443 Gymnastics' Greatest Stars
1 hr 48 min

Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss.

This week's episode has been commissioned by Kim, who asked for an episode all about the 1991 VHS spectacular—GYMNASTICS' GREATEST STARS We discuss:

  • Jessica's show-and-tell primary source artifacts
  • Doris Fuchs Brause, meet interruptions, her skill, and alleged star-crossed Soviet lovers
  • The Vera Caslavska protest (I mean, it is GymCastic...)
  • Olga! Nadia! Nellie being all Nellie!
  • Enthusiastic sexism...?
  • Jessica's favorite broken kneecap
  • Being personally victimized by the event order
  • Elena Mukhina nightmares
  • Why we don't talk about Tracee Talavera enough
  • The Nancy Thies compromised cassette tape
  • Tong Fei being the star of the whole thing
  • Bart needing you to know that 1984 WAS NO FLUKE
  • ...and a whole lot more, plus what we would include in GYMNASTICS' GREATEST STARS 2021
Get Legit Law & Sh!t
Get Legit Law & Sh!t
Emily D. Baker, Esq.
The Election Lawsuits
Trump Election Lawsuits There is a lot happening in the election...still.  I am breaking down the current lawsuits that are being waged in multiple states….you know, still.  This episode was recorded before two different courts in Pennsylvania ruled against the Trump campaign in their allegations that vote counting was not properly observed and that the elections officials properly handled the election observation process. At the end of the day these legal processes will play out, the election results will be certified. Over 70 million people will be mad,  hopefully, everyone will have a better understanding of how the court process works and we will still be facing a pandemic. Isn’t 2020 fun!  RESOURCEShttps://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/11/16/trump-election-lawsuits-republicans-battleground-states-vote-count/6177538002/ (Guide to Trump election result lawsuits in 6 battleground states) https://youtu.be/NYLWQ-UeJ6Q (https://youtu.be/NYLWQ-UeJ6Q) https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-dominion-software-trump-law/fact-check-dominion-softwarewas-notusedonlyin-states-where-trump-is-filing-lawsuits-idUSKBN27S2Z9 (Fact check: Dominion software was not used only in states where Trump is filing lawsuits)  https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2nd-trump-lawyer-asks-pull-case-challenging-pennsylvania/story?id=74244435 (2nd Trump lawyer asks to pull out of case challenging Pennsylvania election) https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/politics/arizona-trump-lawsuit/index.html (Trump campaign drops Arizona lawsuit requesting review of ballots)  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/14/trump-lawsuit-arizonas-maricopa-county-dismissed-judge/6296977002/ (Trump election lawsuit in Arizona's Maricopa County dismissed, outcome wouldn't have affected races) https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/16/trump-backers-drop-biden-vote-challenge-case-in-wisconsin.html (Trump backers drop court cases challenging voting results in four states, another setback in bid to undo Biden win) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-election-lawsuit-pennsylvania-other-states-where-they-stand/ (Where the Trump campaign and Republican election-related lawsuits stand)  -- all the suits  https://ballotpedia.org/Election_results_certification_dates,_2020 (https://ballotpedia.org/Election_results_certification_dates,_2020) https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11641#:~:text=December%2014%2C%202020%3A%20Electors%20Vote,meeting%20is%20on%20December%2014 (https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11641#:~:text=December%2014%2C%202020%3A%20Electors%20Vote,meeting%20is%20on%20December%2014).   Update in Pa. → https://www.npr.org/2020/11/17/936027693/led-by-giuliani-trump-campaign-effort-to-stop-certification-falters-in-pennsylva (Led By Giuliani, Trump Campaign Effort To Stop Certification Falters In Pennsylvania)   Connect With Me Join the Text Crew https://http://www.textemily.com/ (www.TextEmily.Com) Looking for the YouTube videos? https//http://www.watchemily.com/ (www.WatchEmily.com) Want to connect with Emily More? https://http://www.instagram.com/theemilydbaker (www.Instagram.com/theemilydbaker)
46 min
Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQIA Podcast for Everyone!
Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQIA Podcast for Everyone!
Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQ Podcast for Everyone!
Intersex w/ Maria Tridas - Ep. 158
We're shining a much needed spotlight on the "I" in LGBTQIA with video producer/host and intersex activist Maria Tridas! Being intersex is about as common as being a natural redhead, so why is being intersex treated as a rare anomaly instead of a naturally occurring biological variation? How has our understanding of being intersex changed over the years, and how can we be better allies? What do many intersex people not even know that they're intersex? We cover these questions and much more. Please note: Although Maria is very comfortable discussing details about their body, not all intersex individuals feel the same. This is a very personal and individual topic. Please do not assume that intersex, NB, trans folks want to or should discuss details of their bodies. We also talk about Melody's trip down South to see her family, make a case for gay athletes to hook up with each other, and talk up the amazing lineup for our fundraiser to save the lesbian bars! Finally, we answer a question from a listener who is considering one night stands now that her relationship has "restructured." Maria's them. piece Emily Quinn intersex Ted Talk -Get extra content, Ad Free episodes, support the pod, and get to know other listeners by joining our Patreon community. We use the money for equipment, studio rentals, editing, mixing, travel for live shows (when those are a thing again), and more! If you can't support the pod on a monthly basis, please consider tipping us through Paypal or purchasing 1-on-1s and cameos through Jemi. We truly appreciate it! -For related content, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram -Help more dykes find us and Leave Us a 5-star Review if you like what you hear! -We've got gay MERCH. -Have a question that you need answered ASAP? Check us out on WISIO. -Like our theme song by There Is No Mountain? Subscribe to our composer/mixer's youtube channel for more beats and mixes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 42 min
The Making of...
The Making of...
The Female Lead
8: The Making of Mel Giedroyc - The Great British Bake Off, Female Friendship and The Loneliness of Being a New Mum
Welcome to the final episode of this series of The Making Of... from The Female Lead.  Our guest this week is the comedian, actor, writer and national treasure Mel Giedroyc! This was our first ever conversation with Mel, but it feels like talking to an old friend because she is so relaxed and funny and loves a chat. She is also packed full of wisdom - just as a national treasure should be. Best known as part of the Mel and Sue double act, she started out doing live sketch comedy, then moved into acting and presenting, culminating in seven years hosting the phenomenal Great British Bake Off. Famous for their unique style of gentle but irreverent humour, Mel and Sue set the tone for what has become one of Britain's best-loved shows.  As well as presenting, acting and everything else, Mel has also written two books on motherhood and now her first novel The Best Things (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Things-Mel-Giedroyc/dp/1472256212) , which is out in the new year.  Mel shared a great list of moments that have made her, ranging from her first “road to Damascus moment” in the theatre and up to losing her house in her 40s. We also talked about the loneliness of being a new mum, female friendship and how she managed seven years of eating loads of cake. The interview was recorded over zoom, at the height of lockdown, so please bear with us as some bits may sound a little wobbly.  Although this is the last episode, we will be back soon with a new series of brilliant women in the new year.  * Mel Giedroyc grew up in Leatherhead as the youngest of four children,  she went to Cambridge University where she met Sue Perkins and they formed a double act which was shortlisted for the Best Newcomers Award at the Edinburgh Festival. They built a long-standing professional relationship including hosting Light Lunch and then Late Lunch on Channel Four. Mel & Sue are best known these days for presenting The Great British Bake Off. In September 2016, Love Productions switched the contract to televise The Great British Bake Off from the BBC to Channel Four. Both Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc stepped down as hosts of the show after seven years. In her career, Mel has worked on numerous TV shows and radio shows, as well as on stage - most recently in Steven Sondheim’s Company in the West End and Much Ado About Nothing at the Rose Theatre.  Mel has always loved writing and has published two books about motherhood  From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey and Going Ga-Ga (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Here-Maternity-One-Mother-Journey/dp/0091897505) : Is there life after birth? In 2021 her first novel The Best Things (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Things-Mel-Giedroyc/dp/1472256212) will be released. * The Making Of is hosted by Bea Appleby and is edited by Lauren Lind. The production is brought to you by The Female Lead (http://www.thefemalelead.com) And the whole series is very kindly sponsored by Missoma (https://uk.missoma.com/)
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