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FOF #2992 – Eric Clements Lifts the Veil on Forgotten Punk Music

Our story today begins with our neighbor and dear friend, Eric Clements, who discovered a giant box of cassette tapes at a thrift store.

Among the massive collection of pop music was a few cassettes of a band he never heard of called the Veil, whose rock music and strong lead vocals by Lorna Donley could easily have been played in rotation on MTV or featured in a soundtrack of a John Huges film.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 25 days ago 0

FOF #2991 – 16 Years of Lady Bunny on Feast of Fun

Sixteen years ago on Feast of Fun, Bunny was one of our first guests on the podcast and it’s been a thrill over the years as she returns time and time again to crack us up with stories of being a baby drag queen with RuPaul, founding Wigstock and her love of the peen.

Today Lady Bunny joins us to take a look back at 16 years of being a guest on Feast of Fun and her own roller coaster ride of fame, fortune and fanatics.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 26 days ago 0

FOF #2943 – Steven Thrasher: The Viral Underclass

During the early months of the Coronavirus Pandemic, folks were comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saying that at the end of the pandemic, it would be just like the Roaring 20s all over again- we’d roll our stockings down, rouge up our knees and all that jazz.

So why don’t we feel like dancing the Charleston just yet?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes we’ve experienced since he last visited with us a year ago.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 9 months ago 0

FOF #2904 – Kareem McJagger’s Tales from the Cock

Happy Halloween! Did you vote or are you prepared to have an orange, rotten pumpkin haunt you again for the rest of your life?

As the Season of the Witch wraps up, our guest today is NYC drag queen Kareem McJagger, well known for her scandalous underwear parties at The Cock bar, yes, it’s a bar that serves you know… drinks.

Today, the House of Davenport is in the house! Listen as Kareem McJagger talks about her star studded collaborations and how drag queens in Chicago, New York and Philly are putting pressure on gay bars to fight racism.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2902 – The Grinch Who Stole Halloween

Even though trick or treating and Halloween parties are out this year because of the COVID pandemic, candy sales are way up, which makes you think- what are people doing for Halloween this year other than panic stuffing their faces with candy?

Maybe dressing up at home as our favorite Golden Girl just for likes on social media?

Today Matt Brown joins us to take a look at the true meaning of Halloween: pigging out on candy and acting like a frea

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2901 – Art in the Age of COVID-19

At the height of the AIDS crisis, artists made sense of the overwhelming despair by giving voice to the isolation people felt and they helped guide our communities forward.

Today, performance artist Hereclitus Vernon joins us to talk about being one of the first people to come down with COVID-19 during the early days of the quarantine. Seven months later, Here is still dealing with the health consequences of the coronavirus.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2882 – Get By with a Little Help from Tom Goss

Tom Goss joins us to play songs from his new album, “Territories” including his passionate new single “Regretting.” The music video for “Regretting” stars Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese. “Regretting” is Tom and Daniel’s third music video collaboration after “La Bufadora” and “Quebec.”

Listen as Tom chats with us about opening up his relationship and how it’s hard to make art during these difficult times.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF # 2867 – Brian Sweeney, Fred Willard and a Million Dollar Pencil

One of our favorite tv shows from the late 70s was NBC’s Real People, a celebration of everyday people doing extraordinary things like a guy who ate soil, a one-legged man who ran across Canada and a couple who owned a roadside store that offered a million dollar pencil for sale.

Real People was by an ensemble that included the recently departed comedian Fred Willard, the show put a spotlight on people’s triumphs and helped introduce eccentric goofballs like Richard Simmons.

Today Brian Sweeney breaks his silence to take a look at the life of comedy legend Fred Willard.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2860 – Helping Others in the Time of ‘Rona

With The Rona turning our world upside down, a lot of folks are seeking help or offering to help others so now’s the time to give with kindness and receive with gratitude.

Today, documentary film director and reality TV producer Kerthy Fix, best known on television as the “Granola Lady” from MTV’s Teen Mom and to our long term listeners as the “9/11 Lady” joins us to talk about the challenges we face in the coronavirus pandemic and strategies to help each other survive these difficult times.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 2 years ago 0