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They're old! They're queens! There's two of them! It's Two Old Queens! Join Mark Rennie and John Flynn as they search for the gayest movie ever made, using a byzantine ranking system, their own hard opinions, and some inevitable controversies from a stacked lineup of guests to come! CHECK OUT TWO OLD QUEENS EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING JUNE 26! SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The official podcast of the Netflix film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, is hosted and narrated by Krista Smith. The series features conversations devoted to the significance of events in 1968 and the trial, and the parallels with what’s happening in America today, as well as discussions with Sorkin and the actors and creative minds that realized the world of the film.
 
BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) Founder, President & CEO, Rich Bendis, hosts BioTalk — conversations with some of the most accomplished and exciting business, academic, and government leaders in the biohealth industry. BioTalk enables you to learn from these leaders about issues which can help you grow your business. What are the current trends? Where are industry sectors headed? How do we increase access to capital in our region? Rich and his guests dive deep into these topics and much mor ...
 
So this show answers that question…where guests talk about how we can improve our health and well-being, our jobs and careers, and our relationships with others and ourselves so that we can be happy, 88 percent of the time. This is not CNN…Constantly Negative News that can be boiled down to “What is Wrong with People??!” Instead this show highlights What is RIGHT with the world, and how we can act on our own behalf to make our own lives a better place to live in.
 
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Rich Bendis, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation conducts a fireside chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) since 1984. Dr. Fauci oversees an annual budget of over $6 Billion and has advised 7 President’s on many domestic and global health issues. He has an extensive portfoli…
 
We’re still thinking about the 20th anniversary of 9/11. After the attacks that day, Muslim Americans endured years of racism and discrimination, oftentimes at the hands of the state itself.The fight against government surveillance of Muslim Americans continues today, as the Supreme Court takes up a challenge to government efforts to conceal FBI ab…
 
Here's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore in their first feature film! We're hoping in a hot air balloon and traveling around the world to find out just how gay THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE could be! Our special guest is comedian and writer Ben Siemon! ("Rocky & Bullwinkle," "DuckTails," and "Tiny Tunes Looniversity") Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjaminJS Follow Be…
 
In Texas, the Republicans are empowering vigilantes to go after people helping women who seek abortions, turning the state’s citizens as bounty hunters. Rick Perlstein explains the long history of how the GOP adopted abortion as a key issue—Rick’s latest book is Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980, out now in paperback. Also: We’re still thi…
 
To celebrate the one year anniversary of our Patreon, we're sharing one of our most delightful episodes with all of our listeners! To sign up for our Patreon, Two Old Queens: The Retirement Plan, go to: https://www.patreon.com/TwoOldQueens It's the funniest movie ever to make you cry. And if you're lucky, it'll make you gay too! Deck yourself in Bl…
 
Dr. Xavier Barril, Chief Scientific Officer, Gain Therapeutics, and Hartaj Singh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Join BioTalk to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery, and Wall Street’s Views on this Exciting Science.
 
America’s longest war came to an end on Monday as the last troops left Afghanistan, 20 years after we started fighting there. How much have the disasters around the Afghan pullout hurt Joe Biden and his agenda? How much will it hurt the Democrats in the midterms next November? John Nichols comments. Also: The story of a Black writer who moved to Pa…
 
This week we're "Bodaciously Going Where No Bunny Has Gone Before... University." We're talking about THE HOUSE BUNNY! Our special guest is writer Tricia McAlpin! ("Brooklyn 99", "Billy on the Street") Follow Tricia on Twitter and Instagram: @TMcalps Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @TwoOldQueens Follow Mark on Letterbox: @markrennie Email us: T…
 
Katha Pollitt reports on Afghan womens’ organizations and what their leaders are saying about support from Americans—starting with the Afghan Women’s Fund, MADRE, and Women for Afghan Women. Also, Black politics and history, from the 1870s to the 1930s to today: Eric Foner talks bout how our understanding of Black politics and history, starting wit…
 
It's Queen's Choice this month, meaning Mark and John get to pick the movies! For Mark's second choice, we're joining the French Foreign Legion and heading to Djibouti for BEAU TRAVAIL! Our special guest is actor/comedian Oscar Montoya! (Final Space, Bless the Hearts, Minx) WARNING/APOLOGY: We mispronounce everything! Follow Oscar on Twitter and In…
 
Over almost 20 years in Afghanistan, the US lost 2,400 troops and personnel. Another 21,000 Americans have been wounded. The mission cost more than a trillion dollars—including 80 billion dollars to train and arm the Afghan army. But that army didn’t resist the recent Taliban advance and now the Taliban control the country and the last Americans ar…
 
It's Queen's Choice this month, meaning Mark and John get to pick the movies! Mark makes his first choice this month so head over to Gelson's and grab some wine because we're headed back to the bat-poles with BATMAN AND ROBIN! Our special guest is comedian/actor Tony Rodriguez! (Julio on The Simpsons, When Nature Calls) Follow Tony on Twitter and I…
 
19 Republican Senators voted in favor of the bipartisan infrastructure bill on Tuesday, after Trump demanded they vote “no.” It took significant concessions by Democrats to win their support for the bill—was that a good idea? Should Democrats help Republicans step away from Trump? Joan Walsh comments. Also: the life, and death, of Ethel Rosenberg, …
 
It's Queen's Choice this month, meaning Mark and John get to pick the movies! This week we're getting in bed with Madonna herself as we take a look at our first documentary, TRUTH OR DARE! (Our first documentary!) Our special guest is comedian/actor/writer/storyteller David Crabb! (Groundlings Sunday Company, host: The Moth, Risk, memoir: Bad Kid) …
 
Jeff Galvin, CEO of American Gene Technologies and Rich Bendis, CEO and President of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. have a fireside chat about the rapid evolution of the BioHealth Capital Region. On the heels of Silicon Valley’s branding as one of the world’s largest tech hubs, the BioHealth Capital Region aims to brand the DMV region as one of the mos…
 
We said it couldn’t be done: a bipartisan bill getting through Congress. Now, however, it looks like the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will get the Republican votes it needs in the Senate to pass. But what miserable compromises did the Democrats make to get ten Republican votes? John Nichols explains. Also: the great comics artist Art Spiegelman,…
 
It's Queen's Choice this month, meaning Mark and John get to pick the movies! Don't shave your chest hair boys because we're joining all of the young men at the Y.M.C.A. to revisit "The Movie Musical Event of the 80's!" It's the pseudo autobiography of the Village People and Caitlyn Jenner, CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC! Our special guest is Macho Man/actor…
 
Paul Rennie, OBE, Counsellor for Global Issues in the Global Economy Group at the British Embassy, Washington DC, and Professor Jason Snape, Head of Environmental Protection within AstraZeneca’s Global Sustainability Team, Join BioTalk Host and BioHealth Innovation President and CEO, Rich Bendis to Discuss Life Sciences, Climate Change, COP26, and …
 
Joe Biden needs to do a lot more to stop the global spread of the covid virus and its Delta variant—and to prepare the world for the next pandemics. Gregg Gonsalves explains three key actions that are necessary right now. Also: the story of a music festival in a park in Harlem in 1969: the documentary about it, “Summer of Soul,” is a powerful and m…
 
It's a full-length film sequel to a Philippine web series, all of which were made during the pandemic. And we all agree that it's completely adorable. We're talking about HELLO STRANGER: THE MOVIE! Our special guest is writer/director/franchise creator Q. Allan Brocka! ("Eating Out", "Boy Culture", "Before I Got Famous" and "Rick & Steve") Follow Q…
 
Bernie Sanders recently spoke with our John Nichols about the importance of doing big things in politics--and now Senate Democrats have agreed on a $3.5 trillion budget proposal that would dramatically expand Medicare, provide for paid family leave, subsidize child care, make community college free, and fund some meaningful climate crisis initiativ…
 
It's the World's First Motion Picture in VISTAVISION, The Ultimate in Screen Presentation! It's gotta be gay, right? It may be July, but we're treating ourselves to a liverwurst sandwich and butter milk as we unwrap the cinematic gift that is WHITE CHRISTMAS with writer/comedian Jackie Clarke! ("Kenan," "Happy Endings," "Superstore") Follow us on T…
 
World politics after the Biden-Putin Summit: Katrina vanden Heuvel argues that we need to rethink what real security means, and that it can't mean a new cold war, but joint action with Russia and China on climate change, pandemics, and the threat of nuclear war. Also: Amy Wilentz comments on Haiti after the assassination of its unloved president—an…
 
We've gone over the rainbow, and now we're heading under the sea. Grab your thing-a-ma-bobs because we're talking THE LITTLE MERMAID with writer/actor/director Courtney Davis! (Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Jimmy Kimmel, podcast: "What's My Motivation") Follow Courtney on Twitter & Instagram: @courtbot5000 Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @TwoOl…
 
"Utopian" has been a term of abuse in politics for a long time now, synonymous with “irrational” and “impossible.” Instead, we are told, we should focus on realistic plans to improve things. But The Nation is publishing a special issue in defense of utopia. Jeet Heer explains how the dreams of a good society keep hope alive and expose the inadequac…
 
POINT BREAK may be "100% Pure Adrenaline" but unfortunately that's not one of our categories! We're hitting the beach in search of the perfect wave with actor/writer/director Frank Garcia-Hejl! ("Scare Package" on Shudder, podcasts: "The Cannon Canon" and "The Smashing Pumpkast") Follow Frank on Twitter & Instagram: @frankgarciahejl Follow us on Tw…
 
Howard Carolan, Co-Founder and CEO of CoapTech, Inc., and Neil Davis, Program Director of the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate program at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), join Rich Bendis to discuss Startups, Tech Transfer, and the Funding.
 
“Critical Race Theory” has been attacked on Fox News nearly 1300 times. It’s being banned from public schools and colleges in something like 15 Republican states. But what IS “critical race theory”? And why is this happening now? Kimberlé Crenshaw explains; she teaches law at Columbia and UCLA, and she’s probably the most prominent figure associate…
 
250 years in the future, all will be lost unless the fifth element is found! Where is it? What is it? And how will Jean-Paul Gaultier dress it up? We're making sense of THE FIFTH ELEMENT with the help of writer/actor Jessica Ross! (Dimension 20: Tiny Heist, podcast: "Erotic Book Club") Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicarosscomedy Follow us on Tw…
 
Voting rights suffered a defeat in the Senate this week, but really it's just the latest battle in a continuing struggle—and if anything, it clarifies the real problem: the filibuster must go, at least for voting rights legislation. John Nichols says it’s now up to grassroots groups to go to work on reluctant Democrats during the July 4 break. Also…
 
We told you it would be Boat Trip, but little did we know that that ship had sailed. Instead we're celebrating our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY with one of our favorites, Jon Gabrus! (podcasts: "High & Mighty" and "Action Boyz") Unfortunately we've committed ourselves to watching I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY! Follow Jon on Twitter & Instagram: @gabr…
 
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are not the only Democrats opposed to filibuster reform—Dianne Feinstein says she won’t vote for it, either. And there are more Democrats in the Senate staying the same thing. But without filibuster reform, the rest of the Democrats’ agenda is dead—starting with protection of voting rights and elections. What’s wrong …
 
He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands. This sounds like a win/win situation! We discuss CONAN THE BARBARIAN with writer/comedian Megan Neuringer! (Portlandia, Upload) Follow Megan onTwitter & Instagram: @meganneuringer Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @TwoOldQueens Follow Mark on Letterbox: @markrennie Emai…
 
Republicans are not just making it harder to vote—they’re making it easier for judges and state legislatures to reverse the results of elections they have lost. Congressional action could block these changes—but that requires filibuster reform, and Joe Manchin says he won’t vote for filibuster reform. What does Joe Manchin want? John Nichols commen…
 
Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. - Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale. It's inconceivable that it's taken us so long to book our guest this week! Helping us navigate the pits of despair as we discuss THE PRINCESS BRIDE is our former producer, Alec Sarche! (@bravelittletheater) Follow Al…
 
Joe Biden went to Tulsa on Tuesday to commemorate the fact that, one hundred years ago this week, in 1921, a white mob attacked an all-Black neighborhood there. It was one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. Historians think it left 300 dead and 10,000 homeless. David M. Perry comments on the political issues around the histor…
 
An actress longing to be a star. A woman searching for herself. Both worlds will collide... on Mulholland Drive. Joining us to discuss where MULHOLLAND DR. intersects with the Yellow Brick Road is the host of the podcast Gayest Episode Ever, Drew Mackie! Follow Drew onTwitter: @drewgmackie Follow Drew on Instagram: @kidicarus222 Follow us on Twitte…
 
While Joe Biden has pledged an “ironclad commitment to Israel's security," many Democrats in Congress, and outside of Congress, have been moving away from unquestioning support for Israel since the Israeli attacks on Gaza last week. John Nichols reports. Plus: It’s probably the most radical show that’s ever been on TV: Exterminate All the Brutes, t…
 
Lions and tigers and felt! Oh my! You submitted some essays, we read those essays, and now, at episode 100, we're heading over the rainbow to finally look at the most classic of gay movies, THE WIZARD OF OZ! Joining us on this trip down the yellow brick road is our contest winner, Billy Fettweis! Follow Billy on Twitter: @fettweis Follow Billy on I…
 
Palestinians and Israel: Saree Makdisi talks about what Netanyahu has called “the second front”: Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are increasingly subject to attack by right-wing Jewish mobs, and who are increasingly active in support of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza. Saree is a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA a…
 
The hills are alive! With the sound of cruising? It's our final episode of movies picked by Moms! Helping us figure out if THE SOUND OF MUSIC is as gay as a brown paper package tied up with string is one of our favorite things, Marilou Rennie! (Mark's mom, author: "From the Heart") Check out her poetry (updated weekly!) at: HospiceFromTheHeart.blog…
 
Conflict between Israel and Palestine has been escalating this week. For this podcast we have two segments about Palestinians; neither is about the current crisis, which changes daily. Rachel Kushner visited a Palestinian refugee camp in 2016 – Shuafat, the only one inside Jerusalem – alongside a community organizer as he tried to solve massive pro…
 
Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger, and the power of a god. And hopefully the curiosity of a college freshman! We're continuing our series with Mothers with a movie that's perfect for "a raining Saturday afternoon when there's nothing else on." We're talking THE BEASTMASTER! with Puddy Flynn and Jeanne Wagner! Neither …
 
Blake Bailey’s new book about Philip Roth was taken out of print by the publisher after Bailey was accused of rape and attempted rape and “grooming” his teenage students for sex with him when they reached 18. Nation columnist Katha Pollitt argues that, while she believes the women—Bailey probably was a rapist, as well as a misogynist and a creep—re…
 
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