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Episode 34 – A Religious Perspective On Queerness: In God's Image, Part II

10/17/2018
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Part 2! Mari and MD sit down with Rabbi Marianne van Praag to talk about a spiritual perspective on queerness and how religions could be more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. *** Article on Marianne van Praag’s lecture at Leiden University Pride: lupride.love/2018/04/04/judaism…btq-a-divine-spark More about Marianne’s work as a Rabbi (in Dutch): www.kerkindenhaag.nl/interview/mari…f-jaar-rabbijn Contact the Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Den Haag: www.ljgdenhaag.nl/nl/contact-4 *** Follow us on...

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 33 – A Religious Perspective On Queerness: In God's Image, Part I

10/10/2018
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Mari and MD sit down with Rabbi Marianne van Praag to talk about a spiritual perspective on queerness and how religions could be more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Part II coming next week! *** Article on Marianne van Praag’s lecture at Leiden University Pride: https://lupride.love/2018/04/04/judaism-and-lgbtq-a-divine-spark More about Marianne’s work as a Rabbi (in Dutch): http://www.kerkindenhaag.nl/interview/marianne-van-praag-vijf-jaar-rabbijn Contact the Liberaal Joodse Gemeente...

Duration:00:23:06

Episode 32 – The Gay Word: Are Bi Men Dateable?

10/3/2018
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Mari and MD sit down with Tiaan, our resident expert on all things gay, to discuss how the male gay community views bisexuals and whether prejudice may stand in the way of love. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:12:30

Episode 31 – Bi To Make History

9/26/2018
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Mari and MD celebrate Bi Visibility Week by talking about the ways in which bisexuality was perceived throughout history and dropping some world-famous bi names. Happy #BiVisibilityWeek everyone! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com Sources:...

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 30 - It's A Queer World: LGBTQ And Transnationalism

9/19/2018
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Mari and MD sit down with Tiaan to discuss his thesis on LGBTQ identity and transnationalism. Why is it that queer people all over the world feel more connected to each other than to their respective nations? Where does queer nationalism come from? Are we truly an LGBTQ nation? You can find Tiaan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiaan-andre-westenberg/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes:...

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 29 – Sexpectations

9/12/2018
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MD and Mari get down and dirty with the gender norms and social expectations we have about sex: straight sex, bi sex, gay sex, and anything (and anyone) in between. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com Sources: Moon, A., & KD Diamond. (2015). Girl Sex 101....

Duration:00:23:09

Episode 28 – Queerlitics

9/5/2018
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MD and Mari sit down to discuss queer theory and just how political the queer and bisexual labels can be. *** Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: Esterberg, k., g., (2007). The bisexual menace revisited: or, shaking up social categories is hard to do. In Seidman S., Fischer N., &...

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 27 – Once Upon A Bi

8/29/2018
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MD and Mari sit down to talk about bi+ narratives and why sometimes, it's so hard to tell a queer story. We explore humor, tragedy, and even terrible puns. “The shortest distance between two people is a story.” - Patti Digh. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: Hannah Gatsby – Nanette....

Duration:00:20:12

Episode 26 – Vaginacology

8/22/2018
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Mari and MD sit down to discuss what everyone in possession of a vagina needs to know: PCOS, cervical cancer, so-called hysteria, etc., as well as medical and psychological diagnoses dating all the way back to the beginnings of modern medicine and how to find a doctor who listens. *** Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 24 - Queer Jams

8/8/2018
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Mari and MD discuss queer representation in music: from your favorite summer bops to your rock ballads, we have something for everyone's taste! *** Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:24:48

Episode 23 – It's All About Sex

8/1/2018
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Mari and MD talk about the early sexualization of women – straight and queer – in our society and what can be done to reduce its harmful effects. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: APA Task Force (2010). Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Washington, D.C.:...

Duration:00:24:29

Episode 22 – Queer-dicted

7/25/2018
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MD and Mari discuss the issue of addiction within the LGBTQ+ community and what can be done to stop and prevent this epidemic from spreading. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: - Illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in 44 cities: Findings from the European MSM Internet Survey...

Duration:00:23:45

Episode 21 – Bi - Dy Image

7/18/2018
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Mari and MD discuss body image issues and eating disorders within the LGBTQ community and why bisexual and trans people seem to have it the hardest. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual college student perspectives on disparities in weight-related behaviors...

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 20 – Bi In The USSR

7/11/2018
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Mari and MD discuss being queer in Eastern Europe: attitudes, politics, religion. Are things looking better? Will they ever? Listen and find out! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: Chetaille, A. (2013) Une « autre Europe » homophobe ? L'Union européenne, le nationalisme polonais et...

Duration:00:21:23

Episode 19 – BiDSM

7/5/2018
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Let's talk about kink: Mari and MD get down and dirty discussing BDSM, its relation to the queer community, and what societal pressures kinky people have to face when discovering their sexuality. NOTE: We apologize for the sound issues in the beginning of the episode – that's what happens when you record an episode via Skype :( Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes:...

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 18 – The Sexy One

6/13/2018
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In this episode, Mari and MD go in-depth *pun intended* on sex: the problem of limited sex ed, what things need to be discussed, and how to protect yourself before you have intercourse. We apologize in advance for the slightly cishet skew at the beginning of the episode: we've been having nothing but cis M/W sex for years now. NOTE: We are going on hiatus for a couple of weeks after the release of this episode, given the geographical difficulties in recording an episode. We will be back soon...

Duration:00:25:20

Episode 17 – Queer Fanfiction and Why It's Important

6/6/2018
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Mari and MD discuss slash fanfiction and why it's important for queer identity development. They also dip their toes into fandom territory and talk about what makes fandoms good, and what makes them toxic. *** Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com *** Sources: Bacon-Smith, C. "Spock Among the Women."...

Duration:00:25:05

Episode 16 – Queerenting: Do You Come Out to Your Kids?

5/30/2018
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MD and Mari discuss parenting as a bisexual+ person and what it entails. Do you come out to your kids? When and how? Join in our discussion! Article referenced: DiVerniero, R., & Breshears, D. Verbal and Emotional Responses Among Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents’ Coming Out. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication Vol. 18, No. 1, 2017, pp. 45–53 A list of LGBTQ+ friendly books for kids: http://huffp.st/CL5TJfk Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr:...

Duration:00:16:04

Episode 15 – Scaling The Bi

5/23/2018
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MD and Mari discuss the famous Kinsey Scale and why it's problematic. They later go on to talk about bisexual confusion – the real one, not the stereotypical one: have you ever doubted your bi-ness? Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Email us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com Riggle, E. D. B., Mohr, J. J., Rostosky, S. S., & Fingerhut, A....

Duration:00:19:25

Episode 14 – Queer Women And Their Brains

5/16/2018
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Mari interviews MD about her thesis on media representation and what it does to queer women – and what kinds of representation would be the best to ensure better mental health outcomes. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bi_positive Follow us on Tumblr: http://bipositivepodcast.tumblr.com Follow us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/bipositive/id1351323613?mt=2 Emails us at bipositivepodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:19:45