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.

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On self-care, support, and sectumsempra!

August 20th, 2019


 CONTENT WARNING: this episode does touch on depression, self-harm, and suicide.  

Ianne and Samy get together for a Harry Potter-themed check in, and a deep dive into what self-care means for them. 

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On updates, announcements, and community shoutouts!

August 13th, 2019


Samy brings you an update on what everyone is doing, and a special announcement about the future of the podcast.

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On trains, elders, and the future!

August 6th, 2019


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 …

Hobbies Include: Harry Potter

July 30th, 2019


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 …

Today's Topics Include: Technical Difficulties

July 16th, 2019


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 …

On actors, navy vets, and loneliness!

July 5th, 2019


 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 …

On pedestals, pectorals, and Pride!

June 25th, 2019


Today, we’re joined by special guest Shanarrous Briggins-Pollard to talk through our conflicting emotions during Pride month, and how exhausting it …

Mother Knows Best (feat. Pooya Mohseni)

June 18th, 2019


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 …

On bodies, binders, and bulges!

May 7th, 2019


... 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 …

The Lost Episode!

May 1st, 2019


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, …

On reparations, Victorians, and impostors!

April 26th, 2019


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 …

On tops, beards, and people of color!

April 16th, 2019


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 …

On love, desire, and T4T!

April 9th, 2019


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 …

On gender outlaws, broken beds, and the non-binary experience!

April 5th, 2019


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

On historical Black people, problematic faves, and... a Kelly Clarkson song?

April 3rd, 2019


Today's topics include historical Black trans people, a Kelly Clarkson song, and how to love and criticize your problematic faves. Also, JK Rowling …

On wigs, desire, and visibility!

March 27th, 2019


Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! Today, we're talking about what it means to be visible, the politics of desirability, and... wigs? You know, …

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