Adult ISH is a culture, advice and storytelling podcast produced entirely by folks who are almost adults.


Season 11 of Adult ISH is coming to a close, and we wanted to observe Pride by revisiting an all-time favorite episode that centers around the LGBTQ+ community and how you choose to express yourself. 

When we produced our “Drag Me” episode last June, there were more than 270 anti-LGBTQ+ bills being considered by state legislatures. 2023 ended with state lawmakers considering a total of 510 anti-LGBTQ+ bills. While more than 200 were defeated, 84 laws were passed. And so far this year, 500-plus anti-LGBTQ+ bills have already been put forward. 

Adult ISH host Nyge Turner and Dominique “Dom” French are joined by former Adult ISH Senior Producer Georgia Wright as they talk with Bay Area drag queens Panda Dulce and Poison Oakland about their unique journeys into the joyful world of drag and how performers are fighting back against those trying to silence them.

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Adult ISH Season 12 trailer drops 10/02/2024

Meet the Hosts

Nygel “Nyge” Turner (he/him) is an Oakland, California-based creator whose audio and written work has appeared in The Guardian, Snap Judgment, the CBC, and many other outlets. Nyge is a Bay Area-based lover of food, sports, and, most importantly, music. He loves the outdoors and has also watched almost every show on every streaming service.
Listen to previous seasons with his former and still beloved co-host Merk Nguyen in our archives.

Dominique “Dom” French (she/they) is a Black, femme, and disabled podcaster. Dom is the recipient of the Signal Awards for Best Conversation Starter (Black Enough) and Best Co-host (Adult ISH). A Northwestern University grad, Dominique has collaborated with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and contributed to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The Georgia native loves making audio that explores the personal impact of systemic injustice, girly things, and the humor in hardship.

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