40 episodes

Two lads, originally from Cork in Ireland and now living in London, have a cuppa and catch up each week while exploring the collective life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today.

Join Kevin and PJ as they navigate their way through gay London and immerse themselves in the virtues and vices of the city whilst battling with the internal shared struggle that every Irish gay man deals with when living away from home - ‘what would mam think?’

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @imgrandmam

Produced by Factory Studios http://www.factory.uk.com/

I'm Grand Mam Kevin Twomey and PJ Kirby

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 432 Ratings

Two lads, originally from Cork in Ireland and now living in London, have a cuppa and catch up each week while exploring the collective life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today.

Join Kevin and PJ as they navigate their way through gay London and immerse themselves in the virtues and vices of the city whilst battling with the internal shared struggle that every Irish gay man deals with when living away from home - ‘what would mam think?’

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @imgrandmam

Produced by Factory Studios http://www.factory.uk.com/

    Ep 40 - Spongebob Queerpants

    Ep 40 - Spongebob Queerpants

    It’s extremely hot but the lads can’t even open the window in the kitchen whilst recording as their neighbours are being pure noisy. The lads kick things off by discussing Britney’s chaotic Pride address to her friends ‘at the LGBTQ’. Then prompted by the revelation that Spongebob Squarepants is an absorbent and yellow and porous gay icon, they turn their attention to LGBTQ+ representation in tv and film. Happy Pride girlies!
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 39 - Daddy's Girlies

    Ep 39 - Daddy's Girlies

    We all know how obsessed the lads are with their mams and they’re forever going on about them but in honour of Father’s Day the lads turn their attention to their dads. They speak about feeling pure awkward around their dads when they were younger watching matches on tv that they had no interest in, the struggle of having their dads help them with their homework bits and their dads being allies. They also wish a happy Fathers Day to some of the other zaddies in the world and read out some stories from listeners about how their iconic dads showed up for the LGBTQ+ community.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 38 - D-N-GAY

    Ep 38 - D-N-GAY

    The lads kick things off by expressing their infatuation with the latest iconic figure to take the gay scene by storm; PJ’s 3 year old niece Tess. Then the lads begin chatting about genetic bits as they were sent DNA kits that they had to spit into and send away but they’re a small bit up to 90 because they didn’t really read the final print so they’re afraid they could be cloned but they also think that could be kind of glam to have gorgey gay clones of themselves. The conversation then turns to twins, rollercoasters and PJ getting botox as his skin is pure old.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 37 - I’d Like to Speak to the Manager of Systemic Racism Please

    Ep 37 - I’d Like to Speak to the Manager of Systemic Racism Please

    This week the lads have had their first troll and are absolutely revelling in it because they feel like this means that they’ve truly made it. They then discuss the chaotic art of pebble-dashing before turning their attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We now know it is not enough to not be a racist; we all have a duty to actively be anti-racist and as the lads were not sure where to start with their allyship, they share the tips of some of their fave iconic black people to help get the ball rolling. 


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    Box’d Out Podcast by Amanda Adé:
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    Black Trans Activist Munroe Bergdorf: https://www.instagram.com/munroebergdorf/?igshid=1nufsy4hz8ois


    Brian O’ Flynn Anti-Racism Letter Template to Irish TDs:
    https://medium.com/@brianoflynn167/anti-racism-letter-to-irish-tds-ce6a0904ee38
     
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    • 54 min
    Ep 36 - Girlies V Mammies

    Ep 36 - Girlies V Mammies

    Because the lads are weak for Lady Gaga’s new bop with Ariana Grande, they turn their attention to fandoms and ask what makes people so obsessed with celebrities. They discuss things they themselves used to be obsessed with it, try and guess the different names for different fandoms and for once and for all try and settle the score on whether I’m Grand Mam fans should be known as girlies or mammies. Kinda love both tbh.
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 35 - I'm Not Grand Mam

    Ep 35 - I'm Not Grand Mam

    The theme for this years #mentalhealthawarenessweek is kindness and though the lads are fairly good at being nice to others and being everyone’s biggest hype girlies, sometimes being kind to themselves doesn’t come as easy. To try and get better at this they call on the help of behavioural change specialist and full-time glam bitch Shahroo Izadi (IG: @shahroo_izadi) who is also the author of ‘The Kindness Method’, a book which details a new approach to driving positive change by being more sound to yourself. Also of course Kevin couldn’t let the episode go by without a mention of last weeks guest.


    Samaritans Helpline in Ireland and UK: 116 123.
    Aware Helpline Ireland: 1800 80 48 48
    Mind Helpline UK: 0300 123 3393


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

Muireann in Cardiff ,

A tonic

Kevin & PJ, you are keeping the flame alight for all of us ex-pats. Thank you for making the long days feel shorter😊

Alan cotter ,

I challenge you to listen to a full ep without laughing out loud

Great topics every week and just a non stop skitty bang from start to finish. Love ye x

carolryan17 ,

Obsessed

The best podcast I’ve listened to yet. Got me through lockdown, now I’m living for Sundays. Secretly raging it’s only weekly eps😭

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