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FOF #2946 – The Tea on Tina Turner

In the new documentary film, Tina, the Queen of Rock and Roll has the final word on her growing poor, her relationship with Ike Turner, and how she became one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

The new documentary is gonna get you hooked on Tina all over again.

But despite its in-depth look at the pop icon’s life, many amazing things were briefly touched on or left on the cutting room floor, so today is Tina Turner day, where we look at the life and legacy of this one of a kind diva.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2943 – Steven Thrasher: The Viral Underclass

During the early months of the Coronavirus Pandemic, folks were comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saying that at the end of the pandemic, it would be just like the Roaring 20s all over again- we’d roll our stockings down, rouge up our knees and all that jazz.

So why don’t we feel like dancing the Charleston just yet?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes we’ve experienced since he last visited with us a year ago.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 months ago 0

Bonus: We Love Mo’Nique

Join us as we talk to the very funny queen of sass, Mo’Nique, about her amazing journey from stand up comedian to Oscar winning actress and what’s happened to her since she won the award.

Mo’Nique answers all your hard questions- about Oprah, Barbara Walters, Richard Pryor, and why Holllywood struggles with diversity.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Interviews, Movies, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2856 – Ain’t No Bus Like a Party Bus

Like a 80s nightclub on wheels, party buses are a weird thing that attract a certain type of Joe Exotic crowd, one that wants the luxury of celebrating in a limo but wants to tell the world “I love to drink.”

For over two decades our friend Chris Churchill drove for a double decker tour and party bus company in Chicago and saw a lot of wild nights and tipsy celebrities hopping aboard his big red bus.

Today comedian, Cooking with Drag Queens camera operator and now author Chris Churchill joins us to talk about his new book “Twenty Years Without A Weekend” a collection of stories on driving a double decker bus for tourists and partygoers.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 0

FOF #2827 – Merrie Cherry’s Tribute to Women of Black History

To celebrate Black History Month, Brooklyn drag queen Merrie Cherry is paying tribute to legendary black women of history by dressing up as them and posting her portraits side by side on Instagram. Don’t worry, she’s black so it’s all good.

Today Marrie Cherrie joins us from London to look at the wonderful women in Black History and share her tales of surviving a stroke and recently losing her wallet and stuff in Europe.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2767 – Remembering the Legendary Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison once said “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” As a writer and editor, Toni Morrison uplifted black female voices in a culture that often dismissed the experiences of people of color.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at how Toni Morrison, who died last week at the age of 88, supported and inspired a whole generation of writers and artists.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 2

FOF #2727 – When Oprah Dyed the Chicago River The Color Purple

Nowadays it seems all of the popular April Fools Day jokes are just awful Internet memes or brand marketing, leaving us to wonder what happened to all the great pranks of yesteryear?

Today Amanda Cohen joins us to look at April Fool’s Day pranks then and now, from our early days as Feast of Fools where we convinced folks that Oprah was going to dye the Chicago River the Color Purple to when Amanda crushed people’s hearts by announcing she had gotten too famous for this podcast.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 1

FOF #2568 – You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

When it feels like nobody wants to come see your show in the club, it’s natural to want to set the world on fire. In a perfect world, everybody Wang Chungs Tonight. But for some folks it’s their party and they will cry if they want to.

Our guest today is writer Roman Harrington who’s been rabbeling and rousing on social media by challenging some of the party people on who and who shouldn’t be welcomed to the party.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 years ago 0

FOF #2442 – Go Honey West

The film, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, ignited a modern style of drag filled with campy, self-deprecating fun and trans inclusivity. It was later turned into a musical which our local Pride Films and Plays is putting it on featuring Honey West, who, as far as we know, is the first trans actor to play the role of Bernadette.

Joining us today is the lovely Honey West, who has been a hit on the cabaret circuit since her debut in her 1990 one-woman show, A Taste of Honey.

Posted in: Actors, Drag & Trans, Interviews, Podcast 5 years ago 0

FOF #2059 – Love Your Food

We care a lot about food and rightfully so. Besides feeding our bodies, food strengthens our relationships with others when we gather at the table to share a meal and in many ways defines who we are.

Today we take a look at our complicated mixed-up relationship with food, umami the fifth element of taste, and how to enjoy what you eat by making your meals delicious.

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 2