About Gayish Podcast
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 Jinkx Monsoon, YouTuber Davey Wavey, gay porn star Calvin Banks, disability activist Andrew Gurza, a gay priest, a trans atheist, and Mike’s wildly supportive mom.
He’s out of my gay league! Are gay rec and sports leagues necessary? And, if so, who should be able to join them? What’s the drama behind the Gay Olympics? And how about the tribunal at the Seattle Gay Softball World Series of 2008? LET’S! GO! SPORTS! In this episode: News- 2:23 || Main Topic (Gay Leagues)- 16:35 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:11:36 On the weekly bonus Patreon segment, Mike and Kyle re-visit the gay origins of the high five with spunky new details. Get bonus audio, video, and other great benefits by joining our Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Turns out, whiskey isn’t actually that straight. We talk about masculinity, gayta, Fireball, why gogo boys are thanks to whiskey, and homophobia in the whisky industry, especially within Bulleit. In this episode: News- 4:10 || Main Topic (Whiskey)- 18:45 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:07:32 On the weekly bonus Patreon segment, Mike makes Kyle do a whiskey taste test while Kyle tries to convince him that whiskey and BDSM are connected. Get bonus audio, video, and other great benefits by joining our Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
In this episode of My (Gayish) Brother, My Brother and Me, Mike’s straight brothers Marty and Murph join us to answer listener and Quora questions. (If you have no idea what’s going on, don’t worry. We’ll be back with a regular episode next week.) Suggested talking points: Selena Gomez, sweater ass, gay bear bars, Goofy’s species, Imagine Dragon, slut jorts
Wheeeee! This episode is a roller coaster in and of itself as we talk about Britney Spears, Catherine the Great, Moulin Rouge, Australian daddy bears, euthanasia, and arrested development. Remember, never be a roller coaster! In this episode: News- 1:10 || Main Topic (Roller Coasters)- 11:54 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:02:29 On the weekly bonus Patreon segment, we talk about gender stereotypes in roller coaster and how Polly Pocket helped to break them. Get lots of great perks and support the show by joining at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Rachael Fried, Executive Director of JQY (Jewish Queer Youth), joins us to talk about the challenges of being Jewish in LGBTQ+ spaces, older singles, actions vs. identity, Leviticus, Yeshiva University, the rise in anti-Semitism. In this episode: News- 1:59 || Main Topic (Queer Jews)- 13:26 || Guest (Rachael Fried)-19:27 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:05:26 On the weekly bonus Patreon segment, we talk with Rachael about her love life, her upcoming wedding, and whether we can say “Jews.” Get lots of great perks and support the show by joining at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast. To learn more about JQY: visit their website at https://www.jqyouth.org check out their Queer Purim party (March 6, 2023) at https://vashtiball.com follow them on socials @jewishqueeryouth
Let’s pass judgements on people based on their sign! If that’s not the cornerstone of astrology, what is? Mike and Kyle talk about why (and if) astrology is so queer. In this episode: News- 2:01 || Main Topic (Astrology)- 16:06 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:07:27 On the weekly bonus Patreon segment, Mike and Kyle delve into their partnership, how it started, and how they feel about it. Bonus audio, video, and lots of other perks available on Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast. If you missed our live appearance on the Two Bad Tourists' show, you can listen to the episode on their podcast feed, available at https://linktr.ee/queertravelchat.
How do you feel about the word ‘partner’? Is it ambiguous? Is ambiguity a good thing? We talk partners with the Two Bad Tourists as they take us on a wild journey through their relationship from boyfriends to husbands to ex-husbands… ish. In this episode: News- 7:38 || Main Topic (Partners)- 16:56 || Guests (Two Bad Tourists)- 19:43 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:04:47 Mike and Kyle will be LIVE on the Two Bad Tourists’ podcast on Feb. 15 @ 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern, so look out for more info soon. You can get more from the Two Bad Tourists at their website (https://twobadtourists.com/), and listen to their podcast at https://linktr.ee/queertravelchat. Check out our appearance Queers in Your Ears wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcast link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s3-e5-gay-stereotypes-with-gayish-podcast/id1541783292?i=1000597806428. On the bonus Patreon segment, Mike and Kyle delve into their partnership, how it started, and how they feel about it. Bonus audio, video, and lots of other perks available on Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
We talk about ghosting at 20:15 if you want to skip ahead to conversations about where the term came from, studies on who gets ghosted and why, and the actual impact on your brain of getting ghosted. But first, the news (starting at 4:29) includes M&Ms/Maya Rudolph, Pete Buttigieg, and the FDA’s new blood donation rules for MSM. In this episode: News- 4:29 || Main Topic (Ghosting)- 20:15 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:17:05 On the bonus Patreon segment, we look and answer AskReddit questions about ghosting and being ghosted. See all the benefits of Patreon at www.patreon.com/GayishPodcast.
This is what AI came up with as an episode description: Lisa talks to a gay millennial named Will who loves the idea of dating AI. Find it on Apple Podcasts or search for "Gayish" on your podcast app. (Human editor’s Note: that is not actually what this episode is about. It’s about ChatGPT, homophobia in AI, Alan Turing, the Mechanical Turk, and more.) In this episode: News- 6:40 || Main Topic (Artificial Intelligence)- 25:23 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:12:53 Patreon reminder! Gaytrons of all levels can join our Patreon Happy Hours (the next one is Feb. 1!), get ad-free episodes, and hear episodes 1 day early. Visit https://www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast for all the details.
When was the last time you interacted with someone outside of your generation in the LGBTQ+ community? We have a conversation with our guest, Dr. Linda Marchesani, to talk about the experiences of rainbow elders, gayta on their unique needs, and the importance of connection. In this episode: News- 2:48 || Main Topic (Rainbow Elders)- 15:31 || Guest (Linda Marchesani from GenPride)-21:13 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:01:19 To learn more about GenPride: Visit https://genprideseattle.org/ See the Pillars of Pride Honerees: https://genprideseattle.org/pop-honorees/ Learn more about and donate to support PridePlace: https://genprideseattle.org/prideplace/ Read stories from Unmuted: https://genprideseattle.org/unmuted Join Patreon to get lots of great perks. All levels can join our Patreon Happy Hours (the next one is Feb. 1!), get ad-free episodes, and hear episodes 1 day early. Visit www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast for all the details.
Mike and Kyle take a tour through the world of sex tourism, including stops at Thailand; the Temple of Aphrodite in Cypress; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Tangiers, Morocco; and Mike’s recent trip to Palm Springs. In this episode: News- 8:18 || Main Topic (Sex Tourism)- 22:15 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:27:55 On the bonus segment, we get into more of the origins of sex tourism research and the results of the gayta of what sex workers from Puerto Vallarta said. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
The Zakar twins, Michael and Zak, join us to talk about coming out to their Catholic-Iraqi mom and stoner dad, being gay and Middle Eastern, their experience with sexual assault while modeling, and their feelings on getting *that* question as a twin (you know the one). In this episode: News- 7:14 || Main Topic (Twins)- 21:41 || Guests (Michael and Zak Zakar)- 25:52 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:00:39 To get more of the Zakar Twins: Follow on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zakartwins/) Follow on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@zakartwins) Buy “Pray the Gay Away” (https://www.amazon.com/Pray-Gay-Away-Michael-Zakar/dp/0692986723/) But their latest book, “How to Be Fucking Happy” (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578937379/) On the bonus segment, Mike talks about a recent obsession of his, conjoined twins Sohna and Mohna Singh. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Black eyed peas in the South. Assorted New Years Eve traditions. Traditional marriage. Gayish traditions. Are traditions helpful or harmful? In this episode: News- 1:17 || Main Topic (Traditions)- 15:37 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:06:00 On the bonus segment, Mike explains how the tradition of Pride was almost on New Year's Eve instead of June. Get ad-free episodes 1 day early by joining Patreon at any level at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Yo Saturnalia! Does “X-mas” take the Christ out of Christmas? What do Paganism and Saturnalia have to do with Christmas? Does it harm kids to perpetuate the lie of Santa? We celebrate A Very Special Christmas Episode with Ma Johnson. In this episode: News- 9:10 || Main Topic (Christmas)- 21:49 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:13:35 As a special holiday gift, all Patreon members will get access to this week’s bonus video (which is normally only for the $10+/mo tiers) where Ma Johnson makes her famous cheesy bread. Support Gayish by joining our Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
More than just a fetish, feet can be used to walk (and other things)! In this episode: News- 3:57|| Main Topic (Feet)- 15:46 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:09:44 On the bonus Patreon segment, we read the earliest known poem about foot stuff written in like, 5 AD. Support Gayish by joining our Patreon at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
As the FIFA World Cup 2022 continues, claims of homophobia are dismissed and deprioritized. Are the criticisms justified, or do we need to simply respect the culture of Qatar? In this episode: News- 4:38 || Main Topic (Qatar)- 22:58 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:21:52 Donate to Dr. Nasser Mohamed’s non-profit to advance LGBT rights in the Middle East (with a focus on the Gulf region) at www.alwanfoundation.org. On the bonus Patreon segment, we discuss brand ambassador to the World Cup 2022, known hot guy, and former(?) gay icon icon David Beckham. Get weekly and monthly bonus content by joining Patreon for $5/mo at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Are people who take selfies narcissist? Why do gays love selfies? Are we willing to die for selfies? In this episode: News- 2:35 || Main Topic (Selfies)- 17:11 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:15:35 On the bonus segment, Mike and Kyle learn tips to improve their selfie game, and they take some selfies to see if it worked. Get bonus segments every Friday and other great benefits by joining at www.patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Capitalism, productivity, and self-worth. Sarah joins as a guest co-host to talk with Kyle about LGBTQ+ unemployment and our personal experiences being out of work. In this episode: News- 5:29 || Main Topic (Unemployment)- 24:06 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:23:40 Find all about Sarah and the work she does at www.callmesarah.com. Also, take a listen to her podcasts, SarahTalk and Humanist Trek. On the bonus segment, Sarah and Kyle commiserate on the topic of “productivity guilt,” and Kyle helps Sarah get deep into some feels. Get bonus segments every Friday and loads more bonus content by joining at the $5+/mo here on Patreon.
Other than Jonathan van Ness, why are so many famous hairdressers straight?! We talk about the hairdressing history, stereotypes, research and French people. In this episode: News- 6:15 || Main Topic (Hairdressers)- 19:39 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:15:52 This episode topic was voted on by our wonderful Patreon Gap Bridgers! If you want to vote, either in the main poll or the tie-breaker, check out the levels and benefits at patreon.com/gayishpodcast.
Why is gay Republicans? Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, a gay Republican Party member of the Wyoming House of Representatives joins to help us understand. In this episode: News- 7:48 || Main Topic (Gay Republicans)- 19:34 || Guest (Rep. Dan Zwonitzer)- 32:59 || Gayest & Straightest- 1:15:41
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