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Trauma w/ Samantha Sidley – Ep. 119

Big episode alert! We’re dyking out with the VERY talented Samantha Sidley about trauma (trigger warning for sexual assault, car accidents, and eating disorders). Samantha is an incredible jazz singer and interpreter whose album Interior Person is out now. We talk all about the lasting impact that trauma has on our lives and different strategies for coping with it. This is a very special and important episode for many reasons. Samantha is an absolute joy and we really hope you check out her music and see her perform live if you can. Also, it’s our first official episode to launch the next phase of Dyking Out. That’s right, our co-host reveals herself, and we are so excited for the future of this podcast and its community. Much love to all of our Susans, now and always.

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Internalized Homophobia w/ Rita Brent – Ep. 118

Comedian Rita Brent joins us to talk about the trifecta of factors that fed her internalized homophobia. Even the most out and proud of us have face some form of this harmful feeling that can make us act against our own interests or even hurt those around us. Rita talks about how growing up in Mississippi, in the church, and enlisting in the military all shaped her views of her queer identity. We’ve also got Melody Kamali in the co-host seat this week to give Rita tips on her recent move to New York and how to connect with Connecticut audiences. Plus, we end with a listener question from South Africa!

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Butch w/ Kelli Dunham – Ep. 117

Finally, a whole episode dedicated to that butch life. Well, sort of. We couldn’t help but grill special guest, comedian/author/performer Kelli Dunham, about her past as a nun. And it’s every bit as awesome as Carolyn had hoped. Courtney Rada once again steps into the co-host seat as we talk about life as a queer butch. What is it like to have to explain and defend how you present to heteros? Which stereotypes ring the most true? Why are people such assholes about bathrooms? Plus, we answer a question from a recently-married Susan about – dun dun dun – lesbian bed death. Be sure to check out Kelli’s new comedy album: Not The Gym Teacher.

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Femme 4 Femme w/ Ali Clayton – Ep. 116

Three femmes sit down for a podcast recording and hilarity ensues! Comedian Ali Clayton (Vice) came to talk about her experiences dating people across the gender spectrum, including her current relationship with a femme woman who ALSO JUST HAPPENS to be our guest co-host, Melody Kamali! We dyke out about Ali’s past experiences with beauty pageants, trauma (tw), Native American rehab camp, and back rubs from her cousin. We also learned about Melody’s disdain for sharing, which is ironic because she had to share mic time on this episode. Hey, maybe she’s not so bad at sharing after all! We got so carried away with our conversations about past relationships, picking up women, and whether gender and presentation means everything or nothing, that we don’t even get to talk about Ali’s pet ZEBRAS.

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Bisexual & Biracial w/ Julia Shiplett – Ep. 115

Let’s get intersectional with the very funny Julia Shiplett (Comedy Central, The New York Times) and guest co-host/founding father Lorena Russi! We’re dyking out about what’s it like to be both bisexual and biracial, as well as how everyone’s journey to self-discovery is different. But it wouldn’t be an episode of Dyking Out if we didn’t veer off onto topics like dental dams and Alaskan comedy. Especially when Lorena takes the wheel! Plus, we answer a listener question about life as a bottom butch!

-Dyke Out with us at Stonewall for our first show of 2020 on January 27.

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Dungeons & Dragons w/ Kody Keplinger – Ep. 114

Are you a human in the streets but a non-binary pansexual cleric in the character sheets? Whether you know what this means or want to find out, tune into this very special episode with New York Times best-selling YA author Kody Keplinger (The DUFF) and guest co-host Mindy Raf! Before we talk shop regarding all things table top, we dyke out about body positivity, Little Women, Ellen, and so much more! So what’s it like when two D&D n00bs talk to a seasoned played? It turns out the game is very relatable and VERY queer. It’s a fascinating conversation with one of our most interesting and imaginative guests! And remember, this year, BYOK!!! Also, find out what #BYOK means and why it’s our motto for 2020.

-Dyke Out with us at Stonewall for our first show of 2020 on January 27.

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Cabarets w/ Eliot Glazer – Ep. 113

We’re kicking off the new year with an episode about some of the queerest entertainment of all! No, not Saoirse Ronan’s lesbian-energy-fueled portrayal of Jo March in Little Women. We’re dyking out about Cabarets with the funny and talented Eliot Glazer (Broad City, You’re Making It Worse podcast) and guest co-host Courtney Rada (Carnivorous on Food Network). Recorded the day after our holigay spectacular at NYC’s Joe’s Pub (the site of so many queertastic cabarets), we talk about the icons who have built their reputations with this medium, and why Cabarets are inherently gay. Plus, we talk about Eliot’s super popular live show, Haunting Renditions. We also talk about Pete Buttigieg, our body temperatures, Howard Stern and Celine Dion. Eventually, we end with a messy question from a listener who is suspicious of her partner’s friend. Strap in and strap on because we hope to make 2020 our dykiest year yet!

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Relationship Regrets w/ Glo Butler – Ep. 112

It’s the last episode of the year so why not look back on all of our regrets, or lack there of? Relationships can be so confusing, it’s hard to know what’s worth fighting for or when to let go. Guest co-host Lorena Russia and comedian Glo Butler join the pod to talk about the past, present and future of their respective relationships. May all of your yuletide’s be merry and gay, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings for us and our Susans.

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Holiday Movies w/ Christin Baker – Ep. 111

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better to get us in the mood than the very first queer lady Christmas rom-com? Director and CEO/Founder of Tello films joins Carolyn and guest co-host Kendall Payne to dyke out about her new movie Season Of Love. We talk a lot about representation and heteronormativity in holiday movies, as well as why we have to create the projects that reflect what we want to see on the screen. Christin takes us behind the scenes to dish about the making of Season Of Love. And Kendall and Carolyn share why they appreciate the film. Before we get into the holigay spirit, we go off on Spotify Wrapped, Celine Dion, and Hillary Clinton’s REVEALING denial. We also share our last hopes and wished for The L Word, as we recorded this episode on premiere day. Finally, we end with a question from a teen Susan!

Last chance to get tickets to Dyke The Halls: A Dyking Out Holigay Spectacular at Joe’s Pub, December 16!

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Commitment w/ Kate Sisk – Ep. 110

Commitment can look like so many different things. A ring, an adopted cat, a pledge of exclusivity…or maybe it’s a sign you need to run for the exit. Carolyn and guest co-host Alex Song (From our “Hats” episode) are joined by comedian Kate Sisk (UCB, Boston Comedy Festival) to talk about how to navigate commitment when it looks different for you than for the person you’re with. Sure, marriage isn’t for everyone, but how do you know when that’s someone’s firmly-held belief or just an excuse? What informs our desire and ability to commit, and are we always able to spot commitment when it’s happening? Was this episode really just Kate’s way of getting discount therapy? Listen and find out! Plus, we talk about grandmas, tattoos, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, and Lena Waithe (though not all under the same umbrella, unfortunately). We end with a listener question about a baby-bi friend who is in a less-than-ideal relationship.

Get tickets to Dyke The Halls: A Dyking Out Holigay Spectacular at Joe’s Pub, December 16!

-Get extra episodes by joining out Patreon community of becoming a member on Himalaya.

-For related content, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Leave Us a Review if you like what you hear!

-Like our theme song by There Is No Mountain? Subscribe to our composer/mixer’s youtube channel for more beats and mixes.