Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast

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Hey kitty girls! Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast is your number one stop for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race, straight from MTV. Every Monday, hosts Alec Mapa and Loni Love cover all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Plus, your favorite queens, celebrities, and superfans from the show might stop by to join in on the fun… and spill the tea. You won’t want to sashay away. Catch episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Paramount+ and MTV.


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The Golden Gal Pals with Amethyst
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Is this thing on? Hope so, because Amethyst pops by to talk about making music and, of course, her nose. But first, Alec and Loni discuss all the drama around which group got which song for the Shady Pines-apalooza. Should you fight for something you want or just let someone else have it? They’ll answer that in “15 Seconds to Say.” Then, things get trippy with a tie-dye runway. Plus, Loni spills the tea on some of her favorite moments so far working the red carpets this awards season. 

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Feb 04, 2023
Home Decor, Haute Couture with Sugar
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Not only is the library open this week, but Sugar swings by for a super sweet chat. Alec and Loni breakdown their favorite reads and sit front row at Drag Race Fashion Week. The queens were tasked with creating looks from materials found in Michelle, Ross and Carson’s fashion houses. What would one find in a room of the House of Love or the House of Mapa? They’ll tell you. Plus, Sugar shares the journey of how she and Spice found success on TikTok and being adopted by Mistress Isabelle Brooks. 

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Jan 28, 2023
My God, There’s Snatch for Everybody
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Yes, you were seeing double. The queens served their best celebrity impressions in TWO rounds of Snatch Game. Alec and Loni are ready to talk about who was fierce and who flopped. They also give their best advice to developing a character for such a situation in “Season 15 Seconds to Say”. Then, things get scary as the two offer their critiques on the beautiful nightmare of a runway. The trouble continues to double as everything wraps with…..the “Twin-Sync”!

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Jan 23, 2023
All Drag Queens Go To Heaven with Irene DuBois
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Alec and Loni are joined by the Alien Queen, Irene DuBois, and it is out of this world! First, the two share their visions of Heaven to go along with this week’s Maxi Challenge. No necks were broken during the recording of this episode. Then, the queens polish up their Metallica runways while Alec and Loni let their opinions shine. Plus, Irene RuVeals if Luxx Noir London ever accepted the true length of the 40-inch wig.

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Jan 16, 2023
Ready, Set, Slay! Part Two
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Alec and Loni are keeping this supersized premiere rolling along. What better way to get to know the new queens than by having one big night of talent?! The two RuVeal what they thought of each performance. Are they able to make a glass of ice cold water now? Will they help someone find their baby? Can they walk that fu*king duck? Then, it’s the first runway of the season! Plus, Alec and Loni spill about what they’re looking forward to.

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Jan 09, 2023
Ready, Set, Slay! Part One
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And we’re off! It’s a new year and the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has begun. Alec and Loni are revved up and ready to review every wig, eyelash, outfit, and shady comment of Season 15. First up for the supersized premiere, the Super Sweet 16 make their Werk Room debut and pay homage to past seasons with some wet and windy photoshoots. Plus, keeping with the theme, Alec and Loni introduce a brand new podcast segment: 15 Seconds to Say!

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Jan 09, 2023
Introducing: Season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race
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Loni Love and Alec Mapa are your official one stop shop for everything RuPaul’s Drag Race. Every Friday, they’re recapping the latest episode of season 15 and along the way they’ll be joined by fan-favorite queens. Catch all new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Paramount+ and MTV every Friday.

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Jan 04, 2023
Behind the Beard with Danny Beard
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The royalty is here! Alec and Loni welcome the UK’s Next Drag Superstar, Danny Beard. Taking time while backstage on tour, Danny reflects on winning the crown, her favorite moments and what’s next. They all talk about the importance of treating people with kindness and respect. Ever wondered how the UK and American drag scenes differ? Danny has you covered. Plus, if you thought keeping a beard while doing drag is lazy, think again!

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Jan 02, 2023
The Crème De La Crème with BenDeLaCreme
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Did you know there was a different drag character BEFORE BenDeLaCreme came to exist?!  The self-eliminating yet terminally delightful, BenDeLaCreme joins Alec and Loni to discuss her best moments from Season 6 and All Stars 3 and how drag helped her in through some pretty hard times and those years of self-discovery. And you know our terrific twosome had to ask about the dynamic duo that is Jinkx and DeLa. Plus, Loni and Alec give each other flowers. 

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Dec 28, 2022
Category is Sugary Sweet Confection with Peppermint
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Alec may be flying solo this episode, but he’s got the sweetest guest imaginable — Peppermint! They reminisce about meeting on a Pride float then Peppermint talks about why she wanted to be an entertainer, how she got into drag, and what it was like meeting Lady Gaga. They also discuss why some politicians are targeting the LGBTQ community and the importance of trans representation. Plus, Alec asks the question on everyone’s mind! 

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Dec 26, 2022
The Sweet 16 of Season 15
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Ready, set, slay! Season 15 is right around the corner and the new queens have been RuVealed. Alec and Loni are here to break down the promo looks and videos, of course. Who’s nervous to face Michelle Visage? Which queen has silent deadly farts? Did someone say TWINS?! Loni also spills about her trip to the Kennedy Center Honors, Kennedy Davenport not included. Wait until you hear who she had a kiki with about Drag Race!

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Dec 19, 2022
Honey, You’ve Got a Big Storm Coming
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Alec’s on his own again and shining a little sunlight on the Weather Ball from Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs the World. Then, as his anticipation for Season 15 grows, he revisits Jinkx Monsoon and Monét X Change, two queens who snatched crowns and continue to slay after their time on Drag Race. Also, Alec needs to share his potato leek soup recipe, no?

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Dec 12, 2022
Squirrel Talk: A Safe Space for All You Squirrels
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Loni is back!  They chat about their Thanksgivings, current TV/film projects, and what it means to be first on the call sheet. The two also discuss their feelings about the tragic shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs and the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a serving of Drag Race… “Drag Race UK” series 4 and “Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs. The World” to be exact. 

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Dec 05, 2022
The Elephant Queen is Here with Eureka O’Hara
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Alec is hosting solo again, but he’s joined by an extra special guest, Eureka O’Hara! They discuss Eureka’s fondest memories of Drag Race before diving deep into a conversation about the importance of forgiveness, sobriety, and growing up as a queer youth. Eureka serves some excellent advice! Also, there’s a little sneak peek of the new season of We’re Here. And of course, you know they had to talk about those infamous hair loaves!

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Nov 28, 2022
It’s Giving…Thanks!
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This week, it’s just Alec while Loni finishes filming her new movie. He’s sharing what he’s thankful for this year and his excitement for Canada vs. The World. Then, it’s a journey back to favorite clips from episodes with Jaida Essence Hall, Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, and Raja! It’s a buffet of motivation, inspiration, determination and representation. We’ll be back with regular episodes of the podcast on 11/28.

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Nov 21, 2022
She’s an Eye-Con with Raja
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Alec Mapa is back and he has some explaining to do! After that, Raja, your Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses is here! They all chat about her journey back to All Stars 7, her looks and Snatch Game inspirations, and how to manifest things you want. Raja also shares a beautiful story about her mother helping her prepare her Balinese dance for the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza. Plus, was the Platinum Plunger really platinum? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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Nov 14, 2022
No More Butterflies, EVER with Asia O’Hara
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This week, Asia O’Hara joins Loni to talk about her experience on Drag Race and tour, the infamous butterfly reveal, and how drag pageants operate. Loni and Asia also discuss racism on social media from fans of the show and if it’s improved. Plus, wait for the epic analogy Asia shares with Loni about being created equal versus unique.

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Nov 07, 2022
Shut Up and Drive with Alyssa Edwards
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Squirrel Friends, she’s here! The Dancing Queen, Alyssa Edwards, drops by to chat about so much. What was going through her mind before stepping into the Werk Room for the time? Would she do another All Stars? Alyssa also shares touching stories from parents and fans, how much her grandmother meant to her, and her thoughts on anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas. Plus, Alec and Loni are still comparing their follower counts. 

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Oct 31, 2022
The Essence of Beauty with Jaida Essence Hall
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Jaida Essence Hall joins Alec and Loni in this week's episode! She’s here to tell us about what life’s like on tour and explain the inspiration and mechanics behind some of her All Stars 7 looks. Plus, Alec’s season-long crush on Jaida finally gets exposed. Then, Jaida reveals when she’s returning to Drag Race Live in Las Vegas! Loni also catches us up on her recent trip to New York City. 

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Oct 24, 2022
Quenching Your Thirst with Mark Indelicato
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Alec is flying solo this week, but special guest Thirsty Von Trap aka Mark Indelicato is here! First, they reminisce about their Ugly Betty days. Then, Mark spills the tea about competing on the show, seeing himself as Thirsty for the first time, and being a lip sync assassin. Plus, Alec thinks he knows who will win Drag Race UK Season 4. 

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Oct 17, 2022
Introducing: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast
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Loni Love and Alec Mapa are your official number one stop to hear everything RuPaul’s Drag Race. Every Monday, the two cover everything related RuPaul’s Drag Race like runways, games, looks, and more. Fan-favorite queens from the show may also stop by to go behind the scenes and share what they’ve been up to. Catch episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Paramount+ and VH1, and listen to new episodes of the podcast starting October 17th.

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Oct 10, 2022
“We’re All Over the Place”
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This week, Alec and Loni take a look back at the most memorable moments of Secret Celebrity Drag Race and reveal their dream celebrity cast. Loni catches us up on her first leading movie role and what it’s like learning all her lines. Plus, Alec shares his latest thoughts on Drag Race UK and Philippines. 

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Oct 10, 2022
Everybody Say Poppy Love
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After weeks of competition, the time has come to crown a winner, baby. Congratulations to Poppy Love aka AJ McLean! Alec and Loni take you through this jam-packed finale full of returning queens, Tic-Tacs, surprise guests, and a lot of money for charity. Plus, Loni gets bragging rights again for predicting the winner. Love that for her!

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Oct 03, 2022
A Snatched Celebrity Semifinal Showdown
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Paws up! This week’s episode is a real monster. Alec is quarantined with COVID but makes it werk. He and Loni discuss the Lady Gaga themed lip syncs and the not-so-secret celebrities impersonating celebrities for Snatch Game. Plus, the pair make their predictions for who will take the crown in Friday’s finale. 

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Sep 26, 2022
Shining Your Own Light with Daniel Franzese
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In this special bonus episode, Loni is flying solo while Alec is away. Daniel Franzese, aka Donna Bellissima, drops in to share his experience being on Drag Race, and tells Loni all about the preparation he did to be mainstage ready. Plus, Loni gets the answer to Alec’s burning question…did Daniel keep the prop sausage?!

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Sep 22, 2022
RuPaul RuVeals All!
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No more secrets, EVER! This week, the remaining queens showed who they really are while paying tribute to RuPaul’s music. Were Alec and Loni’s predictions right? The two of them get honest with their thoughts on the contestants as the season winds down. Plus, they spill all the behind-the-scenes stories from an Emmy party they attended together!

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Sep 19, 2022
The 90’s Are Back, Back, Back Again
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This week the secret celebrities took us back in time to show some love to the 90’s, and the queens made it too tough for Ru to send anyone home! Alec and Loni share their thoughts on the performances, and make some last minute guesses on who is who before identities are revealed. Plus, Loni explains how she used physics to avoid sex in college. 

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Sep 12, 2022
Two Queens Are Better Than One
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Mama Ru has us seeing double this week! The secret celebrities were paired with Drag Race royalty to deliver dazzling duet performances. Alec and Loni, as always, hold nothing back and give it to the queens both new and old. They also discuss a little Twitter “drama” Loni had involving Nicki Minaj and the VMAs. If you don’t know what the term “break a leg” means, you WILL by the end of the episode. 

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Sep 05, 2022
Dollars Will Make You Holler with Thom Filicia
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The secret celebrities made it rain this week! Money-themed numbers were the task, the queens went for broke, and Alec and Loni break it all down. Plus, Thom Filicia pops in to talk about his time on the show as Jackie Would and share some interior design secrets. Loni also spills about seeing “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” in Vegas and meeting Kennedy Davenport. 

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Aug 29, 2022
Electra-fied and Fabulous with Taylor Dayne
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In this special bonus episode, Alec plays while Loni is away. Taylor Dayne, aka “Electra Owl”, joins Alec to dish about her decades-long friendship with RuPaul and what it was like to perform in front of her in drag. Plus, Alec and Taylor reminisce about their favorite NYC nightlife hangouts.

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Aug 24, 2022
Shake What Mama Ru Gave Ya
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This week, the mystery celebrity queens were told to dance their padded asses off, and Alec and Loni don’t hold back making sure everyone meets the challenge. No one is safe! Plus, Alec tells a familiar story while Loni gives us her best Debbie Allen. Then, they read some podcast reviews from their Squirrel Friends!

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Aug 22, 2022
A First Time for Everything with Loretta Devine
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Everybody remembers their first time…in drag. Alec and Loni are ready for a brand new season of secret identities, stunning looks, lip syncs and more with Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Loretta Devine stops by to chat about her time on the show and what it was like to perform in front of RuPaul. Plus, Alec learns the importance of silencing your phone when told to.

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Aug 15, 2022
Introducing: RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
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Last season on the podcast Loni and Alec covered all things All-Stars, and now, they’re diving into RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Nine celebrities leave their famous identities behind and go through drag transformations to compete in the ultimate lip sync showdown. Each week on Squirrel Friends, Loni and Alec will recap and react to the latest episodes with the help of a celebrity queen from the series. Catch new episodes every week.

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Aug 12, 2022
Looking Back At All Stars 7 with Monét X Change
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With the Queen of All Queens crowned, Alec and Loni take a look back at their favorite moments from the season. Oh, and they have a special guest to help them! Monét X Change is here! She talks about her experience and something that didn’t make the final edit of the show. And, if you’re wondering what we’ll be covering next Squirrel Friends, Alec and Loni are here to tell you. 

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Aug 08, 2022
The Queen of All Queens with Jinkx Monsoon
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The time has come. After weeks of shade, stars, and some sickening serves, we have winners, baby! The Queen of All Queens, Jinkx Monsoon, herself drops by the pod! Alec and Loni break down every single look and LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown for the Crown lip sync. Loni also gets emotional talking about the impact RuPaul and Drag Race have had on the world. 

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Aug 01, 2022
A Little Variety Never Hurt Anybody
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This week had more twists and turns than an Yvie Oddly performance. The All Stars face their last challenge of the season: performing in the Drag Race Gives Back Variety Extravaganza. Alec and Loni break down every song (some available on iTunes), dance, and look from the Main Stage. There are lots of Legendary Legend Stars and cash to go around. Everybody say, “cash”!  Also, Alec helps Loni perfect her pronunciation of “LaLaPaRuZa”.

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Jul 25, 2022
A Roast Well Done
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There may not be eliminations this season, but no one is safe from being roasted to a crisp. This week, the All Stars are inducted into the Kennedy Davenport Center Hall of Shade while reading each other for filth. Alec and Loni share stories of the biggest members they’ve encountered. Plus, the queens are positively glowing on the runway.

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Jul 18, 2022
Branded for Filth
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This week, the queens go viral with their very own branded dance challenges. Alec and Loni also discuss if there is a correlation between someone’s ability to dance and…umm…make love. Then, all eyes are on what could possibly be the most revealing runway in Drag Race herstory. 

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Jul 11, 2022
Drag the Halls
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Hang your wigs by the chimney with care! This week, the queens give both festive and frightening performances in “Santa’s School for Girls.” But first, Loni and Alec talk about the importance of voting and gush over how much they love former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Then, the All Stars serve us a runway that is totally…knit!

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Jul 04, 2022
Giving Them Their Flowers
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Eight queens plus eight iconic RuPaul looks equals one fashion-packed episode! This week, Mama Ru has the All Stars reimagine and construct garments from scratch inspired by iconic outfits she’s worn in the past. Then, the legends give their best supermodel of the world walk down the runway to show off their RuPaul-esque designs. Plus, Loni explains to Alec what it means to “give someone their flowers”.

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Jun 27, 2022
That’s so Ru-thousands…
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Say “bye bye bye” to present day! The legendary legends step back in time to the year 2000 for a girl group song challenge, while Alec and Loni also reminisce about their Y2K days. Then, the queens come in here looking like…eight different versions of Dolly Parton on the runway. 

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Jun 20, 2022
Cap and Gown the House Down
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It’s draguation season! This week, the All Stars write commencement speeches sharing personal stories and advice on life. Then, Alec and Loni give some behind the scenes details about what it’s like to mentor a contestant on the show. Plus, the queens ‘veil it’ with their runway looks. 

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Jun 13, 2022
Lies, Fairy Tales, and Fallacies
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This week, the legendary queens huff and puff and improv the house down with new twists on old classics in ‘Fairy Tale Justice’. These aren’t the bedtime stories you grew up on. Plus, Alec and Loni also share tales from their time doing improv, and things get a little pointed with spikes on the runway.

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Jun 06, 2022
Vanna, PLEASE!
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All Star looks on looks on looks! Twenty-four to be exact. It’s time for the Realness of Fortune Ball. Leaving fate to the spin of a wheel, the queens must show three different looks to the judges, with one being constructed from scratch in the Werk Room. Alec and Loni put on their judging hats to break down each outfit and have their first disagreement?! Oh, and a special guest is on the runway to help present…Vanna White, herself! 

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May 30, 2022
All Killer, No Filler with Alec Mapa and Loni Love
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All Stars season 7, episode 1 is ALL STARS! ALL WINNERS! Welcome to the brand new Official RuPaul's Drag Race podcast, Squirrel Friends! Hosts Alec Mapa and Loni Love rucap this fan requested winner-only season. They chat about the entrance looks, the maxi challenge song performance, and the first set of "crowning" runway looks this season. 

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May 23, 2022
Double the Snatch, Double the Fun
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All Stars season 7, episode 2 was epic! How epic was it?! Alec and Loni break down their thoughts on the, not one, but TWO celebrity impressions the queens were tasked with for this season's Snatch Game. Did you think pleather was out? Loni and the queens' runway outfits will have you thinking otherwise. 

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May 23, 2022
Introducing: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast
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Join iconic guest judges and Drag Race superfans, Alec Mapa and Loni Love as they recap and react to the latest episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race, starting with All Stars Season 7. Your favorite queens and celebrities also stop by to spill all the tea. Catch all-new episodes of Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast starting Monday, May 23. And watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 on Paramount+ and WOW Presents Plus in the UK.

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May 05, 2022