Today championship bodybuilder, powerlifter and trans pioneer Janae Marie Kroc joins us to talk about the new documentary “Transformer” which follows Janae as she navigates her life as a trans woman, powerlifting icon, bodybuilder and parent to three amazing sons.
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At this past New York Fashion week in September, designer Marco Marco made history for celebrating the beauty of being trans by featuring 34 openly trans models in his new clothing line.
Today, bodybuilder and leatherman Paulo Batista joins us to talk about the groundbreaking experience of celebrating trans bodies at New York Fashion Week.
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.
The Gerber Hart Library has unveiled a new exhibit, “The City That Werqs,” which takes a look at the history of drag in Chicago, from cross-dressing gals at belle epoque balls to modern day queens of color searching for a safe place to perform.
Joining us to take a look at all the rich drag her and his-story is co-curator for the exhibit- C’est Kevvie, who won people’s hearts with her can-do spirit on the debut season of Camp Wannakiki.
Christmas is the drag queen of holidays: it’s drunk on eggnog, it’s overly decorated with loud colors and glitter and it takes itself way too seriously. So when Christmas goes off the rails, it’s hilarious.
Today, we wrap up the year with our annual holiday special “Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol. 10”- weird but wonderful holiday songs we think deserve a second listen.
When you’ve done a podcast for 14 seasons, a lot of listeners come and go, but some of them stick around for the long haul. When we meet them, it’s electrifying. It’s like running into an old friend.
Our guest today is genetic scientist Dr. Fabian Braun who grew up listening to Feast of Fun. Surprisingly he turned out all right: a handsome, kind, smart man and fabulously proud of being bisexual.
Kindness is in short supplies these days, so it’s great to see Chicago’s Queen of Nice, Alexis, snatch the coveted crown on Camp Wannakiki. Today Alexis P Bevels, the winner of Camp Wannakiki joins us to take a look at her time at the drag internment camp and what it takes to go all way!
In the golden age of Chicago’s cabaret scene, Jen Porter was legendary for her passionate music. Many folks compared her soulful raspy voice to Janis Joplin.
Today musician Jen Porter joins us with songs from her new album What’s Next and talk about her foray into BDSM and her horrible accident that caused blindness in her right eye.
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.