LGBTQ

Send In The Clowns (The Moors, LGBTQ Hate crimes, IT, Oklahoma!, 9/11, Nasty 90s)

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Minority Korner

It's halloween, which means something scurry that maybe used to bring joy to many is lurking around every corner: Clowns! Ah! And they even have a sequel to a very particular clown coming back to haunt us. The twins lament over their fears: IT! It's back! Is there a scientific reason as to why people don't like clowns? The Wonder Twins also piece together the real meaning behind a very popular 90s dance jam and surprise: it's nasty. It's the 90s! James is freshly back from seeing the new and exciting version of OKLAHOMA! This ain't yo mamma's Oklahoma, on this dark take on this usually up beat American musical. This transitions into a conversation of how to do a remount of a classic play.Nnekay has some suggestions for him to see next. The duo talk about the rise in violence against the LGBTQ community, and is the economy really booming in Trump's America? Also the shitty tactics employed by the North Carolina State Representative to get bills paid on 9/11. The main event is all about The Moors! James breaks down who they are and how they brought alllllll the magic to Europe, brining them out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance giving us advancements in education, hygiene, food, medicine, dining, sexuality, music, technology, agriculture, the modern city, and more! The Moore's are giving us more, and it's time we give them credit, as once again Black folks and their contributions have been washed out of history. Not today on Minority Korner! James will probably drag Europe for there sad dark living before the Moors came in and Fixed Their Lives! Get ready to have your mind blown about the Moor's! 

Links

The Moors!

https://bit.ly/2kIIJzQ
https://bit.ly/2kxR3m4
 
Hate Crimes on Rise:
https://bit.ly/2lRYQeq

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MK194: MK Voicemail Conversations PT2 (VMA's, D23, The Amazon, Equal Pay for WOC, Karamo Brown, Koch Brothers)

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Minority Korner

Ring, ring, ring leave another message at the Minority Korner Beep! The wonder twins are still separated by land, and sea and try to reach each other! First up James calls Nnekay and gives her all the snaps on her voicemail korner of last week. Also the VMA's happened, and James is feeling old and out of the loop. D23 Happened and James has some hot exciting takes on what else Marvel/Disney+ will be rolling out to take all of our money and eyeball time. One of the Koch brothers died and James is conflicted on how to respond. James also shares some Bossip with Nnekay around Queer Eye/Real World's Karamo Brown who stepped in it this week. Also the Glow Up did a great deep dive into why we still have unequal pay for women of color. Nnekay hops on the horn and tries to give James a call who's still over in Europe. She has to tell him all about how the Amazon is burning, and what we can do to help! All this and more on PT2 of Minority Korner Voicemail Conversations! 

LINKS: 

The Amazon - https://cnet.co/2NAmAQ9
Koch Brothers - https://bit.ly/340HhKK 
Women of Color Equity in the Workplace- https://bit.ly/2PoHiVW 
Karamo Brown Steps in It- https://bit.ly/32cuZgJ 

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Inside Pop Ep. 154 - Other Boys NYC: Queer Men of Color doc series, Andre 3000

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Show: 
Inside Pop
Guests: 
Adam Vazquez

We continue our celebration of Pride Month with an interview with Adam Vazquez - the co-producer of Other Boys NYC - a 50 part documentary series that explores and celebrates the lives of queer and transgender men of color living in the big apple. We discuss why Adam and his producing partner, Abdool Corlette, felt the need to create the series and we also talk about the current state of life for queer men of color on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

Plus, Amita reviews Sean's Big Sell from last episode - a playlist he created featuring the guest verses of Andre 3000. Then, Amita keeps 'reaching for the stars' and sells Sean a 'far out' Spotify playlist.

Links:

Listen to our recent episode featuring the producers of a new Stonewall Documentary.

Other Boys NYC

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Wait What About, Baloo? (Travel Tips, Taylor Swift, Reading Rainbow)

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Minority Korner

Nnekay is giving us some feminist travel tips and lady travel bloggers to follow on instagram. James has a Quizlette which tackles gaydar, Clarence Thomas AND Rachel Dolezal... what?! We also cover the B-sides of Disney shows, Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers, Taylor Swift's new song and video, and should Nnekay be the next host of Reading Rainbow? (yes.)

Links:

https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/travel/feminist-travel-trends-2019/amp/

https://feministglobetrotter.com/best-travel-blogs/

MK184: A Reason For The Season (Underground Railroad Game, LGBTQ History Changers, Pride, The Tony's, Alan Turing, Bessie Smith, Straight Pride Parade)

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Minority Korner

Happy Pride Everyone!!!! James went to the theatre and saw quite the show in the off Broadway production of "Underground Railroad Game"... who was this really for? Hold onto your butts! The Tony's happened! Who won, who lost, who watched... who didn't? This week we're celebrating with a list curated by James of history LGBTQ  game changers! Some you may know some you may not! Also we got a Ask Minority Korner Anything! This one tackles Cardi B. James and Nnekay reminice about going to the Scissor Sister's concert. Oh- and Ninja Turtles... yup... we're going there! 
 
 
LGBTQ History Game Changers: 
Buzzfeed- https://bit.ly/2RdSl1i
Logo - https://logo.to/1NNqSIJ
Huffpost- https://bit.ly/2MOGY1p
 
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Waters

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
John Waters

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

John Waters on his legacy in film, Little Richard, his mustache, and more

John Waters is a director who hasn't made a movie in over a decade, and he doesn't really plan to make any more. He's directed some classics like Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and probably most notably Hairspray.

Even though he's not making movies anymore, he keeps busy. He's an actor – he played director William Castle in FX's Feud, Pete Peters in Seed of Chucky and he even had a cameo in one of those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies.

He's done a ton of live performances, released a few compilation albums and he's written seven books. When he joined us in studio he talked about his book Make Trouble. The book was based off a commencement speech he gave at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015.

Jesse talks with him about Little Richard, trigger warnings, and how the film industry tried (and failed) to make the King of Trash compromise his work. Plus, he'll tell us about the fabulous Commes de Garcon shirt he wore to the recording.

His latest is his memoir, Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder. It's out now. You can also find the recent Criterion Collection re-release of Multiple Maniacs, one of John's first ever movies on DVD.

MK183: And Baby Makes Three! (When They See Us, Alvin Ailey, #CancelLindaFairstein, Wanda Sykes, Jeopardy, Baby Maya)

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Minority Korner

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system! 

LINKS: 

Alvin Ailey:

https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU

#CancelLindaFaristein:
https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe
https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI
 
5 Black Men React to "When They See Us"
https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz
 
Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities:
https://bit.ly/31kqZLN
 
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Most of History Is Trash (Asian Pacific American LGBTQ History, Quizlet, Brene Brown)

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Minority Korner

James has invited Tara Reid to the podcast after his wild bachelor party in Palm Springs this past weekend. It was a wild ride. Nnekay has been scrolling through Netflix and finnally landed on Brene Brown and her amazing words. James tackles the complex intersectional timeline of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth and LGBTQ milestones within it. Nnekay is taking over Quizlet Korner.... is she going to stump James? Other topics include, Tia & Tamera Mowrey, Storm, and the Statue of Liberty. 

LINKS:
 
Timeline of Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic LGBT history 
https://bit.ly/2JQxUqy 

https://bit.ly/2JPyCUF 
 
https://bit.ly/30ZxHq4 
 

QUIZLET! 
 Baby Anacondas- https://bit.ly/2MnYd9m 

Statue of Liberty- https://wapo.st/2JOfiY4 

Netflix- https://bit.ly/2Z4GyVX 
 
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Ep. 36: Go Fact Yourself with Allie Goertz & Jason Stuart

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Penelope Spheeris, Allie Goertz, J. Keith van Straaten, Jason Stuart, Helen Hong, Mikal Vollmer
Guests: 
Allie Goertz & Jason Stuart
Guests: 
Penelope Spheeris & Mikal Vollmer

This episode of Go Fact Yourself is part of a balanced breakfast of trivia and comedy!

Allie Goertz is a writer who hosts the fellow Max Fun podcast "Everything’s Coming up Simpsons". As if that didn’t give her enough funny things to surround herself with, she’s also the first woman editor for MAD Magazine! She’ll explain why even the silliest MAD content requires a lot of hard work.

Allie faces off against Jason Stuart! He’s a comedian and actor. He’s appeared in a number of films like Birth of a Nation stars in the new TV series "Smothered." He’s always been openly gay in his showbiz career. But these days he says he’s, "only gay on the weekends." He’ll explain.

Our guests will discuss breakfast, math and seminal "Saturday Night Live" films.

What’s the Difference: Make it Count

What’s the difference between a number and a numeral?

What’s the difference between arithmetic and mathematics?

Areas of Expertise

Jason Stuart: LGBTQ History, Barbra Streisand, and breakfast cereal.

Allie Goertz: The Beatles movies, the film Wayne’s World and giving advice.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Allie Goertz
Jason Stuart

With guest experts:


Penelope Spheeris and Allie Goertz

Penelope Spheeris, director of films such as The Decline of Western Civilization parts 1, 2 and 3 and Wayne’s World.


Jason Stuart and Mikal Vollmer

Mikal Vollmer, cereal box collector, lecturer and historian and creator of the online zine about breakfast cereal Free Inside.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

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