Indie Pod Picks 🤓
The Nocturnists
We are The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based independent medical storytelling community. Since 2016, we’ve produced over a dozen live storytelling shows in the Bay Area and New York City, three seasons of our podcast, and two special audio diary series: "Stories from a Pandemic" and "Black Voices in Healthcare." Welcome to our community.
Showmance
A new immersive fiction podcast from RomComPods! Recently jilted by her boyfriend (who also happens to be her boss...yikes!), Casey is offered a dream job launching the British spin-off of the cooking TV show she produces, and heads to London looking for love. What she doesn’t expect is to find it TWICE! Showmance stars Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens), Jack Turner (One Winter Weekend), and Elliot Knight (Life Sentence).
The Flame - A Podcast Musical
The Flame tells the story of two women: Jamie (Ellie Brigida), an LGBTQ bar owner, and Sam (Jasmin Savoy Brown), the woman selling the building the bar inhabits, and the inevitable sparks that end up flying between them! With the help of her best friend, Heather (Leigh Holmes Foster), and bar regular Jo (Jenn Colella), can the residents of The Flame keep the bar alive? Or can Sam’s friend Mel (Valerie Rose Lohman) help her work through her complicated feelings about her father’s death and the building she grew up in before she makes a rash decision? This is an original radio play produced by Lez Hang Out Productions. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network. The Flame was made possible by listeners like you! Join them on Patreon at patreon.com/theflamemusical. The Flame, An LGBTQ Romantic Comedy Musical.  Story by Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster  Book by Caitlyn Clear  Music and Lyrics by Leigh Holmes Foster  with additional lyrics by Caitlyn Clear  Directed by Caitlyn Clear and Valerie Rose Lohman  Produced by Lez Hang Out Productions, Ellie Brigida, Caitlyn Clear, Valerie Rose Lohman, Leigh Holmes Foster, David and Ann Mortimer, Sheri Moses, Andrew Bramson, Tien Tran, Abby Nissenbaum, Dylan Adams, Liz Shen and Meghan Gunther  Starring Jasmin Savoy Brown as Sam, Jenn Colella as Jo, Ellie Brigida as Jamie, Leigh Holmes Foster as Heather, Harrison White as the Narrator, Valerie Rose Lohman as Mel  Guest Starring: Dana Piccoli as Jessica, Liz Mongrello as Ashley, and Vico Ortiz as Bridget, JJ Niemann as Alan, Jesse Nowack as Harold, Chilina Kennedy as Rachel and Tori Vagasy as Maggie, Sydney Nicholson as Lindsey, Ashton grooms as Lillian  Additional Ensemble Vocals by  Dayna Arnett, Briana Bonilla, Leesa Charlotte, Benjamin Doncom, Ashton Grooms, E. Maloney, Quince Mobley, Liz Mongrello, Sydney Nicholson, Vico Ortiz, Dana Piccoli, Saria Schuyler and Mickie Rose Wadsworth Orchestrated by Ellie Brigida  Additional Orchestration by Allyn McCourt and Beth Goodman  Sound Editing, Sound Engineering and Song Recordings Recordings Produced by Ellie Brigida Dialogue Editing by Leigh Holmes Foster  Additional Song Recordings by Heidi Martin  Musical Director Ellie Brigida  Assistant Musical Director Marissa DeVeau Orchestra  Allyn McCourt on Violin and Viola  Molly Goldstein on Cello  Beth Goodman on Winds  Briana Childers on French Horn  Grace Messara on Drums  Bethany Vandenbrink on Bass Guitar  Jana Heidenreich and Ellie Brigida
Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend
A twice weekly podcast hosted by award-winning interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen. Mondays are one-on-ones featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious and revelatory. Thursdays are roundtable group shows. You will laugh, think, and feel less alone. (Unless you don't feel alone at all in which case, congrats! You've done it!) Support the show on Patreon. Sign up for a year and get two months free. Patreon.com/alisonrosen
Bad Queers
This podcast is for people who feel like they came out of the closet and got placed in a box. It’s time to put the u-haul theory to bed, and connect over being bad queers. Join Kris and Shana from the HER App to discuss breaking stereotypes, owning your identity and their unpopular queer opinions. Bad queers will leave you both offended and inspired by the news, stories and advice about the very fluid, very real LGBTQ+ experience.
Being Seen
Being Seen is an in-depth exploration of culture’s role in resolving the tension between how we are seen and how we see ourselves. Focused on the gay and queer Black male experience, Being Seen is a space to explore these questions through conversations with leading artists, writers, activists, entertainers, and community leaders. If we create nuanced and accurate cultural portrayals of identity and experience, we have an opportunity to reduce stigma and change perception - impacting everything from HIV to institutional inequality. Being Seen was produced by Harley & Co. and Darnell Moore and created in partnership with ViiV Healthcare. Theme music is Colouour by Moses Sumney with additional music compositions from Subculture. Photography for the episodes was curated by Texas Isaiah and Gioncarlo Valentine. More information on each episode and the series can be found at beingseenpodcast.com.
Sweetbitter | A Sappho Podcast
An investigative history podcast with a focus on queer women’s history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities.Season 1 delves into the truth and controversy surrounding Sappho; her life, the Isle of Lesbos and her relevance today. Season 2 (coming in August 2021) will discuss the untold history of Pirates.
This Is My Family
A new podcast about building a life with the people we love. As a gay dad in an interracial marriage, host Tyler Greene’s life is a testament to the fact that there are many ways to define family today. Each week, his conversations with guests reveal funny and heartfelt stories about how you can make a family, and how your family makes you. Join us as we celebrate the beautifully messy connections that shape our lives.
Literary Lunch
Two English majors who don't have jobs doing anything related to English, so now they do this. Bite-sized short story discussions (when we can stay on track). Visit us at our totally beautifully amazingly designed site: https://literarylunchpodcast.wordpress.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/literary-lunch-podcast/support
The Gayly Prophet | A Harry Potter Podcast
The humorous, yet ruthless Harry Potter podcast of your dreams. The intersectional HP analysis you never knew you needed. Harry Potter, but make it queer.
Sunstorm with Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo
Sunstorm is an audio salon hosted by two of America’s leading organizers, Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, where they talk to their friends and heroes about how women stay powerful and joyful amidst the chaos of life in America today.
Just Leading
In Just Leading, three trailblazing thought-leaders—Gali Cooks, Ilana Kaufman, and Elana Wien—host intimate conversations with a diverse subset of leaders within and beyond the Jewish world to examine how to bring more equity into the workplace. Spearheaded by nonprofit giants, Leading Edge, SRE Network, and Jews of Color Initiative, experience a first-of-its-kind investigation into the crucibles of leadership in a resounding effort to close the empathy gap in the Jewish community, and the world at large.
Cadaver Dogs
What’s so scary about scary movies? Three filmmaker friends dissect horror films to uncover their deeper meanings and cultural influences. We’ll analyze and review your favorite frights: from classic monsters to newer chills; popcorn blockbusters to indie darlings; B-movie slashers to paranormal haunts; and grindhouse gore to psychological thrillers. The Cadaver Dogs will sniff out the real reasons why you love these flicks that gave you nightmares as a kid.
NATAL
NATAL is a podcast docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States. We pass the mic to Black parents, to tell their stories in their own words, about their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum care, in their own words. The docuseries also highlights the birthworkers, medical professionals, researchers, and advocates fighting daily for better care for Black birthing parents. Visit www.natalstories.com for bonus content, our community blog, and resource hub. Follow @natalstories on Instagram and Twitter.
The Penumbra Podcast
At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with. These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.") The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast). You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_