podcasts

On this page you will find details relating to various podcasts about queer histories and experiences.

The list below is in alphabetical order.

Please use our search function below to check if we have details of a specific podcast you are looking for.

We also have our own podcast created and supported by queer/disrupt and the Queer Heritage Forum.

The podcast aims to explore queer topics in an accessible way. The individual sessions are hosted by different people each time to ensure a wide variety of topics are covered.

If you feel that there is a podcast that should be here that isn't, please use the contact form below with the subject of 'RESOURCE PODCASTS' to let us know!

Bad Gays

Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller

A podcast about evil and complicated gay men in history. Why do we remember our heroes better than our villains?

Bent Notes

LGBTQ+ Music Study Group - various guests

An interview-based podcast, featuring discussions with music historians, theorists, composers, and performers about the queer things that they do.

Fluid as a series explores narratives throughout history that often position the queer community as abnormal, and probes questions at wider notions of who and what we "should" be.

History is Gay

Gretchen Ellis and Leigh Pfeffer

History is Gay is a twice-monthly podcast where two queer nerds use their passion for social justice, history, and storytelling to examine the overlooked and underappreciated queer ladies, gents, and gentle-enbies from the unexplored corners of history. Because history has never been as straight as you think.

Making Gay History

Eric Marcus

Bringing the voices of queer history to life through intimate conversations with LGBTQ champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.

Making Queer History

Laura Mills

An eclectic Australian mix, veering from portraits of queer figures in history to discussions with experts and bigger-picture issues like the media's representations of homosexuality.

Mattachine

Devlyn Camp

A podcast dedicated to exploring the overlooked, forgotten, or often-untold stories in queer history, told in serialized episodes.

NB: My non-binary life

Caitlin Benedict and Amrou Al-Kadhi

You might have heard the term non-binary. This is how it feels.

One From the Vaults

Morgan M. Page

A trans history podcast - Brings all the dirt, gossip and glamour from trans history!

For LGBT History Month in 2018, the University of Oxford commissioned a series of lectures from prominent queer activists, historians and academics on what LGBTQ history means, the lives of figures like Alan Turing, and why LGBTQ memory is so important.

Prejudice and Pride

Clare Balding

A six-part podcast series presented by broadcaster and author Clare Balding, which explores the lost and hidden LGBTQ stories from collections, gardens and landscapes the National Trust cares for. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Queer America Podcast

Leila Rupp and John D'Emilio

Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life we should have learned in school.

Queer as Fact: A Queer History Podcast

Alice, Eli, Irene and Jason

A truly international historical podcast; its past episodes have included Oscar Wilde, Chinese poet Wu Zao and erotic pottery from ancient Peru. Prepare for things to go in unexpected directions.

Queer Lit

Lena Mattheis

Queer Lit is a podcast about LGBTQIA+* literature and culture. In each episode, literary studies researcher Lena Mattheis talks to an expert in the field of queer studies. Topics include lesbian literature, inclusive pronouns and language, gay history, trans and non-binary novels, intersectionality and favourite queer films, series or poems.

Sexing History

Gillian Frank and Lauren Gutterman

Sexing History is a podcast about how the history of sexuality shapes our present.

The Log Books

Adam Zmith and Tash Walker

The Log Books is an award-winning history of LGBTQ+ life in Britain as noted by volunteers at the helpline Switchboard. Each episode of this stirring podcast centres around log book entries made by the volunteers who staffed the phones from the charity’s very first day.

A comedic exploration of gays gone by.