January 31, 2017
If your dream is to one day know what your dream is, then you’re not alone. This week, Chelsee (@xchelspaige) joins us for an episode about following your dreams - Ted starts a porn company, Michael buys a comic book store, and Justin begins to draw again.
Special note: We experienced some audio difficulties while recording, so you may notice a bit of extra background noise as you listen in. Many apologies!
January 17, 2017
What have you done today to make you feel proud? It’s PRIDE and to celebrate, the Thumpa Thumpa gets a little bit French as we welcome Brune (@oliversmoaked), our very first international guest of the season. Join us for a discussion about one of Queer as Folk’s most memorable episodes, featuring Michael in drag, Ted’s tiny rainbow flag, Motorcycle Mamas, and Brian and Justin’s dance to remember.
January 3, 2017
Queer as Folk -- it’s a show that’s gay as blazes! Also, we talk about Gay as Blazes! We’re back with @cynically-optimistic to discuss Brian receiving some bad press as well as an award, Emmett’s enticing new career, Michael and Brian navigating their friendship, and, of course, the most memorable walk down the street we’ve ever seen on television.
December 20, 2016
We’re back to chat about the episode that ended with Sigur Ros and tears, many tears. This week, Chynna (@fight-s0ciety) joins us to discuss all things 2x02 – including Justin’s struggles to get close to Brian, Ted losing his job as Michael and Emmett begin a new one, (naked waiters, anyone?), and Mel and Linds giving us one of the most beautiful proposal scenes in recent memory…and let’s not forget, Debbie’s ability to mother just about anyone.
December 6, 2016
The Thumpa Thumpa returns for its second season and we couldn’t be more excited! We kick things off by welcoming back Kim (@sisygambis) for a delightful and insightful discussion about all things 2x01, where Justin struggles to remember and Brian struggles to forget, Lindsay pops the question, and Michael returns to Pittsburgh. Having viewed the episode when it originally aired, Kim brings a unique perspective on the relief that came with revisiting the lives the characters we’ve all come to know and love like family. It’s a very special episode and we hope you’ll listen in!
November 22, 2016
The Thumpa Thumpa continues with a very special thematic episode. Rachel (@racheloddment) joins us once again, this time for an in-depth discussion of the Kinney family. We work our way from Brian’s past to his future as we consider the ways his family has damaged and shaped the man so many Queer as Folk fans have come to love. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll walk away with new head canons, you’ll cry, you’ll want to throw things, and then you’ll cry some more…You don’t want to miss it!
September 20, 2016
Well, the time has come! It’s the end.of season one and we can’t quite believe it. This week, we welcome back Sarah (@orangeisthenewblue) to chat about all things finale (and when we say “chat”, what we really mean is "make excessive whale noises about prom") It’s an episode where happiness is almost within reach, but ultimately fleeting. Michael and David are ready to start their lives together it Portland, Ted is ready to support Blake on the difficult road to recovery, and Brian is ready to join Justin for a ridiculously romantic evening...but just when things are looking up, everything comes crashing down.
September 6, 2016
It’s the second last episode of the season! This week, Maud (@surteslevres) joins Emy to chat about Brian exploring a new job opportunity in New York City, Vic getting his day in court, Ted helping Blake find a job, and David returning home to Portland. The episode may be the calm before the storm, but rest assured that this chat is full of excitement!
August 23, 2016
Can you believe we’re here already? It’s the King of Babylon contest, and the gang is out for a memorable night. Holly (@crossroadscastiel) joins us to chat about seeing a sexy new side of Dr. David, Emmett meeting the love of his life (or, perhaps, of just that night), Vic being arrested, and, of course, Justin making sure Brian learns to never take him for granted…and Brian’s realization that he might care just a little bit more than he lets on.
Also, as a special treat, Holly and Emy chat about their experience seeing Randy Harrison star as the Emcee in Cabaret. If you still haven’t seen the show and don’t want to be spoiled, skip ahead to the 14:30 mark!
August 9, 2016
This week, guest host Sarah (@celebrate-the-victories of @fuckyeahqaf) returns for an episode about home and family. In 1x19, Brian deals with the loss of his father and with grief as Michael steps in to help. Meanwhile, Blake finds a much needed father figure in Ted. It’s an episode filled with iconic imagery, and one which challenges traditional notions of family. Join us as we do our best to discuss all this and more without devolving into whale noises.