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FOF #2850 – Silver, Sexy and Sixty-Nine

As we see gay folks living longer, there’s a new found appreciation for silver daddies and even grandpas as sex symbols.

But even though Dwayne Jonson and Paul Mason make aging look delicious, getting older isn’t always as sexy as it looks- your back hurts, the D don’t work and the text size on your phone is now set to “billboard.”

Today, gay publishing pioneer and now comedian Louis Weisberg joins us to look at aging and raging gracefully.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 days ago 1

FOF #2849 – The Big Momma of Cellblock COVID-19

We’re all going through hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s so rough, folks are comparing self-isolation to being locked up behind bars. So maybe we can learn a thing or two on surviving all this from someone who has actually done some time in the pokey.

Today comedian Lindsey Shaw, who did a stretch in the big house, joins us to talk about getting through self isolation by looking at ways she dealt with being in the slammer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 days ago 0

FOF #2848 – Tiger King: Gay Rednecks, Caged Animals, Guns & Meth

Folks cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic are wild for Netflix’s Tiger King, a true crime docu-series about an eccentric group of private zoo owners battling it out over who is king of the caged jungle. Who knew all it took for the country to forget their troubles is a gay redneck seducing straight men with tigers, guns and meth?

Today comedian Carly Balerini joins us to take a look at the hit documentary series Tiger King and the outrageous stuff they left on the cutting room floor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 9 days ago 1

FOF #2847 – Uncle Jack’s Gay Glory Days

For most folks it’s been a little over a week of self isolation to ward off the coronavirus pandemic. Marooned in our own places like the Swiss Family Robinson, we have to make the best of what we got, and it sometimes feels like things may never get back to that dirty word “normal.”

Today queer media pioneer Jack Ryan joins us to chat about his adventures in Chicago’s club scene in the 70s and 80s before the AIDS crisis hit hard.

Listen as Jack talks about the wild nights of drugs and disco that transformed over the years into more nights of even drugs and House music.

Posted in: Podcast 12 days ago 3

FOF #2846 – Fighting Coronavirus by Looking at the History of AIDS

For folks who lived through the early AIDS pandemic, there’s a real sense of dread over coronavirus. Republicans failed to take early action on AIDS and we are still living with the repercussions of that. And just like HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus, so we must ask – are we prepared to suffer the same fate as we did with the AIDS crisis?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at coronavirus and AIDS: how both of these epidemics impact LGBTQ+ people, incarcerated folks and rural Americans.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 13 days ago 0

FOF #2845 – Matt Brown Hunkers Down in His Sex Dungeon

In every disaster film you’ve ever seen, corporate greed turns any calamity into a disaster by sheer selfishness and stupidity. From the mayor in Jaws to the lackeys fronting the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in Aliens, movies make us understand that the quickest way for it all to go to hell is to leave greedy bastards in charge.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us from his quarantine bunker/ sex dungeon to talk about how celebrities are creating terrible online content to get us through the pandemic.

Posted in: Podcast 14 days ago 1

FOF #2844 – Home Schooling During the Apocalypse

For kids who grew up in the tropics, this period of self isolation is very much like when hurricanes would hit and force us to stay at home.

Today my sister and Marc’s sister-in-law, Talia Fernós, Doctor of Mathematics, joins us to talk about her childhood experiences of homeschooling during a natural disaster. What can we learn from people who lived without electricity or water for months?

Posted in: Podcast 15 days ago 0

FOF #2841 – Sam Pancake Takes on Ageism and the Coronavirus Pandemic

A few months ago, comedian Sam Pancake appeared on a talk show where he talked about how some young people have such a fear of getting older that they’d rather be dead than get old. His conversation went viral and it really struck a chord with they way gay men view aging.

Today comedian and actor Sam Pancake, who has been in just about everything from Friends to Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, joins us to look at gaygism, gay men’s fears of growing older.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Podcast 20 days ago 1

FOF #2840 – Hygge: Self-Isolate and Chill

During the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, folks are encouraged to stay home and self isolate to keep the virus from spreading and hurting the most vulnerable. So now you’re stuck at home- now what?

Today Marc Felion’s cast-mate from Alt for Norge and co-artistic director of Akvavit Theater, Kirstin Franklin, joins us to look at creative ways to make the most out of staying at home during difficult times by examining the Scandinavian concept of Hygge (HUGGAH) – coziness and conviviality that creates a sense of well being.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers 21 days ago 0

FOF #2839 – Jake Noll on Surviving the Corona Apocalypse

With annoying music festivals canceled, colleges suspending classes and once crowded airports are nearly empty with flights at rock bottom prices, is coronavirus such a bad thing?

Yes, yes it is.

The World Health Organization just classified the coronavirus virus outbreak as a pandemic.

Today non-binary survivalist Jake Noll joins us to take a look at the fear and axiety over the coronavirus pandemic, and how it taps into people’s latenet fear over their own bodies

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 25 days ago 0