You may have missed it on Friday afternoon, but ZFb is now the proud home of a fun new podcast called Queer and Queerer!
And it kind of happened very quickly. You see, Peterson Toscano and I have been hanging out a lot lately and just having some great conversations about LGBTQ issues and other things we have in common beyond our blogging and activism. Even though he’s not a staunch atheist like I am (he’s a Quaker, which is cool in its own ways), we both have our concerns about religion. As many know, Peterson spent a lot of time and money on reparative therapy trying to degayify himself, but of course, that didn’t work out so well. Another thing we have in common is that we’re both trying to get work in higher education, except I’m trying to get a full-time job in LGBT Affairs and he’s mostly trying to get performance gigs for his plays, Transfigurations—Transgender Bible Stories and I Can See Sarah Palin from my Window! with awesome workshops to go with, of course. We also both live in rural central Pennsylvania,which is an interesting experience in itself, and our age difference of 21 years informs our unique perspectives (and also allows for frequent “daddy” jokes, most coming from Peterson).
So, last week, I just said, “We should do a podcast! We should record these conversations!” At first I wasn’t sure my own idea was serious or whether he would think it was either, but he agreed, and we went for it, and so was born Queer and Queerer to rave reviews! We had a lot of fun doing it and are eager to continue putting out episodes!
Subscribe to the Queer and Queerer podcast and you can expect an episode once every week or two about queer news and culture, religion, and higher education. We’re just getting started, but as we progress, we hope to implement regular features to help give the show a unique identity. In the meantime, you can just enjoy the fun back-and-forth as we get on-and-off track about current and relevant issues, a unique blend of the serious and silly.
If you missed our first episode, go listen to it now! We had a fun conversation about Rufus Wainwright, 50 Cent, Ricky Martin, and the idea of satirical celebrity outing and also took a critical look at President Obama’s memo regarding hospital visitation rights. It was our first try, so we don’t have any music or anything yet, but I think our banter is pretty entertaining on its own!
We will be putting together another episode this week talking about official defection from the Catholic Church and the phenomenon of Gaypril, plus who knows where else the conversation will go? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
While Queer and Queerer episodes will be hosted here on ZFb, the podcast does have its own unique feed, so you can subscribe with your podcatcher or feedreader of choice without getting all of my other content. However, if you have feedback, please feel free to comment directly on the posts for each episode! Make sure you’re subscribed to Peterson’s blog so you can keep up with him too!
Also, if you like what you hear, you should become a fan on Facebook!