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February 20, 2020
Bryan and Erin come at you LIVE from 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn, NY for a special Throwing Shade! Get ready for everything from putting curses on Ryan Magers and Steve King to seeing the good in the nightmares of 2019 on this jam-packed episode. Plus, the fabulous Cole Escola joins to talk worst wigs in Broadway, Olivia de Havilland dresses at auction, vegan diets 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’.
February 13, 2020
This week on Throwing Shade, Bryan runs down a checklist of Trump’s worst anti-LGBTQ actions since taking office before shifting gears to discuss basketball player Dwyane Wade’s exemplary parenting by supporting his transgender daughter and encouraging her to ‘be her best self.’ Then, Erin shares a study revealing widespread linguistic bias against referring to potential presidents (and other authority figures) by female pronouns.   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’.
February 6, 2020
This week on Throwing Shade, Erin delves into an expose by the New York Times on bullying and harassment by executives Ed Razek and Leslie Wexner behind the scenes at Victoria’s Secret. Then, Bryan discusses the involvement of Coca-Cola in Switzerland’s upcoming referendum vote on whether to criminalize homophobia. Plus, “results” from the Iowa Caucus and that viral clip of a voter SHOCKED to discover the truth about Pete Buttigieg.   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’.
February 4, 2020
On this years THROWING SHOSCAR special, Bryan Safi and Ronna Glickman are joined by Kate Aurthur (Editor-At-Large, Variety) and Adam B. Vary (Senior Entertainment Writer - Variety) to hit all the major topics for this year's Oscars: Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood vs Bombshell, what is this year's Green Book, the worst snubs, why everyone loves Parasite, and more! Plus, two rousing performances of this year's Best Song nominations.
January 30, 2020
The hilarious Lauren Lapkus joins Bryan and Erin to talk about her upcoming podcast “Newcomers” and to help pick some very special WIGAWAY winners!! Then, Bryan profiles NFL coach for the 49ers Katie Sowers, the first woman and openly gay coach to reach the Super Bowl. Later, Erin reviews an Oxfam report outlining out-of-control global wealth inequality and how sexist economies fuel it even further - plus what steps can be taken to address the 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’.
January 23, 2020
Erin is joined by guest co-host Jeffery Self for this week’s Throwing Shade! Jeffery and Erin review the life of gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who helped organize the March on Washington, in the wake of an effort to have him posthumously pardoned by the governor of California. Then, Erin brings us up to speed on the National Archives decision to blur out Trump’s name on the signs of protesters in an exhibit showcasing the 2017 Women’s March.   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’.
January 16, 2020
On a special Throwing Shade, astrologer and medium Jessica Lanyadoo (Ghost of a Podcast) joins Bryan and Erin to discuss discovering her passion for astrology and moving to San Francisco to pursue it, incorporating aspects of classical psychology into her readings, her thoughts on rumpology, and much more. Later, Jessica gets in deep with chart readings for both Bryan and Erin - plus, advice on navigating our individual ‘tunnels of shit’.   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’.
January 9, 2020
This week, Bryan dives into a breakdown of the feline horror that is the Cats film adaptation before pulling apart the best and the worst of the Golden Globes - plus, Fleabag star Andrew Scott’s oh-so-not scandalous ‘racy’ Grindr photo. Then, Erin pulls back the curtain on the 22 Convention: Make Women Great Again conference, which describes itself as the “ultimate event for women, by men” and the “mansplaining event of the century”. Yikes!   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’.
January 2, 2020
Welcome to 2020! For the first Throwing Shade of the year, Erin talks about Ohio representative John Becker, who authored the infamous ectopic pregnancy abortion bill without consulting a single doctor about whether the procedure is even possible (it’s not). Then, Bryan discusses a story out of West Plains, Missouri about a group of high school students who unfurled a Confederate flag in response to their classmates handing out rainbow flags.   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’.
December 26, 2019
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about right-wing pundit Alan Keyes and his endorsement of a “miracle drink” which he claims cures everything from HIV to autism. Spoilers: it’s full of bleach. Then, Erin gives it up for Finland’s new prime minister, 34-year old Sanna Marin, before diving into stories about an initiative to make “virginity testing” a felony in NY State and a study about how women respond to the warped body images that Instagram loves to promote.   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’.
December 19, 2019
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin discusses the ongoing turmoil in Santiago and the mass performances of the protest anthem ‘A Rapist in Your Path’ against sexual abuse and violence towards women in Chile. Then, Bryan takes a look at the Hallmark Channel’s course-correction after pulling an ad featuring a lesbian wedding - plus, standout nutty comments on evangelist Franklin Graham’s Facebook taking outrage over the decision.     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’.
December 12, 2019
Colonial crimes, wigging out, and holiday self-care on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who was named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year,’ and her use of the platform to speak out against racism, homophobia, and the lack of diversity within FIFA. Then, he and Erin discuss Merriam-Webster’s designation of ‘They’ as its Word of the Year, and later, Erin gets into the grit with Kentucky’s abortion ultrasound law, which has been permitted to stand after the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge against it.   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’.
December 5, 2019
This week, Erin discusses the latest in abortion law backsliding from around the country - this time, it’s Ohio’s insane and 100% medically un-sound bill threatening women and doctors with jail time unless they attempt to re-implant non-viable ectopic pregnancies. Then, Bryan talks about St. Louis police officer Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, who was passed over for a promotion 23 times in 15 years of service because he wouldn’t “tone down his gayness.”    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 LoveBooks (www.lovebookonline.com/shade), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Exploding Kittens (www.explodingkittens.com/shade code: SHADE), and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/shade code: SHADE).
November 28, 2019
The always hilarious Paul F. Tompkins joins Bryan and Erin to revel in Thanksgiving plans, tales from the LA Auto Show, and the latest in Democratic presidential challengers. Then, Bryan takes a second look at the ongoing Chick-fil-A controversy after the company buckled under pressure and backtracked on its promise to stop donating to discriminatory charities. Plus, Erin talks about the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women campaign and how the U.S. has failed to keep up with its own Violence Against Women Act.   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 Exploding Kittens (www.explodingkittens.com/shade code: SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/shade), Beautycounter (www.beautycounter.com), and Hawthorne Men's Products (www.hawthorne.co code: SHADE).
November 21, 2019
This week, Erin discusses the investigation into Apple’s credit card after complaints that its lending algorithm discriminates against women. Then, Bryan breaks down Chick-fil-A’s decision to stop donating to anti-LGBT+ charities, where their money is going now, and why the proof isn’t in the pudding (or the chicken).   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), BlueChew (www.bluechew.com) code: SHADE), and Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE).
November 14, 2019
There may be a new alphabet song, but Patti LaBelle’s is still the only one that counts! This week, Bryan talks about the Department of Homeland Security’s “Migrant Protection Protocols” that force asylum seekers to wait in Mexican border cities, as well as stats on the dangers faced by LGBT+ migrants from Central America. Then, Erin discusses the first Iranian soccer match in 40 years to allow women to attend (and why that’s not as much of a win for gender equality as it might seem).   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 Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/shade), Casetify (www.casetify.com/SHADE), and Parcast - Dog Tales (www.parcast.com/DOGTALES).
November 7, 2019
This week, Erin discusses a recent Oxfam report giving the Welsh government a poor grade when it comes to the advancement of women’s rights. Then, Bryan talks about the proposal by the Trump administration to do away with an Obama-era rule prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination by adoption and foster care agencies. Plus, actor Tom Lenk joins to chat about Instagram garbage collecting, TubaChristmas, bits with Bradley Whitford, and his podcast Trashcast.   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), Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019), and Calm (www.calm.com/shade).
October 31, 2019
This week Bryan discusses “gender critical” lawyer Allison Bailey’s tweet announcing the formation of an “LGB Alliance” that not only excludes trans people, but denies their very existence. Then, Erin takes us through the breaking story of consulting firm Ernst & Young’s wildly sexist training policies, and later, comedian Laci Mosley stops by to talk about her podcast Scam Goddess as well as some of her favorite fraudsters.   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 BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE) and Grove (www.grove.co/shade).
October 24, 2019
This week, Erin tosses out stats on fast fashion that reveal the extent of the industry’s contributions to pollution and plastic consumption. Then, Bryan touches on the historic congressional campaign of Antwon Stephens, Pete Buttigieg earning his spot in the limelight, and a troubling lawsuit against Rosario Dawson.   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), Shame on You podcast, and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/shade).
October 17, 2019
This 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and 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).
October 10, 2019
Erin 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.     This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.
October 3, 2019
Fave 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.     This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/shade).
September 26, 2019
Bryan 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and 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)
September 19, 2019
This 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and 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)
September 12, 2019
Attention 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.     This episode is sponsored by Parcast (www.parcast.com/Horoscope)
September 5, 2019
Bryan 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).
August 29, 2019
The 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 to stitcherpremium.com/shade and use promo code ‘SHADE’.     This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE).
August 26, 2019
Throwing 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!  The rest of GROCERIES can only be found on Stitcher Premium. For a free month trial, go to stitcherpremium.com and enter promo code SHADE.
August 22, 2019
Shake 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.
August 15, 2019
This week, Bryan and Erin discuss the Trump administration’s denial of social services to immigrants and their cutting back of the Endangered Species Act. Then, Bryan talks about the scandalous Magnum Ice Cream ad comparing their product to the struggle of LGBTQ people across the globe, and Erin covers the new regulations  updated sex ed programs and sexual assault curriculums that have trickled down from the #MeToo movement. Plus, Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus stop by to pitch some 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 Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE) and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE)
August 8, 2019
This week, Erin looks at the background of Dayton, Ohio shooter Connor Betts and the disturbing details about him that were publicly known to try and illustrate how this kind of tragedy keeps repeating. Then, Bryan discusses the Polish magazine that gave out “LGBT-free zone” sticker to its readers, the backlash to the publication, and the court battle over its distribution. 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 Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019).
August 1, 2019
Hang on to your casual wear, Erin’s battle with the Untuckit brand is only just beginning! For this week’s stories, Bryan discusses the ‘Toy Story 4’ boycott called for by anti-LGBTQ organization One Million Moms over a scene with lesbian parents. Then, Erin gives a rundown of the fight to end the ‘Widow Tax’ that creates financial burden and emotional stress for the families of deceased veterans. 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 Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE).
July 29, 2019
Throwing Shade presents Groceries, a new podcast about everything groceries, from cotton candy grapes to who Mary is and why she’s “gone crackers.” It’s the Internet's (only) preeminent guide to the place we all buy food.
July 25, 2019
This week, Erin gets into the brilliant mind of Massachusetts Senator Cindy Friedman and her mission to extend sexual harassment protections into the investment industry. Then, Bryan talks us through the fallout for lotion brand NIVEA after they rejected an ad pitch because they “don’t do gay”. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/SHADE code: 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’.
July 18, 2019
Happy 400th episode! Bryan and Erin celebrate reaching the big four-hundo with special guests Punam Patel, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, Ryan O’Connell, and Ronna Glickman. They’ll ring the bells of triumph while chatting about everything from grocery store cake to Looney Tunes to horse trauma to gay bar mind games and much, 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 Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE), Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).
July 11, 2019
Bryan and Erin revisit the greatest moments and funniest clips in Throwing Shade history (with help from our listeners) to celebrate a fabulous milestone as they gear up for their four hundredth episode. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Bud Light, Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade code: SHADE).
July 4, 2019
Celebrate Independence Day with a new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin announces her new venture “History The Shequel” and explains why there should be an airline for pets. Then, Bryan describes his summer balls and shares which Death Cab for Cutie song he hates. Plus, Bryan and Erin discuss a GLAAD acceptance survey that shows that young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, the US Women’s Soccer team spotlighting pay inequality at the World Cup, and the Dalai Lama saying if a woman succeeds him, she should be “more attractive.” 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’. Link for tickets to THROWING SHADE at London Podcast Festival @ Kings Place: https://shop.kingsplace.co.uk/single/SYOS.aspx?p=24271&syo=1 This episode is brought to you by Bud Light, Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/shade), and Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/shade).
June 27, 2019
Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bosses. Plus, founder of Guns Down America Igor Volsky joins to talk about his book “Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,” the power of the NRA-branded identity, and how Australia managed to take steps to turn their gun problem around. 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 Tales of Your City podcast, Bud Light, Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019).
June 20, 2019
Bryan and Erin celebrate Pride and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan profiles Marsha P. Johnson, the drag queen and advocate at the vanguard of the LGBTQ rights movement during Stonewall. Then, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding ‘fetal burial, ’Erin reviews the latest developments in U.S. abortion laws, plus what the courts have right (and also wrong).  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), Netflix - Tales of Your City podcast, Bud Light, and Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/SHADE).
June 18, 2019
Comedian Rhea Butcher joins Erin and Bryan to talk about their favorite Dodger player, their families political leanings and growing up in Akron, Ohio. Then, the crew goes deep on a gambit of issues around queerness, the slippery slopes that comes with putting a 'type' on someone, and supporting small, independent, and queer businesses.   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’.
June 13, 2019
Break out those rubber sneakers, Dorothy! While Bryan is off filming in Mexico, guest co-host Jeffery Self joins Erin for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin discusses the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in America, addressing the lawmakers who have put forward legislation like the Savannah Act to increase communication and accountability for such crimes as well as the obstinate assholes (looking at you Goodlatte) standing in the way of government action. Plus, Gay pride plans, airline secrets, and a deep dive into the sad world of the Super Happy Fun America “straight pride” rally. This episode is sponsored by I Hate Talking About Myself podcast, Tales of Your City podcast, Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/shade code: SHADE), TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE), and Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE).
June 6, 2019
Brunch IS the worst meal of all! This week, Bryan discusses the official response to protests by parents over the inclusion of LGBTQ lessons in Birmingham, England, and the storm of misinformation that’s been fueling the whole debacle. Then, Erin touches briefly on a few pro-choice bills being put forward in certain states before diving into the yikes-athon that has been minister and Louisiana College’s Dean of Human Behavior Joshua Joy Dara’s comments regarding women’s bodies during a mandatory sermon and the ensuing attempt to cover the whole thing up. 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 FX - Pose S2, Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE).
May 30, 2019
This week, Erin talks about Mississippi state representative Doug McLeod’s arrest for punching his wife in the face, all because she was undressing too slowly when he wanted to have sex. Then, surprise! The House passes The Equality Act, extending protections to LGBTQ workers, and Bryan discusses an analysis from Pew Research Center with statistics regarding the religiousness of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Plus, actor Ryan O’Connell stops by to talk about his book-turned-Netflix show ‘Special,’ compartment syndrome, and the most alluring pundits. 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 Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: SHADE) and Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
May 23, 2019
This week, Bryan talks about former lawmaker and verified crap-spewer Don Boys’s blog post asking presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg just ‘how gay’ he is and the litany of misinformation and hateful rhetoric contained within. Then, Erin discusses comments by the similarly affected GOP Rep. Barry Hovis regarding what he described as ‘consensual rape,’ his feeble attempts to walk those comments back, and how it all ties into the tidal wave of idiocy that’s drowning the nation. On a better note, the terrific Kulap Vilaysack stops by to talk about her new documentary ‘Origin Story,’ searching for her birth father, and her ever-evolving relationship with her mom. 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), OMGyes (www.OMGyes.com/SHADE), and Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: SHADE).
May 16, 2019
Watch out for Hallmark’s dark magic, it’s time for another Throwing Shade! First, Bryan talks about Matt Easton, valedictorian from Brigham Young University, who used his graduation speech to come out as gay and, in doing so, helped to break down barriers that stifle LGBTQ students at BYU and in other religious educational institutions. Then, Erin, covers the latest developments in Georgia relating to their ‘heartbeat bill’ as well as Minnesota’s long-overdue criminalization of marital rape. 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 OMGyes (www.omgyes.com/shade), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).
May 9, 2019
This week, Erin talks about South African track star Caster Semenya, who lost an arbitration case with the International Association of Athletics Federations deciding whether her naturally high levels of testosterone should disqualify her from competition. Then, Bryan revisits Brunei’s walking back of the death penalty for gay sex (though still illegal) and how we can keep up the pressure to make an even bigger difference. 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), Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019), and Going Through It podcast.
May 2, 2019
Bryan and Erin reunite with new haircuts and new opinions on another Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about Digital Pride, the first global LGBTQ pride event taking place online, as well as a 2018 AARP study revealing that gay men over 45 are the most likely to be single. Then, Erin remembers a friend before discussing the huge discrepancy found by the Quicksilver A.I. tool regarding 40,000 prominent scientists (many of whom are female) who are nowhere to be found on Wikipedia. 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 Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE), BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE), and True Crime Obsessed (www.truecrimeobsessed.com).
April 25, 2019
Happy Easter! Happy Pesach! This week Erin leads off with a story about Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s efforts to close the “boyfriend loophole” of the Violence Against Women Act and the NRA’s furious attempt to oppose it. Then, Bryan covers the joyous announcement from the Turkish capital lifting the ban on LGBTQ events. 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), Mailchimp - Going Through It, Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE), and Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE).
April 18, 2019
What's messier: the Lori Loughlin college admission scandal or Julian Assange’s kitchen? Trump’s transgender military ban is in full swing, and Bryan talks us through the practical implications for servicemembers who live in a country that refuses to take care of the people who fight and die for it. Then, in the wake of Ohio passing another “heartbeat bill” prohibiting abortions at 6 weeks with zero exceptions, Erin discusses the long history of the pro-life movement’s insidious entanglement with a racist, white supremacist ideology. 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 National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), the National Partnership for Women and Families (www.nationalpartnership.com/StandTogether), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), Openfit (text SHADE to 303030), and Mailchimp.
April 11, 2019
Erin and Bryan are full of eat-itude on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin talks about the bill currently on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk banning abortions as early as 6 weeks and the backlash from local female candidates and Hollywood celebrities alike. Then, Bryan discusses the new law in Brunei imposing corporal punishment on LGBTQ people as well as the hypocrisy and excess of the royal family.  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), the National Network of Abortion Funds (bowlathon.nnaf.org), and Grove (www.grove.co/SHADE).
April 4, 2019
Bryan and Erin come at you with a Throwing Shade recorded LIVE in Dallas! Bryan shares his top 10 things that have (and haven’t) rocked, including ‘summer penis’ and illegal condo dumping. Then, Erin talks through how rampant misogyny in obstetric medicine has screwed over pregnant women what steps some states have taken to counteract the problem. Later, they tackle questions about everything from taking down the patriarchy to worst habits to favorite presidential nominees.  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 National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE).
March 28, 2019
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about the recent scandals embroiling fast food chain Chick-fil-A and their continued donations to anti-LGBTQ groups - as well as interesting comments on the matter by South Bend mayor Pete Buttigeig. Then, Erin talks us through Idaho’s alarming number of child brides and why passing legislation to solve the problem might be more difficult than it seems. 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), National Network of Abortion Funds (www.bowlathon.nnaf.org), Popchips (www.amazon.com/popchips code: 20SHADE), and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: SHADE).
March 21, 2019
This week, Erin talks about the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team’s lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over institutionalized gender discrimination that affects everything from their pay to their working conditions. Then, Bryan brings some uplifting news regarding the relaunching of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (the largest ever!), now co-chaired entirely by out lawmakers, and its efforts to pass the Equality Act to establish LGBT protections in the 30 states where discrimination remains legal. 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 Shout Your Abortion (www.shoutyourabortion.com/shrill), Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SHADE), Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE), and Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SHADE code: SHADE).
March 14, 2019
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).
March 7, 2019
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).
February 28, 2019
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).
February 21, 2019
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).
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