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FOF #2712 - Amanda Cohen is Nobody’s Mom - 02.28.19

FOF #2712 – Amanda Cohen is Nobody’s Mom

Long time listeners of Feast of Fun will remember Amanda Cohen as the squeaky voiced Amanda Steinstein who commented on all of the strange news. She is also hailed as the 3rd most challenging transformation on the reality TV show What Not to Wear.

Today Amanda Cohen joins us to talk about the history of women in stand up comedy.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 24 days ago 0
FOF #2711 - The Complicated Case of Jussie Smollett - 02.27.19

FOF #2711 – The Complicated Case of Jussie Smollett

Like an episode of the prime time melodrama Empire, the case of Jussie Smollett has everyone hanging on the edge of their seat wondering was he or wasn’t he a victim of a hate crime?

Today, comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at the complicated case of Jussie Smollett and how race, sexual identity, celebrity and fascism intertwine to make for one hell of a case.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 26 days ago 0
FOF #2710 - The Great Psychic Drag Queen Hunter - 02.26.19

FOF #2710 – The Great Psychic Drag Queen Hunter

We never thought we’d hear from scamvestite Lady Vera Parker again, then almost a decade later, she popped up and she was still scamming people but now as psychic Thomas John.

Today, skeptic and psychic buster Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about how she and a group of colleagues created Operation Pizza Roll to prove that Thomas John lacks any supernatural powers, and his readings were based on information he gleaned from social media.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast, Writers 26 days ago 2
FOFA #1018 - Run, Lady Vera Parker, Run! - 02.25.19

FOFA #1018 – Run, Lady Vera Parker, Run!

There’s a new development coming shortly about Lady Vera Parker, now known as the Seatbelt Psychic, so to get you caught up with her story, check out this classic podcast form 2009.

Drag queen Lady Vera Parker moved to Chicago with the hopes of making it big as an entertainer. Her dreams were dashed when she was pulled over in U-Haul truck she allegedly stole in Kentucky. When the police pulled up her record they found a laundry list of check fraud and deception warrants.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 27 days ago 0
FOF #2709 - Queens Rule at the Oscars - 02.25.19

FOF #2709 – Queens Rule at the Oscars

The queens mopped up at this year’s Academy Awards with Olivia Coleman and Rami Malek both getting an Oscar for portraying outlandish queens.

The 91st Academy Awards was also a celebration of Black and Latinx talent but some aren’t too happy with the white savior trope of Green Book which won best film and best supporting actor. And Carol Channing was left out of the in Memorium.

Posted in: Podcast 27 days ago 7
FOFA #2227 - More Than Just a Gigolo - 02.22.18

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 30 days ago 0
FOFA #1805 - The Purrrfect Legacy of Eartha Kitt - 02.21.19

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 1 month ago 0
FOF #2708 - Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded - 02.19.19

FOF #2708 – Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded

For over 30 years of her life, Louisianna Purchase had never seen a live drag show, then she fell in love with drag queen Bulimianne Rhapsody and the rest is her-story. Weezie caught the sickening drag bug for which there is no known cure.

Today Louisianna Purchase joins us from her cozy kitchen in Texas to talk about her journey from punk rock to drag.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 1 month ago 0
FOF #2707 - Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls - 02.18.19

FOF #2707 – Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls

For queer folks, Tina Fey’s film Mean Girls became an instant cult classic for the way it captures the complex dynamic between bullies and their victims.

Today San Francisco based drag queen Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at bullying in the film Mean Girls and how it carries on the great tradition of teen movies like Heathers and Jawbreaker.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0
FOF #2706 - The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day - 02.14.19

FOF #2706 – The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day

While it may seem like just another cash grab by candy manufacturers, Valentine’s Day began in Greco-Roman times as a sadomasochistic fertility ritual and nowadays it is responsible for a lot of horrific clickbait relationship advice articles on the Internet.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the dark and gruesome origins of Valentine’s Day and all the outrageous romantic advice blogs post to coincide with the holiday.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0