5 Must-Listen Podcasts for the Transgender Community
Whether you’re looking for guidance, community, or simply a good listen, podcasts can be a powerful resource for the transgender community. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start.
That’s why we’ve curated a list of the 5 must-listen podcasts for the transgender community. From candid conversations about personal experiences to expert insight on policy and advocacy, these podcasts are sure to inform, inspire, and entertain. And, as an added bonus, we’ve even included a podcast featuring our very own Facialteam in two episodes.
So, tune in, turn up the volume, and join us in celebrating the voices and perspectives of the transgender community.
Our Top Picks for Transgender Podcasts
Of course, everyone’s taste in podcasts is different, and there are countless great options out there for those looking to learn, connect, and find community. However, we’ve compiled a list of 5 must-listen podcasts that we believe offer unique and informative perspectives on the transgender experience.
From personal stories to political analysis, these podcasts cover a wide range of topics and are sure to appeal to a diverse audience. We encourage you to explore these podcasts and others to find the shows that resonate with you.
Gender GP Podcast
Although the last episode dates from November 2021, The Gender GP Podcast definitely is worth listening to if you are in transition or starting your transition.
The GenderGP Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions hosted by GenderGP Founder, Dr Helen Webberley and GenderGP Lead Therapist, Marianne Oakes, covering all aspects of life as a member of the trans community.
What is Facial Feminisation Surgery?
As work continues on the updated WPATH Standards of Care, it is anticipated that the transformative role that Facial Feminisation Surgery can play in the lives of trans feminine individuals, will be given more prominence than ever before. This is largely thanks to the groundbreaking work being carried out by experts in the field, including the specialist surgeons at Facialteam in Malaga, Spain.
A Surgeon’s Perspective on Facial Feminisation
Facialteam in Marbella is leading the charge in Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS). In this episode, Dr Raul Bellinga, facial plastic surgery director and rhinoplasty specialist, joins Dr Helen and Marianne. Together they talk about the research and some of the groundbreaking techniques being carried out by the FacialTeam surgeons, as well as how this work is influencing developments in facial feminisation surgery globally.
The life-changing effects of FFS – Stephanie Hirst and Dr Daniel Simon
Radio and TV presenter Stephanie Hirst is joined by her surgeon, Dr Daniel Simon, co-founder of Facialteam in Marbella, Spain. In this third and final part of our Facial Feminisation Special, Stephanie shares her experiences of FFS and how it changed her life, while Dr Simon talks about the guidelines, research and best practice which have been instrumental in forcing the re-evaluation of FFS and the transformative role it can play in the lives of trans women.
Voice therapy for trans people
Dr Helen and Marianne are joined by speech-language pathologist Jordan Ross Jakomin. Jordan talks about his passion for helping trans people and the importance of developing a voice that is authentic to the individual rather than trying to recreate a voice that merely conforms to gender stereotypes.
What The Trans!?
What The Trans!? is a UK based news outlet for the Trans community, or as founders Ashleigh and Michelle like to say: “We assume the reader is trans, we don’t make any attempts to appeal to cis people and the only thing we care about when it comes to what we cover is: “will this be of benefit to our audience?”
In this monthly podcast made by and for transgender and non-binary people since 2017, Ashleigh and Michelle discuss what’s going on in the world, from a trans-perspective.
EP79 – The Scottish Gender Recognition Screwjob
The UK’s government have really surpassed themselves this time. Weeks after the Scottish parliament voted through actual reform for trans people, Westminster blocked it. We break down everything you need to know and talked to a whole bunch of people including Scottish National Party MPs Mhairi Black, Amy Callaghan and Kirsten Oswalrd, Scottish Labour MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy, SNP LGBTQIA+ officer Amber Roberts and many many more.
Growing up Moonie
Hideo Higashibaba left the cult he was born into when he was 22 years old. The Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, was founded in Korea by a man named Sun Myung Moon who proclaimed he was the Second Coming of Christ.
In Growing Up Moonie Hideo asks people he grew up with what their childhoods were like and shares his struggles to make sense of his weird sheltered youth and the person he grew up to be. Edited and co-produced by Quinn Myers.
We recommend listening to all 9 episodes to fully hear Hideo’s story and the struggles they faced.
Queer Sex Ed
Pleasure is a basic human right. On Queer Sex Ed, hosts Sara and Jay explore oft-taboo topics like kink, sex work and reproductive justice, all from a queer and trans perspective that encourages healthy boundaries and communication.
The last episode dates from March 2020, nevertheless, the 64 episode playlists counts numerous topics worth listening to. Episodes are available through most Podcast apps such as Apple and Spotify
Dysphoria and Sex as a Trans Person – Episode 61
Sara and Jay jump into the first topic discussion of Season 2, how to navigate sex and dysphoria as a trans person! We discuss strategies, validate the struggles, and give some tips from our experience.
The Transgender Show
Every week on the Transgender Show, Emily interviews members of the greater trans community as well as friends, family and allies. You will find comfort, encouragement, and growth throughout the program as Emily probes guests’ lives and transition experiences while sharing in both their successes and challenges.
The Transgender Show forms part of The Transverse Media, an organization focused on ensuring that trans, gender fluid, non-binary and intersex folks at all stages in their journey have the support they need to accept themselves without shame and live a happy, healthy and full life.
Andi is known on Instagram for her fabulous makeup skills. She transitioned 4 years ago and is grateful to still have the support of her wife and family around her.
Finding Your Voice and Your Tribe
As members of the transgender community seek to find community, understanding, and guidance, podcasts have emerged as a valuable resource for sharing stories, insights, and resources.
These podcasts offer a platform for diverse voices to be heard and for important issues facing the transgender community to be addressed. With our list of 5 must-listen podcasts, we hope to provide a starting point for those seeking to find engaging, informative, and inspiring podcasts that resonate with them. We encourage readers to check out these podcasts, share them with friends, and continue to seek out other high-quality podcasts to stay informed, connected, and empowered.