Episodes

  • Hey everyone! Sorry for the late notice, but our grant program is open now through April 30. More details in this tiny episode.

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    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

  • Tuck speaks with activist and author Jeffrey Marsh (they/them). (CW: mentions of transphobia and suicidality.) Topics include:

    Why labels can’t fix bigotry Talking about transness on conservative TV Dealing with transphobic internet comments Is feeling fake or alone fundamental to being trans? Plus: Mr. Rogers, Tumblr, Buddhism, Jeffrey's next book, and getting angry about shoes.

    This Week in Gender: Parents in England can now consent to puberty blockers on their children’s behalf, creating a loophole in Bell v. Tavistock.

    Find episode transcripts and our new FAQ page at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter, plus stickers and other rewards.

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    Browse our nonprofit merch shop at bit.ly/gendermerch.

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    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from This Review Kills Fascists.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Palms Down” and “Calm and Collected” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

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  • Tuck speaks with Francisco J. Galarte (he/him). Dr. Galarte is the author of Brown Trans Figurations and a founding editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

    Topics include:

    When to use (and avoid) the “x” in Latinx and Chicanx Why hate crime laws don't help trans people of color Imagining a world for trans POC beyond invisibility and hyper-visibility What does masculinity even mean??? Plus: fashion, evil deceivers, and our second consecutive reference to the Kardashians

    This Week in Gender: Trans story tropes. For more, listen to our interview with Kai Cheng Thom.

    Find episode transcripts and our new FAQ page at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Browse our March merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s messages were from Galaxy Community Circle and Person Who.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Palms Down” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with Torrey Peters (she/her), author of Detransition, Baby. Topics include:

    A brief history of t4t tattoos The secrets of real-life trans supervillains Why Torrey's moving past trans separatism Four generations of trans history buried in a twitter beef Plus: FTF transsexuals, disaster euphoria, writing better jokes, and why Torrey might be done writing about affairs with wealthy men

    This Week in Gender: Mississippi bans trans women & girls from school sports.

    We’re on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Browse our March merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Find episode transcripts and our new FAQ page at genderpodcast.com.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck answers more advice questions with BFF of the show Zee Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

    How do I come out to my boyfriend? Can cis people use X gender markers? Is a relationship automatically queer if someone is trans? What does it feel like to like your name? Do my birth certificate and license need to match?

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Browse our March merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Find our new FAQ page, starter packs and episode transcripts at genderpodcast.com.

    We’re on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Producer: Zee Griffler
    Special thanks to Babette Thomas
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck answers advice questions with Tehya (they/them), a nonbinary therapist. Topics include:

    Are my recent dysphoria feelings “real”? Do I have to share my pronouns? How do I handle my partner’s transphobic friend? Why do I think I’m going to get dumped for having top surgery? Plus: sailing, cis binding, and a return to lesbianism.

    This Week in Gender: The Equality Act, Marjorie vs Marie, Dr. Levine vs Rand Paul, federal X markers, a win in Virginia, transphobia in Montana, nonbinary potatoes, Gallup lesbians, Lady Gaga’s dogs, and Patti Harrison vs Nabisco.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    We’re on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Find our new FAQ page, starter packs and episode transcripts at genderpodcast.com.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with Noah Adams (he/him), co-author of Trans and Autistic. Topics include:

    Are transness and autism connected in some way? The compounding gatekeeping faced by autistic trans people The dark connections between ABA and queer conversion therapy The enduring legacy of Rain Man

    This Week in Gender: Special guest Nina Medvedeva talks about the Euphoria app and trans venture capitalism.

    Purchase Trans and Autistic through Another Story (Canada) or Bookshop (US).

    We’re on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Browse our February merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Find our new FAQ page(!) and episode transcripts at genderpodcast.com.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from Maluli Consulting.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Welcome Home Sonny” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with culture and entertainment journalist Tre’vell Anderson (they/them). Topics include:

    What Black film history can tell us about the future of trans media Are those nonbinary TV characters actually nonbinary? Why don’t some nonbinary people identify as trans? Should we be saying “All Black Lives Matter”? Plus: identity gumbo and gender-okra soup

    This Week in Gender: Several states are advancing anti-trans bills, in direct opposition to Biden’s executive order boosting LGBTQ legal protections.

    Subscribe to Tre’vell’s podcast, FANTI.

    We’re on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Find our new FAQ page(!) at genderpodcast.com.

    Browse our February merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Single Still” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with artist, filmmaker, and cultural producer Zackary Drucker (she/her). Topics include:

    How a trans con artist taught Zackary to cut herself some slack Telling complicated trans stories on TV Creating T4T representation before “T4T” was a thing Gender clownery with Flawless Sabrina Plus: Commissioning a transphobia montage featuring Tucker Carlson’s shitty dad

    This Week in Gender: New York finally repeals its Walking While Trans law.

    The Lady and the Dale is streaming now on HBOMax.

    Zackary is on Instagram @zackarydrucker. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Find transcripts of the show at genderpodcast.com.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from Em Solarova and “Person Who”.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Thoughtless” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with Diamond Stylz (she/her), creator of Marsha’s Plate and executive director of Black Trans Women Inc. Topics include:

    Does trans representation actually help trans people? Why trans equity trainings don’t work The importance of spurning sea lions and building community How Lauryn Hill (of all people) helped Diamond embrace her voice How to be a true ally & co-conspirator Plus: Coming out in the ‘90s, finding a HRT specialist in the yellow pages and being a trans YouTuber in 2008.

    BONUS! Other Black queer podcasts Diamond recommends: Box No. 512 Podcast: Grown Black Trans Women Talk; Inner Hoe Uprising; QueerWOC; Tea with Queen and J.

    This Week in Gender: We revisit Paige Kreisman’s views on trans military service and celebrate the singular talent of SOPHIE.

    Support Diamond’s work by donating at blacktranswomen.org/donate and supporting Marsha’s Plate on Patreon.

    You can find Diamond on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube @DiamondStylz. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal.

    Find transcripts of the show at genderpodcast.com.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from Songs of Ourselves.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Lumber Down” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with scholar and Trans Care author Hil Malatino (he/they). Topics include:

    Why we can’t talk about gender without talking about race How Hil’s intersex condition—and health insurance—influenced his transition Why debates about labels are debates about belonging Trans academia and the “cannibalization” of trans scholars Plus: Dad-as-gender, the best little boy in the world, and the difference between genders and Gender

    This Week in Gender: Dr. Rachel Levine was nominated to be the US assistant secretary of health.

    Support Hil’s work by purchasing Trans Care from University of Minnesota Press and Queer Embodiment from University of Nebraska Press. There’s also an open-access copy of Trans Care available here.

    Authors cited: María Lugones, C. Riley Snorton (Black on Both Sides), Susan Stryker, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Care Work)

    You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@gendereveal). Find transcripts of the show at genderpodcast.com.

    Browse our January merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch. (Hurry; everything leaves the store on 1/31.)

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Special thanks to Sharif Youssef and Cass Adair
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Highway 430” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with multimedia artist and Black Feast founder Salimatu Amabebe (he/they).

    Topics include:

    Feeling denied access to "womanhood" as a Black person Loving your body as a trans person Dating advice! “I don’t really want terms that apply to me” Plus: Salimatu pitches you his food-dom TV pilot

    This Week in Gender: Bell v Tavistock.

    Support Salimatu’s work via Venmo (@blackfeast) or Cash App (@blackfeast, @salimatuamabebe). Follow Salimatu on IG @black.feast and @salimatuamabebe.

    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram (@gendereveal).

    Find transcripts of the show at genderpodcast.com.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from Heebie Jeebies Jewelry.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch. (Hurry, everything leaves the store on 1/31.)

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Blood Petal” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with lawyer and TLC-reality-special star Ari Robbins Greene (they/he). Topics include:

    Giving birth on a TV show Pregnancy advice for transmasculine folks Raising babies without gendering them Fighting to get insurance companies to cover FFS Plus: telling your coworkers about your secret vagina

    This Week in Gender: Democrats in Congress pass a resolution to de-gender terminology in the House Rules (via Snopes).

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards. We also welcome donations via PayPal, Cash App, or Venmo.

    Find episode transcripts and other resources at genderpodcast.com.

    We’re also on Twitter or Instagram @gendereveal. Our host is @tuckwoodstock.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Special thanks this week to Ally Stoneham.

    Editor: Babette Thomas
    Producer: Isaura Aceves
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with author and community worker Kai Cheng Thom (she/her) in our longest episode ever. Topics include:

    The harm of problematic/pure and perpetrator/victim binaries The evolution of “femme” and “transsexual” The future of trans kids and class solidarity Losing faith, but not hope, in community justice Plus: Spicy trans memoir takes, Kai Cheng’s secret Goop life, and being the only masters-credentialed trans woman therapist in Canada

    This Week in Gender: A federal judge strikes down a transphobic policy in Ohio; Argentina now has a 1% employment quota for trans people in the public sector; and Joe Biden transes his transition team.

    Authors referenced: Mariame Kaba, Sarah Schulman, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, adrienne maree brown, Janet Mock, Imogen Binnie (Nevada)

    Buy Kai Cheng’s books: A Place Called No Homeland (poetry), Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars (fiction), I Hope We Choose Love (essays) and From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea (picture book).

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards. We also welcome donations via PayPal, Cash App, or Venmo.

    Find episode transcripts and other resources at genderpodcast.com. We’re also on Twitter or Instagram @gendereveal. Our host is @tuckwoodstock.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection — including a new design by Maia Kobabe — at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Special thanks this week to Erin Wade!
    Producer: Isaura Aceves
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “Donnalee” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with prison abolitionist and A.B.O. Comix cofounder Casper Cendre (he/they).

    Topics include:

    Becoming a better ally for incarcerated people. Living in a place where physical intimacy is a crime. Gender-affirming surgeries and medical care in prison. Are queer people usually “out" in prison? Plus: an update on how prisons are handling Covid-19

    This Week in Gender: It’s the happiest season, baybee! We recommend this episode of the Bechdel Cast, guest-starring Jes Tom.

    Please help A.B.O. Comix's Holiday Commissary Fundraiser meet its goal! You can also order A.B.O. Comix anthologies and zines (and other fun merch) at abocomix.com. Sign up for a penpal at abocomix.com or blackandpinkpenpals.org or abolitionapostles.com.

    Follow A.B.O Comix on IG (@a.b.o.comix). We’re also on Twitter and Instagram (@gendereveal).

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards. A.B.O. Comix is also on Patreon at patreon.com/abocomix.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch, including "Abby and Riley should have made out in the dive bar" shirts. (Hurry, everything leaves the store on 12/31.)

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Special thanks this week to Oliver Mills
    Producer: Isaura Aceves
    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: “A Little Powder” by Blue Dot Sessions
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck speaks with Oklahoma representative Mauree Turner (they/she), the first openly nonbinary state legislator in the United States.

    Topics include:

    Reimagining the justice system in the incarceration capital of the world. Working in spaces that weren’t built to accommodate your existence. The pros and cons of representing so many different identities while your white cis coworkers get to just, like, chill. Dress codes.... they're bad! Plus: Which Steven Universe character is Mauree?

    This Week in Gender: Send Christmas gifts to trans youth via @TranSanta.

    Find Mauree on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok (@MaureeTurnerOK) and hear them chat with Imara Jones on the TransLash Podcast. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram (@gendereveal).

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards.

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was from Calcifer Somerset.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch. (Hurry, everything leaves the store on 12/31.)

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Special thanks this week to Oliver-Ash Kleine and Callie Wright

    Producer: Isaura Aceves

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh

    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

    Additional Music: “Glass Runner” by Blue Dot Sessions

    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • Tuck answers our trickiest advice questions yet with BFF of the show Z Griffler (they/them).

    Topics include:

    How do I stop caring about what cis people think?!? What pronouns should I use for nonbinary people in languages they don’t speak? What if I’m being misgendered at work but don’t want to lose my job? Can you be a boy without being a man? Plus: Tuck really, really rips into some guy named Mike (and also Joe Biden?)

    Remember, your gender isn’t conditional on whether it makes people comfortable! :)

    This Week in Gender: Tulsi Gabbard continues to be anti-LGBTQ.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards. We also welcome donations via PayPal, Cash App, or Venmo.

    Browse our limited-edition merch at bit.ly/gendermerch.

    We have transcriptions available for every episode, as well as “starter packs” for new listeners, at genderpodcast.com

    We’re on Twitter or Instagram @gendereveal. Our host is @tuckwoodstock.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh
    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
    Additional Music: Chopin Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3, performed by Blue Dot Sessions
    Producer: Isaura Aceves
    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • In the Season 6 premiere, we speak with Imara Jones (she/her), founder of TransLash Media and host of the TransLash Podcast.

    Topics include:

    Why trans rights are the secret to defeating patriarchy How to be a better ally to Black trans people Why trans folks are essential leaders for building better futures The saga of Imara’s open letter to BET Plus: we're angry about needing to be angry

    This Week in Gender: Celebrating the life of Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot.

    Browse our limited-edition merch collection at bit.ly/gendermerch. (Hurry, everything leaves the store on 12/31.)

    We now have transcriptions available for every episode from Season 1-5, as well as “starter packs” for folks new to the show. Find them at genderpodcast.com

    We’re on Twitter or Instagram @gendereveal. You can also follow our host's reporting at @tuckwoodstock.

    Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards. We also welcome donations via PayPal, Cash App, or Venmo. Thank you!

    Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s message was by @jay.genesis.art.

    Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2.

    Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.

    Thanks to Isaura Aceves, Montana Thomas and Oliver-Ash Kleine for production help this week.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh

    Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

    Additional Music: “SuzyB” by Blue Dot Sessions

    Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

  • In this tiny bonus episode, Tuck makes a big announcement about Season 6, and recommends a few podcasts to listen to while you wait:

    Tuck on Behind the Bastards (part one) Tuck on LGBTQ&A TransLash podcast Marsha's Plate

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    You can reach us at genderpodcast.com or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also follow Tuck at @tuckwoodstock.

    Season Six is on the way! Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter and other rewards, and to support our grant/mutual aid program.

    Learn more about Tuck's trans-focused equity consulting company at Sylveon.co.

    Logo: Ira M. Leigh

    Theme Song: Breakmaster Cylinder

  • In which Tuck whispers to you in their closet for what might be one four-minute run-on sentence.

    Share the last thing that brought you joy (or just browse a lot of very good animal photos): https://twitter.com/tuckwoodstock/status/1323663746506485760

    Trans Lifeline: https://translifeline.org

    Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org

    21 trans candidates running for office this fall: https://www.mic.com/p/meet-all-21-openly-trans-candidates-running-for-office-this-fall-40830735

    I love you.