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Eating For Free

May 16, 2024


Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

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  • Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie
  • Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

Sources [may cut off in certain apps]:

  • ACTUPNY/Chiquitettas: [Instagram] [May 12, 2024]
  • Drag artists disrupt Ross Mathews' GLAAD Awards speech with Palestine protest: 'I don't believe in neutrality', [Entertainment Weekly] [May 12, 2024]
  • RuPaul on His First Emmy Nomination, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton, [Vulture] [Aug 12, 2016]
  • RuPaul on Donald Trump’s Election: ‘It Feels Like the Death of America’, [Vulture] [Dec 13, 2016]
  • RuPaul Charles: How Donald Trump Has Led to the Rise of LGBT TV, [The Wrap] [Aug 15, 2017]
  • Why Drag Is the Ultimate Retort to Trump, [The Atlantic] [June 2017]
  • 'Flats Are For Quitters': RuPaul Talks Drag, 'All Stars' And Identity Politics, [NPR] [Jan 28, 2018]
  • Nancy Pelosi Previews Her ‘Drag Race’ Visit, Talks POTUS: Trump Is “Lip Syncing His Policies”, [THR] [Mar 8, 2018]
  • Drag queens are more political than ever. Can they lead a movement?, [Vox] [Nov 5, 2018]
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told critics to 'go back to Party City' after critics slammed her appearance on 'RuPaul's Drag Race', [Business Insider] [Feb 14, 2020]
  • Can “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Save Us from Donald Trump?, [New Yorker] [Mar 4, 2020]
  • Atlanta stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Tamisha Iman and LaLa Ri tell Georgia voters what’s at stake in the runoff election for U.S. Senate, [GLAAD] [Jan 4, 2021]
  • Nancy Pelosi jokes on RuPaul's Drag Race that her Donald Trump shade clap was 'completely unintentional', [EW] [June 10, 2022]
  • Pelosi encourages Americans to vote during ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reality show appearance, [The Hill] [Jun 13, 2022]
  • RuPaul Responds to Anti-Drag Bills: ‘Drag Queens Are the Marines of the Queer Movement’, [Variety] [Mar 8, 2023]
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale Highlights ACLU’s Defense of Trans Rights, [ACLU] [April 14, 2023
  • How the Family of a ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Is Fighting Anti-Drag Legislation in Texas (Exclusive), [The Messenger] [Jan 4, 2024]
  • Plasma’s Dad Thomas Ratfliff’s Twitter [X]
  • Moderate Republican Criticized for Being Lobbyist & State Board of Education Member [Texas Lobbyist] [Jan 2011]