Gayest Episode Ever
Gayest Episode Ever
Drew Mackie & Glen Lakin / TableCakes Productions
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One of My Favorite Podcasts
I can’t get enough of this podcast. Even when they cover shows I’ve never seen, I find their discussion so entertaining and informed. Thank you Drew and Glen!
Dean Kewntz
My favorite podcast
This is my favorite podcast. It really is like hanging out with friends and just talking about favorite things, random trivia and weird things. It is also added to my enjoyment of watching classic TV. I enjoy Drew and Glen’s dynamic and how welcoming they are when they bring guests into the show. And even when I am annoying and Tweet things at them, they are gracious in their replies.
DDAjr
Drew and Glen!
Drew and Glen do a great job presenting a thoughtful breakdown of the very special episodes of classic TV shows that also happen to be the very queer episodes.
Billyrid
These are my only friends...nerds like Gore Vidal, and even he's kissed more boys than I ever will.
Drew and Glen play very well off each other. They're funny, intelligent and quite skilled at having discussions that lend real insight to the shallowness of old sitcoms. They are excellent at finding guests with interesting perspectives and the humility and wisdom to find people whose experiences are relevant to the topics when their own experiences fall short. Really though, it's worth listening just for Glen.
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Pavlakovich
a queer representation time capsule
As someone who hadn’t yet been born when most of these episodes were originally aired (and hadn’t heard of some of the shows), this podcast for me is a very interesting and informative look at how queer representation on television has evolved. Their friendship, great editing, and calming, inviting voices add to the well researched episode discussion to make a pleasant listening experience! Highly recommend!
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LalalalalaF
Great show, peeps!
I’m too poor to contribute on Patreon at the moment, but am going to have a holiday job starting tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens. If I can’t do that, at least I can leave a good review!
Hrhomer
I look forward every Wednesday
These lads are smart, funny and very appreciative of unsung television actors. Also The recent re enactment of the cheers episode with Sam pancake and Tony Rodriguez is one of the funniest things in this decade so far
ihaveabainenglish
One of my favorites
I love this podcast. It’s really informative and entertaining.
DeBlase
Insightful, funny, and important
Drew & Glen’s project addresses an important topic in an accessible manner. They interact well—providing complimentary perspectives—while reviewing LGBT+ issues in television history.
jim-mt
One of the most intersting podcasts
I stumbled on this podcast and it has become one of my go to Podcasts. Glen and Drew bring an insight to shows I remember in a new and exciting way.
Thunder2
fascinating and funny
i’m really interested in pop culture depictions of queerness, but sitcoms have always been a blind spot for me. taking a deep dive into those shows that were always just on but which i never actually paid attention to, and looking at how they talk about lgbt themes (or don’t talk about them, sometimes!) has been really fascinating! and the hosts’ sense of humor and passion for the subject makes it way funnier than “listen to two dudes describe an episode of Cheers for an hour” might suggest.
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hyracula
Informative and Fun
Love hearing these two go down the rabbit hole of pop culture through a queer lens. Their clear (platonic!) affection for one another and for the shows they review is clear.
KtMar20
A fun listen at all levels of expertise
When I found this podcast, I assumed I'd just check in here and there. I wanted to hear people talk about the shows my parents had exposed me to as a young teen, specifically the episodes that'd been some of my first exposures to queerness, from people who were close to the material. I'd skip through for stuff I liked or at least knew, and that would be it. Turns out that Glen and Drew aren't just compelling critics, they're genuinely fun personalities with great chemistry. I soon found myself picking up episodes on stuff outside my knowledge sphere, simply to hear more of their voices. New episodes are now the highlight of my week, even when it's about stuff I've barely thought about--certainly I'm more interested in King of the Hill now than I ever expected to be. And it's especially fun to dive into an episode on a show I've literally never heard of, and let Drew and Glen guide me through a wild new experience. If you have even a passing familiarity with sitcoms, I wholeheartedly believe you'll fall in love with this show, just as I did. End of review. Bye forever.
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You're All Cot Up!
Funny & informative!
Love this podcast! Stumbled upon it because I follow one of the hosts (@bobservo) on twitter and accidentally got addicted. It’s great to take a look back on classic shows and dissect their perspectives on homosexuality, while still being able to laugh about the context. To the hosts, great job!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!!
Pinkieyay
Super fun!
Enjoying the podcast. You have reminded me of how much time I can whittle away in front of a television. I really enjoy the podcast and am now restarting it.
jamesindallas
Nostalgia in shades of purple
Glen and Drew have a humorously antagonistic dynamic that I look forward to each week. I love listening to them share their interest of sitcoms from a time when I too was growing up. As someone who likes to learn about the people behind the scenes of various things, I appreciate the research they put into these shows and the people involved in making them. They view the episodes through the lens of todays progressiveness while acknowledging the society and culture of “back then”. These sitcoms helped shape me in both good and bad ways and it is both entertaining and thought provoking to revisit them and get a hindsight look at my own queer history.
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AJ.Dandy
thank you for being a friend
i look forward to this every week. it’s fun, educational and full of tidbits. thanks to our sultry hosts, people get more insight into sitcoms & how they’ve evolved. i’m looking forward to the spin-off podcast about queer hour long dramas.
Daves brain
Excellent Podcasting Behavior
These gentlemen delight me to no end. Thoughtful and humorous. A welcome change of pace, that will make you lol while giving you a new perspective to consider.
JaynieKQ
I keep waiting for them to fall in love
In a world where practically every set of friends is making a podcast, this is the one to listen to. Good research, good trivia, good humor, nice voices. But with their cute story of meeting and pandemic lockdown I assume they have to be falling in love and I am thrilled be listening to their courtship each week.
EddieinQueens
Love these guys!
They’re usually one of the highlights of my week! 🤩🤩
card-ozra
Come for the Nostalgia, stay for the sexual tension
Gayest Episode Ever has been my first foray into podcasts, I never really got into them and thought they were all just about murders, but to my surprise here was a fun discussion of one of my favorite things: TV! While I have not seen every Episode Drew and Glen discuss, they do a great job of setting the scene and dropping in clips so you feel like you are watching along with them. It is quite fun to listen and remember episodes and get to feel like you are part of a discussion - I mean I give my point of view in my head even though Drew and Glen can’t hear me... at least I don’t think they can. Is it weird to say that a podcast feels welcoming? I am always excited for the new episodes to upload as it does feel like I get to chat with friends for a while and forget the world is in a pandemic. It’s a nice escape and thank you to both Drew and Glen for doing this! The two of them have a fun banter with one another that is very enjoyable to listen too and both bring lots of great knowledge to the show (specia thanks to Drew since he researches each show and gives some great info upfront of each ep!). It’s always a great listen and I’m always a bit sad once it’s over. And with only a microphone separating them it’s the either the tinge of disdain or it’s an unbridled passion in their voices that I’m sure results in each episode ending in either a dynasty level smack down or a tawdry dynasty style affair in that kitchen - both of which I would pay extra on patron to see! Oh and hi Thurman!
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Garrett 2 r's and 2 t's
Gaystalgic
Great podcast to binge.
Randomkill
Great Show!
Great podcast to listen to while commuting to work!
NeuroticNate
Good show
Learn from elder gays about our history in classic tv shows. Takes me back. #TeamGlen
mrpinkmr
Fun and entertaining show
You should listen to this fun, entertaining show about LGBTQ episodes of classic sitcoms.
carrietown
These Guys are Wonderful
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Jimmijim
Thank you!
This is an amazing show. I’m always learning something new and Glen and Drew are hilarious. As a lover of tv and queer culture, thank you!
coreywboone
Good Queer Fun
There’s truly nothing I love more than looking at queerness in media, so this podcast is perfect for me
bratbouquet
Wonderful and informative
I love listening to the banter and actually learn some queer theory as well. I am about the same age as drew and glen and they have interesting perspectives on shows that I saw but never really thought about. Great job.
digbydraconis
Smart
I love listening to Glen and Drew just talking. Each episode is well-researched but each podcast is Glen and Drew, and sometimes a guest, thinking out loud...
Msellis
Great show! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fascinating look at where society was in the handling of queer themes at various points in TV history! Great banter too!
Rycores
A comfy podcast
Like kicking back with a 3rd season episode of Cheers on your TV and hot cup of night coffee in your hand
T. Monet
Fun and informative!
The hosts are delightful and the deep dive into sitcom history is well researched and interesting.
i365
Great podcast
Super interesting podcast with excellent research and thought provoking discussion. Interesting to view this through a current day lens and see what has held up well and what is a bit cringe worthy.
mannijo
Tons of fun, well researched
Binging on this, very funny and even informative. My episode recs to start with: 7 - Simpsons, 50 - Golden Girls, 49.5 - Que Pasa USA, 29 - Living Single, 14 - King of the Hill, 11 - Batman
Phil Crehan
Gee, what an great podcast!
The hosts, Drew and Glen, present fun, informative and engaging podcasts packed with LGBTQ sitcom history that I always enjoy. Even shows that I haven’t seen or know about are presented with a perspective that keep me interested and smiling until the closing credits. Keep up the excellent work!
keastman1
Fun
I’ve been listening from the beginning and have heard the show mature and hit its groove. Its a unique idea, and really refreshing to hear something lighthearted. Please keep on! Thank you
123FakeSt
I love this show
Thanks guys. This show is so good. I just signed up for the Patreon and have no regrets other than not doing it sooner. Keep up the great work.
discoboyfw
Glen 💜
Wow, what a fantastic show. I just adore the dynamic between Drew and Glen. Glen’s hilarious quips and non-sequiturs -are the perfect colorful additions to Drew’s straight(???)-man play-by-play. Glen is the perfect “friend in my head”. There voices are soothing and offer great critiques and analyses to TV shows from a different era. I always smile when I see a new episode pop up and add an extra jump for joy when I see that Tony joins.
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mXs69420666
I Know Where I’ve Been
Today, as LGBT people in the US, we can turn on the TV, choose almost any show, and we’re likely to see someone who looks like us telling stories like ours. And that visibility has transformed the world in unprecedented ways. But as a child of the 80s and 90s, I remember a time not very long ago, before Ellen, before Will & Grace, when representation was rare and many Americans didn’t want us in their living rooms or their lives. In Gayest Episode Ever, Drew & Glen take us back to this time and on a tour of our history as told by popular culture. From classics like the Golden Girls to less familiar subjects like Herman’s Head, you’ll see yourself through the eyes of Middle Americans of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Funny, insightful, educational, occasionally heartbreaking, and always sharp and pithy: I’d recommend this to any LGBT pop culture aficionado, or anyone who wants a look into what the world looked like just before we collectively came out of the closet and into the spotlight.
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Zatch162
Well Done! This is very enjoyable
I really enjoy this podcast. I find it calming, soothing and funny. I enjoy pop culture and appreciate the deep dives into “very special episodes” of legacy sitcoms. Well done guys!
PSMinDFW
Re: the female version of Adam & Steve
You can use either Ada & Eve or Addie & Eve (I think the latter has a better flow). Possibly Adina & Eve
JAB2ginger
Intelligent and fun!
Great podcast. So interesting and fun. More, please!
SantaClausIndiana
Misogyny lite
I have usually enjoyed this podcast and appreciate the in depth commentary and knowledgeable hosts. I learned quite a few things listening to it. However in the Scooby Doo episode, one of the hosts (I honestly can’t put names to voices) said that whenever he talks to straight women, he feels that they are less intelligent than queer women. Oh the ironic misogyny on what was supposed to be an episode about celebrating the accomplishments of a woman. I’m glad the other host replied with “maybe that’s just the straight women you talk to” but the other dude wasn’t letting up. I find this especially ironic considering how they were just discussing how women had to play dumb on TV and how there weren’t a lot of smart female characters on TV at the time. What does a woman’s sexuality have to do with her intelligence? You would think that the host would have more intelligence himself to not use anecdotal evidence and his own personal encounters to paint straight women as stupid. I’ll no longer be listening.
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Tamp1243
Great for trivia buffs
Glen and Drew know so much inane trivia about these shows and they both have the right sort of intellect to dissect them from a modern perspective. One of my favorite podcasts.
gobears1983
Great take on TV podcasts
Just discovered this podcast when it was mentioned on Paul F Thompkins’ new podcast and I’m thrilled there’s a whole backlog of episodes to listen to. Smart hosts provide interesting, specific history on myriad old TV shows and the appearance of gay characters and themes in them.
erica.hassink
New Favorite
I came for the Dungeons and Dragons episode and found my self starting from the beginning. From Diff’rent Strokes to Gimmie a Break, Glen and Drew cover all the great (and often far gayer than I remembered) shows from my childhood. It’s a trip down memory lane through a fantastic new lens! I can’t wait to hear what’s next
Robb Anybody
Hidden gem
I discovered this on my travels back and forth from Maine to NJ before my wife and I moved. Glen and Drew are amazing, I'm always excited to listen to the latest episode when it gets released.
Maine Roots Owner
Fun and insightful
Being a fan of classic tv, I look forward to hearing these guys dive into each episode through the lens of a writer’s perspective in present times, and as a gay. It’s always an interesting listen. Thank you guys for this wonderful topic that I look forward to.
Davey 3333
Word up!
Word!
seanqb1982
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