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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Index of Episodes

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast is a supplement to the LHMP blog and discusses specific individuals, topics, or publications that I think people might find particularly interesting. While the blog summarizes research relating to various lesbian-like topics of interest to authors and readers, the podcast has a more informal storytelling style. It also gives me a chance to present readings from some of the historic texts that the project covers.

In the podcast's second year, I've expanded to a weekly schedule including other types of material: author interview segments, highlighting some of the writers whose stories include women who love women in historic or historically-inspired settings; book recommendation segments; a monthly review of past and upcoming material along with listener questions; and in months with a fifth weekly show, something special.

I am in the process of adding transcripts of many of the episodes. Because my solo episodes are done from scripts, these are the ones I'm concentrating on at the moment. I don't know if I'll have the resources to transcribe the interview episodes. Transcripts will be linked from the index below as they become available.

The podcast series is hosted by The Lesbian Talk Show, a magazine-style podcast with multiple contributors that covers books, authors, and other related subjects. Although these links are to Podbean, you can also subscribe or listen through Stitcher or iTunes. If you like the content, consider leaving a rating or review at your venue of choice.

Episode 1: "Ordinary Women" - posted 2016/08/27 (transcript)

Episode 2: “Same-Sex Marriage in Restoration England” - posted 2016/09/23 (transcript)

Special Episode with Suzie Carr: "The Masks We Wear" - posted 2016/10/27 (no transcript available)

Special Halloween Episode 3: The Goblin Market - posted 2016/10/29 (transcript)

Episode 4: "Bosom Sex" - posted 2016/11/26 (transcript)

Episode 5: "Laudomia Loves Margaret" - posted 2016/12/31 (transcript)

Episode 6: "Catherine Vizzani" - posted 2017/01/28 (transcript)

Episode 7: "Aphra Behn" - posted 2017/02/25

Episode 8: "Medieval Love Poetry" - posted 2017/03/25

Episode 9: "The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu" - posted 2017/04/29

Episode 10: "Sappho of Lesbos: The Woman and the Legend" - posted 2017/06/03

Episode 11: "Sappho: The Translations" - posted 2017/06/24

Episode 12: "Catalina de Erauso" - posted 2017/07/29

In the new weekly schedule, episodes will be numbered for the month, with sequential letters for the week.

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

  • Episode 17a: On the Shelf -- What the blog and podcast are doing this month. Ask Sappho (with guest Lauri Wilson): Were there changes over time in the reception and context of cross-dressing and passing women, and did that affect the motif of women falling in love with a woman disguised as a man? - posted 2017/12/02 (transcript)
  • Episode 17b: Author Interview with T.T. Thomas - posted 2017/12/09 (no transcript available)
  • Episode 17c: Book appreciation with T.T. Thomas - posted 2017/12/16 (no transcript available)
  • Episode 17d: Death did not Them Depart - posted 2017/12/23 (transcript)
  • Episode 17e: The LHMP Year in Review - posted 2017/12/30 (transcript)