Two lads, originally from Cork in Ireland 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 PJ and Kevin as they navigate their way through gay London and immerse themselves in the virtues and vices of the city whilst battling with the internal shared struggle that every Irish gay man deals with when living away from home - ‘what would mam think?’
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Because the lads are weak for Lady Gaga’s new bop with Ariana Grande, they turn their attention to fandoms and ask what makes people so obsessed with celebrities. They discuss things they themselves used to be obsessed with it, try and guess the different names for different fandoms and for once and for all try and settle the score on whether I’m Grand Mam fans should be known as girlies or mammies. Kinda love both tbh. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hour 7 mins
31 May Finished
The theme for this years #mentalhealthawarenessweek is kindness and though the lads are fairly good at being nice to others and being everyone’s biggest hype girlies, sometimes being kind to themselves doesn’t come as easy. To try and get better at this they call on the help of behavioural change specialist and full-time glam bitch Shahroo Izadi (IG: @shahroo_izadi) who is also the author of ‘The Kindness Method’, a book which details a new approach to driving positive change by being more sound to yourself. Also of course Kevin couldn’t let the episode go by without a mention of last weeks guest. Samaritans Helpline in Ireland and UK: 116 123. Aware Helpline Ireland: 1800 80 48 48 Mind Helpline UK: 0300 123 3393 I'm Grand Mam T-shirts: https://everpress.com/im-grand-mam See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hour 4 mins
24 May Finished
This week the lads are joined by the star of the hit tv series Normal People; the ride that is Paul Mescal and everyone is up to ninety. They discuss how he is handling his newfound fame and all the attention from the gays and the girlies, get him to read some filthy thirst tweets, chat about living up to the expectations of a character from one of the most adored novel’s of our generation and basically just spend the entire episode fawning over him because he is so fecking lovely. Paul being on the show is proof that if you put something out in the universe and speak about it often enough then it just might come true and the lads are WEAK. Contains some spoilers girlies (sorry not sorry) and also the sound quality may not be as fab as usual as it was recorded over Zoom because isolation obvs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hour 15 mins
17 May Finished
It’s Kevin’s birthday this week and all the girlies are invited. PJ fills us in on the surprise virtual party he organised for his bff which featured a talent competition made up of Kevin’s friends, family and a flautist. They then discuss birthdays when they were younger and the lengths they would go to in order to try and secure a spot at the popular parties. They rate the different types of parties they used to attend and express their longing for party bags to make a comeback because they used to be weak for them. Also, the Mam Knows Best section receives a makeover. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10 May Finished
Prompted by Trump’s truly chaotic suggestion of injecting disinfectant into the body to help combat Coronavirus (like what the absolute heck?), the lads explore the medium of fake news and how destructive it can be when it gets into the hands of an Irish mammy via Whatsapp. They reflect on rumours that were spread about them when they were growing up as well as admitting to spreading their fair share of rumours for the skit and they couldn’t let the episode go by without giving a mention to the lies told to us by our own mams. Also, Paul Mescal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 May Finished