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Throwing Shade

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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.

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.

Location:

Beverly Hills, CA

Networks:

Earwolf

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@gibblertron

Language:

English

Contact:

8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-116 West Hollywood, CA 90046 323-929-7890


Episodes

Trans Game-Changers of 2019, Abortion Access During COVID-19

4/2/2020
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses some of the accomplished trans individuals highlighted by PinkNews for Trans Visibility Day. Then, Erin covers the recent attempts by state governments to use the pandemic to exert control over women by designating abortion services as non-essential. 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...

Duration:00:58:10

Mexico Women’s March, Jim Bakker’s Silver Solution

3/26/2020
Bryan and Erin have plenty of suggestions for indoor activities (including Battleship with your acupuncturist) on this week’s Throwing Shade! Erin discusses the national “Day without a Woman" strike in Mexico earlier this month during which women took to the streets to protest gender-based violence. Then, Bryan updates us on televangelist Jim Bakker after he was sued over his “silver solution” that he claims is a proven cure for coronavirus (it’s not). And make sure to check out Deeper Shade...

Duration:00:39:04

Bethel Church Cancels “Faith Healings”, Coaching Boys into Men Study

3/19/2020
Wash your hands, stay inside, wear a wig! On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses the suspension of “faith healings” by the conversion therapy-promoting Bethel Church in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Erin talks about a program from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh focusing on combating unhealthy attitudes boys have about girls and increasing knowledge about what constitutes abuse. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and...

Duration:00:55:27

Molecule 01, Southern Baptist Sex Abuse, BYU’s Honor Code Flip-Flop

3/12/2020
Get into the grosser parts of the perfume industry with Bryan & Erin on this week’s Throwing Shade! First, Erin discusses the latest developments in the sex abuse scandal embroiling the Southern Baptist Church. Then, Bryan covers the reaction to Brigham Young University's statement clarifying that homosexual behavior is “not compatible” with their Honor Code after removing the official restriction on it last month. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where...

Duration:00:57:12

Nikki Kuhnhausen Act, Middle School Girls Forced to Dance in Utah

3/5/2020
Bryan and Erin address the great tragedy of the week: Judge Judy is leaving us (temporarily). Bryan discusses the passing of the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act in Washington state, outlawing the use of the “gay-panic” defense. Then, Erin talks about a story out of Utah in which a sixth-grade girl was not allowed to turn down a boy who asked her to dance at a school function, and the school's extraordinarily lame excuse as to why they force everyone to dance. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of...

Duration:01:01:56

Florida’s Abortion Parental Consent Bill, BYU Honor Code Stories

2/27/2020
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin shares some of the seriously detestable quotes from Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno before breaking down Florida’s new state bill requiring parental consent for girls under the age of 18 seeking an abortion. Then, Bryan discusses Brigham Young University’s changes to its “Honor Code” after students took to Instagram to share their personal Honor Code horror stories. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan...

Duration:01:02:07

LIVE from Brooklyn with Cole Escola

2/20/2020
Bryan and Erin come at you LIVE from 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn, NY for a special Throwing Shade! Get ready for everything from putting curses on Ryan Magers and Steve King to seeing the good in the nightmares of 2019 on this jam-packed episode. Plus, the fabulous Cole Escola joins to talk worst wigs in Broadway, Olivia de Havilland dresses at auction, vegan diets and much, much more! And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their...

Duration:01:21:01

Dwyane Wade Supports Daughter Zaya, Female Pronouns & Positions of Power

2/13/2020
This week on Throwing Shade, Bryan runs down a checklist of Trump’s worst anti-LGBTQ actions since taking office before shifting gears to discuss basketball player Dwyane Wade’s exemplary parenting by supporting his transgender daughter and encouraging her to ‘be her best self.’ Then, Erin shares a study revealing widespread linguistic bias against referring to potential presidents (and other authority figures) by female pronouns. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher...

Duration:00:53:37

Victoria’s Secret’s Secret, Coca-Cola & Switzerland’s LGBTQ Referendum, Iowa Caucus

2/6/2020
This week on Throwing Shade, Erin delves into an expose by the New York Times on bullying and harassment by executives Ed Razek and Leslie Wexner behind the scenes at Victoria’s Secret. Then, Bryan discusses the involvement of Coca-Cola in Switzerland’s upcoming referendum vote on whether to criminalize homophobia. Plus, “results” from the Iowa Caucus and that viral clip of a voter SHOCKED to discover the truth about Pete Buttigieg. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on...

Duration:00:53:30

Throwing ShOscar 2020

2/4/2020
On this years THROWING SHOSCAR special, Bryan Safi and Ronna Glickman are joined by Kate Aurthur (Editor-At-Large, Variety) and Adam B. Vary (Senior Entertainment Writer - Variety) to hit all the major topics for this year's Oscars: Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood vs Bombshell, what is this year's Green Book, the worst snubs, why everyone loves Parasite, and more! Plus, two rousing performances of this year's Best Song nominations.

Duration:01:43:03

Coach Katie Sowers, Oxfam ‘Time to Care’ Report, Guest Lauren Lapkus

1/30/2020
The hilarious Lauren Lapkus joins Bryan and Erin to talk about her upcoming podcast “Newcomers” and to help pick some very special WIGAWAY winners!! Then, Bryan profiles NFL coach for the 49ers Katie Sowers, the first woman and openly gay coach to reach the Super Bowl. Later, Erin reviews an Oxfam report outlining out-of-control global wealth inequality and how sexist economies fuel it even further - plus what steps can be taken to address the issue. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade...

Duration:01:08:00

Clearing Bayard Rustin's Name, National Archives Blurs ‘God Hates Trump’, Guest Co-host Jeffery Self

1/23/2020
Erin is joined by guest co-host Jeffery Self for this week’s Throwing Shade! Jeffery and Erin review the life of gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who helped organize the March on Washington, in the wake of an effort to have him posthumously pardoned by the governor of California. Then, Erin brings us up to speed on the National Archives decision to blur out Trump’s name on the signs of protesters in an exhibit showcasing the 2017 Women’s March. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade...

Duration:01:12:54

Astrology for Real Relationships with Jessica Lanyadoo

1/16/2020
On a special Throwing Shade, astrologer and medium Jessica Lanyadoo (Ghost of a Podcast) joins Bryan and Erin to discuss discovering her passion for astrology and moving to San Francisco to pursue it, incorporating aspects of classical psychology into her readings, her thoughts on rumpology, and much more. Later, Jessica gets in deep with chart readings for both Bryan and Erin - plus, advice on navigating our individual ‘tunnels of shit’. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on...

Duration:01:23:47

Cats, Golden Globes, 22 Convention

1/9/2020
This week, Bryan dives into a breakdown of the feline horror that is the Cats film adaptation before pulling apart the best and the worst of the Golden Globes - plus, Fleabag star Andrew Scott’s oh-so-not scandalous ‘racy’ Grindr photo. Then, Erin pulls back the curtain on the 22 Convention: Make Women Great Again conference, which describes itself as the “ultimate event for women, by men” and the “mansplaining event of the century”. Yikes! And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on...

Duration:00:56:45

John Becker Cites a Med Journal From 1917, West Plains High School’s Confederate Flag Problem

1/2/2020
Welcome to 2020! For the first Throwing Shade of the year, Erin talks about Ohio representative John Becker, who authored the infamous ectopic pregnancy abortion bill without consulting a single doctor about whether the procedure is even possible (it’s not). Then, Bryan discusses a story out of West Plains, Missouri about a group of high school students who unfurled a Confederate flag in response to their classmates handing out rainbow flags. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade...

Duration:00:44:02

Alan Keyes’ Miracle Drink, Finland’s New PM, Banning Virginity Tests, Instagram vs. Reality

12/26/2019
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about right-wing pundit Alan Keyes and his endorsement of a “miracle drink” which he claims cures everything from HIV to autism. Spoilers: it’s full of bleach. Then, Erin gives it up for Finland’s new prime minister, 34-year old Sanna Marin, before diving into stories about an initiative to make “virginity testing” a felony in NY State and a study about how women respond to the warped body images that Instagram loves to promote. And make sure to...

Duration:00:52:45

Chile Protests 2019, A Rapist in Your Path, Hallmark’s Lesbian Ad

12/19/2019
On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin discusses the ongoing turmoil in Santiago and the mass performances of the protest anthem ‘A Rapist in Your Path’ against sexual abuse and violence towards women in Chile. Then, Bryan takes a look at the Hallmark Channel’s course-correction after pulling an ad featuring a lesbian wedding - plus, standout nutty comments on evangelist Franklin Graham’s Facebook taking outrage over the decision. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher...

Duration:00:52:24

Sportsperson of the Year Megan Rapinoe, Merriam Webster Picks ‘They’, Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law

12/12/2019
Colonial crimes, wigging out, and holiday self-care on this week’s Throwing Shade! Bryan talks about soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who was named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year,’ and her use of the platform to speak out against racism, homophobia, and the lack of diversity within FIFA. Then, he and Erin discuss Merriam-Webster’s designation of ‘They’ as its Word of the Year, and later, Erin gets into the grit with Kentucky’s abortion ultrasound law, which has been permitted to...

Duration:00:45:29

Ohio’s Ectopic Pregnancy Bill, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber

12/5/2019
This week, Erin discusses the latest in abortion law backsliding from around the country - this time, it’s Ohio’s insane and 100% medically un-sound bill threatening women and doctors with jail time unless they attempt to re-implant non-viable ectopic pregnancies. Then, Bryan talks about St. Louis police officer Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, who was passed over for a promotion 23 times in 15 years of service because he wouldn’t “tone down his gayness.” And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of...

Duration:00:54:28

Chick-fil-A Backtracks, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Guest Paul. F Tompkins

11/28/2019
The always hilarious Paul F. Tompkins joins Bryan and Erin to revel in Thanksgiving plans, tales from the LA Auto Show, and the latest in Democratic presidential challengers. Then, Bryan takes a second look at the ongoing Chick-fil-A controversy after the company buckled under pressure and backtracked on its promise to stop donating to discriminatory charities. Plus, Erin talks about the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women campaign and how the U.S. has failed...

Duration:01:15:17