105 episodes

A super-gay podcast by super-gay singer-songwriter Mary Lambert about bipolar disorder, queer relationships, and body love. And poems. And farts.

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    • 4.9 • 330 Ratings

A super-gay podcast by super-gay singer-songwriter Mary Lambert about bipolar disorder, queer relationships, and body love. And poems. And farts.

    S4 E2: Codependency & Friendship

    S4 E2: Codependency & Friendship

    Mary kicks off the first full solo episode with an intimate exploration of codependency, friendship, desirability, and how the last few months have been since the separation. Back on the pod: lies, obsessions, and a poem by Marie Howe.

    • 39 min
    S4 E1: New Beginnings, Kindnesses, and Nicola Salmon

    S4 E1: New Beginnings, Kindnesses, and Nicola Salmon

    Join Mary in the new season of the podcast as she hosts for the first time on her own. Wyatt and Mary interview Nicola Salmon about fat positive fertility, and Mary reads a poem by Aracelis Girmay.

    • 35 min
    S3 E15: Mary & Wyatt Talk Israel & Palestine

    S3 E15: Mary & Wyatt Talk Israel & Palestine

    Great news -- Mary & Wyatt still have a podcast! But a bunch of terrible things are happening in the world. Auntie M. & Papa W. settle in at the dining room table to catch up on the last couple of months and talk about how the world is responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. They talk about maintaining your humanity & humility in the face of horrific events and how they are struggling to do both. Also on the agenda: Mary's film is eligible for an Oscar no...

    • 1 hr 46 min
    S3 E14: Unions, Real Housewives, and Non-Binary 'Staches

    S3 E14: Unions, Real Housewives, and Non-Binary 'Staches

    Wyatt and Mary snuggle up on the couch for a conversation about everything from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to the cost of college and—surprise, surprise—complaining about Republicans. They also spend some time talking about the power of platitudes and how good we are at tricking ourselves into tolerating icky situations. Also on the agenda: Turnip’s emotional manipulation and poems by Robbie Q. Telfer, Jane Mead, and Uma Menon.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    S3 E13: These Barbies Hit the Vape Pen

    S3 E13: These Barbies Hit the Vape Pen

    Mary and Wyatt pause Vanderpump Rules long enough to record the podcast. They talk about their obsession with this generation's greatest reality show and then move on to a discussion of their shifting relationship with substances... namely weed. They also talk about the Barbie movie, which they thought was... pretty good. Also on the agenda: Gay or Straight? and poems by Shelby Handler and Brandon Shimoda.Click here for a transcript of this episode.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    S3 E12: Unhinged Family Hour with Wyatt's Cis-Brained Sister Joy

    S3 E12: Unhinged Family Hour with Wyatt's Cis-Brained Sister Joy

    Come one, come all to the family hang of the century! Wyatt's sister Joy joins us for a rollercoaster of a conversation about mental health, politics, and gay stuff. Also on the agenda: Absolution Hour and poems by Bernadette Mayer and Jennifer Nelson. Click here for a transcript of this episode.

    • 2 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

lana27272 ,

Vulnerable and Honest

Solo Mary feels like a 30 minute poem and I am all about it! Thanks for such vulnerability and honesty--it's truly what we need in this world. It's what I needed to listen to today.

LR5058$$ ,

Can’t Get Enough!

Started listening in 2020 and always find myself coming back to your podcast to check in! The connection the two of you have gives me butterflies and your content is always very educational and informative yet has humor to keep things light. Love you guys forever 🥰

EnbyNik ,

I love you both Wyatt & Mary!!!!

I just finally got caught up on all the episodes start to finish! I just love y’all so much! I listen to you guys while I’m working makes my days go faster. I’m an USPS mail carrier so I get to spend my days “with” you. Lol. Y’all have helped me so much!!! Thank you for what you guys do!!! Much love from Ohio!

❤️Dani

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