The hosts of the popular new LGBTQ podcast 'Nancy' are Kathy Tu (left) and Tobin Low. The show is a production of WNYC Studios in New York.

The hosts of the popular new LGBTQ podcast 'Nancy' are Kathy Tu (left) and Tobin Low. The show is a production of WNYC Studios in New York.

Matthew Septimus/WNYC Studios

Nancy is not the first podcast aimed at a LGBTQ audience, but it's the freshest and smartest. 

Credit the show's charismatic creators and co-hosts, Kathy Tu (a 31-year-old Taiwan-American lesbian) and Tobin Low (a 29-year-old Chinese-American gay man). The besties won a podcast development contest at WNYC Studios and launched their show in April. Their discussions and interviews range from serious — an older man with HIV interviews a younger man with HIV to see how attitudes have changed, or not, since the 1980s AIDS epidemic — to the frivolous, such as  why "there's no shame in asking for a '90s boy band haircut."

The hosts of the popular new LGBTQ podcast 'Nancy' are Kathy Tu (left) and Tobin Low. The show is a production of WNYC Studios in New York.

The hosts of the popular new LGBTQ podcast 'Nancy' are Kathy Tu (left) and Tobin Low. The show is a production of WNYC Studios in New York.

Matthew Septimus/WNYC Studios

What really won us over, however, was the episode on how queer culture claimed The Golden Girls. Crooner Rufus Wainwright recounts in an interview how the TV show got him through some dark times. He finally had the chance to thank actress Bea Arthur (Dorothy) in person and told her she had become his grandmother. She shot back: "I'm not your [expletive] grandmother."

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