The Coastal Magic Reading Challenge is discussed.
Looking at television, Jeff & Will celebrate the news that Pose will get a second season on FX. They also discuss the new series from Brian Sloan called West 40s as well as season 3 of the Starz series Outlander. The Amazon original A Very English Scandal is also reviewed.
Will reviews The Garden, the second of Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Geoffrey Knight’s The Temple of Time and Rachael Herron’s Fast Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours.
Lisa from The Novel Approach drops by to recommend two series from Gregory Ashe–Hazard and Somerset and Hallow Folk–as well as The Heretic Doms Club series by Marie Sexton.
Jeff reports that he completed the first draft of Codename: Winger #4 and that he did volunteer training at Sacramento’s Lavender Library, which was featured in episode 142, so that he can work the circulation desk.
Jeff reviews the audiobooks With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and narrated by Joel Leslie and Hearts in Ireland by J.C. Long with narration by John Steinkamp. He also discusses the children’s book Maiden Voyage. Will reviews The Palisade by Rosalind Abel and narrated by Kirt Graves.
The guys talk to Jennifer Morris, the director of the Coastal Magic Convention. They get all the details on the 2019 gathering, why she started the con and how she curates the weekend’s activities. One special listener will receive a free registration to the 2019 convention by using the hashtag #WINMYWAYINCMCON19. Full rules on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
Jeff & Will review the plays and musicals they saw on their recent New York trip, including Angels in America, The Boys in the Band, Afterglow, Once on this Island, A Letter to Harvey Milk and Carousel.
They also discuss watching Man in an Orange Shirt and Will reviews Andrew Grey’s The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever.
Brandilyn stops by to recommend the audiobooks of North on Drummond by K.C. Burn and Blood from a Stoner by L.A. Witt.
For movies this week, Jeff talks about the extras on the Love, Simon Blu-Ray while Will talks about two older films featuring gay leading men of yesteryear–Jack the Giant Killer and The Female Animal.
Children’s and YA books are also the focus this week. The guys remind everyone that Maiden Voyage, the second book from the duo behind last year’s Promised Land, arrives on June 26. Will also reviews Prince & Knight and The Story of Harvey Milk & The Rainbow Flag. Meanwhile, Jeff discusses C.B. Lee’s Not Your Sidekick.
The guys visit Sacramento’s Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange to interview board member Trevor Neeley. We talk about the history of the library, what its mission is, how it serves the community and what’s coming as it prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To see Trevor give a tour of the library, go to the last eight minutes of this week’s YouTube video.
Last weekend’s Tony Awards are discussed along with NBC’s Rise and the movies Paris is Burning, a documentary about the ballroom scene in late 1980s New York City, and Strike a Pose which looks at the dancers who were on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour.
Jeff reviews two books by Seth King: Honesty and Twinkle Toes. Seth is then welcomed to the show to discuss his latest book, Who’s Your Daddy? Seth also talks about starting to write at an early age, his process and what it was like to come out with the publication of Honesty.
The guys talk about Pose, the new FX series from Ryan Murphy that looks New York City’s ball culture in the late 80s. Netflix original film Alex Strangelove is also discussed. Jeff reviews the first two books in Layla Reyne’s Agents Irish & Whiskey Series, Single Malt and Cask Strength.
Jeff interviews Charlie David about his new anthology TV series Shadowlands, which is based on his short story collection. Charlie talks about adapting his stories for television, what it was like directing scripted television for the first time (including directing himself) and what projects are coming next for him. He’s also got a discount code for listeners to get 25% off of Shadowlands on Vimeo.