Answering your messages and comments with audio from previous episodes. Topics include media coverage of funerals, the gentrification of Austin, Dolly Parton, the Black National Anthem, film remakes, Elvis, and pursuing your childhood dreams. Features music by Radford Ellis from his album Lonely Blue Boy.
Carolyn Davis is co-host of the podcast Snatched! and a doctoral researcher at the University of Texas. One of the few black people in her grad program, Carolyn discusses diversity issues in Austin as well as national racial injustices with policing and the prison system. Carolyn shares personal insights as a queer bisexual woman. We also discuss her research of 18th century transatlantic literature and the class she teaches about fandom.
This week is dedicated to an explanation of gender identity terminologies and concepts which Jess O’Rear explains both from an academic perspective and from his personal experience transitioning from being assigned female at birth to identifying as a genderqueer transgender man. Jess is a PhD student at the University of Texas in Austin.