Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond
Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond
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Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond...with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative...Metrosource on the go.
What We Do In the Shadows' Harvey Guillen
We sat down with What We Do In the Shadows' star Harvey Guillen on his day off from filming his upcoming appearance in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - going back to his musical theatre roots! We chatted about filming under COVID protocols, LGBTQ and Latinx representation in media, love and dating, auditioning for roles not quite made for (and booking them!), worst Halloween costumes, and more!
Oct 25
30 min
HGTV's Orlando Soria - Interior Designer/TV Personality
What’s a boy to do when you break up and have to move out ASAP? You become an HGTV star and become a master interior decorator, that’s all!In the HGTV series Build Me Up, Orlando Soria, a charismatic interior designer, social mediainfluencer and author, works with homeowners as they embrace a big life change to overhaul their home and create the fresh start they deserve. Through beautiful design, humor and a healthy dose of moral support, Orlando helps his clients transition into their next chapter by infusing their homes with uniquely personalized elements that will change their lives for the better.We chatted about getting through quarantine on a positive note, how to spruce up your space ona budget, moving to Yosemite, love and dating during COVID, and how hot Gus Kenworthy is. Check it out!
Oct 19
28 min
Ghost Stories and Gay Things with Jen Curcio
On this episode, we chatted with comedian, storyteller, and podcaster Jen Curcio - co-host of A Touch from the Past podcast, featuring ghost stories and historical facts...with a splash of sass. Jen gave us the low down on what makes effective storytelling. She also told us some of her favorite haunted stories - did you know the Bat Man of Echo Park was a thing? Spooky! Her podcast, with co-host Clark Canez, was featured in our Metrosource article "10 LGBT Podcasts We're Listening To"...just in time for Halloween! On a more serious note, the discussion turned real as we talked about domestic abuse in same sex couples and how it often goes unreported due to the fear of homophobia from the police and judicial system. Jen, being the good storyteller that she is, told us her own struggle with same sex abuse in a very intimate and candid moment. You just never know where the conversation will go! ...with your host, Alexander Rodriguez
Oct 6
20 min
Scissoring Isn't A Thing with Daryn Carp
Daryn Carp is the co-host of Scissoring Isn't A Thing Podcast, listed among Metrosource's Ten LGBTQ Podcasts to Listen To, where no topic is off-limits, from discussing identity to dismantling old school stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community with your favorite celebrities and personalities. Daryn started her career as part of the Page Program at NBC, rocking the grey suit, and was assigned to assist one of the most influential pop culture icons currently on TV, Andy Cohen. They left NBC and started their own production company, Most Talkative. Since then, Daryn has hosted a number of digital shows for Bravo TV, podcasts Scissoring Isn't A Thing and Oxygen's Martinis and Murders, hosts Reality Check for People TV, and created and executive produced Tiny Talk Show for Quibi.In this episode, we chatted candidly about lesbian representation on TV, labels in the LGBT community, reality TV, and worst dates. So...is scissoring a thing? Take a listen and find out.
Sep 23
25 min
Drag Out The Vote with Phi Phi O'Hara
1 out of 5 members of the LGBTQ community is not registered to vote and this election and Jaremi Carey, creator of Drag Race's Phi Phi O'Hara, ain't having it. As a co-chair of Drag Out the Vote campaign, their initiative is to mobilize drag artists across America to increase voter participation in their communities this November with big name to local city Queens.In addition to Jaremi’s Phi Phi O’Hara character, he has stayed in the social media spotlight through his photo projects of 365 Days of Drag as well as his Harry Potter inspired Wizardry series, where he recreated looks from both the male and female characters. Jaremi has one heel in the drag world, and one foot in the cosplay scene.We chatted with him about the campaign, his time on Drag Race, and surviving quarantine with your boo.
Aug 20
17 min
Fashion Designer Mass Luciano - MASSBRANDED FOR ELIAD COHEN
From military kid to Mr. Gay World to fashion designer, this out and proud Latinx artist has literally seen the world. Currently living and designing in Hong Kong, he has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, learning his craft at Los Angeles’ Fashion and Design Institute. His work with major, international brands includes Guess, Rock & Republic by Victoria Beckham and Lee Jeans, but it was his win as Mr. Gay Hong Kong and, ultimately, Mr. Gay World, that gave him the spark and confidence to launch his namesake brand, MASSBRANDED. We chat with him from his home in Hong Kong about this new line, MASSBRANDED for ELIAD COHEN...with host Alexander Rodriguez.
Aug 7
24 min
Celebrity Photographer Mike Ruiz
We sat with celebrity photographer and reality TV personality Mike Ruiz for a fun chat about his latest campaign - Flex Your Vote - as well as coming out, Pride season, the reality of reality TV, and inclusivity.
Jul 23
22 min
Byron Lane: Princess Leia's Assistant, Author, and Cancer Survivor
Byron Lane is a man of many titles. An Emmy award winning journalist, he served as Carrie Fisher's personal assistant, wrote and co-stars in Tilda Swinton Answers A Craigslist Ad, and is currently enjoying the debut of his first novel, A Star Is Bored - A Devil Wears Prada meets Postcards from the Edge. We chat Carrie Fisher, coming out, dating in Hollywood, and getting through chemo...again.
Jun 26
19 min
Bob the Drag Queen
We sit down with RuPau's Drag Race winner and co-host of HBO's We're Here Bob the Drag Queen to chat life beyond drag race, how the LGBT community can support Black Lives Matter, Season 2 of We're Here, and what Kate Moss eats on set.
Jun 26
19 min
Josh Sabarra - Author and Producer
We sit down with Josh Sabarra, author of Porn Again: A Memoir and Enemies Closer, for a candid chat about Hollywood, coming out, plastic surgery, and staying sane during quarantine.
Jun 26
21 min
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