November 19, 2020
EP. 171 — Rumaan Alam
We’re gutted to tell you that Matt’s beloved dog Faye passed this week. Matt reflects on Faye’s perfect contributions to the show over the years and shares how much he appreciates everyone’s condolences. To help alleviate the grief, the brilliant Rumaan Alan is here (in a previously recorded session) to discuss remote learning with his kids, navigating working from home, Boston Adventure by Jean Stafford, Lot by Bryan Washington, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories [amazon.com] by Carmen Maria Machado [amazon.com], the Freedom app and other ways to stay off your phone, imposters running rampant, ballet Instagram, Rumaan’s novel Leave The World Behind and the Netflix adaptation in the works, meeting his husband on a blind date, their adoption process and the community that surrounded them, how he’s navigating the news right now, and what will childhood look like for kids who have never known the closet.
January 28, 2021
EP. 181 — Sam Pancake
Guest Sam Pancake
The truly hilarious and enchanting Sam Pancake joins Matt and Dave to discuss L.A.’s latest lift on the lockdown, what making “friends with the void” looks like and how to cope with loneliness, growing up in West Virginia, understanding what parents were trying to do as an adult, the passive insane ways people avoid saying “gay”, self soothing techniques as a kid, butching it up, taking on a mean girl persona to fit in, losing so many people to AIDS, healing, Sam’s sober journey, losing a tooth in front of Megan Mullally, genre movies and behind the sceen stories, Shelly Winters, Cloris Leachman, Faye Dunaway, Steve McQeen, airport movies, Genre magazine, the beginning of Sam’s career, dealing with hurt people who hurt people, reliable fuck buddies, how to be slutty during this pandemic, and the power of treatment and therapy (https://wila.org/ )
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January 21, 2021
The hilarious Alec Mapa joins Matt and Dave discuss Alec’s podcast Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, how you’re not required to achieve during this time, thoughts on Gays Over Covid, reminding yourself and others that Instagram isn’t real, M. Butterfly, Alec paying his dues after his big break, how he met his husband, everyone’s reviews and reflections about this week’s inauguration and their hopes for the future, reminiscing about how close social gatherings used to be, Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Raise By Wolves, I May Destroy You, Game of Thrones, Pretend It’s a City, the Everyone Is Gay on TicTok New York Times Article, gay pop, Dave’s time being a VJ and if he’d do it in 2021, Tom Cruise, Sting, hosting the GayVN Awards and the “merch” Alec got.
January 15, 2021
EP. 179 — John Milhiser
Guest John Milhiser
Actual ray of hilarious sunshine, John Milhiser, joins Matt and Dave to discuss parents getting the vaccine, making his own ice cream aka Mumsy’s Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream, Ocean City New Jersey, his viewing technique for re-watching Sex in the City and what you learn watching it that way, Sex in the City stories theories and the reboot, The Masked Dancer, not loving The Housewives franchise, how John maintains his kind sunny disposition, Dave’s experience writing for GayVN Awards Show, John’s first gay porn story, how John came out and met his boyfriend, night drinks, House Hunters, being the youngest in the family, fraternity life, meeting his sketch group Serious Lunch, and mimicking your older siblings.