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Most Recent Episodes

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 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. 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. Music in this episode by Kyle Sanna. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.

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.

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. 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.

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.

#62: 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. 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.

#61: 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.

#60: 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.

#59: 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.

#58: 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.

#57: 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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