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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 leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.

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 leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.
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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 leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.

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Episodes

#57: Alexandra Billings Won't Stay Quiet Anymore

11/13/2018
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Alexandra Billings, who plays Davina on Transparent, says she believes Jeffrey Tambor's accusers — and feels complicit for not speaking up earlier. — Alexandra Billings is an actor and singer. She recently appeared on Broadway in the comedy The Nap. (Alexandra Billings) Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. 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.

Duration:00:24:18

#56: Jill Soloway's 'Transparent' Reckoning

11/12/2018
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Transparent creator Jill Soloway on the allegations against Jeffrey Tambor and what's next for the groundbreaking Amazon series. — Jill Soloway is the creator and executive producer of Transparent. Their new book is called She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, with additional music by Creo ("Memory") and Broke for Free ("The Great"). If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." Project, head to...

Duration:00:27:23

#55: Emma Gonzalez Wants You to Vote

11/5/2018
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Midterm elections are coming up, and March For Our Lives activists Emma Gonzalez and Bria Smith traveled the country registering voters. — Emma Gonzalez is an activist and advocate with March For Our Lives. — Bria Smith is an activist and advocate with March For Our Lives. — Gays Against Guns is a direct action group of LGBTQ people and allies. (Tobin Low) Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere ("What Have You Done"). If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..."...

Duration:00:29:49

#54: Definitely, Maybe

10/29/2018
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To win in Massachusetts, trans activists have adopted a counterintuitive strategy: leaning into the worst things their opponents say about them. — Dee Rogers (she/her) is a volunteer for the Yes on 3 campaign in Massachusetts. — Kasey Suffredini (he/him) is a Yes on Three co-chair and president of strategy at the campaign's national parent organization, Freedom for All Americans. — David Broockman (he/him) is an assistant professor of political economy at the Stanford Graduate School of...

Duration:00:32:07

We Can't Be Erased

10/26/2018
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It's been a tough week of news, and we asked our trans and gender non-conforming listeners: What do you want cisgender people to know? If you, or someone you know, are looking for resources (or for organizations to donate to), consider these ones: — Trans Lifeline — Transgender Law Center — National Center for Transgender Equality — Lambda Legal — The Trevor Project Episode artwork by Kiernan Sjursen-Lien. You can find them on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Episode scoring by Jeremy...

Duration:00:05:00

#53: The First Queer Woman in Congress

10/22/2018
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Note: As we were setting this episode to "publish," news came down about the Trump administration’s push to narrow the definition of gender and essentially erasing trans people. It’s fucked up. We are currently working on an episode about trans rights and how scarily precarious they are. Stay tuned and take care of yourselves (and each other). The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere? This week, we're featuring an episode of WNYC's...

Duration:00:39:21

#52: You've Been Meaning To Tell Us

10/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:37

#51: Where We Were Then, Where We Are Now

10/8/2018
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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. From Laramie: A Legacy, a reading of The Laramie Project (Daniel Rader) — 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...

Duration:00:29:20

#50: Closest I Get

10/1/2018
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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. Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher, and Kathy. (Katie Herzig) — Here's a playlist of the songs used in today's episode, as well as Kathy's favorite Katie Herzig...

Duration:00:26:56

#49: Perfect Son

9/24/2018
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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. (Photo courtesy of Jason Kim) Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Yuichiro...

Duration:00:40:50

Nancy is back for Season 4!

9/20/2018
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Every Monday, stories and conversations about the LGBTQ community. New episodes start September 24.

Duration:00:03:04

#48: Five Simple Steps

6/29/2018
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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." Content warning: This episode contains a reference to suicide. 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...

Duration:00:39:12

#47: Cumming to America

6/24/2018
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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. Patti O'Furniture backstage at PT's 1109. (Lewis Wallace) Note: We recorded our conversation with Alan Cumming in May, before the situation on...

Duration:00:30:54

#46: Take the Long Way Home

6/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:33

#45: Peppermint 2020

6/10/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:37:19

#44: Cameron Esposito is Reclaiming Rape Jokes

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:19

#43: Poor Unfortunate Souls

6/3/2018
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Everybody loves a hero. But villains can be much more interesting. Meredith Talusan is the Executive Editor at Them. She wrote an essay about trans villains in film for BuzzFeed. Dan Kois and Isaac Butler are co-authors of The World Only Spins Forward, an oral history of Angels in America. Andrea Bernstein is the co-host of Trump, Inc., a podcast about the Trump family business from WNYC Studios and Pro Publica. Stephen Spinella plays Roy Cohn in the Berkeley Rep production of Angels...

Duration:00:30:50

#42: We Can Be Friends

5/27/2018
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Nancy's "How to Get a Gaggle" project gave listeners four weeks of challenges toward making new friends. This week on the show, we check in on how it all went. You can still sign up for the Gaggle project - you'll get four weeks of coaching and challenges over email. Plus be sure to check out our new Facebook group for Nancy listeners. Special thanks this week to friendship guinea pig Joe Rodriguez and WNYC engagement project extraordinaire Charlotte Cooper. The next Queer Soup Night...

Duration:00:32:22

#41: You're Not a 'Bad Gay'

5/20/2018
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John Paul Brammer wrote the column "Hola Papi" for Into; he's now a staff writer at Them. Want advice from Nancy? Email your question (ideally as a voice memo) to advice@nancypodcast.org. Original music by Jeremy Bloom. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Duration:00:20:31

#40: dilDOs and dilDON'Ts

5/13/2018
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Sex toys can be about more than just pleasure. For queer people, they're often a vital part of figuring yourself out. Gabe Gonzalez is a comedian and writer. Buck Angel is a trans advocate and sex toy designer. Special thanks to Hallie Lieberman, author of the book Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by James Pants ("Bird") and Kevin MacLeod ("Off to Osaka"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at...

Duration:00:26:35