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It was my friend Joe who turned me on to The Lesbian Mafia podcast some years ago. He sent me an email demanding that I listen to episode 4, "PMS and Worst Psycho Lesbian Stories Revealed," devoted to personal tales of the worst lesbian ex-girlfriends ever.

Diane Keaton in the Godfather filmsI loved the podcast and the whole idea behind it, which revolved around the host, Sandi, calling her friends across the country and asking them their opinion on a topic or question. It felt like I was listening in on a lesbian party line. After digesting episode 4, I downloaded earlier Lesbian Mafia episodes to catch up and also subscribed to the feed.

I became familiar with the show's theme song, a spoof of Melissa Etheridge's "I'm the Only One" retitled "I'm a Lesbian." I also grew fond of the juvenile but immensely entertaining prank phone calls Sandi sometimes includes on the show. On one of my favorite prank calls, Sandi called a New York gym and pretended to be a member who was upset at being ogled by a lesbian in the dressing area. The gym's response, redolent with New York attitude, would fit well in a collection of "Best Customer Service Stories."

Sandi's New York Italian background provides a certain flavor to the podcast. Show after show, I am impressed by Sandi's ability to use the phrase "fuck your mother" in almost any sentence and have it sound completely natural. The podcast isn't called The Lesbian Mafia for nothing, after all. When deemed necessary, Sandi does not hesitate to issue threats and make demands.

For example, in the most recent episode (70), "What the Hell is Going On?," Sandi takes on the reluctance of some women to label themselves as lesbians. From there, Sandi goes on to discuss the movie The Kids Are Alright and the difference between lesbians and bisexuals, a conversation she continued with listeners on Twitter.

The Lesbian Mafia has found an audience not only among lesbians but among many non-lesbians as well. The show is funny, insightful, and very uncensored, so if you haven't heard it yet, try giving it a listen.

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Wow, her website is incredible - I hadn't seen it for awhile. She's really sassed it up. And now she has 24,000+ followers. She's working that runway.

I love The Lesbian Mafia. It's hysterical and they take some admireable stands. One time she got her tweeters to call a NY radio station because they were playing really homophobic anti-gay marriage ads and they pulled the ads the next day because they were bombarded with calls.

I've known Sandi since I joined TLM a while back and she tells it from her own brash point of view and I do thank her for it. I was surprised that being a straight male she excepted me right off the bat. I wear my The Lesbian Mafia shirt proudly to show support for her.

I love the Lesbian Mafia too. She is right about that movie and who could have ever gotten that message across better? Great article! The Lesbian Mafia rocks!

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