Homo Sapiens

By 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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129: Beth Ditto
00:39:18

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 x


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Jun 10, 2021
128: Ryan O’Connell | Part 2
00:24:18

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 x


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Jun 03, 2021
128: Ryan O’Connell | Part 1
00:47:30

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 x


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Jun 03, 2021
127: LGBTQ+ in the Workplace
00:46:58

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!


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May 27, 2021
126: Paris Lees | Part 2
00:39:18

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


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May 20, 2021
126: Paris Lees | Part 1
00:27:38

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


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May 20, 2021
125: Discrimination on Dating Apps
00:49:08

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?


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May 13, 2021
124: Adam Eli | Part 2
00:28:42

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


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May 06, 2021
124: Adam Eli | Part 1
00:27:07

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


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May 06, 2021
123: Queer Friendships
00:53:18

“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/2RauXpG


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Apr 29, 2021
122: Christine Vachon - Part 2
00:21:18

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.


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Apr 22, 2021
122: Christine Vachon - Part 1
00:27:11

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.


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Apr 22, 2021
121:What TV & Film Changed Your Life?
00:48:51

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/


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Apr 15, 2021
120: LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces | Part 2
00:23:28

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 x


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Apr 08, 2021
120: LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces | Part 1
00:25:17

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 x


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Apr 08, 2021
119: Sex & Relationships
01:00:46

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.



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Apr 01, 2021
118: Alok Vaid-Menon | Part 2
00:38:31

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?


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Mar 25, 2021
118: Alok Vaid-Menon | Part 1
00:31:37

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?


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Mar 25, 2021
117: Should Sport Be Gender Neutral?
00:50:01

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.



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Mar 18, 2021
116: Tom Allen | Part 2
00:19:49

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


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Mar 11, 2021
116: Tom Allen | Part 1
00:34:21

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


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Mar 11, 2021
115: LGBTQ+ Sex Scenes On Screen
00:39:24

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.


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Mar 04, 2021
114: Liz Carr | Part 2
00:31:32

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.


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Feb 25, 2021
114: Liz Carr | Part 1
00:31:58

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.


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Feb 25, 2021
BONUS 2: Talk Art Podcast x Homo Sapiens Podcast - Part 2
00:38:52

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! x


LINK TO TALK ART: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talk-art/id1439567112


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Feb 23, 2021
113: Do Queer People Have To Have Kids?
00:46:53

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/9781398503199



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Feb 18, 2021
112: Adam Kay | Part 2
00:36:46

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!



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Feb 11, 2021
112: Adam Kay | Part 1
00:27:52

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!



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Feb 11, 2021
111: Does Love At First Sight Exist?
00:51:48

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 👇

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Feb 04, 2021
110. MJ Rodriguez | Part 2
00:18:42

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!



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Jan 28, 2021
110. MJ Rodriguez | Part 1
00:30:11

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Jan 28, 2021
BONUS: It’s a Sin | Russell T Davies - Part 2
00:26:30

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!



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Jan 25, 2021
BONUS: It’s a Sin | Russell T Davies - Part 1
00:28:45

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!



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Jan 25, 2021
109: Body Image
00:45:32

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.


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Jan 21, 2021
Introducing Broccoli Book Club
00:02:02

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!


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Jan 19, 2021
108. Jameela Jamil | Part 2
00:30:49

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…


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Jan 14, 2021
108. Jameela Jamil | Part 1
00:33:49

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….


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Jan 14, 2021
107: Gay Divorce
00:39:41

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.


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Jan 07, 2021
106: Courtney Act | Part 2
00:26:49

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/



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Dec 30, 2020
106: Courtney Act | Part 1
00:27:10

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/



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Dec 30, 2020
105. Joe Lycett 🎄 Christmas Special | Part 2
00:27:56

🎄 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.



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Dec 22, 2020
105. Joe Lycett 🎄 Christmas Special | Part 1
00:31:49

🎄 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.


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Dec 22, 2020
104. Is It Harder To Stay On Top Of Your Finances If You Are LGBTQ+?
00:46:15

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!


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Dec 17, 2020
103: Melanie C | Part 2
00:32:25

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.


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Dec 10, 2020
103: Melanie C | Part 1
00:30:03

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.


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Dec 10, 2020
102: Is Monogamy Overrated?
00:35:28

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. 


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Dec 03, 2020
101: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Part 2
00:32:38

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


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Nov 26, 2020
101: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Part 1
00:30:57

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:

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Nov 26, 2020
100. What Are The Hidden Costs Of Lockdown On The LGBTQ+ Community?
00:47:28

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!


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Nov 19, 2020
99. Yves Mathieu
00:38:54

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…!!


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Nov 12, 2020
98. Should We Define Gender And Sexuality On The Census?
00:42:21

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.


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Nov 05, 2020
97. Debbie Harry
00:35:03

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.


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Oct 29, 2020
96. Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?
00:46:09

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. x

It Takes Blood And Guts


Music

Joesef

Jesse Ware

Melody Gardot

Róisín Marie Murphy

Perfume Genius


Watching

Trump

Schitt’s Creek

Hollywood

Selling Sunset


Reading

The Midnight Library By Matt Haig

Home Stretch by Graham Norton

Theft by Finding By David Sedaris

Growing Up Queer In Australia

Fabulosa the Story of Polari By Paul Baker


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Oct 22, 2020
95. Tan France
00:43:20

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 Eye

️ - Chris and Alan xx


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Oct 15, 2020
94. Sue Perkins - we read your emails and feedback
00:31:31

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



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Oct 08, 2020
93. Sue Perkins | Season 4
00:56:17

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. 


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Oct 01, 2020
92. Queer Brown Vegan | Season 4 | Bonus
00:34:18

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 at

HS we are mega fans of environmental trailblazer @QueerBrownVegan aka Isaias Hernandez, who makes learning about living sustainably simple and do-able. He swung

by 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! x


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Sep 25, 2020
91. Murray Hill- we read your emails and feedback
00:38:22

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 


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Sep 24, 2020
90. Murray Hill | Season 4
00:52:11

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?



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Sep 17, 2020
89. Jake Shears - we read your emails and feedback
00:48:03

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! 


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Sep 10, 2020
88. Jake Shears | Season 4
00:49:18

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? 



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Sep 03, 2020
87. Armistead Maupin - we read your emails and feedback
00:35:04

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!


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Aug 27, 2020
86. Armistead Maupin | Season 4
00:52:59

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!!


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Aug 20, 2020
85. Laurie Anderson - we read your emails and feedback
00:43:23

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! X


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Aug 13, 2020
84. Laurie Anderson | Season 4
00:58:31

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.


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Aug 06, 2020
83. Patti Smith - we read your emails and feedback
00:45:09

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. 


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Jul 30, 2020
82. Patti Smith | Season 4
00:56:07

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?


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Jul 23, 2020
81. Sadiq Khan - we read your emails and feedback
00:46:04

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.


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Jul 16, 2020
80. Munroe Bergdorf | Season 4 | Bonus
00:53:34

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

 

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Jul 12, 2020
79. Sadiq Khan | Season 4
00:52:51

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 



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Jul 09, 2020
78. Justin Vivian Bond - we read your emails and feedback
00:50:42

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.


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Jul 02, 2020
77. Justin Vivian Bond | Season 4
01:08:13

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.


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Jun 25, 2020
76. Jeremy O.Harris - we read your emails and feedback
00:41:35

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?


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Jun 18, 2020
75. Jeremy O.Harris | Season 4
01:06:19

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.co


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Jun 11, 2020
74. Hannah Gadsby - we read your emails and feedback
00:45:14

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.co


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Jun 04, 2020
73. Hannah Gadsby | Season 4
00:45:56

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.


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May 28, 2020
72. Cynthia Nixon - we read your emails and feedback
00:48:37

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?


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May 21, 2020
71. Cynthia Nixon | Season 4
00:43:45

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.


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May 14, 2020
70. Stephen Fry - we read your emails and feedback
00:44:44

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.


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May 07, 2020
69. Stephen Fry | Season 4
00:53:55

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!


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Apr 30, 2020
Season 4 Trailer | Chris Sweeney & Alan Cumming
00:03:05

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.

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Apr 23, 2020
We need your life problems...
00:01:11

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!

 

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Feb 17, 2020
68. John Amaechi
00:59:32

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.

 

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Apr 11, 2019
67. Lady Phyll - we read your emails and feedback
00:13:50

Amid the complaints about eating, tea trolleys and burrito blankets, the boys plan the first Homo Sapiens wedding and discuss Chris' forthcoming TV show.

 

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Apr 09, 2019
66. Lady Phyll
00:58:49

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.

 

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Apr 04, 2019
65. Freckle - we read your emails and feedback
00:20:39

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. 

 

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Apr 02, 2019
64. Freckle
00:48:59

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...? 

 

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Mar 28, 2019
63. The Trevor Project - we read your emails and feedback
00:15:35

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.

 

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Mar 26, 2019
62. The Trevor Project
00:45:11

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

 

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Mar 21, 2019
61. Margaret Cho - we read your emails and feedback
00:23:29

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. 

 

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Mar 19, 2019
60. Margaret Cho
00:46:14

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.

 

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Mar 14, 2019
59. David Sedaris - we read your emails and feedback
00:14:16

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.

 

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Mar 12, 2019
58. David Sedaris
00:52:20

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.

 

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Mar 07, 2019
57. Skin - we read your emails and feedback
00:20:54

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.

 

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Mar 06, 2019
56. John Grant (Replay)
00:55:09

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.

 

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Feb 28, 2019
55. Skin
00:49:21

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.

 

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Feb 21, 2019
54. A Trip To The Gay Rodeo - we read your emails and feedback
00:16:02

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.

 

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Feb 19, 2019
53. A Trip To The Gay Rodeo
00:52:59

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.

 

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Feb 14, 2019
52. Clare Balding & Alice Arnold - we read your emails and feedback
00:15:52

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!

 

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Feb 13, 2019
51. Clare Balding & Alice Arnold
00:51:09

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.

 

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Feb 07, 2019
50. Sam Smith - we read your emails and feedback
00:13:49

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...

 

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Feb 05, 2019
49. Sam Smith
00:49:18

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 America

Also 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.

 

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Jan 31, 2019
48. Troye Sivan - we read your emails and feedback
00:11:12

Will and Chris go through your messages, your reviews from Apple Podcasts and discuss all the bad things Naomi Campbell has ever done.

 

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Jan 31, 2019
47. Troye Sivan
00:49:00

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.

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  • Australia: 131114
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  • Belgium: 106
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
  • Botswana: 3911270
  • Brazil: 212339191
  • Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
  • Croatia: 014833888
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  • Egypt: 7621602
  • Finland: 010 195 202
  • France: 0145394000
  • Germany: 08001810771
  • Holland: 09000767
  • Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
  • Hungary: 116123
  • India: 8888817666
  • Ireland: +4408457909090
  • Italy: 800860022
  • Japan: +810352869090
  • Mexico: 5255102550
  • New Zealand: 045861048
  • Norway: +4781533300
  • Philippines: 028969191
  • Poland: 5270000
  • Russia: 0078202577577
  • Spain: 914590050
  • South Africa: 0514445691
  • Sweden: 46317112400
  • Switzerland: 143
  • USA: 18002738255
 

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Jan 24, 2019
46. Special - Julian Clary
00:52:34

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.

 

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Dec 07, 2018
45. Francis Lee
00:41:51

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.

 

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May 10, 2018
44. Johann Hari - we read your emails and feedback
00:19:08

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.

 

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May 08, 2018
43. Johann Hari
00:51:35

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. 

 

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May 03, 2018
42. Hebden Bridge - we read your emails and feedback
00:12:48

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.

 

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May 01, 2018
41. Hebden Bridge - the lesbian capital of the UK
00:40:38

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!

 

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Apr 26, 2018
40. Tim Walker - we read your emails and feedback
00:13:49

Your feedback is flooding in, Will's tempted to take a vow of silence and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-Shirt.

 

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Apr 24, 2018
39. Tim Walker
00:48:20

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! 

 

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Apr 19, 2018
38. Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh - we read your emails and feedback
00:18:48

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?

 

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Apr 17, 2018
37. Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh
00:48:53

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.

 

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Apr 12, 2018
36. All about the HIV prevention pill PrEP.
00:27:50

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.

 

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Apr 10, 2018
35. Chemsex
00:39:05

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.

 

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Apr 05, 2018
34. Asifa Lahore - we read your emails and feedback
00:10:12

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!)

 

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Apr 03, 2018
33. Asifa Lahore
00:40:59

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.

 

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Mar 29, 2018
32. Mykki Blanco - we read your emails and feedback
00:11:13

Will and Chris discuss your feedback on the Mykki Blanco episode. Someone - maybe you - wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt.

 

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Mar 27, 2018
31. Mykki Blanco
00:48:27

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. 

 

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Mar 22, 2018
30. No Outsiders - we read your emails and feedback
00:14:47

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.

 

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Mar 20, 2018
29. No Outsiders: LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools
00:50:21

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.

 

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Mar 15, 2018
28. Alan Cumming - we read your emails and feedback
00:13:59

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.

 

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Mar 13, 2018
27. Alan Cumming
00:48:56

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.

 

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Mar 08, 2018
26. Jack Monroe - we read your emails and feedback
00:11:26

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.

 

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Mar 06, 2018
25. Jack Monroe
00:54:57

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.

 

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Mar 01, 2018
24. Jeremy Corbyn - we read your emails and feedback
00:17:42

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.

 

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Feb 27, 2018
23. Jeremy Corbyn
00:51:08

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.

 

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Feb 20, 2018
22. Ben Roberts
00:47:44

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.

 

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Oct 10, 2017
21. Marika Hackman - we read your emails and feedback
00:14:43

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?

 

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Oct 06, 2017
20. Marika Hackman
00:55:50

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.

 

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Oct 03, 2017
19. James Wharton - we read your emails and feedback
00:11:44

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?

 

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Sep 28, 2017
18. James Wharton
00:57:26

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.

 

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Sep 26, 2017
17. Nicky Haslam - we read your emails and feedback
00:16:44

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.

 

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Sep 22, 2017
16. Nicky Haslam
00:49:21

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?

 

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Sep 19, 2017
15. Russell T Davies - we read your emails and feedback
00:17:16

Which famous politician is Will unhappy with? Which of our dream guests has made contact? And who has won this week's T-shirt?

 

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Sep 15, 2017
14. Russell T Davies
00:55:14

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.

 

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Sep 12, 2017
13. Matthew Todd - we read your emails and feedback
00:14:36

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?

 

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Sep 08, 2017
12. Matthew Todd
00:58:36

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?

 

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Sep 05, 2017
11. LGBTQ+ Sex Workers - we read your emails and feedback
00:14:01

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.

 

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Sep 01, 2017
10. LGBTQ+ Sex Workers
00:37:49

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.

 

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Aug 29, 2017
9. Peter Tatchell - we read your emails and feedback
00:11:17

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!

 

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Aug 25, 2017
8. Peter Tatchell
00:58:04

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.

 

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Aug 22, 2017
7. Bisi Alimi - we read your emails and feedback
00:10:05

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?

 

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Aug 18, 2017
6: Bisi Alimi
00:51:14

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. 

 

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Aug 15, 2017
5: Rebecca Root - we read your emails and feedback
00:13:06

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?

 

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Aug 11, 2017
4: Rebecca Root
00:51:36

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.

 

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Aug 08, 2017
3: John Grant - we read your emails and feedback
00:07:40

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.

 

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Aug 04, 2017
2: John Grant
00:53:38

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.

 

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Aug 01, 2017
1: Owen Jones
00:51:24

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.

 

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Jul 25, 2017