155 episodes

Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast about nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview notable trans guests, analyze current events, answer advice questions and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.

Gender Reveal Tuck Woodstock

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 821 Ratings

Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast about nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview notable trans guests, analyze current events, answer advice questions and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.

    Jo Krishnakumar

    Jo Krishnakumar

    Tuck speaks with writer and researcher Jo Krishnakumar (they/them). (CW: anti-trans violence 37-42) Topics include:
    The neurodivergent need to take your pain and put it into ~projects~ How casteism continues to impact queer and trans spaces  Reimagining “the closet” as a cave, a balcony, or a nest How different trans communities interact in India Plus: Googling "Am I gay?” This Week in Gender: New study shows that trans kids stay trans. (Riley MacLeod weighs in.)   
    Find Jo (and Almaarii and Transform) at waytojo.com.
    Browse our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch.
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to our new bonus podcast feed, plus our weekly newsletter and other fun perks.
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Vela Vela” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: Bistitchual & Queer Candle Co (promo code: GENDER10)

    • 53 min
    TAYLOR ALXNDR

    TAYLOR ALXNDR

    Tuck speaks with musician, drag performer, and community organizer TAYLOR ALXNDR (they/she) Topics include:
    Drag as a political organizing tool “I feel like gender is still a competition… especially on social media” Collaborating on hundreds of Southern Fried Queer Pride events without collapsing from burnout or internecine squabbles. Gender social contagion (Would I want t**s on a desert island?) Plus: Lumpy Space Princess gender, the RuPaul Industrial Complex, and MITOCHONDRIHANNA! This Week in Gender: Ozzy teaches us about Apayauq Reitan and more trans Iditarod history. 
    Find Taylor @tayloralxndr and at tayloralxndr.com. Southern Fried Queer Pride is @sfqp.
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to a brand-new bonus podcast, plus our weekly newsletter and other fun perks.

    Browse our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch.
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Pitho Magnus” and “Luper” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: Zoned Out Podcast & Urbody (promo code: TUCK15) 

    • 57 min
    Avery Tucker

    Avery Tucker

    Tuck speaks with Avery Tucker (he/him) from Girlpool. Topics include: Losing control of your voice… as a touring musician.  Learning to accept the existence of your pre-transition self The joys and fears of “trans voice”  Plus: Juno, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Theypool? This Week in Gender: Wales banning conversion therapy; Montana judge blocking birth certificate law; doctor suing UT-Southwestern; sanctuary state bills to support trans families; MCR wants to sell binders
    Find Girlpool music & merch at girlpoolmusic.com. Avery is @girlpoool and @av33333ry on IG. Forgiveness is out now! 
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to a brand-new bonus podcast, plus our weekly newsletter and other fun perks.
    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s messages was from Lavender Menace Press.
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Sponsors: Urbody (promo code: TUCK15) 

    • 43 min
    Edgar Gomez

    Edgar Gomez

    Tuck speaks with Edgar Gomez (he/she/they), author of the memoir High-Risk Homosexual. Topics include: TFW Facebook suggests that you friend-request the Pulse shooter  The pros & cons of Latinidad (the concept) and Latinx (the word) Writing about your family’s homophobia without making them into telenovela villains The intersections of class/poverty and queerness  Plus: Sporty Spice, trans villain representation, and post-credits Drag Race goss. This Week in Gender: Rebecca Kling critiques the recent Washington Post op-ed “What I wish I’d known when I was 19 and had sex reassignment surgery.”
    References: Cristina Silva’s article about the word Latinx in USA Today. 
    Find Edgar at edgargomez.net, and find High-Risk Homosexual through Soft Skull Press or wherever books are.
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to a brand-new bonus podcast, plus our weekly newsletter and other fun perks.
    Browse our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch.
    Our spring grant is now open for applications at bit.ly/tpoc22. Learn more about our past grant winners at genderpodcast.com/grant.
    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s messages was from Cambridge Solidarity Fund / bit.ly/solidaritystickers.
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Mosic” and “Greyleaf Willow” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: Urbody (promo code: TUCK15) 

    • 56 min
    River Butcher

    River Butcher

    Tuck speaks with stand-up comic and actor River Butcher (he/they). Topics include:
    Bisexual men of dyke experience If men have hurt me, how do I come to terms with being a man? Being a comic who is trans, not a trans comic (and also not Che Diaz) Embracing perpetual transition and life in “the middle time” Plus: “Can I just say on this podcast… and hopefully it doesn’t become like a viral moment…”  This Week in Gender: The Biden administration marked TDoV by trying to make TSA stop doing gender-based gropes, among other things.
    Find River’s tour dates, Comedy Central special and more at riverbutcher.com and @rivbutcher.
    Browse our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch.
    Our spring grant is now open for applications at bit.ly/tpoc22. Learn more about our past grant winners at genderpodcast.com/grant.
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to a brand-new bonus podcast, plus our weekly newsletter and other fun perks.
    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s messages was from Moncho Alvarado.
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Kovir Straight” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: Urbody (promo code: TUCK15) 

    • 57 min
    Trans Day of Visibility (and Snacks) 2022

    Trans Day of Visibility (and Snacks) 2022

    After Tuck makes a few exciting announcements, Vidhya Aravind and Erique Zhang share their perspectives on what trans visibility means and who it serves. 
    Find Erique Zhang at eriquezhang.com and @er_ique. Find Vidhya Aravind at @kid_vidh and on Episode 74 of our podcast.
    Donate to our spring mutual aid drive via PayPal, Cash App ($TuckWoodstock) or Venmo (@Tuck-Woodstock).
    Trans folks of color can apply to receive mutual aid funds at bit.ly/tdos22.
    Our limited edition Trans Day of Having a Nice Snack merch is available through April 9 at bit.ly/gendermerch.
    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to our weekly newsletter and our new patron-only bonus pod. 
    Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.
    Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: Our patrons! Thank you!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
821 Ratings

821 Ratings

Halley. ,

(Trans)formative

I listened to all of the episodes of this podcast from the first episode to the latest, starting as a cis woman with she/they pronouns. Tuck is so respectful of the guests while still asking hard questions, which even make the listener really think. The different guests provide representation from many different genders and experiences, so the podcast never gets boring and there’s always something new to connect to. Gender Reveal is a safe-space for gender exploration and provides a sense of community for those of us who might not otherwise have access to it.
I’m sure that I am not the first person to have my egg cracked by this podcast, but somewhere along the 115 current episodes, I realized that I am a non-binary trans person with they/them pronouns. I’m so thankful for Tuck, Julia, and all of the awesome guests they have.

Urproven ,

In depth authentic exploration

I am immediately drawn into each episode. I love you podcast. Thank you for the important work you are doing to change the binary world.

rllna888 ,

wait…….. this is really good

tuck is an amazing interviewer

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