128 episodes

Craig MacNeil chats with the leading lights of queer culture, filmmakers, sex workers, artists, designers, musicians and pop culture icons.

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Craig MacNeil chats with the leading lights of queer culture, filmmakers, sex workers, artists, designers, musicians and pop culture icons.

    120: Jackie Beat!

    120: Jackie Beat!

    Jackie joined Craig via satellite to talk growing up gay in Arizona, the magical stink of Squeezebox, breaking a decade-plus bout of self-imposed celibacy, focusing on the positive, NYC in the Nineties, the joy of politics, the majesty of the drag queens commonly known as KISS, writing for Joan Rivers, the difficulty of maintaining a friendship with Roseanne Barr, Brian De Palma’s “Carrie”, knowing yourself, and much much more!

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    119: Mike Potter!

    119: Mike Potter!

    Mike visited Craig at his NYC AirBnB in July 2019 to talk creating the look of Hedwig, “Soapdish”, coat check at The Cock, Don Hill’s, the magic of Michael Schmidt & his legendary Squeezebox party, Miss Anna Gosley’s Beauty Emporium, gardening for Julie Andrews, making wigs for JT Leroy, working with John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask, Asia Argento, shooting a John Waters fashion spread in Rikers Island, Justin Vivian Bond, making the film version of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch”, living in NYC, and MORE!
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Peaches Christ! Cherry Torn! HEATHERS! (A Movie Club Sampler)

    Peaches Christ! Cherry Torn! HEATHERS! (A Movie Club Sampler)

    Enjoy a highlight reel from the HEATHERS Movie Club, featuring my guests Peaches Christ & Cherry Torn!
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    • 23 min
    118: Naomi Smalls!

    118: Naomi Smalls!

    Craig and Naomi met up in Nashville in July 2019 to talk the sweltering heat, the glamour of Fabreze, skin-care regimens, tour bus life, booty-shorts, #NOTWRKN, Twitter mishaps, Kim Chi, cute demons, “Paris Is Burning”, Otter Pops, favorite queens, kissin' time, Fireball fiascos and MORE! Also joining us is our friend in Nashville, Katie Banyay.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    117: Sapphira Cristal & Katya! (Part 2)

    117: Sapphira Cristal & Katya! (Part 2)

    Craig, social guest co-host Katya & Sapphira continue their chat and talk going vegan, discovering opera, straight tone, vibrato’n’viagra, Miss D’America, resting diva face, doing the thing you need to be doing and MORE!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    116: Sapphira Cristal & Katya! (Part 1)

    116: Sapphira Cristal & Katya! (Part 1)

    Craig & special guest co-host Katya welcome Sapphira Cristal via satellite to talk perfect pitch, homeless schooldays, sorority sister saves, carbonara complications, putin’ it out your mouth, dagger dick, proper preparation, P-town drama, rotten rumors, Perestroika, growing up in Houston, opera lust, fair wages, and MORE!
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Napawleon ,

Love Craig

He has a good calming voice. Nice interviews, interesting topics, good questions and transitions. I am going to binge listen to old episodes.

Notjoshuaaa ,

Truth

This podcast is chaotic good from all the levels of hell and I love it. Somehow it’s informative and educational?

MaggersNM ,

Calm, Clear, Insightful

Thank you for the calm and clear insights.

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