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Syndication

Alaska Thunderfuck joins the I.O.S. to talk about her experience on RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo TV, her debut solo album and the "Battle of the Seasons," which is on tour now. Chairman Sayre talks about some meaningful recent experiences with our audience members and discusses our upcoming evening "Night of a Thousand Judys" to benefit the Ali Forney Center.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

Author Michael Schulman tells us the inside story on the creation of his new book "Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep," plus the live evening of Oscar acceptance speeches he produces and a particularly eventful interview with Grace Jones. Also, Justin Sayre gives his take on the gays and their iconic divas. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Nathan Lee Graham - currently appearing in "Zoolander 2" - discusses his collaboration with Will Ferrell, his longtime friendship with Eartha Kitt and his upcoming debut album. Plus, Justin reflects on how a vacation to Europe inspired a change in personal style and an investigation of the fashion icons of the 60s.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

Cole discusses his role on the Hulu comedy program "Difficult People," his upcoming book "Room for Milk" and longtime collaboration with previous podcast guest Jeffery Self. Justin and Cole bond over their mutual love of Lucille Ball and Elaine Stritch and ponder the state of gay relationships. Also, Justin muses on the new year and his recent birthday. Featured music is by singer/songwriter Rob Townsend.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT