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Crisis Twink

By Drew Haskins
Writer, entertainment industry insider, and gay idiot Drew Haskins breaks down the week's pressing cultural emergencies and tears the community apart.
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"Gay Witchy Fashionista" w/ Arthur Schott Lopes
Why is nobody ready? Drew welcomes boyfriend of the pod Arthur Schott Lopes to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the 15th anniversary of The Devil Wears Prada. The girlies girl about Meryl Streep's most iconic role, stanning Gisele Bündchen, not knowing who Leona Lewis is, and chubby American shorts. All this and more on the thirty-fifth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:05:07
December 1, 2021
RE-RELEASE: "Nadia Oh Is the Sixth Flavor" w/ Forda Boyz
This episode is for bad bitches and Rexhars only! On the last day of Pride 2021, Drew welcomes drag queen and performer Forda Boyz to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the oversaturation of hyperpop. The girlies kiki about their undying devotion to PC Music, passé nü-metal, the "Who?"-ing of Elton John, and Grimes' secretary Brooke Candy. All this and more on the thirteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:02:42
November 24, 2021
"The Cammy Cabby Games (Drew's Version)"
It's a bonus mini-episode! Drew is alone with his thoughts this week. Shawn Mendes and Cammy Cabby broke up, and we are all to blame. Plus, Drew goes deep on RHOSLC, Canada's Drag Race, and nothing else of consequence. All this and more on the thirty-fourth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
19:57
November 19, 2021
"Eternal Sunshine of the Yassified Mind" w/ Hale McSharry
This is therapy and this is academia but most importantly this is ARTPOP. In the most jam-packed episode to date, Drew welcomes everyone's favorite oomfie Hale McSharry to discuss this week's cultural emergency: SpongeBob SquarePants made him a gay socialist. The girlies pontificate about coping through horror movies, internet absurdism, Katy Perry's literal return to her roots, and "Bunny Is A Rider." All this and more on the thirty-third episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:26:49
November 17, 2021
"Disengaging From the Allegations" w/ Ilina Mitra
In the most Bravo-packed episode yet, Drew welcomes Housewives expert Ilina Mitra to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 reunion. The girlies go off on Erika Girardi's bizarre and possibly criminal ramblings, America's sweetheart PK Kemsley, Demi Lovato's foray into QAnon, and ground apples. All this and more on the thirty-second episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:15:53
November 10, 2021
"It's Funny That You Mention Kahanna Montrese..." w/ Pat Toland & Kevin Cleland
Drew welcomes RuPaul's Drag Race historians Pat Toland and Kevin Cleland to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Drag Race UK Series 3. The girlies discuss the franchise's blah era, the terrifying bounciness of Elektra Shock, combat reporter Stefani Germanotta, and Scandinavia. All this and more on the thirty-first episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:10:27
November 4, 2021
"Who Up Playing With They Worm?" w/ Josh Barrett & Andrew Katsohirakis
Boo binch! It's the Crisis Twink 30th Episode Halloween Spooktacular! Drew welcomes sci-fi experts Josh Barrett and Andrew Katsohirakis to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Dune! The girlies rave about Denis Villeneuve's excellent new film, Becky Fergie, the Scream reboot, and why candy corn isn't halal. All this and more on the thirtieth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:11:35
October 27, 2021
"Crab People" w/ Ally Hardebeck
Drew welcomes Leo apologist & good art friend Ally Hardebeck to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Scammer Girl Fall. The girlies dissect Caroline Calloway's many grifts, Amelia Earhart's disappearance, SFK LFG LLC, and someone named "GoonRock." All this and more on the twenty-ninth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
49:12
October 20, 2021
"Every Natalie La Rose Has Its Thorn" w/ Maria Carrasco
Drew welcomes Maria Carrasco to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Grimes reading Karl Marx. The girlies talk about Baby X, authenticity in tabloid culture, relinquishing their Barb cards, and America's leading policy maker Vanessa Hudgens. All this and more on the twenty-eighth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
49:50
October 13, 2021
RE-RELEASE: "The Razr's Edge" w/ Autumn Carter & Sam Zirebwa
Bree Runway? BE Runway. Drew welcomes extremely online tech queer Autumn Carter and podcaster and professional Bratz doll Sam Zirebwa ("Results Not Guaranteed") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the fall of mid-2000s cell phones. The girlies reminisce about the timeless elegance of the LG Chocolate, "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," and the alphabet mafia, and Autumn and Sam have to play the two toughest games on Earth: "Go Call the Guv'nah" and "Tear the Community Apart." All this and more on the second episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:06:55
October 6, 2021
"FRUITY" w/ John Sittu & Lucas Carter
Drew welcomes beebles and fruity people John Sittu & Lucas Carter to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Pickle Rick. The girlies lose their minds over Rick and Morty's incredibly obnoxious fanbase, Big Beef & Cheddars, Mark Wahlberg's alleged hate crimes, and New Jersey's rich musical fabric. All this and more on the twenty-seventh episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
53:46
September 29, 2021
"No Tea No Shade to Marshmello" w/ Will Sandercock
Drew welcomes film/TV professional and dance music enthusiast Will Sandercock to discuss this week's cultural emergency: mainstream dance music is killing house music. The girlies lament Diplo and Co.'s lame attempts at genre-hopping, our French blog-house awakenings, the premiere of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, and Jack Harlow's tremendous sex appeal. All this and more on the twenty-sixth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:12:14
September 22, 2021
"Secrets From A Girl Who's Seen It All" w/ Eddie Byrne
It's the landmark 25th episode of Crisis Twink, and I'm releasing it early as a treat for all the listeners who have tuned in so far! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this pod community so much fun, and I'm excited for all the incredible guests and declining culture to come. It's also the funniest and craziest episode yet as Drew welcomes Chicago legend Eddie Byrne to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Christy Carlson Romano's YouTube channel. The girlies freak out about her calmly vengeful storytelling style, the Barbpocalypse, whether or not David Wojnarowicz would've liked the Met Gala, and Connecticut girls. All this and more on the twenty-fifth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:30:31
September 17, 2021
"A Mormon Dancer/Actress With Cultural Sensitivity Issues" w/ Alex Eldridge
Drew welcomes television writer and dear friend Alex Eldridge ("Impulse") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the film industry's pivot away from theatrical releases. The girlies chat about the loss of the theater-going experience, Kacey Musgraves' new album, the Licorice Pizza Haim, and strategic woo. All this and more on the twenty-fourth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:04:14
September 15, 2021
"Twink Is King" w/ Lynn Q. Yu
Donda donda donda donda donda. Drew welcomes screenwriter Lynn Q. Yu to discuss this week's cultural emergency: DONDA. The girlies analyze their mutual Kanye standom, album bloat in the streaming age, Miles Teller's latest idiocy, and their suspicion over Zendaya and Tom Holland's relationship. All this and more on the twenty-third episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:13:18
September 8, 2021
"House of Coochie 2: The Klumps" w/ Tyler Dinucci
In a historic first for the podcast, Drew welcomes back television writer, political commentator, and smoochpig Tyler Dinucci to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the OnlyFans fiasco. The girlies dive into the platform's scary monopoly, Chacharina erasure, Lady Gaga's most consistent eras, and hole. All this and more on the twenty-second episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:28:08
September 2, 2021
"The Fish Rots From the Head" w/ Tia Pizzaria & Garrett Chisholm
Pound the alarm! Drew welcomes Dianna Agron stans Tia Pizzaria & Garrett Chisholm to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the Glee curse. The girlies girl about Lea Michele's catastrophic attitude and other behind-the-scenes gossip, Heather Morris's comedic genius, and, of course, the demon queen known as Cassandra July. All this and more on the twenty-first episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:13:24
August 25, 2021
"Show Him More Catboys!" w/ Julia Gray
Drew welcomes writer Julia Gray (Morning Brew, The Washington Post, The Ringer, Stereogum, Pitchfork) to discuss this week's cultural emergency: TikTok. The girlies dive into The D'Amelio Show, dancing as a vehicle for age gap discourse, Billie Eilish's boring new album, and someone named "iCarla." Plus--a very special PC Music-themed "Tear the Community Apart!" All this and more on the twentieth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:05:16
August 18, 2021
"House of Coochie" w/ Tyler Dinucci
Ciao, bambinx! It's the most incendiary, earth-shattering episode yet as Drew welcomes television writer and dear friend Tyler Dinucci to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the flight of Fleets. The girlies get into Gay Twitter, the sudden explosion of alt culture, Charli XCX's fancy new venture, and Nelly Furtado's brand consistency. All this and more on the nineteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
55:53
August 11, 2021
"Anthony Kiedis Is Not a Peacemaker" w/ Michael Eichner & Jack Preis
Drew welcomes nü-metal devotee Michael Eichner and music festival producer Jack Preis (Lost Lands, Bass Canyon) to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Woodstock '99. The girlies dissect its insane failings, Fred Durst, Moby's neck tattoos, and how to build a better music festival. Plus a very straight, very Chicago edition of "Go Call the Guv'nah" and "Tear the Community Apart!" All this and more on the eighteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:19:20
August 4, 2021
"Hospital Horse Girl" w/ Sarah Cartwright
The day has come. Drew welcomes pop music historian and Carly girl Sarah Cartwright to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the red-pilling of Gwen Stefani. The girlies try to grapple with her Oklahoma era, Ku Ku Harajuku, why Chance the Rapper makes music for children, and Mischa Barton's garage. All this and more on the seventeenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:11:16
July 28, 2021
"Blessid Union of Souls" w/ Jaclyn Onufrey & Chris White
Hi handsome! Drew welcomes Jaclyn Onufrey & Chris White ("The Steve Buscemi/Christopher Walken Party Game") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the Gossip Girl reboot. The girlies break down the new version's many successes, the legendary Blair Waldorf, Typhoid Dua, and possible elder abuse. All this and more on the sixteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:10:04
July 21, 2021
"Daughtry Vibes" w/ Nick Younger
Drew welcomes Jake Gyllenhaal look-alike Nick Younger to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Davy Jones' Locker. The girlies reminisce about Pirates of the Caribbean, the sailor's devil, Tobey Maguire's dark passenger, and erotic fan art. All this and more on the fifteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:03:53
July 14, 2021
"Flag on the Gay" w/ Aaron Lieberman
"ooOWooOWWooh saayaaaaaaay" - Fergie. Drew welcomes tech bro apologist Aaron Lieberman to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Carl Nassib is gay. The girlies girl about the fraught intersection of queerness and sports, Mike & Ike shampoo, Aaron's standom of any and all vocalists, and Christina Aguilera's turbulent 2011. All this and more on the fourteenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:02:25
July 7, 2021
"My Brain Is My Money Maker" w/ Ryan Aguirre
Drew welcomes dear friend and Disney gay Ryan Aguirre (Starz) to discuss this week's cultural emergency: you need to be watching Hacks. The girlies chat about Jean Thee Smart, meta comedy, Kimberly Guilfoyle's revenge, and getting loud. All this and more on the twelfth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
43:52
June 23, 2021
"Mama, Let's Pathologize" w/ Nina Wilder
Drew welcomes writer and everywoman Nina Wilder to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Lorde's worrisome new era. The girlies dissect her island time relaunch, Jack Antonoff's ubiquity, Glee's effect on Gen Z mental illness, and the simple pleasures of a chocolate-dipped strawberry. All this and more on the eleventh episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:05:44
June 16, 2021
"Renaissance Retrofuturism" w/ Bubba Fish
It's the big ten, baby! On today's spectacular milestone episode, Drew welcomes transportation equity advocate and community organizer Bubba Fish to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Annie Lennox is underappreciated. The girlies muse about the formative "Walking On Broken Glass" video, a very shocking house tour, a very shocking Kermit the Frog impression, and Depop. All this and more on the tenth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
57:12
June 9, 2021
"Send Me Up the Chocolate Tube" w/ Basil Seif
It's a Pride Month Spectacular! Drew welcomes GOOP subscriber Basil Seif to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Timothée Chalamet is WONKA. The girlies dive into the Deppification of Timmy's career, beautiful allyship, Angry Birds beefcakes, and the many parallels between Miles Teller and cicadas. All this and more on the ninth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
59:15
June 2, 2021
"Blunt Force Lana" w/ Jack Dodge
Drew welcomes podcaster extraordinaire Jack Dodge ("Dating Straight") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the social experiment that is Lana Del Rey. The girlies fret about their mutual years-long Lana standom, the pitfalls of cop love, Lindsay Lohan's confusing new venture, and salad bars. All this and more on the eighth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:06:37
May 26, 2021
"It's Tricia From High School!" w/ Susan Lang
It's the Cataracs! Drew welcomes normal person Susan Lang to discuss this week's cultural emergency: she fears the return of the 2010s. The girlies theorize about "Gucci Gucci" as the skeleton key that unlocks an entire decade's worth of culture, the upside of Tumblr, Katy Perry's new alliance with Pikachu, and fundamental principles of microeconomics. All this and more on the seventh episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
55:05
May 19, 2021
"Hot In Musktopia" w/ FRED
Drew welcomes dear friend and mononymous icon FRED to discuss this week's cultural emergency: Zac Efron looks different than he used to. The girlies dissect the stigma around cosmetic procedures, aging in Hollywood, Drew's "High School Musical"-induced coming of age, and someone named Joshua Bassett. It's very nuanced, but also hot! All this and more on the sixth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
57:44
May 12, 2021
"Twink History Ride" w/ Jon Smith
Twink...is all over the world...it's a phenomenon! Drew welcomes pedal enthusiast Jon Smith ("Frasier 2: The Streets") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the utter insanity that is Peloton's Women's History Month programming. The girlies try to grapple with Cody Rigsby, being a woman in the 1960s, and Northern Irish geopolitics, and Jon dismantles everything we know about mid-2000s alt-rock in a shockingly straight round of "Tear the Community Apart." All this and more on the fifth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:05:30
May 5, 2021
"Not So Easy Breezy" w/ Alex Valenti
Drew welcomes music industry mogul Alex Valenti (3V Method) to discuss this week's cultural emergency: the continued platforming of Chris Brown. The girlies get into working with/for record labels, separating the art from the artist, and the Bonus Jonas. It's a slippery slope, but luckily we're good at skiing! All this and more on the fourth episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
51:22
April 28, 2021
"Charisma Carpenter, Uniqueness, Nerve, & Talent" w/ John McDonough
Slayer yass Gagá!!! Drew welcomes writer John McDonough ("Y: The Last Man") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: how do you solve a problem like Joss Whedon? The girlies dissect their formative experiences with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," debate the highs and lows of "The Nevers," and (Kandy) muse on Season 13 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." All this and more on the third episode of Crisis Twink: the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.
01:09:39
April 21, 2021
"Somewhat Hairless" w/ Aditya Joshi
A gay man starting a podcast? Now I've heard everything. Drew welcomes filmmaker, musician, and podcaster Aditya Joshi ("Technicolor Theatre") to discuss this week's cultural emergency: unnecessary sequels. Does "A Quiet Place 2" need to exist? Is "The Hitman's Bodyguard's Wife?" a criminal abuse of the apostrophe? All roads lead to Olivia Rodrigo on the first episode of Crisis Twink--the only podcast intelligent and sexy enough to fix a culture in crisis.  NOTE: Due to a back-end error, the first and second episodes of Crisis Twink are showing up out of order. I am working on fixing this issue, though it should not impact your listening experience.
40:51
April 7, 2021