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Our Flagship Podcasts, Host Scott Fullerton interviews celebrities and personalities from Entertainment, Foodies, Books, Music and Advocacy.  Also available on your favorite Podcast Distributors on the Left of Str8 Podcasts Network: Spotify, iTunes iHeart Radio

Dive into Derik Klein's Drag Performing Journey
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Dive into Derik Klein's Drag Performing Journey
Derik Klein, also known as Dolly Madison, shares his journey from performing in theater and singing to becoming a drag queen. He discusses his upbringing in a liberal and accepting family, his exploration of his sexuality, and finding his tribe in college. Derik talks about how throat cancer led him to discover drag and how it became a way for him to continue performing. He also discusses the drag scene in Seattle and the evolution of drag and the challenges faced by local drag queens in the era of reality TV shows like RuPaul's Drag Race. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity and staying true to oneself in drag performances. Derik also shares his experiences as a performer and the joy he finds in embodying different characters during his shows. He offers advice to aspiring drag queens, encouraging them to pursue drag for the love of it and not feel obligated to perform. Derik Klein aka Dolly Madison @kweendollymadison Instagram Thank you for listening to Left of Str8 Podcasts, hosted by Scott Fullerton. Left of Str8 Podcasts were created for the LGBTQ Community and our Straight Allies. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Unveiling the Intersection of Queer Identity and Country Music with Brian Falduto
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Unveiling the Intersection of Queer Identity and Country Music with Brian Falduto
Brian Falduto: Singer/Songwriter/Actor/LGBTQ Life Coach www.brianfalduto.com @brianfalduto Brian Falduto, also known as the gay life coach, is a singer, songwriter, and certified professional coach. He combines his passion for music and coaching to tell authentic stories and help others tap into their own stories. Brian's music is inspired by the sounds of country music from the late 90s and early 2000s, but with a queer perspective. He aims to make country music more inclusive and relatable to the LGBTQ+ community. Brian's advice to young LGBTQ+ individuals is to be themselves and embrace their unique perspectives and stories. Brian Falduto discusses the rewarding aspects of his music and coaching career, the importance of specific goals for measuring success, and the challenges and joys of being in a long-term relationship. He also shares his plans for future music releases and his love for French fries. In a fun segment of five questions, Brian reveals his favorite songs to sing, his dream dinner party guests, his choice of character to live as for a day, his desire for a ridiculous amount of French fries, and his unique themed party ideas. Thank you for listening to Left of Str8 Podcasts, hosted by Scott Fullerton. Left of Str8 Podcasts were created for the LGBTQ Community and our Straight Allies. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Co-Stars, Producers and Songwriters of "The Brink Of" Film
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Co-Stars, Producers and Songwriters of "The Brink Of" Film
Nicolette Norgaard and Tim Hoffman: Actors/Singers/Songwriters Co-Stars of “The Brink Of” Film @thebrinkoffilm @myfriendnico_ @tim_hoffmvnn In this episode of the Left of Straight Show interviews, host Scott interviews co-stars Nicolette Norgard and Tim Hoffman about their indie pop musical film, The Brink of. The film explores the life and challenges of a rising indie pop duo as they navigate the music industry and personal change. Nicolette and Tim discuss their backgrounds in entertainment and music, their collaboration on the film's songs, and their experiences shooting the film. They also talk about the challenges and rewards of producing the film and their hopes for the audience's takeaway. Nicolette Norgaard and Tim Hoffman discuss their experiences working on the film 'The Brink of' and their future projects. They talk about their live performances, their new music projects, and the impact of social media on the music industry. They also share their dream directors for their music videos and their go-to karaoke songs. Finally, they describe their personalities as weather events. Thank you for listening to Left of Str8 Podcasts, hosted by Scott Fullerton. Left of Str8 Podcasts were created for the LGBTQ Community and our Straight Allies. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Fandom and Conventions with David Reddish, Author: "Wrath of Comic Con"
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Fandom and Conventions with David Reddish, Author: "Wrath of Comic Con"
David Reddish: Writer/Author/Managing Entertainment Editor www.wealthofgeeks.com @thegaymagneto David Reddish, an award-winning journalist and novelist, discusses his latest book, 'Wrath of Comic-Con,' the third installment in his series. He shares how the book explores the world of fandoms and conventions, delving into themes of toxic fandom and the challenges of growing older. David also talks about his writing process and how he pushes himself to evolve as a writer. He emphasizes the importance of telling a compelling story rather than relying on fan service. The book features music references that match the tone and themes of the story. In this conversation, David Reddish discusses the toxic fandom and the misconception of geek culture. He emphasizes the importance of creativity and the power of art. He also talks about the representation of LGBTQ characters in his books and the significance of diversity in storytelling. David shares advice for aspiring writers who want to delve into geek culture and fandom. The conversation ends with a discussion about the current state of the entertainment industry and the need to push boundaries. Takeaways • 'Wrath of Comic-Con' is the third book in David Reddish's series, exploring the world of fandoms and conventions. • The book delves into themes of toxic fandom and the challenges of growing older. • David pushes himself to evolve as a writer and focuses on telling a compelling story rather than relying on fan service. • Music references are featured in the book, matching the tone and themes of the story. Toxic fandom expects complete validation from movies and resists any changes or new interpretations. • Art is of its time and should be a reflection of the artist's vision, not just fulfilling expectations. • Geek culture is often misunderstood, and there are misconceptions about socially awkwardness and lack of creativity. • Comic-Con and similar conventions provide a sense of belonging and understanding for people who feel like outsiders in their daily lives. • Representation of LGBTQ characters in storytelling should be approached with the same care and depth as any other character. • Aspiring writers should immerse themselves in geek culture, start small, and push themselves to explore new ideas and perspectives. • The entertainment industry is experiencing a pullback due to strikes, and it's important to keep an eye on the changes and challenges it faces. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With The Men of "Sugar Highs"
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With The Men of "Sugar Highs"
Cast of “Sugar Highs” OUTTV Canadian Television Series Adam Fox, Joey Beni, Sam Davison, Michael Ayres @sugarhighsofficial The Left of Straight Show interviews the cast of the hit Canadian TV show Sugar Highs, discussing their backgrounds, character development, and the representation of LGBTQ+ characters in the series. The show follows three roommates who turn to sugar dating to pay their bills in San Francisco. The cast members share their experiences working on the show and their hopes for future seasons. They also discuss their upcoming projects and where fans can find them on social media. The conversation concludes with a discussion about social media and a fun round of five random questions. The guests share their thoughts on Instagram and its potential impact on job opportunities. They also mention their show's Instagram account. Takeaways • The cast members discuss their backgrounds and what drew them to the entertainment industry. • They talk about the unique aspects of the show, including its realistic portrayal of sugar dating and the representation of diverse LGBTQ+ characters. • The cast members share their favorite scenes to film and the camaraderie on set. • They discuss the reception of the show in both the LGBTQ+ and straight communities and the importance of representation. • The cast members talk about their upcoming projects and where fans can find them on social media. Instagram can be a useful tool for keeping up with people and potentially even finding job opportunities. • The guests of the show 'Sugar Highs' share their favorite places to visit in their hometowns. • They discuss potential crossover episodes with other sitcoms, including 'Search Party', 'Gossip Girl', 'Happy Endings', and 'Scandal'. • The guests also share creative excuses they've used to get out of gigs, including claiming to have diarrhea or even pooping their pants. • The conversation ends on a lighthearted note, with the guests saying goodbye and sharing their show's social media information. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Breaking Boundaries: Inside the Mind of Matt Skallerud, Pioneer in LGBTQ+ Digital Marketing
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Breaking Boundaries: Inside the Mind of Matt Skallerud, Pioneer in LGBTQ+ Digital Marketing
Summary Matt Skallerud, president of Pink Media, discusses his 30-year journey in LGBTQ+ media and the evolution of the industry. He emphasizes the importance of storytelling and engagement in reaching the LGBTQ+ audience. Matt shares success stories of working with influencers and destinations to amplify their stories and engage with their audience. He also talks about his own travel experiences and favorite LGBTQ+ destinations. Matt provides advice for aspiring advocates and discusses the role of social media in advocacy. He concludes by discussing the future of Pink Media and the focus on storytelling and PR in the realm of social media. In this conversation, Matt Skallerud from Pink Media discusses the evolution of Out Magazine, the success of the I Love Gay hashtag campaign, and the power of social media in reaching the right audience. They also talk about their partnership for the Big Gay Road Trip and the potential for future collaborations. The conversation ends with a discussion about Pink Media's website and social media profiles.Takeaways Storytelling and engagement are key strategies in reaching the LGBTQ+ audience. Working with influencers and destinations can amplify stories and engage the audience. LGBTQ+ destinations like Port of Ayorta and Palm Springs offer unique experiences and vibrant LGBTQ+ culture. Social media, particularly Twitter, is a powerful platform for LGBTQ+ advocacy. Ignoring trolls and focusing on meaningful engagement is a strategy to avoid negativity on social media. The future of Pink Media lies in the merging of storytelling, PR, and advertising in the realm of social media. Out Magazine has evolved by incorporating more multimedia elements and creating a newsletter-like format. The I Love Gay hashtag campaign has been successful in reaching a large audience and generating engagement. Social media is a powerful tool for getting client stories out and reaching the right audience. Pink Media and Scott have partnered for the Big Gay Road Trip and are considering future collaborations. Pink Media's website is pinkmedia.lgbt and their primary business profiles on social media are also under the same name.Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
The "Debt Free Guys" Talk Queer Money vs Straight and Being Fabulous, Not Fabulously Broke
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The "Debt Free Guys" Talk Queer Money vs Straight and Being Fabulous, Not Fabulously Broke
Summary The conversation begins with a discussion on podcasting tools, specifically Zoom and Squadcast. The hosts share their preference for Riverside and its features. The conversation then transitions to the introduction of the Debt Free Guys, John and David, who are known for their financial literacy work in the LGBTQ community. They discuss their background and coming out stories, highlighting the challenges they faced in religious households. The hosts also share their experiences in finding their LGBTQ tribe. The conversation then shifts to the previous lives of John and David, who were both in financial services but struggled with their own finances. The turning point came when they realized their financial situation and made changes to their lifestyle to prioritize financial security over impressing others. David and John, also known as the Debt Free Guys, share their journey of paying off debt and starting their own business to help others in the LGBTQ+ community. They discuss the financial challenges faced by the community and the importance of financial planning. They also share a success story of a listener who turned his life around by implementing their advice. The conversation concludes with a fun segment of five questions. Takeaways Choosing the right podcasting tools can greatly enhance the recording and editing process. Coming out stories can vary greatly, but finding a supportive LGBTQ tribe is crucial for personal growth and acceptance. Even individuals in financial services can struggle with their own finances, highlighting the importance of personal financial management. Realizing one's financial situation and making changes to prioritize financial security can lead to a more fulfilling and authentic life. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
Sequins and Steel Drag Artist and Country Singer/Songwriter Amiss Tori
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Sequins and Steel Drag Artist and Country Singer/Songwriter Amiss Tori
Summary Amiss Tori, a piano playing drag queen from London, shares her journey of growing up, coming out, and finding her LGBTQ tribe. She discusses her influences in country music and drag, as well as the live singing culture in UK drag. Amiss also talks about her debut album 'Sequins and Steel' and the DIY nature of drag queens. In this conversation, Amiss Tori discusses the release of her album and her approach to songwriting. She shares her experiences performing live and the importance of testing out her original songs during gigs. Amiss Tori also talks about her goals for the album and her desire to expand the definition of drag music. She reflects on her time in New York and LA and discusses the differences in alcohol serving times. Amiss Tori expresses her interest in collaborating with other artists and her plans for future tours. She shares where listeners can find her album and connect with her on social media. Takeaways Growing up in London, Amiss Tori discovered country music in working men's clubs and was inspired by drag queens performing classic country songs. Amiss came out to herself in her late teens and found her LGBTQ tribe when she went to university. In the UK, drag queens often perform live singing, which is more common than lip syncing. Amiss's debut album 'Sequins and Steel' combines her love for country music and drag, with the title representing the glitz and glamour of drag and the strength required to navigate the industry. Subscribe on your favorite distributor so you never miss an episode. You can also click the bell icon to be notified when new episodes are available. The video podcasts are on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram and Threads and Tik Tok, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $5 a month, or $7 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8
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