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FOF #2628 - Cuckoo for Coco Sho-Nell - 06.19.18

FOF #2628 – Cuckoo for Coco Sho-Nell

Some folks seem to know everyone! Like Coco Sho-Nell, whose grandmother was besties with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and in high school Coco was gal pals with Nelsan Ellis, the late actor best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood.

Today Coco Sho-Nell joins us to talk about her life as a Chicago drag queen, her roots in musical theater, to physically building the stage at The Call bar and celebrating the life of her close friend Nelsan Ellis.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 4 days ago 0
FOF #2623 - The Duke of Soul - 06.31.18

FOF #2623 – The Duke of Soul

Some of the most important musical contributions to modern American music have come from African Americans, whose musical roots in African slave spirituals evolved into all our favorite styles: jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, country, pop and rock.

Today Erthe St. James, the Duke of Soul joins me to take a casual look at modern black musicians that have inspired us from James Brown, Quincy Jones and Nile Rogers, to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Erika Badu.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 18 days ago 0
FOF #2622 - Own Your Happiness - 05.31.18

FOF #2622 – Own Your Happiness

With all the opportunities to connect on social media and dating apps today, there’s never been a time where more people have also been able to reject each other. It can hurt when someone says “no.”

Today comedian Meg Grunewald joins in to share her online dating adventures and explore why so many people get the blues when romance doesn’t work out as planned.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 23 days ago 0
FOF #2621 - Scott Thompson Brings Back Buddy Cole to Save the World - 05.21.18

FOF #2621 – Scott Thompson Brings Back Buddy Cole to Save the World

One of the most influential comedians of our time has been Scott Thompson with his work on The Kids in the Hall, the pioneering sketch comedy show where five friends every week crossdressed into outrageous characters; and his creation of Buddy Cole, the acid tongued gay socialite who can get away with saying anything.

Today comedian Scott Thompson joins us to talk about his iconic character, the re-release of Budy Cole’s biography ‘Buddy Babylon’ and his new hit show Après Le Déluge (After the Flood): The Buddy Cole Monologues.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 1
FOF #2617 - The Makeup of Joseph Harwood - 05.14.18

FOF #2617 – The Makeup of Joseph Harwood

Before YouTube, many folks who love to put on a lot of makeup had to rely on their friends to develop extraordinary looks of their own. Thankfully today most folks can pick up some good tricks online and look like as if Linda Evangelista had a beautiful alien baby.

Today our guest is YouTube makeup star Joseph Harwood, winner of Simon Cowell’s YouGeneration reality contest to find the world’s next video blogging superstar. Unfortunately the show never fully got off the ground due to some controversy over crowning a gender non-conforming artist, but thankfully it all worked out in the end.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0
FOF #2616 - Bianca Del Rio's New Book Will Kill You - 05.11.18

FOF #2616 – Bianca Del Rio’s New Book Will Kill You

As if she wasn’t busy enough with her comedy career Bianca Del Rio has got a new book: Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything, the only self help book she says will help raise the rate of suicide.

Today Bianca Del Rio joins us to give us a sneak peek at her new book, what she thinks of the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, working with Joan Rivers, and that viral moment when an audience member told her to be more respectful.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0
FOF #2614 - Fearlessly Be Vivacious - 05.07.18

FOF #2614 – Fearlessly Be Vivacious

It’s been a battle royale on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, with some spectacular African American drag queens showcasing their skils to become America’s Next Drag Superstar. But unlike past seasons, these cats got their claws out.

Today Vivacious joins us to weigh in on all the hot topics brought up on the show, from how black queens are seen and portrayed and the challenges and rewards Asia O’Hara, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Mayhem Miller and The Vixen are facing.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2613 - The Best is Yet to Come - 05.07.18

FOF #2613 – The Best is Yet to Come

My guest today Marc Felion is my husband and co-host of this podcast for 14 years. Through this ride he’s never had a major adventure on his own, until now. Marc is going away on a special assignment, and will be out of communication for quite some time. We can’t say what it is, but lets just say you’ll be delighted when we’re able to announce it.

But just before Marc left, he got bitten by a dog.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0
FOF #2612 - Chicago’s Weird & Wonderful Secret Spots - 05.02.18

FOF #2612 – Chicago’s Weird & Wonderful Secret Spots

As people plan their summer getaways, many folks who enjoy the podcast write to us to ask: “what should I do while I’m in the Windy City?

Joining us to talk about some of Chicago’s hidden gems is writer Jessica Mlinaric whose new book, Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird Wonderful, and Obscure is now available.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 3
FOF #2610- Not Necessarily The Onion - 04.30.18

FOF #2610- Not Necessarily The Onion

When you elect a clown, expect a circus. Since we live in ridiculous times, one of the biggest challenges for journalists is to not make their work seem like an article from The Onion.

Today we’re joined by writer Katie Rife, who works for various online magazines and is currently news editor for the Onion’s non-satirical section The AV Club.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 1