Episode List

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Below the table is a blog list of episodes with descriptors.

EpisodeNameLabelsDuration
1Kit RackleyGenderfluid, trans-feminine, non-binary, demigirl46 min
2Alys Wilfred Earl (Fred)Trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid37 min
3Harri Elouise NellarTrans-feminine, non-binary57 min
4Edalia DayTransgender, non-binary49 min
5Sarah CorkeIntersex, non-binary27 min
6Sophia Wise OneGender-transcendent47 min
7Ange de LumiereParent of a transgender child37 min
8Mel DafnisNon-binary, asexual, aromantic23 min
9Alys Wilfred Earl (Fred) #2Trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid32 min
10Bonnie BakenekoTrans-masculine, non-binary, graysexual46 min
11Charlie CaineGay trans man34 min
12Kit Rackley #2Non-binary, trans-feminine, demigirl, genderfluid52 min
13Theo Will (TW) McKennaGenderfluid, non-binary, asexual, grayromantic lesbian44 min
14Allan D. HunterGenderqueer, gender invert39 min
15Kyl MyersGenderqueer woman, gender-creative parent37 min
16Katy Jon WentTransgender, non-binary, asexual1 hr 12 min
17Sam BettensTransgender man44 min
18Sophie JamesTranssexual, transvestite23 min
19ALLYSHIPHow to be a better gender-diverse ally53 min
20Ela XoraTransgender woman, anti Intersex Genital Mutilation activist53 min
21FelixNon-binary, transgender, queer17 min
22Hannah WatsonTransgender37 min
23Robin RiceParent of a transgender adult21 min
24Alf RavnAgender, transgender, non-binary42 min
25REFLECTIONS (1)Discoveries so far1 hr 6 min
26Angus Brown (Annie)Transgender woman, butch lesbian33 min
27RayBinary transgender man, FTM, gay31 min
28Rachel LawsonNo gender labels, thank you very much45 min
29JoeFemme boy, non-binary, trans1 hr
30Cassie BrighterLatina woman of trans experience1 hr 4 min
31CN LesterTrans37 min
32CameronFemale but trans, trans-feminine31 min
33Rachel LangeNon-binary, queer, autistic35 min
34Cassian LodgeNon-binary, agender1 hr 6 min
35Jareth NebulaTransgender, agenderflux, demiboy, alien43 min
36Yas NecatiNon-binary32 min
37Charlie OrrissTransgender FTM24 min
38Devi IronyNon-binary, dominant49 min
39GenevieveTrans non-binary, genderqueer33 min
40Bella CascariniTrans woman52 min
41Harris Eddie HillTrans non-binary, agender, trans-masculine49 min
42Evey WintersTransgender, transsexual woman55 min
43Sally Goldner AMBi/pan trans introvert HSP woman47 min
44Tara DaxNon-binary45 min
45Jay GenesisTrans-androgynous, genderqueer, non-binary, abinary, maverique, bi/pan oriented aroace, multiply disabled48 min
46Charlize JamiesonTransgender woman54 min
47Helen BelcherWoman with a trans history55 min
48Cara WildeParent of a transgender teen46 min
49HIGHER EDUCATIONBeing LGBTQIA+ in Higher Education (HE)1 hr 2 min
50REFLECTIONS (2)Discoveries so far1 hr 16 min
51J Laurence SarnoTrans man1 hr 4 min
52Dean RasmussenTransgender, trans man, trans-masculine, genderqueer, non-binary, pansexual43 min
53LorIntersex, non-binary, demiboy, bigender55 min
54Lynn KeiserTransgender woman55 min
55Beverly Little ThunderTwo-Spirit Lakota woman44 min
56Juno RocheTrans & queer1 hr 4 min
57Jin WickedAgender, non-binary, autistic1 hr 24 min
58GreysonTrans man, xenogender (wolfgender), furry50 min
59Victor MartinezNon-binary, transgender, pansexual, panromantic59 min
60Emme Porter DeWittAgender [transgender, nonbinary], queer [demisexual+]56 min
61Dorothy 'Thyo' Pierre-LouisNon-binary, trans-masculine, bigender, toric, graysexual46 min
62Jacob ProfittNon-binary, gay, drag queen36 min
Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Evey Winters

42. EVEY WINTERS – transgender, transsexual woman

Evey uses the labels transgender and transsexual woman, and also educates about both of these labels. We also talk about identity and how it forms, manhood and womanhood vs masculinity and femininity, metagender (which is what’s between cisgender and transgender), learning vs education, how to have conversations about gender, and exploring the uniqueness of womanhood. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Bella Cascarini

40. BELLA CASCARINI – trans woman

Bella is a trans woman – with more emphasis on the woman part than the trans part. We also talk about what effects how we’re perceived, how noticing small moments of genuine happiness can help us embrace our identity, finding a name that feels right, what settling into femininity can look like, how films and tv are problematic in hindsight, hurdles on the coming out journey, working through shame, trusting your gut, and accepting your light and your dark, to your bones. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Genevieve

39. GENEVIEVE – trans non-binary, genderqueer

Genevieve says the easiest terms are non-binary and queer, and they definitely identify as trans as well. We also talk about being born into activism, performing womanhood, reframing feminism, women’s spaces vs LGBTQ spaces, how what’s ‘normal’ is rigid and idealised when it comes to sex and relationships, teaching consent from a young age, and why we should all consider therapy. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Devi Irony

38. DEVI IRONY – non-binary, dominant

Devi is a non-binary person. We also talk about the freedom that can come from embracing a label, how certain body parts are not necessarily gender markers, societal conditioning and standards and playing with gender presentation, how gender fits into BDSM and kink, what ‘sex work’ can include, kink trends in times of a pandemic, and the importance of touch and human contact. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Charlie Orriss

37. CHARLIE ORRISS – transgender FTM

Charlie identifies as a FTM (Female To Male) trans man. We also talk about labels as a protection as well as a hindrance, how gender and mental health go hand in hand, the therapeutic benefits of cosplay, and what Dissociative Identity Disorder can be like. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Yas Necati

36. YAS NECATI – non-binary

Yas identifies as non-binary. We also talk about detaching activities from gender, pre-colonial gender identities, the importance of writing a will and letter of wishes, why it is essential for public health policy to accurately record trans and non-binary gender identities on death certificates (which is currently not possible), and what we CAN do to respect and honour a person’s gender identity after they have passed away. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Jareth Nebula

35. JARETH NEBULA – transgender, agenderflux, demiboy, alien

Jareth is transgender and also likes to use the labels agenderflux, demiboy and alien. We talk about the nuances of gender labels, the difference between gender identity and gender expression, modelling before and after coming out as transgender, what we’ve made masculine and feminine mean, and turning yourself into a walking piece of art. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Cassian Lodge

34. CASSIAN LODGE – non-binary, agender

Cassian identifies as non-binary and agender. They started the Gender Census in 2011 and talk about their main learnings and insights in the nine years of running it. We also talk about finding gender inside (or not), navigating public toilets, passion and experience versus education, the overlap between gender identity and sexual orientation, finding common ground where there appears to only be contradiction and conflict, and microactivism; how small actions can have a big impact. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Rachel Lange

33. RACHEL LANGE – non-binary, queer, autistic

Rachel is a non-binary queer autistic person. We talk about questioning everything and looking at things differently, being gender non-conforming in different cultures, freeing yourself from gender roles, being a non-binary parent, and giving yourself permission to do things the way you want. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Cameron

32. CAMERON – female but trans, trans-feminine

Cameron is a newly discovered woman. She refers to herself as female but trans. We also talk about gender roles in society and relationships, how life has changed after coming out only a month before this conversation took place, and the role of loss in embracing your true self. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with CN Lester (photo credit: Raphael Neal)

31. CN LESTER – trans

CN is a trans person. We talk about the importance of strategy when it comes to gender education, effects of testosterone on the singing voice, books, and the queer history of opera. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Cassie Brighter

30. CASSIE BRIGHTER – Latina woman of trans experience

Cassie is a Latina woman of trans experience. We talk about the subtleties and challenges of inclusive language, internalised transphobia, being the best of both worlds, toxic masculinity as a cult, sex positivity and freeing ourselves from shame, female anatomy, consent, and leaving a legacy. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Joe

29. JOE – femme boy, non-binary, trans

Joe identifies as a femme boy, non-binary and trans. We also talk about socialisation and reinforcing gender stereotypes, performing gender versus living gender, medical versus social transitioning, mental health struggles, how being willing to get it wrong is better than staying silent when it comes to supporting people, and the benefits of simplifying life. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Rachel Lawson

28. RACHEL LAWSON – no gender labels, thank you very much

Rachel is not fond of using gender labels for herself. In her words, she is a woman and identifies as a motorcyclist, a technologist, and many other things. We also talk about being something versus identifying as something, coming out at work, riding a motorbike, travelling solo, and how safety is a relative thing. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Ray

27. RAY – binary transgender man, FTM, gay

Ray identifies as a binary transgender man, who also happens to be gay. We talk about how feminism includes everyone, why some men need reproductive health care, the difference between male and female banter, approaching the gender journey from a neurodivergent perspective, and the distinction between using labels as part of your identity versus part of your journey or experience. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Angus (Annie) Brown

26. ANGUS BROWN (ANNIE) – transgender woman, butch lesbian

Angus (Annie) identifies as a transgender woman and butch lesbian. We also talk about the balance of masculinity and femininity, the evolution of the word ‘lesbian’, that labels can resonate whatever their original meaning, how gender identity influences self-expression, navigating being a teenager again, sexuality and attraction, and that moving from one side of the line of androgyny to the other side is only a small step. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic for Reflections (part 1) with Katy Jon Went & Esther Lemmens

25. Reflections (part 1) – discoveries so far

We are reversing roles, so Katy is interviewing Esther as she reflects on conversations she’s had with gender-diverse folks, what she’s learned about gender, as well as her own journey and how she evolved through it. We talk about what it means to Esther to be cisgender, what gender diversity (or a lack thereof) was like growing up, how the podcast is a way of expressing her identity, recovering perfectionism, Vulcan philosophy, and that in the end, we are all more alike than different. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Alf Ravn

24. ALF RAVN – agender, transgender, non-binary

Alf is transgender and identifies as agender and non-binary. We also talk about observing gender from a distance, the obstacles on their transition journey, hormone imbalances and the effects they can have, and asking the question ‘what makes a man a man, and a woman a woman?’ [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Robin Rice

23. ROBIN RICE – parent of a transgender adult

Robin is the mother of two sons, one of whom is transgender, and runs a project called Your Holiday Mom, which is all about offering LGBTQ youth a loving mother’s support between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. We also talk about the journey you go through as a parent as you support your child through their gender journey, the importance of a parents’ acceptance, how gender colours everything we choose for ourselves, our children and our world, and just being who you are. [Transcript available.]

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