Episodes & notes

Find links to listen to our episodes below as well as show notes and transcripts. 

Listen now on:

* This podcast is not providing medical advice. Anyone with questions should seek advice from their medical provider.

This podcast is, however, providing historical advice.


"Are You Sexually Active?"

Episode one - June 2022

Episode 4 September 2022_EpisodePg.png

"Can I Get Pregnant If..."

Episode four - September 2022


"How Do Know If I'm Trans?"

Episode two - July 2022

Episode 5_for EpisodePg.png

"Is the Turkey Baster Thing Real"

Episode five - October 2022

Episode 3_forEpPage.png

"How Do I Know If I'm Trans?"
                     part 2

Episode three - August 2022

Episode Notes

Episode One:
"Are you 
sexually active?"

June 2022
Episode 1: "Are You Sexually Active?"This is Probably A Really Weird Question...
00:00 / 25:55

Historical Sources:


Drucker, Donna J. The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University 

    of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.

Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan. Sex the Measure of All Things: A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey. Bloomington: Indiana University   

    Press, 2000.

Gebhard, Paul H, Alan B Johnson, Alfred C Kinsey, and Institute for Sex Research. The Kinsey Data: Marginal Tabulations 

    of the 1938-1963 Interviews Conducted by the Institute for Sex Research. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.

Kinsey, Alfred C, Wardell B Pomeroy, and Clyde E Martin. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Bloomington, Ind.:           

    Indiana University Press, 1998 [1948].

Kinsey, Alfred C, and Institute for Sex Research. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana

    University Press, 1998 [1953].

Meystre-Agustoni, G. Talking about sexuality with the physician: are patients receiving what they wish?  Swiss Med Wkly.


Stoeckle JD, Billings JA. A history of history-taking: the medical interview. J Gen Intern Med. 1987;2:119–27.




Episode Two:
"How do I know
if I'm trans?"

July 2022
Episode 2 "How Do I Know If I'm Trans?"This Is Probably A Really Weird Question...
00:00 / 25:05

Health related links:


Historical sources:

Peter Boag, Re-Dressing the America’s Frontier Past (University of California Press, 2011)

Brittany Cooper, Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (University of Illinois Press, 2017)

Scott Larson, “‘Indescribable Being’: Theological Performances of Genderlessness in the Society of the Publick Universal       Friend, 1776–1819.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 12, no. 3 (2014): 576–600.   


Jen Manion, Female Husbands: A Trans History (Cambridge, 2020)

Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2002)

Rosalind Rosenberg, Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Emily Skimore, True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (NYU Press, 2017)

Susan Stryker, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (Basic Books, 2017)

Episode Three:
"How do I know
if I'm trans?"
Part 2

August 2022
Episode 3 "How Do I Know If I'm Trans?" Part 2This Is Probably A Really Weird Question
00:00 / 25:25

Health related links:


Historical sources:

Meyerowitz, Joanne J. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,                  2002.
Stryker, Susan. Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution. New York: Seal Press, 2017.

Episode four:
"can i get
pregnant if..."

September 2022
Episode 4 "Can I Get Pregnant If..."This Is Probably A Really Weird Question
00:00 / 25:25

Health related links:






Historical sources:


Brodie, Janet Farrell. Contraception and Abortion in 19th-Century America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.


Cobb, M. “An Amazing 10 Years: The Discovery of Egg and Sperm in the 17th Century.” Reproduction in Domestic 

     Animals 47, no. 4: 2–6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02105.


Horowitz, Maryanne Cline. “The ‘Science’ of Embryology Before the Discovery of the Ovum.” In Connecting Spheres:

     European Women in a Globalizing World, 1500 to the Present, edited by 


Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quataert, 2nd ed., 104–12. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.


Martin, Emily. “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female

     Roles.” Signs 16, no. 3 (1991): 485–501.

Episode five:
"is the turkey baster
thing real ..."

October 2022
Episode 5: Is the Turkey Baster Thing Real...This Is Probably A Really Weird Question
00:00 / 25:25
Episode five:
"is the turkey baster
thing real ..."

October 2022

Health related links:

The Longest Shortest Time Episode 153:


Lambda Legal: 


Williams Institute: https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Same-Sex-Parents-Jul-2018.pdf

Family Equality (2019) LGBTQ Family Building Survey. https://www.familyequality.org/fbs 

Carone, N., Gartrell, N.K., Rothblum, E.D., Koh, A.S., & Bos, H.M.W. (2021) The Stability of Psychological Adjustment Among Donor-conceived Offspring in the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study from Childhood to Adulthood: Differences by Donor Type, Fertility and Sterility, 115(5), 1302–1311.


National Survey of Children’s Health:



Stephanie Berman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0NNN-5SSbM

“Turkey-Baster Baby”: https://open.spotify.com/track/1GMK8sajViuODG58vfk3uh 


Historical sources:


Daniels, Cynthia R, and Janet Golden. "Procreative Compounds: Popular Eugenics, Artificial Insemination and

     the Rise of the American Sperm Banking Industry." Journal of Social History 38, no. 1 (2004): 5-27.


May, Elaine Tyler. Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness. New York:

     BasicBooks, 1995.

“‘Proxy Baby,” News- week 55 (May 30, 1960): 80–81.

Richards, Martin. “Artificial Insemination and Eugenics: Celibate Motherhood, Eutelegenesis and Germinal

     Choice.”Studies in History & Philosophy of Biological & Biomedical Sciences 39, no. 2 (June 2008): 211–21.


Tallon-Hicks, Yana. “Starter Kit: Baby-making just got intimate.” Deneuve: the Lesbian Magazine (April 2013), 15. 

“Test-Tube Test Case.” Time 64 (December 27, 1954): 52.

“Use of artificial insemination increasing” (AP), The News Tribune (Tacoma, Was.), December 5, 1978, p. 11.