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Fear the Queer Podcast

Fear the Queer is a podcast that discusses everything on our gay agendas. From politics and media, to race and relationships.

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14. Thank U, Next

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle take a page out of reigning pop princess Ariana Grande's book, and dedicates an entire episode to their exes! What lessons did they learn from them? Any regrets hanging over their heads? Sit back and relax as ghosting, backseat handjobs, and a crying Aladdin are all discussed. Cheer queers!

1hr 5mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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37. YOU WANT TO BE ON TOP? (w/ Jill Konkel)

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle invite renowned reality TV recapper and personal drama enthusiast Jill Konkel onto the show to discuss everything AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL!! That's right, we're going to be breaking down the iconic TV show in every single way: from the smizes and the tooches, to when you have to hang onto the handle bars of fierceness while being a hoe -- but make it fashion! Sit back and sip on your Thirst Trap as we all ask a single question: You want to be on top?!

2hr 6mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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36. THE FIVE HORSEMEN OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA APOCALYPSE

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Kyle and Josh sit down and again try to tackle the topic of social media. This time, they talk about the random followers, friends, and mutuals that you have social media that... you don't really even know. They're also known as The Five Horsemen of the Social Media Apocalypse!! You have estranged family members, former classmates, old coworkers, friend of a friend you met once, and even complete strangers! Which category do you fall in? Sit back and enjoy a Thirst Trap as we talk about everything on our gay agenda. Cheers queers!

1hr 8mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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18. PRIDE (PT 1) - THE STORY OF STONEWALL

Thanks for tuning in to Part 1 of our Pride series! For the month of June, Josh and Kyle will be exploring Pride in four parts, each discussing important milestones within American LGBTQ+ history. Part 1 of our series discusses the event that started the modern gay rights movement: Stonewall! Join us as we explore the history leading up to the Stonewall riots as well as the aftermath resulting in the Pride parade we have today. Cheers Queers!

36mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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30. WE STAN RON GRADY

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Kyle and Josh are kicking off SPOOKY SEASON(!!!!) with a movie review! No, we aren't watching classics like Halloween or The Shining. Instead, we decided to sit down and review the cult classic A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Released in 1985, the film has gone on to be known as the "gayest slasher film of all time." How did such a low-brow horror movie sequel earn such a prestigious title? Well sit back, sip on your Thirst Trap, and listen as we break it down for you! Cheers queers!

1hr

1 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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17. A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE

Welcome to another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle sit down to review the Netflix show Special, written, starring, and executive produced by the talented Ryan O'Connell. Based on his memoir I'm Special: And Other Lives We Tell Ourselves, the quick-witted and fast paced series follows Ryan Hayes, a young man with mild cerebral palsy, who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants, and along the way, discovers what really makes him special. Cheers queers!

42mins

21 May 2019

Rank #6

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15. BODY-ODY-ODY

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week Josh and Kyle tackle the ever stressful discussion of: BODY IMAGE, and how we feel in our ever changing queer vessels. Sit back and relax as we tackle gender, Shadowhunters, and the ever awful term "beach body ready." Cheers queers!

55mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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11. I NEED SPACE

Welcome to an educational episode of Fear the Queer! Josh and Kyle break down an important topic to the LGBTQ+ community: safe spaces. From the history and the importance of what was once a rare institution for those in need, to questioning its place in the modern world. So sit back and relax, as we spill the tea!

36mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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28. GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES (AND PRAY)

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle take inspiration from their last episode and discuss everything RELIGIOUS!! Well, actually, they discuss how religion affected their childhoods (Josh was raised Catholic, Kyle was raised Lutheran), and if they continue down the path of spirituality in their adult lives. Sit back and take a sip of your Communion Wine as you listen! Cheers queers!

59mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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40. A QUEER IN REVIEW

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle reflect back on the very queer year of 2019, and highlight their top 10 highs, lows, and all the "WTF" moments in between. Which queer moment made it to the Top 10? Was it the rise of Lil Nas X? What about the new Dolly Parton special on Netflix? And why the hell can't Josh say "Buttigieg" correctly?! Sit back and sip on your Thirst Trap as they discuss another queer in review. Cheers!

1hr 25mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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38. STUFFED & GRATEFUL

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! Despite the fact that they don't appreciate the genocide of indigenous people on Thanksgiving, Josh and Kyle decide to sit down and express gratitude for what they are thankful for this year! Whether it be hot boys, extended family, or a simple vocabulary lesson, nothing is off the table for this episode. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

1hr 3mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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05. LISTEN TO BOINK! (w/ Mike Burton)

Hey queens! Tune into a VERY special episode of Fear the Queer, where Josh & Kyle interview fellow queer artist Mike Burton (@thecheapsoap) about his debut LP Boink! Sit back and relax as Mike tells his story of sexual identity and liberation through his artwork, music, and his visual album I Was and I Did! You can check out all of his work at thecheapsoap.com. Make sure to tune in! Cheers queers!

46mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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39. TOYS'R'US

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle discuss all the toys they used to get as kids, and their favorite memories around Christmas time! Did they celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? How long did they believe in Santa Claus? What was the gayest gift they got? Sit back and sip on your Thirst Trap as we spill all the tea. Cheers queers!

57mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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13. the good, the bad, and the allies

Welcome back to another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle discuss the topic of straight, cisgender allies to the LGBTQ+ community, and try to tackle the question of when to help out your queer brothers, sisters, and everyone in between. How much is too much? Sit back and relax as they run the gauntlet on race, gender, sexual politics, and even Hilary Duff. Cheers queers!

59mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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24. CRACK THE CODE

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle discuss the topic of code switching! And no, this is not a shout-out to all you gaymers out there. Code-switching is a term when someone switches their language and mannerisms based on who they're with, usually to either fit in or protect themselves. It's a big topic, so sit back and enjoy a Thirst Trap as you listen! Cheers queers!

52mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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35. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle decide to scream out "IT'S MY OPINION!!!" to the tune of the Disney Princesses! That's right: they are dragging all 14 (canon official) Disney Princesses in chronological order, and then ranking them based off their personal preferences! Is Snow White really the fairest one of them all? Do we think Elsa should just Let It Go and GTFO of here?! Sit back and sip on your thirst trap as we go at it - Disney style! Cheers queers!

1hr 27mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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20. PRIDE (PT 3) - THE POWER IN POLITICS

Thanks for tuning in to Part 3 of our Pride series! For the month of June, Josh and Kyle will be exploring Pride in four parts, each discussing important milestones within American LGBTQ+ history. Part 3 of our series picks up right where Part 2 left off, as the boys sit down and discuss major political events since Stonewall, that have shaped the landscape of modern gay rights in America. Cheers queers!

1hr 17mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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34. FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER & VAMPIRE LESBIANS (w/ Hannah Siglin)

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle sit down and discuss everything gothic horror - specifically, QUEER gothic horror! First they tallk about the life and career of acclaimed novelist of Mary Shelley and her iconic novel Frankenstein (1818). Then, they turn the conversation over to their special guest star Hannah Siglin, who discusses the lesbian vampire novella Carmilla (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872), which predates Dracula by 26 years! Sit back and sip on your Thirst Trap as we break down all the queerness in both pieces of work, and how horror and the gays tends to go hand in hand. Cheers queers!

40mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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06. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RUPAUL

HELLO, HELLO! This week is everything RuPaul related! From her humble beginnings and "Supermodel" to the megawatt television hit RuPaul's Drag Race. Sit back and relax as Kyle and Josh dissect the show's highlights, lowlights, and every death drop and lip sync in between. Cheers queers!

48mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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25. WAKE ME UP INSIDE

Thanks for tuning into another episode of Fear the Queer! This week, Josh and Kyle take it way, way back, and reflect upon what truly made them little queer individuals: the Target men's underwear rack. Relatable content. Everyone has their sexual awakenings at some point in their life, so sit back and take a sip out of your Thirst Trap as Josh and Kyle discuss Zac Efron's Rolling Stone cover, the live action Peter Pan, and even... elementary storytime?! Cheers queers!

40mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #20