Summer’s Swan Songs

Saying goodbye to Rumaan, good riddance to Grindr, and long live Todd Stephens’ Swan Song!

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Episode Notes

Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and Slate Senior Managing Producer June Thomas say farewell to outgoing host Rumaan Alam, then they welcome journalist Casey Newton to discuss Grindr’s data-security problem and its inherent potential for ruining self-esteem. They then delve into Todd Stephens’ Swan Song, a beautiful new film about an old queen, his cross-town journey to find hair products fit for a dead client, and the closure it brings.

Items discussed in the show:

Swan Song, directed by Todd Stephens

Gay Agenda:

Christina: Eric Cervini’s Queer History 101

June: Olivia on the Record, by Ginny Z. Berson

Bryan: two-room tents!

This podcast was produced by Katya Kumkova.


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Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

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