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Scissoring Isn't A Thing

Scissoring Isn't A Thing

By Embassy Row
Hey, guess what? Scissoring Isn't a Thing—or is it? From discussing identity to dismantling old school stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community, co-hosts Daryn Carp (Andy Cohen's assistant and host of People's Reality Check) and Liz Culley (digital media executive and podcaster) get some of the most personal and hilarious interviews from your favorite celebs and personalities. Covering pop culture to coming out stories to even celeb crushes, no topic is off limits. Daryn and Liz are entertainment industry "vets" and ask the questions most people are too scared to and their guests usually spill their secrets. From porn stars to Bravolebs to influentials to doctors, Scissoring Isn't a Thing is the heartfelt (and hysterical) LGBTQ+ education friendly podcast everyone can feel safe to fall in love with- no matter how you identify.
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Shantay, You Stay with Desmond is Amazing
Daryn and Liz chat to their youngest and most precocious guest yet, young drag performer Desmond is Amazing about the future of drag, his birds and what he plans to do with his platform. Oh, and let’s not forget about when he gave us drag names.
37:03
July 30, 2021
Surviving and Thriving with Jared Lipscomb
Makeup artist, podcast host and unofficial but official Britney Spears historian Jared Lipscomb joins us to discuss surviving cancer, being gay and being Bravo adjacent. Not only is Jared inspirational, but he is hilarious. Thank you to our partner, Bev! Visit www.drinkbev.com/scissoring or use code SCISSORING at checkout for 20% off your order plus FREE SHIPPING. Cheers!
01:11:39
July 23, 2021
Keeping It Real with Norman Korpi
We chat with Norman Korpi, original cast member of MTV’s “Real World: New York” about what it was like being the first out gay man on reality television, being mislabed as bisexual, what coming back to the house was like during Covid and a ton of crazy fun stories about his life.
50:23
July 16, 2021
And… Action! With Jenna Laurenzo
The girls sit down with Daryn’s friend Jenna Laurenzo— writer, director and star of  the film “Lez Bomb” to discuss her all-star cast, why representation matters and how to make a movie.
44:41
July 9, 2021
It Goes Down in the DM’s with Not Skinny But Not Fat
The girls catch up with the Internet Queen Amanda Hirsch aka Not Skinny But Not Fat and chat about being bad in middle school, celeb obsessions and finally confirm that Amanda is in fact, super straight. Thank you to our partner, Bev! Visit www.drinkbev.com/scissoring or use code SCISSORING at checkout for 20% off your order plus FREE SHIPPING. Cheers!
01:03:09
July 2, 2021
Saving One Lesbian Bar at a Time with Erica Rose
To wrap up Pride month, Daryn and Liz chat about their experiences in lesbian bars and speak with the co-director of “The Lesbian Bar Project” documentary, Erica Rose. Erica gives the girls some in-depth perspective on why lesbian spaces are so important, how she got involved and what Liz should do if she sees Lea Delaria at the dog park again.  Thank you to our partner, Bev! Visit www.drinkbev.com/scissoring or use code SCISSORING at checkout for 20% off your order plus FREE SHIPPING. Cheers!
45:04
June 25, 2021
We Love a Good ‘Ol Dandy with Cameron Esposito
Category is: Make a Change! At the top of the hour we chat with Daryn’s friend Brandon Goldberg who is running for City Council in Atlanta. Brandon admits his favorite band to us and tells us why it’s so important for people to vote locally. Then we lose our sh*t and talk to Queer icon Cameron Esposito about comedy, Robinhood and identity.
01:03:00
June 18, 2021
Climbing the Invisible Mountain with Matt Chu Picchu
Pride is still alive folks, and we kick off the hour with a gay small business owner, David Suk, to learn about what running a business is really all about and how to create change from the ground up. Then, we change into our heels and talk FASH-UN with New York City fashion influencer Matt Chu Picchu and discuss influence, fashion and his mother’s influence.
59:39
June 11, 2021
Swimming in the Lady Pond with @godimsuchadyke
HAPPY PRIDE EVERYONE! To kick off Pride month, we start the episode discussing the power of queer language with photographer Meg Allen who is the creator of the photography book, BUTCH. Then we chat with our internet BFF @GodImSuchADyke about all things queer, how she started the IG account and more! Thank you to our partner, Bev! Visit www.drinkbev.com/scissoring or use code SCISSORING at checkout for 20% off your order plus FREE SHIPPING. We suggest the Ladies Night Variety pack. Cheers!
01:10:59
June 5, 2021
Everyday I’m Hessalin!
The girls chat with the founders of ConditionHer at the top of the hour about female intimate health and then segway into what it’s like to make a show about “influencing” with actor, writer and producer Mike Heslin. Get ready to break out your selfie sticks and upgrade your shower hour after listening to this episode. Special thanks to our sponsor, FX’s Pride, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s. FX’s six-part documentary series PRIDE is Now Streaming FX on Hulu.
01:12:56
May 28, 2021
Tik Tok and Ya Don’t Stop with Jason Brown
At the top of the hour, we found out how one of Daryn’s friend, Cheech, found  a SIAT first ever, we get the other side of the story! Jason Brown, Karamo Brown’s son, joins us this week to give HIS perspective on letting his dad in on his sexuality. We also discuss the differences between Millennials and Gen Z and more. Special thanks to our sponsor, FX’s Pride, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s. FX’s PRIDE is a special two-week event, starting Friday, May 14th on FX. Streaming next day FX on Hulu.
01:18:25
May 21, 2021
A Thunderstorm with Alaska
Hiiiiii!!!! Kicking off the episode we chat with Bustle’s Creative Director, Bry Crasch, to discuss the end of The Ellen Show, his past as a prince and how Pride month brings out his extra sparkle. Then it’s on to Drag Race All Star Winner and legend, Alaska! Alaska chats about her new comedy special, life after Drag Race and more.  Special thanks to our sponsor, FX’s Pride, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s. FX’s PRIDE is a special two-week event, starting Friday, May 14th on FX. Streaming next day FX on Hulu.
01:18:57
May 14, 2021
Let it Burn with Matthew Herman of Boy Smells
Daryn attends RHONY Leah McSweeney’s premiere party and gives us a recap then we sit down with Matthew Herman, co-founder of the Los Angeles brand Boy Smells and chat about gender, what Texas is really like and how to make a killer scent.
01:03:51
May 7, 2021
SummerTime and the Livin is Hard
This week we are joined by Bravo TV’s  “Summer House” stars Paige DeSorbo and Carl Radke. At the top of the hour, Paige dishes on infamous Bravo reunion looks and who she would go gay for and then we dive into a full hour with Carl Radke where he shares his struggles with addiction, reality TV and relationships.
01:20:32
April 30, 2021
Setting Sail with Captain Sandy
We are joined  at the top of the hour by Tristian and Benton from the “Why Here” podcast and then we dive right into the deep end with Bravo TV’s favorite leader, Captain Sandy from “Below Deck.” Captain Sandy tells the girls about growing up in Florida, getting sober at a young age and why she doesn’t take sh*t from anyone!
01:05:54
April 23, 2021
Taking Off with Hig Roberts
We sat down with American Alpine skier and member of the United States Ski Team from 2015-2019, Hig Roberts, about coming out in the New York Times, what being gay in team sports is like and his big move to Los Angeles.
01:14:44
April 16, 2021
Choosing Love with Anne Heche
Daryn and Liz sit down with the woman who chooses love above all else, Anne Heche. From a cult upbringing in Ohio to the Hollywood red carpet, Anne shares it all. What's it like to have your love life out in the open AND lose a piece of your career over it? Well, Anne lets us know and is unapologetically and proudly herself...just as she should be!
01:23:38
April 9, 2021
Changing the Cannabis Game with The Founders of CANN
Daryn and Liz sit down with founders of the hit cannabis beverage company, CANN, and chat about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions around bisexuality, fitting in within the Queer community and how they are providing an alternative to alcohol for the masses.
01:15:49
March 30, 2021
Blessed and Highly Favored with Heidi N Closet
Drag Race darling Heidi N Closet joins us this week to chat about how she found her funny during the show, what it’s like becoming famous during quarantine and the craziest fan request she’s ever gotten.
01:00:46
March 23, 2021
Figuring It Out with Max Dubrow
Host of “I’ll Give it to You Straightish” and daughter of Bravolebs Heather and Terry Dubrow, Max has been anything but shy about her sexuality with her friends and followers as she navigates the complexity of what it means to be anything but “straight.” Max chats with us about coming out, what being gay “looks like” and schools us on some GenZ lingo.
01:09:04
March 16, 2021
A Wild Ride with Thom Filicia
When he isn’t being a fabulous famous Interior Designer and TV Host, original “Fab Five” member  Thom Filicia is doing “boy things.” Skiing, playing with his dogs, out on the water you name it—he does it. You know what Thom also does? He makes people laugh, hysterically, and after listening to this wild ride of an episode, you will too!
55:23
March 9, 2021
Puzzle Princess with Izzy Wouters
Below Deck newbie Izzy Wouters joins us from New Zealand to chat about her first season on reality TV, growing up a tomboy and all the exciting things she has going on since publicly coming out! Daryn and Liz give Izzy unsolicited advice and are super excited for her.
49:53
March 2, 2021
Making Change with Ryan Fecteau
A politician agreed to be on the show! We had the privilege of speaking with Speaker Ryan Fecteau who is serving his first term as Speaker of the House and fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. Fecteau is both the youngest presiding officer in the United States and first openly gay Speaker in Maine’s history. We chatted about being a “cafeteria Catholic,” what it took to ban conversion therapy in Maine and if there is really  a “gay politican” group chat or not!
01:02:16
February 23, 2021
Falling in Love with Heather Gay
The undeniable breakout star of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” Heather Gay chats with us about her uprbrining in the LDS Church, educates us on proper terminology and why she is questioning some of the teachings she grew up with. Heather also gets vulnerable about the “girl on girl” crimes committed during this season of RHSLC, the lack of diversity in Utah and why she wants  to use her platform for good. WE LOVE YOU HEATHER.
01:03:42
February 16, 2021
You Need Jesus with Hayden Cohen
We have the official unofficial “Housewife of Instagram” Hayden Cohen aka @Hayderz on the show this week to discuss the differences between Millennials and Gen Z, wondering if Ramona is a friend to the LGBTQ+ community and refusing the title of being “the gay best friend.”
01:03:39
February 9, 2021
Everyone(else) is Perfect with Gabrielle Korn
Former EIC of Nylon Magazine Gabrielle Korn sits down with us to discuss her new memoir about her time in digital media and the fashion world. From eating disorders to the tokenization of LGBTQ+ staff members, Gabrielle pulls back the curtain so the rest of us can really see what the publishing world is like.
01:13:16
February 2, 2021
Not Just a Party Girl with Brandi Glanville
You know her. You love her. You can’t get enough of her. We (finally) have the one and only Brandi Glanville! When she isn’t hosting her podcast “Unfiltered” she’s keeping busy raising her teenage boys and keeping it REAL AF as a friend on RHOBH. In this episode, we discuss what went down with Denise, past relationships and who stays in her DMs.
01:11:22
January 26, 2021
Gotta Have Faith with Alexander Rodriguez
The girls chat with TV and “On the Rocks” radio show host Alexander Rodriguez about his upbringing in the Catholic Church, where his faith stands today and the infamous Instagram account, “Gays Over Covid.”
01:10:24
January 19, 2021
Second Time Around with Bob Harper
Health and Fitness expert, television star, and three-time #1 New York Times best-selling author Bob Harper doesn’t hold back—at all! The beloved trainer keeps it very real with the girls and chats about coming out not once but TWICE  in his life, his obsession with “The Great British Bake Off,” his love of Broadway and confesses to loving nachos as much as Liz does.
01:07:44
January 12, 2021
From Daddy to Zaddy with Karamo Brown
TV personality and one of Queer Eye’s “Fab Five” members Karamo Brown kicks off the year with us to discuss why stereotypes can be OK (sometimes), how he dealt with his son coming out as pansexual and why he no longer feels the need to live his life by anyone else’s rules.
52:53
January 5, 2021
RIP 2020 with Comments by Celebs
We look back at the Internet’s best (and worst) moments of 2020 with the founders of our favorite IG account, Comments By Celebs. From how Emma and Julie started Comments by Celebs to how they select what posts to feature, we get the inside scoop and share a few laughs (and happy tears) about this dumpster fire of a year.
01:22:56
December 22, 2020
To Dye For with Justin Anderson
Celebrity hair colorist and star of “Very Cavallari” Justin Anderson dishes about growing up in the Mormon Church, his family’s reaction to his career choice and shares some super personal news with the girls that leaves them speechless.
01:03:43
December 15, 2020
Horsing Around with Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley joins the girls this week to discuss being cast as an original “Fab Five” in the ground breaking show Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, growing up in Allentown Pennsylvania and what it’s like judging pageants and being a host on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
01:13:10
December 8, 2020
The Dos and Don'ts with Ashley Gavin
New York comedian, actress and TikTok star Ashley Gavin joins the show post-Turkey Day to discuss her very first heartbreak, the perks of going to a women’s college and gives the listeners some advice on what *not* to say when coming out to your parents.
58:53
December 1, 2020
Chosen Family with Dave Quinn
Over his 16 year career, entertainment journalist Dave Quinn has made a name for himself covering the New York theatre scene, pop-culture and everything Bravo. During his chat with Daryn and Liz, Dave opens up about coming out to his family, teachable moments with some of the Bravo “Housewives” and why it’s so important to love yourself first.
01:25:11
November 24, 2020
She’s a Woman with Miz Cracker
Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 10 and All Stars Season 5 star Miz Cracker sits down with us to discuss her new podcast “She’s a Woman,” how queer men can be better allies to womxn and why dating isn’t the top priority at the moment. Special thanks to our partner, Pernod Ricard. Visit https://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/gifting and use code SIAT20 for 20% off your order at checkout.
57:38
November 17, 2020
Best Friends Forever with Carlos Eric Lopez
Grab your bedazzled Sidekicks and your favorite velour jumpsuit! We have celebrity fashion and portrait photographer Carols Eric Lopez on the show to discuss what it was like being best friends with the “It Girls” of the early 2000’s, coming out and finding common ground with his conservative father and his hopes for the future of America.
01:05:01
November 10, 2020
Getting the Perfect Shot with Maya Fuhr
Artist and photographer Maya Fuhr discusses how she made it big in the US while living in Canada, her experience with photographing famous porn stars and what it’s like working in high fashion.
43:48
November 3, 2020
Will you be my Zaddy? with John Hill
Sirius XM Radio host and actor John Hill joins us this week to reminisce about Daryn’s early days as Andy Cohen’s assistant, growing up in the Church of Christ and leaving a very personal email up on his parent’s computer by mistake.
54:38
October 27, 2020
Filling in the Lines with Shantell Martin
British-born artist Shantell Martin joins the girls from her home in Jersey City to discuss growing up as a black queer woman in white working class neighborhood and family, how she maintains her artistic integrity working with big brands and feeling seen and heard within the LGBTQ+ community.
48:44
October 20, 2020
Choosing Real vs. Reality with Whitney Mixter
An original member of Showtime’s “The Real L Word,” Whitney Mixter discusses how she was portrayed on reality television, jumping straight into VH1’s “Couples Therapy” right after marriage, her event Krave and how you don’t have to define yourself with a label.
01:03:44
October 13, 2020
Letters to My Lovers with Peppermint
Singer, actress and Broadway performer Peppermint sits down with the girls to chat about her new upcoming album “Letters to My Lovers,” trans representation in mainstream music, getting literally left off the bus during her time on Drag Race, coming out in second grade to her best friend.
39:21
October 6, 2020
The Second Act with Regina Hicks
Writer and executive producer Regina Hicks chats with Daryn & Liz about her “half life” before coming out, working on epic shows like “Girlfriends” and “Insecure” and how a TV show helped her fully realize who she was.
37:39
September 29, 2020
Pleasure Principle with Alexandra Fine
Alexandra Fine, co-founder and CEO of Dame Products, sits down with Daryn and Liz to talk about the challenge of being in a sexually oriented business, the importance of being inclusive and how she started a sex toy company that closed the pleasure gap.
01:00:13
September 22, 2020
You Can Go Your Own Way with Brad Goreski
Fashion stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski visits with us to discuss his deep love of Bravo’s “Housewives,” being bullied throughout school, finding his “tribe” in Toronto and how he and his longtime partner Gary Janetti met one stunning summer on the beach in Greece.
01:00:49
September 15, 2020
Throwing a Ball with Evan Ross Katz
Podcast host and fashion columnist Evan Ross Katz joins the girls from Carrie Bradshaw’s closet (via Zoom background) to chat the evolution of coming out as a public figure, his approach to interviewing and his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 
54:48
September 8, 2020
The Man One with Emma Willmann
Comedian, producer, actor and fellow The Taylor Strecker Show co-host Emma Willmann chats with the girls about her own internalized homophobia growing up, coming out at an all women’s college and her love of meat. Yes, meat.
01:00:41
September 1, 2020
Doubling Down with Rennae Stubbs
Australian tennis icon, coach and commentator Rennae Stubbs joins the girls during the pandemic to discuss her wildly successful career, her “secret” relationship with her doubles partner and how to handle super fans. Also, Liz almost dies at one point.
46:14
August 25, 2020
Smizing with Kim Stolz
Fashion model, author, and host Kim Stolz talks to Liz and Daryn about her infamous lesbian bar “The Dalloway,” being on America’s Top Model, how a stint in conversion therapy during high school didn’t work (obivously) the stupid questions straight people ask.
51:18
August 18, 2020
Drag-On with Chris Burns
Podcaster, writer and comedian Chris Burns, a.k.a. “@FatCarrieBradshaw,” joins Daryn and Liz to discuss drag, coming out and his search for “Michael Schenkenberg wet.”
48:37
August 11, 2020
Not a Lilith Fair Subaru Lesbian with Sam Jay
Comedian, performer and staff writer on SNL, Sam Jay tells the girls how she came up (and out) in the Atlanta Black gay scene, “doubled her energy” while dealing with Lupus to focus on comedy after turning 30- years-old and how being gay wasn’t even on her radar growing up as she didn’t see herself in 90s lesbian culture, which felt mainly white. Check out her just released Netflix comedy special, “3 in the Morning.”
34:56
August 4, 2020
Making it Iconic with Danny Pellegrino
Danny Pellegrino, writer, content creator and comedian joins Liz and Daryn to talk about the importance of taking charge of your own life and how transitioning from performing to podcasting helped him heal from his depression.
49:57
July 28, 2020
Bold and Unapologetic with Jazzmyne Robbins
Jazzmyne Robbins a plus-size model and Buzzfeed content creator, talks to us about growing up as a biracial cis gendered lesbian woman in the Midwest, working hard and climbing the ladder in digital media and finding her tribe in Los Angeles.
36:23
July 21, 2020
Stay Cool with The Founders of Coolhaus
Founders of the cult LA based ice cream brand Coolhaus Natasha Case and Freya Estreller give the real scoop on how they met, the ups and downs of starting a business together and the stigma of raising kids as a lesbian couple.
51:24
July 14, 2020
Thinking Outside The Box with Kaitlynn Carter
Blogger, entrepreneur and television personality Kaitlynn Carter joins Daryn and Liz to talk about her first (and very public) relationship with a woman, leaning into discovering her authentic self and some insights on ‘The Hills’ reboot.
33:25
July 7, 2020
Joining the Circus with Rachel Mason
Growing up in Los Angeles, multidisciplinary artist Rachel Mason had no clue her parents owned one of the most famous gay video and book stores, “Circus of Books.” In this episode Rachel discusses how she turned her life story into the hit Netflix documentary “Circus of Books,” her relationship with our favorite tranpa Buck Angel and being a mother.
55:09
June 30, 2020
The Truth About Jane with Fortune Feimster
From Southern debutante to a series regular on The Mindy Project, actor and comedian Fortune Feimster tells the girls how she turned Hollywood “nos” into “yeses”' and how one Lifetime movie helped push her out of the closet.
52:30
June 23, 2020
Feed the Queens with Shangela
Co-star of the hit HBO show “We’re Here” Shangela chats with Liz and Daryn all the way from Paris, Texas! Shangela discusses making it in mainstream TV and film, being a “Drag Mom” to her many drag kids and her newest and most important venture yet—”Feed the Queens,” a non profit supporting Drag entertainers during Covid-19.
45:48
June 16, 2020
See Ya Later Karen and Karl! with Bob the Drag Queen
Liz and Daryn sit down with actor, comic and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 8 winner Caldwell Tidicue also known as “Bob The Drag Queen.” In this interview, Bob and the girls discuss racism in America, the importance of the #BLM movement and the impact Bob’s recent hit HBO docuseries “We’re Here,” has had on the LGBTQ+ community.
42:35
June 9, 2020
After The Ball with Hannah Berner
Hannah Berner, a video producer, former tennis player, and the newest cast member of ‘Summer House,’ stops by to chat about her sexuality and when she feels most confident in her body.
54:24
May 26, 2020
What Women Want with Kate Chastain
Daryn and Liz chat with the former Chief Stew of Below Deck, “tall-sexual” Kate Chastain, about her first experience with a woman and the double standards between dating men and women.
39:07
May 19, 2020
Support The Girls with Taylor Strecker
The radio host you love, Taylor Strecker, joins her good friends Daryn and Liz to discuss her divorce, gay stereotypes and supporting other women in the entertainment industry.
01:07:46
May 12, 2020
A Whole New World with Reza Farahan
One of the stars from ‘Shahs of Sunset,’ Reza Farahan, stops by to chat about what the show did for the Persian community, his first relationship with a boy, and what gave him the courage to come out to his family.
48:13
May 5, 2020
The Vagina Monologues with Dr. Jen
Dr. Jen, physician, author, and television correspondent, joins Daryn and Liz to talk about her initial reaction when her son came out, the taboo with women’s sexual health issues, low sexual desire, and vaginal rejuvenation
01:06:35
April 28, 2020
Getting Buckwild with Our New Favorite “Tranpa” with Buck Angel
Adult film actor, producer, motivational speaker, and transsexual man Buck Angel discusses self-acceptance that goes beyond gender, breaking into the porn industry, and coming to terms with his gender dysphoria.
01:12:11
April 21, 2020
Just One More Kiss with Leah McSweeney
Leah McSweeney, the newest New York housewife and founder of the clothing brand Married to the Mob, discusses her first fashion epiphany, her views on sexuality, and gives the exclusive story on how she really became the newest member of RHONY.
58:28
April 14, 2020
iNflUenCinG With Tess Holliday
Model, activist, author, and designer Tess Holliday discusses how she pushes back on society’s standards of beauty, how being openly queer has made her a better person, and why she wishes as a culture we “called in instead of calling out.” Hosts: Daryn Carp and Liz Culley Producer: Anamarie Johnson Editor: Maureen Biegas Additional Production Support: Alexa Macchia
55:49
April 7, 2020
Welcome To Scissoring Isn't A Thing!
Hey, guess what? Scissoring Isn't a Thing—or is it? From discussing identity to to dismantling old school stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community, co-hosts Daryn Carp (Andy Cohen's assistant and host of People's Reality Check) and Liz Culley (digital media executive and podcaster) get some of the most personal and hilarious interviews from your favorite celebs and personalities. Covering pop culture to coming out stories to even celeb crushes, no topic is off limits. Daryn and Liz are entertainment industry "vets" and ask the questions most people are too scared to and their guests usually spill their secrets. From porn stars to Bravolebs to doctors, Scissoring Isn't a Thing is the heartfelt (and hysterical) LGBTQ+ friendly podcast everyone can fall in love with—no matter how you identify.
15:19
March 24, 2020