Hiatus Announcement

Hey listeners! Thanks for listening to Queer4Queer over the last year! We’ve decided to put Queer4Queer on hold while we work on new podcasts! We’ve learned a lot doing Queer4Queer and we are super grateful to have the listeners we have, it’s really been a great experience! We hope you’ll join us in the near future on new projects!

The Queerterion Collection: Detective Pikachu

The Queerterion Collection is back with a review of the 2019 film Detective Pikachu! Ash and Molly sit down to talk about the best, the worst, and the queerest aspects of the fluffiest, cuddliest, blockbuster of the year! If you haven’t seen the movie, this episode is full of SPOILERS! If you’ve seen the movie, come hang out and hear our Charizard-hot takes!

Wanna support the podcast? Check out http://www.patreon.com/fggcomic!

Q4Q 045: BJ Tindal (Playwright)

In this episode of Queer4Queer, we sit back down with our friend BJ Tindal, a playwright in Chicago. They recently had their play produced at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta! We talk about that experience, what a dramaturge is, and the hit television show Smallville. If you’ve been waiting for an in-depth discussion on the validity of Lana Lang and the tragedy of Pete Ross, then this episode is for you! (And like usual, we finish it all off with a song!) Thanks for listening!

Q4Q 044: Evie Riojas (Actress)

In this episode, we hung out with trans actress Evilyn Rae who happens to play the lead zombie role in our short film Eat Rich! We talk about pursuing acting in the city, working on DIY projects, AND Evie provides some special sound effects an impressions! It’s a fun little episode! Thanks for listening!

Q4Q 043: Magnus Honey (Sol Nix & Dave Anians)

Hey! Thanks for listening! In this very special episode, we sit down with a band! More specifically, it’s a two-piece drum and bass, punk band Magnus Honey. In addition to being talented musicians, Davey and Sol are both good friends that we’ve known for a couple of years! We talk about the DIY scene in Chicago, collaborating on art as a couple, and Magnus Honey performs an original and we all join in on a cover! Remember to sing along!

While Magnus Honey does not have music online, check out Davey here: https://daveydynamite.bandcamp.com/

Q4Q 041: Marlo Mellow (Queer, Fat, Femme Artist, Attorney, Activist)

In this episode, we sit down with our friend Marlo to talk about fat positivity, burlesque, exploring lgbtq+ issues through fan fiction and more! After the chat, we grab the guitar for a great karaoke performance (and an even better Randy Newman impression). Grab your Supernatural Fanfiction and hang out with us!

Q4Q 040: Ruby Western (Artist)

In this episode of Queer4Queer, Ruby Western journeyed through the winter wasteland of Chicago to hang out with us and chat. We cover her college days, doing standup comedy, and her graphic design work. Ruby also gives some of the best dating advice given on our show! Like the show? Why not share it with a friend?

Q4Q 039: Eddie Gamboa (Pop Culture Expert)

It’s another wintery day in Chicago, so we cuddle up in our Chicago apartment with Eddie Gamboa, a Kingdom Hearts-enthusiast, performance artist, organizer, and our pop culter expert! We talk about Steven Universe, Kingdom Hearts 3, AND The Masked Singer. It’s an all-around good time!

Q4Q 038: Rae Hamilton-Vargo (Actor)

In this episode, we sit down with Rae Hamilton-Vargo, a trans actor in Chicago. We talk about their experience at Northwestern, being trans in the Chicago theatre scene, and trans representation in media. After some hot takes, we take a hot (karaoke) break and sing a classic 2000’s song! Thanks to Rae for sitting down with us on a cold winter day in our tiny apartment!

Q4Q 037: C.J. Arellano (Writer, Filmmaker)

In this interview, Ash and Molly sit down with C.J. Arellano, a filmmaker and writer in Chicago, IL.  We cover topics like: Goosebumps, directing and crowdfunding DIY films, and dream projects. Then, we end it all with a truly 2000’s karaoke song! It’s the first of many interviews for us in 2019! Thanks for listening!

A RPG Special: The Puzzle Train

It’s 2019! In this Role-Playing Game special, Ash and Molly roll the dice with Fiona Bradley as they build a fantasy adventure together! Follow the story of Larry (an old man that can only turn into a tree), and Slink (a boy with a slinky for a torso), as they make their way through a strange locomotive and seek to find the cause of their misfortunes.

Q4Q 034: Pokémon (With Ali Abbas)

In this episode, Ash and Molly sit down with their good friend Ali Abbas to dish on the oldest, queerest hobby: Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon. Is the newest game any good? Can you have too many Charmander plushies? And, why is the new Detective Pikachu game so scary? Stay tuned, and you’ll find out the answers to these questions (and much more) in a special nerdy episode of Queer4Queer!

Q4Q 031: Our Friend, Becca Brown

In a very special episode, Ash and Molly interview Becca Brown,  a Filipinx-Jewish actor, musician, comedian, and writer. The conversation covers working on School of Rock with Jack Black, being queer and dating in Chicago, and discussing all the other great stuff Becca is working on! Thanks, Becca for stopping by our little couch!

Check out to bookbeccabrown.com for more info on this week’s guest!

Q4Q 030: What’s Your Sign?

In this episode, Ash and Molly are your guides through the galaxy (and your love life). They cover the queerest signs, help listeners find new love, and Ash even gets her own tiny segment: Ash’s Game Corner. What’s in your future? Well, it looks like 40 minutes of good-natured conversation with your fave queers!

Q4Q 029: The Halloween Spooktacular!

Happy Spooktober! It’s time for a Halloween Special with Ash, Molly, and their straight BFF, Emily Drevets. Eat your treats, practice your tricks, and listen to these devlish queers tell ghost stories, try to remember the lyrics of a haunting tune, and face the scariest task of all… doing improv comedy. Thanks for spending the holiday with us!

Q4Q 028: Love Songs

In this intimate episode of Queer4Queer, Ash and Molly exchange their favorite love songs. You’ll get the inside scoop on what makes a good love song, why A Star is Born is a straight mess, and finally, you’ll hear the songs Ash and Molly have written for each other! It’s another mushy, gay mess you’ve grown to love!

The Queerterion Collection: School of Rock

In this episode, Ash and Molly discuss the film School of Rock. Does the 2000’s Jack Black film bring the queer rock? How would Q4Q rewrite this flawless film? And finally, will we win the battle of the bands? All these answers and more in a very cinematic Queer4Queer. Accept no substitutes!

Q4Q 026: Our Friend, Fiona Bradley

In this episode of Queer4Queer, Ash and Molly have a chill conversation with their good friend Fiona Bradley. Fiona answers questions about being in a punk band as a teenager, her roller derby name, and joining the circus and traveling to Australia. Finally, in the end, we all perform a special, adventurous karaoke song! Thanks for tuning in!

Q4Q 025: Writing Partners

In this episode, Ash and Molly talk about the wonderful world of writing, and more importantly: co-writing! What is Ash’s favorite piece of writing she’s done? How did Ash and Molly write Eat Rich, their zombie trans comedy/horror short film? And finally, how did Ash and Molly write a six-minute epic song about Bubby fighting the moon? (Spoiler alert: You get to hear the WHOLE song!)

Q4Q 024: Our Friend, Evelyn Landow

In this episode of Q4Q, Ash and Molly sit down with their friend Evelyn Landow. The conversation covers a whole range of topics: Pumpkin Spice, The Cabin in the Woods, gender questions, and playing music! And finally, continuing our tradition, we do karaoke! What if God was a podcast listener? They’d probably on the bus with their headphones on enjoying this episode!

Q4Q 023: The 36 Questions, Part Three

In this episode, Ash and Molly finish the 36 questions! Take another deep dive into their past, present, and future together to find out if they fall even more in love.  Also, Ash and Molly come up with catchphrases! Put some fluff on this Bub! The show is now available on Spotify!

Q4Q 022: Horror Movies

To celebrate the announcement of their short film Eat Rich, Ash, and Molly talk about a few of their favorite horror movies and tv series. Are Ash and Molly both into the fish man in The Shape of Water? Does Molly love Sean Astin in Stranger Things as much as Ash does? And finally, why is The Cabin in the Woods still such a good movie?

Q4Q 020: Straight BFFs (with Emily Drevets)

As queer people, we all have that stereotypical, sassy Straight Friend! And in this very special episode, we want to introduce you to ours! With our best straight friend Emily, we’re going to tackle all of those hard-hitting questions about our hetero homies like: How do you come out to your parents as a lesbian? How do you survive 24 hours in the gym? And, how do you pick that perfect karaoke song?

Q4Q 019: The 36 Questions, Part One

In this episode, Ash and Molly take on the biggest obstacle to any longterm relationship: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love. Hey! It’s not just for straight people reading the New York Times in 2015! Covering questions 1-12, this episode turned out to be a really nice conversation covering some past experiences we’ve never talked about!

Q4Q 018: Rejection

In this episode, Ash & Molly talk about the times they’ve been romantically and artistically rejected. Can a relationship go a fart too far? How do you recover from a high school talent show gone wrong? Will the Hallmark Channel be buying Molly’s queer sex dramedy? All these answers & more on this latest episode! (NOTE: The audio quality in this episode is pretty rough, sorry about that!)

Q4Q 017: Dinner Date

In our first unedited show of the podcast, we get into the tasty tricks and tips on teaching you how to treat your snack to the best queer dinner date. What’s the best food to eat on a date? How do you bake a cake that makes people stop being homophobic? Why do both co-hosts end all their bits with weird Moth Man references? Find out in this juicy, raw episode!

Q4Q 016: This Queer Life

This Queer Life is a public radio program, also known as just another episode of our regular podcast. This week, our theme is Helping. How does an onlooker help the elderly pick up DVDs? How does a young woman help teach a future generation to stop trying to talk to ghosts? And lastly, how do our two hosts, Ash and Molly, help each other?

The Queerterion Collection: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

In this special episode, Ash and Molly discuss the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Are dinosaurs all super gay? Is Wayne Knight back as a cyborg mastermind? Is the indoraptor just Chris Pratt’s scary fursona? Welcome to The Queerterion Collection, where every film is queer because we’re watching it.

Q4Q 014: Queer Representation (With Ali Abbas)

Ash and Molly sit down with their friend, and date, Ali Abbas, who is an amazing TV writer & queer pug dad. They discuss Ali’s web series The Girl Deep Down Below, talk about his favorite queer representation in media, how he made his pup a star, and more in this entertainment information-packed episode!

Q4Q 013: PRIDE!

Hey y’all! It’s officially PRIDE season! In this episode, Ash and Molly talk about coming out, going to pride, and take a swing at designing a Pride Parade float! Take a few minutes to hang out and drink that good, good Pride Parade Bud Light, cus this one’s a scorcher! (Trigger Warning for the episode: depression, suicidal ideation)

Ash Goes Solo On Solo: A Star Wars Story

In this episode, Ash pilots the Q4Q ship through the treacherous maelstrom that is Solo: A Star Wars Story. Is the caterpillar lady cool? Is L3 a well-written female character? Is Lando really pansexual? Is the scene where Han gets the Millenium Falcon in a card game interesting at all? Ash tackles these tough questions and more in this thrilling stand-alone addition to the Q4Q saga.

The D&D RPG Special

Welcome to the mystical & pointy land of Sword World! Your co-hosts Ash & Molly magically transform into the characters of a bumbling page, a [kinda] royal two-headed dragon, a witch who loves kids, and a garden gnome with a deadly history. Join us as we journey through the castle to save the Queen of Swords!

Q4Q 012: Dungeons & Dragons & Dating

Want to learn how to roleplay? In this very special episode of Q4Q, Ash and Molly discuss their experiences with Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games. Learn how to avoid all of the scary mechanics and rules of the game and get right to the point: having fun with your friends!

Q4Q 011: Southern Queerz – Marietta, GA

In this second installment of Southern Queerz, Ash and Molly take a trip past the Big Chicken to Molly’s hometown, Marietta, Ga. We discuss growing up with Civil War re-enactors, trying to start queer film clubs in High School, and using vision boards to get your driver’s license.