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FOF #2922 – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music 2020, Vol. 11 – Christmas Boogaloo

No holiday puts it all out there like Christmas! When people from all kinds of cultures and traditions come together, the food, music and celebrations regardless of who you are can be marvelous.

Today we wrap up our sixteenth season of podcasting with our holiday celebration: “Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol.11”- wonderfully weird songs we think deserve a spot on your playlist this year.

Listen as we dive into Pete Rodriguez, the godfather of Latin Boogaloo music, a fusion of soul, rhythm & blues and Caribbean music that captivated Harlem dance halls in the 60s and 70s and changed the musical landscape forever.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2915 – Kristen Stewart’s Lesbian Christmas Miracle

Billed as the first mainstream rom-com to feature LGBTQ characters front and center, Hulu’s holiday feature “Happiest Season,” aims to reach a big audience with its tender-hearted comedy starring Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and Terminator Dark Fate’s Mackenzie Davis.

Today we’re taking a look at all the queer romantic comedy, made-for-TV holiday films that will be stuffing your TV stocking this season, including “Happiest Season” which we think would be great if it was renamed K-Stew’s Queer Christmas Miracle.

Posted in: Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2812 – The Santaland Diaries, and other Strange Christmas Jobs

To make it as an artist today you have to have a side hustle and during the holidays, that sometimes entails slipping into an elf costume to become Santa’s little side ho ho ho.

David Sedaris’ masterpiece, “The Santaland Diaries,” which explores the legendary writer’s gig as an elf at Macy’s Santaland in New York City, is now playing at the Goodman Theater starring Steven Strafford who joins us to look at all the odd holiday jobs we’ve taken over the years including his current job playing “Crumpet the Elf.”

FOF #2562 – Star Wars: The Last Judy

SPOILERS!! In the new Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Rey finds Luke isolated on a far off planet where he’s been hiding out for years. Rey is thirsty to learn the ways of the Force, but Luke thinks it’s time to end the Jedi order.

Today Star Wars superfan and comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to figure out just how hot a shirtless Kylo Ren is and if the force is a medical condition, are there any pills you can take for it?

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Movies, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2503 – Spider-Man is Amazing Again

Hey there true believers! Spider-Man is amazing again! Owing a lot to John Hughes’ hilarious teen-angst films of the 80s, Spider-Man Homecoming ditches the dreary origin story because we’ve already Uncle Ben there, done that and gives us what Spiderman is all about, a mythical coming-of-age story of a misfit teen.

Today we’re taking a look at the new film Spider-Man Homecoming with the very funny and insightful Brian Sweeney, whose favorite superhero of all time is Spiderman.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 2

FOF #2500 – X Marks the Spot

In Oregon, a judge decreed that the DMV must issue driver’s licenses for non-binary people and mark them with an X for unspecified or as we call it, X-ceptional! This is a momentous occasion that’s been a long time coming as people who don’t identify as either male or female will finally gain the freedom and recognition they deserve.

Today we are chatting with Lake Perriguey esq., the attorney who brought the case before the court on behalf of his client Sgt. First Class Jamie Shupe who identifies as non-binary.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 4 years ago 1

FOF #2499 – War of the Roses

Normally, you’d think receiving roses would be a good thing, but if you’re getting them from fans of Valentina from RuPaul’s Drag Race, it could be interpreted as a threat.

Today cosplay queen and sorority slut Fox E Kim joins us to talk about the battle royale that’s unfolded on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and why reality TV shows rely a little too much on conflict to stay on the air.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 years ago 2

FOF #2481 – Chick with a Schtick

Like a real life Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, Dina Nina Martinez writes about her romantic life, but instead of being Jewish New Yorker with a passion for Manolo Blahnik shoes, Dina’s a sexy texy-mexi-trans-terminatrix who likes to tell jokes.

Listen as Dina Nina Martinez chats with us about her love life, transitioning from showgirl to funny girl and her fascination with Jesus being an alien.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 1

FOF #2433 – Christmas with Brian and Meredith

The winter holidays are here. After a brutal year and election it’s now more important than ever to celebrate the wonderful people in your life.

Today, comedians Brian Sweeney and Meredith Kachel join us to look at the popular and sometimes ridiculous gifts everyone is buying this holiday season.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 years ago 4

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas commissioned The Star Wars Holiday Special with hopes of keeping the movie fresh in people’s minds while he filmed the Empire Strikes Back. It aired on November 17, 1978 to dismal reviews and is considered by many as one of the most awful and hilarious TV specials of all time.

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The Cher Show, and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 1