Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast

Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast

Hey kitty girls! Squirrel Friends is your official companion podcast for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Every Monday, hosts Alec Mapa and Loni Love recap and react to the latest Drag Race episodes, starting with All Stars Season 7. Plus, your favorite queens and celebrities from the show stop by to join in on the fun… and spill the tea. You won’t want to sashay away.

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September 26, 2022 44 min

Paws up! This week’s episode is a real monster. Alec is quarantined with COVID but makes it werk. He and Loni discuss the Lady Gaga themed lip syncs and the not-so-secret celebrities impersonating celebrities for Snatch Game. Plus, the pair make their predictions for who will take the crown in Friday’s finale. 

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In this special bonus episode, Loni is flying solo while Alec is away. Daniel Franzese, aka Donna Bellissima, drops in to share his experience being on Drag Race, and tells Loni all about the preparation he did to be mainstage ready. Plus, Loni gets the answer to Alec’s burning question…did Daniel keep the prop sausage?!

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September 19, 2022 42 min

No more secrets, EVER! This week, the remaining queens showed who they really are while paying tribute to RuPaul’s music. Were Alec and Loni’s predictions right? The two of them get honest with their thoughts on the contestants as the season winds down. Plus, they spill all the behind-the-scenes stories from an Emmy party they attended together!

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September 12, 2022 48 min

This week the secret celebrities took us back in time to show some love to the 90’s, and the queens made it too tough for Ru to send anyone home! Alec and Loni share their thoughts on the performances, and make some last minute guesses on who is who before identities are revealed. Plus, Loni explains how she used physics to avoid sex in college. 

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September 5, 2022 44 min

Mama Ru has us seeing double this week! The secret celebrities were paired with Drag Race royalty to deliver dazzling duet performances. Alec and Loni, as always, hold nothing back and give it to the queens both new and old. They also discuss a little Twitter “drama” Loni had involving Nicki Minaj and the VMAs. If you don’t know what the term “break a leg” means, you WILL by the end of the episode. 

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The secret celebrities made it rain this week! Money-themed numbers were the task, the queens went for broke, and Alec and Loni break it all down. Plus, Thom Filicia pops in to talk about his time on the show as Jackie Would and share some interior design secrets. Loni also spills about seeing “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” in Vegas and meeting Kennedy Davenport. 

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In this special bonus episode, Alec plays while Loni is away. Taylor Dayne, aka “Electra Owl”, joins Alec to dish about her decades-long friendship with RuPaul and what it was like to perform in front of her in drag. Plus, Alec and Taylor reminisce about their favorite NYC nightlife hangouts.

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August 22, 2022 45 min

This week, the mystery celebrity queens were told to dance their padded asses off, and Alec and Loni don’t hold back making sure everyone meets the challenge. No one is safe! Plus, Alec tells a familiar story while Loni gives us her best Debbie Allen. Then, they read some podcast reviews from their Squirrel Friends!

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Everybody remembers their first time…in drag. Alec and Loni are ready for a brand new season of secret identities, stunning looks, lip syncs and more with Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Loretta Devine stops by to chat about her time on the show and what it was like to perform in front of RuPaul. Plus, Alec learns the importance of silencing your phone when told to.

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Last season on the podcast Loni and Alec covered all things All-Stars, and now, they’re diving into RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Nine celebrities leave their famous identities behind and go through drag transformations to compete in the ultimate lip sync showdown. Each week on Squirrel Friends, Loni and Alec will recap and react to the latest episodes with the help of a celebrity queen from the series. Catch new episodes ev...

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With the Queen of All Queens crowned, Alec and Loni take a look back at their favorite moments from the season. Oh, and they have a special guest to help them! Monét X Change is here! She talks about her experience and something that didn’t make the final edit of the show. And, if you’re wondering what we’ll be covering next Squirrel Friends, Alec and Loni are here to tell you. 

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The time has come. After weeks of shade, stars, and some sickening serves, we have winners, baby! The Queen of All Queens, Jinkx Monsoon, herself drops by the pod! Alec and Loni break down every single look and LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown for the Crown lip sync. Loni also gets emotional talking about the impact RuPaul and Drag Race have had on the world. 

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July 25, 2022 54 min

This week had more twists and turns than an Yvie Oddly performance. The All Stars face their last challenge of the season: performing in the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza. Alec and Loni break down every song (some available on iTunes), dance, and look from the Main Stage. There are lots of Legendary Legend Stars and cash to go around. Everybody say, “cash”!  Also, Alec helps Loni perfect her pronunciation of “LaLaPaRuZa...

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July 18, 2022 51 min

There may not be eliminations this season, but no one is safe from being roasted to a crisp. This week, the All Stars are inducted into the Kennedy Davenport Center Hall of Shade while reading each other for filth. Alec and Loni share stories of the biggest members they’ve encountered. Plus, the queens are positively glowing on the runway.

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July 11, 2022 58 min

This week, the queens go viral with their very own branded dance challenges. Alec and Loni also discuss if there is a correlation between someone’s ability to dance and…umm…make love. Then, all eyes are on what could possibly be the most revealing runway in Drag Race herstory. 

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July 4, 2022 49 min

Hang your wigs by the chimney with care! This week, the queens give both festive and frightening performances in “Santa’s School for Girls.” But first, Loni and Alec talk about the importance of voting and gush over how much they love former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Then, the All Stars serve us a runway that is totally…knit!

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June 27, 2022 53 min

Eight queens plus eight iconic RuPaul looks equals one fashion-packed episode! This week, Mama Ru has the All Stars reimagine and construct garments from scratch inspired by iconic outfits she’s worn in the past. Then, the legends give their best supermodel of the world walk down the runway to show off their RuPaul-esque designs. Plus, Loni explains to Alec what it means to “give someone their flowers”.

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June 20, 2022 50 min

Say “bye bye bye” to present day! The legendary legends step back in time to the year 2000 for a girl group song challenge, while Alec and Loni also reminisce about their Y2K days. Then, the queens come in here looking like…eight different versions of Dolly Parton on the runway. 

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June 13, 2022 61 min

It’s draguation season! This week, the All Stars write commencement speeches sharing personal stories and advice on life. Then, Alec and Loni give some behind the scenes details about what it’s like to mentor a contestant on the show. Plus, the queens ‘veil it’ with their runway looks. 

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June 6, 2022 53 min

This week, the legendary queens huff and puff and improv the house down with new twists on old classics in ‘Fairy Tale Justice’. These aren’t the bedtime stories you grew up on. Plus, Alec and Loni also share tales from their time doing improv, and things get a little pointed with spikes on the runway.

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