Bottoms Up: The Podcast

We have created a series of podcasts written by gay and bisexual men, and all men who have sex with men, who have had challenging experiences with alcohol during their life.

By creating the podcasts we hope that listeners, who also may have issues with alcohol, will be able to relate to the events and experiences that the writers have been through. Alcohol affects many of us in different ways, but we are not alone. Our common struggles can connect us and provide hope to overcome difficult experiences.  

This series of podcasts are read by the actor, and friend of SX, David Mahoney. David brings to the Bottoms Up project decades of acting experience and a very personal interpretation of our contributors’ writing. We are also very privileged to have permission to use music created by the musician Haftor Medbøe to accompany the readings. 

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Podcast One: Garry Mac

We begin our series of podcasts with a reading of Garry Mac’s powerful examination of the years he lost to alcohol. Funny, thought-provoking, and emotional, Garry’s personal account is a must listen. Click here to head to Soundcloud or listen on this page.

Podcast Two: Barbour/Searle  

This podcast contains a reading of David Barbour’s poem, Nature’s Cruel Trick and Fraser Serle’s untitled short story. 

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Podcast Three: Ledin / Green

The podcast contains Podcast Three: Axis: A Portrait by Chase Ledin and Darkness Falls by Brian Green. 

Podcast Four: Lewd

This podcast contains a reading of Walter Lewd’s short story Bored Games. 

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So, what’s your story?
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s – from blog articles or stories to monologues and poems. It can be humorous or serious, named or anonymous. If you’re interested in submitting a piece for our website or have any questions, contact us at

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