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90s Queer Subtext w/ Nayomi Reghay – Ep. 219

Did you love that queer storyline in Empire Records, or were you not watching it through rainbow-colored glasses? Comedian and writer Nayomi Reghay joins us to talk about things that felt super gay in the 90s, but probably weren’t meant to. But with such limited content that was explicitly queer, we were forced to create our own narratives. It didn’t help that every teen heartthrob looked like a soft butch, or that the lead actress in a romcom always had a female friend who only cared about her. And sure, she’s not subtext, but we just had to talk about our good friend Ro, and Nayomi is the reason why Carolyn met Rosie in the first place. We also address important questions, like, “Is making banana bread gay?” Plus, Carolyn and Melody book a couple of gaycations. And finally, we answer a question from a listener who isn’t sure if they want to have kids.

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Queer Imposter Syndrome w/ Janet Hyde – Ep. 218

FEMALE comedian Janet Hyde joins us to talk about her past struggles with self-diagnosed Queer Imposter Syndrome. Have you ever felt like you weren’t queer enough? Do lesbian cultural references have you scratching your head? Or do actual lesbians have you doubting yourself? (Shame on them!). Many people have wrestled with feeling unsure of their place in the queer community. Especially bi/pan/queer folks. And especially when first coming out. But are we holding ourselves to standards that aren’t based in reality? And what can we do to overcome those feelings of not being enough? You know, besides getting engaged to another queer person. Plus, Carolyn’s gayest thing reminds Melody of her bisexual awakening, and Melody tries to take down a bigoted two-steppin’ hot spot once and for all! Finally, we end with not one, but TWO listener questions!

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New Year’s w/ Kemah Bob – Ep. 217

New year, new, well…why does anything have to be new? Delightfully funny comedian Kemah Bob joins us to process the end of one calendar year and the start of a new one. Why are we tempted to revise and reinvent ourselves? Must you possess big journaling energy to be more present? Should you kick off the year by muting people on social media? Also, we learn about Kemah’s drag persona, their nana, and who is in their core 4, Plus, Melody reflects on the gay moments from her birthday, and Carolyn finds a way to make watching Carol even more gay. Finally, we end with a question we’re not qualified to answer about awkward public restroom confrontations.

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Birding w/ Grace Bonney – Ep. 216

The bird’s the word on this episode with author and blogger Grace Bonney. Grace’s love of watching birds is queer and contagious. So what’s the big deal about birding anyway? How can it positively affect your mental health? What’s the community like? Why does it feel so queer? Which birds seem most sapphic? Are all pigeons elder queers? We answer all these questions and nerd out about so much more. Plus, we also talk about Grace’s latest book, Collective Wisdom, and what they learned in the process of writing it. Also, find out if the omicron variant hindered Carolyn and Melody’s gayness this week. Finally, we strap in for a listener question about strap-on etiquette.

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Rainbow Rap w/ Dai Burger – Ep. 215

Not even the omicron variant could stop us from pushing out this episode about rainbow rap with the brightest artist in the game, Dai Burger! Hot off her latest release, Back in ya Mouf, Dai speaks to the importance of being true to yourself in an industry that tries to place you in pre-defined categories. Plus, she tells us about her early influences and shares her music-making process. And yes, we bring up Queen Latifah. But before we get to this uplifting interview, Carolyn and Melody get hit with COVID, hard. Though before their week took a drastic turn, they were able to share in the most joyful and gay event. Finally, we end with a question about terminology. Stay safe, vaccinated, boosted, and fabulous. Happy holigays!

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Jenna Lyons Live! – Ep. 214

It’s our first live recording in YEARS, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to dyke out with the iconic and stylish Jenna Lyons! We sat down with Jenna on December 7 at The Wing Soho in front of an audience filled with our favorite listeners.

We talk about Jenna’s experience of being outed and the learning curve that comes with coming out later in life. Plus, she tells us what changed (and what didn’t) in her business and personal relationships as a result. Also, we dive into the highlights of her expansive career at J. Crew, what she’s been up to since, and how to get her on another reality TV show. There’s also an audience Q&A, and you’ll find out just how much Melody hates the pride flag. Finally, we close the episode out with a listener question about how to get an aunt to come out of the closet.

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Cuffing Season w/ Amanda Grace Jenkins – Ep. 213

Looking to settle down with someone in time for the long, dark winter months? Amanda Grace Jenkins from HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas joins us fresh(ish) off an accelerated cuffing season experiment! But is cuffing season really a thing? Is it something that people talk about but not actually practice?When does it even start? Can dating around the holidays accelerate things especially fast? Also, we get into the behind-the-scenes of Amanda Grace’s reality show experience. Plus, Carolyn struggles to find a gayest thing beyond the few bars she parties at, and Melody finds a way to keep it gay while sick. Finally, we end on a question from a listener who wants her new squeeze to block and ex.

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Cottagecore w/ Lady Lamb – Ep. 212

Break out your crafted doily coasters and put those wildflowers in a curated arrangement of bud vases because we’re dyking out with Lady Lamb about cottagecore! What exactly is cottagecore? And do we actually know what we’re talking about? What are the expectations of a cottagecore lifestyle vs. the reality? Why doesn’t anyone talk about the raking? Take a listen and see if we convince Melody to move to the woods. And when you’re done, listen to Lady Lamb’s music (and if you’re already listening, listen some more). Also, Carolyn manages to find a new reason to talk about burlesque. Plus, Melody reviews a new and possibly camp film. Finally, we answer a question from a listener who is feeling predatory.

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Anxiety w/ Cuppie Bragg – Ep. 211

Tampa Baes fave Cuppie Bragg is on the pod to dyke out about anxiety, and we love that for us. First, we ask her to spill the tea on all the drama from her Amazon Prime docuseries. Then, we talk about living with and managing anxiety in day-to-day life. What are healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms? How does it affect our career choices? What should you know if you’re dating someone with severe anxiety? Plus, we plot a future Cubbyhole takeover. Before we get to the interview, Carolyn and Melody share what they did for Transgender Awareness Week and other gay happenings. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is frustrated with her male-dominated workplace.

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Bi Culture w/ Jen Winston – Ep. 210

If your BiFi is pinging, that’s because we’ve got writer and author Jen Winston on the pod to byke out about Bi Culture! Is bi culture actually a thing, or our we latching onto a collection of normal behaviors like cuffing pants, getting a bob, and getting comfortable in big chairs? What would a bisexual bar look like? Should cis men be at Cubbyhole? How do you know if you’re feeling internalized biphobia or straightphobia? And why aren’t pride flags sexier? We discuss all these questions as well as other themes from Jen’s new book, Greedy: Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much. Plus, Carolyn steals Melody’s identity by getting really into dancing and astrology, while Melody tries to see if there is truth to a royal fable. Finally, we end with a question about cishets, gender, and spoons.

Starter Jacket, the short story we reference in the listener question by Ever Mainard.

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