Jenny Lawton

Senior Editor, WNYC Studios

Jenny Lawton is the Senior Editor of WNYC Studios.

Jenny works on Nancy, Radiolab's 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:

#61: 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.

#60: 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.)

#59: 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.

#58: 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.

#57: 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.

#56: 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.

#55: 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.

#54: 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?

#53: The First Queer Woman in Congress

Monday, October 22, 2018

The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?

#52: You've Been Meaning To Tell Us

Monday, October 15, 2018

You've all had a lot you've been meaning to say. Plus, a favorite story from the Nancy archives.

#51: Where We Were Then, Where We Are Now

Monday, October 08, 2018

The 20 years since Matthew Shepard's death have been transformative for his mother, Judy. Plus: we talk to Samira Wiley, who appeared in an anniversary production of The Laramie Project.

#50: Closest I Get

Monday, October 01, 2018

Kathy always thought her favorite singer-songwriter was working through something in her songs. It turns out she was.

#49: Perfect Son

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jason Kim didn’t talk to his dad very much. But all that changed three years ago, when he got a call that upended their entire relationship.

Nancy is back for Season 4!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Every Monday, stories and conversations about the LGBTQ community. New episodes start September 24.

#48: Five Simple Steps

Friday, June 29, 2018

Traveling to Taiwan with her mom, Kathy imagines the life she might have lived had her family stayed.

#47: Cumming to America

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Alan Cumming became a U.S. citizen in 2008. His new show, "Legal Immigrant," tells a story of love for his adopted homeland.

#46: Take the Long Way Home

Sunday, June 17, 2018

All things just keep getting better.

#45: Peppermint 2020

Sunday, June 10, 2018

When it comes to RuPaul's Drag Race, Nancy is a house divided.

#44: Cameron Esposito is Reclaiming Rape Jokes

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Most jokes about rape are terrible. That doesn't have to be the case.