Topics Include

Topics Include

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Topics Include is an unapologetically Trans podcast that seeks to create a space for trans people to gather through pro-Black, sex positive, and healing-informed conversations that are educational by accident and liberational by choice.


Updates, Announcements, and Community Shoutouts
Aug 13 • 12 min
Samy brings you an update on what everyone is doing, and a special announcement about the future of the podcast. Like what you’re hearing? Become a patron today! A Strange Loop Cast Recording: Pre-order your copy! Community Shoutouts: Myla’s Journey to…
Trains, Elders, and the Future
Aug 6 • 77 min
Maybe, Ianne, and Samy are back from having done a week-long workshop, and they describe the experience of working on a production with a mostly-trans cast. Then we dive into the subject of aging as trans people, and ask each other, “what kind of trans…
Hobbies Include: Harry Potter
Jul 30 • 46 min
Today’s topics include Harry Potter… Harry Potter… and Harry Potter. Ianne and Samy have been teasing this episode for a while, and now they’re sitting down in the soundstage to geek out. This is just the first half of a 90-minute episode, the full…
Today’s Topics Include: Technical Difficulties
Jul 16 • 3 min
Don’t think of it as a hiatus, think of it as a… slow-atus? Samy is here to explain where the rest of the gang has been, and why our regular recording schedule hasn’t been regular at all. Please consider becoming a patron of ours, and follow us all on…
Actors, Navy Vets, and Loneliness
Jul 5 • 80 min
Reunited, and it feels so good! The four of us are back in the studio (or the “soundstage,” as you’ll soon find out) to check in with each other on how we’ve been doing. We also revisited a question from one of our listeners, on being a trans actor. This…
Pedestals, Pectorals, and Pride
Jun 25 • 68 min
Today, we’re joined by special guest Shanarrous Briggins-Pollard to talk through our conflicting emotions during Pride month, and how exhausting it is to always be looked at as an educational resource for the community. Other topics include: ideal…
Mother Knows Best (feat. Pooya Mohseni)
Jun 18 • 48 min
We’re baaack. Samy is in the studio with a special guest: trans actor, activist, and community mother Pooya Mohseni. We talk about her life and career, what Pride means to her, and we answer listener letters! You can find Pooya online at pooyaland.com, or…
Bodies, Binders, and Bulges
May 7 • 53 min
… oh my! With Ianne and Samy gone, L Morgan and Maybe talk about how we see and celebrate trans bodies. In light of recent reviews of “safeword.”, Maybe addresses being misgendered by theatre critics. L Morgan’s money shot begs the question: why do we…
The Lost Episode!
May 1 • 2 min
We may have had audio issues this past weekend, but we’re way too #bookedandblessed to be stressed! Ianne is currently in rehearsals for Messiah, which will open May 23rd. L Morgan is rehearsing for A Strange Loop, which opens May 24th. Samy is still…
Reparations, Victorians, and Impostors
Apr 26 • 69 min
Samy was out, so we replaced him with an extra special guest and introduced a new segment: Reparations or Nah? In light of a recent casting controversy, we discuss what it means when an actor identifies as “gender non-conforming,” as opposed to trans or…
Tops, Beards, and People of Color
Apr 16 • 51 min
Things are a little different in the studio today! Maybe is in a new off-Broadway play and Samy is in DC, so we brought in an extra-special guest host to round out our panel. Today, we get into life at the intersection of being trans and a person of…
Love, Desire, and T4T
Apr 9 • 61 min
Today, we’re talking about love & desire, our experiences with T4T dating, and a crew of cis gay men. What do you do when you get told you’re “not queer enough” by your own community? And will we ever forgive Scarlett Johansson?! Like what you’re hearing?…
The Nonbinary Experience
Apr 5 • 58 min
Today’s Topics Include outlaws, broken beds, and bodybuilders. The group answers a very weighty question from a friend. Also, Maybe gets kicked off the podcast. Today in Trans History: Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw Money Shot: All money shots are posted…
Your Fave is Problematic
Apr 3 • 59 min
Today’s topics include historical Black trans people, a Kelly Clarkson song, and how to love and criticize your problematic faves. Also, JK Rowling just announced via Twitter that we’ve been cis this whole time. Today in Trans History: Lucy Hicks Anderson…
To Be or Not To Be Visible
Mar 27 • 55 min
Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! Today, we’re talking about what it means to be visible, the politics of desirability, and… wigs? You know, just some lighthearted fun for our first episode! Today in Trans History: Trans Day of Visibility Money Shot:…