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FOF #2938 – KC Ortiz, the Queen of Southern Luxury Rap

Southern Hip Hop music is legendary for its drum machine beats, thunderous bassline, and shouting vocals that bring you into the moment in all its fun and uproarious glory.

Today KC Ortiz, the Queen of Southern Luxury Rap joins us for a music session to lay down some fierce tracks about her experience as Black trans woman, and folks are loving it.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 3 days ago 0

It’s a Sin: the Wonder Women of the AIDS Crisis

Although many moms, sisters, healthcare workers, scientists, friends and Hollywood stars like Liz Taylor played an important role in the fight against AIDS, these incredible women are often forgotten by history.

Today writer Victoria Noe joins us to take a look at the wonder women who fought back and fought AIDS that are featured in her new book “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 days ago 0

FOF #2937 – Brittany Kay Taylor’s Second Chance in Beauty and the Beast

One of the great diamonds in the rough on Disney’s streaming service is the reality TV show Encore, which reunites the cast members from musicals they originally performed in high school and then has them recreate the big show, sometimes decades later, in front of a live audience.

Today Brittany Kay Taylor, who played Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast in the reality TV series Encore serves up some piping hot tea on getting her high school theater gang back together a decade later and going viral as a voice over talent on Tik Tok.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast 9 days ago 0

FOF #2936 – Mystique Summers Keeps it Hot on a Chilly Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday! The streets of New Orleans are empty, but we are celebrating from home with our good gal pal Mystique Summers, from Season 2 of RuPauls’ Drag Race.

Last week, Mystique’s and her drag sister Nina Bonina Brown got into a deep conversation about trans bodies, the art of drag, and Nina’s comments on Gotmik’s scantily clad runway look on Drag Race.

Today Mystique Summers joins us to take a look at the heated conversation taking place about trans drag queens, Gotmik’s showing off that body ody ody and how Texas is freezing.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 10 days ago 0

FOF #2935 – Unfolding the Gotmik T-Shirt Controversy

For 13 seasons RuPaul’s Drag Race has been bringing underground artists into the mainstream, and sometimes the world is just not ready for the gag. This time, the latest greatest gasp for air is a t shirt designed by drag queen Gotmilk which prominently displays the scars from their top surgery.

Today NYC drag personality Kareem McJagger joins us to take a look at Gotmik’s controversial new t shirt design and what exactly was Tessica Brown trying to do with that Gorilla Glue Spray to lay an edge. What does it mean to lay an edge?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 days ago 0

FOF #2934 – Don’t Dream It, Be It

A common criticism of self help gurus is that their advice ignores systemic inequality and often lays the blame on the person suffering. If you didn’t have those gloomy thoughts, you’d be sleeping on a bed of diamonds!

But studies show that the best thing to make your dreams come true is to fall in love with doing things. Like the ultimate self help guru Dr. Frank N Furter says: “don’t dream it, be it.”

Today writer Britt East, author of A Gay Man’s Guide to Life, joins us to look at how folks can improve their lives by setting intentions but also by letting it go.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 16 days ago 0

Bonus: Disco Didn’t Die, It Just Evolved Into House Music

Out of the ashes of Disco’s demise, DJs in Chicago developed a new sound for a new generation which became known as House Music. This style became a hit in clubs catering to black, latino and gay folks, and is now what most electronic music is based on.

Today we’re talking to one of the pioneering DJs of House Music, Ralphi Rosario. Recently, the City of Chicago named a street after his DJ group “The Hot Mix Five” for their contribution to the international House Music scene.

Posted in: Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 17 days ago 0

FOF #2933 – Feast of Fun Celebrates 16 Years of Podcast Mayhem and Magic

It’s the 16th anniversary of Feast of Fun- one of the first shows to kick off the podcast revolution. But honey, just because you’re revolting, does not make it a revolution!

Our very first podcast episode featured our live show’s musical director Taylor E Ross and today he’s returning to chat with us about his music career working with some of Chicago’s top drag talent.

Listen as we chat with Taylor about our early days and some of our favorite drag personalities and performance artists like Victoria Lamarr.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Musicians, Podcast 18 days ago 0

FOF #2932 – Nicki J!zz is Jazz Hot Baby

Some names are just begging to be adopted by drag queens, kings and other colorful shape shifters: Robin Banks, Poo Ping, Ima Hogg, Peter Gozinya or Izzy Hung.

So what happens when two queens in the same city come up with the same name at the same time? Who gets to keep the exclusive rights to the name?

Today San Francisco drag queen Nicki J!zz, that’s Jazz with I, joins us to tell us how a queen came for her drag name while performing in one of Peaches Christ’s shows and how black drag queens are organizing to put pressure on gay bars to fight racism.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOF #2931 – George Washington Carver Loved to Talk to the Flowers

One of Black History Month’s key figures is George Washington Carver, the man who preached about the power of the peanut!

What they didn’t tell us about him in school is that he came across as queer- he spoke to flowers, shared a bed with a man and loved hot peanut oil massages.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at George Washington Carver- his friendships with married women, his romance with Austin Curtis Jr and being Gandhi’s nutritional advisor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 22 days ago 0