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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

#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 proceeds funding rape crisis intervention. You can find resources for survivors of sexual violence at RAINN, End Rape on Campus, and the Trevor Project. Episode scoring by...

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

#39: The Rowan County Clerk

5/6/2018
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Kim Davis denied David Ermold a marriage license three times. Now he's running to replace her. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Andy Cohen ("Land of Legs"), Nctrnm ("Blonde"), and Drake Stafford ("Only Love"). Democratic forum audio via WIVY and WMKY. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Duration:00:41:44

#38: Michelle Buteau Is Straight But We Love Her Anyway

5/1/2018
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Michelle Buteau is the host of Late Night Whenever, the newest podcast from WNYC Studios. This episode features comedian Matteo Lane and actor Nico Tortorella. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to shows.

Duration:00:42:22

#37: Shamir Bailey Hates Your Favorite Shamir Song

4/29/2018
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Shamir Bailey is a queer, Philadelphia-based musician. His albums include Ratchet, Hope, Revelations, and Resolution. While he was in the studio, we had Shamir perform acoustic versions of his songs "Straight Boy" and "I Can't Breathe." "Straight Boy" "I Can't Breathe" Video production by Kim Nowacki. Original music by Jeremy Bloom. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate. Shamir Bailey with Nancy hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low. (Matt...

Duration:00:22:20

Gaggle Update: We're Here to Make Friends

4/25/2018
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Our month-long "How to Get a Gaggle" project is just getting started! Today we're checking in on what participants are looking for and how they're doing. Share your own stories! Email a voice memo to nancypodcast@wnyc.org, post on social media using the hashtag #NancyGaggle, or join our brand-new Facebook group. And if you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Duration:00:03:59

#36: Punks

4/22/2018
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Once upon a time, Kai Wright saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared. Kai Wright is editor and host of WNYC’s Narrative Unit and a columnist for The Nation magazine. Patrik-Ian Polk is the writer and director of Punks; he went on to create Noah's Arc and is now a producer and writer for Being Mary Jane. Special thanks to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC. Original music by Jeremy...

Duration:00:27:18

#35: A Gaggle for Me

4/15/2018
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In our season three premiere, Nancy stages a friend-tervention for Joe Rodriguez. Plus, we launch our new How to Get a Gaggle project! Special thanks to Fran Tirado of the podcast Food 4 Thot, Eric Sosa at C'mon Everybody, and Bill Clark and Libby Willis at MeMe's Diner. Our friendship project is coordinated by Charlotte Cooper with help from Ashley Lusk, Caroline English, Sahar Baharloo, Sarah Sandbach, Fiona Carswell, and many more of our colleagues at WNYC Studios. Original music...

Duration:00:40:32

Tobin. Kathy. Season Three!

4/12/2018
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Nancy's back with a whole new season of stories and conversations about the queer experience today. All-new episodes starting Sunday, April 15.

Duration:00:03:50

#34: Return to Ring of Keys

12/3/2017
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Sarah Lu's first glimpse at life as a queer adult came while visiting Maura Koutoujian's general store back when she was a kid. Years later, Sarah tracked Maura down. This bonus episode is the last in a series revisiting stories from our first two seasons. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Arne Bang Huseby (“Stormy Blues”), Jalen Warshowsky (“Dollar Theater”), Josh Woodward (“Once Tomorrow”, “Grey Snow”, and "Border Blaster"), Anamorphic Orchestra (“Taking Dark...

Duration:00:27:58

#33: Kathy's Mom is Uncomfortable With All This

11/19/2017
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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").

Duration:00:26:11

#32: Lena Waithe's Superpowers

11/12/2017
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We first spoke with Lena Waithe just ahead of Master of None's second season, which featured the groundbreaking episode "Thanksgiving." Kathy checked back in shortly after Lena won an Emmy for writing that episode. Lena WaitheMaster of NoneThe ChiWerk It This bonus episode is the first in a series revisiting episodes from our first two seasons. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom.

Duration:00:20:02

#31: Out at Work

10/29/2017
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Earlier this year we launched our Out at Work project, looking to explore the complicated stories that come with being queer on the job. We asked you to share your own experiences, and nearly 3,000 of you wrote in. Here's what we found: 52 percentThirteen percent35 percentsomewhat That third group, the people who are somewhat out, shows just how squishy words like “in” and “out” can be. There are innumerable ways to be out at work, but looking across our survey data and responses, we...

Duration:00:33:06

#30: This Awful Side of Me

10/22/2017
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You don't accept it or you don't understand it? Lewis Wallacemagazine editorLiza YeagerNow Here This A young Lewis Wallace with his grandparents, Mac and Sarah McCrory. (Courtesy of Lewis Wallace) Sarah Graydon McCrory is Lewis Wallace's grandmother. She lives in South Carolina. (Lewis Wallace) Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Anamorphic Orchestra ("Signs of Life"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Duration:00:28:15

#29: Absence Of

10/15/2017
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You don't know what you don't know. Jordan Crucchiola"An Asexual's Defense of Jughead Kissing Better on Riverdale."the Wayfinder Experience Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Drake Stafford ("In Heaven"), Age of Escapism ("Done With Disco" and "Start Over"), Kai Engel ("Daedalus" and "Low Horizon"), and Ultra Cat ("Disco High"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.

Duration:00:31:47