Updates, Announcements, and Community Shoutouts

EPISODE 13

Samy brings you an update on what everyone is doing, and a special announcement about the future of the podcast.

A Strange Loop Cast Recording: Pre-order your copy!

Community Shoutouts: Myla's Journey to Euphoria, Zachariah's Transition, Salem's Top Surgery

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

 

Trains, Elders, and the Future

EPISODE 12

Maybe, Ianne, and Samy are back from having done a week-long workshop, and they describe the experience of working on a production with a mostly-trans cast. Then we dive into the subject of aging as trans people, and ask each other, “what kind of trans elder are you going to be?”

CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses instances of transphobia, violence, suicide, and death. Listener discretion is advised.

Today in Trans History: Connie Norman & AIDS Diva

Related Reading: "I Was Recently Informed I'm Not a Transsexual"

Related Resource: Digital Transgender Archive

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Hobbies Include: Harry Potter

EPISODE 11

Today's topics include Harry Potter... Harry Potter... and Harry Potter. Ianne and Samy have been teasing this episode for a while, and now they're sitting down in the soundstage to geek out. This is just the first half of a 90-minute episode, the full version of which was posted on Patreon for our supporters. To listen to the full episode, please consider becoming a patreon supporter!

Today in Trans History: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy's Recovery Fund

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Actors, Navy Vets, and Loneliness

EPISODE 10

Reunited, and it feels so good! The four of us are back in the studio (or the “soundstage,” as you’ll soon find out) to check in with each other on how we’ve been doing. We also revisited a question from one of our listeners, on being a trans actor. This is the first in a multi-part series on trans acting, and focuses on our early education and training. Finally, we answer another Topic from the Inbox, on how to deal with loneliness in our industry.

Today in Trans History: The Trans Pride Flag

Reparations or Nah? Avary Palmer's Emergency Relocation Fund

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

 

Pedestals, Pectorals, and Pride

EPISODE 9

Today, we’re joined by special guest Shanarrous Briggins-Pollard to talk through our conflicting emotions during Pride month, and how exhausting it is to always be looked at as an educational resource for the community. Other topics include: ideal relationships, how to “feel seen” as a stealth trans individual, and embarking on a new chapter of life.

Today in Trans History: Ali Forney & The Ali Forney Center

Reparations or Nah? Futaba’s Top Surgery Fund & Rio’s Top Surgery Fund

Community Shout Out: Werk Those Pecs!

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Mother Knows Best

EPISODE 8

We're baaack. Samy is in the studio with a special guest: trans actor, activist, and community mother Pooya Mohseni. We talk about her life and career, what Pride means to her, and we answer listener letters! You can find Pooya online at pooyaland.com, or on Twitter and Instagram at @pooyaland. 

If you're the parent of a LGBTQ+ child and you're looking for resources, consider PFLAG or the Gender & Family Project.

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Bodies, Binders, and Bulges

EPISODE 7

... oh my! With Ianne and Samy gone, L Morgan and Maybe talk about how we see and celebrate trans bodies. In light of recent reviews of "safeword.", Maybe addresses being misgendered by theatre critics. L Morgan's money shot begs the question: why do we police the procedures other trans people choose to get—or don't? Finally, a listener writes in to ask us: is it possible to identify as cis, but still feel dysphoria about parts of your body?

Money Shot: All money shots are posted on our patreon! Become a patron today!

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

 

Reparations, Victorians, & Impostors

EPISODE 6

Samy was out, so we introduced a new segment. In light of a recent casting controversy, we discuss what it means when an actor identifies as "gender non-conforming," as opposed to trans or non-binary. Are we gatekeeping if we say they can't play trans or non-binary roles? We also discuss the idea of Impostor Syndrome, and more.

Reparations or Nah?

Honey Walker: Venmo (@honeywalker)

Meliq Zaddy: Venmo (@Meliq_Kay) | Cashapp ($MeliqAugust)

Muhlaysia Booker: Gofundme

Buy tickets for Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop!

Community Shout Out: Kiki Road to Cannes

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Tops, Beards, and PoC

EPISODE 5

Maybe is in a new off-Broadway play and Samy is in DC, so we brought in an extra-special guest host to round out our panel. Today, we get into life at the intersection of being trans and a person of color; we answer a Topic from the Inbox, about coming out to a potentially unaccepting family; and we're introducing a fun new campaign to promote the show.

Today in Trans History: Samy’s TED Talk

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Community Shout Out: Trans Lifeline & Jorja's Recovery Fund

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ.

Love, Desire, and T4T

EPISODE 4

Today, we’re talking about love & desire, our experiences with T4T dating, and a crew of cis gay men. What do you do when you get told you’re “not queer enough” by your own community? And will we ever forgive Scarlett Johansson?!

Today in Trans History: Dante “Tex” Gill… and why ScarJo should never play him

Money Shot: All money shots are posted on our Patreon!

Community Shout Out: Melanin and Magic Productions

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ

 

The Nonbinary Experience

EPISODE 3

Today's Topics Include outlaws, broken beds, and bodybuilders. The group answers a very weighty question from a friend. Also, Maybe gets kicked off the podcast.

Today in Trans History: Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw

Money Shot: All money shots are posted on our Patreon!

Community Shout Out: Bronx Book Festival

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ

Your Fave is Problematic

EPISODE 2

Today's topics include historical Black trans people, a Kelly Clarkson song, and how to love and criticize your problematic faves. Also, JK Rowling just announced via Twitter that we've been cis this whole time.

Today in Trans History: Lucy Hicks Anderson

Money Shot: All money shots are posted on our Patreon

Community Shout Out: Under the Covers Collective

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ 

To Be or Not To Be Visible

EPISODE 1

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! Today, we're talking about what it means to be visible, the politics of desirability, and... wigs? You know, just some lighthearted fun for our first episode!


Today in Trans History
: Trans Day of Visibility

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Community Shout Out: Black Beauty and Hair Supply

Our theme music was composed by GypjaQ