48 episodes

Join gay uncles Ben Palacios & Tom Truss for advice, antics, tender moments, and tough love.

Ask Your Gay Uncle Ben Palacios & Tom Truss

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

Join gay uncles Ben Palacios & Tom Truss for advice, antics, tender moments, and tough love.

    45. Meet PENNYWILD: DJ, Choreographer, and Musical Theatre NERD!

    45. Meet PENNYWILD: DJ, Choreographer, and Musical Theatre NERD!

    Tommy and Ben interview PENNYWILD: queer DJ, choreographer, digital marketing producer, and self-proclaimed musical theatre nerd!  She talks about turning jealousy into inspiration and finding her true self in the entertainment world.  In the Generation Gap, Penny and the Guncles dig down the musical theater rabbit hole...  but only one of them comes out killing it.   Penny highlights RENT as her Moment in Culture.
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    • 47 min
    44. Self-Worth

    44. Self-Worth

    The Guncles answer an email from a listener with 5 questions that all revolve around self-worth.  This Generation Gap highlights LGBTQ luminaries from Ben and Tommy’s resective generations. 
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    • 46 min
    43. Comedian Drew Droege, Part 2: “It’s on gay executives...”

    43. Comedian Drew Droege, Part 2: “It’s on gay executives...”

    Drew Droege is an actor, writer, and comedian from Heathers, Search Party, Bob’s Burgers, and Drunk History, and perhaps best known for his viral parody videos about Chloe Sevigny. In part 2, Drew and the Guncles discuss LGBTQ+ representation in the entertainment industry, and Drew shares his Guncle of the Week duo: filmmaker John Waters and the groundbreaking drag queen Divine. 
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    • 25 min
    42. Comedian Drew Droege, Part 1: “Monster in a wig”

    42. Comedian Drew Droege, Part 1: “Monster in a wig”

    Drew Droege is an actor, writer, and comedian from Heathers, Search Party, Bob’s Burgers, and Drunk History, and perhaps best known for his viral parody videos about Chloe Sevigny. Drew joins the Guncles to answer listener questions and discuss comedy, admitting fault, and why he loves playing a “monster in a wig”.

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    • 43 min
    41. Ben and Tommy Apologize

    41. Ben and Tommy Apologize

    Several listeners have written in pointing out hurtful remarks made by Tommy and Ben in previous episodes.  The Guncles each apologize, and share their reflections on the harmful nature of their statements.  Tommy’s Gauntie of The Week is Sharon Ellison, author, speaker, Founder and Director of the Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication.
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    40. Grindr Scammers! (and Ben’s Empathy Homework)

    40. Grindr Scammers! (and Ben’s Empathy Homework)

    Ben reports on how his "Empathic Sonar" homework is going, Tommy shares how he deals with guys who are trying to scam him on dating apps, and the Guncles answer a listener question about age gaps in relationships.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

emu147474 ,

Love it!

Tommy and Ben are so open hearted, fun, and funny. Highly highly recommend! A

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Covid

It sounds like you are trying to justify your behavior with traveling during Covid-19. It was selfish behavior where you only cared about yourself and your boredom, justifying it is horrible

@nimakharrazi ,

This is so informative

It’s beautiful. It’s educational. It’s warm and loving. It’s thought provoking. It challenges you. They challenge each other. They laugh. They cry. (More one than the other) I feel happy to know these stories and lessons every week. 10/10 would recommend.

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