Cheers & Queers S2 Ep 2 - I Need a Space to Thrive

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Cheers & Queers S2 Ep 2 - I Need a Space to Thrive


Isake and Kirya have an unfiltered conversation about cultivating spaces for black queerness to thrive with, Jarvis Green, the Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Jag Productions, a Black theatre company in Upper Valley Vermont. We touch on friendships, family, and the presence and absence of queer narratives in our history and our lives.

Show Notes

Drinking

Old Vermont (this recipe makes one drink)

  • 5 ounces gin

  • ½ ounce Grade B pure maple syrup (Maple syrup from Vermont, of you can get it!)

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 dashes bitters

  • Ice

  • Orange rind

Combine all liquid ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass, twist orange rind, and place on surface of drink. Enjoy!

Music

  • Intro: Sage by Be Steadwell

  • Additional Music

    • Hands by Boomscat

    • Satisfied from the Hamilton Broadway Soundtrack

    • All other interstitial music by Abel Shifferaw

  • Outro: Hey by Boomscat

The Team

  • Hosted by Isake Smith and Kirya Traber

  • Produced by Isake Smith, Kirya Traber

  • Engineered by Lance John

  • Edited by Jassel Hernandez

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Cheers & Queers Episode 5 - LIVE!

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Cheers & Queers Episode 5 - LIVE!

Our very first live show! We talk about the origins of Cheers & Queers, share what we find erotic, celebrate the birthday of the indomitable Audre Lorde with scholar and best aunt ever, Alexis Pauline Gumbs and the NYC based organizing center, The Audre Lorde Project, then play a drinking game with erotic Star Trek fan fic. Grab a drink and join us!

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Cheers & Queers Episode 4 - Capitalism & Queers

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Cheers & Queers Episode 4 - Capitalism & Queers

On this episode we chat about our favorite love relationships in fandom, how to pick a bubbly wine, and what might come after the revolution (aka how to get yo money right when money doesn’t exist anymore).

AND we hear from listeners and past guests who share their practical, visionary, and heartfelt thoughts on economics, capitalism, and blackanomics (or something like that).

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Cheers & Queers Episode 3: Femmespiration

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Cheers & Queers Episode 3: Femmespiration

On this episode we chat about hooking up at Hogwarts, warm dranks, handling the holidays, street harassment, gender, flirting, the failure of She’s Gotta Have It, representation, and all the ways to Femme with artist Sal Muñoz.

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