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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 61: AEW Full Gear 2020 & O...
LGBT In The Ring is jam packed this week as Out In The Ring director/producer Ryan Bruce Levey discusses his upcoming LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary and Fanbyte's Colette Arrand helps Brian unpack AEW Full Gear 2020.
143 min
Trans Sporter Rm 56: Mom of Trans Student-Athle...
Eleanor Jones, Mother of 2 Boys: One Is Transgender
37 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ Sports Related Psycholog...
42 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 49: Paralympian...
Ness Murby officially comes out in our interview and aims to be the first out trans athlete ever at the Paralympics or Olympics
39 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 39: For the media, this ele...
On this week's show, Alex talks about our never-ending election, and why Donald Trump's showing should be a wakeup call for everyone in the media, himself included.
19 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 60: Paris Is Bumping w/ DJ...
DJ Accident Report (The Nobodies, Judgement) shares his firsthand account of Paris Is Bumping with Brian and discusses the impact of the ballroom/wrestling hybrid event.
68 min
Trans Sporter Rm 55b Katie Barnes of espnW and ...
espnW's Sports and Culture Writer Katie Barnes and Trans Candidates Win!
44 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ Sports Activism with Ama...
46 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 48 - NOlym...
A group of community organizers are trying to cancel the Olympics due to human rights violations including transphobia and 'pinkwashing'
41 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 38: Why it's important for ...
Alex chats with a member of the Outsports family, Anthony Nicodemo. They discuss the troubling state of schools, the presidential election, and why it's important for LGBTQ people to be involved in politics.
32 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #50: World Series Retrosp...
57 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 59: Jared Evans
Pro wrestler Jared Evans sits down to chat Paris Is Bumping, his surprisingly successful 2020 and moving past his early career tribulations.
120 min
Trans Sporter Rm 54: Helen Carroll and Star Tre...
Karleigh and Dawn talk with NCLR's legendary athletic director Helen Carroll and non-binary actor Blu del Barrio of Star Trek Discovery
59 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Styling Athletes with LBGTQ+ a...
41 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 47 - Snowb...
Snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof on being the first Indigenous Alaskan to represent Team USA and coming out during the Sochi Olympics
37 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 37: Ryan Russell
On this week's show, Alex speaks with NFL free agent Ryan Russell, who publicly came out last year as bisexual. Alex and Ryan talk about his recent essay about the NFL's support for the LGBTQ community, and whether it's superficial.
44 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #49: The Lone Star Series...
32 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 58: The Runway (Tyler Klei...
Tyler Klein and Calvin Couture, together known as The Runway, sit down to talk about how they came together and the freedom pro wrestling provides.
93 min
Trans Sporter Rm 53: Fordham WBB Alum Bryson Ca...
College athlete comes out as trans, Feds win 1, lose 1, Amy Coney Barrett lies, ST:Disco SCOOP!
52 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Bad Sports Relationships
6 Reasons Why We Are In Bad Sports Relationships
20 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 46 - The O...
The Olympics and Gay Games tussle with human rights in China. Plus, what is ahead for Iran, as well as trans athletes, in Tokyo?
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 36: Is it offensive to say ...
On this week's show, Alex discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barett using the term "sexual preference" in her confirmation hearing, and why focusing on the phrase distracts from the real threat she poses to the LGBTQ community.
18 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #48: Kershaw Groundhog Da...
45 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 57: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch ...
Elm Hill (Wrestling with Gender) joins Brian to breakdown one of the queerest pro wrestling events of all time: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch!
95 min
Transporter Rm Ep52 RIP Monica Roberts
Remembering Monica Roberts with Kamora Herrington and friends
80 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Torch George
Torch George of the Harlem Globetrotters
35 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 45 - Olymp...
Olympic figure skater Jorik Hendrickx talks about coming out days before the 2018 Olympics
23 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 35: Israel Gutierrez of ESPN
On this week's show, Alex speaks with ESPN's Israel Gutierrez about his powerful coming out story, personal tragedy, and the journey to living a fulfilled life as an openly gay man in sports media. Happy National Coming Out Day!
41 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #47: Please God, Not the ...
45 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 56: Nyla Rose
Former AEW Women's World Champion Nyla Rose joins the show to chat trans visibility in wrestling, breaking barriers for LGBTQ wrestlers and AEW Dynamite's one-year anniversary!
42 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 55: EFFY Returns
EFFY joins Brian to preview Saturday's Big Gay Brunch and discuss the empowering nature of the LGBTQ pro wrestling showcase event.
88 min
Trans Sporter Rm 51: Out Transgender Soccer Pla...
Quinn, out transgender soccer player
44 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Soccer and LGBT Activism with ...
Soccer and LGBT Activism with Henry Bethell
27 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 44 - Olymp...
For National Coming Out Day, we revisit some of the coming out stories of Olympians from household names like Megan Rapinoe to other impactful athletes like Karen Hultzer
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 34: Jeff Rueter from The At...
On this week's show, Alex chats with Jeff Rueter, who's a staff writer at The Athletic covering professional soccer. Alex and Jeff talk about the Collin Martin story, and Jeff's coming out as bisexual on Bi Visibility Day.
37 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #46: Contract the Marlins...
35 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 54: Solo Darling
Bi+ Awareness Month wraps up as Solo Darling joins the show to discuss coming out as pansexual earlier this year, bi+ fetishization & the power in living your truth!
67 min
Trans Sporter Rm 50: Runner/Author Cate Spice
We are doomed by SCOTUS nominee; Trans athlete Cate Spice of New Zealand writes LGBT Fantasy books for children
32 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 43 - Ban I...
The movement to ban Iran from the Olympic Games after the murder of Navid Afkari and LGBTQ people is gaining momentum
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 33: Aria DiMezzo, trans sat...
On this week's show, Alex interviews Aria DiMezzo, who is a trans satanist anarchist running for sheriff in New Hampshire. Alex asks Aria about her belief system and decision to run in the Republican primary -- and how she won it.
25 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #45: WOKE in Cincinnati w...
45 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 53: Keita Murray
Bi+ Awareness Month rolls on as Brian welcomes the Bisexual King Keita Murray to chat how he realized the power putting his identity in the ring truly held.
62 min
Trans Sporter Rm 49 Lamont, HBO, SCOTUS
CT. Gov. Lamont breaks silence, HBO Real Sports spikes trans student athlete segment, SCOTUS post-Ginsburg
39 min
LPFPod - 060 - Dawn Ennis
My last episode
36 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 42 - Richa...
Former Ambassador and DNI Richard Grenell on why Iran's murder of Navid Afkari and LGBTQ issues should lead to an Olympic ban
23 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 32: Who wins with Big Ten F...
The Big Ten Football Conference will be play this fall after all. Does this mean the athletes win, or that non-revenue sports will no longer be on the chopping block? Not so fast. On this week's show, Alex chats with advocate and former college football player Akil Patterson about the Big Ten's reversal and what's at stake.
37 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #44: The Roof is On Fire ...
53 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 52: Russell Rogue
The Biconic Russell Rogue joins Brain to discuss his experiences as an out bisexual wrestler, discovering his inner bad bitch and why Bi+ awareness needs to grow.
81 min
Trans Sporter Room Ep48 Dr Juniper Simonis
Dr Juniper Simonis returns to report on Portland protests and wildfires
71 min
LPFPod - Episode 059 - Matt Bishop
Talking with The Bish about F1, W Series, his new novel "The Boy Made The Difference" and more
77 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 41 - Team ...
Team USA and Texas diver Jordan Windle was raised by his gay dad, Jerry, and mentored by Greg Louganis
28 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 31: The big gay NFL preview
It's football season! On this week's show, Alex previews the 2020 NFL season with former baseball standout-turned-porn star Kacey Edenfield. Alex and Kacey go over their picks and talk some smack as well.
29 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #43: #GayCubsTwitter Angs...
49 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep 51: MV Young's Poly Cult Pa...
Em Fear (Grit & Glitter podcast) gives Brian a live perspective and lively discussion on all the in-ring action at the 2nd Poly Cult Party!
71 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep 50: AEW All Out 2020 w/ Col...
Fanbyte's Colette Arrand joins Brian to unpack AEW's latest pay-per-view event All Out, headlined by a world title clash between Jon Moxley and MJF
113 min
Trans Sporter Room EP47 June Eastwood
SPECIAL STAR TREK DAY EPISODE! Trans runner June Eastwood, Scholars stand up to World Rugby, Plus our fave SF/Fantasy books
41 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 40 - Swim ...
Texas swim coach Mitch Dalton, formerly of Team USA, talks about being gay in swimming and the culture around the sport
35 min
The Sports Kiki Ep 30: Why sports are so import...
On this week's show, Alex highlights a topic that's central to our mission at Outsports: LGBTQ kids playing sports. Alex speaks with Casey Close of The Trevor Project about the organization's recent mental health survey of LGBTQ kids, and how important being included on the field is to their development.
28 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #42: OK Blue Jays, Let's ...
47 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 49: Washington Heights
Drag queen Washington Heights sits down with Brian Bell to discuss her relationship with her father, pro wrestler New Jack, after calling him out publicly for disconnecting from her years ago.
54 min
Trans Sporter Rm 46 Out trans referee Jacquelin...
A conversation with trans ref Jacqueline Harper-Grubb, plus the pro sports walkout, the rugby transban and All Things Trek
61 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 39 - Trail...
Trailblazing trans pro golfer Mianne Bagger shares the story of her career and thoughts on trans policies
48 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 29: Being gay in sports tal...
On this week's show, Alex chats with another gay sports talk veteran, Ben Livingston, who used to produce Philadelphia's No. 1-rated afternoon show on WIP. Alex and Ben talk about encountering homophobia, talking about their gay lives on the air, and how much sports talk is too much sports talk?
51 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #41: No Hits, All Class w...
No Hits, All Class
50 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 48: Black Wrestlers Matter
Brian welcomes his partner, KC, back to the show to discuss last weekend's Black Wrestlers Matter event and the importance of its message.
50 min
Trans Sporter Room 45 Rugger Grace McKenzie
Rugger Grace McKenzie and her fight against the #TransBan
35 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 38 - Handb...
Trans handball player Hannah Mouncey has represented Australia on both the men's and women's teams
49 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 28: Summer Mailbag
It's a summertime mailbag on this week's "Sports Kiki!" Fresh off some overnight radio stints, Alex answers listener questions, ranging from naming his best friend to lessons he's learned about himself during quarantine.
25 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #40: The Unwritten Podcas...
The Unwritten Podcast
30 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 47: Billy Dixon & Paris Is...
Brian welcomes Billy Dixon back to the show to chat his upcoming ballroom x wrestling event Paris Is Bumping and the meaning behind his new finisher, the E.M.T.
71 min
Trans Sporter Rm 44 Courtroom Victories and Gam...
Two Courtroom Victories and Spilling Game Day Tea with D-Gil
43 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 37 - US Ro...
US Rowing coxswain Julian Venonsky talks about never being in the closet and competing for Team USA
30 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 27: Is homophobia playing r...
On this week's show, Alex delves into the controversy surrounding openly gay mayor and congressional candidate Alex Morse, and the role homophobia is playing in the allegations against him.
30 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #39: 2020 Baseball IN PER...
2020 Baseball IN PERSON
56 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 46: Retribution
Brian Bell takes some solo time to chat why WWE's Retribution angle is insulting, hypocritical an so on-brand for the company
44 min
Trans Sporter Rm 43 Idaho College FB WNBA Lower...
Talking Idaho, College FB, Rachel Levine, WNBA, William Shatner, Lower Decks
30 min
LPFPod - Episode 058 - D-Gil From GameDay Tea P...
D-Gil, the host of GameDay Tea Podcast
40 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 36 - Team ...
Team USA field hockey player Laura Hurff is finally being her true self and aiming for the Olympics
32 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 26: Will coronavirus be tur...
On this week's show, Alex speaks with acclaimed attorney and college athletes' rights advocate Richard G. Johnson about Pac-12 and Big 10 players demanding rights, and whether these movements will gain any real traction.
42 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #38: Where's Yoenis? with...
Where's Yoenis?
55 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 45: The Scott Steiner Shon...
Brian Bell and Hollis Adler look back at MV Young's Outdoor Poly Cult Party and memories of their visit to Scott Steiner's recently closed Shoney's
71 min
Trans Sporter Rm42: Rugby's Alice Soper
NZ's Alice Soper Talks Rugby, Trans Ban, Coming Out Lesbian, Politics & Fantasy Favorites
49 min
LPFPod - Episode 057 - Chloe Morgan
Female football player from England talks about growing up with football, sexuality and race
30 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 25: Fake outrage about NBA ...
On this week's show, Alex speaks with gay sportswriter Tony Paul of the Detroit News. Alex and Tony defend sportswriters who are critical of sports returning during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and lambast the performative outrage about NBA players kneeling during the national anthem.
40 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #37: Pandemic Baseball We...
Pandemic Baseball Week 1
42 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 44: Cassius
"The Neon Explosion" Cassius joins the show to chat about how wrestling helped him find comfort in his identity, the growing diversity of British wrestling and how the WWE Divas taught him how to strut his stuff.
80 min
Trans Sporter Rm 41: MLB, Rugby, Idaho, Trans M...
Whalers fan, Sci-Fi author and political journalist Susan Bigelow of CTNewsJunkie.com
56 min
LPFPod - Episode 056 - Matt Barker
Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in high school, becoming addicted to alcohol first and then pain pills and coming out in his 30's
50 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 35 - Canad...
Canadian Olympic swimmer Martha McCabe
30 min
"The Sports Kiki" Ep. 24: Is Kelly Loeffler cur...
On this week's edition of "The Sports Kiki," Alex examines the bizarre phenomenon of Kelly Loeffler attacking her own league, the WNBA, for cheap political gain. Alex speaks with WNBA journalists Tamryn Spruill and Lauren Rosenberg about Loeffler, and the league's social justice work as a whole.
43 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #36: 2020 Season Preview ...
2020 Season Preview
48 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 43: Dominion, Slammiversar...
A guestless Brian Bell gives his thoughts on a slew of recent events: NJPW Dominion, Impact Slammiversary & WWE Extreme Rules
52 min
Trans Sporter Room 40: Curt Miller
Out CT Sun Coach Curt Miller, the WNBA, World Rugby Trans Ban
33 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 34 - Forme...
Team USA gymnast Paul Ruggeri on becoming a nurse and being gay
35 min
"The Sports Kiki" Ep. 23: Why do British tabloi...
On this week's show, Alex chats with Sky Sports editor and writer Jon Holmes about the tawdry tabloid British tabloid culture, which keeps promoting dark essays from alleged closeted Premier League players who are afraid to come out,
29 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #35: LGBTQ Realness on ML...
LGBTQ Realness on MLB Network
82 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 42: Sonny Kiss vs. Cody
Brian Bell and his partner KC discuss Sonny Kiss' TNT title match against Cody and the impact of Kiss being thrust into that spot.
35 min
Trans Sporter Rm 39.1: Gabrielle Spierer and LG...
Gabrielle Spierer and Overcoming LGBTQ Domestic Violence
49 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 41: Sonny Kiss
AEW's Sonny Kiss joins the show to talk the importance of LGBTQ representation and opportunity ahead of her TNT championship match at AEW's Fight for the Fallen!
27 min
"The Sports Kiki" Ep. 22: Don't shame the Fire ...
Alex is back from his 4th of July hiatus, and enraged about the state of the country. On this week's show, he chats with queer journalist Mathew Rodriguez about the phenomenon of coronavirus social shaming, and how it perpetuates stereotypes against the LGBTQ community.
35 min