History is Gay
History is Gay
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 0.10: More on the OG Lesbian and Exploring Sappho with Sweetbitter Podcast
Play • 37 min

It's been one heck of a year, huh queerlings? This month, while we're not able to bring you a regular episode of History is Gay, we are treating you to a special delight in the form of our fantastic conversation with the wonderful minds and gayness behind the brand new (or at least it was when we recorded this) Sweetbitter Podcast, all about Sappho!

Created by Ellie Brigida, Leesa Charlotte, and Alyse Knorr, Sweetbitter is an investigative podcast that delves into the truth and controversy of Sappho’s life, the Isle of Lesbos and homosexuality in ancient Greece. Was Kerkylas of Andros (translation: “Penis of Mansville”) Sappho’s husband, or a wink to her known love of women? Did she really have a daughter named Kleos or was she her young lover?

Collaborating with experts in the fields of poetry, queer studies, theatre and Ancient Greece, Sweetbitter untangles the life of Sappho including the importance of her work and sexuality in modern times.

Leigh spoke with Leesa and Alyse back in October while they were gearing up to launch the show, and now you can hear five of their episodes everywhere you listen to podcasts, and check them out at www.sweetbitterpodcast.com!


Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast
Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast
Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo
0.33: Invisi-BIPOC with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade
On this week's episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Alba Daza and Mackenzie McDade do an unapologetic deep dive into the BIPOC experience of invisibility. Join them as they discuss the metaphorical and literal ways that Buffy the Vampire Slayer illustrates the ways that BIPOC experience invisibility. They laugh, they (almost) cry, they tell it like it is, and they are ready. to. scrap. Be it through Buffy’s White Savior Complex, the revolution that is "Graduation Day Part 2," or the pure rage of Marcie in "Out of Mind Out of Sight," they are here to share in the solidarity of two BIPOC women talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no holds barred. Join them for an Instagram Live Q&A on Buffering's IG (@bufferingcast) on Saturday, January 23rd at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific.  More information, suggested readings, and a viewing guide at: https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/invisibipoc !!  This Episode Contains Spoilers Through Season 7 Of Buffy  !! +++ LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Alba Daza: albadaza.com + Instagram @alba.daza Mackenzie MacDade: Twitter @mackmactlksback + Instagram @mackmactalksback Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team  +++ Executive Producer: Alba Daza Producers: Mackenzie MacDade, Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs Edited by: Kristin Russo +++ We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples. Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++   JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!! patreon.com/bufferingcast   MERCH, MERCH, MERCH! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop   Logo: Kristine Thune See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 24 min
#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk
#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk
Andrew Sims, Laura Tee, Pamela Gocobachi
2: Andrew's Bumble Scandal, WandaVision Reactions, WTF Trump News
The second week of 2021 wasn't... as bad? Maybe? The Bumble scandal: Andrew believes his photo was stolen to make an imposter account. (Little does he know...) CELEBRATE: your federal student loans will not go into repayment at the end of the month! What's in Biden's $1.9 trillion covid relief package? We go over the deets, and Laura complains about the Democratic infighting already happening. Not content with the amount of whataboutism that's happened so far this year, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) compared inflammatory comments by Robert De Niro, Kathy Griffin, and Madonna to the actual armed insurrection perpetuated by Trumpian, white supremacist terrorists. WTF News makes its 2021 debut: the Trump admin lied about having vaccines in reserve, taxpayers have been paying $3,000 a month for Javanka to refuse use of bathroom facilities to their Secret Service detail, women on Bumble have been conservative catfishing to identify and turn in insurrectionists, and members of Congress may have lead "reconnaissance tours" in the days before the attack on the Capitol. Who should become the new, permanent host of Jeopardy? Andrew has opinions. We've got some spoiler-free thoughts on the first two episodes of WandaVision - all is not as it seems! How could Marvel Studios bring Chris Evans back for more Captain America without it seeming like a cash grab? We've got all the entertainment you'll need in this week's recommendations: 'Promising Young Woman' (Andrew), backyard.co (Pam), and Hunt a Killer (Laura). This week's episode is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com, enter code MILL for $100 off your first month), LoveBook (https://www.lovebookonline.com/MILL for 20% off), and Honey (https://www.joinhoney.com/MILL to join Honey FREE). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: We dive into a new study at Pew Research Center, which looks at the current state of online harassment (https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2021/01/13/the-state-of-online-harassment/) . With most U.S. Americans saying social media companies are doing a poor job moderating bullying on their platforms, what changes do we think might help? We share the online harassment we've seen first hand, but also turn the scipt on ourselves: is it possible we've ever bullied someone online? Patrons sound off and share their own stories, proving that social media is, indeed, a dumpster fire.
1 hr 2 min
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