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FOF #2967 – Matt Brown Returns to Give You Gay Pride

As America starts to nervously open up and hopefully overcome the Covid pandemic, it’s good to know that some things never change: Feast of Fun is still going strong and the outrageous comedian Matt Brown is back in person to give you a full dose of Gay Pride you didn’t think you could handle.

Today, we are back in the home studio, in-person, face to face with comedian Ms Brown, Matt Brown if you’re nasty, and let’s face it, who isn’t?

Listen as we take a look at Matt’s captivating Joan Crawford inspired eyebrows and all the sizzling hot news

Today, we open up the home studio back to in-person guests with comedian Ms Brown, Matt Brown if you’re nasty, and let’s face it, who isn’t?

Listen as we take a look at Matt’s captivating Joan Crawford inspired eyebrows and all the sizzling hot news.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2930 – The Unsinkable Harma Hartouni

When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.

For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.

Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 9 months ago 0

FOF #2909 – How to Pass the Audition By Fearlessly Being Yourself

Some folks get so nervous about going into a job interview or an audition, that their minds can’t stop thinking about those over the top demanding directors from films like A Chorus Line, All that Jazz, The Producers, Flashdance and even Showgirls. How real are they?

Today we’re talking to acting teacher, filmmaker and director Anthony Meindl about how to be your authentic self- in your everyday life or at your job, even if you’re auditioning to be a star on Broadway.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 11 months ago 0

FOF #2745 – Tell Me About It, Mary

Throughout history, the experiences of LGBT people have usually been erased or glossed over- Abraham Lincoln slept in the same bed with Joshua Speed but they were just “good friends.” But now the love that once dared not speak its name is crowing like a rooster.

Today historians Owen Keehnen and Sukie de la Croix chat with us about their new book, “Tell Me About It: LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions and Life Stories” where everyday LGBTQ folks talk about their painful, touching and sometimes hilarious experiences coming into their own.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 0

FOF #2587 – School of Rock’s Brian Falduto is Fabulous and We Love Him

“You’re tacky and I hate you!” Everyone remembers Billy, the flamboyant little kid nicknamed Fancy Pants in the hit film School of Rock starring Jack Black.

Today child star Brian Falduto from the film School of Rock all grown up joins us to talk about his roller coaster ride being labeled “the gay kid” long before he was able to come out on his own terms.

Posted in: Movies, Musicians, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF #2539 – Eddie Izzard Saved My Life

Art matters because it helps us to connect with culture to better understand who we are. As LGBT folks, we often draw inspiration to come out of the closet and tell others our stories of who we are because of the artists we admire.

Today comedian Cody Melcher joins to talk about the artists and entertainers who have motivated us to fiercely be ourselves and how folks can to do the same for others through their art.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF #2465 – Coming Out

For many LGBT folks in the past, hearing other people tell their coming out stories was a great source of inspiration for they themselves to finally take the leap out of the closet.

Nowadays, it’s not as hard to be out and proud so it’s easy to dismiss the impact someone’s coming out storiy can have on others.

Today, comedian Rachel McCartney joins us to take a look at coming out stories, how LGBT stories were a big part of the early days of the Internet and what coming out will look like in the future.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOF #1995 – Will They Still Love Me if I Come Out?

A big part of why celebrities struggle to come out of the closet is because they don’t know how it will affect their careers. Since Hollywood is more about perception and not an actor’s talent, many still struggle to come out despite most Americans supporting gay rights.

Today we’re taking a look at celebrities who became more likable when they came out and those who didn’t fare so well. Why did Rosie and George Michael struggle so much after their coming out?

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 2

FOF #1983 – The First Openly Gay College Football Star

In the wake of pro football star Michael Sam coming out, Eric Lueshen, a former kicker for the Nebraska Cornhuskers was encouraged by others to come forward and share his own coming out story.

Even though Eric was openly gay to his friends, family and team-mates in high school, in 2002 he was recruited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to play as their place kicker.

Listen as Eric Lueshen chats with us about the challenges of being out in sports and he shares his heartfelt message of hope, love and acceptance.

FOF #1939 – Cashing in on Coming Out

You usually hear the words “brave” and “courageous” when people come out of the closet as LGBT. For some it still means putting a lot at risk- their jobs, friends and family. We say the same things when celebrities come out of the closet, but is it so brave to come out when you’re able to significantly cash in on the newfound attention?

Today writter Zach Stafford joins us to take a look at how sometimes celebrities get a tremendous boost to their careers and their pocketbooks when they fearlessly are themselves.

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 1