By Will Young and Christopher Sweeney
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Will Young and Christopher Sweeney talk to inspirational people over tea and biscuits. Each week they'll 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. Homo Sapiens is a Banana Stand production.
||CleanSpecial - Julian Clary||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..||7 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep12 - Francis Lee||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.||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 11||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.||7 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep11 - Johann Hari||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 by the way we live today.||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 10||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.||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep10 - Hebden Bridge - the lesbian capital of the UK||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.||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 9||Your feedback is flooding in, Will's tempted to take a vow of silence and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-Shirt.||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep09 - Tim Walker||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.||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 8||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?||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep08 - Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh||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 and attitudes to homosexuality in sport.||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - All about the HIV prevention pill PrEP.||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?||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep07 - Chemsex||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.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 6||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!||2 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep06 - Asifa Lahore||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, and how her onstage persona helped her to identify as transgender and start her transition at the age of 3||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 5||Will and Chris discuss your feedback on the Mykki Blanco episode. Someone - maybe you - wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt.||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep05 - Mykki Blanco||Will and Chris meet the American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist Mykki Blanco. Will and Chris find out how the Mykki persona has changed his life, why he decided against transitioning and they discuss racial prejudice within the LGBT media||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 4||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.||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep04 - No Outsiders: LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools||Will and Chris meet Andrew Moffat, a gay teacher who has introduced a policy promoting diversity at a 98% Muslim school in Birmingham.||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 3||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.||12 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep03 - Alan Cumming||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, identifying as bisexual and playing the first gay leading role on a US network drama.||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - your views on Episode 2||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.||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep02 - Jack Monroe||Will & Chris talk to food writer and activist, Jack Monroe. Jack tells Will and Chris how she copes with online abuse, coming out as non-binary and why she was criticised for after winning a Woman of the Future award.||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - more Jeremy Corbyn, your views on Episode 1||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 wins the coveted Homo Sapiens T Shirt.||26 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 Ep01 - Jeremy Corbyn||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, Corbyn's vision for inclusivity and Will sends Jeremy into a rage about......||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep12 - Ben Roberts||The last episode of season 1 comes from Will's dressing room in Blackpool where he's performing in Cabaret. This week's guest is Ben Roberts, the Director of the BFI Film Fund, who helps to bring us some of the most important LGBTQ+ cinema.||9 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 11||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?||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep11 - Marika Hackman||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 and he and Chris fall out over an old film.||2 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 10||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?||28 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep10 - James Wharton||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 but also the support he received, and how Prince Harry stepped in to save the day.||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 9||On location in Will's dressing room at Wimbledon Theatre where he's starring in Cabaret. Will and Chris sift through your emails and discuss rabbit bites, climbing ladders onstage and Sean Spicer while fending off interruptions from a vacuum ...||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep09 - Nicky Haslam||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.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 8||Which famous politician is Will unhappy with? Which of our dream guests has made contact? And who has won this week's T-shirt?||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep08 - Russell T Davies||Legendary screenwriter Russell T Davies joins us to talk Queer As Folk, Dr Who and his new drama about AIDS in the 1980s. Will and Chris discuss love at first sight, getting drunk with Eamonn Holmes and your most inspirational people.||11 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 7||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?||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep07 - Matthew Todd||This week it's all about mental wellbeing. Will and Chris talk to the former editor of Attitude magazine, Matthew Todd, about shame. Plus - Will's mortifying trouser incident! What did Chris do into a plastic bag? And which TV host did Will a...||4 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 6||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.||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep06 - LGBTQ+ Sex Workers||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 2...||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 5||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!||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep05 - Peter Tatchell||Will and Chris meet Peter Tatchell, a true LGBT+ hero. He shares his powerful life story, spent tirelessly campaigning for equal rights. Plus Will and Chris discuss body image, 'lesbian bed death’, and getting dumped via Whatspp.||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 4||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 c...||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Ep04 - Bisi Alimi||Bisi Alimi is a truly inspirational Nigerian activist who had to leave his country after coming out on television. He tells his moving story to Chris. Will and Chris discuss men wearing dresses and Will’s role as the ‘vicar’ at Chris’s wedding.||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 3||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?||10 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep03 - Rebecca Root||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 embarrassing incident in David Beckham's...||7 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra - Your feedback on Episode 2||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.||3 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep02 - John Grant||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.||31 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 Ep01 - Owen Jones||Writer and campaigner Owen Jones talks to Will and Chris about coming out, changing attitudes and falling for a fundamentalist Christian. Will and Chris discuss being a gay pop star and a potentially humiliating incident at Sir Elton John's party||24 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing Soon||What to expect from Season 1 of our brand new weekly podcast.||7 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I have literally always loved Will Young (been to 6 gigs altogether but who’s counting) and am so so glad to have found this podcast. It feels very personal and accessible whilst being completely hilarious and bonkers at the same time.
Thank you both. You’ve made me want my commute to be even longer (it’s already an hour).
Bring on Series 3
Love everything about this podcast - the hosts, the guests, the conversations, the subject matter - except for the singing at the end. Don’t give up the day job.
Oh. It is the day job.... 😉
Binge the lot so good
I binge the lot on the way to work driving and at home.
The friendship between will and Chris sweet remind me of my friends. Feel like your friend your chatting and listening too
Topics are for everyone not just more LGBTQ’s plus but all and guests really good the dogs and unexpected guests in background
The wormhole of the week I really like you can really get lost in the internet.
Never have enough cakes.
Just keep it up guys
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