10 episodes

Best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity catch up on what's got them fired up each week. Chatting all things drag, what's going on in their lives and in the world around them - no topic is off limits. As for Brenda? You’ll have to listen to find out who she is…

Brenda, Call Me‪!‬ Nova Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 269 Ratings

Best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity catch up on what's got them fired up each week. Chatting all things drag, what's going on in their lives and in the world around them - no topic is off limits. As for Brenda? You’ll have to listen to find out who she is…

    Trixie Mattel's Barbie World

    Trixie Mattel's Barbie World

    We know all about Trixie Mattel's wild contouring, her penchant for Barbies, and her mad musical talent. But did you know she can't start the day without watching ALL of Vanity's Instagram stories?

    Our polari word of the week is: "Latty"

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Guest: Trixie Mattel
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    Trixie Mattel's Instagram @trixiemattel

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Not Today Satan with Bianca Del Rio

    Not Today Satan with Bianca Del Rio

    Three words: Bianca. Del. Rio!

    The queen of roasting, costume making and Drag Race calls us all the way from her throne in Palm Springs.

    Also, what sad story does Bianca claim would've led Courtney Act to win season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race?

    Our polari word of the week is: "Ogle Bats"

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Guest: Bianca Del Rio
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    Bianca Del Rio's Instagram @thebiancadelrio

    Bianca's Pod, The Bianca Del RioPodcasthttps://apple.co/3u9VnpK

    Lil Nas X's VIdeo https://bit.ly/3fuQa7Q

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Daddy Issues Done Differently

    Daddy Issues Done Differently

    Courtney's dad Gill joins today's episode and we find out the story behind his iconic moustache.

    Courtney also sets the record straight about those plastic surgery rumours.

    Our polari word of the week is: "naff pots in the cupboard"

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Guest: Gilberto Jenek (Gill)
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    William and Alaska's Hot Goss episode with Vanity https://bit.ly/39rEvTx

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Operator, Connect Us To Adam Lambert

    Operator, Connect Us To Adam Lambert

    Goodbye glossies and hello, Adam Lambert! 

    Courtney casually rings up her mate Adam Lambert and he tells us which iconic movie role he auditioned for but didn't get, deets about a special live event he's curating for Stonewall, and what it's like touring with the legendary band Queen.

    Our polari word of the week is: "Dolly Ecaf"

    Email us at brenda@novapodcasts.com.au (Brenda from IT would love to hear some voice notes too)

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Guest: Adam Lambert
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    For tickets to Courtney Act's Fluid shows, visit https://bit.ly/3bREjOI

    Link to Queer friendly mental health services https://bit.ly/30QdQLg

    Adam Lambert's Feel Something Foundation https://feelsomethingfoundation.org/

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    The Tea On Drag Race Down Under

    The Tea On Drag Race Down Under

    The cast of Drag Race Down Under has been revealed, so which queen are Courtney and Vanity rooting for? 

    Plus, the girls spill all the juicy details of their Mardi Gras weekend... including a run in with the police.

    And to top things off they almost get annihilated by a bottle of champagne in the studio.

    Our polari word of the week is: "Betty Bangles"

    Email us at brenda@novapodcasts.com.au (Brenda from IT is loving your emails)

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    Electric Fields Music https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/electric-fields

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    COVID Can't Rain On This Parade

    COVID Can't Rain On This Parade

    Merry Gay Christmas and Happy Mardi Gras everyone!

    Which of the Brendas makes a surprise glossy appearance? And why might Vanity not join this year's celebrations?

    In other news, Orlando Bloom and Matt Shirvington's packages were subject to (very) close inspection.

    Our polari word of the week is: "ajax"

    Email us at brenda@novapodcasts.com.au (Brenda from IT has outdone herself this time)

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Courtney Act and Vanity
    Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall
    Lead Producer: Lem Zakharia
    Assistant Producer : Hannah Bowman

    LINKS

    Paul Baker's Fantabulosa dictionary https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32043147

    The Allusionist podcast episode about Polari https://bit.ly/2Oi9nOx

    Brenda, Call Me! Music Video https://bit.ly/2Nzlsya

    Courtney Act's Instagram @CourtneyAct

    Vanity's Instagram @wigsbyvanity

    Nova Podcast's Instagram @novapodcastsofficial

    Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

condogz10 ,

Call me Brenda the best

The greatest podcast I would definitely listen to any LGBTQiA + type or just anyone who is interested it is like the top most greatest thing you must do.

Library gal 23 ,

Wonderful

Honest, hilarious, heartfelt... After each episode I feel entertained and educated.

kckc26 ,

Best podcast EVER!

This podcast is beyond amazing. The content is honest, funny & 100% entertaining.

The chemistry & friendship between Courtney & Vanity provides for a constant stream of quality conversation.

I’m also so grateful for the Brendas and their candidness around mental health. The two of you are helping spread sunshine in the lives of many of your listeners who may feel broken. Thank you.

Keep up the good work!

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