The Youth / Elders Podcast

host + project facilitator VANESSA DUNN


After the runaway success of the 2016 production of The Youth / Elders Project, we have been experimenting with new ways to foster intergenerational connection inside our queer communities. This year, we will bring Buddies’ queer magic out into the community for the latest installment of this work – The Youth / Elders Podcast.

Recorded live at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library, this weekly podcast will feature the personal stories, lived histories, and candid conversations from queer elders and youth. All are welcome to participate as either audience or storytellers as we explore ideas of queer history, aging, identities, and the evolving and intersectional way different generations relate to their queerness.

In addition to the podcast recordings, there will be weekly drop-in workshops at the library that explore creative writing, storytelling, performance, and community engagement. Working with Buddies artists, queer folks of all ages can learn new skills and be part of creating original content for the podcast.

The Youth / Elders Podcast is made possible by support from the Toronto Arts Council’s Artists in Libraries Program and our Education Partner TD Bank Group.

image by Paul Dotey