Beth Ditto, Food Reviews, Lesbian Lexicon & Rocco Kayiatos!!!

September 30, 2016

Today we have new advice & reviews with podcast regulars Beth Ditto & Morgan Grundstein Helvey. THEN, our best-of continues, with our favorite gay words with Lesbian Lexiconographer Stevie Ann, and a story about Original Plumbing's Rocco Kayiatos getting beat up in Montana. Tune in!


Best Of Episode!! plus Bea Neal!

September 23, 2016
Today we present a Best Of Episode of Sagittarian Matters,

with clips from Dame Darcy, Eileen Myles, and Ian Mackaye.

But first! Nicole talks with her senior citizen friend Bea Neal and gets called stupid. Enjoy!



September 16, 2016

Today I talk funerals, drawing out the (autobio) bones, and how to "make it" in comics with cartoonists Liz Prince & Gabby Schulz.
Bonus: We finally get to the bottom of What It's Like to Date a Cartoonist, AND discover what The Scariest Thing In The World is.
Tune in.

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Episode #32-Creative Success & Queer Failure with JD SAMSON!!!

September 9, 2016
 JD Samson joins me this week to discuss creative lives, failure, food & more.

A Very Butch Episode, with A.K. Summers & Esther Godoy!!

September 2, 2016
Today we are visited by "Pregnant Butch" author AK Summers &  "Butch is Not a Dirty Word" creator Esther Godoy to discuss queer masculinity, pregnancy, ugliness, visibility and MORE. They are a Leo and an Aquarius, respectively.

Plus: the return of food reviews with Morgan Grundstein Helvey!!!
Tune in.
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Episode #30-Advice special with Michelle Tea!!!

August 26, 2016

Today Nicole is joined for  advice on Punk fashion, kissing, cunnilingus, class issues and more by author Michelle Tea!!!


Episode #29-Excellent Advice with Special Guest Lorelei Lee!

August 19, 2016

Lorelei Lee is an actor, screenwriter, activist and adult film star. She writes an advice column called “Ask Lorelei: Advice from a Feminist Porn Star” , and joined Nicole to talk about writing, negotiating, lubricant, dealing with trolls, dealing with jerks, No on 60, and MORE!!! I promise you will get some excellent advice from this episode.


Episode #28-Mushroom Coffee & JOHN JENNINGS

August 12, 2016
First, Morgan Grundstein Helvey returns to the podcast to sample & discuss (potential aphrodisiac) Mushroom Coffee.
Then, an interview with JOHN JENNINGS!

John Jennings is an Eisner winning scholar, artist, and curator.
On this episode, we talk about his upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's "Kindred", race & representation in comics, and his award-winning book "The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of black identity in comics and sequential art".


Episode #27-LESBIAN BED DEATH with Jessica Lanyadoo & Lex Vaughn!!

August 5, 2016

LESBIAN BED DEATH with Jessica Lanyadoo & Lex Vaughn.

Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium who has been in private practice with clients all over the world since 1995. She is a triple capricorn, and you can find her horoscopes and more at
Graham and Diane are a codependent shut-in couple helmed by Lex Vaughn.
Graham is a homemade doll given to Diane by her drifter uncle, Uncle Rummy.
They’ve recently broke through their fear and are now doing comedy on the buffet circuit and are doing interviews with celebrities like Peaches and MEN.


Episode #26-Mariko Tamaki!!! (plus advice on editing)

July 29, 2016

Today I travel to Oakland to discuss bangs, editing, tattoos, chickens, and writing with Mariko Tamaki. She is a writer who collaborated with illustrator Jillian Tamaki on the books "Skim" and "This One Summer". Mariko has also written the novel "Saving Montgomery Sole", and some comics for the Ninja Turtles & Tomb Raider. AMONG OTHER THINGS. She does a lot. Please enjoy this hilarious time with us.
(photo by Kyle Lasky. Her bangs do not currently look like this.)