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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 8 months ago 4
FOF #2264 - Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special - 12.11.15

FOF #2264 – Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special

One of our favorite oddball TV Christmas moments is Pee Wee’s Christmas Special, a star studded hour long event that aired in 1988 at the height of Pee Wee Herman’s popularity.

Today we take you inside Pee Wee’s Christmas Special with the she-larious Irene Marquette,
who is putting on a holiday extravaganza inspired by Pee Wee Herman’s Holiday Show complete with variety acts and animation in the Curio Show at Chicago’s IO Theater.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 11 months ago 2
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 5 months ago 11
FOF #2242 - Walking a Mile in a Drag Queen’s Heels - 11.02.15

FOF #2242 – Walking a Mile in a Drag Queen’s Heels

Our Halloween dressed as superhero versions of our favorite drag queens helped bring a little attention to Cooking with Drag Queens but we only have until Nov. 12 to make it happen.

Joining us is the fabulous Cody Melcher, who had us on his crazy book review podcast Thome Fooley, to talk about why religious fundamentalists feel threatened by LGBT folks using the rainbow as a symbol of liberation.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 12 months ago 0
FOF #2319 - The Faux Queen is for Real - 04.07.16

FOF #2319 – The Faux Queen is for Real

While cisgender women can certainly tear it up onstage, the don’t always get embraced by LGBT folks who may see them like a white rapper trying to gain acceptance from black folks.

Our guest today is one of Chicago’s rising stars in the drag queen scene, Chelsea Devantez who as Dicksie Pictoria won highly competitive Crash Landing contest, but unlike many of the trans and gay male contestants, Chelsea is a cisgender woman.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 7 months ago 5
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 6 months ago 5
FOF #2288 - Randy Harrison Wants You to Come to the Cabaret - 02.10.16

FOF #2288 – Randy Harrison Wants You to Come to the Cabaret

Our modern gay identity can trace many of its roots to the city of Berlin, Germany where the concepts of gay rights, queer culture and solidarity arose during the VIE MAR Weimar Republic until tragically crushed by the rise of the Nazis.

Today, actor Randy Harrison, best known for playing the sexy young twink, Justin Taylor on the Showtime drama Queer as Folk, joins us to talk about starring as the emcee in the new touring production of the musical Cabaret, which takes place during this critical time in Germany’s history.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast 9 months ago 8
FOF #2311 - Lady Bunny Feels the Bern - 03.23.16

FOF #2311 – Lady Bunny Feels the Bern

It wouldn’t be Easter without a podcast with our favorite bunny – Lady Bunny! Or as we call her, Lady Bernie, because she’s “feeling the Bern,” and we’re not talking about that rash between her legs.

Listen as Lady Bunny joins us to rant about the presidential primaries, and why corporate news obsesses over Donald Trump while ignoring the issues.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 7 months ago 8
FOF #2267 - The Franchise Awakens - 12.16.15

FOF #2267 – The Franchise Awakens

We are just days way from the most anticipated film premier in a long long time — Star Wars: the Force Awakens where we’re finally getting the gang back together in the further adventures of Luke and Leia, Han and Chewy and R2-D2 & C3-PO, but now we’re adding to the mix Rey, Finn, Poe and BB-8.

Today we’re talking about Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars— as the very funny Brian Sweeney, comedian, the Sith Lord of TV and movie trivia joins us to take a look at what the new Star Wars film promises to bring.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 10 months ago 3
FOF #2265 - A Pirate Santa Story - 12.14.15

FOF #2265 – A Pirate Santa Story

Avast ye mateys! For over 22 years, old salt Karl Ward has been THE Pirate Santa to kids of all ages. In Mexico, where he usually spends his Christmas, he is known as “El Santa Pirata.”

He is the front runner on the new reality TV show Santa’s in the Barn, where ten Santa Clauses battle it out in the “ultimate Christmas competition” to become America’s Best Santa.

Today we’re joined by the Pirate Santa to talk about why we need to embrace the holiday spirit of giving and love now more than ever.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast, Television 11 months ago 0