Episode 14: The Incredible Shrinking Queer Space

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Many in LGBT communities took their first brave steps “out” in queer spaces like bookstores, coffee houses, bars and dance clubs. But are these treasured spaces disappearing? Mark and George share how their favorite queer spaces shaped their early gay-days. We also talk about the incredibly shrinking queer space. While empirical data seems hard to find on the topic, our own observations show fewer and fewer places are available – especially in smaller cities. Does increasing, broad support for LGBT communities result in decreasing numbers of these establishments? Does access to the internet and dating apps further diminish the need for queer spaces? And what does fewer gay spaces mean for an aging gayby-boomers?  #Pride48

Links from the show:
The Gay Bar: Can it Survive – Slate
Op-ed: The Slow Death of Gay Gathering Places May Be Aiding HIV – Advocate

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George – @georgeinatlanta

Episode 13: Whistleblowers

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We’re a bit over the 30 minute limit, but the topic deserves it – whistleblowers. We talk briefly about whistleblowers in film – but mostly about modern day whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden.  We share three documentaries on the topic – Citizenfour, Terminal F, and United States of Secrets. Enjoy.

Links from the show:
Citizenfour
Edward Snowden – Terminal F
PBS Frontline: United States of Secrets

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Mark – @laffingbuddha
George – @georgeinatlanta

Episode 12: Talking Turkey

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It’s our second episode on cooking. Hear how George made a Thanksgiving dinner in 25 minutes and an unusual pie from Mark. And Mark has tips on gravy and over easy eggs as we share some of our Thanksgiving traditions and menu items. Gobble, gobble.

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George – @georgeinatlanta

Episode 11: Shows We Love – Vicious

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Apologies for the timing/delay snafu. We’ll make it up to ya! How about two episodes on the same day? On Episode 11 we talk about one of our favorite BBC shows of late – Vicious. Yeah, the writing could be better and any queen worth her bead-reading weight could see these jokes a mile away, but… we still like it.

Links from the show:
Movie Plug: “Big Stone Gap
Vicious on PBS
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George – @georgeinatlanta