Friends William Young and Christopher Sweeney explain how their friendship helped them both through difficult moments in their life. They explore why friendships need to be places we can open up to each to each other in order to build strong, honest bonds that can end up being a lifeline. William Young is a pop star and actor. Christopher Sweeney is an acclaimed film-maker. They met in the summer of 2010 at the Serpentine Gallery’s annual party and a friendship, true and proper, was born. Together, they are the creators of the Homo Sapiens podcast which currently clocks in 38,000 listens a week. The UK’s Guardian and The Observer have deemed it one of their top 10 podcasts of the year for 2017. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

William Young and Christopher Sweeney

Singer, Creators of the Homo Sapiens podcast

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