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

Queer as Fac‪t‬ Queer as Fact

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    • 4.8 • 345 Ratings

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

    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.Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. 
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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
    Frida Kahlo: Part 1

    Frida Kahlo: Part 1

    Today's long-awaited episode is on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us for the first of two episodes on Frida, while we discuss pyrotechnic pranks, the first of many self-portraits, and the complicated politics behind Frida's famous style of dress.
     
    Note: We are aware of and apologise for the audio issue at 41:23. It continues only until 41:31.
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Sexuality in Pompeii

    Sexuality in Pompeii

    Today we're looking at sexuality in Pompeii through the lens of the so called "Two Maidens", found embracing in their final moments. Join us as we discuss how toxic masculinity skews our views of the past, read some sexy graffiti, and discover what may be the only surviving piece of female-female love poetry in ancient Rome. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 2

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 2

    Welcome back to our two-part mini-series on the 19th-century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In this episode, we'll be talking about how to score yourself a wealthy patron, the rumours surrounding Pyotr's death, and understanding sexuality through the metaphor of asparagus.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

Lowengirl ,

Down Under _Rated

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

Lorelei Faye ,

Liberal propaganda

Tries to suggest queer people were invented before 2008, smh

Lou in Sunnyvale ,

Wonderful and In Depth

I discovered Queer As Fact and listened to the Tchaikovski episodes, then the Frida episodes. I am hooked! Meticulously researched and told with sensitivity and compassion for the subjects. This is worth your time.

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