19 episodes

Each season covers an obscure, real-life competition and follows the contestants until there is only one left standing.

The second season is about the eleven contestants fighting for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 87 Ratings

Each season covers an obscure, real-life competition and follows the contestants until there is only one left standing.

The second season is about the eleven contestants fighting for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

    LEATHER E6: May The Best Man Win

    LEATHER E6: May The Best Man Win

    11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018. But only one will win.

    • 55 min
    LEATHER E5: Ben

    LEATHER E5: Ben

    Ben has a love story that sounds like it’s straight out of a R-rated Disney movie.

    • 20 min
    LEATHER E4: Pup Yoshi

    LEATHER E4: Pup Yoshi

    Meet contestant Yoshi: a gold star gay, he's in a polyamorous relationship with his husband, and he's the only Asian American competing this year.

    • 17 min
    LEATHER E3: Jose

    LEATHER E3: Jose

    A profile episode of contestant Jose: a National Guard veteran and father of two. Jose’s an advocate for more Latinos becoming involved in the leather community.

    • 17 min
    LEATHER E2: Spike

    LEATHER E2: Spike

    Spike says he can kick your ass and do your makeup. He's one of the contestants vying for the title of Mr. LA Leather 2018.

    • 15 min
    LEATHER E1: Mr. L.A. Leather 2018

    LEATHER E1: Mr. L.A. Leather 2018

    11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Mgchuk ,

I love both seasons of this podcast so much!

I hope you never stop finding stories to tell!! You are a great story teller and your stories are so compelling. Thank you for what you do!!

AdamsInTheatre ,

Inventive Reporting / Season 1 Review

These journalists worked hard and fast to problem solve around covering such a niche competition with cutting lossess and huge audition pools. They turn the mic on themselves to show this work in a quirky and home-feeling way so in our moments without contestants to care about, we care about James and his team to figure out the logistics of the podcast. I was so glad when I discovered the last episodes of Season 1 were considerably longer not because of a sudden shift to granular, long-form reporting: they decided to give time to let us hear the pianists of the competition. We got moments to really hear these artists. As a consumer, I wish I could have known the inflated timestamps where because of beautiful music because I did become weary of finishing the season. But I am here to say that if you also have that worry, let it go. The show just let's us take in new information about the world of the story with beautiful, beautiful music that you can passively enjoy or actively engage.

Great job, y'all!

LittleELK27 ,

It's OK but needs sound work

I really want to like this. The concept is cool and the idea of learning about classical competition is fascinating... but I'm just kind of bored by the presentation

edit: season 2 is fun and engaging, though I'm a little concerned by the hosts responses to some of the kinks, etc discussed (did they have NO idea what this community is about?) I really did not appreciate their complete writing off of contestents during the final either.
But ABOVE ALL there needs to be an improvement in the sound quality. I frequently have to push my volume WAY up when anyone else is talking and then rush to drop it before the hosts come back and blow out my eardrums. Half the questions the contestants were asked on stage I couldn't hear

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