15 episodes

Following on from his book, Grindr Survivr: How to Find Happiness in the Age of Hookup Apps, author Andrew Londyn explores topics such as dating, relationships, communication skills and finding a new sense of community & belonging, all of which have been impacted by the rise of dating on apps.

Apps are here to stay, so it's time to use them in a smarter way to enhance our lives, rather than only using them to satisfy base instincts.

Andrew doesn't point the finger at any one app, and he's not affiliated with or endorsed by any dating app. But rather, he offers commentary on how apps have changed the gay community. And in his podcast,he urges listeners to look at dating and relationships in a new ways to be happier.

You can reach him on Instagram @grindrsurvivr and
https://www.facebook.com/grindrsurvivr/

The Grindr Survivr Podcast Andrew Londyn

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Following on from his book, Grindr Survivr: How to Find Happiness in the Age of Hookup Apps, author Andrew Londyn explores topics such as dating, relationships, communication skills and finding a new sense of community & belonging, all of which have been impacted by the rise of dating on apps.

Apps are here to stay, so it's time to use them in a smarter way to enhance our lives, rather than only using them to satisfy base instincts.

Andrew doesn't point the finger at any one app, and he's not affiliated with or endorsed by any dating app. But rather, he offers commentary on how apps have changed the gay community. And in his podcast,he urges listeners to look at dating and relationships in a new ways to be happier.

You can reach him on Instagram @grindrsurvivr and
https://www.facebook.com/grindrsurvivr/

    Gay Rapper Guy Anthony Talks Lyrics, Mental Health and HIV Advocacy

    Gay Rapper Guy Anthony Talks Lyrics, Mental Health and HIV Advocacy

    Guy Anthony is an amazing rapper, poet and activist, who runs the charity Black, Gifted and Whole. When he's not demonstrating his lyrical genius, he's advocating for queer people of color and people living with HIV. His journey has been a difficult one, but he describes how he uses rap and poetry to channel his emotions when dealing with his bipolar disorder. He also says that being diagnosed with HIV was the wake up call he needed to turn his life around and achieve the success he has earned today.

    • 33 min
    Exciting Announcement! Grindr Survivr The Play is Coming to London!

    Exciting Announcement! Grindr Survivr The Play is Coming to London!

    Recently, I adapted my Grindr Survivr script into a short play, and I entered it in to The Upsetters open theater contest, and I am pleased to announce my short play was selected! 

    It's a huge honor, and it will be performed live on February 29th.  If you're based in London, come on down to the Bunker Theater for the Upsetters theatrical festival.  There's a 4pm showing and a 7:30pm showing. 

    https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/the-upsetters/book-now

    • 3 min
    A Grindr Survivr TV Show?

    A Grindr Survivr TV Show?

    Recently, I've been working on a scripted comedy that's inspired from my book Grindr Survivr. I've made some progress in getting some TV producers to look at it, but it's been keeping me away from recording podcasts. 

    But I've also been confronting a level of cynicism as to whether my podcast is making a difference. However, out of my participation in a creativity course, I've renewed my commitment to keep recording conversations that make a difference for the gay community.

    • 26 min
    Boosting Your Mental Health in the Age of Grindr

    Boosting Your Mental Health in the Age of Grindr

    I recently sat down with a PhD candidate/trainee-psychologist to discuss how you can boost your mental health and awareness while using dating apps such as Grindr and Tinder.

    We discussed several elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, and we also delved into several chapters of my book, Grindr Survivr: How to Find Happiness the Age of Hookup Apps.

    • 41 min
    Iconic House Mother Shannon Garçon Talks Vogue/Ballroom, Pose & Pete Buttigieg

    Iconic House Mother Shannon Garçon Talks Vogue/Ballroom, Pose & Pete Buttigieg

    I recently caught up with Ballroom Icon Shannon Garçon, house mother and founder of the International House of Comme de Garçon.

    He and I talked about how the ballroom community helped him overcome homelessness, the vogue icons he met in the 1980's, how he started his own house, and we even talked about Pose on FX and gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

    It was a wide-ranging and inspiring conversation.

    • 36 min
    Are You Being Fetishized?

    Are You Being Fetishized?

    A few people have asked me to comment on the topic of fetishizing people of color on dating apps such as Grindr. So I decided to make this my next topic on the Grindr Survivr podcast.

    I discuss my two questions you can ask someone to determine whether someone online is interested in getting to know you as a person or whether they are fetishizing you as sex object.

    • 12 min

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