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The Pink House with Sam Smith

Lemonada Media

Hosted by five-time Grammy winner Sam Smith, The Pink House is about the people and places that make us who we are. One of those places was Sam’s childhood home in the English village of Great Chishill, literally called The Pink House. It was a space of total warmth and love where Sam felt safe enough to find their voice. On the podcast, Sam is sitting down with good friends and queer icons to explore their own “Pink Houses,” how they navigated early struggles and ultimately found their place in the world. From Elliot Page’s childhood bedroom to Joel Kim Booster’s joyful stint at a Cold Stone Creamery, Sam and their guests bring us transformative stories of belonging, chosen families, and the journeys we take to become who we were destined to be. This series feels like lighting a warm candle and enjoying a cup of tea with a dear friend. Learn how to love yourself, show up for others, and create a world that supports beauty of all kinds. From Lemonada Media.

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Building Your Chosen Family with Jari Jones
3d ago
Building Your Chosen Family with Jari Jones
Jari Jones was the first Black, trans model to be featured in a Calvin Klein ad. She’s a creative powerhouse who attributes a lot of her charisma and drive to her late grandfather Billy Jones, who was a famous model in the 1970s. Jari shares with Sam how she grew up going to ballroom-style parties and how transitioning allowed her to be herself in front of the camera. Plus, she tells Sam how she’s building her village, a community of queer folks who consider her to be a second mom.  Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org  Illustrations by Chris LarsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the Theater with Ben Platt
11-07-2024
In the Theater with Ben Platt
Ben Platt may have won a Tony for his performance in Dear Evan Hansen, but he says nothing compares to the excitement he felt during opening night in high school. In this episode, good friends Sam and Ben chat about growing up in the theater and their deep appreciation for the community that surrounds it. They share stories of onstage flubs and nervous habits, and discuss how negative reviews can sometimes be a good thing. Plus, Sam and Ben explore how the chaos of being onstage can actually often quiet an anxious mind.  Follow Ben Platt on Instagram at @bensplatt.  Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org  This episode was produced, mixed and sound designed by Rachel Lightner. Illustrations by Chris LarsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On Stage with Joel Kim Booster
27-06-2024
On Stage with Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster didn’t expect to get his start in showbiz through stand-up, but he made a name for himself by laying it all out there on stage with his “hot idiot persona.” Joel takes Sam back to his suburban roots with a story about how he first found his queer community working at Cold Stone Creamery. Plus, he shares how he met Bowen Yang and the inspiration behind his film Fire Island. Follow Joel Kim Booster on Instagram and X @ihatejoelkim. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org  This episode was produced by Isaura Aceves. Mixing and sound design by Rachel Lightner. Illustrations by Chris Larson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the Family Room with Gloria Estefan
20-06-2024
In the Family Room with Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan has been a muse to the queer community for decades, with disco beats made for the club and looks that have inspired drag queens. Sam chats with her about life before stardom, how music was a respite to her after escaping Cuba as a kid, and how queer culture was ingrained in her upbringing. Gloria also shares how she’s still learning to be a true ally to her daughter Emily, who came out in 2017. You can follow Gloria on Instagram @gloriaestefan Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org  Illustrations by Chris LarsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the Bedroom with Elliot Page
13-06-2024
In the Bedroom with Elliot Page
Elliot Page has played many roles on screen over the course of his life, but his favorites were the ones he created alone in his bedroom as a kid, where he was free to be his authentic self. Today, Elliot joins Sam Smith to chat about his upbringing in Canada, his breakout role in the film Juno, and how seeking time away from it all has helped him embrace a whole new, exhilarating life.  Find Elliot’s book, Pageboy, at your local bookstore. Now available in paperback.  Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org  Illustrations by Chris LarsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the Dance Floor with Sam's Best Friend
13-06-2024
On the Dance Floor with Sam's Best Friend
When Sam met fashion stylist and “Queen of the Scene" Donté McGuine at The Roxy in New York City several years ago, they became inseparable, and their meaningful friendship endures today. In this episode, Sam chats with Donté about how they found their people at New York City discos, what Donté learned from their first queer experience on a private jet in Las Vegas, and how having patience is key to surviving all of life’s ups and downs.  You can follow Donté McGuire on Instagram @donte_mcguine. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date. The Pink House Foundation is intended to provide support for people within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pink House is about building a better, safer world for all of us. Follow us on Instagram @ThePinkHouse.  This series is sponsored by Hopelab. Hopelab envisions a future where young people live joyful and purposeful lives. Hopelab works to advance the mental health and well-being of young people through uncovering knowledge and evidence, investing in innovators, and funding youth-centered solutions. Learn more at http://hopelab.org Illustrations by Chris LarsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.