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In-depth interviews, film, music, queer issues, pop-culture legends and the drag stars of today and tomorrow with Craig MacNeil.

Craig & Friends Craig And Friends

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 688 Ratings

In-depth interviews, film, music, queer issues, pop-culture legends and the drag stars of today and tomorrow with Craig MacNeil.

    Movie Club TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES With Tom Schwartz (Vanderpump Rules)

    Movie Club TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES With Tom Schwartz (Vanderpump Rules)

    Released in 1990 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES was a blockbuster smash. No one burned with the fever of Turtle Power more than my guest, Tom Schwartz (Vanderpump Rules). Get a nice cheese pizza, stay out of the sewer and enjoy our chat about this cultural phenomenon.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    248: Chaz Jankel!

    248: Chaz Jankel!

    Musical pioneer Chaz Jankel welcomed me to his home to discuss his legendary musical career - from his days with Ian Dury & The Blockheads (co-writing Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Sex & Drugs & Rock’N’Roll and more) through his wildly influential solo career, his later foray into film scoring and that time  Quincy Jones covered one of his songs. We also get deep into society’s conventions, life’s rhythms, Elkhart Tolle, the illusion of control, energy balances, exotic cheeses and the importance of never squandering the light.



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    • 1 hr 54 min
    247: Sapphira Cristál Part 2 (Encore Presentation)

    247: Sapphira Cristál Part 2 (Encore Presentation)

    Craig, special guest co-host Katya & Sapphira continue their chat and talk going vegan, discovering opera, straight tone, vibrato’n’viagra, Miss D’America, resting diva face, doing the thing you need to be doing and MORE!

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    • 59 min
    247: Sapphira Cristál Part 1 (Encore Presentation)

    247: Sapphira Cristál Part 1 (Encore Presentation)

    Originally posted in the salad days of the pandemic (August 2020), this Encore Presentation is in honor of our beloved Sapphira Cristál gooping and gagging the world on Season 16 of RuPaul's Drag Race.



    Craig & special guest co-host Katya welcome Sapphira Cristal via satellite to talk perfect pitch, homeless schooldays, sorority sister saves, carbonara complications, putin’ it out your mouth, dagger dick, proper preparation, P-town drama, rotten rumors, Perestroika, growing up in Houston, Videodrome Discothèque, opera lust, fair wages, and MORE!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    246: Movie Club GREASE 2 With Eureka O'Hara!

    246: Movie Club GREASE 2 With Eureka O'Hara!

    Our girl for all seasons Eureka O'Hara joins me to talk the mirth, magic and mayhem of the undercover feminist cult classic GREASE 2! We get into what a T-Bird could mean these days, the majesty of Michelle Pfeiffer, shooting dance numbers before the songs are ready, the chaotic grandiosity of producer & impresario Allan Carr, the impact of RSO & Robert Stigwood on our culture, fan theories about Grease's Sandy (and our own theories about Frenchie), John Travolta, Maxwell Caulfield's brief moment of Hollywood Heat, Cool Rider and much much more.

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    245: Movie Club UNDER THE CHERRY MOON With Jason Shawhan

    245: Movie Club UNDER THE CHERRY MOON With Jason Shawhan

    Nashville’s pre-eminent film critic, connoisseur & Prince devotee Jason Shawhan returns to Movie Club as we talk Prince’s 2nd film UNDER THE CHERRY MOON. We get into Prince’s ever-practical wardrobe choices, Jerome Benton’s woefully short film career, the rather progressive queerness of the film, “Martin Scorsese’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, Wendy & Lisa, The Linn LM-1 drum machine, Prince’s proteges, Michael Ballhaus, smuggling pimento cheese across state lines, why this is Prince’s finest film, Morris Day & The Time, the sheer awfulness of Graffiti Bridge, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Siskel & Ebert missing the point and our own mistakes of believing received wisdom on this film - thus avoiding it - in younger days.



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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

Tigerheart76 ,

This much whimsy is worth your time!

Love this show and the variety of guests, and the fabulous rapport Craig has with them. Probably my favourite guests so far have been (in no particular order) Mrs Kasha Davis, Crystal, Bitqch Puddin, Miz Cracker (an adorable drag nerd), John Grant and the magnificent Boulet Brothers. More please!

KandiiM ,

I love this podcast!

I’ve always loved this show from episode one but it has been a great source of therapy during lockdown. Knowing people are feeling like you and struggle too has helped me. I love you Craig and I’m also proud to support you on Patreon 💜💜💜

Minkyjp ,

Mikey @FunnyCounsellin

I learnt a load of good words listening to this podcast. If you want a sexy vocabulary, they got it.

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