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Today's Lunch Therapy patient is my friend Ben Mandelker, the co-host of one of the most popular podcasts out there: WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS, a pod that dissects nearly every detail of every show that airs on Bravo. In today's session, we talk to Ben about Jill Zarin (my favorite Housewife), how Giada DeLaurentis got him into cooking, the link between …
 
Some people wait a lifetime.....to giggle with Ben and Ronnie (of "Watch What Crappens"), and that day is TODAY! After a simple 20 minute ice cream debate, we get into Bravo conspiracy theories (i.e. why Ramona is still here), White Lotus, Ronnie's young drunk striptease, and Ben gives Eric the gift of a Whoopi film he has never seen: SOAPDISH (als…
 
Ashley Gavin ('We're Having Gay Sex') is BACK! Our first ever guest honors the famous 34th landmark episode by celebrating how far we've come and talking all things gay/sex/gay sex. Spoiler: Ashley is having it. Lots of it. We also discuss trolls in the comments, sexy DMs, reality TV drama (including The Bachelor host firing, Jeopardy host firing, …
 
Food blogger and cookbook author Jenny Rosenstrach (Dinner: A Love Story, Dinner: The Playbook, How to Celebrate Everything) has a brand new cookbook out, The Weekday Vegetarians, which just hit #3 on the NYT bestseller list. In today's session, we talk about being a three-day empty nester (her youngest daughter just went off to college), how she g…
 
Do YOU know about Twitter porn?? Greta Titelman joins Eric to ask this question in addition to bathing in a gorgeous pool of female pop star nostalgia. We also discuss our favorite Regina Hall moment in Scary Movie, the controversy of thrift shopping, and Nicole Kidman's most recent bad wig. An instant classique!! For the video episode + bonus cont…
 
#freebritney pioneer Babs Gray reunites with Eric three years after their 9 minute short film won the EGOT. Don't look it up. We jump straight in to talking Britney, Joan Cusack (and her sister Ann), running into our exes, what happened with Katherine McPhee, and we ask: is Jen Shah f*cked? For the full unedited video episode and bonus content: pat…
 
If there were a Mount Rushmore of food bloggers, Molly Wizenberg would definitely be on it. Her food blog, Orangette, was pioneering in the way that she fused together personal storytelling, atmospheric pictures, and recipe-writing (it won the James Beard Award in 2015 for Best Food Blog). Since then Molly's written three books -- A Homemade Life, …
 
Lisa Donovan is the James Beard award-winning author of "Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger," a widely celebrated memoir about her time in the restaurant industry. She's also equally acclaimed for her baking: food critic Bill Addison has called her "one of the South's best pastry chefs" for her work at City House, Margot Cafe & Bar, and Husk, where she w…
 
Oh thank g-d. Niccole Thurman (Shrill, The Opposition) takes a break from being the gays' biggest ally and talks gay sh*t on a gay podcast. We also discuss Niccole's famous vids, insta infographics, people who pretend their parents aren't rich, and we are the first people to ask: NY or LA?? Niccole is food for the soul and baby...dinner is served. …
 
Tara O'Brady is the multitalented food journalist (Saveur, Jamie Oliver, Bon Appetit) and cookbook author (Seven Spoons) who lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two children. In today's session, we talk all about differentiating herself from her parents' cooking, the dish that she would make to best represent her, what she wants for her ki…
 
Can you BELIEVE? Betches queen Chris Burns (Fat Carrie Bradshaw) is here! A true sister act from the jump, we discuss weed brownies, Potomac Housewife Robyn's camo hats, deprivation tanks, and we dare to ask: where *are* the gays in Alaska? For the full unedited video episode and bonus content: patreon.com/gayasspodcast Follow Chris on Instagram (@…
 
Marcia Belsky (Comedy Central) is either a witch OR Eric's soulmate because this episode is pure MAGIC, hon!! We discuss our shared love (and trauma) of musical theater, Youtube chiropractors, and of courrrrse the Judaism of it all. We also examine the sexual charge of "The Wedding Planner" (including Matthew McConaughey's tight sweaters and J.Lo's…
 
Jake Cohen is such a nice Jewish boy, my mom wishes I could be more like him! He's the author of the NYT bestselling cookbook Jew-ish, he's got hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok and Instagram, and Katie Couric loves his matzoh ball soup. In today's session, we talk all about body image, being chubby as a kid, staying in shape, his Bar Mi…
 
"...It came true." Danny Pellegrino ("Everything Iconic") is here to not ONLY dish on gay ass pop culture, but also celebrate the premiere of the gay ass PATREON! His unedited episode PLUS an exclusive bonus clip is available at the link below!! We also discuss Ramona vs Tiffany Pollard, the hotties of '97, and Danny reveals his impeccable Ashlee S…
 
Today's a watershed day on Lunch Therapy: we have our first couple! Byron Lane and Steven Rowley are both published authors; Byron's the author of A Star is Bored (now in paperback) all about his time working as Carrie Fisher's assistant. (It's a great read... I just finished it.) And Steven Rowley is the author of three widely-acclaimed novels: Li…
 
Sexy Unique Podcast's Carey O'Donnell takes a break from firing off perfect tweets to get....you guessed it: Gay as Hell™. We discuss Kyle Richards' acting prowess, the time Tilda Swinton e-mailed Carey a Very Tilda E-mail, the Mad Libs film that is "Book Club", and we try to guess if Propecia or SSRI's will give us ED first. Stay tuned!! Follow Ca…
 
Kishori Rajan is the producer of such shows as HBO's Random Acts of Flyness and Eater's Guide to the World and is currently the vice president of development and production for Tessa Thompson's production company, Viva Maude. In today's episode, Kishori talks about her mother's amazing cooking, how she can't quite master it herself, how she likes t…
 
Future Emmy nominee Nori Reed stops by the pod to chat about the only thing worth discussing: awards season, babe. We also discuss the Jennifer Coolidge of it all, our therapists having horrible patients (us), growing up queer in Kentucky, and we dare to ask "is Whoopi Goldberg gay??" An instant classic, no one is better, etc etc etc. Follow Nori o…
 
My patient today, Steve Sando, is the man behind everyone's favorite heirloom bean company, Rancho Gordo, which got many of us through the pandemic with their jewel-like bean offerings. In today's session, Steve talks about, well, beans: how to cook them, when to salt them, why they make so many of us so gassy. We also get personal, talking about S…
 
How many f*cks does Brian Moylan give? None! Not one! And he is here to DISH- on boys, Bravo, and his NY Times Best Selling book "The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives." We also chat about the time Brian got James Van Der Beek high, the gay icon of Selling Sunset, Onlyfans, and the gift that is Parker Posey. Subscribe for more! …
 
Kristin Johnson (no, not Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock from the Sun) is a delightful, whip-smart therapist-in-training who lives in Bellingham, Washington and happens to be my sister-in-law and this week's lunch therapy patient. In our session, Kristin talks about why she wanted to come on the podcast, cooking for her parents, her theory about why…
 
The universe has finally aligned and brought comedy icon Atsuko Okatsuka to the pod. And talk about RANGE! We discuss the f*ckery of mercury (and her retrograde, if you can imagine), Domino's pizza, the time Atsuko and her husband both realized their mothers have schizophrenia, and we ask what actually IS crypto? (spoiler: we don't answer). Like, r…
 
Today's patient, Mayukh Sen, is something of a wunderkind in the food world. At 29, he's the winner of a James Beard award for best profile, the author of the upcoming book "Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America," and a professor at NYU (!!), plus he writes about film for outlets like The Atlantic, Film Comment, and…
 
This week Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) comes on Gay Ass Pod with one singular mission: to go absolutely awff. We deep dive into VH1 divas, the phenomenon that is "rimming", Kelly Clarkson's gorgeous evolution, and Eric reveals the time he cried on the subway 20 feet away from an oblivious Matt. Classique! Listen to Las Culturistas here and follow …
 
Colu Henry is a hugely accomplished food writer, with articles in The New York Times and Wine Spectator, and a beloved cookbook that's right up my alley: Back Pocket Pasta. In today's episode, we learn all about Colu's background as a cabaret performer, her transition into food writing, working for chefs like Scott Conant and Marcus Samuelsson, and…
 
Late night darling Joel Kim Booster takes a break from buying pride tickets and gets gay ass hell on this gay ass pod. We discuss Bravo, hot cartoon characters, Joel's Puerto Vallarta romance, the secret to good kissing, and Joel opens up about his difficult past year. Joel is a beautiful person inside and out, and gosh darn we are lucky to have hi…
 
Noah Galvin is a star of stage and screen. You may have seen him on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen or Waitress, or maybe you know him from his stints on ABC's The Real O'Neals (where I was a writer for two seasons) or, his newest gig, The Good Doctor. In today's session, Noah talks all about cooking Thanksgiving in a closet in Vancouver, growing up o…
 
Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central) proves it IS ok to meet your gay Jewish heroes. We discuss our current prescriptions, the time Judy read her mother for filth on stage (while she was in the audience), Joan Rivers, sperm banks, and Judy writes and performs the brand new gay ass podcast theme song. Club mix coming soon. Listen up and listen here: NO O…
 
Celia Sack is the owner of one of the most beloved and important cookbook stores in the country and maybe the world: Omnivore Books in San Francisco. In today's session, Celia talks about her childhood adventures digging through other people's stuff, eating a roast beef sandwich on the way to an animal rights rally, her background selling rare book…
 
Celebrity podcasters George Civeris and Sam Taggart (Straightio Lab) take a break from their 'Best of' lists and get gay as all hell. We discuss steam rooms. what actually constitutes a character actress, laser hair removal, and Sam finally teaches us the real Olivia Rodrigo story. Podcast...starts now! Listen to Straightio Lab (@straightiolab) whe…
 
There are very few people who don't love Cole Escola, whether it's from their viral videos or as Chassie on "Cooking at Home with Amy Sedaris" or as Chip on Season 3 of "Search Party." In today's Lunch Therapy session, we get into Cole's neuroses, which all began with an episode of Oprah about the germs on the top of a soda can. We cover protein po…
 
Comedian/actor/heartthrob Joe Castle Baker joins Eric to discuss them both being twins, Craigslist, Rose Byrne, and Joe passionately pleas for the government to "make BFA programs in theater a criminal offense." Like, review, and for god's sake...subscribe. Follow Joe on Instagram (@joecastlebaker) and Tiktok (@joecastlebaker) Follow Eric on Instag…
 
One of my desert island cookbooks is The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook (based on recipes from the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia), so imagine my delight that Cheryl Day -- who co-wrote it with her husband Griffith Day -- allowed me to analyze her lunch on this week's Lunch Therapy. Cheryl, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstan…
 
Surprise! Here's another episode for you this week, featuring one of my best friends, Jonathan Parks-Ramage, author of a brand new novel that's out today called YES, DADDY. In today's episode, Jonathan shamelessly plugs his book (just kidding: I read it, and it's soooo good), talks about his time as a waiter in a gaystaurant, the notorious pork cho…
 
Broti Gupta is way too accomplished for someone her age. Not only has she written for television (Speechless, Friends from College); she's also written for The New Yorker AND The New York Times. In today's lunch therapy session, we talk all about cooking for her boyfriend (and vice-versa), Mark Wahlberg's weird schedule, her mother teaching her rec…
 
ALERT! Courtney Revolution ("The Circle") dishes on filming secrets behind the hit Netflix show. We also discuss the best part of LA (it's acai bowls), the f*ckability of Paul Rudd, and the scoop on The Circle's iconic slow motion hallway walks. Circle, send message! And make sure you subscribe <3 Follow Courtney on Instagram (@courtneyrevolution) …
 
Kate Berlant is one of the funniest comedians out there -- you've seen her in "Search Party," "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," "Sorry to Bother You" -- and she's the co-host of the hilarious podcast POOG. In today's session, we learn all about Kate's quarantine malaise, her dinner party anxieties, her linguine with clams, and where she sat in the s…
 
Wowowow. Alex English (Comedy Central) stops by and does NOT hold back. We talk pandemic hook ups, gays' obsession with their English teachers, how WWE = drag, and the fuckery of gays who say they are "straight passing." Like, review, subscribe! Follow Alex on Twitter (@alex3nglish) and Instagram (@alex3nglish) and watch his Comedy Central special …
 
He's the quintessential New York food writer and he's here to talk about the quintessential New York Lunch. Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats and author of Serious Eater (as well as New York Eats and Pizza: A Slice of Heaven) opens up in today's session about losing his parents at a young age, how restaurants took on a familial role for him, h…
 
Internet starlet Jake Cornell joins the pod and reveals the DELICIOUS moment that made him gay (involving two 90's movie stars and a live MTV telecast). We also discuss Karen Walker, mean comments on TikTok, Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors", and Jake's hatred towards "happy birthday" harmonizers. This? is podcast perfection!! Watch Jake's incredible v…
 
Time Out New York once said of Isaac Oliver: "If David Sedaris and Fran Lebowitz had a baby who wrote about subways, theater patrons, and blow jobs, he might be a lot like Isaac Oliver." The author of the hilarious book of essays, Intimacy Idiot, artist-in-residence at Joe's Pub, and television writer (High Maintenance, GLOW) joins us this week and…
 
Remy Kassimir (How Cum Podcast) joins the pod and we laugh and cry. Like actually. We discuss ex-boyfriends, Ariana Maddox giving Remy the strength to come out as bi, waxing, and the hot ginger Eric fell in love with on the N train. Funny, heartfelt, and jussssst delicious. Follow Remy on all platforms @RemyKassimir and listen to How Cum Podcast an…
 
Soleil Ho is the James Beard award-nominated food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the most important voices currently working today in food. In today's Lunch Therapy session, we talk about reviewing restaurants during Covid, what's fair game and what isn't, the food that her mother made for her growing up in New York, how she chan…
 
Jake Cohen, NY Times Bestselling author of "Jew-Ish" joins the podcast and it's instant magic...just two gay Jews discussing Bravo and herniated discs. Also: insane bar mitzvah themes, pandemic horniness, if Jake would do reality TV, and Eric's harrowing experience with a criminally strong edible in the Hamptons. Eat up! Follow Jake on Instagram (@…
 
Ester Steinberg (Stand Up Mom Podcast) clears the air about the infamous mushroom trip revealed in the Cat Cohen episode. Ester also discusses her brand new comedy special "Burning Bush" in addition to Eric's bachelor party, Ester's Penthouse spread, and the Jonathan Groff Splash Zone at Hamilton. Pure, unadulterated JOY. Watch Ester's special "Bur…
 
Louis Peitzman (Buzzfeed, NY Times) reveals his deep connection to the canonically queer film "The First Wives Club." He and Eric also discuss flirty DMs, coming out in the Chicago O'Hare Airport, Sondheim, and actually? so much more. Follow Louis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LouisPeitzman Follow Eric on Instagram and Tik Tok and follow That's A…
 
Doo doo doo doo doo! Cat Cohen ('Seek Treatment' podcast) reunites with Eric to discuss the horny way they met and their mutual love of Shake Shack. They also deep dive into mushrooms, Eric’s TikTok cancellation by Tr*mpers, and Cat's love affair with the gay community. A pure JOY of a listen. Follow Cat on Instagram and Twitter + Eric's Instagram …
 
Jay Jurden proves to be an iconic guest from minute one. He and Eric discuss why hoodies are high fashion, Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta's impenetrable bond, Eric's southern Jewish gay wedding, and more. Let's kiki babe! Follow Jay on Instagram and Twitter and watch his Late Night set here You can follow Eric on Instagram and Tik Tok here and Tha…
 
Eric crashes Tommy's Tik Tok throuple to talk all things Disney on Ice, Eric's acting class with Kristen Johnston, the Masked Singer (& imposter syndrome), and Jennifer Coolidge's famous adage: "....hi." Follow Tommy on Instagram and watch his genius videos You can follow Eric on Instagram and Tik Tok here and That's A Gay Ass Podcast on Instagram …
 
That's a BEANIE, baby!! Emma Willmann (Netflix, 'Inside the Closet' Podcast) joins Eric and immediately jumps INTO it: the darkness of twitter, lying about Special Ed, gay clairvoyants, Matteo Lane's hatred of cameo, and even MORE if you can imagine. Grab your crystals, turn the volume up, and let's viiiiibe. Follow Emma on Instagram and check out …
 
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