92 episodes

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

Queer as Fact Queer as Fact

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 252 Ratings

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

    Achilles and Patroclus

    Achilles and Patroclus

    Today's episode deals with the Ancient Greek mythological figures Achilles and Patroclus.
    Join us as we unravel two and a half thousand years of scholarship, compare the Trojan War with the Vietnam War and discuss whether one word can change the whole meaning of a text. 
    Check out our new website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Wonder Woman (1941-1948)

    Wonder Woman (1941-1948)

    Welcome to the first Queer as Fiction episode for Season 5! 
    Today we'll be talking about the DC comics superhero, Wonder Woman. 
    Join us for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from the suffragist movement to kinky sorority party rituals and find out exactly how a disgraced Harvard professor came to be writing a comic book that he described as "psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.”
    This episode includes references to a series of images from the Wonder Woman comics. You can find the source post for this episode, which contains these images, on our new website.
    Please note there are a couple of content warnings we failed to include in our recording:
    This episode includes period-typical misogyny and descriptions of a hunger strike. 
    If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
    Image Source: Ms. Magazine, 1972.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    A message for a listener

    A message for a listener

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    • 3 min
    Frederick the Great

    Frederick the Great

    We're kicking off Season 5 of Queer as Fact with our most-requested episode topic - 18th-century Prussian monarch Frederick the Great. Tune in to hear about Frederick's relationship with the philosopher Voltaire, more queer art than you can possibly have bargained for, and plenty of dogs.
    We're also very excited to be launching our new website today!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Queer as Fact Blooper Reel

    Queer as Fact Blooper Reel

    We all need some entertainment right now, so here's snapshot of what goes on behind-the-scenes on Queer as Fact, featuring hairy babies, impromptu singalongs, and live bees.
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    Content warnings: this podcast includes swearing, and mentions of race riots, cannibalism, and harm to infants.

    • 8 min
    Shah Hussayn

    Shah Hussayn

    Today's episode is on Sufi poet Shah Hussayn! Join us to hear a poetic description of sex, discover how to memorise the Quran effortlessly, and meet the most beautiful man in the Mughal Empire.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Keala12 ,

Happy Accident

I accidentally found this podcast while searching for more info on Anne Lister. I immediately fell in love with the hosts - the subjects are well researched and the Australian accent doesn’t hurt at all either. As someone struggling to come out later in life it is a fun and entertaining way to learn about the history of queer people.

-Eleni ,

Absolutely Stunning

As a young lesbian eager to learn more about my history, this podcast has been a godsend!

Bambam48 ,

Easily the Best Queer History Podcast Around

I have been in search of a good queer history podcast for ages. Queer history has always been a thing but is frequently overlooked and forgotten and when it is talked about often it’s more of people telling their opinions then facts. Queer as Fact is wonderful in the fact that not only is the information shared very well researched but the hosts are absolutely delightful! Listening to them chat about history brightens my day. They are obviously very intelligent human beings who do their research, know what they’re talking about, and have fun doing it. Love love love this podcast

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