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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 8 days ago 1

FOF #2744 – Jaymes Mansfield Camps It Up

With all the controversy surrounding this year’s “Notes on Camp” themed Met Gala, there’s a lot of confusion as to why a drag queen like RuPaul didn’t show up in drag and why pop star Katy Perry dressed up as a sparkly hamburger wasn’t camp at all.

Today we take a look at what camp is and isn’t with beauty blogger Jaymes Mansfield from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2714 – Velvet Rage: The Phantom Menace

From the day we we’re born, LGBTQ people are often at odds with a world that doesn’t understand or appreciate who we are. Like a phantom menace, this shame follows us even though as adults we are out and proud. Queer folks face significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol abuse.

Therapist Alan Downs describes this toxic cocktail of anger and rejection in his book “The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, Second Edition.”

Posted in: Podcast 6 months ago 0

FOF #2701 – Jade Sotomayor, Ten Years a RuGirl

It’s the 10 year anniversary of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a show, which along with the Internet, has introduced drag queens to audiences that would have never ventured into a bar to see a drag show.

Today Jade Sotomayor, RuPaul’s Drag Race #originalfish joins us to take a look at how the show has changed society.

Listen as Jade talks about her struggles overcoming depression, her friendships with other Rugirls and her upcoming appearance on Cooking with Drag Queens.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 7 months ago 1

FOF #2700 – Stacy Layne Matthews is the Queen of Henny

The word “henny” will forever be associated with Stacy Layne Matthews from RuPaul’s Drag Race because she’s so sweet. One of the perennial meme queens, folks still can’t get enough of the image of Stacy Layne sneaking a photo with her cell phone at the taping of the Drag Race finale.

Today the queen of Henny herself, Stacy Layne Matthews joins us to kiki about All Stars 4 and why the toxic fans who attack people on social media may be ruining the show for everyone.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 7 months ago 0

FOF #2680 – Everyone Can Be Everything

Since RuPaul’s Drag Race came on the air a decade ago, the world of drag has changed- the lines between gender, identity and sexuality have all blurred and most drag shows these days welcome anyone. Is TV going to catch up?

Today trans guy, drag queen Sweet Gwendolyn, (aka Debbie Penetration) joins us to take a look at the roller coaster ride drag has gone though in the past decade, and how a lot of ideas from performance art like therapy got folded into the drag soufflé.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 9 months ago 0

FOF #2678 – Grateful for the Nuts in the Fruitcake

With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s not only time to stuff that turkey, it’s time to stuff our hearts with thanks to all the amazing people and things in our lives.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to say thanks to all the wonderful people and things in our lives.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 9 months ago 0

FOF #2658 – Varla Jean Merman, Beauty & the Beast

Folks fell in love with the she-larious Varla Jean Merman in the iconic camp film Girls will Be Girls but she stunned everyone when she recently took off her top and showed the world that the beauty is also a beast- a stunning, muscular hairy beast, with a fish tail! Today, Varla joins us to talk about how folks react to her rocking bod and how she alters her drag to make room for bodybuilding.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 months ago 1

FOF #2654 – Genetically Engineered Fun

When you’ve done a podcast for 14 seasons, a lot of listeners come and go, but some of them stick around for the long haul. When we meet them, it’s electrifying. It’s like running into an old friend.

Our guest today is genetic scientist Dr. Fabian Braun who grew up listening to Feast of Fun. Surprisingly he turned out all right: a handsome, kind, smart man and fabulously proud of being bisexual.

FOF #2653 – Zach vs The Heckler

As bad as heckling is, sometimes a great comedian can work it out and make the experience transcendent.

Today comedian Zach Zimmerman joins us to talk about moments when hecklers ruined the show and other times when the comedian turned it out and became a superstar.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 11 months ago 0