Talking With: Zach Wahls

Yale talks with Zach Wahls, the young man who gave the impassioned and inspiring speech defending marriage equality before the Iowa House of Representatives that quickly went “viral” on the internet and resulted in a flurry of national media appearances and interviews. Zach talks about what it was like growing up with two mothers, what led him to decide to go and speak before the House of Representatives, how his life has changed after being thrust into the public eye, and what other young people can do to fight for equality and speak out against intolerance. Broadcast from Iowa City, Iowa.

This episode brought to you with the generous support of our sponsors:
MCGins logoraygun2oasis

Related Videos

Stephen Bloom and his Observations on Iowa Life

Stephen Bloom and his Observations on Iowa Life

Comedian Nathan Timmel

Comedian Nathan Timmel

Franky D Lover & the I.C. Kings

'Franky D. Lover' & the I.C. Drag Kings

Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Jennifer Hemmingsen

Jennifer Hemmingsen and the 'It Gets Better Project'

Women Who Masturbate

Women Who Masturbate

Tim Hagle, faculty advisor to the University of Iowa College Republicans.

Tim Hagle, faculty advisor to the University of Iowa College Republicans.

All previous episodes are available online at

4 Responses so far.

  1. Jason Rohrer says:

    Great job once again illustrating the superiority of an informed journalist to a doofus who likes the idea of being on TV.

    Yale and this well-spoken kid have a nice back and forth on an important subject, and if they don’t solve the problems of the universe, they do suggest that there are opportunities for all of us to contribute. Which is an important message lots of Americans seem to need to hear. Because so many of us are so deeply ASLEEP to the foreign and domestic drama whirling around us.

  2. Family Scholars says:

    *This* does justify *This* then it must justify *This*, right?

  3. Terry says:

    Gotta love Iowa City.

  4. […] and just last week he was given an award for his efforts by the Family Equality Council in NYC. Here he chats at length about his experiences with PATV in Iowa. And below you can see his chat on MSNBC about how his life has changed and the FEC […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *