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Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

Hosted by Jack Murley, BBC Radio Cornwall.

The LGBT Sport Podcast BBC Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

Hosted by Jack Murley, BBC Radio Cornwall.

    The One on Mab Hudel

    The One on Mab Hudel

    If you live in Cornwall, you will know who Edward Rowe is.

    And if you don’t, prepare to be introduced to an absolute gem!

    The Cornish actor and comedian is a legend in the county – and he's just written, filmed and directed his first-ever short film, all in the Cornish language, looking at a coming out story at a Cornish rugby club.

    It’s called ‘Mab Hudel’ – and tells the story of a player called Enys Penrose who captains his team to a cup final, while simultaneously struggling with his own sexuality.

    It’s something that’s right up our street, which is why we had Ed in to chat on our BBC Radio Cornwall show.

    And we thought you might like to hear it on our podcast as well, which is why we’re bringing it to you here.

    Ed is a great talker – a really engaging, entertaining guy who we love and think you’ll love as well – and that the film will be right up your street as well.

    So, enjoy this special bonus episode with Ed, and make sure you try and check out the film as well.

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    • 24 min
    The One with Hayley Ladd

    The One with Hayley Ladd

    For Hayley Ladd, playing football wasn’t a choice. It was just a given from the off.

    As soon as she was old enough, she was kicking a ball around with local lads on the cul-de-sac that her family lived on – and when she was nine, she was in Arsenal’s Centre of Excellence.

    Stints at Coventry City, Bristol Academy and Birmingham City followed – alongside a time playing in Finland! – before Hayley ended up at Manchester United.

    And alongside that was Hayley’s international career, began when she was just sixteen years old, and still going strong to this day for Wales.

    It was being part of that Welsh team at such a young age that helped Ladd find the confidence she needed to be her authentic self – and now, she’s looking to help others do the same.

    This is a cracking conversation about all of that and so much more – from Wales’ recent World Cup match with Slovenia played in front of an electric crowd in Cardiff to Hayley’s footballing journey, plus training in the pandemic, finding time to relax and the pressures that younger players may face now that Hayley didn’t have to deal with as she was breaking into the game.

    It’s a brilliant chat with a fantastic guest, and we think you’re going to love it!

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    • 33 min
    The One with Paul Greetham

    The One with Paul Greetham

    Paul Greetham has always loved cricket.

    He grew up playing it at an age-group level for Warwickshire and, for the past eight years, has been helping to bring the best out of the players coming through the ranks at Edgbaston as the High Performance Manager at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

    He’s someone who knows everything there is to know about coaching, having done it since he was a teenager – and he’s a terrific person to have on the podcast this week.

    We talk about all sorts of things, from where his love of the game came from to coming out as gay in the sport – to why he would like more men to feel like they can do the same.

    Plus marathon running, the joy of coaching – and why he for one will be looking forward to the new series of Bake Off!

    It’s a cracking chat with Paul, who is speaking openly about his story for the first time – and we’re delighted to have him on the show.

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    • 37 min
    The One with the Best Bits of 2022 So Far

    The One with the Best Bits of 2022 So Far

    Sometimes, it’s good to take a moment to stop and reflect on things.

    And as the summer begins to draw to a close, we thought it was worth pausing to remind ourselves of some of the amazing guests who have joined us on the podcast so far in 2022.

    So, we’re taking a trip into the archive to remember conversations with the Olympians, World Cup winners and history-makers who have been on the show since January this year.

    From reaction to Jake Daniels' coming out story to athletes who shared their journey with us for the first time, this is like a buffet of podcast goodness from 2022 – and we think you’ll love it.

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    • 33 min
    The One for Manchester Pride

    The One for Manchester Pride

    More than 150 thousand people are expected in Manchester today for the city’s Pride parade - and obviously, we wanted to be part of it!

    So we decided to take the show to the heart of the city to record a special episode with four brilliant guests who happened to be in Manchester ahead of today’s march.

    Olympic swimmer Dan Jervis, British wheelchair basketball star Laurie Williams, Scottish football referee Lloyd Wilson and rugby player Hannah Davis all join us for a cracking conversation about Pride, visibility, and being their authentic selves. It's honest and open and funny - and touches on everything from wedding planning to coming out to a first trip to Canal Street!

    It was brilliant to get so many folks around the table for a chat on such a special weekend, and we hope you love hearing this one.

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    • 55 min
    The One with Peter Caruth

    The One with Peter Caruth

    There is so much we could tell you about Peter Caruth - who has justifiably earned his reputation as a bit of a legend in the world of Irish hockey.

    There’s the silverware he’s won at club level, as well as the bronze he took with the Irish national side at the 2015 Eurohockey Nations Championship – plus the small matter of the Rio Olympics in 2016, and the fact he’s amassed more than 140 caps for Ireland.

    Or we could tell you about that moment, exactly two months ago in June, where he told the world about the fact he’s gay – and became the first Ireland men’s hockey international to ever come out.

    But honestly, we’d rather you just listened to this episode, which might be one of the best we’ve ever done.

    Because if this podcast is just meant to be a chat, then that’s exactly what this one with Peter is – a wide-ranging conversation that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you literally hold your breath.

    It’s something that weaves between the sporting and the deeply, deeply personal – and we think you should just make some time in your day to listen to it in full, because you won’t regret it.

    From concocting a scheme to nab Usain Bolt’s autograph to the pain he felt inside while concealing his sexuality, Peter is honest about it all to the absolute core – and we can’t thank him enough for this gift of a conversation.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

J Palumbo ,

Exceptional Podcast

Jack Murley and his outstanding array of guests makes this podcast a joy to listen to. Jack’s preparedness, interviewing skills, friendly demeanor and ability to make his guests comfortable enough to share their personal stories is truly a gift that does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Jack always ends each show by humbly asking his listeners to share a review and a 5-star rating “if you think we’ve earned it”. I am glad to say that he certainly has!

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