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I Have Cancer, Again

2018 was an incredible year. After years of podcasting, Marc Felion got cast in the Norwegian reality TV show “Alt For Norge.” And just like that, I came down with an especially aggressive case of cancer, basal cell carcinoma, that left me with a giant scar on my right shoulder and enormous medical bills to pay.

This year, the cancer is back, right during the middle of preparing for a bodybuilding contest. My birthday was spent going back and forth with doctors to schedule radiation therapy to nuke the tumor on my arm.

Today we take a look at cancer, whee! A look at the highs and lows life brings us, as we reflect on the week’s news and trends.

Posted in: Podcast 30 days ago 0

FOF #2941 – A Gay Marine’s Story of Surviving War, Cancer & Journalism

At the young age of 17, James Curry hoped to escape a hostile home by enlisting in the Marines, and ended up right in the middle of the terrible War in Iraq.

Today, Peabody award winning journalist and writer James Curry joins us to talk about his new book Staying Alive: Surviving Abuse, Fighting a War and Beating Cancer- My First Twenty-Five Years.

James survived his tour of duty by hiding being gay under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, but then after returning to civilian life, lost his first boyfriend and ended up homeless.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 2

FOF #2722 – The Bearded Belly Dancer

Initially drawn to belly dancing as a form of exercise, Kamrah soon discovered that it was a great way to express femininity which was something Kamrah always struggled with. But after a decade of gyrating those hips, Kamrah came out as trans male which put into question his identity as a belly dancer.

Today the fierce and fabulous Kamrah, Chicago’s first trans masculine belly dancer, joins us to talk about their journey in belly dancing

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

FOF #2602 – The Magic of Your Vibrations

I’m obsessed with the Hallmark channel series Good Witch, where a mysterious woman moves into a small town and starts turning the lives of the townsfolk around with her witchy goodness.

When life gives you a challenge, how you approach it can greatly affect the outcome. But just like medicine, sometimes positive spells can a dark side

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 5 years ago 0

FOF #2600 – If I Could Turn Back Taaaymmmr

One of the great things about living in a city like Chicago is you get to see musicals being born. Before they go to Broadway, a lot of big shows get tested in the Windy City to see if it’s a smash hit or a stinker.

Today we’re taking a look at the promising new musicals being unleashed first in Chicago: The Cher Show, Tootsie, Charlie and Chocolate Factory and now running Pretty Woman:The Musical.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOF #2599 – I Have Cancer

Art has the power to take pain and suffering and make it transcendent.

I have cancer. When I went to have my basal cell carcinoma removed, I asked the doctor if I could film it and turn it into art like the French performance artist Orlan, she just laughed and said “no.” But I did get to take a medical selfie.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 years ago 0

FOF #1903 – Lose a Pinky, Win Marriage Equality

It’s official! Governor Pat Quinn just signed the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, making Illinois the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage!

Hundreds of couples, families, and politicians joined us to watch the celebratory signing where we ran into our hilarious friend Tommy Holl, who recently beat cancer on his left pinky finger. No joke, his little pinky finger was trying to kill him. Tommy won and the little digit is now history.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast 10 years ago 2

VIDEO: Check Your Junk

Just a fun little reminder to check yourself for testicular cancer.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Videos 12 years ago 1

FOF #1477 – A Gay Man Occupies Oakland

Today we’re joined by one of our long time listeners, blogger and activist Jesse Smith to talk about how he got involved in Occupy Oakland and San Francisco, police brutality against the crowds and how he got run over by a driver who disagreed with the protesters.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 12 years ago 17

If You’re Gay, Are You More Likely to Have Cancer?

A new study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society finds that gay men have a higher prevalence of cancer compared with heterosexual men, and lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors […]

Posted in: Health & Wellness 12 years ago 3