Gayish Podcast

Gayish Podcast

Featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Queerty, Gayish is an award-nominated podcast that breaks down one gay stereotype each week. Mike and Kyle bring humor, honesty, and irreverence to topics like the hanky code, depression, and open relationships. Past guests have included YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, Andrew Gurza, Matt Baume, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive and over-sharing mom.

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June 30, 2022 89 min

Heartstopper. MUNA. Lil Nas X. Going to queer bars. Queer art. Queer anthems. Learning queer history. There’s lots of queer joy in this world, so we make like legs and spread it.

In this episode: News- 4:01 || Main Topic (Queer Joy)- 12:24 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:20:47

On the bonus Patreon segment, Kyle shares gayta on religion, gayness, and happiness. Is it possible for them to coexist? See all the levels and benefits of Pa...

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Mike breaks down the recent US Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. We discuss the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the role of due process in granting rights, and the similar decisions that are now at risk: Lawrence v. Texas, Griswold v. Connecticut, Obergefell v. Hodges, and (the noticeably absent) Loving v. Virginia.

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June 23, 2022 98 min

Do we still need queer spaces? We explore the history (including Greek bathhouses, molly houses, and Mother Clap) the failure of social media sites to protect queer people (focused on GLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index), and whether allies belong in queer spaces.

This episode was sponsored by Spaces, a new group chat app for queer communities. Join our Gayish space on iOS: https://queerspaces.com/s/BqN4x27HMh6L74WW8.

Our Pride Happy...

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June 16, 2022 96 min

Is Queer as Folk good or bad for the gay community? Is it okay to release an episode with a shooting at a gay club during the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting? Where did Queer as Folk get its name? What did the new series improve upon, and what mistakes did they keep making? We get right into the feelz on the old and new versions. YES WE KNOW IT WAS A BRITISH SHOW FIRST SO DON’T WRITE IN ABOUT THAT.

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Chris Haigy from the We Read Movies podcast join us to talk about the very first gay film, the first same-sex kiss in a movie (during an orgy?!), the Hays Code, the Queer New Wave of cinema, and the (bad) lessons we learn from gay movies. Plus, tons and tons of queer movie recommendations if you’re looking for some new queer content to consume!

In this episode: News- 6:25 || Main Topic (Queer Cinema)- 20:56 || Guest (Chris Haigy)- ...

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June 2, 2022 88 min

Happy Pride!!  Love it or hate it, you probably recognize that the word Queer is here to stay.  For Pride month we're kicking off an entire month of episodes that have to do with the Q-slur.  But that word is not without controversy, and in this surprisingly serious episode we break it all down. In this episode: News- 4:24 || Main Topic (Queer)- 22:53 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:20:10 On the bonus Patreon segment, how shou...

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May 26, 2022 91 min

Topics covered on this episode: VPL Research, betacucks, Jesse Williams’ dick, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson sex tape, VR porn, the “plot” of gay VR porn, treatment for gender dysphoria, Metaverse, the pros (and cons) of virtual reality for the LGBTQ+ community, Google’s virtual Pride #PrideForEveryone, World of Warcraft, whether Jamiroquai is the QAnon Shaman, the ethics of fucking virtual likenesses.

In this episode: News- 5:...

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May 19, 2022 91 min

Left-handed? That’s how daddy rolls. Partially inspired by this tweet, we expand on the apt comparisons between LGBTQ people and left-handedness. Also, are left-handed people more likely to be queer? Are they smarter? Are they more talented? Why does society hate them? We do the right thing by talking left.

(The history of left-handedness chart Kyle refers to early in the episode is in that tweet, if you want the visual.)

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Most of us had to learn about gay sex alone, without anyone’s help. Dave Quantic from the podcast Fruitbowl joins us to talk about his sexual coming of age, like cruising when underage, what he’s learned from 60+ sex interviews, and his goal of normalizing conversations about queer sex.

In this episode: News- 2:51 || Main Topic (Gay Sex)- 19:22 || Guest (Dave Quantic from Fruitbowl)- 24:21 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:03:06

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In this mini episode, the on-going saga of Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Mike talks through his ethics investigation and his “roommate,” Stephen Smith. Kyle had never heard most of this, but especially not the honeymoon part! (Note: we'll still have a new, full-length episode coming out Wednesday for Patreon members and Thursday for everyone, so this is just a fun surprise bonus!)
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May 5, 2022 90 min

When you think about it, grilling is the culmination of so many straight, masculine stereotypes: fire, meat, providing for the family. And, as we discover in this episode, it has a combination patriarchal, racist, and heteronormative roots. But still, a huge metal spatula is a great Gift for Him!

TODAY, the day this episode comes out (May 5, 2022), is the last day to vote for us for best gay sex podcast in the Cybersocket Award! Vo...

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April 28, 2022 78 min

Pirates are so bisexual, we’re officially proposing renaming them birates. We talk about all the wonderful gay, bi, and poly things that go down on the Island of Tortuga, the historical gender-bending bisexual female pirates that formed a throuple with John “Calico Jack” Rackham, butt pirates, matelotage, Our Flag Means Death, and the terrifying reality of modern-day pirates (and what that has in common with gay stereotypes).

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April 21, 2022 85 min

Flight attendant is the stereotypically gayest job, but does the data (I mean, gayta) say the stereotype is true? We talk about where the stereotype came from, the very first flight attendant (who was a dude and maybe gay?), the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for gay flight attendants (Diaz v. Pan American World Airways), and the most infamous gay flight attendant of all: AIDS/HIV Patient Zero, aka Gaétan Dugas.

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April 14, 2022 94 min

This is the episode that gets us formally kicked out of the Catholic Church. For the last live show of our mini tour, we bring the foreskin to Seattle! We talk about a lot of topics, but the only ones you’ll remember are face cream and Jesus’ foreskin.

In this episode: News- 6:49 || Main Topic (Foreskin)- 15:12 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:18:47

Starting next month, we're going to be doing short, monthly Momsplaining episodes...

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For our 5th anniversary celebration, we talk about (and drink) blondes! We taste the Gayish blonde ale beer live, analyze the gay stereotype “Legally Blonde” hinged on, talk about the gay moment that got “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” author Anita Loos kicked off TV, and use research to answer whether blondes really are dumb. Our final live show is in Seattle THIS SUNDAY, April 10! Details at gayishpodcast.com/live.

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Are the stereotypes of frat guys fair? Have fraternities been getting better for gay members? Is frat guy porn any good? What does Mike’s frattoo say? And how does Nick Jonas fit in? We talk about one of Kyle’s favorite topics, frat bros, live at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID.

Remember to email audio or written entries for the theme song contest by Friday, April 1. Also, come see us live at our upcoming Portland or Seatt...

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March 24, 2022 100 min

Whatever consenting adults do behind closed doors is their own business… right? While we often hear this refrain to support gay issues, we test the boundaries of its truth by discussing the uncomfortable topic of incest. We cover worldwide societal norms; the Bible; the Westermarck Effect; the theory of Genetic Sexual Attraction; step-dad, step-son, and step-brother incest porn; consanguineous relationships; and, of course, the TV ...

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“I would name drop, but I’ve already been in their DMs.” Sable Jones St. James, the reining Miss Gay Virginia United States At Large, joins us to talk everything pageant: pageant queens vs. drag queens, Southern drag, competing in the “big girl” division, the fourth wall of drag, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s affect on the drag world, and whether drag queens bang each other. Sable’s contact: IG @sablejones_stjames and Venmo @sablejo...

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March 10, 2022 94 min

We talk about LGBT arrests, including some of the largest mass LGBT arrests, the misunderstood three article law, “walking while trans” laws, online misgendering/harassment, and the arrest of a famous closeted ‘90s singer.

In this episode: News- 4:38 || Main Topic (Arrests)- 19:35 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:24:39

On the bonus Patreon segment, we become a true crime podcast when a naked body is found at the bottom of a cliff. ...

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Star Trek superfan, Klingon speaker, and host of the podcast Queersplaining Callie Wright joins us to nerd out with Mike. YES, there is a lot of Star Trek talk, but we also talk about the queer and trans experience, the importance of non-binary actors playing non-binary characters, and whether bad representation is actually bad. Oh, and gay horny space whales.

In this episode: News- 7:01 || Main Topic (Star Trek)- 24:26 || Guest (...

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