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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 7 months ago 11
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 7 months ago 5
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 8 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 10 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 9 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 12 months ago 3
FOF #2351 - Muscle Queens Who Pump Us Up - 06.29.16

FOF #2351 – Muscle Queens Who Pump Us Up

Many drag queens draw their feminine inspiration from glamorous or even outrageous women, but some more athletic gals get their drag-spiration from muscular, strong glamazons who are ready to stop a war with love and make a liar tell the truth.

Joining us is Chicago muscle queen Alex Kay, who’s known to arm wrestle, flex and pig out onstage as Kourtney Kardashian eating a Kit Kat candy bar.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 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 12 months ago 0
FOF #2263 - Take Our Christmas Quiz - 12.08.15

FOF #2263 – Take Our Christmas Quiz

As they said on the Simpsons, Christmas is the season where people from all religions come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is like an air raid siren during the holiday season, no matter how hard you try, it’s hard to ignore.

Today, gay Jewish rapper Big Dipper joins us to take our insane Christmas quiz. Can you guess which oddball Christmas traditions are real or just really weird?

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 1 year ago 4
FOF #2323 - The Unsinkable Joan Waters - 04.18.16

FOF #2323 – The Unsinkable Joan Waters

We’re mad about Joan Waters, a carefree drag queen who happily embraces her goofy side to the delight of audiences.

Today Joan Waters joins us to talk about beating off 20 drag queens to snatch the crown in Trannika Rex’s drag contest, Crash Landing, which was a surprise win for this perennial drag underdog. Plus– Happy Birthday Fausto Fernós!

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 8 months ago 0