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!
WCQ633 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 Jim Bennett regarding the historical SCOTUS ruling for Marriage Equality across the country. They also talk Pride celebrations, getting married, ENDA, and what is next for them now that this ruling has happened.
A new voice but an old soul of the Queercast, production editor Di Stuercke joins Amy on the show for the first time. They share a few giggles and memories from working on the show together for the last eight years.
AND for one final time, the fabulous Mitchell Fain joins Amy for an emotional goodbye. These two have been on the couch laughing, dishing, disagreeing and learning from each other for so many years together. It wouldn’t have been the same show without his voice on our last show.
One of our most loyal listeners, James, has left us a final sweet message of thanks.
Music Featured on This Queercast: Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”, Maxine Nightingale – “Right Back Where We Started From”, Carol Burnett – “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”, Diana Ross & The Supremes – “Someday We’ll Be Together”, Emeli Sande – “Next to Me” and The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
Photo Credit: Amy Matheny
WCQ632 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 to say her goodbyes. It’s an emotional goodbye for Amy as our shows are ending.
Music Featured on This Queercast: Neil Sedaka – “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”, Melissa Etheridge – “Goodnight” and Carly Simon – “Anticipation”
Photo Credit: Deb blowing a kiss goodbye
WCQ631 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 came to the Queercast.
Music Featured on This Queercast: Jackson 5 – “Never Can Say Goodbye” and Carole King – “Where You Lead”
Photo Credit: Ms. Cleo!
WCQ630 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 when they met, to Alex being on a Golden Globe winning show called Transparent. So much stuff, so little time. Go listen! Now!
Music Featured on This Queercast: Eternal Summers – “Come Alive” and Anderson East – “Satisfy Me”
Photo Credit: Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair PR Photo
WCQ629 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 Chenoweth hosting the show, the commercial break that killed them both, and this was the highest grossing season on Broadway! They dish on some winners including revivals of The King and I and An American in Paris, and the best new musical, Fun Home. It’s a huge show!
Music Featured on This Queercast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ted Sperling & Orchestra – “Shall We Dance” and Sydney Lucas & Beth Malone – “Ring of Keys”
Photo Credit: The Tony Award
WCQ628 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 Evangelical Minister, Ethicist, and Author Dr. David Gushee joins Amy on the Queercast. David tells his history with the Southern Baptist Church, his ordination within the Church, his writings of different faiths, people losing their religion, and his stance on LGBT people. He has written a book, Changing Our Mind, which recounts his journey to changing his mind about LGBT inclusion in the Church. For more on David, visit www.davidpgushee.com and also www.readthespirit.com.
Music Featured on This Queercast: Hozier – “Take Me to Church”, R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion and Patty Griffin – “Heavenly Day”
Photo Credit: Cover Art for Changing Our Mind
I read an article in the RedEye on 10/11/07 about queer podcast in based in Chicago and this one is my favorite so far.
Fun and intelligent
Should be on OWN!! Great interviews that have substance and depth .
It's a fun and informative show!
This show is awesome. Amy’s interviews are extremely professional with just the right approach to the subject matter. She handles a range of serious to zany all in stride and brings the listener along for the ride. Each show keeps me up to date with what’s going on in the GLBT community locally and around the country. I enjoy listening to the rotating co-hosts Amy has on and the various personal and professional chemistry she has with each person. The rotation of co-hosts from around the country, even our northern counterparts up in Canada, allows me to consider different opinions on a range of topics and understand a bit better why a part of the country feels a certain way.
Overall this podcast is extremely professional, informative and just plain fun to listen to!!! My exercise time seems to fly by and twice a week a feel a bit more educated about issues that are important to the community.