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January 17, 2017


A true underdrag story.

Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) joins TDW for an unapologetically offensive hour of the finest drag queen stories. Listen to Peaches’ debut in Jizzmopper: A Love Story, meeting and befriending hero filmmaker John Waters, being charged with ‘lewdness and blasphemy’ in Belfast, a loving relationship with Heklina, and more.

Show Notes:

There is no better lesson to be taken from this episode than “Do what you love and the rest will follow.”

Filmmaker and storyteller Joshua Grannell is originally from Maryland. He attended Penn State University, where he idolized John Waters and studied film production. In his senior thesis film “Jizzmopper: A Love Story” the captivating drag queen Peaches Christ was born.

The greatest part about Peaches, Joshua says, is the way she acts as an outlet- a tool to showcase what Joshua loves in filmmaking, storytelling, and performance. Surprisingly, Joshua himself is an introvert, despite being charged with ‘lewdness and blasphemy’ for things said in a Belfast radio interview. “She’s almost a separate person,” he says.

Now in San Francisco, Peaches has her hand in every sort of bucket, including Backlash Production Company and the Midnight Mass movie series. She continues to appear in former TDW guest Heklina’s “Trannyshack” where she got her start on stage in 1996.

For more all things Peaches, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her website.

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December 13, 2016


A simple lesson we could all stand to learn.

Musician Emily Yates recently returned from the victory at Standing Rock, and she’s got a lot to say. Hear her stories about helping to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, putting a false positive spin on military affairs during her time in the Army, discovering the perks of a moon ceremony, and playing snarky folk songs on her ukulele. Keep listening after the sign-off for our new favorite song “Try Not to Be a Dick.” For more, check out www.emilyyatesmusic.com.

Show Notes:

Emily is one of those people who lights up a room as soon as she walks in. With her ukulele and her captivating voice, she tells the world her stories of what she’s seen.

At Standing Rock, Emily participated in silent marches. She learned about the moon ceremony and the sharing community of the Lakota tribe. She slept in the cold and the wind alongside others who care about the water supply. Thousands of supporters and veterans turned out to speak up for the earth. The fight isn’t over, but Emily has now returned to the Bay to share her experience.

After spending six years in the Army as a public affairs specialist- putting positive spins on less than stellar situations- Emily is now a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Through her music, she helps veterans overcome their PTSD. Her songs are an outlet for her sometimes funny, sometimes very poignant thoughts on the world. “It’s a good way to share what I think without getting slapped,” she says.

If you liked what you heard and want to hear more, follow Emily on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also check out her music here.

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December 6, 2016


Why bitches gotta be so basic?

TDW is joined by the fiercely magnificent Heklina, poster child of the ideal San Francisco star. Tune in for tales in the life of a drag queen, including but not limited to cruise performances, lovestruck stalkers, and unfortunate buffet butts. We also talk about the intent behind offensive stereotypes and how not to hijack other people’s experiences (looking at you, bachelorettes).

Show Notes:

Heklina is one of approximately four drag queens in San Francisco with the business sense to charm a livelihood out of the spotlight. Between a myriad of shows, name branding, and owning the local hotspot Oasis, hers is one of the biggest names in our city. Having her on the show was the absolute tits.

Becoming Heklina wasn’t a straight shot. She arrived in drag at a time when drag had no real rules, no real structure. Her decades long show, Mother (neé Trannyshack), was created as filler for a slow Tuesday night spot at a venue. Through careful reincarnation, Heklina has become the regal celebrity we know today- strong, commanding, and a queen who don’t take no shit offa nobody. If you’re in town or visiting, be sure to check her out at the Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco Pride, Oasis’s lineup, and especially December’s showing of the SF Golden Girls, where she plays the ruthlessly sarcastic Dororthy Zbornak.

Follow Heklina on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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