Meet Emma Goswell and Sam Walker, the creators of the hit podcast ‘Coming Out Stories’ and the book of the same name. They join Queer We Are to share their journey to defining success in their lives. Their story is inspiring, filled with lessons about happiness, contentment, and understanding. Listen in as Emma and Sam explore their paths to success, from Emma becoming a 51 year old stay-at-home-mom to Sam’s journey as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Emma Goswell began her broadcasting career in 2002 working for a string of commercial radio stations as a broadcast journalist before joining the BBC as a news reader and producer.
She then turned her hand to presenting – co-hosting the Gaydio breakfast show for 5 years between 2013 and 2018 and again in 2020. She now hosts ‘The Weekend Outing’ on Virgin Radio Pride as well as presenting cover shows for BBC radio Manchester.
She also worked for National Prison Radio for three years, setting up the first radio station in a women’s prison in the UK and earnt a Sony award for her documentary work with the prisoners at HMP Styal.
She’s been lucky enough to speak to LGBT+ people from all over the world since the Podcast launched but is always keen to find new people to tell their story. Emma lives in Didsbury, Manchester with her long suffering plants but she can quite often be found hanging out in Rochdale with her girlfriend and a Labrador named after a Gaelic footballer.
Sam Walker is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and podcaster with nearly 20 years experience in creating critically acclaimed podcasts and providing high-end audio consultancy. As a presenter, Sam appeared across national commercial and BBC Radio working for stations as varied as Key 103 and XFM and BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio 5 Live, where she presented for eight years before moving in to full time consultancy.
Sam has developed and edited more than 30 successful podcast series for brands and individuals both in the UK and the USA. She is the host of the multi-award winning Sam Walker’s Desert Diaries and the critically acclaimed American Vigilante.