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]
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]
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]