I'm Fausto Fernós, internet maniac. I have an unusual name, it' means "lucky." Together with my partner Marc Felion (who has an amazing sexy voice) we do a daily talk show called Feast of Fun we started way back in 2005. We do this because we love talking about funny news, politics and strange stuf…
It's been 21 years since Jim Verraros made TV history as the first contestant from the reality TV show American Idol to come out as gay. Although he wasn't allowed to talk about his sexuality on the show, by coming out during the promotional tour he paved the way for other closeted gay entertainers to fearlessly be themselves.People like Clay Aiken, David Archuleta and Adam Lambert and even Neil Patrick Harris and Lance Bass owe a lot to people like Jim Verraros. Following his glow up on reality television, Jim became a queer comedy film regular with his appearances in the Eating Out and Another Gay Movie franchises, and even had a Billboard chart hit with his song "You Turn It On.” Today Jim Verraros, star of American Idol and the Eating Out franchise joins us to celebrate his return to music with his playful new single “Take My Bow” which he lip synced on Instagram during his crossfit class. CHECK OUT JIM VERRAROS:
With semi-autobiographical books like “Whores of Lost Atlantis” actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen, Charles Busch has fine tuned the recipe for adding drag to your theatrical production to turn it into a comedy hit. Now Charles Busch is finally looking back on his amazing life in theater and drag in his new autobiography “Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy.”FEATURED BOOK: Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boyby Charles BuschGet it on Amazon: https://a.co/d/651o4zeCHARLES BUSCH:https://www.charlesbusch.comCharles Busch pulls you in as he shares his wild stories of his deep friendships and encounters with some of the biggest divas in entertainment, including Joan Rivers, Liza Minelli and Julie Andrews. Today the legendary Charles Busch joins us to talk about the world's first ugly movie star, working with Boy George on Taboo the musical and the painful loss of his mother Gertie at the young age of seven.
The U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 relief for student loans has ended, and interest is now accruing once again. With payments due in October, many Americans expect these loans to outlive them. Since the Republican majority Supreme Court thwarted President Biden's attempt to forgive student loans, the U.S. Economy could come to a grinding halt just in time for the 2024 Presidential Election. Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms. Brown even if you're not nasty, joins us to look at the impending doom of the student loan crisis.FOLLOW MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus-- Why folks are hopping mad at Drew Barrymore for crossing the picket line during the Hollywood Writers Strike.Scientologist and “That 70's Show” star Danny Masterson gets 30 years to life in prison for assaulting two women.Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are in hot water for writing letters of support for their former co-star.
For all the jobs Barbie's had over the years, her most lucrative gig yet is now movie star, as the Barbie movie has just surpassed the billion dollar mark in worldwide box office sales. It is now Warner Brothers studio biggest money making film release in history. This widely popular feminist film, directed and co-written by filmmaker Greta Gerwig, is set to not just to shape the future of films, but how we talk about gender and sexual equality. Today, Weird Barbie in real life, performance artist Holly Hughes joins us to take a look at the Barbie movie phenomenon and why young girls love horses so much. In the early 90s, Holly Hughes became widely known as part of the NEA Four, when her solo theatrical work became a political target for conservatives and her funding was revoked by the federal government.CHECK OUT HOLLY HUGHES:★ facebook.com/holly.hughes.7771★ stamps.umich.edu/people/holly-hughesPlus-- • Mattel releases its first product tie-in from the movie, the Weird Barbie Doll. • Why America Ferrrera's monologue from the film resonates so deeply. Warning! We have a few spoilers in this podcast, so please listen with caution.
In case you were wondering what all these folding chair memes are about, a video of an outrageous fight between Black riverboat staff and white boat owners has exploded on the internet.While most folks don't condone fighting, in a country with a history of violence towards Black people, it's hard not to delight in the righteous anger expressed by those who were wronged, especially when it involves the unlikely weapon of choice - a folding chair.Today comedian Matt Brown, joins us to take a look at the memes inspired by the Montgomery, Alabama Riverfront Brawl including a mural of Harriet Tubman offering you not just her hand to freedom but a folding chair to defend your way.Plus--➤ What's up with Lizzo's lawsuit?➤ Bullet holes in our podcast studio➤ Michael Jackson's singing style explained goes viral on Matt's YouTube Channel.Watch the video: https://youtu.be/8GDxjAkmIg0FOLLOW MATT BROWN:★ msbrowncomedy.comListen to Feast of Fun without any ads:★ feastoffun.com/plus★ patreon.com/feastoffun
Paging Mister Herman, Mister Herman to the Pearly Gates. Heartbreaking news, Paul Reubens, the comedian and performance artist behind the childlike alter-ego Pee-Wee Herman, died from complications of cancer on Sunday. He was 70.Pee Wee knew who we were, but who was he? Ruebens created his iconic character while performing with the comedy troupe The Groundlings and it quickly became a cultural sensation on late night TV which lead to his breakthrough film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and his iconic Saturday morning live action tv show Pee-Wee's Playhouse.After being arrested in a theater in Florida, Paul Reubens' career got derailed despite a public outcry against overzealous police. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried joked “If masturbation is a crime, I should be getting the electric chair.” Today drag queen impresario Miss Understood joins us to look at the hilarious and wonderfully weird life and legacy of Paul Reubens, the genius behind Pee-Wee Herman.CHECK OUT SCREAMING QUEENS ENTERTAINMENT:★ screamingqueens.com★ instagram.com/screamingqueensPlus-- a look also at the urban legends surrounding Carol Channing, and the life and legacy of Shuhada Sadaqat, the musician best known as Sinéad O'Connor. MARC FELION: ★ instagram.com/marcfelion★ facebook.com/marcfelionFAUSTO FERNOS:★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ facebook.com/faustofernosEpisode #3081
We're back! When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.This spring we got a truck full of citrus, with my mom entering hospice, a nasty car wreck, fighting aggressive skin cancer and the new Barbie movie hitting theaters just as Hollywood goes on strike over greed vs the future of humanity.Today we fill you in on our recent adventures and woes, plus take a look at all the celebrity documentary biopics streaming, the new Barbie film and the terrifying world of erotic clown leather fetish, not to be confused with RuPaul's Drag Race.UPDATE: Unexpectedly, new medical billing has added over $2,000 in costs; any contribution, no matter the amount, would be greatly appreciated.https://www.gofundme.com/help-fausto-fight-cancerPlus,➤ Courts re-open the case of the Menendez Brothers' murder of their parents as Roy Rosselló from the boy band Menudo comes forward as a victim of the murdered father.➤ The endless debate over sugar, carbohydrates and artificial sweeteners.
(Originally posted on Oct 9, 2014)Ever since he was a little boy, John Zanardi loved Barbie dolls but was too ashamed to admit it.That is until the age of 18, when he moved out on his own and started collecting them. Today he's amassed over a thousand dolls, estimated to be worth something between 30 and 40 thousand dollars.Today John Zanardi joins us to talk about his magnificent obsession- collecting Barbie dolls, and why some gay men seem to obsess over these toys marketed to little girls.Listen as we talk about some more unusual Barbie dolls, Stanley the Barbie Man, Barbie's breakup with Ken, The BLO, Ken's cock ring and more amazing but true facts about this iconic American toy.I'm not sure why people got so upset over Ken's c*ck ring, it's not like he has any genitals to put it on.Plus–• Catholic groups force an Argentine art gallery to shut down a religious Barbie doll exhibition.If the Vatican put these out, they would make a fortune.• A new study says comfort foods may not be comforting after all. Did Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga secretly get married?
Bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman loves to say “Everybody wants big muscles but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weights!”But lifting heavy ass weights isn't the most difficult part of bodybuilding for everyone. For some, the biggest challenge to coming home with that sword in a competition is the ability to shred body fat without losing muscle mass.Let's Grow Big Together - It's the only bodybuilding podcast that slays at the gym, on the stage and the runway baby!In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today tech developer, daddy and up and coming NPC Classic bodybuilder George Ward joins us to talk about getting ready for the stage, his adventures in bodybuilding and working with Dorian Yates to build an impossible physique. We met George Ward at the food court at the Arnold Sports Festival and were so charmed by him we had to get him on the show. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:★ instagram.com/georgewardfitness★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionEpisode #3079
Long live the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner!With heavy hearts, we share the news of Tina Turner's passing at the age of 83, as announced by her management team today.Tina Turner, a symbol of resilience, left an indelible mark on the sound of rock and roll for generations. From her iconic collaborations with Ike Turner in the '60s and '70s ("A Fool in Love" and "Proud Mary") to her solo projects like "River Deep Mountain High" in the '60s and the timeless "What's Love Got to Do with It?" in the '80s, her influence was undeniable.But Tina's talents extended beyond music. She graced the silver screen, portraying the unforgettable Acid Queen in The Who's "Tommy" (1975) and the post-apocalyptic warlord Aunty Entity in "Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome" (1985). She also appeared as the Mayor in Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Last Action Hero" (1993) and made a notable cameo in the ill-fated film adaptation of "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Bee Gees (1978).On television, Tina brightened various TV variety shows, including The Cher Show and Hollywood Nights with Olivia Newton-John. As the first black woman to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, Tina Turner shattered boundaries and solidified her place as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.Today, we come together to celebrate the extraordinary life of Tina Turner. In honor of her legacy, we invite you to enjoy this encore presentation of "The Tea on Tina Turner," which originally aired in April of 2021.------Everyone expected 1984 to be a strange dystopian future, but it turned out to be an amazing year for pop culture with Tina Turner reigning supreme as the Queen of Rock and Roll.Although the press described Tina Turner's chart topping album Private Dancer as a comeback, Tina considered it her debut album, free from the control and abuse she faced from her ex-husband Ike Turner.In the new documentary film, Tina, the Queen of Rock and Roll has the final word on her extraordinary life from growing poor and Black in Nutbush, TN, to her relationship with Ike Turner and how she broke free to become one of the world's most celebrated artists.The new documentary is gonna get you hooked on Tina all over again.But despite it being an in depth look at the pop icon's life, many amazing things were briefly touched on or left on the cutting room floor.Today is Tina Turner day! We're looking at the life and legacy of the Queen of Rock and Roll, from the incredible year she had back in 1984, to her rock and roll roots with Ike Turner. Who made her iconic wigs? How did Cher save Tina's career? And what celebrities made her want to say “you better be good to me.”
The world is in crisis: climate change, pandemics, inflation and on top of all that, we're about to face our greatest threat, the rise of the machines through Artificial Intelligence.There's little doubt that AI will wreck a lot of industries, but is our collective anxiety overblown from watching too many sci-fi movies?Today Kate Bornstein: author, actor, performance artist, and advocate for teens, freaks & other outlaws joins us to look at the terrifying, hilarious and exciting new frontier of artificial intelligence and how it stands to change our world forever.KATE BORNSTEIN:https://twitter.com/katebornsteinPlus-➤ Justine Bateman says the Hollywood writers' strike is a battle not just over the future of creatives but humanity's soul.➤ What do AI's and LGBTQ+ people share in common?➤ Kate Bornstein shares with us a magical story about three chickens who discover gender in four dimensions.Episode #3078
After Tucker Carlson got fired from Fox News, folks are still hotly debating why he got canned: was it the allegations of sexism in the workplace, the Dominion settlement (and other lawsuits) or was Fox News finally getting tired of all his lies? But if Fox News had to fire everyone who lied on the air, there wouldn't be anyone left in the studio.Today comedian Dan Cass joins us to look at all the political hijinks unfolding during these uncertain times, like Sarah Huckabee Sanders selling her koozy in a new bizarre political ad and Donald Trump calling Ron DeSantis “pudding fingers.”FOLLOW DAN CASS:https://instagram.com/dankkassPlus--➤ A look at Sanford University's controversial list of “harmful words” like crazy, brave and American.➤ A new study says a majority of Americans support trans youth competing in school sports.➤ Farewell to civil rights pioneer and calypso singer Harry Belafonte who died at the age of 96.Episode #3077
2018 was an incredible year. After years of podcasting, Marc Felion got cast in the Norwegian reality TV show “Alt For Norge.” And just like that, I came down with an especially aggressive case of cancer, basal cell carcinoma, that left me with a giant scar on my right shoulder and enormous medical bills to pay.This year, the cancer is back, right during the middle of preparing for a bodybuilding contest. My birthday was spent going back and forth with doctors to schedule radiation therapy to nuke the tumor on my arm.HELP FAUSTO FIGHT CANCER:https://gofundme.com/help-fausto-fight-cancerToday we take a look at cancer, whee! A look at the highs and lows life brings us, as we reflect on the week's news and trends.PLUS--➤ Parents are throwing lavish birthday parties for their babies to the tune of $50,000.➤ Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon come out as unemployed.➤ The Missouri trans ‘snitch form' is down after people spam it.➤ Netflix ends their DVD service.Episode #3076
Even though Covid-19, Monkeypox and HIV/AIDS are three very different kinds of viral infections, they all impact some people more than others.When fighting a pandemic, we like to think that we are all in this together, but the folks who face racism, homophobia/transphobia, poverty and homelessness are more at risk than anyone else.Today professor Dr. Steven Thrasher joins us to look at why it's critical to address systemic inequality, racism and bigotry when fighting off any pandemic.In his new book “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide,” Dr. Steven examines why certain populations are more at risk from viruses like HIV, Monkeypox and COVID-19.Plus--➤ How do we talk about marginalized people and disease without stigmatizing folks?➤ How the Don't Say Gay laws are killing us all. ➤ Counteracting the cynical viewpoint that both political parties are the same when trying to bring about change.FEATURED BOOK: Dr. Steven W. Thrasher, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease CollideGet it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ofUEFAEpisode #3075
Long before drag was a mainstay of reality television, LGBTQ+ folks turned to drag for fun, to challenge society and explore their gender through an artistic, comedic and performative lens.Sadly, we recently lost two fierce drag legends who meant a lot not just to us, but the world.Heartbreaking. In March, JoJo Baby died from cancer at the age of 51.An early guest of our podcast, JoJo was a beloved Chicago nightclub personality and entertainer who dazzled patrons with their outlandish looks and puppetry.And just last week, Heklina, who shaped the modern drag scene in San Francisco with their wildly popular and irreverent Trannyshack shows at the club STUD was found dead at the age of 55 in her London hotel by her dear friend Peaches Christ.Today we remember two queer culture legends, Chicago's JoJo Baby and San Francisco's Heklina, who both died this past month and the impact they had on so many people's lives, including ours.Plus-➤ Everybody's daddy Pedro Pascal plays a gay cowboy in Pedro Almodóvar's Western Short ‘Strange Way of Life.'➤ Billy Porter is set to play novelist, activist and essayist James Baldwin.➤ Equality Florida issues an advisory warning for LGBTQ+ travelers.Episode #3074
We are heartbroken.San Francisco legend Heklina was found dead in her hotel room on Monday morning in London by her longtime friend, collaborator and co-star Peaches Christ. Over the years we taped so many good shows with Heklina that it's hard to pick one, so this week we're reposting our favorites to celebrate the amazing life and legacy of this amazing comedian and drag queen. Along with her gal pal Peaches Christ, Heklina shaped and created the modern drag scene in San Francisco with their wildly popular and irreverent Trannyshack shows and nights at STUD. After the name change of the shows to Mother, Heklina and Peaches moved their events to Oasis, a bar she co-founded with her longtime friend D'Arcy Drollinger. Heklina touched so many people's lives, including ours. A fierce, original drag queen with a wonderfully twisted sense of humor, Heklina was a popular guest in the early days of our podcast Feast of Fun, back when we called it Feast of Fools. Later on she went on to create her own podcast “Drag Time with Heklina” where she interviewed many notable queer artists including Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters. Back in 2006, our first live podcast in San Francisco featured Heklina in it, and she was so befuddled about what the Internet was that in a rare moment, she showed up out of drag in her everyday clothes for the show. Despite always being super busy, Heklina took time to visit with us whenever we were in town or when she came to Chicago. It's devastating to think about the sorrow, but it's comforting to know that her humor, style and rascally nature lives on in the lives of so many artists, LGBTQ+ folks and the people who loved her in San Francisco. Thanks for all the memories, laughs and fun Heklina. Here's what we think her twisted sense of humor would have said about her own death: “The next roast of Heklina will be held at Fleischmann's Crematorium.”--------- Originally posted FOF #2344 - Heklina Will Not Be Silenced - 06.14.16Heklina is a living legend- she started her amazing drag show in San Francisco way back in 1996. This iconic night of drag, then known as Trannyshack, ignited the careers of countless entertainers including Lady Gaga, Peaches Christ and Ana Matronic.Over the years, Heklina saved her dollar tips and got some friends to invest in her own club Oasis only to rebrand the drag show as Mother and not without a little controversy.Today, Heklina joins us to take a look at the horrific shooting in Orlando and how gay bar owners are responding to the violence.Plus--• How drag queens have gone from being fringe acts to mainstream attractions.• Why San Francisco can't have nice things.• Facebook may delete all your photos if you don't install this app.• Heklina's tips on picking up a straight guy on Craigslist!
As politicians attempt to pass anti-trans and anti-drag laws, it's important to show up, speak out and voice your opposition for the public record. Thankfully, rock ‘n roll might save the day!Today we take a look at the anti-trans, anti-drag and anti-library laws being passed around the country. Joining us is queer musician Caleb De Casper who showed up at the Texas state capitol to let legislators know that an intended ban on drag could have widespread negative effects on the whole music industry.The bans are not only discriminatory, but rotten for the economy.FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: ★ instagram.com/calebdecasper★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionCheck out Caleb De Casper: https://www.calebdecasper.comPlus--➤ Lady Maga, a drag queen Trumper, says she's no longer a drag queen but a “costume artist.”➤ Did Taylor Swift just come out by flying the lesbian flag colors during her concert?➤ A memorial for Jojo Baby will be held on Easter Sunday April 9th from 7 to 11pm at Metro in Chicago.Episode #3073
When it comes to building muscle, eating is fundamental.Besides being incredibly good looking, bodybuilder and film star Derek Bolt is great at fixing yummy things in the kitchen to help build his legendary physique.Let's Grow Big Together: the podcast that shows you the things you need to put in your body to make it grow!In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains.Today we chat once again with Derek Bolt- amateur bodybuilder, architect, film star, and overall renaissance man on maximizing your meals for building muscle.FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:★ instagram.com/derekboltfit★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionPlus-➤ How did Derek do in his last competition when he entered under his name assigned at birth?➤ Why are athletes susceptible to political and nutritional misinformation?➤ Low carb pizzas: the good, the bad and the freaky.Episode #3072
Cher better watch her back, cause Matt Brown is ready to steal her new man.Today comedian Matt Brown, who's been described as 80% Kathy Griffin and 20% hood rat, joins us to look at Cher's very famous ex-lovers, Chris Rock's “Selective Outrage” comedy special and why, despite the best intentions, asking people's pronouns in the workplace could violate their privacy.Although former President Trump did not get arrested on Tuesday for the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, folks are enjoying AI generated hilarious photos of Trump behind bars with Melania cackling, while holding a glass of white wine.• An AI version of Mariah Carey singing “I'm Every Woman” makes the rounds online, could we see our favorite celebrities singing our favorite songs instantly at our request in the near future?FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:★ instagram.com/msbrowncomedy★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionEpisode #3071
The Oscars celebrate excellence in filmmaking, but most folks watch it for the celebrity gazing, the jokes and of course the fashion! Oscar nominee Tems wore a puffy oversized cloud dress designed by Ukranian designer Lever Couture that seemed to block the view of the folks sitting behind her. Why didn't organizers just move her to a better spot? Today comedian Rachel Hall joins us to look at this year's Academy Awards hi-jiks, the awards, the Will Smith slap jokes and musician Tems' controversial dress that blocked views of the stage but became a spectacle in its own right. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:★ instagram.com/rachelhallisfunny★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionPlus- Lady Gaga gets praised for helping a press carpet photographer who fell.Why are Republicans increasing their attacks on trans people and drag queens?Remembering our beloved Chicago club kid and drag legend JoJo Baby, a big presence in the queer nightclub scene, Radical Faerie and regular performer in the Feast of Fools shows, they died this week from complications with cancer at the age of 51.
Sad news everyone. The legendary club and drag performer Jojo Baby, who for decades entertained people onstage and in every stage including everyday life with their makeup, costumes and puppets died from complications with cancer, they were 51. Today we repost one of our earlier shows from 2007 “JoJo Finds a Skull” when JoJo made the evening news upon finding a skull rolling in a boiling pot of water when shopping for mannequin parts in a strangers home they met on Craigslist. Coming of age in Chicago, JoJo was a big part of our scene in the nightclubs and the Radical Faeries. For many people of our generation JoJo was one of the first entertainers people met in the 90s and early 2000s when they first moved to town. Jojo is survived by his brother Jay Jay Arguellas and so many club performers, artists and drag queens he helped mentor and inspire. Jojo's own mentor was puppeteer and trans pioneer Greer Lankton, whose work with Andy Warhol laid the foundation for a lot of great art, including building the first Big Bird puppet for Sesame Street. Big Bird's mother was a trans woman, and JoJo Baby was Big Bird's sibling. Queer art is a huge part of everyone's DNA, and although they may be gone in body, JoJo's creations, creativity and love is still very much alive. Thank you JoJo for being a part of my life and all our lives. You live on in all of us. You live on in all of us. Please enjoy this encore presentation of Feast of Fun: “JoJo Baby Finds a Skull.” Thank you for all the glitter, glamour and guts. But most of all thank you for the fun and friendship. ❤️
Bodybuilding can be very lonely as you toil away at the gym, make your meals and rest a lot all by yourself.So in the endless pursuit of building muscle it's important to always be looking for inspiration that reminds you of why you fell in love with it in the first place.Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that screams “come with me if you want to lift!”In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains.Today we find inspiration to recharge our batteries in the neverending quest to build muscle, as we look back at our amazing weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:★ instagram.com/faustofernos★ instagram.com/marcfelionPlus--• Far out and brilliant fitness products we saw at the Arnold.• Who started the butt grabbing tradition between Chris Bumstead and Ramon Rocha Queiroz?• Why setbacks are an inevitable part of the growing process.Episode #3069
Every great adventure begins with an explosion that sets our heroes on a new path, and bodybuilding is no exception. When the journey begins, it's great to have the wisdom of a good teacher to help illuminate the path towards building muscle. Let's Grow Big Together - where sticks and stones may break your bones but squats make you a badass. In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today Shea Menchaca, Austin's bodybuilding glamazon, coach, guru, chef and owner of the legendary gym Metroflex ATX, joins us to talk about inspiring others to overcome their struggles and build lots and lots of muscle. SHEA MENCHAKA: instagram.com/shea_glamazon_of_metroflx_ifbbFAUSTO FERNOS: instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: instagram.com/marcfelionPlus-- • Bodybuilding on the cutting edge with peptides, stem cells and hormone replacement therapy. • 100 repetition finishers for biceps and triceps, do they work? • Do you put whey protein in your coffee?
Nadya Ginsburg loves to imitate celebrities, and celebrities love to imitate her in return.For years Nadya has been well known for her stage show and web series The Madonnalouges, where she portrays Madonna's and other famous women existential crisis as they face the harsh light of fame.Her work is so good, it inspired Madonna to try her hand at standup comedy and to make funny viral videos with her daughter Lourdes.Yeah it really happened.https://youtu.be/cbFSQX6DMasRecently Madonna got everyone's attention at the Grammys when she showed up looking like she had a lot of work done on her face. Will Nadya go under the knife to continue her tête-à-tête with the plastic material girl?Is it possible to create space for entertainers to be wonderfully weird and do what they want with their bodies without the harsh condemnation of the public?Today comedian Nadya Ginsburg, best known for her uncanny impersonations of Cher, Winona Ryder and Madonna joins us to look at the evolution of Madonna's face and how we have a hard time accepting our favorite entertainers when they unexpectedly go in a new direction in their work, or in their plastic surgery.ATTENTION LA FOLKS: Be sure to catch Nadya Ginsburg's Cher-a-oke, (karaoke hosted by Cher) this Tuesday February 21 at Casita Del Campo in Silver Lake, LA. FOLLOW NADYA: https://www.instagram.com/nadyaginsburgPlus--➤ Which celebrities came out after their death?➤ If Republicans are scared of drag queen clowns and balloons, do not show them Stephen King's IT.Episode #3067
If you want to be big, you have to eat big. When it comes to building muscle, the cornerstone of bodybuilding is nutrition, not just what you eat, but when you eat it to keep those gains in motion.But it's not always that easy, for some people it's incredibly hard to get the calories and protein they need to grow in size.Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that is on the ABCDEFG diet plan: Always Be Consuming Delicious Edible Food! (Goddamit.)In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to putting on muscle.Today bodybuilding coach, nutritionist and boxer Chris Bickley joins us to look at bodybuilding nutrition and the outrageous things bodybuilders have done over the years to get big or die trying.A jacked up 5'10” 230 lbs, Chris turned to becoming a full time coach and nutritionist during the pandemic, and judging from the results of his clients, Chris knows what he's talking about.CHRIS BICKLEY: instagram.com/ctbickleyFAUSTO FERNÓS: instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: instagram.com/marcfelionHire Chris Bickley as your coach or nutritionist:https://chrisbickleycoaching.comPlus--➤ Are German gummi bears anabolic? Why highly branched cyclic dextrin is awesome and is there any benefit to doing hard drugs before hitting the gym?➤ Protein rich pumpkin pie and Mexican chicken thighs al pastor.Protein Rich Pumpkin Pie: https://www.egglandsbest.com/recipe/protein-pumpkin-pieChicken Thighs Mexican Pineapple "Al Pastore Style"https://masonfit.com/oven-roasted-chicken-al-pastor/Episode #3066
This summer marks the 2 year anniversary of the end of Britney Spears' conservatorship, and despite all her fans proclaiming “Britney is Free At Last” her problems aren't over yet.A perpetual topic of right wing owned celebrity media, Britney Spears is back in the spotlight after Fox News owned TMZ has been blasting her as unhinged and in need of an intervention.Besides being lucrative linkbait, why are these tabloids spending so much energy tracking her? Why can't they leave Britney alone?Today legal expert and writer Aron Solomon returns once again to took at Britney Spears' ongoing troubles with the tabloid press, the #freeBritney movement, and how tabloid journalism is being used to regress society into harming women, LGBTQ+ folks and people of color.READ MORE ABOUT BRITNEY SPEARS ARTICLES BY ARON SOLOMON: https://www.todaysesquire.com/aron-solomon/Plus--• Can Madonna's fans sue her for distress?• The legal ramifications of Rihanna's baby reveal party -slash- Super Bowl HalfTime Show.
One of the drawbacks of following bodybuilders on social media is you come across a few muscle giants who unfortunately have fallen for a lot of right wing nonsense, sexism and bigotry. Thankfully, the kids are all right and a rising tide is shifting to invite everyone to pump iron and bring on the gains.Let's Grow Big Together - the podcast that helps put meat on the bone and then slathers it in gravy. In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today Canadian bodybuilder, fashion model and fitness influencer Carter Kissick joins us to talk about bigotry as the ultimate gains goblin. Listen as Carter takes on the haters while squatting a whole lot of weight, and of course while wearing fabulous fashion.CARTER KISSICK: instagram.com/classic_kissickFAUSTO FERNÓS: instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: instagram.com/marcfelionPlus- Swallowing raw eggs to build your chest arms and legs.Does Viagra work to get a pump in the gym? Are you an alpha, beta, delta, sigma, omega or lambda male? Take our quiz and find out!
Move over Lady Vera Parker and Sherry Pie, a new queen is on the scene to steal not just the hearts of voters but probably their social security benefits as well.Kitara Ravache better known as the right wing Republican congressman George Santos has quickly become a national punch line after a series of his lies about his college education, employment history and ethnic heritage have come to light.But she says the media's obsession that she is or ever performed as a drag Queen is categorically false.Today comedian Dan Cass joins us to look at DC's next drag superstar, George Santos whose alter ego Kitara Ravache bears an uncanny resemblance to Saltina Obama Bouvier.DAN CASS: https://www.instagram.com/dankkassFAUSTO FERNOS: https://www.instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: https://www.instagram.com/marcfelionPlus--➤ Pink Floyd fans laugh at fascists on social media for trying to cancel the band over the Dark Side Of The Moon rainbow.➤ Why is Mindy Kahling's new animated series Velma so universally hated?➤ A chilling story on murder in Dan's college town of Moscow, Idaho.Episode #3063
Folks used to discourage training your legs because they thought it would make your butt too big! Today we know better, weightlifting not only gives you a strong core and legs, but now everyone wants a muscular booty!Let's Grow Big Together - the podcast that loves big butts and can not lie even when others try to deny.Today Erica Nix, a very famous, Austin specific workout guru joins us to talk about bodybuilding, fitness and her journey of self discovery as seen in her debut film “Erica's First Holy Sh!t” which premieres next week at San Francisco's club Oasis.Erica loves fitness culture and even appears in the last workout video Richard Simmons ever made. Today, Erica works with people outside of normative physical culture to rediscover bodybuilding, fitness and living their best life.ERICA NIX: https://workoutwithericanix.comSCREENING OF "ERICA'S FIRST HOLY SH!T": https://www.sfoasis.com/events➤ Listen as we talk about the highly legitimate practice of pec and boobie hypnosis.➤ Coping with a diagnosis of MS.➤ The legacy of Arnold's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding.➤ How we originated the modern lesbian pride flag.https://www.reddit.com/r/QueerVexillology/comments/ssngyk/history_and_origin_of_gay_and_lesbian_flags/Episode #3062
We ended last year with a look at the Great Clickbait Wars: how news organizations gave up on journalism and turned to divisive articles about people's favorite tv shows, movies and cultural events to create chaos and to drive traffic.While they are still at it, data driven corporations are turning our selfies into gorgeous portraits of action movie stars, sexy cyborgs and Russian cosmonauts while paying none of the artists whose work they stole to create it.What happens when your AI self is sexier than your real self?Today we look back on the news and topics that shaped our year with two of our favorite comedians Matt Brown whose YouTube channel examines the singing styles of Black divas and Dan Cass who we discovered from his parody of Steve from Blues Clues.Listen as we look at the biggest villains, boldest heroes, and who we're busting a nut to this holiday season.FOLLOW: • MATT BROWN: www.instagram.com/msbrowncomedy• DAN CASS: www.instagram.com/dankkass• MARC FELION: www.instagram.com/marcfelion• FAUSTO FERNÓS: www.instagram.com/faustofernosPlus--➤ Merry TERF-mas, trans bloggers show a little Dickensian compassion to Scrooges like JK Rowling.➤ Words of the year: gaslighting, goblin mode and bussy.➤ Mariah Carey admits the title of Queen of Christmas always belonged to Darlene Love.Episode #3061
Nothing says Christmas like quite Charlene Unger, a demented housewife from Berwyn, Illinois whose bubbly enthusiasm for singing in her nightgowns is paired beautifully with her obsession for growing poinsettias.Created by comedian Peter Mohawk in the 80s, Charlene was a huge fixture in Chicago's entertainment scene, appearing on Oprah with Cyndi Lauper, in a Cooking Drag Queen TV show pilot with William Shatner and even featured on the cover of *NSYNC's final album “Celebrity.”Today Peter Mohawk looks back on his career as Charlene Unger as we talk about Chicago's nightclub and comedy scene in the 90s, sharing a dressing room with Patrick Swayze, and her obsession with poinsettias as a kooky old lady from Berwyn, Illinois.CHECK OUT CHARLENE UNGER: www.instagram.com/charleneunger411Episode #3060
When Divine screamed “who wants to die for art?” in the film Female Trouble, nobody thought it would be the Terminator delivering the deadly blow. A new trend sweeping social media is portraits created by artificial intelligence software that analyzes your own selfies along with millions of other photos to create mouth watering, heroic thirst traps of you.As with any new technology it comes with its own set of drawbacks like databases that steal the work of artists to learn their style that could ultimately put them out of business. Today we're taking a look at artificial intelligence portraits, how it's tapping into our minds to create portraits that shake us to the core by revealing a side of ourselves that we couldn't see before. Plus--• The Liver King, a bodybuilding blogger famous for arguing that eating raw organ meats help to build muscle comes out as using performance enhancing drugs all along. • People are demanding that Timothee Chalamet not put on muscle to become an action movie star. • Republicans target a new enemy: drag queens. • Farewell to Sesame Street original cast member Bob McGrath, famous for singing “Sing a Song” and “Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?” died in his home, he was 90.
A lot of great bodybuilders begin their journey by overcoming huge challenges. Some people's bodies fall apart long before they begin to build them back up, so when they step onstage, the battle has already been won. Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that tastes as good as it looks!In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today personal trainer, kidney transplant recipient and bicep god Hamilton Parks joins us to talk about overcoming medical his challenges to build a gloriously jacked physique. FOLLOW US: • HAMILTON PARKS: https://www.instagram.com/pecsnpeaks• FAUSTO FERNOS: https://www.instagram.com/faustofernos• MARC FELION: https://www.instagram.com/marcfelionPlus- If you want big biceps, train like a gymnast. Why sweet potatoes will make you swole. Be sure to check out our protein packed Sweet Potato pie recipe, so delicious that both Ronnie Coleman and Patti Labelle would approve. HIGH PROTEIN SWEET POTATO PIE: Whip together: 1 Pound Sweet Potatoes (roasted and cooled in oven) 1/2 cup almond milk2 large1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder¾ Cup Sweetener (stevia, monkfruit etc) 2 Large Whole Eggs½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon1½ Teaspoon Vanilla ExtractPour batter into a non-stick sprayed pie plate, bake at a 350 degree oven for one hour, then cool, then refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours.) Serve with stevia/monkfruit sweetened whipped cream or pre-made light whipped cream from a bottle.
The drag entertainer Shane Jenek, better known to the world as Courtney Act, has lived a pretty remarkable life and she's just getting started.A front runner on season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, Courtney's season included many memorable people and moments that became a big part of queer culture.But it wasn't all fun, glitter and games. The show had issues with its lack of trans representation which put Courtney in the awkward situation of getting blocked by host RuPaul on Twitter for speaking out against the silent ban.Ironically, today gender is more fluid than ever, and it feels like all the contestants on Drag Race are either trans or non binary.Today Australian sensation Courtney Act joins us to give us the inside scoop on writing her new book Caught in the Act: A Memoir by Courtney Act
Remember the days of Friendster and MySpace? With Facebook laying off almost 12,000 employees and Twitter canning half its workforce, it looks like death bells are tolling for two of the biggest social media players.Will folks be willing to trust new social media networks like they've done before?Today comedian Dan Cass, who studied experimental theater and dance in Russia joins us to look at the impending collapse of two major social media platforms and what is going to fill the void they leave behind?FOLLOW DAN CASS:instagram.com/dankkassPlus–➤ The Supreme Court hands over Trump's tax records to the House which gives them just weeks to examine them before Republicans regain control in January.➤ Performance artist, sex worker and activist Carol Leigh, best known as the Scarlot Harlot, who popularized the phrase “sex work is work” died, she was 71.➤ Where did the rumors of Dan's massive dong come from?Episode #3056
If you've never been to a bodybuilding competition in person, it might seem quite intimidating with all that muscle painted dark and greasy, strutting it on stage.But in reality a lot of these contests have a wide variety of people from different ages, backgrounds and bodies ready to showcase their physiques.Category is: jacked up butch queen realness!Today our friend John Paul O'Neil, long time listener, first time caller talks about dazzling the crowds at his first two bodybuilding contests by posing to Madonna's song Vogue ending with a death drop that shook the judges.John has been lifting for 5 years and after his first two bodybuilding contests he's earned the title of NPC Classic Physique Bodybuilder.JOHN PAUL O'NEIL:instagram.com/jpo_physics_fitnessFAUSTO FERNÓS: instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION:instagram.com/marcfelionPlus-➤ Box squats and applesauce➤ Getting the perfect spray tan to look your best.Episode #3055
Despite hardship, bigotry, indifference and general ennui, love is the most powerful force in the universe. As William LaTour sang in the 80s: “people are still having sex, this AIDS thing isn't working.” No matter what, you can't stop the beat when it comes to people seeking pleasure.Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look back at all the wild experiences we've had when it comes to shaking our groove thang, stories of group scenes, cruising, playing music in the bedroom, and getting banned from hook-up apps.And if we've ever hooked up with a lovely lady!FOLLOW MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus-➤ Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield the boxer Tyson notoriously bit his ear off in a famous fight team up to release ear shaped marijuana edibles.➤ Why racists love puppets and Christian fundamentalists love clowns.➤ In his quest to avoid paying his employees a livable wage, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he'll donate all his money to charity.Episode #3054
When we discovered comedian Maggie Faris' outrageous show “Dyke It Yourself” web series that parodies craft and home renovation shows we practically rented a U-Haul and moved in.Crafting is big for the holidays so we figured it would be great to chat again with Maggie about her life as a Snow Plow Queen, her outrageous Halloween costume and weird but wonderful crafting ideas.Today Maggie Faris shares with us stories from her new comedy album “Tougher Than a Honey Bee” now available for pre-order, where she proposes marriage to her girlfriend at a giant rainbow slide at the Minnesota State Fair.MAGGIE FARIS: http://extrememaggie.comPlus-➤ A woman unleashes a swarm of bees on the police trying to evict her from her home.➤ A look back at Marc Felion's vintage Twitter Insults account where he roasted everyone until a Russian --porn-- film company stole it!
When it comes to building muscle, it helps to fearlessly be yourself. Amateur bodybuilder Derek Bolt raised eyebrows and shook the bigots when he competed in a bodybuilding contest wearing purple nail polish that matched his purple posing trunks.Although Derek loved the presentation, he felt the look, along with his career as a film star, was too much for the judges and hurt his ranking in the contest. Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast whose nail polish always complements the posing trunks!In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today Derek Bolt, amateur bodybuilder, architect, film star, and overall renaissance man joins us to look at breaking boundaries in bodybuilding as a openly gay, polyamorous man.DEREK BOLT: https://www.instagram.com/derekboltfitFAUSTO FERNOS: https://www.instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: https://www.instagram.com/marcfelionPlus- Why yoga and stretching is so important to building muscle.Derek shares his yummy recipe for anabolic fried rice:DEREK BOLT'S ANABOLIC FRIED RICE:• 200g cubed steak (grilled)• 200g cooked rice• Sliced peppers• Sliced onion • Sliced baby portabella mushrooms• Snap peas• Broccoli• 1T minced ginger• 1T minced garlic• Soy sauce• Sriracha • Dash of MSG (optional)Put peppers, onions, mushrooms, snap peas, and broccoli into a nonstick pan. Add one spritz of Pam or olive oil spray and cook over medium heat until veggies are soft. Add minced ginger and garlic, cook until aromatic. Add steak and rice and continue to cook until warm. Add soy sauce, sriracha, and MSG and stir till thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and serve.
It wouldn't be Halloween without trick-or-treating, a tradition that goes back centuries but became super popular with the proliferation of mass produced candy.As more folks got into the festivities, so did parent's anxieties over their kids' candy being poisoned by wicked strangers.But for all the fear mongering out there, over the past hundred years there have only been a handful of cases involving kids being hurt or killed by tainted treats, and it was usually the kid's own parents who did the dastardly deed.That's right folks, the person most likely to poison your child's Halloween candy is you. Today we're taking a look at real-life Halloween candy horror stories, the few cases that made parents want to x-ray their kids' bags of treats at the hospital every year. Plus--Bros film director Nicholas Stoller (who identifies as heterosexual) agree's with the films star Billy Eichner, that homophobia is hurting their box office sales.And farewell to icon Angela Lansbury, star of many Disney films and Murder She Wrote tv series passed away, she was 96 years old. Show #3051
When you think of musical theater you don't often think of bodybuilders, but the roles of Rocky in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast or Tarzan in Disney's stage adaptation all require a certain amount of muscle to portray the role.Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that has a sophisticated charm and plenty of muscle!In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle, adventures in bodybuilding, muscle gods, muscle worship and practical advice to put on the gains. Today florist, musical theater actor and bodybuilder Jimmi Cook joins us to look at playing all the jacked up musical theater roles including Rocky, Gaston and Tarzan and his new enterprise as a competitive bodybuilder seeking to win his IFBB Pro Card.Jimmy Cook made his television debut on the reality TV series Full Bloom on HBO Max, and now runs a flower and gift shop called White Barn Decor in Belfair, Washington.FOLLOW JIMMI COOK: https://www.instagram.com/cookjimmiFAUSTO FERNOS: https://www.instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: https://www.instagram.com/marcfelionEpisode #3050
Pride season may start in June, but it really ends on Halloween, the night when drag queens are born and gay men find a way to incorporate being shirtless into any costume.But for your viewing entertainment, there are plenty of delicious treats and unfortunately a few tricks vying for your screen time. At the top of the list is the film Bros starring Billy Eichner and featuring appearances by many of our favorite guests of Feast of Fun.Today we take a look at all the film and streaming LGBTQ themed seasonal releases for Halloween. Why are people so eager to declare Bros a box office bomb despite being #4 in sales and outperforming most romantic comedies?➤ Jackie Beat takes on psychotherapy on Out TV.➤ Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ resurrects the Sanderson Sisters and our favorite zombie Billy.➤ Rob Zombie' reboots the Munsters.➤ Hulu's ‘Huluween Dragstravaganza', takes on the difficult challenge of making drag queens funny.➤ And arriving late for Halloween but stealing all the candy will be Tim Burton's Wednesday, where the daughter of the Addams Family goes to Hogwarts without the TERFS.Plus- Lizzo causes a commotion by blowing the late US President James Madison's crystal flute.
It's great staying friends with people through the years, and nobody's seen this show grow as much as comedian Amanda Cohen. Amanda came into our lives through a Craigslist ad looking for people with big personalities to participate in a Pee Wee's Playhouse style musical variety show.Soon after meeting, we launched this podcast and Amanda's been with us through the highs and lows of our 18 years in podcasting. She's a rising star in LA's comedy scene and she's currently touring the Midwest.Today comedian Amanda Cohen joins us to kick off our fall season to talk about the early years of podcasting and to look at the future of filmmaking and artificial intelligence. Will computers auto generate infinite reboots of our favorite shows with our favorite actors, like Carol Channing as the Borg Queen on Star Trek?AMANDA COHEN: http://www.amandacohen.comResistance is futile, RASPBERRIES!Plus--➤ A look at the pressure entertainers go through to get plastic surgery.➤ The fascist origins of the world's most recognized fashion designers.➤ Donnie Stopa's Cancel Culture documentary.Episode #3048
Going to the gym can make some folks want to shout “Hallelujah!”In a world that often positions the body as sinful, taking the time to build muscle can shift you into a spiritual place that connects you with the swole divine. Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast who asks for forgiveness on our cheat days,as we forgive those who curl in the squat rack.In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle- the incredible journey of bodybuilding, muscle gods and muscle worship, literally! Today bodybuilder, queer Christian and ordained minister Father Ethan Jewett joins us to talk about the spiritual connection between building muscle and creating queer space in places where it doesn't normally happen. Best known on Instagram as the Jacked Priest, Fr. Jewett turned to bodybuilding as a way to connect with his spirituality and his identity as a gay man.FOLLOW REV. ETHAN JEWETT: https://www.instagram.com/jackedpriest/ FAUSTO FERNOS: https://www.instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: https://www.instagram.com/marcfelionPlus-- The 80s Bodybuilding Televangelists The Power Team, and the motto God's Gym: His Pain is Your Gain.And what are the best protein rich pancake recipes? Try ours and share yours!————————MY THREE FAVORITE PROTEIN PANCAKE RECIPES.* Once you have the batter ready, cook over medium heat on a large skillet or griddle with non-fat cooking spray or butter. * Serve with greek or whole milk yogurt, thawed blueberries, peanut butter and/or maple syrup or sugar free maple syrup. ————————Chris Bumsteads Protein PancakesBLEND: 4 eggs 1 1/4 cups (100 g) of old fashioned oats 1 banana One scoop of whey protein1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime zest 1/4 teaspoon of salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder————————Father DeBeer's Protein Pancakes BLEND: 2 cups oatmeal1 1/2 cups cottage cheese1/8 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon, 6 eggs, zest of one lime or lemon (optional). Use a handheld emotion blender or regular blender to combine all ingredients————————Protein Cornmeal JohnnycakesSIFT TOGETHER: 1 cup finely ground cornmeal1 /2 cup white flour1/2 cup of coconut flour (or almond flour or both) 1 scoop whey protein1½ tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda¼ tsp saltMIX IN A SEPERATE BOWL: 3 eggs½ cup plain yogurt (or greek yogurt)1/2 cup almond milk3 tbsp honey1½ tsp apple cider vinegarAdd more almond milk to get desired consistency.
To form those legendary bodybuilder physiques, athletes have long relied on hard work, good food and lots of drugs.But not everyone takes this path.Created as a counter-movement to conventional bodybuilding, the category of natural bodybuilding places the focus on building muscle without performance-enhancing substances like anabolic steroids, growth hormone, insulin and SARMs.But in their quest to celebrate muscle without chemistry, some contests ban anyone who's had too many Frapuccinos.Today Australian natural bodybuilder, father and coach Aaron Iron Curtis joins us to talk about getting banned from natural bodybuilding contests after testing positive for Jack3ed, a popular caffeinated pre-workout drink.At the time of his ban Aaron was one of the front runners in natural bodybuilding and to this day he remains performance enhancing drug free.FOLLOW AARON CURTIS: https://instagram.com/iron_curtisPlus-➤ Understanding progressive overload and why marathon runners have a hard time putting on muscle.➤ Why some pro bodybuilders dress up in drag for fun, and what's Iron Curtis' drag name?FAUSTO FERNOS:www.instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: www.instagram.com/marcfelionEpisode #3046
Pop culture artist Andy Warhol once predicted that in the near future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. But with the advent of social media and pay per view sites of an adult nature, muscular athletes can now be stars for a lot longer than 15 minutes. You get a whole month for $9.99 plus tax!Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that'll oil you up and rub you down down down.In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle- how to build it, keep it growing, muscle gods and muscle worship.Today bodybuilder Scott Holliday, who describes himself as an encourager of courageous authenticity, joins us to talk about being one of Only Fans' top muscle worship video creators, creating Man-tality a healing community for men, and overcoming past traumas as a way to grow your body and mind.SCOTT HOLLIDAY: https://www.instagram.com/hollidaybamPlus--➤ The best bodybuilding gyms in Austin, Texas.➤ Gigantism: the fascination with sexy giants who crush things.Episode #3045
Even though it does get pretty breezy here, Chicago got the nickname “The Windy City'' from its boisterous politicians who have a lot to say. Over the years, we've had many unusual folks run for political office, like the ACT-UP drag queen performance artist Joan Jett-Blakk who ran for Mayor of the Second City and then later tried to “Lick Bush'' in a run for the presidency.Following that great tradition, Chicago performance artist and drag queen Jezebel À GoGo, now known as J Saxon joins us today to talk about their foray into the race to become Chicago's next Mayor as a progressive who wants to abolish the police.You may remember J Saxon whose first appearance ten years ago on this show “Why I became a drag queen” looked at the rising tide in favor of young people dressing up in drag to define and express themselves.SAXON FOR MAYOR: https://saxonformayor.comPlus-- A look into the Beyoncé and Kellis controversy, and how past betrayals rob us of future better relationships.Episode #3044
San Francisco theater has had a long history of inviting everyone to shine onstage and shake their groove thing. Since the 1960's, with performance troupes like the Cockettes, fabulous drag acts and male burlesque all incorporate anyone with a dream of being seen.But when you have a lot of performers with stars in their eyes and two left feet, the show can grind to a halt if the choreography isn't accessible.Today San Francisco choreographer to the stars Rory Davis joins us to talk about his work wrangling the top drag queens, movie stars and entertainers into fabulous shows. From his Richard Simmons inspired dance classes, to coordinating some of Peaches Christ's productions and getting the fellas to bare it all in BALONEY the popular male burlesque revue, Rory delivers the moves that make anyone shine bright like a diamond.RORY DAVIS: instagram.com/rorykdavisEpisode #3043
Step aside AIDS, move over Covid, there's a new plague in town: Monkeypox. This week the World Health Organization declared the spread of Monkeypox a global emergency.Men who have sex with men are the highest risk right now, but that could change very quickly if our health care system doesnt get it under control. Even worse, if the press continues to position this as a sequel to AIDS, folks may hesistate to get help if they worry that people will think they are gay.Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if ya nasty, joins us to take a look at the hilariously named but definitely no joke Monkeypox pandemic, and how for gay men who lived through the AIDS crisis, this feels like deja vu all over again.FOLLOW MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.comPlus--➤ Macy Gray and Bette Midler fall prey to right wing misinformation on trans women.➤ Actor Ryan Gosling says he agreed to play Ken in the upcoming live action Barbie movie after receiving a sign from the universe.➤ 80s pop star Pat Benetar says she won't sing “Hit Me with your Best Shot” because she thinks it glorifies mass shootings.➤ A look at Jennifer Holiday's unique singing style and Matt Brown's web series Black Music Archive.Episode #3042
Bodybuilding is now a competitive sport, but its roots lie in show business. Strongmen have long been a staple of circus acts for their feats of strength but it was Prussian bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, who, under the management of Florenz Ziegfeld, went from lifting heavy objects onstage to capturing the world's imagination by posing and flexing his muscles for fun and entertainment.Over a hundred years later, there's a club night called FLEX in San Francisco's leather bar Powerhouse, which has bodybuilders come show off their muscles and invites the audience to join in on the fun with a best biceps contest.Today FLEX organizer, bodybuilder and performer Andrew Dombos joins us to talk about putting together his muscle worship quarterly events, inspired by classic live muscle worship videos made by JimmyZ where audiences marvel at muscular physiques.ANDREW DOMBO: instagram.com/musclepupbadgeFAUSTO FERNOS: instagram.com/faustofernosMARC FELION: instagram.com/marcfelionPlus--➤ The sadomasochistic nature of working with a bodybuilding coach.➤ Preacher Dumbbell Hammer Curls will make you love your biceps.➤ Adding pre-digested carbs like Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin into your workout drink for a great pump➤ Why Watermelon is wonderful.Episode #3040
When it comes to bodybuilding, most people reach for the stars but then reassess their goals when their bodies simply don't cooperate with the master plan.If you want to be big, you got to eat big, but being a mass monster isn't just opening up your mouth and piling in the food, it takes a whole lot of training, skill and coordination.Let's Grow Big Together- the podcast that puts the “ass” in “mass monster!”In this series, we're taking a look at the passion for muscle-how to build it, keep it growing, muscle gods and muscle worship.Today, bodybuilding coach Pawan Lapborisuth joins us to talk about his journey from a high school bodybuilder to becoming a mass monster, and all the hi-jinks that ensued when he finally crossed the 300 lbs threshold.FOLLOW: • Pawan Lapborisuth: https://instagram.com/plapborisuth• Fausto Fernós: https://instagram.com/faustofernos• Marc Felion: https://instagram.com/marcfelionPlus➤ Pawan's favorite Thai food for putting on mass.➤ Harry Potter actress Miriam Margoyles says Arnold Schwarzenegger was a serial farter.➤ Why EAA's are better than BCAA's.Episode #3040