Popular Feast of Fools podcast announce name change

Mon. March 16, 2009 12:00 AM by Brett Anthony

fausto fernos and marc felion host feast of fun

photo credit // www.feastoffun.com
Chicago, IL - Chicago's most popular independent podcast has announced a name change. Formerly known as "Feast of Fools: Gay Fun Show," the show will now be known as "Feast of Fun: Gay Talk Show" or just "Feast of Fun."

"Think of Feast of Fun as the Obamafication of our podcast," joked Fausto Fernós, Feast of Fools executive producer and host. "Change is good."

Fernós, a native of Austin, Texas, created the Feast of Fools over 11 years ago. The podcast has transformed from its first night as a drag queen variety show and a rock and roll cabaret into the world's most downloaded talk show for an LGBT audience.

Marc Felion joined the cast of Feast of Fools in 1999 when he started dating Fernós.

The award-winning podcast, which originates from the couple's Boystown condo, is a daily talk show featuring celebrity guests, artists, musicians, actors and members of the LGBT community.

The "Fools" will continue featuring the best of the LGBT community through their daily talk show and they promise to integrate newer social networking tools from Facebook into their new website over the next few months.

"The name change reflects our plans for expanding our programming, design and functionality of the site," said Fernós. "We're really excited about the new features we're planning in the coming months and think our fans will be pleased as well."

The Feast of Fools podcast reaches 50,000 people every week and received over six million i-Tunes downloads to date. The show has won the People's Choice Podcasting Award for "Best GLBT Podcast" in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

"We've always been known by our acronym, FOF, so as you see, the more things change, the more they stay the same," concluded Fernós.

For more about the Feast of Fun visit www.feastoffun.com