This week Matt is joined by drag artist, burlesque performer, actor, and nightlife phenom Theydy Bedbug. They chat with Matt about how they got their start, as well as what attracted them to nightlife. They discuss crafting their acts and where they draw inspiration from. The two also speak about the competitive drag scene, winning awards and growing as a performer.
In this episode, Matt is joined by the nerdcore rapper whose name is his job title — the rhyming phenom, Wordburglar. The two chat about Wordburglar’s early days, inspirations, and the rap scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he grew up. They also geek out on his pop culture inspirations from G.I. Joe to Star Wars to Final Fantasy and beyond. Finally, they chat about some of Matt’s favorite tracks and Wordburglar’s new upcoming record “Spaceverse” which comes out on August 27th, 2019.
This episode Matt welcomes Bustle’s Movies Editor, co-creator of HeadOverFeels.com and dear friend, Sage Young! The two chat about a variety of different nerdy things including: Doctor Who, pop music, movies, and TV. The two also chat about what goes into being the Movies Editor at Bustle and what it’s like working within the modern interview circuit. They also discuss Sage’s website, her co-creator Kim Rogers and the way the site has grown over the years.
This week Matt welcomes producer, burlesque performer, actor, singer and incredible human, Heart Crimson! Heart joins Matt to chat about their annual burlesque show Burlexes. From production to casting to performing and more, we get a retrospective of the show. They also talk about what the future of the show holds and how Heart plans to continue to grow it. You can see this year’s Burlexes on September 14th at WOW Cafe Theater in NYC. Ticket details coming soon so stay tuned!
In this episode Matt welcomes historian, acrobat, gentleman, and big time nerd, John Lestrange. John has released two books on the history of genocide in media: Representations of Genocide in Cartoons, and his most recent release, Representations of Genocide in Video Games. Matt and John discuss John’s inspiration for both books, as well as the media he chose and why. The two also chat about John’s other nerdy passions and what led him to become a historian.
In this episode Matt chats with the incredible Angélique Roché. Angélique is a host, attorney, content creator, and writer focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd culture. The two chat about Angélique’s podcasts and the creative processes behind them. She also talk about how she got started as a content creator and writer. Finally, Matt and Angélique geek out about a great many things including comics, novels, TV, movies and video games.
In this episode, Matt welcomes stage kitten, burlesque performer and punk rock enthusiast Rex Halligan. Matt and Rex chat about how he got involved in burlesque as well as how he pursues new acts and updates existing ones. The two also talk about the NYC club scene and how performances and venues have changed over the years. Rex shares his love of pets, and opens up about what burlesque truly means to him.
OH YEAH! This week Matt welcomes professional wrestler, Ophidian The Cobra, to the podcast! To start, the two reminisce about wrestling days of old and chat about how Ophidian got his start in the ring. They chat about Closet Champion, a wrestling costuming business, run by him and Kate Nyx. They also dive into the similarities between burlesque and wrestling, and why shows like Tasselmania and GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies of Burlesque) are matches made in heaven. Finally, Matt learns about what it’s like for Ophidian to teach wrestling and what he’s learned along the way.
This week Matt welcomes back burlesque producer, performer, and podcaster, Viktor Devonne. The two catch up on all the new things in Viktor’s life since his last appearance on the show. They talk about “WE Burlesque: The Podcast,” the growth and change of White Elephant Burlesque, getting married, and new acts he’s developed. Viktor also talks about his upcoming new podcast “2 Night Stay: Stories from The Gilman.”
This episode deviates from the norm a little. Instead of an interview, this is the live recording of a panel that Matt was on about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Goth Culture at Dark Side Of The Con 3 presented by VampireFreaks. Matt is joined by Raina Sinclair and Caitlin Strachan. Raina is a writer, burlesque performer and co producer for Magical Girl Burlesque as well as a self proclaimed weeb and huge comic book nerd. Caitlin works as a freelance product manager with a focus on production design and also in her free time she volunteers and waxes poetics on various nerdy subjects. A huge thank you again to the incredible crowd, Jet, Julia O’ Connell and VampireFreaks for making all of this possible.