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  • Flame On :: Episode 260 :: Rainbow Spotlight: Justin Hall

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    The audio version of the Rainbow Spotlight series is back! This time around Bryan sits down with QUEER artist and historian Justin Hall to discuss his career, queer comics, and much more. Be sure to catch the Rainbow Spotlight series live on Bryan’s Twitch channel!

    The Rainbow Spotlight series is back and this time Bryan sits down with queer comic creator and historian Justin Hall to discuss his extensive career, his work in comics (including QUEER and No Straight Lines), and much more (including a very apt comparison to the behind the scenes world of gay porn. Be sure to check out Justin Hall and his work on his website, keep up to date with the upcoming film adaptation of No Straight Lines, and check out the Howard Cruise panel from San Diego ComicCon International 2020 by using the links below. This interview originally took place in 2020 as part of our Rainbow Spotlight series hosted by Bryan on his Twitch channel (as well as the Flame ON! Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels). Catch these interviews live on Monday nights or check out other previous interviews on YouTube under the videos tab.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 259 :: Snyder’s League of Drag Falcons

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    We heard the demands from the billions and billions of fans, and your cries are being answered TODAY! The four hour unencumbered vision is here for you! It’s time to release Zack Snyder’s FLAME ON! Wait, that’s not what everyone has been talking about? Oh well, here’s the theatrical version of Flame ON! for your listening pleasure!

    It’s the month of March in the year 2021. We’ve made it past the milestone of one year from the start of lockdowns and have tackled the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic in a multitude of ways (or in the case of some states, barely paid it any mind) and the one thing that has been a constant in our lives has been Flame ON! The boys are back and excited to bring a brand new pop culture round up your way and this time they’re digging into the much talked about, for better or worse, Zack Snyder’s Justice League available exclusively on HBO Max as our first topic. Was it worth the time and money devoted to making it a reality? Was it a better and more cohesive story (spoiler alert – with four hours to tell a story, it better be more cohesive!)?  The boys have opinions and they’re not afraid to share them! After that, they hop on Redwing and fly over to Disney+ to discuss the first episode of the new Marvel TV series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. To close out the topics for the month, it’s a trip across the pond to dissect the final half of Drag Race UK Season 2. What did the boys think of the crowned queen? Tune in to hear! Before signing off, it’s a round of 1-UPs and some final shameless plugs!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 258 :: WandaVision with The Scarlet Bitch

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Did you think you were the only magical gal in town? Well our very own Scarlet Bitch, Oral, is here to (re)introduce himself to you! WandaVision debuted on Disney+ in mid-January and changed the fabric of the MCU forever and now you’ll get to hear the boys give their thoughts from inside the hex!

    From The Dick Van Dyke Show to Modern Family, Monica Rambeau to Agatha Harkness, Wanda to Vision, the team behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe had their work cut out for them when they announced a slate of new made for television shows starring characters that were almost never in the spotlight more than a few fleeting moments in most movies. In addition, a global pandemic made those plans even tougher to pull off. However, thanks to the work of an amazing cast and crew, the first outing from the television side of the MCU is a stunning homage to classic sitcoms and astonishing storylines that spanned decades of comics from West Coast Avengers to the solo series Scarlet Witch and The Vision. As everyone may know, our very own Oral is THE BIGGEST Scarlet Witch fan, and a review of the show would never happen without his presence, so we were ecstatic to be able to find the time to sit down with him to not only discuss what this show did right, but also point out some areas that maybe fell a little short (spoiler – Oral finds no fault in the show and disputes any notion to the contrary!) while also addressing how fan theories can go overboard and try to diminish the work even though none of those theories were promised from the source. To cap off our review, we throw out our own wild speculation and theories about where we want to see the characters and plot threads go from here!

    BE WARNED! There are spoilers galore, so if you haven’t finished watching WandaVision, listen at your own peril! *evil witches cackle*

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  • Flame On :: Episode 257 :: Framing Nintendo In Glass

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Whether its the anticipation of what Nintendo has in store for the year, or the sound of glass as it hits the ground, this month has had it all. Listen in as the boys dish the dirt and spill the tea on what they’ve been enjoying in the world of pop culture!

    The boys are back at the microphones in their respective time zones and ready to dish and gab. While the month of February has been a bit calmer (in the overall world), there was still plenty to chat about in the world of pop culture. Kicking off the round table discussion is the New York Times Presents docu-series episode, Framing Britney Spears, followed by a run down of announcements made at the Nintendo Direct presentation. After a short break for station identification, the boys tackle Marvel‘s King in Black series and the new Rorschach comic from DC written by the award winning Tom King and the second season of Netflix‘s glass blowing reality competition, Blown Away, because who doesn’t like a good glory hole? To close out the episode the boys share their 1-UPs and for the first time, a poison mushroom joins the fray!

    **Special Announcement** We’ve launched our BRAND NEW website! Head over to the Flame ON! website and check out our social media, Twitch channels, Patreon, Threadless store, and more on our all new site! You can also connect with the boys directly by clicking on their photos on the site and you’ll be directed to emails or social media links for each of the boys!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 256 :: DitNS: Ringing In The Ru Year With Ginger Minj

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Bring back our girls! Ring in the Ru Year with not one, but TWO new seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and what better way to celebrate this Ru Year than with our amazing friend, Ginger Minj?!? Check out our insights in this new Rucap!

    On January 1st, 2021, the world rang in the Ru Year with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 and just a few weeks later, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 hit the airwaves. To celebrate so much drag being broadcast to our televisions, Pat and Bryan sent the word out to our favorite guest Drag Race correspondents, Ginger Minj and Cee Jay to join us for this massive microsode. Kicking it off they travel across the pond to dissect the new cast of Drag Race UK, chat about the first three episodes, and give their pick for who they think will take the title. After a brief word from our sponsors (ok, maybe just a quick plug for our social media and Patreon), they travel back to the States to dish all the dirt about Drag Race Season 13, chat about the first four episodes (with a brief discussion about The Bag Ball because Ginger and Cee Jay hadn’t had a chance to see the episode), and dive into the topic of death threats and unnecessary hate from the fandom before closing out the show with some jokes for friend of the pod, Luke! It’s our own drag-a-palooza in this GIANT SIZED Rucap!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 255 :: Should We Visit Bridgerton or Puerto Vallarta?

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    What’s a gay on the go supposed to do to ring in the new year during a pandemic? Why not head to Puerto Vallarta and spread a deadly disease to another country… wait… nope, how about staying in and binging some great new media like the boys of Flame ON! did?!?

    It’s a new year and the boys are here to discuss the newest in pop culture as we step foot into 2021 with our heads held high even after an attempted insurrection and impeachment. Before diving into the topics of the month, Bryan and the boys give their take on the second impeachment of Trump and then they dig into the circuit parties that took place in Puerto Vallarta over the  New Year holiday. After the shade is lifted, they tackle Netflix‘s new Shondalnd show, Bridgerton, the first production from Marvel‘s Phase 4, Disney+‘s WandaVisionHBO Max‘s Adult Material, and the rebooted game show, Name That Tune before giving their picks for the first 1-Ups of 2021!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 254 :: Wonder Woman 1984 Review

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    If you had the chance to make a wish and have your deepest desire come true, would you do it? What if the cost was too high? Could you live with the regret of having the thing you wanted most at your fingertips at the expense of others? These questions and more are examined in Wonder Woman 1984 and in this episode of Flame ON!

    It’s a new year, but it’s the same lovable cast of Flame ON! ready to tackle the Christmas miracle that Warner Bros. and DC Films gave us all in the simultaneous in (select) theater and in home release of the hotly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984! Wonder Woman 1984 sees director Patty Jenkins reunite with star Gal Gadot for a second go around as the demigod Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman. We are taken to the bright and colorful 1980’s for a film full of promise and amazement, but does the film live up to the hype of its predecessor as one of the best modern comic book films or does it suffer from Sequel Syndrome and studio interference? Find out what the boys think, and more, in this episode!

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 185 :: The 2021 Episode

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    We have something special for you!  A little thing that we like to call . . . an episode.  While we may not be releasing episodes like we used to, that only means that when we do release one for you, it’s only jam-packed with the best stuff that we have to talk about!  It’s been quite a while for us too, so the crew is getting together to play a little catch-up with one another and discussing the most relevant happenings in media today.

    Join JonStar, AFLM, Evan, Greg and Derek as they talk about what’s happening in entertainment and 2021!  PLUS – Fake Gameboys, Korn gurgling, and Jim Belushi!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 253 :: Mariah’s Magical 2020 Prom

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Oh the weather outside might be frightful (depending on where you live), but these boys are so delightful when talking about a magical prom full of holiday cheer or the month in pop culture!

    It’s the month of December and the year of 2020 is almost behind us, but the boys of Flame ON! couldn’t let the year end without sharing their thoughts on the month in pop culture with all of you! Whether it’s talking about the plethora of news that came out of Disney‘s investor presentation, the Netflix film, The Prom, a spoiler free (followed by spoiler-tastic) review of The Mandalorian season 2, or the Apple TV+ holiday extravaganza Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, we’ve got you covered. After they chat about their topics, it’s a round of 1-Ups followed by their picks for their favorite thing of 2020! It’s a jam packed episode to help close out the year and get you ready for 2021!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 252 :: Television Gone Too Soon

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    We’ve all been there before. Finding out that our favorite television show has gotten the axe and we’d never know how the story ended and feeling like a friend left us without warning. In this episode the boys discuss some shows that they feel were canceled before their time.

    The holidays are here, dear listeners, and while this may be the season of giving, the boys of Flame ON! are here to talk to you about their favorite television series that were taken away too soon (in their opinions)! While most of you out there would agree that shows like Firefly tend to get all of the attention when it comes to this topic, the boys have come up with their picks that may be a little further outside of the box. What shows do YOU think were canceled too soon? Did your picks match any of ours? Tune in and find out!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 251 :: A Rainbow Wave of Gambit Goodness

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    It’s always a risky gambit when it comes to picking the best pop culture to chat about, but the boys of Flame ON! are back to bring you their picks of things you should pay attention to during these fall months! Checkmate!

    It’s November, everyone and while it may have felt like 14 years have passed since March 2020, we’re here to let you know that it has in fact been 84 years since March! OK, well maybe it hasn’t been that long, but there has been so much going on and we’re ready to share some pop culture with you. Before we dive into their favorites for this month, we discuss the election and congratulate President-Elect Biden and chat about the closure of the iconic Parliament House (along with Hamburger Mary’s Chicago and the Atlanta Eagle). From there, we discuss The Queen’s Gambit from Netflix (while making some really bad Gambit/Rogue/X-Men jokes), Owl House on Disney+, and the second season of The Mandalorian. We also dive into how the internet has seemingly turned on Baby Yoda in the wake of Egg-Gate! To close out the show we share our choices for what is giving us life in the 1-UPs segment!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 250 :: Rainbow Spotlight – Andy Mangels

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    The Rainbow Spotlight is shining bright once again! Join Bryan as he chats queer comix with Andy Mangels!

    Welcome back dear listeners for the audio edition of our Rainbow Spotlight! Bryan is your host as he shines a light on LGBTQIA+ creators across the entertainment spectrum. In this episode he’s joined by Andy Mangels! They discuss Andy’s work on Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman and Gay Comix as well as his relationship with the godfather of queer comix, Howard Cruse! You can catch this episode on our YouTube Channel and be sure to tune in on Monday nights to watch these interviews LIVE on our YouTube channel and Facbook Page!

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