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A Life

A Life is a weekly podcast about asexuality and asexuals. The show is open to topic suggestions or listener questions and is always welcoming towards people who want to come on as a guest or perhaps even a regular panelist.

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A Life #66: 10 Ways To Tell That This Was A Bad Idea

Inspired by a blog comment, we go over three harsh top ten lists.

1hr 21mins

25 Sep 2011

Rank #1

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A Life #77: LGBT Revisited. Same Old, Same Old...

The case against joining the LGBT community, again. Also: New subforum on AVEN & Daria.

1hr 7mins

22 Jul 2012

Rank #2

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A Life #73: The Trouble With AVEN

The show has never shied away from criticizing the community and especially AVEN. But this time the feces has really impacted the ventilator with the latest development involving yet another denial of creating a subforum for aromantics. And that is our topic for today.

18 May 2012

Rank #3

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A Life #23: Symbols

All minorities seem to have their selected symbolism to broadcast and share their identity. Asexual symbols are far newer than others and their origins can be traced. On the show, we dig into the symbols and their origins.

1hr 10mins

30 May 2010

Rank #4

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A Life #69: Embracing LGBT

We've talked about the differences between Asexuals and the LGBT community in great detail in the past. This time we turn the table and talk about the similarities.

52mins

6 Dec 2011

Rank #5

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A Life #19: Asexual Self-Identity

After a technical time-out, the crew is back for another round of asexual goodness. This time the panel tackles the issues involving identifying as asexual, and how that has changed their lives.

55mins

17 Feb 2010

Rank #6

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A Life #22: Missing Out?

One of the more frequently asked questions from asexuals is: Are we missing out on something? Are we missing one of the great pleasures of life by not having any sex? The question has been asked and answered so many times, that most of us don't stop to think about it anymore. But drilling deeper into the issue reveals a question that is more complex and one that can be approached from several different angles.

52mins

10 May 2010

Rank #7

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A Life #63: In Queer Street

Queer is a term that has proved itself to be rather problematic for both people who identify as such and those who don't. What does the word actually mean and who should be using it to describe themselves? And, ultimately, can asexuals be considered queer? These are the questions that accompany general randomness in this episode of A Life!

1hr 14mins

9 Jul 2011

Rank #8

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A Life #58: Dating

Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon-14 to estimate the age of carbon-bearing materials up to about 58,000 to 62,000 years. However, we're talking about the other variety of dating, the human interaction inducing personal contact kind.

57mins

3 Jun 2011

Rank #9

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A Life #50: Special Celebratory Extravaganza

In honour of the 50th episode, the panelists decided to go for video. With disastrous consequences! Well, they’re really not all that disastrous, but I thought that a sensationalist description might boost our numbers a bit…

20mins

8 Mar 2011

Rank #10

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A Life #47: Being Different

Being different is probably the worst thing you can be in this world, and you'll never be forgiven for being that. Being asexual is rather different, so the panel discusses how the world has made them pay.

1hr 32mins

16 Feb 2011

Rank #11

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A Life #45: Aromanticism

Epic topic results in epic runtime. So sit back and enjoy as the panel digs into aromantic considerations with a special guest.

2hr 15mins

29 Jan 2011

Rank #12

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A Life #44: Dealing With Sexuals

Like it or not, sexuals are all around us and they're multiplying in numbers. Therefore we have to deal with them a lot. That's why the intrepid crew of A Life discusses some common themes that come up when dealing with them.

1hr 15mins

19 Jan 2011

Rank #13

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A Life #42: Christmas Insults

As tradition dictates, it is time to go off topic for our final episode of the year. This naturally means immediate derailment and general confusion in the part of the panelists. Let the festivities begin!

1hr 24mins

20 Dec 2010

Rank #14

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A Life #30: Coming Out

Coming out can be hard and scary for some people. For asexuals, it can be harder because not many people have heard of asexuality. This episode of A Life, we talk about coming out, worst and best responses, personal experiences, and give some tips on how to come out of that closet.

1hr 10mins

31 Aug 2010

Rank #15

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A Life #26: The Cult of Virginity

The modern society seems to put extreme pressure on the question of virginity. Who are virgins and who are not? When does one lose their virginity? In this episode of A Life, we examine the question of virginity as it relates to asexuality.

1hr 12mins

4 Jul 2010

Rank #16

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A Life #18: Asexuality and Gender

The brave crew of A Life survived the dangers of the holiday season and is back for another burst of asexyness. This time the panel discussed about gender, the importance of it and the role of it in the community. Blog quote from: Ace of Butterflies: You know, it’s the 21st century…

27 Jan 2010

Rank #17

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A Life #17: Christmas Single

Christmas is just around the corner, so the team takes it easy by going off topic for an episode. In the process, we manage to talk a little more about marriage, dating, frequency of forced sex, the definition and even manage to get some asexy quotes in the mix. We'll be back, next year. If we're alive, that is.

54mins

18 Dec 2009

Rank #18

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A Life #16: Asexuality and Marriage

Do asexuals view marriage differently than sexuals, or is the tradition even relevant to us? What is the difference between legal and religious marriage and how does it factor into it all? The panel discusses these and other issues relating to the topic and a lot of things that have nothing to do with anything, as usual.

1hr 12mins

12 Dec 2009

Rank #19

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A Life #14: Asexuality and Sexperts

Sexperts seem to have a pretty major problem with asexuality. So as a result, we're not all that fond of them either. But in addition of making juvenile jokes and pointing fingers, we try to drill into the reasons behind this.

47mins

27 Nov 2009

Rank #20