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Drag in the Peg

Drag in the Peg

By Graeme Houssin
A podcast exploring the lives and careers of drag queens in Winnipeg, Canada.
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Episode Twenty-Nine: Anita Stallion
Save a Stallion, ride a cowboy! For the grand finale of season 2, we're trying something different: a video interview with one of Winnipeg's most beloved performers. Anita Stallion, Matron of Club 200 and 2020 Aunty of the Year, dishes on her history with the Imperial Court, Club 200 throughout the ages, her timeless approach to drag and her 20+ year legacy. To watch the video interview on Facebook, click here. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
55:25
May 12, 2020
Episode Twenty-Eight: Purple Haze
#fuckafrenchtip! Entrepreneur, nail expert and party-starting princess Purple Haze discusses working through mental illnesses, the stigma surrounding HIV, finding the Sunshine Bunch, meeting her other half Soleil Midowne, founding local drag business Accent’aigu Nails, and the infamous death drop to end all stunts on the penultimate episode of season 2. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
37:16
April 18, 2020
Episode Twenty-Seven: Miss Assuma Gender
Fun, fresh and fibromyalgic: meet Miss Assuma Gender! Assuma opens up on her beekeeping background, performing in drag at last year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, pronouns in and out of drag, finding a first name, the lenses through which we see drag, and going head-to-head with one of our city's most legendary performers in a pageant. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
49:15
April 11, 2020
Episode Twenty-Six: Olivia Limehart
What’s a queen to a drag princess? Winnipeg’s youngest drag queen Olivia Limehart joins us to dish on what’s it like to be an 11-year-old drag queen, drag spaces for minors, how she found drag and some of her fave numbers to date. Also, her parent - fellow drag performer Guncle Smokey Trixx Star - joins us to talk raising a drag queen, parenting a queer child and finding drag after his child on this episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
47:36
April 4, 2020
Episode Twenty-Five: Carlos Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas! The original Winnipeg drag king Carlos Las Vegas talks representation of drag kings in mainstream media, touring for and starring in the documentary “Ladies as Gentleman: Drag Kings on Tour”, co-creating Kingdom Magazine, debuting as a drag king 27 years ago, discovering the International Drag King Extravaganza, founding the Genderplay Cabaret and The Fantasia Affair, passing the torch to Hari Vijaijay, and the factors leading to Carlos hanging up his crown and retiring as a drag king. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
1:17:00
March 28, 2020
Episode Twenty-Four: Lady Quinnzarr
Half dragon, half superhero, all incredible: it's Lady Quinnzarr! Winnipeg's premiere weird-drag genius opens up on mastering the saxophone, studyinng capoeira martial arts, finding the Like That program at Sunshine House, her wild world of drag inspiration, Lord Razznniuq, and more on her episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
43:53
March 21, 2020
Episode Twenty-Three: Dusty Rhodes
Eat your heart out, Jesus: the King of Kings is in attendance! Emperor XX Dusty Rhodes addresses his subjects on standing up for consent, the legacy and the future of the Court System, how working in gay bars informed his worldview, why he isn’t a fan of performing, guiding Reign XX and more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
38:37
March 14, 2020
Episode Twenty-Two: Sandi Bay
All the way from Crane River where they give'er: it's Sandi Bay! Sandi discusses her legendary jigging career, founding the Asham Stompers, doing youth outreach through jigging and drag, her introduction to the drag scene, violence against Indigenous Women and Girls, her legendary daughter Sheila La and more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
41:31
March 7, 2020
Episode Twenty-One: Jaryd
Ever wonder what the inflatable tube guy would look like in drag? Jaryd's here to deliver! Jaryd talks rejecting gender norms for drag, transitioning from turning club looks to performing onstage, the life and death of Sunday Masc, working with local music legend Begonia and Synonym Arts Consultation, doing the splits in roller skates and more on his episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
42:53
February 29, 2020
Episode Twenty: Slaytana D'Sloot
Another day, another Slay! Slaytana D’Sloot opens up about privilege, power, substance use, her debut on CBC’s Now or Never, mental illness, serving as Duchess 19 for the ImpCourt and - of course - sexuality! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content!  Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
43:37
February 22, 2020
Episode Nineteen: Rose Mortel
Did somebody call for a scandal? Rose Mortel, the scene queen Subway manager of your best nightmare, is here to spill on her iconic drag beat, the Drag Rennaissance, handling AFAB queen haters and so much more on her episode of Drag in the Peg! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content!  Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg  Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg  Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg  E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
36:43
February 15, 2020
Episode Eighteen: Joan Costalotsa
Class in now in session, and on the menu! The oldest performing drag queen in Winnipeg, Joan Costalotsa, covers over three decades in her drag career as the longest-performing queen in the city, including Winnipeg’s OG girl drag group the Palm Sisters, the legacy of her now-passed-on drag mother Jennifur Coates, the customs and culture of the old days and so much more in her episode of Drag in the Peg! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
41:55
February 8, 2020
Episode Seventeen: Hari Vijaijay
He’s your uncle, my uncle, everyone’s uncle: he's Hari Vijaijay! Hari joins us to talk about 2SQTBIPOC representation in academia and literature, joining the legendary Genderplay Cabaret in the early 2000s, reawakening from his drag coma, his conscious approach to political drag and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content!  Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg  Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg  Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg  E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
37:51
February 1, 2020
Episode Sixteen: Feather Talia
Fun, stupid, beautiful, free: the Mother of the House of Wolves is here! Feather Talia talks moving to Winnipeg from Regina a year ago, religion and queerness, winning Regina’s top title in her second ever performance, tokenization, working in non-profits, Drag Race Canada and more in her episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
35:18
January 25, 2020
Episode Fifteen: Soleil Midowne
In the West End of Winnipeg, born and raised… here’s Soleil Midowne! The polyglot queen of Winnipeg stops in to chat about the politics of drag, her intentional approach to drag, Euro-centric beauty standards and the narrative of our city’s drag timeline in her episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
35:40
January 18, 2020
Episode Fourteen: Breyanna Burlesque
YYYEEEAHHH DADDYYY!!! Season 2 starts off RIGHT with Winnipeg’s favourite MILF, the pink puta goddess herself, Breyanna Burlesque! Breyanna opens up about her 20-year drag career, the history and future of drag in Winnipeg, her wildest days in drag and so much more! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
40:43
January 11, 2020
Episode Zero: Introduction, Part Two
Anyone call for an encore? Season 2 of Drag in the Peg kicks off with a brief update on the project from host Graeme Houssin, laying out the house rules and explaining why a season 2 isn't just fun - it's important. Grab a drink if that's your thing - the show's about to begin! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: @draginthepeg Instagram: @draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
06:00
January 4, 2020
Queeries - Episode Two: Drag entrepreneurs
Over the past year, we've seen a boom in new businesses made by drag performers, for drag performers. Here to discuss the local drag economy, the pitfalls and rewards of running a drag business and how they craft their wares, we have four incredible local entrepreneurs: Stara David of Wigs by David, Purple Haze of Accént'aigü Nails, Sylveevee of Peachy Kween Boutique and Lita Takeela of LT Cosmetics! /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
52:45
December 28, 2019
Queeries - Episode One: What is drag?
Drag isn't, and has never been, just about men wearing dresses. But with expanding borders and blurred lines between performance art forms, how exactly can we define what drag is? Do we need to? And, if we do or if we don’t, who’s affected? On the first episode of Queeries, our new off-season panel series discussing the most pressing ideas and issues of drag, we’re bringing together four incredible drag artists with vastly different origins, perspectives, ideas and interpretations of drag – Moxie Cotton, True North, Anita Stallion and Lady Quinnzarr – to weigh in on the question. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
1:01:18
November 30, 2019
Episode Thirteen: Prairie Sky
Season one of Drag in the Peg closes with one of the most esteemed queens in the city: an academic, an advocate, a CBC Manitoba Future 40 Finalist and a tireless organizer. Prairie Sky talks her hilarious introduction to drag, the Like That program at Sunshine House, merging her Indigeneity with drag, the ebbs and flows of drag in mainstream culture and so much more in our grand finale. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
47:00
April 6, 2019
Episode Twelve: Foxy Beast
Once Foxy, always Foxy! The dancing diva of Winnipeg, Foxy Beast, joins us for the second-last episode of season 1 to talk her upbringing in and out of drag, drag families, the many evolutions of Foxy, fostering new growth, the magnetism of Winnipeg and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
36:57
March 30, 2019
Episode Eleven: Pictoria Secreet & Gloria Booths
SQUEEEEEEE!!! Winnipeg's bearded neon cartoon queens, Pictoria Secreet & Gloria Booths, explain their three principles of drag, how the dynamic duo met, marching in Pride and taking the piss out of drag and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
44:18
March 23, 2019
Episode Ten: Peppermint Phattie
She's minty fresh and phat as hell! Winnipeg's clown princess Peppermint Phattie talks building a drag brand, breaking gender apart, her friendship with Ruby Chopstix, the future of her drag and blush. Plus - Mama Phattie, Peppermint's birth mother Adrienne Wilson, stops in to talk about parenting a drag queen and encouraging your children. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
49:53
March 16, 2019
Episode Nine: Tyra Boinks
Did someone order a circus clown? The legendary Tyra Boinks talks her comedy career, her sold-out Fringe show, consent in the drag scene, the thick skin that comes with drag, etiquette at drag shows and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
34:00
March 9, 2019
Episode Eight: Cake
Double, double, toil and trouble! Cake, the current reigning Miss Club 200 and the Wicked Witch of West Broadway herself, is here to discuss her drag aesthetic, the self-realization that comes with drag, the inspirations behind her legendary makeup and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
51:34
March 2, 2019
Episode Seven: Cheron Sharelike
The ravishing red diamond diva is here! Cheron Sharelike explains her love for Cher, touring Canada and the U.S. in drag, the discrepancy between treatment of RuGirls and local queens and the darkest moment of her drag career and so much more. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
29:52
February 23, 2019
Episode Six: Slunt Factory
You’ve been blessed with the unholy trini-tea. Stara David, Moxie Cotton and Dirt of local drag production team Slunt Factory talking creating a platform for new drag performers, swathing a path of freaky drag, navigating the scene as non-binary AFAB performers, pronouns in and out of drag and so much more.  /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
53:57
February 16, 2019
Episode Five: Vida Lamour DeCosmo
The witchy mother of the Lamour Coven is in the house. Vida Lamour DeCosmo talks the toxic early days of drag in our city, being a drag queen in the 90s, her sprawling drag family, the rise and fall of gay clubs in Winnipeg and so much more.  /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
36:33
February 9, 2019
Episode Four: Lita Takeela
Crazy, conceptual, comical: meet Lita Takeela! Lita discusses her legendary sense of humour, her makeup brand LT Cosmetics, the new era of crazy drag in Winnipeg, her namesake Lita the wrestler, being Winnipeg’s drag nanny and so much more.  /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
39:56
February 2, 2019
Episode Three: Ruby Chopstix
She's the queen of pulling moves and popping knees: it's Ruby Chopstix! Ruby explains being a young queen in a city full of drag history, rejecting Eurocentric beauty trends in drag makeup, Asian representation in drag and media, and her experience in the Prairie Theatre Exchange drag workshop class on the third episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
39:39
January 26, 2019
Episode Two: Satina Loren
What’s next once you’ve snagged every crown in Winnipeg? Satina Loren talks her many titles, Disney movies, drag houses, channeling a Sophia Loren who’s eaten too much pasta and ruling the world on the second episode of Drag in the Peg. /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
43:09
January 19, 2019
Episode One: Pharaoh Moans
Winnipeg drag is one of a kind, and no one embodies it like Pharaoh Moans. In the first episode of Drag in the Peg, Pharaoh discusses her inspirational muses, punk and drag, the messiest parts of drag, growing up in rural Manitoba, her not-for-profit work, online hate and so much more.  /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: twitter.com/draginthepeg Instagram: instagram.com/draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
49:13
January 12, 2019
Episode Zero: Introduction
Before we get the party started, host and producer Graeme Houssin lays down the ground rules and explains how Drag in the Peg came to be, why Winnipeg drag is so special, and what they have to do with the local drag scene.  /// Follow Drag in the Peg for news on upcoming drag shows in Winnipeg, episode releases and extra content! Facebook: facebook.com/draginthepeg Twitter: @draginthepeg Instagram: @draginthepeg E-mail: draginthepeg@gmail.com
09:03
January 9, 2019