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Interviews with amazing people, comedians and LGBTQ+ legends, with pop culture and politics wrapped up in a delicious candy coating of camp.

Hosted by Puerto Rican drag queen Fausto Fernós and his husband, Norwegian reality TV star Marc Felion, Feast of Fun began as one of the original 50 podcasts featured on iTunes in 2006, and celebrated by Apple: Feast of Fun "helped bring podcasting from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon." Five time winner of the People's Choice Podcast Award for Best LGBT podcast.

We've done thousands of shows with wonderfully wild people, LGBTQ legends and their friends, and tackle the tough questions like: is Sasquatch a drag queen? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?

Subscribe and join us as we chat with gay musicians, counterculture comedians, trans pirates, lesbian warriors and pagan witches and celebrate the ridiculous and transform pain into pleasure.

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Feast of Fun: Gay Talk Show Hosted by Fausto Fernós & Marc Felion

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Interviews with amazing people, comedians and LGBTQ+ legends, with pop culture and politics wrapped up in a delicious candy coating of camp.

Hosted by Puerto Rican drag queen Fausto Fernós and his husband, Norwegian reality TV star Marc Felion, Feast of Fun began as one of the original 50 podcasts featured on iTunes in 2006, and celebrated by Apple: Feast of Fun "helped bring podcasting from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon." Five time winner of the People's Choice Podcast Award for Best LGBT podcast.

We've done thousands of shows with wonderfully wild people, LGBTQ legends and their friends, and tackle the tough questions like: is Sasquatch a drag queen? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?

Subscribe and join us as we chat with gay musicians, counterculture comedians, trans pirates, lesbian warriors and pagan witches and celebrate the ridiculous and transform pain into pleasure.

Listen to over 2,900 legendary podcasts at feastoffun.com/plus

    FOF #2958 - Eartha Kitt and The Divas Who Raised Us

    FOF #2958 - Eartha Kitt and The Divas Who Raised Us

    A mother is anyone who channels feminine energy to nurture people and love them unconditionally. For many LGBTQ+ folks, we’ve had to seek out that energy when we didn’t get enough from our own mothers. Sometimes we found it in an auntie, a friend or mentor, but oftentimes, it was the divas in showbiz that raised us.

    From the singing divas like Eartha Kitt to Shirley Basey, to open lesbian stand up comedians like Sandra Bernhard and Moms Mabley, to the hilarious redheads of television like Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, these women cranked up the mother goddess factor like no other and brought up generations of queer youth.

    Today Alexandra Gray joins us to reflect on all the great mommies who loved us, from Diana Ross who taught us to stop in the name of love to Madonna who told us to justify our love.

    ALEXANDRA GRAY: https://www.facebook.com/theladyalexandra

    Plus- Some of the great women from Feast of Fun who gave us invaluable life lessons:

    • Tristan Taormino - FOFA #780 – Ménage à How Many?
    https://feastoffun.com/podcast/2009/05/05/fofa-780-menage-a-how-many-050508/

    • Kate Bornstein - FOF #1629 – Kate Bornstein Inside the Belly of Scientology
    https://feastoffun.com/podcast/2012/08/03/fof-1629-kate-bornstein-inside-the-belly-of-scientology/

    • Dolores Deluce - FOF #2186 – The Woman with 1000 Jobs
    https://feastoffun.com/podcast/2015/07/01/fof-2186-the-woman-with-1000-jobs/

    Lady Vera Parker aka Thomas John as a Scam Psychic

    Lady Vera Parker aka Thomas John as a Scam Psychic

    One of the more outrageous moments on Feast of Fun was back in 2009 when our friend Teri Yaki told us the tale of Lady Vera Parker, a drag queen who got getting arrested and pleaded guilty to fraud for posting fake apartment ads on Craigslist and stealing the security deposits from renters. When she was caught, Lady Vera Parker was living in a UHaul truck with all her drag.

    Local Chicago folks were shocked by the news and it wasn’t long before the scene gave Lady Vera Parker the cut.

    We never thought we’d hear from her again, then almost a decade later, Lady Vera Parker popped up and she was still scamming people but now as psychic Thomas John.

    Today, skeptic and psychic buster Susan Gerbic joins us to talk about how she and a group of colleagues created Operation Pizza Roll to prove that Thomas John was not a psychic and that he based his readings off of information he gleaned from social media.

    Listen as we take a look at how people double down when they realize they are being scammed, why drag queens love campy psychics like Sylvia Browne and Miss Cleo, and why most psychics find it hard to walk away from robbing people.

    Lady Vera Parker Scamvestite

    Lady Vera Parker Scamvestite

    One of the most talked about episodes of our podcasts was this outrageous moment where Chicago drag queen Teri Yaki talked about the scandalous life of drag queen Lady Vera Parker. Here’s an encore presentation, enjoy!

    Drag queen Lady Vera Parker moved to Chicago with the hopes of making it big as an entertainer. Last week, her dreams were dashed when she was pulled over in U-Haul truck she allegedly stole in Kentucky. When the police pulled up her record they found a laundry list of check fraud and deception warrants. She’s now being held in Cook County Prison awaiting trial.

    What happened? On today’s show we’re talking to Kevin Pipkins, best known as Chicago drag queen Teri Yaki.

    Kevin’s worked with the now infamous Lady Vera Parker and is here to explain in detail, what, to the best of his knowledge, happened and what the future holds for this John Waters villain come to life.

    If you think we’re being too hard on her, remember the crimes she’s being accused of and the people she allegedly robbed.

    FOF #2957 – James Fritz Takes on Cryptocurrency and Safe Spaces

    FOF #2957 – James Fritz Takes on Cryptocurrency and Safe Spaces

    Cryptocurrency: anything can be used as cash if you get creative enough. Cigarettes in prison, jugs of Tide detergent to pay your dealer, your body and soul at work, or cryptocurrency. When something is highly desired and in limited quantity, it can be used as money, honey.

    Cryptocurrencies use computing power to create a finite amount of coins, then rely on an online ledger with strong cryptography to secure all online transactions.

    We all heard supervillain wannabe Elon Musk yap on and on SNL about Dogecoin and Bitcoin. Even Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is in on the act with her $cat coins. But why does this all sound so shady?

    Today James Fritz, who was called the funniest comedian in Chicago a decade ago, comes back on the podcast to look at the weird world of cryptocurrency and the controversy surrounding Elon Musk hosting SNL.

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    Plus-

    ➤ Does Tiger King’s Carole Baskin’s new crypto make her the $scat Queen?

    ➤ The Bro science baloney of bone density and why conservatives like Caitlyn Jenner don’t want trans teenagers to compete in sports.

    ➤ Avoid Covid or zombies with this one weird trick.

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    Chris Crocker on How Leave Britney Alone Happened

    Chris Crocker on How Leave Britney Alone Happened

    Chris Crocker turned to the internet to escape the torment of being chased by gangs of boys at the mall.

    The internet helped him connect with the greater world around him when he couldn’t create a gay-straight alliance in his school and he left to be home schooled. To grow up a gay, eccentric and flamboyant teen has never been easy especially in a small conservative town in Tennessee.

    If it weren’t for the internet where would Chris Crocker be?

    {Best of Feast of Fun, FOF #756 - Chris Crocker Tells on You - 05.08.08}

    Today Chris is one of the most watched and imitated video bloggers online. His iconic video of himself weeping and imploring the public to “Leave Britney Alone” made him a household name.

    Chris’ videos represent the dramatic change we’re seeing in how we create and consume media.

    Chris’ videos are just as popular as the YouTube Presidential debates or the evening news. For millions of people everywhere, his opinion matters.

    Despite this, old media companies are threatened by Chris popularity because of his bold desire to express himself at any cost. They can’t control him and he doesn’t need them.

    Chris Crocker and a big giant V Chris Crocker takes on the Bible - who will win? Chris Crocker looking fierce

    It’s easy to question the authenticity of Chris’ videos because he’s just that good. He’s eerily in touch with his dark emotions and quickly cuts through the hypocrisy of the “haters” with his wit and words.

    Chris Chrocker looking eerily looking like Matthew Sheppard“Leave Britney Alone” proves to be one of the most emotionally over the top videos I’ve ever seen online. I believe Chris cried not so much for Britney Spears but rather to express the pain and suffering he endured having gone through the hell of homophobia as a teenager. In many ways, Chris Crocker represents the tortured gay youth who fought back and lived.

    Chris Crocker really is a huge fan of Britney Spears, even though she has conservative leanings and a complete lack of interest in gay rights of any kind. Remember, she was FOR the War in Iraq and said in many interviews that we should “stand by our President” despite his reckless policies.

    Chris sees something bigger inside of Britney. He believes her to be a liberal person trapped by the conservative world around her.

    Chris Crocker is a divaPeople can’t leave Britney alone or any other tragic celebrity for that matter because they help us cope with our everyday problems. When we see someone richer, more attractive and more powerful than us struggling to hold on, it makes it easy to come to peace with our place in the world.

    On today’s show Chris Crocker joins us to talk in-depth about his popular video blog, his passion for following people’s horoscope and how he may team up with Puerto Rican TV astrologer Walter Mercado to reach a hip, young new audience. We also talk with Chris about how he personally deals with the vicious hate online and offline, what he thinks of all those parody videos of his work and where in Los Angeles you should hang out if you want to hook up with Chris.

    And we put to rest the rumors surrounding Chris’ HIV/AIDS conspiracy as a government biological weapon gone wrong and being vilified for simply being himself and being good at it!

    Your broken beer bottle in the bar fight against homophobia- Feast of Fun!

    FOF #2956 - Translocas: Puerto Rican Art Gender Warriors

    FOF #2956 - Translocas: Puerto Rican Art Gender Warriors

    With the high visibility of drag queens on TV and social media and (even this podcast) there’s an idea that drag is just another form of show business, but it’s so much more.

    For Puerto Rican queens or “Locas” as they are known, the call to do drag often stems from the pressure to survive as an artist in a very dangerous world.

    Larry La Fountain’s new book Translocas: the Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance gives us a deep look at how Puerto Rican performers use drag to explore race, class, poverty and gender.

    Today Larry La Fountain, professor of queer and Latinx studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor joins us to take a look at the Translocas we love: from Ru girls like Nina Flowers and Monica Beverly Hillz to trans pioneer Sylvia Rivera to other fabulous performance artists like Barbara Herr, Lady Catiria, Javier Cardona, Freddy Mercado and even Larry’s alter ego Lola Von Miramar.

    Plus--

    ➤ Was Ricky Martin’s mega hit pop song “Livin’ la Vida Loca” a queer coded anthem?

    ➤ With POSE on FX wrapping up the third season, what’s going to happen to the careers of trans Latinx actors like MJ Rodriguez and Indya Moore?

    ➤ Vejigantes, the horned masked tricksters from carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico. Are they drag queens too?

    ➤ And singing and dancing Puerto Ricans come to Hollywood with two major motion pictures hitting the big screens this year: In the Heights and Steven Speilbergo’s remake of West Side Story.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
744 Ratings

744 Ratings

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Fabulous

Ever wish you were having a fun conversation with charming people at a fabulous cocktail party? That’s the vibe of this podcast, has been for years. I appreciate the reverent approach to lgbtq culture as well as the irreverent humor. A little laughter and community is important, especially now.

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Not for me

Let’s not focus on the past type comment of Love country episode when they spoke about Madonna is the example of White Privilege, honey bye queens

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Fausto and Marc are LEGENDS

Fausto and Marc are the ORIGINAL LGBT podcast. They have the PERFECT mix of humour, entertainment, and education and I love it. a MUST-LISTEN!!

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