Podcast serving quick hits & deep cuts on LGBT pop iconography & NYC culture. Recent guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Fortune Feimster, Roxane Gay, Fran Drescher, Isaac Mizrahi, Lea DeLaria, Melissa Etheridge, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Margaret Cho, L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, Jenifer Lewis, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Michael Musto & more!
Melissa Etheridge on Sex, Love & Behind the Music
Jess is joined by bonafide rock icon MELISSA ETHERIDGE! Melissa discusses all the dyke drama in her early Hollywood friendships with ROSIE O'DONNELL, ELLEN, KD LANG and BRAD PITT and nearly being outed when her first record was released. We also go behind the music for “Bring Me Some Water,” “Brave and Crazy," "Similar Features" and more!
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34:00 -- Jess is joined by Tony Trius, co-host of MLVC (the Madonna podcast) to go deeper on the female singer-songwriters who defined the ‘90s Lilith Fair era. We discuss Sarah McLachlan, Ani Difranco, Fiona Apple, Tegan & Sara, Tracy Chapman, Aimee Mann, The Murmurs (and many more!)
Ira Madison III on Ranking Madonna Albums, Fire Island & Keep It
Jess is joined by IRA MADISON III to discuss staying “too long” on Fire Island, his definitive ranking of MADONNA albums, interviewing PATTI LUPONE and BETHENNY on his podcast “Keep It,” NENE LEAKES inspiring the title of his upcoming memoir, appearing on YOU and WENDY WILLIAMS, his recent 3x BEYONCÉ Renaissance Tour stint and helping SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR with the wifi when he was a barista.
IG: @jessxnyc | @irathethird
And Just Like That Postmortem w/ Every Outfit on SATC (Chelsea Fairless & Lauren Garroni)
Jess is joined by the queens of "Every Outfit on Sex and the City" (@everyoutfitonSATC)— Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni. We discuss which show has more severely tarnished its legacy: SATC with AJLT vs. The L Word with Gen Q, The Writer’s Room podcast scabbing during the WGA strike, Sara Ramirez’s response to the hilarious/scathing The Cut profile, the SJP-ification of Carrie, Candace Bushnell’s original column & more!
IG: @jessxnyc | @everyoutfitonsatc
Empath Jamie Stein Channels Jenna Lyons, Bethenny's Summer of Chaos, Kim Cattrall
Empath and intuitive Jamie Stein (@jamiestein) returns to burn through a plethora of hot topics. We discuss: Kim Cattrall’s relationship to Sex and the City, Jenna Lyons’ r-ship to her inner diva and Jamie’s intuitive take on RHONY reboot’s Jessel Tank and Erin Lichy. Plus, the underbelly of Bethenny’s summer of chaos w/ Jill Zarin, Raquel Leviss and the betrayal of Andy Cohen. Finally, we look ahead toward Vanderpump Rules and Summer House.
[ 2:30 - Kim Cattrall ~ SATC ]
[ 12:30 - Jenna Lyons ~ RHONY ]
[ 34:30 - Bethenny ~ Raquel ]
[ 57:00 - Vanderpump Rules ]
[ 60:00 - Summer House ~ Lindsay, Carl, Danielle ]
IG: @jessxnyc | @jamiestein
Provincetown Deep Dive (w/ Brandon Ward)
Jess is joined by Boston native Brandon Ward (@thebravobottoms) for the Provincetown deep dive of our dreams. We break down the theme weeks (Bear Week, July 4th, Girlsplash, Carnival, Spooky Bear, Holly Folly). Plus, Tea at the Boatslip vs. Tea on Fire Island, A-House vs. Paramount (where to go out) and the Dick Dock. Finally, goss about Adam Lambert, Billy Eichner and Brandon pitches a Summer House: Provincetown.
IG: @jessxnyc | @thebravobottoms | @brandon_onbrand
Madonna Birthday: Astrology of Our Leo Queen (w/ Andy Bellatti)
Jess is joined by Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy) to celebrate Madonna’s 65th birthday — our Leo Queen. Madonna is a Leo Sun, Virgo Moon, Aquarius Rising and we examine her life & career milestones through the lens of her birth chart.
We cover: NYC dancer (‘79-‘80), debut album (’82), “Like a Virgin” VMA performance (’84), Sean Penn relationship (’85-'89), Like a Prayer (’89), Vogue - Blond Ambition Tour - Truth or Dare (’90-'91), Erotica - Sex book backlash (’92), Evita - birth of Lourdes (’96), Ray of Light (’98) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (’05).
We also dig into her significant friendships with Rosie O’Donnell and Sandra Bernhard through their synastry and composite charts and see what lies ahead in her chart for 2023-2025.
IG @astrologywithandy, @jessxnyc
The amount of hot gay gossip packed into nearly every episode is a marvel
Doing the lord’s work, adore you jess 💯
Loving recent episodes on Provincetown and with the Every Outfit girls! You all had amazing chemistry!
Found this show through Ira Madison and now diving back into the archives. Jess is one of the best conversationalists in the podcast landscape.
✌🏾5 stars highly rec!