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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.

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.
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United Kingdom

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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.

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English


Episodes

S02 Ep12 - Francis Lee

5/10/2018
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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, talk about its impact and why Francis lives in a small cabin in the middle of nowhere. PLUS - Chris is “live from Los Angeles” for this final episode of Season 2 and they discuss surrogacy, the Royal Wedding and why Will was once booed off stage.

Duration:00:42:10

Extra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 11

5/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:16

S02 Ep11 - Johann Hari

5/3/2018
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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 more by the way we live today than a chemical imbalance in our brains. PLUS - Will’s having a drainage nightmare and we find out about your best and worst dates.

Duration:00:52:22

Extra - your views on Episode 10

5/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:10

S02 Ep10 - Hebden Bridge - the lesbian capital of the UK

4/26/2018
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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. They find out the inspiring story behind Happy Valley Pride, the strangest things Rowan and Jeff in the leather shop have been asked to make, and they get invited to unveil a plaque! PLUS - Will has been hanging out with Baz Luhrmann and the boys recall their...

Duration:00:42:53

Extra - your views on Episode 9

4/24/2018
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Your feedback is flooding in, Will's tempted to take a vow of silence and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-Shirt.

Duration:00:14:31

S02 Ep09 - Tim Walker

4/19/2018
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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. Tim talks to Will and Chris about how he creates such distinctive pictures, his favourite shoots, how his recent break-up has affected his work and what he would do if he photographed the Queen. PLUS - Will reveals his worst calendar photoshoots...

Duration:00:49:13

Extra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 8

4/17/2018
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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?

Duration:00:19:32

S02 Ep08 - Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh

4/12/2018
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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, attitudes to homosexuality in sport and their incredible experience in at the Rio Olympics. PLUS - Will wants to sell his Brit Awards and has a ghostly experience in a monastery.

Duration:00:49:36

Extra - All about the HIV prevention pill PrEP.

4/10/2018
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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? Peter and Patrick from the LGBT Foundation in Manchester tell Will and Chris all about it. PLUS - your reactions to our Chemsex episode, Wormhole of the Week and someone wins the sought after Homo Sapiens T-shirt.

Duration:00:28:39

S02 Ep07 - Chemsex

4/5/2018
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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. They talk to Tyler from the foundation along with Roger and John who have had problems with chemsex and come out the other side. They discuss their experiences, what makes it appealing to gay men in particular and how they turned their own lives around. Plus - Will’s new...

Duration:00:39:58

Extra - your views on Episode 6

4/3/2018
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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 (Spoiler: they have!)

Duration:00:10:25

S02 Ep06 - Asifa Lahore

3/29/2018
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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, coming out as gay to her Muslim parents and how her onstage persona helped her to identify as transgender and start her transition at the age of 33. Plus - Chris joins us live from Barcelona, Will has an awkward moment with George Ezra, and the boys plan their Eurovision entry.

Duration:00:41:35

Extra - your views on Episode 5

3/27/2018
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Will and Chris discuss your feedback on the Mykki Blanco episode. Someone - maybe you - wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt.

Duration:00:12:15

S02 Ep05 - Mykki Blanco

3/22/2018
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Will and Chris meet the American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist Mykki Blanco. The persona of Mykki Blanco - a teenage girl who wants to be a rapper - was created by Michael Quattlebaum as an online video project in 2010. Since then she has evolved into a pioneering hip hop artist and trailblazing queer icon. Will and Chris find out how the persona has changed his life, why he decided against transitioning and they discuss racial prejudice within the LGBT media. Plus - Will’s...

Duration:00:49:34

Extra - Meet the Listener plus your views on Episode 4

3/20/2018
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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, Wormhole of the Week and someone wins the Homo Sapiens T-shirt.

Duration:00:15:34

S02 Ep04 - No Outsiders: LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools

3/15/2018
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As an assistant headteacher, Andrew Moffat has introduced a policy promoting diversity at Parkfield community school in Birmingham. His No Outsiders message teaches children to welcome those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender as well as people of any race, colour or religion. It’s been a huge success - parents, teachers and governors support Andrew’s work despite 98% of the school’s pupils being Muslim. In this episode Will and Chris travel to the school to meet him and learn...

Duration:00:51:07

Extra - your views on Episode 3

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:33

S02 Ep03 - Alan Cumming

3/8/2018
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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, the amazing nights at his Club Cumming venue and his new project, playing the first gay leading role on a US network drama. Will and Alan discuss being the The Emcee in Cabaret, a role they’ve each played 3 times, and the continuing relevance of the play. Alan also tells them about identifying as bi-sexual, what gay marriage can teach straight...

Duration:00:49:28

Extra - your views on Episode 2

3/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:02

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