Slacks

Slacks

The gay musings of three thirty-something London lesbians. Slacks is a podcast about lesbian/bi/queer life, taking on a different topic each episode. From dating to break ups, through understanding your sexuality, starting a family, coming out and lots more. Join us, as we discover more about ourselves and each other, laugh, definitely not cry and maybe learn something interesting! Get in touch at slackspodcast@gmail.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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July 17, 2020 48 min
Mallory, D and Matilde go down memory lane thanks to Eleanor Crewes' excellent graphic memoir 'The Times I Knew I Was Gay'. Remembering dodgy haircuts, Buffy obsessions and the odd power of the last hetero date. Ellie's fantastic book is out now in the UK with Virago Books (https://linktr.ee/thetimesiknewiwasgay) and in the US October 6th with Scribner books. Preorder here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The...
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How do you forget all about nasty 'Rona and lockdown? By laughing along with superstar TV comedy writer and actor Brona C. Titley (Tracy Ullman's Show, 8 Out 10 Cats, BAFTA TV Awards) of course!

D, Mallory, Matilde and Brona chat Irishisms, if jelly belongs on ice cream and how the current wave of queer TV and cinema makes them feel.


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May 2, 2020 43 min

Speaking from the safety of their homes, Matilde, Mal and D discuss how the lockdown has affected them and some of the unexpected positives that it’s brought along.



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How do you present a presenter? Interview an interviewer? Not easy. But Matilde, Mallory and D give it their very best shot with the powerhouse that is Harriet Rose. Together they attempt to bust the biggest relationships myths out there; all the while discussing queer dating, dressing up as a frog in public and how to become a superstar DJ.



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Doff your caps everyone as this week Mal, D and Matilde have non other than social media royalty Danielle Vanier with them! The gals discuss Danie's high-flying life, how to become an internet sensation and what it's like to come out in your 30s when you're in the public eye. Settle into a comfy seat and forget all about COVID-19 with Slacks.

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March 10, 2020 57 min

They’re baaaaaaack! Some time has gone by since the last recording as big life events have gotten in the way, but D, Mal and Matilde are now back in the game. Join the Slacks gals as they describe in vivid detail the way their lives have changed in the last couple of months, discuss the ups and downs of being a lesbian in your thirties and announce some exciting personal news. 

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We all love ‘em. But how much are breasts actually part of a queer woman’s identity? And why so many LGBT+ women are now deciding to ’stay flat’ instead of opting for reconstruction after breast cancer recovery? This World Cancer Day Mallory, Matilde and D ask the delightful therapist and soon-to-be PhD Dr. Stephanie Mace all about her groundbreaking psychosexual research

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Mal, D and Matilde spend some time with the wonderful April Kelley (Writer, Producer, Actor and ambassador for Bipolar UK) and learn some exciting insights about the making of her recent film ‘Treacle', what happened behind the scenes and what being double bi - bisexual and bipolar - feels like. Dig in!

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January 8, 2020 52 min
Starting 2020 off with a bang! All you lovely listeners sent in a deluge of questions, making Mal, D and Matilde’s new year hangover a much happier occasion. Discussing dodgy sex playlists, terrifying first dates, couples' PMS and soft soft boobs is surely the best way to ring in the new decade. Bring it on.

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December 18, 2019 42 min
Here it is! The guide you never knew you wanted on how to be a happy festive queer. Mal, D and Matilde go over the 12 (solid!) reasons why being LGBTQ+ makes the holiday season the happiest time of the year.

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We’re back on the topic of lesbian families, chatting all things adoption with very special guest Ali Donnelly, Director of Marketing and Communications at Sport England and Founder of scrumqueens.com. From the very first conversation with her wife about having a family to her current life with a gorgeous, boisterous three-year-old daughter, Ali tells the how, what, when and why of adopting in the UK as a lesbian couple.

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November 21, 2019 44 min
The days have been manic and Christmas is getting closer each day so this week we talk about what self-care means to each of us. Is calendar phobia a thing? Are the colours we wear hiding a deeper meaning? Can you ever self-care too much? We unpack, unfold and unwind together, so join us!

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This week we are joined by the fantastic Tash Walker - co-chair of Switchboard https://switchboard.lgbt and co-host of The Log Books Podcast – who tells us all about Switchboard’s essential work for the queer community and gives us a taster of her incredible new podcast. Dig with us into the never-before-seen archives of LGBT+ history, told straight from the mouth of who was there - you won’t want to miss this one trust us!

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Sleep is everything. But what if your partner is up at the crack of dawn while you shine brightest between 10.45pm and 11pm like Darina? Tricky. This week the Slacks discuss couples sleeping in separate beds, telling your crush how you feel (eek!), playing ‘the Game’ and sliding into those sweet, sweet DMs.

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We're baaack! After our little break from traveling around, getting married and having babies, we're back to discuss privacy in relationships. Is privacy important, and do we need to divulge everything from our sexual encounters, numbers, mobile phone passwords, and more.

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May 23, 2019 40 min
Your questions keep pouring in, and so do our answers. We’ve squashed our three lesbian brains together once again to give you a ton of well-meaning but non-professional advice, discuss the all-important rule of the three Cs, starting out on the scene and plenty more. Buckle up!

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Who remembers the first time they saw a lesbian on screen? We do! Joined by superstar actress Victoria Broom (Marcella Season 2, Different for Girls, The Bisexual) we discuss what gives us the ‘warm tinglies’, like lesbian representation in film, Saint Cate Blanchett, the second coming of the L Word and plenty more.

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April 5, 2019 43 min
The Slackers answer your questions! Riding on a wave of ‘opinionated rubbish’, we weigh in on fake veganism, when to come out at work, ethical lying, dental dams and plenty more questions sent in by all you listeners. Email slackspodcast@gmail.com for the chance to win some sweet sweet swag.

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In this episode we welcome our very first guest, the wonderful Amy Sgarlata, a broadcast journalist and mother of two, who talks us through what ‘going down the IVF route’ actually means for a lesbian couple. With plenty of humour and patience, Amy answers our - at times bewildered - questions to shed some much-needed light over this fascinating process.

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December 3, 2018 48 min
Oh boy, here we go. Coming out is one of the biggest, hardest and most memorable moments for LGBTQ+ people everywhere. In this episode we tell our individual coming out stories as young – and not so young – lesbians, and remember how the happy news landed on families, friends and, for some, unsuspecting boyfriends. Buckle up, this one’s a bumpy ride.

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