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  • Flame On :: Episode 289 :: The Sex Education of The Kids In The Circle

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

    Ding! Ding! Ding! Class is in session y’all and sex education is on the menu. Grab your best catfish profiles and get ready to charm your way to the top of the class as they make their way across the border into Canada. The kids are definitely not alright, but it’s ok as this episode makes its way to your ears!

    The weather is getting warmer and allergies are flaring, but the boys of Flame ON! are ready to sit down at their round table and sip on some piping hot tea while they dish on the month in pop culture. Before diving into the topics on hand, Bryan helms a discussion about the plethora of Doctor Who news that has come out. From Sex Education‘s Ncuti Gatwa being named as the next actor to take on the mantle, to trans actor Yasmin Finney being cast as Rose (maybe or maybe not Tyler), there is a ton to chat about! From there, Pat tackles the first topic, season four of Netflix‘s social media game show, The Circle. Would you have what it takes to be number one in the rankings? After a brief pause for station identification, BeeJay takes the conversation north of the border as he dishes on the Amazon Prime revival series from The Kids In The Hall. The final topic is a trip the Netflix school of Sex Education. Is the series worth the watch? Spoiler alert, the boys say yes! After that, the boys share their picks for 1-Ups AKA the things that are giving them LIFE!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 288 :: DitNS: The Long Catwalk To The Finale

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

    Hit ’em with your catwalk, hunty! Whether you’re flaunting your track record or a toaster is being thrown into the bathtub, the road to becoming the next drag superstar is a long and winding one. From the opening talent show to the final moments of the finale, these queens had us gagging all season long… and it wasn’t because of the chocolate!

    Spring has sprung, and after four and a half months (that sometimes felt like four and a half years!) the flagship series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has reached it’s epic finale and a new Next Drag Superstar has been crowned. Joining the regular cast of characters, Bryan, Erik, and Pat, are Haus member Joel and Dan! Tackling the season like they do any other deep dive, they first talk about the high points of the season. From the super teaser episode to the roast, find out what tickled their fancies from the season. After the highs come the lows and the boys aren’t holding back their feelings about what they felt didn’t work about the season. From the disastrous Snatch Game to the weekly (well sorta) humiliation of holding up a chocolate bar before sashaying away there were plenty of improvements that could have been made. After they talk shop about season 14, they do a preliminary dive into the all winner’s edition of All Stars! Get ready to sashay down the catwalk, okurrr!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 287 :: Watch Out For The Severance, Sonic!

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

    Is that a golden ring in your pocket or did you just forget the world outside of your job? Well Big Grrls just you wait because Idris Elba is here to sweep you off your feet and spin your Tails right round. That’s right, whether you are dancing the night away, working without any of your memories intact, or planning your bottomless mimosa brunch at The Olive Garden, the boys of Flame ON! have your severance covered!

    Dear listeners, the time has come and the boys of Flame ON! are hopping through the gold ring to join the round table discussion about the month in pop culture! There is one less member though because Erik is celebrating his birthday during this episode, so be sure to send him all the birthday love! The first topic on the docket for discussion is the Apple TV+ sci-fi dramady, Severance. Created by Dan Erickson and brought to life through the help of Ben Stiller, this office based show detaches the workers from their trauma and shows what life could be like if we could really “leave it at the door” when we go to work. Is this show worth the watch? Listen in to find out! From there, the conversation shifts to the fast and the remodeled second installment in the video game/movie franchise, Sonic 2! Adding in fan favorites Tails and Knuckles (voiced by the ever so dreamy – and Taylor Swift cameo-ing – Idris Elba) the journey of everyone’s favorite speedster hedgehog shows a bookend journey for Robotnik and brings him closer to the Eggman that you know from the video games. You also get to be baffled by the thought of having brunch at the Olive Garden, but that’s a thought for another day! After a brief pause for station identification, it’s time for you to Watch Out For The Big Grrls as Lizzo‘s new reality competition show gets you moving and dancing. Is this the feel good show you needed? Spoiler alert, yes it is! After that, it’s time for the 1UPs where the boys share what is giving them life!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 286 :: Yass Bish, Our Flag Means Death

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

    Ahoy mateys! The high seas can be rough, but why not hop on the queerest ship this side of the seven seas and ride the waves with the boys of Flame ON!? Whether you’re afraid of the Kraken or you’re ready to take a few prisoners to show your fearlessness to your crew, the boys are ready to show you that their flag may have glitter on it, but their flag means death!

    G’day mates! Spring is springing all around, but the boys of Flame ON! are ready to hop on their vessel and bring you a brand new episode! This time around the boys, headed by Captain Bryan, are ready to dive into the weird and wonderful world of HBO Max‘s new dark comedy series, Our Flag Means Death! From creator David Jenkins this show takes you back to the 18th century and places you on the ship of Captain Stede Bonnet and his merry band of pirates as they navigate the open seas. From hijacking, to comical aboriginal hijinks, to flag creating, to makeshift krakens this crew has everything you’d want to see but were too afraid to ask for! Is this the queerest show on television? Quite possibly! Are the boys upset by this? Not one bit! Will the boys abandon a life of luxury and nobility to run away and become pirates now? Well, that might be going to far, but they will be glad to share their thoughts on this show with you!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 285 :: How Pam Met Your Father, The Batman

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

    Is that a video cassette recorder? Did someone just drop off this unmarked VHS tape with an explicit recording of an intimate encounter? Well, this will not be the story to tell your kids about how you met their father, that’s for sure! How about instead of that story, you just tell your kids that their father is… hmm… THE BATMAN!

    Spring has sprung at Flame ON! studios and the boys are back to dish the dirt on a whole new set of pop culture topics! They kick off the episode with a deep dive into the super dark (not as in gritty, but in someone didn’t pay the light bill dark) Year Two world of Matt Reeves’ film, The Batman! Did this retelling live up to the hype? Did Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, and Zoe Kravitz bring Batman, Riddler, and Catwoman to new levels? Find out what Erik and BeeJay thought! After that the boys dive into the anime world of Jujutsu Kaisen Zero. A fan favorite in Japan makes it’s way to the United States and BeeJay will share his thoughts and take on this adaptation. After a short break for station identification, Bryan tackles the rock and roll world of Hulu‘s docuseries Pam & Tommy chronicling the biggest scandal to hit the web in the 90s, the leak of the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape! Do Lily James and Sebastian Stan embody Pam and Tommy? Do you remember where you were when you found out about the leak? The boys remember! The final topic is Pat’s review of the first season of the Hulu exclusive, How I Met Your Father! Being a huge fan of the original series, did this offshoot/sequel live up to the legacy of How I Met Your Mother? Find out straight from the bear’s mouth! Before they sign off, the boys share their 1-Ups for the month!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 283 :: Drag Race Direct: Scream For Kirbussy

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

    Get your motor running… head out on the highway… start your drag race engines and prepare to scream because you want to go faster on your way to find out what that kirbussy do! The star road path leads directly to a smattering of drag-tastic pop culture conversation from the star studded Haus of X!

    Category is STARS, STATEMENTS, AND LEGENDS here at the Haus of X Ball. The air is crisp and the boys are excited to welcome a very special guest host to the fold! Direct from the top tier of their Patreon the boys are excited to welcome Joel as their first special guest host! Joel has the honor of kicking off the conversation this month and he’s ready to breathe new life into the horror chatter as he dishes on the newest entry into the Scream franchise, SCR5AM! Did the film live up to the Wes Craven legacy? Did all of the original characters make it out alive?  You’ll need to listen in to find out the answers to all of these questions! From there, BeeJay takes on the next topic as he dives in deep to discus Nintendo’s Direct presentation. What new games are already saved on BeeJay’s Switch Shop and how many times can mix up Disney and Nintendo while discussing upcoming shop changes? You might be surprised! Switching gears from video games to candy bars, Erik tackles the next topic as the boys dive into the wide world of Drag Race. Grab your heels and get ready to chat about Season 14, the doors that Eureka has opened to knee injuries, and just how much they believe that production would actually leave it to chance on who has the golden candy bar! After a quick break for station identification (and shameless plugs), Pat takes the boys across the pond to discuss UK Vs. The World! Who do they think are the top contenders to be QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE? Wait, wrong show… maybe they just chat on who should win. All of this plus their 1Ups are waiting for you!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 284 :: NTWICGL: Don’t Be A Rogan

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

    Have you ever stopped to think about the media that you consume on a daily basis? How many content creators that you follow have a problematic history? Should you drop that creator? Should you cancel your Spotify account because of their support of Joe Rogan, or have they done enough to counteract their support of his behavior and views? That’s a question better answered when the boys dive in on Now That’s What I Call Gay Life.

    The boys have brought back their series where they dive into the scandalous topics from sex and intimacy to the impact of the world on your media consumption… that’s right, Now That’s What I Call Gay Life has returned! BeeJay has brought Bryan and Pat back to the table to dive into problematic media and asks them how they deal with consuming said media. Do you back a boycott? Do you cancel your subscription to hit a corporation where it hurts the most, the pocketbook? How far do you dig into the creators that you follow? How do you determine the difference between problematic artists of yesteryear and today? Is death the point where you can start to enjoy the art of those that have been “canceled” today? The boys tackle all of these questions and then some as they talk about the disinformation and blatant racism of Joe Rogan as well as the support he received from Spotify as a platform as well as their attempt to course correct after the initial blowback. Was it enough? Tune in and find out what the boys think!

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 57 :: Submissive and Readable

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Join the Hombres this week as we discuss the ever-compelling topic of economics! Also, we discuss the kinds of parties that GMs should be balancing combat encounters around at every size.

    Big news as well! There’s a new way for all of you to contribute. We are launching McGarrgl’s Compendium of Wondrous and Wacky Items, a codex of user-submitted items for the world of Urd! All listeners can document the items they find via the Unique Item Submission Form.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 282 :: In Flux With Doctor Who

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

    Aw Flux, another series of Doctor Who is over, but what’s that? Two of your favorite Flame On companions Bryan and BeeJay were agents of Division the whole time? GASP?!

    Whether you’re a seasoned Whovian who cut their teeth on jelly babies with the Fourth Doctor, or you’re a newer Whovian who loves the Thirteenth Doctor and her timeless, childlike spirit, this season had a bit of everything for you. Bryan leads us through the ever-changing corridors of the season, starting with the secret lives of the Doctor that were revealed in the previous season and leading into an episode-by-episode breakdown with BeeJay providing his timey-wimey perspective on each cliffhanger ending. After the serpent-like story unfolds, the boys celebrate the new year by exploring the queer vibes that the New Year’s special Eve of the Daleks brings to the Who-niverse. Will Yaz admit her secret feelings for the Doctor or will she stay in flux? Will Dan ever be reunited with his alien canine keeper? Tune in and find out!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 281 :: Peacemaker Lights An Inferno

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

    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a plane? Is it a UFO? Is it an eagle that’s carrying lighter fluid in one claw and a book of matches in the other?!? Wait, that can’t be right! You don’t need to have the gift of sight like Destiny to mimic the intro credits dance moves, just load up HBO Max and let Peacemaker make it all better!

    The calendar page has flipped and the year number has increased, but the one thing you can rely on is your favorite podcasting mates are back for a brand new pop culture round up! The boys have cleaned up the glitter from the floor of their New Year’s parties, pulled a miraculous Peacemaker-style reovery from their hangovers, and they are ready to get down to business – spilling the tea on their favorite pop culture they’ve absorbed this month! The show kicks off with Erik sharing his thoughts on the Andrew Garfield film that took Netflix by storm – Tick Tick Boom. Showcasing the life of Rent creator Jonathon Larson, this film gives you all the feels and deserves all the awards. From there Bryan takes you to the halls of Archive 81, one of the newest hits from Netflix and shows that with the right theme, your podcast can also make for entertaining television! After leaving the archives, Pat switches streaming services and chats about the newest release from the twisted mind of James Gunn, the DCEU television show, Peacemaker! Does John Cena‘s character from The Suicide Squad find redemption, or do we just give him a pass for that fantastic ass? Listen in to find out! The final topic has BeeJay taking the boys to Krakoa for the final piece of Jonathan Hickman‘s Dawn of X storyline – Inferno! Did Mystique and Destiny burn it all to the ground? We’ll never tell (just kidding there’s lots of spoilers here)! To close out the show, the boys share their 1-UPs!

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 55 :: Sunny Disposition

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    In this episode, the Hombres hammer out a better version of Initiative, talk more about Opposed Rolls, and NPCs with attitude.

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