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Shut Up Evan

Shut Up Evan

By Evan Ross Katz & Matt Storm
A podcast about gay sh*t and internet culture. Hosted by Evan Ross Katz. Produced by Matt Storm.
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Katya
Evan Ross Katz interviews drag performer Katya — Miss Congeniality of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 and runner-up on All Stars Season 2. Katya talks about growing up sad, earning money, staying humble, and her friendship with Trixie Mattel. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:14:15
June 16, 2020
Charisma Carpenter
Evan Ross Katz interviews actress Charisma Carpenter, best known for her portrayal of Cordelia Chase in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Carpenter talks about her early experiences on Buffy, her time on Angel, and her journey to understand her impact on fans' lives.  Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
56:57
June 9, 2020
Jake Shears
Evan Ross Katz interviews singer, songwriter, and former frontman of the Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears. Shears discusses his decade-plus with the Scissor Sisters, reflections on the past, and being an out musician at a time when many of his peers were in the closet. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:04:33
May 26, 2020
Shoshana Bean
Evan Ross Katz interviews singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Shoshana Bean. Bean discusses taking over for Idina Menzel in Wicked, making the leap to pop music,  and returning to Broadway to star in Waitress.  Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:04:16
May 19, 2020
Raja
Evan Ross Katz interviews the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, Raja. Raja discusses working on America's Next Top Model as a make-up artist, receiving a phone call from RuPaul inviting him onto Drag Race, navigating reality TV, and loving RuPaul in spite of his status as a problematic figure within the LGBTQ+ community. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:07:10
May 12, 2020
Isaac Mizrahi
Evan Ross Katz interviews fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. The costume designer, author, comic book writer, talk show host, cabaret performer, reality competition show judge, and more, Mizrahi talks about growing up Jewish, making his runway debut in 1988, and the state of fashion today. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
57:22
May 5, 2020
Nikki Glaser
Evan Ross Katz interviews comedian Nikki Glaser, who has performed on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Conan, Comedy Central Roasts, and Dancing With the Stars. Glaser talks about sending an apology to Taylor Swift, writing jokes, and battling insecurities. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:03:36
April 28, 2020
Detox
Evan Ross Katz interviews RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 finalist and All Stars 2 runner-up, Detox. The drag queen and recording artist talks about growing up gay in the south, making gay porn, the legacy of Drag Race, and awkward sex with fans. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:11:16
April 21, 2020
Andy Baraghani
Evan Ross Katz interviews senior food editor at Bon Appetit Andy Baraghani. Part of the BA's ensemble of immensely popular YouTube channel, Baraghani talks about how being a first-generation American has impacted his cooking, his emotional approach to food, and learning to forgive those who once antagonized him for his sexuality. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
55:19
April 14, 2020
Luke Meagher
Evan Ross Katz interviews fashion commentator and self-described meme-queen Luke Meagher, aka Haute Le Mode. They discuss YouTube videos, criticizing fashion's biggest names, catering to plus-size consumers — and Evan even lets him drag Timothée Chalamet.  Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:03:59
April 7, 2020
Larry Owens
Evan Ross Katz interviews performer, writer, director, and comedian Larry Owens, best known for his role as Usher in the off-Broadway musical A STRANGE LOOP.  Owens talks about carving a space for himself in American theater, gay twitter, his body, and his uncompromising dedication to his craft. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:00:12
March 31, 2020
Rich Juzwiak
Evan Ross Katz interviews journalist Rich Juzwiak, a senior writer at Jezebel and advice columnist at Slate whose work has been in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and more.  Juzwiak talks about receiving blowback from rabid fandoms, the dying art form of the celebrity magazine profile, his love of divas like Mariah Carey, and writing about sex — specifically, his own sex life. Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
55:46
March 24, 2020
Rebecca More
Evan Ross Katz interviews adult film entertainer and Cock Destroyer Rebecca More about sex work, internet humor, changing people's lives, and the now-iconic video declaring her and Sophie Anderson as Cock Destroyers. This episode also features a phone call conversation with Diego Sans, a porn performer who discusses how OnlyFans has changed the industry.  Show links:  Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan  Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/  Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz  Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/  Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:06:35
March 17, 2020
Peppermint
Evan Ross Katz talks to drag performer, actress, and singer Peppermint. Known as the runner-up on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Peppermint spills the tea on casting transgender contestants on the show, her appearance on All Stars, and New York City nightlife in the 1990s. This episode also features an exclusive phone call conversation with Ben Shimkus, the first of seven accusers who have come forward with allegations of catfishing against RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 contestant Sherry Pie, which lead to her disqualification. The Peppermint interview begins at [00:14:20] Show links: BuzzFeed reporting: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/sherry-pie-disqualified-drag-race Entertainment Weekly reporting: https://ew.com/tv/rupauls-drag-race-disqualifies-sherry-pie-catfishing-allegations/ NBC News reporting: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/sherry-pie-disqualified-rupaul-s-drag-race-finale-over-catfishing-n1151826 Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:04:32
March 10, 2020
Vincint
Evan Ross Katz talks to singer/songwriter Vincint. A finalist on the Fox reality competition THE FOUR, Vincint has subsequently broken through the music scene with a string of hits that culminated in his latest EP, THE FEELING. Evan and Vincint discuss using music to communicate feelings, coming out, reality TV, and being a black gay man in the music industry.  Show links: Vincint's EP THE FEELING https://open.spotify.com/album/2L6eSYsoDk73WwfmTsDeTJ?si=87uikyLYQ9G5Eo8sq0xNLQ  Support Shut Up Evan on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
55:28
March 3, 2020
Rose McGowan
Evan Ross Katz talks to actress, author, and activist Rose McGowan. Known for her roles in SCREAM, JAWBREAKER, PLANET TERROR, and CHARMED, McGowan discusses being a lightning rod for criticism on social media, rebelling against the Hollywood system, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Harvey Weinstein. Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
1:05:55
February 25, 2020
Cole Escola
Evan Ross Katz interviews actor and comedian Cole Escola. They discuss Cole growing up closeted in small-town Oregon, creating comedy skits on YouTube before YouTube stardom even existed, and auditioning for Saturday Night Live.  Show Links Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan Evan’s Rolling Stone article https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/youtube-changed-drag-rupaul-lady-bunny-948220/ Cole’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/coleywog Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/ Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters
58:24
February 18, 2020
Christopher John Rogers
On this debut episode, Evan Ross Katz interviews sensational fashion designer Christopher John Rogers, who has dressed everyone from Rihanna to Michelle Obama to Lil Nas X. Evan also discusses the controversy surrounding the resurgence of celebrities wearing Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet.  Show links: Get bonus content by joining us on Patreon http://patreon.com/shutupevan  Christopher John Rogers on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/christopherjohnrogers Evan Ross Katz on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ Evan Ross Katz on Twitter https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz  Alden Peters on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aldenpeters/  Alden Peters on Twitter https://twitter.com/aldenpeters Chapters: (00:00:00) Intro (00:02:07) Dolce & Gabbana controversy (00:7:55) Intro of Christopher John Rogers, discussion of fashion week (00:16:51) CJR’s comic book/anime references (00:20:54) CJR’s support during Childhood (00:21:56) Quick break (00:22:13) CJR wearing makeup (00:13:16) CJR’s design process, specifically his strawberry dress (00:25:32) CJR dressing Lil Nas X (00:29:54) Question from a friend: What to expect from CJR’s fashion week show (00:35:21) Question from a friend: Sustainable fashion/heirloom pieces (00:38:02) Seasonal structure of fashion (00:38:55) Quick break (00:39:29) CJR and ERK enjoying opposing opinions (00:41:31) Instagram (00:47:56) Celebrities CJR wants to dress (00:48:54) Thoughts on Rihanna winning Urban Luxe prize
56:43
February 11, 2020
Trailer
Shut Up Evan is a podcast about gay sh*t and internet culture. Host Evan Ross Katz interviews guests such as Christopher John Rogers, Cole Escola, Rose McGowan, and many more on topics ranging from fashion, comedy, politics, dating, and cinema. Episodes weekly. Produced by Alden Peters. 
00:39
January 26, 2020