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Bearded Fruit: An LGBTQ Podcast

The arts, politics and culture through a queer lens. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

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The arts, politics and culture through a queer lens. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.

Hey, Daddy!

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Because we're recording on Father's Day, we're talking about daddies! On this episode, we dig into the idea of "daddy," how it relates to our lives and what "daddy" means culturally. We also talk about some of the research on intergenerational relationships and see if they stack up to what we see in the community.

Jun 21 2020

37mins

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Rewind: Jesse Paradice / "Don't Call Me Ethnic"

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This episode from 2017 is one of my favorites, and it's an important episode to bring back.

This week, Bearded Fruit turns over the reigns of the podcast to Cleveland-based hip hop artist Jesse Paradice. He discusses his powerful EP "Don't Call Me Ethnic." the turbulent forces that shaped his musical voice, and the urgent need for us to listen -- and listen closely -- to queer black artists and other people (and artists)of color.

Find Jesse online at:https://spark.adobe.com/page/vKoZR7dKwHaDC/
Find Jesse on Twitter @BlvckCeltic

Jun 09 2020

17mins

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PRIDE EPISODE: The First Gay Pride Was a Riot

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To kick off Pride Month 2020, we're talking about protest and queer identity. We give a little history lesson in queer disruptive protest, we talk about Jack Halberstam's theory of queer violence, and we talk about why queer people should support disruptive protest against police brutality... because it's part of our queer DNA.

May 31 2020

44mins

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Queers are the Masters of Time

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On this episode, we're celebrating our birthdays with a discussion about time: how our queerness has evolved over time, and how cultural expectations distort our experiences of time. And we discuss the idea of "queer time," a way of walking through the world on our own time clock. If you've ever felt like you were out of step with everyone else - this episode is for you.

May 24 2020

38mins

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When To Kill Your Heroes

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Joe Bob Briggs was the main character on Twitter for the horror community this week, for a homophobic article from last summer. In this episode, we talk about the Briggs discourse. some of the smart rebuttals to it. What's the usefulness of Twitter outrage? And if we can't expect more from our heroes... when is it okay to kill them?

"Queer Mutants Deserve Better" from @GaylyDreadful
https://www.gaylydreadful.com/blog/queer-mutants-deserve-better

Books from this week's episode:
How To Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
"Imagined Violence / Queer Violence" by Jack Halberstam

May 17 2020

41mins

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Painful dissonance

By GayLabRat - May 24 2020
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There is a huge need for good queer content, but this show suffers from a fundamental incompatibility in what the hosts want the show to be. Cody does a long set up about some queer topic, then relates it to his own life. He then throws it to Neil who has no interest in being vulnerable on mic, and makes a stock "yas queen" joke, the show stalls, and they just move on. They need to either make it longer and actually dig in, or write jokes ahead of time to make it consistently paced well. The Ace episode is the perfect example. Cody wants to talk about it so much, and you can almost feel Neil clawing to get out to keep from talking about it. They don't want to be doing the same thing and it shows.

Perfection. Beautiful, queer, perfection.

By MiggyMonstr - Sep 02 2017
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Thank you for this breath of fresh air. Just perfect. Listen to this as much as possible people.