53 episodes

Venus Rising builds on the work of the Center for Bioethics and Culture in the space of fertility, infertility, high-tech baby making and women's reproductive health. We sit down and chat with experts, authors, medical professionals, egg and sperm donors, as well as surrogates, and of course, women themselves, with their personal and often heart wrenching stories. Our guests include a wide-range of voices, even those we often have major disagreements with in the spirit of public conversation, robust discussion, education, and always, trying to challenge us all to think beyond the masses.

Venus Rising Kallie Fell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 25 Ratings

Venus Rising builds on the work of the Center for Bioethics and Culture in the space of fertility, infertility, high-tech baby making and women's reproductive health. We sit down and chat with experts, authors, medical professionals, egg and sperm donors, as well as surrogates, and of course, women themselves, with their personal and often heart wrenching stories. Our guests include a wide-range of voices, even those we often have major disagreements with in the spirit of public conversation, robust discussion, education, and always, trying to challenge us all to think beyond the masses.

    Podcast #053: Special Edition with TullipR

    Podcast #053: Special Edition with TullipR

    If you’ve been following our show for some time, you know we like to have guests from around the globe. Today we welcome a very special guest all the way from the United Kingdom, going by his Twitter handle TullipR.  Tullip R is here to share his story as a male detransitioner. Fom the ages of 26 to 34 TullipR lived as a trans woman, including hormone therapy and full genital surgery in 2018.  TullipR is active on twitter and in running the detrans males group that started just this year. Follow our guest @TullipR on Twitter Resources: Llife Detransitions @LifeDetrans@GenspectFollow the host @KalFell to make sure not to miss a podcast 

    • 49 min
    Podcast #052 (S03): Jaida

    Podcast #052 (S03): Jaida

    A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman that was exposed to the dangers and tragedy of the surrogacy industry as a young child. She shared with me her childhood story about the untimely passing of her mother from complications after a surrogate pregnancy. Now, as a young adult, Jaida lives in Orange County with her husband and is an undergraduate student studying Theology at Grand Canyon University. Graciously, Jaida agreed to come on Venus Rising to share her story with the masses. So, today we welcome Jaida as she gives an eyewitness account to her mother's surrogacy pregnancy, and the complications and loss that followed.

    • 43 min
    Podcast #051 (S03): Rachel

    Podcast #051 (S03): Rachel

    We have had the opportunity to talk with so many wonderful people this season and today is no exception. Today we welcome Rachel, a 31-year-old detransitioned lesbian woman, brave enough to share with us her deeply personal story. Rachel lived for 5 years as a transman, taking injectable testosterone, but stopped medical transition and ceased identifying as transgender. She became popular on Twitter for being outspoken about the long-term health effects of cross-sex hormones and transition-related surgeries and has done several interviews regarding the topic. Though she is no longer active on Twitter, you can find her on Medium under @habituallyfemme.   

    • 37 min
    Podcast #050 (S03): Kathleen Stock

    Podcast #050 (S03): Kathleen Stock

    Wow! Today is our 50th episode on Venus Rising! To celebrate, Kallie sits down with best-selling author and award-winning academic, Dr. Kathleen Stock.Dr. Stock is well-known in the United Kingdom and the United States for bravely recognizing the importance of biological sex. She regularly discusses and writes on gender identity ideology and its effects on women and girls. Until October 2021, Kathleen Stock was a Professor of Philosophy at University of Sussex, and was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in 2020. Today we talk with Dr. Stock about her exit from the University of Sussex, gender identity, and her best-selling book Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism.You can follow Kathleen at @docstockk on twitter You can read more of her wonderful writing on her website: https://kathleenstock.comMaterial Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism is available on kindle and audible through Amazon  and on the publishers website: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/kathleen-stock/material-girls/9780349726595/Read Kara Dansky’s Piece Witch Trials Within the Academy: https://www.karadansky.com/read/witch-trials-within-the-academy

    • 33 min
    Podcast #049 (S03): Edward Saulig

    Podcast #049 (S03): Edward Saulig

    Today, we have a very special guest with us, all the way from Sydney Australia, Edward Saulig. Edward brings a voice to Venus Rising that we haven’t yet heard, the voice of a sperm donor. In his day to day life, Edward works as a town planner for the local government in Sydney, Australia. Part of his work is creating new neighbourhood parks in established areas. He has successfully created a new park dedicated to each of his offspring from sperm donation; he hopes to one day push each of his offspring in those very swings. Join us as he shares his very personal story. Watch our film Anonymous Father's Day free on Youtube! 

    • 35 min
    Podcast #048 (S03): Katy Francisco

    Podcast #048 (S03): Katy Francisco

    Today, we have a very special guest with us, Katy Francisco. Her name might sound a little familiar to some listeners as her brother, Matt Doran, was a special guest on our show in Season 1. Like her brother, Katy was born from donor conception and has been an advocate for the donor conceived community by sharing her story and supporting restorative reproductive medicine. Katy served 6 years as Operations Manager for CanaVox, the marriage and family project of the Witherspoon Institute, and 3 years for the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine as secretariat.  Read Katy’s Story Here: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/01/59169/Listen to her brother, Matt’s, interview on Venus Rising. To find out more information on restorative reproductive medicine visit: Iirrm.orgListen to Dr. Naomi Whittaker or Dr. Susan Caldwell, both physicians practicing restorative reproductive medicine, on Venus Rising!Support for the Donor Conceived Community: Anonymousus.org Wearedonorconceived.com Donorchildren.org 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

andrea_in_brooklyn ,

Tip of the iceberg 🥬🛳

I love listening to the real life stories in this podcast. These are the shadow stories not heard and considered when making far reaching decisions. Just like the Internet age is in its infancy and laws & information to protect all parties do not yet exist, so is the rapid reach of medical exploitation of human beings.

Storkalork ,

Informative

Definitely worth a listen!
Kallie does a great job connecting with her guests and translating complicated issues

nse22 ,

Disappointed

Libby Emmons using trans issues to tout her conservative propaganda? I respect her freedom to try to brainwash. People like her will do little to advance Women’s rights. We are already a critical audience of women who are sick of both parties. Your trite statements about freedom of speech will to little bring feminists to the conservative movement. Neither political leaning will save us.

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