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45 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
009 - Sex and Other Forms of Intimacy, Part B
We explore how emotional vulnerability or physical touch with complete strangers isn't necessarily intimate. We introduce non-sexual kink and BSDM as a topic. On the fannish side, you'll hear about Smallville, Miraculous Ladybug, The Avengers, and more!
48 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
008 - Sex and Other Forms of Intimacy, Part A
Some aces have sex, however sex isn't always intimate and it isn't the only form of intimacy. Intimacy has many facets, such as emotional, physical, etc. In this ep, we discuss sex-repulsion, sex-favorability, cuddling, kissing, sharing secrets, and more!
47 minutes | Jun 9, 2019
007 - Intersectionality Part 1B: Gender Roles
We discuss gender in fiction through The Smurfette Principle, The Bechdel Test, and The Male Gaze; what makes aces disconnect from storylines and what we're drawn to; and how incidental gender can be in fics. Teen Wolf, Trollhunters, & more are mentioned!
65 minutes | May 30, 2019
006 - Intersectionality Part 1A: Gender Roles
Intersectionality covers race, religion, age, disability, career, etc. In this gender roles episode you'll hear bra stories, one host's ambivalence about their gender, thoughts on how there are so many men in ace fanfiction, how great She-Ra is, and more.
82 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
005 - BROTPs and QPRs
BROTPs have been a part of fandoms for years - fulfilling relationships that remain platonic. Discussed are origins+definitions of "bromance" & "queerplatonic", examples in popular media, more! We even touch on “skin hunger”/the Wire Mother experiments.
77 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
004 - Gen Fic and Aros
Gen fic has less of a following than ship fic, yet for many asexual and/or aromantic fans it's an especially important genre. We discuss ways to find gen fic, the two aro hosts’ experiences being fic writers, the overlap between pre-slash & gen, and more!
71 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
003 - Coming Out As Ace
A staple of queer people's stories, in both real life and fiction: The Coming Out Tale. This month we co-hosts share our personal experiences with coming out, and show that some people plan theirs, others just wing it, and no two experiences are the same.
68 minutes | Jun 30, 2018
002 - Headcanons
Headcanons! This episode became a rabbit hole of soulmate AUs, superpowers, asexuality, aromanticism, part-bird people, and cake analogies. Listen to more terminology, the nature of headcanons, and our look at how asexuality works with this phenomenon.
62 minutes | May 27, 2018
001 - Asexuality, Aromanticism, and Shipping
Introductions, vocabulary, shipping! Three aces share their nerdy adventures into fandoms ranging from Yuri on Ice to Sherlock, and how being on the asexual spectrum affected their experiences! Perhaps a cliché place to start, but necessary nonetheless.
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