Virgin Radio UK launches new series of Virgin Pridecast

The new series of the Virgin Radio Pridecast goes live at 5pm this afternoon, with a podcast episode released every week until the return of the Virgin Radio Pride UK stop next summer. Each week, presenters Alex Milsom and Shivani Dave will look back by the Virgin Radio Pride UK archives, with the help of leading guests, jaw-dropping stories, and laugh out loud moments as the network continues to broadcast important conversations around LGBTQ+ culture.

In the first episode, Alex and Shivani discuss ‘coming out’ and tell their own stories, alongside guests including Tom Allen, Kate Holderness, Adele Roberts and The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells. Emma Goswell also tells us all about her book ‘Coming Out Stories’ and discusses how we can make the coming out course of action easier for others. Virgin Radio Pride UK aired throught the summer months covering a range of important topics by its programming, promoting discussions on queer culture, LGBTQ+ representation in rock music, a programme on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida and a special with Skin from Skunk Anansie, chatting about growing up black and gay in the white male dominated world of rock.

The stop also brought to life Pride festivals around the UK, partnering with local Pride celebrations from various places including Blackpool, Oxford, Grampian, Liverpool, Norwich, the Isle of Wight and many more. The stop was named Campaign of the Year at the Proud Scotland Awards in October.

Virgin Radio UK Content Director, Mike Cass said: “I’m delighted that the Virgin Radio Pridecast will be published every week until the return of Virgin Radio Pride UK next summer. The podcast will be packed with big conversation and lots of laughter, with leading guests from across the LGBTQ+ community, as we continue to champion the wonderful varied across the UK.”

You can download the Virgin Radio Pridecast from wherever you get your podcasts, with a new episode released every Friday at 5pm.

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