WEBurlesque the Podcast

WEBurlesque the Podcast

Discussions with nightlife professionals

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September 19, 2022 71 min

Miss Spent Youth is a glamorous vixen in Los Angeles County, performing with Babylon Cabaret, a sing and strip revue.  A model, and dancer, and a breathy talker-in-rhythm... doer, Miss Spent Youth--a mentoree of Hollywood's Lili VonSchtupp--has charmed audiences for seven years. She has taken on the exciting new task as producer of The Hollywood Burlesque Festival (applications open as of this recording), which hits the stage i...

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Oliver Swisskey, known as the Boy Next Door... to the Brothel, hails from New Jersey and provides ten selections necessary to his development. Mr. Swisskey won the Silver Tusk Award for Most Marvelous Muppet in 2020.

Content notice: Child death discussed at approx the 48 minute mark for approximately 10 minutes.

The Music That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

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    September 12, 2022 72 min

    Atlana-by-way-of-Memphis Coco Rosé chats with Viktor Devonne about her work in burlesque as a Black queer woman for the past six years, from frustrations in the scene to joy in the art form. Cute, funny, and quirky or the sultry slow burn seductress, this 4'11 glamazon continues to command the stage on her own terms. (recorded 8/22/2022)

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    September 5, 2022 69 min

    Brilliant dancer Tutu Toussaint is also a healer and herbalist now living in Chicago.  Closing a chapter in New York City after a whirlwind success as member of Perle Noire's Gems (including winning Best Group at the Burlesque Hall of Fame).  As a spiritual herbal teacher, Tutu continues to incorproate movement and sensuality in her work, looking forward. She and Viktor Devonne talk about life during the pandemic, visiting Afri...

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    September 3, 2022 65 min

    Juicy D. Light is the performance artist, burlesque dancer, and speaker out of Oakland, CA. Providing a glimpse into her eclectic inspirations, Juicy selected 10 songs that mean the world to her.

    Hear Juicy's playlist featuring Earth Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Alanis Morissette, Metallica, Sounds of Blackness, and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0U4zSPl83NPWzmzc9kSFqr?si=29ddd572d1e94b81 The Music That Made...
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    The extraordinary Jacqueline Boxx has been dazzling stages with her brand of Miss Disa-burly-TEASE-- being recognized as one of the most visible disabled burlesque stars in North America.  A talent refusing to be novelty or tokenized, Jacqueline talks to Viktor Devonne about burlesque, before and after That Moment that changed her forever, competing for the Burlesque Hall of Fame, wheelchairs used in stagework for funzies, pushing ...

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    August 22, 2022 115 min

    Viktor's new fabulous friend, Gigi Praline dials in from Finland to discuss her evolution in the European burlesque scene, from their punk roots to  apprenticeship with Bettie Blackheart, style and inspiration, to plans in the future; all whilst maintaining a career in academia!

  • Twitter and Instagram: @pralinekaisa
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  • http://gigipraline.blogspot.com/
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    August 20, 2022 97 min
    Doll Body shares the music that brought her to the various stages in NYC.
  • Hear Doll's playlist with Patti Smith, Regina Spektor, Tina Turner, Kate Bush, and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2HJOy4RqWdGKAcrJ0Tz6Nu?si=1fa89cbd0e124d1b
  • The Music That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.
  • Doll Body on IG: @doll_body
  • Doll elsewhere: https://linktr.ee/DollBody
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    August 15, 2022 68 min

    Dahlia Kash, the Mocha Mae West, is a burlesque artist currently living in Olympia, Washington and working in Portland, Oregon.  Known for her formative work in the iconic Rubenesque Burlesque, Dahlia has also performed in Sacramento, Seattle, and San Francisco, amongst other locales, whilst highlighting her boricua ancestry and powerhouse sense of self. Dahlia may also be seen as drag king Javier Miguel and queen Daizelle Marie Lo...

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    Jim Silvestri created Thotyssey, a New York City gay entertainment writer and venue spotlight columinist.  Whether putting together the coveted yearly Thot List or interviewing bartenders, drag performers, burlesque artists, and other nightlife staples, Jim has become one of the greatest assets to promotion in the tristate area. For his efforts, he has won multiple GLAM Awards for Best Nightlife Blogger/Writer.  [rec: July 11, 2022...

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    August 6, 2022 117 min

    In Memory of Pat Carroll (1927-2022) ... 

    Esmerelda May of White Elephant Burlesque, Cosplay Burlesque, and her own K-Pop That Pastie talks tunes with Viktor Devonne.
  • Hear Esmerelda's playlist also featuring Linkin Park, Stray Kids, Shakira, Halestorm, Bon Jovi, and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5OJDdl9fFgYIP2bRx7xEPb?si=b75c7359062e4abd
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    Check in with Egypt: via Instagram, and mirrored on the WEBurlesque Podcast Network.  Catch the conversation live at https://www.instagram.com/goddessegyptblaqueknyle 

    This conversation is being released exactly as originally broadcast thru agreement with Egypt Blaque Knyle.  All rights reserved to Egypt Blaque Knyle.

    Venmo: @EgyptBlaqueKnyle http://www.egyptsembodiquesoundhealing.com https://www.facebook.com/egyptblaque.knyle/...

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    Mx. Pucks A'Plenty is a Seattle-area entertainer, producer of What the Funk?! festival, talks to Viktor Devonne about performance, inspiration, dominance, getting paid, acts of oppressed pettiness, and the age-old community vs. scene vs. industry conundrum. [rec: July 26, 2022]

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    July 25, 2022 77 min

    Mr. Valdez of Peaks and Pasties and the Brotherhood of Burlesque is a stylish boylesquer out of Colorado Springs.  We discuss all things including: covid, inspiration, the trappings of masculinity, what happens when the music stops playing, and starting out in a banana suit. [rec: July 5, 2022]

  • Mr. Valdez on IG and TikTok: @IAmMrValdez
  • Mr Valdez on WEBurlesque: https://weburlesque.wordpress.com/?s=mr+valdez
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    July 23, 2022 138 min
    Hail to the chief of Americana nerdlesque, it's Teasy Roosevelt out of upstate New York. Coming of their win for Fashion Geek 2022 at the Silver Tusk Awards, this Albany Pop Culture Provocateur walks us through the songs that were too much for the parents, just in time for the talent show, and led to a great career in nerdlesque. #godbreastamerica     Hear Teasy's playlist featuring En Vogue, The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkin...
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    Atlanta's Mimi Hurricane tells us of her recent move from New York City and newly exploring burlesque show production.  From her Napoleon Dynamite debut in 2019 to horror-influenced striptease, Mimi shares her storm stories. [rec: July 6, 2022]

  • Mimi Hurricane on IG: @xoxodnt_productions @mimihurricane
  • Mimi on WEBurlesque: https://weburlesque.wordpress.com/?s=mimi+hurricane
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    July 11, 2022 73 min

    Extraordinary visual artist Sweaty Eddie makes the move to audio for this chat w/ Viktor Devonne.  We go in on his fascination with the odd and unusual, whether it's short video, gif, or live performance with his troupe The Cakeboys.  We further explore flamboyant masculinity, theatricality, feeling too short to be trans, trans men on Drag Race, delightful macabrey, balancing the sleaze, competition culture, and why his arms ar...

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    July 9, 2022 87 min

    Crooner drag king Beau Britches recently transplanted from the New Jersey/NYC area to Houston.  He and Viktor Devonne discuss the change in location, and the formative years through the soundtrack of his life--and kind of bending the rules along the way.

    Hear Beau's playlist featuring Heart, Ani DiFranco, Barbra Streisand, and Gonzo and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6aVZE7ymkap4tCVmTuFITB?si=6a5c5958aae1482d

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    July 4, 2022 75 min

    One of the supreme forces behind Los Angles burlesque, sideshow, and cosplay is Vita DeVoid who gives us a glimpse behind the grasepaint and feathers to discuss the origins and futures of such a denizen.  Escaping smalltown Florida, Vita would shock and amaze as a chameleon, insisting on being the deserved center of attention, garnering legendary monsterman Doug Jones' attention, jamming nails into her face, paying homage to Lu...

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    June 27, 2022 62 min

    Versatile talent Milo Pony gained recognition through his production Members Only, with notable shows in New York City and multiple award nominations and wins.  From their start in Broadway Bares to shaking it at sold out regional shows, the gorgeous showman Milo reflects on what was and what's to be, as he prepares to take a hiatus from the spectacle for an MA/MBA. [rec: April 19, 2022]

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