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 - Interview with Abram J Lewis
In this double-length episode, OFTV speaks to trans historian Abram J. Lewis about TAO (Transsexual Action Organization), about oral history work, and about how magic, witchcraft, and "unreason" intersect with the emergence of Gay Liberation and early trans organizations.
AJ Lewis is a post doctoral fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, and the co-founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, a partnership with the New York Public Library system.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.