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Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.
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Slate

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Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

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English

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Episodes

The “Sex Ed” Edition

5/15/2019
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk about sex. First, they invite Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman on as a straight correspondent to find out what he knows and misunderstands about queer sex, and why the word rosebud has more than one meaning. Next, Christina, Bryan and Brandon discuss how they learned about queer sex, what porn gets right and wrong, and what sorts of lessons belong in sex education. Then, they talk to...

Duration:01:06:59

Introducing Uncover: The Village

5/1/2019
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Two waves of murders, 40 years apart. Who’s killing men in Toronto’s gay community and why are they getting away with it? The latest season of Uncover from CBC Podcasts is out now: cbc.ca/uncover

Duration:00:40:47

The "Scene" Edition

4/17/2019
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss the queer scene. What does that word even mean? How many scenes are there? And where do we all fit in? First they’re joined by Slate’s own June Thomas to talk about the definition of scene, and how everyone found their own. Then they wade into the debate of Pete Buttigieg and why he’s such a big part of the queer conversation right now. And finally former Slatester Shirley Chan comes on...

Duration:01:14:30

Live Show Announcements!

4/8/2019
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We're so excited to announce our June live shows in New York City! On Saturday, June 8, we will be hosting a brunch with The Waves on the High Line as a part of Slate Day, a whole day filled with Slate-related events. Come join us as we sip cocktails, have fun with guests, and relish the gayest of meals. On Thursday, June 27, we'll be live at Joe's Pub celebrating World Pride. Come bask in the queer joy with us as we gab with guests and enjoy a cabaret performance together. For tickets,...

Duration:00:02:55

The "Town and Country" Edition

3/20/2019
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer experience in rural and urban environments. First they talk through their decisions to move to major cities when starting their gay lives and what drew them away from smaller locales. Next they’re joined by Hugh Ryan to discuss his book When Brooklyn Was Queer and how the urbanization of Brooklyn allowed its queer identity to blossom. Then they interview Samantha Allen about her...

Duration:01:10:19

The "Queer Media" Edition

2/20/2019
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer media. With so many queer publications either shuttering or in some state of flux, they decided to dig into our own world a bit and looking at current mainstream and independent media outlets and those from the past. They spoke with Jason Baumann of the New York Public Library about their new exhibit Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, and the new collection The Stonewall Reader...

Duration:01:09:10

The "Travel" Edition

1/16/2019
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk all about queer travel. Where do they like to go and how do they find gay experiences when they get there? Then they speak with cultural anthropologist Esther Newton about her work studying the queer community of Cherry Grove on Fire Island and the way its changed over the decades, and her new memoir My Butch Career. Slate staffer Erin Nichols explains the difficulties of going through...

Duration:01:10:02

The "Spirituality" Edition

12/19/2018
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley look for queer spirituality. Where do we find it if not in a church? First they’re joined by producer Daniel Schroeder to talk about astrology, enneagrams, and the ways they embrace queer magic. Then they interview artist Leo Herrera about his new series the FATHERS Project, a video series that seeks to answer the question, what if AIDS never existed? Then they get a call from Laura Root of...

Duration:01:08:40

The "Family" Edition

11/21/2018
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This month on Outward, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore the meaning of family. How do gay people form their own families and create spaces from those bonds of kinship? First they play a game with Slate’s June Thomas, deciding whether fictional characters are members of the queer clan; then they each discuss the types of families they’ve created. They get a call from Lillian Faderman and her wife Phyllis Irwin about the legal journey of their...

Duration:01:17:55

The "Radicals" Edition

10/17/2018
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley find out what it means to be radical. October is Gay History month and so we’re honoring those radical queers who started to advocate for gay rights. First they’ve got a compilation of radicalization moments from important queer figures, those times the felt pulled into the fight. Thank you to the Making Gay History podcast for the use of their archival tape. Then they sit down with Angela...

Duration:01:03:40

The "Orientation" Edition

9/19/2018
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This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore how we learn to be queer. June Thomas joins in for a quick game about queer tropes and culture before the hosts discuss what being queer and embracing queer culture means, and their first experiences establishing their queer identities. Then Slate contributor Evan Urquhart and trans activist Andy Bowen sit down with Christina to think through what it means to be a trans person. Finally,...

Duration:01:01:58

The "Our Queer Roots" Edition

8/16/2018
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Outward has a new monthly podcast! On the first episode, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley—along with a smorgasbord of Slate staffers—reveal their queer roots. Does it all come down to crop tops? Then, in the debut Straight Studies segment, Slate features director Laura Bennett helps us decide if straight, cisgender people have roots, too. Then Alex Barasch joins the gang to talk about his Washington Post piece, “ Biology Is Not Destiny: Seeking a...

Duration:00:48:16

Coming Aug. 15: Outward, Slate's LGBTQ podcast!

8/13/2018
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Join hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Brandon Tensley for Outward, Slate's new queer podcast. Every month they'll bring Pride and Provocations, interviews, and sass a-plenty. Subscribe to get every episode. And write to us at outwardpodcast@slate.com.

Duration:00:01:36