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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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WCQ599 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/producer LGBT ally, Mike O'Malley, joins Amy on the Queercast. Mike shares some stories of growing up on the East Coast, being a theater jock, working on Glee as (the best dad ever) Burt Hummel, and now producing and writing for his new Starz show, Survivor's Remorse. For more information on Mike, visit

Music Featured on This Queercast:Meghan Trainor - "Lips Are Movin" and Glee Cast (Feat. Chris Colfer) - "Blackbird"

Photo Credit: Mike O'Malley

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WCQ598 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, protections, defining relationships to kids, and if parenting is different for LGBT folks.

Music Featured on This Queercast:Flight Facilities - "Sunshine (Feat. Reggie Watts)" and Samuel L. Jackson narrates a clip from the hilarious book "Go the Fuck to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach. For the full audio/video visit

Photo Credit: Deb's Family (Jack, LeAnn and Deb)

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WCQ597 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 time.

Music Featured on This Queercast:Michael Jackson - "Thriller" and Zella Day - "Hypnotic"

Photo Credit: Pumpkin patch

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Deb Pearce: So much fun talking with Amy! Hope you enjoy(ed) the queercast

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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