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WCQ570 Windy City Gay Idol Kicks Off Its 12th Year!

Host: Amy Matheny with Scott Duff

Amy and Scott are dishing on the kick off of Windy City Gay Idol's 12th year! They also discuss a new Tony Award winner, springtime flowers, Cicada the play and the question of whether to swim or not to swim in Lake Michigan. It's a groovy show on the couch!

Music Featured on This Queercast: One Direction - "Midnight Memories" and Ed Sheeran - "Sing"

Photo Credit: Windy City Gay Idol Logo

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WCQ569 Chopped Host Ted Allen

Host: Amy Matheny with guest interviewer Jerry Nunn

Amy is excited for Spring, the opening of Cicada and warmer weather coming to Chicago.

Guest: Chopped Host Ted Allen talks with Windy City Queercast correspondent Jerry Nunn about Dining Out for Life, an annual dining fundraiser which raises money for AIDS service organizations. The event will be held on April 24th. Ted also dishes on the Queer Eye reunion. For more information, visit For more on Ted, visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: One Republic - "Counting Stars" and Betty Who - "Somebody Loves You"

Photo Credit: Ted Allen by Peter Ross

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WCQ568 Cicada the Play on Out Chicago!

Host: Amy Matheny with guest interviewer Scott Duff

Windy City Gay Idol has officially kicked off! Amy dishes on the prize packages totaling over $10,000! Scott Duff (co-host of the Queercast and Out Chicago) interviewed playwright Jerre Dye about his new play, Cicada. Jerre discusses Cicada and the journey it took to bring it to the stage. Scott also interviews our own Amy Matheny as she stars in the play as Lily, plus Cecelia Wingate who plays LaNora. Cicada runs April 9th through May 25th at the Greenhouse Theater Center. For more information and tickets visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Indigo Girls - "Southland in the Springtime" and a Cicada song

Photo Credit: Cicada PR Photo

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WCQ567 Miss Cleo Walks The Queen's Bridge

Host: Amy Matheny with Miss Cleo Harris

Cleo is back on the Queercast! Amy and Cleo dish on a new documentary called Hotline that features Miss Cleo and her time on the "Call Me Now" psychic hotline. Cleo also discusses her new book The Queen's Bridge: A Companion Guide through Menopause for You & the People Who Love You. She shares her own journey through menopause and how it affected her as a lesbian. It is available for pre-sale on her website

Music Featured on This Queercast: Simone Felice - "Running Through My Head" and Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Photo Credit: The Queen's Bride Book Cover

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WCQ566 Ms. Cleo's 2014 Prediction Show

Host: Amy Matheny with Ms. Cleo Harris

Ms. Cleo has arrived to give us her perspective and predictions for 2014. Amy and Cleo discuss solar flares and weather, keeping things simple and 2014 being the year of creativity! Cleo also talks about health, patience, mindsets and energy. Cleo will be back next week to discuss her new book!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Bunji Garlin - "Differentology (Ready for the Road) [Major Lazer Remix]" and Rixton - "Me and My Broken Heart"

Photo Credit: WCQ Keep Calm by Di Bauden

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James: I really love how your conversations with Cleo have evolved since she first became a guest on the Queercast. I can really not care less about the Kardashians, the Royal family, etc. , but love politics and her perspectives on culture and how we live and how this planet lives, and what our place in it is. Her predictions and discussions have become more universal in the time she's been a regular guest and i enjoy each visit of hers and feel like i learn something - even if she's talking about women's issues.... read more

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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