Jenny Lawton

Senior Editor, WNYC Studios

Jenny Lawton is the Senior Editor of WNYC Studios.

Jenny works on Nancy, The Anthropocene Reviewed, A Piece of WorkRadiolab Presents: More Perfect, and other projects. She was previously the Executive Producer of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. Before joining WNYC, Jenny covered politics, technology, and the arts at WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio.

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

David and Dominique

Monday, March 25, 2019

David and Dominique have something in common. (A rerun of a fan favorite).

Queer Money Matters

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The economy is built for cis-het people. How do queer folks navigate it?

The Word 'Queer'

Monday, February 18, 2019

A homophobic slur; a term encompassing every sexual orientation and gender identity: the word 'queer' has a multifarious past and complicated present. This is just a fraction of it.

The Case of the Cutoffs

Monday, February 11, 2019

Eight years ago, Ben found a pair of cutoff jean shorts mounted in a shadowbox. Now, he's on a search for the truth.

The League of Extraordinary Trolls

Monday, January 28, 2019

An elite unit of trolls is engaged in an existential battle against hate speech on the internet. This is their story.

Nancy Takes the Stage

Monday, January 21, 2019

Tobin and Kathy have sweated through a few live shows, and now it's time to share a few of them with the world.

Love Song

Monday, January 14, 2019

Myosha Smith stopped speaking to her brother Joseph Wilson after he handled her coming out poorly. Realizing his mistake, Joe decided to try to win his sister back with a song.

Mr. LA Leather

Monday, January 07, 2019

Every year, contestants spend months working on their charisma, memorizing speeches, and getting their show-stopping outfits ready to win the sash. This is Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

A Gaggle Resolution

Monday, December 31, 2018

Nancy staged a friend-tervention for our pal Joe Rodriguez. Will finding your gaggle be your resolution for the new year?

God + The Gays

Monday, December 24, 2018

Growing up, Phoebe was a Jesus kid. Now, Phoebe goes on a mission to find out whether people with fundamentally different beliefs can have meaningful relationships.

You Couldn't Say It Was Wrong

Monday, December 17, 2018

A nun leaves her small town home in Illinois and comes to the West Village of ‘80s New York...so she can learn how to care for patients dying of HIV/AIDS.

Bowen Yang Was Fooled by Grey's Anatomy

Monday, December 10, 2018

Bowen Yang drops by the studio to talk to Tobin and Kathy about Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live, and bad representation.

Coming Out, Coming Forward

Monday, December 03, 2018

When he was a young teenager, Luke realized he had to speak up—about who he was and what had happened to him. (Warning: this episode discusses childhood sexual assault.)

X & Y

Monday, November 26, 2018

We understand biological sex very simply: if you’re born with XX chromosomes, you’re female; if you’re born with XY chromosomes, you’re male. But it's more complicated than we think.

I've Been Meaning to Tell You...

Monday, November 19, 2018

We asked you to share with us the things you've been meaning to tell someone. This is what happened next.

Alexandra Billings Won't Stay Quiet Anymore

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Alexandra Billings, who plays Davina on "Transparent," says she believes Jeffrey Tambor's accusers — and feels complicit for not speaking up earlier.

Jill Soloway's 'Transparent' Reckoning

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Transparent" creator Jill Soloway on the allegations against Jeffrey Tambor and what's next for the groundbreaking Amazon series.

Emma Gonzalez Wants You to Vote

Monday, November 05, 2018

Midterm elections are coming up, and March For Our Lives activists Emma Gonzalez and Bria Smith traveled the country registering voters.

Definitely, Maybe

Monday, October 29, 2018

To win in Massachusetts, trans activists have adopted a counterintuitive strategy: leaning into the worst things their opponents say about them.

We Can't Be Erased

Friday, October 26, 2018

It's been a tough week of news, and we asked our trans and gender non-conforming listeners: What do you want cisgender people to know?