The Polari Podcast
Niven Govinden, Stella Duffy, Steven Appleby and Alex Reeve
Season 1, Ep. 4
The LGBTQ+ literary salon hosted by Paul Burston, Polari is currently mainly digital, with online co-hosting and episode production by Sophia Blackwell. In this episode, Paul speaks to Niven Govinden, Stella Duffy, Steven Appleby and Alex Reeve.
2021 Polari Prize Shortlist Show - Paul Mendez, Golnoosh Nour and Kevin Maxwell
Season 1, Ep. 9
We discover who is on the Polari Prize 2021 shortlists for Best Book and Best Debut at a special event in Heaven club presented by Paul Burston, Kate Davies and Keith Jarrett with guests Paul Mendez (Rainbow Milk) and Golnoosh Nour (The Ministry of Guidance). Also includes interviews with Kevin Maxwell (Forced Out) and Mohsin Zaidi (A Dutiful Boy). Co-hosted and produced by Sophia Blackwell.
Polari at the RVT - Adele Anderson and Cerys Evans
Season 1, Ep. 8
Recorded at the RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern) with Adele Anderson of Fascinating Aida and spoken word and stage artist Cerys Evans, Paul Burston and the two guests discuss the changing nature of trans lives between the 1980s and 90s and the present day. Cerys performs her poetry while Adele reads an extract from an as-yet-unpublished memoir. Sophia and Paul discuss some of the themes raised including the LGBT+ tendency towards perfectionism, roles for trans actors and the tabloid 'outing' of LGBT+ celebrities.
Polari in Heaven - PJ Samuels, Joelle Taylor and VG Lee
Season 1, Ep. 7
Recorded live at Heaven Nightclub in London, this was Polari's first outing in a while! Featuring performances from poets PJ Samuels and Joelle Taylor and author VG Lee, this night includes excerpts from their recent work and a lot of raucous audience participation at the legendary venue.