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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 27 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 22 days ago 1
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 12 days ago 2
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 9 days ago 0
FOF #2707 - Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls - 02.18.19

FOF #2707 – Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls

For queer folks, Tina Fey’s film Mean Girls became an instant cult classic for the way it captures the complex dynamic between bullies and their victims.

Today San Francisco based drag queen Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at bullying in the film Mean Girls and how it carries on the great tradition of teen movies like Heathers and Jawbreaker.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 days ago 0
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 6 days ago 0
FOF #2708 - Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded - 02.19.19

FOF #2708 – Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded

For over 30 years of her life, Louisianna Purchase had never seen a live drag show, then she fell in love with drag queen Bulimianne Rhapsody and the rest is her-story. Weezie caught the sickening drag bug for which there is no known cure.

Today Louisianna Purchase joins us from her cozy kitchen in Texas to talk about her journey from punk rock to drag.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 hours ago 0