Kathy Tu

Past Producer, Radiolab

Prior to Radiolab, she co-hosted Nancy, a show about the queer experience today. She's also done production work for a number of podcasts, including The Memory PalaceThe Mortified Podcast, and Masterpiece Studio. Outside of audio, Kathy is obsessed with backpacks, productivity tools, and her dog, Bowie.


Kathy Tu appears in the following:

Nancy Was Here

Monday, June 29, 2020

Team Nancy takes a final stroll down memory lane.

All the Fine Girls Be There

Monday, June 22, 2020

This week, we dive into the world of an underground Black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles.

Black Trans Lives Matter

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Imara Jones joins us to talk about creating a truly inclusive Black Lives Matter movement, and getting back to the roots of Pride.

Samantha Irby + Brandon Taylor

Monday, June 01, 2020

It's a book filled episode as Tobin and Kathy chat with authors Samantha Irby and Brandon Taylor.

Carmen Maria Machado's Queer Horror Stories

Monday, May 18, 2020

Carmen Maria Machado joins us to talk queer horror stories, writing about pandemics, and the conversation we as queer people should be having more often.

David and Dominique

Friday, May 08, 2020

David and Dominique have something in common.
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Monday, May 04, 2020

Iced coffee and bi chairs and glory holes, oh my!

Make Australia Gay Again

Monday, April 20, 2020

It's our 100th episode! And for this special occasion, Nancy sound designer Jeremy Bloom goes on a quest to find the truth behind a mysterious gay and lesbian island kingdom.

Give Me A Sign

Monday, April 06, 2020

At the age of 61, Richard was searching for a boyfriend. But finding love was about more than just getting past the trials of dating. There was also Peter.

Nancy Checks In

Friday, March 27, 2020

We understand that this is a really scary time for all of us right now. And in times like these, it's important to check-in on each other. So that's what Team Nancy did.

Chella Man + Rebecca Sugar

Monday, March 23, 2020

A distraction for those of you who need it: We talk to activist and YouTuber Chella Man as well as Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar about what it's like to evolve in the public eye.

Dress of Choice

Monday, March 09, 2020

Nancy is back! And we're diving into the taffeta-covered world of kids who do drag.

The L Word is Back

Monday, January 13, 2020

A decade after The L Word ended, The L Word: Generation Q is finally here, so this week we're revisiting the time Kathy watched the original series.

It's Mother Fudging BD Wong!

Monday, January 06, 2020

Consider this episode a gift to start your 2020 off RIGHT: It’s our conversation with the one-and-only BD Wong. Dreams do come true.

Chani Nicholas + Joel Kim Booster

Monday, December 30, 2019

Our holiday gift to you: Chani Nicholas and Joel Kim Booster (our conversation with them, that is, not the actual people...though we wish we could)!

What Do We Have in Common?

Monday, June 24, 2019

For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we talk about what actually happened and where we go from here.

How Far Have LGBTQ Rights Come Since Stonewall?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kathy Tu and Tobin Low of WNYC's podcast "Nancy" weigh in on what their listeners are worried about.


When They Win

Monday, June 17, 2019

When Andraya Yearwood runs against her competition, people pay attention — whether she wants them to or not.

The Day of Epiphany

Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s a moment of reckoning for many members of the United Methodist Church, and after 25 years as a United Methodist pastor, Cynthia Meyer found herself with a decision to make.

Sex Educated

Monday, June 03, 2019

Good sex ed can be life-changing. But getting access to it often entails a fight.