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

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

    Queerness in Video Games

    Queerness in Video Games

    Today we're talking about queerness in video games. We'll be starting in the 80s with one of the first queer video games, Caper in the Castro, before moving on to Nintendo's controversial trans character Birdo, and ending with what may be the world's first online pride parade, which took place in World of Warcraft. Join us for a noir detective story, trans dinosaurs and our dubious knowledge of how the internet works.


    Play Caper in the Castro online here, and if you do, please donate to an HIV/AIDS charity of your choice such as UNAIDS or our local Thorne Harbour Health.


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    • 44 min
    Simon Nkoli

    Simon Nkoli

    Happy Pride! We're starting off our Pride content by talking about the South African activist Simon Nkoli. Join us to hear about Simon's gay rights and anti-apartheid work, Africa's first Pride, and a lot of wholesome personal growth.


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    • 56 min
    Maryam Khatoon Molkara

    Maryam Khatoon Molkara

    Today we're talking about the life of trans activist Maryam Khatoon Molkara. Join us to hear about Tehran's 1970s queer scene, an amazing velvet suit, and almost 40 years spent advocating for trans people in Iran.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Interview with Roland Betancourt

    Interview with Roland Betancourt

    Join Irene and Alice in this bonus episode for an interview with Roland Betancourt Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, about his new book, Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender & Race in the Middle Ages.

    Amongst other things, we discuss transgender Byzantine saints, the future of queer scholarship, and how to sneak queer history into everything you write.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The World Well Lost (1953)

    The World Well Lost (1953)

    Today's episode of Queer as Fiction takes us back...to the future! Join us for a brief, light-hearted romp through Theodore Sturgeon's 1953 science fiction short story, The World Well Lost. Look out for appearances from gay aliens, Kurt Vonnegut and Kirk/Spock shipping! 


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    • 30 min
    Frida Kahlo: Part 2

    Frida Kahlo: Part 2

    Today we're bringing you part 2 of our discussion on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us as we figure out exactly what surrealism is, discuss Frida's relationships with women, and provide a thorough list of her pets.


     


    Note: If you're really just here for our discussion of Frida's sexuality, that begins at 1:03:23.


     


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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
360 Ratings

360 Ratings

vprizzy ,

LGBT - POC

This is my go to podcast while at the GYM. I appreciate how intersectionality is incorporated into every topic. I look forward to hearing more podcasts centered on LGBT people of color.

Frosties4lyfe ,

Sadly I Caught Up

I’ve been dreading the day I caught up to the newest episodes because it would mean I could no longer listen to these wonderful people without interruption. I’ve pretty much only listened to this podcast for like 3 weeks straight. That’s how spectacular this podcast is. The hosts are engaging, funny and critical of their sources. The information provided is wonderful, clear and making me think that as a queer person I need to do one of those “adopt a monkey” zoo partnerships cause of the strange number of pet monkeys in this podcast. Thank you so much for this podcast!

Lowengirl ,

Down Under _Rated

Love this podcast. Great information, and chemistry between the hosts. Looking forward to to every episode.

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