Grizzly Kiki

Welcome to the wonderful world of Grizzly Kiki! I recently noticed these ladies via social media and was instantly entertained. I asked them if they would mind if I shared some of their content with all of you. Below is some information about them which has been gathered from their site, which you can visit HERE

Grizzly Kiki began in April 2014 as a pop culture and drag-centric podcast hosted by Robert Lechuga & Daniel Silva. We launched with recaps of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other reality programming. Shortly after releasing the first few episodes, we narrowed our focus to create a podcast that was unique in concept and would serve a community near and dear to us: DRAG QUEENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grizzly KiKi B&M Square (David Ayllon, 2015)
Photo by David Ayllon, 2015

The podcast is equal parts oral history and good old-fashioned kiki. We found that there were few platforms where Drag and Nightlife Artists could talk about their art and themselves in an open and honest way.

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Most of what is known about these artists comes from videos posted on the Internet or what they experience in bars and clubs. It was clear that there were stories to be told and shared with the world. Our mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment, where these artists can share their histories and experiences.

Mary Kona Square (David Ayllon, 2015)
Mary Kona  (David Ayllon, 2015)

Ours is a podcast that is meant to serve the drag and nightlife community by capturing the artists’ voices and making them available to the public. Grizzly Kiki is a program for drag enthusiasts, Drag Artists, and everyone in between.

Betty Washburn Square (David Ayllon, 2015)
Betty Washburn  (David Ayllon, 2015)

Listen and Join the Party!! BIO: We are a couple of bears living in Queens who follow the drag and nightlife scene in New York. Robert hails from New Jersey, where he honed his Jersey Girl attitude and larger than life personality. Daniel is a native New Yorker who grew up with the city as his backyard, immersed in its rich cultural offerings. When not out and about interviewing Drag Artists, we go incognito as Mary Kona (Robert) & Dolores Betty Washburn (Daniel), our field correspondents and fabulous alter egos!!!

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Follow Mary, Betty, and a variety of special guests as they interview entertainers, discuss Drag Race, and all other things drag!

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