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Featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Queerty, Gayish is an award-nominated podcast that breaks down one gay stereotype each week. Mike and Kyle bring humor, honesty, and irreverence to topics like the hanky code, depression, and open relationships. Past guests have included YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, Andrew Gurza, Matt Baume, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive and over-sharing mom.

Featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Queerty, Gayish is an award-nominated podcast that breaks down one gay stereotype each week. Mike and Kyle bring humor, honesty, and irreverence to topics like the hanky code, depression, and open relationships. Past guests have included YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, Andrew Gurza, Matt Baume, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive and over-sharing mom.

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Featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Queerty, Gayish is an award-nominated podcast that breaks down one gay stereotype each week. Mike and Kyle bring humor, honesty, and irreverence to topics like the hanky code, depression, and open relationships. Past guests have included YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, Andrew Gurza, Matt Baume, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive and over-sharing mom.

Language:

English


Episodes

Gayish: 293 Pegging

8/4/2022
From the Pride48 live-streaming weekend, Mike and Kyle get into pegging! While its modern incarnation was from Dan Savage’s Savage Love column, it has historical roots that go way back before that. How as the definition evolved? Who is the #PrinceOfPegging? And how do we destigmatize butt stuff among straight guys? In this episode: Main Topic (Pegging)- 4:09 || Gayest & Straightest- 53:13 Our bonus segments come out every Friday on Patreon. You can join Patreon for as little as $2/mo, or...

Duration:01:01:37

Gayish: 292 Gay Porn Stars (w/ Cade Maddox)

7/28/2022
Gay porn star Cade Maddox joins us to talk about the low-budget studio that baited him into the industry, how he does scenes with guys he’s not into, his relationship with his extremely religious mom, and drugs in the porn industry. See more of Cade (and how to sext him?!?) at https://www.cademaddox.com/. Last reminder to vote for us for Best LGBTQ Podcast at the Podcast Awards at www.podcastawards.com! Deadline is July 31. In this episode: News- 5:44 || Main Topic (Gay Porn Star)- 19:46 ||...

Gayish: 291 Lavender

7/21/2022
Lavender is the herb of love. It’s also a prominent LGBTQ symbol. We break down why it’s associated with gays, the Lavender Scare, Lavender Graduation, and the famous anti-gay person from history that used lavender instead of bathing. Vote for us for Best LGBTQ Podcast at the Podcast Awards at www.podcastawards.com! In this episode: News- 4:00 || Main Topic (Lavender)- 12:33 || Gayest & Straightest- 59:01 Thank you to our Gap Bridgers who vote for an episode topic every month. All other...

Duration:01:04:23

Gayish: 290 Katy Perry

7/14/2022
Is Katy Perry a gay icon? What has she actually said about her sexual orientation? Is her apology for “I Kissed a Girl” too little too late? We take on the KatyCats when we discuss the American Idol herself, Katy Hudson. I mean, Katy Perry. Vote for us for Best LGBTQ Podcast at the Podcast Awards at www.podcastawards.com! In this episode: News- 6:10 || Main Topic (Katy Perry)- 18:31 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:21:03 On the bonus Patreon segment, we break down the Katy Perry vs. Taylor...

Duration:01:26:50

Gayish: 289 Snakes

7/7/2022
We talk queer snakes! Snake orgies! Estrogen-infused snakes! Disney villan snakes! Lil Nas X as a snake! Trouser snakes! Hammaconda! Freud’s dream snake interpretation! Also, the post-Stonewall raid of the Snake Pit. The trauma of testing negative for HIV. In this episode: News- 3:48 || Main Topic (Snakes)- 14:17 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:02:58 On the bonus Patreon segment, we get into the trouser snake field guide and Jung's psychoanalytical view of snakes. Support the show and get great...

Duration:01:15:46

Gayish: 288 Queer Joy

6/30/2022
Heartstopper. MUNA. Lil Nas X. Going to queer bars. Queer art. Queer anthems. Learning queer history. There’s lots of queer joy in this world, so we make like legs and spread it. In this episode: News- 4:01 || Main Topic (Queer Joy)- 12:24 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:20:47 On the bonus Patreon segment, Kyle shares gayta on religion, gayness, and happiness. Is it possible for them to coexist? See all the levels and benefits of Patreon membership at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.

Duration:01:28:52

Gayish: 287 Roe v. Wade [Shrinkage]

6/27/2022
Mike breaks down the recent US Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. We discuss the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the role of due process in granting rights, and the similar decisions that are now at risk: Lawrence v. Texas, Griswold v. Connecticut, Obergefell v. Hodges, and (the noticeably absent) Loving v. Virginia.

Duration:00:12:34

Gayish: 286 Queer Spaces

6/23/2022
Do we still need queer spaces? We explore the history (including Greek bathhouses, molly houses, and Mother Clap) the failure of social media sites to protect queer people (focused on GLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index), and whether allies belong in queer spaces. This episode was sponsored by Spaces, a new group chat app for queer communities. Join our Gayish space on iOS: https://queerspaces.com/s/BqN4x27HMh6L74WW8. Our Pride Happy Hour, open to everyone and anyone, is tonight (June 23) at...

Duration:00:14:43

Gayish: 285 Queer as Folk

6/16/2022
Is Queer as Folk good or bad for the gay community? Is it okay to release an episode with a shooting at a gay club during the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting? Where did Queer as Folk get its name? What did the new series improve upon, and what mistakes did they keep making? We get right into the feelz on the old and new versions. YES WE KNOW IT WAS A BRITISH SHOW FIRST SO DON’T WRITE IN ABOUT THAT. In this episode: News- 2:39 || Main Topic (Queer as Folk)- 19:23 || Gayest &...

Duration:01:43:38

Gayish: 284 Queer Cinema (w/ Chris Haigy from We Read Movies)

6/9/2022
Chris Haigy from the We Read Movies podcast join us to talk about the very first gay film, the first same-sex kiss in a movie (during an orgy?!), the Hays Code, the Queer New Wave of cinema, and the (bad) lessons we learn from gay movies. Plus, tons and tons of queer movie recommendations if you’re looking for some new queer content to consume! In this episode: News- 6:25 || Main Topic (Queer Cinema)- 20:56 || Guest (Chris Haigy)- 22:46 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:17:03 To support the show,...

Duration:01:30:35

Gayish: 283 Queer

6/2/2022
Happy Pride!! Love it or hate it, you probably recognize that the word Queer is here to stay. For Pride month we're kicking off an entire month of episodes that have to do with the Q-slur. But that word is not without controversy, and in this surprisingly serious episode we break it all down. In this episode: News- 4:24 || Main Topic (Queer)- 22:53 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:20:10 On the bonus Patreon segment, how should journalists use the words "dyke" and "fag"? Also, the LGTBQs that...

Duration:01:32:55

Gayish: 282 Virtual Reality

5/26/2022
Topics covered on this episode: VPL Research, betacucks, Jesse Williams’ dick, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson sex tape, VR porn, the “plot” of gay VR porn, treatment for gender dysphoria, Metaverse, the pros (and cons) of virtual reality for the LGBTQ+ community, Google’s virtual Pride #PrideForEveryone, World of Warcraft, whether Jamiroquai is the QAnon Shaman, the ethics of fucking virtual likenesses. In this episode: News- 5:13 || Main Topic (Virtual Reality)- 17:51 || Gayest &...

Duration:01:33:56

Gayish: 281 Left-Handedness

5/19/2022
Left-handed? That’s how daddy rolls. Partially inspired by this tweet, we expand on the apt comparisons between LGBTQ people and left-handedness. Also, are left-handed people more likely to be queer? Are they smarter? Are they more talented? Why does society hate them? We do the right thing by talking left. (The history of left-handedness chart Kyle refers to early in the episode is in that tweet, if you want the visual.) In this episode: News- 2:32 || Main Topic (Left-Handedness)- 16:06...

Duration:01:31:32

Gayish: 280 Gay Sex (w/ Dave Quantic from Fruitbowl podcast)

5/12/2022
Most of us had to learn about gay sex alone, without anyone’s help. Dave Quantic from the podcast Fruitbowl joins us to talk about his sexual coming of age, like cruising when underage, what he’s learned from 60+ sex interviews, and his goal of normalizing conversations about queer sex. In this episode: News- 2:51 || Main Topic (Gay Sex)- 19:22 || Guest (Dave Quantic from Fruitbowl)- 24:21 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:03:06 On the bonus Patreon segment, we all share one (or two) of our first...

Duration:01:13:59

Gayish: 279 Madison Cawthorn [Shrinkage]

5/11/2022
In this mini episode, the on-going saga of Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Mike talks through his ethics investigation and his “roommate,” Stephen Smith. Kyle had never heard most of this, but especially not the honeymoon part! (Note: we'll still have a new, full-length episode coming out Wednesday for Patreon members and Thursday for everyone, so this is just a fun surprise bonus!)

Duration:00:20:35

Gayish: 278 Grilling

5/5/2022
When you think about it, grilling is the culmination of so many straight, masculine stereotypes: fire, meat, providing for the family. And, as we discover in this episode, it has a combination patriarchal, racist, and heteronormative roots. But still, a huge metal spatula is a great Gift for Him! TODAY, the day this episode comes out (May 5, 2022), is the last day to vote for us for best gay sex podcast in the Cybersocket Award! Vote at cybersocketawards.com (NSFW)! In this episode: News-...

Duration:01:30:10

Gayish: 277 Pirates

4/28/2022
Pirates are so bisexual, we’re officially proposing renaming them birates. We talk about all the wonderful gay, bi, and poly things that go down on the Island of Tortuga, the historical gender-bending bisexual female pirates that formed a throuple with John “Calico Jack” Rackham, butt pirates, matelotage, Our Flag Means Death, and the terrifying reality of modern-day pirates (and what that has in common with gay stereotypes). We were nominated for a Cybersocket Award! Vote for us at...

Duration:01:18:30

Gayish: 276 Flight Attendants

4/21/2022
Flight attendant is the stereotypically gayest job, but does the data (I mean, gayta) say the stereotype is true? We talk about where the stereotype came from, the very first flight attendant (who was a dude and maybe gay?), the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for gay flight attendants (Diaz v. Pan American World Airways), and the most infamous gay flight attendant of all: AIDS/HIV Patient Zero, aka Gaétan Dugas. In this episode: News- 5:35 || Main Topic (Flight Attendants)- 20:24...

Duration:01:27:50

Gayish: 275 Foreskin: Live in Seattle

4/14/2022
This is the episode that gets us formally kicked out of the Catholic Church. For the last live show of our mini tour, we bring the foreskin to Seattle! We talk about a lot of topics, but the only ones you’ll remember are face cream and Jesus’ foreskin. In this episode: News- 6:49 || Main Topic (Foreskin)- 15:12 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:18:47 Starting next month, we're going to be doing short, monthly Momsplaining episodes for the $5+/mo Patreon members! Join at patreon.com/gayishpodcast,...

Duration:01:35:24

Gayish: 274 Blondes: Live in Portland

4/7/2022
For our 5th anniversary celebration, we talk about (and drink) blondes! We taste the Gayish blonde ale beer live, analyze the gay stereotype “Legally Blonde” hinged on, talk about the gay moment that got “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” author Anita Loos kicked off TV, and use research to answer whether blondes really are dumb. Our final live show is in Seattle THIS SUNDAY, April 10! Details at gayishpodcast.com/live. Note about the audio: we had some technical difficulties, so the audio is a...

Duration:01:39:41