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Throwing Shade

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Rank #158 in Comedy category

Comedy
Health & Fitness
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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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4469 Ratings
Average Ratings
4083
127
76
66
117

Sam?

By lou loo - Sep 30 2019
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LOVE you guys, but where is Sam? His laughter and occasional quips are really a nice addition!

thank y’all

By skylerjayshankles - Sep 23 2019
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you make my drives to my tinder matches much more enjoyable

iTunes Ratings

4469 Ratings
Average Ratings
4083
127
76
66
117

Sam?

By lou loo - Sep 30 2019
Read more
LOVE you guys, but where is Sam? His laughter and occasional quips are really a nice addition!

thank y’all

By skylerjayshankles - Sep 23 2019
Read more
you make my drives to my tinder matches much more enjoyable
Cover image of Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

Updated 4 days ago

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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: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Deeper Shade of Shade: Rhea Butcher

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Comedian Rhea Butcher joins Erin and Bryan to talk about their favorite Dodger player, their families political leanings and growing up in Akron, Ohio. Then, the crew goes deep on a gambit of issues around queerness, the slippery slopes that comes with putting a 'type' on someone, and supporting small, independent, and queer businesses.  


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 2019

53mins

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Rank #4: How Gay Is Pete Buttigieg?, Rep. Barry Hovis and the ‘Consensual Rape’, Guest Kulap Vilaysack

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This week, Bryan talks about former lawmaker and verified crap-spewer Don Boys’s blog post asking presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg just ‘how gay’ he is and the litany of misinformation and hateful rhetoric contained within. Then, Erin discusses comments by the similarly affected GOP Rep. Barry Hovis regarding what he described as ‘consensual rape,’ his feeble attempts to walk those comments back, and how it all ties into the tidal wave of idiocy that’s drowning the nation. On a better note, the terrific Kulap Vilaysack stops by to talk about her new documentary ‘Origin Story,’ searching for her birth father, and her ever-evolving relationship with her mom.


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), OMGyes (www.OMGyes.com/SHADE), and Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: SHADE).

May 23 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: Reproductive Coercion, Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers, Guest Kayla McLaughlin

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The latest stories on this week’s Throwing Shade - but first, a very important Lori Loughlin update! Erin talks about a recent study regarding “reproductive coercion,” or the interference with a partner’s reproductive decision-making process, and other sad facts relating to the abusive behavior. Then, Bryan takes us through the most recent Trump injustice following a request by the administration asking the Supreme Court to legalize firing employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Plus, Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin joins to discuss what drew her to the field of transgender medicine, little-known facts about gender affirming surgery, and the one time she spent a holiday with Keanu Reeves.

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).

Aug 29 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: MMIW, Super Happy Fun America, Guest Co-host Jeffery Self

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Break out those rubber sneakers, Dorothy! While Bryan is off filming in Mexico, guest co-host Jeffery Self joins Erin for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin discusses the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in America, addressing the lawmakers who have put forward legislation like the Savannah Act to increase communication and accountability for such crimes as well as the obstinate assholes (looking at you Goodlatte) standing in the way of government action. Plus, Gay pride plans, airline secrets, and a deep dive into the sad world of the Super Happy Fun America “straight pride” rally.



This episode is sponsored by I Hate Talking About Myself podcast, Tales of Your City podcast, Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/shade code: SHADE), TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE), and Quip (www.getquip.com/SHADE).

Jun 13 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Teen Intimate Partner Violence, Irish Restaurant Pays For “Queer” Comments, Guest Igor Volsky

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Why is UNTUCKit too much for Erin to handle? Find out on a hot new Throwing Shade! This week, Erin leads with a breakdown of a study by researcher Avanti Adhia revealing shockingly high rates of intimate-partner violence among teens, primarily directed at girls. Then, Bryan takes us through a story about an Irish restaurant that has been ordered to pay compensation to an employee who was subjected to homophobic comments from his bosses. Plus, founder of Guns Down America Igor Volsky joins to talk about his book “Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,” the power of the NRA-branded identity, and how Australia managed to take steps to turn their gun problem around.


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 Tales of Your City podcast, Bud Light, Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/shade2019 code: SHADE2019).

Jun 27 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: Birmingham Protests, Joshua Joy Dara

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Brunch IS the worst meal of all! This week, Bryan discusses the official response to protests by parents over the inclusion of LGBTQ lessons in Birmingham, England, and the storm of misinformation that’s been fueling the whole debacle. Then, Erin touches briefly on a few pro-choice bills being put forward in certain states before diving into the yikes-athon that has been minister and Louisiana College’s Dean of Human Behavior Joshua Joy Dara’s comments regarding women’s bodies during a mandatory sermon and the ensuing attempt to cover the whole thing up.


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 FX - Pose S2, Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code: SHADE), Calm (www.calm.com/SHADE), and TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/THROWINGSHADE code: THROWINGSHADE).

Jun 06 2019

1hr 5mins

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