Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

By Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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.

Episodes

382: Queer Sex Ed Stories, Women’s Day Brand Activism

New coffee policies, celebrity college scandals, mind-numbing permit problems and more await on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about protests at an English school over the inclusion of LGBTQ books and reads stories of the pure insanity that has been queer sex education submitted by listeners. Then, Erin takes aim at the corporations cashing in on International Women’s Day by way of “brand activism,” and the incredible hypocrisy of those companies that just don’t take enough care of their employees. Plus, recommendations!This episode is sponsored by Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE) and Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE).
14/03/19·1h 1m

381: Virgin Atlantic Tosses Makeup Rule, New Jersey Public Schools Teach LGBTQ History

Bryan and Erin whip out their best pranks and rudest tidbits from ‘A Star Is Born’ before getting into the latest news flashes on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin talks about the recent loosening of a rule by Virgin Atlantic that requires female flight attendants to wear makeup and dresses - but also all of the other airlines with even more stringent impositions. Then, Bryan discusses New Jersey’s new law that makes it the second state to require schools teach LGBTQ history, plus the “no promo homo” laws that are still on the books in many others. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), and Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE).
07/03/19·1h 1m

380: Pakistan’s Transgender School, Trump’s Abortion Gag Rule, Tremper Cheer Team

Bryan and Erin return from their tour to bring you the latest buzz! First, we’ll hear the uplifting story of the first school exclusively for transgender pupils opening in Pakistan. Then, Erin discusses the Trump administration’s gage rule on doctors providing abortion referrals plus the humiliating ‘awards’ given out to the Tremper High School cheerleading team. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Zola (www.zola.com/SHADE), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/SHADE).
28/02/19·48m 8s

379: Dr. Yumiko Kadota and Medical Burnout, Michael Sam Reveals NFL Struggles

Break out your Victorian shell dolls, it’s time for another Throwing Shade! Erin takes us through the story of Dr. Yumiko Kadota, a surgeon from Sydney who was hospitalized after suffering through shifts in excess of 180 hours, and what her situation reveals about the difference in the way male and female doctors are treated. Then, Bryan picks back up with a campus talk given by Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to be drafted into the NFL, during which he candidly voiced his struggles within the league as well as the problems that LGBTQ football players continue to face.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).
21/02/19·47m 46s

376: Chris Pratt's Megachurch, Louisiana TRAP Law

Horror stories of overstarched boxers and more on the latest Throwing Shade! This week, Bryan talks us through Ellen Page’s calling out of Chris Pratt over his Hillsong Church affiliation for their severely anti-LGBTQ views, as well as other controversies that have swirled around the megachurch. Then, Erin tracks the twists and turns of the most recent court rulings regarding the anti-choice TRAP law in Louisiana that, if passed, would make it even more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion in the state. Plus, recommendations!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE), Lola (www.mylola.com code: SHADE), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/SHADE20 code: SHADE20).
14/02/19·1h 1m

377: Gov. Kim Reynolds, Cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies

This week Erin discusses the double-edged platforms of Iowa’s first female governor Kim Reynolds and why some of her progressive reforms may actually be for all the wrong reasons. Then, Bryan celebrates the first ever openly gay male cheerleaders to perform at the Super Bowl, but not without taking a look at the investigation into inappropriate questioning of prospective players at the NFL Combine.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/SHADE), and Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE).
07/02/19·57m 38s

Throwing ShOscar: Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKKKlansman and The Favourite

Ronna, Bryan & Erin kick off their Throwing Shoscar miniseries by discussing the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Spike Lee's period cop drama BlacKKKlansman, and 18th-century royal comedy The Favourite, plus a bonus look at Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? And Oscar Karaoke!To hear more Throwing Shoscar, just go to stitcherpremium.com and use the code "OSCARS" for a free month of Stitcher Premium!
01/02/19·1h 2m

376: Jussie Smollett, Roosh V Hates Butts, Gun Control Is A Women’s Issue

Radical business plan changes! Fights with strangers! All that and more on a brand new Throwing Shade! Bryan talks us through the racist and homophobic violent assault on actor Jussie Smollett, the declaration by misogynist blogger Roosh V that liking butts is unacceptable, and the first openly LGBTQ+ duo at the US Figure Skating Championship. Plus, Erin discusses the latest mass shootings, what the perpetrators have in common, and why it all points to gun control being absolutely a women’s issue.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE), Baked By Melissa (www.bakedbymelissa.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).
31/01/19·1h 4m

375: Democratic Presidential Candidates, Imke Wubbenhorst, Queer Genocide in Chechnya

Erin shares early Martha Stewart recipes for your next 175-person sit-down country luncheon on this week’s Throwing Shade! We’ll hear about the expanding field of Democratic presidential candidates and what new ideas are being brought into the conversation. Then we’ll meet Imke Wübbenhorst, the first female coach of a men’s soccer team in Germany, as Erin details the sexism Imke has had to battle since taking her position in the league. Later, Bryan reviews the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the transgender military ban before shining a light on the nightmarish plight of gay and queer people in Chechnya.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE).
24/01/19·1h 8m

374: Gay Fathers Stigmatized, Surviving R. Kelly

Bryan struggles to inflate his tires and Erin prophesizes doom for Whole Foods on a brand new Throwing Shade! Bryan discusses a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealing that two-thirds of gay fathers are stigmatized despite conclusive findings that there are no differences between children raised by straight and gay couples. Then, Erin uncovers which artists have (and haven’t) spoken out about R. Kelly in the wake of the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which details his long history of predatory behavior, and how the story raises an important point about how society fails black women.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE).
17/01/19·54m 3s

373: Golden Globes, Hacienda Healthcare, Democrats Pass LGBTQ Rights Protections

Erin is back from Houston to share a spontaneous moment of positivity on this week’s Throwing Shade! She and Bryan give their Golden Globes retrospective before diving into the latest stories. Erin discusses the horrifying report about a woman at an Arizona hospice center who was repeatedly raped and gave birth while in a vegetative state and the resulting investigation and resignation of CEO Bill Timmons. Then, Bryan shines a light on the immediate action by the new Democratic House to introduce rules providing job security to LGBTQ staff on Capitol Hill.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Miss Grass (www.missgrass.com code: SHADE), and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/SHADE).And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.
10/01/19·1h 1m

372: Grindr’s Press Head Resigns, Why the Gender Gap is Worse Than We Think

Guest co-host Eliza Skinner is back for a threepeat on this week’s Throwing Shade! Eliza and Bryan usher in the new year with stories of dating, hookups and breakups before getting into the hottest topics. First, we’ll hear about the resignation of Grindr’s director of communications in response to CEO Scott Chen’s Facebook post that marriage is between a man and a woman. Then, they’ll get into a comprehensive new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research explaining why the gender gap is actually worse than we think it is and why it disproportionately affects women of color.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/SHADE20 code: SHADE20) and Good Trouble.
03/01/19·41m 48s

371: Janet Jackson, Congress Pays Its Own Harassment Lawsuits, Robot News, Italy Blocks Homophobia Survey

Guest Co-host Eliza Skinner joins Bryan again this week to talk Janet Jackson’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and more! First, they discuss the decision by Congress to make its members pay out of pocket for sexual harassment lawsuits and question why on earth they were ever allowed to do that in the first place. Plus, we get the latest in robot news before they get into the Italian government’s attempt to block the distribution of a survey meant to research homophobia, racism, and sexism for allegedly “promoting sexual fluidity.”This episode is sponsored by ClassPass (www.classpass.com/try/shade), Away (www.awaytravel.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE), Rent the Runway (www.renttherunway.com/SHADE), Zola (www.zola.com/SHADE), and Good Trouble.
27/12/18·53m 50s

370: Michigan’s Shifty GOP, Mick Mulvaney

Bryan and Erin get cooking on a holiday batch of stories with this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin takes us through the efforts by the Michigan GOP to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic administration and why it’s a disaster no matter which way you cut it. Then, Bryan gives the lowdown on newly appointed White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, pointing out his extensive history of anti-LGBTQ policies and also the time he called his now-boss Trump a ‘terrible human being’. Happy Holidays!This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), ClassPass (www.classpass.com/try/SHADE), Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/SHADE20 code: SHADE20), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Freeform.
20/12/18·47m 33s

369: Kevin Hart’s Twitter Apology, Old-Timey Barbies, Guest Co-host Eliza Skinner

The incredible comedian/improviser/writer Eliza Skinner joins Bryan as guest co-host this week to get deep into the latest headlines! First, they tackle the rollercoaster ride of Kevin Hart’s apology for his homophobic tweets followed by the responses by female comedians after their own questionable material was brought to the front, asking the question - should people be held to their remarks from years ago? Then, they use a story about Victorian-era porcelain dolls as a launching point for a discussion on how dolls can exemplify societal changes over time. Plus, recommendations!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by ClassPass (www.classpass.com/try/shade), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Capital Brands NutriBullet (www.nutribulletbalance.com/SHADE).
13/12/18·57m 22s

368: The Cher Show, Tumblr Bans Porn, Rania Youssef

Erin skypes in and Bryan shares a celebrity encounter at The Cher Show on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the decision by Tumblr to ban pornography and explicit adult content and why it’s just the latest in a series of turns complicating the lives of sex workers and the LGBTQ community as a whole. Then, Erin takes us through the rollercoaster ride of Egyptian actress Rania Youssef, whose perfectly normal dress on the red carpet at a film festival in Cairo spurred legal action on the grounds of ‘inciting debauchery.’ And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Wildfang (www.wildfang.com code: SHADE), Poshmark (code: THROWINGSHADE5), Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/SHADE).
06/12/18·1h 1m

367: Joel Osteen’s Hypocrisy, Cross Coburn’s Grindr Pics

This week, Erin talks about an interview in which mega church pastor and televangelist huckster Joel Osteen explains why he refuses to be alone with women who aren’t his wife - and why that’s a load of nonsense that has nothing to do with Jesus and everything to do with male power. Then, Bryan takes us through the story of Cross Coburn, a 19-year-old gay city councilman from Groves, TX who faces a recall from office after his nudes on Grindr were leaked. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Poshmark (code: THROWINGSHADE5), Wildfang (www.wildfang.com code: SHADE), Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: SHADE), and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
29/11/18·42m 12s

366: Happy Thanksgiving, USMCA, Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Overhaul

Celebrate Thanksgiving by popping your zits with Bryan and Erin on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan takes us through the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (aka USMCA), the new North American trade deal being negotiated by the Trump administration, and the obnoxious provisions included that would strip LGBTQ protections from the text. Then, Erin discusses the overhaul to Title IX that Betsy DeVos is spearheading and why narrowing the definition of sexual harassment and allowing alleged perpetrators to cross-examine their own accusers is a fast path to trouble. Plus, recommendations! And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Wildfang (www.wildfang.com code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
22/11/18·49m 47s

365: Queer Parents Don’t Sexualize Their Kids, Korean Women Rebel Against Cosmetics

Bryan and Erin take up the good fight against bank tellers with attitude on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses a tweet that outlines the ridiculousness of the all-too-common lie that queer parents “sexualize” their children and how straight parents are actually more often to blame for the same - or worse - behavior. Then, Erin takes us through the latest positive trend in South Korean feminism as women are destroying their cosmetics in defiance of a culture that emphasizes physical beauty above all else.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Wildfang (www.wildfang.com code: SHADE), Lola (www.mylola.com code: SHADE), and Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE).
15/11/18·39m 22s

364: Cameos, Super Skate Protest, Millennial Women Out-Earn

Bryan and Erin investigate the history of the decorative cameo before getting into the hottest stories of the week! Bryan covers a protest that erupted in Cedar Rapids after two transgender boys were kicked out of a “boys only” night at a local roller skating rink. Then, Erin runs through the implications of a report regarding millennial women’s perspectives when it comes to out-earning their boyfriends and husbands.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Poshmark (code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and NutriBullet (www.nutribulletbalance.com/SHADE).
08/11/18·56m 25s

EXTRA: UnErased - The History of Conversion Therapy in America

This week we’re bringing you something extra: a preview of UnErased, a new podcast from Jad Abumrad, revealing the hidden history of conversion therapy and its impact on America. Go find UnErased in your podcast app to hear the first episode now. UnErased in Apple Podcasts: applepodcasts.com/unerased
05/11/18·4m 17s

363: Pantry Moths, Bolsonaro, Rainbow Wave

Erin’s got kitchen moths! Bryan went to Vegas! All this and more on Throwing Shade! First, Erin takes us through the unfortunate election of Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil and his horrible, no good, very bad positions on gender equality and women in general. Then, Bryan lightens things up with coverage of the potential rainbow wave of LGBTQ candidates for office in the upcoming midterm elections. Go vote!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Poshmark (code: SHADE), Robinhood (www.shade.robinhood.com), JustFab (www.justfab.com/SHADE), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
01/11/18·53m 56s

362: Defining Transgender Out Of Existence, Airline Sexual Assaults

Bryan and Erin get into the fall spirit with saucy novelty tees on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan takes us through the hectic week in politics before getting into an attempt by the Trump administration to essentially “define out of existence” transgender people. Then, Erin addresses the rampant issue of sexual assault on airlines following a report about an assailant using Trump’s own words as a defense for groping another passenger.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Chappy, NutriBullet (www.nutribulletbalance.com/SHADE) and Osso Good (www.ossogoodbones.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
25/10/18·1h 5m

361: Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ in Russia, Rihanna’s Op-ed, Guest Charlotte Clymer

This week Bryan and Erin take a tour-pause to cover the refusal of Russian police to investigate homophobic hate crimes and Rihanna’s open letter to The Guardian advocating for global education. Then they sit down with activist, military vet, and writer Charlotte Clymer to chat about the unexpected benefits of coming out, Melania Trump’s bullying, and whether the Supreme Court hearings have really energized anybody - all leading up to a surprise performance!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Daniel's Husband (www.danielshusband.com), TIDAL X Brooklyn (www.TIDAL.com/Brooklyn), Policygenius (www.policygenius.com), Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE), and Couples Therapy Podcast.
18/10/18·1h 6m

360: Hillary Clinton & Helen Keller, Guadalupe Paredes’ Civil Rights Suit

Bryan and Erin are back for another round of Throwing Shade! First, we find out what Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller have in common as Erin takes us through the decision by the Texas State Board of Education to “adjust” history curriculums to no longer include the study of certain key figures. Then, Bryan discusses the powerful story of Guadalupe Paredes and his civil suit against the Kenosha Unified School District for its total failure to stop extreme anti-LGBTQ bullying.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Couples Therapy podcast, Osso Good (www.ossogoodbones.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and TIDAL X Brooklyn (www.TIDAL.com/Brooklyn).
11/10/18·36m 50s

359: Breastfeeding in a Mormon Church, Chris Donohoe’s Swimsuit

Bryan, Erin and Sam swap tales of uncontrollable bowels as they dive into this week’s headlines! First, Erin addresses a story coming out of Utah about a Mormon mother who lost her temple recommend for breastfeeding at church. Then, Bryan walks us through the troubling experience of a gay man who was kicked out of a Las Vegas hotel pool for wearing Speedo-like swim briefs.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by HowStuffWorks - Couples Therapy, Harper Collins Children's Books, JustFab (www.justfab.com/SHADE), and Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/SHADE20 code: SHADE20).
04/10/18·44m 51s

358: Regional Sexism, Oklahoma! Goes Gay

Bryan and Erin wonder what makes pottery so sexy before getting into the latest stories on another Throwing Shade! Erin discusses a General Social Survey that reveals how sexism varies from state to state and the greater trends behind the data. Then, Bryan touches on how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘Oklahoma!,’ which features same-sex leads, has helped to refresh the musical and eliminate the stench of antiquity from the stage.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Couples Therapy Podcast, and Osso Good (www.ossogoodbones.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
27/09/18·42m 10s

357: 'Roe v. Wade’ Film Script Leaked, LGBTQ Youth Drug Rates

Bryan and Erin get together this week to ask a very important question: are there benefits to being thumbed? Erin discusses the leaked script from the anti-choice propaganda film ‘Roe v. Wade’ that is currently in development and the cabal of conservative cameos involved. Then, Bryan examines a study by San Diego State University rating LGBTQ teens as at much higher risk of getting into hard drugs than their peers, as well as why that is and what we can do to help.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Couples Therapy Podcast, Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), Green Chef (www.greenchef.us/shade), and Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/SHADE).
20/09/18·43m 4s

356: Surfing Equal Pay, LGBT Protections Under Attack, Guest Trixie Mattel

This week, Erin dips into the decision by the World Surf League to award equal prize money to male and female athletes and why other sports leagues should take note. Then, Bryan discusses a motion by a group of 16 states asking the Supreme Court to limit protections against LGBTQ workplace discrimination. Guest Trixie Mattel returns to chat about singing brides, being fired for absurd reasons, and Ted Cruz’s anti-tofu, anti-California rhetoric.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE), and Policy Genius (www.policygenius.com).
13/09/18·51m 33s

355: Feminasty Release Week, Eminem’s Homophobic Slurs, Zainab Merchant

Bryan and Erin celebrate the release of Feminasty with the hottest news stories of the week! Bryan recounts a chance sighting of a very special lawyer before getting into Eminem’s use of homophobic slurs directed at Tyler, the Creator and the response from fellow musician Justin Vernon. Then, Erin gets into a story about a Muslim graduate student who was forced to show her menstrual pad to TSA to prove she was on her period.This episode is sponsored by Tastemade (www.getprepd.com code: PREPDSHADE), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Sagely Naturals (www.sagelynaturals.com/pages/SHADE code: SHADE20).
06/09/18·50m 3s

354: Scott Lloyd’s Abortion, Irish PM Calls Out Francis, Guest Adam MacLean

Bryan and Erin come at you fast this week with updates from the world of Cher! Erin discusses the not-so-surprising news that Scott Lloyd, head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, helped pay for his own abortion despite prohibiting detained immigrants from access to the same services. Then, we’ll hear Bryan’s take on Irish PM Leo Varadkar’s statement regarding the Catholic Church and Pope Francis’s inaction before friend of the show Adam MacLean returns to share his latest recommendations.  And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.  This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Scentbird (www.scentbird.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Sagely Naturals (www.sagelynaturals.com/pages/SHADE code: SHADE20).
30/08/18·1h

353: PA Catholic Church Abuse, Austria Rejects ‘Not Gay Enough’ Teen, Female vs. Male Doctors

Erin goes all-in on her new cheese diet on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan addresses the Pennsylvania Catholic Church child sex abuse case and the ridiculousness of officials' attempts to blame it on homosexuality. Then, they discuss the gay Afghan teen seeking asylum in Austria who was turned away for not ‘acting gay enough,’ and Erin reacts to reports showing that female physicians provide superior care compared to their male counterparts.This episode is sponsored by Sagely Naturals (www.sagelynaturals.com/pages/shade code: SHADE20) and Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/SHADE).
23/08/18·47m 14s

352: Argentina Abortion Rights, Saudi Arabia Jails Activists, Disney’s First Gay Role

Bryan and Erin sit down this week to tackle everything from the rise of abortion rights in Argentina to Saudi Arabia’s extreme treatment of female activists and how that ties into its very public feud with Canada. Plus, The Academy’s new category, and Disney’s first ever gay role - and why that fact is a lot less impressive than it should be. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE), and Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE).
16/08/18·43m 13s

351: Ask Ronna Glickman

Bryan and Erin consider the practicality of penis push-up pants and hear an exchange with America’s top psychic healer before welcoming the eternally sage Ronna Glickman (Jessica Chaffin) to answer listener questions about everything from getting rid of that stubborn dog pee smell to living with an ex to dating while struggling with your self-image. All that and more on a very special Throwing Shade!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), ScentBird (www.scentbird.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE).
09/08/18·1h 11m

350: Straight Comedians, Bradley Kim, Guest Georgia Clark

Bust out your party hats! Bryan and Erin celebrate yet another one of Bryan’s birthdays with stories about everything from “comedian” Darren Knight getting booed off the stage at the Just For Laughs festival (and other instances of frustrating straight male comic behavior) to Bradley Kim’s powerful message in coming out as the first openly gay military academy football player. Then, celebrated author Georgia Clark joins to talk about her new book The Bucket List, the importance of queer visibility, Australian reality TV, and much, much more! This episode is sponsored by Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade code: SHADE) and Flex (www.ihatetampons.com code: SHADE).
02/08/18·1h 6m

349: Josh Hader, Emelia Holden, Guest Genevieve Angelson

This week Bryan brings forward the story of Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s unfortunate old tweets and the weirdly disproportionate response to his apology. Then Erin discusses an incident in which a waitress in Georgia body slammed a man who groped her, and actress Genevieve Angelson joins to talk about the thrill of the live stage, her reaction to the unexpected end of ‘Good Girls Revolt,’ and helping to change the rules for a new era in Hollywood.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/SHADE), and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/SHADE).
26/07/18·1h 12m

348: Detained Pregnant Women, Gay And Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act, Guest Melinna Bobadilla

This week, Erin discusses a Buzzfeed report on the treatment of pregnant women in detention facilities and the hypocrisy of “pro-life” silence on the issue. Then, Bryan examines the legislation introduced by Democrats in Congress to combat the all-too frequent court defense of “gay or trans panic,” and activist, actor, and co-host of the podcast Tamarindo Melinna Bobadilla joins to talk about identifying as Chicana, learning that politics is personal, growing into Janelle Monáe fandom, and much, much more.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE), and Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE).
19/07/18·59m 45s

347: LGBTQ+ STEM Day, Future of Roe v. Wade, Guest Guy Branum

In honor of LGBTSTEM Day, Bryan pulls some surprising statistics about LGBTQ+ people in the scientific world and reveals which of your favorite dead scientists was gay. Hint: all of them! Then Erin gets into the long, slow dismantling of Roe v. Wade that’s been thrust into the spotlight with Trump’s new Supreme Court pick, and comedian Guy Branum stops by to talk about his first exposure to queerness, being funny for his own benefit, and his new book My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: SHADE) and Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE).
12/07/18·1h 13m

346: Priscilla Giddings’ Social Media Threat, Istanbul Pride, Guest Elisa Ritt

This week, Erin discusses Idaho GOP lawmaker Priscilla Giddings’ threatening social media post towards gun violence protestors. Then, Bryan breaks down Istanbul’s defiance in the face of a pride march ban by the government, and later real estate mogul Elisa Ritt (www.rsrrealestate.com) stops by to offer tips on first time buying, acing your housing “audition,” and avoiding your neighbors without being rude. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Flexfits (www.ihatetampons.com code: SHADE) and Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/SHADE20 code: SHADE20).
05/07/18·1h 12m

345: Pride Merch, Persky Recall Revisted, Guest Haley Joel Osment

Bryan returns from adventures abroad for this week’s Throwing Shade! We’ll hear about how we should take a note from the Viennese when it comes to communicating our problematic history and why context is everything when it comes to Pride merchandise. Then, Erin takes another look at Judge Aaron Persky’s recall and why it could spell bad news for people of color. Later, actor Haley Joel Osment joins for chat about the perks of getting misted on set, why actors can be extra susceptible to depression, caring for leopard geckos and much, much more!And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: SHADE) and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/SHADE).
28/06/18·57m 44s

344: Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo

Bryan and Erin sit down for an interview with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, one of the two plaintiff couples in the Prop 8 lawsuit that restored marriage equality in CA. They discuss their documentary “The Case Against 8” and how they became involved in the case all the way up to the Supreme Court, as well as the unexpected fallout they experienced from within their own community. Plus, we’ll hear about the opposition’s underhanded courtroom tactics, which SC Justice impressed the most, and incredible messages from people who have had their lives affected for the better because of the doc.This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE), and Burrow (www.burrow.com/SHADE).
21/06/18·50m 56s

343: Alice Marie Johnson Sentence Commuted, CrossFit Fires Russell Berger, Guest Jon Lovett

Bryan and Erin dive right in this week as they discuss everything from why Trump’s commutation of Alice Marie Johnson's prison sentence should NOT be taken as a sign of support for incarcerated nonviolent drug offenders to CrossFit “Chief Knowledge Officer” Russell Berger’s termination following his homophobic Twitter rant. Guest Jon Lovett joins to talk about the literary sadness of Melania Trump, struggling with difficult conversations, encouraging young voters, and who we should really be afraid of on the right.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Flexfits (www.ihatetampons.com code: SHADE).
14/06/18·1h 7m

342: Rainbow-washing, Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Women, Guest Brian Jordan Alvarez

Erin discovers an unfortunate royal connection on a brand new Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling on the gay wedding cake case and the excessive rainbow-washing done by corporations for Pride Month. Then, Erin reads a report from an NYU ethics division detailing the continued practice of having med students learn pelvic exams on unconsenting women who have been placed under anesthesia for unrelated gynecological procedures. Guest Brian Jordan Alvarez (The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo) joins to get deep into nicknames, Will & Grace, living in Tennessee, social anxiety, and much more.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by The Boys in the Band (www.boysintheband.com) and Simple Contacts (www.simplecontact.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
07/06/18·1h 12m

341: Irish Abortion Referendum, Record High LGBTQ-Identifiers, Guest Alex Richanbach

This week, Erin discusses Ireland’s vote to overturn its abortion ban as well as the restrictions still in place and progress still to be made. Then Bryan brings a series of polls showing record high numbers of people identifying as LGBTQ and director Alex Richanbach joins to talk about his new film “Ibiza,” why everyone is obsessed with Channing Tatum’s mouth, and the status of the NFL in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s protest.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Gun Violence Awareness Day, and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/SHADE).
31/05/18·1h 12m

340: TickPick Political Survey, IndyStar Letter to Editor, Guest Nina Parker

Bryan and Erin celebrate the prerelease of Erin’s new book Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy without Drinking Herself to Death as they get into their top stories of the week. First, we’ll hear about ticket reseller TickPick’s wide ranging survey to determine the political leanings of music fans. Then, Erin reads a letter to the editor of the IndyStar from a sexist law professor, and the incredible Nina Parker (Love & Hip Hop) joins to discuss all things royal wedding, Luann de Lesseps’ racist moment, and the importance of checking a friend’s privilege for them.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE) and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/SHADENEUTRAL code: SHADENEUTRAL).
24/05/18·1h 15m

339: Eric Schneiderman Resigns, Boy Scouts and Mormons, Guest Jonathan Van Ness

Erin talks this week about the accusations against former NY Attorney General and overall hypocrite Eric Schneiderman as well as the unbelievable amount of terrible human beings calling the cops on black people without reason. Then, Bryan discusses the strides the Boy Scouts of America has made in inclusivity and the rival organization that the Mormon Church has created in response. Guest Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) joins to talk about female empowerment movies of the 90s, when it’s okay to call “wrong friend,” and his proudest accomplishment of the year.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/SHADENEUTRAL code: SHADENEUTRAL).
17/05/18·1h 15m

338: Mayor Bruno Lozano, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Guest Erica Chidi Cohen

This week, Bryan discusses the newly elected gay mayor of Del Rio, Texas and Erin talks about how the dress code policy at Chicago’s Noble Network Charter Schools punishes girls on their periods. Then, doula and co-founder of LOOM Erica Chidi Cohen joins to discuss the importance of improving LGBTQ reproductive education and empowerment, serving as a doula for pregnant inmates, and more. Plus, special guest Ronna Glickman drops by to offer a brief lesson in Viennese history.This episode is sponsored by The Barney's Podcast, Audible (www.audible.com/SHADE or text SHADE to 500-500), and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/SHADENEUTRAL code: SHADENEUTRAL).And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.
10/05/18·1h 11m

337: Incels, LGBTQ Superheroes, Guest Ally Hord

This week, Erin discusses the community of “incels” behind the Toronto van attacker and the larger trend of male supremacy they represent. Then, Bryan questions why Marvel hasn’t managed to show off any of its LGBTQ heroes in its films, and writer Ally Hord joins to talk about her work on Late Night With Seth Meyers, choice benefits from SAG, and getting political.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), The Barney's Podcast, Away (www.awaytravel.com/SHADE code: SHADE), and StoryWorth (www.storyworth.com/SHADE).And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.
03/05/18·1h 14m

336: Religious Doctors Refusing Care, Handmaid’s Tale Lingerie, Guest Jean Villepique

Erin shows off her Hollywood side as Bryan shares his trip to the Hammer Museum on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Trump Administration’s HHS policy allowing doctors to claim “religious exemptions” - and refuse treatment to LGBTQ patients. Then, Erin talks about the sleepwear company Lunya’s oblivious marketing strategy for their newest color, “Offred.” A.P. Bio’s Jean Villepique joins to reveal the true nature of Shen Yun, how her crazy year has led her to new successes, and the usefulness of corporate improv.This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club (www.dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE), The Boys in the Band (www.boysintheband.com), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
26/04/18·1h 15m

335: Kentucky Sued For D&E Ban, Columbus Pride Festival, Guests Trixie Mattel, Paul F. Tompkins, and Orlando Soria

This week, Erin discusses Kentucky’s new law banning a safe and medically proven abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation as well as Gov. Matt Bevin’s strange history in the bell business. Then, Bryan brings an update on the Columbus Pride Festival and how it revealed a diversity the small town didn’t know it had. Plus, superstars Trixie Mattel and Paul F. Tompkins return to talk the best drag names out there and to compete in a fiery accent-off, and blogger/author Orlando Soria stops by to share hot tips on how to hang drapes correctly and more from his new book Get It Together.And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/shade code: SHADE).
19/04/18·1h 8m

334: LGBTQ Pupils, ICE and Pregnant Immigrants, Cardi B, Guest John August

This week, Bryan brings forward a Princeton study revealing the level of unequal treatment of LGBTQ students, with special focus on the lesbian and bisexual pupils subject to disproportionally frequent disciplinary action. Erin talks about the offensive treatment of pregnant immigrants in ICE custody as well as the disappointing response on social media to Cardi B’s pregnancy. Screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) joins to discuss his new book Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, his Gothic Cheddar font obsession, and the game he invented, “AlphaBirds.” Plus, a surprise guest stops by to explain why everyone ought to see a therapist.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: SHADE), Forto Coffee (www.fortocoffee.com code: SHADE), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/shade code: SHADE).
12/04/18·1h 22m

333: #MeToo In China, ‘Coach’ Dave Daubenmire, Guest D’Arcy Carden

Bryan whips out his killer Blink-182 impression for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin talks about the case of Gao Xaio and the rising tide of feminism in China against the efforts of the Chinese government. Then, Bryan brings out some quick hits including the claims of Coach Dave Daubenmire that masturbation counts as gay sex. Then, D’Arcy Carden joins to talk about what inspired the apostrophe in her name, her thrills at the successes of The Good Place, and her full-on One Direction fandom.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: SHADE) and True Religion (www.truereligion.com/SHADE code: SHADE)
05/04/18·1h 10m

332: Pride in Mike Pence’s Hometown, Womenshealth.gov, Guest Gaby Dunn

This week, Bryan focuses on the first ever Pride festival to take place in Columbus, Indiana - also known as the hometown of Mike Pence. We’ll hear how protestors made sure the VP’s visit to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day was filled with rainbow flags before Erin gets into the alarming removal of lesbian and bisexual health resources from the HHS website womenshealth.gov. Then, writer and stand-up comedian Gaby Dunn stops by to tell all about performing with a comedy troupe by day and crime reporting by night, dealing with haters, and distinguishing between polyamory and non-monogamy. This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club (dollarshaveclub.com/SHADE), Forto Coffee (fortocoffee.com code: SHADE), and Tripping.com (tripping.com/SHADE).
29/03/18·1h 5m

331: Safety and Quality of Abortion Care, Queer on Twitter, Guest Naomi Ekperigin

This week, Erin talks about the findings in The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care report that - surprise surprise - abortion is safe and effective. Then, Bryan discusses Twitter’s locking out of users who had the word “queer” on their profile. Plus, actor, comedian, and writer Naomi Ekperigin joins to talk about making her first friend, working her way up to writer on Broad City, and getting married. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: SHADE), Beachbody On Demand, and Forto Coffee (code: SHADE).
22/03/18·1h 13m

330: Toronto Serial Killer, International Women's Day, Guests Price Peterson and Carey O'Donnell

This week, Bryan brings a story out of Toronto about serial killer Bruce McArthur and his victims from the LGBTQ community. Then, Erin discusses International Women’s Day and the corporations that capitalize on it, and Heathers writers Price Peterson and Carey O’Donnell join to talk about bonding over solo sports on the schoolyard, making fun of the humorless on the Heathers tv reboot, and updating the musical for modern times. Plus, a special guest drops in to share her thoughts on O.J. Simpson’s bold speculation. This episode is sponsored by True Religion (code: SHADE) and EverlyWell (code: SHADE).
15/03/18·1h 21m

329: Kentucky’s Child Marriage Bill, Starkville Gay Pride, Guest Janicza Bravo

This week, Erin talks about Kentucky’s anti-child marriage bill and the opposition it’s received from the so-called Family Foundation. Then, Bryan discusses the controversy in Starkville, MS over their refusal to allow a gay pride parade in the town, and writer/director Janicza Bravo joins to talk about her film “Lemon,” the state of the industry for female directors, and why it’s important to change how we talk to our kids.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: SHADE) and Casper Mattresses (code: SHADE).
08/03/18·1h 11m

328: Georgia’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill, Gov. Eric Greitens, Guest Grace Parra

This week, Bryan talks about the new law in Georgia restriction adoptions for same sex couple and Senator Nan Orrock’s apt response. Then, Erin breaks down the scandal surrounding Missouri governor Eric Greitens and why it shows us that revenge porn is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Guest Grace Parra joins to discuss the DACA deadline, understanding the reality of deportation, and what inspired her interest in politics. This episode is sponsored by EverlyWell (code: SHADE).
01/03/18·1h 4m

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