Gay Podcasts for the Road
Podcasts are a great way to pass long journeys, whether you’re on a train, bus, boat or plane, especially if you get easily motion sick and don’t want to read a book. You also have the added advantage of being able to watch the scenery go by as you listen. And what’s more, they’re free!
There are so many podcasts out there, it can be hard to know where to start if you’re new to the medium, so here are my top picks for gay, gay-friendly and gay-adjacent podcasts.
Dan Savage, a gay author, journalist and LGBTQ activist, hosts this weekly (pre-recorded) sex and relationship advice show, where anyone can call in with problems and he dispenses sane, helpful, often witty, occasionally heart-felt advice.
He also starts the show with a rant on a recent issue that can or could affect anyone from the LGBT community, women, parents or liberals, and his opinions are some of the most balanced, well-argued out there. As a bonus, he sometimes talks about his monogamish relationship with his hot husband, Terry Miller.
Mark Vogler and Gary Saperstein present this weekly show from Sonoma County, California and cover what’s going on in wine country and wine-related events, LGBT news from around the US and the world, celebrity gossip, sometimes with guests. If you’re a wine lover, this one is definitely for you!
Hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, this comedy podcast takes a “weekly look at all the issues important to ladies and gays and treat them with much less respect than they deserve”. This the kind of podcast I can’t listen to in public without breaking out in to seemingly unprovoked laughter.
Erin and Bryan riff off each other perfectly, making for a hilarious and tangential commentary on current events and news stories. While it’s mostly a giggle fest, they also present well thought out and intelligent arguments on relevant topics and occasionally have guests.
Paul Collanton, a Denverite working in marketing, brings us interesting and insightful interviews with entrepreneurs and business people from the LGBT community on his bimonthly podcast. On his associated blog, he also recommends apps useful to the aspiring entrepreneur, publishes inspirational quotes and recaps interesting articles relating to LGBT and business issues.