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FOF #2674 - An Early Look at Drag Race All Stars 4 - 11.12.18

FOF #2674 – An Early Look at Drag Race All Stars 4

The wait is over, RuPaul announced her All-Stars 4 cast, 10 queens from past seasons who are ready to battle it out for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

Today we take a look at the all new Season 4 of Drag Race All-Stars, who do we think is going to snatch the crown, and who will the the first gal to be sent home packing?

Posted in: Podcast 29 days ago 1
FOF #2675 - Alt For Norge Crowns A New Winner - 11.14.18

FOF #2675 – Alt For Norge Crowns A New Winner

It’s been a thrilling season on Alt For Norge, where my gorgeous husband Marc Felion and 11 other Norwegian-Americans competed in challenges based on language, culture and history.

Joining us today is Marc’s castmate and the winner of Alt for Norge season nine, Kelsey Jaffer. Listen as actor, writer and singer Kelsey Jaffer chats with us about what it took to snatch the crown give Everything for Norway.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast, Television 27 days ago 1
FOF #2680 - Everyone Can Be Everything - 11.28.18

FOF #2680 – Everyone Can Be Everything

Since RuPaul’s Drag Race came on the air a decade ago, the world of drag has changed- the lines between gender, identity and sexuality have all blurred and most drag shows these days welcome anyone. Is TV going to catch up?

Today trans guy, drag queen Sweet Gwendolyn, (aka Debbie Penetration) joins us to take a look at the roller coaster ride drag has gone though in the past decade, and how a lot of ideas from performance art like therapy got folded into the drag soufflé.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 13 days ago 0
FOF #2679 - From There to Here - 11.27.18

FOF #2679 – From There to Here

Performance artist Hereaclitus Here Vernon wowed us back in 2004 at last live Feast of Fools show by performing in a fragile gingerbread house dress covered in frosting and gumdrops.

Today Hereaclitus Here Vernon talks about Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey as seen in Greek mythology and films like Star Wars and ties it into the process of gender self discovery.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 14 days ago 2
FOF #2678 - Grateful for the Nuts in the Fruitcake - 11.21.18

FOF #2678 – Grateful for the Nuts in the Fruitcake

With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s not only time to stuff that turkey, it’s time to stuff our hearts with thanks to all the amazing people and things in our lives.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to say thanks to all the wonderful people and things in our lives.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 20 days ago 0
FOF #2677 - Great Moments in African American Viral Food Videos - 11.19.18

FOF #2677 – Great Moments in African American Viral Food Videos

Many African American people cherish family gatherings where food and love is abundant, so naturally many of the great moments in viral videos made by black folks are also some of the yummiest.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at some amazing African American viral food videos. Listen as we savor James Wright Channel’s glorious tribute to Patti Labelle’s Sweet Potato Pies that made them sell out at Walmart.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 22 days ago 0
FOF #2676 - The City that Werqs, Mawma - 11.15.18

FOF #2676 – The City that Werqs, Mawma

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.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 26 days ago 0
FOF #2681 - Tie a Red AIDS Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree - 12.04.18

FOF #2681 – Tie a Red AIDS Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

In 1991, a coalition of artists called Visual AIDS created the Red Ribbon public awareness campaign by boldly putting a red ribbon on the seat of all the attendees of the Tony Awards and brought the national conversation about AIDS out of the shadows and into the light.

Today we take a look at the history of the powerful statement that is the Red AIDS Ribbon that helped ignite a change in a world that would rather not talk about homosexuality, sex work or drug use, let alone HIV & AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast 7 days ago 0
FOF #2682 - It’s Hanukkah Hunty! - 12.05.18

FOF #2682 – It’s Hanukkah Hunty!

The delightful Meg Grunewald joins us to take a look at the Hanukkah comedy spectacular “Home for Hanukkah with Bubbe” where she and other Chicago comedy improv stars invite you to participate in the traditions that make Hanukkah a festival of lights.

Listen as Meg chit-chats with us about poking fun at her Jewish family celebrations and how improv actors are coming to terms with consent so that their shows don’t go off the rails by an unwelcome grope.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 6 days ago 0
FOF #2683 - Wild Sexy Science - 12.06.18

FOF #2683 – Wild Sexy Science

Scientists can get a little freaky when the lab coats come off and the real hard work of gathering empirical evidence regarding sex and sexuality begins. Who knew science could be so sexy?

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at some of the most memorable, wildest and hilarious scientific studies that we’ve reported on our show.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 days ago 0