By: WNYC Studios
BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is the producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.
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Kathy's mom didn't expect anyone would actually listen to her the first time Kathy recorded their conversation. And she's still not particularly comfortable with all this gay stuff. This bonus episode is part of a series revisiting episodes from our first two seasons. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Benedek ("CRUZIN").
You've all had a lot you've been meaning to say. Plus, a favorite story from the Nancy archives. If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." Project, head to nancypodcast.org/tell. — Peter Bresnan is a radio producer in New York. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones, with additional music by U.S. Army Blues ("Barbara"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
The 20 years since Matthew Shepard's death have been transformative for his mother, Judy. Plus: we talk to Samira Wiley, who appeared in an anniversary production of The Laramie Project. — Judy Shepard is president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. — Moisés Kaufman is founder and artistic director of the Tectonic Theater Project; he co-wrote and directed the play The Laramie Project. — Samira Wiley is an actor best known for her work on Orange is the New Black and The Handmaid’s Tale. — You can stream the film version of The Laramie Project on HBO. — Special thanks to Christina Russo and Maxim Ibadov. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Alexander Overington ("Inter C") and Broke For Free ("The Great"). If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." Project, head to nancypodcast.org/tell. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Kathy always thought her favorite singer-songwriter was working through something in her songs. It turns out she was. — Katie Herzig is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter based in Nashville. Her latest albums are Moment of Bliss and the Delicate EP. — The Instagram post Katie talks about in the story can be found here.
Jason Kim didn’t talk to his dad very much. But all that changed three years ago, when he got a call that upended their entire relationship. — Jason Kim is a screenwriter, playwright, and librettist. He's written for shows like "Barry" and "Girls" on HBO, and recent performances of his plays include "The Model American" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival and "KPOP" at Ars Nova Theater. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Yuichiro Fujimoto ("The Boys") and Lee Rosevere ("Featherlight"). If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." Project, head to nancypodcast.org/tell. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Every Monday, stories and conversations about the LGBTQ community. New episodes start September 24.
Traveling to Taiwan with her mom, Kathy imagines the life she might have lived had her family stayed. Kathy's mom previously appeared on Nancy in the episodes "Hello hello" and "Kathy's Mom is Uncomfortable With All This." Guo Mama works at the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association in Taipei. Li Te-Yun (Nan Gua) is a singer-songwriter in Taiwan. Special thanks to Andrew Ryan, a host and producer with Radio Taiwan International. Content warning: This episode contains a reference to suicide. This is the last episode of our third season. Stay in touch with Tobin, Kathy, and the whole Nancy community by joining our "Friends of Nancy" Facebook group. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Art of Escapism ("Done with Disco"), Uncan ("Unbroken"), and Little Glass Men ("Cloud Launching"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Alan Cumming, who starred as the emcee in the Broadway classic "Cabaret," returns to the stage with a cabaret act called "Legal Immigrant." It's running this month at Cafe Carlyle and Joe's Pub. Patti O'Furniture hosts a weekly drag show at PT's 1109, a gay bar in Columbia, South Carolina. Lewis Wallace is a radio producer and magazine editor. Note: We recorded our conversation with Alan Cumming in May, before the situation on the border escalated. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Queer Eye superfan Dennis Low (aka Tobin's Dad) returns to Nancy to chat about the Netflix reboot of the series. Queer Eye's second season came out on Friday. Katie Schlechter is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City. Last summer, shortly after her mother's death, she drove across the United States with her father. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with original composition and performance by Kyle Sanna. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Tobin is on a quest to convince his coworkers that RuPaul's Drag Race is more than meets the eye. With expert help from Mathew Rodriguez and Mackenzie Cole. Plus, a conversation with drag trailblazer Peppermint, who's making history as the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the new Go-Go's-inspired musical Head Over Heels. Join us Saturday, June 16 for the first-ever Big Queer Pod Fest, a live show at the Bell House in Brooklyn featuring Nancy, Food 4 Thot, Making Gay History, and LGBTQ&A. Proceeds go to The Trevor Project. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Mystery Mammal ("Xanadont"), Broke for Free ("Hella"), Benedek ("Cruzin"), and Lee Rosevere ("Welcome to the World of the Living"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
Content warning: This episode discusses sexual assault. Most jokes about rape are terrible. But in a new special, comedian Cameron Esposito is using them to talk about being a survivor of sexual assault. Cameron's special "Rape Jokes" comes out June 11. You can stream it for free on her website or purchase a copy with all proceeds going to RAINN, the United States’ largest organization combatting sexual violence. You can find resources for survivors of sexual violence at RAINN, End Rape on Campus, and the Trevor Project. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Drake Stafford ("Casets"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.