Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond...with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative...Metrosource on the go.
Nicholas Brown, Egyptologist
You may have noticed the History Channel heating up this summer with a member of our community chatting it up about all things Egypt.
On this episode we chat with Egyptologist Nicholas Brown who has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt for ten years. He received his MA degree in Egyptology from the American University in Cairo, and currently is an Egyptology PhD student at UCLA. Currently he lives between Los Angeles, CA and Cairo, Egypt. His excavation experience includes working with archaeological sites in Aswan as well as funerary sites in Luxor, Amarna and the Sudan. In 2016, He has conducted archival research for the MFA, Boston’s Egyptian Art Department's exhibit "Ancient Nubia Now." He has been seen as an on-screen expert, and was featured in History Channel’s Unxplained with William Shatner.
On this episode we chat about his early love for Ancient Egypt, studying and living in Egypt, dispelling some myths about Egyptology, Pride month, and about the LGBTQ culture in the Middle East...with host Alexander Rodriguez.
You can check out our indepth article with him in our Pride issue of Metrosource, available on newsstands around the nation, or at Metrosource.com
Aaron Bear filmmaker of Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story
Aaron Bear is a filmmaker from Seattle - who directed and produced an award-winning feature-length documentary released in 2016 called Finding Kim - regarded as one of the truest tellings of a transgender person’s life. His influences as a filmmaker are as varied as his interests a person, ranging from the oft-maligned to the universally lauded. His new film, Yes I am: The Ric Weiland Story, chronicles the life of the brilliant programmer and queer pioneer who was one of the earliest employees of Microsoft. It details his battle with mental health during the AIDS epidemic – it’s a stunning film with narration by Zachary Quinto, interviews with people from Ric Weiland’s life, including Bill Gates, and passages from Ric’s own writings.
We chat with Aaron about his creative process in putting the film together, the AIDS epidemic, mental health in the LGBTQ community, the legacy that Ric Weiland left behind, and the future of LGBTQ filmmaking…with host Alexander Rodriguez.
On this episode, we chat with Emmy Winning TV Star and best-selling author Carson Kressley, most known for his work in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and who is also our Pride issue cover boy…on newsstands around the nation and Metrosource.com. Carson comes from an extensive career as a competitor in equestrian events, fashion - having worked for Ralph Lauren for a number of years, and of course, reality TV – in addition to Queer Eye and Drag Race, was seen on How To Look Good Naked, Jeopardy, Celebrity Apprentice, Worst Cooks in America, and of course, Dancing with Stars, just to name a few. As a red carpet maven for the Oscars and Golden Globes, he is no stranger to E! Entertainment or Good Morning America, and the list goes on and on.
We chatted about his early career as an equestrian competitor, wearing Calvin Klein jeans in 4th grade, his role as an activist, what dating app he is on, how to slide into his DMs, the importance of Drag Race, what essentials to include in your closet, the importance of being supportive of other entertainers, his hangout with Cher, and how many tequila sodas it takes to get him to dance well…
Hosted by Alexander Rodriguez
Michael Cimino from Love, Victor: Pride Month Kickoff
On this episode of Metrosource Minis, we chat with Las Vegas born Michael Cimino, who started acting at the age of 8, moved to LA, got cast in Annabelle Comes Home and of course, Hulu’s Love, Victor…we are proud to feature him in our Pride issue on
newsstands across the nation.
We chat with Michael about his own experience with bullying, his love of acting, his role as an ally, Season 2 of Love, Victor, and the future of diversity and representation in casting Hollywood.
with host Alexander Rodriguez
Dizz from Singing Group rIVerse
Dizz is the founder and lead songwriter/choreographer for Canadian musicgroup, rIVerse. rIVerse recently released their music video for "BaeBeeBoo" off their critically acclaimed sophomore album "Poison IV', a deeply personal and eclectic pop and R&B record that explores themes such as Black Lives Matter, systemic racism, body positivity, self-love and more. Dizz recently came out as HIV Positive in solidarity with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and has since been using his platform to end the stigma around HIV and AIDS.
On this episode, we chat with Dizz about the behind the scenes of the singing group, coming out as HIV positive in the modern world, and the importance of self love...we also put it out in the world that Beyonce should play Dizz in the movie version of rIVerse...c'mon Bey!
Hosted by Alexander Rodriguez
Olivier Award Winner & Broadway's Lesli Margherita
An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Queen Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA.
Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in the one-woman tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Her hilarious show-stopping performance earned her critical acclaim including a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, among other accolades. She has multiple TV and film appearances as well as played all your favorite roles in regional theatre. AND she is the creator/star of 'Looks Not Books' & 'Ship Happens' the popular backstage vlogs commissioned by Broadway.com, as well as the digital short series 'Sparklepuff,' all of which can be seen on YouTube. Lesli's books, NECK PUNCH and CARRY ON, and BLU!, are available on Amazon & iTunes. Her debut live album RULE YOUR KINGDOM is currently in stores and available on all digital platforms.
In this Metrosource Minis, we chat with Lesli about her allyship with the LGBTQ community, becoming the Queen of your own Kingdom, her favorite moment onstage, the struggle getting through COVID has been, her creative process in her performance of I Am What I Am, and, strangely enough, bar carts...with host Alexander Rodriguez.
I love learning about people, especially new things about cool people. Considering I have the attention span of a 2-year old, this is perfect!!
Love the interview with BOB! He’s always so down and real! Also the host Alexander is quite entertaining! Looking forward to more!
Fun and short!