Something to Listen To: I’m Grand Mam

GAY45 has launched a new editorial feature, “Something to Listen To”. The feature offers readers a handpicked selection of the best episode podcasts of the month. The magazine’s editorial team curates the selection and scours the airwaves for the most engaging and thought-provoking shows to share with their readers.

At the end of the year, the magazine will take things a step further by honouring the best podcast of the year with the prestigious GAY45 Award for the best 2023 Podcast. The award will recognize excellence in podcasting, celebrating shows that have significantly impacted listeners and the industry as a whole.

The process behind selecting podcast episodes for a new series is being touted as independent of the publishing date, with a focus on appealing to listeners based on interest rather than recency.

June’s pick is “I’m Grand Mam”, a captivating podcast journey that delves deep into the trials and triumphs of growing up gay in the modern world.

Two lads, Kevin Twomey and PJ Kirby, originally from Cork in Ireland and now living in London, have a cuppa and catch up each week while exploring the collective life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today. Join Kevin and PJ as they navigate their way through gay London and immerse themselves in the city’s tumultuous sphere whilst battling with the internal shared struggle that every Irish gay man deals with when living away from home – ‘what would mam think?’

We enjoy listening to it and we believe they deserve a nomination for the GAY45 Extraordinary Merit Awards.

Click here for Apple, Google, and Spotify links to listen to the podcast and here you can find them on Instagram.

You can read Are GenZ Listeners of Podcasts by Ciprian Ciobanu for a broad perspective on podcasts and GenZ.



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