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5 LGBTQ+ Podcasts You Need To Check Out

If you’re like me where you spend a lot of time getting from A to B on public transport or enjoy taking your time getting ready in the mornings, then having a regular podcast to listen to is always ideal. Podcasts are so popular and accessible through apps like Apple Music or Spotify (thank you UNiDAYS), there’s something for everyone nowadays! I wanted to highlight some up and coming podcasts made by members of the LGBTQ+ that I’ve grown to love and listen to over the past year, in hope that you may find a new favourite.

 

1. Sibling Rivalry

Starring: Bob The Drag Queen and Monét X Change

Available on: siblingrivalrypodcats.com/episodes, Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Player FM

Recommended episode: Family Meeting: Cancelled People & Controversy

Starring the winner of Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the co-winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4, these two queens are well known within the drag community for their comedic personas and have unclockable sister-like banter. From lighthearted conversation to their new segment ‘Family Meeting’ – where they discuss current affairs such as cancel culture – they cover a wide range of topics relevant to the black queer community, the drag community and give their 2 cents on somewhat taboos issues.

[Image courtesy of The Only Productions]

 

2. Alright Darling

Starring: Greg Bailey and Dan Leo Stanley

Available on: alrightdarling.com, Apple Music, Spotify, Podtail, myTuner Radio, Podchaser, Podbay

Recommended episode: Episode 08 | Joe Black

Created by photographer Greg Bailey and hair stylist Dan Leo Stanley, this Brighton duo interview other popular and rising creatives from the LGBTQ+, from musicians to drag queens. A truly great listen for those interested in the current queer community in the UK, and with each episode packed full of cake eating and playing Cards Against Humanity, what’s not to love? The Alright Darling book and magazine are both additionally available through their website.

[Image courtesy of Alright Darling]

 

3. QUEERY

Starring: Cameron Esposito

Available on: Earwolf, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Music

Recommended episode: 98. Rebecca Sugar

Lesbain comedian Cameron Esposito hosts this podcasts primarily centred around queerness, inviting celebrities from all backgrounds and fields to discuss their own personal LGBTQ+ experience, within the media and their own community. A truly heartfelt and positive listen for those who are intrigued by other’s experiences. [Image courtesy of Earwolf]

 

4. Whimsically Volatile
Starring: Craig MacNeil and guests

Available on: whimsicallyvolatile.libsyn.com, SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Recommended episode: 65: Sophie Anderson!

Craig MacNeil invites his LGBTQ+ friends over for a relaxed discussion about popular culture, sexuality, films, relationships and identity. Previously starring Katya Zamolodchikova as a co-host, they both normalise important issues such as the dangers of substance abuse and praticing safe sex.

[Image courtesy of Whimsically Volatile]
 

5. #QueerAF

Starring: Different students each episode

Available on: https://play.acast.com/s/studentpride, Spotify, Apple Music

Recommended episode: This episode has the sex education you wish you had at school

Created by Jamie Wareham and funded by the National Student Pride, each episode of this podcast follows a different student host expressing their own LGBTQ+ experience regarding identity and acceptance, amongst giving historical and educational insight and knowledge. With a whole range of topics brought to light, this is a useful podcast to gain some perspective or to learn more about queer life in general.

[Image courtesy of acast]

Arabella Kennedy-Compston is a Content Writer as Her Campus who loves to discuss popular culture, mental health, feminism, LGBTQ+ community matters and all things few and far between. She is currently in the first year of her Film Studies Undergraduate degree at King's College London. She has run her own independent blog before, reviewing films and discussing matters such as consent and has had an article published on the LUSH website. She loves drinking coffee, watching films, going to concerts and using her camera. You can follow her on twitter @bellakxnnedy.
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