Nov 23, 2022 • 53M

UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 3 w/ Samuel Huneke

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.

We’ve unlocked the first three episodes of our bonus series Queer Germany in preparation for Sunday’s episode. Find all the episodes at the series page! Like and subscribe if you appreciate the content!

Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this episode, they continue the discussion of life in Weimar Germany, why it became seen as the birthplace of modern gay politics, material conditions in a country grappling with the War Guilt Clause during the Great Depression, the influence of queer German exiles on American culture, the rise of the Nazis and their virulent homophobia, fascist aesthetics and queerness, and more.

Check out Samuel’s book here.