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FOF #1366 – Awkwardly Hip

NOH8, It Gets Better, Lady Gaga, and even YouTube’s Honey Badger- all started out as small projects that grew into viral phenomena when LGBT folks jumped on the bandwagon. What happens when our favorite outsider things become the monster ballads of popular culture?

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 years ago 22

FOF #1358 – The Battle Over HIV Prevention

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched a national ad campaign to discredit PrEP or Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, a new HIV prevention technique that involves taking Truvada (an existing HIV medication) on a daily basis.

Why is the leadership of the nation’s largest AIDS organization arguing against a treatment that could potentially save millions of gay men from becoming HIV positive?

FOF #1355 – This Ain’t No Dress Rehearsal

On April 25, Damon L. Jacobs turns 40, and he’s dedicating a series of blog entries–”40 Lessons of 40” to celebrate the aging process and forge a new path for anyone who has been told to fear the inevitable.

Listen as we chat with Damon about how Cher inspired him, and how to become strong, sexy and open-minded at any age.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Self Improvement, Writers 10 years ago 7

FOF #1351 – Archie’s Gay Pal Kevin Keller Gets His Own Comic

Today, we talk once again with Archie Comics’ writer and artist, Dan Parent, about Kevin Keller, their ground breaking gay character and the surprisingly muted response from conservatives.

Also joining us again are Chicago comedians Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander to chat about virtual girlfriends, Ghandi’s gay love and Internet initialisms.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 7

FOF #1350 – Seriously Gay

Some people just don’t know how to take a joke- maybe they’ve had a rough life or their current situation is bad, but not being able to find the funny side of life can actually make things worse.

Today we’re joined by Chicago comedians Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander to explore why we find it so hard to laugh at ourselves, especially about our sex lives.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Interviews, People, Podcast 10 years ago 3

FOF #1345 – The Queen Of Kitsch

You may not be instantly familiar with cultural visionary Allee Willis, but the songs she wrote just may be on your iPod. She’s sold over 50 million records, including Earth Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” and the Pet Shop Boys’ “What Have I Done To Deserve This.”

Listen as Allee Willis shares with us stories of her incredible career, her online Museum of Kitsch and her up-coming collaborations.

Posted in: Artists/Designers, Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 10 years ago 8

FOF #1344 – Dating in the Digital Apocalypse

Today our friend Michael Titus Parkes, app designer and performance artist, walks us down the memory lane of the Internet and gives us an in-depth look at how the rapidly changing digital world is effects us and our relationships.

Listen as we talk about how YouTube is the new performance art scene and the five type of photos you need to make a sexy connection online.

Posted in: Artists, Culture & Style, Interviews, Podcast, Technology 10 years ago 2

FOF #1343 – Pee Wee Herman is Back!

In the late 1970s, Paul Ruebens developed the character of Pee-wee Hermanas a challenge by the LA based improv group, the Groundlings, to create a comic that could never make it in real life.

Joining us is film maker Kerthy Fix- her new documentary “Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre On Tour,” that focuses on the electroclash band Le Tigre premiers at SXSW.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Filmmakers, Interviews, Movies, Podcast 10 years ago 3

FOF #1342 – Christeene is the Queen of Trash

When we told our listeners that we were going to Austin, Texas, everyone said “Bring back Christeene,” one of the trashiest drag queens in the Southwest.

The creation of Paul Soileau, Christeene rose out of the skanky waters of Hurricane Katrina like a greasy Venus floating in a garbage can. She’s a lost child, with the soul of killer shark!

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 10 years ago 11

FOF #1330 – Get Your Butt Out of the Sand

Your body is a magical wonderland waiting to be explored, but proceed with caution because risks may be lurking around the backside. You can’t just stick your butt in the sand and pretend there’s nothing behind there to deal with.

Today health advocate Jim Pickett joins us to answer your vital questions about your butt.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast 10 years ago 20