My name is DDog, and this is the reboot of my podcast, Trans(re)lating.
It was formerly the Ask A Tranny Podcast, which had to be changed, for reasons outlined in detail here. The short version is that the word “tranny” is a slur that some trans people attempt to reclaim, as was my intention with having it in the name of my podcast. However, as a trans man, I am responding to the many people who have expressed cogent doubts that trans men and masculine-identified genderqueer people have adequate stake in the word to properly reclaim it, by choosing not to use the word. I do not wish to participate in transmisogyny and I do not wish to perpetuate the idea that “tranny” is acceptable for wide-spread use. I decided I could no longer in good conscience use it in the title for a project that is supposed to be educational.
The original LibSyn page will remain up, as an archive for the episodes I’ve already released under the old name and a place to host files going forward. Those who are already subscribed will hopefully not notice a difference because I’m attempting some Feedburner magic to make all future episodes appear in my listeners’ podcatchers. Some previous posts like my podroll and resources lists will be reposted here for continuity’s sake. The old episodes will be linked in place here but without audio attached, so new listeners can go back and listen to the first six episodes on the old blog but old listeners won’t have to re-download them.
I hope you enjoy your stay.