The Trans Music Podcast


Explore the art, work, lives and politics of your favorite transgender musicians. Don't have a favorite trans musician? This is where you get one. Hosted by Riley from


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Sammy Heck, Egg Cracker

Back in October, I went on a little road trip to Washington DC. Whenever I travel now, I reach out to local trans musicians and see if they want to be interviewed for the podcast. Sammy Gagnon, who plays under the band name Sammy Heck and runs the DIY label Deep Sea Records, drove all the way down from Baltimore to meet me for this interview. We talked about how she got into the DIY scene, what Guitar Center is like as a trans woman, and cracking eggs. 

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More information about Kanautica:

Kanautica Zayre Brown is a Black trans woman who has been denied transfer to a women’s facility. You can read more about her story on The Root

I know that most of the people reading this right now are trans, and trans people generally hate phone calls. It’s also scary if you don’t know who’s going to be on the other end. But we’ve gotta stand up for each other y’all. If we don’t, who will? And if you want to send her some money, she and her husband Dionne’s cash app is $007db. 

Example script: 

“I’m calling to demand that you transfer Kanautica Zayre-Brown (inmate number 0618705) to a women’s prison in accordance with her wishes, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, and The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons Transgender Offender Manual. Kanautica needs to be moved to a women’s facility to affirm her identity and ensure her rights and safety" 

More numbers to call: 

Harnett County Sherriff’s Office: (910) 893 8111 

Harnett Correctional Institution: (910) 893 2751 

NC Department of Corrections: (919) 838 4000 

NC Department of Public Safety: (919) 733 2126