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WCQ604 Amy and Mitchell Dishin' on the Couch

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell are dishing on the holidays at Chez Matheny. They also take on the difficulties of quitting smoking, seeing Into the Woods Christmas morning, Dr. David Gushee's new pro-LGBT book, Transparent's Golden Globe nods, and Mitchell's challenge to people of faith. Get Luisa's beautiful stained glass designs at

Music Featured on This Queercast:Idina Menzel - "Silent Night" and SoulAviv - "The Candles of Chanukah"

Photo Credit:Stained Glass Star by Luisa DeLuca

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WCQ603 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: Meghan Murphy, AKA Big Red, and John Francisco join Amy to bring holiday cheer (and songs) to the Queercast. Meghan and John are 2 of 4 performers in the holiday show, Big Red and the Boys at Theatre Wit. These two share some stories of their annual holiday traditions plus what albums are a "must listen to" each season. They are performing only 5 shows, so get your tickets NOW!

Music Featured on This Queercast:Meghan Murphy and John Francisco - "Wonderful Life", "Bad Girls" and "Hard Candy Christmas"

Photo Credit: BIG RED and THE BOYS (clockwise from upper left) Meghan "Big Red" Murphy, John Francisco, Patrick Andrews and Nick Davio. Photo by Timmy Samuel.

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WCQ602 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 getting tested, people they've lost, the AIDS quilt, PREP, the statistics of people who don't even know they have HIV/AIDS and so much more. It's a big and powerful show.

Music Featured on This Queercast:Alexandra Billings - "Being Alive" and Joan Armatrading - "Everyday Boy"

Photo Credit: World AIDS Day via

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WCQ601 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 December for their annual show. Rob shares how the trio got started 15 years ago, how it was named, and how they pick music and themes for their shows. He also discusses their new holiday CD, Blanket of Winter. They will be at Davenports Dec. 6th, 13th and 20th. Get your tickets before it's too late!

Music Featured on This Queercast:Foiled Again - "Cathedrals", "Winter Wonderland" and "Here We Come a-Wassailing"

Photo Credit: Foiled Again (l-r) Anne Sheridan Smith, Rob Lindley, Allison Bazarko
photo by Paul Hamilton

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WCQ600 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 artists, and most touching interviews she's conducted. They also share much gratitude for all of the people who have contributed to the Queercast from its inception. It's a HUGE show! Thank YOU for listening!

Music Featured on This Queercast:Kool & the Gang - "Celebration" and WALK THE MOON - "Shut Up and Dance"

Photo Credit: Rainbow Fireworks found on

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Amy Off-Air - Matt Goss Performing "I Do" on The Queen Latifah Show


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Amy Off-Air - Pam Ann's Coming to Chicago!

Pam Ann: Cockpit! is coming to Chicago LIVE on May 24th at the Harris Theatre. See her personal message to all of us in Chicago!

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Lish Dish: Baby Jack

Here is Deb Pearce's new precious little bundle! Say hello to little Jack Pearce!! Congrats to Deb and her wife, LeeAnn!

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Mitchell Off Air: Pope Tweets

Paul Rudnick imagines some of the Pope's tweets here.

So funny!

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Lish Dish: Amy to Have Her Own Talk Show?

ONLY if we give her enough votes. Do you know anyone who was more suited to have her own talk show? I think this is what she was born to do. Please view her audition tape and VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! If you have a blog, please post this on it.

Tweet and Facebook Amy's link to get her as many votes as possible! Thanks, Guys!!!

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jeff s: Dear Amy: I hope your dream comes true. I think you are the best hostess of any GBLT activity. I hope all is well. Sincerely, Jeff Shapiro.


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