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FOF #2710 - The Great Psychic Drag Queen Hunter - 02.26.19

FOF #2710 – The Great Psychic Drag Queen Hunter

We never thought we’d hear from scamvestite Lady Vera Parker again, then almost a decade later, she popped up and she was still scamming people but now as psychic Thomas John.

Today, skeptic and psychic buster Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about how she and a group of colleagues created Operation Pizza Roll to prove that Thomas John lacks any supernatural powers, and his readings were based on information he gleaned from social media.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast, Writers 26 days ago 2
FOFA #1018 - Run, Lady Vera Parker, Run! - 02.25.19

FOFA #1018 – Run, Lady Vera Parker, Run!

There’s a new development coming shortly about Lady Vera Parker, now known as the Seatbelt Psychic, so to get you caught up with her story, check out this classic podcast form 2009.

Drag queen Lady Vera Parker moved to Chicago with the hopes of making it big as an entertainer. Her dreams were dashed when she was pulled over in U-Haul truck she allegedly stole in Kentucky. When the police pulled up her record they found a laundry list of check fraud and deception warrants.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 26 days ago 0
FOFA #1805 - The Purrrfect Legacy of Eartha Kitt - 02.21.19

FOFA #1805 – The Purrrfect Legacy of Eartha Kitt

Since Valentina portrayed Eartha Kitt on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 we’ve been thinking about this lovely interview we did with Eartha Kitt’s daughter Kitt Shapiro.

Please enjoy this classic podcast where we talk with Kitt about growing up the daughter of the amazing artist Eartha Kitt.

Posted in: Actors, Classic Podcasts, Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago 0