10 episodes

Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar. Your bartender tonight is Adam Smith, who likes to squeeze stories out of his patrons. Each episode, a different person spills to Adam all the curious ways their desires have changed through their lives, licks and loves.

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Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar. Your bartender tonight is Adam Smith, who likes to squeeze stories out of his patrons. Each episode, a different person spills to Adam all the curious ways their desires have changed through their lives, licks and loves.

    Episode 9 - Bhav

    Episode 9 - Bhav

    Bhav sips whiskey while telling me about his history of depravity working in a library, struggling with the "imbalance" of his bisexuality, and a spark of attraction so electrical that he can still remember the exact date.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.

    • 49 min
    Episode 8 - Steven

    Episode 8 - Steven

    Over ice cream and a sidecar, Steven tells me about the sexiness of a church camp community, his obsession with a weird musical character, and what someone called the Tiger Man meant to him.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.
    Please subscribe to the show and let me know what you think of it. I’m @AdamCommentism on Twitter and Medium, where you can also find a blog post to accompany each episode.

    • 42 min
    Episode 7 - Scott

    Episode 7 - Scott

    Scott is at the end of the bar, slouched but ready to drink more. He’s got some weird desires in his history: fur and bandanas... But mostly after speaking to Scott, I’m left thinking how some desires are made of our need to leave the world a better place.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.
    Subscribe to the show and let me know what you think. I’m @AdamCommentism on Twitter and Medium, where you can also find a blog post to accompany each episode.

    • 45 min
    Episode 6 - Jonathan

    Episode 6 - Jonathan

    Boy, does Jonathan have stories to tell. First there’s the one about a glam-rock idol who put stars in Jonathan’s eyes as a ten-year-old. And then, as Jonathan opens up, he tells me how he handled his desires when he came of age as a gay man in the 1980s.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.

    • 32 min
    Episode 5 - Dolf

    Episode 5 - Dolf

    Dolf tells me about how mounting his lover’s motorbike made him feel sexy by association, and about catching sight of himself in the mirror during sex. A person may earn our desires because they represent a life we want for ourselves.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.

    • 40 min
    Episode 4 - Joel

    Episode 4 - Joel

    Joel tells me about the how the spirit of boyish adventure kindled some of his early cravings and about what happened after fixing eyes with someone in the sunlight across a street in Paris. Sometimes we desire a person only because they seem to desire us.
    Welcome to Karl’s Kaschemme, a conversation about queer desire in a fictional bar.
    (There was an editing error in an earlier version of this episode.)

    • 40 min

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