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Saxon for Mayor

Over the years, we’ve had many unusual folks run for political office, like the ACT-UP drag queen performance artist Joan Jett-Blakk who ran for Mayor of the Second City and then later tried to “Lick Bush” in a run for the presidency.

Following that great tradition, Chicago performance artist and drag queen Jezebel À GoGo, now known as J Saxon joins us today to talk about their foray into the race to become Chicago’s next Mayor as a progressive who wants to abolish the police.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast, Politics & Activism 5 hours ago 0

Dancing with the Stars – Rory Davis

San Francisco theater has had a long history of inviting everyone to shine onstage and shake their groove thing. But when you have a lot of performers with stars in their eyes and two left feet, the show can grind to a halt if the choreography isn’t accessible.

Today San Francisco choreographer to the stars Rory Davis joins us to talk about his work wrangling the top drag queens, movie stars and entertainers into fabulous shows.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 7 days ago 0

Monkeying Around with Monkeypox

Step aside AIDS, move over Covid, there’s a new plague in town: Monkeypox. This week the World Health Organization declared the spread of Monkeypox a global emergency.

Men who have sex with men are the highest risk right now, but that could change very quickly if our health care system doesnt get it under control.

Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if ya nasty, joins us to take a look at the hilariously named but definitely no joke Monkeypox pandemic, and how for gay men who lived through the AIDS crisis, this feels like deja vu all over again.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 20 days ago 0

Muscle Worship for Entertainment – Andrew Dombos

Bodybuilding is now a competitive sport, but its roots lie in show business. Strongmen have long been a staple of circus acts for their feats of strength but it was Prussian bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, who went from lifting heavy objects onstage to capturing the world’s imagination by posing and flexing his muscles for fun and entertainment.

Today, bodybuilder Andrew Dombos joins us to talk about putting together his muscle worship quarterly events, inspired by classic live muscle worship videos.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 21 days ago 1

Becoming a Mass Monster – Pawan Lapborisuth

If you want to be big, you got to eat big, but being a mass monster isn’t just opening up your mouth and piling in the food, it takes a whole lot of training, skill and coordination.

Today, bodybuilding coach Pawan Lapborisuth joins us to talk about his journey from a high school bodybuilder to becoming a mass monster, and all the hi-jinks that ensued when he finally crossed the 300 lbs threshold.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 27 days ago 0

Thom Austin – The Healing Power of Building Muscle

Ever since the Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1969, most major cities have had Pride Parades until the Covid Pandemic of 2020 where it was all put on pause.

This year will be the first Pride Parade we’ve had in two years, and while we are still concerned over Covid, there’s now also the worry over violence, like recently in Idaho where a van full of Fascist militia were ready to harm people celebrating Pride.

Joining us today is our pal Jack Ryan, the host of The 10% Percent Show that ran on Chicago Cable Access in the late 80s and early 90s, to take a look at the changing face of Pride.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Big Mickey Takes No Prisoners

Everyone loves Big Mickey. Born and raised in LA, the hilarious and unapologetic comedian started their showbiz career as a child actor on the hit TV shows The Bernie Mac Show and Everybody Hates Chris, but then turned to stand-up as a way to break down the limitations they experienced as a beautiful butch Black lesbian.

Today comedian Big Mickey regales us with hilarious stories of being a child actor in LA, touring and flirting with audiences across the country and why Memphis, TN is now home.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Pride Marches On

Ever since the Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1969, most major cities have had Pride Parades until the Covid Pandemic of 2020 where it was all put on pause.

This year will be the first Pride Parade we’ve had in two years, and while we are still concerned over Covid, there’s now also the worry over violence, like recently in Idaho where a van full of Fascist militia were ready to harm people celebrating Pride.

Joining us today is our pal Jack Ryan, the host of The 10% Percent Show that ran on Chicago Cable Access in the late 80s and early 90s, to take a look at the changing face of Pride.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Drag Queens vs Fascists

Fascists are now more critical of drag queens than Aubrey O’Day reading Alyssa Edwards for her perfume ad in Season 5 of Drag Race (look it up). But is all this commotion just a distraction from the January 6 hearings on the Republicans’ sloppy attempt at a political coup to end democracy?

Can’t these furry horned right wing fascists sashay away?

Today comedian Dan Cass, who sees the January 6th hearings as some of the best theater, joins us to make sense of the storm cloud of madness brewing.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Hattie RetroAge Uses Orgasms to Bring World Peace

You’ve probably heard the idea that orgasms can bring about world peace, but isn’t that a bit wishful thinking? Or is there more to this idea that your sexual energy can be a force for good?

Today the very sex positive and aging positive Hattie RetroAge shares with us her secrets for good sex and how the power of an orgasm can heal not just your body, but the world.

Listen as we chat with the delightful Hattie about what every man wants and how to give it to him good!