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Femme Fatale
November 19, 2017 10:00am
Boy Orbison has spent the week thinking about dangerous women. From Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon to Grace Marks in Alias Grace, there is a bevy of literary lovelies just dying to kill. Playing songs to, from and inspired by these icy beauties, Boy Orbison knows a Femme Fatale when he spots one.

Fiddle Dee Dee
November 12, 2017 10:00am
Since finishing Gone With The Wind, Boy Orbison has been thinking about motherhood, fires, toxic friendships, prostitution, dead soldiers and all sorts of issues first brought up by Margaret Mitchell that still resonate today.

Mrs. Danvers
November 5, 2017 10:00am
Boy Orbison was ruminating on one of his favorite creepy literary characters this past week. Mrs. Danvers was one of the scariest housekeepers to grace the written page in the 20th Century....What kind of playlist would she be listening to? Tune in and find out.

Cabin in the Woods
October 29, 2017 10:00am
Boy Orbison brings you a Spooky offering, channeling Haunted Houses, Thrill Killings and other Morbid Fascinations. Tune In and Creep Out!

Fistful of Love
October 22, 2017 10:00am
Boy Orbison spins songs of Love, Like and everything in between. Ranging from the romantic to the quirky, this mix is likely to get you smiling and thinking of the one(s?) you love.

Squirrel Family Birthday Party
October 15, 2017 10:00am
Join Boy Orbison while he celebrates the 40th birthdays of his two Squirrel Sisters. Ranging from retro to kitschy and celebrating the Sisterhood of Spinsterhood.

Hardly Strictly Pure Pop
October 8, 2017 10:00am
This week's show spotlights artists from the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in SF. Enjoy!

To Catch A Thief
October 1, 2017 10:00am
Join Boy Orbison for his inaugural show as he plays French Riviera inspired beats for Queer Lovers everywhere.

Pure Pop For Animal Lovers
September 24, 2017 10:00am
(Special show playlist) DJ Bongo plays an exclusively animal-themed episode for lovers everywhere.

Interview With Idexa Stern - Owner of Black & Blue Tattoo
September 17, 2017 10:00am
This week, special guest, Idexa Stern joins Pure Pop For Queer Lovers to share her story about coming to America from Germany in the 90's and finding her home in San Francisco as a tattoo artist.

DJs Heartbreak and Bongo - Musical serenade for lovers everywhere.
August 13, 2017 10:00am

DJ Heartbreak and Bongo's first show - training wheels off!
August 6, 2017 10:00am
DJ's Heartbreak and Bongo venture into radio fun together as they carry the torch passed by Diegetic and Mija (we'll miss them!).

Pure Emotions for Queer Lovers with Cody Copeland
June 4, 2017 10:00am
This week Mija was out so DJ Diegetic hosted solo, and the special guest was musician Cody Copeland!
Cody talks about the tools he uses in his music, songwriting, bridging digital and acoustic music, his background, his job at Mr S leather, and the beard care products he makes with his boyfriend.
He also played some amazing music...was that a tear in my eye? IT WAS!


FACEBOOK - /codycopelandmusic

INSTAGRAM - @codycopelandmusic

SOUNDCLOUD - /codycopeland

Photo credit Cody Joseph Painter

Pure Poetry for Queer Lovers with Julian Shendelman
May 21, 2017 10:00am
We talked about Trans organizing, writing/creativity, east coast vs west coast, and a bunch more!

Julian is an organizer for the Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop and a father to a 17 lb chihuahua. He lives in Oakland, writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction hybrid work. He's relocating to Philadelphia this summer and wants to meet your friends.

The Universe is Gonna Be Absolutely Fucking Lit (feat. the Universe is Lit: Bay Area Black and Brown Punk Fest
May 14, 2017 10:00am
Tune in to this episode for some dope conversations with the organizers and crew behind the Universe is Lit: Bay Area Black and Brown Punk Fest. Listen in as the magic unfolds when we talk about how Chicago's 2013 Punk Show inspired the Universe and how womxn of color will always be more punk than white men.

The Universe is Lit: A Bay Area Black and Brown Fest will feature 24 bands, 10 DJs, films, visual and performance art from the Bay Area and beyond. All curated and created by Black and Brown artists and taking place from August 3rd through 6th 2017.

BROWN. QUEER. TRANS. FEMME. POWER. (feat. Juniper Xiomara Cordova-Goff)
April 23, 2017 10:00am
In this episode, Juniper Xiomara graces us in the studio to talk about brown queer trans femme power, her recent victory in the UC Berkeley Associated Student elections, and why mommas, mothers, mamis, are so so important in fighting this white cis hetero world.

Pure Truancy for Queer Lovers feat. Johnny Truant)
April 16, 2017 10:00am
In this episode, Johnny Truant (pronouns: it/its), joins us in the studio to talk about queer punk music in the Bay Area and the need to render queer bands visible. Johnny is the vocalist and front man of The Truants and bassist of Cardiac Dream, which are both queer post punk bands. Under the name Jack Swift, it is also a novelist and writer of smutty stories. It identifies (in more or less this order) as gay, trans, fem, non-binary, and male.

Vogue HERstory is Fierce AF (feat. Saturn Rising)
April 9, 2017 10:00am
Musician and performance artists, Saturn Rising, joins us in the studio to talk about how her upcoming album release, the stories behind each musical creation, and the role Ballroom culture plays in QTBIPOC existance.

Queers And Comics with Jennifer Camper, Justin Hall, & Tyler Cohen
April 2, 2017 10:00am
Awesome guests from the Queers and Comics Conference happening in San Francisco April 14th and 15th.
features two days of discussion panels, workshops, readings, and comics galore, along with a multitude of off-site events. This year we will spotlight international and emerging LGBTQ cartoonists, the role of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the future of queer comics."

Jennifer Camper is a cartoonist and graphic artist. Her books include “Rude Girls and Dangerous Women” and “subGURLZ”, and she edited two “Juicy Mother” comics anthologies. Her work appears in numerous publications, comic books, and anthologies, and has been exhibited internationally. She is the founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference.
More info here:

Justin Hall is the creator of the comics series Hard To Swallow, True Travel Tales, and Glamazonia, and has work in the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics, S.F. Bay Guardian, and Best Erotic Comics. He edited the Lambda Literary Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, curated shows of LGBTQ comics at the S.F. Cartoon Art Museum and the Schwules Museum in Berlin, and is an Assistant Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar.

Tyler Cohen is a cartoonist who uses autobiography and surrealism to explore gender, parenthood, race, and female experience in her book Primahood: Magenta (Stacked Deck Press). Her work has appeared online at PEN America/PEN Illustrated and and in print in the Ignatz Award-winning anthology, Qu33r, Alphabet, and The Feminist Utopia Project. Tyler also illustrated her sister Kerry Cohen's memoir, Girl Trouble (Hawthorne Press).

We Out Here: Black Presence and Collaboration as Survival (feat. Gabriel Christian)
March 26, 2017 10:00am
In this dope episode, the studio is blessed with Gabriel Christian's artistic presence to explore the importance of Black visibility and vulnerability through collaboration. Gabriel (t(he)y/(t)him) had previously been a part of the Queer Emerging Artists Residency at Destiny Arts Center in 2016 and has participated in work at Counterpulse, SOMArts, CTRL+SHIFT Gallery, Eureka Theater, Solespace, and Stanford University. Current projects include PARADISE: Vol II with Topsy Turvy Queer Circus, a residency at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, and Black Presence Month/Black Residue Month, a virtual residency (

El Comalito Collective: A Space of Resistance (feat. Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González, Abel Rodriguez, & Johnathon Hemelberg)
March 19, 2017 10:00am
In this episode, founders of El Comalito Collective and exhibiting artist, Johnathon Hemelberg, joins us in the studio to talk about how art galleries and community art spaces are critical in showcasing underrepresented artists through a variety of media that spark consciousness. Their mission is to create networks that build, support, and foster opportunities for marginalized voices through works that explore the intersections of (but not limited to) race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender, through a decolonial lens.

Flipping Through the Pages: Finding Ourselves in Literature (feat. Jeanie Austin)
March 5, 2017 10:00am
Community organizer and book lover, Jeanie Austin, pops into the studio to talk about how power shapes access to literature and books for teens, especially for queer and trans youth of color. Jeanie addresses the ways in which teens navigate ongoing institutional racism and homo/trans phobia in publishing and in library services. If you love reading, this is the episode for you!

Chicken Soup for the Intersectional Soul (feat. Jetta Rae)
February 19, 2017 10:00am
In this episode, Jetta Rae joins the Queer Lovers duo to talk about the relationship between intersectional feminism, anti-capitalist practices, and food through her blog, FRY HAVOC. Tune-in has you grub on one (or more!) of your favorite snacks.

When Ancestors Confront Us: Performance and Queer Black Love (feat. Lisa Evans)
February 12, 2017 10:00am
Lisa Evans joins the Queer Lovers qrew to talk about horror films, video games, and about their newest work, Confronting The Ghost of Willie Lynch Their performance piece seeks to explore how queer black love can be a tool for dismantling internalized racism. Audience members are brought through multiple spaces featuring performers, visual art installations and video projections that together build an understanding of how queer black love (and black love as a whole) can in itself be an act of liberation.

Lisa Evans is a QPOC actor, poet, and cultural worker based in Oakland, CA. They have worked with several different Bay Area youth development and arts organizations including Youth Uprising, Youth Speaks, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Queer&Trans Network of Alameda County, and Art Equity as a cultural worker and change-making consultant. Lisa is currently the Associate Director of Artistic Engagement at the California Shakespeare Theatre.

Growing Into Our Own: Reaching Self Authenticity (feat. Bri Barnett)
February 5, 2017 10:00am
In this episode, Bri Barnett of the SF LGBT Center visits the studio to talk about the implications of funders capitalizing off transitional aged youth, how sports police women's bodies, and the ways trans and gender non-conforming folx affirm their bodies through make-up and clothes.

Bri has previously organized for labor, environmental, racial, and housing justice. Her professional experiences includes time spent conducting outreach for the Union of Concerned Scientists, campaign work in the East Bay, and volunteering with Causa Justa:Just Cause and the Transgender Law Center’s fundraising departments.

We Love You Peach Thief: A Pure Pop Origin Story (Feat. Adrienne Price)
January 29, 2017 10:00am
Peach Thief joins Diegetic and Mija in the studio one last time for a herstory lesson on how Pure Pop for Queer Lovers first began. This farewell show features Adrienne's top jams, funny and memorable podcast stories, and a glimpse of what she hopes the show becomes in the future.

We love you Peach Thief! <3

Folk Americana & Activism w/ Mya Byrne
January 22, 2017 10:00am
Musician, writer, and activist Mya Byrne talks to DJ Diegetic about those things and more. Mya played some songs live in the studio during the second half!

Mija was out of town.

Be Still Mah Hart (with MIJA)
January 15, 2017 10:00am
MIJA finishes the weekend with some smooth tunes for a relaxing morning.


“Last Night in Los Feliz” by Niia
“Corazón” by Bomba Estereo
“The Fall” by Rhye
“Her (Interlude)” by Little Simz
“Walters” by Pinback
“Barking Dog” by Phantogram
“Routine” by Bambu
“Run for Your Life” by Big Grams
“Get Up” by Sleater Kinney
“Tomboy” by Princess Nokia
“Hey You” by Floetry
“Ex” by Lord Narf
“Seven Months” by Portishead
“Heartthrob” by FATHER
“Klonopin” by Star Ahmerasu
“Space” by Star Ahmerasu
“Feather” by Nujabes
“Without You” by Lapalux
“Double Dare” by Bauhaus
“Wrong Way/One Way” by RVIVR
“I Run To You” by MISSIO
“Airplane Mode” by Flobots
“If I Ruled the World” by Nas
“Peruvian Cocaine” by Immortal Technique
“We All Try” Frank Ocean
“White Face” by Bambu
“So Fresh So Clean” Outkast
“Funeral Pyre” by Phantogram

Sick Electronics for Queer Lovers w/ Collander & Katsy Pline
December 18, 2016 10:00am
A great conversation with Collander and Katsy Pline about their music, disability justice, the history/politics of electronic music, Sins Invalid, and more!

Collander makes queer sick experimental pop, and Katsy Pline is an antagonistic synth witch and footwork musician.


katsy pline

Field Recording Working Group

Sins Invalid

POW Womxn in Comics + Illustration (Featuring Breena Nuñez Peralta and Valerie Ordonez)
December 11, 2016 10:00am
Your hosts Mija and Diegetic talk to the qrew behind the Oakland exhibition "POW! Womxn in Comics + Illustration", Breena Nuñez Peralta and Valerie Ordonez <3 <3 <3

Laughing in the Dark (feat. Ash Fisher)
December 4, 2016 10:00am
We pay tribute to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire and provide a light-hearted refuge in a difficult time.

Comedian Ash Fisher joins us by phone to discuss comedy, man-hating and the spaces between identity labels.

Plus a playlist of punk, pop, hip hop, and even a dash of musical theater

Standing with Standing Rock (feat. Yolanda Reyes)
November 27, 2016 10:00am
In-depth discussion of the politics surrounding the Standing Rock resistance, featuring artist-activist Yolanda Reyes.

Plus a powerful indigenous-centered playlist

I Wonder Where We're Going (feat. Josie)
November 20, 2016 10:00am
Chill tunes and queer roundtable discussion

That's How Strong My Love Is (feat. OND4)
November 13, 2016 10:00am
OND4 DJs us out of our post-election doom and gloom with this hopeful musical set.

Toro y Moi - Rose Quartz
Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
Solange - Cranes In The Sky
Lil Wayne - Comfortable ft. Babyface
Lord Narf - Ex ft. Alexandria & Father
J Dilla - Won't Do
Dee Dee Warwick - Everybody's Got To Believe In Somebody
Joe Bataan - Young, Gifted And Brown
Gaylettes - That's How Strong My Love Is
De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Princess Nokia - How To Be A Bitch (soundclip)
Princess Nokia - Brujas
Frank Ocean - Ivy
Santigold - Who Be Lovin' Me ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN
Maluca - Lola (Ging Danga)
Lil Kim - Big Momma Thang ft. Jay-Z
DONCHRISTIAN - SS14 ft. Le1f & Rahel
Travis Scott - Way Back
A$AP Rocky - Kissin' Pink ft. ASAP Ferg
Danny Brown - Hell For It
Morris Day - Love Addiction
Ike & Tina Turner - Workin' Together

This Charming Blau (feat. Blau, duh)
November 6, 2016 10:00am
Blau guest DJs hot tunes that are too cool for the club.

Impure Goth for Queer Lovers (feat. Josie)
October 16, 2016 10:00am
Josie graces us with her eclectic DJ set brought to you by a lifetime of crate digging.

Queird Featuring Chloe
October 9, 2016 10:00am
Chloe shares her vision for Queird, a clothing/art company for and by queers.

Sawdust and Diamonds feat. Amanda Jane Hoffman
October 2, 2016 10:00am
Amanda Jane Hoffman, a dear old friend of Peach Thief's visits the studio to chat and play some live acoustic tunes. Includes covers of Lady Gaga, Robyn Joanna Newsom and more!

Take a Break, Love
September 25, 2016 10:00am
Relax and take some time for self care with DJ Mija's soothing tunes

Queer History (feat. Rain)
September 11, 2016 10:00am
Rain schools us in the queer, black, feminist history you never learned as a kid (or an adult).

It's Time to Arrive featuring Crissy Bell
September 4, 2016 10:00am
Crissy Bell, a local singer-songwriter plays live and recorded songs. She discusses life as a trans woman, a white person, an artist, and much more.

Compton's Cafeteria Riot 50th Anniversary! (feat. Sue Englander)
August 28, 2016 10:00am
We celebrate the Compton's Cafeteria Riot's 50th Anniversary with historian and activist Sue Englander. Compton's was a pivotal event in the trans resistance struggle, 3 years before Stonewall!

Featuring a killer playlist of tunes from 1966

Portrait of an Artist feat. Yolanda Reyes
August 21, 2016 10:00am
Sacramento-based multimedia artist Yolanda Reyes talks about their creative and teaching experiences.

The Worst Queers on the Radio
August 14, 2016 10:00am
Jackson and Braden of the podcast The Worst Queers unleash their signature humor, bitterness, questionable advice, and pop culture critique on the radio.

Plus some Top 40 artists and beyond!

Stoned Femme Blues feat. Lauren Payne
July 31, 2016 10:00am
Learn about changes in medical marijuana laws and how they might impact you from advocate Lauren Payne. Plus, intergenerational dyke dating chat.

And, of course, weed-themed tunes.

You Are Love featuring Fresh! White
July 24, 2016 10:00am
Join us for a discussion of mindfulness, Buddhist practice and queerness from a Grand Marshall of Pride 2016, Fresh! White.

With a mellow, laid-back playlist

Introducing...The Degenderettes! feat. Moose
July 10, 2016 10:00am
Moose talks about the Degenderettes, a "friendly neighborhood feminist-genderqueer bicycle club."
They also shares their incisive intersectional trans political analysis, family history and experiences as a multiracial trans person.

Featuring a playlist of black healing tunes

In loving memory of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Pure Pop for Anti-Colonialist Haters feat. DJ Mija
July 3, 2016 10:00am
Celebrate this July 4 weekend with musical selections devoted to the destruction of colonialist empire! Tunes from around the world including ska, punk, folk, traditional Ohlone music, Chicano jamz, and so much more.

Queerly Beloved feat. Chelsea Poe
June 26, 2016 10:00am
Chelsea Poe joins us to promote Queerly Beloved, a "sweaty, sweet, sexy, magical afternoon/evening you crave on the final Sunday of June, Pride Sunday!" She also dishes on her career as a trans woman porn artist. Guest playlists by Courtney Trouble and DJ OND4!

Photo: Chelsea Poe and Ajapop at Queerly Beloved

Estamos Aquí feat. Bárbara Ochoa and Jada Bean (QEAR)
June 19, 2016 10:00am
Bárbara Ochoa and Jada Bean from Destiny Arts Center's Queer Emerging Artist Residency discuss their artistic journeys as young QTPOC artists. Plus, queer/Latinx musical tribute to the Orlando tragedy.

July 1st is the application deadline for the 2016 Summer Intensive

During the week-long 2016 Summer intensive, facilitated by mentor artist ChE, residents will work through a collaborative process to create performances that include storytelling, movement, and/or theater. These pieces will be premiered in an interactive art dinner bringing together seasoned QTPOC activists and artists to break bread in a multigenerational conversation of decolonizing the arts. This is a unique opportunity for Emerging Artists to be featured performers in ChE’s currently unfolding series #DignityInProcess, a nationally touring body of work in response to the Black Lives Matter movement merging ancestral healing, art activism, and intersectional identity evolution within the Queer/Afro-Indigenous community.

For more information:

Brown Queer Families (w/Orlando Tribute)
June 12, 2016 10:00am
Bhumi Patel, dancer and first generation South Asian queer delves into the complex intersections of her identity and how she navigates what "family" means to her.

The Evolution of Crushes w/Jay Tzvia
June 5, 2016 10:00am
Jay shares their theories of the many stages of queer crushes, including emotional and political implications. Plus they bring an amazing collection of local and underground queer artists!

To Queer a (Literal) Baby
May 8, 2016 10:00am
Peach Thief is going to queer her friend's baby in 2 hours or less through pure DJing skill...or die trying.

May Day! feat. Nava Mau and Shawna Shawnt
May 1, 2016 10:00am
May Day extravaganza! Nava Mau chats about the TWOC Comedy event Brouhaha and Shawna Shawnt guest DJs.

Queer Body Love
April 24, 2016 10:00am
Elizabeth Cooper drops by to discuss Queer Body Love!

Elizabeth's Website:

Register for Elizabeth's Workshop, The Three Keys to Heal Your Relationship to Your Body, Food, & Yourself
Date: 5/4
Time: 7-9pm
Location: 2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

The (Gender) Book of Love
April 17, 2016 10:00am
Mel Reiff Hill chats about an innovative gender-101 guide called The Genderbook and Sinclair Sexsmith shares some steamy queer erotica!

The Genderbook:
Mel Reiff Hill's Website:

Sinclair Sexsmith's erotica site:
Say Please Book:
Sweet and Rough Book:
Sinclair's Patreon:

Comfortably Queer: Beyond Self Care with Bryan Chen
April 10, 2016 10:00am
Bryan Chen explores queer comfort, performance art, manatees, merboys, and more. Plus a QTPOC-centered soundtrack.

Season of the Witch
April 3, 2016 10:00am
A transnational feminist mix CD compiled by Peach Thief, plus a vinyl set for kicks.

Stairway to Trans feat. Cadence
March 27, 2016 10:00am
Cadence shares some of her favorite pop tunes and how they shaped her life journey.

Love Your Body, Love Yourself!
March 13, 2016 10:00am
Peach Thief spins some body-positive, self-empowerment tunes.

Hangin' with Some Harlots (Episode 1: Show Me Your Ukes!)
March 6, 2016 10:00am
Jetta Rae, Andre Shakti and Alyssa Kwan from Harlot Magazine share behind-the-scenes stories of online intersectional feminist publishing. Also: epic ukelele performance from Jetta!


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Sissy Payczechs Strings Me Along
February 28, 2016 10:00am
Our first ever guest DJ, Sissy Payczhechs, treats us to an eclectic selection of tunes featuring string arrangements. A little bit diva, a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll!

Double Valentine: India Sky Davis and Debra Cleaver
February 14, 2016 10:00am
India Sky Davis talks about her upcoming multimedia art extravaganza, From A Place with No Space or Time. Debra Cleaver does madlibs about enneagrams and entitled straight white dude "Progressives."

Pure Quove: The Mae Winters Story
January 31, 2016 10:00am
Mae Winters dispenses her priceless wisdom on queer relationships and spins some classy vinyl.

Lady Katerina
January 24, 2016 10:00am
Lady Katerina talks about her life journey and how she became the fierce woman she is today. Plus a debate on the best cartoon candidate for president.
Youtube # I Am Kat

Bowie is Gay
January 17, 2016 10:00am
Peach Thief's humble tribute to a queer rock icon.

Star Amerasu and New World Dysorder!
January 10, 2016 10:00am
Star Amerasu, Jasmine Infiniti and Orchid Bakla join Peach Thief to talk about queer nightlife, their inspirations, and why trans women of color need to start their own organizations.

Star's Links

New World Dysorder Links

Fun Times with Nia King!
January 3, 2016 10:00am
Oakland-based artist activist Nia King joins us for some chats and DJs some groovy QPOC tunes. Two TLC covers and Bay Area gentrification shit-talking were probably inevitable. Check out the music we played below:

Kim Tillman (1:03:00)

Kim Tillman - These Games (1:04:52)
Kim Tillman - Waterfalls (TLC cover) (1:07:00)
Kim Tillman - Dammit (Blink 182 cover) (1:09:39)
Kim Tillman - I Wanna Be Like You (from The Jungle Book) (1:13:57)

The Craigslist Chronicles (1:04:10)

Leah Horlick and Amber Dawn (1:23:50)

Leah Horlick
Amber Dawn

Vivek Shraya (1:23:00)
Too Attached - Snake (1:26:20)
Vivek Shraya - Red Light Special (TLC cover) (1:29:20)

Martin Sorrondeguy

Los Crudos - Asesinos (1:40:49)
Limp Wrist - I Love Hardcore Boys / I Love Boys Hardcore (1:42:53)

Juba Kalamka
Juba Kalamka - The Forces of Evil (ft. Katastrophe) (1:47:21)

Interview transcripts -

Constantly Coming Out zine @ Brown Recluse Distro

Nias book! -

Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tik
Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tik - Google Google Apps Apps (1:53:05)

Check out Nia online at:

(Photo by Elliot Owen)

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