417 episodes

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

Big Mood, Little Mood with Daniel M. Lavery Slate Podcasts

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 1.1K Ratings

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

    Outward: A History of the Gay Right with Neil J. Young

    Outward: A History of the Gay Right with Neil J. Young

    This week Bryan talks to writer Neil J. Young about his new book Coming Out Republican: A History of the Gay Right. They dig into some of the inherent contradictions of the Gay Right and the pillars of their political strategy and reveal how central whiteness and maleness is to their politic. 

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    • 34 min
    Outward: Queer Crime Double Feature: Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding

    Outward: Queer Crime Double Feature: Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding

    On this week’s episode, guest hosts Daisy Rosario and Madeline Duchamp break down the new lesbian caper films Drive Away Dolls and Love Lies Bleeding. They dig into the joy of queer bars, Kristen Stewart's soft butch coming out, and the newly iconic Katie O’Brien.
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    • 36 min
    Outward: Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    Outward: Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster

    In this episode, Trace Lysette (Transparent, Hustlers) talks about her critically acclaimed film Monica, with Jules. The film tells the story of a trans woman returning home after decades of estrangement from her dying mother, and was the first-ever film led by an out trans actor to debut at the Venice Film Festival. Jules talks to Trace about the layers of her performance and the rollercoaster experience of making and campaigning the film.
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    • 37 min
    Outward: Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    Outward: Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and Community

    This week, we’re sharing more of our interview with Trans rights activist and ACLU Lawyer Chase Strangio. In this episode, Bryand and Jules ask Chase about his recent New York Times op-ed Trans Visibility Is Nice. Safety Is Even Better. They also talk about how hyper-visibility does not equate safety, and what we all risk losing when we lose trans rights. 
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    • 21 min
    Outward: Chase Strangio on the Anti-Trans Legislation Landscape

    Outward: Chase Strangio on the Anti-Trans Legislation Landscape

    2023 was a record-breaking year for anti-trans legislation and with over 500 bills introduced in 2024 it’s shaping up to be another critical year for statutory rights for trans people. This week, Bryan and Jules review the damage done in 2023 and look at the implications for anti-trans legislation this year with Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project.
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    • 57 min
    Outward: Tennessee's LGBTQ Affirming Churches

    Outward: Tennessee's LGBTQ Affirming Churches

    In this episode Bryan speaks with Reporter Jessica Bateman about her recent Washington Post article ‘They found spiritual joy. They won’t have it taken away. That details the importance of LGBTQ-affirming churches in Tennessee and the challenges they face. 

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Anais Bea ,

Love Danny, guests are hit-or-mess

Danny gives thoughtful, eloquent advice, and I really enjoyed his book as well. His guests, however, can be pretty hit-or-miss. It’d be great if he can invite more guests whose expertise or lived experience is relevant to giving advice (eg the psychologists and social workers tend to be good), versus writers and other podcasters who can sometimes give questionable advice at best, and sound apathetic or sarcastic at worst.

While I enjoy being introduced to artists I did not know, I’m not sure people looking to market their own work are necessarily the most qualified people to give advice. The format doesn’t seem to do justice to people who are writing to Danny about their heartfelt problems.

circedel ,

my emotional support podcast :’)

big mood, little mood has been my emotional support podcast for the past 3 years (starting when danny was dear prudence) and i am on the one hand despondent to hear of its ending, but on the other i respect and support danny’s choice to move on to other projects! it has meant so much to have a podcast that satisfies my unending need for gossip & on which the host and guest also have such consistently good takes that align with my values/worldview/interests. when my friends ask me for advice i think of what danny would say (and believe me, they KNOW that is what i am thinking.) also, this may be very parasocial of me, but i feel very seen by anything danny shares about how his mind works. danny, i’m not sure if you’re reading this and it’s therefore weird of me to be using the third person, but thank you so much for putting this into the world, and i am very excited to see / hear / engage with your future work!!!

Ughnicknames111 ,

Wisdom

I love Danny and have learned so much about how to be a good human from him over the years.

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