Frieda Belinfante
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7M ago
Today's episode is on the Dutch cellist, conductor, and WWII resistance fighter Frieda Belinfante. Join us to hear about Frieda's groundbreaking career as a female conductor, the many women who fell in love with her, and how to forge a 1940s Dutch ID card in excruciating detail.    Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: Frieda dressed in a men's ja ..read more
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Franz Nopcsa
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7M ago
Today's episode is on the Hungarian palaeontologist, geologist, spy and ethnographer, Franz Nopcsa. Join us as we discuss dinosaurs, Franz's travels in Albania, and the world's first plane hijacking. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: Franz in traditional Albanian dress, 1913 ..read more
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Queerness in Tabletop Roleplaying Games
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by Queer as Fact
8M ago
We're back! Today's episode covers depictions of queerness throughout the history of tabletop roleplaying games, including Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire: The Masquerade and many, many more. Join us for a discussion spanning nearly 50 years of D&D and TTRPG history, featuring masochistic clerics, gay vampire gangs and lesbian political satirists. If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: The front cover of the 1983 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set ..read more
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Jane Austen
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by Queer as Fact
10M ago
Today's episode is on the English writer Jane Austen. Join us as we discuss whether Jane was queer, on-stage lesbian Mr Darcy, and the evolving queerness of Austen adaptations. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: sketch of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra Austen, c.1810 - source ..read more
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A League of Their Own
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by Queer as Fact
10M ago
Today's episode covers the 1940s All American Girls Professional Baseball League, and the 2022 television series based on it, A League of Their Own. Join us for a discussion featuring shoes deemed "excessively masculine-looking", perhaps too many women named Dottie, and more "close, life-long friends and roommates" than you can shake a stick at. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and&n ..read more
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Interview with Danielle Scrimshaw
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by Queer as Fact
11M ago
In today's episode, Irene and Alice interview historian and author Danielle Scrimshaw about her new book, She and her Pretty Friend. She and her Pretty Friend is the first book of its kind, exploring the history of Australia's queer women. We discuss the queer generation gap, how to navigate changes in queer language and identity as a historian, and the experience of doing research in the spaces between recorded histories. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, c ..read more
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Hijra in 19th-century India
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by Queer as Fact
11M ago
Today's episode is on Hijra in 19th-century India. Listen to learn about who these 19th-century Hijra were, how they structured their society, and their resistance in the face of British colonial oppression. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: A Hijra and her companions in East Bengal, 1860s ..read more
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Isadora Duncan
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by Queer as Fact
1y ago
Today's episode is on US dancer Isadora Duncan. Listen to find out how she revolutionised dance, what the Singer sewing machine had to do with it, and enjoy some sapphic love poetry. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image: Isadora dancing on a beach ..read more
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Victim
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by Queer as Fact
1y ago
On today's Queer as Fiction, we discuss the 1961 British noir film Victim. Join us for some dramatic performances, heavy-handed messaging and a surprising result from a government inquiry.  A link to the film's trailer: https://youtu.be/Ems3u2ZA9SA Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. [Image Description: The poster for the movie Victim, starring Dirk Bogarde and S ..read more
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Elke Mackenzie
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by Queer as Fact
1y ago
Today's episode is on Elke Mackenzie, British lichenologist, Antarctic explorer and trans woman. We'll tell you about Elke's incredible devotion to her research, as well as penguin egg facts and one of the coolest landscapes known to humankind. Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact.  If you enjoy our content, consider supporting us on Patreon, checking out our merch, and following us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook ..read more
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