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Throwing Shade

Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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Throwing Shade
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Throwing Shade

Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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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.

Latest Episodes

Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

EThis week, Bryan talks about the 14-hour press conference given by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in the wake of the Trump impeachment proceedings. Then, Erin discusses the return of generational wealth disparity for women and how systems designed to help women are actually benefiting men. Plus, author Joel Stein drops by to talk about writing and researching for his new book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE), Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

59 MIN13 hours ago
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Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

EErin returns from Greece to share her experiences abroad! She discusses decorated track star Allyson Felix, who not only set the record for most gold medals shortly after having a baby, but who also publicized the duplicity of former sponsor Nike’s “support” for female athletes while simultaneously denying them maternity leave. Then, Bryan talks about the Supreme Court’s current consideration of whether the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers, highlighting two specific cases in which people have had their lives upended after being fired over their sexuality. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.

48 MIN1 weeks ago
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Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

EFave of the show and of the whole world, comedian Naomi Ekperigin joins Bryan as guest co-host on this week’s Throwing Shade! Naomi talks about faking her way through editing art magazines, getting a fabulous haircut from the lovely Jonathan Van Ness, and seeking a dog that gets along with her cats. Then, they’ll discuss an incident in which a teacher was fired from a Catholic high school for their same-sex marriage and the Justice Department’s “statement of interest” in the case. Later, they’ll investigate a gender disparity in reported cases of IBS and other effects of the social stigma toward women performing the human body’s most natural and hilarious act. Warning: poop talk! 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code:...

57 MIN2 weeks ago
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Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

EBryan flies solo this week, welcoming back Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin to answer another round of questions about gender and sexual health, tackling everything from specific STI testing to sex during menopause to masturbation after gender affirmation surgery and more. Resources for gay-friendly health care professionals: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=939 https://www.wpath.org/provider/search 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: THROWING), Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE)

53 MIN3 weeks ago
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Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

EThis week, Bryan discusses LA County’s decision to start collecting data on LGBTQ suicides and hate crimes. Then, Erin talks us through the story of Drag Syndrome, a UK-based troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome that was denied the opportunity to make their U.S. debut by Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Penguin Random House, and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019)

53 MINSEP 19
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LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

EAttention 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 Paul F. Tompkins stops by to talk about his new podcast The Neighborhood Listen. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Parcast (www.parcast.com/Horoscope)

55 MINSEP 12
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Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

Ryan Russell, “Straight Pride”, History of Reproductive Health

EBryan 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 unethical practices that have continued within it up through today. Plus, recommendations! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

66 MINSEP 5
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Ryan Russell, “Straight Pride”, History of Reproductive Health

Reproductive Coercion, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers, Guest Kayla McLaughlin

EThe 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 legalize firing employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Plus, Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin joins to discuss what drew her to the field of transgender medicine, little-known facts about gender affirming surgery, and the one time she spent a holiday with Keanu Reeves. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp....

82 MINAUG 29
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Reproductive Coercion, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers, Guest Kayla McLaughlin

Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES 1

EThrowing 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!

38 MINAUG 26
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Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES 1

Holley Gerelds Rocks a Tux, Pastor Corey’s Rules on Culottes

EShake 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 dress.

54 MINAUG 22
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Holley Gerelds Rocks a Tux, Pastor Corey’s Rules on Culottes

Latest Episodes

Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

EThis week, Bryan talks about the 14-hour press conference given by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in the wake of the Trump impeachment proceedings. Then, Erin discusses the return of generational wealth disparity for women and how systems designed to help women are actually benefiting men. Plus, author Joel Stein drops by to talk about writing and researching for his new book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE), Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

59 MIN13 hours ago
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Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

EErin returns from Greece to share her experiences abroad! She discusses decorated track star Allyson Felix, who not only set the record for most gold medals shortly after having a baby, but who also publicized the duplicity of former sponsor Nike’s “support” for female athletes while simultaneously denying them maternity leave. Then, Bryan talks about the Supreme Court’s current consideration of whether the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers, highlighting two specific cases in which people have had their lives upended after being fired over their sexuality. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.

48 MIN1 weeks ago
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Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

EFave of the show and of the whole world, comedian Naomi Ekperigin joins Bryan as guest co-host on this week’s Throwing Shade! Naomi talks about faking her way through editing art magazines, getting a fabulous haircut from the lovely Jonathan Van Ness, and seeking a dog that gets along with her cats. Then, they’ll discuss an incident in which a teacher was fired from a Catholic high school for their same-sex marriage and the Justice Department’s “statement of interest” in the case. Later, they’ll investigate a gender disparity in reported cases of IBS and other effects of the social stigma toward women performing the human body’s most natural and hilarious act. Warning: poop talk! 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code:...

57 MIN2 weeks ago
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Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

EBryan flies solo this week, welcoming back Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin to answer another round of questions about gender and sexual health, tackling everything from specific STI testing to sex during menopause to masturbation after gender affirmation surgery and more. Resources for gay-friendly health care professionals: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=939 https://www.wpath.org/provider/search 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: THROWING), Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE)

53 MIN3 weeks ago
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Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

EThis week, Bryan discusses LA County’s decision to start collecting data on LGBTQ suicides and hate crimes. Then, Erin talks us through the story of Drag Syndrome, a UK-based troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome that was denied the opportunity to make their U.S. debut by Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Penguin Random House, and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019)

53 MINSEP 19
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LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

EAttention 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 Paul F. Tompkins stops by to talk about his new podcast The Neighborhood Listen. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Parcast (www.parcast.com/Horoscope)

55 MINSEP 12
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Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

Ryan Russell, “Straight Pride”, History of Reproductive Health

EBryan 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 unethical practices that have continued within it up through today. Plus, recommendations! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).

66 MINSEP 5
Comments
Ryan Russell, “Straight Pride”, History of Reproductive Health

Reproductive Coercion, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers, Guest Kayla McLaughlin

EThe 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 legalize firing employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Plus, Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin joins to discuss what drew her to the field of transgender medicine, little-known facts about gender affirming surgery, and the one time she spent a holiday with Keanu Reeves. 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp....

82 MINAUG 29
Comments
Reproductive Coercion, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers, Guest Kayla McLaughlin

Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES 1

EThrowing 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!

38 MINAUG 26
Comments
Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES 1

Holley Gerelds Rocks a Tux, Pastor Corey’s Rules on Culottes

EShake 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 dress.

54 MINAUG 22
Comments
Holley Gerelds Rocks a Tux, Pastor Corey’s Rules on Culottes