Homophilia

Homophilia

Hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill your favorite LGBTQ+ celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. These queer-centric conversations spotlight our guests’ pop culture obsessions and personal experiences with dating, sex, and love.

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November 26, 2021 56 min

Emmy-Winning Queen and Artist Raven joins Dave and Matt on this episode to talk about watching drag race from all over the world and what its like to be part of that community, the non-traditions of thanksgiving, his inspiration from the 80’s for his drag style, his opinions on social media, his relationship with Ru and doing her makeup, making the move from on the stage to behind the scenes, winning an Emmy for it, and his signatu...

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The fearless and brilliant David Pevsner joins Dave and Matt this week to talk about his life from the midwest to NYC, starting with being bullied as a child, learning to harness his own power against the negative, living in NYC in the 80's, performing on Broadway, his experience with sex work, his onlyfans of nude photography, embracing your body and breaking age stigmas, his favorite showtunes, and his new book Damn Shame.

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November 12, 2021 44 min

The down-to-earth Drag Race All Stars Winner Silky Nutmeg Ganache joins Dave and Matt this week for a genuine conversation about life, love, self care, and long baths. Silky discusses her start in the drag world along with her career in pageants, how she incorporates religion into her life, her work speaking at colleges about action and self empowerment, her recent moves towards building her own empire such as a new self care kit, ...

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November 5, 2021 58 min

The kind-hearted and sometimes sweaty Tommy Hobson joins Dave and Matt this week on Homophilia to talk about his new film Ghost Of The Ozarks, getting into acting at 5 years old, being a Sweat Cycle instructor, attending Yale for Drama and learning to not be so perfect. Dave, Matt, and Tommy also talk about the ideal workout playlist, which must include Whitney and Prince.

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October 29, 2021 46 min

The kind, sweet, and wise for his age Connor Franta joins Matt and Dave this week for a fantastic interview about coming out and coming up on Youtube. Connor regales our hosts about his childhood in a small town in the midwest, as a rambunctious kid, and his relationship with catholicism, including attending a college with an actual monastery. Finally, Dave and Matt ask Connor about his new book, "House Fires", a collection...

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October 22, 2021 62 min

The iconic Alan Cumming guests on this episode of Homophilia to discuss with Dave and Matt the reopening of Club Cumming in NYC, how he spends time reading in his tree house, how he met his current husband, about aging gracefully and valuing age, his ideas on writing about trauma openly, how body image in queer culture has changed, a new documentary about transness in other culture Two Eyes, and about his new book “Baggage: Tales f...

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October 15, 2021 56 min

Hosts of Scissoring Isn't a Thing podcast and pop-culture experts, Liz Culley and Daryn Carp team up with Dave and Matt this week for a full on queer podcast host fest. Both Liz and Daryn discuss how they met their partners, their absolute love of reality TV, and working in reality TV including what it's like to be around crazed reality TV fans. Speaking of which, Dave and Daryn spend a bit of time analyzing Bachelor in Par...

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October 8, 2021 57 min

Joe Dombrowski jumps on with Matt and Dave to talk about his current tour, his appearance on Ellen, how he started in stand up comedy, his love of cult documentaries, and meeting his partner on Tinder. Joe also speaks to his absolute love of teaching and doing so during the pandemic.  Finally, Joe discusses what it's like having ADHD as a teacher and comedian, and his own education experience with it.

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October 1, 2021 55 min

Join us this week with the thoughtful and kind Russell Brown of Poke Acupuncture in LA. Along with discussing his practice and inspirations, Russell also talks about his recent vacay to Provincetown, meeting his partner the very first week of Grindr, and his background in the film industry. Russell brings astute insight to his work within the wellness industry and some of the ways it can lead to misinformation. You will be enthrall...

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September 24, 2021 53 min

Author and Fan Fiction aficionado, Britta Lundin is here this week to discuss her newly released book, Like Other Girls, a YA novel about a group of girls who have joined the high school football team. Dave and Matt also ask Britta about why the WNBA is the best show on television, the world of X-Files fan fiction in the 90s, and how Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You is definitely queer. They also discuss writing for teenagers no...

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September 17, 2021 50 min

Savvy and talented Kalen Allen joins us this week for an incredible interview. Matt and Dave ask Kalen about his career philosophy as a digital content creator, moving from YouTube to television and beyond. They discuss the Sex and The City reboot, underrated Disney Channel shows, the impressive Raven Symone, Kalen's experience on the Ellen show, and what he looks for in a guy. Kalen even brings a little scoop about a new proje...

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September 10, 2021 37 min

The delightful Kylie Sonique Love joins Mat and Dave to talk about her big win for season 6 of All Stars! She discusses what it was like to return to Drag Race and have a second chance at showing her incredible talent. Kylie and our hosts also cover her move to Las Vegas from LA, her love of acting, falling asleep to the Brady Bunch, and how she approaches dating life. Finally, Kylie tells the story of her dog becoming a father to ...

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September 3, 2021 52 min

The sublime Will Speck serves as this week's guest, calling in from the set of his upcoming movie! As Writer and Director of movies you love, such as Office Christmas Party and Blades of Glory, Will gives us a peek into his history in filmmaking starting at NYU, winning student Academy Awards, listening to cassette mix tapes, and eventually making it out to LA. Matt and Dave ask Will about his experience being an adoptive Dad a...

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August 27, 2021 48 min

British Queen and artist, Tia Kofi joins Matt and Dave this week from across the pond to discuss the upcoming Manchester Pride celebration, her thoughts on the recent series of Drag Race All Stars, along with her own suggestions for the show. Tia talks about her newly released single, "Outside In", the dating scene after Drag Race, how to be a fan of Harry Potter without indulging JK, and studying theology in school. Finall...

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August 20, 2021 40 min

Gracing us with her presence this week, Jaclyn Moore joins Matt and Dave from New Orleans! She discusses her work in the new and refreshed Queer As Folk, as well as the media that alights her artist brain, such as Sondheim, Mike White, and Pro Wrestling. Matt and Dave ask about the dating scene in New Orleans and the vibrant queer community there, where Queer As Folk will be taking place! Matt, Dave, and Jaclyn discuss how "Art...

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August 13, 2021 49 min

Talented and hilarious Justin Kirkland, Culture Writer for Esquire, has arrived as guest this week to discuss legs, fraternities, and Dolly Parton. First, Dave and Justin start out by reviewing the new Netflix doc, Pray Away. Then must address the breaking news of Britney Spears finally being free (sorta). Matt and Dave ask Justin about his Cher-loving Dad, how he met his current partner on vacation in Europe, his podcast dedicated...

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August 6, 2021 62 min

Everyone is hot and bothered that dream guest Andy Cohen is here! Andy talks to Matt and Dave about his daily routine, interviewing Dolly Parton, Matt's exquisite neck, St. Louis Missouri, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, The Prince, White Lotus, Kiki Lounge on Sirius XM, MacGruber, Matt's version of Plead the Fifth, Ex Rated on Peacock, dating, body image, crushes, being a late bloomer, fatherhood, and Andy's ...

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July 30, 2021 61 min

The utterly charming Mike Doyle joins Matt and Dave in an epic battle against the wifi in this episode. Despite all internet dropping odds the fellas prevail to discuss Asbury Park (the more sensible Fire Island), The America's Test Kitchen, Dula Peep (Dua Lipa), Taylor Swift's Folklore, Elite, circuit attire, how Mike met his husband Brett and getting married one week after tr*mp was elected, being the CEO of Ketchum (a gl...

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July 23, 2021 42 min

The second-to-none Babs Gray is back to give Matt and Dave up-to-the-minute updates on Britney! Babs shares how her new podcast Toxic: The Britney Spears Story came to be, the pivot from comedy to journalism, how Babs met her partner, getting back up on stage after the pandemic, being part of the Emmy nominated Framing Britney Spears, and what she and Dave will be wearing to the Emmy parties.

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July 16, 2021 57 min

The delightful Ben Siemon is here to chat with Matt and Dave about murder podcasts, The White Lotus, Enlightenment, Hacks, Dave, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, being a theater kid, commercial audition horror stories, social media algorithms, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Britney Spears, slime ball Matt Gaetz, how Ben met his husband Justin, the story of their elopement, the future of improv shows and theaters, deciding whether or not to ...

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