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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

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🎵 The news is really bad, You’ve gotta know what’s up So Throwing Shade will tell you About politics and pop Cuuuulture, so five stars for Erin and Bryan Of Throwing Shade! 🎵

Hellooooo *Mrs. Doubtfire voice*

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I adore you two! A couple things: 1) Let it be known that I ran into the beloved Drew Droege at Ralphs in Palm Springs on New Year’s Day and proceeded to introduce my sister to him by saying, “This is Chloe Sevigny!” 2) When listening to this past week’s episode, I learned that Bryan was with Drew in Palm Springs that same weekend and felt like I basically met Bryan and Drew at the same time. 3) Erin, if you’re reading this, please read Babette Rothschild’s The Body Remembers. Her research and contributions to the field predate van der Kolk by decades...plus, she doesn’t represent a male-dominated culture of complicity with sexual assault. :) Also, listen to this podcast, everyone! Bye for now!

iTunes Ratings

4580 Ratings
Average Ratings
4182
132
81
67
118

And oh, what happened then was rich

By Audrina Lipschitz - Jan 10 2020
Read more
🎵 The news is really bad, You’ve gotta know what’s up So Throwing Shade will tell you About politics and pop Cuuuulture, so five stars for Erin and Bryan Of Throwing Shade! 🎵

Hellooooo *Mrs. Doubtfire voice*

By Wkanyer - Jan 09 2020
Read more
I adore you two! A couple things: 1) Let it be known that I ran into the beloved Drew Droege at Ralphs in Palm Springs on New Year’s Day and proceeded to introduce my sister to him by saying, “This is Chloe Sevigny!” 2) When listening to this past week’s episode, I learned that Bryan was with Drew in Palm Springs that same weekend and felt like I basically met Bryan and Drew at the same time. 3) Erin, if you’re reading this, please read Babette Rothschild’s The Body Remembers. Her research and contributions to the field predate van der Kolk by decades...plus, she doesn’t represent a male-dominated culture of complicity with sexual assault. :) Also, listen to this podcast, everyone! Bye for now!
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Throwing Shade

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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

Rank #1: Chick-fil-A Backtracks, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Guest Paul. F Tompkins

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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).

Nov 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #2: Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

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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).

Oct 24 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: Apple Card’s Sexist Algorithm, Chick-fil-A Changes Donation Policy

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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).

Nov 21 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

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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).

Oct 31 2019

59mins

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Rank #5: Ohio’s Ectopic Pregnancy Bill, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber

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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).

Dec 05 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Oxfam Wales Report, Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Rule, Guest Tom Lenk

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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).

Nov 07 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: 400 Years of Shade, Guests Punam Patel, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, Ryan O’Connell, Ronna Glickman

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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).

Jul 18 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: New Alphabet Song, Remain in Mexico Policy, OK Boomer, Iranian Women and Soccer

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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).

Nov 14 2019

39mins

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Rank #9: Magnum Ice Cream, New Sex Ed Regulations

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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)

Aug 15 2019

1hr 15mins

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Astrology for Real Relationships with Jessica Lanyadoo

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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’.

Jan 16 2020

1hr 13mins

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Cats, Golden Globes, 22 Convention

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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’.

Jan 09 2020

53mins

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John Becker Cites a Med Journal From 1917, West Plains High School’s Confederate Flag Problem

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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’.

Jan 02 2020

42mins

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Alan Keyes’ Miracle Drink, Finland’s New PM, Banning Virginity Tests, Instagram vs. Reality

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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’.

Dec 26 2019

44mins

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Chile Protests 2019, A Rapist in Your Path, Hallmark’s Lesbian Ad

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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’.

Dec 19 2019

41mins

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Sportsperson of the Year Megan Rapinoe, Merriam Webster Picks ‘They’, Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law

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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’.

Dec 12 2019

43mins

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Ohio’s Ectopic Pregnancy Bill, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber

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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).

Dec 05 2019

53mins

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Chick-fil-A Backtracks, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Guest Paul. F Tompkins

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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).

Nov 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Apple Card’s Sexist Algorithm, Chick-fil-A Changes Donation Policy

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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).

Nov 21 2019

55mins

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New Alphabet Song, Remain in Mexico Policy, OK Boomer, Iranian Women and Soccer

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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).

Nov 14 2019

39mins

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Oxfam Wales Report, Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Rule, Guest Tom Lenk

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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).

Nov 07 2019

1hr 4mins

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LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

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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).

Oct 31 2019

59mins

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Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

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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).

Oct 24 2019

54mins

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Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

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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).

Oct 17 2019

59mins

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Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

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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.

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 Shame On You podcast.

Oct 10 2019

48mins

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Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

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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).

Oct 03 2019

57mins

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Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

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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)

Sep 26 2019

53mins

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LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

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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)

Sep 19 2019

53mins

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Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

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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)

Sep 12 2019

55mins

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Ryan Russell, “Straight Pride”, History of Reproductive Health

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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).

Sep 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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By Audrina Lipschitz - Jan 10 2020
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🎵 The news is really bad, You’ve gotta know what’s up So Throwing Shade will tell you About politics and pop Cuuuulture, so five stars for Erin and Bryan Of Throwing Shade! 🎵

Hellooooo *Mrs. Doubtfire voice*

By Wkanyer - Jan 09 2020
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I adore you two! A couple things: 1) Let it be known that I ran into the beloved Drew Droege at Ralphs in Palm Springs on New Year’s Day and proceeded to introduce my sister to him by saying, “This is Chloe Sevigny!” 2) When listening to this past week’s episode, I learned that Bryan was with Drew in Palm Springs that same weekend and felt like I basically met Bryan and Drew at the same time. 3) Erin, if you’re reading this, please read Babette Rothschild’s The Body Remembers. Her research and contributions to the field predate van der Kolk by decades...plus, she doesn’t represent a male-dominated culture of complicity with sexual assault. :) Also, listen to this podcast, everyone! Bye for now!