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Head to head competitive roasting with host Matt Maran. The show is live every Tuesday at 9:30 from The Stand Comedy Club in NYC. The newest 15 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show a week before it comes out everywhere else - you can subscribe now at gasdigitalnetwork.com
 
I’M SO POPULAR is an audio program from the end of the world by American drag queen in Japan, Zach Langley Chi Chi. Scream into the abyss, find another way: discussing with anyone and everyone homosexual beauty, art, culture, Madonna, Marxism, J-Pop, James Joyce, drag, death, all of it, none of it. What can be salvaged.
 
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Dear friend Kyle returns to join Chi Chi for a very special sequel to GAY PEOPLE AND BRANDING and the first in a trilogy of Pride episodes, discussing homosexual men and Andrew Holleran's DANCER FROM THE DANCE and THE BEAUTY OF MEN, nine months later and further sunken into the silt of bland homosexual misery. Sickness and politics reducing the gay…
 
River returns from Whataburger so he can receive mystic instruction in the hell arts of Japanese and Korean pop idols from Chi Chi. Together they trace the complete anthropology of the grimmest and most destructive content to touch I’M SO POPULAR yet: BTS hypnotizing non binary people into shapeless autoandrophilic consumers, Demi Lovato becoming p…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Daniel Perafan vs Maya Klausner Kaitlin Sofia vs Alan Fitzgerald Ronnie Smith vs Geo Perez Lana Epstein vs Demetrio Motta MAIN EVENT: Dalton Pruitt vs Michale Verdi JUDGES: Jill Weiner, Shayne Smith, Kim Congdon, Erik Marino OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Patrick Haggerty, Mia Faith Hammond DJ: Derick Gonzalez HOST: Matt Maran…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Jaffer Khan vs Ben Siy-Hian Rebecca Kaplan vs Rob Rego Kattoo King vs Leland Long Luke Gralia vs Claire Alexander MAIN EVENT: Jake Vevera vs Meno Fernandez JUDGES: Geno Bisconte, Katie Boyle, Rob Mailloux, Jacob Williams OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Patrick Haggerty, Justin Lanza DJ: Derick Gonzalez HOST: Matt Maran This epi…
 
Returning from the bar, wasted and emotional and overfull with heart and truth and slurring fury, Zach and special guest Nadine voyage through makeup, artifice and the cultural role of BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS in the name of having fun and being yourself. Tumultuous, earnest, humiliating podcasting as microphones come unplugged several times, the intern…
 
Nefarious poster James From Tokyo and Chi Chi gather in an act of real male camaraderie to do the impossible and transcend irony... reading Bronze Age Pervert and BRONZE AGE MINDSET without political eye or apology. We find the answer: revealing the lie of heterosexual Nietzschean greatness. Deriving pleasure from self satisfaction, art and penises…
 
Very cool guy Michael Martin del Campo joins to sing a swan song and eulogy for BEAUTIFUL MALE VIOLENCE with the discussion of four films: SHANE + VIOLENT COP + BULLHEAD + FIRST BLOOD. Chi Chi smokes several cigarettes. Bucket hats, Sylvester Stallone in pain, style, action figures, guns, drugs, the vicious fate of hot guys, a vanishing world in wh…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Eitan Levine vs Jared Schwartz Matt Somerstein vs Brittany Cardwell Myles Toe vs Christopher Waitkus Meg Felling vs Brandan Puff MAIN EVENT: Jess Feeney vs Patrick Haggerty JUDGES: Brendan Sagalow, Chloe Labranche, Danny Polishchuk, Lev Fer OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Patrick Haggerty, Stephen Bolles DJ: Derick Gonzalez HOS…
 
Gwen (twitter.com/rancid0rchid) from the PURE OBLIVION podcast arrives in a cloud of occultism to elucidate BODY HORROR with Ito's Junji's TOMIE + UZUMAKI. Spirals, turning into a snail, sucking the skin of beautiful people, making tornadoes with your arms, spirit photography, learning not to laugh, experiencing art with your soul, cycles of humani…
 
John of Telepathy Party fame joins Zach in the Dark Void and Ritual of Homosexual Conversation to resurrect gay evil and discuss HOGG by Samuel R. Delany. Perversion, beauty, extreme experience, bathhouses, cruising, scat play, THE HOLE, violence, HBO Girls, lost cultures of time…Follow Telepathy Party on Twitter: twitter.com/telepathy_partyAnd the…
 
Discussing identity + SATOSHI KON'S Perfect Blue, Paranoia Agent, Millennium Actress and the rest of his filmography with super hot dude and very cool guy, Eternal Fella (https://twitter.com/swift_zeroes). Attempting to escape the gloop of culture sludge for the cold and sheer terror of art, running away from yourself, victimhood, suffering, existi…
 
A Lacanian scholar explains masochism to me as we discuss hurting yourself along with Craig Brewer's BLACK SNAKE MOAN. My bisexual ex-boyfriend, putting yourself in harm's way, jouissance, abuse, race, politics and being a loose woman.Follow Blaise on Twitter: twitter.com/urgurlblaiseAnd I'm So Popular: twitter.com/imsopopularpodimpopular.me(S2.E11…
 
Lindsay (twitter.com/dystopianchilis) hijacks the show in the name of women to discuss feminism, power, violence and her curation of art about girls: Jessie Ware's WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE + Rainer Werner Fassbinder's MARTHA + Alexander McQueen's HIGHLAND RAPE. Disaster, devastation, weakness, tragedy, sex appeal, vulnerability, death, stoicism, wine, …
 
Bottle of wine in hand, Zach slurs through the career of pop auteur and extremely hot girl GFOTY with the dionysian princess herself: Girlfriend of the Year. Fighting with your boyfriend, throwing up ham, oral sex and coffee, brands, labels, PC Music, regret, being hot, hot boys, chads, art, beds without sheets, women and drag queens without any sh…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Justin Cupo vs Matt Burn Raphael Hernandez vs Tim Rager Richard Dweck vs Daniel Caprio Nick Fierro vs Connor Dixon MAIN EVENT: Andy Malafarina vs Cody Wright JUDGES: Sidney Gantt, Lauren Leroux, Sonia Z, Greg and Rob OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Patrick Haggerty DJ: Derick Gonzalez HOST: Matt Maran This episode was recorded …
 
Escaping the stranglehold of anti-film Netflix fog, Zach and dear old friend Emiliano discuss the extremity of emotion in rape on film with THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, IRREVERSIBLE, DOGVILLE and SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. Apathy, nausea, pain, fascism, failed political states, bluegrass music, torment of white women, cultural neutering and mas…
 
Zach fully commits to the topic of GLAMOR and LANA DEL REY'S ULTRAVIOLENCE in a drunken rampage of several whiskey high balls and at least five indoor cigarettes with the returning dolls from the house of THOT TOPICS. Together they ask: what even is glamor anyway? Who is glamorous? Why is it not Beyoncé? False idols, video games, the power of havin…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Josh Wells vs Dave Namery Kyle Thomas vs Kate Lawlor Mark Yobs vs Brandon Wunderlich Michele Conrad vs No Filter Paul MAIN EVENT: Jerry Martinez vs Ben Miler JUDGES: Jeffery Paul, Nate Marshall, Shawn Gardini, Andy Malafarina OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza, Patrick Haggerty DJ: Derick Gonzalez HOST: Matt Maran Thi…
 
Zach and Twitter's very best Gaye Stepdad (https://twitter.com/GayeStepdad) look at voyeurism right in the eye along with the filmography of Danish pervert Nicolas Winding Refn. Masculinity in crisis, castration, tops and bottoms, mothers, genitals, subjectivity, expression, beautiful young men, violence, looking at yourself in the mirror, looking …
 
Zach and hot art school dropout Jana push the envelope and limits of acceptable commentary with an aesthetic approach to the art of TERRORISM and Bret Easton Ellis's celebrity, GLAMORAMA. Mass violence as art, the waning power of the famous woman, Columbine Americana, Ottessa Moshfegh, maoists, John Waters' Cecil B. Demented, Glee, ISIS, maoists an…
 
Poet Adam Tedesco and Zach approach abjection — what it feels like to lose the boundary between yourself and the other, to shield your ego from the world, to shit and to piss — in contemporary poetry, Julia Kristeva’s seminal POWERS OF HORROR and four films: Paul Schrader’s HARDCORE, Ulrich Seidl’s PARADISE: LOVE, Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN a…
 
Zach and Emily extract the sublimity and terror of love in Utada Hikaru's perennially misunderstood 2018 masterpiece 初恋 HATSUKOI and Hashiguchi Ryosuke's 1995 gay tragedy 渚のシンドバッド LIKE GRAINS OF SAND. Rape, eroticism in death, romantic crossdressing, mistaking your best friend for your lover, the smell of a man lingering in your bedroom, mourning, …
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Lucas Hinderliter vs Fluke Human Meg Felling vs Mae Planert Espi Rivadineira vs Devin Lake John Ajodah vs Leland Long MAIN EVENT: Dan Pulzello vs Andrew Manning JUDGES: Rob Bernstein, Chris Scopo, Jacob Williams OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza DJ: Derek Gonzalez HOST: Matt Maran This episode was recorded on Februar…
 
Zach and very special guest Christian sift through decades of cyber garbage to uncover the elusive pearl of male beauty and art in GAY PORNOGRAPHY. Channeling Paglia, summoning Sexual Personae, male beauty crystallized in the bodies of men on film, bad acting, penetration, the inevitable rot and decay of an icon, the ballad of Brandon Cody -- short…
 
Fleeing the psychological dregs and parasocial torment of Twitter, Dasha Nekrasova takes shelter on the season premiere of I'M SO POPULAR to discuss the loneliness of the human soul + NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, karaoke bars and the divine work of hostessing. A rejected Japanese schoolgirl look, fascist cleanliness, the emotional world of Asian busine…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Rusty Wright vs Rob Crews Jeff Roser vs Rachel Fogletto Scott Holt vs Richard Dweck Angelo Gingerelli vs Matt Nascimento MAIN EVENT: Greg Cardazone vs Rob Cardazone JUDGES: Shawn Gardini, Ming Chen, Sidney Gantt, Andy Malafarina OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Patrick Haggerty DJ: Derek Gonzalez @officiallyderekgonzalez HOST: M…
 
In the final episode of I’M SO POPULAR’s first season, Zach interrogates the purpose of the podcast, gay art, his own ego, what any of this means and what it means to express.Featuring (in order of appearance) Ava, Biracial Angel Miles (twitter.com/MalcoImFleX), Comrade Bjork (https://twitter.com/boyzthere), Amina (https://twitter.com/itsonlyamina)…
 
In my final episode of the year, I spoke to one of my favorite musicians JESSY LANZA about her brilliant and moving new album ALL THE TIME along with vulnerability, anger, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Todd Haynes' Safe and the condition of music and human relations in the year 2020. Buy Jessy Lanza's new album, ALL THE TIME, and its accompanying remix E…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Dave Namery vs Jesse Montanez Nate Bennett vs TJ Francis Yusef Gof vs Erin Wohlberg Bonnie Q vs Igor Martinez MAIN EVENT: Nathan Orton vs Stephen Bolles DJ: Derek Gonzalez OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza JUDGES: Nick Carra, Greg Cardazone, Rob Cardazone HOST: Matt Maran This episode was recorded on December 19th. T…
 
Zach, the girls of Twink Revolution and the divas at Thot Topics are recapping September to December of the worst year on Earth as the third segment of our year end collaboration with Twink Rev (@twinkrev) and Thot Topics (https://twitter.com/ThotTopicsPod). Rihanna's fat models! Anorexia! The election! Death! Podcasting! Cyberpunk 2077! Everything…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Dalton Pruitt vs Charlie Dawson Stan Talouis vs Malcolm Cills Jordan Jensen vs Jake Velazquez Youjean Chang vs Daniel Perafan MAIN EVENT: Meno Fernandez vs Sandeep Sen DJ: Derek Gonzalez @officiallyderekgonzalez OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza JUDGES: Brendan Sagalow, Dave Temple, Greg Cardazone, Rob Cardazone HOST…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Geo Perez vs Luke Gralia Alexandra Izzi vs Josh Paled Andrew Harms vs Joe Levy Chris Warren vs Michelle Rice MAIN EVENT: Dave Sheehan vs Brian Barganier DJ: Derek Gonzalez @officiallyderekgonzalez OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza JUDGES: Chris Scopo, Kerryn Feehan, Geno Bisconte, Jill Weiner HOST: Matt Maran This ep…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Espi Rivadeneira vs John Fox Ronnie Smith vs CT Mike Lee vs Joe Mac Kelly Taylor vs Kattoo King MAIN EVENT: Patrick Haggerty vs Patrick Haggerty DJ: Derek Gonzalez @officiallyderekgonzalez OFFICALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Andrew Casertano JUDGES: Keren Margolis, Robbie Goodwin, Jacob Williams HOST: Matt Maran This episode was rec…
 
CFC 109 - Ilya Laksin vs Jake Vevera UNDERCARD BATTLES: Nick Carra vs Cher Landman Nesil Izil vs Anna Bianco Joey Rosenberg vs John Ajodah Claire Alexander vs Judy Ortiz MAIN EVENT: Ilya Laksin vs Jake Vevera OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, Niko Pav, Justin Lanza JUDGES: Rob Mailloux, Danny Polishchuk, Christine Meehan-Berg HOST: Matt Maran This episode wa…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Alexandra Izzi vs Devon Hall Connor Dixon vs Nic Crespo John DeMan vs Erin Wahlberg Tim Lowe vs Brian St John MAIN EVENT: Andy Malafarina vs Patrick Haggerty OFFICIALS: Mark Henely, and Niko Pav JUDGES: Shawn Gardini, Nate Marshall, Lauren Des Leroux HOST: Matt Maran This episode was recorded on November 15th. This show is usuall…
 
It's the monthly solo episode and I am getting the last word on the #DisruptTexts movement, the destruction of the canon, William Shakespeare, the literary attack on my character, young adult novelists, diversity and every last liberal bluecheck who dared defy me. This is a piece of art: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS..... rally in the street. 書を捨てよ町へ出よう。 t…
 
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Japanese diva icon, bodybuilder and writer MISHIMA YUKIO, Zach is with Jack of The Perfume Nationalist podcast (@DonnaMillsFan1) to discuss the author's life, books and Paul Schrader film adaptation (MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS). We talk the end of cinema, the end of real gayness, the end …
 
In the most important debate of the century, Zach battles Levi Kohler on the eternal question: does LOONA suck or not? Between deciding if the Korean girl group is a postmodern death psyop or the saving grace of pop music, they address online leftists, teenagers, hangovers, stan culture, misogyny and more. Buy Levi Kohler's music on Bandcamp: https…
 
ALL UNDER-CARD BATTLES: Joe Exotic vs Ellen DeGeneres, Rosanne vs Herman Cain, Corona Virus vs Ebola, Jesus vs Waluigi, Casey Anthony vs Nancy Grace, Fred Durst vs Ruth Bader Ginsburg OFFICIALS: Justin Lanza, Niko Pavlovic JUDGES: Chris From Brooklyn, Shayne Smith, Jill Weiner, Robbie Bernstein and Geno Bisconte HOST: Matt Maran Support Our Sponsor…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Scott Holt Vs Nick Fierro Jesse Montanez vs Arnold Peter Rachel Rowan vs Cody Wright Carl Callen vs Richard Dweck MAIN EVENT FOR THE CFC TITLE: Mark Henely vs KP Burke OFFICALS: Patrick Haggerty Mark Henely and Niko Pav JUDGES: Don Jamieson, Ming Chen, Chris Wood, Shawn Gardini and Nate Marshall HOST: Matt Maran Support Our Spons…
 
Zach and friend of the pod Miles (https://twitter.com/MalcoImFleX) are back to dissect the first night of the US 2020 presidential election. We talked about who's sexy, who will win, who's gay and who's a stupid lib, along with Azealia Banks, Kanye West, manic bipolar disorder and that time Zach had to do an entire drag look with no makeup at all.S…
 
It’s the October episode of the I’M NOT POPULAR solo show and I’m all on my own, celebrating Halloween with takes on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beyoncé, Lemonade, Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Hopkins and my lack of a halloween costume. Vote in the I’m So Popular 2020 Presidential Election: https://forms.gle/MpyjMY…
 
It's the end of this year's Halloween season and Zach and John got sloshed to review two of their favorite horror sequels: the hidden gem HELLO MARY LOU PROM NIGHT 2 and wildly underrated TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2. They're both great! We covered camp, violence, divas, irony, americana, apocalypse, gore and guts in each film.Check out the November i…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Ben Miller vs Alexandra Izzi Dave Mamery vs Nick Carra Brendan Puff vs Kate Lawlor Josh Wells vs Andrew Lee MAIN EVENT FOR THE CFC TITLE: Bobby Sheehan vs Dan Abraham OFFICALS: Patrick Haggerty Mark Henely and Niko Pav JUDGES: KP Burke, Lauren Leroux and Tito Cartegena HOST: Matt Maran Support Our Sponsor! BlueChew.com - Use prom…
 
In the spirit of the season, Zach and Natalie attempt to remember the plot of every single SILENT HILL game EVER! Even the garbage ones! We definitively review each entry in the Silent Hill universe, attempt to understand the series’ enduring mystique and popularity, rate the male characters for hotness and identify the hottest diva queens of the f…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Michelle Rice vs Fluke Human Myles Toe vs Vinay Umapathy Luke Gralia vs Stephen Bolles MAIN EVENT: Anthony Passaretti vs Nathan Orton OFFICALS: Justin Lanza, Mark Henely, and Niko Pav JUDGES: Lawrence DeLoach, Chloe LaBranche, Danny Polischuk, Ryan Long, Chris From Brooklyn HOST: Matt Maran ipvanish.com/cfc - Click The Link to pr…
 
On the first ever episode recorded live and in person, Zach and Emily are deconstructing the most famous young adult vampire novel ever, TWILIGHT, its movie adaptation, cultural prominence, psychosexual content and the brand new retelling from Edward’s perspective, MIDNIGHT SUN. We didn’t like it! But we do like Robert Pattinson. Also addressed: th…
 
UNDERCARD BATTLES: Charlie Dawson vs Andrew Harms Malcolm Cills vs Michelle Neat Ryan Rummel vs Brian St. John Espi Rivadeneira vs Graham Cooper MAIN EVENT FOR THE CFC TITLE: Lindsey Jennings vs Michael Verdi OFFICALS: Justin Lanza, Andrew Casertano, Mark Henely and Niko Pav JUDGES: Mike Cannon, Brendan Sagalow, Robbie Goodwin, Justin Lanza, HOST: …
 
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