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51 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Naomi Osaka Withdraws from French Open, Cruella’s Artie
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin covers tennis player Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open amidst the oppressively toxic culture of athletic journalism. Then, Bryan talks about Disney’s latest “openly LGBTQ” character in Artie from Cruella - along with some of the dumbest reactionary outrage from Republican candidates.
58 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Girl Scout Cookie Thief and More! (Re-release)
Please enjoy Episode 69, the sleep-deprived, cold medicine episode from behind the paywall as we take the week to enjoy the sunsets.
64 minutes | May 27, 2021
Army’s Woke-washing Ads, High School Yearbook Censors Photos
Erin delights in her new bangs and Bryan gives the lowdown on the latest Dateline before they get into this week’s ‘ssues! Bryan discusses a new ad campaign from the Army putting diversity front and center that has been described as “woke-washing” plus some of the best takedowns to come off Twitter. Then, Erin shares a story out of Florida about a high school yearbook whose faculty (badly) edited 80 photos of girls to show less skin.
63 minutes | May 20, 2021
The Sinus Surgeon, Period Poverty & COVID, Supreme Court Hears MS Abortion Case, Montana Tries to Keep Man a Sex Offender For Consensual Gay Sex
Dateline scams, Chase horror stories, and so much more on this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses how lockdowns and poverty mixed with severe menstruation stigma in India have created a dire situation for women before touching on the Supreme Court’s hearing of a Mississippi case banning all abortions after 15 weeks. Then, Bryan talks about a case out of Montana in which a man who was put on the sex offender registry in 1993 for consensual gay sex was cleared by a federal judge, only for the state to push back on exoneration for the absolute worst reasons.
60 minutes | May 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: Introducing Real Good
Today we're bringing you something different in your feed. We wanted to tell you about a podcast called Real Good. It’s a show that started last year at the beginning of COVID to highlight nonprofits doing work on the ground to help with the pandemic. If you like what you hear, listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
52 minutes | May 13, 2021
Laurel Hubbard First Out Trans Olympian, Killing of Alireza Fazeli Monfared, American Birth Rate Keeps Dropping
This week on ATTITUDES!, Bryan celebrates Laurel Hubbard, who is set to become the first out transgender athlete to complete in the Olympics, before covering a story out of Iran involving the murder of a 20-year old gay man at the hands of his brother and cousins. Then, Erin discusses the continuing drop in birth rates in the US for the sixth year running and how the anti-abortion cabal is twisting this trend to push their agenda.
57 minutes | May 6, 2021
A Cheerleader’s Freedom of Speech, Gay-Thieving Raccoon, Stephanie Ruhle Schools Jim Justice
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin talks about a Supreme Court first amendment case regarding a cheerleader whose colorfully-worded social media rant got her suspended from the team. Then, Bryan discusses a story out of Ohio in which a gay couple’s pride flag was stolen by an unlikely suspect before covering anchor Stephanie Ruhle’s absolute schooling of West Virginia governor Jim Justice on the topic of trans athletes.
58 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Oscars 2021, Shooting of Isaiah Brown, Ma’Khia Bryant, Biden Admin Lifts Abortion Pill Restrictions
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the shooting of Isaiah Brown, a black man who was shot by a Virginia police officer who claims he mistook Isaiah's phone for a gun. Then, Erin takes a moment to touch on the killing of Ma’Khia Bryant before talking about the Biden administration’s decision to lift Trump-era restrictions on access to abortion pills.
58 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Pinky Gloves, Arkansas Anti-Trans Bill
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin talks about a product out of Germany (created by men) addressing the 'menstruation problem' that NOBODY has. Then, Bryan provides an update on the most extreme anti-trans bill in the country passed this month in Arkansas and what it spells for the kids who will be denied necessary healthcare as a result.
56 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Moderna Vaccine Leads to HIV Breakthrough, ‘LGBT Free’ Polish Town Pays Price, France Bans Hijab, Goes Easy on Rapist Firefighters
Find your fancy with Bryan and Erin on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Bryan talks about getting the Moderna vaccine and the new reports coming out about how the tech used to produce it has led to a breakthrough in HIV treatments. Then, an update on one of the “LGBT-free” Polish cities and how that’s working out for them (spoiler: it isn’t). Later, Erin takes us through two recent decisions out of France: first, banning the hijab for minors, and second, charging a group of firefighters who raped a 13 year old girl with the lesser count of sexual assault.
56 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Tucson Planned Parenthood Intimidation, Women’s Names on Italian Fetus Graves, Lil Nas X Makes a Statement, DOJ Investigates Matt Gaetz
Getting vaccinated, Ro-Tel recipes, companies dropping apostrophes and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin covers reports of a man stalking and harassing visitors to Planned Parenthood in Arizona - plus a disturbing story out of Italy about women discovering their names on religious grave markers for their aborted fetuses. Then, Bryan follows up by sharing the amazing and empowering statement from Lil Nas X after his single hit No. 1 this week, along with an update on the Matt Gaetz investigation.
61 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Lil Nas X, Megan Rapinoe Tackles Transgender Sports Bills, Minnesota Court Blames The Victims
Lil Nas X, Emily in Paris, Tina Turner and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan leads with an opinion piece from soccer star Megan Rapinoe taking on the anti-trans sports laws being passed around the country and pointing out the real threats to women’s sports that continue to be ignored. Then, Erin covers a case out of Minnesota in which it was ruled that a drunk rape victim was not ‘mentally incapacitated’ according to the law and why this is the norm across the country rather than the exception - plus how you can get involved at rainn.org.
56 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Stop AAPI Hate, Equality Act Faces Hurdles
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses the recent wave of hate crimes targeting Asian-American communities, particularly women, explaining why the US’s failure to fully prosecute these crimes has a systemic basis going all the way back to 1875 and beyond. Then, Bryan breaks down the evangelical ad blitz aiming at keeping the anti-discriminatory Equality Act from passing through the Senate. Help the fight against hate and xenophobia at stopaapihate.org.
63 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Milo Is Straight Now, Ted Reads Dr. Seuss, SB2536, Vigil For Sarah Everard
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan covers the latest in Milo Yiannopoulos’s plans to open a conversion therapy facility, Ted Cruz’s attempts to profit off the Dr. Seuss nontroversy, and the first anti-trans legislation to become law this year. Then, Erin discusses the aftermath of the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard, the inexcusable response of the police to vigils held in her honor, and the big question of just WHO is responsible for the safety of women.
62 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Theresa Malkiel, Beer Ladies, Are There QAnon Gays?
Hot takes from the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin talks about activist/suffragist Theresa Malkiel and why we have her to thank for International’s Women’s Day before exploring the history of beer brewing as a ladies’ profession (and how it sparked the modern day image of a witch). Then, Bryan discusses responses to a question posed by Kathy Griffin asking where the QAnon gays are at, including a case study in the GOP’s open arms towards hate with the bonkers tale of Brian Clowdus.
53 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
First Gay Throuple Parents, Jodie Foster at the Globes, Virginia Bans LGBTQ+ Panic Defense, Trans Rights Under Attack
This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan shares some positive stories from the last week involving the first gay throuple to be legally named on their child’s birth certificate, the ever-fabulous Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes acceptance speech, and Virginia's new ban of the “gay panic” legal defense. Then, Erin takes a look at the wave of anti-trans bills proposed around the country targeting sports participation, removal of healthcare access, and religious exemptions.
57 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat Bill, Influence of Black LGBTQ+ Music
This week, Bryan and Erin update us on two of the worst things about the world today - Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ted Cruz - before diving into their ‘ssues. First, Erin discusses another new “heartbeat bill” in South Carolina banning abortion, but also unexpected good news in the way of a study about the effectiveness of medical abortions via telemedicine. Later, Bryan shares a Queerty article detailing the struggles and monumental influence of black LGBTQ+ performers in shaping modern music.
70 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Telegram Vaccine Disinfo, Tennessee Bill Would Let Men Stop Abortions
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the encrypted messaging app Telegram after far-right groups, kicked off other platforms, have sprung back up using it to spread disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine (which does NOT make you gay). Then, Erin talks about a bill proposed by Tennessee lawmakers which would give men the ability to file injunctions stopping an abortion.
64 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Vagisil’s New Product, Bayard Rustin, One Million Moms Boycotts American Girl Kira Bailey
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin rips into Vagisil for their new product aimed specifically at teens, and all the problems with their justifications for its existence. Then, Bryan profiles civil rights activist Bayard Rustin before discussing the outrage of One Million Moms (which is really just one mom) against an American Girl doll with lesbian aunties. Scandalous!
58 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Audre Lorde, Headmaster Nicholas Hewlett Comes Out, Biden on the Hyde Amendment
We live in a world with hot pink macaroni and cheese now. Get used to it! This week, Bryan profiles self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde before diving into a recent story about a London school headmaster who came out to his students during an assembly. Then, Erin discusses the Biden administration’s positioning on the Hyde Amendment and other women’s health issues - and why we should still be saying, “hmmm.”
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