Tobin Low

This American Life

Tobin is the co-creator of the LGBTQ podcast Nancy, which recently concluded its award-winning run at WNYC Studios. He has also served as a producer on shows like Radiolab and More Perfect.



Tobin Low was a producer at Radiolab. He also co-hosted Nancy, a show about the contemporary queer experience, and also served as a producer on the first season of More Perfect. His work has appeared on MarketplaceStudio 360, and the Codebreaker podcast. Tobin is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, and was selected by the Association of Independents in Radio to be a New Voices Scholar in 2014. Special skills include moderate circus tricks and a truly awful British accent.


Tobin Low appears in the following:

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, May 20, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Harvey Fierstein's memoir, Bling Empire and more.


The Ashes on the Lawn

Friday, December 18, 2020

A global pandemic. An afflicted, angry group. A seemingly indifferent government. When nothing seems to work, how do you make change?
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Bloc Party

Monday, November 02, 2020

Who are the soccer moms of the 2020 election? We set out to find them.
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Insomnia Line

Friday, September 25, 2020

It’s the dead of night, you’re wide awake. And you’re not alone. So we put a phone number on twitter, and spent all night talking to the sleepless among us.
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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.