Sweetbitter | the Untold History of Piratesactive
Media Type |
audio
Podknife tags |
History
Pirates
Women's Stories

Christian religious institutions have victimized and traumatized queer people and women for thousands of years, but these crimes have been justified not from the text of the Bible itself, but rather from a misogynistic, patriarchal interpretation and translation of the text. In our third season, we’ll unsettle assumptions about this ancient and highly controversial text by interviewing LGBTQIA clergy, theological experts, and practicing Christians. We’ll get their take on the so-called “clobber” passages outlawing homosexuality as well as on queer Biblical love stories like David and Jonathan, Naomi and Ruth, and the Roman centurion and his partner. We’ll hear from queer Christians about what their faith means to them, and how Christianity is inherently linked to social justice. In the second half of the season, we’ll discuss the women Biblical heroes you’ve never heard of: the matriarchs, prophets, warriors, saints, and queens whose stories will change the way you see Christianity forever.

About Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter is an investigative history podcast with a focus on queer & women's history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities. We collaborate with experts to bring these stories to a modern audience. Along with the listener, we try to untangle stories tainted by years of homophobia, colonization, and patriarchy erasing and rewriting history.

An investigative history podcast with a focus on queer & women’s history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities.


In our second season, we bring you a high-seas adventure full of surprises as we uncover the queer & women's history of pirates. Gay love and even marriage were more common in the 17th-century world of pirates than we might expect, and history is full of cross-dressing, swashbuckling pirates who broke gender norms and created their own queer culture. We explore the stories behind these radical rebel and discuss why have those stories been erased for hundreds of years.


Season 1 delves into the truth and controversy surrounding Sappho; her life, the Isle of Lesbos and her relevance today.


Produced in partnership with 3SM.
Country Of Origin |
USA
Produced In |
Denver, CO / 
Brooklyn, NY
Premiere Date |
2020-09-15
Frequency |
Biweekly
Explicit |
No

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47 Available Episodes (48 Total)Average duration: 00:41:38
Jan 19 | 00:53:33
Matthew 8:5-13
Dec 15 | 00:55:51
1 Samuel 18:1-4
Nov 17 | 00:59:42
Matthew 5:1-12
Nov 03 | 00:47:16
Psalm 139:14
Oct 20 | 00:44:06
Matthew 8:5-13
Oct 20 | 00:42:27
Leviticus 18:22
Oct 13 | 00:51:46
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Sep 29 | 00:01:07
Season 3 Trailer
Jul 21 | 00:48:53
Season 2 Finale with Vico Ortiz
Jun 23 | 00:42:21
Bonus: Be More Pirate
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