a podcast from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project

About this podcast

Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists who are changing our world.


Tretter team

Myrl Beam, senior project scholar, producer, and oral historian for the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project.
Cassius Adair, lead producer.
Rachel Mattson, managing producer and curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.
Myra Billund-Phibbs, production assistant.

Additional production team

Sound design: Ariana Martinez
Musical direction: Casper
Podcast logo art: féi hernandez
Digital designer: Lars Mackenzie
Transcriptionist: Raines Whittaker
Banner design: Students in Fall 2019 Augsburg College Design & Agency class

Additional sound

"Villian" by Jupiter Gray
"Trenches" by Carlx
Protest recording by Tom Callahan at Sensitive Visuals
Selection of “Guaranteed Broken Heart” used with permission from Karen and the Sorrows

Project advising

About the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project

The Transcripts podcast is a project of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project (TTOHP), which is based at the University of Minnesota Libraries. The TTOHP is committed to collecting, preserving, and making available oral histories of gender transgression, broadly understood through a trans framework. To learn more about the project, please visit our website.


Funding for this pilot episode came from the TAWANI Foundation and the Minnesota Humanities Innovation Lab.