Who doesn’t love a good podcast? There’s nothing better than multitasking the laundry, work commute, treadmill session or beach stroll with a deep dive into something fascinating, funny, scary or hot. There’s more podcasts than ever, and whatever you’re into, there’s a podcast for it.
Want to hear positive LGBTIQA+ stories? Here’s some of the best podcasts to get into…
1. I Can Explain
This podcast aims to answer the questions we’re too afraid to ask, tackling issues like biphobia, constantly coming out, pretty privilege and anxiety.
The show’s hosts, Breanne Williamson (a lesbian) and Sean Lusk (a gay man) give comedic takes on their queer experiences in a show where nothing is ever truly off-limits.
Maeve Marsden hosts a diverse line-up of Australian stars and strangers reflecting on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.
You’ll hear from Hannah Gadsby, Justice Michael Kirby, Zoë Coombs Marr, Rhys Nicholson, Steven Oliver, David Marr and many others in a show that believes there’s far more to being gay than coming out and getting married.
3. Hide and Seek
Enjoy a session with the sexperts on topics ranging from kinks to dating.
Hide and Seek is a long-running Joy FM program that explores everything you need to know about queer culture if you’re a guy who’s into guys.
4. Food 4 Thot
A fascinating foursome of queer writers talk about sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read, and who we like to read. Including lube hacks, toxic femininity, erotic fan fiction inspired by Harry Potter and nostalgia for Maria Carey’s better days.
5. Gayish: A Gay Podcast About Stereotypes
An independent, award-nominated gay podcast where Mike Johnson and Kyle Getz talk about a different gay stereotype each episode, from the hanky code and handjobs to breakups and depression.
A three-time nominee for Best LGBTQ Podcast by the People’s Choice Podcast Awards, Gayish has reached #4 in the iTunes Sexuality charts.
Past guests have included YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, Andrew Gurza, Jeffrey Masters, a gay priest, a gay ex-Mormon, a trans atheist, and more.
6. Gay Men Going Deeper
This podcast focuses on personal development, sexuality, and mental health.
Brought to you by the Gay Men’s Brotherhood and hosted by Calan Breckon, Matt Landsiedel and Michael DiIorio, it explores topics such as: How to transform limiting beliefs; Self-acceptance, Navigating non-monogamous relationships; Coming out later in life; Loneliness and belonging; Demisexuality.
7. We’re Having Gay Sex
Join comedian Ashley Gavin as she deep dives into her post-monogomy, sleeping around dating life. Laughs are guaranteed!
8. That’s Spooky
Johnny & Tyler, your new favourite couple from Canada, are here with their spooky, paranormal and true crime podcast. They even have SGB episodes, SGB = SPOOKY GAY BULLSHIT, a weekly hangout where they break down issues affecting the LGBTQIA2+ community.
9. Bad in Bed
This queer sex podcast, hosted by journalists and sex educators, tackles all manner of topics and it really is the enlightening sex-ed you never had, that it claims to be.
10. Talking Stigma with Gareth Thomas
Former Welsh rugby captain, Gareth Thomas, discussed his publicly disclosed HIV status. With host Craig Doyle, they discuss how Gareth lives with the virus, how others have treated him, and the stigma around HIV.
‘Hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill your favorite LGBTQ+ celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. These queer-centric conversations spotlight our guests’ pop culture obsessions and personal experiences with dating, sex, and love.’
12. Making Gay History
Presenting vignettes of LGBTQ luminaries from history, some whose names we know and others we might not, Hosted by Eric Marcus, New York Times best-selling writer. Meet activists, pioneers, and visionaries who blazed a trail for queer civil rights, who all have quite a story.
So, there you have it. A dozen excellent podcasts that’ll make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Let us know which is your favourite…