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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 9 days ago 2
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 24 days ago 0
FOF #2641 - Guy Branum is Goddess - 08.07.18

FOF #2641 – Guy Branum is Goddess

At a young age, out gay comedian Guy Branum realized that channeling his inner goddess was a great way to assert power in a world dominated by straight men. As a gay boy you might not have the ability to wield lightning bolts but you sure can turn a bitch into stone with a cold stare and a sassy quip delivered with impeccable timing.

Today, Guy Branum joins us to talk about his hilarious and touching new memoir “My Life as a Goddess.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 6 months ago 0
FOF #2616 - Bianca Del Rio's New Book Will Kill You - 05.11.18

FOF #2616 – Bianca Del Rio’s New Book Will Kill You

As if she wasn’t busy enough with her comedy career Bianca Del Rio has got a new book: Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything, the only self help book she says will help raise the rate of suicide.

Today Bianca Del Rio joins us to give us a sneak peek at her new book, what she thinks of the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, working with Joan Rivers, and that viral moment when an audience member told her to be more respectful.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 9 months ago 0
FOF #2613 - The Best is Yet to Come - 05.07.18

FOF #2613 – The Best is Yet to Come

My guest today Marc Felion is my husband and co-host of this podcast for 14 years. Through this ride he’s never had a major adventure on his own, until now. Marc is going away on a special assignment, and will be out of communication for quite some time. We can’t say what it is, but lets just say you’ll be delighted when we’re able to announce it.

But just before Marc left, he got bitten by a dog.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 months ago 0
FOF #2612 - Chicago’s Weird & Wonderful Secret Spots - 05.02.18

FOF #2612 – Chicago’s Weird & Wonderful Secret Spots

As people plan their summer getaways, many folks who enjoy the podcast write to us to ask: “what should I do while I’m in the Windy City?

Joining us to talk about some of Chicago’s hidden gems is writer Jessica Mlinaric whose new book, Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird Wonderful, and Obscure is now available.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 months ago 3
FOF #2610- Not Necessarily The Onion - 04.30.18

FOF #2610- Not Necessarily The Onion

When you elect a clown, expect a circus. Since we live in ridiculous times, one of the biggest challenges for journalists is to not make their work seem like an article from The Onion.

Today we’re joined by writer Katie Rife, who works for various online magazines and is currently news editor for the Onion’s non-satirical section The AV Club.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 months ago 1
FOF #2597 - Fearlessly Love Yourself - 03.21.18

FOF #2597 – Fearlessly Love Yourself

RuPaul loves to say “If you can’t love yourself, how you gonna love somebody else?” meaning self-acceptance is key to having a life full of happiness & love. Easy to say when you’re Supermodel of the World but for us mere mortals it’s hard to tell you inner saboteur to sashay away.

Today were taking a look at the juicy complexities of self-acceptance. Joining us is writer Derrick Clifton who writes about culture and politics for NBC news & Vox dot com.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 11 months ago 2
FOF #2578 - Billy Santoro's Cheesecake Factory - 02.15.18

FOF #2578 – Billy Santoro’s Cheesecake Factory

When Andy Warhol famously said, “in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” we’re not sure he realized that for so many people, it would be because they didn’t have any clothes on.

Today Billy Santoro, one of the biggest stars of DIY films joins us to talk about the roller coaster ride film stars get from their fans, from heartfelt acts of kindness to horrifyingly cruel hate.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 2
FOF #2573 - The Loneliness Epidemic - 02.06.18

FOF #2573 – The Loneliness Epidemic

Technology now allows us to connect with others more than ever, yet rates of loneliness have doubled in the since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in the U.S. report feeling lonely, with some experts saying this may grow to become our #1 killer.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to look at the loneliness epidemic we are facing and the ways it’s manifesting itself in hook up apps and how we think about ourselves.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism, Writers 1 year ago 3