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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 3 months ago 0

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 3 months ago 2

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 3 months ago 1

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 3 months ago 0

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 4 months ago 1

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 4 months ago 0

FOF #2686 – A Lady Bunny Christmas

Christmas isn’t quite the same without the raunchy outrageous humor of our beloved drag mom Lady Bunny. For over a decade Bun-Bun’s twisted holiday parodies have been a favorite of our end of the year Incredibly Strange Christmas Music special.

But what kind of Christmas music does she enjoy listening to? Today Lady Bunny joins us to look at some outrageous Christmas music we all love.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 5 months ago 4

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 6 months ago 0

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 6 months ago 0

FOF #2671 – A Queen for the Creeple

Like many gals in her scene, Dis Charge cherishes her grassroots scene and feels at odds with the mainstreaming of drag as a result of the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Today U.K. queen Dis Charge and her gal pal Ophelia Wilde join us in the home studio to talk about their counterculture roots as burlesque artists.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 7 months ago 0