Back in the early days of Feast of Fun, when the trans visibility we have today wasn’t so visible, musician and actress Tracy Tyler lit up the podcast with her wild stories. Since then, the world’s gotten to know trans and gender non conforming folks a lot better, but we still have a special place in our heart for our songbird Tracy Tyler.
Today musician Tracy Tyler joins us to celebrate Transgender Visibility Day by looking back at her early days of being a podcasting superstar.
As we see gay folks living longer, there’s a new found appreciation for silver daddies and even grandpas as sex symbols.
But even though Dwayne Jonson and Paul Mason make aging look delicious, getting older isn’t always as sexy as it looks- your back hurts, the D don’t work and the text size on your phone is now set to “billboard.”
Today, gay publishing pioneer and now comedian Louis Weisberg joins us to look at aging and raging gracefully.
We’re all going through hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s so rough, folks are comparing self-isolation to being locked up behind bars. So maybe we can learn a thing or two on surviving all this from someone who has actually done some time in the pokey.
Today comedian Lindsey Shaw, who did a stretch in the big house, joins us to talk about getting through self isolation by looking at ways she dealt with being in the slammer.
Folks cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic are wild for Netflix’s Tiger King, a true crime docu-series about an eccentric group of private zoo owners battling it out over who is king of the caged jungle. Who knew all it took for the country to forget their troubles is a gay redneck seducing straight men with tigers, guns and meth?
Today comedian Carly Balerini joins us to take a look at the hit documentary series Tiger King and the outrageous stuff they left on the cutting room floor.
For most folks it’s been a little over a week of self isolation to ward off the coronavirus pandemic. Marooned in our own places like the Swiss Family Robinson, we have to make the best of what we got, and it sometimes feels like things may never get back to that dirty word “normal.”
Today queer media pioneer Jack Ryan joins us to chat about his adventures in Chicago’s club scene in the 70s and 80s before the AIDS crisis hit hard.
Listen as Jack talks about the wild nights of drugs and disco that transformed over the years into more nights of even drugs and House music.
For folks who lived through the early AIDS pandemic, there’s a real sense of dread over coronavirus. Republicans failed to take early action on AIDS and we are still living with the repercussions of that. And just like HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus, so we must ask - are we prepared to suffer the same fate as we did with the AIDS crisis?
Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at coronavirus and AIDS: how both of these epidemics impact LGBTQ+ people, incarcerated folks and rural Americans.