Over lockdown, few things have helped us stay sane, but podcasts have always been just a click away. From queer pop culture news to in-depth film reviews, educational interviews to hilarious comedy - here are 20 LGBT+ podcasts you should listen to in 2021.
Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere.
The 802 Podcast LISTEN HERE
Ride with Dan & Nick on The 802 as they talk shit from London to Liverpool! "Our resident driver and conductor are loud brown gays who'll break down all things pop culture in 'Lemme tell you somethin'." Get to know some of their fellow LGBT+ travellers in outrageous interviews, and answer your questions and deliver dangerous advice at the Back of the Bus every single week! New shows Wednesday & Friday!
Bearded Fruit LISTEN HERE
Politics and culture through an intersectional queer lens. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBTQ community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world. More than just gay, one of the two married hosts is on the ace spectrum.
Big Boy Talk with Joe Ali LISTEN HERE
Join Joe Ali and guests for a chat about topics the LGBT+ community hold nearest and dearest! From drag, sex, race and so much more.
Sit back, relax, and prepare for some grand old gay listening!
Busy Being Black LISTEN NOW
Busy Being Black with Josh Rivers is a podcast exploring how people live in the fullness of their queer Black lives.
The podcast is a growing compendium of queer Black voices, an oral history project and conversations with those who have learned – and are learning – to thrive at the intersections of their identities.
Dyking Out LISTEN HERE
Hosted by New York City-based comedians Carolyn Bergier & Melody Kamali, Dyking Out is a podcast about lesbian / queer life, news, and pop culture. Each week, Carolyn and Melody invite a special guest (comedians, musicians, actors, crushes) to dyke out with them about a topic that’s relevant to the LGBTQIA world. But really, it’s just another way to advance the gay agenda.
Homo Sapiens LISTEN HERE
Alan Cumming 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.
The Kinkyboys Podcast LISTEN HERE
The Kinkyboys Podcast is a monthly podcast exploring the ins and outs, kinks and roles of the gay BDSM and kink scene. In each episode, host Craig interviews experienced kinksters about their unique fetishes, asks the questions you want to know the answers to and educates you on how different fetishes, kinks and dynamics work in the gay kink scene.
Lesbians who write LISTEN HERE
Every Monday, hosts Clare Lydon and TB Markinson pull back the curtain on the writer’s life by discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly about writing, publishing, and marketing.
Occasionally, Clare and TB get sidetracked by Clare’s quest to win Hamilton tickets and TB’s mint chocolate chip ice cream addiction.
Lez Geek Out LISTEN HERE
Lez Geek Out! is a geek culture podcast that celebrates popular culture with an eye for the woman-loving-woman audience. It focuses mainly on work with lesbian/bi/wlw themes and characters, but sometimes strays into territory where the subtext is strong and the female characters are stronger. The show covers all forms of media, be they books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels, web-comics, or anything else that fits the bill.
POC (Podcast Of Color) LISTEN HERE
Podcast of Color is a show about four friends of colour coming together to give their opinions on pop culture, social justice, and bullshit. Podcast of Color came about by the four hosts feeling there was a void in the media for queer voices. They wanted to offer their own ideas, thoughts, and commentary to the podcasting realm in hopes that they could connect with, heal, and inspire others to be the best they could be.
Queeks LISTEN HERE
Cody and Ben, experienced nerds and amateur gays, go in every week on all the important topics in geek and queer pop culture. Each episode has two segments, one reviewing an item of "queer" media or culture, and one reviewing an item of "geek" media or culture. If you're LGBT, into D&D, or anything in between, what are you waiting for? Give Queeks a listen!
Queer And Pleasent Strangers LISTEN HERE
Laura K Dale & Jane Aerith Magnet are two wonderfully geeky trans women, who sit down and have a chat with one another once a week, guided by three main "topics" what they've listened to, watched, and played in the past week, with skits & silly voices in between those three talk segments. I love that they aren't afraid to lean into their entire respective vocal ranges.
Queer As Fiction LISTEN HERE
Queer As Fiction is a podcast where three adult women (Amanda Holland, Kirsten King & Ashly Perez) talk about queerness in books, television and movies and write their own fan fiction based on audience suggestions.
Sadly the show stopped recording in 2018 but all episodes are still available and just as enjoyable now.
Queer Movie Podcast LISTEN HERE
The Queer Movie Podcast is a monthly show where Jazza John and Rowan Ellis discuss the best (and worst) of LGBTQ+ cinema! Each month they pick a genre and four films and listeners vote on which films they'd like the hosts to watch and review.
They also host a queer movie club every Saturday at 8pm GMT for listeners to watch films together with them.
Queer Talk LISTEN HERE
Queer Talk, hosted by Spencer and Mufseen, is a fortnightly LGBTQ+ podcast focusing on positive news discussions, pop culture & fabulous interviews with fascinating queer folk from across the spectrum!
Sit back, relax and let your ears absorb the queer storm we created just for you.
The Recon Podcast LISTEN HERE
An insight into the gay fetish and kink scene courtesy of Recon, the world’s largest fetish networking app. Hosted by Team Recon’s ThatSandy, OhBilly, AJFS71 and Skully, they explore topics that affect kinksters today as well as lift the veil on a scene often shrouded in mystery. Expect frank and honest discussions, knowledgeable guests from the scene, lots of laughs & one or two sexy stories that probably shouldn’t be shared.
Sloppy Seconds LISTEN HERE
Hosted by Drag Star and Motivational Speaker MEATBALL, alongside Rapper/Comedian and Gay Bear BIG DIPPER, Sloppy Seconds features chaotic interviews with queer celebrities and an unapologetic look at sex, culture, and food.
Get SLOPPY with these two messes who aren’t afraid to speak their minds.
The Sewers Of Paris LISTEN HERE
Join writer and journalist Matt Baume as he interviews gay men about entertainment that changed their lives. The Sewers of Paris is a podcast about how entertainment changed the lives of queer people. Each week, a different guest reveals personal stories of the books, movies, music, and shows that made them who they are, opening up about their secret struggles, hidden passions, and surprising triumphs.
We're having gay sex LISTEN HERE
After 10 years of serial monogamy, comedian Ashley Gavin trades in her u-haul for the whore phase she missed in her early 20’s. The queer dating scene is different than it was last decade, so she enlists the help of her youngest, queerest friend, Gara Lonning. Together they interview hilarious guests from all over the sexuality spectrum from straight to gay and cis to trans about the “gay” sex they had that week.
Do you have a favourite queer podcast you love to listen to? Let us know in the comments below!