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PODCAST

THE

QUEERABILITY

TM

Discover why Queerability is our superpower

We have the chutzpah to transform confusion, loss, insecurity, and uncertainty into resilience, creativity and purpose.

Through the stories our guests share, we journey with them through the ordinary and extraordinary events that radically change their lives.

HOSTED BY

NICK COUSIN

PRODUCED BY

STEVEN BAMIDELE

ARTWORK BY

MATT DAVEY

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Episode 18: MAK ON THE RISE
Guest: Mak

Mak was born in London of Scottish/Arabic descent. He grew up in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia before settling in Scotland, where he attended secondary school...

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Episode 17: FLYING HIGH

Guest: Dave Anica

Dave is an influencer who creates fun and engaging content on his social channels. He is known for his comedy skits on Tik Tok featuring a wide range of topics...

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Episode 16: THE UNITED STATES BEFORE STONEWALL 
Guest: Robert Steele

Robert C. Steele served as a reporter and producer at various radio and television stations in Colorado and Arizona. He was a broadcaster at the Italian National Broadcasting Company (RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana) in Naples, Italy...

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Episode 15: INTERSECTIONALITY OF PRIDE
Guest: Sally 
Born, bred and buttered in Greater Manchester, Sally has dedicated her life to bettering the lives of young people, particularly marginalised LGBT+ people and women.  This remarkable individual escaped a hostile homophobic home life to flourish as a national leader in LGBT+ youth provision.  

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Episode 14: THE SOUNDS OF TIN
Guest: Tin 
TIN is a very passionate artist and a big advocate for LGBTQ+ musicians. He has strong views about the current talent with the LGBTQ+ community. He discusses his concerns regarding talented performers who are losing opportunities due to a mediocre mindset, as well as performers who hold themselves back because they down want to be labelled as a 'queer artist'. 

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Episode 13: THE STAGES OF ACTING
Guest: Jacob 
Jacob is an actor and creative born in Nottingham, and a recent graduate of The Central School of Speech & Drama. His debut short film, A Casting Room, explored the complexity of being mixed race in the acting industry, and was a finalist at Pinewood Studios' Lift-Off Festival 2020.

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Episode 12: COMING OUT
Guest: Michael 
Michael openly shares his coming out story and how it led him to stand in his power, especially within homophobic environments.

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Episode 11: I AM DYLAN
Guest: Dylan
Dylan shares his experience with growing up in Catholic rural Ireland and how he discovered a home within the dark alternative scene in London. 

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Episode 10: FRONT LINES OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Guest: Duncan

Duncan Lustig-Prean shares his personal experience of life serving in the military and rising to challenges to fight for civil rights.

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Episode 9: FROM STREETS TO SCREEN
Guest: Elegance
Elegance Bratton an award-winning film producer and director, highlights the growing invisibility of forgotten members of the LGBTQ+ community, who are being left being 50 years after the events of Stonewall. 

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Episode 8: A FILMMAKER RISING
Guest: Margot

Margot Bruce is a film director and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at the College of Wooster, with a major in English and minor in Film Studies. She was a member of the NCAA DIII swim team and received the Dean’s Scholarship Award.

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Episode 7: IT'S ALL THAT DRAG & TOPSIE 
Guest: Nathan / Topsie

Topsie Redfern’s unique brand of wow-factor glamour, West-End vocals, wit and warmth are distilled from 15 years professional performing experience. 

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Episode 6: DOMINATING SEX & GENDER 
Guest: Stephanie

We talk about Stephanie's growing-up experiences surrounding gender identity, sex work, queer community, and the AIDs crisis. 

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Episode 5: A GAY ASPIES TALE 
Guest: Nathan

Nathan talks openly about his experiences being bullied. Despite feeling like an outsider, he found a connection to others through music, arts, and writing. He also talks very candidly about having asperges within the gay community.   

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Episode 4: SWITCHED ON
Guest: Jacob

Brighton is often referred to as the UK’s ‘gay capital’ and Jacob is the new CEO of Brighton’s oldest LGBTQ organisation – Switchboard. Switchboard serve the health and wellbeing needs of LGBTQ communities across Sussex through a number of projects, including their helpline, domestic abuse service, dementia project, and research....

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Episode 3: BECOMING ELEANOR
Guest: Eleanor

Eleanor takes us through her incredible life journey and how she was able to overcome great adversity...

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Episode 2: SELF & SENSITIVITY 
Guest: Michelle

Michelle is a Certified Transformational Life & Mindset Coach. She has helped many sensitive souls overcome toxic environments, and become independent and purposeful souls....

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Episode 1: FOSTER CARE & CHRISTIANITY
Guest: Shaun

Born and bred in Newcastle upon Tyne, Shaun moved south to Chichester in 2012 for university after a short stint living on the streets and sofa-surfing....