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BFF 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 a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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BFF 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 a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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By trishiriye - Feb 13 2019
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I love Nancy! Funny, gay, awkward, Asian...totally niche and absolutely perfect!!!!

One of the essential LGBTQ podcasts

By Casey Scott in Fairfax - Jan 23 2019
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Every single episode is essential listening and truly a gift for the queer listener.

iTunes Ratings

2271 Ratings
Average Ratings
2076
106
27
23
39

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

By trishiriye - Feb 13 2019
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I love Nancy! Funny, gay, awkward, Asian...totally niche and absolutely perfect!!!!

One of the essential LGBTQ podcasts

By Casey Scott in Fairfax - Jan 23 2019
Read more
Every single episode is essential listening and truly a gift for the queer listener.
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Nancy

Updated about 1 month ago

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BFF 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 a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

Rank #1: I Had No Idea

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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.    

Apr 16 2017
39 mins
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Rank #2: Five Simple Steps

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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." 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").

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Jun 29 2018
35 mins
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Rank #3: The Word 'Queer'

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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. 

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Feb 18 2019
24 mins
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Rank #4: The Elephant in the Room

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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").

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Apr 23 2017
35 mins
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Rank #5: There Are No Gay Wizards

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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.    

Apr 30 2017
29 mins
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Rank #6: The Nancy Variety Show!

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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.

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May 06 2019
28 mins
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Rank #7: Michelle Buteau Is Straight But We Love Her Anyway

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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.

May 01 2018
38 mins
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Rank #8: The Cowboy Of The West Village

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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.

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Apr 15 2019
25 mins
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Rank #9: Desiree Akhavan's The Bisexual

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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.

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Apr 22 2019
18 mins
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Rank #10: God + The Gays

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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

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Dec 24 2018
30 mins
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Rank #11: A Gaggle for Me

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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 by Jeremy Bloom with additional music by Mystery Mammal ("You're Up There"), Podington Bear ("Gizmo"), and Creo ("Memory"). Theme by Alex Overington.

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Apr 15 2018
37 mins
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Rank #12: Out at Work

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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.

Oct 29 2017
30 mins
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Rank #13: Multiple Lesbians in Any Scenario

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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 ShahiErin 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").

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Sep 03 2017
19 mins
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Rank #14: Does It Bring You Joy?

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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").

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Apr 08 2019
29 mins
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Rank #15: Cumming to America

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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.

Note: We recorded our conversation with Alan Cumming in May, before the situation on the border escalated.

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Jun 24 2018
27 mins
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Rank #16: Take the Long Way Home

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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.

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Jun 17 2018
32 mins
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Rank #17: Perfect Son

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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.

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.

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Sep 24 2018
38 mins
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Rank #18: A Private Life

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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.

Nancy theme by Alexander Overington.

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Mar 18 2019
22 mins
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Rank #19: Coming Out, Coming Forward

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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").

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Dec 03 2018
34 mins
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Rank #20: Love Song

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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.

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Jan 14 2019
31 mins
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