Josh Thomas releases new podcast ‘How to be Gay’

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Josh Thomas releases new podcast ‘How to be Gay’

'How to be Gay with Josh Thomas' is an unflinching examination of the queer experience.

If you’ve ever found yourself filling out an online survey in the dead of night called something like ‘am I gay, straight or bisexual? Take this quiz to find out now!’, then welcome to the club – Josh Thomas’ new podcast tackles that exact feeling. His new Audible series, which is based on questions that he typed into Google as a teenager, How to be Gay is an unflinching exploration of sexuality and the queer experience. A nine part, 30 minute podcast series, he interviews different notable members of the queer community, examining the reality of the queer experience.

What you need to know

  • Australian comedian Josh Thomas is releasing a new podcast How to be Gay
  • It’s a nine part, 30 minute podcast
  • Featuring notable guests such as David Sedaris and Tig Notaro, it’s an unflinching exploration of sexuality and the queer experience

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Known for his television comedies Please Like Me and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, his latest podcast has darker undertones than his previous material. An unflinching documentary and personal memoir, Josh Thomas interviews weekly guests in How to be Gay about their queer experience.


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In 2005, Josh Thomas he became the youngest winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy Competition at just 17. His frequent appearances on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation in 2009 as a regular Generation Y team captain cemented the comedian as an Australian cultural icon. He also appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef in 2009, but was eliminated in the first round by saxophonist and guitarist of INXS, Kirk Pengilly. He’s known for Please Like Me, the ABC2 show based on his stand-up comedy shows that is written by and stars Josh Thomas himself.

How to be Gay features interviews with David Sedaris, Dan Savage, Tig Notaro, Joel Kim Booster, Tony Kushner, Katja Blichfeld, Cole Escole, Dewayne Perkins and Josh Thomas’ mum.

How to be Gay is out now. Listen on Audible by heading here.