Queer Magnolias Podcast

Queer Magnolias Podcast

Each week, we talk about what it was like growing up gay in the South: the trials and tribulations, the joy and the struggles, and how we became who we are today...Queer and FABULOUS! So drop by and sit a spell. When we're done talking, we'll mosey on outside to The Front Porch to enjoy the cocktail of the week. xo Rick, Dan, and George (and our producer Jake!)

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October 14, 2021 47 min

As part of a new segment called Barstool Stories, this week we're talking about our favorite dive bar from days gone by, The Gold Coast. From here, we duck into The Spotlight and a few other notorious places around Los Angeles. Join us for an all you can drink pub crawl through some of the booziest places we know. 


Afterwards, we each serve up our own blend of bar specials on the Front Porch with our personal Cocktail Flights.

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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month we are tackling this important subject and sharing our own experiences.
Afterwards, we’ll head out to The Front Porch for a much needed Cocktail Of The Week: The Tartan.

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October 1, 2021 16 min

Hey y'all, it's our One year Anniversary!! So we put together this special episode to talk about our favorite highlights from the past 2.5 seasons. Grab a Mint Julip, our very first cocktail in Episode 1, and join us as we look back over the past year: the drama, the scandals, and especially the cocktails!


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September 30, 2021 55 min

In this week's episode, to honor World Teachers Day on October 5, we are looking back on the teachers that molded us, inspired us, tormented us, and SAW us. From George's adoring Art teacher to Rick's inspiring English teacher to Danny's motivational Life teacher to Jake's meany Elementary teacher, we leave no chalk board un-dusted. 


Afterwards, we’ll break for recess out on The Front Porch with the Cocktail Of...

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September 23, 2021 45 min

This week’s episode is the first in our new series Notorious G.A.Y. 

We’re kicking things off with the Pope of Trash, director John Waters! Join us as we dive into Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Serial Mom and of course: Hag In A Black Leather Jacket!


Afterwards, we’ll head out to The Front Porch for the Cocktail Of The Week: The Kaleidoscope.


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September 16, 2021 43 min

Season 3 continues with that true Southern favorite: FOOD!  In this week's episode, we are talking about The Great Chicken (and) Pastry Wars, more specifically, the war between Danny and George on how to refer to chicken and dumplings. Along the way, we're breaking down the difference between lunch, dinner, and supper.

Afterwards, grab a cocktail and join us on The Front Porch for the Cocktail Of The Week: Goldilocks.

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September 9, 2021 60 min

We're back for Season 3 and we're kicking things off with a new recurring topic: Movies That Made Us Queer.  In this week's episode, we are talking about our namesake: STEEL MAGNOLIAS! We're discussing the stage play (1987), the film (1989), and the Lifetime TV movie (2012). 

Afterwards, grab your juice, Shelby, and let's head on out to The Front Porch for the Cocktail Of The Week: Cherry Bounce.


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It’s Pride Season at Queer Magnolias and we are celebrating Pride 2021 out on The Front Porch with one of our favorite Friends Of The Pod, Queer Country Music Artist Tommy Atkins! Tommy joins us to also celebrate the release of his new hit single “IT TOOK A WOMAN” - a duet with Rissi Palmer.

So come on out to the Front Porch y’all, and pour yourself the Cocktail Of The Week: Kiss Me Cowboy.
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May 20, 2021 36 min

There is one thing that speaks to all of us around the globe. It speaks to the heart, the body, the mind, and the spirit. It can make us laugh, it can make us cry,  it can change the world. Music.

Afterwards, we’ll take five out on The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: Please Don’t Stop The Music.

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May 13, 2021 43 min

Work is such a big part of our lives so this week we are talking about how our work careers and making that money, honey, is what drives life in the big city. From The Piggly Wiggly to Starbucks, no dirty job or psycho boss escapes our sight this week. 


Afterwards, we’ll take a break out on The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: Wurk It Gurl.


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May 6, 2021 42 min

Society has a way of influencing us and molding us into certain images. Welcome back to this week's Queer Magnolias! We are talking about body image - and like RuPaul says, "If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love anybody else?"

Can we get an amen?

Afterwards, we'll sashay on out to The Front Porch for the Cocktail of The Week: HoneyTime Lemonade.


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April 29, 2021 40 min

Summertime and the living is easy! Boys in Bikinis, girls on surfboards, pass the tanning butter!! It’s all beach bods and banana hammock nods, fireworks and seersucker. Join us on this weeks episode because “Schools out for summer!” Afterwards, we'll breeze on out to the Front Porch for this week's cocktail: The Daiquiri.


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April 22, 2021 40 min

This week we're channeling our inner Jessica Fletcher as we talk about our favorite True Crime mysteries! Grab your magnifying glass like a true private dick and join us as we “take a bite out of crime”! Afterwards, we'll sneak out to the Front Porch for this week's Cocktail Of The Week: Black Eyed Betty.


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April 15, 2021 41 min

Woodstock, single ladies, pac-man, Ross and Rachel, Burt Reynolds chest hair, 1-800 Collect.... and then there’s Maude! These are the Gays Of Our Lives in this weeks episode, Pop Culture (part deux).. a second helping of the Queer Magnolias childhood favorites and cultural zeitgeists. 


Afterwards, we’ll blow right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: The Classic Hurricane.


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April 8, 2021 22 min

It's probably no surprise to anyone that we grew up inspired by strong women, around us and on the big screen. So pull up a chair, 'cause this week we're talking about icons, divas, and role models. Afterwards, we’ll head right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: The Ginger Nut.


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Happy Easter everybody!! From bunny trails to cocktails, we’re talking baskets, eggs, Peeps, and polyester this week. Afterwards, we'll hop on out to the Front Porch to enjoy a Proud Blackbird with our special guest: Rev. Wally White.  


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TWITTER: @QueerMagnolias  

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March 25, 2021 33 min
The smell of popcorn and sugar lingers in the air as the sounds of laughter and ringing bells reverberate around you. It's that time of year again, time for the County Fair! Join us as we talk about everything from Cotton Candy to what happens after the rides shut down.  Afterwards, we’ll sashay right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: The Funnel-Cake Shot. Check our socials for the Cocktail Of The Week re...
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March 18, 2021 33 min

Pack your bags and climb on board ‘cause this episode is about to take off. From The Bahamas to Tokyo, join us as we journey through some past travel exploits and adventures from around the globe.

Afterwards, we’ll head right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: Sake-Sake Now.

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March 11, 2021 36 min
Daddy’s home! This week we’re talking about Daddy again but this ain’t your Momma’s daddy. Join us for everything "Daddy" in the gay scene: Leather Daddies, Sugar Daddies, Silver Daddies and more! Afterwards, we’ll toddle right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: Unbridled Passion. Check our socials for the Cocktail Of The Week recipes: IG: @QueerMagnoliasPodcast TWITTER: @QueerMagnolias FACEB...
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March 4, 2021 49 min
We're back for Season 2!  It's Birthday Season at Queer Magnolias Podcast! To kick things off, we’re attacking that most taboo of subjects: aging in the gay world. Afterwards, we’ll shuffle right on out to The Front Porch for The Cocktail Of The Week: Who's A Big Birthday Gurl? Check our socials for the Cocktail Of The Week recipes: IG: @QueerMagnoliasPodcast TWITTER: @QueerMagnolias FACEBOOK: QueerMagnoliasPod...
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