You're Making It Worse

48 EpisodesProduced by You're Making It Worse

Although ​performing ​stand-up comedy ​was what initially united ​Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan over 10 years ago​, it’s their ​openness ​(​and ​sense of humor) about feeling ​totally ​lost ​and disconnected from the gay community that’s truly bonded them. ​On YMIW, ​Eliot, Brent and H. Alan get down an… read more

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Guillermo Diaz

April 18th, 2019


Is America ready for its first gay president and is "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg the guy for the job? Also, ISN'T HE DREAMY? Then, actor Guillermo Diaz (of Scandal, Girls, and the Britney Spears video for "I Wanna Go") joins …

Kevin Allison

April 11th, 2019


Did Elisabeth Hasselbeck overreact when she "began to pray" after Rosie O'Donnell insinuated she was gay in a new book about their time together on The View? Then, The Statealumnus and host of the RISK! podcast, Kevin …

Emily Heller

April 4th, 2019


This week, the guys talk about gays being disqualified from marching in parades: homophobic gaslighting or blessing in disguise? Then, comic and Barry writer Emily Heller talks about income inequality, the male gaze, …

Dan Black

March 28th, 2019


This week, the guys have a ~light chat~ about Brent's all-time favorite, number one homophobe: Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church whose members planned to protest transgender delegate Danica …

Sydnee Washington

March 21st, 2019


This week, the guys first talk about a Rider University dean who resigned in counter-protest of her school's decision to exclude a Chik Fil-A …

Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter

March 14th, 2019


First, the guys talk about a Virginia teacher who sued her school district after she was told to dress "less flamboyantly" and "more feminine," which …

Bryan Safi

March 7th, 2019


President Donald J. Trump announced that he plans to...end...HIV? The guys are like ok...? Are you sure, Donald Trump?" Then, Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about, among other …

Liza Treyger

February 28th, 2019


When The Weeknd sings about "fucking a girl straight," does that make him homophobic, arrogant or tone deaf? ("All of the above" counts.) Then, comedian Liza Treyger joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about growing …

Matt Rogers

February 21st, 2019


Is YouTube homophobic? The guys talk about recent proof that find the site's algorithm to "punish" content that uses the word "trans" in the title, thereby limiting a video's reach and the LGBTQ YouTuber's ad revenue …

Sam Kieffer

February 14th, 2019


First, the guys dive into an exhaustive New York Times profile of LGBTQ Republicans, so prepare to be #triggered, snowflakes. Then, podcast producer …

Introducing Ghosted by Roz Drezfalez

February 8th, 2019


Did you just hear that? Drag queen comedian Roz Drezfalez has a spooky new podcast on Starburns Audio about real ga-ga-ga-GHOSTS! On this preview episode you’ll meet your hostess and hear one of her eeriest personal …

Roz Drezfalez

February 7th, 2019


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan ask if gender-bending actors Keiynan Lonsdale, Nico Tortorella, and Ezra Miller are consistently hailed for their boundary-pushing style choices for any other reason besides being hot and thin. …

Patti Harrison

January 31st, 2019


If a Republican in Arizona introduces legislation to ban public school students from even TALKING about LGBTQ issues, but the law is destined to …

Rae Sanni

January 24th, 2019


This week, we celebrate Kyrsten Sinema's being sworn in as the first openly bisexual senator in US history, and if she made Mike Pence nervous when she was sworn in on a law book instead of the Bible. Then, Rae Sanni, …

Jake Weisman

January 17th, 2019


After Ellen Degeneres, one of the most recognizable LGBTQ figures in the world, gave Kevin Hart a mea culpa for his homophobic tweets, the guys ask: …

Janine Brito

January 10th, 2019


Today, Brent, Eliot, and H. Alan ask: is Ariana Grande a racist, transphobic, misogynistic homophobe? A writer at Grindr's news site Into More …

Big Dipper

January 3rd, 2019


To kick off 2019, the boys consider whether or not Kevin Hart's old homophobic tweets were worth his stepping down as host of the Oscars (but only …


December 27th, 2018


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan discuss a Pulitzer-worthy "article" from Gay Star News about a gay guy who purposely put on a ton of weight in an attempt to …

Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola

December 20th, 2018


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan discuss the case of a gay guy in New York who sued a Chelsea spa after a male masseuse tried to give him a happy ending. Did he overreact? Was he genuinely surprised? Or is he completely in the …

Max Silvestri

December 13th, 2018


The Trump administration has ONCE AGAIN asked the Supreme Court to reconsider banning transgender people from the military. The guys try to decipher this administration's obsession with targeting trans people, and why …

David Smithyman

December 6th, 2018


On today's episode, Brent and H. Alan attempt to calm Eliot after his visceral reaction to a story in the New York Times about a very rich, …

Matt McConkey

November 29th, 2018


If two girls kiss on camera and it's broadcast on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, does anyone care? As it turns out...yep. Ugh. Then, Matt McConkey of the podcast Homophiliajoins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk …

Marquita Robinson

November 15th, 2018


First, the guys talk about which gay lingo needs to be retired -- zaddymarykween -- and whether or not the Alyssa Edwards-inspired tongue pop is past its prime. Then, Marquita Robinson, writer for GLOWYou're the …

Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman

November 8th, 2018


A Star is Born continues to shine and certainly feels like the gayest event of 2018. Should we care? Do we stan for Gaga? Better yet, so we stan for …

Garrett Watts

November 1st, 2018


Should we care about STD's? You might be surprised by Brent, Eliot and H. Alan's answers. Then, influencer Garrett Watts talks about living life on …

Liza Dye

October 25th, 2018


After watching Republican senator Lindsay Graham throw a hissy fit of epic proportions at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing (and later berating Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony on Twitter), the guys debate whether or not it's fair …

Gaby Dunn

October 18th, 2018


Now that Taylor Swift is officially "political" and speaking out for gay rights -- among other causes -- should we be excited, especially since she …

Matthew Dempsey

October 11th, 2018


John Travolta: movie icon, devout Scientologist, and HUGE fan of male masseuses. But is he a closet case trolling the gay community, as Eliot sees …

Travon Free

October 4th, 2018


Grindr launched Kindr, a campaign to encourage a more inclusive atmosphere among users. Will it work? The guys investigate. Then, writer Travon Free joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about his experience as a …

Sara Benincasa

September 27th, 2018


Are Bert and Ernie MORE than just "roommates?" A gay writer for Sesame Street says that when he wrote on the show, he did so under the assumption that they were, indeed, a couple. Sesame Workshop officially said that's …

Joe Mande

September 20th, 2018


First up, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan discuss the nature of FABULOUSNESS, the focus of a book by writer Madison Moore. Just what does it mean to be …

Kara Klenk

September 13th, 2018


First, the guys weigh the pros and cons of annual gay pride celebrations around the world, which really boils down to one question: are parades THE WORST? Then, Brent, Eliot, and H. Alan all discuss the movie Book Club …

Lex, Esq.

September 6th, 2018


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan triumphantly break down an ACTUAL STUDY that details just how toxic Grindr can be for its users self-esteem. To stay on theme, Lex of YMIW's favorite blog The Problem Gays, commiserates with the …

Kiran Gandhi

August 30th, 2018


First, the guys talk about Masterpiece Cakeshop of Colorado, where Christian baker Jack Phillips refused to bake a cake for a gay couple, a case that …

Jaboukie Young-White

August 23rd, 2018


Is a Log Cabin (read: gay) Republican a bad person? What if he manages a CVS and calls the cops on a Black customer using a coupon he doesn't recognize? Because, yes, THAT JUST HAPPENED in Chicago. Next, comedian and 

Gabe Liedman

August 16th, 2018


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan ask if it's okay to be gay and eat at Chik-fil-A, the fast food chain known for donating millions to an anti-gay political …

Georgia Hardstark

August 9th, 2018


After two married dudes drunkenly beat each other up after getting smashed at Pride in Ohio, the guys ask an important question: is that...funny? Even a little bit? Then, My Favorite Murder's Georgia Hardstark nerds out …

Mamrie Hart

August 2nd, 2018


First, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan wonder if saying "fag" automatically makes a straight person homophobic, as actor Lakeith Stanfield did while "rapping in character" (ugh) in a now-deleted Instagram video. Then, …

10: Colton Haynes

July 26th, 2018


First, the guys discuss the value of IRL-intimidation-as-protest, and whether or not it would be cool to kick Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of a Taco …

9: Lena Dunham

July 19th, 2018


Eliot, the ultimate masochist, inflicts the ultimate clickbait on an unenthused Brent and H. Alan: a viral story about a 19-year-old guy who posted …

8: Louis Virtel

July 12th, 2018


The guys debate whether Grind​r's sharing of user​ data ​actually matters​ in the age of​ sex tapes and​ Cambridge Analytica​, which should …

7: Danny Pellegrino

July 5th, 2018


First, the guys disembowel the unnerving argument by the New York Times that we're living in "the age of the twink." UGH. Then, Danny Pellegrino of the podcast EVERYTHING ICONIC helps break down exactly what constitutes …

6: Sabrina Jalees

June 28th, 2018


First, the guys try to figure out who Rita Ora is, and if we should be mad at her for releasing a [terrible] anthem to bisexuality. Then, comedian …

5: Amanda Seales

June 21st, 2018


Eliot, Brent and H. Alan figure out if they like the Pope after he's nice to AT LEAST ONE gay! Then, Small Doses host Amanda Seales and the guys have a "spirited discussion" about what happens when white gay …


June 14th, 2018


Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan talk about Trump's boner for a trans ban in the military. Then, quintuple-threat Nicole Byer then joins the guys to break …


June 14th, 2018


Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan analyze their feelings about the Queer Eye reboot upon the launch of season two, including Antoni's infamous avocado controversy. Alaska Thunderfuck joins the guys to break down how and why …


June 14th, 2018


Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan assess whether Barbara Bush was good for the gays, and whether it was cruel of George and Laura to name their own daughter Barbara. Moshe Kasher joins the guys to talk about the immediate …

1: Ep 00 Who's making it worse?

June 4th, 2018


Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan, three comedians and decade-long friends, explain the premise of the podcast, in which they complain, articulate, and argue …

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