This exuberant new show from WNYC already has us firmly by the heart. Nancy is a home for stories about the queer experience. That is to say, it's about specific LGBTQI experiences, but also universal matters of love and pain and growing up, and all the other vital stuff that makes us human. Hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low launch a charm offensive from minute one, and they sound like they've been doing it for years, which presumably they have been, just not on the air: the two are real-world best friends. They bring us deeply personal insights from their own lives, along with stories from guests. Witness: a) the hunt for an iconic Asian porn star; b) the recitation of secret love poems; c) an original song from a one-woman musical called Manifest Pussy, which had us pinned, transfixed, to our chair. Three episodes in, we're a little giddy on this: on its ready wit, and its wide-open way of looking at the world. Hear new instalments weekly, Sundays.
Gateway episode: #2 Like Two Ken Dolls Being Smashed Together (10 Apr 2017)