The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality

TransLash Media

TransLash Media presents our new limited-series podcast, The Anti-Trans Hate Machine. This four-part program takes us behind the curtains of the people and institutions driving the anti-trans backlash across the country to expose a highly-organized political apparatus, which makes the future potentially darker for everyone. To do so, we center the voices and stories of trans people, as well as their families, who are victimized by this hostile movement with our award-winning journalist Imara Jones guiding us along the way.


Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer.

Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.

The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records


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Money, Power and A Radical Vision
Sep 16 2021
Money, Power and A Radical Vision
Over the past three episodes of our first ever mini-series, Imara has detailed the institutions that are the major components of the anti-trans hate machine. But in this episode we dive into the people funding this machine and why. We enter into the shadows of the anti-trans movement and unpack how their hate intersects with a larger, even darker agenda. You can connect with us on social media!Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media:Andy Kroll: @andykroll (Twitter)Anne Nelson: @anelsona (Instagram) @anelsona (Twitter)Frederick Clarkson: @FredClarkson (Twitter)Heron Greenesmith: @herongio (Instagram) @herongio (Twitter)Organizations mentioned in this episode:Council For National PolicyNational Christian FoundationThe Dick and Betsy DeVos Family FoundationThe Prince FoundationThe Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer.Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Money, Power and A Radical Vision
Sep 16 2021
Money, Power and A Radical Vision
Over the past three episodes of our first ever mini-series, Imara has detailed the institutions that are the major components of the anti-trans hate machine. But in this episode we dive into the people funding this machine and why. We enter into the shadows of the anti-trans movement and unpack how their hate intersects with a larger, even darker agenda. You can connect with us on social media!Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media:Andy Kroll: @andykroll (Twitter)Anne Nelson: @anelsona (Instagram) @anelsona (Twitter)Frederick Clarkson: @FredClarkson (Twitter)Heron Greenesmith: @herongio (Instagram) @herongio (Twitter)Organizations mentioned in this episode:Council For National PolicyNational Christian FoundationThe Dick and Betsy DeVos Family FoundationThe Prince FoundationThe Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer.Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Transphobia In A Suit
Jul 22 2021
Transphobia In A Suit
In the third episode of the TransLash Media’s mini-series The Anti-Trans Hate Machine, Imara investigates the influence the Heritage Foundation had in infusing anti-trans ideology into the government during Trump’s presidency—a legacy the Biden administration is still trying to unravel. Through that investigation, Imara shares what she’s learned about one man who orchestrated many of those attacks on trans rights. Plus, we hear the stories of two brave women fighting against one of the most vicious attacks and suing the government to make sure trans people have equal access to healthcare. You can connect with us on social media!Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media:Cecilia Gentili: @ceciliagentili72 (Instagram) @CeciliaGentili (Twitter)Jason Starr: @jasonestarr (Instagram) @jasonestarr (Twitter)Sharita Gruberg: @SharitaGruberg (Twitter)Tanya Asapansa Johnson-Walker:  @tanyaasapansa (Instagram) @tanyaasapansa63 (Twitter)Organizations mentioned in this episode:Heritage Foundation: @heritagefoundation (Instagram) @heritage (Twitter)Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer.Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A Coordinated Attack on Trans Youth
Jul 8 2021
A Coordinated Attack on Trans Youth
In episode 2 of 4 of The Anti-Trans Hate Machine mini-series, we investigate and uncover the forces and organizations responsible for the reinforcement of bills meant to ban trans youth from access to life-saving and equal healthcare - starting specifically with Alabama’s SB 219 (2020) - Prohibits Gender Affirming Care Bill. We hear from some of the youth and parents affected by these bills, and learn about their choices to fight back, despite the hardships it brings to do so. You can connect with us on social media!Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media: Anne Nelson: @anelsona (Twitter)Dr. Shauna Lawlis: @smlawlis (Instagram)Garry Smith: @garryrsmith (Instagram) @garryrsmith (Twitter)Margaret Huang: @margaret.huang.usa (Instagram) @margaretlhuang (Twitter)Phineas Fleming-Smith: @sarcastic_entity (Instagram)Rep. Jacob Rosecrants: @reprosecrants (Instagram) @jacobrosecrants (Twitter)Tony Perkins: @tperkins (Twitter)Organizations mentioned in this episode: Family Research Council: @frcdc (Instagram) @frcdc (Twitter)Family Policy Alliance: @family_policy (Instagram) @family_policy (Twitter) Focus on the Family: @focusonthefamliy (Instagram) @focusfamily (Twitter)Southern Poverty Law Center:@splcenter (Instagram) @splcenter (Twitter)The Trevor Project: @trevorproject (Instagram) @trevorproject (Twitter)Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It's Not Really About Sports
Jun 24 2021
It's Not Really About Sports
In the opening episode for TransLash Media’s riveting new mini-series, our trusted award-winning journalist Imara Jones introduces us to a key component of the anti-trans hate machine through a historic case: Hecox v. Little. She walks us through the introduction to HB 500, the law that made Idaho the first state to ban transgender athletes participating in sports, and the investigation that quickly followed suit. We hear from aspiring college athlete Lindsay Hecox, as well as Ritchie Eppink, the Legal Director of the ACLU of Idaho, and Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, who aided her through her case. And Imara receives an unexpected surprise when Idaho Representative Barbara Ehardt, the sponsor of the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (HB 500), takes her call. In the end we learn about the organization behind these bills, a far-right group called Alliance Defending Freedom.You can connect with us on social media!Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)Follow our guests on social media: Ritchie Eppink: @eppink (Twitter)Chase Strangio: @chasestrangio (Instagram) @chasestrangio (Twitter)Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer. Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.