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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!
||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|
||ExplicitWCQ609 Kelli Simpkins and Standing Underneath Night and Day||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited about the Supreme Court hearing the cases of four same sex marriages. She is also very excited about our guest Kelli Simpkins today and the topic of our youth and elderly LGBTQIA members. Guest: Kelli Simpkins return[...]||1/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ608 Looking Ahead into 2015 with Miss Cleo||Host: Amy Matheny with Miss Cleo Harris Miss Cleo and Amy discuss the creative changes upon us for 2015. The gals dish on seeking out knowledge, closing schisms, integrating ideas, taking back our financial power and investing in our communities. Cl[...]||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ607 Miss Cleo Looking Back on 2014||Host: Amy Matheny with Miss Cleo Harris Amy and Cleo take us through 2014. Cleo talks about Florida and Marriage equality, adoption and families. They also discuss the new initiative Trans Action Florida, Obama’s record in 2014, what Cleo thou[...]||1/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ606 The 2014 Year in Review Part 2||Host: Amy Matheny with Andrew Davis and Matt Simonette Amy, Andrew and Matt continue their Year in Review for 2014 GLBT news stories. They discuss Chicago and Illinois politics, pop culture, celebrity deaths (including Philip Seymore Hoffman, Robin [...]||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ605 The 2014 Year in Review Part 1||Host: Amy Matheny with Andrew Davis and Matt Simonette It’s that time of year again, it’s our Year in Review show! Andrew Davis, Managing Editor of the Windy City Times and Matt Simonette, Senior Reporter also of WCT join Amy to recap 20[...]||12/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ603 The Fabulous Big Red and The Boys!||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is doing some decorating and having some challenges with her Christmas lights. She is very excited to have Meghan “Big Red” Murphy and John Francisco on her couch singing some songs from their holiday show. Guest: M[...]||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ602 World AIDS Day 2014||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell discuss World AIDS Day. Mitchell shares his coming out at the height of the AIDS epidemic and his reaction to the lack of responsiveness from President Reagan. They discuss the importance of gett[...]||12/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ601 Foiled Again’s Rob Lindley||Host: Amy Matheny Amy is giving thanks now that the holidays are here! Guest: Actor/Singer/Director Rob Lindley of Foiled Again joins Amy on this Queercast. The trio of Rob, Anne Sheridan Smith and Allison Bazarko will be coming to Davenports this D[...]||11/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ600 It’s Our 600th Show!||Host: Amy Matheny with Michell Fain Amy and Mitchell take us through the highs and lows of the last 600 shows! Amy shares some interview stories that happened over the years. She shares some of her favorites, her least favorite, the ground breaking [...]||11/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ599 The Fabulous Mike O’Malley||Host: Amy Matheny with Michell Fain Mitchell and Amy dish on the Book of Mormon coming back, the 6th Circuit Court upholding marriage bans in four states, and Mitchell’s family’s bond with the O’Malley family. Guest: Actor/writer/p[...]||11/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ598 LGBT Parenthood||Host: Amy Matheny with Deb Pearce Deb and Amy talk about all things parenting. Amy asks Deb what important decisions she made before becoming a parent. They delve into an Australian LGBT parenting study, the process Deb took to become pregnant, prot[...]||11/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ597 Halloween and Canadian LGBT Rights with Deb Pearce||Host: Amy Matheny with Deb Pearce Deb Pearce is BACK on the Queercast! Amy and Deb dish on Halloween costumes, when they first met and if they are dressing up this year. They also discuss Canadian LGBT rights and terrorism in Ottawa for the first ti[...]||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ596 Mitchell Fain and When He Knew||Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain Amy and Mitchell continue the dialogue of “When Did You Know?” for Gay History Month. Mitchell shares his coming out stories and when he knew he was gay. Amy shares a personal story about coming out r[...]||10/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ595 Jim Bennett and a Marriage Equality Update||Host: Amy Matheny Amy discusses the changing the landscape of marriage equality. She also shares a big announcement from Amazon Prime. Mitchell will be on next week, we promise. Guest: Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Director, Jim Bennett join[...]||10/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWCQ594 Alexandra Billings and Transparent||Host: Amy Matheny with Alexandra Billings Amy discusses Gay History Month and asks “when did you know?” She shares her own story of when she knew she was a lesbian. ALSO our own Alexandra Billings is back on the Queercast dishing on the [...]||10/6/2014||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.