Of all the drag queens in all the world Katie loves Trixie Mattel the most and in this episode you’ll hear a ton of reasons why you should be enthusiastic about her too. This includes her insane work ethic, how funny she is and of course her long-standing partnership with Katia.
STOP! Please do no to listen to this episode before you’ve watched the movie. Seriously. We mean it! The movie is SO GOOD but it’s even better if you go in not knowing ANYTHING about it. So go watch it now and then come back here and se why this is Katie’s new favorite movie.
We will say that it includes Michelle Yeoh in the role of her life! And nothing else.
- Stream the movie on Amazon or Google Play.
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- The Original interview I saw where I learned about Everything Everywhere All at Once:Michelle Yeoh Breaks Down Her Most Iconic Characters | GQ
- Turn down for What MV: DJ Snake, Lil Jon – Turn Down for What
Lise Nørgaard is a Danish journalist and author who discovered her superpower (writing) and has used it tirelessly to promote women’s rights and social justice.
She also created Matador, the best Danish TV show EVER, and (maybe most importantly) had a pastry named after her.
BTWs include implanted memories and swing dancing.
In the moment of meta Alex Katie shares a story of how she used enthusiasm to defuse an online feud.
Katie brings you some more Hopepunk For Squishy Marshmallows. This adorable kids’ cartoon has superheroes, great songs, healing spit and tons of gags. It also subverts masculinity and promotes queer normativity.
BTWs include Florida’s “don’t say gay” law.
In the moment of meta Alex issues a new challenge.
Piet Hein was a Danish philosopher, mathematician, designer, poet and all-round smart cookie who did amazing work in both science and arts. Be warned: This episode has POETRY!!!
BTWs include Piet Hein (the awesome pirate) and why Danish is the worst language.
In the moment of meta, Katie talks about closing feedback loops and proposes a new enthusiandment: Thou shalt always tell your friends what you like about them.
- Documentary in English about Piet Hein.
- Time Magazine article from 1966 about Piet Hein.
- A selection of grooks in English.
- Piet Hein (the pirate).
- Article on why Danish is hard to learn… even for Danes.
- A linguist explains how Danish became so weird.
- Norwegian comedians ruthlessly mocking the noble Danish language.
- William Carlos Williams – This is just to say.
Drag is not just men dressing as women – it’s a playful and enthusiastic art form that messes with our preconceived notions of gender and identity.
Katie – who is about to do drag herself for the first time – shares the history of drag, the most iconic performances and which seasons of RuPaul’s drag race to avoid.
BTWs include best drag names, backronyms and why there is nothing more fake than reality TV.
The moment of meta
In the moment of meta Alex proposes a new enthusiandment: It’s OK to be enthusiastic about something that is flawed.
Harpo Marx (of the Marx Brothers) was a genius of physical comedy but, maybe more impressively, he was a nice and fun person who lived a truly happy life.
Raised in a poor Jewish family on Manhattan and thrown out of school (literally) in 2nd grade, he still ended up living an incredibly interesting life and becoming friends with people like George Gershwin, George Bernard Shaw and Salvador Dali.
Hear about his most epic pranks and about his occasional nudism. Harpo could (and would) turn any boring situation – like a game of golf – interesting by taking off his clothes.
- Some of the strangest town names in America
- Weird vaudeville acts of the 1920s
In our moment of meta, Katie reveals how she came up with the name of the podcast – Electric Enthusiasm – and shares two important quotes about enthusiasm.
- Harpo’s autobiography called Harpo Speaks
- Groucho and me – Groucho’s autobiography
- 2 Marx Brothers movies to start with: A night at the opera, Horsefeathers
- Some hilarious Harpo moments from their movies
- Harpo playing the harp
- Harpo doing an interview without talking
- 20-second (tragically silent) clip of Le Petomane on stage