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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 120: AEW Full Gear 2021 w/...
Fanfyte's Colette Arrand joins Brian Bell to discuss AEW's latest event, including the crowning of Hangman Page and the beauty of Eddie Kingston vs. CM Punk
112 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep110 -- The IOC's New ...
Trans Awareness Week features a hopeful change and a stand-up who stands up for trans people
61 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Chris Mosier's Transgender Bas...
Trans Awareness Week
10 min
Andrew Blaser is a gay American athlete aiming ...
Andrew Blaser is a gay American athlete competing in skeleton and aiming for the Winter Olympics in 2022
39 min
The Sports Kiki Ep 91: Why Carl Nassib posting ...
It may seem like a big deal, but Carl Nasib posting a picture of him and his boyfriend is quite the statement -- especially post-Gruden.
15 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 119: Sazzy Boatright
Sazzy Boatright joins the show to talk about her quick growth in popularity, how improv comedy helped her enter pro wrestling and why her queerness is at her root in and out of the ring
97 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep109 -- Pro wrestler Th...
49 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: The Atlanta Braves Didn't Chok...
2021 Braves World Series Champs
24 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 90: The case of the strep t...
Gay Twitter was buzzing this week about another twink who was bragging about partying sick. How ... sick! Alex chats with NYC-based writer and editor Mark Peikert about this story and other pieces of gay culture news.
23 min
3SYO #94: World Series Soler Vortex with Kevin ...
31 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 118: Jai Vidal
Breakout pro wrestler Jai Vidal joins the show to chat about his Impact Wrestling debut, flying high at the Big Gay Brunch and why being a source of representation means so much to him
49 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep108-- Ten Things Trans...
Information from the source, not the clickbait
45 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ+ Halloween Fashion
D.Gil's Favorite Halloween looks
8 min
Olympic legend Robert Dover has a new book 'The...
Olympic legend Robert Dover came out publicly in 1988 and went on to win 4 Olympic medals. He has a new book 'The Gates To Brilliance' - Five Rings to Rule Them All
43 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 89: The bravery of Kyle Beach
Alex discusses two important stories on this week's show: former Blackhawks defenseman Kyle Beach stepping forward as the "John Doe" in the team's sexual assault case, and how sports can respond to Texas' abhorrent new restrictions on trans athletes.
14 min
3SYO #93: Cheating v. Racism with Adam Mamawala
32 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 117: Dave Turner
"The Black Sheep" Dave Turner joins the show to discuss Without A Cause Wrestling, helping bring back the Pacific Northwest wrestling scene and how wrestling pushed him to come out as bisexual
87 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep107 -- Avery Cordingle...
After two years, Team Trans plans a return to the ice in November
61 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: The Atlanta Braves Didn't Chok...
Braves Advance to the World Series
8 min
Jenna Burkert just won a medal at the World Cha...
Jenna Burkert just won a medal at the World Championships as an out athletes. Next up: The Olympics - Five Rings To Rule Them All
32 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 88: Martin Stark, creator o...
Alex speaks with Martin Stark, the creator of the World Gay Boxing Championships. They talk about the WGBC and Martin's relationship with boxing. He's gone from laying in ICU beds to finding solace in the squared circle. Incredible.
30 min
3SYO #92: The Atlanta Curse? with D.Gil
27 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 116: MarcoMania
It's all about Money, Power & Respect this week as MarcoMania joins the show to chat Full Queer and coming back to pro wrestling
64 min
The Trans Sporter Room Ep106 -- Ash Hall and Me...
Two different fronts of the fight for inclusion in Sports
66 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: David Palumbo - You Can Play
You Can Play
26 min
Michael Spencer has represented Gus Kenworthy t...
Michael Spencer has represented Gus Kenworthy throughout his career, and now he's added two more out gay athletes to his roster of clients
46 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 87: The Jon Gruden saga
Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden's leaked emails exposed him as a homophobe, as well as many other negative things. On this week's show, Alex breaks down the scandal that's rocked the NFL and LGBTQ sports world from all angles.
17 min
3SYO #91: White Sox Postmortem with Fritz Nothn...
32 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 115: Pacific Northwest Wre...
Brian Bell and their partner, KC, recap their experience at two recent PNW wrestling events: WAC Rise of the DRGN 2 & DOA Lucky 13
61 min
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