Grizzly Kiki | Pop Culture & Interviews With Queer Artists

Grizzly Kiki began in April 2014 as a pop culture and drag-centric podcast hosted by Robert Lechuga & Daniel Silva. We launched with recaps of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other reality programming. Shortly after releasing the first few episodes, we narrowed our focus to create a podcast that was unique in concept and would serve a community near and dear to us: DRAG QUEENS!!!!!!!!!!!!! The podcast is equal parts oral history and good old-fashioned kiki. We found that there were few platforms where Drag and Nightlife Artists could talk about their art and themselves in an open and honest way. Most of what is known about these artists comes from videos posted on the Internet or what they experience in bars and clubs. It was clear that there were stories to be told and shared with the world. Our mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment, where these artists can share their histories and experiences. Ours is a podcast that is meant to serve the drag and nightlife community by capturing the artists’ voices and making them available to the public. Grizzly Kiki is a program for drag enthusiasts, Drag Artists, and everyone in between. Listen and Join the Party!!


Call Her Miss Rice!

Jasmine Rice is the latest incarnation of New York's preeminent Korean Drag Queen. She was formerly known as Kimchichi Shamulan Carr, Maiden China, Chinky Crash Carr. Most recently, she changed her name to Jasmine from Leontyne after recording this interview. In a world where identity is becoming increasingly fluid, Jasmine fits right in! Jasmine is a Juilliard trained opera singer and multifaceted performer whose art is a melting pot of urban, Korean, and theatrical influences. Her repertoire includes Hip Hop, Pop, KPop and an array of arias she sings live. Most recently, she won the title of Miss New Jersey Continental Plus 2015, aided by her drag mother, Kizha Carr. Of all Kizha's drag children, Jasmine competes in pageants the most and, more often than not, wins the crown. Our interview with Jasmine delves into the depths of her life in Korea and move to the United States, her views on sexuality and gender, and how to navigate and survive in the drag world. As a queen with more lives than Catwoman, Jasmine has stories to tell and gallons of tea to spill.


 2016-01-08  1h26m