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Homo Sapiens is the smash-hit podcast where queer people talk about life. Each week our hosts Alan Cumming & Chris Sweeney bring you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world. New episodes every Thursday. Subscribe now so you don't miss a thing.

Homo Sapien‪s‬ Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 124 Ratings

Homo Sapiens is the smash-hit podcast where queer people talk about life. Each week our hosts Alan Cumming & Chris Sweeney bring you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world. New episodes every Thursday. Subscribe now so you don't miss a thing.

    115: LGBTQ+ Sex Scenes On Screen

    115: LGBTQ+ Sex Scenes On Screen

    Bow chicka wow wow…. That’s right dearest listeners, this week we are headed between the sheets, or on top of them, no judgement here. We are looking at how LGBTQ+ sex scenes are portrayed in film and TV. Sometimes ridiculous, sometimes biologically impossible and sometimes accurate and honest too, we hear your opinions and “The Bisexual” creator Desiree Akhavan calls in to give us her take on the debate. Plus, why is Chris being pursued by poisonous sticks? Has a charity shop purchase led Chris to join a right wing organisation? And the artist formerly known as Mr Potato Head gets a gender makeover.


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    • 39 min
    114. Liz Carr | Part 2

    114. Liz Carr | Part 2

    Do you like glitter? Feathers? A wicked sense of humour? Well, we’ve got just the guest for you. This week we are joined by the utterly hysterical Liz Carr. You will probably know Liz as one of the stars of Silent Witness, but that is just scratching the surface: high priestess of camp, campaigner for disability rights, oh and she’s written her own musical. Whatever you do - don’t call her an inspiration!! Listen now to find out why.


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    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 
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    • 31 min
    114. Liz Carr | Part 1

    114. Liz Carr | Part 1

    Do you like glitter? Feathers? A wicked sense of humour? Well, we’ve got just the guest for you. This week we are joined by the utterly hysterical Liz Carr. You will probably know Liz as one of the stars of Silent Witness, but that is just scratching the surface: high priestess of camp, campaigner for disability rights, oh and she’s written her own musical. Whatever you do - don’t call her an inspiration!! Listen now to find out why.


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    📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By: Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney 
    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
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    • 31 min
    BONUS 2: Talk Art Podcast x Homo Sapiens Podcast - Part 2

    BONUS 2: Talk Art Podcast x Homo Sapiens Podcast - Part 2

    Dear Listeners, something different for you. Alan and I have done a really fun collaboration with the brilliant Art podcast ‘Talk Art’ hosted by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament. We’ve basically made a mash up episode chatting about the giants of Queer Art like David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe plus we get all the intel on the next generation of trailblazing Queer artists like Catherine Opie and Kehinde Wiley. And it wouldn’t be Homo Sapiens without the usual highbrow chatter like who is Chris buying famous art knock-offs from on eBay, how does a Naan bread fit into Alan’s art collection, and what’s it all got to do with Madonna?


    The episode is split between our two feeds. So catch part 1 on Talk Art’s feed, and part 2 here on the Homo Sapiens Feed.


    Enjoy! x


    LINK TO TALK ART: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talk-art/id1439567112


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    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
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    • 38 min
    113: Do Queer People Have To Have Kids?

    113: Do Queer People Have To Have Kids?

    Fire alarms! An emergency evacuation! Chris climbing over a wall to escape! All via some v handsome firemen... it’s a drama filled episode of Homo Sapiens Extra this week and once the drama is over Chris hears from you all about this week’s topic - Queer people having kids. Do you want them? Do you feel pressured to have them these days? Are you happier sipping a martini and being child-free? We hear from all sides of the fence and phone up bisexual author R.O. Kwon to talk about her Guardian article on choosing to be child free. Every day’s a school day and today is no exception ❤️ 


    📚 https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Kink/R-O-Kwon/9781398503199




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    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
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    • 46 min
    112. Adam Kay | Part 2

    112. Adam Kay | Part 2

    Meet the man who outsold Michelle Obama. Adam Kay shot to fame when he published ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ his secrets diaries of being a junior doctor in the NHS that were side-splittingly funny, completely shocking, but also sparked a huge conversation about mental health for doctors that has led to an incredible career of activism as well as many more books such as his new one Kay’s Anatomy.


    Adam joins us to spill the beans on Matt Hancock, bringing medicine up to date for LGBTQ+ people and we learn the heartwarming reason why Adam’s grandmother was horrified when he came out to her. Enjoy!




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    📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Brooklyn Beam ,

More than just a podcast

The pandemic has upended many aspects of life. For me, it’s brought a new found appreciation for podcasts. Imagine my joy in discovering this wonderful weekly break from the stresses of modern living. Thoughtful guests. Important topics. Warm humor. Thank you for putting yourselves out there!

Burned By Adobe ,

Being Human

As someone who is in the ambiguous Plus of LGBTQ+, I’m enjoying this podcast because of its saturation not just in being queer, but in being honestly and openly human. Keep it coming!

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5 stars!

I look forward to your podcast for so many reasons. Always insightful and fun!

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