Redefining How I View Being Queer - One Month of Podcasting
Well, it's officially been a month since I launched a podcast. The past month has been exhausting, but so unbelievably rewarding. It's been a learning process, and reminds me a lot of when I started YouTube - except I have a much more vast base of knowledge which is wildly helpful. I'm also more socially conscious, grown up.... yeah whatever - everything that comes with being 24 instead of 13.
Every episode we've released of the podcast I truly believe has gotten stronger and better - partially because the audio quality has gotten better, but also because I think we're finally finding our rhythm and footing. It's been awesome. The conversations we've been having are fascinating to me, and, according to all the friends I've spoken to, even more interesting for people who are less familiar with the queer world.
It's been incredible to see how this venture has turned into almost an education tool for anyone who listens, and I'm so excited to see where it goes in the future.
Episode Three - Fluidity of Sexuality and Being Queer Twins
In this episode we're joined by a good college friend, USC film grad student, and a self-proclaimed queer-femme, Meg Weck. In this episode we discuss the fluidity of sexuality, the act of initially coming out as bisexual, having a queer twin sister, and more.
Episode Four - Unrealistic Gay Beauty Standards & Importance of Chosen Family
In this episode we sit down with our great friend Dave Chen, a migraine specialist at Mass General Hospital in Boston. We talk about his affinity for Provincetown, his experience navigating coming out during medical school, and how important your chosen family is - especially when you don't have the easiest coming out experience. Dave tells us what it was like growing up in a Taiwanese Evangelical Christian family, and more.
Episode Five - Brown-face, Minimizing Yourself, and Australian Media Representation
In this episode we're joined by our wonderful friend from down under, Sev, for a chat about all things Aussie, including media, brown-face, Chris Lilley, minimizing yourself, media representation, and why Americans are so inexplicably horrible at the Australian accent. Sev's Podcast is the Funemployed Podcast, or funemployed.pod.
Episode Six - How Can You Be Cisgender AND Trans?
This week we're joined by the absolutely radiant Faith and no topic is off limits. We talk about gender and sexual identity, and how, through Faith's eyes, our identity is more of an evolution than a transition. As a self proclaimed "Non-binary, Cisgender, Trans person", Faith gives us a ton of insight on what it's like being black and queer, how to be more accepting, and why people act the way they do.
Check out G.L.I.T.S here - http://www.glitsinc.org
Queering the Air! is produced and hosted by Aaron Idelson and Matt Rohrer and distributed by Anchor. New episodes are released every single Tuesday. If you enjoy, please remember to give it a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, and follow on whatever platform you listen on!