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7 Super LGBT Podcasts
We love podcasts, but sometimes it can be difficult knowing where to start when it comes to picking a new one to get you through your commute or workday. Are you looking for news and information, lively discussion, or something that tells a story?
Whatever you’re looking for, there are plenty of podcasts out there that focus on LGBT issues and characters. We’ve sorted through the noise and found some favorite LGBT podcasts worth a listen.
7 LGBT Podcasts Worth a Listen
1 Throwing Shade
Throwing Shade, hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, bills itself as “a weekly podcast taking all the issues important to ladies and gays and treating them with much less respect than they deserve,” but that’s somewhat misleading. True, the show is irreverent and hilarious, but it also manages to tackle difficult and pressing issues related to feminism and the LGBT community, including politics and injustice.
2 Stuff Mom Never Told You
While Stuff Mom Never Told You isn’t solely an LGBT podcast, many of the feminist issues hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin discuss are distinctly queer-centric. A recent episode tackled the “Lesbian Wage Bump,” while older episodes explored feminist transphobia, bisexual erasure, and the “gay best friend” trope. These information-packed episodes never feel like lectures, however, thanks to Conger and Ervin’s rapport and personalities.
3 Cocktails and Cream Puffs
If you’re looking for a podcast featuring wide-ranging, hilarious conversations about LGBT news and life, look no further than Cocktails and Cream Puffs. This Buffalo-based podcast has been nominated for several “Best LGBT Podcast” awards, and its three hosts give it a distinct “morning zoo” style. Each episode features celebrity and world news, listener mail, and (often embarrassing) segments on its hosts’ personal lives.
4 Alice Isn’t Dead
If you’re looking for a fictional podcast centered around LGBT characters, Alice Isn’t Dead tells the riveting, surreal, and often terrifying story of a long-haul truck driver (played by lesbian actress Jasika Nicole) searching for her missing wife. The show is written by the creator of Welcome To Night Vale, another show known for prominently (and positively) featuring LGBT characters.
5 Big Gay News
Lavender Media’s daily Big Gay News podcast is much shorter than many of the others on this list, but no less valuable. The podcast gathers LGBT news from a variety of trusted sources and shares information with its readers in bite-sized, five to ten minute episodes. Producer and host Bradley Traynor states, “Our goal is to educate and inform, not titillate or pander. Your time is valuable and we want you to walk away feeling better informed and connected to the community.”
6 Homoground – Queer Music
Homoground is our go-to podcast for new music by LGBT artists. In the past few years, it’s expanded from its early focus on providing exposure for LGBT musicians living in isolated areas into producing curated mixtapes and hosting events to showcase LGBT musicians. Recently, Homoground wrapped up a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $12,000 to produce a series of playing cards featuring feminist musicians.
7 Transition Transmission
While many LGBT podcasts touch on transgender news and issues, Transgender Transmission is one of the few that focuses exclusively on a transgender audience. The hosts, referring to themselves as the “Transgender Trio,” cover subjects that are often ignored on other LGBT podcasts, including surgery and transitioning (just to name a few). The show doesn’t shy away from billing itself as “opinionated and long-winded,” but we don’t see that as a negative!
We hope you’ll check out a few of these podcasts (of all of them, if you’re feeling especially ambitious)! There are many more LGBT-focused podcasts out there, but these are some of our favorites for news, entertainment, and thoughtful representation of LGBT concerns. Happy listening! What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.