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The Harlem Renaissance in Black and Pink

The Harlem Renaissance in Black and Pink

February 24, 2022

In this episode Jack Bowman and Dr Robert Philipson, producer for Shoga Films, discuss the Queer Harlem Renaissance and in particular bisexual writer and artist Richard Bruce Nugent. Bruce Nugent was part of the artistic explosion that was the Harlem Renaissance, a project we are only beginning to engage with as queer. This episode looks at several figures of the Harlem Renaissance, discusses their sexuality and how this has been viewed over the years, and assesses how using terms such as queer to retroactively label historical events and figures can be a useful approach.

 

https://twitter.com/jackawbowman

https://www.shogafilms.com

https://www.instagram.com/shogafilms

Diamond Kink

Diamond Kink

February 17, 2022

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This episode has Nick Cherryman and The Warwick Fetish Society look back over the previous episodes of the BDSM podcast season. They discuss what they liked, disliked, learned, and had comments about! Join Nick in conversation with these 2 wonderful speakers as they reflect on this podcast series, in the final episode of our BDSM podcast from queer/disrupt.

 

https://www.facebook.com/warwickfetsoc

Nick’s twitter is @ncherryman

 

Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Spanking on the NHS

Spanking on the NHS

February 4, 2022

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Spanking on the NHS

 

Nick Cherryman is joined by Dr Emma Sheppard, critical disabilities studies specialist based at Coventry University, as we discuss the role of BDSM in more marginalised communities. This episode looks at crip theory, chronic pain, aftercare, and the medicalisation of bodies and kink. 

 

https://twitter.com/DrESheppard  

 

Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Allergic to Bad Kink

Allergic to Bad Kink

January 28, 2022

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‘Allergic to Bad Kink’ 

 

Nick Cherryman is joined by ‘Matt’ in this episode, to discuss the stigma around BDSM play and what this means in daily life. Looking at BDSM and kink in the role of politics, society, and the personal, this episode touches on fisting, chastity, the US president, and consent — join us for this relaxed, friendly, and interesting conversation with a kinkster friend of queer/disrupt.

 

This episode is voice acted by Josh Leach - queer/disrupt’s resident animator and gracious step-in voice actor (maybe a career in the future?!). Josh’s brilliant work can be found here: https://www.joshleach.co.uk

 

Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

We’re all Paypigs (and the Abuse of Capitalism)

We’re all Paypigs (and the Abuse of Capitalism)

January 21, 2022

This episode has Nick Cherryman and Lucy Sweetkill, a professional New York Dominatrix, in conversation about BDSM in practise. Starting with the practicalities of BDSM before moving into more conceptual understandings of BDSM relationships. Touching on aftercare, catharsis, racial objectification, life coaching, abuse, power, and the capitalisation of BDSM, join us for this fascinating conversation with a brilliant guest.

https://lucysweetkill.com

https://twitter.com/lucysweetkill

https://lucysweetkill.com/Directory/  <  Lucy’s socials, contacts, and appointments

 

Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

The Butter Knife

The Butter Knife

January 14, 2022

Join Nick Cherryman and their guest expert on the first episode of our new season looking at the BDSM community and the role it plays in ‘queer’ sex. Whether it directly involves individuals from the LGBTQUA+ community or plays at the margins of ‘normative’ sexual practise, this first episode of this season looks at some of the historical precedents surrounding BDSM in the UK and the impact this has had on both the queer community and those who engage in BDSM.

Twitter: @NCherryman 
Instagram: @ibiprofane

 

Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Have you missed us?: Queer Catch Up

Have you missed us?: Queer Catch Up

December 6, 2021

Hello again! We're back with a new episode to give you a catch-up on where we've been. Meet some of the queer/disrupt team and listen to what they have to say about why we run queer/disrupt and what being queer means to us!

Members of the team that were featured in this episode include James Whitfield, Aleks Jagielski, Andrea Zuliani, Phoenix Wilks, Nick Cherryman, and Hannah Ayres. 

Socials: 

Twitter: @Miss_HVA @NCherryman @xndrexzulixni @phoephoenyxx

Instagram: @ibiprofane @andreaazuliani @phoephoenyx

Queering the scientific method

Queering the scientific method

June 29, 2021

In this episode of the queer/disrupt podcast, Sayantan Datta talks to Bittu Rajaraman and Ayush Gupta to figure out if and how can one begin queering the scientific method. They talk about the need for science to question power and the need for us to imagine radically new ways of doing science.

Socials: 

Twitter: @queersprings @Bittu_K_R @ayushumd

Putting the “Bro” in “Bromance”: Discussing The Left Hand of Darkness

Putting the “Bro” in “Bromance”: Discussing The Left Hand of Darkness

June 22, 2021

In this episode of the queer/disrupt podcast, James Whitfield, Sabine Sharp and Roxanne Douglas get together to talk about Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness. They talk about queer coding, the way sex and gender are conceived, and the potential utopic, or perhaps dystopic possibilities of the world in the book.

Find some of the resources mentioned in the episode here.

Queer inside and out: care, lockdown and making history

Queer inside and out: care, lockdown and making history

June 8, 2021

In this episode of the queer/disrupt podcast there are discussions on what it means to have a queer perspective, lockdown experiences, queer care, as well as tidbits about archiving and queer history. This episode features Hannah Ayres, Cas Bradbeer and Mia Liyanage.

Socials: 

You can find Hannah (@Miss_HVA) on Twitter and Cas (@QueeringCulture) on Twitter and (@lgbtq_courtauld) Instagram. 

A selection of Mia's work can be found here: 

Miseducation: decolonising curricula, culture and pedagogy at UK universities, a report for the Higher Education Policy Institute - LINK
We’re Here: Review of the ‘LGBT+ Histories & Historians Report’ from the Royal Historical Society LINK

If you're interesting in reading, discussing or publishing either Mia or Cas' work then you can always reach out to queer/disrupt using our email hello@queerdisrupt.com!

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