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A shameless and uncensored history podcast covering the history of sex and vice hosted by Quinn Laroux, a drag and burlesque performer. With equal parts comedy and nuance, Loose is a crash course into complicated ideas about sex, drugs, and alcohol through a unapologetically queer, trans, and feminist lens.

Loose: A Podcast About the History of Sex and Vice Quinn Laroux

    • History

A shameless and uncensored history podcast covering the history of sex and vice hosted by Quinn Laroux, a drag and burlesque performer. With equal parts comedy and nuance, Loose is a crash course into complicated ideas about sex, drugs, and alcohol through a unapologetically queer, trans, and feminist lens.

    Because I'm a Witch

    Because I'm a Witch

    A brief history of witchcraft with a bit of sex history, a tarot reading, a discussion of climate and a bit of theorizing about why men are like this with my good friend Taylor.

    To get in touch, you can follow me a @quinnlarouxdrag on instagram or @quinnlaroux on twitter 

    To support Loose please check out patreon.com/loosepodcast where you can find extra content

    Music provided through Epidemic Sound included Time For a Riot by Honeycutts

    Sources used in this week's episode included: 

    Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

    Witches. Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J Sollet

    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/witchcraft-penis-snatchers-history

    • 38 min
    Moonshine Queens

    Moonshine Queens

    Few times I been over yonder, and I ain’t no holler back girl. We take it back to my roots today to talk a little bit about the history of moonshine and the women who ran the streets, seas, and the roads back in Prohibition days and before.
    To get in touch, you can follow me a @quinnlarouxdrag on instagram or @quinnlaroux on twitter
    To support Loose please check out patreon.com/loosepodcast where you can find extra content and snippets from conversations in this weeks episode
    Music provided through Epidemic Sound included Bluegrass Bean by The Undertowns
    Sources used in this week's episode included:
    What You are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
    White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
    https://www.historycolorado.org/story/2020/03/12/openly-and-gusto-how-women-moonshiners-led-denvers-first-female-cop

    https://www.homestead.org/homesteading-history/women-bootleggers/

    • 55 min
    Emma Goldman and Her Boys

    Emma Goldman and Her Boys

    Join Quinn and Daria Kucher as we follow Cancer queen and radical anarchist Emma Goldman through her dating life reminding all of us out there in the fight for a better world that it’s okay to like flowers, dancing, and boys at the same time.

    To get in touch, you can follow me a @quinnlarouxdrag on instagram or @quinnlaroux on twitter 

    To support Loose please check out patreon.com/loosepodcast where you can find extra content and snippets from conversations in this weeks episode

    Music provided through Epidemic Sound included Time for a Riot by Honeycutts

    Sources used in this week's episode included: 

    Living My Life by Emma Goldman

    • 51 min
    Wet Ass P-Word

    Wet Ass P-Word

    WAPs, Dirty Blues, The Filthy Speech Movement and more. Camille and I cover all the embarrassing movements of people fighting for the right to swear and talk through respectability politics. The only acceptable WAP thinkpiece.

    Sources used in this weeks episode were:
    Make Love, Not War by David Allyn
    How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr
    “Shave Em Dry” by Lucille Bogan
    http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt687004sg&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=d0e8112&toc.id=d0e353

    Music was Time for a Riot by Honeycutts

    Extra content is available on patreon at patreon.com/loosepodcast

    Nola Drag Tours booking is available at noladragtours.com

    • 53 min
    The Lavender Scare

    The Lavender Scare

    Worried the gays might spill the tea to the Russians, the US Government spent most of the Red Scare not finding communists and ruining the lives of gay men and lesbians living in Washington DC, until the Mattachine Society of Washington finally fought back. With special guest Evan Spigelman.

    To get in touch, you can follow me a @quinnlarouxdrag on instagram or @quinnlaroux on twitter 

    To support Loose please check out patreon.com/loosepodcast where you can find extra content and snippets from conversations in this weeks episode

    Music provided through Epidemic Sound included Time for a Riot by Honeycutts

    Sources used in this episode were:

    The Lavender Scare: The Cold Ware Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David K Johnson

    Sex and the Office by Julie Berebitsky

    • 50 min
    Anita Bryant: The Gays vs Orange Juice

    Anita Bryant: The Gays vs Orange Juice

    Episode contains homophobic slurs.

    Well at least it’s a fruit pie. The original poor innocent cancelled free speech warrior Anita Bryant, the movement, and the myth. The story of how a hateful bigot galvanized two opposite movements and gay people stopped drinking orange juice.

    There will be a one week break between episodes to put together some fascinating new projects.

    Consider supporting Loose on Patreon at patreon.com/loosepodcast

    Get in touch with me at @quinnlarouxdrag on instagram or @quinnlaroux on twitter.

    Sources:

    Youtube Clips of Anita Bryant in Interviews 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fABwascm12s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6i5Y6t1nI&t=130s

    Fuck Anita Bryant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBe2Bq4jYPA

    John BirdsallThe Orange Juice Boycott That Changed America 

    https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/the-orange-juice-boycott-that-changed-america

    Emily Johnson, The myth that has shaped the Christian Right and the LGBTQ rights movement for four decades

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/21/myth-that-has-shaped-christian-right-lgbtq-rights-movement-four-decades/

    • 15 min

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