48 episodes

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.

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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.

    World of Wonder's Founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

    World of Wonder's Founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

    Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey are superheroes of reality TV. This dynamic duo, along with their award-winning team, have not only made RuPaul’s Drag Race a mainstream success but have been designated by Variety for having the biggest impact in reality TV. The team celebrates 30-plus years since they founded the multi-media empire that is World of Wonder, responsible for some of our community’s most trailblazing queer content, giving voice to underrepresented artists, icons, and activists. What started out as a dream with barely any money to buy a fax machine has turned into a global conglomerate with award-winning TV shows, web series, live events, podcasts, films, and documentaries that have bridged the gap between LGBTQ+ and mainstream programming.

    On this episode, we chat with Randy and Fenton about the early days of World of Wonder, the evolution of drag, the reality of reality TV, the power of social media, breaking into Hollywood, their special relationship with RuPaul, DragCon, and their message to their fans for Pride…with host Alexander Rodriguez. Check out the latest issue of Metrosource available on newsstands or visit Metrosource.com

    • 32 min
    Drag Queen Cake Moss on Cannabis, Weho, and WERK

    Drag Queen Cake Moss on Cannabis, Weho, and WERK

    For over a decade, Cake Moss has been serving it up as one of the premier drag entertainers in Southern California. Not only is she a mainstay in West Hollywood, but she has traveled the world slaying stages and collecting phone numbers – the boys love her. She continues her philanthropic and volunteer work throughout Los Angeles and makes it her mission to incorporate an inclusive blend of artists in all of her music projects – have you downloaded “Shade” and “ThotCock” yet? You can see her leading the show every Saturday at Micky’s Weho with a rotating cast of performers from across the drag spectrum – it’s the perfect remedy for that Friday hangover! We chatted with Cake in our last issue of GED Magazine, which you can check out at GEDMag.com

    On this episode of US of Gay, we chatted about Cake’s first exposure to drag, moving to LA, making the hustle WERK, the power of cannabis, dealing with body issues, why we love West Hollywood, heading into Pride, and DOING YOU!...with host Alexander Rodriguez.

    • 28 min
    Veteran Actor David Dean Bottrell is In Love

    Veteran Actor David Dean Bottrell is In Love

    Why is it so hard for a gay man to find love?

    Throughout character actor David Dean Bottrell’s multi-decade career, he has played just about every kind of character you can think of. His credits span a list of iconic TV shows that is longer than a CVS receipt and include True Blood, iCarly, Modern Family, Justified, Ugly Betty, NCIS, Castle, Law and Order: SVU, and of course his deliciously villainous turn in Boston Legal. This season, he plays his most colorful character yet…himself.

    After a decade, David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One-Man Show, featuring tales of missed connections, random hook-ups, and poor decisions, returns with new stories and an update to include dating from a gay man’s perspective in the digital age. If you have ever had the privilege of seeing David tell a story, you may need to bring an extra pair of pants as his signature humor, unique outlook on life, and almost too crazy to believe real-life experiences take the stage with finesse and hilarity that only a craftsman like David can pull off.

    On this episode of Metrosource Minis, we chat about the realities of dating as a gay man in the modern world, coming out, the evolution of LGBTQ actors, missed connections, the fundamentals of being a good storyteller, finding love later in life, returning to the stage post-COVID, knowing when to walk away, and how to find the humor in everything…with host Alexander Rodriguez.

    • 29 min
    America's Got Talent's Julia Scotti Chats About Her Trans Journey

    America's Got Talent's Julia Scotti Chats About Her Trans Journey

    Comedian Julia Scott, aged 63, aka “the crazy old lady of comedy,” took to the stage of America’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell, Howie Mandell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and millions of viewers looked on. Her mission? To show that age has nothing to do with anything, you don’t stop just because you have gray hair. She killed her set. This innocent-looking granny’s routine was bawdy and hip and the audience couldn’t get enough. In her words, “I got a standing ovation, all four of them voted to pass me... and I didn't have a heart attack!" Particularly taken was fellow comic Mandell who asked Julia why she started so late in life. A tearful Julia paused, and carefully replied, “For the first 28 years of my life, I was known as Rick Scotti.” The judges looked shocked as the audience applauded. Howie responded, “You know, whether you’re a man or a woman…you’re human. And you’re funny! You are talented. And you’re brave.” Brave indeed. At age 48, after doing comedy for 28 years, Julia gave everything up to live her authentic self.

    Julia’s success on America’s Got Talent and her triumphant comedy comeback are only a small part of what makes the documentary Julia Scotti: Funny That Way so powerful. The film, with classic footage, family photos, and intimate (and often heartbreaking) revelations from Julia’s friends, family, and past lovers, follows this New Jersey native who, as Rick Scotti, was having a successful run in the 80s era of comedy appearing with big names that included Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock and winning Showtime’s Funniest Person in New Jersey contest (barely losing the Showtime national to Ellen DeGeneres).

    On this episode of Metrosource Minis, Julia and host Alexander Rodriguez chat about coming out as trans late in life, being shunned by her family and friends, her great comeback, the evolution of comedy, and what’s still on her bucket list. Julia shares all in this truly intimate and candid conversation. Check out Julia’s full interview in the April/May issue of Metrosource Magazine, available on newsstands nationwide or at Metrosource.com

    • 37 min
    Kenny & Armando from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

    Kenny & Armando from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way

    In the world of reality TV that celebrates drama queens and stereotypes, TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way celebrates a real-life love story, the first same male sex marriage of the series, which is built on trust, understanding, and overcoming life’s challenges. Kenny and Armando’s emotional journey was captured in Season 2 & 3 of the popular TLC show which included an emotional coming out, cultural homophobia, loss, and a storybook wedding. Regardless of an age difference, language barriers, distance, or circumstance, these two fought the odds and have quickly become reality TV’s favorite couple, with spinoffs and fierce social media.

    In this episode, we have a candid chat about the outpouring of love from their fans, dealing with newfound fame, becoming more confident as individuals by being part of a couple, the reality of love after the honeymoon period, homophobia in Mexico, raising their daughter Hannah, dealing with loss, spirituality in the household, keeping the sex life alive, their future spinoffs, and their line of merchandise…with host Alexander Rodriguez.

    You can check out our in-depth chat with them in the latest issue of Metrosource available on newsstands around the nation or at Metrosource.com

    • 27 min
    The Chi's Jasmine Davis: Actor, Musician, Model, & Activist

    The Chi's Jasmine Davis: Actor, Musician, Model, & Activist

    Critically and audience acclaimed The Chi on Showtime is now streaming its fourth season. The show takes place on Chicago's south side and in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. One of the standout stars is Jasmine Davis.
    Not only an actor, but Jasmine is also a musician, model, and CEO of Saint J’s clothing and lifestyle brand. Jasmine's private life was put in the spotlight after she came out, during COVID, as trans as her character, Imani, was also revealed to be a trans woman. Coming out during the isolation of COVID and dealing with social media hate, Jasmine slipped into a mental breakdown from which she reemerged stronger than ever.
    We sat down with Jasmine for a VERY candid chat about her coming out, growing up in the streets of Chicago, the reality of mental health, the bigotry that remains in minority groups, the reality of inclusivity in the LGBTQ community, the pressures of being a spokesperson for the black and LGBTQ communities, the roles being offered to trans actors, body positivity, her battle with dyslexia, her new music - offering a very real opinion on life, and loving yourself first...hosted by Alexander Rodriguez.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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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!!

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BOB

Love the interview with BOB! He’s always so down and real! Also the host Alexander is quite entertaining! Looking forward to more!

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