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FOF #2727 – When Oprah Dyed the Chicago River The Color Purple

Nowadays it seems all of the popular April Fools Day jokes are just awful Internet memes or brand marketing, leaving us to wonder what happened to all the great pranks of yesteryear?

Today Amanda Cohen joins us to look at April Fool’s Day pranks then and now, from our early days as Feast of Fools where we convinced folks that Oprah was going to dye the Chicago River the Color Purple to when Amanda crushed people’s hearts by announcing she had gotten too famous for this podcast.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 20 days ago 1

FOF #2636 – The Color Purple is in the Pink

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, is kicking off its national tour right here in Chicago.

After experiencing trauma after trauma in the first act, we see Celie come of age and not only become her own woman, this Celie gets a lot more woman on woman action than Whoopi Goldberg ever did.

Posted in: Podcast 9 months ago 0

FOF #1345 – The Queen Of Kitsch

You may not be instantly familiar with cultural visionary Allee Willis, but the songs she wrote just may be on your iPod. She’s sold over 50 million records, including Earth Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” and the Pet Shop Boys’ “What Have I Done To Deserve This.”

Listen as Allee Willis shares with us stories of her incredible career, her online Museum of Kitsch and her up-coming collaborations.

Posted in: Artists/Designers, Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 8 years ago 8