73 episodes

Getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers. Each episode we interview a different fabulous queer artist. Hosted by Amanda G. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 5.0 • 64 Ratings

Getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers. Each episode we interview a different fabulous queer artist. Hosted by Amanda G. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Episode 70 - Misti Gaither

    Episode 70 - Misti Gaither

    What an honor it was to talk with Misti Gaither! Talk show host, singer, drag queen, and community activist Misti Gaither tells us about growing up Pentecostal, her love for karaoke, and finding her true home. We even make Misti misty eyed!
    Connect with Misti:
    FB @Misti.Ates
    Connect with us:
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Fb/Insta @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 69 - Lauren Deborah

    Episode 69 - Lauren Deborah

    Join us for our second international episode featuring podcast host and stand-up comedian Lauren Deborah! Lauren tells us about moving halfway across the world, running a comedy club, and the reason why she loved the show the OC so much!
    Connect with Lauren Deborah:
    Instagram: @hilaurendeborah
    Twitter: @hilaurendeborah
    Host/Producer: my dad stole my limelight podcast
    Connect with us:
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Twitter @QueerrtoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 68 - Maxine Grossman

    Episode 68 - Maxine Grossman

    Our first international episode! We are joined by writer, actress, stand up comedian Maxine Grossman coming to us from Toronto! Maxine tells us how to speak in a Canadian accent, how stand up changed her life, and why she loves gin and tonics! Stay tuned at the end of the episode for one of Maxine's stand up sets.
    Connect with Maxine:
    https://maxine-grossman.com/
    Insta @MaxineGrossman
    Twitter @Maxine_Grossman
    Connect with us:
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 50 min
    Episode 67 - Denise Winkelman

    Episode 67 - Denise Winkelman

    We talk with former pro wrestler and current comedian, fitness model, screenwriter, and actress Denise Winkelman! Denise tells us about her many different journeys - from being raised in northern, northern Minnesota to her pro wrestling days to working in finance to her transition to moving to LA to pursue comedy full-time, she has done it all!
    Connect with Denise Winkelman:
    Insta @Denise_Winkelman
    Twitter @D_Winkelman
    https://www.denisewinkelman.com/
    Connect with us:
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 58 min
    Episode 66 - Giovannie Espiritu

    Episode 66 - Giovannie Espiritu

    In this episode we talk with actress, writer, and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu about escaping a cult, making it in the business, and figuring out who you are!
    Connect with Giovannie:
    DykeCentral on Amazon
    HollywoodActorsWorkshop.com
    giovannieespiritu.com 
    Connect with Near and Queer to My Heart:
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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    • 48 min
    Episode 65 - Lisa Laureta

    Episode 65 - Lisa Laureta

    Our latest episode features pansexual performer Lisa Laureta. Lisa does it all! She does stand-up, voiceovers, animation, characters, and so much more. Lisa tells us about naked comedy (yes it is a thing and no it is not sexual!), her coming out journey, and learning what happiness means to her.
    Connect with Lisa Laureta:
    www.LisaLaureta.com
    snorebark@gmail.com
    @LisaLaureta on all socials
    Connect with Near and Queer to My Heart:
    Twitter @QueertoMyHeart
    Insta/FB @NearandQueertoMyHeart
    Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=14289
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/near-and-queer-to-my-heart.
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Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Obliterate Podcast ,

I love this!

Such a great and positive show. I love this!

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Thank you for spotlighting amazing people!

I love these stories! Thanks for having a platform to share these hilarious, heart felt and important stories!

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Love It!

Amanda G is hilarious!! Podcast is a great combination of funny, sincere, and emotional, and I usually learn something new.
Missing Queer Mountain (live monologues hosted by Amanda G) during the pandemic lockdown, and this podcast is a great way to get my fix!!

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