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Fascinating LGBTQ+ people explore the soundtracks to their queer journeys through one track, one album, and one artist. Activists, trailblazers, and icons help Andy Gott piece together the precious relationship that queer people have with music.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Fascinating LGBTQ+ people explore the soundtracks to their queer journeys through one track, one album, and one artist. Activists, trailblazers, and icons help Andy Gott piece together the precious relationship that queer people have with music.

    Sarah Keyworth, comedian

    Sarah Keyworth, comedian

    Sarah Keyworth is an award-winning comedian from Nottingham, England, who you may know from Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, or their own BBC Sounds show, Am I a Boy or a Girl? Sarah just won the top prize at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and sat down with me to muse on some of the music that has soundtracked their queer journey, including (but not limited to) Katy Perry, MUNA, and Taylor Swift.This is the final episode of Season 3. I'm taking a few mon...

    • 46 min
    Brontez Purnell, writer and musician

    Brontez Purnell, writer and musician

    Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, critic, model, zinemaker, dancer, choreographer, and quite literally, more. An Oakland punk by way of Alabama, Brontez has just published his fifth book, 10 Bridges I've Burnt. I'm an enormous admirer of Brontez's writing, and am thrilled to chat about his queer tracks. In this conversation, we discuss music by Carol Hahn, Emily's Sassy Lime, and his own musical collaboration with a special friend from his past.Links to Brontez online:"I’ve Listened to T...

    • 39 min
    Carl Austin-Behan, RAF veteran

    Carl Austin-Behan, RAF veteran

    Carl Austin-Behan served in the British Royal Air Force from 1991 until 1997, when he was discharged for being openly gay. Lauded with honours for services to his country, including a medal for bravery, nonetheless he was ejected from the RAF – simply for choosing not to hide who he was.Carl went on to win Mr Gay UK pageants, elections in local government, and the title of Lord Mayor of Manchester (the first to be openly gay).We discuss music by Gloria Gaynor, Erasure, and Bronski Beat.Carl c...

    • 39 min
    Jenna Suffern, comedian

    Jenna Suffern, comedian

    Jenna Suffern is a Sydney-based comedian, producer and writer. One half of comedy due Two Queers Walk Into a Bar, a writer and producer for Pedestrian.TV and VICE AU, and the star of her own one-woman show, It's Not Funny, It's Private, Jenna has helped curate a flourishing queer comedy safe space in Sydney and beyond.We recorded this conversation live in the studio, on Gadigal land, and had a lot of fun – apologies in advance for the hijinks. We managed to discuss music by Leagues, Janelle M...

    • 41 min
    Josh Rivers, cultural worker

    Josh Rivers, cultural worker

    Josh Rivers is a cultural worker, broadcaster, and the presenter of the conversation series Busy Being Black, a podcast exploring how queer Black folks live "in the fullness of their lives". Josh conducts his interviews in a way that allows people to unfold into their vulnerability, leading to inspiring conversations with fascinating guests from across the queer Black spectrum, including HIV activists from 80s London, Anglican priests, and Moud Goba – a guest on one of my favourite Tracks of ...

    • 37 min
    Tommy Murphy, playwright

    Tommy Murphy, playwright

    Tommy Murphy is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright based in Sydney. Tommy adapted the Australian queer classic memoir Holding the Man for both stage and screen, while his limited series Significant Others was broadcast on the ABC last year. Most recently, he adapted Nevil Shute's On the Beach for the Sydney Theatre Company.We discuss music by Whitney Houston, Olivier Messiaen, and Rufus Wainwright.This conversation was recorded at Forbes Street Studios in Sydney. A huge thank you to...

    • 35 min

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