Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast

Phoning It In with Brad Shreve

March 23, 2023 Haley Steinhilber, Brad Shreve Season 2 Episode 31
Q4Q: Queer Personals Podcast
Phoning It In with Brad Shreve
Show Notes

*Ring ring* Hello? Did you know that you could call a phone number to leave a voicemail personal ad? “Talking” personal ads became popular around the 1980s and ‘90s as a quick way to hook up or meet someone cute! This week, mystery fiction author and host of Queer We Are podcast, Brad Shreve, joins Haley to recount his own encounters via the voicemail ads. 

Check out Brad Shreve’s work at his website, Queer We Are or follow him on Instagram and/or Twitter @thebradshreve

Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!

Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.

 Cover art by Bekah Rich. Music by Kaz Zabala


Long before online dating, there was the era of alt-weekly personal ads | Metro Detroit News

A Small Convenience That Changed Everything: The History of Voicemail

The History of Voicemail

Voicemail - Wikipedia

Here's What Happened to the Boston Phoenix

Outweek (NYC) December 16, 1990 

Q-Notes (Charlotte, NC) October 2, 1999

This Week in Texas Magazine (Houston-Dallas, TX) - September 3, 1993

The Body Politic (Toronto, Canada), July-August 1984

Support the show