Homo Sapiens

Christopher Sweeney

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...

  • 17 minutes
    278: Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda | Part 2

    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 tell us all about how they curated the line up and why stage time isn't always safe time for gender queer comedians. Plus, they tell us why they caused a stir on Instagram.



    📍Homo Sapiens is going on a break from now until the autumn, but please keep in touch!

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    28 March 2024, 5:01 am
  • 23 minutes 38 seconds
    278: Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda | Part 1

    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. Hannah sat down to tell us all about how they curated the line up and why stage time isn't always safe time for gender queer comedians. Plus, they tell us why they caused a stir on Instagram.


    📍Homo Sapiens is going on a break from now until the autumn, but please keep in touch!

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    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday

    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens

    📍Email us: [email protected]

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    28 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 29 seconds
    277: The T is for Try Me, B*tch! With Charlie Craggs | Part 1

    *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 out of London after a transphobic attack.


    We sat down to discuss all of this and more. Charlie is a true trailblazer for the trans community, so make sure you don't miss this one!


    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, both Samaritans and SARSAS have resources on their websites.


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    21 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 19 minutes 16 seconds
    277: The T is for Try Me, B*tch! With Charlie Craggs | Part 2

    *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 out of London after a transphobic attack.


    We sat down to discuss all of this and more. Charlie is a true trailblazer for the trans community, so make sure you don't miss this one!


    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, both Samaritans and SARSAS have resources on their websites.


    📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist

    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T

    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday

    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens

    📍Email us: [email protected]

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    21 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 11 minutes 55 seconds
    Culture Club: BFI Flare LGBTQIA+ Film Festival feat. Elliot Page + more!

    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 Louis Greatorex. We also caught up with Elliot Page, star and producer of Close To You, his co-star Hilary Baach and director Dominic Savage.


    38th BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQIA+ FILM FESTIVAL 2024 is running now until 24 March at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player.


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    20 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 18 minutes 37 seconds
    276: Layton Williams | Part 2

    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 deals with headlines, where he likes to hang out in Soho and the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him on stage. Plus, the real reason he HARD launched his relationship.


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    14 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 23 minutes 56 seconds
    276: Layton Williams | Part 1

    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 deals with headlines, where he likes to hang out in Soho and the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him on stage. Plus, the real reason he HARD launched his relationship.


    📍Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist

    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T

    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday

    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens

    📍Email us: [email protected]

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    14 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    275: Like Minded Homos Live Show | Part 2

    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 Homos live show can be found here, so if you want to listen to the full thing, you'll have to hurry on over to the Like Minded Friends feed, and join us back over here for Part 2!


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    7 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 20 minutes 5 seconds
    274: Culture Club: Revolutionary Acts - Love & Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain with Jason Okundaye

    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 shines a light on a part of history that is glossed over massively, a compilation of memories of the men that he spoke to. Make sure you grab yourselves a copy!


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    5 March 2024, 5:00 am
  • 26 minutes 13 seconds
    273: Heartstopper creator Alice Oseman

    *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 well as a smash-hit Netflix series, and the latest instalment is no different.


    Alice tells us all about Volume 5 and the importance of themes within it and also discusses channeling personal experiences while writing about asexuality. Do you want a Heartstopper read along when the long awaited final instalment Volume 6 comes out?! Let us know!


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    29 February 2024, 5:00 am
  • 30 minutes 58 seconds
    Weekend Special: Crystal's libel case victory against Laurence Fox

    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 on Twitter to winning their libel case on all counts. Plus, Crystal tells us about that iconic Elle Woods look. This is a truly empowering story about the importance of sticking up for yourself.


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    24 February 2024, 5:00 am
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