Homo Sapiens
Homo Sapiens
Spirit Studios & Christopher Sweeney
The world from a Queer perspective: Conversations, stories and a good old laugh with LGBTQ+ icons, allies and of course, our lovely listeners. Come and join the Homo Sapiens family with new episodes every Thursday - the more the merrier! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
271: Ginger Johnson | Part 2
Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson.From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 14
22 min
271: Ginger Johnson | Part 1
Exactly how long does it take the reigning Queen of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK to get into drag?! Today we are honoured to be joined by royalty at HS towers! Welcome self-proclaimed silly sausage, Ginger Johnson.From growing up in rural County Durham with no real queer influences to winning the biggest drag competition on earth, Ginger chats to us about what she has been up to post-drag race and reminisces on her career before her big win. We chat all about fame and mental health plus Ginger reveals what people shout at her in the streets.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 14
22 min
LGBT+ History Month: The Pink Pound
Exactly what is The Pink Pound and how does it give us an insight into queer history?Well listeners, to celebrate LGBT history month, we have a lovely little clip from when Director of GoldsmithsÔÇÖ Centre for Queer History Dr Justin Bengry joined us. In this snippet, Justin explains the fascinating history behind the Pink Pound, where the term originated and why it's not just about scented candles. ­čôŹGo back and listen to the full episode with Justin here.­čôŹHomo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 12
12 min
270: Henry Holland | Part 2
How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod.We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 7
19 min
270: Henry Holland | Part 1
How does Henry Holland get his iconic quiff?! And how does he stay relentlessly positive? These are just some of the questions we ask the legendary designer on today's episode of the pod.We chat to Henry all about his incredible career, from creating House of Holland aged just 22, to his decision to sell his business and venture into a new domain: pottery. Plus, what's the weirdest collab he's been asked to do and which boy band did he lose out to?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Feb 7
23 min
269: Harris Reed | Part 2
What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyonc├ę all have in common? TheyÔÇÖve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed.Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles.In this episode we discuss HarrisÔÇÖs journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 31
24 min
269: Harris Reed | Part 1
What do Sam Smith, Adele, Mariah Carey and Beyonc├ę all have in common? TheyÔÇÖve all been dressed by the creative genius that is Harris Reed.Harris has designed for all of the biggest LGBTQ+ icons in the world and is an ultimate trailblazer for gender fluidity. The day his tutors told him he would never be a successful designer was the day he was given the call-up to dress the one and only Harry Styles.In this episode we discuss HarrisÔÇÖs journey with gender identity, including moving 27 times as a child in order to find a safe haven. Harris is truly inspirational, so this is not one to miss.Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 31
31 min
268: Culture Club: LGBTQ+ Poetry with Otamere Guobadia
Listeners- why not add some queer poetry to your reading lists this January? Today we are thrilled to be joined by writer, journalist and model Otamere Guobadia. He is a regular contributor for the likes of Vogue and The Guardian, with his writing striking at the heart of issues that we battle with in every day life and within the LGBTQ+ community. Most excitingly, heÔÇÖs published his debut poetry collection - Unutterable Visions, Perishable Breath'- itÔÇÖs a beautiful exploration of queer love and desire - and in OtamereÔÇÖs words, helping us to understand and process ÔÇśthe things we canÔÇÖt defineÔÇÖ. Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 30
25 min
267: Jack Rooke, creator of Big Boys | Part 2
Today we are channelling The Traitors as comedian and writer Jack Rooke joins us at the Homo Sapiens round-table. Jack is the creator of the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys. Series 2 has just launched with 5-star reviews across the board. He joined us to talk about his anxieties around the much anticipated follow-up, that Glory Hole Scene and how he translated grief from his own life on screen. Plus, is Jack the gay princess Diana?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 24
31 min
267: Jack Rooke, creator of Big Boys | Part 1
Today we are channelling The Traitors as comedian and writer Jack Rooke joins us at the Homo Sapiens round-table. Jack is the creator of the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Big Boys. Series 2 has just launched with 5-star reviews across the board. He joined us to talk about his anxieties around the much anticipated follow-up, that Glory Hole Scene and how he translated grief from his own life on screen. Plus, is Jack the gay princess Diana?Buy tickets to the Homo Sapiens X Like Minded Friends live show here.­čôŹ Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist­čôŹSubscribe here for ad free listening­čôŹNEW EPISODE Every Thursday­čôŹCome play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens­čôŹEmail us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com­čôŹPodcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jan 24
27 min
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