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Lost Spaces explores queer experiences as told through now-closed bars and clubs. Every episode singer/songwriter K Anderson interviews a different member of the community to find out about a venue from their past, the memories they created there and the people that they used to know. Theme song - 'Well Groomed Boys' by K Anderson. Find out more at https://lostspacespodcast.com/

Lost Spaces K Anderson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Lost Spaces explores queer experiences as told through now-closed bars and clubs. Every episode singer/songwriter K Anderson interviews a different member of the community to find out about a venue from their past, the memories they created there and the people that they used to know. Theme song - 'Well Groomed Boys' by K Anderson. Find out more at https://lostspacespodcast.com/

    "As A Vaguely Self-Hating Queer..." (with Doug Crossley)

    "As A Vaguely Self-Hating Queer..." (with Doug Crossley)

    Doug Crossley is an award-winning writer and artist based in the UK (and - spoiler alert - he also recently won a baking episode of Kirstie's Handmade Christmas which was on Channel 4 over the festive period!).

    He moved to London in the early 00s to study musical theatre at the infamous BRIT school, and came with a set of preconceptions about the big city and how his life would be there. 

    We caught up to talk about Popstarz, London's legendary weekly indie rock night that started in the 90s. Along the way we discuss teenage insecurities, showing up to work hungover, and Doug tells me all about the one that got away.... 

    Do you have any memories of Popstarz, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Follow Doug at his website (https://thedougiestore.com/) on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thedougiestore) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thedougiestore/)


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    • 40 min
    "I Will Preface This By Saying I'd Had A Few Drinks..." (with DJ Dan Murphy)

    "I Will Preface This By Saying I'd Had A Few Drinks..." (with DJ Dan Murphy)

    Having been an in-demand DJ for the better part of the last 20 years there were a lot of queer spaces that I could have talked about with DJ Dan Murphy,  but we decided to go with the venue that gave him his big start all those years ago... 

    And so we're headed back to the early 2000s to talk about Arq, the legendary superclub at the tip of Sydney's queer district of Oxford Street. 

    At this time in his life he had just returned from living in London, where he sold t-shirts and lollipops at Heaven nightclub, and moved to Sydney from his native Brisbane for adventure and purpose. 

    We talk all about making queer friends as an adult, Dan remembers a time when you could go out clubbing every night of the week, and I get to use the Australian phrase 'dud root', which excited me no end but didn't seem to impress Dan that much... 

    Do you have any memories of Arq, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Follow Dan on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DJDanMurphy) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/DJDanMurphy/)

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    • 37 min
    "Where Are All The Lesbians?" (with Lisa Haas)

    "Where Are All The Lesbians?" (with Lisa Haas)

    Have you ever had someone try to coax you out of the closet by asking the seemingly innocent question 'is there anything you want to tell me?'? 

    Do you remember the anguish and pain of simply muttering the 3 or 4 words needed to just confirm their suspicions? 

    Well, if you have, I have a feeling you'll love this week's episode. 

    I'm talking to comedy writer and actor Lisa Haas about her very first trip to the lesbian bar Three Sisters in Denver, Colorado in the 80s. 

    We talk about how depressing a lesbian bar can be on Christmas eve, the awkwardness of coming out support groups, and what signal your sister might be trying to send you when she offers to buy you a plaid shirt! 

    Do you have any memories of Three Sisters, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Listen to Lisa's podcast 'IN HEAT: A Lesbian Comedy' wherever you stream podcasts, and follow her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lisahaasactor/)


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    • 46 min
    “I’ve Never Felt That Included In The Gay Community” (with Martin J Dixon)

    “I’ve Never Felt That Included In The Gay Community” (with Martin J Dixon)

    There's nothing quite like a small town gay bar.

    This week we're catching up with Martin J Dixon, a stand-up comedian who is really into soft core porn and hard core hand holding.

    He lived in Truro between the ages of 16 and 18, having moved there to live with his grandparents and finish high school.

    It was here that he snuck in to Eclipse, and had his first gay bar experience.

    During our conversation we veer all over the shop, and discuss what we think is the appropriate Grindr etiquette, what we even mean when we talk about the queer community, and what kind of decisions amorphous spiritual blobs would make about our lives...

    But before we get in to that we talk about Martin's very first night at the bar as an unsure 16 year old... he's snuck in with friends from his college, the lights are low, and Destination Calabria by Alex Gaudino and Crystal Waters is playing. All of a sudden a stranger hops in to Martin's lap...

    Listen to the episode to find out what happened next...

    Do you have any memories of the Jack Horner, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Follow Martin on Twitter (www.twitter.com/martinjdixon)


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    • 44 min
    "Where Were All These Gay Pubs When I Was A Kid?" (with Charlie Sayce)

    "Where Were All These Gay Pubs When I Was A Kid?" (with Charlie Sayce)

    Self confessed pop culture expert Charlie Sayce, creator of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Fans, and host of God Save the Queens, a drag race review show on Glitterbeam Radio, is this week's guest. 

    And he's taking us on a trip back in time to his uni days in Worthing, a small seaside town in the south of England. It was here that he found the only gay bar in town, the Jack Horner. Despite it looking like a generic old man pub they played Britney Spears, had dodgy karaoke nights, and gave him an opportunity to explore his identity. 

    Do you have any memories of the Jack Horner, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Follow Charlie on Twitter as either his personal account (https://twitter.com/IAmCharlieSayce) or the account for RPDR UK Fans  (https://twitter.com/rpdrukfans). 


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    "Everybody I Ever Knew Who Had HIV Had Died" (with De'Vannon Hubert)

    "Everybody I Ever Knew Who Had HIV Had Died" (with De'Vannon Hubert)

    1 December is World Aids Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic. 

    To mark this day on this week's show I'm joined by De'Vannon Hubert, podcaster and author of 'Sex, Drugs, and Jesus', a memoir about his struggles with his HIV+ diagnosis, drug addiction, homelessness, and rejection from his church for his sexuality.

    And the venue we're discussing is F-Bar in Houston, Texas, a place that holds bittersweet memories for De'Vannon - it was here that he celebrated, danced, and made friends and chosen family. But it was also here that he received the phone call telling him that he'd contracted HIV. 

    Do you have any memories of F Bar, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!

    You can also find me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lostspacespod), Instagram (www.instagram.com/lostspacespod) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/lostspacespod)

    Find out more about De'Vannon at his website - (https://www.sexdrugsandjesus.com/) , or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TabooTopix) 






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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

franklykev ,

Lively Trip Down Memory Lane

Not only are K’s podcasts enjoyable as a listener but as a guest as well. K is prepared, gracious, funny, unique, compassionate, curious, respectful, insightful and most importantly, a great listener. Enjoy hearing about the lost spaces but also getting a glimpse into guests’ lives and who they are.

erik98122 ,

Love

Such a wonderful podcast! So many great guests and stories! The host is so charming and such a good listener. You can tell the guests are at ease being interviewed by him. Look forward to every new episode!

UltraJay ,

Love This Podcast!

I binged all the available episodes in one day. I love hearing how people were affected by the queer venues in their past. I enjoy listening to how being in those places helped shape the queer person they are today. I highly recommend this podcast and can’t wait until the next one comes out.

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