Queer Public
Queer Public
Real-Life Queer Life
Queer Public is the podcast about real-life queer life. Each episode we ask critical questions about queer identity, queer politics and our queer culture. New stories, new voices, new episodes coming in June 2019
Atlanta
Earlier this year, Ariana and I collaborated with the team at Pineapple Street Media to bring you an episode of a Netflix podcast called Prism: Tales of your City. The show features queer stories from across American Cities and we have the Atlanta Episode. The story you’re about to hear is a is the continuation of our last episode, The Atlanta Letters. The story starts over again but is told a different way, and follows Diane back to Atlanta, the place where the story first started.
Dec 23, 2019
21 min
The Atlanta Letters
Diane Giles wrote letters to a volunteer on the Atlanta Gay Helpline to a woman she had never met, from May to December 1984. This episode is a reading of those letters.
Nov 25, 2019
40 min
Friends with Exes
More often than not, a relationship without the romance and sexual intimacy is just a really solid friendship. That’s what we miss in a breakup. The companionship. The mutual support and respect. Someone to confide in. We miss having a team mate. Dani and Scott are the perfect example of that.
Oct 9, 2019
30 min
You Can't Kill a Poet
You Can’t Kill a Poet is a poetry series that features the work of queer and trans poets here in Philadelphia. And because it’s event tape it’s pretty long but totally worth it if you stick around until the end. Maybe put it on while you’re having a quiet night at home and need some literary inspiration. There are 8 amazing poets to hear from, a few of which I talked to get more insight into their poetry practices and how their poems come to life.
Sep 18, 2019
1 hr 53 min
Queer Content
Today we’re talking about all the places we go looking for ourselves. And right at our fingertips is the world of television—the good, the bad, the guilty pleasures and the transformative works of art. And in this technicolor world, sometimes we see ourselves, and sometimes—even in 2019–we don’t. Today we’re asking, what do we do as queer people, to transform the media we consume into truer, fuller representations of ourselves?
Jul 15, 2019
31 min
Prism: Tales of Your City
Prism: Tales of Your City Listen to the Atlanta episode on the Netflix series Prism: Tales of Your City.
Jul 8, 2019
3 min
Public Figures
What is the responsibility of public figures, especially those who appeal to our queer youth?
Jun 24, 2019
27 min
Good Gay Hair
In today’s episode, we’re talking about something that we all have to deal with, learn to manage, and that shapes queer identity. We’re talking about Hair. Good Gay Hair.
Jun 18, 2019
29 min
The Cuddlist
Rachel is a professional cuddler who identifies as asexual. Rachel teaches consent and agency in her cuddling sessions but there are also real therapeutic benefits to cuddling. Rachel’s predominantly cis-male clients benefit from her sessions, but she knows that her practice isn’t reaching her full potential. So she goes on the search to find a queer to cuddle.
Jun 10, 2019
33 min
The Gayborhood
Ten years ago, Amber Hikes started a queer nightlife production company. Today, she’s the Executive Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs in Philadelphia. She’s on the front lines, fighting racism and discriminatory practices in the Philadelphia’s gay neighborhood. Join us as we take a walk through the Gayborhood, down the streets between Chestnut and Pine, Broad and 11th and into Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Jun 2, 2019
25 min
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