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In the networks flagship show Searching for the Trans Canon, hosts Katie Coleman (playwright, composer, queer trans woman she/her @katieofthelake), Ada-Rhodes Short (activist, engineering academic, and queer trans woman She/her @the_ada_rhodes) and Henry Giardina (writer, critic, trans guy. He/they @punkgroucho) discuss finding trans representation in film, tv, and literature. Twitter & Instagram: @totallytranspod

Totally Trans Podcast Network Katie Coleman, Henry Giardina, and Ada-Rhodes Short

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

In the networks flagship show Searching for the Trans Canon, hosts Katie Coleman (playwright, composer, queer trans woman she/her @katieofthelake), Ada-Rhodes Short (activist, engineering academic, and queer trans woman She/her @the_ada_rhodes) and Henry Giardina (writer, critic, trans guy. He/they @punkgroucho) discuss finding trans representation in film, tv, and literature. Twitter & Instagram: @totallytranspod

    Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane

    Why are "unconventional women" forced to undergo gender reform in so many movies? Henry investigates.

    Read Tom Gunning's "The Cinema of Attraction" 

    Watch "Secret Love"

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    • 8 min
    The Wolf Man

    The Wolf Man

    It's the spooOOOooooky season folks-- it's time to talk about body hair and masculinity.

    Watch The Wolf Man

    Read "Man Alive"

    Music: Sinister Night / Halloween Trap Hip Hop Music by SoulProd Music

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    • 8 min
    The Chocolate Soldier

    The Chocolate Soldier

    A trans textual George Bernhard Shaw fan fiction that criticizes masculinity? From 1908? Sign me up.

    Henry talks about the pleasures of the operetta "The Chocolate Soldier"

    Listen to the full 1950s cast recording. 

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    • 16 min
    OSH -- Eleanor Rykener

    OSH -- Eleanor Rykener

    Katie talks about 14th century sex worker Eleanor Rykener and the tiny glimpse we get into medieval queer life based on one single court document.

    Sources:

    "Calling [Herself] Eleanor" Gender Labor and Becoming a Woman in the Rykener Case by Kadin Henningsen.

    The Trial and Travels of Eleanor Rykener by Liane D. Gallant. >

    "Ut cum muliere" A Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth Century London--Premodern Sexualites by Ruth  Karras & David Boyd

    "[redacted] / Eleanor Rykener Revisited""--Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies: Essays in Honor of E. Jane Burns. by Ruth Karras & Tom Linkinen
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    • 14 min
    The Old Maid

    The Old Maid

    A lesbian playwright (and one of Greta Garbo's girlfriends) wrote an extremely queer, trans play based on an Edith Wharton novel in the 30s. And then, Bette Davis got involved.

    Watch The Old Maid
    More on Camille and Zoe Atkins

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    Music used: Carried by the Wind by Bluemont Score
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    • 13 min
    Leonardo

    Leonardo

    The weird tale of the Salvator Mundi, aka the "Male Mona Lisa", and its possibly trans creator.

    Watch "The Lost Leonardo"

    Is the Mona Lisa a self portrait?

    More on the Gnostic Gospels

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    Music used: Cinematic Cello by Lexin Music
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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I loved this. I didn’t think I would reading the description, but I’m so glad I listened anyways. They hooked me within the first minute

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Alice Cooper

Loved the episode with Harmony. I’ve been an Alice fan since I was a teenager. Love having a new layer to the songs.

amm4646 ,

Such a wonderful Podcast

This podcast is such a joy to listen to. It’s also incredibly informative. A great listen for all but an especially great listen for us humans who are making gender discoveries in their lives!

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