Near and Queer to My Heart
By Amanda G.
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Getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers. Each episode is an interview of a storyteller followed by a clip of one of their performances. Hosted by Amanda G.
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - Quinn Laroux||In this episode we get to know the lovely Quinn Laroux - drag queen, writer, storyteller, artist and sweetheart! We loved getting to know her and we hope you do too! Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a special treat from Quinn to you! Connect...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Tina Kakadelis||Join us as we come to you from Jam Stain studios in Los Angeles and bring you our interview with young adult fiction writer Tina Kakadelis! Tina gives us the lowdown on working at Disney World, on her sappy side, on life in the writing game and so...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Jenn Snyder||Coming to you from Cola Con Comedy Festival in Columbia South Carolina, we sit down with stand up Jenn Snyder to learn about her life and what happiness and success mean to her (and also how the heck she stays friends with all her exes!)||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 - Dwayne Duke||Our last of the five interviews we did at the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival is here! Creator of the fest Dwayne Duke sits down with us to discuss what it takes to run a festival, cruise ship life and so much more!||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Kendra Dawsey||Coming to you from the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus Ohio! We sit down with Kendra Dawsey and talk about coming out, life in Connecticut and Sphincter (you have to listen to find out more!)! Episode available on...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 - Isaac Crow||Coming to you from the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus Ohio! We sit down with Isaac Crow and talk about his love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, his hometown's claim to fame and so much more! Episode available on...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - Champagne Jamboree||Coming to you from the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus Ohio! Join us as we talk with Champagne Jamboree (Sarah McPeck and Amanda Costner) about the meaning of The L-Word, professional golfing and so much more! Episode available on...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - Rory Eustace||Coming to you from the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus Ohio! Join us as we talk with Rory Eustace about crappy jobs, 90's movies and improv initiation rituals. Episode available on iTunes/Spotify/IHeartRadio...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Riot||Join us as we go on the record with Riot about her Catholic school upbringing, Burning Man and her first love! Episode available on iTunes/Spotify/IHeartRadio or http://nearandqueertomyheart.libsyn.com Twitter: @queertomyheart Facebook:...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Shep Kelly||Join us as we talk with Shep Kelly! Shep opens up about life in the military during don’t ask don’t tell, comedy roots and life in the Shep lane! Episode available on iTunes/Spotify/IHeartRadio or http://nearandqueertomyheart.libsyn.com...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 - Jay Tombstone||Let's get to know Jay Tombstone as he tells us about his billboard marriage, how Katrina changed him and his passion for cat shirts! Episode available on iTunes/Spotify/IHeartRadio or http://nearandqueertomyheart.libsyn.com Twitter:...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Byron Broussard||Join us as we talk with Byron Broussard about the Illuminati, Veggie Tales and how he creates his art! Episode available on iTunes/Spotify/IHeartRadio or http://nearandqueertomyheart.libsyn.com Twitter: @queertomyheart Facebook:...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpiside 15 - Jeff D.||Our first ever live episode is here! Meet comedian Jeff D. as he talks about marble counter top status, Ani DiFranco and life as a comic! Thanks to Crescent City Books for having us! Go see their books and their cat! Episode...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Moxie G. Rogue||Moxie G. Rogue is our fabulous guest this episode! She talks to us about the complications of mother daughter relationships, how stand up changed her life and making the most out of every moment! Twitter: @queertomyheart Facebook:...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Jade Patton||Get to know Queer/LGBT performer Jade Patton! Jade tells us everything from her start in comedy to growing up in a small town to shaping her own individual queer identity! Twitter: @queertomyheart Facebook:...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Micheal Foulk||We interview Micheal Foulk! Micheal does it all! He is a co-creator of Greetings, from Queer Mountain, producer of Queer Film Theory 101, an actor, a stand up, model, writer, you name it Micheal does it! Micheal talks to us about everything from his...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS Fake Advertisements||Before we had a real sponsor we made some up! Listen to our silly make believe products and laugh with us!||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Ian Aber||Recorded at the OAM Network Studios during the Memphis Comedy Festival we get to know stand up Ian Aber where he tells us about country queens, random celebrity sightings and the meaning of queer spaces. Twitter: @queertomyheart Facebook:...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Lauren Faber||Epsiode 10||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Drew Lausch||At the OAM Network Studio coming to you from the Memphis Comedy Festival we meet LGBT/queer actor and stand-up Drew Lausch who tells us about growing up gay in Fargo, what really happens at theater camp and what he would risk for a quesadilla.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Jenna Vesper||During Mutiny Radio Festival in San Francisco, Portland LGBT/queer stand-up Jenna Vesper shares with us everything from growing up in wine country to what to do with used dildos.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Xander Bilyk||From life with goats to the lure of New Orleans to dealing with hecklers Xander Bilyk talks about it all!||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - e.lang||e.lang, lgbt/queer New Orleans storyteller, writer and performer, stops by to chat with us about everything from surviving the big apple to the wife life.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - DC Paul||LGBT/Queer performer DC Paul celebrated his 32nd birthday by sitting down with us to discuss his world travels, coming out, life philosophies and so much more!||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Alida Glass||From youth ministries to surviving Hurricane Katrina to cool leather jackets LGBT/Queer performer Alida Glass shares her life experiences and how she translates them into storytelling and stand up.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Casey Ley||Los Angeles LGBT/Queer comedian Casey Ley sat down with us for a chat during his most recent New Orleans visit. We thought we had stories, but Casey has us beat!||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Camille Roane||I sit down with LGBT/Queer stand-up comedian Camille Roane as she opens up about her life while every cat in the neighborhood descends upon her home.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Genevieve Rheams||I sit down with LGBT/Queer storyteller Genevieve Rheams to get to know her a little better. Over vodka tonics we discuss everything from her coming out process to parades to her status as a tall baby.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It’s about time!
Queer people need representation, and I am so happy to have a podcast like this to listen to! Great interviews with creators that shines light on their personal and professional lives. Keep up the good work!
A queer comedic dream!
I am so excited to get to know new queer entertainers, and especially love how many comedians are featured. I'm pretty new to podcasts, and starting out with podcasts that make me laugh! Near and Queer to My Heart checks all the boxes for me funny people, queer love, and some rockin theme music!
P.S. Listen to the bonus fake ad episode...you won't regret it!
Just listened to Amanda interview Jenn Snyder, what a great host! Can't wait to listen to the back catalog!