Mission Statement

Grizzly Kiki began in April 2014 as a pop culture and drag-centric podcast hosted by Robert & Daniel. The podcast is equal parts oral history and good old-fashioned kiki. We’ve found that there were few platforms where queer artists could talk about their work and themselves in an open and honest way. Our mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment, where these artists can share their histories and experiences.

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

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Host Bios

Photo by Nicole Velez

Photo by Nicole Velez

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 queer artists, we go incognito as Mary Kona (Robert) & Betty Washburn (Daniel), our field correspondents and fabulous alter egos!!!