12 episodes

Responding to a need for queer, intergenerational connections and spaces, The Youth/Elders Podcast features personal stories, lived histories, and candid conversations between queer youth, queer elders, and lots of folks in between. Episodes touch on everything from identity and relationships to activism and community spaces (then and now). Hosted and curated by Naomi Bain, Bear Bergman, leZlie lee kam, Ty Sloane, and Rhoma Spencer.

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    • Society & Culture
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Responding to a need for queer, intergenerational connections and spaces, The Youth/Elders Podcast features personal stories, lived histories, and candid conversations between queer youth, queer elders, and lots of folks in between. Episodes touch on everything from identity and relationships to activism and community spaces (then and now). Hosted and curated by Naomi Bain, Bear Bergman, leZlie lee kam, Ty Sloane, and Rhoma Spencer.

    Stepping In, Stepping Out

    Stepping In, Stepping Out

    It's the last episode of our second season! Hosts Ty Sloane and Bear Bergman are joined by Sedina Fiati and Catherine Hernandez for an insightful conversation about leadership, accountability, and change in cultural institutions and how we as individuals can hold space for conflict and difficult conversations.

    Show notes:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E08

    • 36 min
    I'm Still Here

    I'm Still Here

    Zaddies? Elders? Hot mamas? A roundtable of five queers discuss desire, race, (in)visibility, and access as they age. Co-hosts leZlie lee kam and Rhoma Spencer are joined by Debbie Douglas, Canute Lawrence and Carol Thames for a lively discussion about navigating ageism in queer spaces and beyond.

    Show notes:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E07

    • 34 min
    Room to Grow

    Room to Grow

    This episode includes two separate conversations about queerness across geographies, with a focus on folks who’ve come to Toronto from different places. First, Ty Sloane talks with artists Cole Alvis and Jay Northcott about how their queerness has shifted from place to place. Next, we hear from Brendalee Cox, who came to Canada from the Bahamas as a refugee. She talks about both the challenges and opportunities she's found here.

    Show notes:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E06

    • 53 min
    Freedom is Coming

    Freedom is Coming

    For this episode of The Youth/Elders Podcast, Naomi Bain and Rhoma Spencer are joined by artists and educators Rania El Mugammar and LeRoi Newbold to talk about how things have changed (and haven't) since global protests and uprisings in support of Black lives in the Spring of 2020, and how they ground their work in resistance movements of the past, and hope for the future.

    Show notes:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E05

    • 45 min
    On My Own Terms

    On My Own Terms

    In this episode, Bear sits down with Kai, a trans man and therapist living in the States, to talk about how he's navigated being "out" in various situations and how he's he's found agency in deciding when that's right for him.

    Show notes and transcript:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E03

    • 30 min
    Do the Work

    Do the Work

    What does accountability look like on both a personal and an institutional level? Co-hosts Naomi Bain and Ty Sloane talk with Adam Benn and Ravyn Wngz about the often fraught relationship between communities and institutions, the potential they see for real change, and how they stay grounded, inspired, and sustained in their activism.

    Show notes and transcript:
    https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/podcast/S02E02

    • 44 min

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