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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 3 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 6 days ago 4
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 #2008 – Red White and Peaches Christ

FOF #2008 – Red White and Peaches Christ

Something truly awful is happening to Pride Parades across the country. After years of being a rallying point for LGBT folks, the parades now attract an overwhelming number of people who are interested in having a good time and could care less about equality or community building.

Today, Peaches Christ joins us to talk about what we can do to make Pride Parades meaningful again.

FOF #2006 – Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars

FOF #2006 – Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars

Chicago is getting the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! But since folks here in the Windy City love to rename things, we’ll be calling it the Star Wars Museum.

Joining us today is super-geek Brian Sweeney, who says he’s getting “too old for this shit” after being on the toilet for twenty minutes.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 27 days ago 9
FOF #2005 – Diving into Darienne Lake

FOF #2005 – Diving into Darienne Lake

After years of being drag mom to many gals, Darienne Lake finally made it on RuPaul’s Drag Race, only to be portrayed as a mean queen.

Years before that, she was on the Ricki Lake show with her drag daughter Pandora Boxx but the show’s ridiculous premise was “You’re Too Fat to be a Drag Queen.” Still, she manages to be one hell of a funny gal.

Today Darienne Lake joins us to talk about her roller coaster ride on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 28 days ago 2
FOF #2004 – Surviving the RuPocalypse

FOF #2004 – Surviving the RuPocalypse

Imagine a world nearly destroyed by nuclear holocaust except for a few survivors whose new religion is based on ancient TV shows and long dead rock stars. That’s the world of Dystopia Rising- a Live Action Role Playing event where drag queens battle zombies in the backwoods of Texas.

Joining us today is Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman, who navigates this make believe world where RuPaul’s Drag Race is a major religion and a resurrected Sharon Needles may hold the secret to ending the zombie wars.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 29 days ago 3
FOF #2003 – The Road to Marriage Equality

FOF #2003 – The Road to Marriage Equality

One of the biggest changes we’ve seen in the past decade of doing this podcast is the growing acceptance of Marriage Equality. In 2005 most people were against it, but today almost everyone’s on favor of it. Even states like Mississippi and Alabama are challenging their own marriage bans.

Today Matt Baume, who’s been covering the news on Same-Sex Marriage since Prop 8, joins us to take a look how the tide has turned on Marriage Equality.

FOF #2001 – 2001: A Space Oddity

FOF #2001 – 2001: A Space Oddity

Due to illness, our 2000th podcast retrospective has been delayed. Many of you are itching for new podcast to listen to, so we are releasing one we did with Peaches Christ early for the Plus members.

Today Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at some of our favorite moments in sci-fi films. Why are robots so gay? Is Rocky Horror Picture Show really Sci Fi? And Sluts a Go-Go, the San Francisco drag troupe that created the film Vegas in Space.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 15
FOF #1998 – Beneath the Peculiar World of Barbra Streisand

FOF #1998 – Beneath the Peculiar World of Barbra Streisand

Today we’re joined by actor Michael Urie, best known for playing Marc St. James on the TV series Ugly Betty. Michael is now starring in Buyer & Cellar, a one man show that takes us on an imaginary journey of an actor hired to work as a store clerk in Barbra Streisand’s underground basement village.

Listen as Michael Urie takes us in depth into Barbra Streisand’s peculiar home and her obsession with her possessions and working with Vanessa Williams on Ugly Betty.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast 2 months ago 5