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Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

ABC News

Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson draws from his own lived experience as a gay, Black father to host thought-provoking, poignant and engaging conversations with some of the most influential and inspirational people in the LGBTQ+ community. read less

Our Editor's Take

Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson is a conversation-based podcast. Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson encourages discussion about life's issues. He starts conversations about race and LGBTQ+ issues. This podcast promotes positivity and aims to provide a resource for people encountering these issues. This show's design teaches people about a niche experience. It provides stories about Black and LGBTQ+ communities to spread awareness and offer support. Each episode aims to inspire listeners. It advocates showing up for oneself and others. Granderson has been both a sportswriter and a culture columnist. He brings that eclectic background to the podcast.

As a Black father, LZ Granderson shares his knowledge and life experience. Each episode invites new guests to the show who add to the discussion. Pete Buttigieg joins LZ to talk about being a dad, Pete's husband, and early obstacles with their kids. He discusses attacks from the public and how he deals with offensive comments. Vern Yip joins the podcast to talk about growing up under pressure from his parents. He describes how, as Chinese Immigrants, they had a clear vision for the future. Yip shares how this experience influenced the decisions he made as a father. In another episode, LZ speaks with Tiyale Hayes. They talk about the responsibility of representing Black culture and supporting the community. Jemele Hill talks about bravery and survival on the show too. She shares her memoir and the relationships in her life which formed her.

The podcast prioritizes LBGTQ+ representation. It highlights Pride Month with guests Andrew Ahn and Robbie Rogers. LZ also chats with Bob the Drag Queen, Jesus Ramirez-Valles, and Rufus Wainwright. Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson is informative and feel-good. The show has sincere conversations and vital topics. Listeners may connect with guests' stories and get advice for their own lives.

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