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Qurated

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A podcast dedicated to conversations about queer art and identity, connecting queer artists with unique voices and points of view.
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Episode 11: An Optimistic Podcast

QuratedOct 09, 2019

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Episode 11: An Optimistic Podcast

Episode 11: An Optimistic Podcast

TW: Discussions of hate-crime violence + “Joker” film spoilers

Qurated bids a tearful goodbye for the final episode of Season 1. Sam and Alex reflect upon their favorite moments of the last 10 episodes, as well as discuss pinnacle moments in the LGBTQ+ community, both past and present.

They will be back with Season 2 in a few weeks with new interviews, new Qulture, new Qontent, and new nonsense.

Oct 09, 201930:40
Episode 10: A Presidential Podcast (with Carlos Dominguez)

Episode 10: A Presidential Podcast (with Carlos Dominguez)

Can you believe these queers have been at it for ten whole episodes? We can't either. Sam and Alex get political up in this kiki, talking about Asian diversity, Sam's potential presidential campaign, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! Their guest this week, Carlos, dishes the T about POC representation and what it's like to date in the New York gay scene. (Spoilers: it's not great.)

Oct 02, 201948:28
Episode 9: A Religious Podcast (with The Forbidden Apple)

Episode 9: A Religious Podcast (with The Forbidden Apple)

Sam and Alex are ready to get spOoOoOoOky just in time for Halloween Season! In the spirit of the spook, they review the new season of Dragula, and spill the T about their favorite queens, mama! In their very first podcast collaboration, these queers grill some other queers about cultural appropriation, Yiddish, and their show, The Forbidden Apple. Mazel Tov!

Sep 25, 201942:54
Episode 8: A Valid Podcast (with Syntext)

Episode 8: A Valid Podcast (with Syntext)

Sam and Alex aren’t just riding the struggle bus, they’ve crashed it. After finally introducing the long sought after “Corrections Corner”, Sam and Alex discuss Rupaul’s Drag Race and AMAB Drag King’s, but to emphasize, we are NOT a drag podcast. Today’s guests are the musical duo Syntext, where we discuss navigating queer partnerships in and outside the arts, diversity and trans identities. 3’s a crowd, but 4’s a kiki.

Sep 18, 201946:41
Episode 7: A Sexual Podcast (with Tori Ashley Matos)

Episode 7: A Sexual Podcast (with Tori Ashley Matos)

ALERT. This episode is NSFP. That is, Not Safe for Patty Jones. Sam and Alex go into mild sexual content, but aren't going to apologize, because sexual health and visibility is important. Their guest this week is MAD AS HELL and goes into their own perspective about genderfluidity, intersectionality, and why we hate to love Glee. Remember Glee? We sure do, Ryan Murphy, and unfortunately we will never forget. 

Sep 11, 201944:46
Episode 6: A Delicate Podcast (with Peter Krask)

Episode 6: A Delicate Podcast (with Peter Krask)

Your favorite queers are blessed with a special guest appearance from their bitch of a roommate, Lil' Sis the dog. With a severe lack of coffee, Sam and Alex discuss depression, their potential OnlyFans account, and a gay history lesson about Alan Turing. They also tried to look extra cute in hopes of being photographed by their guest this week, Peter Krask, who schools them in the ways of fine art, nude photography, and begs the question: Does Shailene Woodley have as much personality as her bangs?
Sep 04, 201951:25
Episode 5: A Bitchy Podcast (with Mayo)

Episode 5: A Bitchy Podcast (with Mayo)

Welcome to this week's kiki with Sam and Alex where we spill the T about our mixed feelings concerning the queer cornerstones: “Pose” Season 2 and “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”. This poses the question, are there only ever 4 cornerstones to every cube? Joining us this week is NYC’s dragvocate (like a drag queen advocate, get it?) Mayo, who by day is an HIV researcher and by night a drag monstrosity. We discuss cultural appropriation/appreciation, international drag and condiments.
Aug 28, 201947:16
Episode 4: A Joyous Podcast (with Alissa Milano)

Episode 4: A Joyous Podcast (with Alissa Milano)

The jury is in: Beyoncé isn’t queer culture and Sam is smug about it. With much better sound quality, we dissect burlesque, queer grammar and hunties. Join us as we grill our first-ever Brooklyn guest, Alissa Milano, who discusses bi-erasure, pansexuality and finding healing through her art. We also ask the big question: Does she have an antenna? (Don't worry, it'll make sense later.)
Aug 21, 201949:08
Episode 3: *NOT* An ASMR Podcast (with Matisse DuPont) Part II

Episode 3: *NOT* An ASMR Podcast (with Matisse DuPont) Part II

Now for the thrilling conclusion of Qurated - Episode 3: Part II THE FEMME-PIRE STRIKES BACK. Is it a queer empire, or an effeminate vampire? Tune in to find out!
Aug 16, 201933:58
Episode 3: *NOT* An ASMR Podcast (with Matisse DuPont) Part I

Episode 3: *NOT* An ASMR Podcast (with Matisse DuPont) Part I

Sam will say it once, twice and thrice: ASMR does not belong in his queer space. Will Alex listen? Who knows. In Part I of this podcast, Alex and Sam discuss navigating queerness on social media and in stand-up. Erasure is no laughing matter, people. Today’s guest is Matisse Dupont, a consultant for the Boston MFA’s “Gender-Bending Fashion Exhibit”. Matisse is a graduate student at Simmons University, who’s thesis project will examine the cultural practices of producing gender-normative bodies in cisgender and transgender communities.
Aug 14, 201932:48
Episode 2: A Relatable Podcast (with Emma Baker)

Episode 2: A Relatable Podcast (with Emma Baker)

We’re back with a vengeance. Our second episode begins with a gentle reflection on what we’ve learned in the cut-throat realm of podcasting, as well as asking the hard hitting question: Is Beyoncé Queer Culture? Today’s episode features our first guest Emma Baker, an anti-disciplinary artist, who discusses commitment issues to craft, gender and fun. Also, does capitalism ruin art? Spoiler alert: Yes.
Aug 07, 201938:44
Episode 1: A Reductive Podcast

Episode 1: A Reductive Podcast

In the inaugural episode, Sam and Alex hit the ground running (but then slow down immediately because they’re both out-of-shape). Today, they’re introducing each other while simultaneously discussing queer identity in music, the patriarchal nature of jazz and overusing the word “reductive.” They’re here, they’re queer and they’re full of existential fear.
Jul 31, 201944:34