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Amos Mac

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Orphic Frequency

Amos Mac & I have a long history. I'm delighted to find out nooks and crannies of his life that I didn't know as I researched for this episode of Orphic Frequency. Grab a cold brew and relax as we cover Amos Mac's creative journey including breathing a new life into the life story of Billy Tipton, hauntings in old Victorian houses in San Francisco & what it can mean to put to much stock into psychic readings & as always we end with a message of HOPE. As an out transgender writer, Amos Mac’s work explores identity, community & “second coming of age” narratives though a queer lens. He’s worked across unscripted, documentary, and dramatic series including Amazon’s Transparent, AMC's The Son, and VICELAND’s Gaycation. He is currently a television writer (Story Editor) for the forthcoming series Gossip Girl on HBO Max.  Amos Mac co-wrote No Ordinary Man, a documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton. Presented at Cannes Docs 2020 & premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2020. Before working in TV Amos Mac was best known as founding editor of Original Plumbing; the first print magazine in America dedicated to trans male culture. From 2009-2019, OP was an informational and humorous slice of trans guy reality that prided itself on an artful yet cheeky documentation of community. The official book, Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture, was released in 2019 by the Feminist Press. As a photographer, Amos Mac's visual art has been exhibited in galleries internationally, featured in dozens of publications including The New York Times, Interview, and Vogue Italia, and lives on in multiple museum collections. He shot the groundbreaking Fall '15 campaign for Swedish fashion brand & Other Stories, featuring an all trans cast and crew. The iconic collaborative series he created with artist Zackary Drucker formed the content of his 2011 art publication Translady Fanzine, with an alternative selection of images exhibited as Distance is Where the Heart is, Home is Where you Hang Your Heart, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. If you, like me are disgusted at the recent uptick in political attacks on the Transgender community, please learn how you can help at the National Center for Transgender Equality (transequality.org) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/orphicfrequency/message

54mins

11 May 2021

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

New Books in Literary Studies

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launch Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance.Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions, 2019) is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; mediations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

54mins

25 Jun 2019

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

New Books in Gender

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launch Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance.Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions, 2019) is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; mediations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

54mins

25 Jun 2019

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

New Books in Popular Culture

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launch Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance.Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions, 2019) is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; mediations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/popular-culture

54mins

25 Jun 2019

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

New Books in American Studies

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launch Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance.Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions, 2019) is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; mediations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

54mins

25 Jun 2019

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture" (Amethyst Editions, 2019)

New Books in Journalism

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launch Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance.Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions, 2019) is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; mediations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/journalism

54mins

25 Jun 2019

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Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, "ORIGINAL PLUMBING"

Skylight Books Podcast Series

When Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos first launched Original Plumbing in 2009, they created a magazine the world desperately needed: a creative and celebratory biannual publication about trans men, by trans men. For ten years, OP was an inspired response to the lack of meaningful representation of trans lives and culture. Each issue was filled with gorgeous, moving, hilarious, and sexy narratives that pushed back against marginalizing stereotypes. Taken together, these stories met mainstream media’s violence with self-love, dismissal with determination, and repression with resistance. Collecting the best of the magazine’s entire twenty-issue run, Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture is a remarkable full-color archive that includes interviews with trailblazers like Janet Mock and Silas Howard; cutting-edge artwork and photography; meditations on love, relationships, and family; political essays and personal reflections; and much, much more.

1hr 9mins

11 Jun 2019

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Episode #54-AMOS MAC talks crushes, carob, art advice, OP & MORE!!

Sagittarian Matters

Amos Mac is a photographer, producer, writer and co-founder of trans male print magazine, Original Plumbing. You can see him on The Trans List, streaming on HBO on-demand now!

52mins

17 Feb 2017

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Episode #47-It's Raining Men! Holiday Advice Smorgasbord with Sam Early, Amos Mac, Rocco Kayiatos, Sawyer Devuyst, Cody the Pekinese, and special guest Amanda!!!!

Sagittarian Matters

Today we cover keeping up the fight in 2017, dating while parenting, parental toilet seats, artistic romance, burping, ghosting, dog decorum and MORE!

26mins

23 Dec 2016