The Randy Report Podcast Is Growing!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and listenership of The Randy Report podcast as it continues, thankfully, to expand  its reach.
Cheers to all of you!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and listenership of The Randy Report podcast as it continues, thankfully, to expand its reach.

I launched the podcast in the fall of 2015 on BlogTalkRadio, having hosted an online radio show there, titled The Candi & Randy Show from 2012 through 2014, with the fabulous Candi Fox.

Instead of a live show, however, I wanted to create a kind of ‘companion piece’ to The Randy Report blog. I felt like there was space for a ‘LGBTQ news magazine’ in the podcasting universe.

Like the blog, I wanted the podcast to reflect my tastes in how I want to access news: brief, easy to understand reports across the LGBTQ political, pop culture and entertainment spectrum.

I moved TRR podcast to Soundcloud as the sound quality was much better, and the ‘back office’ options for following statistics were much more robust.

For instance, in the past twelve months, aside from the United States, my biggest block of listeners come from Germany and the UK, followed closely by Australia.

In the past year, I’m thrilled to see folks approach me to syndicate the podcast making my ’60 Minutes of gay news – only shorter’ that much more available.

Currently, you can listen and/or subscribe to The Randy Report podcast (for free!):

• On Soundcloud here

• On iTunes here

• On Spotify here

• On iHeartRadio here

• On Stitcher here

For portability, its useful to know all of those outlets have apps you can install on your phone – for free!

Additionally, my friend Scott Fullerton has added my episodes to his Wednesday three-hour block of LGBTQ programming on his Left Of Str8 online radio channel.

Thanks again for listening, everyone. It’s always much more fun doing this with you all taking the ride with me.

Happy Saturday!

p.s. since I’m talking podcast, here’s a player with the most recent episodes 🙂

Podcast: Tyson Beckford, Will & Grace, The Amazing Race And More

Who wants to hear me talk on this week’s headlines?

• NBC, having already given the green light to the Will & Grace reboot, wants even more
• I’ve got a favorite on this season’s The Amazing Race, and I bet you will, too
• New Mexico says “no” to so-called ex-gay therapy
• Nebraska finally scrubs it’s anti-LGBT adoption stance
• International supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford talks with me about his residency in Las Vegas as the Celebrity Guest Host for the world famous Chippendales.

All that and more on this episode of The Randy Report. Hit the play button below 🙂

iTunes Shares Top 10 Best Selling Songs & Albums Plus “Best Of” For 2014

According to Billboard, the top selling singles and albums on iTunes this year were:

Songs:

1. “Happy,” Pharrell
2. “All of Me,” John Legend
3. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry
4. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo
5. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
6. “Problem,” Ariana Grande
7. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
8. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10. “Rude,” Magic!

Albums:

1. Frozen
2. 1989, Taylor Swift
3. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
4. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
5. Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack
6. Beyonce, Beyonce
7. Pure Heroine, Lorde
8. X, Ed Sheeran
9. The Outsiders, Eric Church
10. 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer

In addition, the iTunes crew issued their own “Best Of” List for 2014:

Apple’s Best-Ofs:

Best Artist: Beyonce, Beyonce
Best Album: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Song: “Fancy” (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Rock: Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Alternative: Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs
Best Hip-Hop/Rap: Under Pressure, Logic
Best Country: Pain Killer, Little Big Town
Best R&B/Soul: JHUD, Jennifer Hudson
Best Dance: New Eyes, Clean Bandit
Best Singer/Songwriter: Utah, Jamestown Revival
Best Latin: MultiViral, Calle 13
Best Electronic: Our Love, Caribou
Best Jazz: Time and Time Again, The Cookers
Best Classical: John Luther Adams: Become Ocean, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony Orchestra