Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.... Show More

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Attention neptoids! This week Bryan and Erin comment on a striking new article about Tina Turner before getting into the latest stories. First, Erin talks about Virginia senator Bryce Reeves’ recently leaked audio pushing to require invasive transvaginal ultrasounds for women considering abortion. Then, Bryan addresses Trump yes-man Mike Pompeo’s attempt to curtail the spread of those oh-so-pesky human rights, and special guest Pau... Read more

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Bryan and Erin catch up after Labor Day before getting into their stories from the week! First, Bryan talks about NFL player Ryan Russell, who currently stands as the only active LGBTQ athlete in all four major professional sports leagues, before discussing the “Straight Pride” even in Boston and its ties to violent white nationalist groups. Then, Erin digs up the uncomfortable beginnings of the reproductive health industry and the... Read more

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The latest stories on this week’s Throwing Shade - but first, a very important Lori Loughlin update! Erin talks about a recent study regarding “reproductive coercion,” or the interference with a partner’s reproductive decision-making process, and other sad facts relating to the abusive behavior. Then, Bryan takes us through the most recent Trump injustice following a request by the administration asking the Supreme Court to legaliz... Read more

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August 25, 2019 2321 min

Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES is here! On this premiere episode, Erin and Bryan break out the Cotton Candy Grapes rating system for the Los Feliz Albertsons and the West Hollywood Whole Foods. We cover rotisserie chickens, plain vs. smoked Maldon salt, favorite familiar faces at in the checkout line, hot wheels deals, and more! Plus, Erin and Bryan share a listener story about a father grocery cart stealer! 

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Shake off the knackers and get trollied with Bryan and Erin on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks us through the story of high school student Holley Gerelds, who was left out of her yearbook for choosing to wear a tux in her senior photos. Then, Erin discusses the race to represent Colorado District 63 in the state legislature, which includes an ultra-conservative pastor with some very particular views on how women should dres... Read more

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August 14, 2019 4505 min

This week, Bryan and Erin discuss the Trump administration’s denial of social services to immigrants and their cutting back of the Endangered Species Act. Then, Bryan talks about the scandalous Magnum Ice Cream ad comparing their product to the struggle of LGBTQ people across the globe, and Erin covers the new regulations  updated sex ed programs and sexual assault curriculums that have trickled down from the #MeToo movement. Plus,... Read more

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August 7, 2019 3234 min

This week, Erin looks at the background of Dayton, Ohio shooter Connor Betts and the disturbing details about him that were publicly known to try and illustrate how this kind of tragedy keeps repeating. Then, Bryan discusses the Polish magazine that gave out “LGBT-free zone” sticker to its readers, the backlash to the publication, and the court battle over its distribution. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on St... Read more

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August 7, 2019 3234 min

This week, Erin looks at the background of Dayton, Ohio shooter Connor Betts and the disturbing details about him that were publicly known to try and illustrate how this kind of tragedy keeps repeating. Then, Bryan discusses the Polish magazine that gave out “LGBT-free zone” sticker to its readers, the backlash to the publication, and the court battle over its distribution. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on St... Read more

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Hang on to your casual wear, Erin’s battle with the Untuckit brand is only just beginning! For this week’s stories, Bryan discusses the ‘Toy Story 4’ boycott called for by anti-LGBTQ organization One Million Moms over a scene with lesbian parents. Then, Erin gives a rundown of the fight to end the ‘Widow Tax’ that creates financial burden and emotional stress for the families of deceased veterans. And make sure to check out Dee... Read more

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Hang on to your casual wear, Erin’s battle with the Untuckit brand is only just beginning! For this week’s stories, Bryan discusses the ‘Toy Story 4’ boycott called for by anti-LGBTQ organization One Million Moms over a scene with lesbian parents. Then, Erin gives a rundown of the fight to end the ‘Widow Tax’ that creates financial burden and emotional stress for the families of deceased veterans. And make sure to check out Dee... Read more

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July 28, 2019 116 min

Throwing Shade presents Groceries, a new podcast about everything groceries, from cotton candy grapes to who Mary is and why she’s “gone crackers.” It’s the Internet's (only) preeminent guide to the place we all buy food. 

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July 28, 2019 116 min

Throwing Shade presents Groceries, a new podcast about everything groceries, from cotton candy grapes to who Mary is and why she’s “gone crackers.” It’s the Internet's (only) preeminent guide to the place we all buy food. 

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This week, Erin gets into the brilliant mind of Massachusetts Senator Cindy Friedman and her mission to extend sexual harassment protections into the investment industry. Then, Bryan talks us through the fallout for lotion brand NIVEA after they rejected an ad pitch because they “don’t do gay”. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/SHADE code: SHADE).... Read more

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Happy 400th episode! Bryan and Erin celebrate reaching the big four-hundo with special guests Punam Patel, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, Ryan O’Connell, and Ronna Glickman. They’ll ring the bells of triumph while chatting about everything from grocery store cake to Looney Tunes to horse trauma to gay bar mind games and much, much, MUCH more. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and ... Read more

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July 10, 2019 3494 min

Bryan and Erin revisit the greatest moments and funniest clips in Throwing Shade history (with help from our listeners) to celebrate a fabulous milestone as they gear up for their four hundredth episode. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Bud Light, Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE).

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July 10, 2019 3494 min

Bryan and Erin revisit the greatest moments and funniest clips in Throwing Shade history (with help from our listeners) to celebrate a fabulous milestone as they gear up for their four hundredth episode. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Bud Light, Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE).

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Celebrate Independence Day with a new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin announces her new venture “History The Shequel” and explains why there should be an airline for pets. Then, Bryan describes his summer balls and shares which Death Cab for Cutie song he hates. Plus, Bryan and Erin discuss a GLAAD acceptance survey that shows that young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, the US Women’s Soccer team spotlighting ... Read more

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Celebrate Independence Day with a new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin announces her new venture “History The Shequel” and explains why there should be an airline for pets. Then, Bryan describes his summer balls and shares which Death Cab for Cutie song he hates. Plus, Bryan and Erin discuss a GLAAD acceptance survey that shows that young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, the US Women’s Soccer team spotlighting ... Read more

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Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bo... Read more

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Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bo... Read more

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