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FOF #2334 - Growing Up Slow - 05.25.16

FOF #2334 – Growing Up Slow

Comedian Carma Nibarger always hears about people growing up grow up hard and fast, but what about those who grow up soft and slow?

Today, Carma joins us to talk about coming to terms with family members who support Donald Trump for president and why she regrets voting for Ralph Nader in the 2000 election.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 hours ago 0
FOF #2333 - Kitty Powers, International Drag Queen of Romance - 05.24.16

FOF #2333 – Kitty Powers, International Drag Queen of Romance

Not every drag queen follows the same path- many are born on Halloween and lip sync in bars but others use drag as just one of the tools to make their dreams come true.

Our guest today is video game developer Richard Franke, who created Kitty Powers – Matchmaker, a video game where players take on the role of a matchmaker to pair up partners for romance.

FOF #2332 - Nothing Compares 2 Madonna's Prince Tribute - 05.23.16

FOF #2332 – Nothing Compares 2 Madonna’s Prince Tribute

It’s an impossible task to properly pay tribute to a legendary musician on TV, but Madonna’s Prince tribute at was met with almost nothing but eye-rolls from the Internet.

Today the she-larious Meredith Kachel joins us to chime in on all these exhausted entertainers phoning it in, from Madonna’s Prince tribute to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 days ago 1
FOF #2331 - Even Bears Get the Blues - 05.19.16

FOF #2331 – Even Bears Get the Blues

There’s no doubt that bears have foraged for themselves a supportive community in the dark woods of the gay forest, but it’s not always a jamboree- a new study says that many bears suffer from low self-esteem.

Today comedian Cody Melcher joins us to look the perils and pleasures faced by the average gay bear and why Grumpy Bear was the smartest of all the Care Bears.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 7 days ago 4
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 8 days ago 10
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.

FOF #2328 - It’s Gonna Be Alright - 05.16.16

FOF #2328 – It’s Gonna Be Alright

As artists and entertainers, we often have high expectations of what we should be doing with our lives. But not everyone needs to become a superstar.

Today, comedian Meredith Kachel joins us to talk about her latest rant where she asks her friends to concentrate on doing what they love and to not get hung up on what others do.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 10 days ago 3
FOF #2327 - Bob v Kim, Who Will Win? - 05.05.16

FOF #2327 – Bob v Kim, Who Will Win?

We are torn apart. In a delicious but twisted turn of fate, Kim Chi and Bob the Drag Queen, two of our favorite gals from Cooking with Drag Queens, are up to win and become America’s Next Drag Superstar on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

But ultimately, the real winner are the fans.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast 21 days ago 5
FOF #2326 - Nothing Compares 2 Prince - 04.22.16

FOF #2326 – Nothing Compares 2 Prince

Folks are still shocked with the sad news that Prince died yesterday at his Paisley Park residence and recording studio complex, he was 57.

Today, we take a look at the extraordinary life of Prince Nelson Rogers, his genius, his intense religious faith that may have kept him from seeking proper medical care, and his habit of creating music, films and videos that nobody ever saw.

Posted in: Podcast 1 month ago 5
FOF #2325 - Black is the New Green - 04.21.16

FOF #2325 – Black is the New Green

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Treasury announced they are removing slave owning President Andrew Jackson from the twenty dollar bill and replacing him with anti-slavery rebel Harriet Tubman. Suck it haters!

Today, comedian and American history aficionado Cody Melcher joins us to take a look why the new Tubman Twenties is huge and whether countries should put war criminals on their currency to never forget their atrocities.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 4