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FOF #2944 – Linda Simpson’s Drag Explosion

In the mid 80s, at the height of the AIDS crisis, New York City experienced a drag revolution. In the center of the action was drag queen Linda Simpson, who took pictures of all the kooky kids in the club scene with her portable camera.

Today, Linda Simpson gives us a look into her new book The Drag Explosion, her queer underground magazine My Comrade and why we still feel all these years later the shockwaves of the Drag Explosion.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 22 days ago 1

FOF #2911 – Checking Your Attitude for Gratitude

2020 has been a hell of a year. With the Covid pandemic raging on and Republicans pushing everything to the brink of collapse, it’s beyond ironic that the last show we did in 2019 with comedian Brian Sweeney was called “The Year of Hell” yet this year is definitely worse, or is it?

After all there’s nothing so rotten, that some good can’t come from it, we’ve had a pretty good election and with Georgia’s January runoff, progressive superstar Stacy Abrahms is now a key figure in the balance of power between Americans and facism.

Today our favorite grouch Brian Sweeney joins us to look at things we’re grateful for that did come to pass in 2020.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2910 – The Dangers of Thanksgiving

According to the National Safety Council, over half of all accidents occur in the home and the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house which makes Thanksgiving the deadliest holiday of them all.

So maybe this holiday season with most people staying home alone due to the Covid pandemic, we can all be grateful that the worst thing that can happen when you stay home is you’ll burn the roof of your mouth eating microwaved pumpkin pie hot pockets.

Today we’re taking a look at some of the most dangerous and wild things that can happen during Thanksgiving.

Posted in: Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2898 – The King of Drag Cakes, Josué Luciano

Although drag queens are known for working the runway sweetie, who is to say the art of drag can’t make a twirl in your bakery display case? Okay. Yes girl, spin Miss Swiss Buttercream, frosted for the gods!

Wait- you think drag and pastries don’t mix? They do if it’s DragCakes on Instagram. Created by pastry artist Josué Luciano, drag cakes are edible delights that pay homage to some of the greatest moments in drag.

Today Josué Luciano, the king of drag cakes joins us to take a look at his elaborate confectionery creations inspired by legendary drag queens and great moments in pop music.

Posted in: Artists/Designers, Food & Drink, Podcast 6 months ago 0

The Very Special World of DeAundra Peek

A contemporary of RuPaul and Lady Bunny in Atlanta, DeAundra Peek’s cable access show ran for years and although she was loved by many, DeAundra mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again, until now.

Today, we’re talking to the fabulous DeAundra Peek about her early days in drag and her friendships with all these glorious drag queens.

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

After the Show: DeAundra Peek Spills the Tea

After our podcast with DeAundra Peek, remained on the line to continue talking about how she got her start on the cable access program “The American Music Show,” which also featured a very young RuPaul.

Listen as we chat at about the incredible drag scene of Atlanta in the 80s that gave birth to such legends as RuPaul and Lady Bunny, and lots of juicy behind the scenes tea.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago 0

Interview: Varla Jean Merman is the 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 8 months ago 0