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FOF #2941 – A Gay Marine’s Story of Surviving War, Cancer & Journalism

At the young age of 17, James Curry hoped to escape a hostile home by enlisting in the Marines, and ended up right in the middle of the terrible War in Iraq.

Today, Peabody award winning journalist and writer James Curry joins us to talk about his new book Staying Alive: Surviving Abuse, Fighting a War and Beating Cancer- My First Twenty-Five Years.

James survived his tour of duty by hiding being gay under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, but then after returning to civilian life, lost his first boyfriend and ended up homeless.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 days ago 1

FOF #2940 – Potato Head and the Toys That Made Us Fabulous

In a move that made some folks’ heads explode like a potato in the microwave, Hasbro announced that the Potato Head toys are gender neutral and that everyone is “welcome in the Potato Head world.”

The announcement has us looking back at the toys we played with as kids, that made our parents wonder- like the Transformers, is there more than meets the eye.

Today comedian Jake Noll joins us to take a look at the all new Potato Head World, and all wonderfully weird toys that inspired us to become fabulous and queer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 days ago 0

FOF #2939 – It’s A Sin: The Women Who Helped the World Survive the AIDS Crisis

Russell T Davies’ “It’s a Sin” captures the youthful joy of being gay and the pain of the AIDS crisis, but it also contains harmful HIV and AIDS tropes.

While watching the series, we were struck with how much the character of Jill Baxter reminded us of Victoria Noe who came on Feast of Fun to talk about her book “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”

Today writer Victoria Noe joins us to take a look at Russel T Davies’ miniseries “It’s a Sin” and what it was like for her during AIDS crisis.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 days ago 0

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 10 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 23 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 24 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 28 days ago 0


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I thought he was being poetic about the “novel’ part. » More

On FOF #2899 – 10 Years of Wild, Unadulterated Fun
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Ha! Thanks! Tia Juana was a drag queen a met. » More

On FOF #2834 – Wonder Woman and Super Tuesday
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On FOF #2774 – Adventures in Forced Feminization
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I can’t wait to go back! » More

On FOF #2642- A Madonna Style Tribute to Aretha Franklin
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Thank you! It was a lot of fun to wear. » More

On FOF #2651 – Julie Falls in Love with Norway