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Charlene Unger and Her Big Christmas Poinsettias

Nothing says Christmas like quite Charlene Unger, a demented housewife from Berwyn, Illinois whose bubbly enthusiasm for singing in her nightgowns is paired beautifully with her obsession for growing poinsettias.

Today Peter Mohawk looks back on his career as Charlene Unger as we talk about Chicago’s nightclub and comedy scene in the 90s, sharing a dressing room with Patrick Swayze, and her obsession with poinsettias as a kooky old lady from Berwyn, Illinois.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 0

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rainbow Capitalism

June is Pride Month, where folks all around the world celebrate the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern gay rights movement with parades, parties, dollar well drinks, and lots and lots of plastic rainbow striped merchandise.

Today we’re take a look at how we learned to stop worrying and love rainbow capitalism- the insatiable need to sell us LGBTQ themed merchandise even when it comes from businesses who typically fights against LGBTQ Equality.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 8 months ago 1

FOF #2891 – The Man Who Signed Metallica, Beat AIDS and Took a Bubble Bath with Nina Simone

The club scene in New York City in the 80s was an incredible time for live music: Punk, Pop, the second British Invasion, and Heavy Metal bands dominated a scene where people had plenty of free time and lots of great drugs to take it all in.

At the center of this incredible world was Michael Alago, a music superfan who became one of the biggest names in music, despite being a young queer Puerto Rican from Brooklyn.

Today Michael Alago joins us to talk about his new book “I am Michael Alago” where he recounts his amazing life in the music business.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 0

Bonus: Gay Anthems Uncovered!

With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts.

But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being the soundtrack at our favorite bars, drag shows or pride celebrations.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2670 – Jaymes Mansfield Gets into Wrestling

Today Jaymes Mansfield, who became viral for tumbling on the mat on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race joins us to take a look at the wild world of wrestling.

She’s starting a new video project covering wrestling from a drag perspective. Listen as we chat with Jaymes about what televised wrestling and drag have in common.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 years ago 0

FOF #2496 – Welcome Back Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman! The whole world was waiting for you – with trepidation, fearful that the big screen debut of one of D.C. comics most popular superheroes and a feminist icon, would be as tragically awful as the film Batman v Superman.

Today we take a look at the all new Wonder Woman film, a critical and commercial success, which proves that Hollywood has to update its idea of what it takes to make a box office hit.

Posted in: Podcast 6 years ago 0

FOFA #2468 – Uncovering Gay Anthems

With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts.

But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being the soundtrack at our favorite bars, drag shows or pride celebrations.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 6 years ago 0

Sample FOF #2468 – Uncovering Gay Anthems

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With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts. But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being a huge part of LBGT history.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks. To listen to whole episode visit www.feastoffun.com/plus and become a member.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 6 years ago 1

FOF #2468 – Uncovering Gay Anthems

With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts.

But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being the soundtrack at our favorite bars, drag shows or pride celebrations.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 6 years ago 0

FOF #2078 – Divas Defining Moments

Gay men love their divas. Whenever Cher, Madonna, Beyonce or Lady Gaga do a concert, gay neighborhoods are ghost towns as we flock to stadiums.

Today New York’s Bob the Drag Queen joins us to take a look at our favorite divas and the defining moments that propelled their careers into the realm of legend.

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 4