Featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Queerty, Gayish is an award-nominated podcast that breaks down one gay stereotype each week. Mike and Kyle bring humor, honesty, and irreverence to topics like the hanky code, depression, and open relationships.
Past guests have included Jinkx Monsoon, YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, disability activist Andrew Gurza, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive mom.
Gayish: 318 Ghosting
We talk about ghosting at 20:15 if you want to skip ahead to conversations about where the term came from, studies on who gets ghosted and why, and the actual impact on your brain of getting ghosted. But first, the news (starting at 4:29) includes M&Ms/Maya Rudolph, Pete Buttigieg, and the FDA’s new blood donation rules for MSM.
In this episode: News- 4:29 || Main Topic (Ghosting)- 20:15 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:17:05
On the bonus Patreon segment, we look and answer AskReddit questions about ghosting and being ghosted. See all the benefits of Patreon at www.patreon.com/GayishPodcast.
Gayish: 317 Artificial Intelligence
This is what AI came up with as an episode description: Lisa talks to a gay millennial named Will who loves the idea of dating AI. Find it on Apple Podcasts or search for "Gayish" on your podcast app.
(Human editor’s Note: that is not actually what this episode is about. It’s about ChatGPT, homophobia in AI, Alan Turing, the Mechanical Turk, and more.)
In this episode: News- 6:40 || Main Topic (Artificial Intelligence)- 25:23 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:12:53
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Gayish: 316 Rainbow Elders (w/ Dr. Linda Marchesani)
When was the last time you interacted with someone outside of your generation in the LGBTQ+ community? We have a conversation with our guest, Dr. Linda Marchesani, to talk about the experiences of rainbow elders, gayta on their unique needs, and the importance of connection.
In this episode: News- 2:48 || Main Topic (Rainbow Elders)- 15:31 || Guest (Linda Marchesani from GenPride)-21:13 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:01:19
To learn more about GenPride:
See the Pillars of Pride Honerees: https://genprideseattle.org/pop-honorees/
Learn more about and donate to support PridePlace: https://genprideseattle.org/prideplace/
Read stories from Unmuted: https://genprideseattle.org/unmuted
Join Patreon to get lots of great perks. All levels can join our Patreon Happy Hours (the next one is Feb. 1!), get ad-free episodes, and hear episodes 1 day early. Visit www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast for all the details.
Gayish: 315 Sex Tourism
Mike and Kyle take a tour through the world of sex tourism, including stops at Thailand; the Temple of Aphrodite in Cypress; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Tangiers, Morocco; and Mike’s recent trip to Palm Springs.
In this episode: News- 8:18 || Main Topic (Sex Tourism)- 22:15 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:27:55
On the bonus segment, we get into more of the origins of sex tourism research and the results of the gayta of what sex workers from Puerto Vallarta said. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Gayish: 314 Twins (w/ The Zakar Twins)
The Zakar twins, Michael and Zak, join us to talk about coming out to their Catholic-Iraqi mom and stoner dad, being gay and Middle Eastern, their experience with sexual assault while modeling, and their feelings on getting *that* question as a twin (you know the one).
In this episode: News- 7:14 || Main Topic (Twins)- 21:41 || Guests (Michael and Zak Zakar)- 25:52 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:00:39
To get more of the Zakar Twins:
Follow on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zakartwins/)
Follow on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@zakartwins)
Buy “Pray the Gay Away” (https://www.amazon.com/Pray-Gay-Away-Michael-Zakar/dp/0692986723/)
But their latest book, “How to Be Fucking Happy” (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578937379/)
On the bonus segment, Mike talks about a recent obsession of his, conjoined twins Sohna and Mohna Singh. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Gayish: 313 Traditions
Black eyed peas in the South. Assorted New Years Eve traditions. Traditional marriage. Gayish traditions. Are traditions helpful or harmful?
In this episode: News- 1:17 || Main Topic (Traditions)- 15:37 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:06:00
On the bonus segment, Mike explains how the tradition of Pride was almost on New Year's Eve instead of June. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Pretty cool for two white dudes
Discovered Mike and Kyle by accident and started to listen to random episodes. A couple weeks later, and I am in love with them. They make me laugh, they make me comfortable, they make me feel ok. Also got a crush on Kyle just from listening to him 😂 🖖 Hope they do a life tour in Vancouver soon. If they can go to Boise they should be able to drive up to YVR.
Listen to this every day!
Love this podcast listen to it everyday! Mike and Kyle are hilarious wile still raking seriously about important topics.
Funny and informative
I love the chemistry between Mike and Kyle. They have very entertaining and interesting topics about queer issues. A fantastic listen!