Klicktipp: Sexing History – A podcast on history of sexuality (Podcast)

Podcast by Gillian Frank and Lauren Gutterman (Web)

Sexing History is an US-American podcast about how the history of sexuality shapes our present. It is co-hosted by Gillian Frank and Lauren Gutterman, two scholars in American Studies.

This podcast uses oral histories, archival sound clips, commentary and analysis, and interviews with other scholars in the field to tell compelling stories about the past to illuminate our present. Between 2017 and 2020, around 20 episodes were produced (Web).


  • Love and Labor – The history of black midwifes
  • The Pickup Artist – White men’s desire for women in aggressive ways
  • The Stained Glass Closet – Gay men as priests in the 1990s
  • Bandstand and the Closet – Youth culture and sexually innocent teenage romance
  • Sex Over the Phone – Phone sex lines in the 1980s
  • Sherri – The history of abortion in the US
  • Let’s Dance! – Live belly dancing performances in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Against Our Will – The myths about sexual violence
  • Canary – The history of transgender
  • Prom Night – The legal right to attend high school prom with a same-sex date
  • Abortion on Trial – The anti-abortion movement
  • I Must Increase My Bust! – The history of of the spring type breast developer
  • Mixed Blessings – The positive portrayal of an interfaith marriage
  • Touch Me! I’m Yours! – Evangelical bestselling marriage manuals published by women
  • Sexism Takes Flight – The sexualization of stewardesses in order to increase revenues
  • A Church With AIDS – Gay churches and dying from AIDS-related complications
  • Mama Was a Star – Ruth Wallis as a singer, comedian, and performer of sexually suggestive lyrics in the postwar US