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Throwing Shade

Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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Throwing Shade
Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi, Earwolf

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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.

Latest Episodes

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

EThere 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

39 MIN19 h ago
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New Alphabet Song, Remain in Mexico Policy, OK Boomer, Iranian Women and Soccer

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

EThis week, Erin discusses a recent Oxfam report giving the Welsh government a poor grade when it comes to the advancementof 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

64 MIN1 w ago
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Oxfam Wales Report, Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Rule, Guest Tom Lenk

LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE) and Grove (www.grove.co/shade).

59 MIN2 w ago
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LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

54 MIN3 w ago
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Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

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

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

59 MINOCT 17
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Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

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

EErin 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.

48 MINOCT 10
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Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

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

EFave 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code:...

57 MINOCT 3
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Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

EBryan 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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)

53 MINSEP 26
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Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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)

53 MINSEP 19
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LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

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

EAttention 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Parcast (www.parcast.com/Horoscope)

55 MINSEP 12
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Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

Latest Episodes

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

EThere 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

39 MIN19 h ago
Comments
New Alphabet Song, Remain in Mexico Policy, OK Boomer, Iranian Women and Soccer

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

EThis week, Erin discusses a recent Oxfam report giving the Welsh government a poor grade when it comes to the advancementof 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

64 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Oxfam Wales Report, Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Rule, Guest Tom Lenk

LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: SHADE) and Grove (www.grove.co/shade).

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
LGB Alliance, Ernst & Young, Guest Laci Mosley

Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

54 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Fast Fashion, Antwon Stephens, Dedrek Finley

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

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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).

59 MINOCT 17
Comments
Zelenksy Press Conference, Wealth Disparity for Women, Guest Joel Stein

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

EErin 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.

48 MINOCT 10
Comments
Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

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

EFave 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/SHADE code:...

57 MINOCT 3
Comments
Statement of Interest on Catholic School Lawsuit, Everybody Poops (Including Women), Guest Co-host Naomi Ekperigin

Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

EBryan 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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)

53 MINSEP 26
Comments
Sex Health Q&A with Kayla McLaughlin

LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

EThis 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand 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)

53 MINSEP 19
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LA County Monitors LGBTQ Deaths, Drag Syndrome and Peter Meijer

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

EAttention 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 tostitcherpremium.com/shadeand use promo code ‘SHADE’. This episode is sponsored by Parcast (www.parcast.com/Horoscope)

55 MINSEP 12
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Bryce Reeves, Mike Pompeo’s Rights Commission, Guest Paul F. Tompkins

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