Throwing Shade

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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

This week, Bryan shines a light on the Publix grocery store chain’s refusal to cover HIV-preventative drugs for their employees as well as their history of discrimination against gay people. Then, Erin shares U.S. Senate candidate Courtland Sykes’s insane rant about Women’s Rights. Later, guests Kate Berlant and John Early swing by to read a note they wrote to their neighbor while on shrooms before getting into acting school rejections, formative pieces of art, and first orgasms. This episode is sponsored by Away (code: SHADE), MVMT Watches, and TomboyX (code: SHADE).

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