Mary Lambert is a true titan of truth-telling who, over the last seven years, has become as famous for her vulnerability as she has for her powerhouse vocal talent. Mary is a grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, author, and activist who just released her second full-length album, Grief Creature. But most folks know her for her breakout 2012 collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the triple-platinum-selling gay rights anthem “Same Love,” a huge hit that made Mary a gay icon overnight. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcastrecorded in Brooklyn a few days before COVID-19 social distancing went into effect, she explores the delicate process of turning trauma into art and staying spiritual in a judgemental world.
About: BUST's Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience
This podcast was produced for BUST by Cait Moldenhauer and Jessy Caron at More Banana Productions and was recorded by Logan del Fuego.
Photo: Shervin Lainez