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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 1 month 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 12 months ago 0

FOF #2859 – Ridiculous Food Trends That Probably Will Perish After the ‘Rona

One good thing about Miss Rona is that she has us all in the kitchen making good food and stress eating the anxiety away. The reason they call it COVID-19 is because of the 19 pounds we’re gonna put on when this is all over.

Food trends come and go and while we are baking bread and living off dolonga coffee for now, some truly awful foods will thankfully be banished to the trash can.

Today we take a look at ridiculous popular food trends that will probably perish during the coronavirus pandemic and how folks are changing the way they eat at home.

Posted in: Food & Drink, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2858 – Peaches Christ Looks at Her Twisted Home Movies

The most hated queen this season is Miss Rona! She shut down every club, gig, and festival so now all the other queens are scrambling trying to figure out how to keep their wigs above water.

Our ghoulish gal pal Peaches Christ is opening up her vault, An Evening With Peaches Christ & Her Home Movies – a rare viewing of her short films with a live Q&A.

Today Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at how drag queens are reinventing themselves in the times of Rona by looking at the weird videos they made back when there was no Internet.

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