384: Queer Monsters (with Sacha Coward)

384: Queer Monsters (with Sacha Coward)

By Multitude

Hey Time Travelers, we’re diving back in time with the help of author Sacha Coward to talk about the intertwined history of queerness, monsters, and mythology! 


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of homophobia/queerphobia, death, the AIDs epidemic, religious persecution, sex, misgendering, pregnancy, and murder. 



Sacha Coward has worked in museums and heritage for over 10 years. For the past three years, he has been freelancing as an historian, public speaker, and researcher. He has run LGBTQ+ focused tours for museums, cemeteries, archives, and cities around the world. He has written articles for a huge number of publications, including Metro, Gay Star News, National Theatre, Art UK, Queer Bible, Royal Museums Greenwich, and Dig It Scotland, with a focus on LGBTQ+ history, underrepresented audiences in heritage and mythology and folklore. His new book, Queer as Folklore, is available for pre-order now!



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Spirits is a boozy podcast about mythology, legends, and folklore. Every episode, co-hosts Julia and Amanda mix a drink and discuss a new story or character from a wide range of places, eras, and cultures. Learn brand-new stories and enjoy retellings of your favorite myths, served over ice every week, on Spirits.

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