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FOF #2777 – Trans Prom Queen Superstar

Dakota Yorke was thrust into the national spotlight in 2016 when she came out as trans to her whole school after declaring her run for queen of the prom. Although she didn’t get the crown, Dakota won over many hearts and minds.

Today Dakota Yorke joins us to talk about her adventures in becoming prom court royalty.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast, YouTube Celebrities 9 months ago 0

FOF #2859 – Ridiculous Food Trends That Probably Will Perish After the ‘Rona

One good thing about Miss Rona is that she has us all in the kitchen making good food and stress eating the anxiety away. The reason they call it COVID-19 is because of the 19 pounds we’re gonna put on when this is all over.

Food trends come and go and while we are baking bread and living off dolonga coffee for now, some truly awful foods will thankfully be banished to the trash can.

Today we take a look at ridiculous popular food trends that will probably perish during the coronavirus pandemic and how folks are changing the way they eat at home.

Posted in: Food & Drink, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2776 – The Queen and How Crystal LaBeija Changed the World

Newly restored to glorious 4K, the 1968 documentary “The Queen” depicts the scandalous crowning of a drag queen pageant winner, much to the dismay of fellow contestant Crystal LaBeija who went on to create the ballroom culture we’ve come to know.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at the pre- Stonewall documentary film ‘The Queen” and how sometimes the worst decisions can spark a revolution.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag & Trans, Podcast 9 months ago 1

FOF #2752 – Shannon Noll is Ripley, Believe It or Not

Since no one really issues you a gay card, there’s nothing to revoke when your fabulous new life doesn’t conform to other people’s view of who you’re supposed to be.

Today, comedian Shannon Noll joins us to talk about their new web series, Just Call Me Ripley – the story of a directionless bagel shop employee figuring out where they fit in the wild rainbow prism world of gender and sexual expression.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag & Trans, Podcast 11 months ago 0

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.

FOF #2833 – Trans Pioneer Kennidi Monroe is Back!

Before Lizzo preached the gospel of body positivity and before folks cashed in on their sex appeal on patronage sites, one of our favorite guests on Feast of Fun was the Voluptuous Diva Kennidi Monroe.

Sadly, we had a falling out with Kennedi in 2008 when she posted a video asking people to cancel Feast Of Fools. Since then we kissed and made up and today musician, drag performer and trans pioneer Kennidi Monroe comes back on Feast of Fun to talk about her extraordinary life and her new single.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 3 months ago 0

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.”

Master Chef’s Tommy Walton Sets the Kitchen on Fire

We’re just crazy about Tommy Walton, who Chef Gordon Ramsay said was one of the most memorable people on his reality TV cooking competition MasterChef.

Today we chat with Chef Tommy Walton about his stint on reality TV, his wild fashion sensibility and how he managed to convince one of the contestants that he was a vampire.