The Twist Podcast
The Twist Podcast features co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose taking a look at current events, trends, headlines, and their own twisted perspective on the world we live in.
info_outline The Twist Podcast #133: Interpreting Trump, October Surprises, Generation Tech, and the Week in Healines 08/04/2020
The Twist Podcast #133: Interpreting Trump, October Surprises, Generation Tech, and the Week in Healines Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at the trope of the October surprise, technology across the generations, and this week's hellish headlines.
info_outline The Twist Podcast #132: Pennies from Hell, B is for Black, and Headlines from the End Times 07/28/2020
The Twist Podcast #132: Pennies from Hell, B is for Black, and Headlines from the End Times Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at the uselessness of pennies, capitalizing Black, what got under our skins this week, and more fun headlines from the End Times.
info_outline The Twist Podcast #131: F is for Fascist, Dollar Gun Tree, Hellish Headlines and More 07/22/2020
The Twist Podcast #131: F is for Fascist, Dollar Gun Tree, Hellish Headlines and More Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at fascist fashions from Portland to Chicago, the explosion of casual gun violence, this week's headlines from hell, and much more!
info_outline The Twist Podcast #130: Mask Madness, News of the Day, and The Twist Turns (Almost) Five! 07/15/2020
The Twist Podcast #130: Mask Madness, News of the Day, and The Twist Turns (Almost) Five! Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at today's hot headlines, masks as chin guards, food trends, and a save-the-date for The Twist's 5th anniversary!
info_outline The Twist Podcast #129: Intersectionality, Pandemic Pandemonium, and the Deaths of Innocents 06/30/2020
The Twist Podcast #129: Intersectionality, Pandemic Pandemonium, and the Deaths of Innocents Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at intersectionality, the ongoing pandemic, hot headlines, and the deaths of innocents.
info_outline The Twist Podcast Pride Edition: Tumble in Tulsa, Branding Brouhahas, and Not My Heritage! 06/23/2020
The Twist Podcast Pride Edition: Tumble in Tulsa, Branding Brouhahas, and Not My Heritage! Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look a the continuing importance of Pride, the brouhaha over brand names, Republican chicanery, NASCAR, Tulsa's coronapalooza, and saying good riddance to a heritage that isn't ours (so there).
info_outline The Twist Podcast #127: Hooray for 'Hollywood,' Opening State Jitters, and SCOTUS Rainbow Sprinkles 06/17/2020
The Twist Podcast #127: Hooray for 'Hollywood,' Opening State Jitters, and SCOTUS Rainbow Sprinkles Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we peek out of lockdown, chat about Ryan Murphy's fabulous 'Hollywood' fantasy, and celebrate the Supreme Court's super gay decision.
info_outline The Twist Podcast #126: Mark Returns to Co-Host, TV and Food Trends, and America in the Mirror 06/09/2020
The Twist Podcast #126: Mark Returns to Co-Host, TV and Food Trends, and America in the Mirror The Twist Podcast features co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose taking a look at current events, trends, headlines, and their own twisted perspective on the world we live in.
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #18 : " America's #1 Target" 06/05/2020
The Twist 2.0 #18 : " America's #1 Target" Today’s episode is a special edition, if you will given the recent events in our country. Today’s Focus takes over this episode as special guests Corey Brown and Mario Harper join Q and Rick on a discussion of race, rioting, revelation and change. This episode did extremely personal and very inspiring. Thanks for listening in and joining this important conversation. This episode concludes with a special announcement, so be sure to take a listen!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #17 : " Church Clarity" 05/19/2020
The Twist 2.0 #17 : " Church Clarity" Q and Rick are back with another Zoom version of the Twist 2.0, gratefully continuing our podcast conversations with each of you. Hear the duo's Netflix's picks for what to watch during isolation and listen as they tell the tale of the dog named Luca. Then join in on their deeper discussion on sexuality and gender views within the modern Christian church. Rick is floored by Q's "Words to Live By" at the end of the show, moving him to share his condolences for those who are experiencing the already difficult task of burying a loved one in these even more difficult times. Go listen! #netflix #hulu #podcast #thetwist2.0 #thetwistpodcast #churchclarity
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #16: Midlife Crisis & Living Arrangements Post COVID-19 05/04/2020
The Twist 2.0 #16: Midlife Crisis & Living Arrangements Post COVID-19 Zoom, zoom, zoom! Q and Rick share their live zoom visit with their Twist 2.0 followers on this new podcast. Today's topic is how the differences and more importantly the similarities in how each of their generations is reacting to COVID-19. On lighter subjects, they play an all Wisconsin version of THIS OR THAT, and offer one viewer a chance to have fresh squeaky curds sent to them! So listen quick and be the first to respond!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #15: Ok, Millennial 03/26/2020
The Twist 2.0 #15: Ok, Millennial Q and Rick are back! A virus can't stop us from being with you all. This new edition is like the old "party lines" back in the day when several households shared the same phone line and you could eavesdrop on a conversation. Your hosts keep it real about COVID-19, liars, thieves and cheaters, wheelchair accessible Barbie dream-houses, bedbug counts on movie theatre seats and Broadway's fleeting Me Too moment. Today's Topic has Rick and Newsweek journalist Sam Hill extolling, "Ok, Millennial: Boomers are the greatest generation in history" and Q responding, "Maybe NOT!" ***This episode was recorded via conference
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #14: “LGBTQ+ 101" 03/04/2020
The Twist 2.0 #14: “LGBTQ+ 101" Q & Rick breakdown the meaning behind the letters LGBTQ, tackle the "+" sign, during today’s Main Focus. The conversation is frank, honest, authentic and transparent. The duo name the podcast's first “Fan of the Week” and debuts a new game, “This or That?” So stop what you're doing, and take a listen!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #13: “And The Black Vote Goes To..." 02/15/2020
The Twist 2.0 #13: “And The Black Vote Goes To..." Q and Rick kicks off the 1st show of Black History Month on this Valentines Day, with Today’s Focus being a discussion being around which Democratic candidate is most deserving of the black vote. Take a listen to hear about the elite circle Pat Mahomes joined earlier this month, to the latest challenge fad LITERALLY sweeping the country. GO LISTEN!!!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #12: “The Impact Movies Have on Society" 02/01/2020
The Twist 2.0 #12: “The Impact Movies Have on Society" Q and Rick reunite after both being on vacation. The dynamic duo discusses the latest events from the passing of NBA great, Kobe Bryant, to debating whether or not movies have an impact on today's society.
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #11: “Roaring 20's" 01/06/2020
The Twist 2.0 #11: “Roaring 20's" Happy New Year! Now go listen to the 1st episode of the decade for The Twist Podcast. In episode 11 Q & Rick FINALLY talk politics, of course they put their twist on it. Q & Rick discuss the remaining individuals of the democratic party who are running for President, and more importantly state whether or not they would have a beer with them. A special guest drops in on the podcast and plays “Yes or No” with your hosts and Q leaves listeners with some profound “Words to Live By” to kick off a new year. Happy 2020 y’all!
info_outline The Twist's People of the Year 12/21/2019
The Twist's People of the Year Just in time for everyone's holiday travels, first annual The Twist People of the Year! Q and Rick announce their picks for people of the year in various categories such sports, social justice and entertainment to name a few. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #9: “Exorcisms, NOT Just a Practice of the Past" 12/09/2019
The Twist 2.0 #9: “Exorcisms, NOT Just a Practice of the Past" It’s almost Christmas and on this episode, your hosts Q and Rick cheer on those fighting against inequality in the workplace, discuss the Twist Christmas list, television-stars social media squalls, exorcisms, Willie Nelson’s new leaf, and much more. Yes, it’s quite the podcast so fasten your seatbelts and come along for the ride!
info_outline The Twist Christmas List 11/30/2019
The Twist Christmas List For those of you struggling to come up with gift ideas for Christmas, Q & Rick have got you covered! For the next 24 days, your favorite podcast hosts 😉, will provide you with gift ideas (under $100) for your family & Friends! There are 24 days until Christmas, and this gift is ideal for that traveling yogi in your life. YOGO created a solid travel yoga mat to address the problems of portability, and sustainability facing yogis worldwide. YOGO believes that the objects in your life should be simple, long-lasting, high-quality, and sustainably made. If you’re a regular listener to #TheTwistPodcast you know Q is a germ freak! YOGO has designed their mats to be folded to keep the top of the mat clean and integrated straps to allow your mat to be cleaned and hang it to dry! Price : $62
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #8: “Don't Fat Shame Me Bro" 11/27/2019
The Twist 2.0 #8: “Don't Fat Shame Me Bro" Pre-Thanksgiving celebrations begin with Q &Rick, alongside their first feline studio audience member Leo! In this episode, they discuss movies in the making, man-made diamonds, perfume for your 4 legged friends, and Bill Maher’s call to bring back public fat shaming. You’ll hear more about that, and much more, after listening to this week’s episode, “Don’t Fat Shame Me Bro.” Bill Maher's Fudge Report (Fat Shaming)
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #7: “Dead Man Walking“ 11/18/2019
The Twist 2.0 #7: “Dead Man Walking“ Episode 7 contains a serious discussion regarding the death penalty is framed by more humorous chit chat on topics like embroidered denim shirts, millenial’s 2 word response for the baby boomer generation, and one venue’s ban on cell phone use. SPOILER ALERT: A review of DOCTOR SLEEP has Rick oversharing and Q giving the movie a not very favorable review.
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #6: “Z Nation“ 11/02/2019
The Twist 2.0 #6: “Z Nation“ Your hosts Q and R (that’s Rick) step it up and take their podcast on the road and expand their studio audience. Listen in as the duo chat with their guests about Gen Z in the workplace, the challenges of farming in America and the McRib: yes or no? And so much more.
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #5: "The Great Divide" 10/18/2019
The Twist 2.0 #5: "The Great Divide" Our guest Chera, shares the findings on millennials, the first generation to be divided by type: the Mega-lennials and the Me-lennials. We chat up sperm donors, flavored chips, being “sober-curious” and offer our first in holiday gift ideas: the Rosa Park Barbie and Jesus Sneakers. Further Reading: "Since Last Show" Las Vegas: The MOB Museum Downtown "Dude, Really?!" "Oregon Man Sues Sperm Bank" "What's new Q?" UFO Day Beer Fest
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #4: “Silver Singles, Know It Alls and Name Droppers.” 10/04/2019
The Twist 2.0 #4: “Silver Singles, Know It Alls and Name Droppers.” The title says it all. Join your hosts Q and Rick as they address these topics and more including, debunking generational myths. Further Reading: “Since Last Show” San Diego: Modern Times Brewery San Diego Zoo La Jolla “Generational Myth” Millennials are lazy “Dude Really” Cults in America Today NXIVM 5 of The Most Interesting Cults in America “What's New “ Saved by the Bell :Reboot
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #03: "Kids Playing Contact Sports: Risk or Reward?" 09/20/2019
The Twist 2.0 #03: "Kids Playing Contact Sports: Risk or Reward?" In episode 3, Q and Rick recap their recent travel adventures and Rick’s new movie debut, talk queer tagged trucks and airplane etiquette, and debate the pros and cons of childhood sports. Curious yet? Tune in and weigh in—we want to hear what you think! Further Reading: Ellicott City Santa Convention The Queer who Cried Wolf Kids Playing Contact Sports Sam Smith
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #02: “‘I do’ Sounds Better After 30” 09/09/2019
The Twist 2.0 #02: “‘I do’ Sounds Better After 30” Q and Rick discuss why Millennials have a better track record than Baby Boomers when it comes to holy matrimony, take on early Halloween and Hostess flavored coffees, and debate the fist bump vs. the hand shake--of course this is all while sipping their favorite beer!
info_outline The Twist 2.0 #01: In The Beginning... 08/30/2019
The Twist 2.0 #01: In The Beginning... Join Rick Rose and his new host Q for their first podcast which bridges the generational gap between an old guy Baby Boomer and a hip Millennial. Or will they prove there really isn't much of a gap, as they chat their way through today's hot topics? A "Whopper" of a fire in the Amazon, mustard ice cream or just plain vanilla? Ads about heinies and Revenge Porn. Learn what really gets Q fired up on Gear Grinders (note to restaurateurs, don't change your menu!) and hear Rick's views about gay representation on tv. Follow us on: Instagram- @The_Twist_2.0 Twitter- @TheTwistPodcast Today's Focus Further Reading: Revenge Porn
info_outline The Twist Podcast #102: Passing the Twisted Torch 08/22/2019
The Twist Podcast #102: Passing the Twisted Torch Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose for our final Twist as a team. I'll be handing over the co-hosting duties to Qiuana Brown, hereafter known to you as Q. She was a guest on a recent podcast and she ROCKS! I had so much fun talking to her, and I know she's going to be awesome as Rick's new co-host on The Twist Podcast 2.0. They'll be blasting out their first episode very soon. Listen in as Rick and I, friends of over 30 years, podcasters for 8, and collaborators on many things together, take a bittersweet look at our past and our fabulous futures. And while we're at it, here's my final quote for the show: "So, Donald Trump, who just in the past two days refused to visit Denmark because it wouldn’t sell Greenland, tossed an anti-Semitic canard out to see how it landed on American Jews, retweeted a conspiracy theorist who claims Trump is the king of the Jews, reversed himself on gun policy and payroll taxes, and mulled ending birthright citizenship by way of executive order, just keeps on trucking. No check in sight. Don McGahn is not going to do anything to stop him, Congress is not going to do anything to stop him, Senate Republicans are not going to do anything to stop him, and Sean Spicer is on Dancing With the Stars. Cold comfort perhaps, but if you don’t feel that you are losing your damn mind, something would be profoundly wrong with you. We are all doing too much. And we are all also not doing enough. And there is nothing wrong with you, beyond being a human being in categorically insane times." Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
info_outline The Twist Podcast #101: He's Not My Type, Kid-Friendly Cages, The L Word Returns, and the Week in Headlines 06/27/2019
The Twist Podcast #101: He's Not My Type, Kid-Friendly Cages, The L Word Returns, and the Week in Headlines Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at kid-friendly cages, the return of The L Word, a stop at the Gossip Garage, and the week in headlines.
info_outline The Twist Podcast #100: Podcast Party! Plus Louisville Highlights, Rocketmania, Pride-palooza and So Much More 06/12/2019
The Twist Podcast #100: Podcast Party! Plus Louisville Highlights, Rocketmania, Pride-palooza and So Much More Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we celebrate our 100th episode of The Twist Podcast! We'll check out some Louisville highlights, reviews of Rocketman and more, a trip to the Gossip Garage, and of course our own very prideful take on Pride Month.