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FOF #2268 - The Island of Misfit 80s Toys - 12.17.15

FOF #2268 – The Island of Misfit 80s Toys

Let’s take a walk down memory lane of the strange 80s, a time when coked up conservatives ruled every facet of American politics and culture, and our toys were the stuff of nightmares.

Joining us today is the fine ass Sith lord of popular culture and all things girly Robyn Pennacchia who writes about culture news and politics for The Frisky.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2
FOFA #1493 - Krampus and the Strange but True History of Christmas - 12.09.11

FOFA #1493 – Krampus and the Strange but True History of Christmas

The War on Christmas has been fought through the ages and been won time and time again, not by the little baby Jesus, but by Santa Claus.

Today cultural anthropologist Gerald Cole joins us to discuss the unusual origins of Christmas, the battles over the which traditions to keep, the frightening Krampus and the many other demonic companions to Santa Claus.

Posted in: Podcast, Interviews, Writers, Classic Podcasts 2 months ago 0
FOF #2272A - Where Racists Meet Dot Com - 01.15.16

FOF #2272A – Where Racists Meet Dot Com

We live in a complex world, full of injustice, racism and prejudice, so it stands to reason that some of that bigotry may be sneaking into our private sex lives without us even knowing it.

Today we’re chatting with writer Zach Stafford about the latest oddball dating site, where white people meet.com, for all those who want to get it on without those pesky racial minorities getting in the way.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 27 days ago 0
FOF #2274A - Ready to Party - 01.19.16

FOF #2274A – Ready to Party

Working in media, we get many hilarious requests from publicists, but our friend Robyn Pennachia, who writes about popular culture and all things girly for The Frisky got an oddball press inquiry asking her “Is your vagina a party vagina?”

Sounds intriguing right? Sadly, it was a sex-shaming plug for vaginal rejuvenation that involved lasers and the detestable Real Housewives franchise.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 22 days ago 1
FOF #2272B - Where Racists Meet Dot Com - 01.15.16

FOF #2272B – Where Racists Meet Dot Com

Which LGBT movies got nominated at the Oscars and why all the black actors get snubbed; Chicago’s ongoing problem with the police and political corruptions and cover-ups. Will Mayor Emanuel ever resign or will he watch the city burn? And a hilarious but shocking re-write of Vanilla Ice for Islamic terrorists. Part 2 of 2.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 27 days ago 2
FOFA #2278B - Experiencing Wendy Ho - 01.26.16

FOFA #2278B – Experiencing Wendy Ho

In part two of our podcast “Experiencing Wendy Ho” we continue our conversation with the she-larious Wendy Ho about her outrageous music and career working as an unconventional drag queen.

What does Wendy Ho have to say about the future of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Did the gay men who got kicked out of the wig store here in Chicago have it coming?

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 days ago 0
FOF #2286B - Fat Shaming - 02.08.16

FOF #2286B – Fat Shaming

In part two “Fat Shaming“ we continue our discussion with Zach Stafford about ridiculing people to get in shape, v how to how he overcame his personal eating disorder and what you can do to support someone else’s journey.

Plus , how transphobic was the X Files episode with Shangela? A nd a special case for Shitlock Holmes- who crapped on the Tesla?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 days ago 3