Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal

Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast about nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview notable trans guests, analyze current events, answer advice questions and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 45 min

Tuck tackles more advice questions with BFF of the show Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include:

  • How should I balance my partner's comfort with my own transition?
  • How can I get my family to fully accept my transition?
  • Why does my child keep misgendering me?
  • Would it be inconsiderate of me to share my pronouns? 
  • Are feminine names going extinct?
  • This Week in Gender: Listeners share their wins, including Carl Charles, Naseem Jam...

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    Tuck speaks with writer and organizer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they). Topics include:

  • Do non-disabled people exist?
  • Diagnoses, autism, and how disability + transness intersect 
  • How to build care networks without relying on social capital
  • Why disabled people have the skills we need to survive the climate crisis, pandemics, etc. 
  • Plus: ye olde “what does femme mean?” 
  • This Week in Gender: The San Francisco Marathon offer...

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    July 25, 2022 42 min

    Tuck speaks with sociologist Alex Hanna (she/her). Topics include:

  • How claiming AI is “sentient” gives big tech companies more power
  • Privacy tips for trans folks and abortion-seekers (and why they’re not enough)
  • Using data science to predict who will win Drag Race
  • Literally what is the point of Dall-E? 
  • Plus: Roller derby, Star Trek, and some Macedonian teenager’s repository of faces? 
  • This Week in Gender: A brief message from Charles ...

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    July 11, 2022 40 min

    Tuck speaks with pro wrestler Edith Surreal (she/her). Topics include:

  • What happens when a masked wrestler gets an FFS consult?
  • Combining ballroom culture with pro wrestling 
  • Is playing a heel Bad Trans Representation? 
  • Plus: Why wrestling is like a real-life comic book, a soap opera, a drag show, and Super Smash Bros.
  • This Week in Gender: Justine Lindsay; new Pew data; Emma Corrin in Vogue; and lots of news from Germany.

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    July 4, 2022 61 min

    Tuck speaks with historian and writer Jules Gill-Peterson (she/her). Topics include:

  • Do cis people exist?
  • Why the United States hates children
  • The very unequal histories of trans men and trans women
  • How both sides of the trans youth debate are failing trans kids
  • Plus: Patti Harrison, FFS @ CVS, and “If this is what being an ally is, I am an enemy.”
  • This Week in Gender: Listen to Jules on Death Panel instead!

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    June 27, 2022 45 min

    Tuck speaks with UK-based writer Jackson King (he/him). Topics include:

  • Structural barriers to gender-affirming care faced by fat trans people
  • Visiting Europe’s largest gay sauna
  • What's going on in the UK!?!
  • Can men be redeemed?!
  • Plus: Evangelical kink and RuPaul’s egg detector
  • This Week in Gender: Trans listeners share their wins.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to get access to our new bonus podcast feed, plus our weekly ne...

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    June 20, 2022 54 min

    Tuck and Ozzy speak with Manhunt author Gretchen Felker-Martin (she/her). Topics include:

  • Writing a book for trans freaks
  • Reclaiming the gender-plague genre from TERFs
  • Horror movies as exposure therapy 
  • Can art be dangerous?
  • Plus: Supermasochist, spitting, shrooms, and “my biological father, David Cronenberg”
  • This Week in Gender: Addressing a few common talking points about how there are so many trans kids these days. 

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    June 13, 2022 53 min

    Tuck speaks with Fran Tirado (she/they), co-host of Like a Virgin and Food 4 Thot. Topics include:

  • Queer reality show concepts and non-monogamous TV representation 
  • Writing a book about “when activism gets wrapped up in capital”
  • A quick and easy guide to reclaiming Pride from corporations 
  • Self-work, community care, and how to stop working all the time
  • Plus: Mustache privilege(?!) and f@gg0try as a gender 
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    This Week in Gender: Ry...

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    June 6, 2022 49 min

    Tuck and Ozzy speak with Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider (she/her). Topics include:

  • How going on national TV helped with vocal dysphoria (and gave Amy hope for trans people’s political future)
  • Grappling with the constant threat of milkshake-ducking
  • The history and future of Trans Jeopardy 
  • Why are so many trans women coders? 
  • Plus: Kafka, Tarot, fame, orgies, and the gay green couch
  • This Week in Gender: An exclusive clip of our new bon...

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    May 23, 2022 59 min

    Tuck speaks with Imogen Binnie (she/her), author of Nevada. Topics include:

  • Revisiting Nevada 10-15 yrs later, obvi! 
  • MichFest, Trans Camp, and womyn with a y 
  • Playing doom metal by candlelight as a queer bonding activity
  • Watching horror movies to feel something
  • Plus: Piss Christmas, John Darnielle, Gene Belcher, and Melissa????
  • This Week in Gender: Heartstopper and the possibility of something good.

    Preorder Nevada here. Find Correspo...

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    May 16, 2022 53 min

    Tuck speaks with writer and researcher Jo Krishnakumar (they/them). (CW: anti-trans violence 37-42) Topics include:

  • The neurodivergent need to take your pain and put it into ~projects~
  • How casteism continues to impact queer and trans spaces 
  • Reimagining “the closet” as a cave, a balcony, or a nest
  • How different trans communities interact in India
  • Plus: Googling "Am I gay?”
  • This Week in Gender: New study shows that trans kids stay ...

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    May 9, 2022 57 min

    Tuck speaks with musician, drag performer, and community organizer TAYLOR ALXNDR (they/she) Topics include:

  • Drag as a political organizing tool
  • “I feel like gender is still a competition… especially on social media”
  • Collaborating on hundreds of Southern Fried Queer Pride events without collapsing from burnout or internecine squabbles.
  • Gender social contagion (Would I want tits on a desert island?)
  • Plus: Lumpy Space Princess gender, the...
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    May 2, 2022 43 min
    Tuck speaks with Avery Tucker (he/him) from Girlpool. Topics include:
  • Losing control of your voice… as a touring musician. 
  • Learning to accept the existence of your pre-transition self
  • The joys and fears of “trans voice” 
  • Plus: Juno, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Theypool?
  • This Week in Gender: Wales banning conversion therapy; Montana judge blocking birth certificate law; doctor suing UT-Southwestern; sanctuary state bills to support ...

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    April 25, 2022 56 min
    Tuck speaks with Edgar Gomez (he/she/they), author of the memoir High-Risk Homosexual. Topics include:
  • TFW Facebook suggests that you friend-request the Pulse shooter 
  • The pros & cons of Latinidad (the concept) and Latinx (the word)
  • Writing about your family’s homophobia without making them into telenovela villains
  • The intersections of class/poverty and queerness 
  • Plus: Sporty Spice, trans villain representation, and post-credits D...
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    April 18, 2022 57 min

    Tuck speaks with stand-up comic and actor River Butcher (he/they). Topics include:

  • Bisexual men of dyke experience
  • If men have hurt me, how do I come to terms with being a man?
  • Being a comic who is trans, not a trans comic (and also not Che Diaz)
  • Embracing perpetual transition and life in “the middle time”
  • Plus: “Can I just say on this podcast… and hopefully it doesn’t become like a viral moment…” 
  • This Week in Gender: The Biden admini...

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    After Tuck makes a few exciting announcements, Vidhya Aravind and Erique Zhang share their perspectives on what trans visibility means and who it serves. 

    Find Erique Zhang at eriquezhang.com and @er_ique. Find Vidhya Aravind at @kid_vidh and on Episode 74 of our podcast.

    Donate to our spring mutual aid drive via PayPal, Cash App ($TuckWoodstock) or Venmo (@Tuck-Woodstock).

    Trans folks of color can apply to receive mutu...

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    February 22, 2022 47 min
    Afte an exciting merch announcement, Tuck shares a new episode of the Homo Schedule, featuring queer actors Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson and Leo Sheng.  ----- What's it like being cast in a show that influenced your identity as a kid? How do you make space for yourself while growing up as one of the only queer and Asian kids in your town? And where are all the queer Disney royals? All that and more as Liv and Jasmin talk to ...

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    January 31, 2022 50 min

    Tuck speaks with sex educator and ~sensualist~ Ev’Yan Whitney (they/she). Topics include:

  • What sensuality looks like when it’s painful to be in your body
  • The superpower of being an asexual sex educator
  • Advice for folks worried that transitioning will harm their romantic relationships
  • Is it fine to dissociate our way through the pandemic?
  • Plus: We’ve been eating apples wrong this whole time?!
  • This Week in Gender: Watch Framing Agnes an...

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    January 24, 2022 58 min

    Tuck speaks with Krys Malcolm Belc (he/him), author of The Natural Mother of the Child. Topics include:

  • Parallels between being pregnant and starting HRT
  • Parenting a trans femme child as a trans masc parent
  • The value of disagreeing with other trans people(!)
  • Creating trans pregnancy representation without becoming a cis spectacle
  • Plus: gender-y childhood photos; bottom growth; real apologies; and why we’re wearing Carhartts right now(?...
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    January 17, 2022 49 min

    Producer Ozzy(!) speaks with actor, writer and comic D’lo (he/him). Topics include:

  • Creating a trilogy of solo shows about transition & queer life
  • Queer community as a spiritual practice
  • Using art and comedy to reshape traumatic narratives
  • “Nobody can touch us, the more vulnerable we are”
  • Plus: The god/freak complex and the short hair to transmasc pipeline
  • This Week in Gender: Mr. Manley makes Ohio history; Andrea Jenkins becomes...

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