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Queers is a podcast about politics and culture with Simon Copland and Benjamin Riley.

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    • 3.9 • 73 Ratings

Queers is a podcast about politics and culture with Simon Copland and Benjamin Riley.

    The End of Queers

    The End of Queers

    At least, for now. Benjamin and Simon reflect on four years of discussion about queer politics and culture, wondering what’s changed, what we’ve learned, and whether all of this was worthwhile. Thanks everyone for listening and for your support—we’re sure we’ll be back at some point and in some form, so stay tuned.


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    • 45 min
    We present: Sinister Sissies

    We present: Sinister Sissies

    Buckle up Sodomites! Sinister Sissies is your gateway to gay true crime, homoerotic horror and all things man-on-man and macabre!


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    • 48 min
    Conflict Is Not Abuse

    Conflict Is Not Abuse

    Benjamin took the opportunity of a recent beachside holiday to do some light reading with Sarah Schulman’s book Conflict Is Not Abuse, which Simon read (and loved) a while back. This episode is a discussion of Schulman’s critical, compassionate, and ultimately reparative take on the theme of conflict, the book offering insight into themes that run throughout the discussions of the podcast.


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    • 39 min
    Free Speech

    Free Speech

    The Israel Folau sacking, campaigns to block far right activists from entering into Australia, the high court decision to uphold the sacking of the public servant Michaela Banerji. Free speech is everywhere in the news at the moment, yet despite it being central to both the politics of Benjamin and Simon we've never done an episode on it. This week we dive in head first. What even is free speech, why do we talk about it so much, and does it matter?


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    • 39 min
    Interview: Jarryd Bartle

    Interview: Jarryd Bartle

    Simon interviews writer, lecturer and consultant Jarryd Bartle across a range of topics relating to sexual and criminal deviancy, queer and otherwise. Jarryd talks about the uses and limits of the criminal justice system, whether the current focus of queer politics is a useful path to social change, and why he no longer considers himself “queer”.


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    • 47 min
    Sexless Queers

    Sexless Queers

    In the second part of our two-part discussion critiquing the role of sex in queer communities and politics, Benjamin and Simon get to the heart of the matter: is sexuality compulsory in queer movements and spaces? And if it isn’t, then what even is queerness?


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

funky_lem ,

Interesting... but more “like”s than Facebook

Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I find it very hard to listen to the dialogue when it’s punctuated far too frequently with the redundant word “like”. Benjamin Riley is not very articulate and restarts his sentences too often, all of which contain too many “like”s. It’s a shame because the content is fascinating.

David Brough ,

Good listening, HOWEVER

Good topics, relevant to us queers BUT please speak articulately and concisely: get to the point and stop backtracking with useless information. It is frustrating to wait for the point to be reached only to be constantly sidetracked with irrelevant information. I know it is a 'chat' type show and you are not professional broadcasters. I have given a five star review because I want you to improve. Good luck chaps.

ThomasxRobert ,

Important work!

Consistently impressive content and insight into areas of material importance that affect community.

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