Raspberries! Broadway icon Carol Channing died today, she was 97. One of our most popular episodes ever, Carol Channing spoke to us from her home in Palm Springs about the value of arts education in public schools, and her amazing life and career. Please enjoy this encore presentation.
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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.
Musician E.G. Daily is best known for bringing to life some of the most lovable rebels in film and television: Pee Wee Herman’s girlfriend, Dottie in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Buttercup in the Powerpuff Girls and Tommy Pickles in Nickelodeon’s Rugrats.
Today E.G. joins us from her home to talk about her amazing journey as a voice over star, her music from hit films of the 80s and working in her home studio with her family of musicians and filmmakers.
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.
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.
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.
When someone dies, loved ones will often keep a remembrance of the deceased like a lock of hair, but when the rich, famous and powerful die, people ask for a whole lot more.
Today the fabulous Matt Brown joins us to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos by looking at the unexpected adventures of the body parts of dead celebrities.
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.
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!