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During this time of social isolation, The Drag explores all the ways people are finding community and comfort online.

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    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

During this time of social isolation, The Drag explores all the ways people are finding community and comfort online.

    Quarantine's a drag

    Quarantine's a drag

    Drag artists have displayed their art through lip sync performances and dance numbers in night clubs and bars for decades. Now their usual venues have closed due to the pandemic, and drag artists are finding other ways to express their creativity and maintain their livelihood.


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    • 27 min
    Getting off track

    Getting off track

    One of the hottest meme Facebook groups right now is about...trains. Yes, trains. New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens has over 200,000 members, and posts range from comics to pictures of high-speed trains to discourse over the importance of bike lanes. Issues around transit and urban spaces hardly make it to the national debate topic list, but on the internet, they’re center stage. Why do young people care, and how is city planning changing under their influence?


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    • 27 min
    A new age of sex work

    A new age of sex work

    They say sex work is the oldest profession, and over generations, it has evolved and taken on new forms. Its latest iteration: Onlyfans. On Onlyfans, creators sell and users pay for access to original, independently made pornographic content. Sex workers are making big money from behind a computer or phone screen and often find a sense of empowerment in the process. 


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    • 35 min
    Minisode: Deep sea or deep space?

    Minisode: Deep sea or deep space?

    This week, the Request Pending crew explores a very big question: deep sea or deep space? Executive producer Haley Butler offers her stance and explains why her love for the deep sea goes deeper than a fascination with octopi and submarines.


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    Not your average yard sale site

    Not your average yard sale site

    How can you help the environment, make friends and furnish your house without spending any money? Join your local Buy Nothing Facebook group. The Buy Nothing Project is a global network of hyper-local gift economies. All you have to do is find a group near you and start posting.

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    • 24 min
    Why does everyone love true crime?

    Why does everyone love true crime?

    Look at the trending podcasts on any streaming app, and odds are there is at least one true crime series topping the charts. These tales of horrifying violence, conniving killers, and kindhearted victims who didn’t see it coming inspire shock and interest across the internet, and the audience is notably female. Podcasts like Crime Junkie and My Favorite Murder use discussion and comedy to give women a safe space to confront their fears. Other podcasts like Dr. Death and Serial take a more journalistic approach to covering these stories. How can we consume and create these stories with sensitivity? Featuring Haley Butler and Tinu Thomas, hosts of The Orange Tree podcast.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

RoniPols ,

Delightful & Insightful

Sara Schleede, my compliments to the chef!!
The pandemic forced us to stay home, but it was truly delightful exploring different online communities through Request Pending. Sara so thoughtfully weaves through anecdotes and presents each online community in a nuanced light. Listen to this podcast, you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to listening to Sara’s upcoming podcast.

Evan JK ,

engaging and critical

request pending is a fantastic podcast, delving deep into unconventional and interesting stories that the internet has to offer. it’s a very good spin on covering online culture.

Ishikawaii ,

yes!

I find myself waiting for new episodes of this show to load up on my phone every Tuesday! Sara is a soothing, curious, and empathetic host who knows how to spotlight interviewees in a way that brings life to these stories. So much love 💖

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