Category: LGBTQ

Episode 40: Drag Performers

Amy and guest host Michael Cook talk with queens of drag R Hedd R Humm, Jolina Jasmine, and Lady Celestina while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We discussed the impact of the covid crisis on the lives of professional drag performers, the difference between performing in New Jersey and New York, and the tight knit drag community.

Episode 34: Paradise & the Empress Hotel

Amy & her special guest co-host local journalist Michael Cook continue our series of conversations about the covid pandemic and its effect on Asbury Park’s local businesses while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Amy & Michael talk with JoJo Crisci, manager of Paradise, & Kristin Chesney, manager of the Empress Hotel. They discuss the good, the bad, & the ugly unique challenges of running a LGBTQIA safe space in a pandemic.

Episode 33: Tides Hotel Manager Ryan Jimenez

Amy & Joe talk with Hotel Tides Manager Ryan Jimenez about their mutual love of seltzer while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the covid pandemic and its effect on Asbury Park’s local businesses. Ryan discusses what it’s like running a hotel in a pandemic, missing his long time staff, and having the distinction of running the only venue that has given both Amy & Joe the boot (not at the same time). 

Episode 30: Garden State Equality Executive Director Christian Fuscarino

Amy & Joe talk with Garden State Equality‘s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino. Amy spills a little bit of tea about some behind the scenes workings of New Jersey politics; Christian talks about how Covid-19 affects Garden State Equality, recent advancements and setbacks in LGBTQIA rights, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.

Episode 23: Connie Breech vs. Covid-19

Amy & Joe talk with Connie Breech, a member of Asbury Park’s finest, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Hear Connie discuss her experience having covid-19, her recovery, and what’s next for the Asbury Park Toy Drive.

Asbury Pod 11: Barbara Krzak

In episode 11, Amy & Joe talk to Barbara Krzak, Asbury Park Planning Board Chair, IT pioneer, and president of the Asbury Park chapter of the Survivor fan club. Learn what a planning board does!

Asbury Pod 10: Connie Breech

Amy & Joe talk AP Toy Drive & all things Asbury Park with Connie Breech.

Asbury Pod Eposide #2

Amy & Joe talk with Carol Torre about what it was like to be a member of the Asbury Park LGBTQIA+ community in Asbury Park back in the 70s through the 90s. And what’s her take on assless chaps???

AsburyPod Episode #1

Amy Quinn speaks with Asbury Park Pride Founder Laura Pople