55 episodes

UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.

What The Trans!? What The Trans!?

    • Politics
    • 4.4, 21 Ratings

UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.

    EP 52: What The Pride!? Panel 2 -Black Trans Lives Matter!

    EP 52: What The Pride!? Panel 2 -Black Trans Lives Matter!

    This week Michelle hands the keys to the show over to Diamond Stylze (Marsha's Plate) as she chats with fellow US black trans people Josephine, Felix and Yannick Taylor (Conversations With The Priestess) as well as UK activist and campaigner Nim Ralph (co-founder QTIPOC London) about Black Lives Matter, police brutality, white supremacy and finding solace in cooking.

    Link sheet: https://bit.ly/3h7BdXE

    http://whatthetrans.com
    http://twitter.com/whatthetrans

    • 1 hr 41 min
    EP 51: What The Pride!? Panel 1 - Transgender parents!

    EP 51: What The Pride!? Panel 1 - Transgender parents!

    WELCOME TO WHAT THE PRIDE!?

    We are doing a pride! All through June we will have panels, music and speeches aiming to fill the pandemic pride gap.

    This week, Michelle is joined by guest co-host Casey Explosion as they host a panel of trans and non-binary parents!

    Also, we cover how to enjoy Harry Potter despite the author's bigotry, developments in Hungary and how you can help Black Lives Matter!

    Link sheet: https://bit.ly/3cmUJMh

    http://whatthetrans.com
    http://twitter.com/whatthetrans

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP 50: The UK press lies about trans women being dangerous again...

    EP 50: The UK press lies about trans women being dangerous again...

    To celebrate our 50th episode we spill the beans from behind the scenes of 2 years of doing this pod thing!

    Also:

    The Mail and The Times lie about trans women sexually assaulting cis women in prisons AGAIN.

    A trans hero sadly passes away.

    And we talk to Jess who has made an app that is helping the NHS and Chay from Trans Actual about their new project!

    Links sheet: https://bit.ly/2z9w9Rn

    http://whatthetrans.com
    http://twitter.com/whatthetrans

    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP 49: We talk to former "gender critical" trans people!

    EP 49: We talk to former "gender critical" trans people!

    This week Michelle and Ashleigh chat to Asha and Haven, a trans woman and an agender person who are former members of an anti-trans hate movement ("gender critical feminists"). We ask them:

    How do trans people become anti-trans?

    What did they experience when they were inside?

    How did they escape?
    Links sheet: https://bit.ly/2AnalSD

    http://whatthetrans.com
    http://twitter.com/whatthetrans

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP 48: Disabled & Trans During Lockdown

    EP 48: Disabled & Trans During Lockdown

    This week:

    We talk to Coffee Spoonie (they/she, @coffeespoonie) and Shash (she/her, @itsShash1) about being trans, disabled, under lockdown, and how suddenly institutions are doing #AccessibilityForAbleds which they wouldn't do for disabled folks before Covid-19! (Hashtag by Kate McWilliams @kateandcrps)

    And Liz Truss says that a project tackling transphobic bullying "isn't government policy." Excellent!

    Link sheet: https://bit.ly/35F9jwW

    http://whatthetrans.com
    http://twitter.com/whatthetrans

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 47: The government is announcing trans policy intentions whilst 1000 people are dying every day

    EP 47: The government is announcing trans policy intentions whilst 1000 people are dying every day

    COVID-19 is killing people and the UK is all set to have the highest death toll in Europe. So what did Women & Equalities minister Liz Truss announce whilst speaking to a Parliamentary committee? Guess. Just guess.

    We talk to Dr. Ruth Pearce (Spectra Trans Learning Project) and Susie Green (Mermaids) for their take on an announcement that is as terrifying as it is vague from the UK government.

    References: https://bit.ly/2VM7fzX
    whatthetrans.com
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

sewtab ,

Really interesting and thought provoking episode

It feels like we are going through the eye of a tornado in terms of what is happening globally for the trans community and you always have a really great take on events- was really interesting hearing from Theo and May in this episode- Theo especially was really clear and had some thought provoking takes, I would love to understand more

cenopounds ,

The trans friends you need in your life

I love what the trans. I laugh out loud at Michelle and Ashleigh humour, I nod along and keep up to date with what it's like to be trans in the UK. These two are smart, articulate and always incredibly honest. I'm always excited when a new episode shows up in my feed. Keep it up! You rock!

MadeIndescribable ,

Funny and informative

As a cis person this podcast has helped me learn so much about trans issues, from the political to day to day struggles, as well as celebrate the wonderful diversity the trans community has to offer.

Michelle and Ashleigh are also a great double act with fantastic chemistry, and make this podcast as entertaining as it is informative!!

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