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Queer as Fact

History Podcasts

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

Location:

United States

Description:

Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.

Twitter:

@queerasfact

Language:

English


Episodes

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 2

2/14/2021
Welcome back to our two-part mini-series on the 19th-century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In this episode, we'll be talking about how to score yourself a wealthy patron, the rumours surrounding Pyotr's death, and understanding sexuality through the metaphor of asparagus. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter,...

Duration:01:04:38

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 1

1/31/2021
Today's episode is the first of our two-part series on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 19th century Russian composer and the most handsome boy at his high school. Join us to learn about abandoning your public service job for a career in the arts, and scolding your dog through song. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr...

Duration:01:15:37

The Boys in the Band

1/14/2021
It's back to back episodes featuring recent Netflix films as we discuss Mart Crowley's 1968 play, twice adapted into film, The Boys in the Band. Join us for a discussion of "turning on" and other 60s language, mining the death of your parents for dialogue and the controversial place the play has held in gay culture throughout the 52 years of its existence. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content, consider...

Duration:01:01:30

Ma Rainey

12/31/2020
Happy New Year! 2021's first Queer as Fact is on the Mother of the Blues, Ma Rainey. We'll be talking about the blues and Black identity in the Great Migration, the new Netflix film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and a possible lesbian orgy. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following...

Duration:00:52:12

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

12/14/2020
Today's episode is on the 1985 slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Join us as we discuss the slasher genre's complicated depictions of gender, finger knife fellatio, and what a better, gayer draft of the script might have looked like. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

Duration:01:15:28

Yoshiko Kawashima

11/30/2020
Welcome to the first episode of Queer As Fact season 6! Today’s episode is on Yoshiko Kawashima, a queer Chinese-Japanese spy and public figure. Join us for rituals to commemorate queer life milestones, smuggling an ex-Empress in the boot of a car, and no less than four pet monkeys. NOTE: This episode contains a brief discussion of sexual assault from 24:30 - 27:10. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content,...

Duration:01:11:36

Interview with emily m danforth

11/14/2020
In today's bonus episode, Alice and Irene interview author emily m danforth, the author of queer YA novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post about her new book, Plain Bad Heroines. Tune in to hear us discuss uncovering our hidden histories, Emily's experiences researching and writing queer historical fiction, and openly bisexual early 20th century writer Mary MacLane. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact. If you enjoy our content,...

Duration:00:38:46

100th Episode: Q&A

11/12/2020
To celebrate 100 episodes of Queer as Fact, we asked our listeners to submit questions, and now we have answers! Join the whole Queer as Fact Qrew for answers to questions like how we got started as a podcast, our thought process when dealing with the pronouns of historical figures and, perhaps most importantly, whether Patroclus was a pineapple on pizza kinda guy. Look out for another bonus episode coming soon, and Season 6 starting on December 1st! Please note the following content...

Duration:00:57:27

Paris is Burning

10/14/2020
Welcome to the final episode for Season 5, where we are discussing Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Join us as we explore the creation, critical response and legacy of the film, featuring cameos from Madonna and Ru Paul. Stick around until the end for an exciting announcement about our upcoming 100th episode! Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If...

Duration:01:08:52

Kapaemahu

9/30/2020
In today's episode, we discuss Kapaemahu, a Hawai'ian sacred site commemorating four non-binary individuals. Join us to learn about gender in Kānaka Maoli culture, how the story of these stones has survived four centuries, and the logistical difficulties of moving large rocks. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on...

Duration:01:17:34

Roberta Cowell

9/14/2020
Today's episode is on transgender pioneer, Roberta Cowell. We'll be covering everything from her career as a race-car driver and her time flying Spitfires in WWII, to her battle to access medical transition in the 1950s and the complexities on how she presented her story to the public. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us...

Duration:01:24:22

Gladys Bentley

8/31/2020
Today's episode is on American blues singer Gladys Bentley. Join us for our first venture into the Harlem Renaissance, where you'll find eight hour piano marathons, explicitly queer lyrics, and legally recognised weddings between women. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following...

Duration:01:05:55

Achilles and Patroclus in Modern Media

8/14/2020
Today's Queer as Fiction episode is a follow-up to our episode from earlier this season talking about the mythological figures, Achilles and Patroclus. This time, we're here to talk about modern depictions of the pairing. Join us as we compare and contrast Wolfgang Petersen's 2004 film Troy, Madeline Miller's 2011 novel The Song of Achilles, and the 2018 BBC mini-series Troy: Fall of a City. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact,...

Duration:01:31:14

The Old Guard

7/31/2020
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. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider...

Duration:00:44:46

Audre Lorde

7/14/2020
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! Check out our new website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out...

Duration:01:49:19

Achilles and Patroclus

6/30/2020
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. Check out our new website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on...

Duration:01:11:58

Wonder Woman (1941-1948)

6/14/2020
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...

Duration:01:27:34

A message for a listener

6/14/2020
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. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/https://www.glbthotline.org/

Duration:00:04:04

Frederick the Great

5/31/2020
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! If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

Duration:01:52:52

Queer as Fact Blooper Reel

4/30/2020
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. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Content warnings: this podcast includes swearing, and mentions of race riots, cannibalism, and harm to infants.

Duration:00:09:40