Bearded Fruit: An Lgbt / Gay Podcast


Politics and culture through an intersectional queer lens. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, were having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.


  • Hey, Daddy!

    Hey, Daddy!

    21/06/2020 Duração: 37min

    Because we're recording on Father's Day, we're talking about daddies! On this episode, we dig into the idea of "daddy," how it relates to our lives and what "daddy" means culturally. We also talk about some of the research on intergenerational relationships and see if they stack up to what we see in the community.

  • Rewind: Jesse Paradice / Dont Call Me Ethnic

    Rewind: Jesse Paradice / "Don't Call Me Ethnic"

    09/06/2020 Duração: 17min

    This episode from 2017 is one of my favorites, and it's an important episode to bring back. This week, Bearded Fruit turns over the reigns of the podcast to Cleveland-based hip hop artist Jesse Paradice. He discusses his powerful EP "Don't Call Me Ethnic." the turbulent forces that shaped his musical voice, and the urgent need for us to listen -- and listen closely -- to queer black artists and other people (and artists)of color. Find Jesse online at: Find Jesse on Twitter @BlvckCeltic

  • PRIDE EPISODE: The First Gay Pride Was a Riot

    PRIDE EPISODE: The First Gay Pride Was a Riot

    31/05/2020 Duração: 44min

    To kick off Pride Month 2020, we're talking about protest and queer identity. We give a little history lesson in queer disruptive protest, we talk about Jack Halberstam's theory of queer violence, and we talk about why queer people should support disruptive protest against police brutality... because it's part of our queer DNA.

  • Queers are the Masters of Time

    Queers are the Masters of Time

    24/05/2020 Duração: 38min

    On this episode, we're celebrating our birthdays with a discussion about time: how our queerness has evolved over time, and how cultural expectations distort our experiences of time. And we discuss the idea of "queer time," a way of walking through the world on our own time clock. If you've ever felt like you were out of step with everyone else - this episode is for you.

  • When To Kill Your Heroes

    When To Kill Your Heroes

    17/05/2020 Duração: 41min

    Joe Bob Briggs was the main character on Twitter for the horror community this week, for a homophobic article from last summer. In this episode, we talk about the Briggs discourse. some of the smart rebuttals to it. What's the usefulness of Twitter outrage? And if we can't expect more from our heroes... when is it okay to kill them? "Queer Mutants Deserve Better" from @GaylyDreadful Books from this week's episode: How To Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino "Imagined Violence / Queer Violence" by Jack Halberstam

  • Digital Pride And Messy Queers

    Digital Pride And Messy Queers

    10/05/2020 Duração: 28min

    With Pride Month on the horizon and no end of the pandemic in sight, many Pride events are going digital. So we talk about what going digital means for Pride and the messiness of being queer today.

  • Is Drag Race even queer anymore?

    Is Drag Race even queer anymore?

    03/05/2020 Duração: 43min

    In this episode, we discuss Drag Race's superfan makeover challenge and some of the Internet discourse around it. We also dig into what makes a queer space, the value of assimilation, and how to balance the complexity of where we are in queer culture.

  • Queer First Times 2: The Revenge

    Queer First Times 2: The Revenge

    02/05/2020 Duração: 30min

    A bonus episode, with more stories about our queer first times. In this episode, we talk about hiding our queerness, accepting it, and the first time we found real queer joy.

  • Queer First Times

    Queer First Times

    26/04/2020 Duração: 30min

    On this episode of Bearded Fruit, we're talking about our first times. First queer friend, first gay bar, first time getting laid, and more.

  • The Queer Read: All Boys Arent Blue by George M. Johnson

    The Queer Read: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

    26/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    The Queer Read returns during these Very Weird Times. Our May book is "All Boys Aren't Blue" by George M. Johnson.

  • Fruit At The End Of The World

    Fruit At The End Of The World

    19/04/2020 Duração: 34min

    Bearded Fruit... quarantine edition! This episode is all about finding love (and sex) in a hopeless place: online during a global pandemic.

  • The Fight Is Everywhere

    The Fight Is Everywhere

    02/06/2019 Duração: 31min

    Happy Pride Month! On this episode, The fight is everywhere. We talk about homophobia in unlikely places, why it's not ok to just be not-homophobic, and the challenges of making change.

  • LGBTQIA+, or How I Learned to Stop Marginalizing and Love the Acronym

    LGBTQIA+, or How I Learned to Stop Marginalizing and Love the Acronym

    12/05/2019 Duração: 30min

    This week, we're inspired by John Paul Brammer's "¡Hola Papi!" column for We dig into why we all gotta love the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and why our individual liberation is all about the liberation of the queer folks (and others!) around us. This one's all about what we owe each other. Article Link: John Paul Brammer: Twitter: @jpbrammer

  • The Ace Episode

    The Ace Episode

    05/05/2019 Duração: 36min

    This one's pretty personal. We talk about what it means when one half of our dynamic duo comes out as gray-asexual.

  • Give and Take in the Gay Space

    Give and Take in the Gay Space

    29/04/2019 Duração: 32min

    This week, my (straight) best friend Alex Giannini guests on the podcast. We talk about friendship and leaving "the gay space." And we make each other laugh. Neil will think this episode is pretty gay.

  • Closets


    21/04/2019 Duração: 35min

    This episode is all about the closet, and how we, as a community, can make some sense of it.

  • Pride


    03/06/2018 Duração: 33min

    We're back! Pride Month is here, and we're talking about our experiences with Pride, who belongs at Pride (spoilers: every queer of every stripe!), and what Pride could and should be. Plus, Cody challenges the listeners to a fight. Let us know what you think of the show on Twitter: @abeardedfruit

  • Heteronormativity


    10/09/2017 Duração: 45min

    This week, we discuss heteronormativity: what it means, how it affects us, and why it's something queer people work against. Plus, we invite our trans male listeners to submit their stories and ideas for a series on the trans male experience.

  • Problemathicc


    04/09/2017 Duração: 34min

    This week, David Easaw officially joins Bearded Fruit! In the first episode of the Easaw Era, we dig into all the ways guys are "problemathicc" online -- particularly in ways surrounding our bodies.

  • Am I Doing Gay Wrong?

    Am I Doing "Gay" Wrong?

    27/08/2017 Duração: 35min

    This week, we dig into the how and why of sexual connection in gay male culture. How central is hooking up to being gay? Can you de-center sexual connection in gay culture without being sex-negative? Is it just "guys being guys?" or are we just doing "gay" wrong?

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