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  • Summary

  • We advise listeners that this podcast contains strong language, adult themes and content that some people may find triggering. Listener discretion is advised.

    In this unflinchingly honest documentary and memoir, comedian Josh Thomas asks the big question: how do I be gay? Irreverent but informative, Josh Thomas speaks to a party of hilarious and experienced queer storytellers as they share true tales and advice on how to be gay.

    When I was a teenager trying to work out how to be gay I would ask google impossible questions. 'Am I gay?' 'How can I test if I’m gay?' 'If I’m gay do I have to do anal?' It didn’t work. Google is a cool place to go to ask questions that have answers, like 'Where can I get an iced oat latte?' But it isn’t a good place to go to look within. Now, I am a grown, fully-qualified homosexual and I am talking to other fully-qualified queers to answer the questions Google couldn’t.

    Featuring: David Sedaris, Tig Notaro, Dan Savage, Tony Kushner, Titus Burgess, Joel Kim Booster, Katja Blichfeld, Cole Escole, Dewayne Perkins and Josh Thomas’ Mum.

    After making his mark as an award-winning and hugely-successful stand-up comedian, Josh Thomas turned his hand to writing, acting and co-executive producing his own television show, inspired by his life and his comedy, Please Like Me. Josh is now based in LA where he has created and stars in Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.

    Written and hosted by comedian Josh Thomas

    Produced by Guesswork Television Pty Ltd.

    Cover art image by Cesar Salmeron

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members.

    ©2022 Guesswork Television Pty Ltd. (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • May 24 2022

    I feel a bit silly about how long it to took me to work out I was gay - like that should be an easy thing to know about yourself? Shouldn’t it? In this episode, I exchange notes with Cole Escola, Tony Kushner, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, Joel Kim Booster, Katja Blichfeld, Tig Notaro and my best friend, Tom Ward.

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    32 mins
  • May 24 2022

    For most queers there’s a really crappy period between working out they’re gay, and coming out, where we sort of have to live a lie. With Cole Escola, Dewayne Perkins, Tom Ballard, Kevin Whyte, Wade Davis, Katja Blichfeld, Tituss Burgess, Joel Kim Booster and Sophus Hell, a hot nerd who tells me about ancient Babylonian anal sex omens.

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    39 mins
  • May 24 2022

    I always thought everyone thought coming out was something to celebrate - in this episode I learn that maybe I was wrong. With Cole Escola, Dan Savage, Tom Ward, Tig Notaro, Wade Davis, Tituss Burgess and Joel Kim Booster.

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    27 mins

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I cannot say how much I LOVED THIS!!! It is just the best podcast, consumer in 1 day, 10/10!

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  • 03-06-2022

no

not my cup of tea this book is not for me
do not recommend this book

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  • Mike
  • 03-06-2022

Brilliant

Great variety of content and interesting guests. Meaningful content with a nice balance of humor and respect

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2022

Loved it

If you love Josh then you will love his podcast. My only complaint is there aren’t more episodes ❤️

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  • Sharon
  • 07-06-2022

Surprisingly excellent

I expected this to be a fun, light listen, but was pleasantly surprised both by the depth the podcast goes into, but by Josh Thomas's interview as well. He is very attentive and you can tell he's really listening to the people he's interviewing, and by looking into what he really finds interesting, makes the podcast interesting for us as well. There is also a good balance of empathy and humor, interviewing celebrities, non celebrities who have relevant eperience, and people from his own life.

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  • Scott
  • 08-06-2022

Interesting guests and subjects

The subject matter of many of the interviews sparked interest for me but I didn't care for the host. I often wished that the host would step back a little more and focus on the experiences that the guests were talking about. Having listened to all of the episodes currently available, I don't regret listening, but I don't feel motivated to recommend it the way I do with other content. I can say this podcast made me want to learn more about several of the people who shared their stories throughout the episodes.

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