The Shade Of It All: A Rucast Podrace for RuPaul's Drag Race

HELLO HELLO HELLO hunties!  We are BACK!  We did face Pilates to strengthen our side-eyes while we were on break and we got our shade on FLEEK!  In our first post-hiatus episode, Alex, Katie, Max and Janine break from Drag Queens of London and return to our one true love: RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE.  GOOD NEWS: It’s the Season 7 reveal!  BAD NEWS: we had to watch the NewNowNext awards to see it.  WORSE NEWS: This is Janine’s last episode, for reals this time, guys for real real.  :( :( :(  We send her off in style as we clock MRSA, quadriplegic queens, first crushes and DAFUQ else.

WARNING: episode contains gratuitous Rap Horn


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The Good News: Max, Katie and Alex have officially fallen in love with Drag Queens of London :)  The Bad News: We’re going on hiatus for a few weeks :(  Can we maintain a long-distance relationship with DQoL?  Will our love last?  Listen as we send our love to Rosie Beaver and consider an intervention for Lady Lloyd.  Hold tight dear Readers!  We’ll be back soon with Janine in tow!

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Join Alex, Max and Katie around the Shade Table for Drag Queens of London Episode 3.  This week is all about falling in love with Nick, but we do find time to solve Horse Mysteries, shame Sexist Jeopardy and beat our faces with curry.

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I know, I know, we have a lot of nerve returning to Drag Queens Of London after all that smack we talked.  But we did and we were pleasantly rewarded by a great second episode of the series.  Does that mean we stopped talking smack?  Of course not!  We still clock our favorite British queens and talk Courtney Love, Douglass Adams, hot coco and spill lots of Tea and Crumpets.

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Get out your sash and sequins readers!  This week Katie, Max and Alex discuss the 2008 documentary “Pageant.”  It’s an all out spectacle of unrequited love, attempted masculinity and strategically placed Mountain Dew.  We find out what “dolls” keep Victoria “Porkchop" Parker in the zone, who is the most graceful recipient of food in the face and what is the tiniest part of Katie.

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Oh the Dolls of it All!  This week we watched the trash classic Valley of the Dolls.  None of us had seen it before, and we’re still not sure if we’ve seen it now.  Max, Katie and Alex make a valiant, if not chronologically challenged, attempt to piece together the hazy plot.  In the end we were left us begging to get off this merry-go-round ASAP.

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This week we return to our Summer Tuckin’ series with the 2013 documentary “I Am Devine” about the life and times of legendary queen Divine…duh.  Alex, Janine and Katie also welcome our brand new co-host Max Wittert to the Shade Table!  We honor the memory of the great Harris Glenn Milstead by performing Edith Massey karaoke, slaying Drag Chimeras and choking out Max. - (music:

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And now dear readers we come to the true close of RPDR’s first season.  We employed the help of Anonymous and Assange to secure a copy of a long sought after relic, THE lost episode of the lost season: The Reunion!  And we go out in style by bathing in the dead-air realness of some truly raw reality show moments, touching our inner Jeff Goldblum and of course walking those children in nature…to get away from Tammie Brown.  - (music:

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All hail BeBe The First!  It's the crowning and Katie, Janine and Alex now know what pretty much everyone else does: BeBe won!  Hear us revel in her win, not call Rebecca a bitch even though we totally could call her a bitch, pronuciate all crappity and survive the end of the world.  Cowabunga loca! - (music:

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Loca, we’re only one episode away from crowning the first ever RPDR Next Drag Superstar and you know what the means Loca: CLIP SHOW!  Katie, Janine and Alex ru-view the season with RuPaul as our sherpa.  Along the way Loca we tune our ham radios, attend destination orgies and Loca the bright side of Loca, Loca.
(apologies for the uninvited cicada who crashed this episode)
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This week is TSOIA Podcast Episode 20, the most beautiful episode that knows it’s beautiful because it is.  Katie, Janine and Alex cuchi-cuchi-cuchi through Season One Episode Six, say goodbye to Shannel and hello their very special guest: a cantaloupe.  - (music:

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IT’S THE FINAL MEOW MEOW!  Ok, maybe not, but it is the first MAKEOVER CHALLENGE in RPDR herstory!  The Glamazons overhaul the Amazons!  Katie endorses online erotic slashfic!  Janine drools over warrior princesses (princessi?)  Alex iPhone syncs FOR HIS LIFE!  Everyone strays way off topic!  It’s GLAMDAEMONIUM! - (music:

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Viva the glam of RPDR Season 1 Episode 4 as Katie, Janine and Alex gather round the Shade Table to praise Jade, marvel at The Most Quiet Room In The World, clock being a “Spiritual Person” and fear Gumby.    - (music:

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RPDR Season 1 Episode 3 is in our crosshairs this week as Katie, Janine and Alex examine Swamp Egyptians, debate the best Mexican tuck-aria and crinkle Skinny Cow ice cream wrappers in an attempt to court a new sponsor.   - (music:

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Alex, Janine and Katie continue to dig through the time capsule that is Season 1 (aka The Lost Season Ru-vealed!).  This week we read Episode Two, explore our childhood lip-sync roots, fear Tammie Brown and rage about appropriating pizza.   - (music:

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This week Readers we return to our RU-oots and embark on Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 1 (The Lost Season RU-vealed version).  Ahhhh it feels good to be back in the workroom…or a budget version of it.  Katie, Janine and Alex discuss the now infamous soft-focus camera effect, wooden grandmas and the power of Noodle Illusions.   - (music:

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Katie, Janine and Alex are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!  So this week is a special BONUS EPISODE!  The first time we had Max Wittert on was for the RPDR Season 6 Countdown To The Crown.  We threw enough shade to fill a second episode, but some of it just wasn’t on topic enough for that week’s show.  So collected here are more random tangents than usual (if that’s possible) as we talk Moondust Menses, Stinking Roses and LOTS of Gia Gunn.  Enjoy!   - (music:

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Cheerio Readers!  This episode Max Wittert returns to the Shade Table for a romp in the shire as we tear apart the British television series Drag Queens of London.  We discuss Episode One, Icelandic drag names, one-ply toilet paper and the horror of the Northern Lights.   - (music:

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Oh dear readers…brace yourselves because this week’s Summer Tuckin entry is the infamous RuPaul movie: STARRBOOTY!  Sharron Paul joins us to talk Spice World, Ghostwriter, Denim, Diamonds and Dong. Basically ANYTHING BUT THE MOVIE!  Let’s just say you should be thankful we watched it for you.  - (music:

WARNING: this episode is very pun, penis and giggling heavy.

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This week continues our “Summer Tuckin’” series with one of the most important movies in the drag canon: the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning.  Guest Christian Cintron returns to explore the heavy personal and political themes of the film with us, while still finding time to discuss the “Occupy Backrolls" movement, Dude Zumba and drop some mind-blowing post-filming secrets! - (music:

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This week we begin our “Summer Tuckin’: Reading is Supplemental” audio series.  Between RPDR seasons we’re clocking movies, shorts and shows in the “drag canon.”  First up is the 1994 import Pricilla, Queen of the Desert and joining us for our walkabout talkabout is Singer/Actor/Writer/Cabaretter Joan Estep.   - (music:

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IT’S THE BIG FINALE (and reunion)!!!  We’re back to our core trio of Janine, Katie and Alex this week to gently soothe you as you come down from your season-long high.  Meditate on Roy-Lady’s big win, DILF shorts, The Emergency Hanky Code System, and some Bianca Del Poetry.  - (music:

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This week we go off the rails with illustrator Max Wittert at the Shade Table to help us clown the Countdown to the Crown.  Things get weird as review-we-kinda-didn’t the episode, but we do slang some FroYo, “uncan" the XX-Men, and summer in Reggaeton, MA.  Tune in, dear Readers, won’t you?  - (music:

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This week our guest at the Shade Table is Shawn Hollenbach, former director of social media for Drag Race and current bestie of Katie.  We dish about the tic and the tac of the top three, learn German, do the ultimate death drop and drink hella #SHADERADE (WARNING FOR KATIE'S MOM: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS LOTS OF PENIS) - (music:

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In this DOUBLE QUEENSIZED episode Cole Escola and Guy Branum join us at the Shade Table to discuss Season 6 Episode 11, the sad end-ela of BenDeLa, pickles in the bible, and the Michael Vick of 1970’s fashion. - (music:

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EPISODE 5: THE LOST EPISODE PART 2 - Head back to the Ru-ture as we discuss Season 6 Episode 8, Icelandic Whisper Elves and worship the great googly.

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EPISODE 4: THE LOST EPISODE PART 1 - Head back to the Ru-ture as we discuss Season 6 Episode 7, go to Camp Camp and love us some Hatchetface.

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In this week’s QUEENSIZED episode: Christian Cintron joins Alex, Janine and Katie to discuss Season 6 Episode 10, Gelfling weddings, implied pantsuits and The Gape. Plus, we introduce our new segment: “Guynalysis” with West Coast corespondent Guy Branum! - (music:

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Alex, Katie and Janine FREAK THE FOX OUT over the chaos of Episode 9 and try to sort through the resulting rubble of Cher's aircraft carriers, questionable halloween costumes and #meatytucks.

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Katie, Alex and Janine throw some dumb love at Gia Gunn and debate the existence of high-fashion goat cherubs

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