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Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 19 hours ago 0

FOF #2857 – Peace, Purpose and Pleasure

With the coronavirus pandemic, the world has gone topsy turvy, What was once on the bottom is now on top- conservatives who used to try to shame LGBTQ folks into abstinence during the AIDS crisis are now the one’s transgressing public health concerns and are congregating for bareback barrier free church services and protests.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at peace, purpose and pleasure during the age of the coronavirus pandemic with safer sex options, calming techniques and how to get ready for the political fight of your life.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 3

FOF #2856 – Ain’t No Bus Like a Party Bus

Like a 80s nightclub on wheels, party buses are a weird thing that attract a certain type of Joe Exotic crowd, one that wants the luxury of celebrating in a limo but wants to tell the world “I love to drink.”

For over two decades our friend Chris Churchill drove for a double decker tour and party bus company in Chicago and saw a lot of wild nights and tipsy celebrities hopping aboard his big red bus.

Today comedian, Cooking with Drag Queens camera operator and now author Chris Churchill joins us to talk about his new book “Twenty Years Without A Weekend” a collection of stories on driving a double decker bus for tourists and partygoers.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2853 – The Adventures of Hattie, the Silver Sex Cougar

Happiness in life comes from figuring out what you love to do and then making it your profession. Our friend 81 year old Hattie Retroage was born to be a healer, so she made it happen as a dance instructor, a therapist or in the bedroom as a silver sex ent .

Years ago, Hattie stole the spotlight from Claudia Schiffer in a Dolce and Gabbana ad with her silver sexiness and since then she’s become an outspoken advocate for cougars.

Today Hattie, safe and sound from her home in Manhattan, joins us to talk about her roller coaster life as a sex symbol.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 1

FOF #2846 – Fighting Coronavirus by Looking at the History of AIDS

For folks who lived through the early AIDS pandemic, there’s a real sense of dread over coronavirus. Republicans failed to take early action on AIDS and we are still living with the repercussions of that. And just like HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus, so we must ask – are we prepared to suffer the same fate as we did with the AIDS crisis?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at coronavirus and AIDS: how both of these epidemics impact LGBTQ+ people, incarcerated folks and rural Americans.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2840 – Hygge: Self-Isolate and Chill

During the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, folks are encouraged to stay home and self isolate to keep the virus from spreading and hurting the most vulnerable. So now you’re stuck at home- now what?

Today Marc Felion’s cast-mate from Alt for Norge and co-artistic director of Akvavit Theater, Kirstin Franklin, joins us to look at creative ways to make the most out of staying at home during difficult times by examining the Scandinavian concept of Hygge (HUGGAH) – coziness and conviviality that creates a sense of well being.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

FOF #926 – Sesame Street Cred

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, a revist to a Best of Feast of Fun episode.

Listen as we talk to author Michael Davis about his book Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. In his book Michael takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking program from it’s inception to the present day, covering some interesting behind-the-scenes conflicts which were a part of the creative energy of the show.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 7 months ago 1

FOF #2801 – The Magical Life of Walter Mercado

TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado, the flamboyant astrologer who captivated generations of people all around the world just passed away in Puerto Rico at the age of 87.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at the magical life of Walter Mercado and why this bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguious superstar meant so much to so many people around the world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 7 months ago 3

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 7 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 7 months ago 0