7 episodes

What is ‘gender identity’? How is it different from ‘gender expression’? What about ‘non-binary’? Join host Faith Fundal (formerly Wil Fundal) as they explore these questions alongside people who find themselves navigating the world of preferred pronouns, trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.

They & Us CBC Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 120 Ratings

What is ‘gender identity’? How is it different from ‘gender expression’? What about ‘non-binary’? Join host Faith Fundal (formerly Wil Fundal) as they explore these questions alongside people who find themselves navigating the world of preferred pronouns, trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.

    Episode 6: Family ties

    Episode 6: Family ties

    Bryn Hanks was raised in a home with few gender rules: Boys wore dresses, girls could be whatever they wanted. But when he told his parents he was Trans, he hit a wall of resistance. He shares how that felt, and his mother explains why she had such a hard time accepting her child's identity. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5: Transitioning isn’t fun

    Episode 5: Transitioning isn’t fun

    From cystic acne to severe mood swings, a conversation with a Trans individual about what they wish more people knew about the experience of changing your body and how to prepare yourself to get through it. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 27 min
    Episode 4: Raven transforms

    Episode 4: Raven transforms

    A young student uses a North Coast legend from her grandmother to explain why she wants to stop living as a man and start living as a woman. Plus: Using sitcoms and culture to talk about gender and sexuality. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca. • cbc.ca/theyandus

    • 33 min
    Episode 3: Riot for your rights

    Episode 3: Riot for your rights

    Gender neutral bathrooms, preferred pronouns, Trans rights. Sex and gender has become a flash point for heated political debates, but how did we get here? • Support and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • More information about the Transgender Archives at uvic.ca/TransChair. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 32 min
    Episode 2: What kind of man do you want to be?

    Episode 2: What kind of man do you want to be?

    Harper Perrin grew up believing the only moral way for them to live was as a straight man. Eventually, they found acceptance as a gay man in a loving relationship, but something still didn’t feel right. • Resources and support: cbc.ca/theyandus. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: Pronouns in a pandemic

    Episode 1: Pronouns in a pandemic

    When you’re facing a health crisis, does it really matter if the doctor gets your pronouns wrong? Musician Rae Spoon thinks so, and they’re fighting for change while also fighting cancer. Plus, a doctor-in-training on their struggles with conversion therapy. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • Theme song: 'Do Whatever the Heck You Want' by Rae Spoon. • Email: theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Erin the Alchemist ,

Very informative

Super informative and great gateway into understanding trans and gender-variant issues. Thank you do much CBC.

Shimshon Obadia (they/them) ,

Thank you CBC

This is a brilliant program! I feel seen, we need more programming like this getting a national platform! Thank you, CBC!

Chel_sea37 ,

Such an important podcast to listen to!

I just finished the 6th and last episode (of the season?? 🤞) of the CBC podcast “They and Us” and I strongly recommend it to EVERYONE regardless of belief systems and viewpoints or maybe because of the diversity of these.

Cis gender- pronoun use, transgender and other queer identifications is very new in our society.
Many do not accept these changes and I am not proposing that you listen to this podcast to change those views or even to start a discussion about them. I am proposing that you listen so that you can humanize the topic for yourself.

This podcast does such a great job of humanizing the concepts

Because in the end that is exactly what you are discussing when voicing an opinion about this shift in societal norms-
a human with feelings and experiences that most of us are not familiar with or aware of.

Take the time to educate yourself!!

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