Episodes
Loni is back!  They chat about their Thanksgivings, current TV/film projects, and what it means to be first on the call sheet. The two also discuss their feelings about the tragic shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs and the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a serving of Drag Race… “Drag Race UK” series 4 and “Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs. The World” to be exact.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 12/05/22
Alec is hosting solo again, but he’s joined by an extra special guest, Eureka O’Hara! They discuss Eureka’s fondest memories of Drag Race before diving deep into a conversation about the importance of forgiveness, sobriety, and growing up as a queer youth. Eureka serves some excellent advice! Also, there’s a little sneak peek of the new season of We’re Here. And of course, you know they had to talk about those infamous hair loaves! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/28/22
This week, it’s just Alec while Loni finishes filming her new movie. He’s sharing what he’s thankful for this year and his excitement for Canada vs. The World. Then, it’s a journey back to favorite clips from episodes with Jaida Essence Hall, Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, and Raja! It’s a buffet of motivation, inspiration, determination and representation. We’ll be back with regular episodes of the podcast on 11/28. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/21/22
Alec Mapa is back and he has some explaining to do! After that, Raja, your Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses is here! They all chat about her journey back to All Stars 7, her looks and Snatch Game inspirations, and how to manifest things you want. Raja also shares a beautiful story about her mother helping her prepare her Balinese dance for the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza. Plus, was the Platinum Plunger really platinum? You’ll have to listen to find out! See...
Published 11/14/22
This week, Asia O’Hara joins Loni to talk about her experience on Drag Race and tour, the infamous butterfly reveal, and how drag pageants operate. Loni and Asia also discuss racism on social media from fans of the show and if it’s improved. Plus, wait for the epic analogy Asia shares with Loni about being created equal versus unique. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/07/22
Squirrel Friends, she’s here! The Dancing Queen, Alyssa Edwards, drops by to chat about so much. What was going through her mind before stepping into the Werk Room for the time? Would she do another All Stars? Alyssa also shares touching stories from parents and fans, how much her grandmother meant to her, and her thoughts on anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas. Plus, Alec and Loni are still comparing their follower counts.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/31/22
Jaida Essence Hall joins Alec and Loni in this week's episode! She’s here to tell us about what life’s like on tour and explain the inspiration and mechanics behind some of her All Stars 7 looks. Plus, Alec’s season-long crush on Jaida finally gets exposed. Then, Jaida reveals when she’s returning to Drag Race Live in Las Vegas! Loni also catches us up on her recent trip to New York City.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/24/22
Alec is flying solo this week, but special guest Thirsty Von Trap aka Mark Indelicato is here! First, they reminisce about their Ugly Betty days. Then, Mark spills the tea about competing on the show, seeing himself as Thirsty for the first time, and being a lip sync assassin. Plus, Alec thinks he knows who will win Drag Race UK Season 4.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/17/22
Loni Love and Alec Mapa are your official number one stop to hear everything RuPaul’s Drag Race. Every Monday, the two cover everything related RuPaul’s Drag Race like runways, games, looks, and more. Fan-favorite queens from the show may also stop by to go behind the scenes and share what they’ve been up to. Catch episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Paramount+ and VH1, and listen to new episodes of the podcast starting October 17th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/10/22
This week, Alec and Loni take a look back at the most memorable moments of Secret Celebrity Drag Race and reveal their dream celebrity cast. Loni catches us up on her first leading movie role and what it’s like learning all her lines. Plus, Alec shares his latest thoughts on Drag Race UK and Philippines.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/10/22
After weeks of competition, the time has come to crown a winner, baby. Congratulations to Poppy Love aka AJ McLean! Alec and Loni take you through this jam-packed finale full of returning queens, Tic-Tacs, surprise guests, and a lot of money for charity. Plus, Loni gets bragging rights again for predicting the winner. Love that for her! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/03/22
Paws up! This week’s episode is a real monster. Alec is quarantined with COVID but makes it werk. He and Loni discuss the Lady Gaga themed lip syncs and the not-so-secret celebrities impersonating celebrities for Snatch Game. Plus, the pair make their predictions for who will take the crown in Friday’s finale.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/26/22
In this special bonus episode, Loni is flying solo while Alec is away. Daniel Franzese, aka Donna Bellissima, drops in to share his experience being on Drag Race, and tells Loni all about the preparation he did to be mainstage ready. Plus, Loni gets the answer to Alec’s burning question…did Daniel keep the prop sausage?! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/22/22
No more secrets, EVER! This week, the remaining queens showed who they really are while paying tribute to RuPaul’s music. Were Alec and Loni’s predictions right? The two of them get honest with their thoughts on the contestants as the season winds down. Plus, they spill all the behind-the-scenes stories from an Emmy party they attended together! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/19/22
This week the secret celebrities took us back in time to show some love to the 90’s, and the queens made it too tough for Ru to send anyone home! Alec and Loni share their thoughts on the performances, and make some last minute guesses on who is who before identities are revealed. Plus, Loni explains how she used physics to avoid sex in college.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/12/22
Mama Ru has us seeing double this week! The secret celebrities were paired with Drag Race royalty to deliver dazzling duet performances. Alec and Loni, as always, hold nothing back and give it to the queens both new and old. They also discuss a little Twitter “drama” Loni had involving Nicki Minaj and the VMAs. If you don’t know what the term “break a leg” means, you WILL by the end of the episode.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/05/22
The secret celebrities made it rain this week! Money-themed numbers were the task, the queens went for broke, and Alec and Loni break it all down. Plus, Thom Filicia pops in to talk about his time on the show as Jackie Would and share some interior design secrets. Loni also spills about seeing “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” in Vegas and meeting Kennedy Davenport.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/29/22
In this special bonus episode, Alec plays while Loni is away. Taylor Dayne, aka “Electra Owl”, joins Alec to dish about her decades-long friendship with RuPaul and what it was like to perform in front of her in drag. Plus, Alec and Taylor reminisce about their favorite NYC nightlife hangouts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/24/22
This week, the mystery celebrity queens were told to dance their padded asses off, and Alec and Loni don’t hold back making sure everyone meets the challenge. No one is safe! Plus, Alec tells a familiar story while Loni gives us her best Debbie Allen. Then, they read some podcast reviews from their Squirrel Friends! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/22/22
Everybody remembers their first time…in drag. Alec and Loni are ready for a brand new season of secret identities, stunning looks, lip syncs and more with Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Loretta Devine stops by to chat about her time on the show and what it was like to perform in front of RuPaul. Plus, Alec learns the importance of silencing your phone when told to. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/15/22
Last season on the podcast Loni and Alec covered all things All-Stars, and now, they’re diving into RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Nine celebrities leave their famous identities behind and go through drag transformations to compete in the ultimate lip sync showdown. Each week on Squirrel Friends, Loni and Alec will recap and react to the latest episodes with the help of a celebrity queen from the series. Catch new episodes every week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/12/22
With the Queen of All Queens crowned, Alec and Loni take a look back at their favorite moments from the season. Oh, and they have a special guest to help them! Monét X Change is here! She talks about her experience and something that didn’t make the final edit of the show. And, if you’re wondering what we’ll be covering next Squirrel Friends, Alec and Loni are here to tell you.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/08/22
The time has come. After weeks of shade, stars, and some sickening serves, we have winners, baby! The Queen of All Queens, Jinkx Monsoon, herself drops by the pod! Alec and Loni break down every single look and LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown for the Crown lip sync. Loni also gets emotional talking about the impact RuPaul and Drag Race have had on the world.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/01/22
This week had more twists and turns than an Yvie Oddly performance. The All Stars face their last challenge of the season: performing in the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza. Alec and Loni break down every song (some available on iTunes), dance, and look from the Main Stage. There are lots of Legendary Legend Stars and cash to go around. Everybody say, “cash”!  Also, Alec helps Loni perfect her pronunciation of “LaLaPaRuZa”. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/25/22