• A podcast serving quick hits & deep cuts on

    gay pop iconography & NYC culture

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google or YouTube!


    Hosted by native New Yorker Jess Rothschild, the show explores the nostalgia of how it felt to watch reality TV when LGBT representation was not yet mainstream. Jess' goal is for listeners to reconnect and bond with the gay icons they revered during one of the most significant moments in their lives.


    Follow @jessxnyc & @hottakesdeepdives


    Recent guests:

    Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Melissa Etheridge, Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, Fortune Feimster, Jenifer Lewis (Blackish), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Cheri Oteri (SNL), Gina Gershon (Showgirls, Bound), Isaac Mizrahi, Carson Kressley, MTV VJ Dave Holmes, Michael Musto, Mario Cantone, Judy Gold (Rosie O'Donnell Show), Bevy Smith (Bevelations), Kara DioGuardi (American Idol, songwriter), Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out, Drew Barrymore Show), Page Hurwitz (Last Comic Standing), John Hill (SiriusXM), Jackie Warner (Work Out), Tabatha Coffey, Jackie Tohn (GLOW, American Idol), Jonathan Antin (Blow Out), Mohammed Bilal (Real World San Francisco), Bob the Drag Queen (RuPaul's Drag Race), Brian Moylan (Vulture), Rich Juzwiak (Gawker, Jezebel)