The Klunatics Podcast

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July 20, 2020 00:55:09
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Episode 15: Let Boys Be Feminine

In the course of creating this podcast, the producers have worked hard not to put an editorial spin on many of the topics we discuss. We took inspiration from TJ’s stories and characters, and we let the interviewees guide the episode. Not so this time. Today, we have a point of view and a statement to make: Let Boys Be Feminine. The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and Kirt Graves. This episode was written by Angela Noll Mohn. Special thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. All episodes are now available on YouTube as well. If you want to support the podcast with a financial contribution, hit the donate button at www.klunaticspodcast.com. Your generous donations allowed us to make a $500 donation to The Trevor Project. Donations collected after July 1, 2020 will be banked for a potential season two, and please include the name of a charity you think needs our support when you donate. We love The Trevor Project, but we’d like to spread the love. Additional information about the podcast, including episode transcripts and the Klunespeak Don’t-Be-A-Dictionary, is available at www.klunaticspodcast.com. You can find out more about Kirt and his work at www.kirtreads.com. All music and sound effects heard in this episode are licensed by Storyblocks Audio. ...

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July 13, 2020 00:53:10
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Just Extra: Michael Lesley is Extraordinary

Some narrators are extraordinary, and Michael Lesley is one of them. Michael joins Kirt for a chat about what it was like to narrate *The Extraordinaries*, TJ's Young Adult Superqueero debut. FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF *THE EXTRAORDINARIES* AUDIOBOOK. *The Extraordinaries* is available in hard cover, ebook, and audio, on July 14. Available wherever books are sold or at [Macmillan Books](https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250203670). The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and Kirt Graves. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. Special thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. If you like what you heard, please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this episode. Word of mouth is still the best advertising, so please tell a friend or post about the show on social media. Additional information about the podcast, including episode transcripts and the Klunespeak Don’t-Be-A-Dictionary, is also available at www.klunaticspodcast.com. You can find out more about Kirt and his work at www.kirtreads.com. All music and sound effects heard in this episode are licensed by Storyblocks Audio. ...

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July 06, 2020 00:21:07
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Just Extra: Make Your Library Queer AF

Some episodes are extraordinary. Some are just extra. Inspired by an early conversation for the podcast, Kirt talks to a local librarian about advocating for queer content in your local library. The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and Kirt Graves. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. Special thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. If you like what you heard, please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this episode. Word of mouth is still the best advertising, so please tell a friend or post about the show on social media. Additional information about the podcast, including episode transcripts and the Klunespeak Don’t-Be-A-Dictionary, is also available at www.klunaticspodcast.com. You can find out more about Kirt and his work at www.kirtreads.com. All music and sound effects heard in this episode are licensed by Storyblocks Audio. ...

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June 29, 2020 00:43:55
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Episode 14: Queer #OwnVoices

In September 2016, author Corinne Duyvis created the hashtag #OwnVoices. Her goal was to be able to find and recommend kidlit books with diverse characters that were written by diverse authors. In the years since, the movement has grown to mean many things to many people, and we examine its place in queer literature. The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and Kirt Graves. This episode was written by Susannah Frigo. Special thanks to Lindsey Dorcus for voicing the answers provided by April Daniels. You can find out more about Lindsey at www.lindseydorcus.com. And as always, thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. All episodes are now available on YouTube as well. If you want to support the podcast with a financial contribution, hit the donate button at www.klunaticspodcast.com. Anything we collect from now until July 1, 2020, will be donated to The Trevor Project. We are once again challenging you to share the podcast with someone new to the world of TJ Klune. Share your favorite episode with them and let us know how it goes. Send us an email at [email protected] Additional information about the podcast, including episode transcripts and the Klunespeak Don’t-Be-A-Dictionary, is available at www.klunaticspodcast.com. You can find out more about Kirt and his work at www.kirtreads.com. All music and sound effects heard in this episode are licensed by Storyblocks Audio. ...

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June 22, 2020 01:00:02
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Episode 13: What Happens When We Read-Along

In this episode we’re going to delve into the read-alongs. For those who aren’t members of the Klunatics Facebook Group, read-alongs are a virtual book club in which members participate in live reads and guide readers through discussions about TJ’s books. The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and Kirt Graves. This episode was written by Mia Sciberras. Special thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. All episodes are now available on YouTube as well. If you want to support the podcast with a financial contribution, hit the donate button at www.klunaticspodcast.com. Anything we collect from now until July 1, 2020, will be donated to The Trevor Project. We were so incredibly lucky to have the costs of this podcast quickly covered by your generous support, but now we’re asking for a different kind of support. As we consider whether to continue the podcast beyond this first batch of planned episodes, the most important metric we’ll consider is whether people outside our little group are listening. Does it have appeal for casual or future fans of TJ Klune? And to that end, we have a favor to ask of you. Share this podcast with someone you know who isn’t already a fan. Encourage them to listen to the episode that you enjoyed the most, and help them figure out how podcasts work if they’ve never listened to one before. And then have a conversation about what they liked, what they didn’t get, and whether they’ll listen again. ...

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June 15, 2020 00:29:47
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Episode 12: Arting Artists Who Art

In the second episode dedicated to TJ's fans who are inspired by his words to create their own works of art, we talk to a variety of artists who draw, paint, make videos, and more. The Klunatics Podcast is produced by Susannah Frigo, Luis Garcia, Angela Noll Mohn, Sita Rajasingham, Mia Sciberras, Jon Steiger, and me. This episode was written by Sita Rajasingham. Special thanks to our season sponsor, Chelsea Verzwyvelt. Make sure you’re following The Klunatics Podcast on social media. Join our Facebook group and find us on Instagram and Twitter using @KlunaticsPod. All episodes are now available on YouTube as well. If you want to support the podcast with a financial contribution, hit the donate button at www.klunaticspodcast.com. Anything we collect from now until July 1, 2020, will be donated to The Trevor Project. We were so incredibly lucky to have the costs of this podcast quickly covered by your generous support, but now we’re asking for a different kind of support. As we consider whether to continue the podcast beyond this first batch of planned episodes, the most important metric we’ll consider is whether people outside our little group are listening. Does it have appeal for casual or future fans of TJ Klune? And to that end, we have a favor to ask of you. Share this podcast with someone you know who isn’t already a fan. Encourage them to listen to the episode that you enjoyed the most, and help them figure out how podcasts work if they’ve never listened to one before. And then have a conversation about what they liked, what they didn’t get, and whether they’ll listen again. And then let us know how it went. ...

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