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Tuck speaks with Calvin Kasulke (he/him), author of Several People Are Typing. Topics include: The secret(?!?) baby-trans subtext of Calvin’s debut novel Writing fiction (about Slack dot com) vs journalism (about bodega dick pills) Parallels between sobriety and transitioning Calvin asks Tuck a question (a.k.a. “there’s cops here and I’m gay”) Plus…
 
Tuck speaks with game designer and cultural consultant Yeonsoo Julian Kim (they/she). Topics include: Creating games where every playable character is nonbinary (or, in other cases, Korean) The joys of BDSM tea party games and horror erotic fiction Why “romanticizing colonialism” is a surprisingly common game plot Playing to win vs. playing to proc…
 
Tuck speaks with lawyer and trans advocate Chase Strangio (he/they). Topics include: Why everything is going to keep getting worse (sorry!) How “biological” sex only exists in the law to exclude trans people Trans joy as a political counterpoint to right-wing legislation Cis women’s crucial role in combatting transphobia Plus: Throwing yourself on …
 
Tuck speaks with Jackie Ess (she/her), author of Darryl. Topics include: The future of trans literature (whatever that means) Writing from the outside and avoiding tokenization How to avoid being the worst kind of reader Hints to the subjects of Jackie’s next two books Plus: Jonathan Franzen, Jack Harlow, Casey Plett, Torrey Peters, Hugo Grotius, a…
 
Tuck speaks with sports writer Britni de la Cretaz (they/them). Topics include: Can sports be reformed? How do trans sports bans affect transmasc athletes? Sobriety, gender, and the cisheteronormativity of AA Making your relationship hotter by coming out as trans Plus: Unearthing trans elders & dyke drama while writing about football This Week in G…
 
Tuck speaks with writer Denne Michele Norris (she/her), cartoonist Mattie Lubchansky (they/them) and organizer Mateo Guerrero (he/they) at Starr Bar in Bushwick. Topics include: Setting boundaries with friends and family Working to decriminalize sex work in New York Coming out as a trans woman after coming out as nonbinary Plus: “TGNCIQ”; “transhet…
 
Welcome to Gender Reveal! This week, we revisit our very first episode — and by “revisit” I mean “throw the entire thing out and start from scratch.” Topics include: Is biological sex, like, real? How closely related are sex and gender? What steps do kids and adults take to transition? What does colonialism have to do with any of this? Find an anno…
 
Tuck explains what's going on with this season of Gender Reveal, and announces our upcoming live show. Buy live show tickets at https://gendernyc.bpt.me. Browse our limited-edition August merch in our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch. Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter, plus stickers and other rewards. …
 
Tuck chats with author Carmen Maria Machado (she/her) to wrap up Cis Day of Visibility. Topics include: The horrors of living in a gendered body Doing a press tour about your trauma Writing about gender without having an answer Is the pandemic more or less horny than Carmen’s 2013 short story? Also: vampire sex, ghosts touching, and “gender: yes or…
 
Tuck chats with Nancy co-creator Tobin Low (he/him) as Cis Day of Visibility continues. Topics include: Lessons learned from making Nancy What does masculinity mean, and do we care? Is the cis-trans binary useful? Is the dating scene getting less racist? Plus: Bowen Yang; the LGBRPDR community; and getting gay engaged This Week in Gender: Tobi Hill…
 
Whoops! We made an episode for today, but instead of airing it, we're sharing a new podcast that we're genuinely hyped to hear. Learn more about Wait, Is thIs a Date? on Autostraddle. Find them on Twitter and Instagram @waitisthisadate. Special thanks to Drew and Christina for letting us run this in our feed. -- Browse our new August merch collecti…
 
Tuck chats with nurse practitioner and HRT provider Lola Pellegrino (she/her) as Cis Day of Visibility continues. Topics include: Reimagining “women’s” health centers HRT myth-busting (e.g., what if there’s air in my shot?) What’s the deal with microdosing? Do birth control pills count as HRT? Plus: body goo, pharmacy goss, and when a "sex change” …
 
Tuck chats with NPR’s Sam Sanders (he/him) as Cis Day of Visibility continues. Topics include: Pushing the limits of “objectivity” rules “We get to be as multifaceted as white people” The cis gay usage of “girl” Should cis people be allowed to play sports? Plus: Bald guy solidarity; detransition; and why didn’t anyone explain bluegrass to me? Find …
 
Tuck kicks off Cis Day of Visibility with the help of podcaster and author Justin McElroy (he/him). Topics include: Using video games as an empathy exercise Giving your kids gender-neutral names ~just in case~ Parsing community feedback (aka ally tips for allies) The end of Monster Factory? Plus: “the dark flexibility we crave,” the most-cis snack,…
 
In lieu of a new Gender Reveal interview, please enjoy this excellent episode of Cancel Me, Daddy by Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine. In this conversation, the hosts chat with Emily VanDerWerff about her Vox article "How Twitter Can Ruin a Life," which chronicles the fallout around Isabel Fall's "The Helicopter Story." Isabel is asking anyone w…
 
Tuck catches up with Diné artist and youth worker LaTisha Rico (they/them). Topics include: Raising a nonbinary Indigenous baby as a nonbinary Indigenous person Thinking about gender as a decolonial act Navigating fatphobia, transphobia, racism, and a pandemic during pregnancy Embodying two-spirit traditions through trans youth advocacy Plus: Gende…
 
Tuck catches up with author and podcast host Gaby Dunn (they/them). Topics include: Refusing to be palatable Working through internalized transphobia Revisiting Gaby’s very trans “token cis” interview Pushing for better representation in Hollywood Plus: living behind the matrix, throwing money out the window, and crying in a pool in Palm Springs Th…
 
Tuck catches up with musician Mal Blum (they/them). Topics include: Going on testosterone as a professional singer Being mistaken for someone’s str8 husband Are we gonna get clocked in the men’s restroom? The many trans plot lines of Star Trek Plus: shopping for couches and becoming the transsexual John Darnielle This Week in Gender: Happy Pride ™ …
 
Tuck chats with John Paul Brammer, author of ¡Hola Papi!, in the second half of this special two-part queer advice episode. Topics include: Combating identity imposter syndrome (“am I queer enough?”) Not being wholesome enough for Pet Twitter The tyranny of authenticity Why it’s perfectly fine to experience joy right now Plus: Where does the wind c…
 
Tuck chats with Maddy Court (she/her), author of The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend, in the first half of this special two-part queer advice episode. Topics include: Good(!) advice for meeting people w/o using Tinder The bright spots of being single *~*~*horny summer~*~*~ hot tips? Is everyone having more sex than us?! Plus: gro…
 
Tuck catches up with zine-maker and pornographer Carta Monir (she/her). Topics include: What porn archives can teach us about queer history From castration fantasies to making fan merch for your dick Kink at pride(?!) and the evolution of queer debates Plus: Topping fears, machine-f*cking, unauthorized Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels, and CATS …
 
Tuck catches up with nonbinary linguist Kirby Conrod (they/them). Topics include: Are pronoun-go-arounds for cis people? Gender as a local social relationship Neurodivergent life hacks Writing a dissertation about they/them pronouns Plus: wizard gender! This Week in Gender: NYC Pride has banned GOAL from marching in the parade for the next four yea…
 
Hey everyone! Sorry for the late notice, but our grant program is open now through April 30. More details in this tiny episode. Grant: genderpodcast.com/grant Newsletter: patreon.com/gender Merch: bit.ly/gendermerch Tuck's workshops/consulting/etc: sylveon.co For more frequent updates, we're on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal. We're also at gend…
 
Tuck speaks with activist and author Jeffrey Marsh (they/them). (CW: mentions of transphobia and suicidality.) Topics include: Why labels can’t fix bigotry Talking about transness on conservative TV Dealing with transphobic internet comments Is feeling fake or alone fundamental to being trans? Plus: Mr. Rogers, Tumblr, Buddhism, Jeffrey's next book…
 
Tuck speaks with Francisco J. Galarte (he/him). Dr. Galarte is the author of Brown Trans Figurations and a founding editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Topics include: When to use (and avoid) the “x” in Latinx and Chicanx Why hate crime laws don't help trans people of color Imagining a world for trans POC beyond invisibility and hyper-vis…
 
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