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

READERS, guest Bowen Yang joins us at the Shade Table once again this week, when we had planned to start Season 5... but we watched the new Missy Elliott video, and spent the night reviewing those. We connect it to drag in parts! But this special edition is appx 98% dedicated to Missy. We introduce Bowen to Magoo and plan his surprise orgy, Sharron reveals the extent of her Trina, BSB and NSYNC fandom, and we roundly reject truffle butter. Throw any required shade at our email address!


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Readers, this week Sharron, Katie and Max return to the Shade Table discussing Season 4, Episode 10: Dads I'd Like to Frock. We talk the return of Kenya Michaels, fuck sticks, Kegels & Eggos, being distracted by butts, Bareback Dads, pulled sugar, and Katie's recent concussion.


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READERS, our best laid plans were dust in the wind as your humble hosts got busy this fall, so join us in being really excited to see one another again, along with our guest this week, Sue Funke (of the popular cAbernet & A #PLL podcast) We take our time getting down to business about #DragRace Episode 9: Frock the Vote! The remaining queens engage in a spirited debate as Katie, Sharron, Max, and Sue debate Chick-Fil-A, TSOIA's endorsements, K.I.M., and Breakfast at Tiffany's vs. Dinner at Sizzler's.


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Readers, this week Katie, Sharron and Max break down the Ru-Vealed episodes 2 and 3 of Season 4 (and the fiftieth episode of our podcast)2. We talk Janet Jackson, Bitter Betties comic books, Ru's "just dessert" look, Ru's Jackson Pollock suit, RuPaul's Glamazon (available on iTunes!), leopard-print bones,


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We’re back bitches, and coming to you from sunny Los Angeles, CA.  The original @TSOIA_Podcast crew of Katie, Alex, Janine and Guy sit around the shade table and discuss the first episode of the new Season 4 RU-VEALED series.  We attempt to answer all the important questions: Have we forgotten enough about season 4 to make it enjoyable again?  Has Dad done any drag since last episode?  Is the great caftan renaissance upon us?  Take a trip back through the great fupa of time with us and ru-live the magic! (music:

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This week is a BIG and complicated episode for a big and complicated season.  The good news: KATYA IS MISS CONGENIALITY!  I mean, like it wasn’t gonna happen.  But with all the weird surprises of the season, it was still a reason for panic.  AND as long as we are on surprises, Alex has two for us this episode.  First, and worst: Dad is going out for cigarettes and never coming back.  That’s right, it’s with great sadness we announce that Alex is moving to LA and (for now) leaving the Shade Table.  Boo and double boo.  The second surprise comes in the form of a long overdue confession…but I won’t ruin this one.  Let’s just say Dad hasn’t been serving the realness for a long time.  Happy Season, Readers!  And in the immortal words of Katya, “OH MY GOD YOU FUCKING BITCH!” (music:

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It’s Ru-view time Readers we welcome very special guest Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Younger) to Countdown the Crown because SHE A GROWN ASS MAN!  Max, Katie and Sharron sit through clips of all our favorite queens from previous seasons, providing an unfortunate contrast to the talent level of this season.  Take a look back with us at Beyonce-level yeast infections, the great Boners Of Fame and Anna Wintour's “stupid fashion hands.”  And Readers, always remember: GINGER IS 29 YEARS OLD.  (music:

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With Katie and Sharron gone, It’s just between us Goys this week as Guy Branum joins Dad and Max at the shade table in this year of our Gawd 2015 A.K. (After Katya).  The boyz stay up past their bedtime to discuss the “Celebrity Duck Blind,” flowy units and the Spinning Bird Death Drop.  DISCLAIMER: We are not monsters.  We truly respect the sensitive emotional reveals in this RPDR episode.  We must shade, but we shade because we love.  (music:

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OUR BEAUTIFUL MOTHER RUSSIA @katya_zamo IS DEAD!  NYET!  NYET!  NYET!  NYET!  NYET!  Readers, how can we even go on?!?!  We might as well end it all!  Poor Max is gone for the worst disaster in Cold War history, but Katie, Sharron and Dad (with his purty purty nails) try to keep their heads up long enough to discuss Tibetan Vibration Deodorant, sperm stealers, Dance Mom mercy drownings, and retired basketball player turned sportscaster Santino Rice.  MR. RUPAUL, TEAR DOWN THIS VAGINAL WALL!   (music:

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BELIEVE in the gender binary this week Readers as we split “hers” over @RuPaulsDragRace Season 7 Episode 10. Joining us at the shade table is comedian Garry Hannon to help us Dance With The Talent, smoke with the cool kids and marvel at the Radio City Hall Luncheonettes. (music:

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Readers we have some dumdum and some fun dumb on this week’s episode as we run into He-Male Trouble with our guest the divine Marc Maietta.  Max, Katie, Alex and Sharron discuss alligator foam parties, Drone Rivers and get illuminaughty and illuminautical over Double Ru Double Ru.  Yaaaaaaaacht Queen!!!   (music:

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While Dad is trapped on a plane in Albany, NY and Max is performing comedy in outer space, Katie and Sharron double-team Episode 8 with the help of TSOIA president pro tempore Guy Branum.  We wrap our conjoined brains around the Cashews vs. Sashews vs. Ol’ Backstory trifecta, call to order the Drag Race Black Caucus, explain “420 Boobs” and drill baby drill for drag.   (music:

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We must have stepped in a big pile of fate because our big 41st episode coincides with THE SNATCH GAME!  And to sweeten the pot our guest this week is a real live drag queen: Daren J. Fleming AKA Ms. Grenadine Ross!  Things get 80% shady and 20% disgusting as Daren spills two tons of tea about the dearly departed Sahara Davenport and asks the age-old question,”Bitch, did you not download the packet?”  (music:

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This week Readers we dramatize and “morphasize” @rupaulsdragrace Season 7 Episode 6 (and our 40th episode!!!!).  Joining us is comedian Max Bernstein, plus we get podcrashed by our good friend Guy Branum as a bonus!  Both join us to discuss catnet fishsuits, radioactive chickens, “Barnum Bangers,” and our new series: Death Murder She Becomes Wrote Her.  Shant-Ho, you go!  (music:

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AWARDS?!? Readers, @RuPaulsDragRace is clearly just stealing our ideas now!  This week we are joined again by the socially media-y Shawn Hollenbach to present slabs of golden shade to Season 7 Episode 5.  The nominees this week are: Meat Pennies, Joan Born Of Rivers, Mathilda’s Dad, and Rosschelle Rossage. 


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OH THE HUMANITY, READERS!  Well, maybe not so much the “humanity” as the “Snake Person Vs. Doll Monster-y.”  Alex is out of town this week but while Dad’s away, the mice will sashay.  Max, Katie, Sharron and special guest Sue Funke hold hands and sob over the shock of the Episode 4 elimination, go dark and deep into Jessica Alba, ru-veal the secret-secret mini-min challenge, and out (our) Max backwards.  (music:

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Things get hairy (yeah I said it) this week as we welcome back special guest Mr. Guy Branum to clock Season 7 Episode 3 in Shadeambic Pentameter.  It’s beard vs. Bard as we soliloquy on mystery loafs, pelican attacks and the Shady Pines Nursing Home For Queens.  TO READ OR NOT TO READ!


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Wow Readers! Season 7 is already poppin off like a false eyelash on the business end of a leaf blower.  This week Sharron, Katie, Max and Alex welcome special guest Bowen Yang to discuss who gave the best mouth, why a butt-stuff renaissance is upon us, newfound respect for the Minj and guest judge Larson Lessley.


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GOOD GODAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK!  Season 7 is officially on!  For this overstuffed first RPDR episode we said “game recognize game” with our own queen-sized episode and…A NEW CO-HOST!  Give a deep “SUP” to Sharron Paul readers.  She’ll be joining us at the shade-table to clock around the tuck all season.  Channel your inner Swamp Demon, black-out that ding-dong and C’MON RUSSIAN BUTTHOLE!  Season 7 HAS ARRIVED!


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And so Readers we come to the end of an era, to the close of a show and to the break of a new dawn.  This week we discuss Drag Queens of London episode 8, the final episode of the series.  Stories are concluded, new characters are inexplicably introduced, Rosie throws mud, and Alex and Max bond over a tiny misunderstanding surrounding the Holocaust.  Goodbye DQOL. We loved you.  Yes, even you, Lloyd.



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Hit the slopes with us Readers as we glide through Drag Queens Of London Episode 7.  It’s European Gay Ski Week and the drama is as thick as a mogul.  Katie, Max and Alex marvel at the mystery of a Lloyd Vs. Silver wig fight, try to find Katie a gay hubby, goof on American Andrew and peddle petticoats for boobs.  We also check in on the Drag Race season 7 trailer that FINALY dropped.


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We get completely legless this episode, Readers, as we EXPLODE Drag Queens of London Episode 6.  Max, Katie and Alex shag Bagga’s swagga, fake sax, lament doomed Guinea pigs and produce a new house music single right before your very ears.



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Oh long suffering Readers, we’re officially back from hiatus!  We know you’ve been breathlessly waiting by your old-time transistor radios for us to sashay back.  On this, our THIRTY-FIRST EPISODE (!) we return to Drag Queens of London with episode five. 
Katie, Max and Alex believe in the Rosie Beav, make clothes out of hickeys, put some stank on their Pierre and barely avoid Benjamin In The Butt disease.



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