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FOF #2789 – Dragula’s Hollow Eve is on the Bleeding Edge

We’ve seen a lot of wild things on Season 3 of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: a cow fetus, ripped out cheek piercings, electroshock torture and furry butts, but contestant Hollow Eve took it so far, even the censors wouldn’t let you see it on TV.

Today, Hollow Eve, our favorite post binary, drag socialist with a penchant for anarchy who revels in the beauty of deviant queer art joins us to take a look at a very intesne Season 3 of Dragula.

FOF #2798 – Bruce Vilanch on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

One of the strangest shows ever broadcast on TV is the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. The musical variety show featuring a campy highway pile-up of the top stars of the day with Margaret Hamilton reprising her Wicked Witch from the Izard of Oz aired only once on ABC in 1976.

Today comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, best known for writing for the Oscars and for his appearance on Hollywood Squares joins us to talk about being a head writer for the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Podcast, Writers 20 days ago 1

FOF #2788 – Being Judy Garland

There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding actress Renée Zellweger’s uncanny portrayal of Judy Garland in the new film Judy. Why is Judy Garland still so important all these years after her death?

Today, Peter Mac, one of the best known and longest working Judy Garland impersonators joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of Judy Garland and how it differs from what you see in the film Judy.

FOF #2793 – Making Sweet Tea

A lot has happened since author Dr. E Patrick Johhnson first came on the podcast a decade ago to talk about his groundbreaking book “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South” – a collection of more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised and continue to live in the South.

Posted in: Actors, Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2687 – E.G. Daily’s Big Adventure

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.

Posted in: Actors, Musicians, Podcast 11 months ago 2

FOF #2747 – IML is for Everyone

IML, the International Mr. Leather Contest and Conference just wrapped up in Chicago where thousands of kinky folks gathered to build community and choose a new Mr. International Leather.

Today, puppeteer and internal family systems practitioner Mark Saltzman joins us to chat about IML and to continue our look at “Velvet Rage,” Alan Downs’ seminal book for overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world.

Posted in: Actors, Artists, Podcast 6 months ago 1

FOF #2796 – Madonna’s Disco Bloodbath

Since the beginning of her career when she said she wanted to “rule the world,” Madonna has sought to be provocative- usually in sexy or ridiculous ways, like hanging herself on a cross during or pumping gas in the nude.

Today comedian Nadya Ginsburg, well known for her hilarious and insightful Madonnalogues performance and video series joins us to take a look at Madonna’s latest hi-jinks.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers, YouTube Celebrities 25 days ago 0

FOF #2756 – The Unsinkable Molly Brennan

We fell in love with queer punk actor Molly Brennan for the many different roles she plays in Ms Blakk for President– the true story of drag queen Joan Jett Blakk’s bid to become the President of the United States. Lick Bush in ‘92! Honey!

Today the unsinkable Molly Brennan joins us to talk about the many roles she plays in Ms Blakk for President and some of her other career highlights.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #1228 – Hello Carol Channing [Classic Episode]

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.

Posted in: Actors, Classic Podcasts, Hot Show of the Week, Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2742 – Brendan Scannell Gets into Bondage

It’s easy to get swept up in all the pinching, peeing, titty torture, tying down, tickling and penguin suit wrestling on Netflix’s new show Bonding but at the heart of the series is a story of two friends growing up together and sharing some very intimate experiences.

Today we’re chatting with comedian Brendan Scannell about the new Netflix series Bonding where’s he’s cast as the assistant to a dominatrix.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 6 months ago 1