Homo Sapiens will be available later this month…
Will Young and co-host Chris Sweeney will launch first episode of thier new weekly podcast to coincide with the 50th anniversary since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
The interview-based program will set out to tackle a diverse mix of subjects and issues within the LGBT+ community.
The pair were inspired by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and propose this to be a sort of Gay Hour in which they cover issues such as the representation of gay people on TV, the relevance of Pride, and living with HIV, among other topics.
Each episode will be a mix of responding to listeners, important interviews, and a healthy dose of everyday chatter about what Will and Chris are getting up to that week.
The first episode of Homo Sapiens will feature journalist Owen Jones discussing how he came out of the closet, when it launches on the 25 July.
Following episodes will feature a range of important LGBT+ voices such as Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian gay rights activist, James Wharton, an activist tackling the topic of being gay in the army, and Russell T Davies,TV screenwriter and producer who will be discussing the representation of gay people on television.
“Through recording this podcast, we’ve had a lot of fun, drunk a lot of tea, and learned a huge amount from some of the bravest, most intelligent and fun people who have paved the way for all LGBTQ+ people,” the pair said.
We can’t wait to hear it.
Words Ifan Llewelyn