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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.

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Episode 11: Speaking Out and Shining Light

Flip Rodriguez announced to the world that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. It was a weight lifted from him, and now he can help others navigate trauma by talking about his own.

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Episode 10: Pornhub and Section 230

In this episode, I share some thoughts about a recent lawsuit involving Pornhub. I also mention Section 230 protections, since there have been recent calls to roll back this provision of the Communications Decency Act.

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GUT Talks With a Ninja

American Ninja Warrior regular Flip Rodriguez has been spending his 2020 streaming on Twitch. He is developing a group of loyal fans called the Flip Fam. But the Flip Fam doesn’t just watch, they participate. It is a community in the best sense. They gather for “Get Uncomfortable Tuesdays” (GUT) Talks to discuss uncomfortable topics […]

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No Gender December

Hey, just throwing this out there. Here’s a campaign titled No Gender December. The idea is simple: don’t buy gifts for your kids that promote gender stereotypes. I’m tempted to push the idea a little further, like some people do with No Shave November. How about we each violate a gender stereotype that we usually […]