While June may be our official month, who says we can’t enjoy all that is queer throughout the whole year? Podcasts are perfect for long (or short) car journeys, dog walks and can even make unloading the dishwasher seem like less of a terrible chore. I’m sure you already have your favourite podcasts downloaded and ready to go, but here are a few extras for you to sink your teeth into.
Following married couple Rose and Rosie as they take their journey into parenthood, this podcast is now well into its third season and shows no signs of stopping. The couple doesn’t hold back and, as self-proclaimed ‘oversharers’, we hear all the highs and the lows of their journey. From miscarriages to picking sperm donors, all culminating in the joy of actually becoming new parents.
This is the perfect podcast to hear firsthand about the actuality of becoming parents as a lesbian couple. Don’t worry, it isn’t all scientific jargon and uncomfortable tales, there is always some comedy and usually Rose making fun of Rosie for doing… literally anything.
Non-binary icon and Queer Eye legend Jonathan Van Ness brings thier flare and genuine curiosity to us each week with this amazing podcast. Each episode is a deep dive into something different, from gun control laws to the rules of Olympic figure skating. Some listener favourites have been on how to keep the theatre alive and even a recipe to the perfect Victoria sponge from a Great British Bake Off winner.
Jonathan and their guests discuss topics with in depth knowledge, teaching us all about the world with an open mind and a few good laughs.
Making Gay History
Hosted by journalist and writer Eric Marcus, each episode features queer people and allies from throughout history. Many episodes draw on archived interviews from the 1980s which Marcus was using to put together an audio book representing the LGBT movement.
In association with The Advocate and GLAAD, this queer podcast interviews ‘the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world’. Hosted by Jeffery Masters, each episode brings a new and interesting conversation to your ears. They recently introduced a new segment specifically tailored to telling stories by LGBTQ+ elders.
These include people such as Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Charles Silverstein, starting off with Barbara Satin, an 87-year-old trans woman.
Lez Hang Out
This podcast covers all things sapphic. Detailing both heart-warming and thought-provoking personal experiences of life, love, culture and representation. There are also several episodes where the two hosts, Leigh Holmes Foster and Ellie Brigida, review films that ‘should’ve been gay’ such as The Devil Wears Prada and Miss Congeniality, which will have you shipping characters you never thought you would!