Philly comedians and experts Marrianne and Megan help Jenn and CJ determine, once and for all, how gay the city of Philadelphia is. Megan takes a bold stance on Ben Franklin. Marrianne gets adopted by sports mascots. Jenn relates to the Liberty Bell. CJ wants to connect with the soil.
That's right, it's April Fool's again, so we once again bravely infiltrate cishet headquarters by interviewing CJ's older sister, Madison Higgins Hwang. Coincidentally, Maddi has been helping CJ with their legal name change, so we spend a bunch of time talking about how we did that! Jenn makes us reconsider your favorite Disney characters.
Known as Scantron by listeners of the queer music podcast Homoground, Lynn talks with us about what inspired them to create a queer music podcast, the importance of contributing your voice, and the series "Catfish". CJ keeps mentioning The Phantom of the Opera. Jenn wants to go to the beach.
Musical mercenary Travis chats with us about being genderqueer, handling gender at work, and the magic of eyeliner. Jenn asks them to create songs, and is blown away. CJ gets to play along with some jingle bells.
While Jenn goes undercover in cishet territory, CJ and Anne enjoy some ice cream and soda. Anne discusses being asexual and aromantic, gender confusion, and gardens as a metaphor. CJ tries their hardest.
Past guests Harrison Scantling and Marrianne Beltle join us for a ga(y)me show of Jenn's creation, testing everyone's knowledge of queer history, pop culture, and puns. Then, we formed the Queer Congress to take audience suggestions for Gay Agenda items.
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Lauren chats with us about recently learning about their non-binary identity, the socio-political climate of Canada, and roller derby as a queer space. Jenn has us ranking some more things by how gay they are. CJ messes up a segue.
What a year it's been! CJ and Jenn recap the past year of our guests' Gay Agenda items, and talk about their own resolutions for the next year.
Lindy (he/they) chats with us about the difference between being queer in Virginia versus in Philadelphia, masculinity, and what role they played in "Hairspray". Jenn tests our skills at identifying a 1920s dance from a gay bar from a steakhouse.
New name, pronouns, and gender, who dis? We interviewed Wyatt (he/they) a year ago, and he's back to talk about all of the new parts of his life, how he told his students, and coordinating Google calendars. Then we ask him to write new gay anthems.
Spencer (he/him) chats with us about being a drag queen as a transgender man, the expansive backstory of Draggedy Anne, and the future of drag. We write a wholesome children's book about magical drag cats.
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Black queer artist & educator Briyana (they/them) talks to CJ and Jenn about the systemic racism in the theater, queer community, and beyond. Then we rank fruit based on how gay it probably is. This episode contains multitudes.
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Genderqueer theatre artist Pax Ressler (they/them) joins us to talk about non-binary representation in theatre, Shakespeare, and trying to be an activist. What starts as a Queer Counsel meeting turns into us deliberating what things are the gayest.
Co-host of the podcast "Talk Straight" and middle-aged Southern lady Alicia (she/her) chats with us about being adaptive to learning, getting married right before the SCOTUS decision, and cat puns. We make a new government.
YA author Tina Kakadelis (she/her) chats with us about why she specifically chooses to write queer stories, the tropes we hate, and the beauty of rom coms. Jenn has us deliberate how to make YA gay(er). CJ creates Maze Boy.
Wow, it's been almost a year since we started this! Jeez, a lot of stuff has changed about our identities in that time! Woof, we finally need to address that! CJ talks about being androgyne. Jenn leads us on her Gender Journey still in progress.
Author Olivia Hill (she/her) chats with us about her upcoming book "Ultra", real-life allegories in fiction, and how the sky is gay now. The three of us create an augmented reality game.
Ross (he/him) from the podcast "Kidflix" talks to us about the many uses of Grindr (apparently not just dating!), teaching kids that being gay is cool, and celebrity crushes. Jenn calls on Ross & CJ to make a new children's TV show.
Game Master and fellow podcaster Jeff (he/him) chats with us about role-playing games and why they're so great for queer people (except when they're not). Jenn leads a very-mini campaign.
Philadelphia director, playwright, and actor Josh Hitchens (he/him) chats with us about marriage, divorce, theater, and more. Jenn and Josh chat about classic horror characters and how queer they (probably) are.