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Alright Mary is two parts Drag Race viewing party, one part queer studies lecture and a healthy dose of obscure pop culture references, all wrapped in a nuanced layer of dad jokes and pun-offs served weekly with a side of piping-hot tea.

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Alright Mary is two parts Drag Race viewing party, one part queer studies lecture and a healthy dose of obscure pop culture references, all wrapped in a nuanced layer of dad jokes and pun-offs served weekly with a side of piping-hot tea.

    Episode 207: AJ and the Queen – Part 2

    Episode 207: AJ and the Queen – Part 2

    We come to the end of our off-season with our discussion on the back half of AJ and the Queen (which was an improvement on the front!). We discuss the show’s treatment of pageants, find connections with The Comeback and The Wizard of Oz, Running-With-A-Purse-In-The-80’s acting style, RuPaul finding his groove, and we praise Latrice Royale as the series’ best actress. With all that said… we’ll see you “in season” next week!

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 233: Canada’s Drag Race Ep4 – Single Use Queens

    Episode 233: Canada’s Drag Race Ep4 – Single Use Queens

    There’s always that moment during a season when different elements click and we’re left with a completely satisfying episode. This week, CDR recycles some old storylines amidst a favorite reality show challenge and creates something new. We get a refreshing mini challenge, fantastic adjudication from a judge, talking through tears, a new way to think about the pressure of being “iced out”, and a last chance lip sync that was worthy of anyone’s Memorable list. Did we agree with the judges? Absolutely not. Garbage decisions. But every judge’s trash is a viewer’s treasure.

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    Email: alrightmarypodcast@gmail.com

    Twitter: @alrightmary

    Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram)

    Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 232: Canada’s Drag Race Ep3 – Not Sorry Aboot It

    Episode 232: Canada’s Drag Race Ep3 – Not Sorry Aboot It

    This week, in line with the chaotic charm of Canada’s Drag Race, Johnny has a laughing fit about Colin’s Suspiria reference and is actually sorry aboot it. They discuss why the rap battle didn’t work visually, how Debbie Cox was definitely supposed to be here, and why the lip sync was absolutely not everything. They dabble in a discussion about Illona’s rising charm, why Jimbo is a pizza sandwich, and who their predictions are going forward. One thing’s certain: we’re getting more and more attached to these queens and we were not ready to send one certain star home.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 231: Canada’s Drag Race E2 – Her-itage Moments

    Episode 231: Canada’s Drag Race E2 – Her-itage Moments

    This week, the Top 11 Canuck Queens are drawing inspiration from historical moments in television–specifically the infamous Heritage Minutes. (Recorded July 10, 2020). From burnt toast to suffragettes, Canada’s aspiring next drag superstars continue to bring what can only be described as a pure chaotic energy to this acting challenge. We continue to have much to still figure out about our distinguished panel of judges–we’re not exactly loonie yet for Brooke Lynn Heights as Mother.  Anastarzia breaks out heart in the workroom, BOA keeps it refreshingly real, Lemon squeezes ahead as a frontrunner, Jimbo towers over the runway and Kyne has a moment.

    Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below).

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    Twitter: @alrightmary

    Johnny: @johnnyalso (Instagram)

    Colin: @colindrucker (Twitter)

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 230: Canada’s Drag Race E1 – Eh-leganza Eh-xtravaganza

    Episode 230: Canada’s Drag Race E1 – Eh-leganza Eh-xtravaganza

    The Queen of the North has arrived and she’s blowing in 12 new drag geese to pass the puck around in Canada’s first season of Drag Race. (Recorded July 3, 2020.) We fall in love with a queen named Jimbo and all of the performance that surrounds her, we make baseless predictions and judgements  about the rest of the cast that we can’t wait to be proven wrong, and we spend some time on what parts of this show are departures from the original franchise. We definitely disagree with the judges on the tops and bottoms, but I think we can all agree that we love Canada. How could you blame her?

    Already up to date with Canada’s Drag Race? So are we! Follow along with us on Patreon (link below).

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 229: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Season Finale

    Episode 229: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 – Season Finale

    Shea Couleé did say she came to slay, and she more than kept her word this season and most certainly in this finale. As is tradition, the Top 3 write thematic verses for a new Ru song and learn a whirlwind of choreography from Todrick Hall. But not before clearing an agenda of beefs with the eliminated queens who’ve returned for a mini reunion in the workroom (turns out, India was lying). All 10 queens bring their finale looks to the runway and we get a triple lip sync to Janelle Monáe that makes us feel good, if not a little dizzy from the edit (Good thing Mrs. Mateo is there to cheer the girls on!). And while Juju gave great mouth and Cracker distributed confusion from her breastplate, this lip sync, this episode, and this season were Shea’s to win.

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
782 Ratings

782 Ratings

Meg_Chris2009 ,

Best DR recap podcast

This podcast has completely changed how I watch drag race. Found you guys a month or so ago, and have listened to every episode in that time. I really appreciate the attention to nuance, the honest opinions, and how you both support the queens regardless of their performance on a tv show. Every drag race fan should listen!

Jenny whiskey ,

Best RPDR recap podcast out there

True story, these Mary’s provide the most Lolz in my opinion. I pretty much LIVE for Johnny’s scream laughs. Maybe because I’m around the same age as them (and from NJ) and get their cultural references. And OMG THE PUNS. GIVE ME ALL THE PUNS. I just love it. Thorough and in depth recaps with interesting insight. I don’t always agree with them, but enjoy it nonetheless.

atreeisnice ,

My fav drag race podcast

Love how much fun they have. I really do. Have been listening for years and finally became a matreon. Thanks Colin and Johnny—you’re my BSAs every week.

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