Is It Transphobic Podcast

Is It Transphobic Podcast

A Podcast of trans and non-binary folks exploring media others have deemed Transphobic asking is it? Is it really? Our website https://www.isittransphobic.com/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsItTransphobic Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support Want to help us with equipment? Go to our Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/QL51W0GYDJ6G?ref_=wl_share Logo design by Phoenix Sweeney tinylionroars.github.io Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support

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October 2, 2021 59 min

We are back.  Thank you all for understanding!

Claire Daines and Billy Crudup star in this Patreon requested analysis of 2004's Stage Beauty!  It uh... Well here it is.   Maya Murphy and Bailey C Ellis talk with Ashley about this adaptation of a stage play about Shakespearean actors!

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Kissing Cousins (only in English), Fish Eyes just wanna have fun, and "Gentle Uterus" attacks...

Yeah we're talking about Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon!  Ashley welcomes back Vivian and welcomes Kat to the show to talk about the ICONIC property.  Truthfully this can't be the final time we talk about Sailor Moon because in broad strokes we've only scratched the surface.

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May 10, 2021 55 min

It's "Is It Transphobic," time!  Ashley is joined by Jonathan Alexandratos to talk about their love of and accidental/unintentional influence of Jonathan's journey as a nonbinary person!

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Sorry all, thought this uploaded but I guess there was some issue... anytways!

Ashley welcomes back Hilary and her friend,  writer JR Dawson to talk about '90s into early 2000s Fox TV Show King of the Hill.  In particular the seaons 11 opener "Peggy Horror Picture Show," Where Peggy befriends someone named Carolyn!  Carolyn turns out to be a drag queen and early 'oughts hilarity ensues... but was the comedy actually...

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April 16, 2021 71 min

Ashley is joined by her friend Jace in talking about the NBC/Yahoo (Remember when Yahoo tried to become a streaming platform?) show Community!  Should this show and (problematic) Rick and Morty Co-creator get six seasons and a movie, or be relegated to the darkest timeline?

Special thanks to Rachel Weekley for handling the edit on this episode!

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April 4, 2021 61 min

I'm really excited to share my conversation with my (Producer Ashley)'s friend Ty Defoe.  Ty and I talked the day after the inauguration of Joe Biden and that is reflected in the interview.  We also chat about Ty being on Broadway, working with (#Icon) Kate Bornstein, and helping the craft the indigenous representation and public acknowledgement of the crimes, treatment, and genocides committed against indigenous people thr...

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March 18, 2021 49 min

Come on, grab your friends... Or... maybe... don't?  Ashley is joined by returning guest Kat and new to the podcast, author Crysta K Coburn to talk about Adventure Time S04 E 14 titled Princess Cookie!

CW/TW: This episode deals with discussions of self-harm, suicidal ideations and attempts, and poor depictions of mental health/mental illness.

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March 2, 2021 57 min

ON Feb 24th we livestreamed a discussion about the Netflix Movie SPACE SWEEPERS!  We are providing you the audio from that featuring Jonathan Alexandratos, Sylas Barrett, and Emmet Asher-Perrin.

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Ashley sits down with Emmanuel Ortiz the creator of Nerd, Cosplay, and general pop culture media news network Nerd Caliber!  Emmanuel is a cis ally and Ashley wanted to chat with Emmanuel because he has a lot of experience in content creation and in professional media, and because,   Emmanuel and Nerd Caliber have created spaces to argue for queer and trans rights in popular and geek focused media, and they've been working toge...

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February 25, 2021 52 min

(CW: This film is about a man in a dress who murders)

We go from a movie which surprised and delighted us to a movie which... Exists.  Ashley is joined once again by  Morgan of Diversity Horror Blog and you can blame our other guest, Sammie James (Creator of Boo Haha, All My Friends Are Animals, and We Are Trans podcasts) for this one.  A Blade in the Dark is an Italian Giallo horror film from 1983 Directed by Lamberto Bava.  Morga...

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February 14, 2021 62 min

Ashley is joined by returning guest Paola "PJ The Whip" Gonzalez and new to the podcast guest Mya Byrne to talk about 2014 (or maybe 2013, but according to Evilzon 2015???)'s Boy Meets Girl starring Michelle Hendley!  Ashley found out about this movie searching for movies of questionable trans representation and... not to give away the episode but this is a delightful piece!  There are definitely some problems, oh absol...

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February 3, 2021 70 min

This month Ashley welcomes Proud Blerd and self-proclaimed Kween of the Side-Eye, award-winning author Nikki Woolfolk sculpts decadent desserts and fantastical fiction with equal skill and flair.

When they're not playing a never-ending game of "what if" in a writing space that's part DieselPunk, part Willy Wonka, they are drawing on their former STEM career and collection of quirky experiences to work up new recipe...

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January 28, 2021 79 min

Ashley welcomes back Rachel Weekley, and their friend Aubrey, to the show to talk about their experience and a brief history of clowning and performance to ask the question: "Do clowns have gender?"  We delve further into the performance aspect and character creation within clowning and how "expected androgyny," intersects with "Coded masculine," expectations.

(As a note some of the language being used by pu...

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January 14, 2021 76 min

Hello all!  Thank you so much for supporting the Podcast!

Ashley welcomes her friend Seth Day from Rad Child Podcast as they both discuss a series of children's books about various trans and nonbinary issues when it comes to being or having a family member who is trans or nonbinary!  We also chat about Seth's experience as a nanny, and how children's books can be useful educational tools for adults as well!

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December 31, 2020 5 min

Happy New Year.  We need to raise our regular Patreon rate to $250/month if we're going to continue regularly creating the podcast.

If you want to contribute, at least $1/month, here is the link to our Patreon

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December 31, 2020 60 min

This episode is so good even Vulcans are excited about it!  Whether you're a Trekkie, a Trekker, or none of the above we hope you enjoy Jonathan Alexandratos joining Ashley to talk about the new trans and non-binary characters in Star Trek Discovery as well as a lot of context for those not so well versed in the expansive lore of Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets.

This discussion is not expansive (Ashley wasn't...

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December 25, 2020 64 min

FREE TO ALL, MERRY CHRISTMAS IF YOU CELEBRATE.  HERE'S A FREE EPISODE IF YOU DON'T!

Ashley is joined by her friends Rocco and Kat to have a frank discussion about the expectation of androgyny from nonbinary folks. 

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December 17, 2020 75 min

We welcome Robyn Bennis back to the show and Bailey Elis for the first time to talk about Tootsie!  In a hilarious piece of happenstance, Robyn and Ashley watched the movie and Bailey watched the live musical adaptation of the movie but we make it work! This fucking movie...

Also here's a link to the article from Broadway World we reference about the Tootsie musical co-opting the "T" In LGBTQIA...

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December 16, 2020 61 min

We welcome Robyn Bennis back to the show and Bailey Elis for the first time to talk about Tootsie!  In a hilarious piece of happenstance, Robyn and Ashley watched the movie and Bailey watched the live musical adaptation of the movie but we make it work! This fucking movie...

Also here's a link to the article from Broadway World we reference about the Tootsie musical co-opting the "T" In LGBTQIA...

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December 3, 2020 60 min

Ashley welcomes her friend, performer Chloe Koser to gush about Patti Harrison (NOT Patti Jenkins) from the Hulu show Shrill, her character Ruthie, and Chloe's experience in the comedy world!

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