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Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden
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Queerstories Queerstories

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 210 Ratings

Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden
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    347 Joshua Whitehead - Shoot, Shovel, Shut-Up

    347 Joshua Whitehead - Shoot, Shovel, Shut-Up

    Joshua shares a poetic narrative about being Indigenous and queer in Canada.
    Joshua Whitehead is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and he is the author of Making Love with the Land, full-metal indigiqueer and Jonny Appleseed all of which have received a litany of accolades and awards. He is also the editor of Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, which won the Lambda Award in 2021. He performed this story at Sydney Writers Festival.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 13 min
    346 Leanne Yong - Failing at Failing

    346 Leanne Yong - Failing at Failing

    Leanne shares her greatest failures for your entertainment and edification, and as a terribly public method of therapy, one might suppose.
    Leanne Yong started her career as an IT business analyst and is now an escape room creator who has designed internationally recognised games with her partner that weave unique puzzle mechanics with narrative. Two Can Play That Game is her debut novel. She performed this story at Sydney Writers Festival.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 11 min
    345 Sophie Cunningham - Getting Old is A Real Trip

    345 Sophie Cunningham - Getting Old is A Real Trip

    Approaching 60, and reckoning with family histories, physical stuff, and the world at large, Sophie makes a list.
    Sophie Cunningham is the author of nine books, including the novel This Devastating Fever and the essay collection City of Trees. She is also a teacher, mentor, climate change activist and every day she posts an image of a tree on her Instagram @sophtreeofday. Sophie is the Chair of the Australian Society of Authors and an executive director of the Copyright Agency. She performed this story at Sydney Writers Festival.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 12 min
    344 Daniel Lavery - Dangers, Toils and Snare Drums

    344 Daniel Lavery - Dangers, Toils and Snare Drums

    Daniel recounts the meaningful form of lying.
    Daniel Lavery is the cofounder of The Toast, served as Slate's Dear Prudence from 2016–2021, and the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You. He performed this story at Sydney Writers Festival.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 9 min
    343 Bernie Hobbs - Ghostly Encounters

    343 Bernie Hobbs - Ghostly Encounters

    Bernie shares her experiences with the supernatural.
    Best known as a judge from The New Inventors and her many years with ABC Science, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster. She performed this story at the World Science Festival in Brisbane.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 10 min
    342 Alison Wright - There and Back Again

    342 Alison Wright - There and Back Again

    Alison is plagued by indecision when choosing between two seemingly perfect job opportunities in Germany.
    Dr Alison Wright is a Scientist at Griffith University working in the Office for Research. Her research specialised in Spinal Cord Injury stem cell treatments, and chemical tissue clearing microscopy techniques. As a prominent transgender scientist, she has been involved in outreach and advocacy to highlight LGBT individuals in STEM.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and follow Queerstories on Facebook.
    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.
    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

mummykatereviews ,

Amazing podcast

I am inhaling this podcast. I laugh and weep all within minutes. Light and shade and so much joy and pride. Thank you for sharing these stories 🌈

Catty3333 ,

Wonderful

Really enjoying this podcast. Wonderfully raw and real people telling their truth with diversity in character and tales. Only wish they could slow their speaking cadence in some instances, as well as the host. Let the listener take in your words, and not just ‘listen’ to them

FIX THIS APP 696969688 ,

LOVE BUT TOO QUIET

Love this show so much but the top volume is still so quiet, compared to all the other podcasts I listen to, if you’re driving or walking or doing anything it’s so hard to hear, please make louder! :( love this podcast but just don’t often have a perfectly quiet room to listen

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