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
Sexuality
1
Demystifying Monkeypox
Plus, how two trans women ran an underground surgical clinic.
70 min
2
Is Marriage Equality in Jeopardy?
LGBTQ rights in the post-Dobbs era.
23 min
3
The Promise of Pride
The core values of our annual celebration.
76 min
4
Is Fire Island the Gay Rom-Com We've Been Waiti...
A queer consideration of Hulu’s summer rom-com.
42 min
5
Pride Month Special: A Pioneering Lesbian Photo...
31 min
6
Pride Month Special: Supporting Trans Youth
25 min
7
Prisons in Queer History and Pop Culture
How America’s penal system shaped LGBTQ culture.
83 min
8
Queer Families in Kindergarten and the Multiverse
We go deep on *that* scene in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
68 min
9
The Trans Past, Present, and Future
How attacks on trans kids shape lives, and a pioneer from the 1940s.
76 min
10
Two Revivals: "No Promo Homo" and Shortbus
63 min
11
Counting Queers, Queering Sequels
72 min
12
Jingle All the Gay
79 min
13
Who Owns Queer Aesthetics?
65 min
14
Pronouns and Poppers: A Queer History Party
69 min
15
Summer's Swan Songs
Saying goodbye to Rumaan, good riddance to Grindr, and long live Todd Stephens' Swan Song!
62 min
16
Hot Queer Summer, Hot Queer Strippers
63 min
17
Milestones Mourned and Celebrated
Plus an interview with baritone Lucia Lucas
67 min
18
Julien Baker’s Quantum Queerness and Cops at Pride
Why must we have the same fights every June?
64 min
19
Re-Introducing The Waves
The third season of Master of None focuses on a Black lesbian relationship. Is it worth watching?
35 min
20
ACT UP History and Queer Portraits
Sarah Schulman on her new book Let the Record Show.
68 min
21
Lesbians in Paris … and in Period Dramas
Diana Souhami on her new book No Modernism Without Lesbians.
69 min
22
Power Dynamics and Trans Discrimination
Discussing power, sexual consent, and why science may not be the best tool to fight the transphobes.
60 min
23
Gay Bars and Hookup Apps
Looking for spaces in real life and online where we can be our full selves.
62 min
24
Detransition, Baby and #GaysOverCOVID
Exploring queer adult fiction, and asking if shaming ever works.
65 min
25
Queer Holiday Movies: Naughty or Nice?
Ruth Coker Burks on AIDS in the South, and the gang unwraps the gift of LGBTQ Christmas movies.
50 min
26
Barrett, Biden, and Backwards Bryan
The ACLU’s Ria Tabacco Mar on future fights, and a discussion of Amazon’s Uncle Frank
61 min
27
Caught in Gay Amber
How do we keep queer history fresh without disrespecting it—or ourselves?
61 min
28
Being Horny Is Thorny
Asexuality reveals the flaws of a society based so deeply on sexual desire.
56 min
29
Who Is Ellen to Us?
Looking at how Ellen DeGeneres fits into the history and current landscape of queer media.
58 min
30
Sweat and Sorrow in the Summer
Discussing the atrocities in Chechnya and caring for our queer elders.
58 min
31
We’re Here, We’re Married, We’re Employed
The fifth anniversary of marriage equality, and the future of LGBTQ fights
68 min
32
ACT UP and Larry Kramer’s Legacy
He was good for the movement but maybe not for those inside of it.
37 min
33
The Queerness of Quarantine Bubbles
We’ve spent our whole lives negotiating contested spaces.
62 min
34
Finding Life at Queer Virtual Sex Parties
How can you cruise without any eye contact?
50 min
35
COVID-19, AIDS, and Community
How do we react when we’re unable to come together?
55 min
36
Outward Classic: Our Queer Roots
Where did we come from?
47 min
37
Queer Advice
“How can I mesh my fantasy life and my real life?”
55 min
38
Pandering and Parenting
How do we handle representation, and what does it mean to children?
58 min
39
Special Episode: The Inheritance
A multigenerational roundtable of gay men discuss Matthew Lopez's epic play
53 min
40
The LGBTQ Decade
Where have the last ten years taken us?
65 min
41
Kids These Days
How do we help children step outside of the heteronormative box?
53 min
42
Dolls and Democrats
Do the candidates know how to talk to LGBTQ people?
52 min
43
What Makes Us Gay
Is it God, genes, or just because?
48 min
44
Fights
Picking apart the debates that rile up our queer family.
56 min
45
Icons
Debating queer icons and who gets to make that distinction.
56 min
46
Live From Joe's Pub
Hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Brandon Tensley discuss queer legacies with writer Alexander Chee and actors May Hong and Garcia.
64 min
47
Live From Slate Day
Outward and The Waves on Booksmart, Chirlaine McCray, and Miz Cracker.
48 min
48
The “Sex Ed” Edition
But how does it work?
64 min
49
Introducing Uncover: The Village
40 min
50
The "Scene" Edition
Where’s yours?
71 min
51
Live Show Announcements!
Come see us in June!
2 min
52
The "Town and Country" Edition
What’s it like to be a rural queer?
69 min
53
The "Queer Media" Edition
Where do we go from here?
67 min
54
The "Travel" Edition
69 min
55
The "Spirituality" Edition
Queers find their religious experiences in the woods and on the dance floor.
66 min
56
The "Family" Edition
How do queer people create their own families?
72 min
57
The "Radicals" Edition
Remember, Stonewall Was a Riot!
61 min
58
The "Orientation" Edition
58 min
59
The "Our Queer Roots" Edition
Outward’s new LGBTQ podcast discusses queer roots.
47 min
60
Coming Aug. 15: Outward, Slate's LGBTQ podcast!
On the first episode: queer roots.
1 min