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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.Find the full archive of Throwing Shade plus exclusive bonus episodes only on Stitcher Premium. 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’.
||Explicit352: Argentina Abortion Rights, Saudi Arabia Jails Activists, Disney’s First Gay Role||Bryan and Erin sit down this week to tackle everything from the rise of abortion rights in Argentina to Saudi Arabia’s extreme treatment of female activists and how that ties into its very public feud with Canada. Plus, The Academy’s new category...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit351: Ask Ronna Glickman||Bryan and Erin consider the practicality of penis push-up pants and hear an exchange with America’s top psychic healer before welcoming the eternally sage Ronna Glickman (Jessica Chaffin) to answer listener questions about everything from getting rid.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit350: Straight Comedians, Bradley Kim, Guest Georgia Clark||Bust out your party hats! Bryan and Erin celebrate yet another one of Bryan’s birthdays with stories about everything from “comedian” Darren Knight getting booed off the stage at the Just For Laughs festival (and other instances of frustrating...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit349: Josh Hader, Emelia Holden, Guest Genevieve Angelson||This week Bryan brings forward the story of Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s unfortunate old tweets and the weirdly disproportionate response to his apology. Then Erin discusses an incident in which a waitress in Georgia body slammed a man who..||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit348: Detained Pregnant Women, Gay And Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act, Guest Melinna Bobadilla||This week, Erin discusses a Buzzfeed report on the treatment of pregnant women in detention facilities and the hypocrisy of “pro-life” silence on the issue. Then, Bryan examines the legislation introduced by Democrats in Congress to combat the...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit347: LGBTQ+ STEM Day, Future of Roe v. Wade, Guest Guy Branum||In honor of LGBTSTEM Day, Bryan pulls some surprising statistics about LGBTQ+ people in the scientific world and reveals which of your favorite dead scientists was gay. Hint: all of them! Then Erin gets into the long, slow dismantling of Roe v. Wade...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit346: Priscilla Giddings’ Social Media Threat, Istanbul Pride, Guest Elisa Ritt||This week, Erin discusses Idaho GOP lawmaker Priscilla Giddings’ threatening social media post towards gun violence protestors. Then, Bryan breaks down Istanbul’s defiance in the face of a pride march ban by the government, and later real estate...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit345: Pride Merch, Persky Recall Revisted, Guest Haley Joel Osment||Bryan returns from adventures abroad for this week’s Throwing Shade! We’ll hear about how we should take a note from the Viennese when it comes to communicating our problematic history and why context is everything when it comes to Pride...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit344: Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo||Bryan and Erin sit down for an interview with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, one of the two plaintiff couples in the Prop 8 lawsuit that restored marriage equality in CA. They discuss their documentary “The Case Against 8” and how they became...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit343: Alice Marie Johnson Sentence Commuted, CrossFit Fires Russell Berger, Guest Jon Lovett||Bryan and Erin dive right in this week as they discuss everything from why Trump’s commutation of Alice Marie Johnson's prison sentence should NOT be taken as a sign of support for incarcerated nonviolent drug offenders to CrossFit “Chief...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit342: Rainbow-washing, Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Women, Guest Brian Jordan Alvarez||Erin discovers an unfortunate royal connection on a brand new Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling on the gay wedding cake case and the excessive rainbow-washing done by corporations for Pride Month. Then, Erin reads a...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit341: Irish Abortion Referendum, Record High LGBTQ-Identifiers, Guest Alex Richanbach||This week, Erin discusses Ireland’s vote to overturn its abortion ban as well as the restrictions still in place and progress still to be made. Then Bryan brings a series of polls showing record high numbers of people identifying as LGBTQ and...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit340: TickPick Political Survey, IndyStar Letter to Editor, Guest Nina Parker||Bryan and Erin celebrate the prerelease of Erin’s new book Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy without Drinking Herself to Death as they get into their top stories of the week. First, we’ll hear about ticket...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit339: Eric Schneiderman Resigns, Boy Scouts and Mormons, Guest Jonathan Van Ness||Erin talks this week about the accusations against former NY Attorney General and overall hypocrite Eric Schneiderman as well as the unbelievable amount of terrible human beings calling the cops on black people without reason. Then, Bryan discusses...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit338: Mayor Bruno Lozano, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Guest Erica Chidi Cohen||This week, Bryan discusses the newly elected gay mayor of Del Rio, Texas and Erin talks about how the dress code policy at Chicago’s Noble Network Charter Schools punishes girls on their periods. Then, doula and co-founder of LOOM Erica Chidi Cohen...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit337: Incels, LGBTQ Superheroes, Guest Ally Hord||This week, Erin discusses the community of “incels” behind the Toronto van attacker and the larger trend of male supremacy they represent. Then, Bryan questions why Marvel hasn’t managed to show off any of its LGBTQ heroes in its films, and...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit336: Religious Doctors Refusing Care, Handmaid’s Tale Lingerie, Guest Jean Villepique||Erin shows off her Hollywood side as Bryan shares his trip to the Hammer Museum on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Bryan discusses the Trump Administration’s HHS policy allowing doctors to claim “religious exemptions” - and refuse treatment..||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit335: Kentucky Sued For D&E Ban, Columbus Pride Festival, Guests Trixie Mattel, Paul F. Tompkins, and Orlando Soria||This week, Erin discusses Kentucky’s new law banning a safe and medically proven abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation as well as Gov. Matt Bevin’s strange history in the bell business. Then, Bryan brings an update on the Columbus...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit334: LGBTQ Pupils, ICE and Pregnant Immigrants, Cardi B, Guest John August||This week, Bryan brings forward a Princeton study revealing the level of unequal treatment of LGBTQ students, with special focus on the lesbian and bisexual pupils subject to disproportionally frequent disciplinary action. Erin talks about the...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit333: #MeToo In China, ‘Coach’ Dave Daubenmire, Guest D’Arcy Carden||Bryan whips out his killer Blink-182 impression for this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin talks about the case of Gao Xaio and the rising tide of feminism in China against the efforts of the Chinese government. Then, Bryan brings out some quick hits...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit332: Pride in Mike Pence’s Hometown, Womenshealth.gov, Guest Gaby Dunn||This week, Bryan focuses on the first ever Pride festival to take place in Columbus, Indiana - also known as the hometown of Mike Pence. We’ll hear how protestors made sure the VP’s visit to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day was filled with rainbow..||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit331: Safety and Quality of Abortion Care, Queer on Twitter, Guest Naomi Ekperigin||This week, Erin talks about the findings in The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care report that - surprise surprise - abortion is safe and effective. Then, Bryan discusses Twitter’s locking out of users who had the word “queer” on their profile...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit330: Toronto Serial Killer, International Women's Day, Guests Price Peterson and Carey O'Donnell||This week, Bryan brings a story out of Toronto about serial killer Bruce McArthur and his victims from the LGBTQ community. Then, Erin discusses International Women’s Day and the corporations that capitalize on it, and Heathers writers Price Peterson.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit329: Kentucky’s Child Marriage Bill, Starkville Gay Pride, Guest Janicza Bravo||This week, Erin talks about Kentucky’s anti-child marriage bill and the opposition it’s received from the so-called Family Foundation. Then, Bryan discusses the controversy in Starkville, MS over their refusal to allow a gay pride parade in the...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit328: Georgia’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill, Gov. Eric Greitens, Guest Grace Parra||This week, Bryan talks about the new law in Georgia restriction adoptions for same sex couple and Senator Nan Orrock’s apt response. Then, Erin breaks down the scandal surrounding Missouri governor Eric Greitens and why it shows us that revenge porn..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit327: Rob Porter's Wives, LGBTQ Olympics, Guest Ronna Glickman||Brian and Erin each recount their compromised Black Panther viewing experiences this week before getting into the latest stories. Erin discusses former staff secretary and domestic abuser Rob Porter’s wives and how they were utterly failed by the...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit326: Gay Conservative Adam Levine, What MeToo Is Ruining, Guest Dan Savage||Live from SF Sketchfest, Bryan and Erin bring stories about newly gay conservative Adam Levine’s coming out piece and Suzanne Venker’s editorial lamenting all of the things the #MeToo movement is ruining. Plus, they talk to author and activist Dan..||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit325: Stitches for Daddy, Indiana Senate Bill 65, Guest Punam Patel||Bryan and Erin start off by telling us how they really feel about the Super Bowl before getting into their top stories of the week! Erin discusses the disturbing practice of inserting extra stitches to the vagina post-childbirth known as “stitches...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit324: Publix Grocery Store, Courtland Sykes, Guests Kate Berlant and John Early||This week, Bryan shines a light on the Publix grocery store chain’s refusal to cover HIV-preventative drugs for their employees as well as their history of discrimination against gay people. Then, Erin shares U.S. Senate candidate Courtland Sykes’s.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit323: USA Gymnastics Abuse, “Super-fast Broadband” Marriage Equality, Guest Lauren Lapkus||This week, Erin brings forward the case of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young female athletes, shining a light on the organization’s policies that have allowed this behavior to continue for so long. Then, Bryan...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit322: State Equality Index, How Maternity Care Fails Black Women, Guest Richard Lawson||This week, Bryan addresses the findings of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Inequality Index that an overwhelming amount of outdated, oppressive laws are still on the books and continue to be introduced around the country. Then, Erin...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit321: Golden Globes, Daphne Merkin, Pose, Guest Alison Rosen||This week, Bryan and Erin start off with a recap of Oprah’s incredible speech and the unfortunate lack of male voices in support of Time’s Up at the Golden Globes. Then, Erin talks about Daphne Merkin’s insulting opinion piece about #MeToo and...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit320: HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Firings, Female Candidates for Government, Guest Negin Farsad||Bryan and Erin welcome 2018 with open arms as they catch up after their new year festivities! Bryan discusses a new development in the HIV/AIDS Presidential Advisory Council situation: everyone got fired! They try to wrap their heads around the...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit319: Sophia the Robot, Faith Grace, Guest Arden Myrin||Erin and Bryan close out 2017 by focusing on the good things that came out of the year: their favorite books and movies! Then, Erin brings a story about Sophia the Robot, asking the question: why do robots need to look so much like people? Bryan...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFind Full Archive of Throwing Shade on Stitcher Premium||Find Full Archive of Throwing Shade on Stitcher Premium||7/2/1970||Free||View in iTunes|
So much fun!
Bryan's been one of my favorite people for a while and he and Erin bring out the best in each other. I've already listened to the first episode multiple times, and it was just released yesterday. They even manage to comment on issues (shoes) while being silly. Love this podcast!
So Freakin' Funny...
My new favorite podcast. These two crazy characters, while both super-duper funny on their own, are just perfect together. Hilarious!
The best commentary from the latest 'ssues!!!
Two of the best comedians alive, discuss, comment and share their very peculiar views of the latest 'ssues that keeps up at night. Mr. Safi & Ms. Gibson will make your day shine by providing you with a never ending supply of appropriate laughs. Listen while you drive to the freeway, in your home team tailgating party, or just get a boom-box and head to the nearest park and play it to the kids in the jungle gym.
They are two of the very few comedians that can make you laugh!! You are going to start wondering why aren't they writing for the Oscars, or why aren't they working in shows like: 'the daily show', 'Conan', 'The A-list Houston' (just made that up). Just download the podcast hit play and wait for the driver next to you stare and wonder "is he crying or laughing" while he/she dials 911.