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FOF #2320 - The Incredible Life of Male Actress Charles Pierce - 04.08.16

FOF #2320 – The Incredible Life of Male Actress Charles Pierce

Long before people lined up to meet the reality TV stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, comedian Charles Pierce packed the clubs from the 1960s to the 90s with his outrageous send ups of Hollywood’s Golden Age divas.

Today we’re joined by actor Kirk Fredrick, whose new book “Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce,” details his work as a producer, stage manager, and dresser to Pierce for over 20 years.

Posted in: Actors, Drag & Trans, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 6
FOF #2317 - Color My Love - 04.01.16

FOF #2317 – Color My Love

Anyone who has ever had a bad break up knows that there are many different ways to cope with a broken heart- some sing, some dance, some fuck the pain away, but for others, they get crafty.

Our guest today is artist Nathan Rapport, who created an adult coloring book as a way to deal with his own broken heart. His book “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me,” features an erotic collection of gay men getting it on.

Posted in: Artists, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0
FOF #2309 - Inside All of Us There is A Powerful Drag Queen - 03.18.16

FOF #2309 – Inside All of Us There is A Powerful Drag Queen

Business writer Jackie Huba stood at a TED talk in Vancouver and told the mostly tech crowd “I don’t know if you realize it, but you’re all in drag RIGHT NOW.”

Today Jackie Huba joins us to talk about her endearing TED Talk, “Unleash the Power of your Inner Drag Queen” where she shared her dazzling insights on what makes drag queens such great role models in inspiring confidence in others.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 3
FOF #2330 - Finding Neverland - 05.18.16

FOF #2330 – Finding Neverland

One of Chicago’s hottest parties is Neverland, where lgbt folks and their friends gather in a decadent environment with the world’s top drag queens and DJs. But unlike the circuit parties that precede it, Neverland promises to be a place where everyone is welcome.

Our guest today is Neverland co-creator Anthony DiFiore, who also manages two of the top three girls from this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 11 days ago 10
FOF #2304 - Surviving Trump’s America - 03.11.16

FOF #2304 – Surviving Trump’s America

Comparing anyone to Hitler is stupid, but when the leading Republican candidate mimics Hitler’s rise to power, how can you blame anyone for making that comparison?

Today, comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at his new book “Trump’s America, the Complete Loser’s Guide” which he collaborated on with Scott Dikkers, the co-founder of the Onion.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 8
FOF #2310 - If You Can’t Love Yourself - 03.22.16

FOF #2310 – If You Can’t Love Yourself

Today we’re joined by Zach Stafford, who writes in the Guardian that although society has progressed in embracing us gender and sexually nonconforming folks, many of us still hold onto the self-hate and shame from before, with sometimes fatal consequences.

If you’re a fan of Zach’s work, catch him on the Daily Show tonight where he’ll be talking about dating and race relations.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 1
FOF #2299 - Pleasant Gehman’s Lobotomy - 03.01.16

FOF #2299 – Pleasant Gehman’s Lobotomy

Before there were podcasts, blogs and social networks, there were zines, small, self-published photocopied magazines that managed to give voice to people on the fringes of culture.

Today we’re talking to burlesque artist, photographer, and journalist Pleasant Gehman about her new art exhibit “Teenage Lobotomy” featuring her iconic fanzine of the 1970s punk and art scene in LA.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 6
FOF #2329 - Magnus Hastings’ Wonderful World of Drag - 05.17.16

FOF #2329 – Magnus Hastings’ Wonderful World of Drag

For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has photographed the world’s greatest drag queens for his luscious new coffee table book “Why Drag?” which also features short stories marked by humor and, oftentimes, sincerity on why the queens do drag.

Today we talk with Magnus Hastings about his new book and how selfies have replaced autographs.