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Boxing w/ Klea Blackhurst – Ep. 162

Ding ding ding! We’re dyking out with singer and actor Klea Blackhurst about Boxing! Klea performs at the most legendary venues in New York City, but when she’s not channeling her inner Ethel Merman, she’s shadowboxing as The Belter! But how does one overcome the huge intimidation factor to get into boxing? What’s it like to train with the pros? What are some of the big misconceptions about it? We also talk about life in the city with our performance spaces closed for nearly a year, and how we’re adjusting. Plus, Carolyn goes against Melody’s wishes and talks about The Prom. And, Melody gets called out for being a creep at her local bodega. Finally, we end with a serious listener question that requires expertise that one of our co-hosts happens to have!

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Musicals w/ Mara Wilson – Ep. 161

Come on babe, why don’t we dyke out about musicals with the OG book witch, Mara Wilson (Matilda, Welcome To Night Vale)! Though good queer representation is sparse in Broadway’s history, we’ve mastered the art of relating to the gentle lads who softly pine over women. Or the leading ladies with short haircuts who made us feel weird inside before we realized why. Mara shares her early memories of musical theater that led to a lifelong admiration of the art form. We also talk about crushes, past and present, including the one that so many queer women have on Mara’s former co-star. And before we get into our topic, Carolyn and Melody give a VERY detailed review of Ammonite, including key time stamps. Plus, Hotmessbian hotties, Elliot Page, a simple plea to our listeners, and more! Finally, we end with a question about a lingering ex.

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But I’m A Cheerleader w/ Jamie Babbit – Ep. 160

This episode is a Dyke dream come true because we get to spend an hour talking to DYKON Jamie Babbit about one of the most iconic gay films of all time just before it’s big re-release! But I’m A Cheerleader is truly the gift that keeps on giving, and we get to hear from Jamie how it all came together, what it’s like to look back on it, and what has changed since its 1999 release.

We ask all our burning questions about Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall, and the answers do not disappoint. Look our for the director’s cut this December 8 with added scenes and all sorts of fun extras. Plus, we tease our take on Happiest Season, Melody reveals she’s a marketing mastermind, and Carolyn officially becomes a homeowner/homo-owner. Be sure to keep an eye out on our Patreon this week for the comprehensive Happiest Season review with past guest Erica Rose. And finally, we wrap it up with a question from a sexually frustrated listener.

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Community w/ Kristen Kaza – Ep. 159

We all want it, we all need it, but sometimes, we’re not quite sure how to find it. That’s why people like Kristen Kaza dedicate their lives to building community through events and creating “brave spaces” for LGBTQIA folks. Kristen is the party guru, event planner, and activist behind Reunion Chicago, Slo ‘Mo and more. She has worked on holding space and building events and gatherings where the LGBTQIA community can connect with, enjoy, and sometimes, challenge each other. We talk about how our communities are changing, and how COVID has shifted the way we connect. Plus, Melody implores our listeners to shed light on the Beaver festival, while Carolyn attempts to save her queer cred by binging gay movies. Finally, we answer a question from a baby gay with an adorable crush.

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Intersex w/ Maria Tridas – Ep. 158

We’re shining a much needed spotlight on the “I” in LGBTQIA with video producer/host and intersex activist Maria Tridas! Being intersex is about as common as being a natural redhead, so why is being intersex treated as a rare anomaly instead of a naturally occurring biological variation? How has our understanding of being intersex changed over the years, and how can we be better allies? What do many intersex people not even know that they’re intersex? We cover these questions and much more. Please note: Although Maria is very comfortable discussing details about their body, not all intersex individuals feel the same. This is a very personal and individual topic. Please do not assume that intersex, NB, trans folks want to or should discuss details of their bodies.

We also talk about Melody’s trip down South to see her family, make a case for gay athletes to hook up with each other, and talk up the amazing lineup for our fundraiser to save the lesbian bars! Finally, we answer a question from a listener who is considering one night stands now that her relationship has “restructured.”

Maria’s them. piece

Emily Quinn intersex Ted Talk

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Rec Leagues w/ Lindsay Boling – Ep. 157

It’s not about whether you win or lose, it’s about finding a girlfriend while you’re playing the game! At least that’s the dream on this episode about Rec Leagues with comedian and former Division I soccer player Lindsay Boling (NY Comedy Festival). Not a rec league person? Well you’re in luck, because we recorded this episode during election week. No, that doesn’t mean we talked about politics instead of our topic. It means we were drinking, so it only took so long before the conversation about team sports turned into reminiscing about MySpace and emo bands. Also, for a week filled with doom scrolling/refreshing, it managed to be VERY gay. Finally, we end with a listener question about journaling which made Melody’s day!

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Halloween w/ A Ghost – Ep. 156

It might sound like it’s just Carolyn and Melody on this haunting episode, but there’s totally a ghost there. You have to have “a gift” to hear it. Don’t believe us? Then how else would you explain the unfortunate series of events that led to us having to can an awesome interview with one of our favorite comedians? Bad audio? Not on our watch 2020! (Okay…maybe on our watch…). We’re dyking out about our favorite holiday, what makes it queer, and how we like to celebrate it. Plus, you’ll get the play-by-play of the Zoom Halloween party that Melody and Ali threw. And if that’s not enough, we spill all the stinkin’ details of our first official podcast co-host reunion since March. But don’t worry, we don’t ghost our listener question from someone who is pining over their pandemic crush.

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Getting Knocked Up w/ Mo Welch – Ep. 155

We hope you’re expecting a lot of laughs this episode, because we plan to deliver. Comedian Mo Welch (Blair, Conan) joins us to dyke out about her journey to making a baby! Come for the conversation around what it’s like to be gay while trying to get pregnant, and stay for the crazy story of Mo’s first trip to NYC with one Ali Clayton. It involves Cubby Hole, Ricki Lake, and so much more. But back to the baby thing… How do lesbians get sperm? How do you decide who carries? Does realizing your gay affect your desire to have children? Plus, we give our official U-Hauloween recap, and Melody talks about a traumatic massage that was anything but (or BUTT?) relaxing. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is worried that the woman they’re seeing might have a much higher sex drive.

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Sapphic Horror w/ Emily M. Danforth – Ep. 154

No trick and all treat, author emily m. danforth (Plain Bad Heroines, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) joins us this week to dyke out about all things sapphic and spooky. Why do “final girls” code as queer? Are queers more drawn to the horror genre in their youth? What scares us the most? Why is Melody so afraid of bees???? Plus, Emily gives us the scoop on her latest novel full of gothic mischief and oh-so-gay. We also talk about our costumes from U-Hauloween and learn more about how Ali’s mom tries to be an Ali. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is frustrated by her dating life after moving to a more urban area.

Here’s a partial list of movies and books referenced in this conversation:

Scream

Halloween

Watcher in the woods

The Town that Dreaded Sundown

It

Halloween

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Annihilation

Jennifer’s Body

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir,

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

A Line In The Dar by Melinda Lowes

The Return by Rachel Harrison

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Love w/ Amy Ordman & Jack Dodge – Ep. 153

We say love is love, but how much do we really know about love? Youtuber Amy Ordman and her Dating Straight podcast co-host Jack Dodge join us to dyke about that thing that makes existing in this world a little sweeter. Is there a shared understanding of love? How do you know if you are in love? Is it weird to not want to be in love? Is being in love worth the pain that comes with it? We rack our brains trying to answer these questions and more. Plus, Melody takes a trip to Lake Desolation and lives to tell us about it. And, Carolyn makes a dyketastic discovery about the house she’s trying to buy. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who expected more from her first intimate experiences with another woman.

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