The Outcast

The Outcast

The Outcast is a weekly show exploring queer and queer-adjacent topics as they pertain to politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and so much more. Hosted by Out Magazine's Fran Tirado, each episode deep dives into one theme or topic — some tied to timely news, others more evergreen — and expands on Out magazine's reporting. Each episode ends with The Week In Gay (or WIG for short) segment, a wrap up of the week's gayest news featuring a rotating cast of Out staffers and other notable voices. ... Show More

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August 22, 2019 42 min

James Baldwin’s groundbreaking work has once again entered the public consciousness thanks to Barry Jenkins’ 2018 adaptation of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk.’ In this week’s episode, Out’s director of culture and entertainment Tre’vell Anderson joins Fran Tirado for a conversation about Baldwin’s legacy and impact on queer culture. In this week’s installment of WIG, new Outcast host Rose Dommu and cultural critic Evan Ross Katz cove... Read more

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August 15, 2019 35 min

For decades, trans women of color have spearheaded the LGBTQ+ rights movement. One of those women is Miss Major, a fearless activist with a very particular point of view. Listen as Fran chats with Out’s executive editor Raquel Willis about her conversation with Miss Major — it's two legends in conversation, about two legends in conversation! And in this week’s installment of WIG, Fran is joined by new Outcast host Rose Dommu to cha... Read more

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August 8, 2019 39 min

Nothing is off limits in this week’s episode when Fran is joined by Out staff writer Rose Dommu to talk about all things anal. Is it actually possible to drink coffee before bottoming? What is anal rejuvenation surgery? And what happens if there’s a mess? Then, Fran is joined by Eliel Cruz, Director of Communications at the Anti-Violence Project, for the Week in Gay to discuss whether recycling is queer and why an Ohio state lawmak... Read more

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In this episode, Fran is joined by Michelle Garcia, Managing Editor at Out magazine (and resident sporty spice) to chat about our August cover star, Caster Semenya, an Olympic athlete known both for her exquisite athletic performance and the “controversy” that comes with it. Then, Fran is joined by fellow Out staffers Mikelle Street and Raquel Willis for the Week in Gay (WIG) to chat about Lil Nas X, Tyler the Creator, and a fashio... Read more

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In this episode, Fran sits down with Raquel Willis, Executive Editor at Out, to talk about the legacy of queer civil rights leader, Sylvia Rivera, as well as her greatest obstacle. Then, Fran is joined by his co-hosts on the podcast Food 4 Thot for the Week in Gay [WIG] to dish about Scarlett Johansson, the CATS trailer, and the sex tip that is taking over the internet.

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She’s arrived! This is the debut episode of The Outcast, and to kick it off, we’re talking about all things Ball. Out Senior Editor Mikelle Street joins us as we trace the culture’s origins, and how its been appropriated from Madonna to "RuPaul’s Drag Race." Then, for our Week In Gay (WIG), Ira Madison III of the Keep It! podcast and Tre’vell Anderson, Director of Culture & Entertainment at Out join host Fran Tirado to gossip a... Read more

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July 16, 2019 1 min

The Outcast is Out magazine’s debut podcast! Join host Fran Tirado, Out magazine’s deputy editor and Out staffers as they explore queer topics across politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and more. First episode drops July 18th. 

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