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FOF #2895 – What Pee Wee Herman’s Crack PSA Taught Us About Covid

Although some PSA’s are wildly ridiculous like trying to get people to eat healthy or to avoid using drugs, the reason these campaigns persist is because to some extent they are successful. So where are all the public service announcements for COVID?

Today, Summer Nettles, TV news producer and former communications specialist for the City of Denver, Colorado, joins us to look at some of our favorite public service health TV ads, and why Republicans aren’t using what we’ve learned in the past 75 years of ads.

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists, Writers 29 days ago 1

FOF #2894 – Lovecraft Country, Trashy Novels and Morality Tales from the Hood

Thankfully in the digital age it’s easy to self publish but who exactly is going to read a book titled “This Hoe Got Roaches Up in Her Crib?”

In the new podcast “The Hood Novel Book Club” comedian Rachel Hall looks at wonderfully weird books about the modern black experience that were written by self published authors with hilarious results.

Today, Rachel Hall joins us to take a look at trashy books, morality tales and science fiction from the perspective of great and not so great black authors.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: The Wigs Behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, but we all know the real star is the spectacular wig design of Mike Potter.

The task of styling these magnificent wigs for the show goes to legendary NY drag queen Perfidia. Listen as Perfidia gives us a behind the scenes tour of what it’s like styling wigs for the show, working with the all the Hedwigs, and did she ever solve Broadway’s biggest mystery- the case of the stolen Hedwig wig.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2893 – Howard Ashman: the Man Who Gave a Mermaid a Voice and a Beast a Soul

After several box office bombs in the 80s, Disney considered never making animated musicals again.

Thankfully, after playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman’s successful musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Disney asked him to work with them and launched the Disney Renaissance.

Today musical theater enthusiast Jake Bellisimo from the YouTube channel Dreamsounds joins us to take a look at the amazing musical legacy of Howard Ashman, queer coding in Disney films and Beauty and the Beast as an allegory for society’s betrayal of people with AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast, Video Bloggers, YouTube Celebrities 1 month ago 1

FOF #2892 – The Golden Girls Get An All Black Cast

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Phyllis. Phyillis who? Phyllis your Census form!

Have you signed up for the 2020 Census? If you didn’t, the Golden Girls reboot has a message for you- fill out the census and get counted for the government services your community deserves.

Today, comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at the recast of Golden Girls with an all black cast starring Alfree Woodard, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. Who would you cast in a dream team of all time legendary black women?

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

The Very Special World of DeAundra Peek

A contemporary of RuPaul and Lady Bunny in Atlanta, DeAundra Peek’s cable access show ran for years and although she was loved by many, DeAundra mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again, until now.

Today, we’re talking to the fabulous DeAundra Peek about her early days in drag and her friendships with all these glorious drag queens.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0

After the Show: DeAundra Peek Spills the Tea

After our podcast with DeAundra Peek, remained on the line to continue talking about how she got her start on the cable access program “The American Music Show,” which also featured a very young RuPaul.

Listen as we chat at about the incredible drag scene of Atlanta in the 80s that gave birth to such legends as RuPaul and Lady Bunny, and lots of juicy behind the scenes tea.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: Screamin’ Rachael, the Queen of House

Since the origins of house music in Chicago in the early 80s, Screaming Rachael Cain has been its most vocal champion. And throughout the 90s, Rachael was a big part of the famed Club Kid scene in New York City, where many gay icons got their start.

Today Screamin’ Rachael joins us along with her protogé Jorge Cruz to take a look at the legacy of house music and her remarkable life.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Interviews, Music, Musicians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2891 – The Man Who Signed Metallica, Beat AIDS and Took a Bubble Bath with Nina Simone

The club scene in New York City in the 80s was an incredible time for live music: Punk, Pop, the second British Invasion, and Heavy Metal bands dominated a scene where people had plenty of free time and lots of great drugs to take it all in.

At the center of this incredible world was Michael Alago, a music superfan who became one of the biggest names in music, despite being a young queer Puerto Rican from Brooklyn.

Today Michael Alago joins us to talk about his new book “I am Michael Alago” where he recounts his amazing life in the music business.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2890 – Chelsea Myers is Breaking Free from Hypnosis

When people think of hypnotism, they often conjure up the idea of a malevolent force like Dracula trying to get them to do their bidding.

But in reality people turn to hypnotism to live better lives, from quitting smoking to forced feminization: the art of transforming yourself into a beautiful creation of your dominatrix’s imagination. It seems like hypnosis could unlock the limitless potential of the mind, but is it possible to go too far?

Today comedian Chelsea Myers joins us to look at all the wild things people turn to hypnotism for help. Besides being a fabulous queer comedian in Chicago, as a teenager Chelsea was hypnotized at a party and wasnt able to break the spell.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0