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Yass, Jesus!

By Yass, Jesus!
Yass, Jesus! is a faith and sexuality affirming comedy podcast that believes you don't have to pick between gay and God. Each week, Actor and comedian Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and his former televangelist bestie, Azariah Southworth (The Remix on TBN) meet to Yassify your faith. ​

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All Time Favorites: David & Jonathan (S1 E12)
Dear Mama Bears and Zaddies, We’re so excited for summer church camp with the Freakin’ Deacon and The Naming Project!  We promise to make you a rainbow lanyard while we’re away.  So you don’t miss us too much, we’re leaving you with some of our favorite episodes from Yass, Jesus! We’ll see you again in the fall with new Baked Bible Stories, more superstar guests, and new segments. Love, Danny & Azariah... Most things written about David and Jonathan talk about their “friendship” - PUH-LEASE! It's hard to say what their exact relationship was, but the two met in secret after David pissed off Jonathan's father and their love "surpassed the love of a woman." Um, we don't know about you, but that sounds pretty gay to us. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
48:14
June 26, 2022
All Time Favorites: Lord Have Mercy with Silky Nutmeg Ganache (S1 E8)
Dear Mama Bears and Zaddies, We’re so excited for summer church camp with the Freakin’ Deacon and The Naming Project!  We promise to make you a rainbow lanyard while we’re away.  So you don’t miss us too much, we’re leaving you with some of our favorite episodes from Yass, Jesus! We’ll see you again in the fall with new Baked Bible Stories, more superstar guests, and new segments. Love, Danny & Azariah... Munch-munch, crunch-crunch. Silky Ganache is here to eat the lunch... and pray! We are so thrilled to have our dear friend, Silky Nutmeg Ganache on the show to talk about mercy, finding your calling, and Azariah's fourth favorite topic: all-men's colleges. About Silky Silky Nutmeg Ganache, also simply known as Silky Ganache, is the stage name of Reginald Steele, a drag queen, performer and one of the Season 11 contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race". The life of the party, you always know when exuberant "Big Silky" is in the building. But scratch the surface of this gregarious drag queen and you'll find a softer side to Silk – one who was raised in the church, has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and is even on her way to becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Don't forget to drink your Athletic Greens! Go to athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to order! Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Follow Silky Silky's Snack Shack on YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook
45:53
June 19, 2022
Asses of the Bible
Is your ass a symbol of peace, industry, and wealth? Gurl, believe it! The Bible has over 90 stories about asses – one of our favorite things! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
24:58
June 12, 2022
Reading the Rainbow with Colors of Hope
This Pride month we’re taking a proud and faithful look at the Rainbow Flag with the devotional Colors of Hope from Chalice Press! Using Gilbert Baker’s original flag and its eight colors and themes—sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, art and magic, harmony and serenity, and spirit—readers are invited to reflect, engage, and apply discoveries through invocation, introduction, weekly reading, daily reflections, and benediction. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Don't forget to drink your vegetables with Athletic Greens using code athleticgreens.com/EMERGING. Get to know us better, and please Buy Us a Coffee!   Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
36:56
June 05, 2022
Kitschy Jesus
Pastor Jane Voigts joins us to talk about the Brand of Jesus and to walk us through her kitschy collection of memorabilia. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
59:03
May 29, 2022
Changing Hearts & Minds
Challenging beliefs can feel intimidating or downright impossible, but sometimes simply living your truth can be enough to change hearts and minds. You are a living testimony to God's fabulousness! Is your Bible too "woke"? Read The Advocate article referenced in this episode here. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
37:15
May 22, 2022
O, Tanenbaum!
No, we're not talking about Christmas (although our Christmas episodes ARE epic).  Today Reverend Mark Fowler, CEO of Tanenbaum, joins us to speak about the organization’s goal of combating religious prejudice by promoting inclusivity and understanding. Tanenbaum seeks to build a safer, more inclusive world for people of all religions by combating prejudice in all forms. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Don't forget to drink your vegetables with Athletic Greens using code athleticgreens.com/EMERGING. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
42:25
May 15, 2022
Dusty Ray Bottoms Talks About That Bitch Who Just Won’t Die
Drag superstar Dusty Ray Bottoms talks about their new film "Conversion" and how they healed their own trauma experienced at the hands of that old bitch Conversion Therapy. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better, or Buy Us a Coffee: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
41:38
May 08, 2022
Touching Your Clothes
What do the tales of King David and Jesus have in common? Bodily functions and grabbing clothes, oddly enough. Join us as we spark up this touching installment of Baked Bible Stories. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Don't forget to drink your vegetables with Athletic Greens using code athleticgreens.com/EMERGING. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
42:04
May 01, 2022
Christian Universities Are REAPing What They Sow
What happens at Walsh doesn’t stay at Walsh; it’s happening everywhere. Erin Green, campus and alumni organizer for the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, joins us to discuss what REAPis doing to combat discrimination against LGBTQIA+ students at colleges across the country. Find out more here. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
41:09
April 24, 2022
The Queer Messy Drama of Easter
We love Easter about as much as we love good drama. So what better way to celebrate the second anniversary of Yass, Jesus than with a Baked Bible Story about the chaotic mess caused by the resurrection? Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
29:32
April 17, 2022
Secular Songs Serving Up God
Here at Yass, Jesus! we believe that God loves a good banger, even if it isn't a Christian headbanger. Today we’re talking about secular songs, old and new, that bring us closer to and keep us connected with God. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
41:24
April 10, 2022
Rally the Allies!
Do you want to be an LGBTQIA+ ally and you just don’t know how? Today we discuss the importance of straight allies, especially when discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community is still so common. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
28:31
April 03, 2022
Queer Saint Lonnie Frisbee
Introducing our newest Queer Saint, the original hippie preacher himself Saint Lonnie Frisbee. Shunned by his fellow ministers for being gay, this artist, missionary and evangelist transformed the Jesus Movement through his charismatic approach to spreading the gospel. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
32:45
March 26, 2022
Who’s In Your House: Finding and Forming Chosen Family
We’ve talked about the importance of Chosen Family (especially when we aren’t accepted by our biological families), but how do you find a family that loves you and your truth? This episode is inspired by a listener who wrote in asking for tangible ways to find a loving community. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Please support our sponsor, Reclaimed Tees: https://reclaimedtees.com/ https://www.instagram.com/reclaimedtees/ Support the Podcast Buy Us a Coffee Get to know us better: Yass, Jesus! https://www.yassjesuspod.com/ Instagram Twitter Facebook Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
32:34
March 19, 2022
Queer Judaism with Dana Aliya Levinson
What’s it like for queer people in other faiths? Actor, writer, transgender media consultant, and Jewish advocate Dana Aliya Levinson talks today about how the LGBTQIA+ community is received in the Jewish community. Check out Footstepsorgreferenced in this episode! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
01:00:10
March 13, 2022
Daniel and the Lion's Den
This Baked Bible Story is less about sleeping with the lions (we prefer bears) and more about corrupt politics written to disenfranchise and persecute. Sadly, the theme of laws targeting people for being their true selves is still happening. Join us while we bible wonder and admire coming out of the lion’s den intact and with dignity. If you want to check out the best worst movie idea ever, we reference ROAR in today’s show. To see the campaign referenced in our praise report from Susannah, check it out here. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
34:21
March 06, 2022
The Prayer Power Hour
Prayer is intimate, personal, and often public. The Bible tells us to pray ceaselessly, which can feel a little overwhelming! There are small ways to incorporate prayer into daily life to keep your conversation with God going strong. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
24:03
February 27, 2022
Queer Saint Betty White
Since her death in January 2022, the tributes have been pouring in for Betty White. Here at Yass, Jesus! we believe Betty – racial justice advocate, faithful Christian, LGBTQIA+ ally, and badass bitch – deserves the true title of Queer Saint Betty White. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
24:17
February 20, 2022
Matthew Scott Montgomery Knows Conversion Therapy is Still a Thing
If y’all follow the TOK, you probably saw the amazing share by Matthew Scott Montgomery about his experience with conversion therapy. Yes, it’s still a thing. *Catch Part 1 on this topic from last week’s episode. For those needing hope after a heavy topic, go back and listen to our episode with Mr. Domestic about his quilt celebrating the states that have banned conversion therapy! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
56:54
February 13, 2022
Conversion Therapy Is Still a Thing
Following the release of the Netflix documentary Pray Away (with contributions from our very own Freakin’ Deacon Ross Murray) we’re sitting down to ask “why” and “how” is conversion therapy still a thing?! For those needing hope after a heavy topic, go back and listen to our episode with Mr. Domestic about his quilt celebrating the states that have banned conversion therapy! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
30:44
February 06, 2022
Blessed to Be Out of the Cursed Closet
We are given the choice by God to choose the blessing of life. Although some things can feel familiar and comforting, what if they’re holding us back? Let’s look at how to choose blessings for ourselves and leave the curse of stagnation in the past. Growth is the color of the season! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
27:15
January 30, 2022
Making Your Church Affirming AF
You’ve heard our episode on finding affirming churches, but what about making them? If your church isn’t welcoming of LGBTQIA+ members, you’ve got a few choices. First, you can GTFO. This may help you feel safe in the immediate, but it doesn’t solve the greater issue. Today we discuss how to make your church welcoming and offer some resources to help. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
23:42
January 23, 2022
Romans 1
Romans 1 has long been used as a weapon against the LGBTQIA+ community, so we’re giving it the Yass, Jesus! treatment! Let’s just start here: Paul was a manipulative little b*tch (go listen to our episode “Paul Got a Little Thorny”) and his letter to the Romans is peppered with talk about “natural” and “unnatural” sexual acts. WELL. Anyone who’s a little kinky knows it’s ALL natural, baby! You be you, and don’t let some H.A.M. tell you otherwise. This is another episode inspired by our listeners! If you have an episode idea or request, send it our way. Today’s prayer is from Anthony Venn-Brown OAM, Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI). ABBI is committed to ending the unnecessary suffering caused by ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity. Their  mission is to create understanding, acceptance and a better world for LGBTIQ people  by empowering community members, providing education and resources, building bridges with Christian leaders, organizations and churches, and utilizing media/social networking opportunities. www.abbi.org.au - Facebook - Twitter @gayambassador - YouTube Channel Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
30:45
January 16, 2022
Hot for Gospel Bill
You know how some things forever imprint themselves on your memory and no matter how long ago they came out you always feel warm/fuzzy or just a little tingly when you think of them? (HELLOOO Goblin King). Today we talk about Christian media that leaves us with that nostalgic feeling – or still just makes us giggle. Whose gospel are you still hot for? Show your support for our listener Esther who submitted this week’s prayer request! Find her blog here (or at http://estherloewen.com/life-update-public). Today’s show closes with music from Danah-Leeand her song Where Is the Love? from her forthcoming album Made In the Image. Danah-Lee is a Canadian, Queer Christian musician, producer, singer-songwriter, award-winning music educator, entrepreneur, and author. As an artist, Danah has released 3 solo albums and 2 collaboration albums, toured extensively throughout North America, and has made several appearances at esteemed Ontario musical festivals. She was recently nominated for Ottawa's Capital Music Awards "Impact Award" and Louder Than The Music's "Christian Album of the Year". Outside of her strong faith in Christ as a Queer, and out of her music profession, Danah owns and operates a safe and inclusive, non-traditional music school – teaching over 2500 lessons a year. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
41:41
January 09, 2022
Dr. Obery Hendricks on Christians Against Christianity
We speak with Dr. Obery Hendricks, a Biblical scholar at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. His new book Christians Against Christianity discusses the moral roots of the Bible to illustrate the hypocrisy of evangelical right-wing rhetoric, including a chapter on the religious Right’s condemnation of homosexuality and how it runs antithetical to the foundational teachings of Christ. A former Wall Street investment executive and college president, Dr. Hendricks is currently a Visiting Scholar in Religion and African Studies at Columbia University and Emeritus Professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary. An Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hendricks holds the Master of Divinity with academic honors from Princeton Theological Seminary, and both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Religions of Late Antiquity from Princeton University. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
45:30
January 02, 2022
Coming Together for NYE
POP THA CORK IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE! We talk about where the concept of masturbation as a sin came from and release the notion that loving yourself is a bad thing. Let the fireworks explode and celebrate the body God gave you because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
31:01
December 26, 2021
The Queer Christmas Nativity
It’s hard to top (or bottom) last year’s Queerest Christmas Pageant Ever without the help of some incredibly talented friends. This Christmas, we’ve rounded up an all-star cast to help us depict one of our favorite Christmas scenes: the very queer nativity. Merry Christmas, y’all! Mary - Grace Baldridge (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter | www.semlermusic.com) Joseph - Kevin Miguel Garcia (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter| Instagram | www.thekevingarcia.com) Ox & Ass - Zakar Twins (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter) Shepherds - Walsh University Students (Audio by Mel Kline) Wise Men - Boys Bible Study hosts (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter | https://boysbiblestudy.libsyn.com/) Angel - Malynda Hale (SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter| Instagram | www.malyndahale.com) Star - Arisce Wanzer (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter) The Little Baby Jesus - Jonathan Bennett (SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram | Twitter) Outro music: Silent Night (River of Stars) by Susan Muranty (SOCIAL MEDIA : YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | www.susanmuranty.com) Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos.
41:44
December 19, 2021
Queer Covid Stories with Robert Blackmon
We’re joined by Robert Blackmon to talk about pandemic passion projects and his new book COURAGE BEHIND THE MASK. Just like we started Yass, Jesus! to find joy and community during quarantine, Robert started creating hilarious TikToks relating to lockdown and his own experience of the pandemic through his mother’s fight against Covid. Robert Blackmon is a Multi-Faceted Creator, Author, Lifestyle Specialist, Fashion Designer, Producer, Branding Coach, GIF/TikTok Personality & Originator; or as he puts it, "The Black, Gay, Martha Stewart. I do some of everything". ​ For more than two decades Robert has shared his advice with celebrities and clients around the globe. His brand, RobertEBlackmon.com®, began with a wedding planning advice book and has since expanded into an entire lifestyle brand that covers: food/home entertaining, fashion, fitness, DIY/décor, and how-to's for living your best life "Exactly Where You Are". Find Robert on: Giphy | TikTok Instagram | Twitter | Facebook www.roberteblackmon.com Check out his book “COURAGE BEHIND THE MASK”: Available on Amazon or Robert’s Website Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
48:44
December 12, 2021
World AIDS Day 2021
This episode is in honor of World AIDS Day, which takes place annually on December 1st. Unite with us in the fight against HIV as we show support to people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
48:54
December 05, 2021
Queer Bishops
It’s a Big Queer Religious Roundup! We chat with the Freakin’ Deacon Ross Murray about his recent participation in Megan Rohrer’s installation as the first transgender bishop in the Lutheran Church. Join us while we remember the forerunners of Queer Clergy and recognize some current names bringing LGBTQIA+ representation to the Church today. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
39:51
November 28, 2021
Thanksgivathon!
Here at Yass, Jesus! we are thankful for YOU, our listeners. (Yes, we’re still thankful for blow jobs, too – a la 2020.) This year we wanted to take a moment to hear directly from the Yassuits about the blessings you find in daily life, and to feel thankful for the strong community we’re building. P.S. If you don’t know what a “Yassuit” is, you haven’t been watching our Instagram Live enough!  Hint: Yass Jesuits is what Azariah used to call our listeners, but on his last Q&A with you all it was pretty clear that “Yassuits” just rolls of the tongue better.  YOU SPEAK, WE LISTEN. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
45:16
November 21, 2021
Masc vs. Femme
When we look at characters from the Bible who fit the “masc” ideal, we discover that a lot of them are just kind of… gross. Whatever you’re into, there’s no denying the joy of rooting for an underdog. This episode discusses masc vs. femme as told in the story of Jacob and Esau. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
30:47
November 14, 2021
Special Guest Szymon Niemiec
Our Freakin’ Deacon Ross Murray joins Azariah for a chat with Szymon Niemiec, an Activist and Priest living in Poland - a place where both Church and Government openly condemn the LGBTQIA+ community.  Take a listen while Yass, Jesus! spreads our international wings and makes new friends across the globe. Find Szymon on TikTok and Facebook, and learn more about the Equality Parade here! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
51:54
November 07, 2021
Revelations, the Scariest Book in the Bible
Child-eating dragons? Jesus with flaming eyes and a sword shooting from his mouth? That’s some scary stuff and it can all be found in the spookiest book of the Bible! We’re getting creepy (and blazed) this Halloween with Baked Bible Stories from the Book of Revelations. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post-production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
42:27
October 31, 2021
Miracles
Miracles in The Bible are defined by Divine Intervention and probably one of the most recognized miracles is the parting of the Red Sea. Or the miracle of Jesus' conception! (We save that miracle for our Christmas episode - seriously if you haven't listened to our Queerest Christmas Pageant Ever, have you really LIVED?) On this Baked Bible Episode we chat about miracles throughout the Bible, Baby Shark Jesus, and that time Jesus took his mom as a plus one wedding date. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
31:13
October 24, 2021
Who Do YOU Say I Am?
When you ask Chris to ask Sharon to find out what Richard said about you after you left the party, you’re in good company! Jesus also cared what people thought about him, and today we recap Bible stories where he does a little digging to discover how he is perceived. We all want to know that those who live and work with us the most intimately understand who we are and aspire to be – even Jesus did! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
31:20
October 17, 2021
Homecoming
Homecoming can be a joyous occasion (marching bands and hot jocks – YASS, PLEASE) but for those of us who struggle to have our adult selves accepted and acknowledged by the people we grew up around, homecoming can also be challenging. Even Jesus faced opposition from his hometown when he returned as an adult! Today we explore relatable bible stories all about going home as your true self. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
26:06
October 10, 2021
Queer Saint Tammy Faye
We've already talked about SAINT Dolly Parton and how much she has done to support LGBTQIA+ rights, but now it's time to talk about SAINT Tammy Faye! This amazing woman was pivotal in demonstrating to the Christian community the true meaning of compassion towards ALL of God's children. Join us while we recap the work (and signature makeup) of Queer Saint Tammy Faye. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
29:16
October 03, 2021
Cain, Abel... and Seth?
Adam and Eve may have been the first nuclear family, and just like most families there are a whole bunch of black sheep hiding behind that white picket fence. We all are likely familiar with Cain and Abel, but what about Adam and Eve's other children? Today we toke and bible wonder, "Who the heck is Enoch and Seth?" Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producers are Ross Murray and Meredith Paulley. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
23:24
September 26, 2021
Gettin' Crafty with Mr. Domestic
Have you ever heard a story and thought, “YASS, JESUS!”? That is exactly what happened when we heard about a quilt documenting the legality of (and progression away from) conversion therapy across the United States. An amazing craft project like that can only be imagined by an amazing human being, and we invited him on our show! Listen to us get crafty with Mr. Domestic (aka Mathew Boudreaux) and hear about what inspired this meaningful project.  Find the poem listed in today's praise report here. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
32:37
September 19, 2021
Eunuchs
This episode is brought to you by YOU, our listeners! After receiving a listener request to do a snippet on Eunuchs, we consider how this group is treated differently across many bible stories simply because of a physical characteristic – which may sound all too familiar to some of us. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear our first listener-submitted outro music by Taleya! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
32:40
September 12, 2021
Baptism - Gettin' Dunked
How do you wash your sins away if your church considers your lifestyle a sin? We welcome Danny’s sister Diana on the show to discuss how an emotional family conversation about baptism inspired a Yass, Jesus! deep dive into the waters of salvation. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
31:26
September 05, 2021
RUDEMPTION with Silky Ganache
If you follow Ru Paul’s Drag Race (you do), you know about Silky Ganache’s recent RUDEMPTION. In honor of Silky’s magnificent moment, we’re re-airing Episode 8 from our first season! We are so thrilled to have our dear friend, Silky Nutmeg Ganache on the show to talk about mercy, finding your calling, and Azariah's fourth favorite topic: all-men's colleges. About Silky Silky Nutmeg Ganache, also simply known as Silky Ganache, is the stage name of Reginald Steele, a drag queen, performer and one of the Season 11 contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race". The life of the party, you always know when exuberant "Big Silky" is in the building. But scratch the surface of this gregarious drag queen and you'll find a softer side to Silk – one who was raised in the church, has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and is even on her way to becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. Follow Silky Silky's Snack Shack on YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
40:03
August 29, 2021
Poppin' Off About Poppers
Guest Leo Herrera “pops off” about Popper-shaming and tackles the recent FDA statements against the use of Poppers – which have long been a part of queer… “recreation”. Leo Herrera is a Mexican activist/filmmaker and writer known for queer viral art films and short documentaries that tackle issues of queer politics, sex, HIV stigma and history. Leo’s viral “essay memes” explore queerness, race, Covid and HIV stigma, and can be found on Instagram. More about Leo on his website and twitter. Today’s episode mentions the KARE 11 signing, which you can check out here. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
33:11
August 22, 2021
From Porn to Preacher
It’s no secret that Yass, Jesus! is a sex-positive show; sex work is work! We believe that God loves sex, and that you can go from porn star to preacher (and back again) without losing your love of or your love from God. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
25:45
August 15, 2021
Paul Got a Little Thorny
You know those people who pick up a new belief or adopt a new lifestyle and suddenly they get real vocal about their expertise in it? Girl, you know you’re never gonna be able to live up to those standards you’re preaching! On this episode we take a good look at Paul, who got a little bit thorny (ok A LOT) after converting to Christianity. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
25:20
August 08, 2021
Malynda Hale: Evolution of an Ally
Today we welcome a true ally: Malynda Hale is an actress, singer/songwriter, director, activist, and host of the podcast #WeNeedToTalk, a table talk series that focuses on important topics in politics, entertainment, and cultural trends.  Malynda utilizes her voice and social media presence to effect change with social justice, female empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, veganism, and the Black Lives Matter movement.  She serves as a worship leader and co-hosts a bi-monthly discussion group called Courageous Conversations focusing on social justice from a Christian perspective. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
50:51
August 01, 2021
Chosen Family
Today we give thanks for the family that supports us - whether we are blessed to have a nuclear family that loves us for who we are, or blessed to have a chosen family lifting us up. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
24:44
July 25, 2021
The Trinity is Super Queer
We recognize many different identities as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, with the understanding and appreciation that we are all a little queer. You know what else is super queer? The Holy Trinity. This episode looks at all the identities of God as the Holy Trinity. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
27:34
July 18, 2021
Confession and Forgiveness
While we don’t always confess our wrongdoing to the people who are hurt by it, just acknowledging our behavior can be a powerful step.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean letting people hurt us all over again. Together, confession and forgiveness can offer a balance that brings us closer to ourselves and closer to God. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
28:35
July 11, 2021
Woman at the Well
Today we give thanks to the brutally honest, strong women who teach us what it means to honor Jesus. Have you met Gladys? Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
30:18
July 04, 2021
Coming Out as Christian
Coming out as LGBTQIA+ can be really hard. Opening up about your faith can be just as difficult, especially as Christianity becomes more stigmatized and tied to values that don’t always match the lives we lead as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Today we talk about how your faith is just as essential as your sexual orientation or gender identity. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
21:41
June 27, 2021
The Queer Gospel of Saint Dolly Parton
Singer. Musician. Christian. LGBTQIA+ Ally. SAINT. Join us as we sit down with someone who knows Saint Dolly Parton better than most – Truvy Trollop, amazing Burlesque Dancer and Dolly Parton’s niece and costume archivist! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
54:28
June 20, 2021
Song of Solomon (with special guest Semler)
We welcome Semler back as we indulge in some deep Bible smut – the Song of Solomon! This Baked Bible Story is dripping with innuendo and we dive right on in. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
39:06
June 13, 2021
Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Lil Nas X’s video for the song Montero (Call Me by Your Name) is full of Biblical imagery. You could even argue it’s a queer retelling of the story of Holy Week and Easter. In this episode, we analyze every inch of that stripper pole, breaking down the video scene by scene to discover just why it’s making so many people sweat. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
25:26
May 30, 2021
God Loves Good Sex
Is yours a sexy Bible? Today we tackle that taboo topic we love to talk about here at Yass, Jesus! and explore all those stories about Bible humping. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
26:36
May 23, 2021
Clapbacks
Nothing shuts down a fool like a good clapback, and the Bible is FULL of ‘em! Today we revel in the best Biblical clapbacks that SHUT. IT. DOWN. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
26:41
May 16, 2021
Leviticus Ridiculous
The book of Leviticus has some of the Bible verses most quoted by Christians seeking to condemn homosexuality, but do you know how many other ridiculous sins are named in this book?! (Hint: You’re a sinner! YOU’RE a sinner! WE’RE ALL SINNERS!) Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
27:18
May 09, 2021
Oh, Happy Day! When Jesus Walshed My Sins Away
This   whole episode is some Gay Christian News! It all started when Danny landed himself in hot water with a Catholic University and has grown into a movement for better LGBTQIA+ representation on campus. Today we take time to talk with students, alumni, and a former professor from Walsh University to discuss the change on campus resulting from this learning opportunity. (See what we did there?!) P.S. Take action through an Act of Love! Sign the petition HERE  to support better LGBTQIA+ community   resources at Walsh University, AND/OR buy some LGBTQIA+ Cavs and Allies Merch   HERE Yass,   Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is   Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special   thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity   execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know   us better: Daniel   Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming   Project GLAAD Twitter
48:33
May 02, 2021
Won't Anyone Think of the Children?!?
What impact would it have had for you to find a pastor or youth minister who was open, accepting, and helped you grow up as an out and proud LGBTQIA+ youth? Would your life path have been different if you could have been open in church about your sexual orientation? So many don’t have this safe space.  Today we sit down with our Freakin’ Deacon Ross Murray to talk about Youth Ministry and his new book Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
28:39
April 25, 2021
The Baked Bible
God created the land and every vegetation on it and called it good. Today we talk about places in the Bible that talk about God’s gift of a good Seed, or Grass, or Plant, or Oil… and that sticky icky celebrated in Cannabis Churches. Happy 420, y’all! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
23:02
April 18, 2021
Tamar's a Bad B*tch
So many Bible stories are about men, and those about women usually don’t call them by name. When you read about a woman by name in the Bible, you KNOW she’s a bad-ass b*tch! Today we dive into another Baked Bible Story and talk all about Tamar, the two-time daughter-in-law of Judah, who brings the receipts! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
32:04
April 11, 2021
Jesus is Risen!
We launched Yass, Jesus! on Easter Sunday exactly one year ago! Why? Because Easter is the main event for Christians; Jesus rising again after death is why he is considered holy and one with God the Creator. Join us for this discussion about the significance of the Easter holiday. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
19:35
April 04, 2021
King James Was a Homo
We’ve spent previous episodes talking about the importance of translations in the Bible, and today we look at how translations play a role in the story of King James, who we think was pretty queer, who kept his own lovers, but also prosecuted LGBTQ+ people and sponsored a version of the bible that has been used against the LGBTQ+ community for a long, long time. What a wild guy! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
40:50
March 28, 2021
PK Means "Preacher's Kid" with Special Guest Semler
Today we look at the different types of Preacher’s Kids with one of our fave PK’s Semler! Join us while we talk about the perfect model-child PK’s vs. the wild child PK’s who grew up with all the rules only to break them! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
59:15
March 21, 2021
Name Changes in the Bible
Names are personal and powerful. They wrap up your identity into a single word (or a selected few.) The Bible has some pretty wild naming stories; join us while we discover what’s in a name. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
38:35
March 14, 2021
Penises Everywhere
God made penises and God loves everything He makes, so it goes to reason that God loves penises! (What’s not to love?) We take a long, hard look at stories in the bible that discuss penises – often dripping in euphemism. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter
23:43
March 07, 2021
Finding Hope in a Hopeless Time
Hope is recognizing that sometimes there is more beyond what we can see. Join us as we discover how to find hope during hopeless moments. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter The Rev. A. Stephen Pieters, M.Div., M.A., D.Min. (Hon.) The Rev. Dr. A. Stephen Pieters received a Bachelor of Science in Speech at Northwestern University in 1974, a Master of Divinity Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1979, an honorary Doctor of Ministry Degree from Samaritan College in 1989, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2003. Rev. Pieters is one of the longest-surviving people with AIDS in the world, having first been diagnosed with GRID (what they were then calling AIDS) in April, 1982. He was told he had 8 months to live in April, 1984 when diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma and AIDS (again). His two cancers went into remission in 1985 while he was taking the first antiviral tried against HIV, a chemotherapy called suramin. By 1987, he recovered completely from the toxic side effects that ended the trial. That year, he was appointed Field Director of AIDS Ministry for the MCC denomination, and traveled to churches all over the world, where he shared his testimony of hope in the face of all the hopelessness of that time. Rev. Pieters has served on the boards of directors of local and national AIDS organizations and non-profits. He has been interviewed many times on television, including by Tammy Faye Bakker, and Jane Pauley, as well as in print media all over the world, and has received many awards for his AIDS ministry. Reverend Pieters is currently retired, and serves as Staff Clergy at Founders Metropolitan Community Church. He has been singing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles since 1994.Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
24:32
February 28, 2021
Jesus Didn't Stay A Baby
There’s plenty of detail surrounding Jesus’ birth in the bible, as well as his life as an adult - but what about all those years in between? There are no stories between Jesus being twelve and then showing up to start his ministry as a man, but we want the dish on all those angsty teenage years! We’re imagining what growing up would have been like for Jesus. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
30:50
February 21, 2021
The Bible's Gay Soldier Boy
Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?! For this Baked Bible Story, we cover the tale of the Roman Centurion as told in Matthew and Luke. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
36:28
February 14, 2021
Biblical Fashion
It’s fashion week here at Yass, Jesus! That’s right, we are checking out the hottest lewks from the Old Testament and the New Testament. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
31:51
February 07, 2021
We Gotta Talk About Satan
Did the Devil really make you do it? In the Bible Satan is a tempter or an accuser, but YOU have the power to control your life and your choices; the absolute most that Satan can do is whisper in your ear. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
30:52
January 31, 2021
Queers Can Prevent Cringy Ministry!
“Is your church into PNP?” Probably not, but sometimes people with the best intentions don’t understand the message they may be sending. On this episode we talk about messages that could have benefited from a queer ear before being broadcast. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
30:23
January 24, 2021
Gayest Moments in the Bible
We’ve already covered a lot of queer stories in our baked bible series, but there are STILL SO MANY. Get baked with us and join the conversation covering the Gayest Moments in the Bible, starting with Paul’s obsession with penises. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
35:05
January 17, 2021
Best of Season One Recap!
A lot of us would love to sweep 2020 deep under the carpet, but we’re looking back at many of the fabulous moments that happened right here on Yass, Jesus! during our first unforgettable season. It’s a “Best Of” recap to remind us that 2020 gave us time to build community in new ways, and we can’t wait to keep loving each other and ourselves into the new year. See you in Season 2! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
24:11
January 10, 2021
believer Presents: Dating In the Queer Christian Crowd
In this sponsored episode, we discuss dating in the digital age! We've all been on apps that foster cheap connection, but Believr wants to be different. Believr is a place for LGBTQ+ Christians to find belonging, connection, and love by matching with other people with shared values. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
30:03
January 03, 2021
New Year, Who 'Dis?
Resolutions are often misguided by false idols and false ideals. As we ring in a new year here at Yass, Jesus! we resolve to put our faith into God and to being the best versions of our sexy, kinky, queer, generous, loving, Christian selves. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
32:37
December 27, 2020
The Queerest Christmas Pageant Ever!
Remember the homespun Christmas Pageants of your youth? We’re taking the Christmas Story to a whole new level of exxtra, so grab your eggnog-tini or a cup of HAWT buttered rum and join us for The Queerest Christmas Pageant Ever! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
22:31
December 20, 2020
Queer Space is Sacred Space
We’re working to make Yass, Jesus! a virtual, queer sacred space. What are some other sacred spaces that have a sense of God? For many of us in the LGBTQIA+ community, a sense of God can be found in queer safe spaces, and we can create sacred spaces anywhere we go through an example of love and acceptance. Yass, Jesus! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
46:10
December 13, 2020
Jesus, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus!
Did y’all know there’s a queer family in the Bible? Not just any family, either – Jesus’ family! We’re talking about two sisters and a brother all living under the same roof as grown adults. Join us for a few baked bible stories about Jesus, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and their big queer family. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
33:02
December 06, 2020
What Does God Think About Greed?
We all know Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins; there are more warnings about greed in the Bible than there are mentions of LGBTQIA+ people. While the livelihood of so many depends on commerce, we break down the commercial holidays that follow Thanksgiving and talk about how to spend in alignment with our Christian and queer values. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
35:36
November 29, 2020
Can You Thank God for a Good Blowjob?
We’re feeling an attitude of gratitude, and this Thanksgiving we take time to appreciate the things that don’t normally get shared at the dinner table.  Why not be thankful for all of the pleasures we are blessed with?  We kick "taboo" to the curb and express our appreciation for all things YUMMY. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
29:60
November 22, 2020
1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture
What if the word “homosexual” was never meant to be in the bible? This is the question being asked by our guest Sharon “Rocky” Roggio, Producer and Director of 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture. If the word “Homosexual” wasn’t even invented until 1868, how could it have been written into the bible without the influence of modern society? Hear about when and how homosexuality as a sin was introduced, and how 1946 seeks to change the narrative built in that pivotal moment. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
42:19
November 15, 2020
Addiction and Recovery
This week we get real about addiction with Kathleen Murphy M.A., LMFT, LPC and the Executive Clinical Director from Breathe Life Healing Centers. Kathleen’s career is built on more than 30 years of experience working with people suffering from substance abuse issues complicated by relational trauma. Join us while we explore a topic that is currently ripping through the LGBTQIA+ community. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
53:34
November 08, 2020
LGBTQIA+ Global Update
As the US focuses on the American political atmosphere before Election Day, we take a moment to discuss the LGBTQIA+ global atmosphere. Let’s look at the progress that’s been made for LGBTQIA+ acceptance and rights throughout the world and talk about the work still to be done. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
37:37
November 01, 2020
Jesus the OG Zombie
God wants you to let your freak flag fly this Halloween! We invite all witches, warlocks, and slutty nuns to grab your flashlights and hit the lights as we review Stories to Tell in the Dark: Bible Edition. Happy Halloween, y’all! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
38:43
October 25, 2020
Queer Politics
LGBTQIA+ rights are impacted by politics on a daily basis. How you vote should never be something dictated by anyone other than YOU and what aligns with YOUR beliefs over the life you feel you deserve. In advance of the 2020 election, we discuss how politics can align with your queer Christian beliefs, and talk about how important it is to have your voice heard through your vote. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
31:36
October 18, 2020
Play This for Your Parents When You're Ready to Come Out
It can be so hard to find the right words to say to your loved ones when coming out. While you focus on speaking your truth, we’ve put this segment together for you to play to your loved ones when you come out. We talk about how your sexuality doesn’t conflict with Christian beliefs and reaffirm the ways those around you can support you in this pivotal moment of your life.
11:41
October 11, 2020
Esther, the Coming Out Queen
It’s National Coming Out Day! We’re celebrating being out and proud by discussing what it means to come out as LGBTQIA+ and exploring the Bible’s own coming out story. Join us and learn about Esther, the Coming Out Queen! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
41:05
October 11, 2020
Psalm 139
YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made. For queer people, who have been told we are a corruption of God’s creation, Psalm 139 is a reminder that we are not a mistake; we are a beautiful part of God’s design. We use this Baked episode to bask line by line in the affirmation that is found within Psalm 139. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
41:10
October 04, 2020
Your Body Is a Queer Temple
God loves every single body - so why don’t we? Don’t let body standards set by anyone other than God impact how you love your body; it’s your temple and deserves worship! We explore how to turn body expectations into body exaltation, and commit to loving our bodies as God does. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
26:47
September 27, 2020
Grace
For a long time, the Church has used the threat of heaven and hell to control people’s behavior. But God, in infinite love for us, has poured out grace upon us. Grace lets us throw off the shackles that tell us being queer keeps us from God’s love. We can be as queer and as loving as we can be! Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
34:12
September 20, 2020
Slut Shaming
Mary Magdalene wasn’t the hussy she’s made out to be - and even if she was, GET IT GURL! When did she first get such a sordid reputation and how? We explore how male fragility may have played a part in shaming this woman out of a more accurate title: APOSTLE. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
45:60
September 13, 2020
Jonah, The Petty Prophet
Most of us know the story of Jonah and the belly of the whale, but we dig into the deeper story of how he questioned his call from God. Where did all that petty pouting get him? Join us and find out more about this (slightly fishy) bible story. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
46:47
September 06, 2020
Tithing
Tithing originated as giving 10% of one’s wealth, but it doesn’t have to be money-based! Pledge a portion of any of the blessings God has given to you; there’s power in giving time and energy. This week we talk about finding ways to give back to your community by sharing your blessings from God. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
37:48
August 30, 2020
Noah & Ham
This week we discuss rainbows - the promise of God and an icon of the LGBTQIA+ community. We also talk about stories that propagate biases and learn how to recognize and challenge them with a deep dive into the story of Noah and Ham. Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
36:13
August 23, 2020
#DoBetterYoungLife
This week we get a little bit Mafia Jesus on one of the largest Christian youth organizations in America, discussing again how vital it is to create affirming spaces for LGBT+ in the Christian community. Kent Thomas joins us to discuss #DoBetterYoungLife and the movement he started to encourage Young Life and other religious organizations like them to change their exclusionary policies. Kent Thomas was actively involved in the Young Life organization throughout his youth, climbing the ranks towards becoming a Young Life Leader before being denied the opportunity because he was an out gay man.  After posting about his experience using the hashtag #DoBetterYoungLife, it has since become a grassroots community advocating for inclusion in the organization regardless of background, gender identity or sexual orientation. Facebook ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order! Cann Social Tonic The future of social drinking is here!
41:24
August 16, 2020
Does God Have a Sense of Humor?
This week is all funny business, where we explore bible humor on the set of Apostle Paul’s Bible Space, and Danny reminisces about laughing at/with god as a young boy. We’d like to thank this week's contributors, and encourage you to check them out! Anna Dawahare Instagram Facebook Christian Cintron Twitter Instagram David Burdge Twitter Facebook ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order!
34:07
August 13, 2020
Ruth & Naomi - A Baked Bible Story
Ruth & Naomi weren’t a lesbian couple, but they were two outsiders who can teach us what love and commitment looks like! Their relationship closely mirrors the strength and support found within the lesbian community, and we dive into it with our monthly Baked Bible Story. ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsors: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box! CBD Caring CBD wellness products from people who care. Make sure to use the YASSJESUS25 for 25% off your first order!
55:29
August 02, 2020
Affirming Churches
Don’t settle for “good enough,” find a church that feeds your soul AND affirms the LGBTQIA+ community. This week, we talk about how to find an affirming fellowship. ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
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July 26, 2020
Spilling Tea on Casting Stones
The Zakar Twins are back to help us feel our love even when others are throwing hate. Also, this week we pray with Kevin Garcia, a digital pastor, creative mystic, public theologian and intuitive soul coach based in Atlanta, GA. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a queer Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with messages of God’s unending love for all people. regardless of who they are, what they profess, or what they actually believe. Kevin’s the author of Bad Theology Kills: undoing toxic beliefs and reclaiming your spiritual authority, published January 2020. Kevin’s work also appears in several anthologies by queer people of faith. Find out more about Kevin here: Twitter Instagram Facebook ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
36:26
July 19, 2020
Genderqueer Joseph & the Technicolor Dream... Garment
Genderqueer Joseph and his iconic coat help us explore how it feels to be ostracized for being our true selves - colorful, FABULOUS, and authentic. Dive into Joseph’s story with us and see how it relates to being non-binary today. This week’s prayer comes from Rev. Nicole Garcia, a religious, social and political activist. In other words, a transgender Latina with an opinion, and she’s not afraid to share it. Westview Church Instagram ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
47:45
July 12, 2020
Queer Saints
On this episode, Lazaro Mancilla walks us through iconic Queer Saints, and we all decide to join the House of Assisi. Yass, Mother! Learn more about Lazaro at: Centered Space LA Instagram ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
40:03
July 05, 2020
Sodom & Gomorrah
One of the stories used against the LGBTQIA+ community is waaaaay more f*ked up than you may realize.  This week, we’re dissecting the story of Sodom and Gommorah and showing you where to look for the truth! ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
49:15
June 28, 2020
Who's Your Daddy?
Some of us have a father, but we all need a DADDY. Even Jesus had a Daddy (Abba). We’re talking about those saviors/angels who guide and mentor us into our queer-hood; biological fathers who are champions and allies to the LGBTQIA kids of the world; and what it’s like navigating relationships with a father that may be strained. We’re exploring our daddy issues, y’all! (With gratitude.) ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
38:36
June 21, 2020
David and Jonathan, Two Very "Special Friends"
Most things written about David and Jonathan talk about their “friendship” - PUH-LEASE! It's hard to say what their exact relationship was, but the two met in secret after David pissed off Jonathan's father and their love "surpassed the love of a woman." Um, we don't know about you, but that sounds pretty gay to us. ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
47:24
June 14, 2020
The Podcast of the Sacred Inclusion
This week, rather than airing a new episode of Yass Jesus, we have decided to use our platform to lift voices from members of the Black Christian community. It’s our duty as allies AND Christians to support our brothers and sisters however can, and for us, that means taking this moment to listen. Our friends at the Podcast of the Sacred Inclusion were kind enough to let us air this episode from 2018. It’s a great conversation between Bishop Yvette Flunder and Angelo John Lewis. Please stick around and God bless. The Podcast of the Sacred Inclusion About Bishop Yvette Flunder The Sacred Inclusion Network About this Episode It was a gradual process that led the young Yvette Flunder to question the tenets of the United Church of Christ in which she was born and raised. She couldn't reconcile her emerging beliefs with her church's patriarchal orientation and its emphasis on preparing adherents for the next world rather than addressing the injustices and inadequacies of this one. She also realized she never again could call herself a member of a church that completely rejected  same-gender-loving people such as herself. Bishop Flunder here traces the path that led her to become a visionary religious leader with a mission of tending to the spiritual needs of marginalized people around the world, particularly those of African-American descent. She speaks of her vision of radical inclusion,which she believes requires an equally radical social ministry reaching to the furthest margins of society to serve all in need without prejudice or discrimination. "The greatest mistake at the Christian church has ever made was to put a back cover on the book, to somehow suggest that we could make a manual out of the living word of God," she said. Reverend Flunder is  the founder and senior pastor of the City of Refugee United Church of Christ in Oakland, California. In 2003, she was appointed Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all over the world. She’s also the author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic Radical Inclusion. ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
47:47
June 07, 2020
Jesus was Poly AF with Brian G. Murphy
We are delighted to be joined this week by the founder of Queer Theology (and our dear friend), Brian G. Murphy! Brian is one of the most knowledgable humans on the planet and he's here to talk about polyamory, queering the Bible, and LOVE. About Brian Brian G. Murphy is a filmmaker, activist, and entrepreneur. He grew up evangelical Christian in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and for the past seven years has been engaged in faith-based activism and social justice work. He participated in the 2007 Soulforce Equality Ride, co-founded Legalize Trans*, and most recently partnered with Fr. Shannon Kearns to create Queer Theology. Brian has a passion for using digital storytelling engage hearts and inspire action. He works with visionary individuals and organizations to develop and share their work through online channels: web, social, email, and video. He has worked with qubo Television Network, GLSEN, Red Letter Christians, The Simple Way, Tony Campolo, and the Evangelical Associate for the Promotion of Education; as well as producing television shows and short films. Follow Brian Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Queer Theology Brian's Podcast ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
36:32
May 31, 2020
Living Out Loud with the Zakar Twins
Heads up: Danny's mom makes an appearance in this episode, so there's some (a lot) of bleeped curse words This week, we're joined by the internet's favorite sons, the Zakar Twins! Danny's mom also stops by to check in on our 30 Day Attitude of Gratitude Challenge. About the Zakar Twins Few things are as compelling as a good story, and the Zakar Twins have mastered the art of storytelling, Pray the Gay Away focuses on key issues in today’s society. The memoir chronicles Michael’s and Zach’s coming out to their mother who is a devout Christian who is also extremely devoted to the family’s Middle Eastern values and heritage. The book takes a comedic look at the brothers’ journey from awkward teenagers fighting against societal stereotypes in post 9/11 America, to living separate lives while recognizing sexual and emotional feelings for other boys, to rejoining their relationship when they come out to each other and to finally facing the future together in a world where gay is still a bad word and coming out to their mom shattered and reformed their family and religious values. Pray the Gay Away has been self-published by Michael and Zach and is selling on Amazon (#1 LGBT release its first day) and online on Barnes & Noble as the brothers start their national book tour. Buy Pray the Gay Away Follow Instagram Twitter YouTube Facebook ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
32:23
May 24, 2020
Lord Have Mercy with Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Munch-munch, crunch-crunch. Silky Ganache is here to eat the lunch... and pray! We are so thrilled to have our dear friend, Silky Nutmeg Ganache on the show to talk about mercy, finding your calling, and Azariah's fourth favorite topic: all-men's colleges. About Silky Silky Nutmeg Ganache, also simply known as Silky Ganache, is the stage name of Reginald Steele, a drag queen, performer and one of the Season 11 contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race". The life of the party, you always know when exuberant "Big Silky" is in the building. But scratch the surface of this gregarious drag queen and you'll find a softer side to Silk – one who was raised in the church, has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and is even on her way to becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. Follow Silky Silky's Snack Shack on YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! is hosted by Danny Franzese and Azariah Southworth. Our producer is Ross Murray. Sound, music, and post production by Chris Heckman. Special thanks to Sophie Serrano, Meredith Paulley, and Sam Isfan. Yass, Jesus! is brought to you by Audity. Audity execs are Ryann Lauckner, Steve Michaels, and Jessica Bustillos. Get to know us better: Daniel Franzese https://whatsupdanny.com/ Twitter Instagram Facebook Azariah Southworth https://azariahspeaks.com/ Instagram Facebook Ross Murray The Naming Project GLAAD Twitter ____________________________ Yass, Jesus! thanks our incredible sponsor: Imperfect Foods Imperfect, delicious produce delivered to your doorstep for up to 30% less than the grocery store. Use the coupon code YASSJESUS for $10 off your first box!
42:15
May 17, 2020