Episode 74: The Parts We Play with Ben Appel

When nonfiction writer Ben Appel attended a non-traditional program at Columbia University, barely more than a decade separated him from the younger students who had already displaced gay with “queer” – and displayed open hatred of “cis gays” like himself. Ben knows what homophobia looks like, and recognized it in the “safe spaces” pervading campus culture. His introspective writing is informed by his experience in cults, as well as his recovery. He discusses the difference between slurs and validation trophies; victimhood as a component of identity; medicalizing homosexuality; feminism; and the ideological capture of minds and institutions.

links:
The End of the World is Flat by Simon Edge: https://www.amazon.com/End-World-Flat-Simon-Edge/dp/178563240X

Episode 73: Walking the Talk with Doc Stock


Neither trans-exclusionary nor a radical feminist, author and philosopher Kathleen Stock has been branded a TERF and harassed out of her university, while simultaneously gaining recognition as one of world’s top thinkers. That’s because she thinks deeply and critically, and tells the truth. Whether it’s Corinna’s comparison of transgenderism with transracialism, or Nina’s assertion that right-on lefty dudes are misogynists, Stock has heard, and thought about, it all — and has eloquent responses. We discuss immersion in legal and cultural fictions, “bullshit theories of womanhood,” DARVO (Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim & Offender), child transition, online disembodiment, pronouns, “massive edifice(s) of bullshit,” women being terrible to women, and cowardice, especially in academia.

 
Links:
Kathleen Stock’s Substack: https://kathleenstock.substack.com/
Kathleen Stock’s website: https://kathleenstock.com/
Kathleen Stock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Docstockk
University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org/

Episode 72: Auntie Kate, Uncle Nina, and Mx Cohn – with Kate Bornstein

Author and gender theorist Kate Bornstein identifies as a “tranny” and “dyke,” and is male according to Nina, whom Bornstein identifies as a “sex fundamentalist” and “butch lesbian.” We disagree in better-than-good, possibly-excellent faith, about pronouns, respect, sex, gender, and atheism, while agreeing about keeping males out of female prisons, the trap of identity, and how to behave in church. A fun conversation with plenty for listeners to disagree with, too!
 
Anne Fausto-Sterling, Sexologist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Fausto-Sterling
A response to Anne-Fausto-Sterling (among many): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12476264/

Episode 71: Adult Human Weirdos

Corinna and Nina spontaneously sing the Heterodorx jingle, hoping British listeners will not hear “ducks” in “heterodox.” There’s plenty of exciting news from TERF Island, but nothing tops the American story of a transsexual podcaster pursuing Dave Chappelle in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Nina pitches a commercially viable rom-com, Corinna fishes for a live show invitation, and both recall an unusually festive event from 2019. Did we mention the new Heterodorx T-shirt? Yes, we did, including the touching story of its origin.
 

Episode 70: Virtual Late-Night Dorm Room with Lev Polyakov

Russian-American animator Lev Polyakov hosts and produces the Break The Rules podcast, which brings together extremely diverse viewpoints from the online testosteronosphere. A thoughtful, well-spoken, and generous conversationalist, Lev can talk to anyone – even the Dorx. After discussing such serious topics as the war in Ukraine, America’s military-industrial-propaganda complex, and “counter-semitism,” Lev moves on to the Estrogen experience (Corinna’s and Nina’s differ greatly), alchemy, waking dreams, trippy psychedelic meditation stuff, his vibrating Third Eye, generating 3-D movies inside his head, Torah, and the New York animation scene of 2004. Break the rules and pass the bong*!

*None of us actually use weed, as far as I know.

 

Break the Rules: breaktherules.tv, patreon.com/breaktherules, twitter.com/breakth3rules

Led Zepplin – Black Dog: https://youtu.be/fl6s1x9j4QQ

Seder-Masochism: https://sedermasochism.com/download/

Exodus 33: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2033%3A17-23&version=KJV

Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/

Episode 69: Fediverse Follies with Alex Gleason

Where do you go when you get banned by fecebook and twitter – or, conversely, when you think mainstream social media isn’t censoring enough? To the Fediverse, where free-speech refugees and would-be Orwellian dictators form ever-more polarized online communities. Returning Heterodork Alex Gleason, who created the popular Soapbox platform, relates some recent behind-the-scenes Fedi drama. The same tribal politics skewing mainstream social media, guide Fedi developers as well – but with less money! This makes the Fediverse the worst social media system, except for all the others. (Which are so much worse you really should join the Fedi.)

Episode 8: Guest Heterodork Alex Gleason: https://www.heterodorx.com/podcast/episode-8-guest-heterodork-alex-gleason/

Pleroma Is Dead: https://blog.alexgleason.me/pleroma-is-dead/

The first and best woman-centered social media: spinster.xyz

Nina’s terrorist Fedi instance: neenster.org

Alex’s Fedi instance: gleasonator.com

Soapbox: https://soapbox.pub/

Join the Fediverse: https://jointhefedi.com/

Episode 68: Maud Maron, TERF for Congress


A defense lawyer and Democrat who knows what a woman is, Maud Maron is running for Congress in New York’s 10th District. She discusses Title 9, woke fragility, getting canceled by other Democrats, trans narratives pushed on teenagers, TERF Island, illiberalism on the Left, pronouns, Truscum fallacies, TERFs, men in women’s sports, TERFing, language, TERF, guns, TERFs, abortion, TERF, COVID, TERFs, and all things TERFy. Did we mention she’s a TERF? Nina almost regrets moving away from NYC’s West Village 10 years ago. Maron may be a little ahead of her time, but might (hopefully?) signal political changes to come.

 
Maud Maron for Congress: https://maudmaron.com/
Maud Maron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaudMaron

Episode 67: An Education on Education with Dr. Lyell Asher

First, please listen to Dr. Lyell Asher’s video, Why Colleges Are Becoming Cults. Then come back to hear more about the low quality of ed schools, the supply of racism not meeting demand, how supporting free speech is an “employment killer”, cowardly Boards of Directors, tenure, race as a distraction from class, administrative bloat, and grade inflation. Plus, Nina reveals her plans to kill trans people by inviting them on long bike rides when they’re out of shape, and Corinna wishes there were more Marxists.

Whole lotta related links:

Why Colleges Are Becoming Cults [Full Series] | Dr. Lyell Asher https://youtu.be/0hybqg81n-M

Episode 66: Truscum Talk with Evie

Evie, a pseudonymous transsexual, claims True Transsexuality is a physiological condition akin to intersex, arguing childhood medical transition is a corrective for “prenatal hormone exposure, abnormal androgen receptors and physiological brain differences”. The Dorx may not agree, but have a productive and interesting conversation as Evie refreshingly backs up arguments with evidence (of varying validity) instead trying to weasel out with postmodern doublespeak. There should be more conversations like this.

Trans surgeon Marci Bowers on early transitioners’ anorgasmia: https://twitter.com/DonovanCleckley/status/1521625518394773505

Episode 65: Gods, GITs, and Religion with Colette Colfer

Colette Colfer, lecturer in Religious Studies at SETU, discusses some religious aspects of Gender Identity Theory (GIT), including faith in the unprovable; hierarchical community; holy days, festivals, and symbols; heresy and blasphemy; and a a way to be born again. But there are also differences, notably the absence of God. Nina attempts to explain this with a theory of “distributed God”, while Corinna describes gender apostasy. Are we getting less religious? What is the difference between a religion and a cult? What is Reality? Hear answers, and more questions, in Colfer’s delightful Irish accent (and the Dorx’s unexceptional American ones).

Colette Colfer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColetteColfer

A New Religion: https://www.broadsheet.ie/2022/04/26/colette-colfer-a-new-religion/