Category Archives: Joe and Babe

“Joe and Babe” is now producing episodes on a periodic basis. Check our Joe’s YouTube channel – youtube.com/nidocamen – for any latest episodes.

Joe Dugandzic, a podcaster for several years, and Babe Caylor, former radio personality and community leader with one-n-ten, co-host QTalk America’s original show. Featuring lively commentary on news and current events, plus unique interviews that showcase the people in our own community. Babe Caylor joined Joe in April 2011 for the re-launched QTalk Arizona (the network’s name at the time). It was fitting, as Babe was a guest on the very first episode of the network in 2010. Joe has known Babe ever since they met when he was a participant in the one-n-ten youth program in 1998. Since then, Joe has also been active in the Arizona community, serving on the Board of Directors for Phoenix Pride and also being involved with Aunt Rita’s Foundation. While the network has grown beyond just Arizona, he’s glad to continue ‘giving back’ to the local community. In mid-August 2011, The Joe and Babe Show went ‘live’. Interact and talk to us in a live ‘call-in’ / ‘chat-room’ format at 1:00pm MST/PST every Saturday. Of course, if you miss it, you can always listen to the podcast version later.

Joe and Babe #1001: Back On The Couch

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You see?  We told you we’d be back!

For our first not-scheduled-at-all podcast episode in the new era of QTalk America, Joe and Babe are back on the couch in Studio J and chat about all the goings-on since they last got together.

Babe went to Vegas, Joe went to NOLA, but what happened on those trips _stays_ on those trips!  Find out if Joe is turning into a lesbian, why he waited in line (again) for the iPhone 5[S], what they both think of all the political stuff that’s gone on since August, along with the news of a big, beautiful sign for the Melrose District on 7th Ave in CenPho.

All this and a lot more in this audio-only episode!  (We actually recorded video, but Joe screwed up the focus and the whole thing is blurry – so much forgotten after not doing regular podcasts!)

Joe and Babe #1000: Does It Really Get Better?

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We skipped a few numbers, since this is our last “regularly scheduled” episode, and it’s time to “go out” in style!

Before we get all crazy and stuff, our guest on this “last” episode is Dr. Patrick Grzanka from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.  He’s an Honors Faculty Fellow (read: Professor) and is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with specific work in gender studies, queer studies and the relationships between science and sexuality, among many others.

We talk with Dr. Grzanka about his recent article regarding the It Gets Better Project and how the media tends to shine the spotlight on event(s) and then society tends to turn those news stories into massive undertakings.  Specifically, gay teen suicides have always been occurring, but only the media putting a spotlight on it made society take it to the next level.  And, more controversially, race plays into this as well…for all the details and the great discussion, listen in!  (Here’s the link to his upcoming book he discussed during the show.)

We had the Studio A Lounge filled with fans watching and listening LIVE, which was awesome, plus our good friend Dixe Flatline stopped by to be our fabulous mixologist for some great beverages!  And, man-about-town (and the network) Clayton McKee stopped by to break up the psychological discussion and move the show in a more festive direction.  You’ve gotta watch or listen for all the fun!!!

And so yes, it’s our last regularly scheduled episode.  From here on out, we’ll produce episodes periodically and when they might be of interest to the community at large.  In fact, the QTalk America studio complex is closing, but the network continues to live on and some of your favorite shows will continue to be produced on a regular basis.

As the person who’s writing this post, and who also started QTalk America several years ago, I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved who has given their time, energy, talent and resources to making QTalk America into what it is today.  And especially, to our ‘core group’ which includes Clayton McKee and my wonderful co-host and friend Babe Caylor!

Please continue to check out QTalk America and its shows and help us work on building this incredible LGBT talk media network!

Thank you,

Joe Dugandzic
QTalk America Founder

Joe and Babe #118: Time for the 2013 Equality Arizona Awards Dinner

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At this year’s Equality Arizona Awards Dinner, there will be quite a bit to celebrate.  And, it will be time to build on the momentum that the nation is experiencing to bring marriage equality to Arizona!  This year’s dinner co-chairs, Megan Schmitz and Catherine Alonzo, join us to talk about the upcoming event and how to continue the great positive change that we’re seeing in cities across Arizona.

Plus, Joe and Babe catch up as it’s been a month since their last show.  Joe moved, Babe took a trip to the midwest, the nation is up in arms about the Zimmerman decision, we’re sweltering in the heat, Joe’s starting a new blog, and our recent guest Liz Carmouche is going to be in the UFC’s first lesbian cage match!

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Join Joe and Babe monthly this summer at 1pm PT / 4pm ET (Saturday) for their LIVE show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!  Watch social media posts for upcoming shows.

 

 

 

Joe and Babe #117: Waiting for SCOTUS and QTalk America Turns Three!

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As we count down the remaining days of June waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the Marriage Equality cases, it’s time to CELEBRATE!  QTalk America turns three years old this month and Joe and Babe take a trip down memory lane to talk about the journey thus far and pull up some pictures of where we’ve been.  QTalk America continues to grow in 2013 and blaze new trails in the LGBT broadcast arena.  We hope you’ll come with us on our continuing adventure!

There is a bit of choppy motion in this episode, but Joe and Babe aren’t really doing ‘the robot’ ;-)

Join Joe and Babe monthly this summer at 1pm PT / 4pm ET (Saturday) for their LIVE show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!  Watch social media posts for upcoming shows.

 

 

 

Joe and Babe #116: There’s A Queen In Everyone

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This week we welcome former QTalk America host Seth Anderson and his partner Michael Ferguson to talk about their new venture, The Queen’s Tea, talk about their life in Salt Lake City and more.  We also talk to Randol White, host of QTalk America’s newest show “Equality Radio with Randol White”.  Randol is a long-time journalist and broadcaster and runs Eat, Drink, Explore Media out of San Luis Obispo, California and is totally excited to be on QTalk America (Fridays at 3pm Pacific).

Joe and Babe banter about the week’s events and news and debate the direction of the Star Trek Into Darkness, among other things.

Due to technical difficulties, there is not a video version of this episode.

Join Joe and Babe monthly live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET (Saturday) for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!  Watch social media posts for upcoming shows.

Joe and Babe #115: Summer Slowdown

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May The 4th Be With You, we slow down our Joe and Babe episodes over the summer, a new QTalk America show from California, Ryan Lochte evidently goes ‘the full monty’ with manscaping, NBA player Jason Collins comes out, Joe and Babe’s lively banter, and more…

Join Joe and Babe monthly live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET (Saturday) for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!  Watch social media posts for upcoming shows.

Joe and Babe #114: A Difficult Week

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Boston, Waco, Iraq…and other sad moments around the world made this past week difficult. But a bright spot on the other side of the world was New Zealand getting marriage equality. Babe talks a little about 4/20, God is over the Westboro Baptist Church, Clayton’s show hits 1 year on the network and more.

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Join Joe and Babe every week live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!

Joe and Babe #113: Insert Witty Title Here

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We talk about our experience at Pride last weekend, de-stressing life, Feast on the Street, Andrew Christian soft porn, new gay marriage countries around the world and Babe speaks about the passing of major community member Bob Hague.  And a whole lot more…

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Join Joe and Babe every week live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!

Joe and Babe #112: Phoenix Pride Preview!

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Joe and Babe are back together again! We preview the big Phoenix Pride Parade and Festival which is this coming weekend, plus talk a bit about the week’s news, DOMA and the Supreme Court and of course,  Joe solves the “ultimate attraction question” in Joe’s Corner and of course, there’s A Bit O’ Babe!

Joe and Babe talk about the fabulous party (watch the video!) on Tuesday night that launched our studio as a full voice-based recording studio – Post-PC Studios plus Joe’s career and life transition to his new ‘happy place’ is nearly complete and things seem to be settling down.  We also chat a bit about the Facebook profile picture changeover to the HRC marriage equality symbol, among other things :-)

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Join Joe and Babe every week live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!

Joe and Babe #111: He’s smart and I’m ghetto

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Afeelya Bunz guest hosts for Babe, and worries that there won’t be anything to talk about. Well, he didn’t have anything to worry about!  Afeelya talks about her new show Gayborhood Friends which debuts on Monday night, asks Joe about some questions on dating, we talk about the ever-changing and ever-distracting nature of Facebook, plus a friend of the show and fellow podcaster Ace Lundon calls in!

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Join Joe and Babe every week live at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for their show with local and national interviews and their own takes on the latest news and pop-culture.  Leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294 or shoot us an email with what’s on your mind!