Interview at The American Scholar "Smarty Pants" Podcast

“James Polchin joins us on the podcast to discuss how these stories shaped the public imagination about “deviant” behavior, and were fuel for homophobic discrimination from the sex panics of the 1930s to the Lavender Scare of the 1950s—and even today, when queer and trans people are still subjected to conversion therapy and newspapers underreport the murders of trans women of color.”

Listen to the whole podcast with Stephanie Bastek at “Smarty Pants.”