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What The Trans!?
What The Trans!?
UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.
Jul 9, 2021
EP66 - Trans Pride London, the media is enabling the far right and we get a government document!
Big episode We cover Trans Pride London featuring Hollyoak's Ki Griffin, YouTube's Abigail Thorn and Kae Tempest We get a government document that shows Dr Michael Brady was not the reason GRA reform was binned (as well as showing that this Government suck even more than we thought) And we look at how the UK media's transphobia has enabled the far right as well as going over the Wi Spar horror show References: https://bit.ly/2TRZQRa https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 20 min
Jun 29, 2021
EP65 - Truss just bins the whole LGBT (and part 2 of our chat with Christine Burns!)
So this is a weird episode We finish our chat with Christine Burns! We talk Stonewall founding with Lord Michael Cashman! We dissect Liz Truss's latest nonsense! We get angry over the government ignoring Non-Binary people! And Michelle gets in Graham Linehan's head! https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 33 min
May 20, 2021
EP 64: Christine Burns on trans activism in the 90's (part 1)
This week there is TOO MUCH NEWS The EHRC are called out by LGBT Orgs! A court case in Northern Ireland is COMPLICATED! Trans masculine surgeries halted on the NHS! And we talk with trans activist legend Christine Burns about how Coronation Street helped advance trans rights in the 90's! (As well as LOADS of other stuff). References: https://bit.ly/3u6QJrO https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 36 min
May 13, 2021
EP 63: The Stonewall Interview
This week we chat to Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley about media lies, the LGB Alliance gaining charity status, conversion therapy and the biggest myths about Stonewall (#StonewallDeepState). We also cover the latest developments from Parliament's GRA reform inquiry! References: https://bit.ly/2RROziF https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 12 min
May 7, 2021
EP 62: We speak to activists you need to know about.
This week: Government finds a way to make cutting the price of a gender recognition certificate suck. Thousands of non-binary people demand recognition. YET MORE GC NIGHTMARES IN THE COURTS And we speak to the AMAZING Trans Safety Network and an artist who is taking over Cardiff! References: https://bit.ly/3eszRrd https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 5 min
Apr 23, 2021
EP61: This is what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it
CN: Abuse, child abuse, transphobia, references to transphobic organisations and 'thought leaders' and one audio clip of Posie fucking Parker. Michelle breaks down what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it. If you have been effected by the issues raised on this podcast please go here for more information: https://bit.ly/32EMzfF https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
Apr 8, 2021
EP 60: Good news except for Arkansas, microaggressions and yelling at Dave Chappelle
This week: - The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone! - Arkansas does it's own Bell V Tavistock only far worse! - Working life for trans people exposed! - We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY - And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it). References: https://bit.ly/3s41Wsc https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 2 min
Mar 14, 2021
How the UK's Government has abused trans people and tried to look doing it
The UK Government has abused trans people for the last 12 months. People need to know what they have done. Please share this everywhere. https://www.whatthetrans.com/the-uk-government-has-abused-trans-people-for-a-year/
Mar 12, 2021
EP 59: This pod is very late and too long because bigots attacked the Census
This was the news week that never ended. 3 hero's quit government advisory committee to protest anti-LGBT nonsense! Transphobic trouble from the House of Lords! Fairplay For Women SUCK! And we break down the latest on the Census with Census Engagement Manager Adam Dale! References: https://bit.ly/3lch8lx https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 18 min
Mar 3, 2021
EP 58: We made a whole other show! Also there is a census!
This week we have something very different: a whole other show! What The Trans: Nights is our new monthly podcast that is available to patrons now and will be made available to everyone in 6 months! On this episode, we tell our coming out stories and fight anti-semitism by sharing the contents of our desks! Also it is the census! Click the link below for more info! References: https://bit.ly/3q8WTFX Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
Feb 24, 2021
EP 57: Awesome Cis Allies W/ David Paisley & Grace Petrie!
This week we talk to two amazing cisgender allies who have stood up for the trans community in very cool ways. Grace Petrie, folk singing, transphobia slaying guitar god & David Paisley, LGB Alliance botherer and actor on BBC Scotlands River City! References: https://bit.ly/3r4lsp7 Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 16 min
Feb 17, 2021
EP 56: We gotta think of the trans kids part 2
Last week we talked the legal ramifications of the Bell V Tavistock puberty blocker bull....AHEM... so this week we talk to people effected on the ground. We talk to trans youths, a parent and the folks at GenderGP. References: https://bit.ly/3qvtSWa Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 15 min
Feb 9, 2021
EP 55: We gotta think of the trans kids part 1
Everything is terrible. The High Court has ruled that under 16's are incapable of giving consent to puberty blockers. This week: We examine the Bell/Mrs A vs Tavistock judgement. We look at how religious extremist hate groups may have influenced the decision. We talk to the Good Law Project's Jolyon Maugham about their Trans legal defence fund and their plans for fighting this judgement. And Ashleigh is sick and Michelle owns two Tamagotchis. References: https://bit.ly/2N8FnUA Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans
1 hr 11 min
Sep 24, 2020
EP 54: Cis Allies Special feat: Owen Jones & Josie Long!
So this was a bad news week. But whilst it is so easy to hate certain cisgender people (f**k you Liz Truss) Michelle and Ashleigh reach out to some astonishing cisgender allies! This week we talked to Josie Long and Owen Jones about how they became aware of trans issues, why all is not lost at the Guardian and why Michelle should make another podcast about terrible video game movies! Link sheet: https://bit.ly/331FO8S http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 27 min
Sep 17, 2020
EP 53: Are we sick of cisgender people?
WE ARE BACK After an extended break Michelle and Ashleigh return to grumble about cis people. Are we sick of them? With Shaira Bambi Choudhury (UK Civil Service) and Ciara Murphy (Co-founder of Mindline Trans+). Link sheet: https://bit.ly/35Je2iV http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 3 min
Jun 9, 2020
EP 52: What The Pride!? Panel 2 -Black Trans Lives Matter!
This week Michelle hands the keys to the show over to Diamond Stylze (Marsha's Plate) as she chats with fellow US black trans people Josephine, Felix and Yannick Taylor (Conversations With The Priestess) as well as UK activist and campaigner Nim Ralph (co-founder QTIPOC London) about Black Lives Matter, police brutality, white supremacy and finding solace in cooking. Link sheet: https://bit.ly/3h7BdXE http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 41 min
Jun 1, 2020
EP 51: What The Pride!? Panel 1 - Transgender parents!
WELCOME TO WHAT THE PRIDE!? We are doing a pride! All through June we will have panels, music and speeches aiming to fill the pandemic pride gap. This week, Michelle is joined by guest co-host Casey Explosion as we host a panel of trans and non-binary parents! Also, we cover how to enjoy Harry Potter despite the author's bigotry, developments in Hungary and how you can help Black Lives Matter! Link sheet: https://bit.ly/3cmUJMh http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 22 min
May 19, 2020
EP 50: The UK press lies about trans women being dangerous again...
To celebrate our 50th episode as a podcast thing Michelle and Ashleigh spill the beans from behind the scenes after two years of accidentally find themselves on the front lines of the UK's never-ending transphobic shit-fit. Also... The Daily Mail and The Times lie about trans women sexually assaulting cis women in prisons AGAIN. And face no consequences AGAIN. Aimee Stephens, the trans woman who could well be the catalyst for nationwide trans discrimination protections in the US has sadly passed away. Michelle talks to JessInLond0n about the app she created that is helping COVID-19 patients see their loved ones in hospital Michelle then wipes her face of tears and talks to Chay from Trans Actual about their new online resource that hopes to fight back against misinformation about the transgender community! Thank you for an amazing two years! LET'S DO IT AGAIN! Links sheet: https://bit.ly/2z9w9Rn http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 19 min
May 12, 2020
EP 49: We talk to former "gender critical" trans people!
This week Michelle and Ashleigh chat to Asha and Haven, a trans woman and an agender person who are former members of an anti-trans hate movement ("gender critical feminists"). We ask them: How do trans people become anti-trans? What did they experience when they were inside? How did they escape? Links sheet: https://bit.ly/2AnalSD http://whatthetrans.com http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 20 min
May 6, 2020
EP 48: Disabled & Trans During Lockdown
This week: We talk to Coffee Spoonie (they/she, @coffeespoonie) and Shash (she/her, @itsShash1) about being trans, disabled, under lockdown, and how suddenly institutions are doing #AccessibilityForAbleds which they wouldn't do for disabled folks before Covid-19! (Hashtag by Kate McWilliams @kateandcrps) And Liz Truss says that a project tackling transphobic bullying "isn't government policy." Excellent! Link sheet: https://bit.ly/35F9jwW whatthetrans.com twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 5 min
Apr 28, 2020
EP 47: The government is announcing trans policy intentions whilst 1000 people are dying every day
COVID-19 is claiming lives all over the world and the UK is all set to have the highest death toll in Europe. So what did Women & Equalities minister Liz Truss announce whilst speaking to a Parliamentary committee? Guess. Just guess. We talk to Dr. Ruth Pearce (Spectra Trans Learning Project) and Susie Green (CEO of Mermaids) for their take on an announcement that is as terrifying as it is vague from the UK government. References: https://bit.ly/2VM7fzX whatthetrans.com patreon.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans
Apr 21, 2020
EP 46: Are they still open - Gender clinics, domestic abuse, and trans video games during COVID-19
This week: What to do if you are in lockdown with an abuser. What are the Gender Identity Clinics doing during all this? And Michelle & Ashleigh are joined by their new producer (and Steam Curator) Jo Ross-Barrett to talk video games to play whilst stuck at home that have PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN IT! Check out Jo's Steam Curator page: https://bit.ly/2Vm1R69 Info links: https://bit.ly/2xKfG5p Discord server: discord.gg/X2GJSak https://whatthetrans.com http://patreon.com/whatthetrans http://twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 13 min
Apr 14, 2020
EP 45 BONUS CIS ALLIES FROM THE PAST!
BONUS CIS ALLIES FROM THE VAULTS! As we finish restructuring behind the scenes, please enjoy our interviews with amazing cisgender allies Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything, The Crystal Maze), Susie Green (Mermaids CEO), and Neville Southall (Former goalkeeper for Wales and Everton and equality campaigner!) JOIN OUR LONELINESS BATTLING DISCORD: discord.gg/X2GJSak References: https://bit.ly/2XHPEtY twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetrans.com patreon.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 4 min
Apr 10, 2020
EP44: Cis allies FROM THE PAST!
This week, due to being thoroughly exhausted by lockdown-based nonsense as well as bringing in new staff to help this thing become bigger, better and amazing, we took a week off to recharge and rebuild. BUT WE HAVE NOT LEFT YOU HANGING! We have dragged out from the vaults our interviews with amazing cisgender allies Oliver Thorn (Philosophy Tube), Linda Riley (DIVA Magazine publisher), Dr Adrian Harrop (LGBT campaigner and NHS doctor/hero) and Amelia Abraham (Dazed Media)! Enjoy! JOIN OUR LONELINESS BATTLING DISCORD: discord.gg/X2GJSak References: https://bit.ly/2V0Ia3H twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetrans.com patreon.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 30 min
Apr 3, 2020
EP 43: Terfs, T**nts and Hungarian Tyrants!
We didn't want to do the first half of this show, but the Mail on Sunday has continued being awful, the LGB Alliance don't appear to have noticed that there is a global pandemic on and the pandemic is being used as an excuse to kill democracy and trans equality in Hungary. But to cheer everyone up after that, Michelle chats to comedian and creator of Comedy Central's TRANSACTION Jordan Grey about how to make lockdown go super weird! References: https://bit.ly/3aG2UTT Discord server: discord.gg/X2GJSak twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetrans.com patreon.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 9 min
Mar 27, 2020
EP 42: LOCKDOWN SPECIAL - Pulling Together in Quarantown!
You know what is going on and it is all a bit much so we bunkered down and spoke to the amazing Ica Nienz (Isolation Collective), Sabah Choudrey (Trans Pride Brighton/"reluctant activist") and Kate Glanfield (Trans Gloucester) because honestly, what else were we gonna do? Volunteer for the NHS! GO HELP SOME VULNERABLE PEOPLE! - https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs Our brand-spanking new loneliness busting Discord server! - discord.gg/X2GJSak References: https://bit.ly/2UFgJLs patreon.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetrans.com
1 hr 25 min
Mar 20, 2020
Minisode - GRA Reform believed to be in the bin.
The I Paper has reported that sources in the Government have said that GRA reform has been postponed indefinitely. Here are Michelle's thoughts. Original piece: https://bit.ly/2xREOH2 Join our Discord server! https://discord.gg/X2GJSak
Mar 17, 2020
EP 41: Transphobia, Parliament & the Guardian. Again…
We are back from our break! This week: Transphobes do the transphobia thing in the UK parliament on International Women's Day! Allies do the ally thing in the UK parliament because they are awesome! We barely mention Coronavirus! And Ash and Michelle break down the latest Guardian transphobic nonsense! We have opened a discord server to fight loneliness during the pandemic, join here! discord.gg/X2GJSak References: https://bit.ly/39ZSz4F whatthetrans.com facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 8 min
Feb 17, 2020
EP 40: Republicans are targeting trans kids
Trans kids are being targeted by Republican lawmakers! Should we be concerned? We talk to Molly Woodstock (Gender Reveal podcast) and Cassius Adair (Transcripts podcast) to find out! Also: Graham Linehan spreads hate on news night...hilariously. We talk to the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is bamboozled into meeting the LGB Alliance. And Michelle has ADHD! References: https://bit.ly/39G0weR whatthetrans.com patreon.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans tumblr.com/whatthetranspod
1 hr 14 min
Jan 24, 2020
EP 39: Why we should support intersex folk
This week: Intersex people have so much common ground with trans people, we should support each other! Ash & Meesh talk to intersex trans woman Diana James and intersex activist Izzy MacCallum about what is going on for intersex folks We analyse the Labour leadership contest candidates! And Ashleigh is basically a secret agent. References: whatthetrans.com/ep-39 Facebook.com/whatthetrans Twitter.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Jan 17, 2020
EP 38: Autistic trans people are a thing, LISTEN TO THEM
This week: Michelle talks to Felix and Jo Ross-Barrett about being autistic and being non-binary! Transphobes are on the march in Scotland! Celebrities are coming out all over the place! And anti-trans group The LGB Alliance...released a single? Jesus christ.... Link & references: https://bit.ly/2FXbvUb twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 10 min
Jan 11, 2020
EP 37: How should trans people talk to journalists? With Jennie Kermode!
This week: The press has published easily debunkable lies (again...) We talk trans and non-binary people WINNING AT THINGS! And we talk to Jennie Kermode from Trans Media Watch about how, and even if trans and non-binary people should Links & references: https://bit.ly/2R8OrHl We now have a Patreon to help us cover costs! Like what we do? Throw a quid our way! Patreon.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 1 min
Dec 25, 2019
The real Queen’s speech 2019
Screw "royalty," there is only one queen this Christmas and she is Ashleigh! Here is her Christmas message for the trans community! Merry Christmas everyone! Helplines open TODAY: LGBT Switchboard 0300 3300630 www.switchboard.lgbt (for the instant messaging service) Switchboard Brighton 01273 204050 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.switchboard.org.uk/ LGBT Foundation 0345 3303030 www.lgbt.foundation Twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Dec 20, 2019
EP 36: What on earth are the Tories going to do to us
This week we are joined by Vic Parsons (PinkNews.co.uk gender & identity reporter) to commiserate over more Tory rule. We talk: How do we report on this? Why is everyone in the media lying about trans issues? Can there be too much cheese? Also we talk JK Rowling's heel turn against the trans community, more equality act attacks and Scotland having ANOTHER GRA reform consultation. Links & references: https://bit.ly/34Nq6vK twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Dec 13, 2019
EP 35: The Tories won - Here is an hour of hope
This week To cushion the blow of the worst goddam election result, we put together an hour of tales about trans heroes and how you can keep it together for the fights to come! Also: Graham Linehan could win "d**k of the year"! Big dictionary names "They" as their word of the year! Marvel comics FINALLY gets a trans superhero (sort of). Links & references: https://bit.ly/2sj8iLp Facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Dec 6, 2019
EP 34: Helen Belcher could be the first openly trans MP
This week (and every week till someone stops us): India has a bad trans bill! Christie Elan-Cane could get us X gender markers in passports! We chat with Helen Belcher, Liberal Democrat candidate for Chippenham and maybe the UK's first trans MP! And can pigeons be friends? Links & References: https://bit.ly/2PiHuCz twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Nov 29, 2019
EP 33: Manifesto Mayhem! (Don't vote tory, seriously)
This...week (we are weekly now!) The manifestos are out! Which parties suck the least? Michelle grills LGBT Labour, Lib Dem Jasmine Josephine and trans campaigner/author/legend Christine Burns for their take on this general election nonsense. And Ashleigh really, really, REALLY needs you not to vote tory. Seriously. READ THE MANIFESTOS FOR YOURSELF: https://bit.ly/2rCcDZs twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 17 min
Nov 1, 2019
EP 32: Trans witchcraft vs The Government
It is the spooky season, so Ash talks magic, queers and witches! Former minister appears to reveal the results of the gender recognition act consultation. Why didn't anyone else report this? A General election is coming: who shouldn't you vote for? And a Stonewall founder is attacking the trans community! We talk to Stonewall founders Lisa Power and Duncan Campbell for their take! Links and references: https://bit.ly/2PzSxJl twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 58 min
Oct 18, 2019
EP31: Why non-binary people are valid
This bi-week: Gender recognition act reform is being abandoned? Voter ID laws may be a thing soon! A summary of all the events at the US Supreme court! We talk to Theo Hendrie (YouTuber) and May Bowen (podcaster on Nuanced Nonsense) about why anti-non-binary sucks and you should cut it out! And why the hell are transphobes organizing a margarine boycott? Links and references: https://bit.ly/32uhOrZ twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 11 min
Oct 7, 2019
EP30: A tale of two supreme courts
This bi-week- We go deep into the US Supreme Court's upcoming LGBT employment discrimination hearings. The UK has decided to list a Dad as a Mum for no good reason! Brexit is...well, you know. The Times is awful! Again! And Ashleigh plays Untitled Goose Game! Notes & References - https://bit.ly/31PHRcW twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 28 min
Sep 19, 2019
EP29: Good prides! Bad prides! And having jobs whilst trans!
We are back! On this episode: Trans+ Pride London happened and was great! Manchester pride happened and it was less than great! Travis Alabanza speaks! Brexit is...guuuuh Michelle and Ashleigh talk doing job things whilst trans! And Michelle went to a uni reunion! Links and references: https://bit.ly/2m3glIO twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 49 min
Aug 10, 2019
EP28: Domestic abuse chats with Diana James
This bi-week: The press appoints a new guy to regulate them...because that's how it works apparently... Andrew Gilligan goes to Downing Street! Gay Star News closes! We talk about the ins and outs of the equality act with Tara Hewitt! We talk about domestic abuse with veteran academic and refuge worker Diana James! And Michelle reveals an awkward childhood crush! Notes and references: https://bit.ly/2YEMQjj twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 31 min
Jul 26, 2019
EP27: Trans Pride Brighton 2019 and BORIS JOHNSON ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
This by-week: Boris Johnson is the prime minister, what does this mean for trans equality? We talk about Hacked Off's report on media transphobia! We talk IPSO's response to media transphobia! And Michelle reports from Trans Pride Brighton and talks to Caroline Lucas (Green Party MP for Brighton & Hove), Laura Kate Dale and MANY MANY MORE! We are looking for researchers! Apply here!: https://bit.ly/32ADseX Notes and references: https://bit.ly/2ybmPsa twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 45 min
Jul 17, 2019
EP26: Sparkle Minisode!
Michelle and Ashleigh report from Sparkle 2019! We talked hate crime with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester! We talked music with Alex Valentine and Husk! We talk shop with the amazing trans team at the LGBT Foundation! AND SO MUCH MORE! We are looking for a researcher! Apply here!: https://bit.ly/32ADseX Notes and references: https://bit.ly/2XWC3eO twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
Jul 10, 2019
EP25: UK Black Pride (and London Pride) SUPER SHOW
This by-week: Michelle covers all the Pride shenanigans London! Shadow Women & Equalities Minister Dawn Butler tells us how the Government has failed trans people! Billy Porter (Pose) tells us about Season 2 AND why he loves London! Annie Wallace (Hollyoaks) talks Pride in London! Lady Phyll explains why UK Black Pride is important! We also talk to Callum Henderson (Pride in London), Diana James, Didi Rossi (Queer Strike!), Kenny Ethan Jones, Nate Ethan Watson, Tajah Hamilton (Stonewall) and Wazana Sinyangwe (Movement for Justice) Links & References: https://bit.ly/32h4VlA Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 59 min
Jun 27, 2019
EP24: Scotland caved to transphobes!
This by-week: Scotland caves and delays trans rights reform pending another consultation! The Dems DIDN'T block the trans military ban! The Times are STILL being sued! Who will be worse, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? ...and Michelle and Ashleigh take stock after a year's podcasting! Links & References: https://bit.ly/2YgB76f Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 24 min
Jun 15, 2019
EP 23: America is killing us (Feat Peri Jones)
This bi-week, we are joined by Peri Jones who helps us break down Trump, Trans Rights, ICE, trans women of colour murders and border horrors. Also - Julie Bindel preaches hate in Scotland! Feat Rosie Russel! The Vatican announces that trans people suck! Feat Zachius Snape! Munroe Bergdorf gets screwed over! Music from The Spirits! References and links: https://bit.ly/2FbzVcD Like our podcast? You will love our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 56 min
May 22, 2019
EP 22: Cis Allies Special 2 - Electric Boogaloo!
This bi-week - We talk to Natasha Devon, Sue Perkins, Baroness Liz Barker, Adam Conover, Neville Southall, Rachelle Foster and Susie Green about allyship! - We talk to Paul O'Grady and Stephen Fry for 2 seconds! - We talk to Nicola Adams about trans women in sport! - We cover the LGBT Awards 2019 - We talk to Dr Webberley about her trans clinic being UNDER ATTACK - AND SO MUCH MORE! Links and references: https://bit.ly/2M2b157 Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com PLEASE THROW MONEY AT OUR GOFUNDME gofundme.com/whatthetrans
2 hr 18 min
May 8, 2019
EP 21: The Trans Music Boogie-Tacular!
This bi-week - Caster Semenya! US Supreme Court dissected! Brazil needs help! Trans woman sues The Times! - 16 beautiful songs by 16 amazing trans music creators! - Joined in the bedroom by Husk! All links and references are here: https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/184735819785/episode-21-notes-and-references Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com Please donate to our GoFundMe! GoFundMe.com/WhatTheTrans
2 hr 6 min
Apr 25, 2019
EP 20: The Cis allies spectacular! (Part 1)
This bi-week - LGBT news outlet lets bigots write for them! - American trans people are going through some stuff - We talk to Linda Riley (Diva magazine), Dr Adrian Harrop, Amelia Abraham (Dazed) and Olly Thorn (PhilosophyTube) about being cis and supporting trans people! All links and references are here: https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/184438211805/episode-20-notes-and-references Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 54 min
Apr 4, 2019
EP 19: BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival DOUBLE EPISODE!
This bi-week - Homophobes protest schools! - Brexit is coming (maybe?) - Michelle heads over to the BFI LGBT film festival to talk to the directors of Trans Millitary, Call her Ganda and many more! All links and references are here: https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/183925085810/episode-19-notes-and-references Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
2 hr 6 min
Mar 21, 2019
Ep 18: Race, Racism and being a baby trans boy with Jackson King!
- (Possibly) Transphobic gyms? - GRA reform confusion! - America is the worst! - We talk race, racism and being a trans guy with Jackson King! All links and references are here: https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/183599221830/episode-18-notes-and-references Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 42 min
Mar 7, 2019
Ep 17: Trans spies, trans singers, trans hospitals, trans prisons
- Trans panic on hospital wards! (Debunked) - Trans panic in prisons! (Debunked) - Tales from trans history including a trans spy from the 1700s and a stealth trans pop star in the 60s! - Ashleigh moves house! - Michelle goes to the dentist! Episode notes - https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/183297677125/episode-17-notes-and-references Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 6 min
Feb 13, 2019
Ep 16: You should podcast! Here is how! (Live from Manchester)
This bi-week’s transgender content comes live from the LGBT Foundation in Manchester where Ash and Meesh will teach you how to start your very own podcast! Also this bi-week: Terfs go on tour! Janelle Monae is incredible! Ian Huntley ISN’T trans! and Scotland can’t agree on how to count trans people. Episode links: https://bit.ly/2IcK4d7 Like the pod? You will LOVE our social media! twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans whatthetranspod.tumblr.com
1 hr 14 min
Jan 30, 2019
Ep 15: There is a fascist running Brazil right now
This bi-week: - Ashleigh returns to the podcasting fold! - Meesh and Ash talk to Alis, a non-binary trans girl from Brazil who talks about life under fascist jair bolsonaro - Terfs go on tour with the far right! - Hbomberguy bashes Graham Linehan with DONKEY KONG Episode links and references: https://whatthetranspod.tumblr.com/post/182428484600/episode-15-links-and-references Like our pod? You will love our social media! whatthetranspod.tumblr.com facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 10 min
Jan 17, 2019
Ep 14: Michelle gets I,Daniel Blaked!
Things get real this bi-week as Michelle tells the story of the fights with her mind, the fights with the department of works and pensions, and the fights with the national press! Links and sources Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! whatthetrans.tumblr.com facebook.com/whatthetrans twitter.com/whatthetrans
Dec 25, 2018
The real Queen’s speech 2018
We all know that the royal family is quite silly, so here is a far better alternative Christmas message for the transgender community! Merry Christmas everyone! Helplines: LGBT Switchboard 0300 3300630 www.switchboard.lgbt (for the instant messaging service) LGBT Foundation 0345 3303030 www.lgbt.foundation Like our podcast? You will LOVE our social media! Twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans
Dec 19, 2018
Ep 13: We need to talk about Graham Linehan
Michelle finds herself alone on the pod as Ashleigh takes a well deserved break. Does Michelle have some kind of breakdown? Is she able to handle the pressure? Well...listen to the show and find out...(spoilers - Michelle nailed it). This bi-week: We got our first professional boxer! Lesbians unite to show the trans community their love! Michelle spends a lot of time talking about less conventional orgasms! (Hi Michelle’s mum!) and the main story: Graham Linehan is a danger to the trans community and must be stopped! Here is the link Michelle mentioned in the episode (CONTENT WARNING, CONTAINS TRANSPHOBIA AND IDIOTS): https://youtu.be/xTXDLT3p1pM?t=2197 If you like our podcast, you will LOVE our social media accounts! Check us out at: twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans
Nov 21, 2018
Ep 12: Trans Day of Remembrance is Complicated
Meesh & Ash have mixed feelings about trans day of remembrance! A well respected doctor believes anime causes transness! Ru Paul! Super Girl! Jake Graf! Follow us on the socials: twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 3 min
Nov 7, 2018
Ep 11: The Nazis burned down a sex museum and it was awful
As the Americas struggle with new forms of Fascism taking root, Ash and Meesh go back in time to 1930’s Germany to learn about how a gaggle of science queers made shop above a sex museum and lead the way on trans healthcare...until...Nazis... Also: TRUMP IS A NIGHTMARE BRAZIL IS IN TROUBLE MICHELLE KISSED A PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE POLITICIAN Follow us on: Twitter.com/whatthetrans facebook.com/whatthetrans
1 hr 12 min
Oct 24, 2018
Ep 10: The GRA consultation has killed us
...we are so tired... The gender recognition act consultation has brought the fires of hell down on the trans community... ...but Meesh and Ash emerge from the flames regardless to pod the s@#! out of everything. This bi-week: Trump is coming for us! Bike racing is a thing we have to talk about now! And...oh god we are tired...just going to lie down for a bit...
Oct 15, 2018
EP9: The gender recognition act showdown! (With Cass Smith)
GREETINGS!! This bi-week Meesh and Ash are joined by Cass Smith, trans advocacy officer for the LGBT Foundation to discuss the GRA consultation, bad people with dumb billboards and the most convoluted Sabrina the Teenage Witch remake ever.
1 hr 18 min
Sep 26, 2018
EP 8: The Trans Movie Spectaculaaaaar
This bi-week Michelle and Ashleigh go to the talkies and are horrified at how much film makers want to examine trans people’s junk. This episode contains spoilers for the following movies: A fantastic woman The Danish Girl 3 Generations Boy Meets Girl Boys don’t cry Trans America Tangerine Normal
1 hr 12 min
Sep 12, 2018
Ep 7: Sex, Sex offenders and stupid studies
This bi-week, Meesh and Ash get real about dating. SPOILER ALERT - dating whilst trans is a nightmare. Also this episode: Why is everyone losing their minds over trans people? Is Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria coming for YOUR kids? Michelle considers a political career, & Ashleigh looks after Michelle’s sanity!
1 hr 18 min
Aug 29, 2018
EP6: Trans TERFs are doin it to themseeeelves!
This bi-week: Transphobes ruin stickers Michelle says a bunch of things that will be edited out of context Ashleigh sings a bit America has a transgender major political candidate! How in the holy hell are there transgender transphobes and WHY THE WHAT? And who should be allowed to have sex with Alex Jones (spoiler...nobody....for their own safety)
1 hr 12 min
Aug 15, 2018
Ep 5: Trans History with Morgan M Page!
This bi-week, Morgan M Page (writer, artist and created of the Out From the Vaults podcast) gives me us a lesson on the almost forgotten history of trans people. Also: The TERFs have spoiled witchcraft AND stickers! The medical establishment announces something incredibly obvious! And Kate Bornstein is fantastic!
1 hr 14 min
Jul 31, 2018
EP4: (Not really) Live from Trans Pride Brighton!
This bi-week, Ash and Michelle go to the seaside to eat ice cream, shout at cis people and fly flags for trans pride Brighton! Inside this content module we discuss: ScarJo finally doing the righ thing. Schools finally saying it is OK to be LGBT! Why Supergirl is fantastic Why Trans pride is amazing. We are also joined by Trans Pride Brighton founders Sarah Savage and Sabah Choudrey who give us the inside scoop on what it is like to be incredible and the reality of gifting the community with our own pride!
1 hr 10 min
Jul 10, 2018
Ep 3: Ash goes to Downing Street (Pride Month Special!)
Pride month is happening and so are we. This biweek we have a special, bumper, extended episode that contains tales of queer from all across the British land mass, including: Ashleigh getting called to Downing Street Michelle getting Pokémon mansplained to her in a dark room That time when a bunch of nitwits let a hate group lead pride
1 hr 30 min
Jul 1, 2018
Ep2: We’re not crazy anymore! (But boy, have we got problems)
This week: The UN announces that we aren’t crazy anymore! Emmerdale adds a trans dude to their show! The press lies! And Michelle and Ash hatch a plan to give male fish breasts!
1 hr 14 min
Jun 11, 2018
Ep1: Supergirl punches Section 28!
A new podcast approaches... Being trans is amazing, but every now and then we as a group face challenges that most will never have to think about. But fear not! Michelle and Ashleigh are here to dissect the latest trans news with knives, hammers and wits. This week, how Section 28 sucked, why England should be boycotting the World Cup and why Squarespace will never, ever sponsor us.
1 hr 8 min