Month: March 2022

Empathy w/ Dylan Marron – Ep. 229

This episode is for anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of mean remarks or straight up hatorade. Writer, podcaster, and comedian Dylan Marron joins us to talk about the power of empathy through lessons he’s learned by talking to the people who make nasty comments to him online. We talk about his podcast and new book with the same name, Conversations With People Who Hate Me. Plus, we break down the motivations for seeking out information about strangers who hurt us on the internet. And once you get that information, what power does it have? Also, Dylan shares his thoughts on calling haters “trolls,” shares his hopes for our listeners, attempts to explain Turtle Bay, and more! Also, Carolyn thinks she’s found the queerest place in NYC while Melody ventures to Astoria. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is having an impossible time trying to find someone to date.

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Lesbian Pop Culture w/ Jill Gutowitz – Ep. 228

Yesterday’s “uber d*ke” is today’s “it girl,” and we’ve got Jill Gutowitz (Girls Can Kiss Now) on the pod to explain how we got here. Jill holds our triggered hands and walks us through the key moments in lesbian pop culture that scarred us, and eventually freed us. How is Perez Hilton different from wishful queers? Why hasn’t Lindsay Lohan been herself? What is it about Neve Campbell’s bangs? Also, what do milfs have to do with expressing desire for physical harm? We explore these questions and more. And, if you want even more on these topics, check out Jill’s new book, Girls Can Kiss Now. If you love it, be sure to leave a positive review! Plus, both our gayest things involve music videos. And finally, we end with a question from a listener with rude-ass friends.

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TV Writing w/ Brittani Nichols – Ep. 227

We often talk about the lack of authentic and funny queer stories, and TV writers like Brittani Nichols (Abbott Elementary, Black Lady Sketch Show) are doing the work to give our community the content we crave. Hear how Brittani went from TV nerd to pitching jokes in the writer’s room. What are some challenges that TV writers face when trying to tell our stories? What’s it like to work with other queer writers? How can we get to more authentic stories? How does Brittani balance her career with social justice work? Plus, Carolyn goes back and forth on her gayest thing, while Melody leans into her Connecticut origins. Finally, we end on a listener question-ish about the Lesbian Master Doc.

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Rejection w/ Alysia Hush – Ep. 226

We hope comedian Alysia Hush felt the opposite of rejection while dyking out with us this week. Rejection is something we all face – some of us more than others. But how we deal with it makes all the difference. We talk about the differences between personal and professional rejection, how we bounce back, when we accept the L, and when to take it personally. We also talk about rejection in dating, including memorable embarrassing rejections. Plus, Melody’s gayest thing surprises Carolyn, while Carolyn runs into celesbians at Stonewall. Finally, we end with a listener question from someone in an impossibly complicated and unexpected situation.

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Knitting w/ Tyisha Berger – Ep. 225

No need to spin a yarn on this episode as we have Tyisha Berger on to enthusiastically share her passion for knitting! Why does knitting feel so queer? What do people think of it in the crafting community? What are the stereotypes and misconceptions about knitters? How do you even get started? What role does technology play in knitting. We explore these questions and also learn why the rainbow scarf that Carolyn gifted a girlfriend years ago may have doomed the relationship. Also, be sure to swing by Good Judy in Brooklyn for Ty’s craft night, or any night so you can say hi and tip generously! Plus, Carolyn explains what solidarity tassels are, while Melody makes being attacked by a dog gay. Finally, we end with question from a listener who struggles with her partner being closeted. #knittingissexy

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