37 minutes | Feb 17, 2013
Ep. 4 Hope for a Gay Pope?
Jim is joined by Dignity USA program manager Jim Smith to talk about what the country’s largest Catholic LGBT organization thinks of Pope Benedict’s resignation. It’s a frank and enlightening conversation about the mission of his organization—and why he says so many LGBT people stay with the church. Enjoy the show!
61 minutes | Nov 4, 2012
Ep. 107 Instinct Celebrates 15!
Happy 15th Anniversary to Instinct Magazine! They celebrate the milestone with their annual Leading Men issue–and we celebrate by talking to senior editor Jeff Katz. Jeff takes a minute to look back on some of the magazine’s highlights over the years, while giving our listeners an EXCLUSIVE look at the men who made this year’s list. Of course, the two big stories that continue this week are Hurricane Sandy and the Presidential election. One of the most heartbreaking things to come from the storm is the total devastation of the Ali Forney Center in NYC. The Center provides critical shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth–many of whom were kicked out of their homes just for being gay. Please visit the Center’s website to find out what you do to help them rebuild. But the big gay news never stops and the gang is back again this week to talk about the latest headlines. All that, plus
60 minutes | Oct 21, 2012
Ep. 105 Jack Mackenroth
Super-sexy Project Runway alum Jack Mackenroth joins the gang this week to talk about his new dating site for HIV+ men, Volttage.com. Jack shares his thoughts on why he created the site and what he hopes guys will get out of it. Be sure to check out this fun and entertaining chat with one of America’s great gay voices! Of course, the folks around the brunch table also talk big gay news and deliver the week’s most important headlines. From dismissed diversity counselors to celebrities giving their money away, you’ll hear it all on Gay Sunday Brunch. And it wouldn’t be a show without our most salacious segment, Grindr Guy of the Week. So sit back, pour yourself a glass of whatever you have handy, and enjoy the show!
73 minutes | May 20, 2012
Ep. 90 - How to Get (and keep) Your Man
Dr. Craig joins us this week with helpful advice on how to find—and how to keep—the relationship you’ve been looking for. We chat about everything from online dating, to getting yourself ready to find and be in love. It’s always great advice from the good doctor, and we know you will love it. Of course, we’re also talking big gay news, and it’s another big week. From the NAACP announcing their support for gay marriage, to the passing of Donna Summer and an apology from the psychiatrist who studied “ex-gay” therapy, we cover it all. Also, don’t miss this week’s Grindr Guy of the Week. We’re still trying to figure out what’s hanging from his nipples.
54 minutes | May 13, 2012
Ep. 89 - Love and Sex with Dr. Frankie
Our special series, “Love and Sex in the Digital Age” continues this week with relationship expert and lesbian matchmaker, Dr. Frankie Bashan. Dr. Frankie joins us to give some pointers for online dating, and shares what she thinks it the single biggest mistake people make when they’re looking for love. You don’t want to miss what she say is killing our brains! Of course, the gang is also talking big gay news. What could be bigger news than President Obama coming out in support of gay marriage? The gang tackles that, plus the latest rumors around John Travolta, and much more!
61 minutes | May 6, 2012
Ep. 88 Sharon Needles and Davey Wavey
We’re thrilled to have our very own bootleg, badass interview with the one and only Sharon Needles this week. Listen to the bootleg interview when we corner her in the ladies room. You don’t want to miss it! This week, we also kick off our month-long series, “Love and Sex in the Digital Age.” Davey Wavey gets us going with a fun and, shall we say, informative chat about Grindr and online dating. All that plus our regular roundtable of big gay news, including headlines from Russia, Missouri, and Long Beach. Enjoy the show, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes. You don’t want to miss a thing!
38 minutes | Jan 1, 2012
Episode 73 - Gay Resolutions with Dr. Craig
Are you looking for love? Are you trying to find a more rewarding career or family life? Do you just want to be happier? Then join us for our chat with renowned relationship counselor, spiritual advisor and life coach, Dr. Craig Martin. Dr. Craig joins us with the TOP 5 New Year’s resolutions every gay person should make. If you’re looking for some guidance on how to start your year off right, this is the place! Regular listeners will also notice right away that along with a brand new year, we have a brand new theme song. Many thanks to Chris over at The Squires of the Subterrain and our good friend Koo-Koo Boy for the fun new jingle. We hope you love it as much as we do. Speaking of new music, New York model, actor and recording artist Anthony Triolo joins us this week in Singers and Storytellers with his song Rumors Will Blind You. Happy New Year and enjoy the show!
36 minutes | Oct 30, 2011
Episode 67 - Halloweenie
It’s a busy week for the boys at Gay Sunday Brunch! They first take a look at what’s making the news — everything from Chaz Bono to gay military members suing the government of DOMA, and Conan O’Brien saying he’ll officiate his longtime staffer’s gay wedding. Of course, it’s the gay high holy day of Halloween, so the guys have a riot talking about costumes, parties and everything else that makes this one of the biggest holidays of the year. To go along with the Halloween theme, our buddy KooKoo Boy joins us with his fun hit, Vampire Girls. You didn’t think we’d forget Grindr Guy of the Week, did you? This one's a real charmer — everything you’d expect from a headless torso.Happy Halloween and enjoy the show!
46 minutes | Oct 23, 2011
Episode 66 - Talking Sex with Dr. Jallen Rix
Leading sexologist and “gay sexpert” Dr. Jallen Rix joins us this week to talk about everything from body issues to getting it on with your ex. Does size really matter? Find out as we touch on questions submitted from our listeners! Of course, when the topic turns to sex, as it often does, the Gay Sunday Brunch gang can’t help but throw down, laugh it up, and offer their opinions. You don’t want to miss when the conversation heads south... as it were. As always, there is our Grindr Guy of the Week. Is there really such a thing as “straight acting”? Should that really matter? Listen to what they boys have to say about it. Enjoy the show!
36 minutes | Oct 16, 2011
Episode 65 - Frank DeCaro
This week we’re joined by one of our all-time favorites, Frank DeCaro. Many listeners will know Frank from his work as the film critic for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his daily radio show on Sirius XM. But Frank is also an accomplished author and he’s here to talk about his hit new book, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. He’s been collecting recipes from famous people who have gone to the great beyond for years, and put them all together in one nostalgic, entertaining and very funny place. Of course, the rest of the gang is here this week, along with our first straight female guests. You know there’s fun to be had when the conversation turns to our Grindr Guy of the Week — and news that Taylor Lautner comes out as straight. So grab another of whatever it is your drinking and enjoy the show!
39 minutes | Oct 2, 2011
Episode 64 - Pandora Boxx's Cooter
We’re joined this week by the one and only, Pandora Boxx. Arguably one of America’s favorite drag queens sits down with Jim to talk about the release of her new single, Cooter. Of course, they chat about a lot of other things along the way. You don’t want to miss what Lady P has to say to her critics! Of course, the regular gang is all here with their roundtable chat about everything from former porn star, Ryan Idol getting busted for attempted murder, to an Android app that says it can help parents tell if their son is gay. You didn’t think we’d leave out Grindr Guy of the Week, did you? This week’s young man is pretty ticked the world doesn’t have more hot people. Listen and check him out for yourself.The show’s a hoot - enjoy!
49 minutes | Sep 18, 2011
Episode 63 - Brian Kent and special guests
It’s a banner week for GSB! Not only do we have the uber-popular Billboard recording artist, Brian Kent joining us, but live in-studio is our very own legal eagle, Pj Iraca and our VERY FIRST live in-studio lesbian guest, Carrie Vernon. The gang kicks things off with News Dish, and they chat about everything from a California politician getting heat for his Adam 4 Adam profile, to Prop. 8 and the Archies comic. Of course, it wouldn’t be GSB without our Grindr Guy of the Week. This one especially creative, so missing it would be a HUGE mistake.Then the group signs off, with even more hilarity and Brian Kent introducing his song, "su-su-su-superstar" in Singers & Storytellers. Enjoy the show and REMEMBER TO NOMINATE US for a 2011 Podcast Award. Just visit www.podcastawards.com and put our name (Gay Sunday Brunch) and url (gaysundaybrunch.com) under “Peoples Choice” and “GLBT.” We’ll love you for it! Enjoy the show!
58 minutes | Sep 11, 2011
Episode 62 - Fall Fashion and Remembering 9/11
It’s not easy doing a lighthearted show on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. So the gang at Gay Sunday Brunch take a little time at the beginning of the show so share memories, then quickly get on with being their fabulous and entertaining selves. The main topic of the week is fall fashion. We’re lucky this week to chat with Armani Exchange denim designer, Andrew Shirk. Andrew gives us the lowdown on hot looks for fall and gives great tips for guys looking to stay fashionable with the change of seasons. Then it’s a fun talk with our good buddy and regular contributor, Itay Hod. Itay recently wrote a great piece for The Daily Beast about Grindr going straight. He’ll shed a little light, and as usual, have a little fun when he talks with our own Jim Ver Steeg. Speaking of Grindr, you simply don’t want to miss our Grindr Guy of the Week. Did we mentions leather is hot this fall? Finally, a big thanks to our friend Eric Himan for giving us his song “You First” to share in this week’s Singers & Storytellers. He donates the song in memory of 9/11. So sit back, enjoy the show, and remember to take a minute to remember all the lives lost, touched and forever changed by the attacks of September 11, 2001. Our hearts and love go out to everyone as we mark this sad but important anniversary.
50 minutes | Aug 28, 2011
Episode 61 - Davey Wavey Uncut
It’s always fun when Internet darling Davey Wavey joins us on GSB. He joins us this week for a big announcement about his new project, "Davey Wavey Uncut." Fans will love the backstage look at the new project. Oh, and you’ll want to listen to the entire interview, because Davey shares his own Grindr story. Let’s see how many of us can relate to that one! Of course, we’re also joined by the always hilarious and entertaining Kasha Davis. This week Kasha brings Mr. Davis to join our regular cast of characters and we talk about everything from former porn starts teaching elementary school to Chely Wright’s recent marriage. Don’t worry. We didn’t forget everyone’s favorite: Grindr Guy of the Week. He’s a sailor looking for pirate - but that’s just the beginning of the story. Finally, we close the country sounds of Karen and the Sorrows doing their cover of the Hank Williams song “Don’t Take Advice.” Find out more in Singers and Storytellers!
54 minutes | Aug 21, 2011
Episode 60 - "Ex-Gay" with Wayne Besen and Dr. Jallen Rix
Maybe we should thank Michele Bachmann. Not for her hateful intolerance, or rage against LGBT equality, but for bringing the misguided notion of “ex-gay” therapy to the national stage. We’re honored this week to talk with two great guests who are fighting back against the “ex-gay” myth. Wayne Besen is the founding executive director of an organization called Truth Wins Out. It was his group that exposed the “ex-gay” therapy practices of Marcus Bachmann’s counseling center, even after vehemently denying his counselors promoted such therapy. From Wayne, we turn to Dr. Jallen Rix. Dr. Rix is a sexologist from California, but more importantly, he is a survivor of “ex-gay” therapy and is the author of the book, “Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Religious Abuse.” His story of how he came out on the other side is not to be missed. Of course, the guys have their share of fun too. Jim’s good friend Jason Roberts joins him as guest co-host, and of course, Dan (Mother) McCarty is on hand to share some insights and fun.Enjoy the show!
43 minutes | Aug 7, 2011
Episode 59 - Frank Bruni and Kasha Davis
By all accounts, Frank Bruni has enjoyed an illustrious career. From covering the first George W. Bush White House for the New York Times, to serving as the paper’s Rome Bureau chief and later its restaurant critic, he has mastered his writer’s voice and established himself as one of the most influential journalists in U.S. But when the Times appointed Frank its newest Op-Ed columnist, word spread quickly that he was the first openly gay person to ever hold that position. He joins us this week to talk about what that means to him and shares some of his insights on other news shaping our nation. Frank also chats about his deeply personal memoir and New York Times best seller, Born Round. Of course, since it’s Gay Sunday Brunch, we have to squeeze in more than our share of fabulous fun! Joining us this week is International Housewife Celebrity, Kasha Davis. With a little help from the kitchen cupboard, and a few morning mimosas, she steps into the co-host spot as only a queen can. Our good friends Dan, Chris and Jason are also at this week's brunch table and join in on the fun. You’ll love Jim and Kasha’s chat on current events - and be sure to check out their take on this week’s Grindr Guy! Trust us, you don’t want to miss it. If all that isn’t enough, M.E. Grant is our featured artist in Singers and Storytellers this week. He’s a gifted artist who blends modern hip-hop with NYC performance art to create a style and sound all his own. He joins us with his song “Silhouette.” Be sure to check out the video!
45 minutes | Jul 24, 2011
Episode 58 - Corey Rosenberg
We all know some, hell most of us have been one at one time or another. We’re talking about gay guys with no clue about how to behave in polite society. In his new book, The Gay Man’s Guide to Timeless Manners and Proper Etiquette, Corey Rosenberg offers fun and practical advice on everything from sex to setting the table. The guys have a fun and wine-fueled conversation with Corey. It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss! Of course, the guys also bring you Big Gay News, Grindr Guy of the Week, and Singers and Storytellers. This week’s featured artist is folk singer, Jamie Anderson. She joins us with her song “Family of Friends.” Enjoy the show!
50 minutes | Jul 10, 2011
Episode 57 - Jeff Katz and Rick Jacobs
After a busy few summer weeks, Pride celebrations and Marriage Equality in New York, the guys are finally back together at Equal Grounds Coffee House. Jim and Matt bring you all your favorites like Big Gay News, Grindr Guy of the Week. Since the last show was all about New York, this week we’re dedicated most of our time to our friends in California. Joining us to talk about what it was like to ride as part of the Annual AIDS LifeCycle is Instinct Magazine’s senior associate editor, Jeff Katz. He’s got an amazing story to tell, so you don’t want to miss it. Then it’s a chat with Courage Campaign founder and chair, Rick Jacobs. He’ll take some time to let us know where things stand with marriage equality in California and fill us in on all the great work his organization is doing across the country.It’s a great show - so sit back and enjoy!
30 minutes | Jun 27, 2011
Episode 56 - Equality in New York!
In the late evening of June 24, the New York State Senate approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriages. After days of intense discussions that reportedly circled around protections for religious institutions, the bill that was negotiated and maneuvered by the Governor himself brought long-awaited equality to the Empire State. This week we the state and speak first with Marriage Equality New York’s Yetta Kurland. We spoke with Yetta in the weeks leading up to the vote, now she’s back and joining us from Manhattan to share her thoughts on how things went down - and what this means for New Yorkers and LGBT communities across the U.S. Then we head west to the other side of New York and talk to Brant and Steve from Buffalo. They are a couple who were legally married in Canada and recently adopted their infant son Tyler. Brant and Steve take some time to share what this means to them as individual citizens and as a family. You may notice this week’s show sounds a little different than usual. Matt is off this week. In fact, the last we heard he was having drinks with Mo Rocca at NYC Pride. If anyone sees him, please throw some cold water on him and let him know we’ll be back in full force next week. But don’t worry. Jim is his entertaining self and brings nearly 10 years as an activist for marriage equality with him for this incredible show. We’ll bring you our Grindr Guy and Singers & Storytellers next week.Enjoy!
34 minutes | Jun 12, 2011
Episode 55 - Responding to Tracy Morgan
There’s a lot to tackle this week, from Pride festivities around the world to marriage equality efforts right here at home. The guys also share listener feedback and their thoughts on Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay rant, where he said if his son were gay, he’d kill him. Be sure to listen to what people are saying around the country and feel free to share your thoughts on our Facebook page! Of course, there is also Grindr Guy of the Week - as well as a great feature artist in this week’s Singers and Storytellers.Enjoy the show!