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One From the Vaults, a trans history podcast by Morgan M Page. We bring you all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!

One From the Vaults Morgan M Page

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 204 Ratings

One From the Vaults, a trans history podcast by Morgan M Page. We bring you all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!

    OFTV Presents - Librada and Cubanecuir

    OFTV Presents - Librada and Cubanecuir

    This month OFTV presents a special interview with archivist Librada González Fernández of the Cubanecuir archive! Librada is a young trans woman based in NYC and Miami who is pulling together the stories and ephemera of queer and trans Cubans, both on the island and in the diaspora! She joins OFTV to talk Cuban queer history, the ethics of archival work, being a trans person working in history.

    You can follow the archive @cubanecuir on Instagram and Twitter!

    • 59 min
    OFTV Presents - Interview with Zackary Drucker

    OFTV Presents - Interview with Zackary Drucker

    To celebrate five years of One From the Vaults, this year I'll be presenting a series of interviews with artists, filmmakers, writers, and historians working on trans history. First up is the brilliant and beautiful artist Zackary Drucker, co-director of the new HBO docuseries The Lady and the Dale, which tells the wild story of 1970s icon Liz Carmichael!

    • 42 min
    OFTV 35 - La Prophetesse

    OFTV 35 - La Prophetesse

    This month's episode of OFTV follows the life of a gender non-conforming mystic who lead an early insurgency in the Haitian Revolution!

    Works cited:
    The Priest and the Prophetesse (2018) by Terry Rey
    Des hommes et des dieux (2002)
    Sex and the Empire That is No More (1994) by J. Lorand Matory
    Mama Lola: a Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (1991) by Karen McCarthy Brown

    • 45 min
    OFTV 34 - Gym Class

    OFTV 34 - Gym Class

    In this episode of OFTV, we follow Steve Dain - teacher of the year, and later mentor to Lou Sullivan - in his fight for the right to keep teaching after his sex change!

    Works Cited:

    http://revolution.berkeley.edu/steve-dain-teacher-transitions/
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=steve-dain&pid=96301343
    https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/k930bx11b
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whatsexami
    https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news//292479/online_extra:_emeryville_street_to_be_named_for_fired_trans_gym_teacher?fbclid=IwAR1o_L7_3dIykRc5kVijDviKC_ZsPvmInN0bLxQWMDz7kUJImLSmS2EFr-c
    https://www.ebar.com/news/news//277848
    http://transgroupblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/rip-steve-dain-ftm-pioneer.html
    http://revolution.berkeley.edu/steve-dain-outcome-1978/#menu-main-nav

    • 24 min
    OFTV 33 - A Bunny in the Front Seat

    OFTV 33 - A Bunny in the Front Seat

    In our first episode for 2020, OFTV looks at the tumultuous life of early gender clinic patient, sex worker-turned businesswoman Patricia Morgan!

    Works cited:
    https://zagria.blogspot.com/2009/08/patricia-morgan-1939-sex-worker.html#.Xj_4lhP7SRs
    https://archive.org/details/drag414unse/page/n1/mode/2up
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/65480016/
    https://archive.org/details/femalemimics13unse/page/4/mode/2up

    • 26 min
    OFTV 32 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

    OFTV 32 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

    In our very first HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, OFTV looks at the all-too-brief story of a Vicar, a ghost, and a veil! Join us this All Hallow's Eve for a chilling tale from trans history!

    Works Cited:

    https://archive.org/details/venuscastinafamobull/page/248
    https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/history/somersets-most-unusual-ghost-storya-1208123
    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_woman_in_black_the_strange_story_of_a_crossdressing_ghost
    http://www.strangehistory.net/2016/05/04/transvestite-vicar-ghost-interwar-england/
    https://zagria.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-09-21T11:59:00-04:00&max-results=4#.XbV_1UX7SRt
    https://sites.evergreen.edu/politicalshakespeares/wp-content/uploads/sites/226/2015/12/Stryker-My-Words-to-VF.pdf

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Reinebelle ,

All the thumbs up

Morgan M. Page is a delight and OFTV is a favorite. Equal parts salacious and historically accurate, this is the best queer history podcast out there.

Daisy Sauvageau ,

Amazing Historical Podcast

It was time for me to write a proper review. OFTV is a podcast about trans history, narrated, researched, and produced by Morgan M. Page. She usually focuses each episode on someone from trans history, or an organization that made a big impact on trans people.

A few things make this podcast stand out. First is Morgan’s own love for the glamorous and glitzy side of history. This really shines when she’s talking about people like Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn, Alexandra the Great 48 and others. Second is Morgan’s use of music. By about the fourth or fifth episode she seems to have found a way to work music in seamlessly, and especially as she gains more experience building episodes, the music sets the tone. She uses it to set the time period, the mood for the episode, and so much more.

Finally, there’s Morgan herself. It’s her personality that keeps me listening. She’s a well read, well researched historian and presents the stories as completely as possible. Her love of glamour and gossip are evident when she’s telling each story. Morgan reads all the sources and crafts her episodes around as comprehensive a narrative ad she can make. Like she says herself often, you really have to read between the lines to get the whole story.

If you’re interested in history, or trans people, or just like listening to interesting stories told by a great storyteller who mixes in the right music, this podcast is for you. Make sure you subscribe!

JayRio76 ,

Excellent history podcast

I am fairly new to podcasts. As a trans queer person & a lover of social history, I am thoroughly impressed with diversity of stories shared. I have listened to roughly half of episodes published so far, as I prefer to listen in chronological order. I thoroughly recommend this podcast.

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