Marilyn Pittman

Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host, Out in the Bay

Marilyn Pittman is a radio host, producer, and narrator. She is a talent and management consultant for NPR stations and teaches radio voice at UC Berkeley's Journalism School.  Her training workshops include voice, writing, interviewing, sound design, and hosting.  A G.L.A.A.D. award winner for her 'out' comedy during the AIDS crisis in San Francisco, she went on to develop her third solo show and was the 2011 winner of United Solo's Best One-Woman Show in New York. Her new podcast, "Ask A Lesbian, Get A Straight Answer" debuts in late 2015. 

 

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Marilyn Pittman's and Eric Jansen's 2007 interview with the late singer Lesley Gore. Discovered by Quincy Jones, Gore's iconic, "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" and "You Don't Own Me," became classic hits. Hear about how she came out and who helped her do it, and how she brought new life to her old hits decades later.  (Broadcast February 19, 2015)

Out In The Bay 9/18/14

Sep 18, 2014

Interview with Rick Shelton, aka Lola Montez.

Marilyn Pitman hosts comics Casey Ley, Marga Gomez, and Karinda Dobbins who talk about their upcoming shows, and a chat with Salt Lake City activist Troy Williams on last week's historic gay marriage rulings in Utah.

  

2013 is shaping up to be a historic year for marriage equality. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is facing repeal in Congress and the Supreme Court. DOMA is blocking the way for bi-national gay couples to be allowed to stay in the U.S.

Out In The Bay 2/21/13

Feb 21, 2013

Discussion on Defense of Marriage Act and its impact on LGBT bi-national couples.

Out In The Bay 1/24/13

Jan 24, 2013

Interview with author Chana Wilson.

"Funny, poignant, and erotic," says one reviewer about "Faun," the new novel by Trebor Healey.   "A Horse Named Sorrow," his second new novel, has been called "sexy, cinematic." Marilyn talks with him about the new work, what drives his passion for writing sexy, emotional stories, and his San Francisco roots.

Pomo Afro Homos? Yes, "post-modern African American homosexuals," the groundbreaking black queer performance troupe from the 90's is back! Marilyn Pittman talks with Brian Freeman, one of the founders of the group that made history in San Francisco during the AIDS crisis of the early 90's. He's reprising their signature show, "Fierce Love," with updated material and new performers at The New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco October 17-28. http://www.nctcsf.org/press_room/fierce_love.htm

D Street Media's CEO Dexter Davis: How does an openly gay African-American man become a film mogul? He acted like one. Hear Marilyn Pittman's interview with D Street Media CEO Dexter Davis. His global film production and distribution company includes productions in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.