QUEERY with Cameron Esposito

82 EpisodesProduced by Cameron Esposito

Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.

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82. Anthony Rapp

April 15th, 2019

1:05:06

Actor Anthony Rapp sits down with Cameron to discuss starring on Rent at 24, holding people accountable for what they say, and the #metoo movement.




81. Abby Wambach

April 8th, 2019

1:08:51

Athlete Abby Wambach sits down with Cameron to discuss her new book WOLFPACK, hard conversations with her mom, and building bridges.


This episode is sponsored by True Crime Obsessed (www.truecrimeobsessed.com) and Pact (

80. Micah James

April 1st, 2019

1:03:19

Rapper Micah James sits down with Cameron to discuss growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, being an incredible rapper, and communicating with family.


79. Ilene Chaiken

March 25th, 2019

1:05:27

Showrunner/Executive producer Ilene Chaiken sits down with Cameron to discuss the L Word reboot, asking to be invited to L Word parties, and her hopes for future queer content.



This episode is sponsored by Candlewick …

78. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

March 18th, 2019

1:02:44

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato sit down with Cameron to discuss our current political state, working with RuPaul, and the impact of …

77. Jacob Tobia

March 11th, 2019

1:07:56

Author Jacob Tobia sits down with Cameron to discuss writing a memoir (Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story), having 300% gender, and bugs.


This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press (www.candlewick.com), True & Co. (

76. Chris Nee

March 4th, 2019

1:03:15

Creator Chris Nee sits down with Cameron to discuss starting at Sesame Street, "babysitting" millions of American children, and feeling like a kid at …

75. Congressman Mark Takano

February 25th, 2019

1:11:52

Congressman Mark Takano sits down with Cameron to discuss entering public service as an out gay person, his Japanese American family's internment during WWII, and the fight to save our republic.


This episode is sponsored …

74. Our Lady J

February 18th, 2019

42:14

Actress Our Lady J sits down with Cameron to discuss playing piano, divulging private information to friends, and facial expressions.


This episode is …

73. SF Sketchfest Live: Scott Thompson

February 11th, 2019

1:06:12

Comedian Scott Thompson sits down with Cameron live at SF Sketchfest to discuss performing as an out gay person, Queer Eye, and being seduced by a fan couple.


This episode is sponsored by Green Chef (

72. Julia Turshen

February 4th, 2019

1:06:26

Cookbook author Julia Turshen sits down with Cameron to discuss being a serious kid, bringing a bag of potato chips to a party, and queer food.


This …

71. Dan Savage

January 28th, 2019

1:07:24

Writer Dan Savage sits down with Cameron to discuss facing criticism from the right and left, the queer family, and adoption.


This episode is sponsored by True & Co. (www.trueandco.com/QUEERY) and Homesick Candles (

70. Alexandra Billings

January 21st, 2019

59:57

Actress Alexandra Billings sits down with Cameron to discuss finding her family in a drag bar, her earliest experiences walking as an out trans woman in Chicago, and creating safe spaces for the younger generation.

69. Fran Tirado

January 14th, 2019

1:06:25

Writer Fran Tirado sits down with Cameron to discuss increasing Out Magazine's intersectionality as Deputy Editor, queer icons, and leaning into your queerness.


This episode is sponsored by Care/of (www.takecareof.com

68. Fran Dunaway

January 7th, 2019

1:00:42

TomboyX CEO Fran Dunaway sits down with Cameron to discuss inclusive sizing, running a Christian group home, and drawing inspiration from wonderful …

67. Best of 2018

December 31st, 2018

1:22:16

A compilation of some of the best Queery conversations from 2018!


This episode is sponsored by Outdoor Voices (www.outdoorvoices.com/CAMERON code: CAMERON).

66. Ira Madison III

December 24th, 2018

1:00:16

Writer Ira Madison III sits down with Cameron to discuss going to Catholic school, how sometimes coming out means giving up privilege, and the …

65. Julien Baker

December 17th, 2018

1:06:28

Musician Julien Baker sits down with Cameron to discuss articulating your needs, making others feel seen, and her experience with straight edge …

64. Emma McIlroy

December 10th, 2018

1:03:52

Wildfang CEO Emma Mcilroy sits down with Cameron to discuss the ups and downs of being a startup CEO, abortion clinics, and earning respect.


This episode is sponsored by Outdoor Voices (www.outdoorvoices.com/QUEERY

63. Wade Davis

December 3rd, 2018

59:33

Thought leader Wade Davis sits down with Cameron to discuss playing in the NFL, antiblackness within the gay community, and the empathy gap.


This episode is sponsored by Wildfang (www.wildfang.com code: QUEERY) and Daily …

62. Sarah Kate Ellis

November 26th, 2018

1:04:58

President & CEO of GLAAD Sarah Kate Ellis sits down with Cameron to discuss the work of GLAAD, storytelling's power to humanize, and questioning …

61. London Podcast Fest Live: Mae Martin

November 19th, 2018

1:10:39

Comedian Mae Martin sits down with Cameron live at the London Podcast Festival to discuss starting standup at 13 years old and her new book. Plus, …

60. Lydia Polgreen

November 12th, 2018

1:13:24

HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen sits down with Cameron to discuss her early draw to journalism, staying true to yourself while being queer …

59. Garrard Conley

November 5th, 2018

1:09:52

Author Garrard Conley sits down with Cameron to discuss his memoir turned major motion picture Boy Erased, his experience with conversion therapy, and the new podcast UnErased.

This episode is sponsored by Wildfang (

58. Yes on 3 w/ Ariel Sussman and Kasey Suffredini

October 29th, 2018

1:04:44

Don't forget to vote Yes on 3! Ariel Sussman (Communications Specialist) and Kasey Suffredini (Campaign Co-Chair, President of Strategy at Freedom for All Americans) chat with Cameron about the importance of voting Yes …

57. Riese Bernard

October 22nd, 2018

1:09:00

Autostraddle CEO and co-founder Riese Bernard sits down with Cameron to discuss dealing with criticism from within the community, building Autostraddle and A-Camp, and working as a sex worker.



This episode is sponsored …

56. Nik Kacy

October 15th, 2018

1:06:38

Shoeline founder Nik Kacy sits down with Cameron to discuss Equality Fashion Week, gendered bathrooms, and shoes!


This episode is sponsored by Helix Sleep (www.helixsleep.com/QUEERY) and Penguin Random House.

55. Todd Glass

October 8th, 2018

1:19:24

Comedian Todd Glass sits down with Cameron to discuss opening for Patti Labelle at 19, performing stand up before coming out, and learning from your own experiences to show love to everyone.



This episode is sponsored by …

54. Riley Silverman

October 1st, 2018

1:08:50

Comedian Riley Silverman sits down with Cameron to discuss shopping for clothes, Doctor Who, and fights on the internet.


This episode is sponsored by TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/QUEERY code: QUEERY), Outdoor Voices (

53. Jen Ruggirello

September 24th, 2018

1:11:11

Producer Jen Ruggirello sits down with Cameron to discuss her first time asking someone out, the model minority myth, and presentation through hairstyle and clothing.


This episode is sponsored by TomboyX (

52. Amit Paley

September 17th, 2018

1:06:26

The Trevor Project CEO Amit Paley sits down with Cameron to discuss the impact of messaging, services The Trevor Project offers (1-866-4U-TREVOR), …

51. Tig Notaro

September 10th, 2018

1:13:06

Comedian Tig Notaro sits down with Cameron to discuss what counts as selfish, doing stand up for the first time, and adoption.


This episode is sponsored by TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/QUEERY), True and Company (

50. Jacqueline Woodson

September 3rd, 2018

57:44

Writer Jacqueline Woodson sits down with Cameron to discuss literature as an introduction to intersectionality, microaggressions, and writing stories that mean something to you.


This episode is sponsored by Backblaze (

49. Kim Fountain

August 27th, 2018

1:02:57

Center on Halsted COO Kim Fountain sits down with Cameron to discuss the work of Center on Halsted, antiviolence programs, and having community …

48. Brian Jordan Alvarez

August 20th, 2018

1:03:56

Actor Brian Jordan Alvarez sits down with Cameron to discuss making The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, what “perfect” can mean, and sobriety.


This episode is sponsored by Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/QUEERY) and …

47. Virginia Bauman and Iris Bainum-Houle

August 13th, 2018

1:12:52

Cuties owners Virginia Bauman and Iris Bainum-Houle sit down with Cameron to discuss their queer-owned coffee shop, community, and the challenges of …

46. Murray Hill

August 6th, 2018

59:38

Comedian Murray Hill sits down with Cameron to discuss the performance scene in New York, making your own space, and adapting to different audiences.


This episode is sponsored by BarkBox (www.barkbox.com/QUEERY) and Pact …

45. Pony Lee

July 30th, 2018

1:06:58

Folklore owner Pony Lee sits down with Cameron to discuss hair, Dyke Day LA, and finding balance in gender expression.



This episode is sponsored by …

44. Amber Hikes

July 23rd, 2018

1:05:17

Executive Director Amber Hikes sits down with Cameron to discuss her role at the Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, the Philly Pride Flag, and …

43. LP

July 16th, 2018

1:03:56

Singer/songwriter LP sits down with Cameron to discuss pursuing an unconventional career, touring while in a relationship, and the nature of her nickname.

42. Josh Thomas

July 9th, 2018

1:03:44

Comedian Josh Thomas sits down with Cameron about his experience at the American DMV, casting queer folks in queer TV and movie roles, and the …

41. Blair Imani

July 2nd, 2018

1:00:28

Activist Blair Imani sits down with Cameron to discuss politicized hair, converting to Islam, and her relationship with faith.


This episode is …

40. Grace Bonney

June 25th, 2018

1:03:41

Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney sits down with Cameron to discuss her new magazine Good Company, sometimes making money doing what you love, and how you don't need to fit into a specific box to be queer.



This episode …

39. Travon Free

June 18th, 2018

1:09:48

Comedian Travon Free sits down with Cameron to discuss separating masculinity from sexuality, getting to a point where you no longer have to keep …

38. Larkin Christie

June 11th, 2018

1:03:44

Activist Larkin Christie sits down with Cameron to discuss their experience with alternative schooling, being nonbinary, and often feeling patronized …

37. Vulture Fest Live: Lea DeLaria

June 4th, 2018

1:08:48

Actor Lea DeLaria sits down with Cameron live at Vulture Fest to discuss her role in paving the way for queer actors, getting left out of history, …

36. Trixie Mattel

May 28th, 2018

1:13:14

Drag queen Trixie Mattel sits down with Cameron to discuss peeing in drag, Americana folk music, and Provincetown.



This episode is sponsored by …

35. Alia Shawkat

May 21st, 2018

1:07:21

Actor Alia Shawkat sits down with Cameron to discuss her new movie Duck Butter, acting at a young age, and how sexiness is what you're exuding into the world.



This episode is sponsored by Care/Of (www.takecareof.com

34. Dawn Laguens

May 14th, 2018

1:08:08

Planned Parenthood EVP Dawn Laguens sits down with Cameron to discuss the significance of Planned Parenthood, how knowing that your body is your own is the way to freedom, and being a service provider.



This episode is …

33. Roxane Gay

May 7th, 2018

1:09:31

Writer Roxane Gay sits down with Cameron to discuss dating history, the pressure of representation, and the urgency to write about the current …

32. JFL NorthWest Live: Darcy Michael and Rhea Butcher

April 30th, 2018

1:28:42

Comedians Darcy Michael and Rhea Butcher sit down with Cameron live at JFL NorthWest to discuss their roles as standup comics, identifying as gender …

31. Clea DuVall

April 23rd, 2018

1:07:37

Actor Clea DuVall sits down with Cameron to discuss fighting for yourself, loving yourself, and auditioning for Veep.


This episode is sponsored by TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/QUEERY code: QUEERY) and Away (

30. Gaby Dunn

April 16th, 2018

1:07:19

Comedian Gaby Dunn sits down with Cameron to discuss YouTube's impact on the entertainment industry, shadow culture, and how society can influence …

29. Margaret Cho

April 9th, 2018

1:06:19

Comedian Margaret Cho sits down with Cameron to discuss always being up-to-date within the community, staying stoked on stand-up, and being inspired by younger people.


This episode is sponsored by Tripping.com (

28. Bryan Safi

April 2nd, 2018

1:02:37

Comedian Bryan Safi sits down with Cameron to discuss his experience with his parents, homophobia and misplaced misogyny, and being punished for showing femininity.


This episode is sponsored by EverlyWell (

27. Brittani Nichols

March 26th, 2018

1:04:17

Comedian Brittani Nichols sits down with Cameron to discuss her feature film Suicide Kale, playing basketball, and those moments that change how you …

26. Andrea Gibson

March 19th, 2018

1:17:54

Poet Andrea Gibson sits down with Cameron to discuss the politicization of queer love, being an overcommunicator, and stagefright.


This episode is …

25. Jeffrey Marsh

March 12th, 2018

1:08:13

Writer Jeffrey Marsh sits down with Cameron to discuss pronouns, existing within a community, and undermining the "separateness."


This episode is …

24. Lena Waithe

March 5th, 2018

1:00:30


Cameron sits down with show creator Lena Waithe to discuss dressing as yourself at formal events, the need for at least one show with a queer POC as the lead, and her new show The Chi on Showtime.

23. Jenny Owen Youngs

December 18th, 2017

1:05:24

Cameron sits down with musician Jenny Owen Youngs to discuss high school experiences, worst fears before coming out, and the comfort and ease after …

22. Eva Sweeney

December 11th, 2017

55:09

Cameron sits down with writer Eva Sweeney to discuss being infantilized as a disabled person, her relationship with her parents, and the time she was sent to the E.R. for no good reason.

21. AW

December 4th, 2017

1:06:14

Cameron sits down with musician AW to discuss transitioning their name, being honest to their fan base, and what it was like to be on a honeymoon on election night.

20. Gabe Liedman

November 27th, 2017

1:02:31

Cameron sits down with comedian Gabe Liedman to discuss the impact of starting in improv comedy, feeling cool for the first time, and being proposed …

19. Janine Brito

November 20th, 2017

1:02:47

Cameron sits down with comic Janine Brito to discuss adapting to new cities, going through cancer treatment as a teenager, and making friends as an …

18. Vivek Shraya

November 13th, 2017

1:03:32

Cameron sits down with artist Vivek Shraya to discuss the effect of colonization on the understanding of queerness, Hindu and Indian masculinity, and …

17. Andrew Gurza

November 6th, 2017

1:02:19

Cameron sits down with disability awareness consultant Andrew Gurza to discuss the lack of representation of the disabled in the queer community, …

16. Mary Lambert

October 30th, 2017

1:10:53

Cameron sits down with musician Mary Lambert to discuss the importance of empathy and vulnerability, being raised religious, and taking control of …

15. Kathy Tu

October 23rd, 2017

1:03:55

Cameron sits down with podcaster Kathy Tu to discuss being "homoromantic," coming out to Mom, and the difficulties of straddling separate worlds and …

14. Shadi Petosky

October 16th, 2017

1:06:43

Cameron sits down with showrunner Shadi Petosky to discuss her path to Danger & Eggs, being a self-sufficient kid, and being made to feel like "the enemy." 

13. Rebecca Sugar

October 9th, 2017

1:07:42

Cameron sits down with showrunner Rebecca Sugar to discuss the importance of queer animated content, being bi and out, and using art to be and feel safe.

12. Sara Quin

October 2nd, 2017

1:14:59

Cameron sits down with musician Sara Quin to discuss being friends with straight guys, parental influence, and how style and appearance can impact identity.

11. Tegan Quin

September 25th, 2017

1:04:34

Cameron sits down with musician Tegan Quin to discuss activism as a performer, the beginnings of Tegan and Sara, and no longer apologizing for …

10. Evan Rachel Wood

September 18th, 2017

1:09:43

Cameron sits down with actor Evan Rachel Wood to discuss pregnancy and motherhood, being a sexual assault survivor, and what it means to stay and …

9. Jen Richards

September 11th, 2017

1:04:37

Cameron sits down with actor Jen Richards to discuss high school experience, taking up space, and stopping violence against trans women.

8. Casey Ley

September 4th, 2017

1:08:52

Cameron sits down with comedian Casey Ley to discuss knowing otherness, coming out of the closet twice, and his experience being openly HIV positive.

7. Stephanie Beatriz

August 28th, 2017

59:55

Cameron sits down with actor Stephanie Beatriz to discuss being too hard on yourself, bi erasure, and experience with eating disorders.

6. Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

August 24th, 2017

1:05:03

Cameron sits down with actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman to discuss his experience as Jay on UnReal, growing up in Canada, and never being in the closet.

5. Andrea Fontenot

August 21st, 2017

1:05:11

Cameron sits down with professor Andrea Fontenot to discuss class-passing, parenting, and getting schooled on queery theory.

4. Madin Lopez

August 17th, 2017

1:01:52

Cameron sits down with philanthropist Madin Lopez to discuss the importance of haircuts, RuPaul's influence, and ProjectQ.

3. Jill Soloway

August 14th, 2017

1:05:22

Cameron sits down with artist Jill Soloway to discuss understanding patriarchy at a young age, living in Chicago, and inadvertently being a …

2. Solomon Georgio

August 10th, 2017

58:51

Cameron sits down with comedian Solomon Georgio to discuss his first plane ride to the U.S., code-switching, and family dynamics.

1. Rhea Butcher

August 5th, 2017

1:04:21

Cameron sits down with comedian Rhea Butcher to discuss being wives, growing up in Akron, and gender identity.


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