Podcast Review: Race Chaser

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You may know and love RuPaul’s Drag Race, but do you know the full story behind the episodes? Race Chaser, a weekly podcast discussing episodes of the hit show gives die-hard fans a hidden insight into what really went on during the show. Hosted by Willam, notoriously the only queen to have been disqualified (and who has since been famously outspoken about RuPaul), and Alaska, the self-proclaimed number one Drag Race fan and winner of All Stars 2, the frequent collaborators could not be more qualified to give their opinions on the show. With Willam fresh off the A Star is Born set (and subtly dropping this into conversation at any opportune moment), and Alaska building her music career alongside creating her own drag queen pageant, these two are an intrinsic part of drag culture at the minute.

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Undeniably, the audience is slightly niche, but this hasn’t stopped Race Chaser from becoming a global success, embarking on a UK tour recently and winning the 2019 Queerty Podcast of the Year award. And it’s no surprise, Drag Race fans have shown themselves to be some of the most dedicated in the world, consuming every minor tit-bit of information about the show with an unmatched fervour. Willam and Alaska are the perfect hosts for the job. Consistently opinionated, Race Chaser never becomes dry, or depressing. Instead, it thrives on the feeling that you aren’t just listening to people tell you their opinions- you’re listening in on two best friends telling each other the latest gossip. Starting from Season 1 and working chronologically (except for when new seasons come on-air when they review week by week), episodes are uploaded every Wednesday without fail. An impressive feat for two touring drag queens. In addition, Hot Goss (extra episodes discussing current events) is uploaded every Friday. For two of the hardest working queens in the business, Race Chaser is yet another resounding success, a hilarious, informative podcast about the show we know and love.

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