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Living Authentically w/ Precious Brady-Davis – Ep. 193

Activist, speaker, and author Precious Brady-Davis joins us to share the life lessons she’s learned about living authentically, as told in her memoir, I Have Always Been Me. Precious tells us how and why she’s always lived fearlessly. She stresses the importance of finding a way to shine regardless of your circumstances. We also dyke out about manifesting the life you want, and how being true to yourself attracts love into your life. Could this conversation be any more gay??? Plus, Carolyn finds a way to bring up Ellen and Rosie, and Melody has a moral dilemma while watching a cishet man squirm. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who wants her dates to have an opinion. Is that too much to ask?

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Odd One Out w/ Carly Montag – Ep. 192

No matter where you fall on the spectrum (even you, straights), or not matter how popular you are, we’ve all had moments (or lifetimes) of being the odd one out. Comedian Carly Montag (Alone At Lunch podcast) joins us to talk about the many times she felt like an outsider amongst friend and teammates. Why was she so dedicated to wearing overalls? Also, why are people so weird to redheads? And most importantly, how was she so gay without realizing it? But all these instances of feeling different shaped her into who she is today. And that’s someone who can’t stand to be in a room with another redhead. And also a proudly out comedian and podcaster who is finally living their authentic life. When was the last time you celebrated the things that make you different? Plus, Carolyn talks about her failure to communicate with ghosts, and Melody longs for a simpler, happier time: 2015. Finally, we end on a question from a Patron about queer Chicago nightlife.

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Queer Climate Change w/ Allison Reese – Ep. 191

Is it us, or is the queer community changing more rapidly than in the past? Comedian and writer Allison Reese joins us to talk about the affects of the internet and the passing of time on our perceptions of the (Kamala Harris voice) community. Where is queer culture created? Is the infighting as bad as Twitter makes it seem? Are we being so inclusive that we’re better off just excluding cis straights? When will the meat eaters face their moment of reckoning? We also ask the very important question, “is it safe for cartoons to come out of the closet?” Plus, Carolyn and Melody try to pick their gayest moment that wrapped up a memorable pride month. And finally, we end with a question from a literal U-Hauler who is curious about co-habitation masturbation etiquette.

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Mature Women w/ Whit Washington – Ep. 190

Do you often find yourself stanning women of a certain age? You are not alone! Activist Whit Washington joins us to dyke out about their love of the older women on TV and in their life. Why are we so drawn to these ladies? Why do their shows hold up? Does it translate to dating older women IRL? Is it just a queer thing, or is it universal? Also, Whit tells us about their work in advancing rights for the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ population. And for those of you looking for a pen pal, look into Pink & Black. Plus, Carolyn and Melody talk about their epic Saturday before pride, including the dyke march and a gaymazing comedy show. Finally, we end with a question from a listener about Carolyn’s fertility journey.

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Red Flags w/ Morgan Miller – Ep. 189

Take off those rose-colored glasses because we’ve got comedian Morgan Miller (UCB) back on the pod, and we’re dyking out about red flags. What’s the different between a red flag and a dating preference? How do you reveal your own red flags? And should you call them out in others? Are queer women worse off than most when it comes to being deterred by red flags? Or is everyone just a sucker for love? We talk about all of this, plus astrological signs, healing from a traumatic breakup, and casual sex. Want more from Morgan? Check out her new podcast, Famously Dumped. Also, Carolyn and Melody find gayness in their return to in-person comedy. Finally, we end with a listener question that may as well have been written on a red flag.

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Gay 2000s w/ Grace Perry – Ep. 188

If the 2000s made you gay, you’re in good company on this episode. Writer and journalist Grace Perry (Reductress, The Onion) joins us to dyke out about the pop culture that inspired her new book The 2000s Made Me Gay. From Taylor Swift lyrics, to Mean Girls, to MTV’s Battle Of The Sexes, and so much more. You’ll get a healthy dose of aught-based nostalgia on this ep. And, we finally answer the most important question in our community: is nipple confidence a thing? Plus, find out why raccoons are homophobic! Also, Melody reveals her coveted prize from the Dyke March raffle. Finally, we end by giving some advice we RARELY give.

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Queer Porn w/ Nikki Hearts – Ep. 187

Make sure your parents are out of the house, and don’t forget to clear the cache, because we’re dyking out with adult performer and director Nikki Hearts about Queer Porn! Nikki tells us about their journey in the adult entertainment industry, and how much things have changed for the better in the past few years. We talk about why there’s so much bad porn, how to find ethical porn, and what porn genre we might be sleeping on. Plus, Nikki tells us about the new direction of their company, changing it’s name, and living more authentically. And if that’s not enough, they also give us a peek behind the squirtin’ curtain. Also, you’ll learn why Melody grew up watching the same porn as her dad. Finally, Nikki sticks around to help us with a listener question about shattered confidence in the bedroom.

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Relationship Escalator w/ Nicole Pacent – Ep. 186

Are you riding the relationship escalator? Maybe you are and don’t even know it! Actor, Writer, Podcaster, and Educator Nicole Pacent (Coming Out with Lauren and Nicole) joins us to talk about how we consciously, and subconsciously, model our relationships based on the escalator model. How does media and society shape our thinking around what makes a successful relationship? Why aren’t monogamous couples communicating the terms of their relationships like many polyamorous couples? What is the goal in any relationship? We explore these questions and many more on this thoughtful episode about love, happiness, and dying alone. Plus, Melody reveals the new competitive sport she’s taken up, while Carolyn embraces her inner hippie. Finally, we end on a question from a listener who has found her “person,” even though that person perhaps doesn’t want to be found.

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Love Addiction w/ Rivkah Reyes – Ep. 185

Might as well face it you’re addicted to (things that actually aren’t but can sometimes trick you into thinking it’s) love! Actor/Musician/Comedian/Writer/Reader Rivkah Reyes joins us to dyke out about their recovery and journey to being spiritually healthy. After years of struggling with substance abuse, they realized that there were other addictive behaviors that were more dangerous to their health and wellbeing. We talk about the different forms of love addiction and what it’s like to navigate relationships once you’re aware of it. There’s so much great information and insight into mental health in this episode, and of course, laughs along the way. Riv also shares how their past as a child actor may have contributed to normalizing unhealthy behaviors. Plus, is Rivkah’s ‘gayest thing’ THE gayest thing a guest has ever shared? Carolyn and Melody put in their best gay effort at the Dyke Cookout, but it doesn’t even compare. Finally, we end with another really difficult question from a listener who has so big decisions ahead.

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Lesbian Tastemakers w/ Diana Souhami – Ep. 184

It’s our most charming episode yet! That’s because author and celebrated biographer Diana Souhami (No Modernism Without Lesbians) joins us from the English countryside to dyke out about the lesbians who were critical to the modernist movement. Diana tells us all about the lives, lovers, and accomplishments of these tastemakers who eschewed the patriarchy and pursued their passions. And it’s juicy. We also discuss issues of identity, and how it’s both changed and remained the same over the past century. There’s so much to learn from these influential dykes, but there’s just as much to learn from our guest who writes about them. Enjoy all of the wisdom Diana offers up in this episode, from woodpecker talk to QUILTBAGs, and so much more. Plus, we reveal our gayest our of town experiences. And finally, Carolyn lets RHONY influence the way she answers this week’s listener’s question. You don’t like it? Blame Melody.

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