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Synopsis

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 everyones a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is the producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.

Episodes

  • InvestiGAYtions!

    InvestiGAYtions!

    04/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    Iced coffee and bi chairs and glory holes, oh my!  Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Alexander Overington, and Albert Behar ("Pizzicato Playground"). Theme by Alexander Overington. CORRECTION: A previous version of this episode misidentified Lady Gaga as straight. She is bisexual. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Make Australia Gay Again

    Make Australia Gay Again

    20/04/2020 Duration: 36min

    It's our 100th episode! And for this special occasion, Nancy sound designer Jeremy Bloom goes on a quest to find the truth behind a mysterious gay and lesbian island kingdom. — Bruce Hecht is the owner of the Champion Stamp Company in New York City. — Derek Adam Thomas makes videos about micro-nations and the fun things they get up to.  — Dennis Altman an academic and gay rights activist. He is the author of over 20 books including Homosexual Liberation & Oppression and Unrequited Love.  — Nick Henderson is a curator for the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. — William Jackson Freeman is the former Lord Chancellor of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.  — Dale Parker Anderson I is the former Emperor of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands. — Voiceovers by Rosa Gollan. — Episode image courtesy of Glen Stephens. Special thanks this week to the other Dale Parker Anderson, Sabrina Lipovic (Archives researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Oley Media Group, E

  • Give Me A Sign

    Give Me A Sign

    06/04/2020 Duration: 28min

    At the age of 61, Richard was searching for a boyfriend. But finding love was about more than just getting past the trials of dating. There was also Peter. — Other Men Need Help is a bi-weekly podcast about the emblems, habits, and struts in the male performance. You can listen to their original episode featuring Richard's story, "Boy Talk", from their first season. Their staff includes Lead Producer Caitlin Mae Burke, and producers Ben Goldberg and Rebecca Seidel.  — Mark Pagán is the host of Other Men Need Help. He's also an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, educator, and former b-boy. — Richard Cardillo is an educator and storyteller whose work has been featured on The Moth, Story Collider, and RISK!  If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The Trevor Project also has LGBTQ specific resources. The TrevorLifeline is at 1-866-488-7386. Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Kyle Sanna, & Gangi (

  • Nancy Checks In

    Nancy Checks In

    27/03/2020 Duration: 31min

    We understand that this is a really scary time for all of us right now. And in times like these, it's important to check-in on each other. So that's what Team Nancy did. — SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. — Ariana Martinez in an artist and audio producer. — Eric Silverberg and Todd Sowers are the CEO and COO, respectively, of Perry Street Software (makers of SCRUFF and Jack'd). — Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guide by New York City's Department of Health. — Club Quarantine is on Instagram "every night of the quarantine. 21:00-00:00 ET on zoom app." Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Nilhore ("Crux"), and Rest You Sleeping Giant ("Light Lab"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Chella Man + Rebecca Sugar

    Chella Man + Rebecca Sugar

    23/03/2020 Duration: 44min

    A distraction for those of you who need it: We talk to activist and YouTuber Chella Man as well as Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar about what it's like to evolve in the public eye. — Chella Man is an artist, actor, and activist, who can be seen on the DC Universe series Titans. — Rebecca Sugar is the creator of Steven Universe. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Boxcat Games ("Mr Fox Shop" & "Inspiration"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Dress of Choice

    Dress of Choice

    09/03/2020 Duration: 45min

    Nancy is back! And we're diving into the taffeta-covered world of kids who do drag. — Desmond is Amazing is a 12-year-old drag kid, LGBTQ advocate, and founder of their own drag house: the Haus of Amazing. — Ophelia Peaches is a 15-year-old drag kid, LGBTQ advocate, and emcee. — Jessica L'Whor is a Denver-based drag queen. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Albert Behar, Alexander Overington, Anamorphic Orchestra ("Creature Comforts"), Broke for Free ("Calm the Fuck Down"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • The L Word is Back

    The L Word is Back

    13/01/2020 Duration: 31min

    A decade after The L Word ended, The L Word: Generation Q is finally here, so this week we're revisiting the time Kathy watched the original series. — Cameron Esposito is an actor, comedian, and producer. — Sarah Shahi, Erin Daniels, and Mia Kirshner played Carmen, Dana, and Jenny on The L Word. Ilene Chaiken was the show's co-creator and executive producer. — Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig reprised their roles as Alice and Kate in The L Word: Generation Q. Special thanks to Cassie Sercia and Autostraddle's Riese Bernard. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Kai Engel ("Seeker") and Lawrence Grey ("The St Marks Shake"). Theme by Alexander Overington.   Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Its Mother Fudging BD Wong!

    It's Mother Fudging BD Wong!

    06/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    Consider this episode a gift to start your 2020 off RIGHT: It’s our conversation with the one-and-only BD Wong. Dreams do come true.  — BD Wong is an actor known for such roles as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park films, and most recently as Whiterose on Mr. Robot. He won a Tony Award for his role in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly, and has a starring role in the upcoming series, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Additional music and theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Chani Nicholas + Joel Kim Booster

    Chani Nicholas + Joel Kim Booster

    30/12/2019 Duration: 36min

    Our holiday gift to you: Chani Nicholas and Joel Kim Booster (our conversation with them, that is, not the actual people...though we wish we could)! — Chani Nicholas is an astrologer and the author of the upcoming book, You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance. — Joel Kim Booster is an LA-based comedian and writer, and he is currently starring in Sunnyside. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Additional music by Alexander Overington & Broke for Free ("The Great"). Theme by Alex Overington.  Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • What Do We Have in Common?

    What Do We Have in Common?

    24/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we talk about what actually happened and where we go from here. — Marc Stein is a historian at San Francisco State University. — Karla Jay is an author, activist, and Professor Emeritus at Pace University. — Raquel Willis is the Executive Editor at Out Magazine. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Mystery Mammal ("Relay"), and Little Glass Men ("Sector Vector"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    

  • When They Win

    When They Win

    17/06/2019 Duration: 24min

    When Andraya Yearwood runs against her competition, people pay attention — whether she wants them to or not. — Katie Barnes is a reporter for ESPNW and espn.com. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Benedek ("Cruzin'"), Anamorphic Orchestra ("Signs of Life"), Andy G. Cohen ("A Perceptible Shift"), and Kai Engel ("Headway"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • The Day of Epiphany

    The Day of Epiphany

    10/06/2019 Duration: 30min

    It’s a moment of reckoning for many members of the United Methodist Church, and after 25 years as a United Methodist pastor, Cynthia Meyer found herself with a decision to make. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Andy G. Cohen ("Land Legs"), Axletree ("Goodnight Esme Instrumental" and "Dragon Country Apple Clove Instrumental"), Josh Woodward ("Border Blaster Instrumental"), Little Glass Men ("Procreation"), and Kai Engel ("Mare"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Sex Educated

    Sex Educated

    03/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    Good sex ed can be life-changing. But getting access to it often entails a fight.   — The “Our Whole Lives” program was created in partnership between the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. — Matt Bloom is a reporter for NPR affiliate station KUNC in Colorado. He's also worked at stations in Los Angeles and Bloomington, Indiana. You can follow his reporting on Twitter @matthew_bloom or find more work at mattbloomwrites.me. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Marco Trovatello ("Haunty Fourstroke"), Nctrnm ("Tethered"), Meydan ("Elk"), Against Me! (Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Kai Engel ("Cold War Echo"), and Josh Woodward ("Show Me (Instrumental Version)"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Taiwan!

    Taiwan!

    27/05/2019 Duration: 36min

    Note: this is a rerun of a previous episode. 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". Kathy Tu, center, in Taiwan with her grandfather, left, and mother, right. (Kathy Tu)  — Guo Mama is a volunteer at the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association in Taipei. — Li Te-Yun (Nan Gua) is a singer-songwriter in Taiwan. She performed acoustic versions of two songs for Kathy: Heineken Love Song (海尼根情歌) Story of the Stone (石頭記) — Special thanks to Andrew Ryan, a host and producer with Radio Taiwan International. Kathy Tu and Andrew Ryan reporting in Taiwan. (Kathy Tu) Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Art of Escapism ("Done with Disco"), Uncan ("Unbroken"), and Little Glass Men ("Cloud Launching"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • When Tobin Met Kathy

    When Tobin Met Kathy

    20/05/2019 Duration: 30min

    This week, Nancy is live and talking romcoms, meet-cutes, and weddings...with special guest Daniel K. Isaac! — Daniel K. Isaac stars on Billions as Ben Kim and recently guest starred on The Other Two as Jeremy. — Daniel was also recently on an episode of Death, Sex, and Money. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    

  • 100% Science, 100% Magic

    100% Science, 100% Magic

    13/05/2019 Duration: 22min

    On a grey, Wisconsin day two years ago, Kristin Russo's life changed forever. — Kristin Russo is a writer, speaker, educator, and consultant with a focus on LGBTQ issues. She is CEO of the website My Kid Is Gay and co-authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. She also co-directs A-Camp, and co-hosts and produces the podcasts Buffering the Vampire Slayer and To L and Back. — You can read Kristin's article on her miscarriage, The Might-Have-Been, on Autostraddle, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kristinnoeline. Episode art by Isabella Rotman and courtesy of Autostraddle. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Lee Rosevere ("I Wanted to Live"), and David Keifer ("Another Mark"). Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • The Nancy Variety Show!

    The Nancy Variety Show!

    06/05/2019 Duration: 28min

    Piñatas, weird car noises, and succulents, OH MY! It's the Nancy Variety Show! — Chaya Milchtein runs the website Mechanic Shop Femme, where you can find automotive classes and consulting. — Mark Joseph Stern covers law and LGBTQ issues for Slate. Music in this episode by Tobin Low and Jeremy Bloom. Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Natalie Diaz Talks Love and Basketball

    Natalie Diaz Talks Love and Basketball

    29/04/2019 Duration: 20min

    2018 MacArthur Genius winner Natalie Diaz talks about going from a professional basketball player to a poet, and how her love of language helped her embrace her queerness. — Natalie Diaz is a poet, essayist, and linguist. She teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program. — You can find 10 Things That Scare Me wherever you listen to podcasts. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones. Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

  • Desiree Akhavans The Bisexual

    Desiree Akhavan's The Bisexual

    22/04/2019 Duration: 18min

    Desiree Akhavan—filmmaker, creator, and star of The Bisexual—talks about being the rule-breaker of her family, and why she trolled her brother with her armpit hair. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    

  • The Cowboy Of The West Village

    The Cowboy Of The West Village

    15/04/2019 Duration: 25min

    The story of Storme DeLarverie, a true American hero. — Storme DeLarverie’s obituary in The New York Times. — The Nod is hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings. It's produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan and James T. Green. Sarah Abdurrahman is their senior producer. This story was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser, Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. Additional editing help from Sarah Geis and Jordan Barnes. Fact checking by Nicole Pasulka. Engineering from Cedric Wilson and Matthew Boll. Music in this episode by Calid B, Bobby Lord, Haley Shaw, The Five Du-Tones and The Morrie Morrison Orchestra. Nancy theme by Alexander Overington. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

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