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FOF #2895 – What Pee Wee Herman’s Crack PSA Taught Us About Covid

Although some PSA’s are wildly ridiculous like trying to get people to eat healthy or to avoid using drugs, the reason these campaigns persist is because to some extent they are successful. So where are all the public service announcements for COVID?

Today, Summer Nettles, TV news producer and former communications specialist for the City of Denver, Colorado, joins us to look at some of our favorite public service health TV ads, and why Republicans aren’t using what we’ve learned in the past 75 years of ads.

Posted in: Podcast, Politicians/Activists, Writers 8 hours ago 0

FOF #2894 – Lovecraft Country, Trashy Novels and Morality Tales from the Hood

Thankfully in the digital age it’s easy to self publish but who exactly is going to read a book titled “This Hoe Got Roaches Up in Her Crib?”

In the new podcast “The Hood Novel Book Club” comedian Rachel Hall looks at wonderfully weird books about the modern black experience that were written by self published authors with hilarious results.

Today, Rachel Hall joins us to take a look at trashy books, morality tales and science fiction from the perspective of great and not so great black authors.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 days ago 0

FOF #2893 – Howard Ashman: the Man Who Gave a Mermaid a Voice and a Beast a Soul

After several box office bombs in the 80s, Disney considered never making animated musicals again.

Thankfully, after playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman’s successful musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Disney asked him to work with them and launched the Disney Renaissance.

Today musical theater enthusiast Jake Bellisimo from the YouTube channel Dreamsounds joins us to take a look at the amazing musical legacy of Howard Ashman, queer coding in Disney films and Beauty and the Beast as an allegory for society’s betrayal of people with AIDS.

Posted in: Podcast, Video Bloggers, YouTube Celebrities 8 days ago 0

FOF #2715 – Trailer Park Magic

Comedian Carma Rae Gold just spent some vacation time visiting her family at their trailer parks in Florida and Alabama and boy was she surprised when they started quoting all the talking points from Fox news.

Today the she-larious Carma joins us to take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of living in a trailer park.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2521 – The Power of Sexual Prayer

Comedian Matt LeGrande was raised by Christian missionaries in Indonesia who expected him to follow in their work but now he’s “gay af” and making people laugh.

Today Matt LeGrande joins us to talk about his amazing journey from Indonesia to attending Christian college in the suburbs of Chicago and then off to Los Angeles to work as a stand up comedian.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2517 – Jewel, the Grand Dame of Disco

The new documentary “Jewel’s Catch One” explores the life of the club’s extraordinary owner, Jewel Thais Williams, who fought through homophobia and racism in the 70s to build her club into a legendary institution.

Today Jewel Thais-Williams, the grand dame of L.A.’s gay disco scene joins us to talk about her amazing life as a disco pioneer.

Posted in: Interviews, People, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 years ago 0

FOF #2431 – Scott Heierman is a Pretty Bearded Lady

Not all drag queens are clowns in ball gowns, some are just goofy. Our guest today got her start as a theme park mascot while working at Disneyland as Goofy then went on to become the queen of the judges’ hearts on America’s Got Talent.

Today, Scott Heierman, a very pretty bearded lady, who Howard Stern described as a hot she-wolf, joins us to talk about her roller coaster ride through America’s Got Talent and how she plans to make her big comeback.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 2

FOF #2318 – How to Get Rich off Bigotry and Discrimination

In Kansas, students will be awarded a whopping $2,500 bucks if they report a transgender person using the bathroom, which got our friend Jeffrey Jay thinking that he could “accidentally” get caught using the “wrong bathroom” and then split the reward money as soon as he gets out of prison.

Today we’re joined by the he-larious Jeffrey Jay to take a look at the outrageous nature of the new anti-trans bathroom bills.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag & Trans, Podcast 5 years ago 7

FOF #2220 – Big Pharma’s Biggest Jerk

Folks are fuming mad at Martin Shkreli, a hedge fund millionaire who’s made the news by buying a Daraprim, a vital AIDS and cancer drug,then raising the price a whopping 5000%.

Today we take a look at the Internet’s new public enemy #1 who may ultimately inspire people to demand universal healthcare.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 3

FOF #1948 – Giving Up Your Cherry for Lent

I’m not sure why anyone gives up anything for any religious reason, but if your religious is that precious, why give up the butt for Lent?

Today the hilarious Brian Sweeney joins us to talk about how he’s giving up skydiving and using condoms for Lent.

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 6