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FOF #2812 – The Santaland Diaries, and other Strange Christmas Jobs

To make it as an artist today you have to have a side hustle and during the holidays, that sometimes entails slipping into an elf costume to become Santa’s little side ho ho ho.

David Sedaris’ masterpiece, “The Santaland Diaries,” which explores the legendary writer’s gig as an elf at Macy’s Santaland in New York City, is now playing at the Goodman Theater starring Steven Strafford who joins us to look at all the odd holiday jobs we’ve taken over the years including his current job playing “Crumpet the Elf.”

FOF #2811 – Out in the Cold

This holiday season, thousands of LGBTQ youth are out in the cold. To combat this problem, the Chicago charity, Care for Friends, is inviting folks to spend a night in tents out in the cold in the middle of February to raise money to support homeless LGBTQ youth.

Today JD Miller- chairperson of the Care for Friends joins us to talk about the complex nature of what it takes to motivate people to give not just during the holiday season, but to give all year long.

Muffy Fishbasket – S’mores Cocktails and Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev is one of those dishes that used to pop up on the menus at some of the finest restaurants in the world but eventually turned into a convenience food served at school cafeterias or summer camp.

Jade Sotomayor & Monica Beverly Hillz – Beef Empanadas w/ Chimichurri Sauce

Baked or fried, sweet or savory, empanadas can be found not just in Latin America but all over the world. Choose your own filling adventure.

Joining us today are two of the most memorable Puerto Rican queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jade Sotomayor and Monica Beverly Hillz.

FOF #2795 – In the Kitchen with Jade Sotomayor

The great thing about a meal cooked with friends or family is how it brings everyone together to create something that will then be shared with everyone. The family that cooks together slays together.

Today, Jade Sotomayor, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season One joins us to talk about her episode of Cooking with Drag Queens with her best friend Monica Beverly Hillz.

FOF #2792 – The Facts of Life: Satan School for Girls

You take the good, you take the bad, you take an 80s sitcom and Kate Jackson’s made for TV movie Satan’s School for Girls and what do you have? The Facts of Life: Satan’s School for Girls.

The new show stars Chicago cross dressing comedy legend Ed Jones who pays tribute to Charlotte Ray’s quintisenssion role as school marm Edna Garrett in the Facts of Life.

FOF #2791 – Best and Worst Halloween Costume Ideas for 2019

You probably came up with your Halloween costume right after Pride but if you didn’t we’ve got you covered. Today Muffy Fishbasket, our favorite loser from Camp Wannakiki joins us to take a look at some of the best and worst Halloween costume ideas for this year.

Muffy’s been making her own drag costumes for ages and knows quite a bit about what will make your friends scream with delight.

FOF #2790 – Send in the Clowns

Critics are describing Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller Joker as “toxic” and “irresponsible.” Featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, the film avoids the traditional comic book blockbuster but instead draws on classic films like The King of Comedy in order to explore the real inequalities in modern day America.

Today we take a look at Todd Phillips’ new film Joker and how folks like Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Anniston think superhero blockbuster films are destroying Hollywood.

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FOF #2789 – Dragula’s Hollow Eve is on the Bleeding Edge

We’ve seen a lot of wild things on Season 3 of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: a cow fetus, ripped out cheek piercings, electroshock torture and furry butts, but contestant Hollow Eve took it so far, even the censors wouldn’t let you see it on TV.

Today, Hollow Eve, our favorite post binary, drag socialist with a penchant for anarchy who revels in the beauty of deviant queer art joins us to take a look at a very intesne Season 3 of Dragula.

FOF #2788 – Being Judy Garland

There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding actress Renée Zellweger’s uncanny portrayal of Judy Garland in the new film Judy. Why is Judy Garland still so important all these years after her death?

Today, Peter Mac, one of the best known and longest working Judy Garland impersonators joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of Judy Garland and how it differs from what you see in the film Judy.