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FOF #2716 – Drag Queens are a Riot

What’s fun about watching drag queens on reality TV shows and on the internet is how we struggle when it comes to comedy. Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because it’s bad, and when your favorite queen bombs on stage, it’s still funny as hell.

Today, comedian and improv teacher Meg Grunewald joins us to take a look at the unique demands drag queens have for comedy and how they transform failure into something she-larious.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOFA #2227 – More Than Just a Gigolo

I love that Lady Gaga is singing “Just a Gigolo” in Vegas, a tune that will forever be associated with Sin City. Louis Prima made that song what it is today and it was his anthem in Vegas for years. ❤️

Listen as we take a look at the incredibly resilient song “Just a Gigolo” as it evolved from an Austrian tango to the megahit by David Lee Roth and beyond.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Music, Podcast 2 months ago 0

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 2 months ago 1

FOF #2717 – Vivacious is Loud and Proud for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11

Nobody spills the scalding hot tea quite like Vivacious, the RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar who gets a front row position whenever Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus need some dazzling queens to add opulence to their shows.

Today, mother has arrived, Vivacious, the girl underneath that floating head of Ornacia joins us to weigh in on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 girls and help us decide who has what it takes to be America’s next drag superstar.

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

FOF #2698 – Stripping for Jesus

For years Cooking with Drag Queens star Teri Yaki talked about how fabulous her sister Stacy is and when we met her for the first time, Stacy more than lived up to all the outrageous stories.

Today Stacy Yaki, daughter of a preacher man and sister to a queen, joins us to talk about her adventures dancing in an elite nightclub in Manhattan and sneaking off to get her first boob job without her parent’s consent when she was just 17.

Posted in: Podcast 3 months ago 5

FOF #2714 – Velvet Rage: The Phantom Menace

From the day we we’re born, LGBTQ people are often at odds with a world that doesn’t understand or appreciate who we are. Like a phantom menace, this shame follows us even though as adults we are out and proud. Queer folks face significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol abuse.

Therapist Alan Downs describes this toxic cocktail of anger and rejection in his book “The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, Second Edition.”

Posted in: Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2727 – When Oprah Dyed the Chicago River The Color Purple

Nowadays it seems all of the popular April Fools Day jokes are just awful Internet memes or brand marketing, leaving us to wonder what happened to all the great pranks of yesteryear?

Today Amanda Cohen joins us to look at April Fool’s Day pranks then and now, from our early days as Feast of Fools where we convinced folks that Oprah was going to dye the Chicago River the Color Purple to when Amanda crushed people’s hearts by announcing she had gotten too famous for this podcast.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 16 days ago 1

FOF #2722 – The Bearded Belly Dancer

Initially drawn to belly dancing as a form of exercise, Kamrah soon discovered that it was a great way to express femininity which was something Kamrah always struggled with. But after a decade of gyrating those hips, Kamrah came out as trans male which put into question his identity as a belly dancer.

Today the fierce and fabulous Kamrah, Chicago’s first trans masculine belly dancer, joins us to talk about their journey in belly dancing

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 26 days ago 0

FOF #2695 – Rent Not So Live

It was a rough weekend for fans of Valentina as she was sent home twice, first on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, then when her character, Angel, went home to Jesus in the the live version of Rent the Musical.

Today, Sylvia Nix, from the debut Season of Camp Wannakiki joins us to talk about the she-larious bumps in the road for what was to be Rent Live.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 1

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 2 months ago 0