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This show is awesome. Amy’s interviews are extremely professional with just the right approach to the subject matter. She handles a range of serious to zany all in stride and brings the listener along for the ride. Each show keeps me up to date with what’s going on in the GLBT community locally and around the country. I enjoy listening to the rotating co-hosts Amy has on and the various personal and professional chemistry she has with each person. The rotation of co-hosts from around the country, even our northern counterparts up in Canada, allows me to consider different opinions on a range of topics and understand a bit better why a part of the country feels a certain way. Overall this podcast is extremely professional, informative and just plain fun to listen to!!! My exercise time seems to fly by and twice a week a feel a bit more educated about issues that are important to the community.
I been meaning to write a review, but it is more a thank you note. Thank you for having Lipstick and Dipstick on your show. I am a fan of thier advise column in Curve Magazine. Foremost, I really enjoy the Queercast, keep up the awsome work Cheers
If there only was one gay podcast you were able to download/listen to, make it the Windy City Queercast. It is head and sholders above every other queer podcast I've listened to, as well as many non-queer ones. The show is professionally conducted and produced, perhaps owing to the fact that the Queercast was on real radio before it was a podcast and the hosts have a lot of experience in this arena. There is some Chicago-oriented content each show, but it is truly national in scope, since they get some great guests, like Lynda Carter, Miss Cleo, Lucy Lawless, as well as people who address political and civil rights matters. I also love Amy and Peter's banter, silly as it gets sometimes.
I enjoy the podcasts because it gives "voice" to our community in a different way than our print and online publications can do. The energy and information combine to create an interesting show each and every time.

5/5

I love this Queercast... The Interviews have introduced me to artist that i've come to really follow (The Cliks for example)!! The News bit is very informative in what they have to offer. all in all Amy and Peter make a wonderful representation of queer here and now.
Amy and Peter produce one of the most intelligent and enlightened shows not only for the GLBTQ community but for anyone interested in broadening their perspectives on the world. They are simultaneously the NPR and Charlie Rose of podcasting. Thank you Amy and Peter!!!
I read an article in the RedEye on 10/11/07 about queer podcast in based in Chicago and this one is my favorite so far.
Amy and Peter, I want to personally thank you for the Miss Cleo interview. I listened to it expecting what I saw on her commercials. She's an awesome person! I used to only listen once in a while, now I check back all the time. Anyways, I just want you guys to know I love your show!

5/5

By wooters
The interaction between the two hosts is a lot of fun, and they have pretty great celebrity guests!

5/5

By dsb4u
I can't tell you how much I enjoy this program. Amy and Peter have a fantastic chemistry and are truly entertaining. They've interviewed some incredible people and constantly make me laugh out loud. The previous reviews stating that too many ads run are just silly. There were 2 that I counted in the entire program. Don't listen to them and miss out on a great GLBT program. This one is tops! Wonderful job! Thank you for letting our voices be heard!
First, there are far too many commercials in this podcast, and because of the ad-heaviness of the podcast, I often just skip to the half-way point of the podcast where it becomes commercial free (the interview portion). This model may have worked in the Radio field, but fails miserably in the podcast medium. Second, the podcast would really benefit from being a little more culturally sensitive - Peter's comments often come from a priveleged White perspective (the faux "Black" accent doesn't help, and some would consider this offensive) and Jerry Potter's Picks only talk about ethnic cultural events as a venue to pick up "ethnic" men, rather than being venues for appreciating the diversity of the LGBT community. Have some LGBT people of color on your podcast, will ya? There's potential here but things need to change to survive in the Podcasting environment.

5/5

By cccs
A great timely topic with an intelligent discussion. The witty banter between Amy and Peter is always fantastic. I live a couple hundred miles from Chicago but since I've started listening, I've gone back and tuned in to several past podcasts. Absolutely Fabulous
I have never been a podcast-er -- until now. I love these two. They work so well off each other and that is rare these days. Keep it up - I am now a subscriber and will tell others!

1/5

By danga
Windy City Queercast has more commercials than all the other podcasts I listen to - combined! Even much of what passes as program content is really in fact just more ads. If you enjoy listening to commercial laden AM radio talk and lame obvious product placement you might enjoy this podcast. Otherwise skip it.
I am a new listener to this show and love the interaction with Peter and Amy and they have had some interesting shows. The content is really great and they have interviewed some great people. For those in the Chicago and nearby area they give out tickets to area shows which is great too.