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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 8 days ago 3
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 9 days ago 1
Bob the Drag Queen - African Peanut Curry w/ Tofu & Purple Potatoes

Bob the Drag Queen – African Peanut Curry w/ Tofu & Purple Potatoes

Yum! New York City comedy queen Bob the Drag Queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 joins us to make a rich, delicious african peanut curry with tofu, purple potatoes and naan bread.

Joining us to kiki in the kitchen and get her hands dirty is the she-larious Bob the Drag Queen, one of New York City’s hottest drag acts.

FOF #2324 - Set Your Phasers on Stunning - 04.20.16

FOF #2324 – Set Your Phasers on Stunning

Set your phasers on stunning hunties! Star Trek’s Sir Patrick Stewart dressed up in a pretty pink dress to promote his new comedy series “Blunk Talk” and the Internet is loving it!

Today, we take a look at some of the gayest moments on Star Trek, a show that dared to go where no man has gone before, but seemed pretty timid when tackling LGBT stories and characters.

Posted in: Podcast 10 days ago 0
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 12 days ago 0
FOF #2322 - A Brief Herstory of Drag Queen Music - 04.13.16

FOF #2322 – A Brief Herstory of Drag Queen Music

Long before drag queens became drag superstars, many gender non conforming artists worked the Chitlin Circuit, a nickname given to venues where black and often queer artists could freely and safely perform in a racially segregated America.

Today we’re going back, back, back to the roots of drag queen musical acts from the Chitlin Circuit all the way to RuPaul and beyond with DJ Marc Moose Moder.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast 16 days ago 2
FOF #2321 - Hollywood’s Disposable Beefcake, Part One - 04.11.16

FOF #2321 – Hollywood’s Disposable Beefcake, Part One

We love the wild women and outrageous plots of films like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Rocky Horror, Myra Breckinridge and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, but despite their success as camp classics, after their release, the hunks who starred in them all but disappeared from Hollywood.

Today we’re joined by Peaches Christ, who has been parodying many of these campy films for decades, to discuss why these hunks ran screaming from Hollywood after making only one film.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 18 days ago 1
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 22 days 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 23 days ago 4
FOF #2318 - How to Get Rich off Bigotry and Discrimination - 04.06.16

FOF #2318 – How to Get Rich off Bigotry and Discrimination

In Kansas, students will be awarded a whopping $2,500 bucks if they report a transgender person using the bathroom, which got our friend Jeffrey Jay thinking that he could “accidentally” get caught using the “wrong bathroom” and then split the reward money as soon as he gets out of prison.

Today we’re joined by the he-larious Jeffrey Jay to take a look at the outrageous nature of the new anti-trans bathroom bills.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag & Trans, Podcast 24 days ago 5