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Episode 19: Religion and Desire

I have a discussion with my friend Sattvik Basarkod about religion and desire. We explore some of the overlap between relgious dogma and philosophy, desire, and shame.

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Episode 18: Identities and Intersections

Using TJ (from Episode 17) as an example, I take a dive into some aspects of identity that may not be overtly sexual, but they have implications for the sexual self.

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Remembering Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was a technologist, a revolutionary, and an inspiration. He died nine years ago today. Listen in to hear why his life and work was important. On my screen you’ll see an article summarizing something Aaron wrote about sexual identity.

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Episode 17: An Interview with TJ Konesky

Poised for a comeback, TJ Konesky reflects on the past couple years. TJ’s public life is not about sex, but this interview uncovers how gender and sexuality norms can influence all parts of life.

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Should This Podcast Continue?

Hi everyone. You might have noticed that I was a little later than usual on the most recent episode. Part of that was because school got me busy, but to be honest I also found myself lacking my usual motivation. I realized I wasn’t as excited about the podcast as I was when I started. […]

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Episode 16: Montero and The Satanic Panic

This episode summarizes a content analysis I did based on responses to the Lil Nas X video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” released a couple months ago. The proud queer black artist made waves with this video ripe with religious symbolism, allegory, and allusion. Yet, notably, his identity was not roundly rejected.

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Episode 15: Funny or Not Funny?

Sometimes the only way we can talk about a sexual topic is to joke about it. Jake helps me break down the merits of this approach.

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Episode 14: The Presumption of Heterosexuality

There is a presumption of heterosexuality in our culture, which means that everyone is straight until proven otherwise. I mean, when was the last time you saw someone come out as straight?

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Episode 13: Civil Commitment

Civil commitment is used to hold people who might commit crimes in the future. Black and queer people suffer the most.

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Episode 12: Queerness and Mental Health

Queer people have more mental health problems than their hetero friends. Why? Is it because there’s something bad about being gay? Or is there a problem with the way we think about sex and sexual identities? Kenneth takes a queer theory approach to this mental health issue.