4 episodes

From The Gay & Lesbian Review and producer haus of bambi comes an original podcast about “popularity” in LGBTQ Washington, DC. Host William Keiser (Queers & Careers, My 600 Lb Life) takes listeners on a roller-coaster ride through the iconic bars, circuit parties, gayborhoods, and queer kickball leagues of the District of Columbia to answer this question: is there an unspoken hierarchy in the LGBTQ community, and, if so, who gets to be on top? With special guests like Andrew Holleran, author of seminal novel of pre-AIDS gay New York Dancer from the Dance, and Reverend Brandan Robertson, one of the United States’ leading queer, progressive Christian ministers, Popular is a romp through the most powerful city on Earth as you’ve never seen (heard) it before.

Popular The Gay & Lesbian Review

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 31 Ratings

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From The Gay & Lesbian Review and producer haus of bambi comes an original podcast about “popularity” in LGBTQ Washington, DC. Host William Keiser (Queers & Careers, My 600 Lb Life) takes listeners on a roller-coaster ride through the iconic bars, circuit parties, gayborhoods, and queer kickball leagues of the District of Columbia to answer this question: is there an unspoken hierarchy in the LGBTQ community, and, if so, who gets to be on top? With special guests like Andrew Holleran, author of seminal novel of pre-AIDS gay New York Dancer from the Dance, and Reverend Brandan Robertson, one of the United States’ leading queer, progressive Christian ministers, Popular is a romp through the most powerful city on Earth as you’ve never seen (heard) it before.

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    Episode One: Gay Heaven

    Episode One: Gay Heaven

    Does geography hold the key to popularity in queer DC?

    • 20 min
    Episode Two: It’s Not Healthy to Mask

    Episode Two: It’s Not Healthy to Mask

    William tests out an elusive shortcut to popularity. 

    • 33 min
    Episode Three: Let the B*tch Eat Her Food

    Episode Three: Let the B*tch Eat Her Food

    In the third and final episode of popular, queer Washingtonians delve into their private lives to answer this question: how important is sex to popularity?

    • 41 min
    Introducing: Popular

    Introducing: Popular

    Vida Gay (n.): an Instagay who holds an inordinate social pull over Washington, DC's LGBTQ scene. 


    Join host William Keiser as he investigates "popularity" - what it means, who gets it, and why (if) it matters. From producer haus of bambi and The Gay & Lesbian Review comes popular, a podcast about social stratification, middle school bullsh*t, and the secret world of queer DC.


    Theme music composed by Alex Sterling, additional music by Link Lauren.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Art Cohen ,

Popular

Really enjoyed listening to this new take on a very old question about what it is that makes people popular. While it focuses on the LGBTQ community in Washington, D.C., it raises timeless questions. As I listened I realized that not much had changed, at least in one particular segment of the community, since the 1970s.

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