Hot Mic with Dan Savage
Hot Mic with Dan Savage
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Outspoken advice columnist Dan Savage showcases the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country. Many episodes feature special guests, who share their stories, songs, and thoughts on relationships. Dan provides hilarious commentary…and occasionally a story of his own.
I Love You, Featuring Kevin Allison
Love is patient, love is kind, love is giving up your rent controlled apartment, screaming alone on a beach, and everything in-between. This episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage features two stories where someone drops the “I love you” bomb  – including a studio story from master teller Kevin Allison, and comic Jackie Kashian speaking of love at Romantic Encounters. Dan also offers some tips on dealing with heartbreak, should said "I love you" bomb happen to explode upon impact. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Mar 6, 2018
37 min
Truth Be Told
Secret identities don't just cause problems for superheroes - they make trouble for normal people too. In this episode of Hot Mic, two storytellers  - one of them is Dan Savage himself - describe what it's like to hide, and then reveal, sexual or gender orientation. This episode features the stories "Trans on Ice" by Elana Lancaster for The Story Collider, and "Watch and Learn" by your host Dan Savage for Bawdy Storytelling. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Feb 27, 2018
43 min
Put Yourself Out There Featuring Marina Franklin
“Don’t hesitate! Take the plunge! Put yourself out there!” Well…what’s out there? You may find an open minded sexual unicorn capable of pleasuring you beyond humankind’s feeble imagination, or limp home bruised and black-eyed with little more than your dignity and a story; maybe not even that much. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, two storytellers put themselves pretty far out there, to vastly different results. First up is Rachel Bitney Wecht's “A Little Geological Time and Pressure,” which she told for the Story Collider. Then, comedian and writer Marina Franklin shares a studio story about a time she got put out there. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Feb 20, 2018
31 min
Crush, Featuring Samm Levine
The most hopeless of crushes are often the most powerful. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage we'll hear a studio story from Samm Levine, the actor whose breakout role was in the cult TV favorite Freaks And Geeks. Samm shares a story about a pre and post-fame crush on a girl with an intoxicating name. We'll also hear a RISK! live story from David Montgomery, who once nurtured a rather expensive crush on a very unavailable man. Plus, Dan shares a memory of his very first unrequited crush and the residual effect it had on the future. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Feb 13, 2018
29 min
Shameful, Featuring Jessica Kirson
When applied appropriately, a little shame can be hot. But all too often when shame enters a sexy situation, it's not the fun kind. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage we'll hear two stories that deal with shame head on. First, writer Elna Baker attempts to get laid while ignoring the Mormon voice in her head in "New York Virgin," told live at RISK! Then we'll hear from comedian Jessica Kirson, who shares a studio story about the time a raucous hookup left her filled with shame. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Feb 6, 2018
32 min
Goodbye Sex Toy
When love ends and your lover leaves, they also leave things behind—that t-shirt that smells like them, or that mix CD they made you, or...their sex toys. In this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, we present to you an elegiac dildo variety show of sorts. We have a live story called "Up in Flames" by Henry Bear from The Mystery Box Show, all about sex toys' brilliant final moments. We have a specially-produced piece about an unusual graveyard in San Francisco. And we have the saddest country love song ever, from the musical duo Reformed Whores. Plus, Dan discusses a possible new national holiday for those starting over. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Jan 30, 2018
30 min
The Crookup, Featuring Guy Branum
Online dating is the grandest gamble - the reward might be a great time, but the opportunity for disappointment and deception is no joke. On this episode of Hot Mic, Dan Savage features two hilarious stories about online hookups that went in different directions than the storytellers imagined. First up, comedian and writer Guy Branum shares a story with us in studio about a hookup gone rogue. Then, journalist Tod Kelly shares "When You Give Something a Name," a story he told live at the Mystery Box Show about his adventures on the notorious website Ashley Madison. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Jan 23, 2018
34 min
Full Disclosure
When it comes to sex, nothing is harder than talking about sexually transmitted infections. Get it?! And STIs are even more difficult to make funny - look how hard we just tried! But on this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a bunch of brave souls break the stigma with hilarious STI stories and scenarios. Rob Penty shares a story from RISK! about genital warts, and members of the famous improv troupe The Groundlings conjure up ridiculous STI-ridden, fully-improvised scenes. For contrast, Dan Savage offers up a bit of actually practical STI advice. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Jan 16, 2018
35 min
Gay Area, Featuring Joel Kim Booster
As a tiny minority of America's population, most members of the LGBT community spend most of their time in heterosexual spaces. But the "Gay Area" episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage is...well, just what it sounds like. You'll hear a story from Don't Tell My Mother about what happened when straight comedian and actor Barry Rothbart got hired to film a promo video for a huge gay nudist retreat. And then Joel Kim Booster, a NYC-based standup comedian, shares a story about the time he and a few dudes claimed a room of their own.  In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.  
Jan 9, 2018
22 min
Creep, Featuring Sean Patton
Everyone loves a good creepy story, and this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage features two particularly great ones - including a creeper story with a twist by Janelle James from RISK!, and a studio story from Sean Patton about what happens when you become the creep. Plus, Dan has some advice for those who hang out with creepy people. In each episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, relationship expert and columnist Dan Savage showcases and provides commentary on the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country.
Jan 2, 2018
38 min
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