Podcast pick: From Here to Queer

Podcast pick: From Here to Queer

· The Pulse
By Karen Unland

When the Edmonton Queer History Project launched in March, it released not only a map, a timeline, and other resources, but also a podcast.

From Here to Queer "explores the people, places, and moments that have helped to define Edmonton's queer history." Hosted by playwright and historian Darrin Hagen and produced by sound artist Dave Clarke, it aims to be a "cruise down memory lane where we explore the forbidden and forgotten."

Episode 1 features a warm, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking interview with Michael Phair, tracing the path from his arrest in the Pisces Health Spa raid in 1981 to his election to Edmonton city council and his ongoing public service since then.

The podcast is supported by the Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity at MacEwan University and sponsored by the Stollery Charitable Foundation. You can now find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

It makes an excellent companion to the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) Podcast, on which Hagen also appears, as well as other local history podcasts such as A Little Bit Ritchie, Let's Find Out, and the Edmonton-focused episodes of Canadian History Ehx.

You can find this and the rest of Taproot's podcast picks in our Listen Notes list.