Our first WordSalad podcast was a great success with over 500 downloads in the first 24 hours alone! Look for next week's podcast early in the week when our guest interview will be Lane Hudson. You'll remember Lane as the blogger who set off a national firestorm when he published e-mails from former Congressman Mark Foley to an underage page.
In our first WordSalad, I interviewed Candace Gingrich who shot to national fame when she came out in the mid 90s. Her brother, Newt Gingrich, was the Republican Speaker of the House at the time - 3rd in line to the presidency. Candace, however, is her own person and used her sudden celebrity to become a nationally known gay activist. She is the author of Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Memoir and was named one of Esquire's "Women We Love" and Ms. magazine's "Women of the Year." We cover several subjects including her sudden fame, her relationship with her family after coming out, her job at HRC, and her plans for while she's in town.
Candace will be speaking at the Indiana Equality "Read the Fine Print" rally on February 19. Come out to the rally and hear Candace talk about equality and marriage.
In case you missed the premiere episode of WordSalad, I've put it at the bottom of this post too. Grab your copy now for your mp3 player or just listen to it here after the jump. And be sure to look for next week's episode!