29 episodes

Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 4.8K Ratings

Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

    Sylvia Driskell v. Homosexuals, AKA Jane Roe, Gloria Allred & the Ladies Menu

    Sylvia Driskell v. Homosexuals, AKA Jane Roe, Gloria Allred & the Ladies Menu

    This week on Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses the case of Sylvia Ann Driskell, the self-proclaimed “Ambassador for God” who filed a suit in 2015 asking a federal judge to decide if homosexuality is an abomination. Then, Erin talks about the documentary ‘AKA Jane Roe’ and the revelations made by Norma McCorvey on her deathbed - plus, how Gloria Allred took down the sexist restaurant policy of the ‘Ladies Menu’.

     

    And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?

    OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?

    Founder of OMG WTF Ben Sheehan joins Bryan and Erin to discuss his new book OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work, the importance of accessible civics education, and how the judicial branch is changing and what that means for our future.

     

    Check out OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work here.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Weatherman Sven Sundgaard, EMT Breonna Taylor Shot By Police

    Weatherman Sven Sundgaard, EMT Breonna Taylor Shot By Police

    On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about Minneapolis weatherman Sven Sundgaard who was fired after aptly criticizing lockdown protesters as “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.” Then, Erin discusses the case of EMT Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Kentucky police after they entered the wrong apartment, and why the story hasn’t gained the traction it deserves.

     

    And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

    • 56 min
    U.S. Women’s Soccer Suit Faces Roadblocks, Prada Pope Gives a New Interview

    U.S. Women’s Soccer Suit Faces Roadblocks, Prada Pope Gives a New Interview

    This week on Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the decision by a circuit judge to reject arguments from the U.S. Women’s Soccer team that they have not been compensated equally because of their gender. Then, Bryan dives into the latest interview from our old pal Pope Benedict XVI, during which God's ex-BFF came out hard once again against gay marriage, IVF, and other progressive causes as (you guessed it) the anti-Christ.

     

    And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

    • 48 min
    Tiger King’s Saff Reacts to Misgendering, Dr. Rachel Levine, Stopping the Clock on Women’s Tenure Tracks

    Tiger King’s Saff Reacts to Misgendering, Dr. Rachel Levine, Stopping the Clock on Women’s Tenure Tracks

    This week, Bryan talks about Tiger King’s only decent human Saff Saffery and his reaction to being misgendered throughout the docu-series. Then, he discusses Dr. Rachel Levine, the secretary of health for Pennsylvania who is transgender, and the attacks she’s weathered on her gender identity and the groups that have come to her defense. Later, Erin gets deep into a report showing that women in academia are submitting fewer papers during coronavirus while men are submitting more - and how this points to a larger issue with “Stopping the Clock” on tenure.

     

    • 43 min
    Groceries - Covid Q&A

    Groceries - Covid Q&A

    This week begins with goodbyes as Bag Lady Erin Gibson and Store Brand Bag Bryan Safi bid adieu to their nicknames and mourn the loss of Bryan’s Auntie (anti) Pasto.  Luckily, Erin (formerly Bag Lady Erin Gibson) has just the grocery to turn the mood around: Rancho Gordo Beans and it’s endless benefits and options. In turn, Bryan horrifies Erin with the cost of République and All Time’s grocery boxes. But emotions are quickly soothed again as Bryan shares his top food fantasies, including Circus Animal Rice Crispy Treats, Four Layer Strawberry Cake (the Marilyn Monroe poster of cakes), and a large mason jar of the craft cocktail Negroni. All this, plus your letters and questions are addressed and answered as Erin and Bryan hand out suggestions on the best teas, what to do with 50 pounds of Bisquick, and how to get out of the tub if you take an oil bath. 





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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Jonsquared70 ,

Zoloft be gone!

I credit this podcast for weaning me off of antidepressants and I'm one episode away from firing my therapist. Erin and Bryan are all the gray matter cleanup I need. Keep on keepin' on!

p.s. It was Marconi—not Macaroni—who played the mamba.

StoryPirates4eva! ,

Thank you so much!

Hi it’s me again I heard you read my review! But what the heck bro! That reviewer is not my BEAUTIFUL MOM! I am an only freaking child bro! But Brian sorry I called you a freak I “over exaggerate” I bet your cool but you shouldn’t have said that other reviewer was my mom cause she’s not!! FINE🙄 I’ll give you five stars!! THANKS SO MUCH THOUGH!! And I forgot to talk about Aron Gibson sorry! She can be weird too like my mom said
“You guys are a couple of good comedians!!!” I agree! The weirder the better!! P.S my real mom says hi! P.S.S keep up the freakin weirdness!
P.S.S.S ID freaking know goodbye!
Wow! Why the FREAKING heck am I still writing for?! GOSH!! Dang it! I can’t stop writing. I will now! God!

erinchouse22 ,

Rich rich!

This is my go to podcast. I tell EVERYONE about you two! I can’t help it if they are radison dick pigs and don’t listen. Not everyone went to Freddy Bell Jones finishing school. I look forward to this podcast every week more than any other podcast.? And, honey, these days all I do is listen to podcasts. Honestly I feel like you both have more time on your hands now and should be releasing two throwing shades and groceries every week. We are just chilling at home, no responsibilities, right?! Just kidding, I have to hide to listen cause I have three young kids. And don’t get it twisted, I have listened with my kids in the room cause I’m a hot mess express but my kids told me they don’t like all the bad words. (Might not be my kids...) all that aside, thank you for what you do! (Erin and Bryan, no side picked here!). You keep me sane! Love you so much!

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