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The Log Books

Podcast Series The Log Books

**Best New Podcast (Gold) at the British Podcast Awards 2020**

What if you could glimpse into LGBTQIA+ life from decades ago? Since 1974 volunteers at Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline, have written notes in the charity's log books. Hosts Tash Walker and Adam Zmith are re-opening these pages today, to explore untold stories from Britain’s queer history.

Each episode explores a different theme from LGBTQIA+ life through log book entries, dozens of voices sharing their own memories, and conversations about being queer today.

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Series Episodes

BONUS: Tash and Adam tour the Out And About LGBTQ+ exhibition at the Barbican

BONUS: Tash and Adam tour the Out And About LGBTQ+ exhibition at the Barbican

In this bonus episode made for Nothing Concrete, the podcast of London's Barbican, Tash and Adam riffle through many more items from LGBTQ+ history. The Bishopsgate Institute doesn't just look after the amazing Switchboard log books — they also hold gay badges, protest placards, intimate photo albums and historical trackie tops. Forty of these items are being displayed in the free exhibition Out and About! at the Barbican in London from February 28th to March 21st. To mark the occasion, Adam and Tash made this special episode for Nothing Concrete, featuring archivist Stef Dickers and recorded on location at the Barbican and in the bowels of Bishopsgate. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

36 mins

23 February Finished

“Thank you for being here” | Episode 10

“Thank you for being here” | Episode 10

explicit

This is it! After three seasons covering 1974 to 2003, Tash and Adam reach the final page in the log books in Switchboard’s archive. In this closing episode of The Log Books, Adam and Tash reflect on all the stories they’ve heard across the three years making this podcast. They also bring to light one type of log book entry that has not yet been covered in the podcast, and listen to young people who are living our queer futures. Thank YOU, our amazing listeners, for joining us on this moving, empowering and joyous journey! Content warning: biphobia, suicide and archaic language about transgender identities The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBTQI+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes Artwork by Natalie Doto https://www.thelogbooks.org Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

56 mins

10 January Finished

“Not suitably dressed” | Episode 9

“Not suitably dressed” | Episode 9

explicit

Rubber? Feet? Piss? Flogging? Role play? What’s your kink? In this episode Tash and Adam listen to dozens of dirty stories from the LGBTQI+ community in the 90s. From the publicly funded multi-gender kink night at the London Lesbian and Gay Centre to people wearing nappies and S&M dykes — this episode is raw, sexy, hilarious... and you’ll never be the same again. We also speak to Alex (the DJ Kiwi) from Crossbreed and Matt Skully about running kinky events and club nights today. Content warning: extreme sex practices and state homophobia The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBTQI+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes Artwork by Natalie Doto https://www.thelogbooks.org Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hour 2 mins

3 January Finished

“Interested and willing” | Episode 8

“Interested and willing” | Episode 8

explicit

In the 90s more and more lesbians called Switchboard to ask where they could get hold of sperm. All sorts of LGBTQI+ people in the period sought to make families outside of conventional methods and constraints. In this episode, Tash and Adam hear stories from the people who pioneered queer family-making. We also catch-up with some folks who have their own experiences and opinions on what queer family means to them today. Content warning: homophobia The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBTQI+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For more information about the themes in this episode, take a look at: NHS info: having a baby if you’re LGBT+  Stonewall: parenting rights COTS: Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy PACT: Parents and Children Together Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes Artwork by Natalie Doto https://www.thelogbooks.org Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hour 6 mins

27 December 2021 Finished

“The inability of others to understand” | Episode 7

“The inability of others to understand” | Episode 7

explicit

There is still so much work to be done in making sure LGBTQI+ people with disabilities have what they need, but the 90s saw a definite shift in the right direction. Legal change, growing awareness, and a place at the front of the Pride march. In this episode, Tash and Adam hear from queer disability rights campaigners and, of course, Switchboard volunteers about handling calls about intersecting identities. They also catch up with Erin Ekins about the experience of being queer and neurodivergent today. Content warning: archaic language around disability The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBTQI+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For more information about the themes in this episode, take a look at: Para Pride: Pride. In. Everyone. Regard: Supporting Disabled LGBTQ people Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes Artwork by Natalie Doto https://www.thelogbooks.org Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

50 mins

20 December 2021 Finished

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