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The world from a Queer perspective: Conversations, Stories, and a good old laugh with LGBTQ+ icons, allies, and of course, our lovely listeners. Come and join the Homo Sapiens family with new episodes every Thursday - the more the merrier!

Homo Sapiens Christopher Sweeney

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

The world from a Queer perspective: Conversations, Stories, and a good old laugh with LGBTQ+ icons, allies, and of course, our lovely listeners. Come and join the Homo Sapiens family with new episodes every Thursday - the more the merrier!

    153: Róisín Murphy | Part 2

    153: Róisín Murphy | Part 2

    The Wonderful Róisín Murphy is our guest this week. Anyone else had her recent EP on repeat? It's so good. This is a great chat where Róisín tells me all about being schooled on the queer history of dance music by hanging out on the Manchester gay scene, putting Anna Wintour’s nose out of joint (figuratively), and the funniest story about how partying with P Diddy ended with a bump back down to earth. Plus I’m doing some agony uncle-ing and diving in to your thoughts on Harry Styles’ gender non-conforming clothes. Press play and enjoy. - Chris x


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    • 34 min
    153: Róisín Murphy | Part 1

    153: Róisín Murphy | Part 1

    The Wonderful Róisín Murphy is our guest this week. Anyone else had her recent EP on repeat? It's so good. This is a great chat where Róisín tells me all about being schooled on the queer history of dance music by hanging out on the Manchester gay scene, putting Anna Wintour’s nose out of joint (figuratively), and the funniest story about how partying with P Diddy ended with a bump back down to earth. Plus I’m doing some agony uncle-ing and diving in to your thoughts on Harry Styles’ gender non-conforming clothes. Press play and enjoy. - Chris x


    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens
    📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com
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    • 39 min
    152: Michael Cashman | Part 2

    152: Michael Cashman | Part 2

    The man who ‘Changed The World’ is what The Guardian called our guest this week - Lord Michael Cashman CBE. On the 18th anniversary of the repeal of section 28 in England & Wales, I chat to Michael about his central role in getting it scrapped. He’s starred in Eastenders, founded Stonewall, helped get most of the civil rights LGBTQ+ people have today so it’s quite the odyssey of a chat with a lovely, warm and funny man all ending with a some chat about spaghetti. Of course. Press play now to find out what the Queen had to say about civil partnership, how Tony & Cherie Blair approached civil partnership, and why this Trans Awareness Week trans rights are more in need of defence than ever before.


    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens
    📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com
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    • 33 min
    152: Michael Cashman | Part 1

    152: Michael Cashman | Part 1

    The man who ‘Changed The World’ is what The Guardian called our guest this week - Lord Michael Cashman CBE. On the 18th anniversary of the repeal of section 28 in England & Wales, I chat to Michael about his central role in getting it scrapped. He’s starred in Eastenders, founded Stonewall, helped get most of the civil rights LGBTQ+ people have today so it’s quite the odyssey of a chat with a lovely, warm and funny man all ending with a some chat about spaghetti. Of course. Press play now to find out what the Queen had to say about civil partnership, how Tony & Cherie Blair approached civil partnership, and why this Trans Awareness Week trans rights are more in need of defence than ever before.


    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens
    📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com
    📍Podcast Host: Acast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 37 min
    151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 2

    151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 2

    To mark Trans Parenting Day I’m chatting to the wonderfully funny Freddy McConnell. Freddy is the trans dad who made a brilliant film called seahorse about his first pregnancy in all its glory. He is now pregnant with his second and joins me to share many fascinating tips on queer parenting, hysterical stories of parenting little ones, talks me down from my fears of raising a toxic male (!) and we find out - what do fried egg crisps have to do with all of this? Click play to find out! Chris x


    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens
    📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com
    📍Podcast Host: Acast
     
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    • 31 min
    151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 1

    151: Trans Parenting with Freddy McConnell | Part 1

    To mark Trans Parenting Day I’m chatting to the wonderfully funny Freddy McConnell. Freddy is the trans dad who made a brilliant film called seahorse about his first pregnancy in all its glory. He is now pregnant with his second and joins me to share many fascinating tips on queer parenting, hysterical stories of parenting little ones, talks me down from my fears of raising a toxic male (!) and we find out - what do fried egg crisps have to do with all of this? Click play to find out! Chris x


    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
    📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens
    📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com
    📍Podcast Host: Acast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

EwanJW ,

Excellent podcast

I really enjoyed listening to your interview with Lord Michael Cashman. He's an inspiring man and I've just ordered his book. Particularly pleased to hear his absolute support for the Trans community, particularly on this Trans Day of Rememberance.

TF London ,

Love love love

Homo Sapiens was always great, but I must admit, my interest waned a bit back when it was a 2-host show. Nothing against Will or Alan, who I love, but the dynamic inevitably felt weighted towards the hosts rather than the guest (like the 2-man team on Blockbusters).

But by himself, Chris is a warm and funny and engaging host, and a deceptively incisive interviewer, and has a way of making his guests feel like an equal part of an organic conversation - and so as a listener, you feel like an equal part of the conversation. And for an LGBTQIA+ podcast, feeling like you’re an equal part of the conversation is pretty much fundamental to its success.

Unlike so many podcasts that have lasted this long, this one gets more (not less) inclusive and engaging the longer it goes on.

richyedwards ,

Hidden Gem (no, not the 3 Spice Girls!)

I’ve never really had many other gay male friends, or been involved in the queer community, but I’ve always felt Chris / Chris and Alan / Chris and Will have filled that gap. You can tune in, zone out and just enjoy relax through this conversational and educational podcast. Hidden gem. Can’t recommend enough.

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