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Amanda Cohen Takes on Carol Channing as the Borg Queen

It’s great staying friends with people through the years, and nobody’s seen this show grow as much as comedian Amanda Cohen. Amanda came into our lives through a Craigslist ad looking for people with big personalities to participate in a Pee Wee’s Playhouse style musical variety show.

Today comedian Amanda Cohen joins us to kick off our fall season to talk about the early years of podcasting and to look at the future of filmmaking and artificial intelligence.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 1 day ago 0

The Jacked Priest: Father Ethan Jewett

Bodybuilder, queer Christian and ordained minister Father Ethan Jewett joins us to talk about the spiritual connection between building muscle and creating queer space in places where it doesn’t normally happen.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 9 days ago 0

The Lifts of a Natural Bodybuilder – Aaron “Iron” Curtis

Created as a counter-movement to conventional bodybuilding, the category of natural bodybuilding places the focus on building muscle without performance-enhancing substances like anabolic steroids, growth hormone, insulin and SARMs.

Today Australian natural bodybuilder, father and coach Aaron Iron Curtis joins us to talk about getting banned from natural bodybuilding contests after testing positive for Jack3ed, a popular caffeinated pre-workout drink.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Courageously Authentic Muscle – Scott Holliday

culture artist Andy Warhol once predicted that in the near future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. But with the advent of social media and pay per view sites of an adult nature, muscular athletes can now be stars for a lot longer than 15 minutes.

Today bodybuilder Scott Holliday, who describes himself as an encourager of courageous authenticity, joins us to talk about being one of Only Fans’ top muscle worship video creators, creating Man-tality a healing community for men, and overcoming past traumas as a way to grow your body and mind.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 1 month ago 0

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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago 0