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

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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Wonder Woman (1941-1948)

Wonder Woman (1941-1948)

June 15, 2020

Welcome to the first Queer as Fiction episode for Season 5! 

Today we'll be talking about the DC comics superhero, Wonder Woman. 

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from the suffragist movement to kinky sorority party rituals and find out exactly how a disgraced Harvard professor came to be writing a comic book that he described as "psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.”

This episode includes references to a series of images from the Wonder Woman comics. You can find the source post for this episode, which contains these images, on our new website.

Please note there are a couple of content warnings we failed to include in our recording:

This episode includes period-typical misogyny and descriptions of a hunger strike. 

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Image Source: Ms. Magazine, 1972.

A message for a listener

A message for a listener

June 15, 2020

This audio is a message for a listener who recently emailed us and is not an episode. We will be releasing an episode tomorrow as per our regular schedule.

The following hotlines are available to help LGBTQ+ young people in need of support. Please reach out to them if needed and know that you are valuable and loved. 

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great

June 1, 2020

We're kicking off Season 5 of Queer as Fact with our most-requested episode topic - 18th-century Prussian monarch Frederick the Great. Tune in to hear about Frederick's relationship with the philosopher Voltaire, more queer art than you can possibly have bargained for, and plenty of dogs.

We're also very excited to be launching our new website today!

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Queer as Fact Blooper Reel

Queer as Fact Blooper Reel

May 1, 2020

We all need some entertainment right now, so here's snapshot of what goes on behind-the-scenes on Queer as Fact, featuring hairy babies, impromptu singalongs, and live bees.

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Content warnings: this podcast includes swearing, and mentions of race riots, cannibalism, and harm to infants.

Shah Hussayn

Shah Hussayn

April 15, 2020

Today's episode is on Sufi poet Shah Hussayn! Join us to hear a poetic description of sex, discover how to memorise the Quran effortlessly, and meet the most beautiful man in the Mughal Empire.

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Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis

April 1, 2020

In today's episode, we're talking about lesbian centenarian Ruth Ellis! Ruth's life spanned three centuries, and features loud sex, dating at 99, and 101 years of proud lesbianism.

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Samuel Steward

Samuel Steward

March 15, 2020

Today's episode is on Samuel Steward, the English professor turned tattoo artist and sex researcher. Join us to learn about Sam's collaborations with sexologist Alfred Kinsey, what it's like to tattoo the Hells Angels, and a questionable substitute for egg.  

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