The LGBTQ+ community is strong, powerful, seen and heard here in Columbus. And 614 wanted to take the month of PRIDE and give the cover section over to our loud and proud LGBTQ+ Columbus crowd with their unedited copy, poems, art, photos, stories, and more about their experience here in the capital city. From love to heartbreak and everything in between, you get to hear directly from the people who make up this vibrant group about how they view the world and their place in it. Start flipping the pages to check out what the folks living happily and PRIDE-fully here in Central Ohio have to say. Happy PRIDE month, Columbus!
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When we launched the comedy-oriented “She’s Not Doing So Well” podcast in summer of 2019, we wanted to bring to light unpopular opinions and obscure takes on what it means to be queer. We initially began as a Columbus-based duo (Bobby Griffith and Jim the Unicorn), but became a trio after meeting NYC’s “The Miz” (Anthony Villiotti) through his personal podcast, “Miz the Podcast.” We knew there was something special between all three of us, and The Miz became the third member of “She’s Not Doing So Well.”
While we use the program to discuss plenty of topics in LGTBQ+ culture, that’s hardly our show’s central premise. Each of us comes to the table with weekly segments that are as varied as our personalities. “Bear with Bobby” opens the show with a host of bizarre theories and hypotheses (which almost always get shot down by the other hosts). Then there’s “Miserable with Miz,” which serves as an open forum for the collective miseries of the human experience (often sourced from audience write-ins, or simply Miz’s disapproving flavor of the week). Closing out our program is “The More You Know with Jim,” in which The Unicorn shares factoids and random trivia guaranteed to leave you asking …why?
These three segments, along with a sprinkling of impromptu bursts of unconventional discourse, make for the perfectly imperfect “She’s Not Doing So Well.” Channeling our unique experiences navigating queer culture, past and present, we discuss topics ranging from sexual adventures to mental health, and everything in between.
But what if you’re not viewing life through an LGBTQ+ lens? Not a problem. We incorporate interesting facts, current events, rants, complaints, and some good old-fashioned nonsense suitable for queer and non-queer audiences alike. Join us for our weekly journeys into absurdity. We have only one rule: Nothing is off limits.
“She’s Not Doing So Well” is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and most other podcast streaming platforms. For more information, visit shesnotdoingsowell.com.