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When God Was Queer

When God Was Queer

By Dakota St. Clare
A weekly podcast which shares various legends, lore and myths which function as divine reflections of LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences. Hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. New episodes every Friday. Follow us on IG & TikTok @whengodwasqueer
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Episode Zero

When God Was Queer

Episode Zero

When God Was Queer

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Amphorisode X: "Hermes, Tramps & Thieves"
In Amphorisode X, we tackle the birth and immediate misdeeds of Hermes! Hear about cows walking backwards, the invention of fire, farmers turned to stone and babies gone wild! Listen to us talk voicemail etiquette, old school cellphones, ringback tones and tamagotchi's! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
31:20
May 12, 2021
Episode XIV: "Aphrodite"
In Episode XIV, it's finally time for Aphrodite! And we don't stop there, we also tackle the "Evolution of Venus", the timeline of ancient goddesses linked with the planet Venus! Learn all about Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Anat, Atargatis, Asherah, Turan, Aphrodite and Venus! We also have fun with the many lesser known aspects of Aphrodite and Venus, like Aphrodite the "Slayer of Men" and the "Bearded" and the "Bald" Venus!  Also, an extended conversation on the connections between astrology, alchemy, mythology and why Leo's are trash! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:46:28
May 7, 2021
Amphorisode IX: "Psyche Beach Party"
In Amphorisode IX, we deep dive into the psyche of Psyche! It's Psyche, Eros and the wrath of Aphrodite. Join us for the epic tale that inspired Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White! Listen as the Oracle of Delphi makes dread proclamations, various gods intervene and our heroine Psyche endures the trials and tribulations set for her by Aphrodite! Also, we have an extended talk about throwing priests down stairs! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
35:37
May 5, 2021
Episode XIII: "Ares"
In Episode XIII, we let out our battlecries for Daddy! It's time for Ares, Mars, Bellona, Enyo, Phobos, Deimos and all the gods and spirits of war! Learn all about the eternal debate between RageTwink Ares and CivilDaddy Mars and how both were linked with cruising and soldier-lovers! Join us for more epic fails like when Ares got trapped in an urn! Tune in for more Bad Accent Aphrodite, shapeshifting, gender-swapping kings and the animals of war: wolves, bears, woodpeckers and geese! Also, a surprise cameo by Daphne's dog Otis who we are totally not sacrificing to Hekate! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer major credit for this week's episode to wikipedia and theoi.com!
01:10:29
April 30, 2021
Amphorisode VIII: "Ares' Absurd Arithmetic"
In Amphorisode VIII we get into wedding reception smackdowns and the Trojan War! Join us as we look at the roles the gods played in this epic, decade-long battle and when they finally threw down with each other! We tackle the Iliad, where Ares' got that bad reputation and what happens when a mortal sheepherd has to judge a beauty contest between three Olympian goddesses. Also, does Aphrodite wear armor? Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
38:59
April 28, 2021
Episode XII: Concepts & Conspiracies (Extended)
In Episode XII, we tackle the broader themes and concepts found in our last three episodes: Hera, Athena & Hestia. By examining parallel myths from around the world we examine: are there feminine archetypes?   do the gods even have genders?  what would the ancient goddesses tell us that male writers would not? Tune in for astrology, alchemy and ancestor veneration and deep discussion on aliens, celebrities & superheroes! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
02:01:07
April 17, 2021
Amphorisode VII: "Archetypes & Anarchy"
In Amphorisode VII we do a deep dive into the many archetypes the deities fill in a Classical pantheon like the Olympians. Join us as we take a look at many of the most common deity archetypes and which ones we feel most aligned with. Plus, we chat about what our preferred offerings will be when we finally assume our godforms! And a surprise cameo from Bee Hollywood of WitchTok fame! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
28:56
April 14, 2021
Episode XI: "Hestia" (Extended)
In Episode XI, we warm up by the hearth and bust out the knitting needles with Hestia! Join us as we look at her sacred donkey, Hestia vs. Vesta and the incredible Vestal Virgins! Learn all about how the Vestals worked miracles to prove their virginity or got buried alive! Also, tune in for an extended chat about forgotten gods and where (we think) they are now! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:48:17
April 9, 2021
Amphorisode VI: "Death By Flowers"
In Amphorisode VI, we get down with Rome's wildest emperor (and that's saying something) Elagabalus! Join us as we look at this icon who ruled the empire for only four years, during which they married at least six people of different genders, including a Vestal Virgin and Rome's star athlete. Plus, they make some of history's first attempts at gender reassignment surgery, kill their wedding guests with dangerous confetti and make the Senate watch them ribbon dance! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
31:33
April 7, 2021
Episode X: "Athena"
In Episode X, we hang out with Athena and take a look at the goddess of war and wisdom from all sides! Join us as we look at the founding of Athens, that time she wielded a thunderbolt, that other time she threw Sicily at someone and the real story behind Medusa! Plus, that time that Athena turned her girlfriend into an ant. Also, tune in to hear about Athena's kids (yes she actually had two kids - sort of)! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:27:20
April 2, 2021
Amphorisode V: "Along Came A Spider"
In Amphorisode V, we look at Athena in all her tantrum-throwing glory! Join us as we tell the myth of Arachne, the most famous weaving contest in history and the mechanics of magically appearing looms! Plus, we get into another heated debate about owls! OWL GANG HOOT! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
35:41
March 31, 2021
Episode IX: "Hera"
In Episode IX, we get outta brotown for a bit to visit with the Queen of the Gods! Join us for a deep dive on wicked stepmothers, demoted goddesses and the shapeshifting, gendermixing blind prophet for the ages! Learn about the mechanics of divine threesomes, why you should always beat two copulating snakes with a switch and what to do when a goddess murders all of your children and turns you into a monster who can't close its eyes! Tune in for the origin of tortoises, heavenly breastmilk and the Cleopatra's love charms! Plus, a spirited debate about the Spice Girls pantheon! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:36:31
March 26, 2021
Amphorisode IV: "Holy Cow, it's Hera!"
In Amphorisode IV, its heifers and gadflies and vengeance, oh my! Join us as we look at one of the most iconic Greek myths: the story of Io. We discuss the politics of domain magic between Greece and Egypt, the origin of the peacock and Hermes tells the longest story ever told! Plus, we shout out our only fan ever and their love for Vince and no one else! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
25:28
March 24, 2021
Episode VIII: Concepts & Catholic Folk Magic
In Episode VIII, we tackle the broader themes and concepts found in our last three episodes: Zeus, Poseidon & Hades.  By examining parallel myths from around the world concerning the Pantheon we examine:  how is dominion or purview established or assigned in a pantheon?  what are the common archetypes found in pantheons? which god is supreme in a pantheon and how is that determined? Tune in for Italian superstitions and deep discussion on saints, the orishas, trickster spirits, psychopomps and syncretism! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:25:39
March 19, 2021
Amphorisode III: "Hades' Kids & The Furies"
Amphorisodes, our new mini-episodes/side quests, premiere Wednesdays ahead of the Friday episode, so think of them as an appetizer before the main course. In Amphorisode III, we go back to Hell to hang out with Hades' alleged children, discuss how to nicely tell someone "go to hell" and then a deep dive on the Furies: their hit singles, their wardrobe and beauty routines to use when you've got a dog's head! Plus, hear us yell about the Farmer's Almanac! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
33:05
March 17, 2021
Episode VII: "Hades"
In Episode VII, we go straight down to Hell to hang out with Big Daddy Death himself, Hades (if that really is his name)! Learn about the Underworld, its neighborhoods, rivers and its inhabitants, the different gods of Death, the Judges of the Dead and the many infernal gods who were aligned with Hades. We'll discuss some of his kids, his suspiciously short love life and his wardrobe! Tune in for origin of peppermint and poplar trees, a heated debate about the intelligence level of owls and the tale of Sisyphus! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:37:31
March 5, 2021
Amphorisode II: "Hades, Orpheus & Lot's Wife"
Join us for our second Amphorisode, our new mini-episodes/side quests which will usually focus on just one myth or set of facts related to that god being discussed that week. Amphorisodes will premiere Wednesdays ahead of the Friday episode for their related god, so think of them as an appetizer before the main course. In Amphorisode II, we take a look at the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice, the rules of the Underworld and what happened to Lot's Wife. Also, one of the Windy Boys makes another stunning appearance! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
23:18
March 4, 2021
Amphorisode I: "Poseidon's Kids"
Join us for our first ever Amphorisode, our new mini-episodes/side quests which will usually focus on just one myth or set of facts related to that god being discussed that week. Amphorisodes will premiere Wednesdays ahead of the Friday episode for their related god, so think of them as an appetizer before the main course.  In Amphorisode I, we take a look at Poseidon's many, many children who come in many, many shapes and sizes. Also, it's the debut of Yung Klip Klop, the freshest mf in the underwater game and his mixtape $and Dolla Hoesss. Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
32:46
March 3, 2021
Episode VI: "Poseidon"
In Episode VI, we dive deep into the sea to tell the story of the original Horse Girl: Poseidon! Learn about his wife, lovers, enemies, victims and just what exactly he does with that trident, as well as who we would cast as Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and more in a gritty Hollywood reboot! Tune in for the origin of shellfish and fish tailed horses, the ancient Greek warrior hero who was assigned female at birth and the thrilling conclusion of the Boy with the Porcelain Shoulder! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:34:20
February 26, 2021
Episode V: "Zeus"
In Episode V, we take on Big Daddy Thunderbolt himself! We'll cover the difference between Zeus & Jupiter and his royal retinue, as well as his many roles as Punisher of Impiety and Shapeshifting Creep Supreme. We'll tackle his actual lovers, those who survived him and pederasty. Tune in for the origin of frogs and wolves, the logistics of lightning bolts and recipes for Sacrifice Stew! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:44:59
February 19, 2021
Episode IV: Concepts & Contraband
In Episode IV, we tackle the broader themes and concepts found in our first three episodes by examining parallel myths from around the world concerning the Primal Androgyne, the Creation Myth, the War of the Gods, the Creation of Humankind and the Ages of Man. Tune in for the six genders of Classical Judaism, fallen angels and their missing genitalia, infant stealing demons and a last second commercial for Eau de Agdistis! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:43:48
February 12, 2021
Episode III: "The War of the Gods"
In Episode III, we take on the epic birth of Zeus, the Titanomachy, the Gigantomachy, the establishment of Olympus, Prometheus and so much more! Join us we discuss the in's and out's of sculpting humanity while drunk, whether being regurgitated by your father changes your siblings' birth order and why lions are terrified of roosters! Also, the triumphant return of Pop Star Pantheon! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:31:15
February 5, 2021
Episode II: "The Titans" (Part II)
In Episode II (Part II), we round out the pre-Olympians, addressing the heavy hitters as well as some very minor Titans - including one literally named Titan? Join us as we tackle divine sex changes, transfeminine priestesses, public castration rituals and what happens when the sky's testicles fall into the ocean! Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message   When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano.   Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease.   Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
51:59
February 1, 2021
Episode II: "The Titans" (Part I)
In Episode II (Part I), we tackle the Titans in all their glory. Join us for Part I of a two part deep dive on the old gods of Ancient Greece who gave rise to the Olympians we all know so well. Hear the myths and legends, learn about their lovers, their offspring and their rivals and how they became everything from the rivers and the seas to the sun, moon, stars and the planets.  Also, find out which Primordial God each of us chose as our mythical parent and how that led to our new doom metal band, then enjoy our new segment: Pop Star Pantheon! PART II OUT MONDAY FEB 1ST. Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message   When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano.   Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease.   Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:28:46
January 29, 2021
Episode I: "The Primordial Gods"
In Episode I, we take a deep dive into the various tellings of the Greek Creation Myth, the Primordial Gods, the myths and their meaning, some especially queer tales about the Primal Androgyne and whether or not Trump is really a centaur. Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/whengodwasqueer/message When God Was Queer is hosted by Dakota St. Clare, Vince Vance & Daphne Malfitano. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Pleeeeeease. Follow us on IG & TikTok for all the updates and info @whengodwasqueer
01:29:19
January 22, 2021
Ep VII: "Infernal Allies"
Join me as we begin a two-week deep dive into Demonology! Walk on the wild side, tangle with the taboo and fool around with the forbidden as we unmask some of the most surprising elements and origins of the history, mystery and magik of demons! In this episode, I share with you an article I wrote about this topic called "Infernal Allies for the Embattled Femme". This will lay the groundwork for next week's episode on the most infamous spirits who may also be seen as reflections of our identities, especially as the outcast and the heretic.  Be gay, do crime - the gods are always watching!
33:20
May 26, 2020
Ep VI: "Saints & Haints"
In this episode we’ll be doing a deep dive into the wide world of ascetics and anchorites, hermits and holy fools, monks and martyrs and the many among their ranks who seemed to live and love just like us. *St. Joan of Arc is an obvious contender for this episode, however we already covered their story in Episode Four: Mulan and His Comrades. And if you start talking queers and saints one of the first hits you’ll get are Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, however they will be covered in an upcoming episode “Warrior Lovers”.
40:31
May 16, 2020
Ep V: "The Evolution of Venus"
Join us as we do a deep dive on the true stories behind the many goddesses associated with Venus throughout the ancient world! Starring everybody from Inanna to Aphrodite and even some lesser known inclusions - like Allah and Yahweh's wives! All that and more on this episode of WGWQ! Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
58:43
May 2, 2020
Ep IV "Mulan & His Comrades"
In today's episode we explore the myths, magik and mystery of the Warrior Woman archetype and in the process we may actually find that some of these heroines are heroes after all. Plus, hear the real story behind Mulan! All that and more on this episode of WGWQ! Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
48:13
April 22, 2020
Ep III: "The Holy Me"
In today's episode we're going way back and looking at all of the ancient world goddesses who had androgynous, third gender, possibly trans feminine priesthoods. Learn about the priests, shamans, seers, oracles and holy people who defied gender and danced for the gods across the world from Mesoamerica to Mesopotamia, West Africa to South Asia and beyond! Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
39:37
April 10, 2020
Ep II: "We Were Made For This"
In today's episode we're doing a deep dive on the myths surrounding the creation of humankind and the various genders the gods saw fit to create and the roles they ascribed. First we'll take a look at androgyny and the idea of the third gender in Ancient Greece. Then we'll explore the role the nadleehi played in the Navajo creation epic. After that it's way back to the Fertile Crescent for my favorite myth of all time! Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
53:23
April 3, 2020
Ep I: "In the Beginning"
In today's episode we're covering various interpretations of theism, the Primal Androgyne as the first human or the first god and the ways in which existing beyond the binary has been seen as powerful. Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
23:36
March 28, 2020
Episode Zero
In our inaugural episode we'll deal with introductions and then do some digging on just what it is we'll cover in this series, as well as what led to its creation. Remember: be gay, do crime; the gods are always watching!
14:13
March 24, 2020