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?
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FOF #2984 - Tammy Faye: the Eyes of Matt Brown
The new biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is coming out this week. Based on the documentary of the same name, the new film revisits the rise and fall of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her reinvention as a gay icon.
At the time the scandals that surrounded Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker led to the collapse of their conservative million dollar tv media empire, so why were gay folks so eager to embrace her right off the bat?
Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to look at the legacy of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her redemption in the eyes of LGBTQ people after her fall from grace with religious conservatives.
MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.com
➤ Lesbian rumors are back! Oprah and Gayle go on the road again in the new tv series “The OG Chronicles: Joy Ride.”
➤ Three inexpensive ways to stop and reverse hair loss.
➤ A Carol Channing story you haven’t heard!
➤ Psychiatrists discover a mass social media induced illness from watching online videos.
FOF #2983 - Amanda Cohen on To Tell the Truth
One of the most brilliant comedians we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past 16 years of doing Feast of Fun is Amanda Cohen. We met Amanda through a Craigslist Ad we placed for our live musical variety shows looking for a woman with a big personality and bosom to match.
Often mistaken for someone else at her comedy shows, Amanda was known to our audience as Amanda Steinstein, a character developed for the live shows which combined a pinch of Fran Drescher, a smidgen of Grace Slick and a whole lotta Dr. Who, or in her case, Dr. What!?
So when we heard she got cast on To Tell the Truth in a double whammy as a Bug Baker and Aquanaut, we knew it was going to be good.
Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known to long time listeners as Amanda Steinstein, joins us to look back at all the people she’s been mistaken for: someone’s mom, a truck driving lesbian, a bug baker and an aquanaut.
AMANDA COHEN: http://www.amandacomedy.com
➤ A look back on our 16 years and 3000 shows
➤ Fi-Dom, or using financial domination to ask for what you want out of life.
➤ Being the unofficial President of Weird Al Yankovich’s unofficial fan club.
➤ What really happened on What Not to Wear.
FOF #2982 - Mama Mia ABBA, Here We Go Again
After 40 years, ABBA, the Swedish pop group that dominated the charts in the 70s is back with a new album “Voyage” that’s already broken pre-sale records in the UK. The group also announced a tour featuring digital avatars of the band members that kicks off next year.
The first two preview tracks from the album feel like a strange clone of ABBA, and the avatars of the disco supergroup are completely unsettling. And after all these years why can’t they pronounce the word “you?”
Today comedian Rachel Hall helps us to reflect on ABBA’s strange 40 year comeback and how that Super Trouper beam is gonna find you feeling like a number one.
➤ The country of El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as an official form of currency, with McDonald’s Starbucks and Pizza Hut there accepting cryptocurrency as well.
➤ Fried beer at Texas State fairs.
➤ Animals at the zoo are getting covid vaccines.
➤ Why LBGTQ+ youth reject LGBTQ comedy shows like Q-Force and AJ and the Queen.
➤ Why Beyonce is so hard to imitate
FOF #2981 - Martha Chaves' Lesbian Disneyland
Comedian Martha Chaves once thought she’d become a nun so she could be around women and not have to deal with a family that expected her to like men.
But when she became a refugee in Canada, after her native Nicaragua had a revolution, she was able to live her full lesbian fantasy in the nightclubs of Montreal.
Ooh la la labia!
Today comedian Martha Chaves joins us to take a look at all the things Latinx people share in common, wild queer parties in Nicaragua and how to fool your parents into thinking your straight.
MARTHA CHAVES: https://www.instagram.com/comedianmarthachaves
➤ Why hasn’t Vosotros caught on as a gender neutral pronoun the way they/them has in English?
➤ Is Despacito a secret gay love song
FOF #2980 - OnlyFans Pumpkin Spice Underwear
That didn’t take too long! After announcing last week that Only Fans.com would delete all the adult content on their site in order to comply with pressure from Mastercard and investors, the crowdsourcing platform reversed course and announced they will be allowing adult content after all and please don't go to other websites like y’all did with Tumblr, ok?
Today we’re taking a look at the world’s second oldest profession, how the digital world is helping millions of folks survive the pandemic, and how Internet companies are still struggling with puritanical ideals of what people want.
➤ Spencer Elden, the Gerber baby of Grunge who grew up to loathe being photographed naked for Nirvana’s seminal album “Nevermind” is suing 30 years later for approximately $1.2 million.
➤ James Corden inspired road rage and bafflement in Los Angeles when he got celebrities to do a flash mob to promote his upcoming Amazon musical Cinderella.
➤ How much would you sell your dirty underwear for?
➤ Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice season is here.
FOF #2979 - The Joy of Gay Aging
For the first time in modern history we have huge numbers of out and proud folks who are looking forward to getting the most out of life.
As the old saying goes, you’re not getting any younger. And that my friends is a marvelous thing.
Today family therapist and PrEP enthusiast Damon L Jacobs joins us to celebrate as Feast of Fun approaches its 3000th episode and talk about what it's like to get older. Like a fine wine or a stinky cheese, this podcast is ripe for your enjoyment.
Join us as we look back on 16 years of podcasting, LGBTQ+ aging and how to resist the temptation for media and online folks to turn to scandal, conflict and fear mongering for a little publicity.
DAMON L JACOBS: http://www.damonljacobs.com
FEAST OF FUN 3000: https://gofundme.com/feastoffun3000
➤ Two new studies say LGBTQ folks are up to 90% vaccinated against Covid.
➤ OnlyFans says they are going to delete all the adult content from their site, in other words everything. Why?
➤ Leave Britney Alone creator comes out as trans with their new name- Cara Cunningham.
➤ How can Lil Nas X be a power bottom and work with Taco Bell?
➤ Why Alex Trebek suggested a black woman, Laura Coates, to replace him on Jeopardy, and nobody listened.
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.
Here We Go Again!!!
I have been listening to this podcast for about 10 years and love the guests and Marc, Fausto well he is a different story. He does grow on you, but after listening to the last episode, it was time for me to rate the podcast. I don’t listen in to really hear about them, but more what they are sharing as “news” and to listen to the guests they have. But my god, sometimes I feel like Fausto is on repeat with his stories and we are not talking about a story he told a year ago, we are talking the last episode or maybe just a few back. Like if I have to hear about how he created the flag that others have now changed and made their own, I might just think he’s 70+ and has lost his memory and touch with reality. The other thing that can be very uncomfortable is when they are bickering. Be professional, I know this is kind of a passion project for you, but if you want to get “tipped” or paid, this is not the way to do it. Why would I give money for something that is uncomfortable? I love the people you have on, but be fresh in your stories and Fausto let Marc talk!!!
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