None of Us is Yet a Robot - the Podcast

A wide range of topics discussed by some awesome trans (including non binary) folk, hosted by Emma Frankland of None of Us is Yet a Robot

THE END (SAFETY MAP SPECIAL)

April 30th, 2016

In this episode, Emma is back in Brighton, talking with Rory Finn Smith, LGBT Liaison for Brighton & Hove Police. The conversation is about about anti-social behaviour and violence against gender transgression. About about fitness and trans sport and self-defence. About endings and about things that do not end..


Rory is the LGBT Liaison for Brighton & Hove Police and has been in post since 2012. Prior to working with the Police, Rory worked for the national trans charity, Gender Trust, and volunteered for local LGBT organisations Mindout and FTM Brighton. Rory currently runs Trans Can Sport and is the chair of the Trans Alliance Brighton. In his downtime, Rory likes to keep fit, play xbox and drink tea.


We were invited to record this episode by Pink Fringe in conjunction with The Safety Map, a project they are facilitating across the bank holiday weekend at the Marlborough Theatre. It’s an invitation to come and share experiences of anti-social behaviour in Brighton as well as spaces where we feel welcomed and celebrated. it’s the start of a larger conversation. This is FREE event. Please come and share your stories.


You can find the link below or follow it on twitter at #safetymap


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.


Opening music was by Kraftwerk and Closing music by Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto



Some things we mentioned in the conversation were:


The Safety Map - https://www.facebook.com/events/1780845748818488/


Trans Can Sport - https://www.facebook.com/transcansport/


Pink Fringe - http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event-type/pink-fringe/


Trans Pride - http://transpridebrighton.tumblr.com


Shuyler Baylar (trans swimmer on Harvard Team) -https://www.instagram.com/pinkmantaray/


Fallon Fox (MMA fighter) - http://www.fallonfox.com


The Sissy’s Progress - http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/the-sissys-progress/


Advice about reporting hate crime - https://www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime


LGBT Support


Gendered Intelligence: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk


Stonewall: http://www.stonewall.org.uk


Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard - http://switchboard.org.uk

 


See you next time.

xxx


OBSTACLES (LATE NIGHT BUZZCUT SPECIAL)

April 21st, 2016

Recorded in a stairwell at the Buzzcut Festival after party - in this episode, Emma talks about performance art, the 2016 Buzzcut line up and non-binary identities with double guests Ray Filar and Krishna Istha.


Ray is a performance artist, musician and writer, whose work often explores drag, genderfuck and kink. Their most recent show was FUCK SOUP at Buzzcut Festival, but they have performed widely, including Latitude Festival, at Pride London, with David Hoyle at the Chelsea Theatre, Trans Pride in Brighton, LaDIYFest Berlin, and as part of the Duckie Homosexualist Summer School for emerging queer artists. They are a contributing editor at openDemocracy magazine. 


Krishna is a performance maker and actor. Their work takes the form of comedic political acts and alter egos that focus on themes of queer culture, gender politics and feminism. Their work more often than not turns into a physical and vocal endurance test.


You can find them online at @MXGenderslayer and @RayFilar


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.


Opening music was by Kraftwerk and Closing music by Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto


The predominant thing mentioned in the conversation was: 

Buzzcut Festival - https://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com

See you next time!
xxx

ELECTION

April 11th, 2016

In this episode, Emma talks with Kate Adair - a filmmaker and vlogger from Glasgow - about transgender political candidates, coming out at work and “people being dicks”  The conversation was recorded in the heart of the incredible Buzzcut Festival - a live art and theatre festival that takes place in Govan.


Kate has previously done work with MyGenderation and BBC's The Social. She also does a lot of community work with SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) and Lock Up Your Daughters filmmaking. She has been part of filmmaking workshops teaching skills to young trans people allowing them to tell their own stories - something which she is passionate about. She also is a co-founder of Glasgow's only Transgender Swimming group (Seahorses). 


You can find her on twitter @uhh_kate


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.

Opening music was by Kraftwerk and Closing music by Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto



Some people and things that we mentioned in the conversation were:



Buzzcut Festival - https://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com


Ellen Murray - http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/01/14/first-out-trans-candidate-stands-for-election-in-all-ireland/


SQIFF - http://www.sqiff.org


South Carolina “Bathroom Law” - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/01/north-carolina-transgender-bathroom-law
 

Munroe Bergdorf - http://www.backstyle.net/magazine/munroe-bergdorf-transgender-model-lets-empower-each-other

 

and, er.. my show! Kate refers to Rituals for Change which I had performed a couple of days before.  It’ll be touring over the next 12 months but if you are in London in a few weeks it’ll be on at the Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick from the 10th - 14th May - there’s a trailer here: http://notyetarobot.co.uk/portfolio-item/rituals-for-change/

 


See you next time!


love and respect.

x


THE BINARY

March 24th, 2016

In this episode, Emma talks about 'the binary', fluidity and dancing on building sites with Rhyannon Styles, a trans performer, musician and writer.


Rhyannon is an international performer working in Australia, America and many cities in Europe since 2005. Career highlights include being invited to perform at the Guggenheim Museum NYC for Armani, Lip-syncing to Alice Cooper whilst flying through the air at Glastonbury Festival as a vampire and staging her first solo show ‘Angel Cake’ at Camden Peoples Theatre in London.

Rhyannon is currently creating and writing music under the moniker ‘Her Sperm’ and in addition to her performance work she is also a columnist at Elle magazine. 


And she has danced with Kylie… 


You can see more at www.rhyannonstyles.com or read her column for Elle magazine here:http://www.elleuk.com/now-trending/coming-out-and-being-outed-rhyannon-styles  You can follow her on twitter @rhyannonstyles


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.



and our surprise guests were: 


Ryan Brown - rycbrown.org


Stuart McKenzie - wilddaughter.co.uk



Opening music was by Kraftwerk and Closing music by Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto



Some people and things that we mentioned in the conversation were:


Ava Vidal: http://www.avavidal.co.uk


L’ecole Phillipe Gaulier: http://www.ecolephilippegaulier.com


H&M Customer Service: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/customer-service.html



And the event I mentioned was:


High Tidings: www.bac.org.uk @battersea_arts  #BACBedrooms #pastysprogress



See you next time!

x


THE MYTHIC

March 6th, 2016

In this episode, Emma talks about gender, Christianity and the fading patriarchy with Jo Clifford, a trans writer, performer, poet and teacher.


Jo is the author of about 80 plays, many of which have been translated into various languages and performed all over the world. You can read her blog at http://www.teatrodomundo.com and follow her on twitter @jocliffordplays


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.


Music was by Kraftwerk and Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto


Some things that we mentioned in the conversation were:


A photograph of Jo looking demonic:  http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/mar/02/jo-clifford-transgender-christ-overcoming-fear-every-one-bac-london


A blog by Sarah Savage about BBC3 ‘Miss Transgender - Britains New Beauty Queens’: http://sarah-savage.com/drunk-miss-transgender-uk-bbc-review/


Fucking Trans Women: http://fuckingtranswomen.tumblr.com



And the events mentioned were:


Every Onehttps://www.bac.org.uk/content/40499/whats_on/whats_on/shows/every_one


Traumfrau: http://www.traumfrau.co.uk


Women of the World Panel: http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/trans-identities-1979


Hear ME Roar Feminist Festival: https://www.facebook.com/hearmeroarlancaster/?fref=ts

 

See you next time!

x


ROBOTS

February 25th, 2016

Episode 1: Robots


In this episode, Emma talks to Brighton based musician, writer and activist Maeve Devine about transgender life, cyborg sex attachments and awesome brothers.


You can listen to Maeve’s music at https://daskinsey4life.bandcamp.com and follow her on twitter @devinemaeve


And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.


Music was by Kraftwerk and Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto


Some things we mentioned in the conversation were:


Topside Press: http://topsidepress.com


S Bear Bergman - The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You : http://sbearbergman.com


Dude with robot implants: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-cyborg-kevin-warwick-is-the-worlds-first-human-robot-hybrid