WNYC Studios Launches Season 2 of NANCY
LGBTQ podcast hosted by KATHY TU and TOBIN LOW,
winners of the WNYC Studios Podcast Accelerator in 2015
New episodes include reporting on the first Pride event held in the PENTAGON (United States Department of Defense),
interviews with entertainers NORE DAVIS and GABY DUNN,
and conversations with cast members of THE L WORD
Season 2 kicks off with two new episodes available today
(New York, NY – August 21, 2017) – WNYC Studios, the premier producer of top podcasts including 2 Dope Queens, Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, and A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson, today announced the second season of NANCY, the critically-acclaimed podcast about the LGBTQ experience today.
Launched this past March after co-hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low won WNYC Studios’ Podcast Accelerator in 2015, NANCY has been praised by TIME as a “radically honest podcast on LGBTQ issues” and as “heartfelt and hilarious” by OUT Magazine. For season two, NANCY will continue to share provocative stories and frank conversations across a wide range of topics, including current events, pop culture, and the deeply personal.
The new season kicks off with two new episodes available today. The first episode is a brazenly honest and at times humorous look at body image, our bodies, and why we love to hate them. The second reports on the first Pride event held at the Pentagon – the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense – and the story of the civilians, enlisted military personnel, and officers who broke rank to organize the event in 2012 shortly after the repeal of the controversial “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.
NANCY will release new episodes each Sunday through the end of October. Upcoming episodes include:
- A binge-watch of the TV show The L Word and its ongoing influence on lesbian canon. The episode will feature interviews with the original cast members Mia Kirshner, Erin Daniels, and Sarah Shahi, and a chat with comedian and fan of the show Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife).
- A sit-down with comedian Nore Davis and his brother, Khalil. While Nore Davis often discusses his brother’s gender transition in his comedy act, the Davis brothers don’t often discuss the topic face-to-face. In this candid sit-down, the two learn about aspects of each other’s lives for the first time.
- Conversations with YouTube personalities Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, who co-created the LA-based series Just Between Us, and queer actor Nico Totortella, who stars on TV Land’s Younger.
- An interview with transgender comedian Patti Harrison following her outspoken appearance on The Tonight Show. Harrison made her network TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the same evening President Trump proposed a transgender ban for the military. For the show, Fallon turned over his monologue to Harrison, who shared her perspective on the announcement from the President.
“We’re so proud of what we were able to cover in season one of NANCY, and there’s so much more to talk about in season two,” said Tobin Low, co-host. “The stories we’ve been working on already feel more ambitious, timely, and maybe most importantly, more feelingsy. (Yes, that’s a word.) We can’t wait to share them.”
“For this season of NANCY, we’re going to do more of what we do best: share intimate conversations about identity and our experiences, tell stories about life transitions, and lean into our personal anxieties (it’s terrifying),” said Kathy Tu, co-host. “But really, we were blown away by the reception of season one. This season will take us to a few unexpected places, from New York City’s historically-queer Jacob Riis Beach to the Pentagon’s first Pride event. NANCY is about how we define ourselves and the journey we take to get there and we’re so excited to continue that journey alongside our listeners.”
NANCY is available at nancypodcast.org, Apple Podcasts, and all other places where podcasts may be downloaded.
Throughout the fall, the hosts of NANCY will appear at a number of podcasting events open to the public, including at the NowHearThis festival (Sept. 9) and at The Brooklyn Historical Society (Sept. 18) in New York City, as well as at WNYC Studios’ WERK IT women’s podcast festival in Los Angeles (Oct. 3-5).
ABOUT WNYC STUDIOS
WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including “Radiolab,” “2 Dope Queens,” “Nancy,” “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” “Freakonomics Radio,” “Death, Sex & Money,” “Here’s the Thing” with Alec Baldwin, “Note to Self,” “On the Media,” and “A Piece of Work” with Abbi Jacobson. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.wnyc.org.