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Windy City Queercast: Queer and Now! Brought to you by the Windy City Media Group, our podcast features current, exciting GLBT news and entertainment. Hosts Amy Matheny and Peter Mavrik bring the community to your iPod or computer for a twice-weekly dose of Queer programming that reaches around the globe!
||ExplicitWCQ633 The Queercast is Ending on a High Note with SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling||Host: Amy Matheny It’s our last show! Holy cow! Amy gives a very heartfelt goodbye and thank you to all of our wonderful listeners. Jim Bennett of Lambda Legal joins Amy for our final Queercast interview. Amy has a fantastic conversation with [...]||7/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ632 The Queercast Farewell – Part Two||Host: Amy Matheny with Deb Pearce and Kelli Simpkins Amy and Deb Pearce have their last conversation on the Queercast. They reminisce on how they met and all the changes that have happened through the years. Kelli Simpkins also joins Amy on the show[...]||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ631 The Queercast Farewell – Part One||Host: Amy Matheny with Ms. Cleo Amy is giving a shout out Gloria Estefan’s new show, Get On Your Feet. Go see it! Amy is joined throughout the Queercast by different voices saying farewell to the show. Ms. Cleo shares many thanks and how she c[...]||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ630 Alexandra Billings is Back to Say “Farewell” And a Lot of Other Stuff||Host: Amy Matheny with Alexandra Billings Alex and Amy, Amy-n-Alex, A-n-A are back on the Queercast one last time. They didn’t waste any moments to dish on topics across the spectrum. From early days on LesBiGay Radio to Caitlyn Jenner, from w[...]||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ629 The Tony Awards with Scotty D and Amy||Host: Amy Matheny with Scott Duff Amy and Scotty D are back on the couch watching the Tony Awards! It’s all about the high holidays, the shows, the music, and of course, The Mirren. They rank how gay it was with Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenow[...]||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ628 Evangelical Minister and Author Dr. David P. Gushee||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited to discuss LGBT in the church with Conservative Evangelical Minister David Gushee today. He is a surprising new voice that has had a change of heart regarding the message to the LGBT community. Guest: Conservative Ev[...]||5/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ627 Author James Dawson and This Book is Gay||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is giving thanks to our military who have fallen on this Memorial Day. She is championing our guest’s new book and also has a very big announcement! Don’t miss it! Guest: Gay Award Winning Author James Dawson joins [...]||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ626 Summer Movies with Richard Knight Jr.||Host: Amy Matheny with Richard Knight Jr. Amy and Richard are dishing on all things movies! The summer is going to be huge with blockbusters, LGBT films, reboots and so much more! They also discuss HBO’s Bessie starring Queen Latifah as Bessie[...]||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ625 Windy City Times is Turning 30!||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is very excited for the celebration of Windy City Times turning 30! Guest: Windy City Times Editor Tracy Baim joins Amy on the Queercast once again. Windy City Times is turning 30 in September and Tracy has been at the helm bri[...]||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ624 The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for Marriage Equality||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is discussing the Supreme Court hearing for Marriage Equality. The oral arguments have finally begun. We must wait until June for the ruling. Next show, Windy City Times is turning 30! Guest: Midwest Regional Director of Lambda[...]||5/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ623 The Fabulous Elaine Dame||Host: Amy Matheny Amy discusses the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer. Please send us your comments if you saw the show. Guest: Jazz Singer Elaine Dame joins her former Sweet Accord partner and friend Amy on the Queercast! Elaine is a leading[...]||4/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ622 Steve Scott Talks Terrence McNally||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited about this big show with Steve Scott and how queer theater has changed with the works of Terrence McNally. Guest: Producer/Director Steve Scott joins Amy on the Queercast. Steve explores openly gay playwright Terrenc[...]||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ621 Illinois Cook County Clerk David Orr and the Same Sex Marriage Law One Year Later||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited to dish with Illinois Cook County Clerk David Orr on gays and lesbians getting married. It’s been one year since the law allowed Cook County clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex partners. Guest: Illino[...]||4/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ620 The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project with Tracy Baim||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited about the weather in Chicago but warns it won’t last too long. She discusses marriage equality that came to Cook County one year ago and also what will be some of the issues impacting our community and one is L[...]||4/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ619 Mitchell’s Last Show from the Couch… for Now||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Mitchell is setting sail so this is his last show from the couch with Amy. They dish on many topics including Mitchell’s trip, Dolly Parton Christians, being Transgender in a restroom, and transitioning lat[...]||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ618 To Marry or Not to Marry and (Of Course!) the Empire Finale||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell opine on whether or not lesbians and gays will get married after it is nationally legal to do so. AND, obviously, they dish on the Empire Finale! Lots of chatter from the couch! Music Featured o[...]||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ617 Angry F*gs Director Derek Von Barham||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited about the gorgeous weather in Chicago but knows it’s just a tease. She also wants to know when St. Patrick’s day became all about drinking? Was it always that way? Send a comment if you know the answer. G[...]||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ616 Politics and TV Talk from the Couch||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell have lots to say on this Queercast. They touch on organized religion and arguments against marriage equality, they also dish on TV shows Empire and The Fosters and the new play Mr. Burns. It[...]||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ615 Gay Navy Reserve Lee Reinhart||Host: Amy Matheny It is freezing in Chicago but Amy is heating up the Queercast with a review of the new show, Empire! It’s hot hot hot! Guest: Re-Enlisted Gay Navy Veteran Lee Reinhart joins Amy again on the Queercast. Lee discusses the many [...]||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ614 The 2015 Post Oscar Show!||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell give us our annual post Oscar show! They dish on the red carpet fashion, Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting performance, Lady Gaga’s tribute to Sound of Music, the creepiness of John Travol[...]||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ613 Marc Solomon and Winning Marriage Part Two||Host: Amy Matheny with Marc Solomon Amy and Marc continue their dialogue on the Marriage Equality fight. They discuss humanizing stories to straight Americans to get legislation passed, Income Taxes and Social Security, state by state empowerment, a[...]||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ612 Marc Solomon and Winning Marriage Part One||Host: Amy Matheny with Marc Solomon Amy is excited to be speaking with her guest Marc Solomon for the next two weeks. Marc is the National Campaign Director of Freedom to Marry and has written a new book, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Sa[...]||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ611 Oscar Predictions with Richard Knight Jr.||Host: Amy Matheny with Richard Knight Jr. Amy and Richard Knight Jr. take on the Oscar nominations! They dish on best film, director, actors, actresses, and some controversies. They share their personal predictions on most categories. Will Boyhood t[...]||2/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ610 Amy and Mitchell Dishing on the Couch||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell are on the couch with lots to say. They congratulate Alexandra Billings on the Golden Globe win for Transparent, acknowledge the generosity of Jeffrey Tambor, and Mitchell shares an Alex story. T[...]||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
I can't tell you how much I enjoy this program. Amy and Peter have a fantastic chemistry and are truly entertaining. They've interviewed some incredible people and constantly make me laugh out loud. The previous reviews stating that too many ads run are just silly. There were 2 that I counted in the entire program. Don't listen to them and miss out on a great GLBT program. This one is tops! Wonderful job! Thank you for letting our voices be heard!
I am a new listener to this show and love the interaction with Peter and Amy and they have had some interesting shows. The content is really great and they have interviewed some great people. For those in the Chicago and nearby area they give out tickets to area shows which is great too.
Puts all the others to shame
If there only was one gay podcast you were able to download/listen to, make it the Windy City Queercast. It is head and sholders above every other queer podcast I've listened to, as well as many non-queer ones. The show is professionally conducted and produced, perhaps owing to the fact that the Queercast was on real radio before it was a podcast and the hosts have a lot of experience in this arena. There is some Chicago-oriented content each show, but it is truly national in scope, since they get some great guests, like Lynda Carter, Miss Cleo, Lucy Lawless, as well as people who address political and civil rights matters. I also love Amy and Peter's banter, silly as it gets sometimes.