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FOF #2394 - What Would a Drag Queen Do? - 09.19.16

FOF #2394 – What Would a Drag Queen Do?

When you think like a drag queen, you can overcome just about anything and become a whole new you. You can turn trash into treasure.

Today, drag queen expert Jackie Huba joins us to talk about her new book FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen.

FOF #2395 - Diary of a Punk Princess - 09.20.16

FOF #2395 – Diary of a Punk Princess

The punk rock scene of Los Angeles in 1970’s was a complete rejection of the commodification of music and youth culture, but after awhile, it experienced a massive fall out.

Today, punk rock royalty Pleasant Gehman, who recently wrote a chapter for the book “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk” joins us to recall some of her magical times cavorting in the punk rock scene.

Posted in: Interviews, Music, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 1
FOF #2390 - Queer Science - 09.13.16

FOF #2390 – Queer Science

It’s no secret that LGBT folks have had a profound influence on the arts but they’ve also had a tremendous effect on scientific discovery even though they often had to hide who they were.

Today, we are joined by science journalist Vincent Gabrielle to explore the lives of extraordinary LGBT scientists who changed the world.

FOF #2408 - Boricua to the Max - 10.24.16

FOF #2408 – Boricua to the Max

Dr. Larry LaFontaine is best known to fans of Feast of Fun as the incredible Lola Von Miramar whose first time in drag was in our very first episode of Cooking with Drag Queens where we fried up tostones and smashed them with cha cha heels.

Today, Larry La Fountain joins us to talk about his new coloring book on Queer History and his sexy new short story, SJU-ATL-DTW, about sex, airports and life as gay Puerto Rican in Detroit.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 2
FOF #2409 - How do You Pronounce Latinx? - 10.25.16

FOF #2409 – How do You Pronounce Latinx?

ow we think about gender identity and sexuality is evolving and some people are having a hard time keeping up with all the new language surrounding these new concepts.

Our friend, Professor Larry La Fountain travels all over the world talking about LGBT people and Latin American culture and one of the most common questions he gets asked is: what is Latinx and how do you translate the word “queer” into Spanish?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 2
FOF #2415 - The Worst Dating Advice Ever - 11.03.16

FOF #2415 – The Worst Dating Advice Ever

The Internet is a minefield when it comes to advice on dating. With so many bizarre articles created by content farms on tight deadlines, a lot of it sounds like advice someone wrote hastily on a bathroom wall.

Today, relationship advice columnist Anna Pulley joins us to tackle all the insane advice on dating on sites like Wiki How who are just looking to get link bait traffic. Anna also has a new book out- The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!).

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 1
FOFA #1774 - Men Who Fly the Friendly Skies - 11.18.13

FOFA #1774 – Men Who Fly the Friendly Skies

Of all the jobs gay men love to do, being a flight attendant is probably one of the hardest. Everyone thinks they’re just passing out snacks but the reality is that flight attendants are exposed to crazy passengers, terrorist threats, cosmic radiation and many infectious diseases.

Today we’re joined by historian Phil Tiemeyer whose new book Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants chronicles the fabulous history of men who fly the friendly skies.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 19 days ago 4
FOF #2424 - Fanatical Beasts and Where to Find Them - 11.30.16

FOF #2424 – Fanatical Beasts and Where to Find Them

We thought it’d be a picnic under a Clinton presidency and that Trump’s basket of deplorables would scamper away to lick their wounds, but after Trump’s win, they have become emboldened to unleash their tantrums upon the world.

Today, writer Zach Stafford joins us to talk about all the fanatical beasts crawling out of the woodwork and clogging up our social media feeds with their racist rants.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 6 days ago 2
FOF #2423 - Saved by Saved by the Bell - 11.29.16

FOF #2423 – Saved by Saved by the Bell

Even though Saved by the Bell went off the air in 1993, it still has a firm grip on popular culture, so much so that sometimes it really does feel like it’s Zach’s world and we are just living in it.

Today, Saved By the Bell’s Executive Producer Peter Engel, joins us to talk about his new memoir “I Was Saved by the Bell: Stories of Life, Love and Dreams that Do Come True”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 7 days ago 1