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FOF #2018 – Praise for the Pocket Gay

FOF #2018 – Praise for the Pocket Gay

Tommy Holl may be short guy, but when it comes to having fun, Tommy is a giant. Today, we take a look at why short gay men get a whole lot more attention than short straight guys, and the challenges of being a little guy.

Plus, YouTube blocks the original RickRoll video.

Posted in: Podcast 18 hours ago 1
FOF #2017 – Lola Von Miramar and the Delicious Tostones

FOF #2017 – Lola Von Miramar and the Delicious Tostones

Although Professor Larry La Fountain has made significant contributions to the field of Queer Latin American studies, he’s probably best known for his drag debut in “How to Make Tostones” which inspired our new web series Cooking with Drag Queens.

Today Larry La Fountain joins us to talk about his fabulous second career as drag queen Lola Von Miramar.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 2 days ago 4
FOF #2016 – Jurassic Snark

FOF #2016 – Jurassic Snark

A whole new generation of fierce drag queens is spawning here in Chicago. Thanks to the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, people have developed a huge appetite for drag, and the people are hungry for more.

Joining us today is the she-larious Trannika Rex, a drag queen whose name is 65 million years in the making. T-Rex is the drag ringleader at Berlin nightclub where she encourages queens to develop exciting new material, and not lip sync to top 40 hits.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 days ago 4
FOF #2015 – Archie Dies

FOF #2015 – Archie Dies

In the latest issue of the comic book Life with Archie, the happy-go-lucky ginger from Riverdale, dies taking a bullet for his gay best friend, Kevin Keller.

Today, Archie Comics artist and writer Dan Parent, who broke the news about the first gay character in Riverdale on this podcast, talks about Archie’s shocking death and the future of gun control.

Posted in: Podcast 6 days ago 3
FOF #2014 – Stir Fry for Your Life

FOF #2014 – Stir Fry for Your Life

The time has come, for us to stir-fry for our lives. We’re delighted to finally announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Cooking with Drag Queens, Season One has begun!

Cooking with Drag Queens combines the gals who tuck and food into a fabulous new web series, where you’ll really get to know your favorite queens and meet some fabulous spicy new gals.

Posted in: Podcast 6 days ago 4
FOF #2013 – Pull My Finger

FOF #2013 – Pull My Finger

Farts may be silent, but they are far from deadly. According to a new study, farts may serve a greater function, helping the body prevent heart attacks, strokes, dementia and even cancer. No joke.

Today, we pull what fingers our guest Tommy Holl has left as we take a look at the health benefits of farts, and lots more.

Posted in: Podcast 9 days ago 7
FOF #2012 – Talk to the Hand

FOF #2012 – Talk to the Hand

There’s much talk online about the impact gay men have on black women- one blogger claims drag queens are ruining black women’s natural beauty, and then another blogger says white gay men are being disrespectful when they imitate the black women they love.

Joining us today is writer Zach Stafford, who writes about LGBT issues, race and other urgent topics for the Chicago Tribune’s Redeye magazine.

Posted in: Podcast 12 days ago 3
FOF #2011 – Hilarious Sexual Fetishes

FOF #2011 – Hilarious Sexual Fetishes

Have you heard of Rule 34? Although it’s a “fake” rule, it speaks the truth: everything is something sexual to somebody.

No matter how outlandish it is, people will find a way to sexualize practically anything. Today we let our freak flag fly freely and take a look at some of the hilarious and kooky sexual fetishes people not only enjoy, but dedicate whole websites to.

Posted in: Podcast 13 days ago 1
FOF #2010 – Bye Bye Bill Cruz

FOF #2010 – Bye Bye Bill Cruz

We first met Bill Cruz 13 years ago in Chicago when he was a young man just getting into stand up comedy. At the time, he seemed to be the only out gay comedian in town. We were thrilled to have him perform at our live show held at a Vietnamese banquet hall.

Sadly, our friend Bill is moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. Lucky for you, he’s in the studio one more time before the big move.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 14 days ago 4
FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

The year is 1997, and American music companies are raking it in the money just before the Internet and Napster changed the value of buying music. It was a year that would introduce many one hit wonders, like Hanson’s “Mmmbop,” Aqua’s “Barbie Girl,” Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” and Tito Nieve’s “I Like It Like That.”

What an annoying year! But oh so good!

Today musician Stephen Leonard joins us to look at the one-hit-wonders of 1997, and why it was such an extraordinary year for big hits.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 15 days ago 5