Light a candle, get into downward dog and go all zen as we bring to you yet another amazingly talented musician on this week’s episode.
We’ve been so honored to host so many incredible singer/songwriters over the years and this week is no exception as we welcome Chris Riffle to talk about everything from his creative process to singing at his own wedding to how we can get Yankee Candle to start sponsoring his career.
Here we are in Ohio, a locale where, on the one hand, we are in the minority of states without marriage equality but, on the other side of the rainbow spectrum, we just hosted the Gay Games and now sport the queerest city in the United States (Dayton?!?). How do we navigate towards equality while still retaining a sense of who we are as a community?
Well, if it is the holiday season, that can only mean one thing on This Show is So Gay! That’s right: Neda Ulaby! You can shove your mistletoe, eggnog and fruitcakes; we’ll take our favoritest NPR arts and culture reporter any Christmas you throw at us. In this, our annual yuletide chat, we cover everything from sapiosexuals to schneckosexuals to Supernatural to why you should always ALWAYS avoid the comments section.
Ken is volunteering in Chicago with a group of students this week, so here's your second chance to hear a pivotal interview.
Yes, there are a ton of issues of inequality out there, but when it comes to violence against our LGBTQ and HIV-affected brothers and sisters, we must ALL stand up and do something now because lives are *actually* being lost.
Ken is in the middle of grading papers so here's a second change to hear balls, belly-laughs, burlesque and probably a ton more b-words we can’t even think of on this most entertaining episode.
First up, comedian Erin Foley returns to bring the laughs as we gab about everything from the rocking glory of Heart, the distinct joys of audience interaction and the warm embrace of Sallie Mae. AND, our first ever So Gay Sports Segment! What?!?
So, you’re on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And Miss USA is over your back shoulder waving. And the Ronald McDonald balloon is coming up fast behind you. What do you do?!?
Well, if you are cabaret star William Blake, you put on a big gay scarf and sing the hell out of a Thanksgiving song to 22.6 million people watching around the world. And that’s just what he did and he is here to tell us all about it! So. Much. Fun!
It’s a week of giving thanks and we’re feeling oh so appreciative!
In that spirit, we welcome The Reverend Eileen Brownell, an amazing soul who Ken encountered on this year’s AIDS LifeCycle. She takes the time on this week’s episode to share her spiritual journey, to detail her incredible tale of pedaling those hundreds of miles in June and even to provide some tips for trout fishing and for making our roses thrive…literally and metaphorically.
We’re throwing ourselves into the wonderful world of comics this week and what a joyous journey it always proves to be.
Pioneering comic book creator Jeff Krell joins us to talk about his storied career with his creation Jayson. We learn a freakin TON of backstory about Jayson, his mother, his besties and his Christmas journey. And yet we barely even make a dent in Jeff’s own past, so we certainly will be having him back to dish!