Are you a Thirsty Bitch? This podcast could be for you.
I caught up with Keyth David for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a Thirsty Bitch.
What led you to try your hand at a podcast?
Having run a club night in London and Berlin called #ThirstyBitch a few years ago, both myself and Aamyko had to give this up due to our hectic lifestyles in TV and Music.
I didn’t really want to lose the concept of the club night and, having listened to many podcasts, I thought this would be a low-effort, high-impact way of keeping this great chemistry between us two together and get our personalities out there globally, as well as promoting us as DJs. Little did I know how much it would take off.
What’s the production process?
From our initial podcast released for World Aids Day – where we did a live HIV test on-air – to what it is now has required a vastly different production process.
The first podcast was one USB Yeti mic connected to my laptop. We would very loosely prepare what we wanted to say and just talk. I’d edit an intro music to the start and end, then upload it to a server I had from my DJ Mixes.
By the time we got to the third episode, we’d hit number three in the Gay & Lesbian genre, and we were working on a Valentine’s special with Clonezone and Bathmate. We had a guest – who’s an escort and adult industry performer – demonstrate a sex toy live on the podcast to give a review. I’m not sure that many other podcasts out there has had a guy with his cock out using a masturbator!
With all the social media attention and support from the adult entertainment industry, we hit number one in the Gay and Spoken-word genre.
Soon after this high we had the Prowler European Porn Awards get in touch to ask us to broadcast a live show from the red carpet and stage-side.
My podcast setup now consists of all RODE broadcast Mics, Reporter Mic, Podcast Mixing Desk, a full broadcast studio, and mobile setup.
Now, a lot of the time taken is prep work and editing. Outside of prep, from start to being out there would take between 12 – 24 hours, depending on other commitments. The key definitely is prep prep prep – you can’t have a successful product by waiting for it to come to you.
Who is your target audience for the podcast?
With our coverage of the gay porn awards and very adult male content, we learn towards the gay and bi men and, to an extent, straight and bi women.
To be honest though, if you like a ying and yang of personalities, and have a reasonably open mind, then you’ll find our podcasts fun to listen to. We have a lot of state-side listeners and – surprisingly – a Russian following. We are different, we dare to talk, and we like to do things that challenge us.
Ever since university, I’ve being very active in the gay community. My goal has always been integration and the removal of labels – anyone and everyone is welcome to listen, get involved, and talk with us.
We’re relatively new on the podcast scene and have a lot of subjects to cover. So, what you see now isn’t necessarily what will be the trend to come. One thing we are certain of though is the chemistry between the two of us will remain the same – after all, this is why we started the podcast.
There’s a sexual edge to the topics tackled on the podcast. How do you decide what you’ll include in each episode?
The way we ended up covering a lot of sexual themes all happened in a whirlwind.
When we decided to work with Clonezone and Bathmate to create a Valentine’s special podcast, the social media support from the likes of the Cock Destroyers, Chi Chi La Rue, and lots of hot porn boys gave us over 100,000 eyeballs on us before we even released the podcast.
When we got the contract with the Prowler European Porn awards, a part of the contract was to create a pre-Porn Awards podcast, with interviews with nominees – which included some really big international names. We were literally knee-deep in porn for quite a while.
But, porn isn’t our only subject. Our most recently podcast tackles Pride and the attitudes of the gay community. We’re basically two award-winning DJs with contrasting personalities and with a lot to say. Even though we have a few adult theme podcasts lined up for huge events in the future, we still want to keep to our roots. The good thing about podcasts is that you can pick and choose what you want to listen to.
What do you hope that people feel when listening to the Thirsty Bitches podcast?
A lot of people I talk to feel like they’re treading on eggshells. There is currently a massive shift, not only in the LGBTQ community but generally. The shift in attitudes, and the shift in perceptions of people.
This podcast is a place where you can leave all of that behind. You can laugh, you’ll probably like one of us over the other as we are so different, you can get horny, you can listen to music, you can be somewhere else for the length of the podcast. Most of the listeners are introduced to a world they may never have seen. It’s great that you can listen in on peoples lives in different countries and continents, You can interact with us and, above all – regardless of what you feel individually – we want you all to feel welcome and to have a bit of fun with us.