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You're Making It Worse

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You're Making It Worse

You're Making It Worse

Starburns Audio

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1.3K
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Although ​performing ​stand-up comedy ​was what initially united ​Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan over 10 years ago​, it’s their ​openness ​(​and ​sense of humor) about feeling ​totally ​lost ​and disconnected from the gay community that’s truly bonded them. ​On YMIW, ​Eliot, Brent and H. Alan get down and dirty, exploring the ​good, bad, and ugly ​tropes of contemporary gay life, often the stuff that no one -- especially ​​​straight people -- discuss for fear of being labeled homophobic. (Don’t worry. ​They’ll do that for you.) Each episode features ​a special guest ​-​- comedians, humorists, musicians, influencers, film/TV writers, journalists, politicians, etc. - as well as allies, enemies, and acquaintances from all backgrounds and professions, not just those in the public eye. And as white​, urban-dwelling ​gay ​dudes in their ​thirties, Eliot, Brent and H. Alan​ check their own privilege at the door, eager to ​instead explore what life looks ​for those not afforded the same concessions.

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus

EIn the midst of a global pandemic, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan practice social distancing, using Skype to share how they're hanging in there amid Coronavirus madness. And the host with the most panic diarrhea may surprise you! Luckily, LGBTQ news is still coming in hot, with news of Marvel introducing a non-binary superhero named Snowflake. Is that cool? Also, one think piece asks the REAL question affecting queers everywhere: CAN WE FUCK? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 MIN3 d ago
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Coronavirus

Davis Mallory

EGay country music with a dance bend: couldn't be done? Think again and meet Davis Mallory, country singer/songwriter and MTV's Real World: Denver alumni. Now Aaliyah may have said age ain't nothing but a number, but baby girl never used Grindr. It's a war zone out there! And finally, the Methodist church is considering dividing the sects...all because of gay marriage. Can you believe they still care? FIND. A. HOBBY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2 w ago
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Davis Mallory

Rachel Scanlon

EWe stan a butch queen: comedian Rachel Scanlon, who gets real about domesticity, farting etiquette, and why lesbians can't seem to lock down their own version of Grindr. Also, would you believe that the mob in Italy has relaxed its rules on being gay and Made at the same time? And when it comes to #MeToo, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan recall their own experiences with sexual harassment, including the time Brent was tricked into a date by an executive from an LGBTQ+ TV network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN3 w ago
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Rachel Scanlon

Meatball

EWe love drag queen Meatball SO much! She'll make you laugh, she'll make you cry, and then she'll make you laugh again, louder this time. Whether you know her from Dragula or her podcast Sloppy Seconds (with friend of pod Big Dipper), Meatball will always leave you coming back for seconds.After queer activist Adam Eli used Instagram to publicly reflect on what it REALLY means to have "a type," the guys ask themselves the same question: how much of whatwe're "into" is dictated by others, and how much of it is allegedly biological? And Brent,Eliotand H. Alan discuss yet ANOTHER Trumpian policy trying to dismantle the work of LGBTQ military after an unsuccessful attempt to discharge two airmen who were both undetectable and in perfect health. And get this: NO BONE SPURS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINFEB. 27
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Meatball

Ever Mainard

EComedian Ever Mainard joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about life as a mascot, her journey in queer haircuts, and what it was like to be publicly outed BY HER HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER in rural Texas. Also, the guys revisit 1994, a historic LGBTQ moment when Wisconsin representative Steve Gunderson was involuntarily outed by fellow RepublicanRep. Bob Dornan of California. But when it comes to queer allies, what are the names you never saw coming? From Garth Brooks and Marlon Wayans to Meghan McCain and Laura Bush, the guys welcome the warm embrace of unexpected allies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MINFEB. 21
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Ever Mainard

Danny Franzese

EMean Girls' Danny Franzese CAN sit with us, and he does, catching us up on Brooklyn vs. Florida, life after Mean Girls, and single-handedly launching a revolutionary push for gay men of size, both online and on screen. Then, the guys evaluate Pete Buttigieg's choice to cancel last minute on a campaign stop at a gay bar after they refused to take the stripper pole. Finally, Brent ALMOST passes out when he, Eliot and H. Alan fondly recall the first time they learned about buttsex. Plus, find out which host, as a teenager, used to insist on getting his Playgirls gift-wrapped by bookstore employees! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MINFEB. 13
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Danny Franzese

Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard

EJulie Goldman and Brandy Taylor of the podcast Dumb Gay Politics join Brent,Eliotand H. Alan to talk about the 2020 election from the perspective of both the politically savvy (Julie) and those who ask, "What is Congress?" (Brandy). And with Utah finally banning conversion therapy in an effort to protect queer kids, ex-Mormon H. Alan breaks down the REAL real of the situation ...and, sorry, it's a bummer. Finally, find out who the guys consulted for all things gay when they came out of the closet. (Incidentally, never read the book "Coming Out" unless you want to RUIN YOUR LIFE!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MINFEB. 6
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Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard

Tony Soto

ETony Soto, the premier drag queen of the east side of Los Angeles, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about why cats ruin hookups, how being HIV can be funny, and why his first drag name Zandra was retired almost immediately. And after Daniel Foote, the Ambassador to Zambia, expressed disgust when the country threw a gay couple in jail for 15 years, would you believe that the Trump administration canned HIM? Finally, Brent asks about "gay rights flashbacks," the moments where you can clearly remember when you felt unequal, before Queer Eye, before Obama, and before Patrick Duffy went into full-blown gay panic onStep by Step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINENE. 30
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Tony Soto

Cecily Strong

ESNL's gayest hetero cast member Cecily Strong joins Brent,Eliotand H. Alan to talk about queer sketch comedy, being the child of divorce, Erika Jayne,Grease 2, and beloved FBI profiler Candice DeLong. The guys also discussthe "ups and downs" of British airline EasyJet doing away with the term "ladies and gentlemen." Plus, what universal truths about queer life never get talked about, fromMalegeneral, the wild west of nude pics, to going stag to hetero weddings to the dirty truth about Grindr? Now repeat after us: "Stephanie? ...Stephanie? ......Stephanie?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59 MINENE. 23
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Cecily Strong

Zeke Smith

EIs TikTok making it harder for LGBTQ+ users to post? Also, what is TikTok and are you officially old? Then, Zeke Smith joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about his two seasons on Survivor where he was unexpectedly "outed" to the world as transgender by fellow contestant Jeff Varner, Professional Gay Villain. Finally, is it okay for Max Emerson to take a selfie at a memorial for genocide? Can Pete Buttigieg? What if you want to wish H. Alan happy birthday on his Facebook wall? Is that also bad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINENE. 16
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Zeke Smith

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus

EIn the midst of a global pandemic, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan practice social distancing, using Skype to share how they're hanging in there amid Coronavirus madness. And the host with the most panic diarrhea may surprise you! Luckily, LGBTQ news is still coming in hot, with news of Marvel introducing a non-binary superhero named Snowflake. Is that cool? Also, one think piece asks the REAL question affecting queers everywhere: CAN WE FUCK? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus

Davis Mallory

EGay country music with a dance bend: couldn't be done? Think again and meet Davis Mallory, country singer/songwriter and MTV's Real World: Denver alumni. Now Aaliyah may have said age ain't nothing but a number, but baby girl never used Grindr. It's a war zone out there! And finally, the Methodist church is considering dividing the sects...all because of gay marriage. Can you believe they still care? FIND. A. HOBBY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Davis Mallory

Rachel Scanlon

EWe stan a butch queen: comedian Rachel Scanlon, who gets real about domesticity, farting etiquette, and why lesbians can't seem to lock down their own version of Grindr. Also, would you believe that the mob in Italy has relaxed its rules on being gay and Made at the same time? And when it comes to #MeToo, Brent, Eliot and H. Alan recall their own experiences with sexual harassment, including the time Brent was tricked into a date by an executive from an LGBTQ+ TV network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Rachel Scanlon

Meatball

EWe love drag queen Meatball SO much! She'll make you laugh, she'll make you cry, and then she'll make you laugh again, louder this time. Whether you know her from Dragula or her podcast Sloppy Seconds (with friend of pod Big Dipper), Meatball will always leave you coming back for seconds.After queer activist Adam Eli used Instagram to publicly reflect on what it REALLY means to have "a type," the guys ask themselves the same question: how much of whatwe're "into" is dictated by others, and how much of it is allegedly biological? And Brent,Eliotand H. Alan discuss yet ANOTHER Trumpian policy trying to dismantle the work of LGBTQ military after an unsuccessful attempt to discharge two airmen who were both undetectable and in perfect health. And get this: NO BONE SPURS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINFEB. 27
Comments
Meatball

Ever Mainard

EComedian Ever Mainard joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about life as a mascot, her journey in queer haircuts, and what it was like to be publicly outed BY HER HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER in rural Texas. Also, the guys revisit 1994, a historic LGBTQ moment when Wisconsin representative Steve Gunderson was involuntarily outed by fellow RepublicanRep. Bob Dornan of California. But when it comes to queer allies, what are the names you never saw coming? From Garth Brooks and Marlon Wayans to Meghan McCain and Laura Bush, the guys welcome the warm embrace of unexpected allies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MINFEB. 21
Comments
Ever Mainard

Danny Franzese

EMean Girls' Danny Franzese CAN sit with us, and he does, catching us up on Brooklyn vs. Florida, life after Mean Girls, and single-handedly launching a revolutionary push for gay men of size, both online and on screen. Then, the guys evaluate Pete Buttigieg's choice to cancel last minute on a campaign stop at a gay bar after they refused to take the stripper pole. Finally, Brent ALMOST passes out when he, Eliot and H. Alan fondly recall the first time they learned about buttsex. Plus, find out which host, as a teenager, used to insist on getting his Playgirls gift-wrapped by bookstore employees! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MINFEB. 13
Comments
Danny Franzese

Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard

EJulie Goldman and Brandy Taylor of the podcast Dumb Gay Politics join Brent,Eliotand H. Alan to talk about the 2020 election from the perspective of both the politically savvy (Julie) and those who ask, "What is Congress?" (Brandy). And with Utah finally banning conversion therapy in an effort to protect queer kids, ex-Mormon H. Alan breaks down the REAL real of the situation ...and, sorry, it's a bummer. Finally, find out who the guys consulted for all things gay when they came out of the closet. (Incidentally, never read the book "Coming Out" unless you want to RUIN YOUR LIFE!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MINFEB. 6
Comments
Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard

Tony Soto

ETony Soto, the premier drag queen of the east side of Los Angeles, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about why cats ruin hookups, how being HIV can be funny, and why his first drag name Zandra was retired almost immediately. And after Daniel Foote, the Ambassador to Zambia, expressed disgust when the country threw a gay couple in jail for 15 years, would you believe that the Trump administration canned HIM? Finally, Brent asks about "gay rights flashbacks," the moments where you can clearly remember when you felt unequal, before Queer Eye, before Obama, and before Patrick Duffy went into full-blown gay panic onStep by Step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINENE. 30
Comments
Tony Soto

Cecily Strong

ESNL's gayest hetero cast member Cecily Strong joins Brent,Eliotand H. Alan to talk about queer sketch comedy, being the child of divorce, Erika Jayne,Grease 2, and beloved FBI profiler Candice DeLong. The guys also discussthe "ups and downs" of British airline EasyJet doing away with the term "ladies and gentlemen." Plus, what universal truths about queer life never get talked about, fromMalegeneral, the wild west of nude pics, to going stag to hetero weddings to the dirty truth about Grindr? Now repeat after us: "Stephanie? ...Stephanie? ......Stephanie?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59 MINENE. 23
Comments
Cecily Strong

Zeke Smith

EIs TikTok making it harder for LGBTQ+ users to post? Also, what is TikTok and are you officially old? Then, Zeke Smith joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about his two seasons on Survivor where he was unexpectedly "outed" to the world as transgender by fellow contestant Jeff Varner, Professional Gay Villain. Finally, is it okay for Max Emerson to take a selfie at a memorial for genocide? Can Pete Buttigieg? What if you want to wish H. Alan happy birthday on his Facebook wall? Is that also bad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MINENE. 16
Comments
Zeke Smith
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