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FOF #2933 – Feast of Fun Celebrates 16 Years of Podcast Mayhem and Magic

It’s the 16th anniversary of Feast of Fun- one of the first shows to kick off the podcast revolution. But honey, just because you’re revolting, does not make it a revolution!

Our very first podcast episode featured our live show’s musical director Taylor E Ross and today he’s returning to chat with us about his music career working with some of Chicago’s top drag talent.

Listen as we chat with Taylor about our early days and some of our favorite drag personalities and performance artists like Victoria Lamarr.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Musicians, Podcast 25 days ago 0

FOF #2932 – Nicki J!zz is Jazz Hot Baby

Some names are just begging to be adopted by drag queens, kings and other colorful shape shifters: Robin Banks, Poo Ping, Ima Hogg, Peter Gozinya or Izzy Hung.

So what happens when two queens in the same city come up with the same name at the same time? Who gets to keep the exclusive rights to the name?

Today San Francisco drag queen Nicki J!zz, that’s Jazz with I, joins us to tell us how a queen came for her drag name while performing in one of Peaches Christ’s shows and how black drag queens are organizing to put pressure on gay bars to fight racism.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 29 days ago 0

FOF #2931 – George Washington Carver Loved to Talk to the Flowers

One of Black History Month’s key figures is George Washington Carver, the man who preached about the power of the peanut!

What they didn’t tell us about him in school is that he came across as queer- he spoke to flowers, shared a bed with a man and loved hot peanut oil massages.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at George Washington Carver- his friendships with married women, his romance with Austin Curtis Jr and being Gandhi’s nutritional advisor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 29 days ago 0

FOF #2930 – The Unsinkable Harma Hartouni

When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.

For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.

Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2929 – Valentine’s Day in the Age of PrEP and Covid

With both Valentine’s Day and Groundhog Day, February is the sexiest month of the year, but also the most frustrating- with Covid, how are we going to get Cupid’s arrow to strike us in our little burrows as we self-isolate?

Today healthcare advocate Michael Chancely, who recently took over running the PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex group on Facebook, joins us to take a look at Valentine’s Day in the age of PrEP and Covid and how we are all PrEPped up with nowhere to blow!

FOF #2928 – Rachel Hall Needs a Hug

As the pandemic enters its second year, we’re reminded how vital our relationships with each other are and how much we miss human physical contact.

Reach out and touch somebody’s hand, but don’t breathe on them if you can!

Today comedian Rachel Hall, host of the Hood Novel Book Club podcast joins us to take a look at the struggle people are going through not having hugs during the Covid Pandemic, and all the new TV shows folks are watching, including the Bridgerton and the just announced Harry Potter series.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 2

FOF #2927 – WTF Happened to Wonder Woman’s WW84?

Patty Jenkins’ highly anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman promised that WW84 would be a tribute to the campy 1970s TV series, but instead we got a movie like the year 2020, full of confusion, chaos and general contempt for humanity.

Today comedian and curmudgeon Brian Sweeney joins us to look at the catastrophic sequel to Wonder Woman and to answer some very serious questions.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2926 – A Chorus Line, the Music and the Mirror

With so many talented people losing their jobs this past year, it’s hard not to think about the song “Music and the Mirror” from the musical “A Chorus Line” where Cassie begs to be given just a chance to work. All I ever needed is the music, and the mirror, and the chance to dance for you.

The pioneering musical was created in New York City in the early 70s during an economic downturn when a lot of actors and dancers were out of work.

Today actor, singer, dancer, model John Marshall Jr. joins us to take a look at the songs from A Chorus Line through his own experience in being in the legendary show and his career as a musical theater performer.

Posted in: Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: How to Marry a Millionaire

People usually think that folks who are obsessed with the income of the guys they date are tacky, dismissing them as gold-diggers. But one of the most common reasons couples break up is because of financial hardship.

Mo’ money brings mo’ problems, but being broke ain’t one of them.

Joining us today, is the Human Ken Doll– Justin Jedlica, who despite his humble origins, personally financed all his plastic surgery and recently married a very wealthy man.

Posted in: Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: George Washington Carver and Other Legendary Queer Scientists

It’s no secret that LGBT folks have had a profound influence on the arts but they’ve also had a tremendous effect on scientific discovery even though they often had to hide who they were.

Today, we are joined by science journalist Vincent Gabrielle to explore the lives of extraordinary LGBT scientists who changed the world.