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TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones

Introducing the TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones

With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, award-winning journalist Imara Jones hosts the TransLash podcast, where trans people and allies talk back about what matters most and discuss how to create a fairer world for all. The TransLash Podcast drops August 20, 2020.


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The TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones is produced by TransLash Media by Futuro Studios. 

TransLash team: Imara Jones, Ruby Fludzinski, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Montana Thomas, and Yannick Eike Mirko.

Futuro Studios team: Nicole Rothwell, Jess Alvarenga, Stephanie Lebow, and Leah Shaw.

Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano, DCAP MEDIA.

Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.

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  • 102. River Butcher on Masculinity

    39:37
    What’s so funny about masculinity? This week, Imara talks with actor, writer, and stand up comedian River Butcher about the beauty and absurdity of being a man. They discuss being affirmed by butt slaps on the baseball field, the nonlinear nature of liberation, and just how far masculinity has expanded over the last few decades. River also gives an inside peek into his complicated relationship with they/them pronouns in queer spaces and Hollywood audition rooms. Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s political show “The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape.” You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!T4T Comedy: Instagram (@t4tcomedy)River Butcher: Instagram (@rivbutcher) and X (@rivbutcher)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 101. Gender Without Boundaries

    59:57
    Happy Pride Month! This week, Imara celebrates the process of gender exploration beyond rigid binaries and limitations. First, she’s joined by Eli Lawliet, also known as “The Gender Doula,” to talk about how he guides his clients through questioning and transitioning. He discusses the lessons he’s learned about gender presentation from his pet snakes and why he thinks identity labels can hinder exploration. Next, Frankie de la Cretaz returns to the show to chat about being a transmasc mom, experimenting with induced lactation, and navigating the world without the privileges of white womanhood. Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Elle: Instagram (@uggiebbyboy)Eli Lawliet: X (@TheGenderDoula) and Instagram (@TheGenderDoula)Frankie de la Cretaz: X (@thefrankiedlc), Instagram (@thefrankiedlc), and TikTok (@thefrankiedlc)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 100. TransLash Presents: Bad Queers

    56:18
    To kickoff off Pride Month, Imara shares her recent conversations about everything love and relationships on the podcast Bad Queers. She returns to the show after four years to talk with hosts Shana and Kris about everything she’s been up to, including being named one of Time Mag’s 100 Most Influential People in 2023. Other topics include the current dating scene in New York, where Imara meets people, red and green flags, dating studs and MOCs, her blind spots, harmful stereotypes of trans women and why you should get yourself a nerd. 
  • 99. Transmasculine Filmmaking

    53:28
    Trans people have been making and starring in films for decades. But transmasculine representation hasn’t always been given the attention it deserves. In this episode, Imara dives into the complicated history and exciting future of transmasc filmmaking. First, she’s joined by artist and filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax to talk about his award-winning documentary “North by Current” and the challenges of telling personal stories. Next, she chats with film critic and researcher Caden Mark Gardner about Lou Sullivan’s relationship to movies, the recent explosion in trans film distribution, and his forthcoming book “Corposes, Fools, and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema.”Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Devyn Galindo: Instagram (@devyngalindo)Angelo Madsen Minax: Instagram (@angelomadsen)Caden Mark Gardner: Instagram (@corpsesfoolsandmonstersthebook)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Oliver Whitney and Courtney Cobb are our social media producers.Digital strategy by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 98. Trans Powerlifting

    45:29
    As political attacks on trans athletes escalate, trans powerlifters are continuing to push their sport forward. In this episode, Imara talks with two competitive powerlifters who are breaking records and fighting for their right to compete. First, she’s joined by two-time national champion, JayCee Cooper, who outlines her years-long legal battle with USA Powerlifting over her experience of discrimination by the organization. Next she talks with the World’s Strongest Trans Man, Scott Percy, about what that title means to him and how he hopes to inspire other transmasculine people to compete.Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Ilya Parker: Instagram (@decolonizing_fitness)JayCee Cooper: Instagram (@jayceeisalive)Scott Percy: Instagram (@fluffy757_)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Oliver Whitney is our social media producer.Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 97. Environmental Justice Through A Trans Lens

    01:02:25
    What do the struggles for environmental justice and trans liberation have in common? In this Earth Day episode, Imara examines the shared goals and strategies of these two movements. First, she talks with educator and storyteller Vanessa Raditz about the inherent queerness of nature and the philosophy underlying conservative attacks on trans rights and climate action. Next, she’s joined by organizer and artist, Big Wind Carpenter, who shares what they learned while protesting environmental racism at the Dakota Access Pipeline and on the Wind River reservation. Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Amasai Jeke: Instagram (@ms_amasai) and X (@miss_amacy)Vanessa Raditz: Instagram (@queers4climatejustice)Big Wind Carpenter: Instagram: (@BigWindRiver)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Alex Guerra is our social media producer.Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 96. Being Autistic and Trans

    37:01
    In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, Imara learns more about the politics and lived experiences of being autistic and trans. She’s joined by influential social psychologist and author of the books “Unmasking Autism” and “Unlearning Shame,” Devon Price. During their wide-ranging conversation, the two dive into the complexity around defining what autism is, how the far right exploits stigma around autism against trans people, and the intricacies of self-diagnosis. Don’t forget to vote for the TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones in the Webby Awards: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2024/podcasts/individual-episodes/interviewtalk-showAnd make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Cyrée Jarelle Johnson: X (@cyreejarelle) and TikTok (@cyreejarelle)Devon Price: Instagram (@drdevonprice)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Alex Guerra is our social media producer.Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 95. Trans Youth in Oklahoma

    53:29
    In the wake of Nex Benedict’s tragic death, Imara examines the escalating hostility and political attacks on trans kids in Oklahoma. First, she speaks with Oklahoma State Representative Jacob Rosecrants about keeping his trans son out of the spotlight, learning from non-binary state representative Mauree Turner, and what he’s hearing from his conservative colleagues behind closed doors. Next, Imara’s joined by Oklahoma State University researcher and advocate, Amy McGehee, to discuss what families of trans youth are grappling with since Nex Benedict’s death and the importance of creating a sense of safety at home for gender nonconforming kids.You can donate to PFLAG Tulsa here: https://tulsapflag.org/And make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on TikTok, Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Trans Advocacy Coalition of Oklahoma (TACO): Instagram (@transadvocacyok)Rep. Jacob Rosecrants: Instagram (@reprosecrants) and X (@jacobrosecrants)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Alex Guerra is our social media producer.Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
  • 94. Trans Hollywood and the Oscars

    45:22
    As the 2024 awards season comes to a close, Imara reflects on the groundbreaking contributions of trans filmmakers and actors to cinema. First, she sits down with actress Trace Lysette to talk about her role in the critically acclaimed film Monica. Trace explains why self-doubt is a luxury in the entertainment business and how she’s struggled to find work after starring in Monica. Then, Imara is joined by D. Smith, who delves into her pivot from producing music to directing films, the stylistic choices behind her documentary Kokomo City, and what it means to make Black films. Make sure to check out TransLash Media’s new show The Mess: Imara’s Guide to Our Political Hellscape. You can subscribe by getting a TransLash Fam membership in Apple Podcasts. Just scroll to the top of this show in the Apple Podcasts app to find the subscribe button. Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Threads,  X, and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on X (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media!Comfrey Films: Instagram (@comfreyfilms)Trace Lysette: X (@tracelysette) and Instagram (@tracelysette)D. Smith: Instagram (@truedsmith)TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.Alex Guerra is our social media producer.Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records.