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FOF #2971 – A Covid Nurse’s Tale of the Pandemic

Why are folks still not wanting to get a covid vaccine? Some of these people say “you just don’t know what’s in it” are also the folks who will happily swallow a fistful of Oxycodone or take some Ecstasy they found on the floor of a nightclub.

Now if a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, maybe we can reach the holdouts by offering free drugs with every vaccination?

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to talk about her experience working as a nurse during the Covid Pandemic at a Chicago hospital where almost 100% of all patients were being treated for Covid infections.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 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 7 months ago 0

FOF #2890 – Chelsea Myers is Breaking Free from Hypnosis

When people think of hypnotism, they often conjure up the idea of a malevolent force like Dracula trying to get them to do their bidding.

But in reality people turn to hypnotism to live better lives, from quitting smoking to forced feminization: the art of transforming yourself into a beautiful creation of your dominatrix’s imagination. It seems like hypnosis could unlock the limitless potential of the mind, but is it possible to go too far?

Today comedian Chelsea Myers joins us to look at all the wild things people turn to hypnotism for help. Besides being a fabulous queer comedian in Chicago, as a teenager Chelsea was hypnotized at a party and wasnt able to break the spell.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2889 – The Mandela Effect: Did Madonna Ever Meet Elvis?

It’s Madonna’s birthday and it’s also the anniversary of the day Elvis Presley died. But does their connection go deeper than that?

Today we take a look at the mysterious photo of a young woman trying to meet Elvis. Is this an example of the Mandela effect: the phenomena where large groups of people can recall something that did not happen or remember it very differently from the way it actually occurred.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Podcast 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago 0

FOF #2885 – Ellen, Madonna and RuPaul in Crisis

Celebrities have always been welcome in our homes for their ability to entertain and help us escape the troubles of the world.

But during the Covid pandemic, there’s a reckoning, and many celebrities that we adored before all hell broke loose are now facing their own crisis over their inability to relate to people and at worse, spreading misinformation that can cost people’s lives.

Today we’re taking a look at Ellen, Madonna and RuPaul: three beloved gay icons in crisis.

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2884 – Gigi Goode is the Best

After growing up watching RuPaul’s Drag Race on TV as a teen, Gigi Goode’s dreams came true. Not only did she get cast on the show, she got to showcase her talent all the way to the season finale. Then the pandemic hit and instead of a non stop whirlwind tour of drag, Gigi’s at home on the internet like just all other queens shaking their hips, syncing their lips and hustling for tips.

Today, Gigi Goode from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 12 joins us to talk about Voss Event’s Drive ‘N Drag, her first public performance since the pandemic shut everything down and her season of Drag Race wrapped up.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2864 – Hooray for Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

After Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award in 1940 for her role in Gone with the Wind, it would be another 50 years before another African American woman, Whoopie Golberg in Ghost, would snatch an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

But what if you could go back in time and rewrite Hollywood’s history to be more black, queer and feminist? Listen as we chat with comic Matt Brown about the magical revisionism of Murphy’s series which showcases vintage Hollywood in all it’s gay glamour and sexy shenanigans.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 1 year ago 0