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FOF #2971 – A Covid Nurse’s Tale of the Pandemic

Why are folks still not wanting to get a covid vaccine? Some of these people say “you just don’t know what’s in it” are also the folks who will happily swallow a fistful of Oxycodone or take some Ecstasy they found on the floor of a nightclub.

Now if a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, maybe we can reach the holdouts by offering free drugs with every vaccination?

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to talk about her experience working as a nurse during the Covid Pandemic at a Chicago hospital where almost 100% of all patients were being treated for Covid infections.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 13 days ago 0

FOF #2962 – Hattie the Silver Sex Cougar Survives Covid

Karen Lewis’ big mouth is getting her into big trouble. Designed like a giant mouth with fangs for the Burning Man festival in 2005, Karen’s giant interactive sculptural bed is just waiting for some lucky owner to sink their teeth into it.

Today artist Karen Lewis joins us to talk about “The Bed in Your Head,” her big fluffy mouth shaped bed sculpture that’s got a life of its own, and why people are obsessed with this big giant mouth.

Plus– a salute to big mouths in movies, from Jaws to Rocky Horrror and Audrey 2 to the Aliens Xenomorph, why are so many of them queer icons?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 1

FOF #2957 – James Fritz Takes On Cryptocurrency and Safe Spaces

Cryptocurrency- anything can be used as cash if you get creative enough: cigarettes in prison, jugs of Tide detergent to pay your dealer, your body and soul at work, or cryptocurrency. When something is highly desired and in limited quantity, it can be used as money, honey.

Today James Fritz, who was called the funniest comedian in Chicago a decade ago, comes back on the podcast to look at the weird world of cryptocurrency and the controversy surrounding Elon Musk hosting SNL.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2949 – Making Out with Strangers

While there are a lot of similarities between the AIDS crisis of the late 80s and today’s Covid pandemic, one thing that’s been hard for a lot of people is not being able to meet up for a little hanky panky, not even get a little kiss.

Well, pucker up lovers, cause that’s all about to change.

Today we’re taking a look at new health guidelines that are saying if you’ve had your covid shots, it’s probably ok to kiss and hook up with strangers.

Posted in: Podcast 4 months ago 2

FOF #2926 – A Chorus Line, the Music and the Mirror

With so many talented people losing their jobs this past year, it’s hard not to think about the song “Music and the Mirror” from the musical “A Chorus Line” where Cassie begs to be given just a chance to work. All I ever needed is the music, and the mirror, and the chance to dance for you.

The pioneering musical was created in New York City in the early 70s during an economic downturn when a lot of actors and dancers were out of work.

Today actor, singer, dancer, model John Marshall Jr. joins us to take a look at the songs from A Chorus Line through his own experience in being in the legendary show and his career as a musical theater performer.

Posted in: Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF #2925 – Pam Ann’s Full Blown PAM-demic

Comedian Pam Ann’s demented flight attendant persona harkens back to the groovy days of the airline industry when flight attendants wore sexy outfits and served up lavish meals to well dressed passengers.

Since the pandemic, things have been tough for an entertainer like Pam Ann who gets a lot of energy from interacting with the live audiences who serve as her passengers on her wild plane ride.

Today Pam Ann, our sister of the friendly skies, joins us to take a look at how flying has changed during the pandemic, and the delicious irony of Republican seditionists on the No Fly Lists.

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists, Writers 6 months ago 0

FOF #2924 – Turning the Georgia Peach Blue

It was the night the lights almost went out in Georgia when on January 5 voters cast their ballots for control of the Senate. Georgia went Democratic thereby rescuing us from certain fascism, thanks to Stacy Abrams and thousands of people who volunteered to get out the vote.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to talk about his adventures getting folks to vote in the Georgia election.

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists, Writers 6 months ago 0

FOF #2923 – Fine Young Cannibals

We were all hoping that 2021 wouldn’t be as terribly twisted as 2020, but in the first week of the new year we got rumors that Kanye West is dating Jeffree Star, Azealia Banks boils her cat, Armie Hammer is into cannibalism, Gays over Covid, Trump’s second impeachment and Republicans invade the Capitol building to overthrow Democracy.

Today we’re back with a vengeance to take a look at the truly twisted, outrageous news that happened over the winter break

Posted in: Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF #2922 – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music 2020, Vol. 11 – Christmas Boogaloo

No holiday puts it all out there like Christmas! When people from all kinds of cultures and traditions come together, the food, music and celebrations regardless of who you are can be marvelous.

Today we wrap up our sixteenth season of podcasting with our holiday celebration: “Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol.11”- wonderfully weird songs we think deserve a spot on your playlist this year.

Listen as we dive into Pete Rodriguez, the godfather of Latin Boogaloo music, a fusion of soul, rhythm & blues and Caribbean music that captivated Harlem dance halls in the 60s and 70s and changed the musical landscape forever.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 7 months ago 0

FOF #2921 – 2020: the Year of Hell (And This Time We Mean It)

The last podcast we made in 2019, titled “A Christmas Apocalypse,” looked back on the terrible things that happened in the past decade that we didn’t want to see ever again.

Boy were we naive!

Today comedian Brian Sweeney, our very own Oscar the Grouch, joins us to look at 2020, the real year of hell, and this time, we really mean it.

Listen as we look back on a nation divided, how fighting the Covid pandemic has been politicized and how the goodness in the heart of humanity will allow us to transcend even the most horrible disasters.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 7 months ago 0