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FOF #2706 - The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day - 02.14.19

FOF #2706 – The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day

While it may seem like just another cash grab by candy manufacturers, Valentine’s Day began in Greco-Roman times as a sadomasochistic fertility ritual and nowadays it is responsible for a lot of horrific clickbait relationship advice articles on the Internet.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the dark and gruesome origins of Valentine’s Day and all the outrageous romantic advice blogs post to coincide with the holiday.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 days ago 0
FOF #2703 - Muffy Fishbasket Gets Real - 02.10.19

FOF #2703 – Muffy Fishbasket Gets Real

With the rise of the internet, web videos and reality TV shows, queer artists have access to an unprecedented amount of visibility and while it seems like the possibilities of having a real career as a drag queen are endless, is it really so easy?

Today Muffy Fishbasket, the campy queen from Camp Wannakiki joins us to talk about how to make it work when the work seems daunting.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 6 days ago 0
FOF #2702 - The Legend of the Bearded Lady - 02.08.19

FOF #2702 – The Legend of the Bearded Lady

One of the most talked about names in Chicago gay nightclub history is The Bearded Lady, who is now a bit of a legend because many who remembered her are either dead or were too drunk to remember anything.

Today historian Owen Keehnen joins us to chat about his new book ”Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady” which looks at the life of the Bearded Lady, who ruled the roost at Dugan’s Bistro, a Chicago disco that pioneered the use of spectacle in nightclubs, later adopted by clubs like the famous Studio 54.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 9 days ago 2
FOF #2701 - Jade Sotomayor, Ten Years a RuGirl - 02.07.19

FOF #2701 – Jade Sotomayor, Ten Years a RuGirl

It’s the 10 year anniversary of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a show, which along with the Internet, has introduced drag queens to audiences that would have never ventured into a bar to see a drag show.

Today Jade Sotomayor, RuPaul’s Drag Race #originalfish joins us to take a look at how the show has changed society.

Listen as Jade talks about her struggles overcoming depression, her friendships with other Rugirls and her upcoming appearance on Cooking with Drag Queens.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 10 days ago 1
FOF #2700 - Stacy Layne Matthews is the Queen of Henny - 02.05.19

FOF #2700 – Stacy Layne Matthews is the Queen of Henny

The word “henny” will forever be associated with Stacy Layne Matthews from RuPaul’s Drag Race because she’s so sweet. One of the perennial meme queens, folks still can’t get enough of the image of Stacy Layne sneaking a photo with her cell phone at the taping of the Drag Race finale.

Today the queen of Henny herself, Stacy Layne Matthews joins us to kiki about All Stars 4 and why the toxic fans who attack people on social media may be ruining the show for everyone.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 days ago 0
FOF #2696 - I’ve Got A New Attitude - 01.29.19

FOF #2696 – I’ve Got A New Attitude

We all hope for a better future, especially when the year we’re leaving behind was as rough as the singing on Rent Live!

Today comedian Carma Rae Gold joins us to take a look at some of our goals from years past like getting in shape or learning a new musical instrument and how to get on with this year’s goals while having a little sexy fun along the way.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 19 days ago 1
FOF #2695 - Rent Not So Live - 01.28.19

FOF #2695 – Rent Not So Live

It was a rough weekend for fans of Valentina as she was sent home twice, first on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, then when her character, Angel, went home to Jesus in the the live version of Rent the Musical.

Today, Sylvia Nix, from the debut Season of Camp Wannakiki joins us to talk about the she-larious bumps in the road for what was to be Rent Live.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 20 days ago 1
FOF #2694 - Three Kinds of Monsters - 01.24.19

FOF #2694 – Three Kinds of Monsters

Writer Steven Stafford joins us to talk about his new play “Small Jokes About Monsters” which portrays a family at odds with each other after reading a devastating letter written by their dead father. Also joining us is queer actor Esteban Andres Cruz who stars in the play as Ryan.

Listen as we chat with Steven and Esteban about the play and how family members each use humor differently to cope with crisis.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers 24 days ago 0
FOF #2693 - Lady Bunny Remembers Carol Channing - 01.23.19

FOF #2693 – Lady Bunny Remembers Carol Channing

People fell in love with Carol Channing for her iconic roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello Dolly and now the world is at a loss as the Broadway legend passed away last week at the age of 97.

Today Lady Bunny joins us to talk about her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race as the show’s first non Ru-Girl drag queen to be featured on the competition series, her recent trip to Puerto Rico and Carol Channing’s amazing life.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 25 days ago 0
FOF #2692 - The Humanity of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr - 01.22.19

FOF #2692 – The Humanity of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

When reflecting on the life of such a sign of the civil rights pioneer, it’s important not mythologize them but remember their humanity and the power one person can have to change the world.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the great civil rights pioneer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 26 days ago 0