#24 - Drag Is Our Vaudeville with Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx Monsoon - winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5 on Logo TV - joins Chairman Sayre and the I.O.S. to discuss the recording "The Inevitable Album" and her upcoming collection of new music, in addition to touring with her fellow queens and her work as a Trans advocate. Plus, Justin discusses his love of drag and how it's influenced his life and work.

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#23 - All That Jazz with Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli - the new jazz sensation praised by the New York Times for her "phenomenal voice, easygoing confidence and impeccable taste" and called "irresistibly polished and
triumphant" by The Huffington Post - discusses her latest album and current tour. "Dream Ago," her new collection of invigorating original songs and select covers, was just released. She and Justin discuss her trip to the Middle East with the U.S. State Department, their mutual admiration of iconic singer Carmen McRae and love for everything jazz

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#21 - Shaving Through Makeup with Lady Bunny

Drag legend Lady Bunny reflects on growing up Quaker, starting in classical theater, creating the legendary Wigstock festival, her current hit comedy show “Trans-Jester” and talks politics, politics, and more politics! Justin also contemplates the recent election and how to move forward in a world less amenable to our LGBT community. 

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#20 - Whatever Happened to Coco? with Jim Colucci

Jim Colucci, author of the terrific new book "Golden Girls Forever," tells Justin about his research into everyone's favorite Miami foursome, the inside story of the TV show, the truth behind the infamous feud between Bea Arthur and Betty White and - of course - the fate of Coco, the houseboy who never made it past the pilot. Justin also talks about how "The Golden Girls" has influenced his own life and work, including his story "Dorothy Zbornak is My Spirit Animal" for NewNowNext.

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#19 - Siren of Coney Island with Carol Lipnik

Vocalist and songwriter Carol Lipnik, who was called “an ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times, tells Justin about her latest album “Almost Back to Normal,” her Sunday night residency at the downtown NYC club Pangea, and her influences from Mothra to Laura Nyro. She and Justin wax rhapsodic about Tennessee Williams, the 13th Century poet Rumi and B-movies of the 50s. Plus, Justin offers some simple tips on staying cool, calm and collected during the summer.

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#18 - Happy Pride with Robert W. Richards

The I.O.S. welcomes famed artist Robert W. Richards - who has designed album covers for music luminaries like Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and Peter Allen - to talk about his new book "Seduction," a stunning collection of erotic illustrations. Richards regales us with stories of seeing Bette at the Baths, running away to Las Vegas with Dinah Washington, and his important work with the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Also, Justin wishes the membership a great Pride and tells us about his new comedy album "The Gay Agenda."

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#14 - Room for Milk with Cole Escola

The VGL Cole Escola discusses his role on the Hulu comedy program "Difficult People," his upcoming book "Room for Milk" and longtime collaboration with previous podcast guest Jeffery Self. Justin and Cole bond over their mutual love of Lucille Ball and Elaine Stritch and ponder the state of gay relationships. Also, Justin muses on the new year and his recent birthday. Featured music is by singer/songwriter Rob Townsend.

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#13 - Sparkle, Nellie, Sparkle! with Nellie McKay

Sparkle, Nellie, Sparkle! Justin interviews singer and songwriter Nellie McKay about her new album of 60's classics "My Weekly Reader," vegan restaurants and what to do about those pesky groupies! They chat about Doris Day, the evils of the internet and the challenges of songwriting. Also, Justin ponders the travails of the holiday season and the meaning of his birthday.

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#12 - Does the IOS Sound Gay? with David Thorpe

Filmmaker David Thorpe joins Justin to discuss the documentary "Do I Sound Gay?" - which features interviews Tim Gunn, George Takei, David Sedaris and other queer celebrities about the interplay between their sexuality and their voices. Thorpe gives us the inside story about what he discovers about himself and the world in the process. Plus, Justin gives us his take on the fall theater season and his latest California shenanigans.

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#11 - Ass Up with Brendan Maclean

The show welcomes Aussie singer and songwriter Brendan Maclean, who discusses his new EP "Thought I'd Cry For You Forever," his time on the set of Baz Luhrmann's film "The Great Gatsby," creating new music with RuPaul's producer Lucian Piane and collaborating with Neil Gaiman on a new song. Also, Justin gives the back story behind his debut novel "Husky," which is being released this month.

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#10 - Guy & Doll with Guy Branum

Justin talks with comedian and television writer Guy Branum about Chelsea Handler, Billy Eichner and Joan Rivers, as well as the secrets of comedy and the nature of love. Guy discusses his recently-released debut comedy album "Effable." Also, Justin talks about his summer and getting back to work over at "2 Broke Girls."

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#9 - Getting the Fever with James Gavin

Chairman Sayre welcomes the acclaimed biographer James Gavin, who discusses his latest book "Is That All There Is? - The Strange Life of Peggy Lee" and his previous tomes on legendary entertainers Lena Horne and Chet Baker, in addition to his history of intimate New York nightlife. Gavin tells us about his favorite recordings from these artists, as well as his upcoming book. Plus, Justin muses on his summer music selections.

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#7 - Over the Rainbow with Carl Siciliano

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Justin is Over the Rainbow for The Ali Forney Center and talks Judy Garland and more with the organization's founder Carl Siciliano. The I.O.S. celebrates Pride and Judy for our fifth annual Night of a Thousand Judys, which benefits the Center. The episode includes an in-depth conversation with Siciliano, a leader in providing shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth.

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#6 - Going Queer with Randy Harrison

Justin speaks with actor and writer Randy Harrison about his key role in the pioneering gay TV show "Queer as Folk," as well as working in the theater and his new film "Such Good People" co-starring Michael Urie. Justin also talks about his love for the city by the bay,  San Francisco.

 

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#5 - Going Down Under with Kim David Smith

Chairman Justin Sayre schools the membership on the rich history of the International Order of Sodomites and talks to performer and model Kim David Smith about his two new albums, growing up in Australia and riffing on Eartha Kitt, Kylie Minogue and Courtney Act.

 

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