The Estradiol Illusions Podcast
Remembering Chuck Mosley

Remembering Chuck Mosley

June 18, 2019

Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guest Doug Esper for a conversation about the iconic Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley. Doug has been Chuck’s bandmate, manager, and friend for over twenty years, spending much of 2016 & 2017 on the road as part of their “Reintroduce Yourself” tour. Topics include a retrospective of Chuck’s career, highlights from their time on tour, and the projects Doug has in the works to carry on Chuck’s memory.

You can follow all the latest Chuck news on his Facebook page, Doug’s page and his Twitter feed.

Transgender Storytime: Alcohol & Transitioning

Transgender Storytime: Alcohol & Transitioning

June 13, 2019

First solo show since the beginning! Host Ian Thomas Malone brings her recurring column “Transgender Storytime” to the show, talking about her experiences with alcohol after transitioning. With booze interfering with HRT, the days of Cheers-level familiarity at the local watering holes have come to an end. Join Ian as she processes the ramifications on her social life with only Mary Jane as a consistent source of illicit recreational merriment.  

On the Subject of Gay Dumbledore

On the Subject of Gay Dumbledore

June 7, 2019

The sexuality of Albus Dumbledore has been a subject of great speculation in the Harry Potter fandom since 2007. J.K. Rowling revealed that Hogwarts’ headmaster was gay after the publication of the final book, though the character seems to have been whisked back into the closet in his next canonical appearance in last year’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald. What to make of this “not explicitly gay” mess? Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guest Colin George-Babb as they discuss the complicated relationships that gay fans often have with problematic elements of fandoms.

You can follow Colin at gokaiburakku

Game of Thrones Season 8 Review

Game of Thrones Season 8 Review

May 30, 2019

And now our watch has ended. Join host Ian Thomas Malone and Clint of Laws of Ice and Fire for a wrap up of Game of Thrones’ final season. We discuss our MVPs for the season, reflect on the journey that the series has taken us on, and surprisingly make no jokes about Ser Jorah. Thank you so much for following along with us this season. It’s been a blast.

You can find Clint at @clintw@WesterosLaw & Laws of Ice & Fire

 
 
Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 6)

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 6)

May 21, 2019

The game might be over, but our analysis is just getting started. Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guests Alexandra August, Michelle Jaworski, and Clint of Laws of Ice and Fire as we break down the very last episode of Game of Thrones. Sweetrobin is back and it looks like all of Lysa's overparenting has paid off. Will Sam face retribution for breaking his vows to the Night's Watch? Is there still a Night's Watch? All of that and more in our final Game of Thrones recap discussion.

 

You can find our guests at: 

Michelle - @michejaw & The Daily Dot

Alexandra - @alxaugustScreen Rant & CBR

Clint - @clintw, @WesterosLaw & Laws of Ice & Fire

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 5)

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 5)

May 14, 2019

The bells are ringing on a toasty day in King's Landing! Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guests Sam Adolfo, Thomas Hankins, and Clint of Laws of Ice and Fire as we break down all the special (and sad) moments of episode five. Varys learns a powerful lesson about passing notes in class and Daenerys brings the heat in a delightful episode full of beautiful cinematography and a smiling Euron. All of that and a whole lot of laughter as we celebrate the penultimate episode of the series.

 

You can find our guests at:

Sam - @kinda_cool (Twitter) & @kindacoolsometimes (Instagram)

Thomas  - @thankin41 (Twitter) & @thankins41 (Instagram)

Clint - @clintw@WesterosLaw & Laws of Ice & Fire

The State of Transgender Rights in the U.K.

The State of Transgender Rights in the U.K.

May 13, 2019

Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guest Dr. Adrian Harrop for a fascinating discussion on the state of transgender rights in the U.K. In this conversation covering a wide range of issues, Dr. Harrop shares his perspectives both as a medical doctor and as an ally to the transgender community. Topics in this discussion include the roadblocks presented to transgender people in access to health care, such as wait times and other institutional obstacles along the journey, the media’s approach to discussing transgender issues, and ways to advance transgender equality in the years to come.

You can find Dr. Harrop on Twitter @adrianharrop

The Panasonic 3DO

The Panasonic 3DO

May 9, 2019

Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guest Rachel Presser as we do a deep dive into one of the more obscure entries in the world of retro gaming consoles, The Panasonic 3DO. Hailed at the time for its state of the art graphics, even earning Time Magazine's "Product of the Year" award in 1993, the system struggled to compete in the crowded gaming market at the time. A hefty $700 price tag, along with technological advances made by Sony, Nintendo, and Sega quickly doomed the 3DO by 1996, leaving behind a complicated legacy

 

You can find Rachel on Twitter @nyhcmaven84 and at her website, sonictoad.com

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 4)

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 4)

May 7, 2019

Dracarys! Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guests Alexandra August, Thomas Hankins, and Clint of Laws of Ice and Fire as we break down all the events of episode four. With only two episodes left of Game of Thrones, will Jon have time to travel north to give Ghost his well-deserved pat? Will Bran forgive Daenerys for ordering Starbucks instead of supporting a local Winterfell coffee shop? All of that and more ahead in our exciting coverage.

 

You can find our guests at:

 

Alexandra - @alxaugustScreen Rant & CBR

Thomas  - @thankin41 (Twitter) & @thankins41 (Instagram)

Clint - @clintw@WesterosLaw & Laws of Ice & Fire

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 3)

Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap (Episode 3)

April 30, 2019

The Battle of Winterfell is finally here! Join host Ian Thomas Malone and special guests D.F. Lovett, Johnny Kolasinski, and Zoey aka girl_hag as we dissect all the moments of “The Long Night.” Was the night dark and full of terrors or simply dark and full of hard to see battle sequences? Did Bran successfully pre-order Radiohead tickets while Theon held off the Night King? All those answers and some great Melisandre coverage ahead on our episode three recap.

 

You can find our guests at:

 

Johnny – @cycloptiko, The Got Thrones? Podcast & The DiscoTrek Podcast

 

David - @dflovett, What Would Bale Do? & Top Ten Games You Can Play in Your Head, By Yourself (David’s new book)

 

Zoey - @girl_hag & @bestofcarice (Carice van Houten fan account)