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A safe space for gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, asexual and pansexual souls (of all ages) along with their family, friends and allies to talk about whatever needs to be talked about. To be on this show, email soul.dancer@yahoo.com. In your email, share what you want to talk about.
 
ABOUT T-TIME with JOSHUA D. LAMBERTT-Time with Joshua D. Lambert is an upcoming weekly podcast that focuses on transgender-related subjects. From laws concerning transgender people to dealing with certain aspects of a gender transition, the topics to be discussed are plentiful. Although based in a small New Hampshire city, Lambert aims to take on and talk about transgender issues from all around the world. Once the podcast has been up for a few weeks, he hopes to open a subscription based se ...
 
Remember “good conversation?” Remember what it was like to speak freely, to talk about complicated and sometimes controversial subjects with people who wouldn’t twist your words or insist that certain topics are off-limits? Remember when healthy disagreement was considered not threatening or unsafe but actually healthy? Author, essayist and journalist Meghan Daum has spent decades giving voice—and bringing nuance, humor and surprising perspectives—to things that lots of people are thinking b ...
 
Every month Gentleman Junky Jack interviews a member of the secret and silent minorities that surround us. Bisexuals, transsexuals, sex workers, self styled perverts, and other voyagers at the limits of experience. There is a vibrant underground of sexual and spiritual minorities that most people are never privileged to know. Jack will be your guide and interlocutor for this tour of the more amusing, amazing, and occasionally grubby regions of the underworld.
 
A weekly advice podcast focused on love, dating, sex, and more hosted by Ryan Meier - noted Aromantic Asexual. Each week, he does his best to answer listener submitted questions about their dating and sex problems through the lens of an aroace person, with some other segments along the way. New episodes every Monday! Artwork by Jamie, @raccoonhearted on Twitter. Music by @hotfudgesomeday on Twitter as well. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acedit/support
 
Four underqualified gamers and a robot gather inside a closet to talk gaming news and industry topics, give first impressions on games, and compete for worthless prizes. Occasionally there are some explosions or really bad chili farts. Send us suggestions, topics and hate mail! http://yolo420.com/emailus
 
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Buck Angel is an entrepreneur and a speaker and educator about transgender issues, particularly issues related to trans healthcare. Now in his late 50s, he transitioned from female to male in his late 20s and has more recently became a controversial figure in certain corners of the trans community. He talked with Meghan about why he’s so controvers…
 
Novelist Lionel Shriver is known for placing social topics (sometimes radioactive ones) inside the frame of fiction. Her 2003 novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction and was made into a 2011 film starring Tilda Swinton, was told from the perspective of a mother whose son commits a school shooting akin to the Colum…
 
One sure way to lose a popularity contest is to fight for the rights of convicted sex offenders. But The National Sex Offender Registry, which was established during an era of panic over crime and child danger, has come with a host of unintended consequences. Sociologist Emily Horowitz is one of a handful of academics and researchers who speaking o…
 
Libby Emmons now works mainly as a journalist, writing articles about ideological divides in culture and politics for places like Quilllette, The Federalist and The Spectator, and serving as editor of the conservative Canadian news magazine The Post Millennial. But before she entered the sphere of public debate about the news, Libby was in the thea…
 
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of many novels, including You Should Have Known, which became the basis for last fall’s hit HBO limited series The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. Her brand new novel, The Plot, is a literary suspense thriller about a struggling writer who stumbles upon what by all accounts is the greatest story eve…
 
You’ve probably noticed more buzz than usual lately about anti-racism training modules in schools and workplaces. Often referred to as DEI or Diversity Equity and Inclusion, this framework has turned into a big business, with concepts like “white fragility” and “black despair” sometimes weaponized in the name of fighting inequality. Amid the swirl …
 
For most of her career, University of Sussex Professor of Philosophy Kathleen Stock was known primarily as a scholar on philosophical questions related to fiction and the concept of imagination. But in 2018, she began to speak and write about the issue of gender identity. Among her questions were why her philosophy colleagues were so reluctant to d…
 
John McWhorter teaches linguistics and music history at Columbia University, is the author of more than 20 books, a contributor to The Atlantic and the host of the Slate podcast Lexicon Valley. If you’re a fan of The Unspeakable, you may know John best from his commentary around issues of race. Since 2007, he has been in regular conversation with e…
 
Heather Havrilesky is the popular and beloved creator of the “Ask Polly” advice column, which she has just moved to Substack after a long run in New York Magazine. Meghan invited Heather onto the podcast to talk about the legacy of “Ask Polly,” the creation of Polly’s alter ego in the advice giving world, "Ask Molly,” and about how she came to be a…
 
Yasmine Mohammad is an author and human rights activist, advocating for the rights of those living under religious extremism. You wouldn’t think that would be controversial, but the extremism she focuses on is Islamic extremism, specifically the fundamentalism that has arisen in the Islamic world over the last several decades and imposed draconian …
 
Jesse Singal’s new book The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills, challenges many long held assumptions about society and human behavior: for instance the myth of the super predator, the so-called “power pose,” the use of positive psychology in the military, even the concept of implicit bias. We’ve come to take these ideas as tr…
 
Time Magazine columnist for 20 years, Joel Stein is known for his humorous, irreverent and often deadpan inquiries into American life and social politics. His latest book is In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You’re Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book, which despite the subtitle, is a serious minded, though also quite funny…
 
If you’ve been following the seemingly endless battles on college campuses over free speech, you may have noticed that professors are a frequent target of censorship and complaint. Sometimes this because students object to curriculum and sometimes the infraction is as trivial as a professor sending a a “problematic” tweet. The recently launched Aca…
 
Writer, comedian and popular podcaster and YouTuber Bridget Phetasy is known her her uniquely astute analysis of the news of the day — and also her views on what shouldn’t be news. In this conversation, sparked by recent remarks from the comedian Sarah Silverman, Bridget and Meghan talk about what’s happened to comedy in the age of (often manufactu…
 
A conservative who has always been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephens often manages to annoy his would-be allies on the right while consistently inflaming Times readers who are on the left. In this conversation, Bret and Meghan compare notes on how column writing has changed over the last decade and pa…
 
Angel Eduardo is a writer, musician and visual artist based in New York City. Last summer, he wrote an article that appeared in Areo Magazine called I’m a Nobody, The Harper’s Letter Was For Me The now-infamous Open Letter on Justice and Debate published in Harper’s Magazine, addressed a climate of growing intolerance for ideological diversity and …
 
Writer and performer Annabelle Gurwitch never got rich over the course her decades-long career, but she managed to carve out a decent life as a working actor and published author. In her fifties, however, her fortunes changed and she found herself divorced, renting out a room in her house, and wondering how a middle class existence can slip away af…
 
In her bestselling book Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, author Lori Gottlieb tells the stories of five people in psychotherapy. Four are her own patients and one is Lori herself. A practicing therapist for more than a decade, she took an unusual route to her vocation, working as a television writer and then attending medical school before realizi…
 
Moses Farrow is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in what he calls adoption trauma. Born in South Korea in 1978, he was adopted by actress Mia Farrow when he was two-years-old, becoming one of ten adopted and four biological children in that family. He was later adopted by Mia’s former partner, Woody Allen and in 2018 publish…
 
Well, hello there... The Queerwolves have reunited for a Valentine's Day special covering 1981's MY BLOODY VALENTINE! Nay, Michael, and Brennan catch up on the last six months, discuss Valentine's Day memories good and bad (mostly bad), and dig deep into the mining town at the center of the film. Plus in Tea Time we sip on Godzilla, Two of Us, The …
 
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the prevailing wisdom from government officials and much of the scientific community is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated in an animal and at some point jumped to humans. The idea that it might have accidentally escaped from a lab has been widely dismissed as conspiracy theory, partly because it w…
 
Veteran reporter Nancy Rommelmann is based in New York City these days, but she was a longtime resident of Portland, Oregon who knows the city—and its people, politics, and assorted proclivities—with a unique combination of intimacy and objectivity. As the city erupted into protests last summer in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Nancy retu…
 
Bruce Wagner, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and the author of twelve novels, has been a beloved literary figure for decades, especially in his home city of Los Angeles. His most recent novel, The Marvel Universe, was enthusiastically acquired by a small press until, he says, the publisher objected to certain “problematic” language, specifical…
 
Podcaster and journalist Katie Herzog returns to the podcast to discuss her article Where Have All The Lesbians Gone?, which talked about a trend she’s observed wherein many of her lesbian friends are now identifying as transgender or nonbinary. She explains how she sees the nonbinary identity as a "regressive trend” because it ultimately puts limi…
 
After two years on the Bloggingheads platform, journalists and cultural critics Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy are taking their popular podcast, Feminine Chaos, independent. In this conversation with Meghan, they share their views on some of contemporary feminism’s most pressing concerns, including the purity policing of white women, the new …
 
In this very special edition of The Unspeakable Podcast, Meghan departs from the interview format and speaks directly to listeners. Reflecting on the current moment as well as on the election four years ago, she talks about how writing her last book inspired her to create the podcast and also how after 25 years of writing "think pieces” she literal…
 
Bestselling author William Deresiewicz’s new book, The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech, paints a grim picture of the state of the arts—at least as far as actual artists are concerned. For all the talk about how it’s never been easier to be creative, the truth is that it’s never bee…
 
Sigrid Nunez is the author of seven novels and a memoir. Sigrid’s 2018 novel, The Friend, won The National Book Award for fiction and became a bestseller. That book featured a unnamed narrator caring for the dog of a close friend who had committed suicide. This fall she has a new novel out, What Are You Going Through? It’s also about a friendship, …
 
Merrill Markoe is an Emmy award winning television writer and celebrated humorist. She’s worked on shows ranging from Sex and The City to Moonlighting but is probably best known for her association with The David Letterman Show, where she was the head writer from the show’s inception in 1981 until the late 1980s. She’s also the author of nine books…
 
Australian broadcaster Josh Szeps is known for his fiercely intelligent and at-times wickedly funny approach to interviews and news analysis. A founding producer and host of the award-winning Huffpost Live, he can currently be heard on ABC Radio Sydney and, during his time in New York, hosted a live show-turned-podcast called #WeThePeople LIVE. Las…
 
Leon Wieseltier, who was for decades the literary editor of The New Republic, is a legendary cultural and media figure. But in 2017, just as he was set to launch a new publication, he was accused of #MeToo transgressions and his professional connections were severed almost overnight. After three years out of the public eye, Leon has reemerged with …
 
We hear about “identity” so often now that the word no longer carries much meaning. By extension, the term “identity politics” has become a culture war cudgel, recklessly deployed by race baiters on the right as well as some activists on the social justice left. But Laurent Dubreuil, a professor of literature and cognitive science at Cornell Univer…
 
Katie Herzog is a co-host, with Jesse Singal, of the new and wildly successful podcast, Blocked and Reported, which analyzes internet dramas and attempts to bring missing facts to supposedly foregone conclusions. A lifelong liberal who, a few years ago, found herself questioning certain assumptions of both the political left and the queer community…
 
Journalist Lenore Skenazy was dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” in 2008 for a column about letting her nine-year-old ride the subway alone. The controversy led her to speak out about finding safe ways to allow kids to be more independent and she founded the Free Range Kids movement. In 2018 she co-founded Let Grow, a nonprofit that offers resource mater…
 
When Sandra Tsing Loh was beginning her career in the 1980s, she modeled herself after avant garde performance artists like Laurie Anderson. She even put the “Tsing” in her name because she thought it sounded “Yoko Ono-ish.” But after becoming an established figure in the Los Angeles arts scene and a prolific writer for alternative publications, Sa…
 
"We make long term decisions based on short term feelings.” — Evan Marc Katz Evan Marc Katz is a dating coach who specializes in high achieving women seeking male partners. But instead of telling his clients to settle for nothing less than their financial, educational, and professional equals, he encourages them to get real about the dating economy…
 
British academic Helen Pluckrose is the co-author, with James Lindsay, of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity—And Why This Harms Everybody. She was also part of an infamous academic hoax wherein “grievance studies” papers about subjects such as fat bodybuilding and dog park rape culture were a…
 
We forget that beyond thoughts and ideas and language there is a three-dimensional reality that gives us valuable experiences and can teach us a lot about how to be in the world. — Sasha Ayad In this edition of the podcast, Meghan speaks with Sasha Ayad, a Licensed Professional Counselor who treats adolescents and young adults dealing with issues r…
 
“You’re far less likely to be shot as a black man in New York City than as a white man in Tulsa.” - Peter Moskos In this episode, Meghan talks with Peter Moskos, a professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who also happens to be a former Baltimore City police officer. They discuss the media’s role in public percept…
 
"No one escapes. Everyone ends up in the guillotine eventually." In this episode of the podcast, Meghan speaks with celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky, whose career in both medicine and media dates back to the 1980s, when he began co-hosting the nationally syndicated call-in radio program Loveline. Recorded in May on the heels of a controversy ove…
 
“It feels so good to feel like you’re on the right side of history." In this episode of the podcast, Meghan talks with novelist Leigh Stein, whose wickedly satirical new novel Self Care sends up internet influencers and Goop-flavored millennial startup culture while also slyly poking fun at the commodification of social justice activism. Leigh disc…
 
**Recorded July 15th** “I do think on average men are more likely to be more disruptive than necessary and women are more likely to be less disruptive than necessary” — Dr. Heather Heying Evolutionary biologist Dr. Heather Heying has emerged over the last few years as a free speech advocate, largely because of her connection to a now-infamous set o…
 
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"Banana Bread on Deck" This week we’re talking about Jennifer Kent’s THE BABADOOK! We break down why and how the Babadook is a gay icon, defend the child probably more than anybody was expecting, and advocate for non-Karen community outreach! Plus in Tea Time we sip on DEAD TO ME, the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise, THE WALKING DEAD, VALLEY GIRL (2020),…
 
This week, Nay and Brennan are joined by Keola Racela, the director of the Fangoria release PORNO! We chat about the film, our first experiences discovering porn, and the return of bisexual lighting! Plus in Tea Time, we sip on A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, THE WALKING DEAD, WESTWORLD, HIGH MAINTENANCE, SCHITT’S CREEK, INSECURE, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADO…
 
“Palm Frond Jump Scare” This week, the crew is joined by original co-host Mark Fortin for a wet and wild discussion of the controversial William Friedkin leather bar slasher CRUISING! Topics include naps, gay VHS guilt, and the perfect casting for a reboot! Plus, in Tea Time we sip on SHAUN OF THE DEAD, POPCORN, DEMONS, MAKING THE CUT, GROUNDHOG DA…
 
This week, Michael and Brennan are remotely joined by writer and filmmaker BJ Colangelo to dole out some hot self care tips for this incredibly trying time! Topics include cooking, actual professional social/emotional care advice, dogs, podcasts, and the spectrum of healing horror. Plus, in Tea Time we discuss ROCK OF LOVE and its many spinoffs, CU…
 
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