A podcast about dramatic exists
Mary Newman, a Londoner, has created a podcast with a delicious premise.
The Escape Podcast is an audio series showcasing first-hand accounts of extraordinary exits: literal leave-takings and figurative flights, and those in between. We want to explore “escape” as an experiential category of transition and transformation in the face of constraint.
A Scientologist, A Countess, and an Ex-Ex-Gay Queen
Episode One: William Drummond opens about his life in and out of the Church of Scientology, from which escape is always an ongoing process.
Episode Two: Countess Amanda Feilding discusses the art and history of (self-) trepanation, and other, less literal, means of consciousness-expansion (i.e. psychoactive substances), her journey discovering them, and how they can help us.
And in Episode Three: ME!
Peterson Toscano reflects on his seventeen-year campaign to become “straight,” his salvation from Salvation, and queer wisdom brought back from the culture wars.
Some people do not know that some of my sordid ex-gay experiences, exorcisms, and conversion therapies took place in England. I talk about these and much, much more.