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FOF #2960 – Henry Cavill and the Superman Curse

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a curse? Doing something great often comes with a heavy burden, because when you’re seen as divine, people expect miracles all the time. Just like the actors who have played Jesus on TV or film, the people who brought Superman to life have often been plagued with terrible misfortune.

Today we’re taking a look at the Superman and the Jesus curse: the misfortune that follows actors who bring these “perfect” god-like figures to life for entertainment.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 20 days ago 0

FOF #2888 – The Queens Battle for Miss Continental

In the world of female impersonation pageants there is no title more coveted than being crowned Miss Continental. The new documentary film, The Queens, looks at the allure of the decades old Miss Continental contest and what it takes to win the one crown that rules them all.

Today, The Queens’ filmmaker, Mark Saxenmeyer, joins us to talk about how the documentary showcases the Continental Pageant system with a behind the scenes look at the run up to the competition and interviews with the legends who run the prestigious contest.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2887 – Kamala Harris Makes Herstory!

Kalloo kalay, Kamala Harris has been selected by Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Harris makes history as the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to run as a vice presidential candidate on a major US party ticket.

Today comedian Lindsay Shaw joins us to take a look at the announcement of Kamala Harrris as Vice President and how Republicans are already sharpening their knives.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2886 – Podcast Pizza Party

With the weekend coming up, we thought today we’d kick back, put a pizza in the oven and take a look at the goodies from the week and all the hot news–

A medical miracle: doctors grow a dong on a man’s arm to replace it.

Jennifer Hudson wows the internet with her powerful and dizzying musical tribute to the late Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2807 – Celebrities Are All Rotten People

When Drag Race was just getting started, RuPaul said in a candid interview: “Celebrities are all truly rotten people.” Meaning it’s hard to meet with someone who inspires you because they don’t always live up to your expectations.

Today comedian Carly Ballerini joins us to take a look at what happens when marginalized people become stars and how the facade of fame usually comes with a few cracks.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 1

FOF #2790 – Send in the Clowns

Critics are describing Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller Joker as “toxic” and “irresponsible.” Featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, the film avoids the traditional comic book blockbuster but instead draws on classic films like The King of Comedy in order to explore the real inequalities in modern day America.

Today we take a look at Todd Phillips’ new film Joker and how folks like Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Anniston think superhero blockbuster films are destroying Hollywood.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Movies, Podcast 2 years ago 1

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 4 years ago 2

FOF #2126 – RuPaul’s Drag Race Quenches the Thirst

The wait is over! RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 is underway with 14 fabulous gals in wigs whose talents are “bigs” competing for the coveted title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Joining us is the she-larious Joan Waters, who is currently working on “Out of Sync” a sitcom web series focusing on a group of rag tag drag queens trying to make it big on reality TV.

Posted in: Podcast 6 years ago 6

FOF #2122 – I Danced with Madonna

In 2012, Chicago Lawyer Shaun Sperling uploaded a twenty year old video of himself dancing to Madonna’s song Vogue at his Bar Mitzvah. The video went viral, with over 1.3 million views on YouTube.

Listen as we talk with Shaun about how Madonna and her music ultimately helped him find himself, life after the media spectacle and squeezing the juice out of his 15 minutes of fame.

Posted in: Podcast 6 years ago 4

FOF #1887 – Love Ain’t All You Need

Although the Beatles loved to sing love, love, love, all you need is love, their actual love lives were pretty miserable- full of abuse, violence and divorce. It turns out that love isn’t all you need, you also need patience, communication and whole lot of compromise.

Today, we take a look at our own roller coaster ride of a relationship of fourteen years- now that sex is easy to get on the internet, how do you form a long term relationship without killing each other?

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 4