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One of the peculiarities of the podcast is that although the episodes go live on Saturday...that's "Saturday" in South Africa where our fearless leader Sheena lives. Usually it makes for this awkward moment of "do I post the blog the day before?" but since I'm going to be out of the house all day tomorrow, it's a plus this time.

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project - Episode 15a - On the Shelf

(Originally aired 2017/10/07)

Welcome to On the Shelf for October 2017.

When I recorded last month’s On the Shelf, the new expanded format hadn’t actually gone live yet. So I’m still working with the format and getting a sense of what listeners would like to hear.

The October "On the Shelf" episode is up at the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast. In addition to listing the books covered by the blog in the past and forthcoming month, and anouncing this month's author guest (Caren Werlinger), there's an Ask Sappho segment about how rulers with lesbian relationships were viewed in history. The transcript for this episode will go up tomorrow.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 14e - The Highwaywoman Special

(Originally aired 2017/09/30)

[First two verses of “The Highwayman” by Alfred J. Noyes, music by Phil Ochs, pronouns adjusted]

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 14a - On the Shelf

(Originally aired 2017/09/02)

Welcome to On the Shelf for September 2017.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 6 - The True History of Catharina Vizzani

(Originally aired 2017/01/28)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 5 - Laudomia Loves Margaret

(Originally aired 2016/12/31)

[Note: I have not transcribed the poems that are quoted in the podcast. The translations I used are from: Eisenbichler, Konrad. “Laudomia Forteguerri Loves Margaret of Austria” in Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages (ed. By Francesca Canadé Sautman & Pamela Sheingorn), Palgrave, New York, 2001.]

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 14d - What did Medieval Lesbians Do in Bed?

(Originally aired 2017/09/23)

You might guess from the title of this episode that this one is definitely not safe for work, though you’re going to get far more technical details than racy erotica. But be aware that we’re going to talk about sex today. A lot.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 4 - Bosom Sex

(Originally aired 2016/11/26)

[Note: Spelling follows the original in all direct quotations from the correspondence.]

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 3 - The Goblin Market

(Originally aired 2016/10/29)

Sheena had an idea to do a collection of Halloween themed podcasts from all the regular contributors to the Lesbian Talk Show, so I wanted to come up with a special Lesbian Historic Motif episode. It took me a while of brainstorming before I hit on a topic: Christina Rosetti’s poem “The Goblin Market”.


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