Hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill your favorite LGBTQ+ celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. These queer-centric conversations spotlight our guests’ pop culture obsessions and personal experiences with dating, sex, and love.
This week the one and only Margaret Cho is back to discuss make-up brushes on the cats, how easy it was to unplug Trump and how archaic it feels to hear from him now, former friends who've gone full Q-Anon, conspiracy theories, The Clown and the Candyman, Chicken Hawk, Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, RHOSL, how Margaret handles being a queer icon, being sex-positive during a conservative time, Beach Bunny, The Galileo 7, Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Eilish, BTS and everyone's biases, hating yourself in the 90's, photos from the early to mid-2000s lost on a hard drive, thoughts on younger Margaret and aging, waiting for election results, The Servant, pony play, dating younger, sex clubs and the foods they serve, Top of the Pops, liking movies with problematic creators, Star Struck, Over the Moon, and the horrific attacks on Asian Americans.
The incomparable Shea Couleé joins Matt and Dave to discuss freezing temps in Chicago, the benefits and challenges of face masks, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, Shea's favorites on Drag Race US and UK, being an early adopter of the Free Britney movement, Justin Timberlake's apology, coming out at 15 and parents asking "are you sure?", liking church but hating the teens, what life looked like before Drag Race, Shea's first look, auditioning for and finally making it on Drag Race, the power of compartmentalizing, accepting that not everyone is built for advocacy, predictions for the future of white supremacy, thoughts on her mask controversy, how Shea met her boyfriend, and thoughts on marriage.
DREAM guest Darryl Stephens joins Matt and Dave with AN EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT that will heal your soul, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Also: feeling a bit better with this new administration, QAnon remaining crazy and dangerous, Armie Hammer, The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, the disappointing Golden Globe nominations, Matt and Darryl's time doing The Boys In The Band, behind the scenes stories about Noah's Arc and B Positive, lessons from past relationships, learning how to trust people, and how Darryl met his partner. Plus, again: BIG NEWS.
The delightful Em Schulz joins Matt and Dave this week to discuss Desperate Housewives, Below Deck, the Saved By The Bell reboot, Em's paranormal and true crime podcast And That's Why We Drink, haunted dolls, ghost tours and how Em got their start in paranormal activities, the afterlife, paranormal experiences growing up, the wild thing a medium said to Dave right before a show, Billy Joel, Queen, Shania Twain, being a teen during the early 2000s, keeping in touch with high school friends, starting fresh in L.A., toxic exes, how Em met their girlfriend, and overcoming their fear of commitment.
The truly hilarious and enchanting Sam Pancake joins Matt and Dave to discuss L.A.'s latest lift on the lockdown, what making "friends with the void" looks like and how to cope with loneliness, growing up in West Virginia, understanding what parents were trying to do as an adult, the passive insane ways people avoid saying "gay", self soothing techniques as a kid, butching it up, taking on a mean girl persona to fit in, losing so many people to AIDS, healing, Sam's sober journey, losing a tooth in front of Megan Mullally, genre movies and behind the sceen stories, Shelly Winters, Cloris Leachman, Faye Dunaway, Steve McQeen, airport movies, Genre magazine, the beginning of Sam's career, dealing with hurt people who hurt people, reliable f**k buddies, how to be slutty during this pandemic, and the power of treatment and therapy (https://wila.org/ )
The hilarious Alec Mapa joins Matt and Dave discuss Alec's podcast Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, how you're not required to achieve during this time, thoughts on Gays Over Covid, reminding yourself and others that Instagram isn't real, M. Butterfly, Alec paying his dues after his big break, how he met his husband, everyone's reviews and reflections about this week's inauguration and their hopes for the future, reminiscing about how close social gatherings used to be, Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Raise By Wolves, I May Destroy You, Game of Thrones, Pretend It's a City, the Everyone Is Gay on TicTok New York Times Article, gay pop, Dave's time being a VJ and if he'd do it in 2021, Tom Cruise, Sting, hosting the GayVN Awards and the "merch" Alec got.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This show was recommended to me so I gave it a listen .
The hosts ( of that’s what you can call them ) are veritably ingenuine towards their guests .
Quite uncomfortable to listen to the awkwardness .
I have to acknowledge my nonplussed by then having advertisers .
Weird Energy and Awkward Pauses
I really, really want to like this podcast. It’s a great concept. I love Dave Holmes and - normally - he’s a great interviewer. He seems a bit off his game since the pandemic - awkward pauses, lack of research and a general disengagement - but part of that I liken to his weird chemistry with Matt (“Are you talking first?”) and not being in the same room. Matt has the same energy as Dave - sedate - but lacks the same pop cultural knowledge. Ultimately it feels like two really chill people interviewing someone but with the lack of research, insightful questions and awkward pauses, that comes across as boring vs. entertaining.