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You're Making It Worse

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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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Listener Q&A

January 27th, 2022


Today's episode is another fun, guest-free Q&A edition in which the guys get to tackle some pressing questions from the listeners, even one about poppers and pussies that nearly makes two thirds of your hosts pass …

Chigs Parmar

January 20th, 2022


If you've been waiting to hear Brent fangirl out like that gif of an anime character shooting hearts out of her eyes, then today's your day! Because we are joined The Great British Baking Show heartthrob Chirag "Chigs" …

Danielle Perez

January 13th, 2022


Comedian Danielle Perez brings her infectious Valley Girl vibes to the show this week and tells the story behind her viral moment on The Price Is Right. Then, when it comes to their music-listening habits, are your …

Carly Usdin

January 6th, 2022


Filmmaker and director Carly Usdin rings in the new year with the guys, explaining their journey to the director's chair as well as their journey to courtside seats at WNBA games at the Arena. Plus, trans 

Kevin Zak

December 23rd, 2021


Kevin Zak, actor, playwright and maker of memes, details his journey from the stage to the 'gram, where he pays tribute to Murder She Wrote, Disney …

Sophie Santos

December 16th, 2021


Sophie Santos, author of The One You Want to Marry, joins the guys to talk about life as a teenage lesbian pageant queen in Montgomery, Alabama (and beyond). Then, the guys look at the stars of new trashy reality show 

Kelly Hudson

December 9th, 2021


Horndog and host of What Are You Into Kelly Hudson brings some sex positivity to the show this week, even soliciting H. Alan's confession that he …

Matt Bellassai

December 2nd, 2021


Writer, comedian and Unhappy Hour podcast host Matt Bellassai joins the guys just in time to spread the joy...of complaining! Then, Brent teaches us about the LGBTQ+ state of affairs in Japan, and it's not great! But …

Jo Firestone

November 18th, 2021


It's hard to imagine, but there's literally zero possibility of you disliking comedian (and every senior citizen's favorite stand-up comedy teacher) Jo Firestone! Be sure and count how many St. Louis references are made …


November 11th, 2021


RuPaul's Drag Race legend, Broadway bombshell, and activist Peppermint joins the guys to talk about balancing a life on stage, on screen, and perhaps …

Josef Jasso

November 4th, 2021


This week, the guys are joined by legendary photographer Josef Jasso! They talk with him about his extravagant winter coat, his fashion shoots (the weirder, the better, he says!) and what it's like working with some …

Omar Torres

October 28th, 2021


Therapist Omar Torres joins the guys to encourage you to acknowledge your mental health! Because, as we always say at You're Making It Worse, being gay is hard sometimes! Plus, Superman's son is bisexual now (ok!) and …

Dylan Marron

October 14th, 2021


This week, Renaissance man Dylan Marron joins the guys to bring some levity to the darkest recesses of The Internet. Then, why is Dave Chappelle seemingly obsessed with doing material about trans women? Is it all for …

Alan’s Audible Podcast ’The Murder of Robert Wone"

October 7th, 2021


No guest this week, but the guys have plenty to talk about. Liz Cheney finally gets behind gay marriage only seven years after her sister got hitched, so...thank you? Plus, H. Alan dishes on his new Audible podcast The …

Joe Castle Baker

September 30th, 2021


Joe Castle Baker joins the guys to talk about Tiktok, his dramatic coming out at theater camp and everything in between. But most importantly, wait until the end when he drops the bombshell of who his mom is! Plus, the …

Shakina Nayfack

September 23rd, 2021


Shakina Nayfack -- actress, writer, activist and overall oracle of light -- joins the guys to talk about her vagina (and other stuff). Plus, Brent explains "hate raids" against queers on Twitch. And H. Alan explains …

Charles Busch

September 16th, 2021


Charles Busch, low key star of stage and screen (for real), joins the guys to talk about his new film, his *literal* legacy, and getting to work with …

Nik Ruckert

September 9th, 2021


Howard Stern Show writer Nik Ruckert joins the guys to make a case for why his boss is the ultimate ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and why …

Tien Tran

September 2nd, 2021


Tien Tran, future star of How I Met Your Father and BFF-to-be of Hillary Duff, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to pay tribute to the microaggression that birthed a TRULY ICONIC Instagram handle. Then your hosts share …

Robby Hoffman

August 26th, 2021


Robby Hoffman joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to explain her transition from sheltered Hasidic Jew to comedian, mountain climber, and mortal nemesis of "that bitch Carrie." Then, a fifth grade teacher throws a tantrum in …

Jake Cohen

August 19th, 2021


Jew-ish author (and Jewish person) Jake Cohen is the gay chef, cookbook author and TikTok king you need to know, and the very best person to introduce babka to Brent (Eliot and Alan are already QUITE familiar). Also, …

Listener’s UNHINGED Questions

August 12th, 2021


In today's episode, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan take listener questions in a Q&A that touches on everything from Jägermeister bombs to football fumbles to the promises of Brent's upcoming Senatorial run. And LA's …

Brian Moylan

August 5th, 2021


Writer Brian Moylan joins the guys from across the pond to talk about all things Real Housewives. FREE ERIKA JAYNE! Plus, DaBaby hates DaHomos and it's DaBackfiring. And attention all bottoms! Class is in session...and …

Sara Schaefer

July 29th, 2021


Comedian Sara Schaefer joins the guys to talk about the inability to "hang" with other comics, and why queer outcasts can relate. Plus, President Biden helps make PrEP covered by all health insurance plans under …

Leah McSweeney

July 22nd, 2021


COPY: Real Housewife of New York Leah McSweeney joins the guys to explain why joining the cast has changed her POV on gay dudes, and why both George …


July 15th, 2021


Freckle -- gender fluid "tragedy actress" -- joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about their adventures in Hollyweird, including getting memed to …

Brooke Van Poppelen and Andrea Wallace

July 8th, 2021


Side Work podcasters Brooke Van Poppelen and Andrea Wallace join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about life on the front lines...of the service industry, and why you never want to get on the bad side of a …

Gabe González

July 1st, 2021


Gabe González‏ -- comedian, Queerty podcaster and trivia host -- joins the guys to figure out How to Do Pride, including sniffing poppers at Target IF THAT'S YOUR THING NO JUDGMENT. And congrats to newly out NFL star …

Paul Scott

June 24th, 2021


Legendary activist Paul Scott joins the guys to talk about his work with the cannabis movement, his advocacy for HIV/AIDS patients, and leading LA …

Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin

June 17th, 2021


Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin of Gayest Episode Ever join the guys to talk about the queerest TV, both intentional and not, including The Golden Girls …

Alaska Thunderfuck

June 10th, 2021


Drag legend Alaska Thunderfuck (winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) rejoins the guys this week (that's right, REPEAT GUEST!) to talk about …

Daniel & Matthew Scott Montgomery

June 3rd, 2021


Actors and gay twins Daniel and Matthew Scott Montgomery talk Goosebumps, "twin brain," and the joy of haunted houses. And with this year's New York Pride March banning officers in uniform, can the city count on …

Max Jenkins

May 27th, 2021


Max Jenkins of Special and Dead to Me joins the guys to spill alllllll the tea about Debra Messing. You heard it here first: SHE'S NORMAL! Colby …

Big Dipper and Meatball

May 20th, 2021


Big Dipper and Meatball of Sloppy Seconds join the guys to talk Trisha Peytas, OnlyFans, and the grossest game of Rock Paper Scissors IN GAY HISTORY! …

Joanna Bradley

May 13th, 2021


Comedian and SNL writer Joanna Bradley joins the guys to break down lesbian tee shirts and wax nostalgic about Ellen Degeneres' forgotten classic …

Matthew Solomon

May 6th, 2021


Caitlyn Jenner: deeply problematic governor-elect or, as Brent puts it, "dumb athlete?" Plus, actor Matthew Solomon (star of the recent horror …

Caleb Hearon

April 29th, 2021


Caleb Hearon, comedian and former bodyguard to Aaron Carter, talks about erforming stand-up for Drew Barrymore, his bisexual frat bro era, and why …

Rashida Sheedz

April 22nd, 2021


In a week that shook gay Twitter to its core, notoriously virginal former Bachelor Colton Underwood came out...with another reality show! But this …

Mark S. King

April 15th, 2021


Journalist, activist and survivor Mark S. King joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about his experience living with HIV, and how he's managed to navigate it all just by being a smartass. Then, the war on transgender …

David Odyssey

April 8th, 2021


Queer astrologist David Odyssey breaks down everything you need to know about star signs, tarot and akashic readings, which, as it turns out, is NOT …

Jay Jurden

April 1st, 2021


Actor and comedian Jay Jurden joins Brent, Eliot and Alan to discuss life, love, theater auditions and NYC stand up! Then, the guys wade into the craziness surrounding Lil Nas X's new music video, Montero. But the best …

Laci Mosley

March 25th, 2021


Scam Goddess host and A Black Lady Sketch Show star Laci Mosley joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about the ultimate con artists. But more …

Jared Goldstein

March 18th, 2021


Comedian Jared Goldstein joins the guys to talk about life as a BROADWAY BABY (and, years later, a casualty of Quibi). Plus, you should really see …

Freddy McConnell

March 11th, 2021


Freddy McConnell, subject of the documentary Seahorse, joins the guys to talk about the joys of parenthood as a pregnant trans man. Also, in a big week for cookies, Oreos and Nilla Wafers both take a stand for trans …

Lady Bunny

March 4th, 2021


Drag icon Lady Bunny joins us from New York to talk politics, cancel culture, and the history of Wigstock which COULD see a return in 2021! Plus, a …

Oscar Montoya

February 25th, 2021


Bless the Harts’ Oscar Montoya joins us (complete with a ‘Cheetah Girls’ Zoom background) to talk about Disney gays and his three, count em THREE, …

Mary Beth Barone

February 18th, 2021


Mary Beth Barone joins us from the UK, where she indulges the guys with stories of her days as a 14-year-old George W. Bush stan! Also, after …

Alex English

February 11th, 2021


Alex English joins the guys to talk Trader Joe's dumplings, the cult of OnlyFans, and the dangers of being on GWB: Grindr while Black. Plus, Megyn …

Sam Taggart and George Civeris

February 4th, 2021


Sam Taggart and George Civeris of the podcast Straightio Lab join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to break down "hetero culture," from Skechers and …

Ashley Bezgin

January 28th, 2021


In an (unintentionally) very musical episode, comedian Ashley Bezgin joins the guys to talk about how her college a cappella group APC Rhythm -- …

Gideon Glick

January 21st, 2021


TONY Award nominee Gideon Glick (Spring AwakeningTo Kill A Mockingbird) joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan and manages to NOT ONCE disparage Come From Away. Plus, now that Gays Over Covid has gone mainstream, has the …

Cameron Esposito

January 14th, 2021


Cameron Esposito, on a study break from divinity school, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about how a social media diet has gotten her through …

Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger

January 7th, 2021


Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger return to the pod to promote their Law & Order: SVU recap podcast That's Messed Up, only to learn from H. Alan about …

Andrew Law

December 24th, 2020


In the final show of the year, the guys are joined by The Good Place writer Andrew Law...AND HE WILL TASE YOU! Plus, the guys pay tribute to the history of the lesbian potluck. And what do Brent, Eliot and H. Alan want …

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon

December 17th, 2020


Drag Race royalty BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about their holiday special, somehow including several …

Alyssa Limperis

December 10th, 2020


Yes, Alyssa Limperis has accrued tons of fans and followers with her original characters, but can she do the impossible: make Brent embrace Greek …

Tony Rodriguez

December 3rd, 2020


Spanish Aqui Presents host Tony Rodriguez joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about Latinx comedy, the Cuban American boner for Trump, and his drag transformation from "Scruffia Vergara" to @barbafella. Plus, Harry …

Zach Noe Towers

November 19th, 2020


Zach Noe Towers joins the guys this week to talk about clinical depression, garlic festivals and the art of the tight butthole. Also, now that a …

Grace Kuhlenschmidt

November 12th, 2020


Trump who?! The guys celebrate the defeat of 45 for the benefit of the queer community and humanity in general. Then, TikTok queen Grace Kuhlenschmidt does her best to explain TikTok to Brent, Eliot and H. Alan. And …

Dan St. Germain

November 5th, 2020


Comedian and longtime straight friend of the guys Dan St. Germain joins to talk about his experimental phase in theater school ...and other stuff, …

Kerri Doherty

October 29th, 2020


Kerri Doherty of the Golden Girls recap podcast Out on the Lanai re-joins her co-host H. Alan Scott (and his friends Brent and Eliot) for a crossover …

John Hartman

October 22nd, 2020


What was Brent James Sullivan REALLY like in college? Comedian, screenwriter and fellow "Harvard of the midwest" University of Michigan alumni John …

Thorgy Thor

October 15th, 2020


Although "infectious" might not be the best word to use these days, it certainly applies to RuPaul's Drag Race royalty Thorgy Thor, who joins the …


October 8th, 2020


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan chat with Brandon Graeter, better known as meme king and Instagram storyteller @petshopboy who hosts his own podcast The B List. Then, the guys talk about Eric Trump's including HIMSELF as part …

Beth Stelling

October 1st, 2020


Comedian and "Girl Daddy" Beth Stelling joins the guys to talk about her new HBO Max special...until she's derailed by the pod's first Zoom bomb! And later, is it really a big deal for a teacher to put up a rainbow flag …

Isaac Mizrahi

September 24th, 2020


Isaac Mizrahi, iconic fashion designer and "King of the Jews," joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about wigs vs. wiglets, 90's supermodels and …

Pat Regan

September 17th, 2020


Pat Regan of Seek Treatment joins the guys to talk about the zen/chaos of Two Dots, gay boy worship of female elementary school teachers, and the …

Paris Sashay

September 3rd, 2020


Comedian and "new gay" Paris Sashay joins the guys to talk about the essence of soft doms, her elaborate eyeglasses collection, and why she wasn't …

Michelle Buteau

August 27th, 2020


Michelle Buteau -- comedian, actress and self-described "Black mom with good knees" -- joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan from home where she's quarantined with her husband and almost-illegally-adorable twin tots Hazel and …

Neil McNeil

August 20th, 2020


This week, the guys welcome TV writer Neil McNeil to delve into the queer side of geek culture, including how Buffy helped him come out! Then, Brent, …

Leo Richardson

August 13th, 2020


This week, the guys are joined by TV writer and native Brit Leo Richardson, making him our first "international" guest! [Disclaimer: the interview was recorded in early 2020 before "recording in a studio" was just a …

Michelle Collins

August 8th, 2020


The uproariously funny Michelle Collins of Sirius FM and the podcast Midnight Snack chats with the guys about a smorgasbord of topics, from the …

Mano Agapion

July 30th, 2020


Mano Agapion of Drag Her, the Drag Race podcast he co-hosts with Nicole Byer, joins the guys to talk all things RPDR. Who would host if RuPaul …

John Flynn and Mark Rennie

July 23rd, 2020


John Flynn and Mark Rennie of the podcast Two Old Queens join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about their system for rating movies by inherent "gayness," and the Muppets place higher than you might expect! (Listen …

Bryan Rucker

July 16th, 2020


Comedian, writer and Jeopardy! contestant Bryan Rucker gives you the lowdown on all things Trebek and asks if any of the co-hosts could stand a …

Brandon Kyle Goodman

July 9th, 2020


Brandon Kyle Goodman -- writer, actor, and accidental Instagram activist -- joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about becoming the de facto authority on societal consciousness in the age of Black Lives Matter and why …

Franchesca Ramsey

July 2nd, 2020


Franchesca Ramsey -- actress, comedian, writer, author, and forever our YouTube Queen -- joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about growing up a POF ("person of Florida"), conspiracy theories about fireworks, and why …

Evan Ross Katz

June 25th, 2020


Evan Ross Katz, writer and host of the podcast Shut Up Evan, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about a potpourri of gay (and gay adjacent) pop …

Zach Stafford

June 18th, 2020


Zach Stafford, former editor of The Advocate and ACTUAL employee of Grindr, talks the guys to talk about The Big Issues: white gays' racism, Instagays using Black Lives Matter for thirst traps, and the joy of being …

Judy Gold

June 11th, 2020


Judy Gold, pioneering comedian and tall lesbian, joins the guys to talk about everything in her wheelhouse: Jewish mothers, politics, gay parenting, …


June 4th, 2020


It only took a couple of years to get here, but in this week's centesimal, guest-free episode, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan take YOUR questions. Plus, Brent devises bona fide trivia about his co-hosts with questions …

Mae Martin

May 28th, 2020


Comedian Mae Martin of Netflix's Feel Good joins the guys from across the pond to talk about post-breakup friendships, European audiences vs. Canadian audiences, and her very special Hocus Pocus-inspired sex dream. …

Larry Owens

May 21st, 2020


Larry Owens is our first ever Pulitzer Prize-winning guest! Okay, the award technically went to the play Strange Loop, of which he is the breakout …

Lauren Lapkus

May 14th, 2020


Lauren Lapkus, actress, comedian and the Queen of Podcasts, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk Star Wars, bad improv, and life on the Big Bang Theory set. (SPOILER ALERT: Mayim Bialik is nice!) Also, as Coronavirus …

Megan Gailey

May 7th, 2020


Comedian and Indiana Pacers fanatic Megan Gailey joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about SPORTS, a conversation that goes a lot longer than you'd think! Don't worry -- they also talk about Geena Davis: Olympic …

Danny Pellegrino

April 30th, 2020


Danny Pellegrino of everyone's favorite podcast Everything Iconic becomes the podcast's first return guest! Brent, Eliot and H. Alan cover a potpourri of Iconic topics with Danny, from Meghan McCain's wardrobe and the …

Naomi Smalls

April 23rd, 2020


Naomi Smalls, RuPaul's Drag Race All Star, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk life under quarantine for a global drag superstar. After the Drag …

Dr. Eric Cervini

April 16th, 2020


Dr. Eric Cervini, LGBTQ historian and author of The Deviant's War, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to discuss Queer Studies 101. Also, does Coronavirus feel eerily familiar to the queer community? Is it a coincidence …

Irene Tu

April 9th, 2020


Comedian Irene Tu joins the guys from her car after driving from LA to Oakland, where her mom insisted she return after having mild Corona symptoms, so obviously WE STAN IRENE'S MOM! And a recent study finds that having …


April 2nd, 2020


The boys are back in their second episode under quarantine (except for Eliot went to Target for dog treats like an IDIOT). This week, Brent, Eliot, …


March 26th, 2020


In the midst of a global pandemic, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan practice social distancing, using Skype to share how they're hanging in there amid Coronavirus madness. And the host with the most panic diarrhea may surprise …

Davis Mallory

March 12th, 2020


Gay country music with a dance bend: couldn't be done? Think again and meet Davis Mallory, country singer/songwriter and MTV's Real World: Denver …

Rachel Scanlon

March 5th, 2020


We stan a butch queen: comedian Rachel Scanlon, who gets real about domesticity, farting etiquette, and why lesbians can't seem to lock down their …


February 27th, 2020


We love drag queen Meatball SO much! She'll make you laugh, she'll make you cry, and then she'll make you laugh again, louder this time. Whether you …

Ever Mainard

February 20th, 2020


Comedian Ever Mainard joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about life as a mascot, her journey in queer haircuts, and what it was like to be publicly outed BY HER HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER in rural Texas. Also, the guys …

Danny Franzese

February 13th, 2020


Mean Girls' Danny Franzese CAN sit with us, and he does, catching us up on Brooklyn vs. Florida, life after Mean Girls, and single-handedly launching …

Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard

February 6th, 2020


Julie Goldman and Brandy Taylor of the podcast Dumb Gay Politics join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about the 2020 election from the perspective …

Tony Soto

January 30th, 2020


Tony Soto, the premier drag queen of the east side of Los Angeles, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about why cats ruin hookups, how being HIV can be funny, and why his first drag name Zandra was retired almost …

Cecily Strong

January 23rd, 2020


SNL's gayest hetero cast member Cecily Strong joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about queer sketch comedy, being the child of divorce, Erika Jayne, Grease 2, and beloved FBI profiler Candice DeLong. The guys also …

Zeke Smith

January 16th, 2020


Is TikTok making it harder for LGBTQ+ users to post? Also, what is TikTok and are you officially old? Then, Zeke Smith joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan …

Drew Droege

January 9th, 2020


Now that over 50 LGBTQ+ women of note have come together to endorse Elizabeth Warren, is she on the road to becoming the gays' nominee of choice? And what does that mean for Mayor Pete? Then, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan …

Nori Reed

January 2nd, 2020


We couldn't let the decade end without touching on the hilarious, explicitly 2019 mishap when everyone thought Billy Dee Williams was gender fluid …

Todd Masterson

December 19th, 2019


Now that Chik Fil-a is, like, "okay" with gays or whatever, is it time to reconsider the fast food chain? Then, comedian Todd Masterson of @gayfatfriend joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about his brilliantly funny …

Ify Nwadiwe

December 12th, 2019


Students at a California Catholic high school recently staged a walkout in support of a student systematically separated from her girlfriend BY THE …

Will Miles and Giulia Rozzi

December 5th, 2019


In a new poll, Americans were asked if they're ready for a gay president, and the answer ...will probably not surprise you. You should still listen, …

Max Emerson

November 21st, 2019


In a Bush-era throwback, VP Mike "Daddy" Pence is celebrating the Trump administration's "faith-based" move to make it harder for LGBTQ people to adopt children. Um, OK BOOMER. Then, in a wildly unlikely booking, this …

Dave Holmes

November 14th, 2019


In a world seemingly filled with "corporate pride," where does Kellogg fall in combining Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats and Corn Flakes into one megamix cereal meant to …

Emily Faye & Paige Weldon

November 7th, 2019


First, the guys discuss a recent study revealing that drivers for ride sharing apps are way more likely to cancel on a passenger if a rainbow emoji appears in their profile. And don't worry, they're also racist! Then, …

Joselyn Hughes

October 31st, 2019


After Pope Francis met with "LGBTQ-affirming priest" Father James Martin, are Catholics less likely to be weird around gays? Then, comedian, writer, …

Ian Harvie

October 24th, 2019


So Ellen <3's George W. Bush, but the guys aren't so quick to go in for that group hug. Then, pioneering comedian Ian Harvie talks to Brent, Eliot and H. Alan about what it was like to be openly trans onstage in the …

Travis Irvine

October 17th, 2019


First things first, the guys download the LGBTQ Town Hall, including whether or not Elizabeth Warren's stand-up routine was genuinely splintering (or …

Jon Gabrus

October 10th, 2019


Just before leaving office, Republican Wisconsin congressman, Real World: Boston alum, and father of NINE Sean Duffy had his drop the mic moment by …

Ilana Glazer

October 3rd, 2019


Brent, Eliot and H. Alan break down why Corey Johnson, an openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council, has proposed a reversal on the ban of conversion therapy. Then, Broad City star (and Eliot's younger sister) …

Lane Moore

September 26th, 2019


Jennifer Natalya Pritzker is an American investor, philanthropist, veteran, and billionaire. She's also a registered Republican and Trump voter. But it's as a transgender woman where Jennifer is  -- gasp! -- SHOCKED by …

Greta Titelman

September 19th, 2019


So do the guys FINALLY like Taylor Swift, now that she's actually pushing the Equality Act on the White House? And can you believe Brent doesn't know who Lizzo is? Then, Greta Titelman of Los Espookys and the podcast …

Kalen Allen

September 12th, 2019


Once again, Kevin Hart has managed to piss off the LGBTQ community by asking Lil Nas X why it was so important that he tell the world he was gay. ...Sigh. Then, Ellen Show correspondent Kalen Allen talks to Brent, Eliot …

Jade Catta-Preta

September 5th, 2019


After the head of a chapter of the Log Cabin Republican throws in the towel thanks to Trump, we ask: what could POSSIBLY be left to keep gay …

Guy Branum

August 29th, 2019


With police using entrapment on gay dudes having sex in a public park in Washington DC, at what point does a "raid" start to feel like something more …

Andrew Ti

August 22nd, 2019


Tinder will now warn you before entering a country where being queer could land you in jail (or worse), which is both *wildly* innovative and …

Paula Pell

August 15th, 2019


Jafar. Ursula. Scar. What do they all have in common? They're GAY...or are they? Then, Wine Country star and longtime SNL writer Paula "Nana Homo" …

Billie Lee

August 8th, 2019


Republican lawmakers are pushing Amazon to reissue books on gay conversion therapy. As H. Alan's license plate reads: UGH WHY??? Then, outspoken …

Dewayne Perkins

August 1st, 2019


Is there a chance in hell that Brent's favorite homophobe, Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, warmed up to the gays before his death? Then, comic Dewayne Perkins chats with Brent, Eliot and H. Alan about being …

Fortune Feimster

July 25th, 2019


The guys "kick off" the episode congratulating the National Women's Soccer League, a team of international champions made up of many queer women, …

Ed Droste

July 18th, 2019


Is it cute when two guys fall in love through their love of chasing tornadoes? The guys discuss. Then, Ed Droste of the band Grizzly Bear joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk Bernie Bros, his LiveJournal days, and the …

Charles Rogers and Casey Jane Ellison

July 11th, 2019


First, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan debate whether or not a bullied kid's parents should take matters into their own hands when the school refuses to get …

Lucas Hazlett

July 4th, 2019


First, the guys discuss just how the battle for abortion rights affect LGBTQ Americans. Then, American Princess actor (and self-proclaimed "Gay Black Jew") Lucas Hazlett joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about …

Abbi Jacobson

June 27th, 2019


First, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan give their take on Drag Queen Storytelling Hour and the Fox News segment that puts a target on its studded, sparkly back. Then, Broad City's Abbi Jacobson joins to talk about her journey …

Tommy Do

June 20th, 2019


So Filipino president (and Trump-loving kook) Rodrigo Duterte claims he was gay until he was "cured" by getting married to a woman. ...WUT? Then #Instagay-skewering actor/comedian Tommy Do joins the guys to sniff out …

Trixie Mattel

June 13th, 2019


GLAAD's annual Studio Responsibility Index is out to report on LGBTQIA representation on screen. Who passed, who failed, and does representation …

Lizzy Cooperman

June 6th, 2019


War Paint, a new brand of makeup for men" leads the guys to chat about the world of cosmetics for dudes. DO YOU EVEN BLEND, BRO? Then, comedian and writer Lizzy Cooperman joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about …

Ryan O'Connell

May 30th, 2019


If President Trump tweets about ending HIV with widespread Truvada distribution but it's all secretly an initiative for big pharma, did it ever really happen? Then, Ryan O'Connell, writer, creator and star of the …

Julieanne Smolinski

May 23rd, 2019


Can gay jokes age well? Brent, Eliot and H. Alan guys ask: (Chandler voice) could Friends BE more homophobic? Then, Grace & Frankie writer -- and …

Ramin Setoodeh

May 16th, 2019


Is the idea of "gay death at 30" still...funny? Was it ever? Now what if it's a FUNERAL-THEMED 30th birthday party? (True story!) Then, gay journalist Ramin Setoodeh talks about the queer appeal of The View as revealed …

Brandy Barber and Lyle Friedman

May 9th, 2019


Did you know that, in 29 states, you can get fired for being gay? Or that you could be denied housing? It's true! Federally speaking, sexual …

John Polly

May 2nd, 2019


Can toxic masculinity be gay? Inspired by Gabe's (John Cameron Mitchell) cruel mistreatment of his fat employee Annie (Aidy Bryant) on the show Shrill

Mo Welch

April 26th, 2019


Congrats to Lori Lightfoot, the first Black, lesbian mayor of Chicago and the guys' new fave. Then, Mo Welch, comedian, illustrator and author of How to Die Alone, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan talks about her …

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 -- zaddy, mary, kween -- and whether or not the Alyssa Edwards-inspired tongue pop is past its prime. Then, Marquita Robinson, writer for GLOW, You'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 …

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


My Favorite Murder's Georgia Hardstark nerds out with fellow true crime aficionados Brent and H. Alan, while Eliot conflates JonBenet, pineapples, and more

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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 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 …


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 …

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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