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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

S01 Ep12 - Ben Roberts

10/10/2017
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The last episode of season 1 comes from Will's dressing room in Blackpool where he's performing in Cabaret. This week is the BFI London Film Festival and our guest is Ben Roberts, the Director of the BFI Film Fund, who helps to bring us some of the most important LGBTQ+ cinema. Will and Chris talk porn, mobility scooters, sex in a wheelie bin and the most impulsive things you've ever done.

Duration:00:47:44

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 11

10/6/2017
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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?

Duration:00:14:43

S01 Ep11 - Marika Hackman

10/3/2017
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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, the conversation somehow turns to the TV show Gladiators and there's a big falling out over an old movie.

Duration:00:55:50

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 10

9/29/2017
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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?

Duration:00:11:43

S01 Ep10 - James Wharton

9/26/2017
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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 and violence towards him but also the support he received, and how Prince Harry stepped in to save the day. Also this week - cake, jealousy, having kids, alter egos and Will’s been on an Amazon binge.

Duration:00:57:26

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 9

9/22/2017
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On location in Will's dressing room at Wimbledon Theatre where he's starring in Cabaret. Will and Chris sift through your correspondence and discuss rabbit bites, climbing ladders onstage and Sean Spicer while fending off interruptions from a PA system and a vacuum cleaner.

Duration:00:16:44

S01 Ep09 - Nicky Haslam

9/19/2017
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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. His amazing tales involve David Bailey, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote! Plus - Strictly same sex dance partners, your dream jobs and what's made Will so angry this week?

Duration:00:49:21

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 8

9/15/2017
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Which famous politician is Will unhappy with? Which of our dream guests has made contact? And who has won this week's T-shirt?

Duration:00:17:15

S01 Ep08 - Russell T Davies

9/12/2017
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Legendary screenwriter Russell T Davies joins us to talk Queer As Folk, Dr Who and his new drama about AIDS in the 1980s - and he's hilarious and lovely! Will and Chris discuss love at first sight, getting drunk with Eamonn Holmes and your most inspirational people.

Duration:00:55:14

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 7

9/8/2017
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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?

Duration:00:14:36

S01 Ep07 - Matthew Todd

9/5/2017
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This week it's all about mental wellbeing. Will and Chris talk to the former editor of Attitude magazine, Matthew Todd, about shame and his book, Straight Jacket: How To Be Gay And Happy. Plus - Will's mortifying trouser incident! What did Chris once do into a plastic bag? And which much loved TV host did Will almost kill?

Duration:00:58:36

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 6

9/1/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:01

S01 Ep06 - LGBTQ+ Sex Workers

8/29/2017
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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 (and trans woman and former "part time lover") to discuss the stigma and realities of sex work in 2017. Will and Chris appear on Radio 4 and invade the Woman's Hour office. Plus - your guilty crushes and how Will frightened Kirsty Allsopp in the street.

Duration:00:37:48

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 5

8/25/2017
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Chris joins Will in his car once again, 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!

Duration:00:11:34

S01 Ep05 - Peter Tatchell

8/22/2017
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Will and Chris meet Peter Tatchell, a true LGBT+ hero. In an intimate conversation at his flat he tells Will and Chris his powerful life story, how his work has affected him personally, and what drives him to keep fighting for human rights around the world. Plus Will and Chris discuss body image, 'lesbian bed death’, and getting dumped via Whatspp.

Duration:00:58:04

Extra - Your feedback on Episode 4

8/18/2017
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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 can they find her?

Duration:00:10:05

S01 Ep04 - Bisi Alimi

8/15/2017
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Bisi Alimi is a truly inspirational Nigerian activist who had to leave his country after coming out on television. He tells his moving and uplifting story to Chris. Will and Chris discuss men wearing dresses and Will’s role as the ‘vicar’ at Chris’s wedding.

Duration:00:51:14

Extra - your feedback on Episode 3

8/11/2017
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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?

Duration:00:13:20

S01 Ep03 - Rebecca Root

8/8/2017
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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 incident in David Beckham’s garden and you tell us your sexual awakening stories.

Duration:00:51:36

Extra - Your feedback on this week's episode

8/4/2017
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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.

Duration:00:07:40

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