A newly unveiled podcast is about to add some much-needed colorful queer perspective to the world of panel-style podcasts. Food 4 Thot claims to be "like NPR, on poppers," featuring four queer hosts discussings the issues that really matter, including racial discrimination, religion, political resistance and safe spaces.
The show's four multiracial queer Thots are Tommy "Teebs" Pico (a poet, author and Lit Hub contributor), Dennis Norris II (an ex-figure skater and MacDowell fellow), Joseph Osmundson (a scientist and writer), and Hello Mr.'s Fran Tirado.
"The podcast’s conception stemmed from a discussion about how literary and intellectual spaces rarely allowed for conversations about things typically considered—well, not so intellectual," Food 4 Thot say. "We loved talking about queer theory, identity politics, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, but also Mariah Carey’s Vine account, nail polish, and our absolutely filthiest hook-up stories. In a world where those conversations were so often separated, where could we go to get both? Thus, Food 4 Thot was born, a delectable meal of brain food and junk food, giving thots like us a seat at the scholarly table."
Food 4 Thot will debut later this month. For now, you can listen to their two-minute teaser, below.