100 episodes

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

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    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

    Interview with emily m danforth

    Interview with emily m danforth

    In today's bonus episode, Alice and Irene interview author emily m danforth, the author of queer YA novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post about her new book, Plain Bad Heroines. Tune in to hear us discuss uncovering our hidden histories, Emily's experiences researching and writing queer historical fiction, and openly bisexual early 20th century writer Mary MacLane.
    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.
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    • 33 min
    100th Episode: Q&A

    100th Episode: Q&A

    To celebrate 100 episodes of Queer as Fact, we asked our listeners to submit questions, and now we have answers! 
    Join the whole Queer as Fact Qrew for answers to questions like how we got started as a podcast, our thought process when dealing with the pronouns of historical figures and, perhaps most importantly, whether Patroclus was a pineapple on pizza kinda guy. 
    Look out for another bonus episode coming soon, and Season 6 starting on December 1st!
    Please note the following content warnings for this Q&A: Discussions of homophobia and transphobia including misgendering and deadnaming, as well as mentions of alcohol and intoxication. 
    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.
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    • 49 min
    Paris is Burning

    Paris is Burning

    Welcome to the final episode for Season 5, where we are discussing Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Join us as we explore the creation, critical response and legacy of the film, featuring cameos from Madonna and Ru Paul.
    Stick around until the end for an exciting announcement about our upcoming 100th episode!
     

    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kapaemahu

    Kapaemahu

    In today's episode, we discuss Kapaemahu, a Hawai'ian sacred site commemorating four non-binary individuals. Join us to learn about gender in Kānaka Maoli culture, how the story of these stones has survived four centuries, and the logistical difficulties of moving large rocks.
    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.
    If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
     
    Note: We apologise for the sound quality issues on Eli's microphone in this episode.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Roberta Cowell

    Roberta Cowell

    Today's episode is on transgender pioneer, Roberta Cowell. We'll be covering everything from her career as a race-car driver and her time flying Spitfires in WWII, to her battle to access medical transition in the 1950s and the complexities on how she presented her story to the public.
    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.
    If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Gladys Bentley

    Gladys Bentley

    Today's episode is on American blues singer Gladys Bentley. Join us for our first venture into the Harlem Renaissance, where you'll find eight hour piano marathons, explicitly queer lyrics, and legally recognised weddings between women.
    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.
    If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
     

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Charlie WP ,

What a lovely podcast!

A great podcast with talented and entertaining hosts. They do a splendid job of researching and covering the unspoken parts of well known history, and fascinating history that should be well known.

It’s the history podcast I most commonly recommend to friends. Not just because of its accessibility and entertainment (Shelly’s Leg!) but to show that current western attitudes toward queerness are neither global, nor eternal. This knowledge is crucial to informing how we build a better and more inclusive world.

Lots of love from nearby Brunswick,
Charlie

Banksia1 ,

Truly excellent pod

Entertaining, interesting, and sometimes revelationary. Lovely hosts who care about exposing the queer history they still don’t teach ( I suspect) in schools. I love listening to this Podcast

DrNPC ,

DrNPC

I was first introduced to Queer as Fact in late 2019, and have now almost caught up. This is the best history podcast I have listened to, and it truly warms my heart to hear history focused on people. The stories are fascinating and the hosts skilfully deal with ambiguities in evidence which gives a sense of rigor not universally shared in this medium. This show has given me insight into places, cultures, and experiences which are different (sometimes radically so) from my own. This show is so good I have gone back to uni to do a degree in history (not joking, and I already have a PhD, so I might knock a star off if I can’t get through this next degree without avoiding exams). It is so well presented that relistening to old episodes has replaced Revolutions as a source of comfort if I can’t sleep for panic. Eli’s accent is awesome (Radelaide FTW), and THE SOUND QUALITY IS AWESOME.

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