Cover image of Gladys Bentley

Gladys Bentley Podcasts

Read more

11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gladys Bentley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gladys Bentley, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gladys Bentley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gladys Bentley, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

Our Loving Ode to Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

This week we discuss the Harlem Renaissance and its lesser known queer history, with a special spotlight on Gladys Bentley!

Articles mentioned in the episode:

I am a Woman Again

http://www.queermusicheritage.com/BENTLEY/Ebony/ebony1.jpg

PBS video with Shirlette Ammons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LeDbXK7H20&ab_channel=AmericanMastersPBS

Tea Time----------

Artists:

Xandria Phillips- https://www.xandriaphillips.com/

Shirlette Ammons- https://open.spotify.com/track/2JNlx5TJTdE0qZekmWCZzI?si=GNTURDi-QaW5hTlm_ldfzQ

Activist: https://www.instagram.com/alexandertamahn/

Stephen Weber's "Less is more, more or less- https://open.spotify.com/track/2A9jhQIkx2DQphENsMZsTY?si=5nn-ddBgQnekWrkiakFTsA

Sep 26 2020 · 38mins
Episode artwork

Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

Today's episode is on American blues singer Gladys Bentley. Join us for our first venture into the Harlem Renaissance, where you'll find eight hour piano marathons, explicitly queer lyrics, and legally recognised weddings between women.

Check out our website, where you can find out everything there is to know about Queer as Fact, including source posts for each episode of our current season.

If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreonchecking out our merch, and following us on TwitterTumblr and Facebook.

Sep 01 2020 · 1hr 11mins
Episode artwork

Episode 26 - The Central Park 5 & Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

Amidst the awful histories this week, we find some good levity. Brenton recounts the horrible story of the Central Park 5 and the swift "justice" that took away their lives. Then Emily talks about the life of Gladys Bentley, her rise from the Harlem Renaissance, and her amazing, gender-bending live shows.

You can find ways to help the Black Lives Matter protests here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#

Jul 15 2020 · 44mins
Episode artwork

Episode 147 - Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

This week we discuss the life and career of blues singer and Drag King, Gladys Bentley.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 23 2020 · 45mins
Episode artwork

A Singer and a Vigneron Walked Into a Bar : Bios of Gladys Bentley and Kirtsa Scruggs

Play
Read more

In this weeks podcast, we talked about some pretty amazing women! Jessy will tell you all about the badass gender-bending blues singer Gladys Bentley, and Rebekah will introduce you to Kirsta Scruggs, a serious taste maker in the natural wine world! In lieu of all the usual notes, we are going to share with you some resources for things to read, places to donate and things to watch. We are living through a revolution, friends.


  • Here is an AMAZING reading list by Victoria Alexander (you can find her on Twitter @victoriaalxndr):
  • Anti-Racist Lit: Starter Kit:
  • Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • Anti-Racist Lit: Intermediate Kit
  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America, Anders Walker
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incareration in the Age of Color Blindness, Michelle Alexander
  • The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Ronald Takaki
  • How to be an Anti Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Anti-Racist Lit: Topic Specifics
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond
  • Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond: Everything Your American History Textbook got Wrong, Marc Lamont Hill
  • Lies My Teachers Told Me, James W Loewen
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversation about Race, Beverley Daniel Tatum, PhD
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, Darryl Pinckney
  • Anti-Racist Lit: Biographies, Non- Fiction, Personal Narratives
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Killing Rage, bell hooks
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama



The Black Lives Matters movement has put this amazing site together that has been shared pretty widely. But, sometimes we miss things! So, here it is! There are protest maps, petitions, places to donate (both with money and with time), a missing people thread, extra resources and more. Honestly, Black Lives Matters has been at this for A MINUTE and has used that time to put together a bunch of resources to make us as useful as we can possibly be. So, check it out, explore the site. As we said: there are so many different roles to be played here and they do not all involve being out on the streets protesting. So find out where you can be most useful. The only mistake you can make is not getting involved, whether that be through conversations with friends, donating money, whatever. Black lives matter. 


Stay safe. 


Love,

Jessy and Rebekah 

Jun 11 2020 · 36mins
Episode artwork

Male Impersonators: Takarazuka Revue and Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

Part 3 of our Male Impersonators series, where we explore the life of Gladys Bentley a wonderful singer and pianist who worked in Jazz clubs during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. She became known for her bawdy lyrics and dapper sense of style.
In addition, I will be indulging in a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine by chatting about the history of the all female Takarazuka Revue. Glitzy big productions, with gorgeous costumes, high drama and amazing singing and dancing! I hope you find the beautiful fantastical world of Takarazuka interesting as well as the fascinating hierarchy and structure within the company and the intensity of the top stars fan bases.

Resources
https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/english/troupe/index.html
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/history-of-japanese-theatre/interlude-takarazuka-allgirls-revue-and-musicals/3C549E349067367686FD924340BC1350
Lorie Brau. ""The Women’s Theatre of Takarazuka." TDR 34.4 :79-95.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Bentley
dragkinghistory.com

Instagram @themuseumoffemininity 

May 30 2020 · 45mins
Episode artwork

BLUES SINGER & SURVIVOR: Gladys Bentley & Ada Blackjack

Play
Read more

The remote podcasting adventure continues! This week's episode features Gladys Bentley, a bawdy, queer blues singer who comes to a new reckoning later in life, and Ada Blackjack, an Inupiaq woman who survived the arctic wild after everyone on her mission died.

Follow us on social media:

FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast

Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast

Insta: @idkher_podcast

Apr 17 2020 · 1hr 3mins
Episode artwork

6. Lucy Hicks Anderson and Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

On this episode of Special Lady Day, Caitlin and Jessica delve into the lives of LGBTQIA rights pioneers Lucy Hicks Anderson and Gladys Bentley. If you'd like to learn more, check out the links below.

  • http://www.wevebeenaround.com/ - Created by Rhys Ernst (co-producer of Amazon's hit Transparent) and produced by Christine Beebe. We've Been Around is a series of documentary shorts that chronicle the lives of trans trailblazers.
  • https://www.queerportraits.com/
  • https://www.spectrumsouth.com/ is a Texas-based online magazine focused on queer southern identity and culture
  • https://www.blackpast.org/ is an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. The website brings the resources of African American history into every classroom in the world. It also makes every computer, regardless of its location, a classroom in African American history.
  • https://legacyprojectchicago.org/ The award-winning Legacy Project is a Chicago-based cultural and educational non-profit dedicated to researching and promoting the contributions Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have made to world history and culture.  It is driven by a core of historians, biographers, educators, youth advocates, social activists, and community and business leaders who share a commitment to ending the redaction of LGBTQ contributions from shared human history.

“A Beginner’s Guide to Being an Ally to Trans People” by Ted Ravago: https://www.glaad.org/amp/beginners-guide-being-ally-to-trans-people

Here are places that support the trans community you can volunteer with or donate to

Jan 28 2020 · 1hr 14mins
Episode artwork

Special Lady Day 6: Lucy Hicks Anderson and Gladys Bentley

Play
Read more

On this episode of Special Lady Day, Caitlin and Jessica delve into the lives of LGBTQIA rights pioneers Lucy Hicks Anderson and Gladys Bentley. If you'd like to learn more about their amazing lives and the continuing struggles the communities face in 2020, check out the links below.

  • http://www.wevebeenaround.com/ - Created by Rhys Ernst (co-producer of Amazon's hit Transparent) and produced by Christine Beebe. We've Been Around is a series of documentary shorts that chronicle the lives of trans trailblazers.
  • https://www.queerportraits.com/
  • https://www.spectrumsouth.com/ is a Texas-based online magazine focused on queer southern identity and culture
  • https://www.blackpast.org/ is an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. The website brings the resources of African American history into every classroom in the world. It also makes every computer, regardless of its location, a classroom in African American history.
  • https://legacyprojectchicago.org/ The award-winning Legacy Project is a Chicago-based cultural and educational non-profit dedicated to researching and promoting the contributions Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have made to world history and culture.  It is driven by a core of historians, biographers, educators, youth advocates, social activists, and community and business leaders who share a commitment to ending the redaction of LGBTQ contributions from shared human history.

Here's the article by Ted Ravago: https://www.glaad.org/amp/beginners-guide-being-ally-to-trans-people

Here are places that support the trans community you can volunteer with or donate to

Jan 28 2020 · 1hr 14mins
Loading