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Trans and Caffeinated

22 EpisodesProduced by Arielle RebekahWebsite

This podcast is rooted in a singular dream – to aid our culture’s growth by fostering collective education, encouraging open discussion, and most importantly nurturing and inspiring new generations of my transgender siblings.Here’s to a transer future.Become a patron at… read more

22 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

SPECIAL EDITION: I Went to NYU Langone and All I Got was this Brand New Pu$$y

September 11th, 2021


Oh hey, there.
You’re pretty cute.
Haven’t seen you around here before…

Charli Mandel (she/they) on the World’s VERY FIRST Fixed Gear Brakeless Everesting

July 31st, 2021


A transcript of this episode is now available at


Venmo: @charli-mandel


IG: @gnarli_xcx


Documentary: Fixed up - A Terrible Idea

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Chris Mcauley (he/they) on wacky animals, the new Double Bubble, and Getchu Some Gear

February 27th, 2021



Venmo: @bleeeeeez


IG: @Getchu some gear 

Twitter: @Getchu some gear


Bok bok.

Who’s there?

Chris Mcauley.

Chris Mcauley who?

Did …

Mx. Lex Pe’er Horwitz (they/them) on dismantling the road maps of gender transition

February 13th, 2021


When is the last time you laid down on your bed with a sweet, purring cat curled up on your chest, took a long, deep breath, and remembered to forget the world, if only for a moment? If your answer is “never” or “I …

Felix Tran (he/they) on cancel culture, being horny, and softvelvetboy

January 30th, 2021


Have you heard of Felix Tran? Well, that’s surprising!

Felix is a Seattle-based, Vietnamese-American, transgender artist voted most likely to have huge bursts of energy at 1:00 AM and work until 5:00.

A little …

Cheyenne Xochítl Love (she/her) on rejecting your bullshit “inclusive” paradigm

January 16th, 2021


It’s never easy to navigate the dichotomy of upholding anti-capitalist principles and beliefs while running a for-profit business—but Cheyenne …

Mar León (they/them, fae/femme) on being the monster that’s under your bed

January 2nd, 2021


Mar León is a lot like nature: their gender cycles with the passage of each season, they are justifiably angry about the impact of capitalism, and …

Em Rabelais (they/themme, fae/femme) on white feminist violence in nursing

December 19th, 2020


Em Rabelais is the white, disabled, queer, trans feminine, and non-binary ethicist, nurse, scholar, white feminism dismantler, and potential kept …

Faith (she/her) on freedom, self-discovery, and Wish Me Luck Tattoo

December 5th, 2020


Faith woke up one morning with a single thought weighing heavy on her mind: “I don’t even know who I am.” For years, she internalized the resounding sentiment of those around her that it was not okay to be herself - …

Mya Petsche (she/her) on loving yourself and others

November 21st, 2020


Growing up in a conservative, evangelical home, Mya suspected that coming out as trans could mean parting ways with her parents. However, she firmly …

Fiora Wise (she/her) on Being Pretty but Also Kind of a Bada**

November 7th, 2020


Like many trans people, Fiora spent her formative years consuming media where cisgender actors repeatedly played transgender characters, usually in a very unflattering light.

After her marriage ended, Fiora relocated to …

Jesse Lee-Young (they/them) on That Good Gay Manga

October 24th, 2020


As a child, Jesse found respite from their religiously conservative community within the pages of manga. Hidden in those words and images were tales …

Special Edition | Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Poets

October 10th, 2020


Cheers, queers, and welcome to the very first Special Edition episode of the Trans and Caffeinated podcast. Today, I have the unique honor of sharing with you the words and stories of six trans and gender non-conforming …

In Loving Memory of Jeffrey Scott Guillermo (he/him), Dec. 11, 1991 — Mar 25, 2021

September 26th, 2020


When I recorded this episode in Summer 2020, I had no idea how little time we had left with my dearest friend Jeff. This episode is now and forever a …

Daya Deuskar (she/her) on feeling God again, at an all trans Kabbalat Shabbat

September 12th, 2020


Daya always knew that coming out as trans might force her to reexamine and restructure several parts of her life. As a classically trained vocalist and a music minister in a Protestant church, the communities in which …

Payton Sliepka (they/them) on turning their pain into power

August 29th, 2020


From the time they were young, Payton knew they were different from those around them. They didn’t have words to describe exactly how, and living in …

Ary (he/him) on choosing happiness

August 15th, 2020


When Ary first came out, he had to reckon with the realization that transitioning might mean losing the support of his parents. For quite some time, …

Sophie Kozub (she/her) on why it's okay to take your time

August 1st, 2020


When Sophie Kozub was growing up, she often felt out of place - she was a legacy student in an all boys’ catholic school, a long-time Boy Scout, …

Welcome to Trans and Caffeinated!

July 27th, 2020


This podcast is rooted in a singular dream -- to aid our culture’s growth by fostering collective education, encouraging open discussion, and most …

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