The gay travel and lifestyle podcast from the makers of TravelGay.com. With interesting LGBTQ+ guests and stimulating conversation, hear from experts about all things travel and fascinating stories about our guests' lives. In Season 1 you'll hear from legends like Stephen Fry and recognisable faces such as ABC News correspondent James Longman, Firebird's Tom Prior and TV doctor Dr Ranj Singh.
Richard E Grant
6:52Renowned actor Richard E Grant talks to Darren Burn from Travel Gay about how playing a drag queen in Amazon Prime's Everybody's Talking About Jamie gave him sleepless nights and filled him with terror. Out on September 17th, the film tells the story of Jamie New (played by newcomer Max Harwood) discovering who he is and setting him on a course to go to his high school prom in drag. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
Firebird's Tom Prior
1:00:52Actor Tom Prior talks to Darren Burn from TravelGay.com about gay travel, his gay war movie Firebird, how he discovered meditation to help with depression and how he was in Antarctica when the COVID pandemic hit. Tom has starred as Eddie Redmayne's son in The Theory of Everything and alongside Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
Michael and Matt
49:15Youtubers and Instagrammers Michael and Matt talk to Darren Burn from Travel Gay about their travels and how to build a social media following. They talk about their gay honeymoon hiking in the depths of jungles in Thailand, as well as their visits to places such as Peru's Machu Picchu, Scotland where Matt got food poisoning and their advice to those LGBT people in countries where it's difficult to be queer. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
36:10Pilot Patrick Biedenkapp is a gay pilot based in Berlin. He began blogging about his life in 2016 and has built up a big social media following. He tells Darren Burn from Travel Gay about flying, diversity in the cockpit, exotic locations and the sudden collapse of the aviation industry after COVID. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
49:02In his first major interview, Tiktok and Instagram star Luke Millington-Drake tells Darren Burn from Travel Gay about his world-famous Keira Knightley and Nigella Lawson impressions, plus his extensive background in improv training at The Groundlings Theatre - an improv and sketch comedy school in Los Angeles - with alumni such as Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Coolidge. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
43:13In an exclusive chat, renowned actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry talks to Darren Burn from Travel Gay about how he has learnt to forgive himself for bad days and mental health challenges during the pandemic lockdown as well his views on straight actors playing gay characters. He delves into depth about his travels around the world as a gay man which include meeting homophobic pastors in Uganda and interviewing the now president of Brazil who is hugely disparaging to LGBT people. Stephen reflected on his many travels but also the nuances of travelling when you’re LGBT as well as giving his views on social media and how it can be a difficult place for both young people and those in the community. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
The Points Guy: Brian Kelly
30:04The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, has built a successful business advising people how best to travel the world using airline miles and points. He was voted Forbes #1 travel influencer in 2017 and the site now receives 10 million unique visitors every month. In this interview with Darren Burn from Travel Gay he talks about his predictions for when travel will return, traveling the world as a gay man and the work he's done with the charity Rainbow Railroad to help gay men escape persecution in their home country. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
Dr Ranj Singh
20:24Dr Ranj Singh is a doctor best known for his appearances on This Morning and Strictly Come Dancing in the UK. He tells Darren Burn from Travel Gay about how he's coped with the pandemic, his favourite travel destinations and how he hopes we'll all be able to return to some kind of normality in the summer of 2021. He also talks about his issue with gay men travelling to circuit parties during the pandemic and why everyone needs to act responsibly now to enable travel to resume as quickly as possible. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
ABC News' James Longman
24:53ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman tells Darren Burn from Travel Gay about his life on the road, how he came out to the homophobic head of police in Chechnya and how Damascus in Syria is his favorite place on earth. Read more or watch this episode at TravelGay.com.
Trailer: Travel Gay Podcast
1:58Get a sneak peek at who we have coming up on Season 1 of The Travel Gay Podcast, including the legend Stephen Fry and well known faces James Longman and The Points Guy Brian Kelly.