WEBurlesque Podcast Season 6

Season 6 of WEBurlesque the Podcast featured thirty episodes. It premiered on March 21, 2022 and came to a close on October 24, 2022.

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  • Time Between Season 5 and 6: One hundred fifty-four Days
  • Total Releases: 30
  • Season premiere guest: Mae Lust (#151)
  • Season finale guest: Ashleeta (#180)
  • Most Represented State: California
  • Non-US Places Represented: Montreal, Newfoundland, Finland
  • Longest single episode: 1 hour, 56 minutes (Gigi Praline, #171)

Episodes:

S6E180 Peek-A-Boo! with Ashleeta (Season 6 Finale)

L.A.’s Ashleeta is a captivating pin-up, burlesque entertainer, and entrepreneur launching her new horror-themed sexy magazine PEEK-A-BOO! She and Viktor discuss the process to get the magazine produced, her dedication to Halloween in the face of the pandemic, and the complicated ethics of horror consumption.  (this conversation was recorded 10/22/2022) Listen to this episode: — […]

S6E179: Powerful Absurdity w/ Remy Dee

Remy Dee has been playing professional dress-up as iconic characters from Captain Hook to Pee Wee Herman to Chucky all over the country, centralized in New Orleans and now Nashville, TN.  This magical weirdo talks the process, from deciding which characters she wishes to portray in cosplay and nerdlesque, and hoow; plus, what is the […]

S6E178: Very Strange w/ Penny Slayne

A monstrous talent and spooky babe all around, Penny Slayne is a member of Fort Smith, Arkansas’ spooky family True Grit & Grind Burlesque.  Penny and Viktor Devonne talk about her emphasis on the dark and gothic burlesque stylings, horror movie leanings, creating looks, the complications of true crime in media, and performing Darling Nikki […]

S6E177: Like A Person w/ Xena Zeit-Geist

One of the great shapeshifters of New Orleans, scream queer extraordinaire Xena Zeit-Geist joins Viktor Devonne to discuss their passion for the macabre, on stage and screen–and off.  Topics today include beloved horror icons, gender expression (going from ‘creepy lady to old man’ and beyond); costume as armor, and producing the Society of Sin before […]

S6E176: Kiki Mustang in the Land of No Pants

Kiki discusses her storyline in burlesque, its relationship to her Latine heritage, her friendship with burlesque legend Gina BonBon, what inspires her, queer identity, the shocking truth behind her stagename + she and Viktor swap stories about living in New Jersey, pizza and diners, and their personal stories [content warning for timestamps 16:30-34:30] of September […]

S6E175: Miss Spent Youth Wastes No Time

Miss Spent Youth is a glamorous vixen in Los Angeles County, performing with Babylon Cabaret, a sing and strip revue.  A model, and dancer, and a breathy talker-in-rhythm… doer, Miss Spent Youth–a mentoree of Hollywood’s Lili VonSchtupp–has charmed audiences for seven years. She has taken on the exciting new task as producer of The Hollywood […]

S6E174: A Splash of Coco Rose

Atlana-by-way-of-Memphis Coco Rosé chats with Viktor Devonne about her work in burlesque as a Black queer woman for the past six years, from frustrations in the scene to joy in the art form. Cute, funny, and quirky or the sultry slow burn seductress, this 4’11 glamazon continues to command the stage on her own terms. […]

S6E173: The New Chapter of Tutu Toussaint

Brilliant dancer Tutu Toussaint is also a healer and herbalist now living in Chicago.  Closing a chapter in New York City after a whirlwind success as member of Perle Noire’s Gems (including winning Best Group at the Burlesque Hall of Fame).  As a spiritual herbal teacher, Tutu continues to incorporate movement and sensuality in her work, […]

S6E172: Jacqueline Boxx– This Is My Throne

The extraordinary Jacqueline Boxx has been dazzling stages with her brand of Miss Disa-burly-TEASE– being recognized as one of the most visible disabled burlesque stars in North America.  A talent refusing to be novelty or tokenized, Jacqueline talks to Viktor Devonne about burlesque, before and after That Moment that changed her forever, competing for the […]

S6E171: Kippis with Gigi Praline

Viktor’s new fabulous friend, Gigi Praline dials in from Finland to discuss her evolution in the European burlesque scene, from their punk roots to  apprenticeship with Bettie Blackheart, style and inspiration, to plans in the future; all whilst maintaining a career in academia! [[ SPECIAL SPONSOR: NEOBURLESQUEDECK.COM — The Neo Burlesque Deck is a unique poker sized […]

S6E170: Warrior At Birth w/ Dahlia Kash

Dahlia Kash, the Mocha Mae West, is a burlesque artist currently living in Olympia, Washington and working on Portland, Oregon.  Known for her formative work in the iconic Rubenesque Burlesque, Dahlia has also performed in Sacramento, Seattle, and San Francisco, amongst other locales, whilst highlighting her Boricua ancestry and powerhouse sense of self. Dahlia may […]

S6E169: The Pen Is Mightier with Jim Silvestri, writer for Thotyssey

Jim Silvestri created Thotyssey, a New York City gay entertainment writer and venue spotlight columinist.  Whether putting together the coveted yearly Thot List or interviewing bartenders, drag performers, burlesque artists, and other nightlife staples, Jim has become one of the greatest assets to promotion in the tristate area. For his efforts, he has won multiple […]

S6E168: A Lovely Green Room Experience w/ Mx. Pucks A’Plenty

Mx. Pucks A’Plenty is a Seattle-area entertainer, producer of What the Funk?! festival, talks to Viktor Devonne about performance, inspiration, dominance, getting paid, acts of oppressed pettiness, and the age-old community vs. scene vs. industry conundrum. [rec: July 26, 2022] https://www.mxpucksaplenty.com https://www.facebook.com/puckduction IG: @pucksaplenty @puckduction More Pucks: https://linktr.ee/Mx.PucksAPlenty [[ SPECIAL SPONSOR: NEOBURLESQUEDECK.COM — The Neo Burlesque Deck […]

S6E167: Valdez, Mister Valdez

Mr. Valdez of Peaks and Pasties and the Brotherhood of Burlesque is a stylish boylesquer out of Colorado Springs.  We discuss all things including: covid, inspiration, the trappings of masculinity, what happens when the music stops playing, and starting out in a banana suit. [rec: July 5, 2022] Mr. Valdez on IG and TikTok: @IAmMrValdez Mr […]

S6E166: Our Forecast Today is Mimi Hurricane

Atlanta’s Mimi Hurricane tells us of her recent move from New York City and newly exploring burlesque show production.  From her Napoleon Dynamite debut in 2019 to horror-influenced striptease, Mimi shares her storm stories. [rec: July 6, 2022] Mimi Hurricane on IG: @xoxodnt_productions @mimihurricane Mimi on WEBurlesque: https://weburlesque.wordpress.com/?s=mimi+hurricane More Mimi: https://linktr.ee/mimihurricane [[ SPECIAL SPONSOR: NEOBURLESQUEDECK.COM — The Neo Burlesque […]

S6E165: On Loop with Sweaty Eddie

Extraordinary visual artist Sweaty Eddie makes the move to audio for this chat w/ Viktor Devonne.  We go in on his fascination with the odd and unusual, whether it’s short video, gif, or live performance with his troupe The Cakeboys.  We further explore flamboyant masculinity, theatricality, feeling too short to be trans, trans men on […]

S6E164: Into the Vita DeVoid

One of the supreme forces behind Los Angles burlesque, sideshow, and cosplay is Vita DeVoid who gives us a glimpse behind the grasepaint and feathers to discuss the origins and futures of such a denizen.  Escaping smalltown Florida, Vita would shock and amaze as a chameleon, insisting on being the deserved center of attention, garnering […]

S6E163: Out to Stud w/ Milo Pony

Released: June 27, 2022Recorded: April 19, 2022 running time: 62 minutes Versatile talent Milo Pony gained recognition through his production Members Only, with notable shows in New York City and multiple award nominations and wins.  From their start in Broadway Bares to shaking it at sold out regional shows, the gorgeous showman Milo reflects on […]

#162: Nautically Naked w/ Newfound Lad

Released: June 20, 2022Recorded: March 17, 2022 running time: 61 minutes Newfound Lad joins Viktor Devonne to talk about the wilds of Canada and its influence on their performance style.  Lad is a stylish burlesque/boylesque dancer, which toes and legs dipped in the drag scene, as both a soloist and participant in the illustrious BoylesqueTO.  […]

#161: Here Lies the Bodice of Mary Widow

Released: May 30, 2022Recorded: April 6, 2022 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, […]

#160: Enthusiastic Wonder w/ Baron Atomy

Released: May 23 2022Recorded: March 4, 2022 62 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “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 […]

#159: Fresh Feathers w/ Antonio Amor

Released: May 16, 2022Recorded: March 7, 2022 1 hour, 10 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “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 […]

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

Released: May 9, 2022Recorded: March 16, 2022 1 hour listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “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 […]

#157: Behind the Rhinestoned Mask w/ Ellie Quinn

Released: May 2, 2022Recorded: March 1, 2022 1 hour, 35 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube 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, […]

#156: Regrounding with Lune Noirr

Released: April 25, 2022Recorded: March 3, 2022 1 hour, 19 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “I think these two years and being in lockdown, you start to see people for who they are, and the secrets start coming out; the facades start to melt away,” […]

155. Gabe Gabriel and The Circus of the Divine

Released: April 18, 2022Recorded: March 2, 2022 1 hour, 19 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube Come One, Come All! “I am just a fan of watching everyone use their bodies [and] seeing people love themselves,” says Gabe Gabriel, the shining star from Minneapolis. He gets […]

154. Shelly Watson Sings Out

Released: April 11, 2022Recorded: February 22, 2022 2 hours, 5 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube You don’t want a gig, you want a career. And what does that mean to you?” poses Shelly Watson, triple threat in multiple threes, in Arkansas via New York via […]

153. Showing What’s Possible w/ Foxy Lexxi Brown

Released: April 4, 2022Recorded: February 24, 2022 1 hour, 13 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “Performing onstage is a conversation with the public,” says extraordinary entertainer Foxy Lexxi Brown. Lexxi lives in Montreal, Canada, and is the conqueror hearts internationally from her Miss Viva Las […]

152. Seedy Edie as The Ingenue and the Villain

Released: March 28, 2022Recorded: February 17, 2022 1 hour, 26 minutes listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube “The titty show is deep, Viktor,” says Seedy Edie with a knowing smirk. This delightful creature of burlesque stages is a Vancouver native who found a home of blood and […]

151. Mae Lust and the Ritual of Vulnerability (season 6 premiere)

Released: March 21, 2022Recorded: February 8, 2022 listen Amazon Podcasts Apple Podcasts Audible Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Libsyn SoundCloud Spotify Stitcher YouTube Mae Lust is a producer of Lusty Kitten in the Los Angeles area of California. A Portland, OR native, Mae headed to Southern California for film and theatre school. Inspired by the local scene […]

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