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.

Episodes

December 2, 2022 55 min

Two bonafide legends take a break from rehearsing their holiday tour to talk to us about wait why are you still reading this WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW, IT’S JINKX MONSOON AND BENDELACREME. Dive in!

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The great Eric Williams of That's A Gay Ass Podcast joins us to talk suburban St. Louis, having a straight twin and the bar mitzvah drama that entails, cross-country moves, character actresses, and gay-ass weddings. 

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November 18, 2022 49 min

Writer, producer, creator of CBS' The McCarthys, and overall genius Brian Gallivan joins Matt and Dave this week. It is a reunion of sorts, as Brian and Dave lived on the same hall in the same dorm at Holy Cross back in the last century. They talk about it! (They talk A LOT about it! You are invited to replace the words “Holy Cross” with whatever repressive school environment you might have found yourself in!) Also: Taylor Swif...

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November 11, 2022 47 min

Actor, genius and showrunner of Amazon FreeVee’s (100% FRESH, EXCUSE ME) High School Clea DuVall joins us to talk ‘90s indie girl crushes, escape rooms, haunted houses, and the overdue but inevitable Mindy Cohnessance.

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Founder of Miry’s List and legit hero Miry Whitehill joins Matt and Dave to talk about welcoming refugee families, and how to take care of yourself while you try to save the world. Listen and DONATE!

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The world’s leading Empowerment Mentor for Dog People joins Matt and Dave to talk Better Things, Blackbird, Night Flight, recovering from bulimia with the help of a special dog, and how her lesbian aunt showed her how to be free. Plus: the Kathy Hilton thing EXPLAINED.

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October 21, 2022 52 min

As we prepare for another Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes, politics-knower, book-writer, and straight guy Ben Sheehan joins Matt and Dave to talk about how not to freak out, where to focus your time and energy (and donations), what the Independent State Legislature Theory is, why there are no stupid questions, and how we can change his mind about there being no stupid questions. Also: oil cleansers.

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October 14, 2022 51 min

Model, stylist and superstar Marcellas Reynolds joins Matt and Dave to talk about his new Vogue documentary series Supreme Models, plus Mahogany, Atlanta, his reality TV history, how someone else’s throuple changed the course of his life, and the hidden value of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Plus: a cameo appearance that leaves one of our hosts speechless.

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October 7, 2022 36 min

A family-only episode this week, as Matt and Dave reluctantly address the Bros discourse, and eagerly take your questions. We cover self-esteem, Self Esteem, The Pike County Massacre, What Makes This Song Stink, Danielle Ponder, and whether or not to have kids. Dive in! See Bros! Or don’t! We’re not the boss of you.

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It's the end (and the beginning) of Bros week here at Homophilia, and we are joined by Bros’ own Brock Ciarlelli! He shares his recent Netflix comfort binges of Dahmer and Will and Grace, his early days navigating the Los Angeles audition jungle with his mom, working on The Middle, and meeting his partner on Raya. Plus: pickle ball and a porn awards career breakthrough.

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September 23, 2022 36 min

This week, the boys fly solo with Adam Levine’s DMs, Matt’s pivot into women’s soccer, Dave’s trip to his very Catholic college’s gay homecoming tailgate, our potential new name, that kinder, gentler ‘90s homophobia, JT LeRoy, JC Chasez, and why Vineyard Vines needs to be eradicated.

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Matt and Dave talk to gay Hollywood power couple Blake Lee and Ben Lewis about the Emmys, high-end grocery stores, What We Do In The Shadows, what Ben did in the shadows of a Toronto gay club when he was 16, the pressures of the closet on a relationship, the Kermit-Miss Piggy power dynamic, the lies we tell our parents, and the gifts Blake’s parents gave school administrators to keep him from getting thrown out. Also: Dave has a Ca...

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September 9, 2022 42 min

Summer is nearly over and Homophilia is back in action with country singer/songwriter Cameron Hawthorn. In this heartfelt chat, Cameron opens up to Dave and Matt about the inspiration behind his music, his coming-out process, and his days in a Christian fraternity. And of course, Beyonce's Renaissance is discussed, because it must be.

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August 12, 2022 44 min

If you need a lift of your spirit and a shot to the heart, this episode is for you. Dave and Matt are graced by Roger Q Mason to talk about their new play, Lavender Man. They also discuss biases in the queer community, the evolution of their gender expression, accountability culture, and their family history of clairvoyance.

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August 5, 2022 41 min

Author of the new novel My Government Means to Kill Me and co-showrunner of Bel Air, Rasheed Newson joins Matt and Dave to talk fatherhood, daytime soaps, and the rise of the frosted tip twink of the ’90s.

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July 29, 2022 34 min

In the middle of this very hot and very queer summer, Dave and Matt get to talk to talented actor and musician, Fin Argus. From being a member of Kids Bop to their role on the new Queer As Folk, Fin discusses their love of music, particularly Jason Mraz, and attachment to Laurel Canyon. Make sure to check out Fin's new single "Exposure" which drops on August 5th!

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July 22, 2022 61 min

The incomparable Ronna Glickman (and parenthetical Bryan Safi) join Dave and Matt this week for a cool, casual chat about Dave's recent trip to Ireland and Duckie, the Funny Girl cast drama, boundaries, Hulu's The Deep End, and Ronna's clairvoyance.Listen to the Ask Ronna (& Bryan Safi) podcast! and check out http://arsocial.club !!

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July 15, 2022 46 min

Get ready for your 80's summer fantasy, because this week's guest is dance music artist Tanzer! Dave and Matt geek out with her about the greats: Kate Bush, Kylie Minogue, Xanadu, and the “disco dramarama” that is Tanzer's new music. Also: Dave's mind-blowing vacation in Ireland, and Tanzer finally watches the greatest new wave musical of our time: Starstruck.

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July 8, 2022 36 min

Actor and 2022 Tony Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Dave and Matt this week to discuss his role in Take Me Out on Broadway, being in NYC during this year's Pride, avoiding sports as a kid, and learning to appreciate them with kids as an adult.

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July 1, 2022 50 min

We've got another very hot summer episode with a star from Fire Island. James Scully tells Matt and Dave about working on the short-lived Heathers, his role in the film Fire Island, being obsessed with Broadway as a kid, and his beau and previous guest, Julio Torres.

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