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Episode 105: Annnnnnnd, we're back - Special Guest: Mandy Harris-Williams (@idealblackfemale)
Original Air Date: April 24, 2018
After a lonnnnng hiatus, the boys are back and they're *bursting* with new tales and adventures from their sojourns around the world. PLUS, Color Values author and director of #BrownUpYourFeed, Mandy Harris-Williams drops by for a ki on social media health and how to take back control from the algorithms in your life. And of course, more warm and sticky fun in this month's Hottest Hookup.
Bonus Episode 01: Everyone Loves a Quickie
Original Air Date: April 11, 2017
The boys are busy recording new episodes of POWERVERS, so to tide you over, please enjoy this BONUS EPISODE, because everyone loves a quickie. After a preview of new episodes to come, the boys share their Hottest Hookup of the Week: Vacation Edition, with Michael recounting his romp through Colombia and Arbie describing his hot encounter with the 'third leg brigade' from Thailand. Goody goody!
Episode 104 - Knowledge is Ki: An Education - Special Guest: Jarvis Derrell (@shehashadit)
Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
Michael gets called out for cultural appropriation while exploring the topic of immediacy, and Arbie reveals the secret language he and his friends used while still in the closet in college, as the boys unpack queer language and vernacular and its roots in the ballroom culture of queer people of color. ALSO: the queer cryptolect Polari, the YAAAS mentality, and a special NYC edition of the HHOTW. Joining the podcast this week is Jarvis Derrell, host of VH1 Celebrity’s Jarvis in the Elevator, and creator of the popular Instagram account @shehashadit.
Episode 103 - On Thy Knees - Special Guest: Taylor Frey (@taylorfrey)
Original Air Date: March 14, 2017
In "On Thy Knees", the boys tackle the oftentimes messy and difficult subject of religion within the queer community. Their most vulnerable episode yet, both Arbie and Michael share their (surprising) religious histories, and explore what it means to be spiritual and queer. ALSO, the boys get a special visit from film, television, and Broadway star, Taylor Frey (@taylorfrey), who shares his own spiritual journey.
Episode 102 - Two Sluts, Looking for Love? - Special Guest: Miss Judea
Original Air Date: February 28, 2017
The boys are back after Eat-Pray-Loving their way through SE Asia (Arbie) and Colombia (Michael) on episode 2 of POWERVERS, “Two Sluts, Looking for Love?”. Join them as they explore their experiences with sex positivity and slut shaming within the Queer community, PLUS: Ethical Sluthood, the history of sex positivity, and the beauty of touch. In this week’s HHOTW: Arbie goes DEEP with a hottie, while Michael gets sweet with a friend. And Michael gets schooled on sex positivity by this week’s guest, naughty cult baby and radical queer feminist, Miss Judea. Edited by Cody James Lane.
Episode 101 - Masc4Masc - Special Guest: Andy Simmonds (@heyrooney)
Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
In episode 1, "Masc4Masc", Arbie and Michael break down hypermasculinity inside the queer community and explore our experiences with seeking out masculinity in our hookups and relationships. Also in episode 1: Folsom Street Fair, Life Size Barbies, Carnality, Love Taps, and more. PLUS, a special Halloween edition of our Hottest Hookup of the Week. We're also SO pumped to have special guest Andy Simmonds, illustrator of the fantastically subversive and popular Instagram account @heyrooney, to discuss the journey of his works, which promote shameless self love while challenging the notion of what it means to be masculine and gay.