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MGH’s Wendell Sayers Episode Makes “The Big Listen’s” Best of 2016 List

The Big Listen — NPR/WAMU

Lauren Ober, host of WAMU and NPR’s “The Big Listen,” includes MGH’s Wendell Sayers episode on her list of “11 Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2016.”

December 19, 2016


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MGH’s “Dear Abby” Episode On Elle Magazine’s 2016 Top Ten List


Elle magazine includes MGH’s “Dear Abby” episode on its list of the ten best podcast episodes of 2016!

December 12, 2016

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Dear Abby Gives MGH A Shout-Out

"Dear Abby" by Abigail Van Buren

“DEAR READERS: This month, an interview with my late mother, the founder of Dear Abby, is being featured on a podcast at Eric Marcus has done a terrific job with this, and I hope you will enjoy it. — LOVE, ABBY”

December 7, 2016

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Lena Dunham’s Podcast Features MGH and Sylvia Rivera

Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham

In a bonus episode, Lena Dunham features Sylvia Rivera from Making Gay History’s audio archive and encourages her listeners check out the ”amazing” Making Gay History podcast.

December 4, 2016

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Making Gay History’s “Openness” and “Humor” Hailed


In Hannah Harris Green’s LARB blog post about “The Need for Queer Podcasts,” she explains how the MGH podcast came about and singles out the Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Edythe Eyde episodes.

November 26, 2016

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On Being’s Lily Percy Recommends Making Gay History

On Being

Senior Producer Lily Percy in On Being’s newsletter called MGH “an audio time machine of forgotten and unsung heroes who had the undeniable power to make change possible.”

November 2016

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Third Coast Festival Podcast Features Making Gay History’s Jeanne & Morty Manford

Third Coast Festival

Re:sound #230 The Dying Words Show 

Part one of this two-part program features the radio documentary “Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz and How It Changed the New York Times.”  Part two features Jeanne and Morty Manford, “Activist son; Revolutionary mom.”

November 2016

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From Wired: Your 5 Podcasts For Surviving Thanksgiving With Family


Making Gay History’s Dr. Evelyn Hooker episode is in good company among the other recommendations, which includes a three-part series on Oprah.

November 21, 2016

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Making Gay History Gets Rave Review on Slate’s “Culture Gabfest” Podcast


Show hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas review the Netflix series “The Crown,” Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” and MAKING GAY HISTORY! Click on “Read More” to have a listen. Their review of Making Gay History begins at 34:52 minutes.

November 9, 2016

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Making Gay History Featured in Memory Motel Podcast

Memory Motel

To celebrate LGBT History Month, Memory Motel host Terence Mickey interviewed Eric Marcus, author of “Making Gay History” and creator and executive editor of the Making Gay History podcast on why he’s revisiting old tapes from the late 1980s and listening to voices from the past today.  Click on the “Read More” button to have a listen.  

October 11, 2016

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