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The Things That Made Me Queer

The Things That Made Me Queer

By WOW Podcast Network
Join Crystal from Drag Race UK as she sits down with a range of celebrity guests and friends to chat about the touchpoints of their queer journey through the items they “bring” along to the studio.

Theme Song: “Something Like Summer” by Caveboy
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In the season two finale, Crystal sits down with Drag royalty Landon Cider (Dragula season three) to discuss dark cinema, creativity in a pandemic, growing up on the West Coast, and good ol' fashioned rock and roll.
August 16, 2021
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August 09, 2021
Sissies and Satin Capes with Fenton Bailey
Fenton Bailey (co-founder of World of Wonder) discusses Batman’s queer legacy, sissy representation, 80s New York, cross-dressing at the all-male boarding school, and when Bowie met Andy Warhol.
August 02, 2021
Eyeliner and Anglophilia with Sam Sparro
Sam Sparro and Crystal talk Rosie O’Donnell’s koosh balls, moving at a tender age, Madonna’s flop era, anglophilia, and why Crystal wasn’t embarrassed when buying Sam’s first album.
July 26, 2021
Riot Grrrl and Phone Calls From Madonna with Mykki Blanco
Acclaimed musician and performance artist Mykki Blanco joins Crystal to talk about musical inspirations, trans experience, emailing your heroes and tour burnout.
July 19, 2021
Lesbian Kindlings and Karaoke with Cameron Esposito
Comedian Cameron Esposito and Crystal discuss butch visibility, animated sex symbols of the 90s, seeing a version of yourself on stage, and the power of karaoke.
July 12, 2021
Power Lesbians and Abstract Cinema with Jake Shears
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and Crystal discuss Sandra Bernhard’s gay power, abstract cinema, queer fiction, and The B-52's.
July 05, 2021
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Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin) and Crystal discuss women in wrestling, girl band fever and making it in showbiz.
June 28, 2021
Drag Icons and David Bowie's Crotch with BenDeLaCreme
In the premiere of season two, Crystal is joined by RuPaul's Drag Race alum BenDeLaCreme to discuss the etiquette surrounding tights in open-toed shoes, David Bowie's crotch, political queer awakenings, and making a movie in a pandemic!
June 22, 2021
Sexual Awakenings with Shea Couleé
Crystal is joined by RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars S5 winner Shea Couleé to discuss Patrick Swayze molding clay, how to hide a wig under your bed, and what REALLY goes on in the high school choir room.
February 23, 2021
Camp and Sleaze with Peaches Christ
Crystal is joined by drag legend Peaches Christ as they discuss small-town America, camp icons, meeting your heroes, and moving to the big city.
February 16, 2021
Lesbian Haircuts and Limp Wrists with JD Samson
Crystal is joined by musician JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN) to discuss butch visibility, lesbian haircuts, making music in lockdown, public access television, and first kisses.
February 09, 2021
Latex Catsuits and Queer Visibility with Juno Dawson
Crystal is joined by renowned author, Juno Dawson! The two of them touch on many topics, including staying creative during lockdown, the benefits of finding kindred spirits early in life, and Michelle Pfeiffer. And of course, Juno shares the things that made her queer!
February 02, 2021
Representation and Pride with MNEK
Crystal is joined by jack of all musical talent and Break Up (Bye Bye) producer, MNEK! The two of them cover it all, from black representation in the media, to growing up gay in the big city, to navigating queerness as a public figure in the music industry. And of course, he shares the things that make him queer!
January 26, 2021
Fashion Escapism and Emancipation with Detox
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