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Methacular: A Musical About Meth Addiction

Steven Strafford’s new musical Methtacular! delivers the gay side of Breaking Bad we never got to see, by taking us on a hilarious but harrowing journey of his three years as a crystal meth addict in Chicago.

Today actor Steven Strafford joins us for a live music session playing songs from Methtacular! Listen as Steven talks about having the courage to take some of the worst moments of his life and turn it into art.

FOF #2940 – Potato Head and the Toys That Made Us Fabulous

In a move that made some folks’ heads explode like a potato in the microwave, Hasbro announced that the Potato Head toys are gender neutral and that everyone is “welcome in the Potato Head world.”

The announcement has us looking back at the toys we played with as kids, that made our parents wonder- like the Transformers, is there more than meets the eye.

Today comedian Jake Noll joins us to take a look at the all new Potato Head World, and all wonderfully weird toys that inspired us to become fabulous and queer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2939 – It’s A Sin: The Women Who Helped the World Survive the AIDS Crisis

Russell T Davies’ “It’s a Sin” captures the youthful joy of being gay and the pain of the AIDS crisis, but it also contains harmful HIV and AIDS tropes.

While watching the series, we were struck with how much the character of Jill Baxter reminded us of Victoria Noe who came on Feast of Fun to talk about her book “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”

Today writer Victoria Noe joins us to take a look at Russel T Davies’ miniseries “It’s a Sin” and what it was like for her during AIDS crisis.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

FOF #2938 – KC Ortiz, the Queen of Southern Luxury Rap

Southern Hip Hop music is legendary for its drum machine beats, thunderous bassline, and shouting vocals that bring you into the moment in all its fun and uproarious glory.

Today KC Ortiz, the Queen of Southern Luxury Rap joins us for a music session to lay down some fierce tracks about her experience as Black trans woman, and folks are loving it.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2913 – St Sukie de la Croix’s Very British Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a little fairy named Sukie who grew up to see his world change through the impact of Stonewall and the rise of the modern gay rights movement, the AIDS crisis, and the rule of the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Today St Sukie de la Croix lifts the veil on his mysterious persona and tells us of his early upbringing in a working class family in post WWII England and partying with Princess Margaret.

Listen as we chat with Sukie about his new book “The Memoir of a Groucho Marxist: A Very British Fairy Tale” which takes us on a magical realist journey throughout his childhood.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 5 months ago 0

BONUS: Cameron Esposito vs Killer Lesbot Terminators From The Future

Did you know that the terminator movies are very popular with Lesbians?

On today’s show America’s Lesbian Sweetheart, Cameron Esposito,is here to explain why our lavender sisters are fascinated with killer sexy robots from the future.

Posted in: Podcast 5 months ago 0

Bonus: Naysha Lopez Won Our Hearts

One of the hardest gigs on reality television is to be the first queen sent home on RuPaul’s Drag Race because you never get to show the world everything you have to offer.

Today Naysha Lopez, the first gal to go home from Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race joins us to talk about winning the prestigious Miss Continental 2013, and how it compares with being on Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 8 months ago 0

Bonus: Rainbow Magic at the Belmont Rocks

Although we like to think of our LGBT spots as permanent places that will always be there, the reality is that they come and go.

Today writer and historian Owen Keehnan joins us to talk about the Belmont Rocks, a very public space where LGBT folks hung out in the sun to find community and a little bit of love in the early days of the queer rights movement.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 8 months ago 0

FOF # 2876 – LGBTQ People Win Workplace Protection

In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights law of 1964 does indeed protect LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of sex.

Today we take a look at the momentous Supreme Court Ruling extending employment protections to all LGBTQ people, and Chicago’s Drag March for Change, where thousands gathered to protest systemic racism in the gay neighborhood of Boystown..

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF # 2875 – Black at Second City

In the comedy world, not everything is a laughing matter, especially when it comes to allegations of racism and sexual misconduct at one of the world’s most prestigious comedy institutions- Chicago’s Second City.

Today comedian Rachel Hall who’s worked with Second City joins us to take a look at Chicago’s comedy scene and how Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour says perhaps she’s been too hurtful and intolerant and pledges to hire more black creatives and journalists.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 10 months ago 0