Take the Last Bite

Season 1 episodes released bi-weekly. Subscribe today!

Listen to episode 2 on Spotify

Take the Last Bite is a direct counter to the Midwest Nice mentality— highlighting advocacy and activism by queer/trans communities in the Midwest region. Through each episode, we're aiming to unearth the often disregarded and unacknowledged contributions of queer and trans folks to social change through interviews, casual conversations and reflections on Midwest queer time, space, and place.


Trailer - Introducing the Last Bite

Aug. 25, 2021 | Apple | Google | Spotify

Introducing Take the Last Bite, a new podcast from the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Season one launches August 31, 2021 with new episodes bi-weekly. In the meantime, learn more about our intentions for this podcast and listen to a sneak peak of episode one.

Ep. 1: Serving the last bite

August 31, 2021 | Apple | Google | Spotify

What is "the last bite"? Why is it the stuff of Midwest social nightmares? And how is it actually a barrier to organizing? Join us as we serve it and flip this whole buffet table. Meet some of our humans and get a preview of what's on our radar.

Ep. 2: Midwest nice

September 14, 2021 | Apple | Google | Spotify

It's not just holding the door for strangers and long goodbyes. What is "Midwest nice" and why does it cause barriers to communication, boundaries, and relationships?

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Ep. 3: Queer death and aging

Coming September 28.

Ep. 4: Rural v. urban queerness

Coming October 12.

Ep. 5: Queer brewers

Coming October 26.

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