Queer Me Out: Chasing Tales is a GAY TIMES and W Hotels original podcast that brings you tales of epic destinations, told through queer voices. Hosted by Harriet Rose.
EPISODE 01: ABSOLUTE
On the debut episode of Queer Me Out: Chasing Tales, host Harriet Rose sits down with DJ, producer and live artist in the spotlight of international electronic music, ABSOLUTE. about all things music, culture, life and travel. ABSOLUTE. takes us on a journey to Ibiza and beyond in this first of its kind podcast series.
EPISODE 02: Poppy Ajudha
In the second episode of the series, we’re live from London! Host Harriet Rose sits down with singer, songwriter and rising star, Poppy Ajudha. Born and raised in South London, Poppy talks about her experiences growing up as a queer woman in England’s capital city, and her passion for activism for those who are oppressed, in any kind of way – be it sexuality, gender, race or class. In perhaps her most raw and open interview to date, the entire audience fell in love with Poppy Ajudha in this first of its kind podcast recording, live from W London on Friday 10th September 2021.
EPISODE 03: Envy Peru
Envy Peru is a drag performer and the winner of Season 1 of Drag Race Holland! An LGBTQ+ icon in her homeland, Miss Envy Peru is taking over the world with her iconic and inimitable drag. She is also gaining traction in mainstream popular culture as a presenter, and with the rising popularity of the international series of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Envy Peru is the envy of all her fellow queens and we’ll hear all about her tales from Amsterdam.
EPISODE 04: Carlota Barrera
Carlota Barrera is a fashion designer who made her debut for Spring Summer ‘19 with her collection titled ‘The Matador and The Fisherman’, presenting her contemporary vision of core menswear. The brand has received awards such as Vogue Fashion Fund Spain in 2019, amongst others. The label aims to explore modern silhouettes and to create collections that reflect the classical techniques of tailoring and craftsmanship with a new design and visual approach. In the words of Carlota “Contemporary clothing through a female gaze.” Reminiscing about travel and time in new destinations, Carlotta says, ‘I think it’s such a gift you can give yourself, or to anyone – the gift of time, and being in a different location. It’s the perfect gift, and it’s the perfect thing to do.’
EPISODE 05: Kenny Carpenter
Kenny Carpenter is considered by his peers to be one of the forefathers of dance music. He emerged on the New York club scene in the 1970s and has continued to play an integral role in the development of dance music. Kenny has gained international recognition as one of the world’s finest radio DJs and will become a regular guest DJ at W Rome when it opens later this year. Sharing tales of his time in Rome, Kenny says, “When I first laid my eyes on Rome… it just sunk into my heart and I fell in love with the city.”