Listed below are links to all of my TV, radio and podcast appearances, as well as recordings of talks, panels and other public events. For more on my radio programme/podcast Suite (212), click here.
Queer Histories of Contestation
Part 2 of UCL’s Moveable Type podcast’s series on LGBT+ History Month, discussing Variations and the politics of representing trans history. Also features Ben Miller of the Bad Gays podcast on complicating LGBT histories and the colonial legacy of queer representation (21 March 2022).
Ten Thousand Posts: 99 British Problems
Discussing the Very British Problems Twitter account and media empire, #FBPE and the breakdown of liberal Britain with Hussein Kesvani and Phoebe Roy (16 November 2021).
Isolation Station: #32
Discussing Variations with So Mayer for the Burley Fisher podcast (24 June 2021).
Multiple Os: She Will Be Free
On Oriana Fox’s podcast, talking to her about ‘confessional’ writing and short fiction, the uses of disclosure and much more. Part 2 focuses on my 2017 short film You Will Be Free (24 June 2021).
Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances
In conversation with Owen Hatherley about his recent anthology for Verso Books, and the city as a socialist project (22 June 2021).
Out in South London
Talking about Variations with Sophia Blackwell (22 June 2021).
Little Atoms: Juliet Jacques’ Variations (episode 699)
Discussing my short story collection with Neil Denny (21 June 2021).
Culture Sex Relationships: Juliet Jacques’ Variations
Talking about Variations with Justin Hancock (20 June 2021).
Out with Kathy
Talking about Variations with host Kathy Caton on BBC Radio Surrey/Sussex (16 June 2021).
Trashfuture: Magic: the Trans-ening
Discussing Variations and trans history, as well as SoftBank, an article about anime turning children trans, a BBC prediction about the future of evolution, and more (8 June 2021).
TWT FM: Football Fandom
Talking about the ethics of supporting a football team with Joe Kennedy, as part of The World Transformed’s podcast in their Leisure series. Also features David Goldblatt and others. You can hear the full conversation between Joe and me via the Suite (212) Patreon (13 April 2021).
Reel Politik: All Keefed Out (episode 195)
Discussing the first year of Sir Keir Starmer QC’s Labour leadership (6 April 2021).
Politics Theory Other: HyperCurtisisation
Discussing Adam Curtis’ new series Can’t Get You Out of My Head with host Alex Doherty, Owen Hatherley and Alberto Toscano. This is the free version; the full-length one is available here to PTO’s Patreon subscribers (28 March 2021).
The Popular Show: Mask Off (episode 17)
Discussing Variations, police violence, transphobia in the British media, the state of mainstream British comedy, and Manchester in the early 2000s as the ultimate Blairite city. A second part for Patreon subscribers can be found here, with a free extract here (19 March 2021).
We Don’t Talk About the Weather: My Corona (episode 144)
Reviewing the best (worst) Covid-19 songs with hosts Huw and Adam, and fellow guest Jack Frayne-Reid of Reel Politik (12 February 2021).
Time Out of Joint: Maradona
Discussing the life and career of Diego Maradona with host Tom Whyman and guests Trevor Bastard and William Booth for Repeater Radio (3 February 2021).
Trans Through Time
British Library podcast to accompany their Unfinished Business exhibition, co-hosted with Polly Russell, and featuring Christine Burns, Kuchenga and Dr. Alison Oram (29 January 2021).
BBC Front Row
Discussing cultural depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis with host Tom Sutcliffe and critic David Benedict (21 January 2021).
Soul Music: Once in a Lifetime
Part of a BBC Radio 4 programme about Talking Heads’ single from their Remain in Light LP (1980) (29 December 2020).
What Even is Transphobia?
Panel with Chay Brown (TransActual), Shon Faye, Felix Mutfi (Labour LGBT+ Network) and Lola Olufemi about transphobia, and how to fight it (17 December 2020).
How Do You Sleep at Night?
Contribution to an episode of the BBC Radio 4 mini-series Lights Out, in which I ask some questions of the Surrealist writers. Also features Joe Dunthorne, Axel Kacoutié, Rachel Long, Pejk Malinovski, Rebecca Tamás and others (9 November 2020).
A series of interviews with young trans and non-binary people about lockdown, politics and the media, and their hopes for the future. Made with Studio Voltaire and Gendered Intelligence (September 2020).
Trashfuture: The Duffield-Chiles Complex
On the Trashfuture podcast, discussing transphobia in British politics and media. The full episode is for subscribers only, but you can hear a preview here (20 August 2020 – subscribers only).
What Next for the Left?
Discussing next steps for the British left with Jack Frayne-Reid (Reel Politik), Sinan Kose and others (7 August 2020).
ARTiculate: Juliet Jacques
In conversation with Divya Sharma about my writing and filmmaking practice, my teaching, and the state of trans rights in the UK (18 July 2020).
“What’s Wrong with Adults These Days?”
Talking about austerity and precarity, the Labour Party and the 2019 General Election, generational divides in UK politics and the struggle for trans rights, with Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (12 July 2020).
Why Does Everyone Call Me Carlos?
Discussing names, identity and prejudice with Santos. Part of VENT Documentaries’ collaboration with Brent2020 (11 May 2020).
Juliet Jacques Reads Two Short Stories
Reading ‘I’m too sad to tell you about I’m Too Sad to Tell You’ (2008) and ‘Sertraline Surrealism’ (2016) for Resonance 104.4fm’s 18th birthday celebrations (1 May 2020).
Reel Politik: Eternal War (episode 141)
Discussing the 2019 General Election, its aftermath and what the British left might do next. Extra material can be found via Reel Politik’s Patreon page (27 February 2020).
Interview with Dan Hind and Tom Mills for the Media Democracy podcast, discussing how the UK media has treated trans and non-binary people during the 2010s. The first part is linked above; the second is here (17/20 February 2020).
Conversation on the topic of ‘opacity’, curated by artist Lara Favaretto, with David Eckersley and Frank Leibovici, recorded at Nottingham Contemporary in November 2017 (10 February 2020).
Reflections on the life of proto-trans man Colonel Victor Barker on a special Christmas edition of the podcast with Huw Lemmey (25 December 2019).
Discussing French writer/artist Claude Cahun with former Frieze editor Jennifer Higgie (26 November 2019).
In conversation with US author Michelle Tea about her new book, Against Memoir, at the London Review Bookshop (8 October 2019).
Juliet Jacques on Montez Press Radio
Discussing my short story ‘The Woman in the Portrait’ (2014), my short film You Will Be Free (2017) and my writing and filmmaking practice (23 August 2019).
Trashfuture: A Fulfilment-Driven Life
Guest appearance on the Trashfuture podcast, discussing Amazon’s working practices and terrible journalism. The episode is for subscribers only, but you can listen to a preview here (2 August 2019).
Red Hacks: Juliet Jacques on punditry, pigeonholing and transphobia
In conversation with Joana Ramiro about my journalistic career, hosted by Politics Theory Other (11 June 2019).
Podcasts: A tool for political change?
Panel that I chaired at the Media Democracy festival about podcasting as an alternative to mainstream media, with Jack Frayne-Reid (Reel Politik), Riley Quinn (Trashfuture) and James Shield (New Economics Foundation) (16 March 2019).
Sea Monsters: Chloe Aridjis and Juliet Jacques
In conversation with Chloe Aridjis about her new novel Sea Monsters at the London Review Bookshop (7 February 2019).
The Comma Press podcast: Never Going Underground
Discussing the short story I wrote for Comma’s Protest anthology about the Manchester protest against Clause/Section 28 in February 1988. With Ra Page, Em Temple-Malt and Louise Wallwein (25 January 2019).
Reel Politik: Gone Legit at TWT (episode 69)
Discussing The World Transformed festival in Liverpool with Jack Frayne-Reid. Also features George Eaton and Stephen Smith (28 September 2018).
Reel Politik: Burden of Memes (episode 66)
In conversation with writer/director Jack Frayne-Reid and leading actor Tom Foster about the original radio play Tim Peaks: Farron Walk with Me (26 August 2018).
Reel Politik (episodes 55 & 56)
Podcast appearance with hosts Jack Frayne-Reid and Laura Jolyon Tidd and fellow guest Huw Lemmey, discussing problems with liberal journalism (13 & 20 February 2018).
The Unmapped Country
In conversation with Jennifer Hodgson and Deborah Levy about British author Ann Quin (1936-73) at the London Review Bookshop (18 January 2018).
Sexual Difference in the New Millennium
Panel discussion with Catherine Malabou, Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose, chaired by Amber Jacobs (24 June 2017).
Fake News? Media and Strategy after Trump
Talking about the mainstream media, and alternatives to it, on Novara FM with James Butler and Ash Sarkar (3 March 2017).
In conversation with Nina Power
Discussing Trans: A Memoir, recorded for the Verso Books podcast (27 October 2016).
SCUM Manifesto Revisited
Looking at Valerie Solanas’ incendiary work on the Verso Books podcast, with Ray Filar and So Mayer (31 May 2016).
Discussing Trans: A Memoir with Neil Denny and Becky Hogge (16 December 2015).
Trans: In Conversation with Juliet Jacques
Talking about Trans: A Memoir, ‘confessional’ writing, structures of journalism and more with James Butler and Ash Sarkar for Novara FM (27 November 2015).
BBC Front Row
Discussing Sean Baker’s film Tangerine (2015) with Samira Ahmed. Also featuring Umberto Eco, Adam Smith and Roger Waters (10 November 2015).
The Art of Criticism
In conversation with Lauren Elkin about Trans: A Memoir, recorded for the Shakespeare & Co. podcast (14 October 2015).
Trans: A Memoir
Talking to Chloe Aridjis about the line(s) between memoir and fiction, and ‘confessional’ writing at the London Review Bookshop (29 September 2015).
Getting Better Acquainted
In conversation about my journalism and memoir with Dave Pickering (20 May 2015).
New Statesman podcast 54
On the 2014 World Cup (17 July 2014).
The Anfield Wrap: Make us dream
Podcast appearance ahead of Norwich City’s Premier League match against Liverpool (18 April 2014).
CAR 14: Trapped
A discussion of the idea of being “trapped in the wrong body” with Naomi Pearce. Also features Hanne Lippard and Horrible GIF. Podcast produced by the Royal College of Art (25 February 2014).
A Transgender Journey
Lecture at University College London about my Guardian series (20 February 2012).
Out in South London
In conversation with Rosie Wilby on Resonance 104.4fm (14 February 2012).
The Pod Delusion: Thinking critically about trans issues
Talk at Westminster Skeptics (3 October 2011).
Just Plain Sense: Trans people and the media
Podcast with trans activist Christine Burns (18 December 2010).
Writing Sex: Juliet Jacques
In conversation with Jonathan Alexander for the LA Review of Books (8 July 2022).
Culture in the Culture War #TWT21
Discussing art, culture and the political situation in the UK with Zahra Bei (of No Exclusions), Dawn Butler MP, Owen Hatherley and Tom Williams (New Socialist) (27 September 2021).
Downstream: The Stories of Transgender Britain
Discussing Variations and British trans history, politics and culture with Ash Sarkar of Novara Media (13 July 2021).
Instagram Live: Variations
Launch for my short story collection with Huw Lemmey (12 July 2021).
How Do We Tell Our Stories?
Masterclass on how to build a short story with Just Like Us for UK School Diversity Week (25 June 2021).
Book launch for Pluto Press’ Transgender Marxism anthology, in conversation with editors Jules Joanne Gleeson and Elle O’Rourke and contributor Virgínia Guitzel (24 May 2021).
Come Join Our Disease
In conversation with author Sam Byers about his recent novel, for Housmans Bookshop (7 April 2021).
Media and Misogyny
Media Democracy panel hosted by Henna Zamurd-Butt, with Sarah Banet-Weiser and Samira Sawlani (16 March 2021).
BBC Football Focus
Appearing on the BBC’s flagship football programme to discuss the uses of LGBT+ fans’ groups, with supporters of Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, Dulwich Hamlet and Norwich City (20 February 2021).
Christmas University Challenge
Appearing on the BBC’s flagship quiz programme, representing the University of Manchester with Ade Edmondson, Justin Edwards and David Nott (22 December 2020). The semi-final is here, and the final is here.
Night of the Living Commentariat
Discussing the state of British journalism with Sinan Kose, Mic Wright and others (4 December 2020).
Masters Showcase Speaker Programme: Juliet Jacques
Reading my essay ‘Returning to Alter Ego‘ before a Q&A with Maria Fusco of the University of Dundee (22 October 2020).
Why Is British Comedy So Awful?
Discussion with Trevor Bastard, Ecoclown and Sinan Kose (25 September 2020).
Art Criticism and the Pandemic: Resetting the Global
Panel discussion with Khairani Barokka, David Dibosa, Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz and Rehana Zaman (9 July 2020).
A Transgender Journey: Ten years of trans people and the British media
Discussing my Transgender Journey series for The Guardian, ten years after it began, and the relationship between trans and non-binary people and the British media, with CN Lester. Hosted by Studio Voltaire and the Media Democracy Festival (17 June 2020).
Appearing on Novara Media’s Tysky Sour programme to discuss the last ten years of relations between British trans people and the media (5 June 2020).
I’m too sad to tell you about I’m Too Sad to Tell You
Reading my 2008 short story about Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader for Comma Press (6 April 2020).
Val McDermid’s amazing list of 10 LGBTQI+ writers
In conversation with Val McDermid, Kirsty Logan and Mary Paulson-Ellis about LGBTQI+ literature at the Edinburgh Book Festival (2 August 2019).
Subject to AUTO-
Panel conversation at the Royal College of Art’s AUTO- conference, discussing subjectivity with writers Mira Mattar, Rosanna McLaughlin and Maija Timonen (24 May 2019).
Mother Tongue panel discussion
Discussion about homosexuality and language in the Soviet Union with Yevgeniy Fiks, Professor Dan Healey and Sarah Wilson, at Pushkin House in London (21 March 2019).
A Wo/Man of No Importance
Reading a short story (in the appropriate period costume) at Studio Voltaire in London (17 November 2018).
Fiction, memoir, performance
Highlights from my event with curator Manuela Pacella and Internazionale journal Daniele Cassandro at AlbumArte in Rome (26 April 2018).
After Kathy Acker: In Conversation with Chris Kraus
Recording of our conversation at the London Review Bookshop (25 September 2017).
The Update: Juliet Jacques on LGBT rights and the transgender experience
In conversation with students at Ecolint in Geneva (28 March 2017).
The Woman in the Portrait
Reading my short story from 2014, with a Q&A at the Transgender and Psychoanalysis conference held by the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (12 March 2017).
ABC (Australia Broadcasting Corporation)’s literature videocast (14 November 2016).
Strange Affects and Collective Emotions
In conversation with Kimberlé Crenshaw, Robert Eaglestone and Simon Glendinning (May 2016).
An Evening with Deborah Levy
Discussing Levy’s novel Hot Milk and other work at the University of East Anglia’s Literary Festival (20 April 2016).
Before and After – Transformation Marathon
Talk at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (17 October 2015).
Art Talk – Flash Marathon
In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Etel Adnan, and Gilbert & George (Google Cultural Institute, London, 16 October 2015).
Binary Static panel
On cyberfeminism, gender identity, race and art with Evan Ifekoya and Raju Rage (SPACE/The White Building, Hackney Wick, 3 February 2015).
LGBTQI panel discussion
At the PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with Marion Botsford Fraser, Masha Gessen and Syinat Sultanalieva (27 September 2014).
Anti-Capitalist Initiative: Radical Voices
Discussing trans politics and confessional journalism (11 April 2013).