Calum McSwiggan tells TenEighty about his new FUBAR Radio show, which explores topics such as sex and LGBTQ+ culture.
“I was first introduced to FUBAR Radio when I was invited to be on The JaackMaate Show and The Hannah Witton Show last year,” Calum tells TenEighty, “and after featuring as a guest several times they decided to offer me my own show. I’ve always been a storyteller, whether that’s through my writing, my YouTube channel, or my social media, and I think radio is just another outlet for me to do that.”
Calum’s new FUBAR show centres around sex and sexuality and, as with all FUBAR shows, is completely uncensored. “As a YouTuber I’m used to being able to censor myself and choose what I can and can’t say, and I love that FUBAR allow me to do that live on air,” Calum states. “I don’t think I would work with a radio station that operated under strict restrictions, especially since so much of the show is based around sex education. I think it’s so important to be able to be open and honest and not worry about saying a few bad words or touching upon controversial or taboo topics – plus that allows for a lot of fun.
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“The guests are without a doubt the best thing about the show, and we’ve got so many interesting and dynamic personalities lined up that are going to make each and every show completely different from the last,” Calum says. “There’s already been some contrasting opinions between myself and my guests, and I love bringing out those discussions on air, as well as playing some of the outrageous games we have lined up. Porn or Not Porn is my favourite game – making my guests guess whether sound clips are completely innocent or from adult films.” Guests planned for the future include Jamie Lambert and Ben Hunte, and there will also be “plenty of YouTubers [on the show] like Megan and Whitney, Dan and Jon, Doug Armstrong, Riyadh Khalaf, and loads more.”
When asked about which themes Calum is excited to explore in upcoming shows, he tells TenEighty that “the show is all about gender and sexuality and we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface. As an LGBT+ show I really want to make sure that it is inclusive of all LGBT+ people – there can be a tendency for LGBT+ programming to just focus on gay men, and I really want to break away from that. I really want us to break out of that bubble and give air time to some conversation topics and ideas that are often overlooked.”
Calum’s new FUBAR Radio show airs every Wednesday from 6pm, and can be listened to here.