Episode 11: Hobbies Include: Harry Potter

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!

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Samy Nour Younes
Technical Difficulties

Don't think of it as a hiatus, think of it as a... slow-atus? Samy is here to explain where the rest of the gang has been, and why our regular recording schedule hasn't been regular at all.

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Episode 10: Actors, Navy Vets, and Loneliness

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.

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Episode 9: Pedestals, Pectorals, and Pride

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.

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Episode 7: Bodies, Binders, and Bulges

... 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?

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