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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GROCERIES: Albertsons & Whole Foods

Throwing Shade Presents: GROCERIES is finally here on the free feed! On this premiere episode, Erin and Bryan break out the Cotton Candy Grapes rating system for the Los Feliz Albertsons and the West Hollywood Whole Foods. We cover rotisserie chickens, plain vs...


 2020-08-03  38m

episode 454: De-colonizing Beauty Standards, Stella Immanuel, Racism in a Pink Cadillac

On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the ways in which women are taking control of their own bodies by pushing back against Eurocentric beauty standards in quarantine - plus, tips on health-ifying your aesthetic routine. Then, Bryan discusses the case of Stella Immanuel, the doctor who claims masks are unnecessary and gynecological problems are caused by demon sperm, as well as a Mary Kay saleswoman who was dropped after removing a Black Lives Matter sign in order to “send a message...


 2020-07-29  1h12m

episode 453: Richard Grenell Rages Against Victory Fund, HB481

This week, Bryan discusses the sordid saga of former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, one of the only openly LGBTQ+ officials appointed by Trump, and his Twitter tirade against the Victory Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ individuals running for office. Then, Erin covers the latest in anti-abortion bills across America and how state legislations are taking the “heartbeat bill” to another level...


 2020-07-23  57m

episode 452: Running for LA City Council with Nithya Raman

Candidate for Los Angeles City Council Nithya Raman joins Erin and Bryan to discuss how local representatives can enact change, her approach towards issues like homelessness and racial inequity, and ideas on how to help renters in the face of evictions and other consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Find out more at


 2020-07-16  1h2m

episode 451: Fire Island's Covid Fourth, Murder of Vanessa Guillén

On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan talks about the 4th of July party at Fire Island with zero masks and zero social distancing, and the laughable non-apology given by attendee Corey Hannon, who tested positive for Covid-19. Then, Erin covers the murder of soldier Vanessa Guillén, the appalling ways the U.S. military treats women, and some extremely disturbing statistics on sexual assault in the armed forces...


 2020-07-09  1h5m

episode 450: June Medical Services v. Russo, Renaming John Wayne Airport

On this week’s Throwing Shade, Erin talks about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Louisiana abortion clinics in June Medical Services v. Russo and why John Roberts’ affirmative opinion on the case rings hollow. Then, Bryan discusses the recent push to rename John Wayne Airport as the focus is put on the straight-up endorsement of white supremacy by the film star via his remarks in a 1971 Playboy interview...


 2020-07-02  1h7m

episode 449: JK Rowling’s Trans-Exclusionary Essay, Protesting & Your Period

On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan discusses J.K. Rowling’s ignorant and regressive tweetstorm (and subsequent essay) about what she believes constitutes ‘womanhood’. Then, Erin explains why protesting can be far more dangerous for women due to the unexpected effects that tear gas has on the female reproductive system.   Throwing Shade is raising money for The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, "created to elevate, support, and nourish the voices of BLACK trans people...


 2020-06-25  1h6m

episode 448: Trump Reverses Transgender Health Protections with Guest Kayla McLaughlin

This week, Bryan and Erin address the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of workplace equality for LGBTQ people before welcoming back Physician Assistant Kayla McLaughlin to discuss the Trump administration’s rollback of protections against gender identity discrimination in health care.   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 stitcherpremium...


 2020-06-18  1h4m

episode 447: Defunding the Police, Stormé DeLarverie

On this week’s Throwing Shade, Bryan and Erin discuss the sexual assault allegations against the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor and why sexual assault by the police is so pervasive. Later, they remember Stormé DeLarverie, a gay rights activist who stood up for justice at Stonewall.   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 stitcherpremium...


 2020-06-11  58m

episode 446: 446: George Floyd Protests & How To Help

In the wake of the ongoing protests, Bryan and Erin discuss what we can do to support our communities and the Black Lives Matter movement nationwide.   Donate to The Community Justice Exchange here.


 2020-06-04  35m