Throwing Shade

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.

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episode 427: Clearing Bayard Rustin's Name, National Archives Blurs ‘God Hates Trump’, Guest Co-host Jeffery Self

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...



episode 426: Astrology for Real Relationships with Jessica Lanyadoo

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’...



episode 425: Cats, Golden Globes, 22 Convention

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”...



episode 424: John Becker Cites a Med Journal From 1917, West Plains High School’s Confederate Flag Problem

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...



episode 423: Alan Keyes’ Miracle Drink, Finland’s New PM, Banning Virginity Tests, Instagram vs. Reality

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...


 2019-12-26  44m

episode 422: Chile Protests 2019, A Rapist in Your Path, Hallmark’s Lesbian Ad

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...


 2019-12-19  41m

episode 421: Sportsperson of the Year Megan Rapinoe, Merriam Webster Picks ‘They’, Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law

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...


 2019-12-12  43m

episode 420: Ohio’s Ectopic Pregnancy Bill, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber

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...


 2019-12-05  53m

episode 419: Chick-fil-A Backtracks, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Guest Paul. F Tompkins

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...


 2019-11-28  1h15m

episode 418: Apple Card’s Sexist Algorithm, Chick-fil-A Changes Donation Policy

This week, Erin discusses the investigation into Apple’s credit card after complaints that its lending algorithm discriminates against women. Then, Bryan breaks down Chick-fil-A’s decision to stop donating to anti-LGBT+ charities, where their money is going now, and why the proof isn’t in the pudding (or the chicken).   And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show...


 2019-11-21  55m