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June 10, 2019
The Day of Epiphany
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"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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30 min
June 3, 2019
Sex Educated
Good sex ed can be life-changing. But getting access to it often entails a fight. — Matt Bloom is a reporter for KUNC in Greeley, Colorado, where he covers breaking news stories and the economy. 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)"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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28 min
May 27, 2019
Taiwan!
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." — Guo Mama is a volunteer 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. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, 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.
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36 min
May 20, 2019
When Tobin Met Kathy
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. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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30 min
May 13, 2019
100% Science, 100% Magic
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"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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22 min
May 6, 2019
The Nancy Variety Show!
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. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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28 min
April 29, 2019
Natalie Diaz Talks Love and Basketball
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. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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20 min
April 22, 2019
Desiree Akhavan's The Bisexual
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. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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18 min
April 15, 2019
The Cowboy Of The West Village
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. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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25 min
April 8, 2019
Does It Bring You Joy?
Tobin realizes he’s been carrying around an insecurity since he was a teenager. — Dr. Christie Block is a Speech-Language Pathologist based in New York City. — Jacob Tobia is a writer, activist, producer, and author of the book, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram. — Henry Bae is the Creative Director and co-founder of Syro. Shaobo Han is the Director of Operations and co-founder of Syro. — Syro is a queer POC business that makes heels in all sizes for all genders. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Anamorphic Orchestra ("Taking Dark Matter Lightly"), Lee Rosevere ("Featherlight"), Axletree ("Goodnight Esme (Instrumental)"), Ultracat ("Disco High"), Juanitos ("En Croisiere"), Daedelus ("Make it Drums"), and Creo ("Place on Fire"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
April 1, 2019
Masha Gessen's Y2K
A very Russian love story on the brink of Y2K. — Dan Taberski hosts the show, Surviving Y2K, and previously hosted Missing Richard Simmons. Both shows are part of the Headlong Podcast. The third season of Headlong premieres Tuesday, April 23rd. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Mark Orton & John Hancock, and Nathaniel Wyvern ("Sanctuary Of The Sky Gods"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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22 min
March 25, 2019
David and Dominique
David and Dominique have something in common. Special thanks to Krishna Stone at Gay Men's Health Crisis, an HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy organization in New York.  Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom. Note: A version of this episode first ran on May 7, 2017. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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28 min
March 18, 2019
A Private Life
Nino and Drew kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years. And then, they decided to do something that forced them into the spotlight. — This is Love is a show that explores perseverance, obsession, and what happens when we risk betting it all. Their new season begins on May 1st. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
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22 min
March 8, 2019
The Golden Queers
What is retirement like when there's been a lifetime of discrimination and added costs, and what do we do about it? Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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22 min
March 7, 2019
Dude, Where’s My Coverage?
Even if you have insurance, being queer can be a barrier to getting the healthcare you need. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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17 min
March 6, 2019
For Richer, For Poorer
Marriage equality meant more dollars in the bank for lots of queer people. But what if getting married goes against your identity or is simply not possible? Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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16 min
March 5, 2019
The Gayly Grind
From discrimination in the hiring process to a wage gap to a patchwork of legal protections, there are road blocks at every stage of our career. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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16 min
March 4, 2019
Babies and Bills
When you’re queer and you want to add a kid to your family, things get complicated—and expensive—really quickly. Queer Money Matters is Nancy's series about the straight economy and how queer people navigate it. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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24 min
February 25, 2019
Queer Money Fear$
The economy is built for cisgender, heterosexual people. We're exploring the financial hurdles queer people face and how we navigate them. It's Nancy's "Queer Money Matters." If you want to see the results of "Nancy’s 2019 Money Survey of a Representative Sample of the Queer and Non-Queer US Population," head over to Queer Money Matters. — Lee Badgett is an economist, professor, and LGBT policy expert. She teaches at UMass Amherst. — Special thanks this week to Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of Money Magazine, Morning Consult, and the WNYC data team. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Tigue. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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16 min
February 18, 2019
The Word 'Queer'
Strange or obtuse; a stinging homophobic slur; a radical political rejection of normativity; a broad term encompassing every and any variation on sexual orientation and gender identity: the word 'queer' has a multifarious past and complicated present. This is just a fraction of it. — Helen Zaltzman hosts the podcasts, The Allusionist and Answer Me This! Additional show notes can be found on The Allusionist's website. — Eric Marcus hosts the podcast, Making Gay History. — Amy Sueyoshi is a historian and author. — Cameo appearances from Katie Mingle from 99% Invisible, Katie Herzog from The Stranger, and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye. Music in this episode by Martin Austwick. We had engineering help this week from Ania Grzesik.  Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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24 min
February 11, 2019
The Case of the Cutoffs
Eight years ago, Ben found a pair of cutoff jean shorts mounted in a shadowbox. Now, he's on a search for the truth. — Ben Riskin quit his law firm four years ago and embarked on a career in podcasting. Ben recently joined Endeavor Audio to lead their business development and content acquisition efforts. When he's not working, he's listening to everything and talking to everyone.  — Special thanks this week to Tracey Baim of the Windy City Times, the team at Curious City, Ben Rose and Tracey Panek at Levi’s, St. Sukie de la Croix (author of Chicago Whispers: a History of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall), Gnat Carpenter, the team at Third Coast International Audio Festival, and everyone who shared pictures of the shorts on social media. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Little Glass Men ("Procreation"), Broke for Free ("Calm the Fuck Down"), and Nctrnm ("Tethered"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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26 min
February 4, 2019
Phillip Picardi: Out With the Old
Phillip Picardi joins Nancy to talk about his first job at McDonald's, his recent job as Anna Wintour's protégé, and his new job as editor-in-chief of Out Magazine. — Phillip Picardi is the editor-in-chief at Out Magazine. He previously served as chief content officer at Teen Vogue and them. — Phillip's response to the Women's Wear Daily article can be found on Twitter. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Alex Overington, BoxCat Game  ("Mt Fox Shop"), and Drake Stafford ("Matte Black"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
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30 min
January 28, 2019
The League of Extraordinary Trolls
An elite unit of trolls is engaged in an existential battle against hate speech on the internet. This is their story. This episode originally aired on Endless Thread, a co-production of WBUR and Reddit. It's a show about Reddit (also known as the front page of the internet), hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, produced by Josh Swartz, and mixed by Paul Vaitkus. We had engineering help this week from Ania Grzesik.  Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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31 min
January 21, 2019
Nancy Takes the Stage
Tobin and Kathy have sweated through a few live shows, and now it's time to share a few of them with the world. — Jes Tom (they/them) is a weird nonbinary queer Asian-American radical cyborg stand up comic. They will be performing at Caroline's on February 12th. — John Paul Brammer (he/him) wrote the column "Hola Papi" for Into; he's now a staff writer at Them. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
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32 min
January 14, 2019
Love Song
Myosha Smith stopped speaking to her brother Joe after he handled her coming out poorly. Realizing his mistake, Joe decided to try to win his sister back with a song. — Daniel A. Gross is a writer, reporter, and radio producer based in Brooklyn. — Myosha Smith is a social worker and songwriter based in Brooklyn. — Musical Connections is a program run by Carnegie Hall that teaches inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility to create and perform music. — You can listen to live performances of Gnarly Knees and Bright Dark, a song Joe co-wrote with Myosha, from inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. — Special thanks to John J. Lennon, a journalist in Sing Sing Correctional Institution who helped Nancy find this story. John wrote about the Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program for Pacific Standard. Also thanks to our friends at WQXR: Christine Herskovits, Aaron Dalton, Eileen Delahunty, and Matt Abramovitz. Music in this episode by Kyle Sanna. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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31 min
January 7, 2019
Mr. LA Leather
Every year, contestants spend months working on their charisma, memorizing speeches, and getting their show-stopping outfits ready to win the sash. No, this is not Miss America...this is Mr. Los Angeles Leather. — James Kim makes podcasts at KPCC. — Pup Yoshi can be found @toddster213 on Twitter. — You can listen to both seasons of  The Competition at competitionpodcast.com. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, the team at The Competition, and Broke For Free ("Calm the Fuck Down"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
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27 min
December 31, 2018
A Gaggle Resolution
Nancy staged a friend-tervention for Joe Rodriguez. Will finding your gaggle be your resolution for the new year? And if you want to broaden your friendship horizons this year, join our 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. Note: A version of this episode first ran on April 15, 2018. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Mystery Mammal ("You're Up There"), Podington Bear ("Gizmo"), and Creo ("Memory"). Theme by Alex Overington. We need your help! Are you thinking about money as this new year begins? So are we. It seems like so much of the economy and the milestones of financial planning are geared towards cishet people -- the tax incentives to get married, the costs associated with starting a family. And healthcare. Like, all of healthcare.  So here at Nancy, we’re taking a look at how queer people navigate the financial system. Has there been a time when you’ve noticed you’ve had a harder time sorting out money issues than your friends who aren’t queer? Or is there a way you’ve sort of hacked the system -- to get what you need but on your own terms? We want to hear about your experience. Record a voice memo telling us about your queer money moments and send it to nancy@wnyc.org.  Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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38 min
December 24, 2018
God + The Gays
Growing up, Phoebe was a Jesus kid. In college, after Tinder-swiping her way to gayness, she comes out to Christians and hopes that they’ll accept her. And now, Phoebe goes on a mission to find out whether people with fundamentally different beliefs can have meaningful relationships. — Phoebe Wang is a multidisciplinary artist based between Brooklyn, NY and Toronto, ON. You can find her on Twitter @feebswang. — "God + The Gays" won the 2018 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award and Phoebe gave an acceptance speech that resulted in a 45-second standing ovation. Music in this episode by Joni Void. The song “Let Your Little Light Shine” is by Pamela Warrick-Smith and was performed by Community Chorus, a resistance-themed choir led by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs in LA. We need your help! Are you thinking about money as this new year begins? So are we. It seems like so much of the economy and the milestones of financial planning are geared towards cishet people -- the tax incentives to get married, the costs associated with starting a family. And healthcare. Like, all of healthcare.  So here at Nancy, we’re taking a look at how queer people navigate the financial system. Has there been a time when you’ve noticed you’ve had a harder time sorting out money issues than your friends who aren’t queer? Or is there a way you’ve sort of hacked the system -- to get what you need but on your own terms? We want to hear about your experience. Record a voice memo telling us about your queer money moments and send it to nancy@wnyc.org.  Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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30 min
December 17, 2018
You Couldn't Say It Was Wrong
A nun leaves her small town home in Illinois and comes to the West Village of ‘80s New York...so she can learn how to care for patients dying of HIV/AIDS.  — Michael J. O'Loughlin is a Chicago-based religion journalist and author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters. — Bethany Place is a non-profit AIDS Service Organization in the St. Louis Metro East area. — Brian Dolphin contributed original music to this episode. Visit him at briandolphin.com to receive his free monthly songs or to join a community sing near you. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Brian Dolphin ("Cow Trough Song"), Marco Trovatello ("Haunty Fourstroke"), and UltraCat ("Disco High"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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29 min
December 10, 2018
Bowen Yang Was Fooled by Grey's Anatomy
Bowen Yang drops by the studio to talk to Tobin and Kathy about Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live, and bad representation. — Bowen Yang is a comedian, producer, and formerly mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He co-hosts the podcast, Las Culturistas, and you can find him on Twitter @bowenyang. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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24 min
December 3, 2018
Coming Out, Coming Forward
When he was a young teenager, Luke realized he had to speak up—about who he was and what had happened to him. (Warning: this episode discusses childhood sexual assault.) — Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities, and their world. — The Ali Forney Center is a community center assisting LGBT homeless youth in New York City. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom and PC III ("Blue Hope"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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34 min
November 26, 2018
X & Y
This week, Nancy is featuring an episode of Radiolab Presents: Gonads. A lot of us understand biological sex with a pretty fateful underpinning: if you’re born with XX chromosomes, you’re female; if you’re born with XY chromosomes, you’re male. But it turns out, our relationship to the opposite sex is more complicated than we think. This episode was reported by Molly Webster, and produced by Matt Kielty. With scoring, original composition and mixing by Matt Kielty and Alex Overington. Additional production by Rachael Cusick, and editing by Pat Walters. The “Ballad of Daniel Webster” and “Gonads” was written, performed and produced by Majel Connery and Alex Overington. Special thanks to Erica Todd, Andrew Sinclair, Robin Lovell-Badge, and Sarah S. Richardson. Plus, a big thank you to the musicians who gave us permission to use their work in this episode—composer Erik Friedlander, for "Frail as a Breeze, Part II," and musician Sam Prekop, whose work "A Geometric," from his album The Republic, is out on Thrill Jockey. Radiolab is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. And the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate. 
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40 min
November 19, 2018
I've Been Meaning to Tell You...
We asked you to share with us the things you've been meaning to tell someone. This is what happened next. To see some of the tips and advice from the episode, or if you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." project, head to nancypodcast.org/tell. — The article that led us to Michael Kerr can be found at The New York Times. — Dylan Marron is a digital creator in New York.  — Glenn Marron is a psychologist in New York. Music in this episode by James Pants ("Cha Cha Demo"), Little Glass Men ("Cloud Launching"), and Benedek ("Cruzin"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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35 min
November 13, 2018
Alexandra Billings Won't Stay Quiet Anymore
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. 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.
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21 min
November 12, 2018
Jill Soloway's 'Transparent' Reckoning
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 nancypodcast.org/tell. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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24 min
November 5, 2018
Emma Gonzalez Wants You to Vote
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. Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere ("What Have You Done"). 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.
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25 min
October 29, 2018
Definitely, Maybe
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 Business. He is co-author of the paper "Durably reducing transphobia: A field experiment on door-to-door canvassing."— Kelly Jenkins (she/her) is a teaching assistant in Wellesley, Mass. She hosts the series Kelly's Quest on the public access channel ActonTV. Keep Massachusetts Safe, the group seeking to repeal the state's public accommodations protections for transgender people, argues the existing law puts women at children at risk in places like public restrooms. However, a recent study by researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found bathroom crime has not increased since these protections became law in 2016.  Learn more about the 2018 Massachusetts Ballot Questions here, and find out what's on your ballot this November at Ballotpedia. 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 Special thanks to Fran Hutchins of the Equality Federation, Columbia University political science professor Donald P. Green, and Yes on 3 campaigners including Dee Moore, Karl Tonge, Pippin Stacks, and Leo Udell. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones, with additional music by Rest You Sleeping Giant ("Light Lab") and Lee Rosevere ("Small Steps"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.
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27 min
October 22, 2018
The First Queer Woman in Congress
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 The United States of Anxiety, hosted by Nancy favorite Kai Wright. — Kai Wright is the host of The United States of Anxiety. — Mara Silvers is a producer in the WNYC newsroom. 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.
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36 min
October 15, 2018
You've Been Meaning To Tell Us
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. Note: A version of this episode first ran on April 16, 2017. 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.
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32 min
October 8, 2018
Where We Were Then, Where We Are Now
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.
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27 min
October 1, 2018
Closest I Get
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.
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26 min
September 24, 2018
Perfect Son
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.
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38 min
September 20, 2018
Nancy is back for Season 4!
Every Monday, stories and conversations about the LGBTQ community. New episodes start September 24.
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3 min
June 29, 2018
Five Simple Steps
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.
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35 min
June 24, 2018
Cumming to America
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.
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27 min
June 17, 2018
Take the Long Way Home
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.
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32 min
June 10, 2018
Peppermint 2020
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.
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34 min
June 7, 2018
Cameron Esposito is Reclaiming Rape Jokes
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.
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21 min
June 3, 2018
Poor Unfortunate Souls
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 in America.Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Lee Rosevere ("I Was Waiting for Him" and "Featherlight").Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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26 min
May 27, 2018
We Can Be Friends
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 happens on June 10 in Brooklyn.  Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by James Pants ("Bird"), Madame Rrose Selavy ("Sojou Meu Nome"), Mystery Mammal ("Xanadont"), Ondrosik ("Love is Over"), and Anamorphic Orchestra ("Machine Elves"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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26 min
May 20, 2018
You're Not a 'Bad Gay'
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.
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17 min
May 13, 2018
DilDOs and DilDON'Ts
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 Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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23 min
May 6, 2018
The Rowan County Clerk
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.
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37 min
May 1, 2018
Michelle Buteau Is Straight But We Love Her Anyway
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.
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38 min
April 29, 2018
Shamir Bailey Hates Your Favorite Shamir Song
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."Video production by Kim Nowacki. Original music by Jeremy Bloom. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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18 min
April 25, 2018
Gaggle Update: We're Here to Make Friends
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.
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3 min
April 22, 2018
Punks
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, The Skinny, and Blackbird, and is now a producer and writer for Being Mary Jane. He is currently producing and writing the upcoming Starz drama series, Pussy Valley. Want to see Punks? Claim tickets now for our one-night-only screening now, featuring a Q&A with director Patrik-Ian Polk. You can also join Tobin and Kathy for a special pre-screening reception. Special thanks to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC. Original music by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Ultracat ("Little Happenings"). Theme by Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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23 min
April 15, 2018
A Gaggle for Me
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 by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Mystery Mammal ("You're Up There"), Podington Bear ("Gizmo"), and Creo ("Memory"). Theme by Alex Overington. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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37 min
April 12, 2018
Tobin. Kathy. Season Three!
Nancy's back with a whole new season of stories and conversations about the queer experience today. All-new episodes starting Sunday, April 15.
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3 min
December 3, 2017
Return to Ring of Keys
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. Note: A version of this episode first ran on April 10, 2017. 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 Matter Lightly”), Joey Pecoraro (“Strong Vibes”), and Little Glass Men (“Kelp Grooves”). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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25 min
November 19, 2017
Kathy's Mom is Uncomfortable With All This
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. Note: A version of this episode first ran on April 9, 2017. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Benedek ("CRUZIN").
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23 min
November 12, 2017
Lena Waithe's Superpowers
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 Waithe is an Emmy-award winning writer and actress on Master of None. Her new show, The Chi, premieres Jan. 7, 2018 on Showtime. — This episode was recorded in Los Angeles at Werk It, WNYC's women's podcast festival. Note: A version of this episode first ran on May 16, 2017. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom. 
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18 min
October 29, 2017
Out at Work
Nearly 3,000 of you told us about your experiences being queer on the job. And we learned it's rarely as simple as "in" or "out." Visit nancypodcast.org/workresults for results from our Out at Work survey, plus a whole bunch of resources for navigating being queer on the job. Guests: Asa Sevelius is principal of the Heath School in Brookline, Mass. Clair Farley is the director of economic development at the San Francisco LGBT Center; Mia Satya is an employment services specialist with the center's Trans Employment Program. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Drake Stafford ("Matte Black") and Evan Schaeffer ("Sisyphus"). Special thanks to Mandy Naglich, Anna Burke, and Alison Morgenstern.
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30 min
October 22, 2017
This Awful Side of Me
You don't accept it or you don't understand it? Lewis Wallace is a magazine editor and radio producer in North Carolina. Liza Yeager is a senior at Brown University, where she co-founded Now Here This. 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.
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25 min
October 15, 2017
Absence Of
You don't know what you don't know.Jordan Crucchiola is an associate editor at Vulture, where this spring she wrote "An Asexual's Defense of Jughead Kissing Betty on Riverdale."Ben Schwartz is a LARP writer at 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.
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28 min
October 8, 2017
Tegan & Sara & Abby & Josh
Sibling relationships can be tricky. Tegan & Sara are about to hit the road for "The Con X: Tour," which marks the 10th anniversary of their breakout album. Abby Holtzman is a radio producer working now at WAMU and NPR's The Big Listen. Her brother Josh is in his first year at Oberlin College. They only look like twins. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Andy Cohen ("A Perceptible Shift") and Juanitos ("Mondo Wack"). Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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17 min
October 3, 2017
Oliver Sipple
On Sept. 22, 1975, Oliver Sipple went for a walk. The rest is history. Latif Nasser is the director of research at Radiolab. Tracie Hunte is a reporter at Radiolab. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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65 min
October 1, 2017
Different in Two Ways
Ryan Haddad is a writer and actor with a one-man show about hooking up, dating, and intimacy. He also has cerebral palsy. Please don't call him inspirational. Ryan Haddad  is a New York-based writer and performer. His one-man show is called "Hi, Are You Single?" This week's episode was recorded live at the Now Hear This podcast festival. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional engineering by Matt Boynton. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod ("Slow Burn") and Anamorphic Orchestra ("Radiant Flux"). Special thanks to Chris Bannon, John DeLore, Chris Hartnett, and the entire Now Hear This team. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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19 min
September 28, 2017
Will and Grace Are Back! (But Should They Be?)
The world's changed since the groundbreaking sitcom went off the air. Eleven years later, does Will & Grace still have something to say?Alex Jung is a staff writer at Vulture, where he covers entertainment and culture.New episodes of Will & Grace air Thursdays on NBC starting Sept. 28. You can watch episodes from the series' original run on Hulu.Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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19 min
September 24, 2017
Somewhat Out
Chirlane McCray, New York City's first lady, spoke to us about the new NYC Unity Project. Her 1979 essay in Essence is called "I Am A Lesbian."  Rich Bellis is an associate editor at Fast Company, where he covers the intersection of LGBT issues, business, and leadership. Join our "Out at Work" project by taking our quick survey. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional mixing help from Matt Boynton. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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24 min
September 17, 2017
I See You, I Love You
If you don't see something, say something. Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin produce a YouTube series called Just Between Us. They have a new YA book called "I Hate Everyone But You." Vivek Shraya is the author of "The Boy and the Bindi," a children's book illustrated by Rajni Perera. (Here's the research she cites about diversity in books for kids.) Special thanks to Daniel Guillemette. Join our "Out At Work" project. Take our quick survey to tell us about your experience being queer at work. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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23 min
September 10, 2017
Does Your Boss Know You're Gay?
Twenty-eight states lack employment protections for LGBT people. And what federal protections do exist are under new attack. This episode is part of our Out at Work series. Take our quick survey to tell us about your experience being queer at work. Find out what protections you have with this state-by-state guide from Lambda Legal. Mark Joseph Stern covers law and LGBTQ issues for Slate. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Podington Bear ("Lightfeet"), Arne Bang Huseby ("Stormy Blues"), and Anamorphic Orchestra ("Radiant Flux"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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23 min
September 3, 2017
Multiple Lesbians in Any Scenario
The L Word is a soap opera, and maybe not even a particularly good one at that. But it's also essential viewing for queer women. 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.Special thanks to Cassie Sercia and Autostraddle's Riese Bernard. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Kai Engel ("Seeker") and Lawrence Grey ("The St Marks Shake"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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19 min
August 27, 2017
My Brother and Me
Nore Davis tells jokes about his brother, Khalil, being transgender. But they've never really just sat down to talk about it. Plus: Patti Harrison responds to the president.Nore Davis is a comedian. You can listen to his albums Home Game and Away Game on Spotify. Khalil Davis runs a website promoting financial literacy within the transgender community called The Trans Capitalist.Patti Harrison is a comedian who made her network debut on The Tonight Show, where she criticized Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones. Additional music by Drake Stafford ("Casets"), Benedek ("Cruzin"), and Broke For Free ("Drop of Water in the Ocean").Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.  
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29 min
August 22, 2017
The Pentagon's Secret Gaggle of Gays
Even after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, the military wasn't an easy place to be out. Audrey Quinn, a WNYC health reporter, reported and produced this story. Special thanks to Alex Wagner, Tarak Shah, Todd Breasseale, and Sue Fulton. All season we'll be reporting stories about being out at work. Tell us yours at nancypodcast.org/work. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones with additional music by Andy G. Cohen ("A Perceptible Shift"), Kevin MacLeod ("Dances and Dames," "Faster Does It," and "I Knew a Guy"), Anamorphic Orchestra ("Creature Comforts" and "Taking Dark Matter Lightly"), the U.S. Army Band ("To The Color"), and the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps ("Soldier's Farewell"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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23 min
August 20, 2017
The Swimsuit Issue
Thanks for the invite, but Tobin's going to skip your pool party. Sabri Ben-Achour is a senior reporter for Marketplace. James T. Green is a producer for The Nod. Babetown hosts pop-up events for queer women. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones with additional music by Joey Pecoraro ("Sour Sweets") and Gangi ("Proton Beat"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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25 min
August 17, 2017
Nancy's Back
Your friendly neighborhood LGBTQ podcast is back for season 2. Kathy’s dating, Tobin’s at the beach, and just to make sure this trailer lands up high in the search results: What time is the solar eclipse? New episodes starting Sunday, Aug. 20!
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2 min
July 30, 2017
RuPaul Wants Naked People and Big, Fat Asses
RuPaul navigates performance art with Broad City's Abbi Jacobson in the new WNYC Studios and MoMA podcast A Piece of Work. Nancy returns for season two in August. Subscribe to A Piece of Work wherever you get your podcasts. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.
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29 min
July 27, 2017
Let's Talk About Trump's Trans Ban
An estimated 15,000 trans people currently serve in the U.S. military. We spoke with Jordan Blisk, a former senior airman in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, about why he wanted to serve to begin with, and how it transformed his life for the better.Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios.Support our work. Become a Nancy member today atNancypodcast.org/donate.    
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8 min
July 16, 2017
Q is Growing Up
Q Daily is an 11-year-old trans boy. With puberty looming, he and his family have big decisions to make. Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering education and youth for the WNYC Newsroom. Her stories were mixed by Wayne Shulmister. Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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16 min
June 25, 2017
Kathy Goes to Camp
Maybe don't overthink this one. — A-Camp is an annual summer camp for queer women organized by the website Autostraddle. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with guitar performance by Hannis Brown. Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.  
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26 min
June 18, 2017
It's Really You
Sometimes when you speak up, the world answers. — Gavin Grimm is a transgender rights activist suing his school district in federal court. The Vice documentary excerpted in this episode was reported by Diana Tourjee for Broadly. Bank Street School for Children is a private progressive school in upper Manhattan. — Alaska is an LA-based drag queen and former winner of RuPaul's All Star Drag Race. Zoë Sobel is a radio producer in Unalaska, Alaska. Scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Jesse Spillane ("Super Bubbly"), 1000 Names ("Rio"), and Broke for Free ("The Great"). Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
June 11, 2017
Everything Changed
The shooting at Pulse claimed 49 lives. Orlando hasn’t been the same since.  Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
June 4, 2017
You've Told Me This Before
— Asia Kate Dillon’s role on “Billions” helped them understand a non-binary gender identity. — Tina Healy comes out as trans over and over again. Her daughter Jessica Walton's book is called "Introducing Teddy." Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Little Glass Men ("Dream Blaze") and Kai Engel ("Snowmen"). Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
May 28, 2017
Dear Nancy
We've got mail. Mara Wilson is a former child actor and the author of "Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame." Erin McKeown is a musician, writer and producer. Sign up for our newsletter and follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Anamorphic Orchestra ("Creature Comforts"), Benedek ("Cruzin"), Josh Woodward ("Once Tomorrow"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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30 min
May 21, 2017
Thank You for Being a Friend
Traveled down the road and back again. Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidante. Join us for a trip to Florida, with special guests Rufus Wainwright, Saeed Jones and the ghost of Bea Arthur. — Rufus Wainwright is a musician. — Saeed Jones is a poet and the executive editor, culture for BuzzFeed. — Samara Breger and Kelsey Padgett are producers. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Revolution Void ("Tree Tenants"), Kevin MacLoyd ("Monkeys Spinning Monkeys") and Fabian Measures ("Calm the Fuck Down"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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32 min
May 16, 2017
The Coolest Lesbian Ever
We talk to Lena Waithe, the scene-stealing BFF on Master of None. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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13 min
May 14, 2017
Fear of Being Butch
There’s no shame in asking for a ‘90s boy band haircut. — Production help from Cathy Wong, Tommy Bazarian, and Rachel Matlow.  — Khane Kutzwell's barber shop is Camera Ready Kutz.  — Thanks to the many people helped produce Kathy's story on being butch: Esther Godoy and Madelaine Imber from Butch Is Not A Dirty Word, Rae Tutera from Bindle & Keep, the women of the Butch-Femme Social Club of LA, and everyone who talked to Kathy but didn’t make it into the final story: Lillian Faderman, BK Chan, and Aheri Stanford-Asiyo. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones with additional music by Broke for Free ("Calm the Fuck Down") and James Pants ("Bird"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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23 min
May 7, 2017
Here's What It's Like
David and Dominique have something in common. Special thanks to Krishna Stone at Gay Men's Health Crisis, an HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy organization in New York. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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27 min
April 30, 2017
There Are No Gay Wizards
Albus Dumbledore isn't gay, no matter what J.K. Rowling says. But that doesn't mean the "Harry Potter" books aren't incredibly queer. — Matt Collette is the producer of Nancy. — Pat Brown is a New York-based comedian. Her album is called Sex Tape. Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom and Isaac Jones. Additional music by Lawrence Grey ("The St. Marks Shake"). Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
April 23, 2017
The Elephant in the Room
Gay Republicans say they’ve got Trump on speed dial. Is he picking up the phone? — This episode is a co-production with BuzzFeed News. — Dominic Holden is the site’s national LGBT reporter. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Additional music by Tate Peterson ("Ragtime" and "Mid Day Blues"), UltraCat ("Disco High") and James Pants ("Cha Cha Demo"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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35 min
April 16, 2017
I Had No Idea
We were in a relationship? — Peter Bresnan is a radio producer in New York. — Shakina Nayfack was accompanied by pianist and composer Julianne Wick Davis. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Episode scoring by Isaac Jones with additional music by U.S. Army Blues ("Barbara").  Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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39 min
April 10, 2017
Like Two Ken Dolls Being Smashed Together
When sex ed doesn't cover it, you've got to figure stuff out on your own. — Tobin looks for "the first Asian top." — Sarah Lu reconnects with a woman from her past. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Theme music by Alex Overington with scoring by Jeremy Bloom. Additional music by Arne Bang Huseby (“Stormy Blues”), Jalen Warshowsky (“Dollar Theater”), Josh Woodward (“Once Tomorrow” and “Grey Snow”), Anamorphic Orchestra (“Taking Dark Matter Lightly”), Joey Pecoraro (“Strong Vibes”), and Little Glass Men (“Kelp Grooves”). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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36 min
April 9, 2017
Hello, Hello
Come out. Repeat. Record. — Kathy has come out to her mom over and over again. This time she wants to know her mom understands. — Tobin's dad gets help from five fabulous friends. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Theme music by Alex Overington. Scoring by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Broke For Free ("Hella" and "Add And"), UltraCat ("Disco High"), Wake ("Nick Beat"), Little Glass Men ("Kelp Grooves"), and Co.fee ("Calabash"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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29 min
April 4, 2017
Nancy: It's a Podcast, Not a Person
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. Coming out April 9. Follow Nancy on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter at nancypodcast.org. Nancy is a production of WNYC Studios. Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at Nancypodcast.org/donate.    
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2 min
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