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Gender Reveal

94 EpisodesProduced by Tuck WoodstockWebsite

Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast that centers nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview trans artists and activists, answer listener questions, analyze current events, and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.

94 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

BONUS: A chaotic check-in from Tuck

July 22nd, 2020

10:29

In this bonus episode, Tuck says hi because they miss you and everything happens so much.

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Episode 75: Addison Rose Vincent

June 30th, 2020

46:40

This week, we speak with nonbinary advocate Addison Rose Vincent (they/them). Topics include:

  • Rushing sororities as the only trans person on campus

BONUS: Protests, SCOTUS, and "thinking about the think pieces" with Queersplaining

June 22nd, 2020

55:14

Tuck rambles for fifteen consecutive minutes (oops!), then shares their conversation with Callie Wright about media literacy, passive voice, “objectivity,” and whether you can trust media coverage of protests. 

This …

BONUS: Dominique, Riah, Layleen, and Alyssa Pariah

June 16th, 2020

45:40

Tuck gives a quick overview of the many breaking trans news stories from the last few days. Then, we revisit our conversation with activist and labor …

Episode 74: Vidhya Aravind

June 9th, 2020

58:21

This week, we speak with activist Vidhya Aravind (she/her). Topics include:

  • Police accountability vs police abolition
  • The value of failure in …

BONUS: Protests, Pride, & Police (feat. Morgan Givens)

June 2nd, 2020

47:48

In this week’s episode, Tuck discusses Black trans allyship, queer racism; why cops aren’t your friends; and how this all relates to Pride Month. Then, we revisit our chat with storyteller Morgan Givens (he/him/they), …

Episode 73: Beth Easton

May 25th, 2020

47:28

Tuck speaks with artist and fellow Sagittarius Beth Easton (they/them). Topics include:

  • Raising a kid as a nonbinary parent (not a mom!)
  • Being an …

Episode 72: Vico Ortiz

May 18th, 2020

43:05

Tuck speaks with actor Vico Ortiz (they/he/she), whose credits include American Horror Story, Vida, and These Thems. Topics include:

  • Auditioning for …

Episode 71: Daniel M. Lavery

April 8th, 2020

48:03

Tuck speaks with writer Daniel M. Lavery (he/him) of Dear Prudence, the Toast, and Something That May Shock and Discredit You. Topics include:

Episode 70: Mari Wrobi

April 1st, 2020

45:28

Tuck speaks with trans, queer, and intersex activist Mari Wrobi (they/them). Topics include:

  • Being the only trans person at your middle school.
  • Why …

Episode 69(!): Gender 502 with Tehya & Taegan

March 24th, 2020

47:16

In this extra-nice episode, Tuck answers listener questions with their roommates Taegan Wolfe (they) and Tehya (they). Topics include:

  • Navigating a …

Episode 68: Farhat Rahman

March 17th, 2020

37:08

Tuck speaks with Bangladeshi Muslim artist and organizer (and Gender Reveal grant winner) Farhat Rahman (they/he). Topics include:

  • Bangladeshi …

Episode 67: Niko Stratis

March 2nd, 2020

44:51

Tuck speaks with Canadian writer and activist Niko Stratis (she/her). Topics include:

  • Safety tips and advice for protesting anti-trans activists

Episode 66: Elijah Forbes

February 24th, 2020

33:57

Tuck speaks with two-spirit artist and Gender Reveal grant winner Elijah Forbes (he/him). Topics include:

  • “What does being a man mean, and how …

Episode 65: Gender 501

February 17th, 2020

34:46

Tuck answers listener questions with Z Griffler (they/them) at our first Gender Reveal live show. Topics include:

  • Am I trans enough to try HRT?
  • Does

Episode 64: Paige Kreisman

February 10th, 2020

44:11

Tuck speaks with Paige Kreisman (she/her), a democratic socialist running for statewide office. (See content warnings below.) Topics include:

  • Why …

Episode 63: Alyssa Pariah

February 3rd, 2020

46:25

Tuck speaks with activist and labor organizer Alyssa Pariah (she/her) at Gender Reveal’s first live show. Topics include:

  • What trans healthcare …

Episode 62: Cyrus Dunham

January 27th, 2020

57:45

In the Season Five premiere, Tuck speaks with Cyrus Dunham (he/him), author of the memoir A Year Without a Name. Topics include:

  • Top surgery’s role …

BONUS: updates galore (feat. Queersplaining)

December 10th, 2019

23:59

In this bonus episode, Tuck updates listeners about all matter of topics in the Gender Reveal universe, including (but not limited to) Gender Reveal …

Episode 61: Lewis Raven Wallace

October 17th, 2019

55:30

In the Season Four finale, Tuck speaks with journalist Lewis Raven Wallace (ze or he). Topics include:

  • Why transphobia and homophobia aren't binary

BONUS: SCOTUS LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

October 9th, 2019

18:29

In this bonus episode, Tuck breaks down three landmark LGBTQ cases argued in the United States Supreme Court earlier today.

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Episode 60: Gender 402

September 21st, 2019

43:21

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with BFF of the show Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Am I secretly cis?
  • Who is queer?

Episode 59: Brooke Stepp

September 13th, 2019

44:29

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with somatic therapist and politicized healer Brooke Stepp (they/them). Topics include:

  • Tips for finding a …

BONUS: We're Late, So Tuck Shares Their Secret Feelings

September 9th, 2019

14:43

This week's episode is going to be a little late — so what if Tuck vamped by telling you all of their secret personal feelings and experiences from the last week? It's.... a lot! 

Content warnings: (5:00–8:00) …

Episode 58: Elle Halo

September 2nd, 2019

33:32

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Gender Reveal grant winner and LGBTQ+ advocate Elle Halo (she/her). Topics include:

  • How other LGBTQ+ folks …

Episode 57: Jery Che

August 26th, 2019

55:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Jery Che (they/them), founder of Stick to Resist. See below for content warnings. Topics include:

  • Traveling …

BONUS: You're Wrong About... Stonewall

August 19th, 2019

1:21:53

This week on the show, Tuck flies away to what may or may not be gender hell [EDIT: boy howdy, it was], leaving journalists Sarah Marshall (she/her) and Michael Hobbes (he/him) to fill in by sharing an extra-queer, …

Episode 56: Emma Jayne

August 12th, 2019

39:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with cartoonist Emma Jayne (she/her), author of Trans Girls Hit the Town and co-host of We Should Be Friends. …

Episode 55: Morgen Bromell

August 5th, 2019

39:09

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Morgen Bromell (they/them), the founder of the queer dating/connection app Thurst. Topics include:

  • How …

Episode 54: Sam Long

July 29th, 2019

39:37

In this week’s episode, guest host Z Griffler (they/them) speaks with Gender Reveal grant winner Sam Long (he/him), a high school biology teacher …

Episode 53: Kai Minosh Pyle

July 22nd, 2019

35:41

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Gender Reveal grant winner Kai Minosh Pyle (they/them), whose work includes Two-Spirit education and …

Episode 52: Callie Wright

July 15th, 2019

37:19

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Callie Wright (she/her), creator of the podcast Queersplaining. Topics include:

  • Shifting away from …

Episode 51: Nwaobiala

July 8th, 2019

27:36

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with multimedia artist Nwaobiala (they/them), one of several Gender Reveal spring grant winners. Topics include:

Episode 50(!): Maia Kobabe

July 1st, 2019

46:15

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with author and illustrator Maia Kobabe  (e/em/eir), creator of the memoir Gender Queer. (Buy eir book!)Topics …

Episode 49: Morgan Givens

June 24th, 2019

44:29

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with storyteller Morgan Givens (he/him), creator of the critically acclaimed Flyest Fables podcast. Topics …

Episode 48: Katelyn Burns

June 17th, 2019

43:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with journalist Katelyn Burns (she/her). Topics include:

  • How can we combat bad reporting on trans topics?
  • Do …

Episode 47: Gender 401

June 9th, 2019

28:40

Happy Pride! In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with BFF of the show Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Deciding whether …

BONUS: Tuck Answers Gender Questions on VWPA

April 1st, 2019

1:14:40

In this week’s crossover bonus episode, Tuck answers gender questions with Nichole and Everett on the Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack podcast. …

Episode 46: Thomas Page McBee

March 19th, 2019

50:53

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with masculinity expert Thomas Page McBee (he/him), author of Amateur and Man Alive. Topics include:

  • What does …

Episode 45: Jack Malstrom

March 11th, 2019

42:50

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Portland Two-Spirit Society interim director Jack Malstrom (he or she). [CW: colonization/genocide; suicide …

BONUS: Five Shows That Aren't Gender Reveal

March 5th, 2019

11:34

Bad news: there isn't a new Gender Reveal episode this week. Tuck was out of town working on an exciting new project that we'll tell you about... someday. 

Good news: We're sharing trailers for five other podcasts this …

Episode 44: Caitlin Benedict

February 25th, 2019

37:37

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Caitlin Benedict (they/them), creator of the BBC’s NB podcast. Topics include:

  • Airing your gender journey …

Episode 43: Caleb Luna

February 18th, 2019

31:34

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with writer, activist, teacher, performer, fat babe and Ph.D. student Caleb Luna (they/them). (cw: mentions of …

Episode 42: Monix Juarbe

February 11th, 2019

30:48

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with nonbinary Puerto Rican Monix Juarbe (they/them). Topics include:

  • The loneliness of being a 40-year-old …

Episode 41: Gender 301

February 4th, 2019

29:43

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers more listener questions with activist Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Do you need dysphoria to be …

Episode 40: Carta Monir

January 28th, 2019

42:53

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with cartoonist Carta Monir (she/her). Topics include:

  • Why comics are an ideal medium to talk about trans …

Episode 39: Grover Wehman-Brown

January 21st, 2019

45:17

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Grover Wehman-Brown (she/they), founder of the podcast Masculine Birth Ritual. (CW: transphobia and medical …

Episode 38: Torri Rubi

January 14th, 2019

31:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Portland chef and self-described genderless feral child Torri Rubi (she/they). Topics include:

  • Dressing up …

Episode 37: Z Griffler

January 7th, 2019

32:12

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with documentarian and Gender Reveal contributor Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Hormones and …

Episode 36C: Mo Tester

January 4th, 2019

17:15

In this week’s final mini-episode, Tuck speaks with Mo Tester (they/them), co-creator of the Parenting is Political podcast. Topics include:

  • Being …

Episode 36B: Diego Girgado

January 2nd, 2019

10:09

In this week’s second mini-episode, Tuck speaks with Diego Girgado (they/them) of the Strength United Family Justice Center. Topics include:

Episode 36A: Rae White

December 31st, 2018

13:19

In this week’s first mini-episode, Tuck speaks with poet and zinester Rae White (they/them) of #EnbyLife. Topics include:

  • Being trans in …

Episode 35: Aubri Qian

December 24th, 2018

42:34

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with LGBTQ advocate and diversity & inclusion professional Aubri Qian (she/her/hersss). Topics include:

  • Tips …

Episode 34: Mac Bolt

December 17th, 2018

27:51

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with queer anthropologist Mac Bolt (they/them). Topics include:

  • Traveling the country interviewing nonbinary folx

Episode 33: Sonalee Rashatwar

December 10th, 2018

39:52

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with social worker, sex therapist, and radical educator Sonalee Rashatwar (they/she). (CW: body image trauma, …

BONUS: A Grant Announcement, Sorta

December 1st, 2018

4:08

In this bonus mini-ep, Tuck shares two plot twists regarding the inaugural Gender Reveal grant and gets u pumped for season three.

HELP US GIVE MONEY …

Episode 31.5: Trans Folks Win the U.S. Midterms

November 12th, 2018

12:03

In this bonus episode, Tuck recaps several of the trans and queer success stories of the U.S. midterm election, and shares the date of the Gender Reveal season 3 premiere(!)

Read more: Over 150 LGBTQ candidates claim …

Episode 31: Diana James, Sophie Corvidae, and the GRA

October 24th, 2018

19:16

[CN: mentions of assault, transphobia, suicide]

In this special bonus episode, Tuck speaks with Diana James (she/her) and Sophie Corvidae (xe/xir) …

BONUS: Dr. Z Nicolazzo w/ Feminist Killjoys PhD

October 12th, 2018

1:02:49

In this week’s episode, Tuck hands the microphone over to Dr. Raechel Anne Jolie (she/her) and Dr. Melody Hoffmann (she/her). Melody and Raechel …

Episode 30: Gender 202

September 24th, 2018

30:48

In this week’s episode, Tuck makes several exciting announcements and answers more listener questions with activist Z Griffler (they/them). Topics …

Episode 29: Vivek Shraya

September 17th, 2018

54:43

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with musician, author, filmmaker, and visual artist Vivek Shraya (she/her). Topics include:

  • Viewing Hindu gods …

Episode 28: Joanna Cifredo & Rebecca Kling

September 10th, 2018

39:13

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with trans advocates Joanna Cifredo (she/her) and Rebecca Kling (she/her), hosts of the Trans Specific …

Episode 27: Gaby Dunn

September 3rd, 2018

40:48

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with cis writer, comedian, podcaster and actress Gaby Dunn (she/her). [Content note: passing mentions of suicide …

Episode 26: Madin Ray Lopez

August 27th, 2018

42:49

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Madin Lopez (they/them). [Content note: brief mentions of suicide (20:13) and slavery & assault (36:20)] …

Episode 25: TC Frost

August 20th, 2018

41:40

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with TC Frost (he/they) of the Venture Out Project. Topics include:

  • Transitioning, de-transitioning, and …

Episode 24.9: Public Trans

August 13th, 2018

57:07

In this week’s episode, Tuck (literally) finds their way out of the wilderness, and we share the second episode of a brand new nonbinary podcast.

Thank you to Ave Bisesi (they/them) and Mac Maclean (they/them) for …

Episode 24.5: Sarah Esocoff & Friends

August 6th, 2018

50:46

In this week’s episode, Tuck hikes through the wilderness, and radio producer Sarah Esocoff (she/her) steps in to share the stories of several queer and trans individuals grappling with what it means to be femme (or not …

Episode 24: Meredith Talusan

July 30th, 2018

34:04

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with award-winning journalist and author Meredith Talusan (she/they), the executive editor of them. Topics …

Episode 23: Gender 201

July 23rd, 2018

25:28

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers more listener questions with filmmaker and activist Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Pronoun go-arounds …

Episode 22: Ryan Cassata

July 16th, 2018

33:49

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Ryan Cassata (he/him), an award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, writer, LGBTQ activist & …

Episode 21: Alaina Monts

July 9th, 2018

37:54

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with writer and Ph.D. student Alaina Monts (they/them), whose research focuses on queer women of color and …

Episode 20: Matt Lubchansky

July 2nd, 2018

35:41

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with cartoonist Matt Lubchansky (they/them). Topics include: 

  • Coming out as queer and genderqueer as an ancient …

Episode 19: Demian DinéYazhi´

June 25th, 2018

43:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhi´(they/them). Demian is the founder and director of the artist/activist initiative R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous …

Episode 18: Mal Blum

June 18th, 2018

38:10

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with musician Mal Blum (they/them). Topics include:

  • Is NYC Pride™ evil?
  • Depression tips (and how medication …

Episode 17: Naseem Jamnia

June 11th, 2018

42:01

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with writer and scientist Naseem Jamnia (they/them). Topics include:

  • Why biological sex isn’t a binary (and why …

Episode 16: Riley J. Dennis

June 4th, 2018

44:41

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Riley J. Dennis (she/they), best known for her YouTube videos about LGBTQ+ subjects and intersectional …

Episode 15: Gender 103

April 16th, 2018

33:21

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with filmmaker and activist Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Misgendering yourself

Episode 14: AC Dumlao

April 9th, 2018

44:00

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with activist AC Dumlao (they/them), the founder of Call Me They and @menswearselfcare. Topics include:

Episode 13: Kirby Conrod

April 2nd, 2018

45:51

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Kirby Conrod (they/them), a PhD candidate in linguistics. Among other subjects, Kirby specifically studies …

Episode 12.5: Trans Specific Partnership & Asher Johnson

March 26th, 2018

36:50

In this week’s episode, Tuck hands the airwaves over to a series of other LGBTQ storytellers. In Act I, Joanna Cifredo (she/her) and Rebecca Kling (she/her) unpack pretty privilege—and how it intersects with passing …

Episode 12: Kevin Cook/Poison Waters

March 19th, 2018

43:12

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Kevin Cook (he/him), better known as the glamorous Poison Waters (she/her). One of Portland’s most beloved event hosts, Poison is a co-host at the legendary Darcelle XV Showplace

Episode 10: La Tisha Rico

March 5th, 2018

40:14

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with La Tisha “Tish” Rico (she/they). La Tisha is Diné (Navajo) and originally from Na' Neelzhin (Torreon, New Mexico). She identifies as an Indigenous feminist and vegan straight …

Episode 9: Mads Ambrose

February 26th, 2018

37:10

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Mads Ambrose (they/them), founder of body-positive, all-gender waxing salon Babe Wax. Topics include:

  • Why …

Episode 8: Soleil Ho

February 19th, 2018

32:34

In this week’s episode, we speak with Soleil Ho (she/her), a writer, chef, and host of two fantastically intersectional podcasts: Popaganda and

Episode 7: Joey Alison Sayers

February 12th, 2018

40:56

In this week’s episode, we speak with cartoonist and generally hilarious person Joey Alison Sayers (she/her). (CW: depression, suicidality, substance …

Episode 6: Gender 102 with Z Griffler

February 5th, 2018

30:43

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with filmmaker and activist Z Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • Personal gender identity …

Episode 5: Leila Haile and Maya Vivas

January 29th, 2018

38:28

In this week's episode, we speak with Leila and Haile and Maya Vivas, co-directors of Ori Gallery. Ori is a brand new gallery that seeks to amplify …

Episode 4: Eden Rohatensky

January 22nd, 2018

43:15

In this week's episode, we speak with Eden Rohatensky (they/them), a programmer, writer, and musician (Also Also Also, Eden the Cat, Orphan Mothers,

Episode 3: Carlos the Rollerblader

January 15th, 2018

28:25

Hey there, gender detectives! In this week's episode, we speak to Carlos the Rollerblader (they/them), a stand-up comic, advice hotline creator, DJ, …

Episode 2: Nicholas Cummins

January 8th, 2018

43:09

Welcome to our first official Gender Reveal interview! In this episode, we speak to Brooklyn musician Nicholas Cummins (they/them), founder of the …

Episode 1: Gender 101

January 8th, 2018

18:20

Welcome (again) to Gender Reveal! In this mini episode, we introduce the show, and review essential gender concepts for listeners who might find it …

Welcome to Gender Reveal!

January 2nd, 2018

1:08

Honestly, what even is gender? And what is Gender Reveal?

We're releasing our first two full episodes very soon! Subscribe now to stay in the loop, …

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