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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!
||ExplicitWCQ563 Patrick Dati, Author of I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out||Host: Amy Matheny Amy recaps the Oscars! Who won? Who broke Twitter records? Who couldn’t pronounce a performer’s name? All of this plus Jimmy Fallon coming to Chicago to do the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Guest: Out Author Patric[...]||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ562 It’s Our Oscar! Oscar! Academy Award Prediction Show||Host: Amy Matheny with Guest Host Richard Knight Jr. Amy celebrates the judge ruling in Cook County, Illinois allowing marriage licenses to be given out immediately and not waiting until June 1st. Go to Cook County and get married! Amy and Richard d[...]||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ561 2014 Sochi Olympics Part Two||Host: Amy Matheny with Guest Host Ross Forman (Sports Writer for Windy City Times) Amy and Ross discuss openly gay football player Michael Sam. They discuss this huge moment, ABC’s Dallas affiliate Dale Hansen’s commentary, the NFL draft[...]||2/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ560 2014 Sochi Olympics Part One||Host: Amy Matheny with Guest Host Tracy Baim Amy and Tracy talk all things Sochi Olympics. They discuss the 1980 boycotted Olympics in Russia, whether boycotts are effective and can social media move them along. The gals also discuss Putin’s a[...]||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ559 Scott Duff Back on the Couch||Host: Amy Matheny with Scott Duff Amy recaps the Superbowl festivities including Bruno Mars and is then joined by Scotty D on the couch. Scott is embarking on a new weekly radio show called Out Chicago. He discusses the program, his co-hosts and top[...]||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ558 Aimee and Jaguar Playwright Lillian Groag||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is back from the desert that wasn’t as warm as you’d think. She recounts parts of the Grammy Awards with Macklemore & Lewis, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna. Guest: Playwright Lillian Groag joins Amy on the Queercast.[...]||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ557 Mitchell’s Last Chat on the Couch… for Now||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Mitchell and Amy take on the new HBO show LOOKING, Mitchell’s Oscar picks, Alexandra Billings’ article on Jared Leto’s Golden Globe speech, the Soshi Olympics, this week’s anti-gay comment[...]||1/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ556 Amy and Mitchell and the Golden Globes||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell survived the Polar Vortex! On this Queercast, they take on the fashion, the actors and actresses, the films and TV shows and all things Golden Globes! What did they like, dislike and disagree on?[...]||1/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ555 Amy and Mitchell Kick Off The New Year!||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell have great discussions on Robin Roberts, Phil Robertson, Aaron Rodgers, the Kennedy Honors, and evolution deniers. They also give a preview of next week’s show of the Golden Globes! Music F[...]||1/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ554 2013: The Year in Review Show Part Two||Host: Amy Matheny with guests Andrew Davis and Matt Simonette Amy is joined again by Andrew and Matt to look back at all the GLBT news of 2013. This show takes us to the World news stories. They touch on topics including the Sochi Olympics and athle[...]||12/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ553 2013: The Year in Review Show Part One||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is joined by Andrew Davis, managing editor of Windy City Times and newcomer Matt Simonette, senior news writer, to look back at all the GLBT news of 2013. They touch on marriage equality in Illinois, national stories such as th[...]||12/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ552 Amy Talks LGBT Fertility with Dr. Susan Davies||Host: Amy Matheny We are deep into the holiday season! Amy dishes on Beyonce, Steppenwolf Theater, abundance, fertility and becoming parents. Guest: Davies Fertility and IVF Specialists, S.C. owner and founder, Dr. Susan Davies, joins Amy on this Qu[...]||12/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ551 Mitchell and Amy Back on the Couch||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell are dishing on many things on this Queercast. Mitchell’s Santaland Diaries tickets are going fast, Scotty D has We Three Lizas going next door to Mitchell, AND Big Red and the Boys are also[...]||12/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ550 Chicago’s Own De’Borah||Host: Amy Matheny We are in December! The year in review show is coming soon. Also coming up Amy is talking to a fertility specialist about the unique needs of LGBT folks have to create a family. Guest: The Voice contestant De’Borah joins Amy [...]||12/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ549 The Vocal Sounds of the Season with David Edelfelt||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited for the Holidays and for today’s guest! She is wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Guest: Out musician/vocalist/voice teacher David Edelfelt joins Amy on our first holiday Queercast of 2013. David share[...]||11/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ548 Dr. Peter Hayes on Antisemitism and Homophobia in Nazi Germany||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited for the holidays and the final weeks of 2013! She’s giving some props to our co-hosts – Scotty D is starring in We 3 Lizas at Stage 773 and Mitchell will be bringing Crumpet back to Theatre Wit in his 10t[...]||11/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ547 Jim Bennett of Lambda Legal and the Illinois House Passing SB10||Host: Amy Matheny Jim Bennett joins Amy today on a very exciting Queercast. Marriage Equality is coming to Illinois! Jim and Amy discuss the challenges, the support, the March on Springfield and what measures were taken to get the Marriage Equality [...]||11/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ546 Nick Bowling, Director of The Normal Heart||Host: Amy Matheny This is a big week in Springfield for the Marriage Equality vote! Amy is excited about new theater shows, the Reeling film festival starting Nov. 7th in which she lists several titles starting this week, and today’s conversat[...]||11/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ545 The March on Springfield Recap with Amy and Mitchell||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell give their account of the events on October 22nd in the State Capital of Illinois. They dish on the bus ride down, the work that went into the event, the entertainment, walking in the capital, th[...]||10/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ544 The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality on October 22nd||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell are dishing on being middle aged, Mitchell’s shows Best Musical and his hunky cohorts in “The Red Trouser Show” as part of the Midnight Circus in the Parks. This Tuesday, Octobe[...]||10/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ543 Amy and Mitchell on the 25th Annual National Coming Out Day||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell are on the couch dishing about the 25th Annual National Coming Out Day and their own coming out stories. They also discuss the Glee episode saying goodbye to Cory Montieth aka Finn Hudson, the 15[...]||10/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ542 Richard Knight Jr and the 31st Reeling Film Festival||Host: Amy Matheny Happy October! Amy is excited for all the Halloween decorations and wearing her boots again. The film festivals are beginning in Chicago and Reeling is back! Guest: Richard Knight Jr. returns to the Queercast! Richard is the Progra[...]||10/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ541 William Brown and Doug Frew of To Master the Art||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy is dishing on her new show, To Master the Art. Mitchell and Amy both share their memories of watching Julia Child on television. Mitchell also shares a different Julia story. Guests: William Brown and Doug Fr[...]||10/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ540 Mitchell and Amy Go to the Emmys||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Mitchell and Amy are on the couch once again giving us their thoughts on the Emmy Awards Show. They dish on binge TV watching, best dressed, worst dressed, heavenly pillows and so much more! This is one Emmy show[...]||9/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ539 Mitchell Takes Us to San Diego||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Mitchell takes Amy and the rest of us to San Diego on today’s Queercast. Mitchell dishes on all things SD including the San Diego Zoo, his performance in the Second City show “The Good, The Bad and th[...]||9/16/13||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.