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Hunky Australian pro-athlete and LGBTQ+ activist Simon Dunn talks about being out in the world of sports, facing failures, and the temptation to sugarcoat reality on social media. Simon is a proud guncle and is credited with popularizing Gay Uncles Day, celebrated this year on Sunday, August 9. Happy Gay Uncle’s Day, everyone!


Tommy seeks advice on getting to bed earlier and following a more consistent sleep routine, due to the guidelines of his Ayurvedic dosha.  But is consistency and routine actually better than living in the moment?  Ben wonders if adhering to strict consistency is the right path for his wild, free-spirited uncle.

The Guncles reveal their secret cooking ingredients and favorite songs (Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rufus Wainwright’s cover of Hallelujah). In the Generation Gap, Tommy quizzes Ben on 70s TV. Ben shares his fascination with an early 2000s microgenre of blockbuster movies characterized by empowered, objectified, female leads. Titles include Legally Blond, Charlie’s Angels, Bring it On, and Miss Congeniality.


  • One of Tommy's favorite songs: Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff

    • In case you don’t know Carl Orff, here’s a stunning article chronicling how as a secret Jew he lied, manipulated and negotiated his way to safety through Nazi Germany.  


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