4 gay friends tackling everything LGBTQ+, with musings on race, sport and general tea. Hosted by @will_elll, @JayDot90, @orabie88 and @richardsmartyn. Get in touch with us on Twitter/Instagram @freshteahun or anonymously atCuriouscat.me/freshteahun
The chat is as free flowing as ever due to the boys being out in the sun with a beer or 5 prior to recording, with Jay still seemingly in denial about turning 30. This week, the focus is on LGBTQ allies in our lives and through sport. We feature interviews with Martyn Fowler from Stonewall FC and speak to Ginny Wetherell about why we need support from outside the LGBT community.
It's tea time for the guys as they spill a few personal dating experiences, talk about race and discuss the modern day dating culture of swipe + throwaway. The lads also dig into the wider meanings behind the range of LGBTQ+ flags and the impact of conversion therapy.
The guys strip things back this week and delve deep into the topic of 'coming out', recalling personal experiences, being 'outed', and the support available for LGBT athletes. We also have a special interview with Jon Holmes from Sports Media LGBT and Sky, talking about the progression of LGBT reporting in the media, his personal experiences, and much more.
The ever intriguing Dr Ollie takes the hosting reigns this week, and it’s all about LGBT events and nightlife. The gang talk about their first LGBT nightclub experiences, venue survival post-lockdown and Ollie also catches up with DJ, producer and artist Adam Turner for a chat on clubbing, favourite spaces and the gig economy. We finish up with some tea from Curious Cat, how not to make a whisk and thoughts on support for LGBT athletes.
It’s Martyn’s turn to host and we soon discover that the guys are adjusting to lock down in differing ways, with Jay seemingly entering the 'acceptance' stage. The boys have a few things on their mind this week as they discuss the latest season of Drag Race; UK vs USA and thoughts on who might have been some of the worst Queens of all time. Discussions move on with thoughts on body image, validation in the LGBTQ community, race and body shaming. Things finish with feedback on last week’s LGBT sport segment and a lot of laughter as they work their way through this week’s offering of questions from the Curious Cat inbox.
Hosts: Jay Lemonius -@jayDot90, Leon Williams - @will_elll, Oli Rabie - @orabie88 and Martyn Richards - @richardsmartyn. Edited by @sonictapistries. Contains adult themes and strong language
It's smooth operator Jay's turn to host this week and the mic issues that plagued the first episode are nowhere to be heard 💪. The guys kick it up a gear and go deep, sharing personal experiences around being LGBT in sport and the mental health implications that come with it. We also get thoughts on Hoopla being cancelled, how Martyn deals with social distancing whilst shopping, Jay paying homage to KFC🍗 and Dr Ollie smashing a few myths about Covid-19 and which orifices might transmit the infection 👀. Hosts: Jay Lemonius -@jayDot90, Leon Williams - @will_elll, Oli Rabie - @orabie88 and Martyn Richards - @richardsmartyn. Edited by @sonictapistries. Contains adult themes and strong language.
It's the guys first crack at hosting a podcast, with Jay's mic proving to be a little unreliable and some initial nerves all round. Hosts Leon, Jay, Martyn and Dr Ollie tackle a range of topics, from LGBT quarantine hookups, birthdays in lock down, testing relationships, cooking and a view on the NHS.