Q-Podders is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) podcasts and those who are friends of the GLBT community. Table 3.12 lists of some of the podcasts from www.qpodder.org.
Table 3.12. Popular Q-Podder Podcasts
Lucky Bitch Radio
This show is hosted out of Chicago by the ever-flamboyant and always opinionated Madge Weinstein. One of the first members of Podshow, this is a show that is often political and always entertaining. The show is released about five times a week and varies in length from 20 minutes to an hour per episode. This show is X-rated.
"I provide an example of what you can do in podcasting that you can not or at least has not been done in traditional media. In that I create a show where I just do whatever the [heck] I want. So it's not anything [specific], I don't have to apply a label. I don't have to be the Howard Stern of this or the Joan Rivers of that. Because one day I can be toilet humor and just [a] disgusting misogynist pig and then the next day I can have an interview with somebody like Kent Bye and talk about the media.... It is completely boundless. Just like podcasting, you can do absolutely whatever you want. I don't really feel like I have to be defined in any way at all."
Madge Weinstein, Yeast Radio
Hosted by John Ong, this show is produced in Kansas City. This is the audioblog of John's life as a gay minority in the United States. He releases about two to three shows a week, and the average is 30 to 40 minutes in length per episode. The show is X-rated.
"Ongline podcast is a series of audio documentations of the life of a Malaysian-born Chinese who lives in the United States. Immerse yourself in the life of a not-so-typical individual. Expand your horizon by experiencing the topics, issues, stories, and simply, the life of a gay Asian man. Until now, the voice of a minority individual has not been this loud!"
John Ong, Ongline
Lucky Bitch Radio
This show is hosted by Minneapolis drag queen Wanda Wisdom. Wanda will take you "on a journey of self-discovery, the likes of which you'll never forget." New shows are released about four to five times a week, and they have a length that varies between 20 and 90 minutes per episode. The shows are X-rated.
"[The show] is an opportunity for me to get honest with myself and to share my crazy side with other people. I talk about what is going on in my life. It may not seem that unique, but I tell you the act of sitting down and sharing in an honest way what's going on in my head with total strangers, clear across the world, seems to resonate somewhere. Because I don't try to be something I am not. I just try to be me and I know a lot of people who listen relate to what I go through.... I think really the beauty is I am not trying to be anything other than essentially who I am."
Wanda Wisdom, Lucky Bitch Radio
The Makings of a Q-Podder
Q-Podder podcasts are about many different subjects, from the arts and entertainment industry, to couple casts, to others that are unique unto themselves. If you belong to the GLBT community or you have a podcast that you think fits with this community, you should check out www.qpodder.org.