17 episodes

The show where Rudy Jean Rigg and Hannah McElhinney teach you the queer and trans history you don’t get in school. Just remember, not everything is gay but there is gay in everything!

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

The show where Rudy Jean Rigg and Hannah McElhinney teach you the queer and trans history you don’t get in school. Just remember, not everything is gay but there is gay in everything!

    How to Speak Gay: Part 1

    How to Speak Gay: Part 1

    This week in class we're discussing why queer folk talk the way they do. From what we say and how we say it to WHY we talk the way we do. This is part one of the deep dive. Talking points: Hannah's TV Debut, Chappell Roan is Mother, The Horse Says Hay, Lisps Ahoy, Vocal Nodules and France DanceThank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 41 min
    Why Is Fan Fiction So Queer?

    Why Is Fan Fiction So Queer?

    This week in class we're discussing why fan fiction, a piece of fiction writing written by a fan of a tv show or movie, is so queer. Ps: The history of it is longer than you think! Talking points: William Shakespeare is a Fanfic Writer, Change Your Wifi, Tears of Blood Down My Pallid Face and Stop! There's Been a Cringery!Thank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 40 min
    In Search of Queer Time

    In Search of Queer Time

    This week in class we're discussing how LGBTQ+ people experience time differently to straight and/or cisgender people. Talking points: Queer Life Crisis, Ghost Childhood, Heteronormative Spacetime, Pandemic Babies and We've Trademarked Futurity. Thank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 54 min
    Crossdressing Pirates and Life at Sea

    Crossdressing Pirates and Life at Sea

    This week in class we're discussing the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two very famous and potentially queer pirates from the 1700s!Talking points: Robust For The Sea, Pirates Aren't Real, The Sloop Scale, Argument Deescalation and Pirate Ship Quick Changes 
    Thank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 54 min
    The Lesbian Master Doc and Compulsory Heterosexuality

    The Lesbian Master Doc and Compulsory Heterosexuality

    This week in class we're discussing the history of the infamous "Lesbian Master Doc", a heavily detailed document that is designed to help you figure out if you're a lesbian. It's widely considered to be a contentious document but we'll let you decide for yourself!Talking points: WebMB Lesbian, Bend It Like Beckham, Just Like That Mika Song, and PIG and the Plexus Nerve. 
    Thank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 51 min
    The Fashionable History of the Binder

    The Fashionable History of the Binder

    This week in class we're discussing the fashion forward history of the binder, an undergarment used to flatten the chest for both aesthetic and gender affirming reasons. Somehow both Jane Fonda and anime are involved. Talking points: Dog Park Drama, She Wasn't All Snake, Wearing Corsets Is A Service To The Lord, Thank You Wikipedia and Buy Some Socks.  
    Thank you to Terry Poison for the use of our theme song "Comme Ci Comme Ca" Join our FREE Discord Find us on Instagram, TikTok and Patreon.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Misao Harada ,

LOVE

Love the extremely educational but still playful way this podcast explores history through a queer perspective! As a queer person who loves history it’s so lovely to see myself represented in a way I never did in school

jakobthepanda ,

My favorite podcast

These two were the reason I started studying queer history, and I couldn’t be more grateful. They made a topic that can be filled with a lot of pain/loss, and make it funny without being disrespectful (not easy to do). That’s part of why I love this podcast so much. It makes it approachable for both the LGBTQIA+ community as well as anybody who wants to educate themselves.

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