Kita and Anita's Happy Hour

Kita and Anita's Happy Hour

Happy Hour sees Drag Race Down Under stars and NZ nightlife legends Kita Mean and Anita Wigl'it reunite! Every Wednesday, they'll put a camp spin on the week's news and discuss the topics that matter most to the LGBT+ community - with fun, games and excuses along the way!


September 4, 2023 32 mins

Guess who's back?!

After far too long away, Kita and Anita are popping back for a bonus episode all about how not to be a dick.

The two reunite to discuss 'DMs that give the icks', people asking questions that they don't realise might be offensive, and the growing antagonism towards drag queens - all proudly bought to you by the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa. 

Check out the full 'don't be a dick getting dick' video at @burnettaote...

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She's an icon, a legend, and one of the shadiest queens you'll ever meet! That's right, Bianca Del Rio is on the podcast today in an exclusive chat about her upcoming tour to New Zealand and Australia.

She joins Anita for a chat about being professional, travelling the world, finding comedy after Covid - and shares her thought on recent Drag Race (spoilers: she doesn't watch) and if she'd ever go back again (spoilers: probably not...

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Kita and Anita are back for a special bonus episode celebrating the return of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under - and they joined by none other than the red headed comedy superstar, Rhys Nicholson! 

Nicholson teases what fans can expect from the new season, explains how his love of drag started at a young age, and dishes on life as Australia's comedy champion!

If you're in New Zealand, you can find details and tickets for Anita's Lif...

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Kita and Anita are back for another episode of Happy Hour - but is this the end? Kita updates on her time in Los Angeles ahead of her US tour, and Anita dishes on the latest from little old New Zealand - before they share a big announcement about the podcast.

In the meantime, there's also plenty of chat about oversized salads, suspicious gummy worms, the monster that is Stranger Things, Disney spotlight the trans community, and a ...

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In this week's rapid-fire episode, Kita dishes all about her arrival in Los Angeles - including the famous face she saw on her flight there! And then Anita reveals what went down at the Drag Wars strip competition - with a return of their friend, the elephant - and give their tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

If you're in New Zealand, you can find details and tickets for Anita here

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This week Kita and Anita are celebrating getting through 30 episodes of the pod - as well as surviving their 30s - by discussing some of the depressing stories affecting the LGBT community in New Zealand, from arson attacks to abuse at schools. 

In lighter news, they dissect one year of Kita's reign as Down Under winner, Anita's successful Drag Orchestrated show, the return of Kate Bush, as well as pinching the perfect loaf, how t...

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This week on the podcast, Kita and Anita are discussing all the latest gossip and drama from around the world. They unpack the attempt by an Australian newspaper to out Rebel Wilson, as well as some blatant homophobia at home and in the US. In lighter news, they celebrate RuPaul's Emmy win, Anita's new show, and discuss a messy elephant causing chaos in India. 

Find details for Drag Orchestrated here, and Clash of the Kiwis tour i...

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It's Pride Month around the world, and Kita and Anita are celebrating with... burgers? On this week's episode, the two catch up on the latest from the Platinum Jubilee - with a sidetrek down kids TV conspiracy theories - and their exciting new tour together.

Then, Kita chats with Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang from the new Disney+ romcom, Fire Island, before joining Anita again to discuss their favourite LGBT movies and TV shows....

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Guess who's back in the house? Ania rejoins Kita after a few weeks away, and the two catch up on where she's been, the latest reality show drama in New Zealand, and why a man wore a wig to attack the Mona Lisa.

Plus, Kita is joined by NZ comedy icon Tom Sainsbury to discuss his new tour - and there are some camp new sounds on the board. 

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Anita's still away this week, so Kita's joined by friend of the pod and ZM host Bree Tomasel to ask the big questions - is pink it's own colour, are we caught in a simulation, what do you call a female condom, and can you 'waffle stomp' in a shower with a disk drain?

Plus, Kita addresses the rumours behind her absence from Drag Con, and Kita and Bree dig into Drag Race All Stars and answer one listener's question about drag race b...

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Kita's back for another episode of Happy Hour, and this time she's joined by her drag aunty Buckwheat to discuss her 36 years in drag! The local nightlife icon recalls going to clubs at 14 when being gay was illegal, the original Hero Parades and being lowered from the Town Hall ceiling at 5am, working Mardi Gras flights with Kathy Griffin, and swapping out the wigs and heels for some body bronzer at a bodybuilding competition!&nbs...

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We're back to our new episodes, and Kita's brought her drag mother Tess Tickle along for the ride! The two discuss how they became mother and daughter, bullying on the Auckland drag scene, and Tess shares all her dirty stories from her time in Sydney.

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All Stars is back this month, and for the first time it's an all-winners cast! So this week's episode is all winners as well (plus Anita...) Relive a royal meeting as Down Under's inaugural queen talks with Drag Race UK's Krystal Versace all about her winning experience, and then enjoy Kita and Anita's New Year's chat with Canada's Icesis Couture!

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Dancing with the Stars New Zealand is back for another season - and friends of the podcast (and sometimes in real life) Elektra Shock and Eli Matthewson are on as judge and contestant. Enjoy this throwback episode looking at Elektra's time on Drag Race and her and Kita's secret conspiracy theories, and Eli discusses his award winning year in 2021. 

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This week, we've got the Orange light to have a good time. Kita updates Anita on her birthday in isolation and her time with Covid, but Anita has some good news on New Zealand's Covid response. Plus, which All Stars 7 contestant would be the most terrifying to go up against?

Then beloved Kiwi drag queen Miss Geena joins the pod from her shared isolation with Kita to discuss if fans should still see the new Harry Potter movi...
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Kita and Anita are back for another episode - and it wasn't an easy road to get here! It's been a tough week for them both, from a Covid diagnosis, missing luggage, and the epic saga of Anita's stolen lacefront wig!

In lighter news, they are joined this week by James Mustapic from Abandonment Issues to discuss how he was able to make fun of local celebrities - and get away with it.

Plus, there is a wild new excuse for...
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April 6, 2022 47 mins
In this whirlwind edition of Happy Hour, Kita and Anita are steaming mad over some traitorous sailors running off with public money. Then, they are getting steamed up by Bridgerton and gay hunk Jonathan Bailey.

And while they are hanging around the Regency era, they touch on the Royal Family and if it's time to get rid of them after a disastrous public trip. And they give one listener an excuse on how to avoid hanging aroun...
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Kita and Anita are back for another episode, and this one is a real slap! The biggest news of the week is the shocking incident at the Oscars - Kita and Anita dissect what happened, the reaction, the conspiracy theories, and the progressive highlights that got ignored in the chaos.

Then, they get into where to draw the line with shade, the celebrities they'd love to perform on stage with, and who was standing on who's shoul...
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It's another week and another recording with Kita and Anita on opposite sides of the Tasman Sea - but travels just got a little easier, with New Zealand announcing plans to reopen the border! Kita and Anita dig in to what's happening with the Covid response and where they want to go on holiday - and what antics Kita is getting up to in Australia.

Plus, they dissect the latest controversy to engulf Disney and how it has shone...
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We hope you've brought a mop with you this week, because we are spilling ALL of the Drag Race Down Under tea today! And that's because Kita has rounded up both Maxi Shield AND Karen from Finance to join her as she continues her Australian voyage. Maxi discusses her and Kita's successful Adelaide Fringe run, misadventures with underwear, and new chocolate discoveries, before Karen joins to discuss her time on Drag Race and her ongoi...
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