Episode 128 – A Night At the Museum

There is a rich history in the leather community. Most of it is passed on between generations through folklore. Unfortunately, we have a bit of a generational gap in the gay community. One of our greatest resources is the Leather Archives & Museum. The folks there collect things from around the world that have been created and used in the leather and kink histories.  Rick Storer, the LA&M’s Executive Director, and Jakob VanLammeren, the Archivist and Librarian, join us during this episode to tell us all about the Leather Archive & Museum. Listen in and learn something new about our history and the people who work to preserve it.

Show Notes

In the News

Topics

  • What is the Leather Archives & Museum
  • History
  • What are their collections
  • Upcoming Events
  • What is new at the museum
  • Things that are available online
  • A few years from running out of room

About our Guests

Rick Storer is the Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum. He is a certified public accountant and holds a Masters of Library Science degree from Dominican University (River Forest, IL). He has presented papers for library, art and museum conferences and sexuality conferences and enjoys working in the arena where these two subjects overlap. His research interests lie in copyright and privacy issues as related to sexuality and GLBT archives. During his tenure in the corporate world, he worked on a team to successfully bring domestic partner benefits to a large insurance company.

Rick joined the Leather Archives staff as Executive Director in 2002, after serving as a volunteer for the museum for several years. He has been presented with awards including Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year, Pantheon of Leather President’s Award, SouthWest Leather Conference Leatherman’s Heart Award and the Peter Thomas award from Rodeo Riders Chicago. He lives in the Chicago area with his husband, Jeffrey Storer.

Jakob VanLammeren is the Archivist/Collections Librarian at the Leather Archives & Museum, where he establishes priorities, develops written procedures, and creates work plans for archival collections; executes archival processing; provides ongoing supervision and management of volunteers and interns; creates original catalog records; curates and revises in-house and traveling exhibits; and writes From the LA&M Archives, a monthly series published by Leatherati. Jakob graduated with his MLIS with a focus in archives from Dominican University. Jakob also holds an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College (Bennington, VT), and his poems have been published in various literary journals and magazines.

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature the Full Master Cowhide Flogger!

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Episode 127 – Listener Letters

On this episode, we have a couple more letters from our faithful listeners. While some of us really enjoy giving up control, we sometimes panic when its gone. We talk a bit about how to overcome that so we can relax and enjoy our kinks.

And we also discuss how to deal with discomfort surrounding fucking. A couple of topics that are frequently overlooked.

Send us your letters, boys! And men, we don’t want you to feel left out.

Show Notes

In the News

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature the 25% Off Cellblock 13 Sale. Hurry before they sell out of their existing stock!

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Episode 126 – Kinky Discordant

Many of us are fortunate to be in relationships with other kinky guys. Some of us aren’t for a variety of reasons — we discovered our kinky interests while already in a relationship or simply because we sometimes can’t control whom we fall in love with. So how do we handle our sex lives when […]

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Episode 125 – Bamm-Bamm

Lesson learned from this episode: Don’t do things to get you noticed when you’re sporting a mullet. On this episode, we chat with Bamm-Bamm, who was International Leatherboy 2012, about his introduction to the leather world, his experiences with drag, and being a titleholder. We also discuss the epic idiocy of someone who tries to […]

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Episode 124 – Chairman Meow

The kitty rejoins us after many months away. Nightcat has a unique perspective on the kink universe. He’s a furry, a kitty, and the president of Seattle’s puppy/handler club. We explore the intersection of the puppy and furry communities and some of the growing pains of a young puppy club. Get Your T-Shirts! We have […]

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Episode 123 – Midori Part 2

Last time, we started our discussion with the wonderful Midori. We have already received reports of dangerous rapidly descending heavy objects in gyms. Please be sure to have a firm grip when listening to the second part of our chat. Midori is participating in this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle. She will be a roadie. (Not to be […]

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Episode 122 – Midori Part 1

Many of us, yes even the gay kinky boys, know this episode’s guest. We’ve seen her books or photos. We’ve gotten boners over the bondage photos. And she is deliciously wicked with great ideas about what to do with the bondage. She’s so awesome that we had to get Midori on the show. Enjoy! Show […]

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Episode 121 – Sesame Street Sex

Whenever tonight’s guest is on the show, we all know that craziness will happen. A lot. And this episode is no different. We talk about a whole lot of stuff with Tyesha. Stopping the drinking of alcohol, motorcycle rallies, titties, a whole lot of stuff about contests, and Sesame Street. With all of that, what […]

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Episode 120 – Playing Without a Playspace

Hey all, for this show we talked about some of the challenges and stories around doing some playing without a playroom. There are those times when you are trying to do some serious BDSM lay in the woods, or in a hotel room, it can always be more challenging than having your own play space […]

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Episode 119 – Mr. Kristofer

Bondage, bondage, bondage. We gots a guy on the show this time who’s really into bondage. And he’s been helping us be into bondage for a long time. I still have a bondage porn catalog that Mr. Kristofer published way back when. And he’s here to talk with us about that tonight. We also have […]

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