Hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill LGBT celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. This queer comedy party celebrates pop culture obsessions and interrogates guests on their personal experiences with dating, sex and love.
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This week Dave throws some finger hearts to the BTS ARMY before welcoming the delightful Rakesh Satyal to the show. They chat about quarantining in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, The Queen’s Gambit, The Undoing, The Sopranos, how the Bachelor franchise might have lead to this current administration, Out Of This World, Ralph Macchio, Steve Burton, talking about your crushes with your partner, Hamilton! Ohio, Holiday plans, how Rakesh met and decided to marry his husband, what dating the wrong guy looks like, dating in the age of the text, and being a theater kid.
We're gutted to tell you that Matt's beloved dog Faye passed this week. Matt reflects on Faye's perfect contributions to the show over the years and shares how much he appreciates everyone's condolences. To help alleviate the grief, the brilliant Rumaan Alan is here (in a previously recorded session) to discuss remote learning with his kids, navigating working from home, Boston Adventure by Jean Stafford, Lot by Bryan Washington, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories [amazon.com] by Carmen Maria Machado [amazon.com], the Freedom app and other ways to stay off your phone, imposters running rampant, ballet Instagram, Rumaan’s novel Leave The World Behind and the Netflix adaptation in the works, meeting his husband on a blind date, their adoption process and the community that surrounded them, how he’s navigating the news right now, and what will childhood look like for kids who have never known the closet.
Matt and Dave are back for another episode and it is one for the books! After they answer YOUR questions Matt and Dave welcome the incomparable Shamir to the show! They discuss coping with the election, the vibe in South Philly right now, being an introvert, Girlfriends, Emily in Paris, We Are Who We Are, Teena Maria, Luther Vandross, Reba, The Who, insomnia, straight men, situationships, the journey to self-releasing records, bipolar disorder, and what he's working on next!
The brilliant and hilarious Stephen Beresford joins Matt and Dave this week to discuss autumn in London, loving lockdown for writing purposes, putting on and losing 8 kilos in quarantine, what kilos are, being a jock, the Saxon Kings and Queens annotated book Stephen gave Dave, living in a converted 19th-century school, non-sexual throuples, sponsoring a penguin, Stephen's bout with COVID, avoiding American politics, Coach (Stephen's Boston Terrier), writing Three Kings, how Stephen came out to his mom, hating school and wanting to join the circus and some world-class writing advice.
Homophilia uses this last episode before the election to officially endorse their pick for the next POTUS and it will SHOCK YOU. (It won't.) Then, the delightfully charming Will Young joins Matt and Dave to chat about spending quarantine in Will's childhood home, what the pandemic looks like in the UK, Wu Assassin, Below Deck, Nina Simone, Bowie, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, and Sam Fender, Will's new book To Be A Gay Man, not having any gay role models growing up, winning Pop Idol, looking for an American anglophile who is in touch with their feelings and can do a single pirouette, the US and UK divide, getting dumped with an emoji, falling in love with writing and a Julia Roberts story for the record books.
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This week Matt and Dave are joined by the legendary Rob Halford (Grammy winner/lead vocalist of Judas Priest and author of his new autobiography, Confess [shopthelastbookstore.com].) They discuss being quarantined in Phoenix, dressing up in PPE to grocery shop, music being like water for Rob and how his taste hasn't mellowed, missing Judas Priest's 50th anniversary because of the pandemic, The Umbrella Academy, the leather scene, how he met his partner Thomas, how relationships help us understand ourselves, Rob's clean and sober journey, how he came out, and who would play Thomas and Rob in a Lifetime movie?