57 episodes

Writer/performer David Odyssey traces a pantheon of new gods, from the living mythologies of drag, comedy, activism and beyond. Applying a hero's journey, tarot-vision to the life of each guest, he'll ask: What was your awakening? What have been your greatest obstacles? And where do you want to take us next?

The Luminaries with David Odyssey David Goldberg

    • Society & Culture

Writer/performer David Odyssey traces a pantheon of new gods, from the living mythologies of drag, comedy, activism and beyond. Applying a hero's journey, tarot-vision to the life of each guest, he'll ask: What was your awakening? What have been your greatest obstacles? And where do you want to take us next?

    Lemon Chiffon: Buttercup Princess

    Lemon Chiffon: Buttercup Princess

    This time, the beloved drag queen Lemon Chiffon talks about her journey, from Melbourne to NYC and back again, how she's coping with the pandemic, and where she's going next. Follow Lemon @lemon_chiffon_.

    If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to share/rate/subscribe. You can follow David @david_odyssey. The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 54 min
    Dexter Driscoll: Dreamweaver

    Dexter Driscoll: Dreamweaver

    Pop diva Dexter Driscoll joins David to talk about making dreams come true, the cosmology of pop divadom, and their many lives in New York City. Stream or buy Dexter's album "The Price of Fantasy" and follow them @dexterdriscoll.
    Subscribe to the Luminaries for new interviews and reflections every Tuesday. Do a mitzvah and rate and review the podcast on Itunes, and tell everyone you know about it. You can follow David @goldberghawn or at davidgoldberg.online.
    The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Sydnee Washington: The Duchess

    Sydnee Washington: The Duchess

    Stand-up, legend and Luminaries royalty Sydnee Washington returns to talk about her long journey to stardom—and inner peace. David and Sydnee talk sobriety, tough family relationships, career ups and downs, and our dark years go-go dancing. Listen to The Unofficial Expert podcast (with Marie Faustin) every Friday, and watch the deranged IG Live series Syd Can Cook on Sundays. You can follow (and worship) Sydnee @justsydbw.
    Subscribe to the Luminaries for new interviews and reflections every Tuesday. Do a mitzvah and rate and review the podcast on Itunes, and tell everyone you know about it. You can follow David @goldberghawn or at davidgoldberg.online.
    The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chiquitita: The Princess

    Chiquitita: The Princess

    The former reigning Miss Bushwig and scene-stealing ingenue of the Brooklyn drag scene, Chiquitita (née Juku) speaks with David about her journey to divadom, growing up fast, her career goals, and changing her name. Subscribe to Chiquitita's podcast SHOWS (co-hosted by Baby Love) and follow her/venmo her @chiquitettas.
    Subscribe to the Luminaries for new interviews and reflections every Tuesday. Do a mitzvah and rate and review the podcast on Itunes, and tell everyone you know about it. You can follow David @goldberghawn or at davidgoldberg.online.
    The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Megan Pope: Shapeshifter

    Megan Pope: Shapeshifter

    Over the first few weeks of quarantine, nonbinary comedian Megan Pope began to recreate shameless gay thirst traps they'd seen on Instagram. Soon, the gag evolved into an expansive satirical endeavor, involving hundreds of images and endless contortions of their body to fit the cis gay male algorithmic ideal. Pope speaks with David about lampooning the gay power elite, unleashing their confidence and coming full circle. On Tuesday, August 11, Pope hosts "The Science of The Thirst Trap." You can follow them @megspope, and read about the thirst trap saga on Paper Magazine.
    Subscribe to the Luminaries for new interviews and reflections every Tuesday. Do a mitzvah and rate and review the podcast on Itunes, and tell everyone you know about it. You can follow David @goldberghawn or at davidgoldberg.online.
    The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Eliel Cruz: Warrior Angel

    Eliel Cruz: Warrior Angel

    Activist and writer Eliel Cruz talks about his work with the New York Anti-Violence Project, organizing the Brooklyn March for Trans Lives, fighting for justice for Layleen Polanco, and his journey to activism. You can follow Eliel @theelielcruz and support the Anti-Violence project via avp.org or @antiviolence.
    Subscribe to the Luminaries for new interviews and reflections every Tuesday. Do a mitzvah and rate and review the podcast on Itunes, and tell everyone you know about it. You can follow David @goldberghawn or at davidgoldberg.online.
    The Luminaries is made with love in New York City, distributed by Authentic Media. Consulting producer is Carly Hoogendyk; music by Henry Koperski; and creative direction by Greg Kozatek.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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