7 LGBTQIA+ podcasts that cover pop culture, social progress and more


These seven podcasts cover a range of topics such as pop culture and entertainment news to LGBTQ rights. Find out which will be your new fav podcast!

Looking for a few new podcasts to freshen up your commute or to listen to at the end of a chaotic day? RuPaul, Jonathan Van Ness and more have got you more than covered. Below are seven essential podcasts by those who are a part of or who fully support the LGBTQ community. Enjoy!

What’s the Tee with hosts RuPaul with Michelle Visage

To any LGBTQIA+ podcast listener, this may be considered the mothership of podcasts. That’s why it is number one on this list, to remind you to catch one of the 184 espisodes out for free on Soundcloud or Spotify. There is no better host on all things drag and LGBTQIA+ than the iconic RuPaul. Michelle Visage is his co-host, which if you’ve watched any or all of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you know that their catty banter is entertaining within itself. They cover a large range of topics from pop culture to the real meat of what listeners want to know about. You definitely are going to get behind-the-scenes gossip on RuPaul’s Drag Race, thanks to past and present contestants spilling tea as guests. Subscribe for free on iTunes.

Getting Curious with host Johnathan Van Ness

Johnathan Van Ness of Queer Eye reboot fame has maintained his own podcast, Getting Curious, since 2015. This podcast is as educational as it is funny. If you’ve watched any Queer Eye episodes or know of him from Funny or Die’s Gay of Thrones, you know that his personality is larger than life and he can make any topic interesting. Which is why this is a sparkling rec for any podcast listener. Getting Curious is released biweekly on Earwolf and covers topics from gun reform to Margaret Cho. Listen on Earwolf or subscribe on iTunes.

Conversations with People Who Hate Me with host Dylan Marron

Host Dylan Marron has a completely original take on podcast hosting, which is why this podcast is not only entertaining but heartwarming. Dylan Marron calls people who have said negative things about him on the internet and has a personal conversation with them about it. It’s a simple concept but turns into something much bigger. Just listen to how an individual will react if called out with sincerity and honesty. Listen on Spotify or iTunes.

Throwing Shade with hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi

Throwing Shade is a delightful political podcast with hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi. They provide just enough lighthearted shade towards topics we all care about or ones that we’ve at least thought about. Gibson and Safi are perfect hosts together, each offering insight on hard hitting topics such as LGBTQIA+ awareness, women’s rights to the eclectic world of pop culture. Listen on Earwolf or iTunes.

QUEERY with host Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito may have started as a stand-up comedian, but she’s become an icon to the lesbian community. Her focus as a comic is to let anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community realize that their story is unique, and that comes through on her podcast Queery. On her podcast, Esposito hosts an hour-long sit down with another guest from the queer community as they speak candidly about their own experiences, struggles and plights to still obtain civil rights today. Listen on Earwolf or iTunes.

Homophilia with hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey

Homophilia hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey offer lighthearted content, interviewing our favorite celebrities and personalities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Conversations typically include the hosts grilling their guests on dating, sex and love. Subscribe on iTunes or Earwolf.

Made of Human with host Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen is a Danish stand-up comedian whose podcast aims to connect with humans. She has many guests, both American and European, that chat one-on-one about the human experience that we all can relate to. Hagen has a comedic way of discussing body issues, struggles within the LGBTQIA+ community and learning how to accept who we are. Subscribe for free on iTunes.

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Whether you’re apart of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally, these podcasts are a great place to start. Have a favorite podcast of your own to recommend? Let us know in the comments!