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  1. Flame On :: Episode 264 :: Our Tenth Anniversary House Party Livestream!

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

    It’s our birthday… erm, anniversary… so send us nudes… ok, well maybe just come to our house party to celebrate! We’ve got voices of hosts past and present together to celebrate a decade of nerdy queer in your ears, so sit back and get ready for the 10th anniversary celebration of FLAME ON!

    It’s Pride month here in the US and what better way to kick off this year’s pride festivities than by celebrating a huge milestone in this gay and geeky podcast’s history! That’s right, Flame ON! has turned ten! That’s a decade’s worth of pop culture, news, and shade and we are here to celebrate. In honor of the occasion, our current hosts, BeeJay, Bryan, Erik, and Pat have convened to chat about the amazing moments that have experienced being part of the show as well as stand out moments in pop culture over the past decade, but that’s not all, former hosts, Joshua Yehl (now of IGN fame), Jarrod (our resident Guytoonist), and former straight boy on the floor, Jeff have all joined the party to talk about their time on Flame ON! as well! This anniversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without discussing some new developments for the show and our listeners, so we’ve FINALLY unveiled our new Patreon tiers, which now include our first ever physical swag items!

    We send our most sincere thanks to everyone who listens, whether from the beginning or more recently, you mean the world to us! We love doing this and we wouldn’t still be doing this ten years later if it wasn’t for you! Here’s to ten more years of gay and geeky podcasting to come!

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  2. Flame On :: Episode 263 :: Returnal of the Kombat Fantasy Machines

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

    GET OVER HERE… and listen up! Your geriatric millennial (and one late Gen X) hosts are warming up their microphones by Liu Kang’s horribly CGI’d hand fire after trial by Mortal Kombat and they can’t wait to discuss the month in pop culture with you!

    The days are growing longer and the weather is getting warmer and the pop culture is ready for the boys of Flame ON! Join the boys as they dive into their monthly topics including the digital version of Final Fantasy Fan Festival where they announced the final expansion pack for the current version of Final Fantasy XXIV, the new Netflix family comedy from Sony‘s animation studio, The Mitchells Vs. The Machines which warmed the hearts of even the harshest technophobe, as well as the Groundhog Day/Alien/Metroid love child for the Playstation 5Returnal which makes fantastic use of the new haptic feedback system built into the DualSense™ controllers. The boys also chat about the bloody, gory, (not so) flawless victory of the newly rebooted Mortal Kombat film franchise currently in theaters and streaming to HBO Max as well as the newly announced Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal films coming to Netflix as well as the Pride collection currently being sold at Target. Before wrapping up the show, the boys share their 1-UPs for the month AKA the pop culture that is giving them LIFE! They also share that there will be a live stream house party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Flame ON! on Saturday June 5th and the arrival of four new tiers to the Patreon platform! Go check them out now and you can help support the show AND get some amazing perks for doing it!

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  3. Flame On :: Episode 262 :: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    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 bird? Is it a plane? Is it an automated robot sidekick taking the place of a comic book falcon? Well, yes it is and that robotic sidekick is here to help Sam Wilson A.K.A. The Falcon as he comes to terms with the world post-Blip. Oh, and Bucky is here too…

    After 2020 set their project into an indefinite holding pattern, Disney and Marvel have come out of the gates swinging in 2021. With television projects like the acclaimed WandaVision leading the charge, their second Marvel TV outing had a lot to live up to. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was brought to the small screen by Malcolm Spellman and featured many (if not all) writers of color to tell a nuanced story of the black experience not only in this fictional world of the MCU, but how real life experiences shape the lives of these fictional characters. The show also tackles the PTSD of Bucky Barnes as he tries to escape his past as The Winter Soldier through therapy and making amends, regardless of whether it’s for the greater good or just to help ease his conscience. Did the show live up to the hype of a decade+ of Marvel movies and backstory? Did Julia Louis-Dreyfus make our gay hearts explode with her portrayal of the Contessa? Was Sharon Carter just a full blown Petty Mayonnaise by the end of the series? All of these questions and more are discussed as Flame ON! tackles The Falcon and the Winter Soldier!

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  4. Flame On :: Episode 261 :: The Invincible Wars of Kong

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

    Spring has sprung and the boys are ready to tackle the pop culture that tickled their fancy for the month of April. Whether it’s kaiju monsters mashing, video game consoles clashing, or Invincible superheroes sparring, the boys of Flame ON! are ready to tackle it all!

    The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the boys of Flame ON! have the fever… spring fever… and the only solution is more podcasting! The boys have gathered to discuss the topic that piqued their interests this month and they’re ready to serve up the tea. From Amazon Prime‘s animated comic adaptation, Invincible, to the rock ’em sock ’em kaiju blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong (now in theaters and streaming for a limited time on HBO Max), to the first original film for the CBS All Access platform (now rebranded to Paramount+Console Wars, depicting the rise of Sega of America and their battle to dethrone Nintendo as the top home console company in the United States. After discussing their individual topics and a brief pause for “station identification,” the boys dish out their picks for 1-Ups of the month, the pop culture pieces that are giving the boys LIFE in the month of April, 2021!

    We also give a shout out to Zack, the newest member of our Patreon family! Join our Patreon at any level to receive your very own shout out, and check out our website for more ways to help support our show including buying some Flame ON! swag from our Threadless store!

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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