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The Trans Sporter Room Ep105 -- Taylor Edelmann...
Edelmann was a definitive pioneer, but many don't know his story
70 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ History Month - Sheryl S...
Sheryl Swoopes
9 min
Out figure skater Karina Manta has a powerful n...
Figure skater Karina Manta has a powerful new book, On Top Of Glass, in which she talks about coming out as queer and being out in figure skating
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 86: Our big "Out in Sports"...
On this week's show, Alex discusses Outsports' recent "Out in Sports" survey, which reveals LGBTQ player are usually accepted and embraced by their teammates when they come out.
12 min
3SYO #90: Coming Out in the Minors with Kieran ...
38 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 114: Ziggy Haim
Ryse Grand champion Ziggy Haim joins the show to chat Enjoy Wrestling's Night Moves, the evolution of her character and her love of Twin Peaks
77 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep104 -- Beyond The Deb...
Underneath the trans inclusion issue in sports are people who play and the story they have
46 min
9 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 85: Pitcher Kieran Lovegrov...
On this week's show, Alex talks about minor league baseball pitcher Kieran Lovegrove's coming out, and exposes the impoverished conditions that players have to withstand.
14 min
3SYO #89: A Giant October with Ray & Paul
37 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 113: Connelly
"Mad Dog" Austin Connelly joins the show to chat his coming out journey, using his in-ring persona as a mental health message and his work with Paradigm Pro Wrestling
84 min
Trans Sporter Room Ep103 -- Swish Appeal's Zac...
The WNBA reaches its best-of-5 semifinals, and you have two white-hot matchups
50 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: What Lights Your Fire?
Are You Free?
9 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 112: Chris Kanyon - Dark S...
Brian welcomes Em Fear (Grit & Glitter) and Kate Foray (Girl Wrestling Fan Will You Marry Me?) to discuss the latest Dark Side of the Ring episode focused on Chris Kanyon.
50 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 84: Robert Kraft stopped by...
Alex recounts how Patriots owner Robert Kraft stopped by his flag football league's opening day to schmooze with football-loving gays.
15 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 111: Theo Ivory
The Tea Time champ Theo Ivory joins the show to chat diversity in queer expression and his upcoming appearance at Pro Wrestling After Dark's Taste The Rainbow event.
95 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep102 -- Mythmaking, Pol...
Hysteria and transphobia collide in Texas....Again.
30 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Kicking It with Gary Ginnaw
Gary Ginnaw: Playing With Pride
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 83: Gay sports reporter Dev...
Alex speaks with Devin Heroux of CBC Sports about his experiences covering the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was one of the few reporters who stayed for both events -- a combined 51 straight days of living under semi-quarantine.
30 min
3SYO #88: Win One for Votto with Mark Chalifoux
34 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 110: Wrestling News Weekly
Brian Bell is solo this week as they recap a huge week of wrestling news including Big E's title win, Butch vs. Gore cancellations and Jake Atlas leaving pro wrestling
44 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep101 -- Trans Star Pow...
Analysis on Alana McLaughlin's big fight night and being trans on "TERF Island"
63 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Remembering 9/11 & Mark Bingham
9/11 20th Anniversary
7 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 82: The NFL begins its most...
With the 2021 NFL season upon us, Alex talks about the league's praiseworthy LGBTQ outreach efforts, and why it's OK for the cynics to give the NFL some credit.
12 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 109: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch...
Brian Bell welcomes his friend and former co-host Andrew Clough to discuss the Big Gay Brunch taking Chicago by storm and the importance of representation
109 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 108: AEW All Out 2021
Punk! Soho! Danielson! Cole! Lucha Bros! All these names and more made All Out 2021 one for the ages, and Brian welcomes Patches Chance and Phil Lindsey to break it all down!
118 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep100 -- Appreciation, ...
A sad goodbye, a job well done, and a wait that will end
36 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: D.Gil's 2021 NFL Season Predic...
NFL Picks
8 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 81: How big of a story will...
So far, the biggest story about Carl Nassib is that he hasn't been a story. Will that change in the regular season?
12 min
3SYO #87: LEAVE JAVY ALONE! with Sara Sanchez
46 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep99 -- Hey Ms. DJ! Xand...
How a DJ kept the dance floors packed virtually during a pandemic and made a difference as well
56 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Catching Up With Couper Gunn
Couper Gunn
26 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 80: Columnist Christopher M...
How did our Hot Gay Summer turn into our Hot Mess Summer? Alex chats with Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther, who argues that Summer 2021 has been one big rainbow letdown.
25 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 107: Jamie Senegal
Jamie Senegal sits down with Brian Bell to chat her historic NWA debut, transitioning while wrestling and the queer reclamation of the Divas era
58 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep98 -- One Long Night I...
38 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: It's College Football Time
College Football Season Is Here
9 min
John Dickinson-Lilley, champion blind skier, ta...
John Dickinson-Lilley, champion blind skier, talks about the mechanics of skiing blind and the problems with Paralympic 'inspiration porn'
44 min
3SYO #86: Coors Field Road Trip with Away Games
12 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 106: Paris Is Bumping: Sol...
DJ Accident Report (The Nobodies, Judgement) returns to chat all the magic and gagging at the ballroom/pro wrestling event Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold'21
55 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep97 -- Mark Tewksbury o...
A great in competition who became even greater on the current push and progress for inclusion in sports
56 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: The Future of Covid-19 & Sports
What is the new normal for Covid-19 & Sports?
6 min
Looking back at, and ahead to, the Olympic Game...
Looking back at, and ahead to, two Olympic Games within 6 months, both in Asia, with Amazin LeThi - Five Rings To Rule Them All
31 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 79: How can athletes make a...
Alex tackles a few LGBTQ sports topics, including tennis player Fabio Fognini wearing rainbow accessories for his first match since yelling an anti-gay slur at the Olympics.
22 min
3SYO #85: O Hai Canada with A.J. Andrews
38 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 105: Paris Is Bumping: Sol...
Brian Bell flies solo to prep listeners for Thursday's debut of the latest ballroom-meets-pro wrestling extravaganza, Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold '21!
20 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep96 -- Zooey Zephyr: Fi...
A view on the anti-trans legislation surge from resistance in a "red state"
62 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Highlighting LGBTQ+ 2021 Olym...
Team LGBTQ+ Olympic Wrap Up
7 min
The Sports Kiki Ep.78: This gay cyclist biked a...
Alex chats with Andrew Mortensen, a gay cyclist who biked across North America and South America during the height of Covid and raised $17,000 for The Trevor Project. He has an incredible story to tell.
38 min
3SYO #84: Fire Jed. Sell the Team. (with Away G...
50 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 104: J-Rose
Celebrated ring announcer and No Hook creator J-Rose joins the show to chat his career, inspirations and building a better, more inclusive pro wrestling industry
121 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep95 -- R. Nick Gorton M...
The IOC is says their regulations need an upgrade, and a advocate has some ideas
62 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Back OFF Simone Biles!!
Simone Biles
7 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 77: Celebrating the gayest ...
Alex celebrates the Rainbow Wave at the Olympics, and how the record number of out athletes are PROUD to be LGBTQ. So awesome to see. On the negative side, Alex also discusses the disturbing story about athlete being outed on Grindr in the Olympic Village.
14 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 103: Alana Smith, Quinn an...
We turn from pro wrestling to the Olympics this week for a discussion on non-binary athletes at the Summer Olympics with journalist Britni de la Cretaz
51 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep94 -- Breaking News an...
As Team LGBTQ mines precious metal in Tokyo, an heir to the legacy of Fallon Fox prepares for her MMA debut
61 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Congratulations Tom Daley
Congrats to Tom Daley, Olympic Gold Medalist
5 min
"The Sports Kiki" Ep. 76: Brock McGillis on Luk...
Alex chats with Brock McGillis, the first openly gay pro hockey player in North America, about Luke Prokop, the NHL prospect who publicly came out as gay this week.
24 min
3SYO #83: The Ascendent Padres with Jono Zalay
31 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 102: Killian McMurphy
King Goon Killian McMurphy stops by the show to dish on Camp Leapfrog's Killianvision, embracing all facets of his personality in the ring and Sonic the Hedgehog
90 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep93 -- Olympic Women's ...
Let The Games BEGIN!
51 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 101: Madness
Pride Championship Wrestling founder Madness joins the show to chat about PCW, his decade-plus wrestling career and finding peace.
86 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 75: Why the Olympics are th...
Alex talks about why the Olympics are the most gay-friendly sporting event, and how he's changed his views on the Games over the years
16 min
3SYO #82: Alonso SMASH with Dawn Ennis
49 min
Trans Sporter Room Ep92 -- All Those Messes Do...
From Texas and Tokyo, there's a lot going on
40 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Talkin' Atlanta Hawks with Bra...
Bestie's Hawks Chat with Bradley and Rich
32 min
Nick Wagman is an out gay athlete headed for th...
Equestrian rider Nick Wagman is a Team USA athlete headed to the Tokyo Olympics and giving his first interview about being a gay athlete - Five Rings To Rule Them All
31 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 74: The fight to hand out c...
Alex bounces around a few topics on this week's show, including the Covid state of emergency in Japan, and it's impact on the Games. Alex also rails against the IOC's idiotic policy for not handing out condoms during the Games in the name of Covid safety, which in reality, will just introduce unprotected sex.
17 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 100: Brian Bell
To celebrate 100 episodes, regular host Brian Bell steps into the guest chair to discuss their history with pro wrestling, being vulnerable on the air and the path of the podcast to the triple-digit landmark, plus a special surprise at the end!
89 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep91 -- Is The "Caster R...
38 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Sha'Carri Richardson
Rules Are Rules
9 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 73: How jockstraps evolved ...
Alex speaks with journalist Louis Staples, who wrote recently about how jockstraps evolved from sportswear to an indelible part of gay culture.
25 min
3SYO #81: Go Away, Trevor
16 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 99: Mariah Moreno
Mariah Moreno, a foundational figure in LGBTQ pro wrestling, joins the show to chat making history at Paris is Bumping, Supreme and blazing a trail for trans and LGBTQ pro wrestlers
75 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep90 -- Dr. Jaimie Veale...
A New Zealanders view of one of their own making Olympic history
45 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Flag Football with Marc Withrow
Talkin' Flag Football with Marc Withrow
22 min
Chris Voth is an out gay pro volleyball player ...
Chris Voth is an out gay pro volleyball player who's represented Canada. Now he coaches volleyball and researches gay pro athletes - Five Rings To Rule Them All
30 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 72: The Carl Nassib show
Alex spends the bulk of this week's episode talking about Carl Nassib's announcement, and the widespread support he's received across the NFL.
27 min
3SYO #80: Yankees Perfunctory Pride with Joshua...
50 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 98: Billy Dixon
"The Business" Billy Dixon returns to chat the upcoming Paris is Bumping: Solid Gold '21 event and the latest Butch vs. Gore developments.
80 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep89 -- Inclusion WINS! ...
An active NFL player comes, a trans woman earned her chance in Tokyo, and a sit down with the co-owners of the Atlanta Dream
61 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Father's Day with D.Gil and Ke...
Father's Day with D.Gil & Ken Schultz
32 min
Emma Twigg will compete at her fourth Olympics,...
Rower Emma Twigg will compete at her fourth Olympics for New Zealand, but it's her first as an out LGBTQ athlete - Five Rings To Rule Them All
24 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 71: Olympian Randy Gardner
Alex welcomes in Olympic figure skater Randy Gardner, who publicly came out as gay in 2006. Randy talks about the influx of out LGBTQ Olympians today and the challenges of discovering himself as a gay man at the start of the AIDS epidemic
25 min
3SYO #79: Fernandomania! with Jesse Sanchez
37 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 97: Devon Monroe
"Black Sexcellence" Devon Monroe joins the show to chat his quick rise on the independent wrestling scene and Black Wrestlers Matter 2
60 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep88 -- PRIDE and Sport ...
An LGBTQ summit our sporting past present and future
52 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: The Five Year Anniversary of t...
D.Gil and his bestie Harold talk about the five year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting
15 min
Out wrestler Kayla Miracle will compete in the ...
Out wrestler Kayla Miracle has dreamt of competing in the Olympics since she was 4. Now she will compete in Tokyo - Five Rings To Rule Them All
28 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 70: The freedom of being op...
The Sports Kiki Ep. 70: The freedom of being openly gay and working in sports
24 min
3SYO #78: The Cubs Are Wiser with Adam Mamawala
48 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 96: Taye/Black Girl Magik
Unapologetic Pro's Taye joins the show to chat her upcoming Black Girl Magik event, a wrestling showcase for women of color, and her own pro wrestling training experience
53 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep87 -- Outsports Triump...
51 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: All Stripes with David Prophitt
Celebrating PRIDE with Atlanta United's support group All Stripes
22 min
Hold the Olympics, or not hold the Olympics? Th...
Hold the Olympics, or not to hold the Olympics? That is the question for LGBTQ athletes - Five Rings To Rule Them All, episode 74
19 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 69: Is Pride too corporate?
On this week's show, Alex looks at whether Pride celebrations are too corporate, and discusses the controversy in New York City over the banishment of uniformed police officers from the Pride parade.
20 min
3SYO #77: Red Sox Rebirth? with Alex Reimer
31 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 95: Parrow
LGBTQ powerhouse Parrow joins the show to chat about Fear The Gay Agenda, its connection to the Pulse shooting anniversary and his experiences in pro wrestling
121 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 94: AEW Double or Nothing ...
Fanbyte/Fanfyte's Colette Arrand joins Brian to discuss AEW's Double or Nothing event, including two stellar women's matches and Sting taking off his shirt
133 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep86 -- David Roche and ...
Two of the nation's foremost ultradistance runners-turned-coaches stand up for full inclusion in their sport
50 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: An Honest Discussion About Rac...
Mark Jordan and Devin IbaƱez Discuss Racism in Rugby
37 min