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Thworp! A Podcast for Big Fans
56 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode #51: Call Me By Your (Video) Game
It's Lil Nas X's world, we're all just living in it. And what happy citizens of Montero we are! Jake and Michael get into the new album, as well as the Nicki Minaj testicular difficulties of it all surrounding the Met Gala and a surprisingly whelming Emmys night. Then, we Switch topics to talk about...well, the Switch! What we're playing now, what YOU should be playing, and how we feel about Nintendo's most versatile console as it gets ready to turn 5. Make sure to leave a review on iTunes!
56 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Episode #50: And On This Week's Episode
Happy Thworpiversary one and all! That's right, we've made it a whole year and FIFTY episodes into this endeavor, and we could not be giddier about it. Come skip down Memory Lane with us as we go through our fan-favorite moments, episodes, and guests from the last 50 episodes, and dream big about what's to come. Plus, we get you all up to speed on movies, tv, video games, and so much more in this week's segment of In The Queues!
52 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode #49: What Ever Happened to Baby Skeeter?
The lovers, the dreamers, and...the podcasters! That's right, there's fisting jokes a plenty on this week's episode, because we're talking Muppets. From our favorite felt friends to why exactly it's so hard to do Muppets now, we go all the way into the Jim Henson Company's world of wonder! Plus, a lot of the news is....bad, so we're gonna talk about the news that IS good, queer, and nerdy in In The Queues!
65 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode #48: Baby's Frist Capitalism, with Ivana
It's the most magical episode on Earth: it's the Disney episode!!! Classics, newbies, Disney princesses, and favorites, we get into everything House of Mouse. To do that, we grabbed performer, improviser, and host of Out of the Way Bra, Ivana! Also, Jake went to the beach, Michael went to New York, and there's a bear on cocaine.
52 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode #47: Janifest Destiny
Stunts, shenanigans, bufooneries, and weaponized BFAs abound, this season of All Stars has been GOOD. Jake and Michael sum up their mid-season thoughts on RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 6, from top to Jan. Plus, Loki's over, and we get into ALL the multiversal implications of that finale, so let's all fan out about some TV this week!
67 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode #46: Band Together, with Alexa Sciuto
LGBTQ? Oh yeah, Let's Get Bands Together Quickly. We're doing music this week over at Thworp!, talking about bands, bandoms, why we stan bands, and what makes a band a Favorite Band. To do that, we brought on comedian, show runner, and Weezer uber fan, Alexa Sciuto (@alexastandup)!
57 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Episode #45: Burdened With Great Perspiration
As glad as we are to be back outside, outside is...hot. So we turned right back around and sat in front of the TV for Disney+'s new MCU show, Loki! Plus, a bit of Drag Race catch up, and an extra special cameo from a special guest!
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode #44: We Made A Comedy
That's right folks: the comedy club that Michael and Jake have been wistfully memorializing over the past 10 months of podcasting is finally re-opening! And with that comes making sure there's shows going on at it. Jake and Michael go all in on the ins-and-outs of producing, running, hosting, and setting up shows, providing a backstage view of everything that needs to get done before we can go be gay on stage for laughs. Plus, it's been a busy Pride, so we catch you up on everything you may have missed on In the Queues! Please donate here to support Keisha Young after the racist and violent incident that occurred to her: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-keisha-pay-for-lawyer-and-doctor-fees
57 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode #43: Elementary, My Queer, with Violet Gray
It's time for a new episode of Thworp!, and the game? Oh, it's afoot! It's Detective Week on Thworp!, and to help us get to the bottom of it all, Jake and Michael have brought on their friend, comedian, tabletop game master, and Ren Fest aficionado Violet Gray!
67 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Episode #42: Kelly Rowland VS Freddy Kreuger, with Joe Fejeran
It may be June, but that doesn't mean we can't be scared! It's another horror week here at Thworp, but we wanted the full academic gag of it all, so we grabbed friend of the pod and host of Fright School, Joe Fejeran (@jfejeran). In this summer of cicadas, vaccinations, and overarching themes of otherness in horror, only one thing is for sure: Michael still just loves Carrie (1976).
67 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode #41: No More Wolverine with Dax ExclamationPoint
Happy Pride! Or is that Pryde, Kitty? We're kicking off June with a decidedly mutated episode here at Thworp!, because it's all about the X-Men! Jake and Michael celebrate the Hellfire Gala by discussing Marvel's own mutant supergroup that is like every group of gay friends: they showed up to fight, makeout, and turn looks. We couldn't do it alone, so we brought on RuPaul's Drag Race alum and queen of ALL nerds, Dax ExclamationPoint! Follow her at @Daxclamation and find all her info at https://linktr.ee/Daxclamation.
54 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode #40: Super Daddy Issues
Incredible? No. Idealistic? No. It's INVINCIBLE! Jake and Michael talk about everyone's favorite new superhero cartoon, Amazon's Invincible, and all of the hyper-violent, Tom of Finland, teenage drama of it all. Plus, Halston, Dommy Mommies, and Jake went to the beach!
55 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode #39: Live, Laugh, Liza with Scott Gorenstein
I suppose you're wondering what we're doing, hosting a fandom podcast like this. Well, this week, we're talking Liza Minelli! But not just that, our incredible guest Scott Gorenstein walks us through his viral Liza twitter account, @LiZaOutlives. It's viral, it's referential, but most importantly: it's Thworp!, baby!
66 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode #38: Gotta Catch Em All, with Denzel Belin
It only took 12 years, but it finally happened: we have a new Pokemon Snap game! It's a joyous time for Pokemon fans, and Jake and Michael couldn't be more thrilled. To mark the occasion, we're talking Pokemon, and to help us level up, we brought our friend, writer at Delphox News and Artistic Director at Threshold Theater, Denzel Belin (@from_washington)!
66 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode #37: You're a Winner, Baby, with The Two Beer Queers
Don't let the smooth taste or the fact that it's been almost 5 months fool ya, Season 13 is finally OVER! This was a finale jam-packed with looks, interviews, family moments, and lip syncs, so many that Michael and Jake couldn't go through it all alone. So we called in our favorite DC podcasters, Tom Hausman and Josh Hall of The Two Beer Queers, to go through it all! It's the crossover event of the month and you don't wanna miss it!
57 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode #36: Big Monkey
Kaij-who? Kaiju!!! With the fight of the century, Godzilla vs Kong, on streaming near you, Jake and Michael get big and talk kaijus, monsters, and every kinda thing that steps on cities. Also, we've got a Shang-Chi trailer, Jake's vaccinated, and Michael has been hacked to hell and back. Settle in, grab your popcorn, and come watch a big lizard fight a big monkey!
57 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode #35: High Pitched Nasal Laughter, with Julian Sass
We swear this podcast is not brought to you by Disney Plus or HBO Max. But we just HAD to talk about everyone's favorite nanny fashionista, Fran Fine, finding a home on streaming! To get to the bottom of every hypernasal laugh, we grabbed our friend, the stellar mathematician, skincare expert, and Nanny uber-fan, Julian Sass (@scamander14). With all 6 seasons now streaming, let us be your guide from Flushings to Manhattan!
59 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode #34: Must Get Rid of Toxic In Community
With a taste of your lips, we're on a ride...straight to the dark side of fandom. With the rise of toxic fans (again), Michael and Jake take some time to discuss what makes a fan toxic, what flavors of toxic are most common, and most importantly: what new movie trailers came out in our segment In The Queues. After the episode, go sign up for previous guest Kristen McKenzie's Intro to Improv online class at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-class-tickets-147320424355?fbclid=IwAR0usYdXiYJ3LOclZKhUT3XmTOagN6587daom37NQdq1D1pDW6usVgCstZc
53 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode #33: A Podcast for Big Haters
Don't let the haters get to you. That is, unless it's Jake and Michael. From movies and TV, to video games and so much more, we're here to hate on it. Make sure to tell your friends all about us (@thworppodcast)
60 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode #32: The Search for America's Next Captain, with Bryan Preston
Spring is here, vaccines are on the horizon, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier is OUT! To take on the most epic bromance in the MCU, Jake and Michael recruit Laughfinder's very own Bryan Preston! From WandaVision wrap-ups to disc golf, you don't wanna miss this one.
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