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130 - Katie Herzog: Unblocked & Recorded
Episode 1308th September 2023 • Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast • Stella O'Malley & Sasha Ayad
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In this episode, Sasha and Stella eagerly welcome journalist Katie Herzog, who is also co-host with Jesse Singal on the popular podcast Blocked & Reported (aka BARPod). This dynamic discussion covers a wide range of topics, including Katie’s experiences and observations over the past two decades as a lesbian in the queer / LGBTQ+ community, especially pertaining to trans identities. They also explore Katie’s reflections from her influential 2017 article on detransitioners, The Detransitioners: They Were Transgender, Until They Weren't,  and how her perspective on gender has evolved in the aftermath of its publication. The conversation even delves into repressed memories, different approaches to psychotherapy, nonbinary identities, and the particularly interesting, important and controversial topic - preferred pronouns. Katie, known well for both her wit and thoughtfulness, brought a unique perspective to these discussions, much like she lends to her own work and content.


Blocked and Reported (Katie’s Podcast with Jesse Singal) 

The Detransitioners: They Were Transgender, Until They Weren't 

A Response to the Uproar Over My Piece, "The Detransitioners" 

Katie’s Work with The Stranger (including articles linked above) 

A Segment from Katie’s Appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher 

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If you liked this episode, more episodes you might find interesting:

Episode 1 - Trans: Identity vs Dysphoria 

Episode 8 - TransGenerational Wisdom: A conversation with Buck Angel

Episode 35 - Communicating About Gender: Translating Between Parent & Child

Episode 39 - Nonbinary Identities 

Episode 41 - Trans: A Conversation with Helen Joyce

Episode 52 - Gender Dysphoria & Detransition Research: A Conversation W/ Dr. Lisa Littman 

Episode 71 - Gender: The American State of Affairs w Jesse Singal 

Episode 88 — Gender: Philosophy, Institutions, and Policy w/ Leor Sapir 

Episode 93 — A Takedown of Gender Politics with Wesley Yang 

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