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Transmission is breaking transgender stereotypes one episode at a time. Host Jackson Bird sits down with a fellow trans person each episode to talk about their experiences in our new age of heightened trans visibility.

Transmission Jackson Bird

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

Transmission is breaking transgender stereotypes one episode at a time. Host Jackson Bird sits down with a fellow trans person each episode to talk about their experiences in our new age of heightened trans visibility.

    Trans Films By and For Trans People | Lorne Clarkson and Issa Ismail

    Trans Films By and For Trans People | Lorne Clarkson and Issa Ismail

    Lorne Clarkson and Issa Ismail, the director and subject of the documentary A Year in Transition, join host Jackson Bird to discuss the making of the film and the importance of trans art made by and for trans people. The three also discuss male privilege as transmasculine people, visible markers of transness, fitting into the community, and more.
    You can watch A Year in Transition for free at ayearintransition.com
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    • 45 min
    Trans People in the American Revolution | Alex Myers

    Trans People in the American Revolution | Alex Myers

    Author Alex Myers joined host Jackson Bird to discuss his book Revolutionary, a historical fiction novel about his ancestor Deborah Samson. In the 1780s, Deborah escaped her life of indentured servitude, disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Continental Army under the name Robert Shurtliff.
    Alex also shares his experiences coming out as a teenager in the 90s and his current experiences as a boarding school teacher–including what it’s like guiding young men in today’s climate and what role we as trans men have to play in speaking out against toxic masculinity and male privilege.
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    Thanks to Riley Wackernagel for the new show art. Follow them on Instagram at rileys_desk
    Check out Morgan M. Page's trans history podcast, One From The Vaults 
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    • 35 min
    How To Teach Kids About Gender | Jess Clark

    How To Teach Kids About Gender | Jess Clark

    Jess Clark, the Education and Prevention Manager at Solace Crisis Treatment Center, joined host Jackson Bird to explain how teaching about gender roles to kids and transgender basics to everyone relates to sexual violence prevention. We also touch on his own gender journey and life as a new parent – including whether he'll be raising his child without gender.
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    Organizations we mentioned:
    GLSEN
    Equality New Mexico
    Transgender Law Center
    Santa Fe DREAMers Project
    New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
    Transgender Resource Center
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    • 44 min
    Not Trans Enough | Ash Hardell

    Not Trans Enough | Ash Hardell

    YouTube creator Ash Hardell joined me at VidCon to chat about nonbinary genders, sharing their gender exploration on a public platform, not feeling trans enough, and more.
     
    You can follow Ash at AshHardell on Twitter and YouTube and at GraceHardell on Instagram ;)
    You can also buy her book, The ABC's of LGBT, from your local independent bookstore or follow their social media for an announcement about when the free version will be available.
     
    Some of the other folks we mentioned include:
    Chandler Wilson youtube.com/chandlernwilson Chase Ross youtube.com/uppercaseCHASE1 Kat Blaque youtube.com/katblaque  
    If you liked this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes to help more people discover Transmission.
    Get in touch at transmissionpodcast@gmail.com or at http://facebook.com/transmissionpodcast
    You can also follow Jackson on at jackisnotabird on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, & Snapchat and support the podcast at patreon.com/jacksonbird
    If you'd like to volunteer to help transcribe or translate Transmission episodes, please email transmissionpod@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    High Alert with Naiymah Sanchez

    High Alert with Naiymah Sanchez

    Activist Naiymah Sanchez joins host Jackson Bird to discuss prison reform, workplace challenges, growing up trans, and how everybody can be better allies.
     
    You can follow Naiymah at https://www.facebook.com/ProudTransLatina and contribute to the trans visibility campaign she’s leading for ACLU-PA by emailing her at nsanchez@aclupa.org
     
    Some other organizations we referenced include:
    Creating Change http://www.creatingchange.org/ LGBTQ Task Force http://www.thetaskforce.org/ Trans Health Information Project http://www.facebook.com/transhealthinformationproject/  
    If you liked this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes to help more people discover Transmission.
    Get in touch at transmissionpodcast@gmail.com or at http://facebook.com/transmissionpodcast
    You can also follow Jackson on at http://twitter.com/jackisnotabird and support the podcast at http://patreon.com/jacksonbird
    If you'd like to volunteer to help transcribe or translate Transmission episodes, please email transmissionpod@gmail.com

    • 42 min
    Let's Start Trans Visibility Month! | Episode One with Allison Kinney

    Let's Start Trans Visibility Month! | Episode One with Allison Kinney

    In this inaugural episode of Transmission, Jackson Bird is joined by the creator of #31DaysofTransVisibility to talk about her coming out experiences, her online work with The Rainbow Community, her trans Baader-Meinhof theory, and more. 
    Follow Allison at http://smartallyk.tumblr.com and check out The Rainbow Community on Discord at https://discord.me/page/trc-main
    The YouTube creator Allison mentioned is Deliah Dexaeris and you can subscribe to her channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1R7F7hHFAADIej9Ua0nNQ
    If you liked this episode, please leave a rating and review on iTunes to help more people discover Transmission. 
    Get in touch at transmissionpodcast@gmail.com or at http://facebook.com/transmissionpodcast
    You can also follow Jackson on at http://twitter.com/jackisnotabird and support the podcast at http://patreon.com/jacksonbird
    If you'd like to volunteer to help transcribe or translate Transmission episodes, please email transmissionpod@gmail.com 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Beetle the corgi boi <3 ,

<3 I guess

Is it too late to write a review? I love this podcast SO MUCH and it always feels cozy and relaxing, as a (trans guy?questioning/leaning towards trans-masc) it has really helped to just hear people talk about these things. I know ONE trans person and she is pre-tty popular (very much OPPOSITE of me, I. AM. WEIRDO.) so she’s hard to talk to, therefore hearing someone actually confirm. I would explain WHAT it confirmed, but I CANNOT it just confirm I don’t know what I just feel confirm when I listen too it, YOU ARE CONFIRMING SOMETHING AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT!!!
And now you think I’m a weirdo, I’m sooooo great at making friends, aren’t I?
*takes a deep breath*
ANYWAY LOVE IT BYEEEEE!!!!!!

Liz1982 ,

Great podcast

As someone who came from his YouTube channel, I’m glad that I was able to find this podcast. I am a person who is trying to find themselves with gender identity. If I’m being honest I think I might actually be trans but I’m not sure as I am doubting myself with feeling like I’m in the wrong body. Anyways I’m glad I was able to find this podcast!

Jaxon2k20 ,

Truly amazing!

Jackson’s insight helps me as a trans person and as a person hoping to be more educated. This podcast is amazing! CANT recommend enough

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