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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 14 days 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 16 days 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!

Burlesque for Bodybuilders – Chaka Corn

Today bodybuilder, burlesque performer, drag queen and former college cheerleader Andrew Slade, best known in San Francisco as Chaka Corn, joins us to look at his performance tribe Baloney and how it’s featured in the new documentary film by the same name.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 20 days ago 0

The Changing Face of Pride

This year marks the first Pride celebration for many folks since the Covid shutdown. As we prepare to brave the crowds and celebrate sexual and gender diversity, we’ve noticed that the flags, words and even the people who show up for Pride celebrations have changed.

Today the reliably hilarious Matt Brown, who has the spirit of Betty Davis trapped in the body of a young black comedian, joins us to look back on the changing face of Pride and the intergenerational challenges LGBTQ+ folks face.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Podcast 21 days ago 0

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rainbow Capitalism

June is Pride Month, where folks all around the world celebrate the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern gay rights movement with parades, parties, dollar well drinks, and lots and lots of plastic rainbow striped merchandise.

Today we’re take a look at how we learned to stop worrying and love rainbow capitalism- the insatiable need to sell us LGBTQ themed merchandise even when it comes from businesses who typically fights against LGBTQ Equality.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 28 days ago 1

Listening to the Muscles in Your Body – Levi David

Today muscle model and Master Personal Trainer Levi David joins us to talk about crisscrossing the country during the Covid Pandemic to rediscover his body and to meet amazing people and work out in some pretty awesome gyms.

Levi’s specializes in Corrective Exercise, Fitness Nutrition and Mindset and has a lot to say on figuring ways to prevent injuries in your workouts.

Building a Secret Agent’s Body – Agent Dave Oleksa

There’s something irresistible about James Bond, a secret service agent who stops supervillains from destroying the world with diamond powered lasers.

Today former Secret Service Agent and bodybuilder Dave Oleksa shares his top secrets at staying in incredible shape while raising a family and holding a full time job where people’s lives are on the line.

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

Muscle Worship Bill Returns

We were shocked on the first episode of Let’s Grow Big Together when our guest, Muscle Worship Bill, delighted us with the story of hooking up with one of his favorite bodybuilders who used his face as a footstool as he scarfed down on his breakfast of toast, bacon and eggs.

Today Muscle Worship Bill returns with more adventures of marveling before his favorite muscle gods. Bill is well known among bodybuilders for his anonymous Instagram account Slave to the Muscle which says “I pay to worship muscle.”

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

Max Sage Makes the Judges Eat it on Chopped

One of the most outrageous and charming drag performers I’ve had a pleasure of sharing a stage with is Austin, Texas’ very own Max Sage, better known as Ms. Anne Thrope. Max is an accomplished chef and recently wowed Food Network judges on the TV show Chopped Sweets.

Today pastry chef, drag queen and wild child Max Sage joins us to reflect back on his reality TV contest appearance on Food Network’s Chopped Sweets and her rebellious spirit as a drag queen in Austin, Texas.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Food & Drink, Podcast 1 month ago 1