Episodes
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...
Published 03/04/21
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. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍H O...
Published 02/25/21
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. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍H O...
Published 02/25/21
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...
Published 02/23/21
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...
Published 02/18/21
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...
Published 02/11/21
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...
Published 02/11/21
Did you know there are two words for LOVE in Hungarian? This week we are asking: Does Love At First Sight Exist? Your response has been massive and Chris will be making his way through your luuuurv stories, your salacious fling stories, and he even ropes in relationship GURU Nedra Tawwab for her take, including a whole heap of insights on LGBTQ+ relationships. Plus… why does Chris fancy himself to be Indiana Jones?  Pre-order Nedra’s Book “Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming...
Published 02/04/21
KNOW YOUR WORTH! POSE sensation MJ Rodriguez joins us this week and let me tell you... it was the giggle we all needed. We hear about how she started changing the world at age 7 (yes, you heard me, 7!), her high school days of Voguing, and the hidden meanings of comics for LGBTQ+ people. Enjoy! 📍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 📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens 📍Email us:...
Published 01/28/21
KNOW YOUR WORTH! POSE sensation MJ Rodriguez joins us this week and let me tell you... it was the giggle we all needed. We hear about how she started changing the world at age 7 (yes, you heard me, 7!), her high school days of Voguing, and the hidden meanings of comics for LGBTQ+ people. Enjoy! 📍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 📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens 📍Email us:...
Published 01/28/21
BONUS TREAT! 'It’s A Sin' is the b-rilliant new Channel 4 show that has been making many headlines this week, and so of course the creator Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal) zoomed in to give us the full skinny. The show stars Olly Alexander from Years and Years among many others and is about a group of friends coming of age in the 80s, in the shadows of AIDS, who are determined to live and love more fiercely than ever. Russell tells us all about the show, plus his own...
Published 01/25/21
BONUS TREAT! 'It’s A Sin' is the b-rilliant new Channel 4 show that has been making many headlines this week, and so of course the creator Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal) zoomed in to give us the full skinny. The show stars Olly Alexander from Years and Years among many others and is about a group of friends coming of age in the 80s, in the shadows of AIDS, who are determined to live and love more fiercely than ever. Russell tells us all about the show, plus his own...
Published 01/25/21
Body Image. WOW, this one really got everyone going. Body confidence, the unrealistic porn aesthetic, body hair and... why was Chris the only person in a nightclub with his top ON? We hear the good, bad and that: there is no ugly. Plus Chris gets on the blower to someone he adores: Scottee aka @ScotteeIsFat on Instagram who, as always, brings his truly brilliant take on the body image conversation. Plus we hear some wonderful news about Eddie Izzard and get a very welcome new list of your...
Published 01/21/21
Hello Listeners, I want to tell you about a wonderful new podcast Broccoli Book Club. It’s great for any book enthusiasts' or anyone looking to expand their horizons. Every month they’ll be reading and discussing books that they believe push us to be inquisitive and give us a better understanding of society today. Hosted by multimedia journalist Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora on Twitter and Instagram), the podcast features one book every month and will be released in two-part episodes. Part...
Published 01/19/21
Actor, activist, advocate and that’s just the ‘A’s to describe the delightful Jameela Jamil who parked herself on the Homo Sapiens sofa via zoom for a good old yarn full of her characteristic candour, humour and humility. We talk about making it your business to stick up for what’s right, eating roast chicken in bed, and a how coming out as Queer was quite the learning curve for her… 📍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...
Published 01/14/21
Actor, activist, advocate and that’s just the ‘A’s to describe the delightful Jameela Jamil who parked herself on the Homo Sapiens sofa via zoom for a good old yarn full of her characteristic candour, humour and humility. We talk about making it your business to stick up for what’s right, eating roast chicken in bed, and a how coming out as Queer was quite the learning curve for her…. 📍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...
Published 01/14/21
D I V O R C E How does the LGBTQ+ community feel about it? Shame, a human right, a growth catalyst? We speak to you, our lovely listeners, and call the author of “My Gay Divorce” Karl Dunn. PLUS we hand out some Agony Uncle life advice and an update about our next guest - a global superstar and all-round good egg. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T 📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday 📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram...
Published 01/07/21
I LOVE Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek. A modern day drag icon, Shane is wickedly funny, warm, clever and always surprises me with his radical honesty that gets you thinking. We hear about navigating gender fluidity, his West End theatre show “Death Drop” and dating as masculine, feminine, and everything in between. It’s an episode that is full to the brim with glamour, fun and truth serum - can’t wait for you to hear it.  https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/death-drop/ Be sure to subscribe...
Published 12/30/20
I LOVE Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek. A modern day drag icon, Shane is wickedly funny, warm, clever and always surprises me with his radical honesty that gets you thinking. We hear about navigating gender fluidity, his West End theatre show “Death Drop” and dating as masculine, feminine, and everything in between. It’s an episode that is full to the brim with glamour, fun and truth serum - can’t wait for you to hear it.  https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/death-drop/ Be sure to subscribe...
Published 12/30/20
🎄 Ho Ho Homo Sapiens! 🎄 Comedian Joe Lycett brings the warmth and sparkle we all need so very badly this year. We hear of victories from his fabulous show “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back”, how Joe handles homophobic hecklers, and getting some Christmas “Cuddles”. Plus, an informative chat about the specifics of being Pansexual and how to handle those pesky online trolls. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T is Hosted By Alan Cumming and...
Published 12/22/20
🎄 Ho Ho Homo Sapiens! 🎄 Comedian Joe Lycett brings the warmth and sparkle we all need so very badly this year. We hear of victories from his fabulous show “Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back”, how Joe handles homophobic hecklers, and getting some Christmas “Cuddles”. Plus, an informative chat about the specifics of being Pansexual and how to handle those pesky online trolls. 📍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 📍Come play with...
Published 12/22/20
Listen up everyone, it’s about time we broke the stigma and dismantled the taboo...let’s talk about money! We hear from you fabulous listeners about whether being LGBTQ+ has impacted your finances. Our Phone A Friend this week is the glorious Alex Holder, Grazia and Guardian journalist and author of ‘Open Up: The Power of Talking about Money’. It was hugely liberating to chat to her about the M word and hear her top tips on how to open up on what has become the world’s most awkward dinner...
Published 12/17/20
Sometimes a chat is just a proper laugh and this is one of them. This week, none other than Melanie C (!!) zoomed in with us to talk about how Drag Queens changed her life, Secret Spice Girls meet ups, a hiiiiiilarious tale involving Geri and a filofax, plus are Chris and Alan going to be Melanie’s new manager? It’s a goodie this one. Can’t wait for you to hear it. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍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...
Published 12/10/20
Sometimes a chat is just a proper laugh and this is one of them. This week, none other than Melanie C (!!) zoomed in with us to talk about how Drag Queens changed her life, Secret Spice Girls meet ups, a hiiiiiilarious tale involving Geri and a filofax, plus are Chris and Alan going to be Melanie’s new manager? It’s a goodie this one. Can’t wait for you to hear it. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. 📍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...
Published 12/10/20
Testing, testing, one two three. Is this thing on? This week we’re hearing your opinions on monogamy, and all I can say is - the people are divided, but luckily we’ve got comedian Rosie Wilby on the phone with some very funny pearls of wisdom from her book 'Is Monogamy Dead’. Plus we get inspired by Culture Club, give advice for coming out to Grandma and hear some important news from Amnesty International.  Amnesty Link: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/write-for-rights Be sure to subscribe so...
Published 12/03/20