#161: Here Lies the Bodice of Mary Widow

Released: May 30, 2022
Recorded: April 6, 2022

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1 hour, 7 minutes

Co-creator of Boston’s seminal Black Cat Burlesque Mary Widow has made brilliant waves in Massachusetts as a singer, dancer, actor, and writer in burlesque and the theatre.  You may hear her voice as part of Walter Sickert and the Army of the Broken Toys, ridiculous striptease routines with the Slaughterhouse Society, or her impending appearance in the short horror film Mairzy Doats. We chat out backstage fun, stage triumphs, and the betrayls from casting directors for the musical Annie.

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— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 159 call hook by Ellie Quinn. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

#160: Enthusiastic Wonder w/ Baron Atomy

Released: May 23 2022
Recorded: March 4, 2022

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62 minutes

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“Oh this thing could really, really injure me,” muses Baron Atomy regarding his formative delight in professional fireplay, “I have to be completely in the moment and focused. It was wonderful.” They would eventually combine their love for the flame with geeky striptease, becoming a beloved burlesque entertainer in the nerdlesque field. They refer to themself as ascended fan having been nurtured by Cyn Factory and Annie Bawdy to stage kitten to beefy cheesecake.  We discuss body dismorphia, gender, fandoms, and loving what you do. [rec: March 4, 2022]

— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 160 call hook by Lucky Charming. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

MusicThatMadeWE #23: Anja Keister

1 hour, 41 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours, 16 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: May 21, 2022
Recorded: February 13, 2022

The New York Times called her the Sexiest Nerd in NYC, she’s won Silver Tusk Awards for Backstage Mom, Geek of All Media, and Makeup Maven. Anja Keister has shown grace and range on stages from The Invisible Man to Dolores Umbridge to the Virgin Mary to Cthulhu.

A natural 20 herself, she is the fearless leader of the great D20 Burlesque in New York City, and has been around North America as an ambassador of the geeky, the nerdy, and the sparkly.

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The New York Times called her the Sexiest Nerd in NYC, she’s won Silver Tusk Awards for Backstage Mom, Geek of All Media, and Makeup Maven. Anja Keister has shown grace and range on stages from The Invisible Man to Dolores Umbridge to the Virgin Mary to Cthulhu.

“25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago
Anja says:

“Wide Open Spaces” by The Chicks
Anja says:

“Tank!” by SEATBELTS
Anja says:

“Both Hands” by Ani DiFranco
Anja says:

“Breathe Me” by Sia
Anja says:

“This Year” by the Mountain Goats
Anja says:

“If You Call” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Anja says:

“Samson” by the Vitamin String Quartet
Anja says:

“The Seed (2.0)” by The Roots
Anja says:

“Mamma Mia” by ABBA
Anja says:

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– The Music That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

Anja Keister on WEBurlesque: weburlesquepodcast.com

Anja on IG: @anjakeister

Anja Keister links: https://linktr.ee/anjakeister

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– Produced by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque

#159: Fresh Feathers w/ Antonio Amor

Released: May 16, 2022
Recorded: March 7, 2022

1 hour, 10 minutes

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“There was something so fascinating about the art of the art of the striptease that was so special,” said Antonio Amor, “What I always admired in drag was the grand reveals, the reveals that shocked you… And burlesque gave you more.” Self-proclaimed quarantine burlesque baby Antonio Amor is a freshman on the scene hitting Jersey City and New York City by storm (by way of Texas) after exploring Ballroom (House of Sumoney), piccolo(!), and gogo. He and Viktor Devonne discuss makeup, body image, inspiration, and perseverance.

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  • Antonio on IG: @theantonioamor

— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 159 call hook by Gabe Gabriel. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

#158: Juicy D. Light Will Not Bite Her Tongue

Released: May 9, 2022
Recorded: March 16, 2022

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1 hour

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“I wanted to dance, but I didn’t want to do it alone,” says Juicy D. Light on her first set of shows. The mighty talent from the Bay Area in California talks about her tenure in Oakland burlesque (and beyond) through producing Rubenesque, fat activism, the brutality of the emcee, and seeking artistry and community in the scene whilst alternating from Huba Hubba Burlesque stripper to bringing her stage show, Angry Black Woman to the masses.

— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 158 call hook by Teasy Roosevelt. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

MusicThatMadeWE #22: Hazel Tart

2 hours, 11 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours, 52 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: May 8, 2022
Recorded: February 18, 2022

Hazel Tart aka Creasetoefurr aka Chris is a podcaster and Twitch streamer with roots with White Elephant Burlesque’s Rockbar residency.  They and Viktor catch up on old times while talking Hazel’s backstory thru to today. Expect fun songs, heady discussion, nostalgia, catharsis, and misrembering which Lady Gaga performance was which.

Hazel Tart aka Creasetoefurr aka Chris is a podcaster and Twitch streamer with roots with White Elephant Burlesque’s Rockbar residency.  They and Viktor catch up on old times while talking Hazel’s backstory thru to today. Expect fun songs, heady discussion, nostalgia, catharsis, and misrembering which Lady Gaga performance was which.

“It’s Killing Me” by DC Talk
Hazel says:

“Save Ginny Weasley” by Harry And the Potters
Hazel says:

“Escape from the City” from Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Hazel says:

“Year of Living Dangerously” from Scissor Sisters
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“Fierce” by Azealia Banks
Hazel says:

“Heart Attack” / “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Demi Lovato / Taylor Swift
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“Telephone” / “Dance In The Dark” (live)
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“Be Wherever You Are” from Steven Universe
Hazel says:

“Sloppy Seconds” by Watsky
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“Raising Hell” by Kesha feat. Big Freedia
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– The Music That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

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– Produced by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Podcast Network logo artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

Mone’t Ha-Sidi presents Nizzneyland: Titanic

Released: May 6, 2022
Recorded: April 22, 2022

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Released: May 2, 2022
Recorded: March 1, 2022

1 hour, 9 minutes

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Mone’t Ha-Sidi presents Nizzneyland: TITANIC

Welcome to the magical world of Nizzneyland; let’s take a turn on the water feature of all boat rides: the TITANIC. Mone’t shares her acclaimed burlesque routine based on the James Cameron film. From Leo and Kate to lusty carriage rides to impressive axe tricks, Nizzneyland is open for all to experience! Just keep swimming. And you KNOW we’re going to talk about them sharing that piece of wood. Don’t let go.

Find Mone’t on IG: @Nizzneyland
Featuring Viktor Devonne, @viktordevonne

NIZZNEYLAND created by Mone’t Ha-Sidi

Produced by Viktor Devonne for the WEBurlesque Podcast Network, @weburlesque
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#157: Behind the Rhinestoned Mask w/ Ellie Quinn

Released: May 2, 2022
Recorded: March 1, 2022

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1 hour, 35 minutes

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Ellie Quinn is one of the great nerdlesque stars in the United States, based in Richmond, VA.  Praised for hilarious horror-themed burlesque acts during her several years in the scene, and well known for her affinity for the ooky spooky and terror cinema, Ellie was gearing up for the RVA Burlesque Festival at the time of our chat.  She and Viktor discuss her signature Ghostface act(s!), recalibrating her original burlesque aspirations, and becoming the figure-it-out girl.

… Ellie’s Movies That Made WE (Ooky Spooky)
… Ellie on FB and on IG and on Twitter

— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 154 call hook by Mae Lust. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.