“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Peterson during my internship at Citizens Climate Radio and he’s been a great mentor throughout the process. He’s taught me basically everything I know about recording, audio editing, and writing for an audience! The skills he’s taught me have built upon each other so the process of learning something completely new isn’t overwhelming. Peterson’s passion for podcasting is infectious and I’ve definitely caught the bug! “
Lila Powell, 2023 intern with Citizens Climate Radio.
Who is Peterson?
Peterson is the host and producer for three very different podcasts.
Citizens Climate Radio--A Climate Change Podcast
Bubble&Squeak, his own personal audio playground
Quakers Today, the companion podcast to Friends Journal magazine.
While the style and content are different for each, as you listen you will notice an attention to detail, a sensitivity to storytelling, and skill in hand mixing the sound so it sounds highly professional and still warm and intimate.
Peterson and his team produces various other podcasts, radio, and video projects. They also provide technical support and mentoring for beginning podcasters.
These days Peterson is known most for his podcast hosting and production, but from 2003 to 2020 he connected with audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa through his one-person comedies and lively lectures. His plays and talks humorously explored the serious topics of LGBTQ issues, sexism, racism, privilege, gender, and climate change.
Peterson is a recognized scholar who has highlighted gender variance in the Bible. His performance lectures garnered much attention and praise from Bible scholars. He presented Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible at academic conferences, seminaries, universities, places of worship, and drag bars. It is now available as a film on DVD from Meetinghouse.xyz and streaming through Amazon Prime Video. You can watch a sample on this page.
Peterson Toscano, a Quaker, gardener, and lover of all foods, lives in Sunbury, PA with his husband, the writer, Glen Retief.
Glen is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book, The Jack Bank, A Memoir of a South African Childhood. He also regularly contributes editorials to American newspapers. He is currently working on a novel that explores South African history.
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