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Billy Porter

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Latest 3 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

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Billy Porter: The Star of "Pose" and "Kinky Boots" on Overcoming Adversity, Slaying the Red Carpet, and Staying Ready to be Ready

The Great Creators with Guy Raz

Billy Porter is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy-award winning artist known for lighting up the red carpet with his incredible ensembles. But success did not come easy for Billy. He tells Guy about his years in obscurity, why he never stopped working on his craft, and what led to his big break.Links from the show:Billy's best red carpet outfits (Elle)Music video for "Show Me" Music video for "Children"Solo show at Lincoln Center: "Kinky Boots" medleyBilly as Pray Tell in "Pose"Billy sings "I Will Survive"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 12mins

3 Jan 2023

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[Full episode] Melanie C, Billy Porter, Sean Cooney

Q with Tom Power

Melanie C of the Spice Girls opens up about her intimate new memoir, The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl, which delves into the consequences of fame and how she learned to thrive on her own. Emmy-winning actor Billy Porter talks about his new memoir, Unprotected, and his journey to finding healing. Singer-songwriter Sean Cooney of the English folk group The Young'uns tells us how an encounter with a stranger at a pub led to the creation of an entire stage show celebrating the life of an anti-facist.

1hr 6mins

17 Nov 2022

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'Pose' Actor Billy Porter

Fresh Air

Porter won an Emmy for Pose, and a Tony for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. In addition to performing, he's also a star on the red carpet. His memoir, Unprotected, is now out in paperback.

44mins

4 Nov 2022

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The Legendary Billy Porter, and Discussing a Hyperpartisan Supreme Court

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

Van and Rachel react to the Supreme Court becoming more partisan (18:46). Then, the award-winning and iconic Billy Porter joins the show to discuss support for LGBTQ media (40:35), and the intracommunity divide between straight and gay Black men (54:30). Plus, the McRib is back for the last time (1:28:29).Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel LindsayGuest: Billy PorterProducer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 41mins

25 Oct 2022

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Billy Porter’s unstoppable journey

Capehart

In this Washington Post Live conversation from Dec. 7, 2021, Billy Porter discusses his memoir, “Unprotected,” and opens up about his journey from the poverty of Pittsburgh to becoming the Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning singer, actor and producer he is today.

25mins

6 Sep 2022

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193: Billy Porter | Part 2

Homo Sapiens

Listeners, roll out the red carpet, and dust off the good silverware. Today on Homo Sapiens we are joined by the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning trailblazer: Billy Porter. We’re talking behind the scenes on Pose, we’re talking queer liberation and Lil Nas X, finding out what on earth Luke Evans eats to get that bod and getting the inside scoop on Billy’s brilliant new film ‘Anything’s Possible’. Plus your summer book recommends, and Billy even weighs in on some agony uncle-ing with the beautiful wisdom we have come to expect from him.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

1 Sep 2022

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193: Billy Porter | Part 1

Homo Sapiens

Listeners, roll out the red carpet, and dust off the good silverware. Today on Homo Sapiens we are joined by the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning trailblazer: Billy Porter. We’re talking behind the scenes on Pose, we’re talking queer liberation and Lil Nas X, finding out what on earth Luke Evans eats to get that bod and getting the inside scoop on Billy’s brilliant new film ‘Anything’s Possible’. Plus your summer book recommends, and Billy even weighs in on some agony uncle-ing with the beautiful wisdom we have come to expect from him.📍 Homo Sapiens Spotify Playlist📍H O M O S A P I E N S P O D C A S T📍NEW EPISODE Every Thursday📍Come play with us on socials Facebook & Instagram @Homosapiens📍Email us: Hello@homosapienspodcast.com📍Podcast Host: Acast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

1 Sep 2022

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Changes Revisited: Davina McCall and Billy Porter

Changes with Annie Macmanus

Looking back at some stand out episodes, this week we revisit Davina McCall and Billy Porter. National treasure and TV legend Davina McCall has become a voice for women going through menopause raising awareness and understanding. She has also been through a lot in her life, here talking about being left with her Granny as a child and her subsequent fear of abandonment which she unintentionally came to face as an adult with a hypnotist. She also spoke so openly about her experience and knowledge of the menopause. We revisit some important lessons. Billy Porter, the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning actor, singer, writer and fashion icon literally sings to you about change here. In spite of all his success with Kinky Boots, Pose, a Strange Loop and so much more, Billy has had a difficult life leading up to it with a lot of trauma. He has overcome huge obstacles, prejudices and changes in his life, so we had to revisit this episode and his relationship to change. Billy’s directorial debut Anything's Possible is now out on Amazon Prime. Content warning: references child abuse and homophobiaListen to the full episodes here:Davina McCall https://podfollow.com/changeswithanniemacmanus/episode/d05c49b36647de927e41b9b57dc24c68ae04c73e/viewBilly Porterhttps://podfollow.com/changeswithanniemacmanus/episode/b0b7620c4ec62f86dc1850cf9c439a21239ec115/view Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31mins

22 Aug 2022

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OWM: Tony Winning Actor Billy Porter breaks down his new film, new music in the Music Minute and much more! (August 5, 2022)

ON With Mario Daily Podcast

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20mins

5 Aug 2022

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Unapologetic Joy with Billy Porter

Uncommon Ground with Van Jones

“To be queer and come out in 1985 when I'm 16 years-old, and be thrust into the AIDS crisis and fighting for our lives on the front lines…Silence does equal death...I don't know anything else, but to fight. I do understand that as a queer Black man in this space who has been unapologetic from the beginning, there is a responsibility for me to continue to speak my truth.” The incomparable Billy Porter does it all! He’s an Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award-winning actor, singer, producer, director, composer, and playwright. Billy is a cultural icon and a trailblazer on issues of race, sexuality, and gender. On top of all that - he’s an activist. For most of his life, Billy has been spreading awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and demanding action. And he’s done all of this while daring to live his truth.In this episode, Van and Billy sit down to talk about Billy’s impact on the culture and the way his career has been intertwined with activism. This is a conversation filled with wisdom and laughter. It is proof of the fact that despite the pain he has endured, Billy infuses his life and work with joy.New episodes of Uncommon Ground with Van Jones release weekly, every Wednesday.How do you infuse joy into your work? What activist traditions do you pull from? Call 347-770-2785 and leave Van a voicemail. Your comment or question will be recorded, and may be played and answered on a future episode of Uncommon Ground!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

3 Aug 2022

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