The San Francisco drag troupe The Cockettes — which counted Divine and Sylvester among its early members — is back on stage this weekend in Oakland. This week we hear from two of the original Cockettes, Fayette Hauser and music director Scrumbly Koldewyn.

The Cockettes were founded in 1969 by a group of mostly queer hippies in San Francisco. While they weren’t around for long, the Cockettes left an outsized legacy that we explore this week with exclusive recordings and interviews.

To see The Cockettes: Eternal Emissions live in Oakland, click here.

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This episode was hosted, produced and edited by Christopher Beale.

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