Rosie speaks to trans comedian Sarah Franken ahead of a three-week run of her show Who Keeps Making All These People? at the Museum of Comedy from 4 – 28 November. She tells us how her life has changed since she has transitioned in March and how promoters and audiences have responded.
So So Gay books editor Randon Burns interviews Man Booker Prize nominee Hanya Yanagihara about A Little Life. The story follows four close male friends in New York over the course of their entire adult lives. Hanya discusses whether A Little Life is a gay novel or a fairy tale, the problems men have defining their relationships and why it’s never too late to be adopted.
National Adoption Week begins on 19 October and poet Kate Foley tells us about her forthcoming collection The Don’t Touch Garden. Adopted during World War II, she talks about her experiences and getting in touch with her biological mother. Kate’s collection explores the search for identity and the meaning of family. Catch her perform at Incite on 14 October.
Writer and actress Naomi Paxton reviews Laura Wade’s theatrical adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet, which runs at The Lyric Hammersmith until 24 October.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but here’s what we played on the live show:
1) Soak: Sea Creatures from the album Before We Forgot How to Dream
2) Danni Nicholls: Time from the album A Little Redemption
3) Lou Reed: Perfect Day from the album Transformer