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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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4759 Ratings
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4338
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127

Thank you so much!

By StoryPirates4eva! - May 29 2020
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Hi it’s me again I heard you read my review! But what the heck bro! That reviewer is not my BEAUTIFUL MOM! I am an only freaking child bro! But Brian sorry I called you a freak I “over exaggerate” I bet your cool but you shouldn’t have said that other reviewer was my mom cause she’s not!! FINE🙄 I’ll give you five stars!! THANKS SO MUCH THOUGH!! And I forgot to talk about Aron Gibson sorry! She can be weird too like my mom said “You guys are a couple of good comedians!!!” I agree! The weirder the better!! P.S my real mom says hi! P.S.S keep up the freakin weirdness! P.S.S.S ID freaking know goodbye! Wow! Why the FREAKING heck am I still writing for?! GOSH!! Dang it! I can’t stop writing. I will now! God!

Rich rich!

By erinchouse22 - May 16 2020
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This is my go to podcast. I tell EVERYONE about you two! I can’t help it if they are radison dick pigs and don’t listen. Not everyone went to Freddy Bell Jones finishing school. I look forward to this podcast every week more than any other podcast.? And, honey, these days all I do is listen to podcasts. Honestly I feel like you both have more time on your hands now and should be releasing two throwing shades and groceries every week. We are just chilling at home, no responsibilities, right?! Just kidding, I have to hide to listen cause I have three young kids. And don’t get it twisted, I have listened with my kids in the room cause I’m a hot mess express but my kids told me they don’t like all the bad words. (Might not be my kids...) all that aside, thank you for what you do! (Erin and Bryan, no side picked here!). You keep me sane! Love you so much!

iTunes Ratings

4759 Ratings
Average Ratings
4338
138
84
72
127

Thank you so much!

By StoryPirates4eva! - May 29 2020
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Hi it’s me again I heard you read my review! But what the heck bro! That reviewer is not my BEAUTIFUL MOM! I am an only freaking child bro! But Brian sorry I called you a freak I “over exaggerate” I bet your cool but you shouldn’t have said that other reviewer was my mom cause she’s not!! FINE🙄 I’ll give you five stars!! THANKS SO MUCH THOUGH!! And I forgot to talk about Aron Gibson sorry! She can be weird too like my mom said “You guys are a couple of good comedians!!!” I agree! The weirder the better!! P.S my real mom says hi! P.S.S keep up the freakin weirdness! P.S.S.S ID freaking know goodbye! Wow! Why the FREAKING heck am I still writing for?! GOSH!! Dang it! I can’t stop writing. I will now! God!

Rich rich!

By erinchouse22 - May 16 2020
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This is my go to podcast. I tell EVERYONE about you two! I can’t help it if they are radison dick pigs and don’t listen. Not everyone went to Freddy Bell Jones finishing school. I look forward to this podcast every week more than any other podcast.? And, honey, these days all I do is listen to podcasts. Honestly I feel like you both have more time on your hands now and should be releasing two throwing shades and groceries every week. We are just chilling at home, no responsibilities, right?! Just kidding, I have to hide to listen cause I have three young kids. And don’t get it twisted, I have listened with my kids in the room cause I’m a hot mess express but my kids told me they don’t like all the bad words. (Might not be my kids...) all that aside, thank you for what you do! (Erin and Bryan, no side picked here!). You keep me sane! Love you so much!
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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: Groceries - Covid Q&A

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This week begins with goodbyes as Bag Lady Erin Gibson and Store Brand Bag Bryan Safi bid adieu to their nicknames and mourn the loss of Bryan’s Auntie (anti) Pasto.  Luckily, Erin (formerly Bag Lady Erin Gibson) has just the grocery to turn the mood around: Rancho Gordo Beans and it’s endless benefits and options. In turn, Bryan horrifies Erin with the cost of République and All Time’s grocery boxes. But emotions are quickly soothed again as Bryan shares his top food fantasies, including Circus Animal Rice Crispy Treats, Four Layer Strawberry Cake (the Marilyn Monroe poster of cakes), and a large mason jar of the craft cocktail Negroni. All this, plus your letters and questions are addressed and answered as Erin and Bryan hand out suggestions on the best teas, what to do with 50 pounds of Bisquick, and how to get out of the tub if you take an oil bath. 



Email or call with grocery store questions/topics at:

shadethrowing@gmail.com

(818) 660-5543  

Apr 29 2020

59mins

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Rank #2: Fifth Circuit’s Ruling on Texas Abortion, Poland’s “LGBT Free” Zones, Rainbow Facemasks

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This week, Erin discusses the latest on abortion legislation during COVID-19 in Texas and Tennessee. Then, Bryan shares stories out of Poland: an update on the “LGBT-Free” zones, a gay couple that distributed rainbow facemasks, and a new bill criminalizing the teaching of sex education.

Make a donation to Access Reproductive Care - Southeast here

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’.

Apr 23 2020

49mins

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Rank #3: Molecule 01, Southern Baptist Sex Abuse, BYU’s Honor Code Flip-Flop

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Get into the grosser parts of the perfume industry with Bryan & Erin on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin discusses the latest developments in the sex abuse scandal embroiling the Southern Baptist Church. Then, Bryan covers the reaction to Brigham Young University's statement clarifying that homosexual behavior is “not compatible” with their Honor Code after removing the official restriction on it last month.

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’.

Mar 12 2020

50mins

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Rank #4: Nikki Kuhnhausen Act, Middle School Girls Forced to Dance in Utah

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Bryan and Erin address the great tragedy of the week: Judge Judy is leaving us (temporarily). Bryan discusses the passing of the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act in Washington state, outlawing the use of the “gay-panic” defense. Then, Erin talks about a story out of Utah in which a sixth-grade girl was not allowed to turn down a boy who asked her to dance at a school function, and the school's extraordinarily lame excuse as to why they force everyone to dance.

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’.

Mar 05 2020

56mins

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Waiting to X-hale with Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and Karen Tongson

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Co-hosts of the Waiting to X-hale podcast Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and Karen Tongson join Bryan and Erin for this week’s Throwing Shade! They chat about living in a post-Karen world, play Yay or Nah (90s edition), and draw feminist inspiration from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Plus, pop culture appreciation in academia, watching Fatal Attraction with your mom, and 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’.

Aug 13 2020

1hr 8mins

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Billy Graham in Statuary Hall, State of HIV Stigma, #MedBikini

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan and Erin discuss the decision to replace a statue of a white supremacist governor with that of infamous evangelist Billy Graham in the US Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Then, they get into a new study examining the continuing stigma against those living with HIV, and later Erin talks about a retracted manuscript identifying “inappropriate” and “unprofessional” behavior by young surgeons and how it plays into the larger current of gender discrimination in the medical field.

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’.

Aug 06 2020

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GROCERIES: SEASON 1: EP 1

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Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES is finally here on the free feed! 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 in the checkout line, hot wheels deals, and more! Plus, Erin and Bryan share a listener story about a father grocery cart stealer!

Email us your groceries questions and musings at groceriespodcast@gmail.com!

Aug 03 2020

38mins

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De-colonizing Beauty Standards, Stella Immanuel, Racism in a Pink Cadillac

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the ways in which women are taking control of their own bodies by pushing back against Eurocentric beauty standards in quarantine - plus, tips on health-ifying your aesthetic routine. Then, Bryan discusses the case of Stella Immanuel, the doctor who claims masks are unnecessary and gynecological problems are caused by demon sperm, as well as a Mary Kay saleswoman who was dropped after removing a Black Lives Matter sign in order to “send a message.”

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’.

Jul 29 2020

1hr 12mins

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Richard Grenell Rages Against Victory Fund, HB481

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This week, Bryan discusses the sordid saga of former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, one of the only openly LGBTQ+ officials appointed by Trump, and his Twitter tirade against the Victory Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ individuals running for office. Then, Erin covers the latest in anti-abortion bills across America and how state legislations are taking the “heartbeat bill” to another level.

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’.

Jul 23 2020

57mins

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Running for LA City Council with Nithya Raman

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Candidate for Los Angeles City Council Nithya Raman joins Erin and Bryan to discuss how local representatives can enact change, her approach towards issues like homelessness and racial inequity, and ideas on how to help renters in the face of evictions and other consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Find out more at nithyaforthecity.com.

Jul 16 2020

1hr 2mins

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Fire Island's Covid Fourth, Murder of Vanessa Guillén

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about the 4th of July party at Fire Island with zero masks and zero social distancing, and the laughable non-apology given by attendee Corey Hannon, who tested positive for Covid-19. Then, Erin covers the murder of soldier Vanessa Guillén, the appalling ways the U.S. military treats women, and some extremely disturbing statistics on sexual assault in the armed forces.

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’.

Jul 09 2020

1hr 5mins

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June Medical Services v. Russo, Renaming John Wayne Airport

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Louisiana abortion clinics in June Medical Services v. Russo and why John Roberts’ affirmative opinion on the case rings hollow. Then, Bryan discusses the recent push to rename John Wayne Airport as the focus is put on the straight-up endorsement of white supremacy by the film star via his remarks in a 1971 Playboy interview.

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’.

Jul 02 2020

1hr 7mins

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JK Rowling’s Trans-Exclusionary Essay, Protesting & Your Period

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses J.K. Rowling’s ignorant and regressive tweetstorm (and subsequent essay) about what she believes constitutes ‘womanhood’. Then, Erin explains why protesting can be far more dangerous for women due to the unexpected effects that tear gas has on the female reproductive system.

Throwing Shade is raising money for The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, "created to elevate, support, and nourish the voices of BLACK trans people."Donate to the YumRaiser at this link: https://bit.ly/2YvhhXm C’mon family, let’s put some yum into this yuck together.

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’.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 6mins

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Trump Reverses Transgender Health Protections with Guest Kayla McLaughlin

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This week, Bryan and Erin address the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of workplace equality for LGBTQ people before welcoming back Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin to discuss the Trump administration’s rollback of protections against gender identity discrimination in health care.

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’.

Jun 18 2020

1hr 4mins

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Defunding the Police, Stormé DeLarverie

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan and Erin discuss the sexual assault allegations against the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor and why sexual assault by the police is so pervasive. Later, they remember Stormé DeLarverie, a gay rights activist who stood up for justice at Stonewall.

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’.

Jun 11 2020

58mins

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446: George Floyd Protests & How To Help

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In the wake of the ongoing protests, Bryan and Erin discuss what we can do to support our communities and the Black Lives Matter movement nationwide.

Donate to The Community Justice Exchange here.

Jun 04 2020

35mins

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Sylvia Driskell v. Homosexuals, AKA Jane Roe, Gloria Allred & the Ladies Menu

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This week on Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses the case of Sylvia Ann Driskell, the self-proclaimed “Ambassador for God” who filed a suit in 2015 asking a federal judge to decide if homosexuality is an abomination. Then, Erin talks about the documentary ‘AKA Jane Roe’ and the revelations made by Norma McCorvey on her deathbed - plus, how Gloria Allred took down the sexist restaurant policy of the ‘Ladies Menu’.

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’.

May 28 2020

1hr 5mins

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OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?

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Founder of OMG WTF Ben Sheehan joins Bryan and Erin to discuss his new book OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work, the importance of accessible civics education, and how the judicial branch is changing and what that means for our future.

Check out OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work here.

May 21 2020

1hr 1min

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Weatherman Sven Sundgaard, EMT Breonna Taylor Shot By Police

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On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about Minneapolis weatherman Sven Sundgaard who was fired after aptly criticizing lockdown protesters as “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.” Then, Erin discusses the case of EMT Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Kentucky police after they entered the wrong apartment, and why the story hasn’t gained the traction it deserves.

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’.

May 14 2020

56mins

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Suit Faces Roadblocks, Prada Pope Gives a New Interview

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This week on Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the decision by a circuit judge to reject arguments from the U.S. Women’s Soccer team that they have not been compensated equally because of their gender. Then, Bryan dives into the latest interview from our old pal Pope Benedict XVI, during which God's ex-BFF came out hard once again against gay marriage, IVF, and other progressive causes as (you guessed it) the anti-Christ.

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’.

May 07 2020

48mins

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Tiger King’s Saff Reacts to Misgendering, Dr. Rachel Levine, Stopping the Clock on Women’s Tenure Tracks

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This week, Bryan talks about Tiger King’s only decent human Saff Saffery and his reaction to being misgendered throughout the docu-series. Then, he discusses Dr. Rachel Levine, the secretary of health for Pennsylvania who is transgender, and the attacks she’s weathered on her gender identity and the groups that have come to her defense. Later, Erin gets deep into a report showing that women in academia are submitting fewer papers during coronavirus while men are submitting more - and how this points to a larger issue with “Stopping the Clock” on tenure.

Apr 30 2020

43mins

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Groceries - Covid Q&A

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This week begins with goodbyes as Bag Lady Erin Gibson and Store Brand Bag Bryan Safi bid adieu to their nicknames and mourn the loss of Bryan’s Auntie (anti) Pasto.  Luckily, Erin (formerly Bag Lady Erin Gibson) has just the grocery to turn the mood around: Rancho Gordo Beans and it’s endless benefits and options. In turn, Bryan horrifies Erin with the cost of République and All Time’s grocery boxes. But emotions are quickly soothed again as Bryan shares his top food fantasies, including Circus Animal Rice Crispy Treats, Four Layer Strawberry Cake (the Marilyn Monroe poster of cakes), and a large mason jar of the craft cocktail Negroni. All this, plus your letters and questions are addressed and answered as Erin and Bryan hand out suggestions on the best teas, what to do with 50 pounds of Bisquick, and how to get out of the tub if you take an oil bath. 



Email or call with grocery store questions/topics at:

shadethrowing@gmail.com

(818) 660-5543  

Apr 29 2020

59mins

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Fifth Circuit’s Ruling on Texas Abortion, Poland’s “LGBT Free” Zones, Rainbow Facemasks

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This week, Erin discusses the latest on abortion legislation during COVID-19 in Texas and Tennessee. Then, Bryan shares stories out of Poland: an update on the “LGBT-Free” zones, a gay couple that distributed rainbow facemasks, and a new bill criminalizing the teaching of sex education.

Make a donation to Access Reproductive Care - Southeast here

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’.

Apr 23 2020

49mins

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Virginia Values Act, Utah County, Utah & the Lethality Assessment Program

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Take those exclamation points out of your emails, it’s time for a new Throwing Shade. First, Bryan talks about the non-discrimination measure signed into law by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as well as the COVID-19 tent hospitals being run by Franklin Graham. Then, Erin discusses the uptick in domestic violence calls in Utah County, Utah and why it’s more than just “not good news”.

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’.

Apr 16 2020

52mins

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iTunes Ratings

4759 Ratings
Average Ratings
4338
138
84
72
127

Thank you so much!

By StoryPirates4eva! - May 29 2020
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Hi it’s me again I heard you read my review! But what the heck bro! That reviewer is not my BEAUTIFUL MOM! I am an only freaking child bro! But Brian sorry I called you a freak I “over exaggerate” I bet your cool but you shouldn’t have said that other reviewer was my mom cause she’s not!! FINE🙄 I’ll give you five stars!! THANKS SO MUCH THOUGH!! And I forgot to talk about Aron Gibson sorry! She can be weird too like my mom said “You guys are a couple of good comedians!!!” I agree! The weirder the better!! P.S my real mom says hi! P.S.S keep up the freakin weirdness! P.S.S.S ID freaking know goodbye! Wow! Why the FREAKING heck am I still writing for?! GOSH!! Dang it! I can’t stop writing. I will now! God!

Rich rich!

By erinchouse22 - May 16 2020
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This is my go to podcast. I tell EVERYONE about you two! I can’t help it if they are radison dick pigs and don’t listen. Not everyone went to Freddy Bell Jones finishing school. I look forward to this podcast every week more than any other podcast.? And, honey, these days all I do is listen to podcasts. Honestly I feel like you both have more time on your hands now and should be releasing two throwing shades and groceries every week. We are just chilling at home, no responsibilities, right?! Just kidding, I have to hide to listen cause I have three young kids. And don’t get it twisted, I have listened with my kids in the room cause I’m a hot mess express but my kids told me they don’t like all the bad words. (Might not be my kids...) all that aside, thank you for what you do! (Erin and Bryan, no side picked here!). You keep me sane! Love you so much!