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Justin interviews Nellie about her new album of 60's classics "My Weekly Reader," vegan restaurants and what to do about those pesky groupies! They chat about Doris Day, the evils of the internet and the challenges of songwriting. Also, Justin ponders the travails of the holiday season and the meaning of his birthday.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_Nellie_McKay.mp3
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We discuss the documentary film "Do I Sound Gay?" with its writer and director David Thorpe, who interviewed Tim Gunn, George Takei, David Sedaris and other queer celebrities about the interplay between their sexuality and their voices. Thorpe gives us the inside story about what he discovers about himself and the world in the process. Plus, Justin gives us his take on the fall theater season and his latest California shenanigans.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_David_Thorpe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

"Sparkle & Circulate" welcomes Aussie singer and songwriter Brendan Maclean, who discusses his new EP "Thought I'd Cry For You Forever," his time on the set of Baz Luhrmann's film "The Great Gatsby," creating new music with RuPaul's producer Lucian Piane and collaborating with Neil Gaiman on a new song. Also, Justin gives the back story behind his debut novel "Husky," which is being released this month.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_Brendan_Maclean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Justin Sayre talks with comedian and television writer Guy Branum about Chelsea Handler, Billy Eichner and Joan Rivers, as well as the secrets of comedy and the nature of love. Guy discusses the creation of his recently-released debut comedy album "Effable." Also, Justin talks about his summer and getting back to work over at "2 Broke Girls."

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_Guy_Branum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

Host and I.O.S. chair Justin Sayre welcomes the acclaimed biographer James Gavin, who discusses his latest book "Is That All There Is? - The Strange Life of Peggy Lee" and his previous tomes on legendary entertainers Lena Horne and Chet Baker, in addition to his history of intimate New York nightlife. Gavin tells us about his favorite recordings from these artists, as well as his upcoming book. Plus, Justin muses on his summer music selections.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_James_Gavin_-_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

The singer, songwriter, author and painter comes to I.O.S. headquarters to talk about the birth of Kiki & Herb, v's award winning memoir and summer season at Bard College.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_Justin_Bond_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

The I.O.S. celebrates Pride and Judy Garland for our fifth annual Night of a Thousand Judys, which benefits The Ali Forney Center. The episode includes an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, a leader in providing shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-_May_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

In the May 2015 edition - the sixth in our epic series - Justin speaks with actor and writer Randy Harrison about his key role in the pioneering gay TV show "Queer as Folk," as well as working in the theater and his upcoming film co-starring Michael Urie. Justin also talks about his love for the city by the bay, San Francisco - and Justin's new show taking place there.

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_-_April_2015_-_Randy_Harrison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

In episode five, Chairman Justin Sayre schools the membership on the rich history of the International Order of Sodomites and talks to performer Kim David Smith about his two new albums, growing up in Austalia and riffing on Eartha Kitt, Kylie Minogue and Courtney Act.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

In the fourth episode, Justin Sayre - the Chairman of the International Order of Sodomites - has an in-depth conversation with Sarah Dash, one of the stars behind Labelle's iconic "Lady Marmelade" and her own hits like "Sinnerman." She shares her amazing journey and stories of working with Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Keith Richards, Dinah Washington (!) and more. Also, Justin talks about the organization's flagship holiday, International Bottom Appreciation Day. Ladies, this is one for the archives.

Direct download: Sparkle_and_Circulate_-_Episode_4_-_Sara_Dash.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT