Queer as Fact
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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Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson

March 1, 2020

Today's episode is on Alice Anderson, the owner of the first all-female garage in Australia. Join us for cross-country adventures, daring cliff-top driving, and an ingenious way of keeping your soup hot.

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Madchen in Uniform

Madchen in Uniform

February 15, 2020

Today's episode of Queer as Fiction dives into the 1931 German film, Madchen in Uniform. Join us for a discussion of young women getting drunk off one cup of punch, performing male roles in plays and dealing with the looming threat of authoritarianism. 

Tell It To The Bees

Tell It To The Bees

February 1, 2020

This week's Queer as Fiction episode talks about the 2019 film and 2009 novel Tell It To The Bees. Tune in for discussions of lesbian romance in post-World War II Scotland, bee-wrangling and the realism of attack bees, and unreliable narrators. 

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Note: There is a bit more background noise than normal in this episode, for which we apologise.

Albanian Sworn Virgins

Albanian Sworn Virgins

January 15, 2020

In today's episode, we will be talking about Albanian sworn virgins, a traditional Albanian custom that allowed someone assigned female at birth to assume a male gender role by taking a vow of chastity. Tune in to learn how sworn virgins live as men with the respect of their communities, as well as meeting a few rogue Franciscan missionaries and nuns with guns.

We also have an announcement at the start of the episode featuring a special guest! Alexandra Amerides is an operatic contralto & androgyne working with Gertrude Opera to bring acclaimed modern trans opera As One to life right here in our home city of Melbourne. Listen in for not only discounted tickets but also an opportunity to participate in a video call with the creators of the most produced modern opera in America. 

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Photo: Jill Peters, 2013.

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

January 1, 2020

Today's episode is on Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! Join us for the space race, catching jellybeans in zero gravity, and how Sally's lifelong partner Tam is carrying on her legacy.

Extra thanks to Eli for putting this together at the last minute while Jason was unwell.

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