Happy Bushwig and congrats to one of our two new Miss Bushwigs! On the pod, we are joined by the fabulous Toronto writer and podcaster Brynn Byrne (be sure to check out the That Was a Show? podcast). From across the pond, we reconnected with our spicy Dutch diva The Lady Galore. Brynn starts us off with the full scoop on Canada’s election and current Covidian journey before sharing local drag info. If we ever make it to Canada, we’ll be attending drag brunch at the Gladstone Hotel in the West End of Toronto. Lady Galore is hot off the presses from publishing her book Glitter Maakt Alles Beter: Hoe Lady Galore Mijn Leven Redde - the first Dutch book about drag! We were lucky to catch her because she was actually performing at Patty Pam Pam’s Holy Brunch along with Reggy B!
Taking Care of Our Bodies, Lizza, and Drag Queens Singing (W/ Mijon Zulu, Nick Probst, Greggor Mattson, & LaWhore Vagistan (aka Kareem Khubchandani))
And we're back! Mijon is still flying solo with queer academia, but Nick will be back next week. We are going back to school with professors from Oberlin and Tufts University who have literally been teaching the children about queer nightlife! Greggor Mattson and Kareem Khubchandani/ LaWhore Vagistan are absolute dears who help us deep-dive into RuPaul's Drag Race US Season 13 Episode 8 Social Media: The Unverified Rusical. We discuss: Did anyone actually understand Kandy’s Bald Head Brigade comment? Boiler Brigade - What is that? Tina burner messing Rosé’s head was everything. Denali is not a singer. Why on earth would she challenge Rosé to a sing-off. Anne Hathaway is bringing in so much positivity. Can she come on every season? Also, was anyone surprised when Utica had trouble rapping. Olivia went to theatre camp - no one is surprised. Tina Burner and Graham Norton! Who knew? Taxi-gate - who wore it better. Rose is wearing ORANGE. Symone head was in the wrong place. She cannot sing. So don’t try! Can we get a double save? About our guests Greggor Mattson is a professor of sociology and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Oberlin College in Northeast Ohio where he teaches courses on cities, sexualities, and nightlife. He is finishing a book about changes in gay bars in the U.S. over the past 25 years, including ones that are more than an hour's drive from another scattered across the American interior. Kareem Khubchandani is an assistant professor at Tufts University. He is the author of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife, and co-editor of Queer Nightlife. He is also a drag queen, performing as everyone’s favorite South Asian drag auntie, LaWhore Vagistan. FOLLOW GREGGOR MATTSON https://www.instagram.com/wigzaddy/ https://www.instagram.com/ashtag_ashlee/ https://twitter.com/greggormattson Disco Déjeuner: http://bit.ly/OberlinNightlife A free biweekly lunchtime conversation series on the present and future of nightlife. FOLLOW LAWHORE VAGISTAN https://www.instagram.com/kareempuff https://www.instagram.com/lawhorevagistan https://twitter.com/kareempuff https://twitter.com/lawhorevagistan http://www.criticalauntystudies.com A website documenting all kinds of aunties, including drag aunties FOLLOW MIJON https://www.instagram.com/majorzu/ FOLLOW NICK https://www.instagram.com/neprobst/ https://www.instagram.com/grow_withnick/ https://twitter.com/NEProbst FOLLOW THE HUNTYS https://www.twitter.com/HuntyWhispering https://www.instagram.com/whisperinghuntys/ https://whisperinghuntys.transistor.fm/ Whispering Huntys is an Apocalypse Podcast Network Podcast. Sign up to our Listserv: http://eepurl.com/hfnySr