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19Aug/22

Victor Evans

August 19, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 33 – Victor Evans + Our Review of The Sandman!

Victor D’Shawn Evans introduces us to his middle school mystery, The Case of the Missing Lightning Bat. We discuss why it’s so importance to support works with characters of color and different sexualities, especially for young teens who are just starting to question. Then Baz and Vance review The Sandman and share who won the week for them!

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Victor D’Shawn Evans has been teaching communications in higher education for the past 20 years. Prior to teaching, he was an entertainment journalist. When he noticed there weren’t many places for gay black teens to see themselves represented, he started writing and a documentary film production company. When he’s not teaching or working on film projects, he can be found on his farm with his partner where they wrangle goats, pigs, and chickens.

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04Dec/20

Wayne Goodman

December 4, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Wayne Goodman as the guest on Episode 295 – I’m Missing a Part of My Brain!)

Wayne Goodman, writer of historical fiction and producer of the Queer Words Podcast, joins us to discuss his recent releases, Tim Tam and the Space Pirates, and his collection of queer short stories, All the Right Places.

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Wayne Goodman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life (with too many cats). Goodman hosts Queer Words Podcast, conversations with queer-identified authors about their works and lives. Over the last decade he has mainly written historical fiction with an emphasis on queer characters. Recently, Wayne has branched off into the world of Middle Grade Readers. When not writing or recording, he enjoys playing Gilded Age parlor music on the piano, with an emphasis on women, gay, and Black composers.

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31Jul/20

Ruby Walker

July 31, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Ruby Walker as the guest on Episode 279 – Eff-It I’ll Try!

Ruby Walker shares her recent release, Advice I Ignored, which jump-starts a thought provoking conversation about queer youth and mental health issues.

Warning Note: When you hear the warning at 17:57, you can skip to 27:50 if the topic is one you’d rather avoid.

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Ruby Walker is eighteen, and is not depressed anymore. She got pretty tired of saying that, but she wrote and illustrated a book about it, so it’s kind of hard to avoid at this point. Ruby writes for fellow professional over-thinkers and imperfect slobs. She likes to brighten people’s days and bully her friends into respecting themselves more.

Yes– to Ruby’s horror, she’s turned from a local disaster into a mom friend.

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