Bear Soup #58: “Faeries & Bears”; Ahmet Yıldız update; Smokey @ 65; More Bad News [for] Bears

Bear Soup, with Ron SureshaBear Soup #58

Bear Soup, episode #58, streams online tonight (finally!), Monday, November 3oth, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on Repeats Wednesday, same times. The Bear Soup hot tub is jammed this week:

  1. Breaking news on Ahmet Yıldız from the NY Times, Nov. 25
  2. Audio highlights of “Faeries and Bears: homomasculinity and homofeminism,” a talk I gave at the Mitchell College (New London, CT) Human Sexuality lecture series
  3. Smokey Bear turned 65 this year — and for an old bear, he’s still looking pretty woofy! As the birthday ads say, “Get your Smokey on!”
  4. More Bad News [for Polar and Sun] Bears
  5. New “Bear Soup” Facebook Page
  6. Go vote now for “Bear Soup” as Best Bear Podcast in The Complete Bear’s poll. Every day, early and often!
  7. Shoutouts, and the usual fur-bulous puns and miscellaneous audio hoohah.
    Get your Smokey on!
    Get your Smokey on!

We’re locked and loaded for Bear . . . so drop in for a brand new BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by our buds at Bear Bones Books.

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.