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Episode 461 - Alexander Charles Adams and "Hi, I'm Mattie (HIM)"

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Radio Drama Revival

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This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”. Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status in 2010, and has since faced a torrent of criticism, shaming, and even death threats. The piece we’re playing today, “Hi, I’m Mattie”, is a verbatim piece -- that is, the script is taken word-for-word from interactions that Mattie had on the gay dating app Grindr, where he discloses his HIV-positive status up-front. Afterwards, Alexander (the producer of the piece) joins me to talk about the origins of SMASH/CUT, and many other things besides! Check out their new kickstarter, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamsintheatre/847488277?token=3b1a1021 Take the Wondery Survey here: http://www.wondery.com/survey If you feel moved to donate to HIV/AIDS-related causes, check out the GMHC: http://www.gmhc.org/