By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 23, 2023 at 12:26 PM

Radio Milwaukee and the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project have partnered on an eight episode second season of their award-winning “Be Seen” podcast, which explores Wisconsin’s LGBTQ history.

The podcast is hosted by Radio Milwaukee Director of Digital Content Nate Imig – who partners with us on the "Urban Spelunking" podcast – and occasional OnMilwaukee contributor Michail Takach, who is curator of the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project.

“From gay softball to the pride parade, from a civil rights pioneer to a national broadcaster, this season will again demonstrate that Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ history is everywhere, in every era,” said Imig.

“We aim to show you, from the first episode, how deep our history goes.”

The second season’s first six episodes will be released on Tuesdays through June 27, with two more episodes releasing in July. The stories will also be shared weekly in Radio Milwaukee’s “Uniquely Milwaukee” podcast.

The podcast's first season earned a silver award from Milwaukee Press Club for Best Original Podcast in 2022.

“It has never been more important for our history to be seen and for our heritage to be known,” said Takach.

“This season, as we explore long-standing community traditions that are flourishing – and even some that have disappeared, we highlight a unique cultural heritage at high risk of assimilation. And come to understand that pride is not just a party, but an expression of self-acceptance.”  

Find “Be Seen” on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and at, where the first episode is already available.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.