Speak Out Radio

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InsideOUT runs a radio show, Speak Out – with Wellington Access Radio on 106.1FM, playing live on Wednesday 6pm every fortnight. Afterwards the episodes are uploaded here as podcasts so you can stream them online any time. Speak Out covers local and international news and events, interviews and discussion, music by LGBTQIA+ artists, reviews, live performances and more.

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Previous Episodes:

Episode 61 – 10th October

Compass and Maggie talk about their experiences with ADHD and give some top tips for those with ADHD or those supporting them

Episode 60 – 26th September

Emlyn joins Speak Out for the first time to share reflections for Bisexuality Awareness Week,  including breaking down some stereotypes and sharing some of their own experiences as a bisexual person. They share artists from bi/pan artists including Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz and Panic at the Disco.


Episode 59 – 12th September

Ko Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori, me te reo maori te kaupapa o tenei wiki. Ko Brit raua ko Alex nga kaikorero i tenei wiki. Ko Hamene me Peretānia nga kainga o nga tupuna a Alex. Ko Engarangi me te motu Kai Tahu nga kainga o nga tupuna a Brit. Mau to matou reo maori!

Episode 58 – 29th August

Rosie updates us on all things rainbow relevant and plays some good tunes!

Episode 57 – 15th August

Alice and Compass interview The Candle Wasters about queerness, mental wellbeing, and representation in their webseries after the launch of Tragicomic!

Episode 56 – 1st August

Compass talks about Day of Silence, how to get involved and what it’s about & about Carmen Rupe and Marsha P Johnson and their activism work and why it’s important to be an activist with some lit queer songs.

Episode 55 – 18th July

Brittany chats about Matariki & being takatāpui, plays some songs from the ‘Rainbow Roadie’ Spotify playlist and they even go on a wild tangent about sharing ‘goodness’.

Episode 54 – 4th July
In this episode Compass and Alex escape from the midwinter cold to discuss how non-binary identities are represented (and not represented!) in the media, and debunk some of the myths that surround them. People often think that non-binary identities are a recent ‘trend’, but looking at how gender is expressed in non-Western cultures disproves this completely. And as usual, we also play some groovy tunes from our favourite musical artists.


Episode 53 – 20th June

Hilary interviews Emmett Roberts about InsideOUT’s latest epic project, Out on the Shelves, an online reading resource connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them. We chat about our favourite queer books, what libraries mean to us and how people from all over the country can get involved during Out on the Shelves’ campaign week and beyond. Featuring songs from Lizzo, Ingrid Michaelson and The Magnetic Fields.

Episode 52 – 6th June

Rosie, Josh and Compass reflect on the reason why June is Pride month, the PrideNZ walking tours in Wellington and the New Zealand rainbow icons honoured on Queen’s Birthday. They also discuss the Government’s Mental Health Inquiry, specifically OutLoud Aotearoa, a campaign that shines a spotlight on the rainbow community’s experiences with Aotearoa’s mental health services, as well as their wishes for the future in this area. Songs played: Boyish by Japanese Breakfast, Bless ur Heart by serpentwithfeet and Water Guns by Todrick Hall.

Episode 51 –  9th May

Tabby and special guest Theta have a chat about Janelle Monae’s new album, Dirty Computer, and the meaning it has to queer communities.

Episode 50 – 28th March

Rosie and Hilary speak about Transgender Week of Awareness, InsideOUT’s upcoming rainbow reading project and other bits and bobs!

Episode 49 – 14th March
Rosie chats about what’s going on around NZ and the world in relation to rainbow community issues and young people.

Episode 48 – 6th December

Episode 47 – 22nd November

Episode 46 – 8th November

Laura, Nikaore and Aishani have a chat about what InsideOUT’s been up to over the last two weeks! They discuss the Glitter and Gold Senior’s Week Afternoon Tea and sharing stories with elders in our community – did you know there used to be a lesbian bar on Vivian Street? The team wrap up reflecting on InsideOUT’s fifth birthday party, with the InsideOUT song live on air by Nikaore!

Episode 45 – 11th October

Maggie and Rosie chat about alcohol and drug use in queer communities and fill you in on events coming up with InsideOUT.

Episode 44 – 27th September

Rosie talks about the general election and Bisexual Awareness Week. She covers bisexuality around the world, bisexual celebrities, artists and advocates, plus some tunes from bi artists!

Episode 43 – 13th September

Lilly and Brit catch us up on InsideOUT’s coming events, chat about Māori Language Week/Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and stories of takatāpui!

Episode 42 – 30th August
Rosie and Alfie debrief the rainbow election forum, featuring members of different political parties answering questions from the rainbow community.

Episode 41 – 16th August
Alfie and Rosie cover the upcoming Day of Silence 2017 and other queer news – like The Warehouse’s new transgender policy supporting their employees!

Episode 40 – 2nd August

Rosie has a chat to Nate about his new role at the New Zealand Aids Foundation with lots of handy info about what they do, how to get an HIV test and more!

Episode 39 – 19th July
Maggie and Alfie discussed parliament’s apology for homosexual criminalisation and had a chat about The L Word, movies and events coming up.


Episode 38 – 5th July
Rosie and Nate chat about the history behind why June is Pride Month in so many parts of the world, connecting to the Stonewall Riots. They also look at local news including the All Black who spoke out about homophobia, the Big Sleep Out coming up in Auckland and LGBTQ+ films in the upcoming NZ International Film Festival.

Episode 37 – 23th May
Alex brings us a music-themed episode on artist Sigur Ros and looks at some upcoming events – Pink Shirt Day, Youth Week and Storytime for Social Change!

Episode 36 – 10th May

Lilly and Kate host us for a re-cap of InsideOUT’s Shift Hui 2017! Featuring a poem from Cole Meyers.

Episode 35 – 12th April
Rosie and Jay discuss the recent GLAAD Media awards and some of their highlights among recent queer media! They chat about InsideOUT’s upcoming Shift Hui and Transgender Day of Visibility.

Episode 34 – 29th March
Alex and Rosie chat about InsideOUT’s upcoming Shift Hui and some international trans and intersex news. Featuring music from The Breeders and Rufus Wainwright.

Episode 33 – 15th March
Rosie and Nate share some news, thoughts on Moonlight and the current Wellington Pride Festival. Featuring music from Courtney Barnett, Powerbottom, Womb and more!

Episode 32 – 1st March
Alex and Rosie share some news and Tabby and Vee interview Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara about her thoughts on NZ, the current Love You To Death Tour, the new Tegan and Sara Foundation and more!

Episode 31 – January 18th
Alex reviews international bestseller ‘No Logo’ and talks about postgenderism. Plus Tabby and Vee bring you an exciting giveaway to win tickets to Tegan and Sara in Auckland!

Episode 20 – January 4th
Alex shares some of his favourite news sources and upcoming events for 2017.

Episode 19 – December 21st
Eloise and Helen talk about being queer during the holiday period and some of the celebrities that came out in 2016.


Episode 18 – 23rd November
Alex and Tabby talk about politics post the US election, queer theatre project Galathea: Into The Bush and play some songs from trans artists.

Episode 17 – 9th November
Alex recaps Asexual Awareness Day and Intersex Awareness Day and shares some study tips for procrastinators!

Episode 16 – 12th October
Alex and Connor interview Gareth Watkins from PrideNZ.com –  an online community resource of over 700 audio interviews and event recordings documenting rainbow culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Episode 15 – 28th September

Alex, Eloise and Helen catch up on local and international news and talk about diverse gender expression and our relationships with our bodies.

Episode 14 – 31st August

Alex brings some local and international news and talks to some of Wellington’s QSA Leaders about why they’re taking part in the Day of Silence campaign and reactions in their schools.

Episode 13 – 17th August

Alex discusses an incident of transphobia from Auckland Transport, our upcoming Day of Silence campaign and plays some tunes!

Episode 12 – 3rd August

Cathy and Ellen talk about some of the queer literature and film that influenced them while they were discovering their sexualities.

Episode 11 – 20th July

Alex and Bella chat about their experience submitting to the Youth Parliament select committee on making schools safer for LGBTQIA+ students and some of their favourite acts of self care!

Episode 10 – 6th July 2016

Alex talks about celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week as a Pākeha person.

Episode 9 – 8th June 2016

Tabby and Cathy talk about femme identities and femmephobia within queer and trans communities! Featuring music from Mary Lambert and Hex.

Episode 8 – 25th May 2016
Alex brings a guest onto the show to talk about being a good ally!

Episode 7 – 27th April

Alex and Eloise talk about the history of language in LGBTQIA+ communities!

Episode 6 – 13th April

Alex, Bella and Tabby talk about Shift Hui, Trans Day of Visibility and more!


Episode 5 – 30th March
Alex, Eloise and Ellen bring us a discussion on minority sexualities in the rainbow community, taking a closer look at the invisibility of bisexual and asexual people in particular.

Episode 4 – 16th March

Alex recaps Wellington Pride 2016!

Episode 3 – 2nd March
Glittery beards, Nate shares what it’s like being a trans patient in hospital, toast that’s turned back to bread, healthcare experiences as queer and trans people, tunes from St Vincent and what’s coming up in Wellington Pride!

Episode 2 – 17th February

An episode on queer and trans musicians, highlights from some of our favourite artists and an interview with NZ artist LarzRanda!

Episode 1 – 3rd February

Our first episode of InsideOUT Radio – meet some of our team and hear Mumma Bella’s advice on telling your boyfriend you’re bisexual!