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FOF #2623 – The Duke of Soul

Some of the most important musical contributions to modern American music have come from African Americans, whose musical roots in African slave spirituals evolved into all our favorite styles: jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, country, pop and rock.

Today Erthe St. James, the Duke of Soul joins me to take a casual look at modern black musicians that have inspired us from James Brown, Quincy Jones and Nile Rogers, to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Erika Badu.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2622 – Own Your Happiness

With all the opportunities to connect on social media and dating apps today, there’s never been a time where more people have also been able to reject each other. It can hurt when someone says “no.”

Today comedian Meg Grunewald joins in to share her online dating adventures and explore why so many people get the blues when romance doesn’t work out as planned.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2600 – If I Could Turn Back Taaaymmmr

One of the great things about living in a city like Chicago is you get to see musicals being born. Before they go to Broadway, a lot of big shows get tested in the Windy City to see if it’s a smash hit or a stinker.

Today we’re taking a look at the promising new musicals being unleashed first in Chicago: The Cher Show, Tootsie, Charlie and Chocolate Factory and now running Pretty Woman:The Musical.

Posted in: Podcast 2 years ago 2

FOF #2599 – I Have Cancer

Art has the power to take pain and suffering and make it transcendent.

I have cancer. When I went to have my basal cell carcinoma removed, I asked the doctor if I could film it and turn it into art like the French performance artist Orlan, she just laughed and said “no.” But I did get to take a medical selfie.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2512 – Happy Girlfriend Day

Today is National Girlfriend Day y’all, so grab your gal pal of any gender identity and have some fun. To kick it off right, comedian Vickie Eisenstein joins us to pay tribute to the women who have befriended us and made a big difference.

Listen as Vickie teaches us to talk like Jane Austen and we gasp in horror at how much booze the Queen of England ingurgitates every day.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0