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Although ​performing ​stand-up comedy ​was what initially united ​Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan over 10 years ago​, it’s their ​openness ​(​and ​sense of humor) about feeling ​totally ​lost ​and disconnected from the gay community that’s truly bonded them. ​On YMIW, ​Eliot, Brent and H. Alan get down and dirty, exploring the ​good, bad, and ugly ​tropes of contemporary gay life, often the stuff that no one -- especially ​​​straight people -- discuss for fear of being labeled homophobic. (Don’t worry. ​They’ll do that for you.) Each episode features ​a special guest ​-​- comedians, humorists, musicians, influencers, film/TV writers, journalists, politicians, etc. - as well as allies, enemies, and acquaintances from all backgrounds and professions, not just those in the public eye. And as white​, urban-dwelling ​gay ​dudes in their ​thirties, Eliot, Brent and H. Alan​ check their own privilege at the door, eager to ​instead explore what life looks ​for those not afforded the same concessions.
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Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

2019-06-1301:00:531

GLAAD's annual Studio Responsibility Index is out to report on LGBTQIA representation on screen. Who passed, who failed, and does representation really matter? Then, RuPaul's Drag Race gawddess Trixie Mattel joins the guys to talk about make-up for men, dabbing for dykes, and the gayest Barbie doll in Trixie's real life collection: Earring Magic Ken. And finally, happy pride month! Hear what Brent, Eliot and H. Alan have in store to celebrate. Spoiler alert: they all hate parades or what Brent calls "entertainment from the 18th century."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lizzy Cooperman

Lizzy Cooperman

2019-06-0600:56:11

War Paint, a new brand of makeup for men" leads the guys to chat about the world of cosmetics for dudes. DO YOU EVEN BLEND, BRO? Then, comedian and writer Lizzy Cooperman joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about first date tarot readings, silent Uber rides, and the underrated horrors of being a human woman in need of medical help. And finally, when it comes to overcompensation -- a common trope for gays that happens right before coming out -- find out what lengths the guys went to to throw off the scent, like when young Alan hid his Bette Midler CD in a Led Zeppelin case. AWWW, remember the 90's?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell

2019-05-3000:51:54

If President Trump tweets about ending HIV with widespread Truvada distribution but it's all secretly an initiative for big pharma, did it ever really happen? Then, Ryan O'Connell, writer, creator and star of the Netflix show Special, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about why, when it comes to gay male sex onscreen, Ryan vows to never "pan to the fucking moon" (**cough** Call Me By Your Name **cough**). This naturally leads to a greater, more pressing discussion on the perils of buttsex. And in what some might describe as the most honest moment in the history of podcasts, the guys answer the ultimate question: DO YOU ACTUALLY READ BOOKS?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Julieanne Smolinski

Julieanne Smolinski

2019-05-2300:50:59

Can gay jokes age well? Brent, Eliot and H. Alan guys ask: (Chandler voice) could Friends BE more homophobic? Then, Grace & Frankie writer -- and Twitter titan @boobsradley -- Julieanne Smolinski, mother of two tiny tots, joins the guys to talk about "mom wine" culture, soylent for babies, and why her husband is a hotter version of Charlie Day. And finally, remember Manhunt? We do! So what's worse: Manhunt THEN or Grindr NOW?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ramin Setoodeh

Ramin Setoodeh

2019-05-1600:59:59

Is the idea of "gay death at 30" still...funny? Was it ever? Now what if it's a FUNERAL-THEMED 30th birthday party? (True story!) Then, gay journalist Ramin Setoodeh talks about the queer appeal of The View as revealed in his new expose, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View. And Brent, Eliot and H. Alan wonder if the state of social media, specifically the sexualization of Instagram, has made Grindr...tame?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Did you know that, in 29 states, you can get fired for being gay? Or that you could be denied housing? It's true! Federally speaking, sexual orientation discrimination IS STILL A THING! UGH and WHY? Then, writer/actresses Brandy Barber and Lyle Friedman join Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about their VERY different, respective experiences as the older sisters to gay brothers. And when it comes to getting boozed up, the guys each talk their personal drink of choice, including the type of wine that doesn't sit right on a "Jewish stomach."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Polly

John Polly

2019-05-0200:51:58

Can toxic masculinity be gay? Inspired by Gabe's (John Cameron Mitchell) cruel mistreatment of his fat employee Annie (Aidy Bryant) on the show Shrill, the guys discuss how "toxic gay masculinity" boils down to two words: diet culture. Then, longtime RuPaul's Drag Race writer/producer/podcaster John Polly joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to take a deep dive into everything Drag Race. And after former Republican Illinois representative and Downton Abbey fanboy Aaron Schock is caught hooking up with another dude at Coachella, his aggressively anti-gay record forces the guys to ask if there is anyone more deserved of this very podcast's title (and yes, that includes Jussie).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mo Welch

Mo Welch

2019-04-2600:48:40

Congrats to Lori Lightfoot, the first Black, lesbian mayor of Chicago and the guys' new fave. Then, Mo Welch, comedian, illustrator and author of How to Die Alone, joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan talks about her massively popular cartoon alter ego Blair and just how much of that character was inspired by Cathy. And the guys delve into Brent's historic distrust of gay men in groups, ESPECIALLY the brunch crowd.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz

2019-04-1800:50:09

Is America ready for its first gay president and is "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg the guy for the job? Also, ISN'T HE DREAMY? Then, actor Guillermo Diaz (of Scandal, Girls, and the Britney Spears video for "I Wanna Go") joins Brent, Eliot and H. Alan to talk about playing drag queens and thugs, getting screwed over by GLAAD, and he even shows the guys his cock ring! No, seriously! Right in the studio! And finally, from softball to bowling to dodgeball to poker, find out which gay intramural leagues your hosts have joined by choice for some reason.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison

2019-04-1101:10:35

Did Elisabeth Hasselbeck overreact when she "began to pray" after Rosie O'Donnell insinuated she was gay in a new book about their time together on The View? Then, The Statealumnus and host of the RISK! podcast, Kevin Allison, illuminates Brent, Eliot and H. Alan with his (warning!) graphic stories about life in the kink lane, from being physically branded to tickle fetishes to embracing sexual preferences in the era of #metoo. And finally, who kissed a girl and he liked it? The guys talk first loves, including Eliot's whirlwind first grade romance that he insists was, indeed, "sexual in nature." We report, YOU decide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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