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From the Studio: The QueerCentric

Chris Jessop and Jonathan Shuffield (L–R) in the SPR performance space
Savanna Rothe
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Spokane Public Radio
Chris Jessop and Jonathan Shuffield (L–R) in the SPR performance space

Jonathan Shuffield and Chris Jessop discuss the podcast-inspired talk show

Jonathan Shuffield, host of the podcast The QueerCentric, and comedian Chris Jessop joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio ahead of the debut of TQC: Now That's Entertainment!, a new local live talk show that launches this weekend.

TQC: Now That's Entertainment! is an evolution and offshoot of The QueerCentric podcast, which has been releasing regular audio/video episodes since it began in August of 2022.

The weekly podcast looks at a variety of topics through an LGBTQ+ lens, but Shuffield has a general audience in mind. In describing his philosophy, he quotes Maya Angelou: “We are more alike than we are unalike.” Past podcast topics include theater, film, body positivity, relationships and working as an artist.

TQC: Now That's Entertainment! will continue that approach in a late-night talk show format. It will feature a monologue, a house band as well as a slate of guests that includes Jessop, Anthony Singleton and film critic Nathan Box.

The first-ever TQC: Now That's Entertainment! takes place this Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Spokane Central Library. The event is catered and open to the public.

Details and more information are available at The QueerCentric website.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director