Pridecast with Jonathan Bennett

Pridecast with Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett a.k.a. Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls has added another a.k.a. to his name, as host of your new favorite podcast, Pridecast. Pridecast encompasses the inspiration of LGBTQIA+ community as it shares impactful stories to inform, educate and inspire through personal storytelling, based on real life experiences from trailblazer Jonathan and his remarkable guests. Here’s what the cast of Mean Girls is saying about Pridecast: "Is Pridecast a carb?" —Regina George "Pridecast is so fetch!" —Gretchen Wieners "Pridecast is like a cake filled with rainbows and smiles that everyone can listen to and feel happy." -Crying Girl That Didn’t Go to North Shore High Pridecast was created in collaboration with LA Pride which, for over 50 years has been one of the largest LGBTQ events in the world. The celebration, which takes place over one weekend each year, champions equality, diversity and inclusion in the LGBTQ community and beyond. It’s a celebration too big for just once a year. That’s why we createdPridecast...your weekly dose of inspiration hosted by Jonathan Bennett who’s guaranteed to deliver the fun, energy and laughs.

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July 1, 2022 1 min

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Jonathan and Jaymes are back from celebrating Pride abroad and talking to listeners on live calls. They answer listener questions and hear listener stories of pride and coming out. 
There’s inspiration, laughs, and even tips on love and relationships. Everyone’s individual and personal narratives together paint a prideful picture of how far we’ve come! This episode has enough love to travel the world 10 times over! It’s truly a worl...

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June 22, 2022 43 min

The celebration continues as Jonathan and Jaymes bring Pridecast from their OUTbound cruise in Portugal! This time with endless laughs as comedian, opera singer, and oil painter Matteo Lane joins Jonathan and Jaymes on the pod…and just like Matteo’s talents, this episode contains a little bit of everything, even a special guest appearance from Dr. Who’s John Barrowman. 

Topics include (and these are not typos) what type of gay coff...

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Pride month continues as Jonathan and Jaymes fire up the big gay spotlight as they’re joined by world reknowned American theater director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell!

It’s a stroll down memory lane as they discuss how musical theater changed their lives, gave them a sense of pride and they dish on some behind-the-curtain stories from some of the most famous musicals of all time.
If this episode were any more fun it’d be made in...

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June 8, 2022 56 min

Living our best Pride Month as Jonathan and Jaymes are joined by Drag Queen, Actor, Author and Activist Nina West. She shares how Drag Race changed her life, the unbelievable call that led to her starring role in Hairspray, her new Dolly Parton approved children’s book about kindness and so much more. Plus Jonathan’s embarrassing broadway celeb stories.Go big, be kind, be you. This is Pridecast. 

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Pride is at a level 10 as Jonathan and Jaymes are joined by Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes!  Colton opens up about the transformation from being closeted and told to be “less gay” in Hollywood…to the freedom of coming out and learning to be his true authentic self. We get all the details on everything from the highly anticipated Teen Wolf revival and how different it feels this time around…to his journey to sobriety and writing his b...

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May 25, 2022 45 min

Fresh off their honeymoon, Jonathan and Jaymes are joined by the one and only Peppermint! She talks about how a pandemic journal entry and Stouffer’s frozen pizzas turned into a 3 album journey about handling love, and they discuss how Peppermint continues to be a trailblazing role model for the trans community. 
They discuss their Drag Race All Stars All Winners predictions and Peppermint shares what PRIDE means and how anyone can ...

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May 18, 2022 36 min

Lea DeLaria, growing up queer in church, gay Jesus and President Biden story time.

Lea joins Jonathan and Jaymes to discuss the journey to becoming the first openly gay comic to perform on American television. Lea gets into the behind the scenes details of those now infamous 9 minutes on the Arsenio Hall Show and how reclaiming certain words is empowering for the LBGTQ+ community.  Jonathan explains how Lea inspired him and the...

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May 11, 2022 41 min

Jonathan and Jaymes are joined by the very funny Margaret Cho for laugh out loud moments as she shares her feelings of pride, the progress of lgbtq+ rights, and the effects menopause has had on her sexual orientation.

Plus Jonathan and Jaymes are in full go mode for the upcoming ‘Fire Island’ movie!

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May 4, 2022 43 min

Jonathan is joined by his husband Jaymes as they kick off the premier episode of Pridecast in celebratory fashion and explain what PRIDE means to them. They take us back to their beginnings...from enduring bullying to finding the strength to come out, only to be pushed back into the closet by their careers. They explain how they met, fell in love and used their love for one another to rise above the hate. It's a Pridecast episo...

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