There are 660,000 podcasts and 28 million podcast episodes. Here are 5 worth your time that focus on all things queer, to help get you prepared for our annual Pride party happening TONIGHT, Friday, May 31 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Aquaria is gonna be there DJing, Leonce and Ase Manual will be there bringing the club vibes, the House of Sonique will be on deck to serve you opulence, and much, much more. Let’s pod the hours away until then!
WNYC’s Nancy features conversations with both celebrities and average folks, who candidly share stories of their experiences as queer people with hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu. Listen as people from all walks of life reflect on their journey, impart wisdom learned from their elders and peers, and dish out the occasional hilarious, outrageous anecdote.
What gets told as History, capital H, is of course determined by the most privileged, the most powerful, meaning that many stories get left behind, written out of the narrative. Making Gay History works to combat that, sharing tales from the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, shining light on nearly-forgotten activists whose work was imperative to the modern queer landscape. You’ve got four full seasons to binge on before Season Five premieres, which goes deep on the Stonewall uprising in honor of this landmark act of liberation’s 50th anniversary.
David Olshanetsky, creator of the wildly popular blog The Shitney Spears, hosts David’s Out For A Good Time, is either a pop culture show that isn’t afraid to get political show, or a political show that spends a lot of time on pop culture. Either way, this chat show features David dishing with his cohost and friend Naledi Dube trade advice, gossip, and interview a huge variety of celebrity guests, like Declan McKenna, Charli XCX, and Bebe Rexha.
You’ve got exactly one day to get caught up on the first two seasons of Queer as Fact before its third season premieres tomorrow, Saturday June 1, just in time for Pride Month. The show goes deep on queer history, telling stories from throughout history from a queer perspective, discussing everything from pioneering drag performers to speculation on the sexual proclivities of Julius Caesar.
Queering Desi, hosted by Priya Arora, is a celebration of the experiences of South Asian queer people, looking beyond superficial signifiers to explore deeper connections. Arora creates a welcoming environment for South Asian chefs, filmmakers, drag performers, and just about every other occupation, to open up about their struggles growing up queer, while honoring the events and relationships that helped shape who they’ve become.
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