The mostly heroic, sometimes sleazy LGBTQ+ history you were never taught about

  • June 29, 2023
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From the gay couples of Greek myth to trans spies and Stonewall, discover hidden queer heroes of the past in Historical Homos. Plus: five of the best business podcasts

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Well, it’s certainly been a wild few weeks in podcasting. From Meghan and Harry being called “grifters” by a Spotify executive, to Meghan being labelled “not a great audio talent, or necessarily any kind of talent” by the head of a huge talent agency, there’s been no shortage of entertainment in the collapse of the ex-royals’ megabucks Spotify podcasting deal. And that’s especially the case when you start hearing about Prince Harry’s ideas for podcasts that never were – which this piece lays out very entertainingly indeed.

This week, we’re also looking at the launch of a podcast by the Sussexes’ pal Oprah Winfrey, who does a six-episode deep dive on a novel that’s part of her book club. We also have a fun, provocative look at homosexuality throughout history, the astonishing mafia-linked story about a famous cyclist’s death and an intimate tale of a Brixton legend whose huge achievements have gone under-recognised, as told by his daughter.

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