre…
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There have been Christians in the Holy Land for two thousand years; “we are the first church,” says Father Firas Abedrabbo who is from Bethlehem and works in Ramallah. He studied law in France and speaks excellent English and spoke with me about his experience as a priest in Palestine (the West Bank) during the Gaza War. We talk politics and histor…
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Welcome back to Everything under the Sun everyone! We've missed you! We've been taking a little break but now we are BACK and ready for another fantastic episode. This week we're learning all about SOUNDS! And we've got some very interesting questions indeed, from Sam, Florrie and Bruno. Why do people's voices sound different? Professor Guri Sandhu…
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For Christians, the central event in history and in universe is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. This killing of God (or deicide) is so mysterious and terrible that it’s hard to even approach: what kind of a God would choose to be tortured and murdered by his rebellious creatures? Pastor Brian Zahnd’s poetic theolog…
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This week, we are joined by the hilariously funny actor and comedian, Hannah Gadsby. Hannah's new Netflix special Gender Agenda was released earlier this month. Gender Agenda showcases some of the best gender queer comedy from around the world and features topics such as top surgery, misgendering and the effects of testosterone. Hannah sat down to …
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This week, we are joined by the hilariously funny actor and comedian, Hannah Gadsby. Hannah's new Netflix special Gender Agenda was released earlier this month. Gender Agenda showcases some of the best gender queer comedy from around the world and features comedians discussing topics such as top surgery, misgendering and the effects of testosterone…
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*TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode contains discussions around suicide and rape. This week, we are joined by the incredible Charlie Craggs. Charlie is an author, actress and the brains behind campaigns such as Nail Transphobia and Charlie's Self Defence Angels. More recently, she was in the press after being denied hormones by her new GP after moving …
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*Trigger warning*: This episode contains discussions around suicide and rape.* This week, we are joined by the incredible Charlie Craggs. Charlie is an author, actress and the brains behind campaigns such as Nail Transphobia and Charlie's Self Defence Angels. More recently, she was in the press after being denied hormones by her new GP after moving…
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This year marks the 38th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival and to celebrate we are coming from you live from the red carpet! We were lucky enough to chat to some of the amazing queer talent being showcased at this year's festival. We spoke to writer and director of opening night film Layla, Amrou Al-Kadhi, as well as cast Bilal Hasna and Lou…
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Colin Rahill dropped out of law school to become a Catholic writer; he just finished his first book, Castor & Pollux (Emerald Books, 2023), which is about the troubles facing Gen Z: the idolatrous snares of social media, health cults, self-manifesting, neopaganism, a kaleidoscope of prescription drugs, and pornified AI digital realities (to name a …
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Will we be seeing the return of Layton Williams to the stage soon? This week, we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by the wonderful star of hit West End shows like Everbody's Talking About Jamie. Layton joined us for a lovely chat about his stellar career and why people shouldn't just see him in one light: as a stage star. We find out how he dea…
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Will we be seeing the return of Layton Williams to the stage soon? This week, we are absolutely thrilled to be joined by the wonderful star of hit West End shows like Everbody's Talking About Jamie. Layton joined us for a lovely chat about his stellar career and why people shouldn't just see him in one light: as a stage star. We find out how he dea…
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Two of the guys have recently returned from the Midville trip, so there are updates from that. They also talk about tax-exempt churches, the history of toenail clippers, and Lil’ Skweeque’s recent baked potato phase. Dick Loverboy gives a Heads or Cocktails update. RIP Toby Keith, Carl Weathers, and Alexei Navalny, and not necessarily in that order…
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What is an AGM (Annual Gay Meeting)? And what exactly is queer culture?! These are all important questions that we discussed with Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell at our Like Minded Homos live show last week. Now we wanted to share it with our lovely listeners who couldn't make it down so you didn't miss out on any of the fun. Part 1 of the Like Minded H…
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Have you heard any good gossip lately? Our guest for today's Culure Club episode certainly has! We are joined by writer Jason Okundaye, who has written for publications such as Dazed, GQ and The Guardian. Speaking in LGBT History Month, he tells us all about his debut book Revolutionary Acts: Love and Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain. His book shin…
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Lifelong alcoholic Joe McGivney drank himself into brain damage and permanent disability. The day after being placed into the assisted care he would need for rest of his life, he sprang back to full recovery, restored health—it was a medical impossibility—for which he credits the intercession of Blessed Father Michael McGivney, his distant relative…
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*WARNING* This episode contains spoilers for Heartstopper Volume 5. Did Alice set out for Heartstopper to be a happy love story? Will Volume 6 really be the last instalment in the series? These are all burning questions we couldn't wait to ask Alice Oseman, the brains behind graphic novel series Heartstopper. The books are a worldwide phenomenon as…
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You may know Crystal from the very first series of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK. However, the Canadian drag queen has been in the news recently for another reason: making LGBT history by taking on Laurence Fox for defamation, and winning. Crystal takes us through the complexities of the past 3 and a half years, from Laurence Fox calling them a pedophile …
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Welcome to Episode 14 of Season 7 everyone! Everything Under The Sun has been nominated for Best British Podcast in the kids category, has moved to Bali, Indonesia, and the paperback book of Everything Under The Sun is OUT NOW!! This week we have a special episode about global warming and protecting our beautiful planet. We've got some super import…
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What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunt…
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What was it like being LGBT+ in Britain under Section 28? This week, in honour of LGBT+ History month, we are joined by a true trailblazer, the matriarch of LGBT+ activism, Lisa Power MBE. Lisa is a pillar of our queer history and was a force for change during this time. We have an incredibly insightful chat about her phenomenal career, from volunt…
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Theology Professor Jeremy Holmes of Wyoming Catholic College teaches a class called “Science and Theology,” which is about the Darwin’s theory of evolution and related topics, including the problems we encounter in the fossil record and our understanding of genetic change. I ask him about the discussions he has with his students and his colleagues …
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Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson. From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us abo…
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Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson. From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us abo…
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In this episode of Ordinary People walking an extra-ordinary path podcast, Life Itself co-founder Sylvie Barbier is joined by Dr Simon Longstaff. Dr Simon Longstaff is the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, co-founder of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and has been named one of the True Leaders of the 21st century by Australian Financial Rev…
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