Since RuPaul Charles started his reality competition show in 2009, the art of drag has taken the world by storm. RuPaul’s Drag Race has produced some of the biggest stars and most influential celebrities of this century: Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Bianca Del Rio, Katya, and far more. The show holds the Emmy record for the most wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
Naturally, drag queens have taken to podcasting, covering everything from makeup, to gossip, to pop culture, to recaps of the show that shot them to the big screen. Here are the best podcasts hosted by queens and podcasts about RuPaul’s Drag Race to stream just as season 2 of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race premieres this August.
Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change are not actually siblings, but they bicker like they are. In “Sibling Rivalry,” the profoundly hilarious comedy duo talk about whatever they want, typically relating to gender, race, the art of drag, or New York. Although, they both moved to Los Angeles, so maybe they’ll be talking about that more. Both are winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Bob won Season 8, and Monét won All Stars Season 4, and together, they will have you snickering in your office chair. Also, they have their series “Sibling Watchery,” where they recap and review the show that launched them to world domination.
The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo
We’d be surprised if you’ve never heard the names Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. The two drag queens are known for their raunchy humor, their unhinged laughing styles, and their beautiful faces. Their podcast “The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo” has taken all that we love about the duo and thrust them into deeper, longer conversations about the beauty industry. While their podcast is not about Drag Race, both competed on the show and have now become two of the most successful queens to come from the franchise. They interview models, influencers, actors, drag queens and adult performers about what makes them gorgeous. For an episode recommendation, you will be losing it for a full 62 minutes with “Bug-Eyed TikTok Bitch with Brittany Broski.”
Race Chaser with Alaska & Willam
You guessed it, more Ru Girls! Alaska and the mononymously named Willam host “Race Chaser,” one of the top RuPaul’s Drag Race podcasts you’ll find anywhere. The two are experienced alum of the show, with Alaska winning unarguably the greatest season of the show: All Stars Season 2. Anyway, “Race Chaser” comes out with weekly episodes, varying from sharing the hot gossip in pop culture to reviewing the most recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. When there’s no season on the air, they rewatch the older seasons of Drag Race.
RuPaul: What’s the Tee? w/ Michelle Visage
RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage host “What’s the Tee? w/ Michelle Visage,” a podcast all about beauty, pop culture, advice and the behind-the-scenes of their Emmy-award winning show. The two interview their heavy-hitting guest judges, from Jeff Goldblum to Whoopi Goldberg, and their top drag queens of the season. With the pandemic making filming of the show much more difficult, this podcast has been on hiatus, but we are hoping it comes back with a vengeance! Check out some of the past 250+ episodes of “What’s the Tee? w/ Michelle Visage.”
Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast
On this weekly podcast, hear Drag Race recaps, beginning with All Stars Season 7. Hosts Alec Mapa and Loni Love are joined by queens and celebs each episode for major fun. “Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast” is presented by iHeartPodcasts and VH1.
The Chop with Latrice & Manila
Two more legends in our midst. The incomparable Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon are literal icons, competing on seasons 3 and 4 of Drag Race before being teamed up to compete in the original All Stars season. With their expansive drag knowledge and dynamic chemistry, the two cover every season of Drag Race, from Thailand to Spain to the UK. From Forever Dog and Moguls of Media is “The Chop with Latrice & Manila.”
Drag Her! A RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast
The ultimate RuPaul’s Drag Race recap podcast, “Drag Her!” is hosted by comedian and Drag Race historian Mano Agapion. Along with special guests, he watches and reviews every single episode of Drag Race, international series and all. Listen along as he and his superstar guests provide commentary, hot takes, and wild observations on one of the most Emmy-awarded reality competition shows to ever hit the air.