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Lost Spaces

110 EpisodesProduced by K AndersonWebsite

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 - '… read more

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

January 12th, 2022

37:39

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 …

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

December 22nd, 2021

46:50

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 …

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

December 15th, 2021

44:11

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 …

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

December 8th, 2021

1:00:42

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 …

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

December 1st, 2021

46:14

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 …

"I Don't Hide My Lesbianism. It Is Always A Kernel Of Everything I Do" (with Gretchen Phillips)

November 24th, 2021

45:54

So, if you've ever listened to this show before you'll know that I often talk to my guests about straight people in queer spaces... and, for the most part people are not exactly against the idea, but fear that it can …

"Even Though I Was Gay, I Wasn't Limp Wrist Gay" (with Reese from Not Another Drag Race Podcast)

November 17th, 2021

46:10

This week's guest is Reese Williams, host of the Not Another Drag Race Podcast

If you follow me on social media you'll have seen this week that I …

"What Type Of Gay Person Do I Want To Be?" (with Michael Ryan)

November 10th, 2021

44:26

Michael Ryan, who leads the Gay Bars That Are Gone walking tour in NYC, and loves queer spaces as much as I do, is this week's guest.

Originally from …

"I saw the word transsexual, and I thought, 'Well, I guess that's me'" (with Cidny Bullens)

November 3rd, 2021

1:02:01

The story behind how this week's conversation happened is almost as good as the interview itself!

So, you may know this already, but I’m a big fan of Grease 2, which I think is a far superior film to Grease. 

Having …

"I Never Wanted To Do Drag. Other People Wanted Me To Do Drag" (with Regina Gently / Gentleman Reg)

October 27th, 2021

51:31

One of the big perks of doing this show is that I get to reach out to people I admire with the flimsy excuse that I want to interview them for my podcast, and then get the opportunity to talk one-to-one with them for a …

"I don't think anyone thought I was full-hetero" (with Lori Bell)

October 20th, 2021

52:48

So, this week is a big week. We've made it to 100 episodes. This is the 100th episode. That's weird, right? Whod've thought we'd make it this far?

"I Finally Came Out And I Was Avoiding Lesbians" (with Bobby Macumber)

October 13th, 2021

45:20

We're headed back to the lesbian bar!

My guest on this week's show, Bobby Macumber, is a comedian, MC and radio host from Melbourne. 

We caught up to talk about The Glasshouse, one of Melbourne's only lesbian bars, …

"Two and a Half Homosexuals" (with Emerson Collins)

October 6th, 2021

1:06:54

Big Hair. Oil Rigs. BBQs. Beyonce...

Yes, this week we're off to Texas!

And our tour guide is actor, producer and director Emerson Collins. He's …

"I was trying to decide what watching so much gay porn meant, and why I still liked kissing girls..." (with Hayden Winston)

September 29th, 2021

1:01:25

Hayden Winston is a Black, bisexual novelist, poet and activist whose work draws on his experiences as a QPOC and the child of West Indian immigrants.  

Though he currently lives in Sacramento with his husband Tom, he …

“Lean Into My Transness” (with Simona Castricum)

September 22nd, 2021

41:52

Simona Castricum is a musician, DJ and producer based in Melbourne, Australia.

We caught up to talk about Hugs and Kisses, a night that ran in the 2010s and took advantage of the looser licensing laws that applied to …

"We Need To Be More Inclusive" (with Barb Snelgrove)

September 15th, 2021

45:55

Barb Snelgrove is a radio presenter, inductee in the Canadian Queer Hall of Fame, and owner of megamouthmedia, a boutique media relations firm. 

She is also a life-long Vancouverite, and has seen the queer scene shift …

Teenage Crush (with Alistair Barton)

September 8th, 2021

53:23

Alistair Barton is the host of Picking at Perfection, a podcast that aims to explore and break down perfectionist expectations. 

And this week we're doing something a little bit different - instead of visiting a club …

Taking your boyfriend to prom, foam parties, and *gasp* dating Republicans (with Michael Dumlao)

September 1st, 2021

1:05:11

Michael Dumlao is an artist, activist and the author of 'The Wisdom of Guncles', a new book that celebrates the role of gay uncles and highlights the …

Flirting tips, avoiding audience participation and how to spot the signs you've joined a cult (with Erika and Paul from That Aged Well)

August 25th, 2021

1:01:04

Erika and Paul are the co-hosts of That Aged Well, a podcast that examines 80s/90s pop culture through a modern lens.

The two have been friends for …

Go-go dancing, overcoming addiction, and long distance relationships (with Kevin Steinberg)

August 18th, 2021

57:38

Actor Kevin Steinberg moved to San Francisco in the mid-90s after a particularly memorable trip to Burning Man festival (I'll let him tell you all …

Pandora Boxx: Falling in love with straight men, petty fights, and embracing your inner slut

August 11th, 2021

48:11

This week we are catching up with Pandora Boxx, drag queen superstar and contestant on Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 2, as well as All Stars 1 and 6. …

Queer as Punk: Gritty, Dirty, Nasty Fun (with Demi Wylde)

August 4th, 2021

54:48

What is it about the punk and the goth scenes that is so appealing to queer kids?

This week I caught up with author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Demi Wylde to help explore that very question. 

I got to find out all …

The history of G-A-Y (with Jeremy Joseph)

July 28th, 2021

1:00:38

When most people think of G-A-Y, the iconic club night that has hosted performances from such superstars as Kylie Minogue, Spice Girls, Madonna, and my personal favourites Daphne & Celeste, they think of The …

Making out in the car park, breaking boys' hearts, and finding community during the pandemic (with Seren Oakley)

July 21st, 2021

35:48

Seren Oakley is a multi-disciplinary artist and events organiser whose work is based on queer spaces and elevation of others, which includes …

How the success of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ changed the gay scene in Sydney (with Andrew Prior)

July 14th, 2021

56:14

Gay Sydney in the 90s was a magical time according to today's guest, chef, youtuber and podcaster Andrew Prior, who lived very close to the city's main gay hub, Oxford Street, in the early 90s. 

Our conversation …

Getting comfortable with rejection, sleeping with your school bully, and overcoming pee-shyness (with Conor Collins)

July 7th, 2021

1:02:12

Today we are catching up with Conor Collins, a Visual Artist based in Manchester, England, who is known for making artworks using unconventional …

Sticky dancefloors, sweaty bars, and choosing songs for your own funeral (with David Paisley)

June 30th, 2021

1:04:35

This week we are talking to David Paisley, a Scottish actor known for roles in soap operas Holby City, and River City. He is also a tireless LGBTQ …

Sex work, white cis-men, and dark, dark rooms (with Tim Lagman)

June 23rd, 2021

57:36

This week we are talking to Tim Lagman, a certified sex educator and pleasure advocate based in Toronto, Canada. 

He is also the host of the 'Sex Ed with Tim' podcast, where he interviews sluts (his word, not mine!) …

Is It Even a Lesbian Bar If It Doesn't Have a Pool Table? (with Clare Lydon)

June 16th, 2021

33:10

In ye olden days (ok, like 20 years ago) London used to be full of small neighbourhood queer bars that had more of a community feel than the bigger, …

Remembering Pulse on the 5-year anniversary of the nightclub shooting (with Jared Lipscomb)

June 9th, 2021

1:01:12

Today we are talking about Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which on June 12, 2016, became the site of the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. …

Honey Mahogany's History of Queer San Fransisco

June 2nd, 2021

47:45

Today's guest has a pretty damn impressive CV. She is the recently elected Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, as well as the co-founder of San Francisco's Transgender District (which happens to be the first …

Astrology, Online Dating Profiles, and Virgil's Sea Room, San Francisco, USA (with Nat Gunn)

May 26th, 2021

55:21

This week we are heading to San Francisco to meet Creative Strategist Nat Gunn. And, when I say strategist I do mean strategist! Moving to San Francisco in 2014 Nat came equipped with a game plan that she took that …

Tucking, Mormonism and the Aberdeen Queer Scene (with Romy Deepcheeks)

May 19th, 2021

38:37

This week we are heading to the northern Scottish city of Aberdeen for some old school drag glamour.

We are talking to none other than the mama of …

Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C. in the 90s (with Craig Seymour)

May 12th, 2021

56:19

This week we are catching up with Craig Seymour, an American writer, music critic and former stripper. And, we are heading back to the 1990s to find out about his time stripping at various clubs throughout Washington, …

A Very Awkward One-Night-Stand - featuring the 9th Avenue Saloon, NYC, USA (with Conor Kelly O'Brien)

May 5th, 2021

52:28

This week we are heading back to the Big Apple with Conor Kelly O'Brien, an actor, theatre maker and creative arts organiser, originally from …

Lotus Hotel, Vancouver, Canada (with Jordan King)

April 28th, 2021

1:07:09

This week we are heading back in time to the early 00s - this is the time when the Spice Girls were unravelling, we had e-mail but not social media (not even MySpace!), and electroclash was at its peak.

And it was at …

Making the Queer Scene More Inclusive (with Sharifa Whitney James)

April 21st, 2021

1:00:41

This week we are heading back to Bristol to meet Sharifa Whitney James, a Queer, Black activist, footballer, model and facilitator.

Originally from …

Rose and Nana (from Two Twos Podcast) Reminisce About London's Black Queer Scene

April 14th, 2021

50:36

This week it's my very first three-way interview, which I was absolutely shitting myself about beforehand, but which turned out good (well, you'll …

Queer Nation, London, UK (with Marc Thompson)

April 7th, 2021

49:22

Inspired by the American direct action group of the same name, Queer Nation was a club night that started in London in 1990 and quickly built a reputation as an attitude free, affordable and welcoming night that played …

The 'Gay Best Friend' stereotype (with Ros)

March 31st, 2021

33:48

If you listened to my interview with artist John Lee Bird about his days working at Crash you might remember a few mentions of his flatmate, who was... shall we say... exposed to some salubrious shenanigans whilst …

Granny's Nightspot, Portsmouth, England (with David Ledain)

March 24th, 2021

57:56

This week we are headed back in time to the early 80s and small(ish) town England, with the writer David Ledain, author of This Forbidden Fruit, Having Gay Sex and his most well-known work Gay Dad, a non-fiction book …

F.A.G. Club, Bristol, England (with Chris Hubley / Crystal Mighty)

March 17th, 2021

54:59

This week we are catching up with Chris Hubley, a musician, artist and art historian who is also known by his drag alter-ego Crystal Mighty.

We talk …

Pleather harnesses, living it up as an A-Gay, and death by dildo (with Bernie Hodges from 'What, That Old Queen?' podcast)

March 10th, 2021

46:49

This week we are talking to Bernie Hodges, a voice artist, actor, and co-host of the 'What, That Old Queen?' podcast.

Moving to Bristol in the early …

Ultra Naté reminisces about the early days of her career, getting sweaty in the club, and her lost space - The Paradox in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

March 3rd, 2021

1:01:14

I am so freaking excited that the guest for this week's episode is Ultra Nate, the dance music superstar best known for the 90s classic 'Free'. 

A …

Champers, Swansea, Wales, UK (with DJ Craig Law)

February 24th, 2021

41:27

This week is our first visit to Wales, and we're going to the second largest city, Swansea (which has a population of around 250,000) to find out …

Popstarz, London, England, UK (with Scott Flashheart from Probably True podcast)

February 17th, 2021

55:20

If you were queer in London in the naughties then you would no doubt have spent an evening or two at Popstarz, the alternative institution that is …

Club Muthers, Rochester, NY, USA (with Mrs Kasha Davis)

February 10th, 2021

1:04:49

Mrs. Kasha Davis came to international fame after appearing in Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.

Before Drag Race, she was one of the main drag …

XES Lounge, Chelsea, New York City, USA (with Honey LaBronx)

February 3rd, 2021

1:05:30

For a while in the early 2010s XES Lounge was THE place to be on a Monday night, where drag queens Frostie Flakes and Bob the Drag Queen (who, at the time was going by the name Kitten Withawhip) hosted their show …

The Cossack, Sheffield, England, UK (with Heather Paterson)

January 27th, 2021

49:10

And we're off to the northern English city of Sheffield, home of the world's oldest football club (who knew?), and the town responsible for legendary …

Westgay at Westway, NYC, USA (with Big Dipper)

January 20th, 2021

50:27

Remember the days when you'd put on your fanciest/glitter-iest/sluttiest outfit and then.... catch public transport to the club?

Big Dipper, rapper and podcaster extraordinaire,  sure does.

Before moving to his current …

Klozet, Paceville, St. Julian's, Malta (with Chucky Bartolo)

January 13th, 2021

1:05:53

It is frequently listed as the most progressive country in Europe for LGBTQIA+ rights, but what is life really like for queer people in Malta?

What’s …

Flamingos, Bristol, England (with Will Warren)

January 6th, 2021

39:23

Will Warren is the co-host of Track by Track, a podcast that reviews, track by track (see what they did there?), brilliant pop albums from the past. And, we're talking unashamedly pop - think Girls Aloud, Pet Shop Boys …

WAR at Andrew's Lane Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (with Rory Boyle)

December 23rd, 2020

42:01

Rory Boyle is the host of Queer Ear, a podcast that shines a light and spills the tea on unexplored queer issues

Before he moved to London to study he had a gap year in his home town of Dublin where he got to explore …

Gay.com (with Darby Lynn Cartwright)

December 16th, 2020

1:01:45

This week we are doing something a little different and visiting a lost website.

Launching in 1997, long before the likes of Grindr and Scruff, Gay.com was a chat, personals, and social networking website catering …

Dancing On Your Own (with Venn Smyth)

December 9th, 2020

39:32

Have you ever been clubbing on your own? Is it thrilling, exciting, or... terrifying?

If you've had experience standing awkwardly against the wall, …

Too2Much, Soho, London, United Kingdom (with Holestar)

December 2nd, 2020

1:18:14

Holestar is an entertainer, DJ and bio-queen. and, she'll hate me saying this, but, after knocking around for nigh on 17 years is a true veteran of …

The Beaver, Toronto, Canada (with Casey Mecija)

November 25th, 2020

39:18

Casey Mecija is a multi-disciplinary artist, academic and musician, who used to be the lead singer for indie-pop band Ohbijou, and now records as a …

Spin, Chicago, USA (with Alexis P. Bevels)

November 18th, 2020

49:44

Spin was a multi-level, 9,000 square-foot, super club in what was then called Chicago's Boystown district. Opening in the 90s it quickly established …

Manray, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (with Melissa Ferrick)

November 11th, 2020

50:51

Melissa Ferrick is an American singer-songwriter whose career exploded when, in 1991, she was a last minute replacement support act for a Morrissey tour. Since then she has released an impressive number of albums, and …

Danny's flat, Damascus, Syria (with Danny Ramadan)

November 4th, 2020

1:01:15

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian award-winning novelist, public speaker, and LGBTQ-refugee activist who was born in Damascus, Syria.

And it was in Damascus where his flat became a safe space for other queer Syrians. …

Town Danceboutique, Washington, D.C., USA (with Tom Goss)

October 28th, 2020

47:42

Town Danceboutique was the largest gay danceclub in Washington, D.C., open between 2007-2018. And it was really one of those mega-clubs that you …

The Bay Horse, York, England (with Joseph Segaran)

October 21st, 2020

56:40

Joseph Segaran is a British Artist living and working in Amsterdam, and whose art is inspired by the architecture of the city... and you really have to check it out - black and white ink drawings which are drawn …

The Picador, Manchester, England, UK (with Liz Naylor)

October 14th, 2020

1:05:54

It's our first ever visit to Manchester! 

This week I'm joined by the, quite frankly, charming Liz Naylor, who, amongst other things has been a writer and music industry bod, before embarking on her recent adventure as …

The Henhouse, Toronto, Canada (with Joseph Amenta)

October 7th, 2020

49:39

Basic white gays - what are they good for?

Ok, ok, a bit of a sensationalist headline.... But, what do you do when you don't quite fit in with the commercial queer scene, and how do you find your scene?

This week I'm …

Psychic City, Montreal, Canada (with Tranna Wintour)

September 30th, 2020

1:12:29

How was it that, in days of yore (ok, pre-internet) queer kids that were scattered all over the world still somehow managed to find and fall in love with the same movies and books and music?

I explored this, and a few …

XY, Vancouver, Canada (with Rogue)

September 23rd, 2020

59:47

XY had a short run, opening in 2015 and closing in 2018. But, in that time, it firmly established itself as the go-to club for drag and performance within Vancouver, hosting events most nights of the week.

I caught up …

Citibar, Montreal, Canada (with Gerard X Reyes)

September 16th, 2020

38:12

Did you know that there are three distinct styles of voguing? I didn't, and, in my ask-a-bunch-of-stupid-questions approach to interviewing I found out all about them when I sat down to chat with Gerard Reyes - …

The Coral Reef, Ottawa, Canada (with Ember Swift)

September 9th, 2020

48:48

This week we are joined by Canadian singer/songwriter Ember Swift. Known for her unique, jazz-influenced guitar playing and elastic vocals, Ember has released a whopping 12 albums since her first release way back in …

Slacks, Toronto, Canada (with Brandon Ash-Mohammed)

September 2nd, 2020

47:06

Brandon Ash-Mohammed is a Toronto based comedian and event promoter. After graduating from comedy school (which is a real thing) he started to go out …

The Beaver, Toronto, Canada (with Prawn Waters)

August 26th, 2020

47:21

Established in 2006 by Lynn McNeill and Will Munro, The Beaver was an alternative queer space in the heart of Queen West, Toronto. In 2020 the bar's …

Just, Bristol, England (with Jamie Jamal)

August 19th, 2020

41:00

Jamie Jamal is the Bristol based lead singer of electronic pick n mix duo This Human Condition, which has been described as early Depeche Mode meets …

Lambda Rising, Washington, D.C., USA (with Eric Himan)

August 12th, 2020

57:19

Eric Himan is an award-winning singer-songwriter, and has played with the likes of Ani DiFrance, Melissa Ferrick and Leon Russell.

To celebrate his new single, Local Gay Bookstore, we caught up to discuss his favourite …

Bath Tap, Bath, England, UK (with Darryl W. Bullock)

August 5th, 2020

48:01

Darryl W. Bullock is the author behind books such as 'David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music' and 'Florence Foster Jenkins:The Life of the …

The Parliament, Belfast, Northern Ireland (with Marcus Hunter-Neill / Lady Portia)

July 29th, 2020

55:49

Marcus Hunter-Neill, also known as Lady Portia, is Northern Ireland's First Lady of Drag, and has been charming audiences for the last two decades. 

It all started when she, with two friends, formed their first drag …

Smashing, London, UK (with Martin Green)

July 22nd, 2020

41:22

Smashing was a club night that found itself at the epicentre of the Britpop scene, and though it wasn’t a queer night, had what my guest and …

Triangles, Connecticut, USA (with Timberlina)

July 15th, 2020

1:12:38

Timberlina is back! We had such a fun, rambling, meandering conversation the last time that we decided to get together again to talk about another lost space and another time in her life, when she was nannying for a …

Men's Bathroom, Student Union Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Campus (with Conner Habib)

July 8th, 2020

1:06:13

This week we're going to do something a little bit different! Rather than visit a lost bar or club we're going to get down and dirty reminiscing about a lost cruising space with Conner Habib - author, lecturer, and sex …

Q&A, The Builders Arms, Melbourne (with Jess McAvoy)

July 1st, 2020

38:43

Jess McAvoy is a Brooklyn based performing artist, songwriter and musician who was born in Perth, Western Australia. Before they moved to the big apple they lived in Melbourne for a number of years, forging their way in …

Mr Pussy’s Café De Luxe, Dublin (with Veda)

June 24th, 2020

47:02

Mr Pussy’s Cafe De Luxe was a cafe and restaurant dreamt up by Jim Sheridan, Gavin Friday, and Bono and hosted by old-school drag legend Mr Pussy.

H.A.M. at P.O.D., Dublin (with Declan Buckley / Shirley Temple Bar)

June 17th, 2020

45:06

Now, I know that I've been using the term 'icon' to describe a lot of my guests lately, but, if ever there was an appropriate time to use the word it is now. Shirley Temple Bar burst on to the scene when she won …

Instinct Bar, Cork, Ireland (with Candy Warhol)

June 10th, 2020

1:04:26

Candy Warhol is co-Host Of Comedy Central UK's ’Dragony Aunts’, mother of the Haus of Mockie Ah, and, on top of all of that, an absolute sweetheart.

Kiss, Dublin, Ireland (with Phil T. Gorgeous)

June 3rd, 2020

1:10:55

I have a new boyfriend. His name is Phil T. Gorgeous. 

But, alas, he's only the drag persona of Mia Campbell, emcee and genderqueer weirdo (their words, not mine!). 

So, instead of flirting wildly we sat down to discuss …

Albury Hotel, Oxford St, Sydney (with Bob Downe / Mark Trevorrow)

May 27th, 2020

54:52

Bob Downe is the stage name of comedian (and polyester lover) Mark Trevorrow, who is… if I can be so bold as to say, a bloody legend. Getting his …

Greyhound Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia (with Dean Arcuri)

May 20th, 2020

50:20

The Greyhound Hotel was a 160-year-old venue that, in its last decade, transformed in to a state of the art drag venue, before closing its doors and …

The Market, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Australia (with Katie Underwood)

May 13th, 2020

51:14

Katie Underwood came to fame in the year 2000 following her appearance on the first series of Australian Popstars, and her subsequent role in the …

Patches, Brisbane, Australia (with Fat Gay Vegan)

May 6th, 2020

59:13

'You're out of here, queen!' are the last words that Fat Gay Vegan heard from the owner of Patches, a queer bar in Brisbane, Australia in the late 80s, just before he was banned for life.

We caught up to talk about …

The Black Cap, Camden, London (with Mark Brummitt)

April 29th, 2020

52:29

Mark Brummitt is an Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Assistant Dean of Students at a small post-graduate college in Rochester, …

The Duke of Wellington, Islington, London (with Timberlina)

April 22nd, 2020

57:48

Isn't that just the way? You wait months for one bearded drag queen to show up, and then two arrive a week apart!

One week after schmoozing with Diana Fire I had the utter joy of chatting to Timberlina about living in …

Embers Avenue, Portland, USA (with Diana Fire)

April 15th, 2020

59:57

Diana Fire is Portland's Daddy Bear Drag Queen, and is best known as a contestant in Season 2 of Camp Wannakiki. She first cut her teeth in drag bar Embers Avenue, which she performed at for the last few years of its …

135 Pearl, Burlington, Vermont, USA (with Gregory Douglass)

April 8th, 2020

1:07:24

Gregory Douglass is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in rural Vermont. Though now based in Los Angeles, he still has a soft spot in his heart for 135 Pearl, the only gay bar in the state of Vermont which closed in …

Vibe @ Club Ego, Edinburgh, Scotland (with Venn Smyth)

April 1st, 2020

47:58

Aww, student life! Staying out late, sleeping in, eating cereal for dinner, and.... handing out condoms to strangers in bars...

Or, at least, that was Venn Smyth's student life, after he started working for LGBT Youth …

Triangles, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (with Drake Jensen)

March 25th, 2020

38:14

Drake Jensen is a Canadian country singer, who was born and grew up on the tiny Cape Breton Island, which is on the Eastern coast of Canada. After coming out, he moved to the nearby city of Moncton, where he discovered …

Big Cup, Chelsea, New York (with Norman Brannon)

March 18th, 2020

50:14

This week's episode is our first trip to the US!

Norman Brannon, musician and writer, was busy figuring himself out when he first stumbled upon Big Cup, a gay coffee shop that stood in Chelsea, Manhattan between 1994 - …

The London Lesbian & Gay Teenage Group (with Kevin O'Neill)

March 11th, 2020

39:31

The London Lesbian & Gay Teenage Group, which started in 1975, was pretty damn revolutionary as one of the world's very first youth groups …

Crash, Vauxhall, London (with John Lee Bird)

March 4th, 2020

51:52

John Lee Bird is an artist/designer/musician and all around glorious human being. He is also one of the last people that I had imagined would have …

The Fallen Angel, Islington, London (with Colin Clews)

February 26th, 2020

44:36

Though he only lived in London for a short while, author Colin Clews has fond memories of The Fallen Angel, a bar in Islington. Whilst desperately …

Her Upstairs, Camden, London (with Dr J)

February 19th, 2020

58:20

Her Upstairs was a kitschy drag and cabaret bar in Camden, London, which opened shortly after another nearby bar, the iconic Black Cap, closed in 2015, and filled a much needed gap for local queers. Though the bar was …

Princess Julia’s history of Queer London Clubbing - Part 2 (1980s - now-ish)

February 12th, 2020

54:48

More rambling (her words, not mine!) goodness from the one and only Princess Julia.

In this episode, which covers the mid-80s until now, we talk …

Princess Julia’s history of Queer London Clubbing - Part 1 (1970s - 1980s)

February 5th, 2020

40:32

Princess Julia launched into her tales before I got a chance to even set the mic up, and so I hastily pointed one in her direction and let the …

Crackers, Gloucester, England (with Darryl W. Bullock)

January 29th, 2020

45:40

Not all queer spaces are queer. Or, at least, exclusively queer...

In smaller towns and cities, where there isn't the population to support a …

Shinky Shonky at The Polar Bear, London (with Boogaloo Stu)

January 22nd, 2020

1:06:39

Obscene badges, old-school game shows, and exploding butts were all things you could expect to see if you attended Shinky Shonky, a legendary club …

Ace of Clubs, London (with DJ Jo Bunny)

January 15th, 2020

46:32

What's the difference between regular drama and lesbian drama? What is the lesbian uniform? Which dodgy dance moves are guaranteed to woo the ladies? …

Trash Palace, London (with Quiet Choir)

December 18th, 2019

37:44

Spread over two floors, Trash Palace was THE drinking place of choice for alternative queers for a hot minute in the mid-00s, and is another of central London's disappearing bars (thanks largely to higher rents)...

I …

First Out Cafe, London (with Ali Brumfitt)

December 11th, 2019

46:42

We are back to London this week, and visiting another venue that fell victim to the Crossrail development (a large scale construction project which …

The Princess Victoria (The PV), Brighton, England (with Kathy Caton)

December 4th, 2019

22:54

Brighton is generally accepted as the ‘queer capital’ of the UK, with an estimated 15% of all adults identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual, and a …

The Terminus, Brisbane, Australia (with Kurt Luthy)

November 27th, 2019

27:14

Queensland didn’t legalise homosexuality until 1991 (which kind of blows my mind when you think of Australia’s reputation for being an open and welcoming country). That, says dj and all-around-charmer Kurt Luthy, is …

The Black Cap, Camden, London (with Joe Pop)

November 20th, 2019

32:38

London’s heart broke when legendary drag bar ‘The Black Cap’ closed in 2015. I caught up with artist, music fan and dj Joe Pop to talk about his life …

Ghetto, London (with Charlotte Richardson Andrews)

November 13th, 2019

36:48

Ever fallen in love on the dance floor? That’s what happened to journalist and writer Charlotte Richardson Andrews at the legendary London club …

Kudos Bar, London (with Wilfrid Wood)

November 6th, 2019

33:18

I had never heard of ‘Kudos’, which was an out-of-the-way pub in Charing Cross, London, but I loved hearing from sculptor Wilfrid Wood about his …

The Joiners' Arms, London (with Mark Walton)

October 25th, 2019

36:58

Who hasn't spent an evening stumbling out of The Joiners' Arms, which was once described as 'Britain's trendiest gay dive'? Due to its late night opening the bar had a reputation as a 'last chance saloon', and was often …

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