WNYC Studios

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  • 36 minutes 59 seconds
    Nancy Was Here

    Team Nancy takes a final stroll down memory lane.

    Check out our open-sourced Queer Podcasts spreadsheet for more queer shows. To get you started, check out Afroqueer, History is Gay, LGBTQ&A, Flyest Fables, Making Gay History, Gender Reveal, and If These Ovaries Could Talk.

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Josh Woodward (Once Tomorrow, Border Blaster), and Albert Behar. Theme by Alexander Overington.

    29 June 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 26 minutes 59 seconds
    All the Fine Girls Be There

    This week, we dive into the world of an underground Black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles.

    — You can watch Shakedown at and The Criterion Channel.

    Leilah Weinraub is a filmmaker and artist. Ronnie D. Ron is the founder of Shakedown. Egypt Blaque Knyle is a social worker and renowned burlesque dancer.

    Special thanks this week to Tracie Hunte.

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom. Theme by Alexander Overington.

    22 June 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 19 minutes 26 seconds
    Black Trans Lives Matter

    Imara Jones joins us to talk about creating a truly inclusive Black Lives Matter movement, and getting back to the roots of Pride.

    Imara Jones is an award-winning journalist, and the creator of TransLasha multi-episode series about what it is like to be transgender, especially a trans person of color, at a time of social backlash.  


    — Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

    — The Okra Project - The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

    — The Transgender District - The mission of the Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood.

    — Trans Justice Funding Project The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom and Josh Woodward ("20/20"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

    11 June 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 35 minutes 35 seconds
    Samantha Irby + Brandon Taylor

    It's a book filled episode as Tobin and Kathy chat with authors Samantha Irby and Brandon Taylor.

    — Samantha Irby is the author of Wow, No Thank You., as well as Meaty, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., and New Year, Same Trash.

    — Brandon Taylor is the author of Real Life.

    — Matt Ortile is the author of The Groom Will Keep His Name.

    — Rachel Matlow is the author of Dead Mom Walking: A Memoir Of Miracle Cures And Other Disasters.

    — Meredith Talusan is the author of Fairest.

    — Alok Vaid-Menon is the author of Beyond the Gender Binary.

    — Kacen Callender is the author of Felix Ever After, as well as other books.

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Albert BeharAlexander Overington, & Kevin MacLeod ("Slow Burn"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

    1 June 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 24 minutes 9 seconds
    Carmen Maria Machado's Queer Horror Stories

    Carmen Maria Machado joins us to talk queer horror stories, writing about pandemics, and the conversation we as queer people should be having more often.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has more info on LGBTQ intimate partner violence statistics here.

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom. Theme by Alexander Overington.

    18 May 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 30 minutes 55 seconds

    Iced coffee and bchairs 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.

    4 May 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 37 minutes
    Make Australia Gay Again

    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, Emperor George Cruckshank IIViktor Zimmerman (Gay Homeland Foundation), Simon Sellers & George Dunford (Authors of the Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations), Judy Lattas, Jody ShapiroGlen Stephens, Paul Poet, Bob Jervis, Don Green, James "Jaix" Brooks, the former members of the of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.

    Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Albert Behar, Sergey Cheremisinov ("Fog"), and Kevin MacLeod ("Bridal Chorus" & "I Knew A Guy"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

    20 April 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 28 minutes 42 seconds
    Give Me A Sign

    Note: This episode includes a story that mentions suicide.

    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 ("Proton Beat"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

    6 April 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 31 minutes 16 seconds
    Nancy Checks In

    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.

    27 March 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 45 minutes 2 seconds
    Chella Man + Rebecca Sugar

    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.

    23 March 2020, 4:00 pm
  • 46 minutes 4 seconds
    Dress of Choice

    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.

    9 March 2020, 4:00 pm
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