109: Penultimate Episode

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  • Big show, big show! We’ve got an announcement for ya and offer it up to you with two Grade-A guests. First, it’s none other than our favorite girl who likes girls, Rosie O’Donnell. Then our main man Dave Holmes joins us for his record setting fourth appearance on The Six Pack. We chat with them about the latest in their lives and share a little of what’s going on in our lives as well. Good vibes all around.
  • Trending this week: President Obama and Justin Bieber had the top tweets of 2012. We review their 140 character missives and hit all the other hottest trends of the year. Also, staff on a Hong Kong airline might stop serving booze…and threaten to stop smiling if they don’t get a raise. And finally, a new company has created a cup that will test for date rape drugs. You are warned!
  • There’s plenty more in this episode, but trust us, this is one of the ones you want to listen to, not read about. You know what to do!

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Short: Michael Musto

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Michael Musto, aka Mr. NYC, joins us for his triumphant third appearance on The Six Pack. He’s got his finger on the pulse of it all when it comes to celebrity, media, and nightlife, and once again opens up his personal vault of knowledge for us. We discuss the new John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John video, Michael’s hatred of Christmas,Calvin Klein’s ugly breakup, and the bevy of long movies that are about to hit the big screen. Don’t just sit there and gossip, listen in now!

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Short: Cool Hunting

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Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten, the brains behind the incredibly popular CoolHunting.com, join us for this Six Pack Short. Cool Hunting has garnered an amazing reputation for scoping out what’s hot in the worlds of design, tech, style, and travel, just to name a few. We talk to the guys about being business partners as well as partners of a higher order. Also, we dig into their new Cool Hunting Gift Guide right in time for the holidays. Find out all about everything you need tomorrow by clicking play today!

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108: Blaak Cheese

  • The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, make their triumphant return to The Six Pack! We haven’t had them on the show in over two years, although we did share some cheese with them this past summer. We chat with the guys about their show jumping networks, their current stint on Amazing Race, and what a Beekman holiday is like. (Hint: It’s slightly time adjusted.)
  • Trending this week: Black Friday came and went, and we’ve got the full round-up. Also, there’s a new app in Saudi Arabia that will help men track their wives. Will it also locate the nearest hummus stand? And finally, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has overtaken Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the number one most viewed YouTube video of all-time. Keep your chin up, Biebs! We also chat with Ken Barett Jr., the new Chief Diversity Officer at General Motors, about the company’s perfect HRC score and why being an all-inclusive company is more than about just selling cars. 
  • Put down your shopping bags and listen to the newest Six Pack now!

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Short: Clay Cane

Clay Cane, host of the aptly titled “Clay Cane Live” on WWRL 1600 AM, joins us to talk radio shop on this Six Pack Short. We chat about the differences between AM radio and satellite radio (and podcasting!), as well as his work with Colored Boys, of which he is co-editor and a contributing writer. Get your radio…er listening device ready and click play now!

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Short: Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik, once Blossom, now Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang Theory, calls in to talk TV, motherhood and neuroscience. We talk about everything under the sun, from what her fans call her (Mayim? Amy? Blossom?) to her theory on parenting, to what it was like when Jim Parsons came out. Oh, and are magic mushroom changing brain chemistry? We ask! Click play and let your inner gay geek run wild!

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107: Uptown vs. Downtown

  • Noah Levy of In Touch Weekly joins us post-Sandy to get our minds off the craziness of the hurricane. Noah digs deeps to give us the latest dish, from Brad Pitt’s $100,000 donation for marriage equality to Amanda Byne’s latest hijinks. Note: We skip all tan mom, Snooki, and Honey Boo Boo related topics.
  • Trending this week: Grindr was polling people on their political beliefs; did you take part? Also a new LOGO poll breaks down the political leanings of the LGBT community. (Now that we know the outcome, was the gay vote what got President Obama re-elected?) And finally, Oprah released her new Favorite Things in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Poor taste by O…or no? We’ll reveal the results!
  • The Buzz List brings us the 21 Types of Jerks You Meet During a Hurricane. Were you one of them? Were Ben and/or Dave? Nobody’s perfect! One hurricane down, one nor’easter on the way. Hunker down and listen to The Six Pack now!

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Short: Larry King

Legendary broadcaster Larry King is our special guest for this Six Pack Short. We headed over to Larry’s suite at the Warldorf Astoria Hotel for the interview and got to to ask the king of questions a few of our own. Larry tells us about his new show on Hulu, his theory for the election and his feelings on LGBT equality. How does he like being on the other side of the microphone? Tune in to CNN…err..The Six Pack to find out!

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106: Papaya, Mango and Lime

  • Abby Huntsman, Huffington Post Live host, political pundit, and daughter of former presidential candidate, joins us for this episode of The Six Pack. She tells us about what it’s like being the child of a candidate as well as how she’s gone about making a name for herself. And what’s the latest with the @Jon2012Girls? You’ll find out.
  • Trending this week: There’s a new study that says only 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT. Could that possibly be true? What happened to the 10%? In other news, people are burning up after putting on too much Banana Boat sun screen - you’ve been warned! And finally, did you celebrate #SpiritDay? Uncle Poodle sure did.
  • We also break down 9 habits that do more harm than good and find out that we’re guilty of quite a few. Fear not though, listening to The Six Pack is not one of them. Click play now!

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Short: Ask Ben and Dave

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Those are all the questions we answer in this ‘Ask Ben and Dave’ Six Pack Short. As professional homosexuals we answer all your burning questions. (And perhaps even a question about that burning sensation you’ve been having.) There’s no time to waste, click play now!

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Short: Aviva Drescher

Aviva Drescher, one of the newest Real Housewives of New York, joins us to break down the reality behind reality TV. We caught up with Aviva at the GLAAD Amplifier Awards, where she not only walked the red carpet but also stuck around for the event. (Ahem, Ramona Singer.) Aviva shares how life has changed since she’s put it all out there for the masses and what family meals are like with her famous cousin, Fran. If you wanna hear someone who not only talks the talk about being an LGBT ally but also walks the walk, listen in to our interview with Aviva now!

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105: Shirtless Curtain Pullers

  • Frenchie Davis joins us this week to talk American Idol, The Voice, and the future of music competition shows. She also shares her thoughts on being a member of the LGBT community (she’s a B), reveals whether she has attained gay icon status in West Hollywood, and debuts her new single!
  • Trending this week: A Father in Hong Kong is offering $65 million to a man who agrees to marry his lesbian daughter. Would you take $65 million to marry someone of the opposite sex? Also, Honey Boo Boo got a little gay last week, and smartphones are becoming our surrogate therapists. (Somehow those stories can be linked together.)
  • John Carrafa, choreographer of the new NBC show “Nashville,” calls in and tells us what it’s like to be a straight man in a gay man’s world of theater. He also dishes some dirt on people he’s worked with in the past. Hint: Last week wasn’t the first time Justin Bieber threw up!

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Short: Hunting Season's Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus, the director, writer and executive producer of the new series “Hunting Season” joins us for this Six Pack Short. Jon talks about where the idea for a gay “Sex in the City” came from and how making a gay series can be a challenge. We also discuss why selling it to a network can be an even bigger challenge than anything else.

There’s sex, drama and comedy in each episode, so listen to our interview now. And when you’re done click here to watch Hunting Season!

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104: Full Disclosure

  • Dave Holmes, media personality extraordinaire, is back in the hotseat on this episode of The Six Pack. You may know Dave from his days on MTV, his DVD on TV gig on FX, or his NewNowNext videos on LogoTV.com. Not enough for ya? He’s guest hosting Attack of the Show on G4 all week!
  • Trending this week: Google is finally down with bisexuals; the Taliban is up to no good on Facebook; and Reichen Lehmkuhl has just about had it with you gay people. Combine all those into one story and you’ve really got something!
  • We also chat it up with Sarah Megan Thomas, the star, writer, and producer of the new film “Backwards.” What’s it like to make a movie on your own from ground up? Are self-funded independent movies the way of the future? And most importantly, how were the kissing scenes with James Van der Beek?
  • Join the group Mitt Romney calls “the coolest 47% around,” and listen in to The Six Pack now!

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Short: Michael Ausiello

Michael Ausiello, the founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com, joins us to talk…wait for it…TV! We get caught up talking about the fall debuts, reality TV, and even cartoons. Also, we find out the latest about the anti-gay controversy surrounding “The New Normal” and discuss whether Glee is too gay. Hint: No! Now shut your TV for a moment and listen in to this Six Pack Short now!

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103: Back to School

  • Jessica Kirson, comedian and woman of many faces, joins us for this edition of The Six Pack. Jessica talks about the comedy circuit, explains how her sexuality influences her work, and reveals the identity of her famous step-brother. (You have to listen in to find out who!)
  • Trending this week: Bill Cosby is trying to protect his likeness after he dies. Can he do it? We sure hope so, because nobody wants to see Cliff Huxtable selling Jell-O in 2032! Also, could food shortage be on the way? Between population overgrowth dwindling food stock things aren’t looking good. And more important than any of this, a woman in Idaho is sleepwalking. We offer her advice, wisdom…and jokes on the matter.
  • We’ve also got a brand new edition of Workin’ It for you this week with Pop-Up Pantry’s David Hauslaib. You may remember David as one of the founders of Queerty.com but he has since moved on and is now bringing gourmet meals to your door. Ben has already tried them and is giving them the full thumbs up. Use code SIXPACK for 10% off your next order at www.popuppantry.com.
  • It’s post Labor Day, so put away your white pants, get your school supplies ready, and listen in to Six Pack 103 now!

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Short: Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr, comedian, podcaster and man with a semi-injured foot, joins us for this Six Pack Short. Jay is known for his no holds barred style of comedy and proves it during our chat. From why he’ll never be arrested in New Jersey, to what it was like to co-host “The View,” to what makes him a “former twink,” we cover all the bases and then some. If you’re ready for some straight on gay action, click play now!

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102: Top Down

  • Jack Moore, Buzzfeed.com’s resident sports guy and comedian, joins us this week to talk about what’s buzzin’ on the interwebs. We cover it all, from cat pics to Transformers to a shirtless Paul Ryan, and everything in between. Is the culture of words and pictures dumbing us all down? You probably haven’t read this far to find out, so just listen in!
  • We’re podcasting this week from the OnStar Studio at the General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit. We hit up the Motor City for the Woodward Dream Cruise, the nation’s largest gathering of classic car enthusiasts. Think of it as a gay pride parade, just with more shiny stuff.
  • Trending this week: Rashida Jones apologized for saying John Travolta should come out of the closet. Is this the work of Scientologists or just a recommendation from her therapist? Also, a new study says that both sexes view women as a set of body parts, not as a whole person. What about gay men? Do we do this to each other?
  • We also debut our Pop Culture Quiz, a nitty, gritty game of who’s who and what’s what in the world of TV, music, and movies. What’s in it for the winner? You’ll find out.
  • All that plus a tale of how we tried to get the top down in our Chevy Camaro (oh, and Dave choking on a hotdog). Click play now!

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Short: Katie Linendoll

Katie Linendoll, the most tech savvy and geek friendly girl we know, joins us for this Six Pack Short. There’s no shortage of things to talk about with this Guiness world record holder (listen in to find out), and we go through everything that’s hot in the digital world. From the Mars rover to the iPhone 5 we dig as deep as you can get. (And probably empty your pockets of cash.) Click play now!


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