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FOF #2633 – How to Survive 45

As tempting as it is to say “you’re moving to Norway” the reality is that we’re all stuck here together.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at the political crisis that’s pulling the rug out from under us, and what we all can do to stick together and survive President 45.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas commissioned The Star Wars Holiday Special with hopes of keeping the movie fresh in people’s minds while he filmed the Empire Strikes Back. It aired on November 17, 1978 to dismal reviews and is considered by many as one of the most awful and hilarious TV specials of all time.

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The Cher Show, and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 1

FOF #2379 – Digital Dating for Drag Queens

Drag queens in the past would have been mortified to get caught hooking up with a guy while in drag. Nowadays, gender is much more fluid, and performers who don’t identify as trans don’t mind dolling it up to get the sexual attention they desire.

Today, the adorable drag queen Joonage À Trois joins us to give us the juicy details of her romantic life and how to recover from a hard night of drag.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas commissioned The Star Wars Holiday Special with hopes of keeping the movie fresh in people’s minds while he filmed the Empire Strikes Back. It aired on November 17, 1978 to dismal reviews and is considered by many as one of the most awful and hilarious TV specials of all time.

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The Cher Show, and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 2

FOF #2083 – Ting a Ling a Ling

There are a lot of strange words used to describe or insult gay men: fruits, cock jockeys, donut punchers, Oaklahomos and bone smugglers. But ultimately our favorite slur word is “ting a ling a ling” a phrase that everyone credits to Homer Simpson, but ultimately can be traced back to Dean Martin’s song “That’s Amore.”

Today, Brian Sweeney is back from the dead to talk about our favorite slur and slang words used for gay men.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 years ago 5

FOF #2077 – Sami Grisafe Loves Her Ukulele

On today’s live music podcast, we have Chicago’s LGBT music “It girl” Sami Grisafe! Sammi is giving us a sneak peek at her new album “Brand New Fairy tale” which features Eric Himan singing the hook in the title song.

Listen as Sami weighs in on the rapidly changing music scene, and how artists are doing it for themselves.

Posted in: Interviews, Live Music Sessions, Musicians, Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Listen as Bruce talks to us about the wonderful tacky world of TV specials from the 1970s and he also reveals that there is a documentary on the Star Wars Holiday Special in the works!

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 9 years ago 1

FOF #1414 – The Mermaid Wars Rage On

The fishy feud between Katy Perry and Lady Gaga over who wears a mermaid outfit best and who ultimately, is the power music diva of this generation has opened up on a new front: Bette Midler.

Join us as we fill you in on all fishy goodness of the continuing saga of the Mermaid Wars and what Bette Midler doesn’t want you to know about her own mermaid shtick.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 9 years ago 7

FOF #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Listen as Bruce talks to us about the wonderful tacky world of TV specials from the 1970s and he also reveals that there is a documentary on the Star Wars Holiday Special in the works!

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 years ago 5

FOFA #283 – The Man Who Put the F.U. in Funny

We are really excited to see Bruce Vilanch perform at Milwaukee Pridefest this weekend. Back in 2006 we had the opportunity to interview him about his life and career when he was coming to Chicago to host IML.

Please enjoy this classic podcast with the very funny Bruce Vilanch and please join us this weekend in Milwaukee on the Summerfest grounds.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 10 years ago 7