Bear Soup #76: Jeff Mann reading at Bear Week

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Published on: August 23, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #76

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, August 23rd, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 76th edition of Bear Soup:

  • Author Jeff Mann’s reading at the UU Meeting House during Summer Bear Week 2010 in Ptown
  • Thanks again to Jeff, and the sponsors of this event, NorthEast Ursamen, BearRadio.net, Toys of Eros, and Bear Bones Books.
  • Shoutouts, and the usual ursine audio nyuk-nyuk.

News, skews, interviews and shmooze for the online ursine community —it’s another deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #75: Doug Langway interview

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Published on: July 28, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #75

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, July 26th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 75th edition of Bear Soup:

  • interview with Doug Langway, director of the new feature-length romantic comedy movie, Bear City, during Summer Bear Week in Ptown
  • Shoutouts, and the usual ursine audio skirmish.

All the news, shmooze, views, and skews for the online ursine community — another  deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #74: Orlovsky poem; “Does ‘D’ Mean Four Ways?” cont’d; HAIR intro

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Published on: June 28, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #74

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, July 5th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 74th edition of Bear Soup:

  • a poem by Peter Orlovsky, a Beat poet and partner of Allen Ginsberg
  • the 2nd part of the bi men’s erotic story (NSFW) “Does ‘D’ Mean Four Ways?” from 100% Beef magazine
  • my introduction to the new pictorial book from Bruno Gmuender, Hair: Hairy Men in Gay Art. Your order from Amazon through this link helps support this website.

News, shmooze, views, and skews for the online ursine community — open wide for another deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #72: Bears in the Bayou

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Published on: May 24, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #72

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, May 17th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 72nd edition of Bear Soup:

  • portions of the Bears in the Wild! listening party held at the Auld Sweet Olive B&B in New Orleans: author Jeff Mann reads from his story, “Scruff-Cub,” and Ron reads from Otto Stahl’s story, “Pueblo Harley Biker” from the new anthology, Bears in the Wild
  • announcement of two events happening during Summer Bear Week, in Ptown:

Does a bear read on the beach?
You bet your sweet woof he does!

Everyone is invited to two free Lit-BEAR-ary events during Summer Bear Week in Ptown!

• A reading and reception with Lammy-winning bear author Jeff Mann,
visiting from Virginia to present his books:
A HISTORY OF BARBED WIRE, and 
EDGE: TRAVELS OF AN APPALACHIAN LEATHER BEAR
Friday, July 16th, 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House
236 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/cdxjqq

• A reading and book signing for the new anthology
BEARS IN THE WILD: HOT AND HAIRY FICTION
with contributor Jeff Mann and editor R. Jackson
Saturday, July 17th, 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Toys of Eros
200 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/bdvY6Q

Both events are free, and open to the adult public — non-bears welcome!
Hosted by Northeast Ursamen, Bear Bones Books, Toys of Eros, and BearRadio.net

News, views, skews, and shmooze for the online ursine community — diced, spiced, and cooked up for another hasty serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books.

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Bear Soup #71: “Bearded Gentleman” Preview & more

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Published on: May 3, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #71

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, May 3rd, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 71st edition of Bear Soup:

  • Bears on Bears noted in 100% Beef column by Chris Wittke
  • My take on bear community reaction to a new song by Stevo Harris, “I Just Want the One”
  • Announcement of LitBEARary events with Lammy-winning bear author Jeff Mann
  • Three bawdy Turkish jokes, and the usual ursine audio har-dee-har.

All the news, shmooze, views, and skews you can use for the online ursine community diced, spiced, and cooked up for another bubbling and dee-lish deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books

Bear Soup #70: exclusive Ahmet Yıldız update

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Published on: April 12, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #70

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, April 12th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 70th edition of Bear Soup:

  • Breaking news on the case of Ahmet Yıldız, the Turkish gay bear who was murdered by his father in a so-called family honor killing — including:
    • an article from bianet.org, “No Significant Progress in Murder Case of Ahmet Yıldız,” and
    • a special message from Ahmet’s partner, Ibrahim Can, for Bear Soup listeners:

    Ahmet Yildiz was shot dead in front of his flat. that crime would never came out if i did not tell about. i do stil have a lot of problems to bring the murderers to the justice becouse the justice is not working well  for gays anyway in turkey.

  • A New Yorker cartoon on testosterone, and the usual ursine audio humdrum.

News, shmooze, views, and skews for the online ursine community — diced, spiced, and cooked up for another bubbling and dee-lish deep dish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the ursobibliophiles at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #69: New contest!; “Wolf Soup” part 2

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Published on: March 22, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #69

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha #69, streams online Monday, March 22nd, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 69th edition of Bear Soup:

  • Announcing a CD Giveaway Contest from your 69-loving bears at Bear Soup and BearRadio.net!

In the “69” spirit of reciprocity and mutuality, we ‘re sending back some love to you! Listen to the podcast for the  two simple contest questions, then email your answers to

Bear Soup 69 contest

The first two correct answers, whose names and cities will be announced the following week, will receive the following:

• a copy of Lezlee Anne‘s fabulous Queen of the World CD!


• a Bear Radio Rectangle Magnet!
So here are the questions:

  • How many musical artists are now featured on BearRadio.net? ____
  • How many songs are on the BearRadio playlist? ___

Head to BearRadio.net to locate the answers in the “Side Note” section while you listen to Bear Soup tonight – and keep listening to more great Eclectic Gay Radio, and email us at bearsoupAT gmailDOT com!

  • The conclusion of Peter Cashorali’s story, “Wolf Soup” from his book, Gay Fairy & Folk Tales
  • Thanks for voting for Bears on Bears for “Best nonfiction book” in TLA Video’s first-ever Gaybies!
  • Shoutouts, and the usual ursine audio whoopdedoo.

Diced, spiced, and cooked up for another bubbling and dee-lish helping of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bibliobears at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #65: The big bad bear porno show

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Published on: February 1, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup podcast #65

The big bad bear porno show

Bear Soup podcast #65, streams online tonight, Monday, February 1st, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this steamy spicy NSFW bowl o’ Bear Soup:

  • “The Real Men of Gay Sex,” a section from Behold the Man: The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture, by Edison Wayne Dotson
  • ChiChi LaRue’s bear porno vids from Channel One, and the bears that inhabit them, including “Barry Barrett” Barry Barrett
  • Shoutouts, and the usual audio woofenanny!

Do drop in for another bubbling and dee-lish serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bibliobears at Bear Bones Books.

Bear Soup #64: J. Mann poem, L. Mass interview

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Published on: January 18, 2010

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #64

Bear Soup #64, streams online tonight, Monday, January 4th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this bowl of Bear Soup:

  • A Jeff Mann poem printed recently in GLR, “For a Seductive Student.” *
  • The first part of “Weight and Fat as Masculine Drag,” my interview with Dr. Larry Mass from Bears on Bears.

    Bears on Bears, revised edition, front cover
  • Shoutouts, and the usual ursine audio smörgåsbord.

So drop trou and drop in the hot tub for another bubbling batch of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bibliobears at Bear Bones Books.

* If you have a damn good bear poem and would like it read on Bear Soup, please send it to bearsoup AT gmail DOT com

Bear Soup #61: The Bear Clan; “Bears on Film”; BOY 2008/9

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Published on: December 21, 2009

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #61

Bear Soup #61, streams online tonight, Monday, December 21st, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on BearRadio.net. Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this edition of Bear Soup:

  • Chuecatown and Ahmet Yildiz mentioned in “Bears on Film” from Warbear’s review in Tekfestival ’09 catalogue.
  • Beard love and lore, from Allan Peterkin’s book, 1000 Beards.
  • A reading from “The Bear Clan” Mike Ramsey’s chapter in The Bear Book
  • All the guys nominated for Best Bear of the Year deserve your support! Vote now!
  • Shoutouts, and the usual audio bear hair-larity.

I’m cooking up something mighty fine . . . it’s a bubbling tub of tasty tangy BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bibliobears at Bear Bones Books.

Please vote Bear Soup for Best Bear Podcast in The Complete Bear’s poll.

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