Studio: Cocktails & Cream Puffs
What It Is
Gay people get together and talk about stuff in generally humorous, occasionally petulant ways.
Episodes tend to go an hour or so with a new episode coming out (honestly, no pun intended; did not mean to do that) twice a week. Explicit tag is earned; plenty of sexually graphic humor. You can find around the most recent 300 episodes at iTunes. If you’re interested in the hundred or so prior episodes, check out the website. And, oh, yeah, one of my all-time favorite podcast theme-songs.
What About It
This is a kind of endearing podcast. It just missed the cutoff for getting into my rotation, which makes it the best self-identifying gay podcast I’ve encountered. I am, of course, saying it like that because I don’t want to be the straight guy sitting here talking about how this podcast is gay. But it does identify itself as fitting in that category. Anyway, the show has nice chemistry between the hosts. Joey Bucheker is an entertaining host, always ready with a withering put-down, but perhaps even funnier when he genuinely gets angry about something and becomes incredibly pedantic. Wendy Cameron is an excellent foil; her voice’ll take some getting used to, if I can be frank. I like the show, really; the folks on it are funny, whatever they’re talking about.
2 ½ stars.
Your stereotypically bitchy gay friend just moved away.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You’re currently running for the Republican nomination.
Best Entry Point
This is a really old one (I haven’t listened to the show for a while now, actually), but it’s my favorite of the episodes I heard. It’s called Can You Hear Us? and it details the efforts of tech-clumsy Wendy and brand new co-host Gary to host the show in Joey’s absence. Things go hilariously off the rails and it’s all building toward that moment when Joey enters stage left, just a bit miffed about how things have gone in his absence. It’s a highlight and it’ll let you know whether the show is for you or not.