Episode 74 – NiK Kacy

This episode features gender-neutral fashion and shoe designer, NiK Kacy. NiK and Michael chatted about fashion, shoes, gender-neutrality, mens vs. womens fashion, fine art, photography, art shows, growing up as an immigrant, growing up different, childhood, pronouns, culture, education, politics, history, media suppression, greed, tattoos, the business of art, marketing, LGBTQ scenes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, LGBTQ allies, transition, family gender roles, male privilege, modern kids vs. our teenage years, trans discrimination, safe spaces, gender-neutral bathrooms, subverting the binary, Eva Green, OutFest, Jewel’s Catch One, Madonna, Netflix, and podcasts.

NOTE: This episode was recorded in July, 2016.

LINKS
Nikkacy.com
Nik Kacy Footwear on Facebook
Nik Kacy Footwear on Instagram
Nik Kacy Footwear on Twitter

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Episode 73 – Bryan Belleza and Kelly Thayer

This episode is the return of Los Angeles AcroYoga performer Bryan Belleza along with his creative partner, Kelly Thayer. Bryan, Kelly, and Michael discuss AcroYoga, film projects, the creative process, creating on a budget, work vs. play, collaboration, passion projects, common vision, positivity, sexism in Acro, personal power, Kitty Brown, actualization, Filipino cuisine, food issues, portion control, nutrition, body aesthetics, food science, Alton Brown, exercise, water, sleep, hypoglycemia, and Feminism.

LINKS
AcroAnt on Instagram
Kelly Thayer on Facebook
Brian Belleza on Facebook
Ivithebatmanivi on Instagram
Play LA AcroYoga channel on YouTube
The Showdown
The Rising
The Goddess Cellebration 

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Episode 72 – The Armoires Return

This episode sees the return of LA band, The Armoires, just back from their UK tour. Rex Broom, Christina Bulbenko, Derek Hanna, Clifford Ulrich, and Michael talked about touring, England, London, Robyn Hitchcock, The Armoires lineup, The California Institute of Abnormalarts, Big Stir, day jobs, fretless bass, side projects, concerts, celebrity deaths, Prince, David Bowie, 1970s showbiz, music from childhood, Neil Young, 560 KLZ-AM, variety shows, answer songs, UK stories, hearing your song on the radio, kismet, Incidental Lightshow, favorite albums, touring bands, and building music community.

LINKS
The Armoires
Cait Brennan
California Institute of Abnormalarts
VisualabDesign
International Pop Overthrow
Kenny’s Plumbing

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Episode 71 – Sex Nerd Sandra

This week’s guest is blogger, podcaster, and sex educator Sex Nerd Sandra. Michael and Sandra talked about recording equipment, Nerdmelt, socializing, sex education, books, consensual non-monogamy, sexuality, repressed memories, the mind, marijuana, altered experiences, internal vs. external experiences, Bill Hicks, mushrooms, salvia, consent, virginity, first times, terminology, parents, rough sex, fine art porn, feminism, 70s porn, STDs, Doctor Who, comics, podcasts, Filipino dating, Asian representation in media, waving one’s freak flag, comic book movies, parenting, adulting, college, and sex positivity. 

LINKS
SexNerdSandra.com
MakeLoveNotPorn.com

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Episode 69 – Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na

This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

LINKS
Black Squid Media on Youtube
Comfort on YouTube
Whedonopolis 2016

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Episode 68 – Hayden Black Returns!

This episode is the return of writer, producer, and friend of the podcast, Hayden Black. Hayden and Michael talk about UK accents, british TV, british culture, Sundays in the UK, Doctor Who, Count Dracula, Louis Jourdan, GenZed, animation, The Simpsons, South Park, Ripping Yarns, Monty Python, Last of the Summer Wine, Happy Valley, Gogglebox, Crashing, The Young Ones, Rik Mayall, Believe Nothing, Bottom, Filthy, Rich, and Catflap, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Are You Being Served?, radio series, League of Gentlemen, Alan Partridge, Big Train, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Simon Pegg, The World’s End, Extras, Fresh Meat, bleak American TV, Jessica Jones, Sense 8, Agent Carter, comics, podcasts, Serial, James Bond, Spectre, Lost, M. Night Shaymalan, Wayward Pines, Steven Moffat, and classic Doctor Who.

LINKS
Hayden Black on Twitter
Gen Zed official site
Gen Zed on Twitter

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Kitty’s Back!

Kitty Brown is back! After a several month hiatus, Michael and Kitty talked about The X-Files, Twin Peaks, fitness, selfies, body dysmorphia, systemic sexism, Susan Sarandon, Beyonce, representation, Ghost Busters, The Jonah Keri Podcast, vulnerable action heroes, Mad Max: Fury Road, #OscarsSoWhite, intersectional feminism, compliments, mansplaining, Star Wars, nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory, TV, and movies.

LINKS
Kitty Brown Designs

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Bowie

Today’s episode is a compilation of two roundtable discussions about our fallen alien god, David Bowie. This was recorded over two weeks with former podcast guests, Patrick Duncan, Hayden Black, Shannon Corder, Travis Olgin, and Tara Price, as well as newcomers Rachel Weinstein, and Shannon Robles. We commiserated, talked, shared stories, sang, and cried.

LINKS
David Bowie official website
Rachel Weinstein on the radio with David Bowie in 1997
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie’s in Space
Liam Lynch – Fake David Bowie Song

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Episode 59 – Bryan Belleza

Our guest is graphic designer and yogic acrobat, Bryan Belleza. Bryan, Kitty, and Michael talked about tequila, Andy Dick, Dick Grayson, spoilers, Star Wars, dick, 80s afternoon cartoons, variety shows, Ghostbusters, Tom Hiddleston, Indiana Jones, MMA, Rocky Balboa, fantasy violence vs. reality, Chuck Palahniuk, comics, Batman, Filipino culture, drugs, hipsters, intoxication, work spouses, Michael’s wife Dani, acroyoga, weight loss, eating pussy, porn, and Christmas music. 

LINKS
Bryan Belleza on Instagram
Sebastian Shaw (actor)
The Noid
Work spouses
Acroyoga
Acromaps
Sebastian Shaw (Actor)
Sebastian Shaw (comics)

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Musical Podcest

Michael was a guest on Repeat All, a music review podcast, hosted by Patrick Foss from Something2XP episode 52. The discussion centered around the greatest album of all time, The Cure’s 1989 swan song, Disintegration. Michael waxes nostalgic about this paragon of doom and gloom. Please put on some eyeliner and some smeary red lipstick, turn down the lights, and wallow with us for an hour. It’s gothy good fun.

LINKS
Repeat All – Episode 37: Disintegration (The Cure, 1980) with Michael Simpson
The Cure official site
The Cure – Disintegration on Wikipedia

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