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  • Flame On :: Episode 309 :: Barbarians In Drag Playing Nintendo

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

    It’s time to book your reservation for that picturesque cabin in your hometown, but oh no! The cabin has been booked by someone else! What can you do? Is this the start of a Hallmark Channel movie, or is it a new horror film? Who can say?!? Either way, grab your Nintendo joy cons and get ready for the first round-up of the fall season!

    The leaves have turned and are beginning to fall and dear listeners, the boys of Flame ON! are back to dish the dirt on the month in pop culture. Pat Da Bear is joined by BeeJay and Erik at the round table and they are ready to tackle their topics. First up, the boys chat about the 20th Century Films movie, Barbarian, currently playing in a theater near you. Borrowing a bit from the staple of the Hallmark Channel movies, this spin on the horror genre left a good taste in our boys’ mouths! From there BeeJay tackles the big announcements from the Nintendo Direct that just recently took place. Running through some games that he’s really excited for, the boys all chime in on their favorite highlights (including the title announcement and release date for the Breath of the Wild sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom). After a quick break for station identification, BeeJay switches console makers and chats about the announcements Sony made during their State of Play event. Did they touch on the game announcements from Nintendo Direct or Sony State of Play that you were most excited to hear about? Sound off in the comments and let the boys know! The final topic on the agenda takes the boys from Canada to Down Under as they chat about the two international variants of Drag Race! Was this season of Drag Race Canada a bit of a disappointment? Did Drag Race Down Under redeem itself on its sophomore season? Listen in to hear what the boys have to say and then sound of with your thoughts in the comments! Before signing off, the boys share their 1-UPs AKA the things that are giving them life!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 308 :: Thor: Love and Thunder Microsode

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

    She’s got eyes of the bluest skies, the power of Eternity, and all the screaming goats you can handle. The fourth installment of the Thor film franchise has made its way from the theater to your home television, so it’s time to emerge from the shadows and protect New Asgard. Whether you are worthy of Mjolnir, as jealous as Stormbreaker, or even if you flicked too hard, this is the podcast for you!

    Welcome back fellow Midgard-bound Asgardians! As fall descends across the land, our mighty Warriors Three have assembled at the table of King Valkyrie to discuss, dissect, and disseminate upon the adventures of the one and only Thor. Wait. There’s another Thor? Helmed by the wacky and wonderful director Taika Waititi, the fourth installment in the Thor franchise takes the color saturation, jokes, and screaming goats and turns the dial all the way up to 11. To kick off the episode, the boys go around the table and share the parts of the film that really tickled their fancy. From the action, story telling, rear nudity of our star Chris Hemsworth, and the amazing villainy of Christian Bale‘s Gorr the God Butcher, to seeing the art of Russell Dauterman come to life on the silver screen, there’s a lot to love about this movie. From there, the boys then shift the conversation to the aspects of the film that could have used a bit more tweaking. From needing room for the serious moments to breathe, a more fleshed out story, to less screaming goats (for some of the boys), they don’t hold back on sharing their thoughts on how they would improve the movie. Finally, the boys dive into wild conjecture and speculation on where the story could head from here. What was their final take on the movie? Listen in to find out!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 307 :: Uncoupled Internationally In Malibu

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

    Sometimes life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you’re gonna get. Whether you are a daredevil and need an attorney at law to get your name cleared, or just marveling at the multiverse saga unfolding all around us, or you have just consciously uncoupled from a long term relationship, one thing is for certain. Kang sees it all!

    Greetings fellow Earthlings! It’s time to tune back into the round table discussion of pop culture from your favorite homos (that are on this podcast) as Pat, Erik, and BeeJay gather during the dog days of summer to dish the dirt and spill the tea. Kicking off the show, the boys chat about the new Hulu exclusive film that has everyone buzzing which is a prequel to a beloved film franchise that sees a young native clash with the out of this world baddie. Not only a great movie, but groundbreaking as well with its Comanche dub as well! From there, the boys switch streaming services to chat about the new Netflix RomCom, Uncoupled. Is it good because it’s the gay Sex and the City? Is it bad because it’s the gay Sex and the City? Yes. Listen in as Pat dives into the show and whether or not it felt like it was partially written by a Boomer who hates younger people (spoiler alert, it does), but will that be enough to not recommend the show and watch Uncoupled season 2? Tune in to find out! After a brief pause for station identification the boys put down the needle on the gramophone and give you your first listen of a new Patreon exclusive show we’re calling, Now Playing! You’ll hear about new music from Beyonce, Lizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Hayley Kiyoko that you may or may not have known about, but could have you bopping your head this summer. For the final pop culture topic, the boys head to San Diego for Comic Con International talking all the news and projects they’re excited for! Finally, before signing off the boys share their 1Ups, AKA the things that are giving them LIFE!!!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 306 :: Gay Life: The Queer Ideal Dream

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

    Did you ever drift off when you were young and dream about what your life would be like when you were older? Did that ideal dream change as you began to accept your queerness? As you learn more about who you are, it’s always easy to look back and wish you could do it all over again, but is that really the best thing that could happen? Load up this new volume of Now That’s What I Call Gay Life and get ready to hop in the time machine!

    The dog days of summer have had us sweating, but BeeJay is ready to take over the host chair and lead another discussion in our Now That’s What I Call Gay Life series. Joined by Pat Da Bear, BeeJay posits the question, what is your ideal life and future and how has that changed over time? In this very intimate discussion the boys open up about what life was like for them as young queer folks and how the heteronormative structure of their worlds shaped their ideal future and how coming to terms with being gay changed their thoughts about what that future actually looks like. They also share stories about their queer coming of age, whether or not they had a guide on their journey and how they feel that could have changed their path, and whether or not they would want to go back in time and change their journey with the knowledge they have now. It’s a super deep and open conversation and they’d love to hear about your ideal future in the comments.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 305 :: DitNS: AS7: The Queen of All Queens

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

    The time has come. The legendary queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 have made their way to the grand finale. The Lip Sync Smackdown For The Crown. Those who did not make the top four competing for the title of She Done Already Done Had Herses. It’s the culmination of a series showcasing incredible talent and we are all the winners in the end!

    Dear listeners, the time has come! After 11 previous episodes and 10 previous RuCaps, the end of the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 journey brings us here. Pat is back in the host chair and is joined for the final RuCap by one of his best friends and original Bear In The City, Mathew (@distilledimages on Twitter and Insta). After a quick introduction, the boys jump into the episode at hand. The episode kicks off with a trip down the Soul Train line for some unknown reason aside from the giggles it provided the audience. After the train reaches the station, the queens hit the runway for one last strut showing off their finale eleganza extravaganza. Did the queens stun on the runway? Of course! After a chat about the fashions, it’s time to dish the dirt and spill the tea on their thoughts about the lip sync brackets. How did they do and were the right choices made? Was the right choice made for the winner of the money and the title of Queen of All Queens? Listen in to find out what Pat and Mathew! Then sound off in the comments and let us know what you think!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 304 :: Ms. Marvel Microsode

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

    There’s something a little different about this microsode, almost like a mutation. After six episodes stretching from Jersey City, Kamala Khan jumps off the page and onto our televisions as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s time to embiggen our worldview and get ready to unlock the djinn of this cute and quirky new show.

    The boys are back and ready for the newest installment in Phase Four television from Kevin Feige and company on Disney+, Ms. Marvel. Newcomer Iman Vellani hits the screen with the absolutely joy and wonder of the Kamala Khan from the critically acclaimed comic run penned by G. Willow Wilson. With some tweaks and changes to the origins of her powers as well as her backstory, did the show do justice to telling this story as faithfully as they could? Probably! Kicking off the discussion the boys chat about the parts of the show that they enjoyed. From the family dynamics and strong female characters to Mr. Khan’s absolute adorableness, the boys are more than happy to share their thoughts. After that, the conversation turns more constructive as the topic is things that could have been better. Do you agree with the highlights and areas of improvement? Sound off in the comments! For the final segment, it’s time for wild speculation and conjecture as we wrap up the chat and get ready for the next installments in Phase Four of the Cinematic Universe!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 303 :: DitNS: AS7: Variety Extravaganza

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

    It’s time to dip, twirl, deep throat, and sissy that opera! The talent show episode has arrived and along with it some new twists. In the penultimate episode the legendary legends will show off their unique talents in the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza talent show while trying to make it to the finale for a chance to lip sync for the crown and the title of Queen of All Queens on top of winning money for a charity of their choice.

    Dear listeners it’s the penultimate episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 7! The finale is just around the corner and very soon the top four legendary legend queens will lip sync for a cash prize of $200,000, a crown and scepter, and most importantly, the title of Queen of All Queens! Pat is back in the host chair and this week’s co-host is none other than Flame ON’s Erik. As has become tradition, the boys do a quick recap trip through the season so far before tackling the episode at hand. Once they have extolled the virtues of these talented queens, the boys dive into the variety extravaganza from the top. From the foreshadowing of the upcoming twist and star shake up to the newer version of the tic tac lunch with Ru, they break down the moments that they found interesting. From there they dive into the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza and discuss the talents that weren’t the top of the pops for them, but even more so the talents that blew them away. They also chat the top 4 twist, the second lip sync showdown, and more before choosing their top 2 in this RuCap!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 302 :: DitNS: AS7: Kennedy Davenport Center

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

    In the immortal words of Farrah Moan, “Let’s get this roast a’cookin!” The Kennedy Davenport Center Honors Hall of Shade Roast is here and you have a front row seat to the hottest show on Paramount+. Our legendary queens are breaking out their poison pens and nothing is off limits in this roast. After the aloe has treated the burns, its time to hit the runway and make it glow!

    It’s a new week in the Werk Room and the race to the finale couldn’t be any hotter or tighter. The legendary queens have shown week after week why they were crowned the next drag superstar and whether they have 1 or 3 stars, they are definitely all legends. As the episode kicks off we finally get the long awaited payoff to the plunger prank – there is no secret – and Raja is not so happy to learn about the lack-of-secret! It doesn’t take long for the competition to be back in the forefront as RuPaul tells the queens that they are being honored at the Kennedy Davenport Center Honors Hall of Shade Roast and it’s up to them to roast their fellow queens. Did the jokes land? Did the queens need some aloe for the burns? Listen in and find out what Pat and Brian thought! On the runway, the queens are All Glowed Up in one of the BEST runways the show has ever seen! Did Ru choose the right top two? Is there going to be a Mario Party next week? All will be revealed in this new RuCap!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 301 :: DitNS: AS7: Dance Like A Drag Queen

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

    Tik tok, bitches! It’s time to dance like a drag queen and go viral online! The legendary legends of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars are about to host a masterclass in branding and you’re invited to get in on the ground floor. As the finish line and the lip sync smackdown get closer, it’s time for the queens to shake what their mama’s gave them and reach for the star(s)!

    It’s a new day in the WERK Room and we’re racing towards the finale, folks! Pat is back in the host chair and he’s brought another one of his Chicago friends along to dive deep into this episode. As has become custom, Pat’s co-host, TC, gives his take on the season so far and shares his favorite moments before getting to the newest episode. Once the walk down All Stars memory lane is done, it’s time to spill the tea on this viral social media (cuz we can’t say Tik Tok on Paramount+!) dance… or should we say, branding… challenge episode. From Raja’s desire to get plunged so she can finally know the (not so) secret of the plunger to the queens figuring out what their brands actually are, this episode will have you itching to move your body. After a quick chat about the walk throughs with Ru and the fantastic blooper real, the boys dive into their thoughts on the runway looks as well as the dance challenge videos. Did they think the right two queens won? Find out their hot takes in this brand new RuCap!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 300 :: I Love You 300: A Tricentennial Celebration

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

    After 11 years and countless hours of talking, and four years after the podcast numbers entered the 200s, the time has come for the boys to reach their next milestone and here it is: podcast episode number 300! It’s a tricentennial celebration complete with a jaunt down memory lane along with some current pop culture!

    The summer sun is warming the lands and the boys of Flame ON! have gathered around the recording table for a special celebration. It’s taken eleven years, but welcome to Flame ON!’s 300th episode and a very special tricentennial celebration! Before they dive into the topics for this episode, the boys chat about this historic moment and how long it took to get here. After a jaunt down Flame ON! memory lane, the boys dive into the topics at hand. First up on the docket is a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana as the boys chat about the second volume of Netflix’s Stranger Things season four. Along with the big musical moments, they chat about the revelations and whether or not the coming out stories were told well. From there, it’s a hop over to Amazon Prime to chat about season three of The Boys. From a sounding encounter gone wrong to Herogasm, this season has it all! After a quick station identification, it’s onto a whole wide world of video game news. Did you know that it’s taken almost 30 years for Street Fighter VI to be made? Crazy! Then there is a quick TV check in including The Book of QueerThe Challenge, and more! Before closing out this tricentennial celebration, it’s a round of 1-UPs, AKA the things that are giving the boys life this month!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 299 :: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

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

    Billy? Tommy? Is that you? Reed, Charles, Blackagar? Where are we? This must be another dimension, but what is this madness? Whether the Scarlet Witch is dreamwalking through dimensions or snapping the necks and destroying the Illuminati, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same… and one thing is for certain, that’s for the best!

    Pat, Bryan, and BeeJay have congregated at the nexus of all realities to track down Doctor Strange. Or maybe they’re looking for Protector Strange. But could it actually be Sinister Strange that is pulling the strings? The only thing that is for certain is that they are ready to kick star shaped portals through the multiverse and end this madness once and for all. They kick off this episode chatting about their highlights from the 28th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Sam Raimi’s signature filmmaking tropes and horror, to the queer representation of America Chavez (regardless of whether it went far enough or not), to the musical battle that tickled Pat in all the right ways, this movie had some great things going for it. From there they tackle the things they wished they could have changed about this film from the pacing, to the tonal shifts, to maybe reducing some character’s screen time, they don’t hold back how they felt. The last round of conversation focuses on conjecture and speculation about where this leaves Doctor Strange and Wanda and what they would like to see come down the line in the rest of phase four and beyond. Did the boys feel the same way as you, or did the madness kick in and they got it all wrong? Listen in and then share your opinion in the comments!

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