Our Shows

This Queer Book Saved My Life

podcast logoA 2024 GLAAD Media Award nominee for Outstanding Podcast, This Queer Book Saved My Life explores the transformative power of queer literature. Every episode brings a new guest sharing the LGBTQ book that saved their life – in conversation with author who wrote it.

The conversations touch on finding the language to come out, embarking on gender transitions, navigating familial homophobia, and, in some instances, how literature literally saved lives. The books’ authors join the conversation to share what it took to write and publish the book, along with their hopes for writing it in the first place and its impact since.

Featuring Carmen Maria Machado, Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Greg Louganis, Becky Albertalli, and so many more, guests from across the rainbow tell these authors how their books helped them overcome alienation, gender dysphoria, familial homophobia, and being outed.

In its review, Electric Lit wrote, “Honest and heartfelt, This Queer Book Saved My Life is a testament to the power of representation, the way seeing yourself on the page can help you feel a little less alone.”

Essayist, educator, and Lambda Literary Fellow J.P. Der Boghossian hosts the conversations with a gentle and energetic style, standing in as conversational partner for posthumous authors.

The Gaily Show

The Gaily Show logoThe Gaily Show premiering December 2023 and it celebrates LGBTQ culture and entertainment in Minnesota.

We share the latest in LGBTQ books, film, live events, theater, and TV by and for LGBTQ Minnesotans. Plus the latest in LGBTQ entertainment headlines from the U.S. and beyond.

The Gaily Show airs alongside episodes of This Queer Book Saved My Life every Saturday from 2pm – 3pm on AM950 – The Progressive Voice of Minnesota.

Plus, it’s a video podcast! We stream it on our YouTube channel and AM950’s Facebook page. Check out all the ways you can listen and/or watch The Gaily Show.

Have a story idea or press release you want to share with us? Email gailyshow@thisqueerbook.com

7 Minutes in Book Heaven

7 Minutes in Book Heaven logoWe now only produce 7 Minutes in Book Heaven as a paid marketing service for book retailers and publishers. Recognizing the difficult marketing environment for LGBTQ books, we produce this high quality podcast content to assist book retailers and publishers who normally do not engage in this medium or who have not had the resources.

In the show, J.P. Der Boghossian interviews queer authors about their exciting new releases for us to love and cuddle up with.

Clients receive the episode’s audio MP3 file, promotional graphic, and embed codes to place the episode on their websites and in their email newsletters. Please use the contact form to inquire about rates and timing. For all episodes visit here.