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Saturday 14 Feb 2009

Mexican Golden Girls

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Comedian Bill Cruz joins us on the Feast of Fools podcastLas Mujeres Doradas means The Golden Girls in Spanish and we feel a little bit like a Mexican version of the campy 80s sitcom when hanging out with our good friend comedian Bill Cruz.

On today's show the very likable, big gay Mexican Bill Cruz joins us to talk about what it's like to be a pioneer in the comedy scene here in Chicago.

Everyone loves his work, but in his early days he struggled to entertain audiences and even connect with his own. Once while performing in front of a Latino college fraternity, he was booed when he came out as a gay man.

One crowd that's always loved him is the fans of the Feast of Fools. Yes, Bill shared a stage with us on one of our live shows six years ago! So where's he been all this time?

Bill has been performing as a professional comic across the country and he's recently been featured in Mike Player's book Out on the Edge: America's Rebel Comics a book that details the true lives stories of gay comedians.

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Is it the downturn in the economy or the warmer weather that heating things up in Chicago? Several of our friends have been mugged lately, including me two days ago in front of the ghetto Jewel grocery store in Andersonville. Listen to today's show for the scary details.

An Elementary school in Massachusetts sent a note home to parents explaining why the male janitor is now a lady.

A new painting titled "The Funeral of Mona Lisa" being showed at the Loov, the same museum where the original Mona Lisa is held is causing quite a commotion. Could the exhibition be an attempt by the museum to tone down the celebrity of the great masterpiece?

An article on the science of orgasms is disappointing to men because all it talks about is why woman have a hard time getting off. Why can't the women get off as easily as men do?

And did Donny Osmond stick his foot in his mouth when talking about the possibility of going on the TV show Dancing with the Stars?

Please vote for Feast of Fools in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2009 for "Best Gay News Source."

Between the funny and informative shows and these forums to which you contribute, Feast of Fools deserves a shot at the honorific.

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Saturday 14 Feb 2009

Rendez-vous with Ramen Noodles

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Will the world end in 2012, or will it be another Y2K?You thought the last election was about change?

Well in 2012, some believe a dwarf star will travel near the Earth and bring about profound spiritual transformation or an apocalypse, take your pick.

We know a lot of you have been partying like it's 1999 since 1983 and years 1984, 1999 and 2001 all came and went without a glitch. And now we're all supposed to be anxious about the next cosmic doomsday, 2012?

Mark Sosa-Kibby and Erik R. Sosa-KibbyOn today's show we have artist, gay dad and "2012 believer" Erik Sosa-Kibby and his partner Mark Sosa-Kibby to talk about being gay dads, their concern over the ominous year 2012 and if the Mayas were really on to something or were they just really bad at math.

Cleopatra 2525I myself am waiting for Sam Raimi to bring back my all-time favorite TV show, Cleopatra 2525. Just 516 years to go before we will enter "a world where machines rule the earth. Mankind has been driven underground, and Cleopatra is about to discover there's no place like home."

Listen as we talk about the man who had over 50 traffic citations in one day and the woman who took her driving test over 700 times and failed every one of them. Why wouldn't she just give up?


An 18-year-old suburban Milwaukee high school student is accused of blackmailing classmates into gay sex using Facebook. If convicted, he could face up to 300 years in prison.


Beau Breedlove, former legislative intern at the center of the controversy involving Portland Mayor Sam Adams speaks about their relationship. Is he just looking for attention? He just adopted a dog and named her Lolita, and claims the dogs name has nothing to do with his affair.


And you thought you had it bad when someone de-friends you, a British man man divorces his wife on Facebook without telling her.

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Wednesday 11 Feb 2009

Sweet, Sweet Candi

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Candi Stratton loves posing with the Feast of Fools People's Choice Podcast Awards! Marc and Fausto wish you a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Isn't it an odd coincidence that this year Valentine’s Day lands on the day after Friday the 13th? For many, the romantic holiday is filled with anxiety that often puts relationships under the strain.

I so want to see First Lady Michelle Obama wearing Candi Stratton's dressTo take the edge off, we love to window shop on our friend Candi Stratton’s online store, Sequin Queen.com and imagine ourselves in one of the ultra glamorous beaded gowns, jackets and accouterments. They are all made to order in Thailand, cruelty free of course.

Wouldn’t you just love to see Michelle Obama in one of these red white and blue dresses?

Candi joins us to chat about where to dump someone on Valentine’s Day and how to handle things if you’re the one who just got the ax.

Well, if you’re happily in love, we have some clever, inexpensive ways to celebrate.

Candi StrattonListen as Candi shares with us her insights into RuPaul's Drag Race. She's friends with two of the contestants, Jade and Bebe Zahara Benet, but will she tell us everything she knows?

We all loved how Michelle Williams tore Akashia a new a-hole- "security please!" It was a fun episode but ultimately we were really disappointed by Tammy Brown's loser attitude. She should have brought it. Too bad, since many were rooting for her funky and weird style.

What are some habits that help you look young? Believe it or not, being a little chubby and happily single can do wonders for your face! A new study comparing identical twins provides surprising insights into what factors make someone look old.

Are you following an impostor on Twitter? The micro-blogging service recently pulled the Dali Lama's account when it was revealed it was a fake. However we just got word that the account has been reinstated with the warning that it actually isn't written by the religious leader.

A Spanish female to male transsexual will not be admitted into the army as a man because of a law which bars transsexuals from serving in the armed forces if they lack a penis or testicles.

Beware of puppy scams! The famous Nigerians are using cute cuddly puppies to lure would be targets into to their grab cash scams. Candi herself almost fell for one until she suspected something was amiss. Instead, why not buy your pets from cruelty-free animal shelters like chicagopaws.org?

And for the person who has it all, why not take them to Lover's Island, a heart shaped island off the coast of Croatia. Is it luring visitors for it's heart shape or if you turn the image upside down, because it looks like boobs or testicles?

Please vote for Feast of Fools in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2009 for "Best Gay News Source."

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Wednesday 11 Feb 2009

Video with Alpana



Alpana Singh and Marc Felion try to recreate two of campy Food Network star Sandra Lee's recipes: Triple Raspberry Brownies and the Pink Elephant Cocktail. How did it turn out? Watch and find out.



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Tuesday 10 Feb 2009

Wines to Make Your Love Grow

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Marc Felion, Alpana Singh and Fausto Fernós Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have the delightful Alpana Singh on today's show to talk about wines to share with your loved ones.

Alpana Singh is a master sommelier, blogger and weekly columnist for Chicago's Redeye Newspaper and host of the four time Emmy Award-winning restaurant review TV show, Check, Please! on WTTW.


Alpana just started writing about how to pick the perfect wine anytime on her new blog What Would Alpana Drink?

One person she'd like to share a glass with is Sandra Lee, the campy host of Semi Homemade on the Food Channel. Her over-the-top sensibility and low-brow taste make for hilarious television.

Does Alpana have a girl-crush on Sandra Lee? Alpana Singh Sandra Lee's Triple Raspberry Brownie

Sandra's shtick is to prepare food that is 70% pre-made or from a box and 30% fresh or homemade ingredients. So on today's show we try out one of Sandra's recipes in the feast of Fools test kitchen to see how they turn out. We made her brownies with prunes and applesauce with a raspberry jam swirl on top.

We also made her Pink Elephant cocktail. We had mixed results- the drink was OK but the brownies tasted odd. Maybe the prunes threw us off

We're trying to set up Alpana on a double date with Sandra, will it happen?

Join us as we talk about drinking wine in South America and if the people of Uruguay know about the Simpsons' U are gay joke?

Picture 37 Are you suffering from Facebookhausen syndrome? You are if you find yourself often exaggerating the negative aspects of your everyday life in order to gain attention on social media.

On today's show we tried a little experiment to see just how much sympathy we could elicit with a really pathetic status update: "Fausto feeling down, blue and sad." Note the frowny face.

Listen and find out how many responses we got in just a few short minutes. Thank you to everyone who participated in the fun, sorry to cry wolf.

Emma Brady becomes the first woman to receive the news of her divorce through her husband's relationship status change on Facebook.

Friday was World Nude Day. Did you celebrate? We sure did! If you visit the World Nude Day website you'll see mostly men in pretty decent shape golfing, playing cricket or rambling through the village green in the buff.

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