Outward: Slate's LGBTQ podcast

Outward, Slate's queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

Society & Culture
What's A Gender Doula?
Jules talks to Eli Lawliet about their practice as a Gender Doula, offering practical and emotional support to people as they transition
36 min
Can Animals Be Queer?
Jules, Bryan, and Christina reunite to discuss Peacock’s ‘Queer Planet’ and the new podcast ‘A Field Guide to Gay Animals’
46 min
A History of Lesbian Fashion with Eleanor Medhurst
Christina talks with Eleanor Medhurt, author or Unsuitable: A History of Lesbian Fashion
32 min
Slow Burn: A Hotbed of Homosexuality
In the 1970s, California played host to the biggest gay rights fight the country had ever seen.
47 min
Iconic Queer Women’s Spaces with June Thomas
Jules and Bryan talk to former Outward Producer June Thomas about her new book A Place Of Our Own: Six Spaces that Shapred Queer Women’s Culture
42 min
Disrupting Food & Restaurant Culture with Chala...
Jules talks to writer Chala June about using queer as a verb in the food industry
32 min
The Trans History of the 1936 Olympics with Mic...
Bryan learns about trans and intersex athletes in the 1930s with writer Michael Waters
31 min
Behind the Scenes of ‘Gays Against Briggs’ with...
Bryan and Christina reunite to talk about the new season of Slow Burn
38 min
Evolving Our Social Scripts - Queer Advice with...
Bryan, Jules, and Mathew tackle who can say ‘they’, the sir/ma’am binary, and navigating what to wear to a straight wedding
34 min
Queering the Map with Lucas LaRochelle
24 min
Mary & George Brings the Historical Drama
Bryan and Jules review the new series from Starz with guest host June Thomas
38 min
Queer Trademark Law with Michael Goodyear
Bryan and Jules learn about the odd ins and outs of trademarking queer content
35 min
A History of the Gay Right with Neil J. Young
Bryan and Neil dive into the history of his new book Coming Out Republican: A History of the Gay Right
31 min
Queer Crime Double Feature: Drive Away Dolls an...
Daisy and Madeline dig into this year’s latest lesbian capers
33 min
Brontez Purnell on His New Memoir
Jules and Bryan chat with Brontez about his new book Ten Bridges I've Burnt: A Memoir in Verse
39 min
Trace Lysette on the Hollywood Rollercoaster
Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent, Hustlers) discusses the triumphs and challenges behind her latest film ‘Monica’
35 min
Chase Strangio, Continued. Trans Visibility and...
Part two of our conversation with ACLU Lawyer Chase Strangio
19 min
Chase Strangio on the Anti-Trans Legislation La...
What’s at stake in the courts this year and how Dobbs impacts it all
54 min
Tennessee's LGBTQ Affirming Churches
Reporter Jessica Bateman on Tennessee’s “most hated and most joyful” churches
24 min
Polyamory and Other Non-monogamous Advice
Comedian Ashley Ray joins Bryan to explain throuples, unicorn hunting, and answer questions about non-hierarchical non-monogamy
36 min
True Detective: Night Country’s Lesbian Subtext
Bryan and Madeline whip out the detective corkboard to solve the mystery of True Detective: Night Country’s queer undertones
33 min
The Inherent Queerness of Poetry
A Valentine’s Day look at queer love in all of its forms through a conversation with with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
30 min
A Short History of Transmisogyny with Jules Gil...
Bryan interviews Jules about her new book A Short History of Transmisogyny
43 min
All of Us Strangers’ Ghosts and Gays
Jules and Bryan are joined by Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer to react to All Of Us Strangers, a new film from director Andrew Haigh.
40 min
Your Queer Queries, Answered!
Danny Lavery and Madeline Ducharme join Bryan in answering some listener questions
40 min