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OUTCAST UK

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 23 seasons, 96 episodes, 2 days, 3 hours, 21 minutes
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WINNER- GOLD - BEST NEW PODCAST at the British PODCAST AWARDS 2022 "Outcast UK is an LGBTQ+ podcast which puts black, trans and HIV positive perspectives at the heart of its storytelling, largely using voices from the north, and manages that rare feat: feeling completely unique" - Alex Duggins, The Guardian “A truly inclusive show, delivered with honesty, exuberance, and charm, by a presenter who welcomed listeners with their guests’ absorbing life stories. There was no doubt the guests felt safe and heard. We could have listened for hours.” - British Podcast Awards 2022 judges
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STEPHANIE HIRST: TRANSITIONING IN THE PUBLIC EYE: PART 2

PART 2 OF 2 Stephanie Hirst is an LGBT+ icon and also a broadcasting legend. She has spent her entire adult life hosting radio shows, winning awards for her breakfast shows, hosting segments with Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain and she was the host of the UK national commercial chart show for many years. In 2014 she dramatically quit her breakfast show, Hirsty's Daily Dose and later appeared on the Steven Nolan programme on BBC Radio 5 Live to go public on her gender transition. Since then she has appeared in The Independent on Sunday's Rainbow list of the 101 most influential LGBTQ+ people in the UK and been given an honorary doctorate by Leeds Beckett University for her LGBT activism. Here she chats to her former colleague Graeme Smith about her life, her career and her transition for the first time across two episodes. Stephanie Hirst gives one of the most in depth and personal interviews she has ever given. Please rate and comment wherever you listen. Follow us on Tik Tok and Instagram @playoutcastuk --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
12/24/202157 minutes, 48 seconds
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STEPHANIE HIRST: TRANSITIONING IN THE PUBLIC EYE: PART 1

PART 1 OF 2 Stephanie Hirst is an LGBTQ+ icon and also a broadcasting legend. She has spent her entire adult life hosting radio shows, winning awards for her breakfast shows, hosting segments with Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain and she was the host of the UK national commercial chart show for many years. In 2014 she dramatically quit her breakfast show, Hirsty's Daily Dose and later appeared on the Steven Nolan programme on BBC Radio 5 Live to go public on her gender transition. Since then she has appeared in The Independent on Sunday's Rainbow list of the 101 most influential LGBTQ+ people in the UK and been given an honorary doctorate by Leeds Beckett University for her LGBT activism. Here she chats to her former colleague Graeme Smith about her life, her career and her transition for the first time across two episodes. Stephanie Hirst gives one of the most in depth and personal interviews she has ever given. Please rate and comment wherever you listen. Follow us on Tik Tok and Instagram @playoutcastuk --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
12/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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QUEER MENTAL HEALTH SURVIVAL SKILLS - Help from an LGBTQ+ psychotherapist

Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC is a New York based author, psychotherapist and LGBTQ+ mental health expert. His new book Beyond the Blue aims to help people develop mental health survival tools so we caught up with him the week before Christmas. LGBTQ+ people are 1.5 times more likely to develop depression. Gay men are 4 times as likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population and 46 percent of trans people have thought about ending their life. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
12/15/202134 minutes, 59 seconds
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CHEMSEX, ADDICTIONS AND PREP : LIAM STONIER MCDONALD

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS HEAVY DRUGS AND SEXUAL REFERENCES, ALONGSIDE OPINIONS SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND UPSETTING. Liam Stonier McDonald is the bad boy of the LGBTQ art world, he is an internationally famous artist who's work sells for tens of thousands of dollars. His niche is his parents addictions and his own experiences in the underground chemsex scene in London and Chicago. He talks about his work and his thoughts on the chemsex problem facing the gay community and also about his own controversial thoughts on PREP which he himself is on. Liam is holding up a mirror to the underbelly of our community and some people really don't like it. He met up with Graeme Smith in London recently to explain all. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
12/2/202150 minutes, 42 seconds
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EXTREME COMING OUT STORIES: JAY HAWKRIDGE - TIK TOK HIV ACTIVIST

JAY HAWKRIDGE opened at Tik Tok account in November 2020, aimed at reducing HIV stigma following his own positive HIV diagnosis months earlier. Since then he's gone out of his way to educate and inform on what it means to HIV positive in the 2020's. Often this means facing down extreme prejudice in the comments to his social media videos. Now a year on from beginning his campaign he is a Tik Tok UK LGBTQ+ ambassador, he's featured in a new major TV documentary for Sky and is ready to tell his story at length for the first time in a catchup with Graeme Smith in Liverpool ahead of World Aids Day 2021. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
11/21/202128 minutes, 32 seconds
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EXTREME COMING OUT STORIES: NICK CHARLES - CONVERSION THERAPY AND CLAIMING ASYLUM IN THE UK

NICK CHARLES is a podcaster, panellist and presenter born in Trinidad and Tobago. A decade ago he was forcibly outed by his then boyfriend and made to undergo a form of conversion therapy forcing to flee to the UK to claim asylum Here he talks in depth about how his experience of extreme homophobia at home has meant he is determined to be his authentic self. There is also a very unfiltered chat about male sexual behaviour in immigration detention centres. THIS IS OUTCAST UK head to playoutcastuk.com for the latest news, all our social links and info or search playoutcastUK on Instagram and Tik Tok --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/outcastuk/message
11/14/202130 minutes, 9 seconds