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How To Be Gay with Josh Thomas

By: Josh Thomas
Narrated by: Josh Thomas,David Sedaris,Dan Savage,Tig Notaro,Joel Kim Booster,Tony Kushner,Katja Blichfeld,Cole Escole,Dewayne Perkins
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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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Very relatable

Listening to Josh talk about how much he struggled to figure things out about his sexuality was really identifiable, honestly what struck me more was that it took him so long to realise he was autistic. Everyone else going,"oh yeah, I knew" and him going "I didn't have a clue", as an autistic queer person mirrored my experience hugely.

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  • Mike
  • 03-06-22

Brilliant

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-22

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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  • Scott
  • 08-06-22

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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  • Sharon
  • 07-06-22

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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  • Chris
  • 01-08-22

Truly inspired work

I used to do this for a living and it doesn’t just “happen” say, as on thinks of having a baby, which is equally complex and mysterious.
Can’t say enough about the mastery in which the entire podcast comes together, including superb orchestration.
Give me more mister Thomas! I must have more!
The Dog even wants More!

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  • Benchmark
  • 06-07-22

Like...like...like...like....

Like -- every third word is 'like' -- please just be straightforward and talk about yourselves and your experiences WITHOUT using that stupid filler word constantly in every single sentence!

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  • Joanna Antonia Roter
  • 29-06-22

So Fun

Fun podcast. It makes you think about different perspectives of gays through time and gender. I loved hearing the different stories.

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  • A.Jakubisin
  • 26-06-22

Great series!

I love Josh Thomas’ work. Please Like Me and Everything’s Going to Be Ok were really good shows and fun explorations of various portions of his real life. This series is a continuation of that spirit and his conversations with other queer folks about their experiences was refreshing. I heartily recommend it!

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  • The Grandpas
  • 27-11-22

Great information

Your energy is wonderful , your take on subjects and questions that you ask and answer are wonderful.

I suggest that it be a good listen for all young LGBTQIA people

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  • R
  • 11-10-22

I want more!!!!! done in 2 days!

wow. I listened to the whole thing in 2 days. Fell in love with the author and his sense of humor and quirky autistic queerness. so much love. these are my people. trans friendly. Dan Savage. love love love!