Queer as Fact
Interview with emily m danforth

Interview with emily m danforth

November 15, 2020

In today's bonus episode, Alice and Irene interview author emily m danforth, the author of queer YA novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post about her new book, Plain Bad Heroines. Tune in to hear us discuss uncovering our hidden histories, Emily's experiences researching and writing queer historical fiction, and openly bisexual early 20th century writer Mary MacLane.

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100th Episode: Q&A

100th Episode: Q&A

November 13, 2020

To celebrate 100 episodes of Queer as Fact, we asked our listeners to submit questions, and now we have answers! 

Join the whole Queer as Fact Qrew for answers to questions like how we got started as a podcast, our thought process when dealing with the pronouns of historical figures and, perhaps most importantly, whether Patroclus was a pineapple on pizza kinda guy. 

Look out for another bonus episode coming soon, and Season 6 starting on December 1st!

Please note the following content warnings for this Q&A: Discussions of homophobia and transphobia including misgendering and deadnaming, as well as mentions of alcohol and intoxication. 

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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

October 15, 2020
Welcome to the final episode for Season 5, where we are discussing Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Join us as we explore the creation, critical response and legacy of the film, featuring cameos from Madonna and Ru Paul.
Stick around until the end for an exciting announcement about our upcoming 100th episode!
 

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Kapaemahu

Kapaemahu

October 1, 2020

In today's episode, we discuss Kapaemahu, a Hawai'ian sacred site commemorating four non-binary individuals. Join us to learn about gender in Kānaka Maoli culture, how the story of these stones has survived four centuries, and the logistical difficulties of moving large rocks.

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Note: We apologise for the sound quality issues on Eli's microphone in this episode.

Roberta Cowell

Roberta Cowell

September 15, 2020

Today's episode is on transgender pioneer, Roberta Cowell. We'll be covering everything from her career as a race-car driver and her time flying Spitfires in WWII, to her battle to access medical transition in the 1950s and the complexities on how she presented her story to the public.

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Gladys Bentley

Gladys Bentley

September 1, 2020

Today's episode is on American blues singer Gladys Bentley. Join us for our first venture into the Harlem Renaissance, where you'll find eight hour piano marathons, explicitly queer lyrics, and legally recognised weddings between women.

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Achilles and Patroclus in Modern Media

Achilles and Patroclus in Modern Media

August 15, 2020

Today's Queer as Fiction episode is a follow-up to our episode from earlier this season talking about the mythological figures, Achilles and Patroclus. 

This time, we're here to talk about modern depictions of the pairing. Join us as we compare and contrast Wolfgang Petersen's 2004 film Troy, Madeline Miller's 2011 novel The Song of Achilles, and the 2018 BBC mini-series Troy: Fall of a City. 

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The Old Guard

The Old Guard

August 1, 2020

Today's Queer as Fiction episode is not on modern adaptations of the Iliad, but it does still feature a character named Andromache!

 

Join us as we discuss the recently released Netflix film, The Old Guard, from its refreshingly upfront gay representation to the promise of an even gayer sequel.

 

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Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

July 15, 2020

Today’s episode is about Audre Lorde, in her own words, “black, lesbian, mother, warrior poet”. Learn about Audre's travels from Mexico to Benin, how she navigated her multifaceted identity over her lifetime, and the names of not one but two queer pets!

 

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Achilles and Patroclus

Achilles and Patroclus

July 1, 2020

Today's episode deals with the Ancient Greek mythological figures Achilles and Patroclus.

Join us as we unravel two and a half thousand years of scholarship, compare the Trojan War with the Vietnam War and discuss whether one word can change the whole meaning of a text. 

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