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FOF #2292 - Poking the Eye of the Beholder - 02.17.16

FOF #2292 – Poking the Eye of the Beholder

We all know that beauty is subjective – that not everyone agrees on what looks good, but nonetheless most merchandise is sold based on a very narrow idea of what is hot.

Our guest today is NSFW erotic blogger Clark Rogers, who writes about beauty standards and inspiring others to look at themselves in new ways.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 4
FOF #2297 - Rubbing One Out at Work - 02.24.16

FOF #2297 – Rubbing One Out at Work

Chances are you’re probably listening to this podcast at work— so here’s a little trick to keeping your spirits up on the job, if god forbid, your boss won’t let you access the show: instead of taking a coffee or smoke break, try going to the bathroom, and rubbing one out.

Our guest today is writer Nico Lang, who in his latest piece in Ravishly talks about how folks at work are turning to masturbation as a way to relieve work stress.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2
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 1 month ago 0
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 26 days ago 5
FOF #2296 - Deadpool Busts The Shit Out of the Box Office - 02.23.16

FOF #2296 – Deadpool Busts The Shit Out of the Box Office

With over $500 million in global sales, Marvel’s box office success with Deadpool has finally shown Hollywood that audiences are snark hungry for a modern pansexual superhero.

Our guest today is comic book writer, teacher, illustrator and publisher Justin Hall, best known for creating Glamazonia, a super powered gender fluid hero and co-creating Hard To Swallow, an anthology series of erotic queer comics.

Posted in: Artists, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2
FOF #2286A - Fat Shaming - 02.08.16

FOF #2286A – Fat Shaming

Has anyone ever said this to you? Heavy, heavy, you got so heavy baby. You better lose some weight.

Telling someone to get in shape doesn’t really do anything, and in fact some studies show that it has the opposite effect.

Today writer Zach Stafford, joins us to take a look at fat shaming, how he overcame his own eating disorder and how to inspire change in others by transforming your own life.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 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 #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 2 months ago 8
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 2 months ago 6
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 1 month ago 1