I consider this to be one of the greatest podcasts of all time—the fact that Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are also queer is just a bonus. Still Processing is about how different cultural artifacts, past and present, affect how we relate to the world around us. Covering topics as varied as Beyonce at Coachella to BBQ in a quickly gentrifying Brooklyn, their chemistry and the intimacy of their discourse will hook you in.
With the social and legal consequences that still come with being out today, with so few public examples of us, only a fraction of our stories are being told. And yet, some of the most important people in LGBTQ+ history are alive today. All of this lead me to create this podcast in 2016.
Our stories are the most powerful tools that we have. LGBTQ&A features weekly interviews with the most interesting and influential members of the LGBTQ+ community. Past guests include Pete Buttigieg, Roxane Gay, Kate Bornstein, Laverne Cox, and Trixie Mattel.
Making Gay History
Eric Marcus’ interviews provide a roadmap to our community’s long history of resistance. Initially recorded for his 1992 book of the same name, Making Gay History documents the oral history of those on the frontlines of the LGBTQ movement from 1945-1990, including Randy Shilts, Evelyn Hooker, Vito Russo, Larry Kramer, and Ann Northrop.
Making Gay History comes back for its fifth season on June 6th with all new episodes focused around Stonewall.
One From The Vaults
With the trans history podcast, One From The Vaults, Morgan M. Page has created a vital resource for the LGBTQ community. Page’s exquisitely researched interviews show how the history of trans people is threaded throughout the history of the world.
A trans history podcast might sound dull, maybe a little stuffy, but these histories are anything but boring. Take Reed Erickson, an eccentric millionaire who is considered the architect of modern trans healthcare. He also funded research into communication between humans and dolphins, and had a pet leopard named Henry that he would take everywhere, including planes for business trips.
Food 4 Thot
Food 4 Thot is the anecdote to the overstimulation of the modern age.
I have a long, documented hate of roundtable podcasts. The conversations go on too long, they talk over each other, there’s always one guy who won’t stop talking, but doesn’t actually have anything interesting to say. That’s not this podcast. Food 4 Thot is the friend that everyone wants to be.
The podcast is hosted by Dennis Norris II (A former figure skater!), Joseph Osmundson (A scientist with a PhD!), Tommy Pico (He won a Whiting Award and American Book Award in 2018!), and Fran Tirado (The Deputy Editor of Out Magazine!).