Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast

Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast

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Expanding the LGBTQ conversation even further!


Sweat and Sorrow in the Summer
Jul 22 • 62 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan interview journalist David France about his new documentary Welcome to Chechnya on the atrocities happening there and the work being done by activists to liberate queer Chechens. Then they discuss the new audio…
We’re Here, We’re Married, We’re Employed
Jun 17 • 72 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan spoke with Mark Joseph Stern about the fifth anniversary of marriage equality, the future of LGBTQ rights in the United States, and the recent Supreme Court decision about employment discrimination. Then we’ve got…
ACT UP and Larry Kramer’s Legacy
Jun 10 • 37 min
In this special episode, Bryan, Christina, and Rumaan interview activist and writer Sarah Schulman about ACT UP and the legacy of Larry Kramer. They discuss how Kramer’s tactics helped and hindered the organization, the ways white gay men played an…
The Queerness of Quarantine Bubbles
May 20 • 66 min
This month, Christina admits to creating a quarantine bubble, and she talks with Bryan and Rumaan about why she felt comfortable joining her friends in this way and why our community seems better-equipped than others to figure out how to make such…
Finding Life at Queer Virtual Sex Parties
Apr 15 • 54 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan discuss virtual sex parties during self-isolation with former Slate colleague Andrew Kahn, exploring what it’s like to see all these different screens and how distance and self-consciousness play into the…
COVID-19, AIDS, and Community
Mar 25 • 59 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan look at comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic and AIDS with Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Then they conduct a post-mortem on Pete Buttigieg with DC lawyer and Pete supporter Brooke…
Outward Classic: Our Queer Roots
Feb 26 • 50 min
A look back at our first episode: On the first episode, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley—along with a smorgasbord of Slate staffers—reveal their queer roots. Does it all come down to crop tops? Then, in the debut…
Queer Advice
Feb 14 • 57 min
In this special bonus episode, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan are joined by John Paul Brammer of the Hola Papi column to offer some sex and relationship advice. They answer listener questions about asexuality and navigating intimacy, reconciling fantasies…
Pandering and Parenting
Jan 29 • 61 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan break down exclusively gay moments in film and television, exploring why they can feel so craven, and if there’s any way to get it right. Then they interview Richie Jackson about his new book Gay Like Me, a letter…
Special Episode: The Inheritance
Dec 23, 2019 • 53 min
In this special bonus episode of Outward, Bryan and a guest panel of multigenerational gay men devote a whole hour to The Inheritance, a seven-hour, two-part play by Matthew Lopez that won many awards for its recent run in London and is currently…
The LGBTQ Decade
Dec 18, 2019 • 65 min
This month, Christina, Bryan welcome Rumaan Alam as the official third host of Outward. First, June Thomas joins the team to discuss the new L Word reboot, how it compares to the original, ways it’s stepped past it, and if any of the characters will…
Kids These Days
Nov 20, 2019 • 57 min
This month, Christina and Bryan are joined again by writer and Slate advice columnist Rumaan Alam to talk about children. First, the team invites Slate executive editor Allison Benedikt to talk about the ways children learn about queerness and sexuality,…
Dolls and Democrats
Oct 16, 2019 • 55 min
This month, Christina and Bryan are joined by writer drag performer Pretty Rik E. After talking about Ellen and Big Mouth during Pride and Provocations, they jump into CNN’s LGBTQ town hall where nine different candidates discussed the queer aspects of…
What Makes Us Gay
Sep 18, 2019 • 51 min
This month, Christina, and Bryan, and are joined by writer Rumaan Alam. After Pride and Provocations they talk about the news about searching for the gay gene and whether the endeavor has any positive use. Then they discuss McKrae Game, the conversion…
Fights
Aug 21, 2019 • 60 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Brandon look at the debates that can sometimes divide the queer family. After the usual Pride and Provocations, they dig into three fights happening in our community, including how critical we should be of queer art,…
Icons
Jul 24, 2019 • 59 min
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Brandon immerse themselves in iconography. After a round of Pride and Provocations, we hear from a collection of queer Slate folks about who their icons are. Then the hosts explore major figures in their lives and what…
Live From Joe’s Pub
Jul 3, 2019 • 68 min
On June 27, 2019, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Brandon Tensley hosted a live show in New York City’s Joe’s Pub. They began with a World Pride-sized edition of Pride and Provocations.…
Live From Slate Day
Jun 19, 2019 • 51 min
This month on Outward Bryan Lowder and Brandon Tensley join The Waves hosts June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Nichole Perkins at our live Slate Day brunch in Manhattan. First, they discuss the exciting new teen comedy Booksmart. Next, June and Nichole…
The “Sex Ed” Edition
May 15, 2019 • 67 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk about sex. First, they invite Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman on as a straight correspondent to find out what he knows and misunderstands about…
Introducing Uncover: The Village
May 1, 2019 • 40 min
Two waves of murders, 40 years apart. Who’s killing men in Toronto’s gay community and why are they getting away with it? The latest season of Uncover from CBC Podcasts is out now: cbc.ca/uncover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The “Scene” Edition
Apr 17, 2019 • 74 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss the queer scene. What does that word even mean? How many scenes are there? And where do we all fit in? First they’re joined by Slate’s own June…
Live Show Announcements!
Apr 8, 2019 • 2 min
We’re so excited to announce our June live shows in New York City! On Saturday, June 8, we will be hosting a brunch with The Waves on the High Line as a part of Slate Day, a whole day filled with Slate-related events. Come join us as we sip cocktails,…
The “Town and Country” Edition
Mar 20, 2019 • 73 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer experience in rural and urban environments. First they talk through their decisions to move to major cities when starting their gay lives and…
The “Queer Media” Edition
Feb 20, 2019 • 71 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley discuss queer media. With so many queer publications either shuttering or in some state of flux, they decided to dig into our own world a bit and looking at…
The “Travel” Edition
Jan 16, 2019 • 72 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley talk all about queer travel. Where do they like to go and how do they find gay experiences when they get there? Then they speak with cultural anthropologist…
The “Spirituality” Edition
Dec 19, 2018 • 68 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley look for queer spirituality. Where do we find it if not in a church? First they’re joined by producer Daniel Schroeder to talk about astrology, enneagrams,…
The “Family” Edition
Nov 21, 2018 • 76 min
This month on Outward, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore the meaning of family. How do gay people form their own families and create spaces from those bonds of kinship? First they play a game with Slate’s…
The “Radicals” Edition
Oct 17, 2018 • 64 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley find out what it means to be radical. October is Gay History month and so we’re honoring those radical queers who started to advocate for gay rights. First…
The “Orientation” Edition
Sep 19, 2018 • 61 min
This month on Outward hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley explore how we learn to be queer. June Thomas joins in for a quick game about queer tropes and culture before the hosts discuss what being queer and…
The “Our Queer Roots” Edition
Aug 16, 2018 • 49 min
Outward has a new monthly podcast! On the first episode, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley—along with a smorgasbord of Slate staffers—reveal their queer roots. Does it all come down to crop tops? Then, in the…
Coming Aug. 15: Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ podcast!
Aug 13, 2018 • 1 min
Join hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Brandon Tensley for Outward, Slate’s new queer podcast. Every month they’ll bring Pride and Provocations, interviews, and sass a-plenty. Subscribe to get every episode. And write to us at…