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"Right now, trans people face the unprecedented combination of political, social and physical violence--to the extent that when stories are told about our community, it is often through the lens of this violence,” says Imara Jones, host and creator of TransLash Podcast, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for August 2022. “But the truth is that our lives are defined by so much more beyond hate. In almost every area of society, trans people are innovating, creating new futures and thriving--and this is the story I want to tell.”Jones first made an impact in a 2018 online docuseries about her transition and life and four years later, the podcast is just one part of TransLash Media, a fast-growing platform and nonprofit organization telling stories and reflecting the culture through a trans perspective. With new episodes twice a month, Jones delivers illuminating discussions with guests from the trans community as well as allies to help create a fairer world for all.
Each episode also starts with a segment that highlights a moment of joy to add a bit of levity to some of the heavier topics she covers. “We showcase the fundamental hope and joy which propels our community forward,” she says. “If you care about and want to understand trans people at this moment, we have evolved into essential listening both for our community and those outside of it.”
With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, award-winning journalist Imara Jones hosts the TransLash podcast, where trans people and allies talk back about what matters most and discuss how to create a fairer world for all.
Produced by TransLash Media.
Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.
Learn more: www.translash.org/podcast

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TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones TransLash Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 511 Ratings

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"Right now, trans people face the unprecedented combination of political, social and physical violence--to the extent that when stories are told about our community, it is often through the lens of this violence,” says Imara Jones, host and creator of TransLash Podcast, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for August 2022. “But the truth is that our lives are defined by so much more beyond hate. In almost every area of society, trans people are innovating, creating new futures and thriving--and this is the story I want to tell.”Jones first made an impact in a 2018 online docuseries about her transition and life and four years later, the podcast is just one part of TransLash Media, a fast-growing platform and nonprofit organization telling stories and reflecting the culture through a trans perspective. With new episodes twice a month, Jones delivers illuminating discussions with guests from the trans community as well as allies to help create a fairer world for all.
Each episode also starts with a segment that highlights a moment of joy to add a bit of levity to some of the heavier topics she covers. “We showcase the fundamental hope and joy which propels our community forward,” she says. “If you care about and want to understand trans people at this moment, we have evolved into essential listening both for our community and those outside of it.”
With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, award-winning journalist Imara Jones hosts the TransLash podcast, where trans people and allies talk back about what matters most and discuss how to create a fairer world for all.
Produced by TransLash Media.
Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.
Learn more: www.translash.org/podcast

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    River Butcher on Masculinity

    River Butcher on Masculinity

    What’s so funny about masculinity? This week, Imara talks with actor, writer, and stand up comedian River Butcher about the beauty and absurdity of being a man. They discuss being affirmed by butt slaps on the baseball field, the nonlinear nature of liberation, and just how far masculinity has expanded over the last few decades. River also gives an inside peek into his complicated relationship with they/them pronouns in queer spaces and Hollywood audition rooms. 
    Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s political show “The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape.” You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. 
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)
    Follow our guests on social media!
    T4T Comedy: Instagram (@t4tcomedy)
    River Butcher: Instagram (@rivbutcher) and X (@rivbutcher)
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.
    Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.
    Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.
    Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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    • 39 min
    Tennessee's Crackdown on Trans Youth

    Tennessee's Crackdown on Trans Youth

    Trump is a convicted felon, but his experience in the legal system wasn’t exactly typical. This week on The Mess, Imara contrasts Trump’s cushy courthouse experience with the harsh realities of trans people within the carceral system. Next up, an insidious new line of attack on trans kids in Tennessee. Imara unpacks a law there designed to stop people from helping youth access gender affirming healthcare, even in other states. But it’s not all doom and gloom. A new law in Minnesota raises hope in the fight against anti-LGBTQ book bans.

    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Threads, X, and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)

    Audio clips courtesy of WPLG Local 10, the Tennessee General Assembly, and NowThis

    The Mess is produced by Translash Media.
    The Mess Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway.
    Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.
    Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.
    Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.
    Theme music composed by Ben Draghi.

    Gender Without Boundaries

    Gender Without Boundaries

    Happy Pride Month! This week, Imara celebrates the process of gender exploration beyond rigid binaries and limitations. First, she’s joined by Eli Lawliet, also known as “The Gender Doula,” to talk about how he guides his clients through questioning and transitioning. He discusses the lessons he’s learned about gender presentation from his pet snakes and why he thinks identity labels can hinder exploration. Next, Frankie de la Cretaz returns to the show to chat about being a transmasc mom, experimenting with induced lactation, and navigating the world without the privileges of white womanhood. 
    Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. 
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)
    Follow our guests on social media!
    Elle: Instagram (@uggiebbyboy)
    Eli Lawliet: X (@TheGenderDoula) and Instagram (@TheGenderDoula)
    Frankie de la Cretaz: X (@thefrankiedlc), Instagram (@thefrankiedlc), and TikTok (@thefrankiedlc)
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.
    Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.
    Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.
    Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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    • 59 min
    TransLash Presents: Bad Queers

    TransLash Presents: Bad Queers

    To kickoff off Pride Month, Imara shares her recent conversations about everything love and relationships on the podcast Bad Queers. She returns to the show after four years to talk with hosts Shana and Kris about everything she’s been up to, including being named one of Time Mag’s 100 Most Influential People in 2023. Other topics include the current dating scene in New York, where Imara meets people, red and green flags, dating studs and MOCs, her blind spots, harmful stereotypes of trans women and why you should get yourself a nerd. 
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    • 56 min
    Trump's Day One Promise

    Trump's Day One Promise

    Trump isn’t mincing words when it comes to trans student athletes. This week on The Mess, Imara takes a look at his promise to repeal protections for trans kids in sports on day one in office. Next stop: Trump’s recent campaign rally in The Bronx. What can it tell us about the Latino vote and turning tides in traditional Democratic strongholds across the country? And a flurry of new legislation passed by the New Hampshire legislature spells trouble for the rights of trans kids in the Granite State.

    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Threads, X, and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)

    Audio clips courtesy of Forbes, 1210 WPHT, and the Granite Post News.

    The Mess is produced by Translash Media.
    The Mess Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway.
    Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.
    Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.
    Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.
    Theme music composed by Ben Draghi.

    Transmasculine Filmmaking

    Transmasculine Filmmaking

    Trans people have been making and starring in films for decades. But transmasculine representation hasn’t always been given the attention it deserves. In this episode, Imara dives into the complicated history and exciting future of transmasc filmmaking. First, she’s joined by artist and filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax to talk about his award-winning documentary “North by Current” and the challenges of telling personal stories. Next, she chats with film critic and researcher Caden Mark Gardner about Lou Sullivan’s relationship to movies, the recent explosion in trans film distribution, and his forthcoming book “Corposes, Fools, and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema.”
    Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. 
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)
    Follow our guests on social media!
    Devyn Galindo: Instagram (@devyngalindo)
    Angelo Madsen Minax: Instagram (@angelomadsen)
    Caden Mark Gardner: Instagram (@corpsesfoolsandmonstersthebook)
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.
    Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.
    Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.
    Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
511 Ratings

511 Ratings

BibliophileG ,

4-13-23 & 6-6-24 critical episodes

The episode published on April 13, 2023 is critical for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of lies, the twisting of faith & words, and the truth about how organizations use “every day” Americans trauma to twist the narrative to fit their goals, right into our laws. Thank you TLM Team for all the work you put into this important pod episode.

Thank you for 6 June 2024 episode.

dawndusk38 ,

New Fav

Great insights and awesome guests that make you think. I appreciate the perspective I don’t always see in my everyday life. Very smart show.

posthumurous ,

Very informative!

I always learn something new or get a new insight when I listen to this podcast. Keep up the great journalism, Imara ❤️

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