Marc Felion is the co-host and producer of Feast of Fun podcast.
With the weekend coming up, we thought today we’d kick back, put a pizza in the oven and take a look at the goodies from the week and all the hot news--➤ A medical miracle: doctors grow a dong on a man’s arm to replace it.➤ Jennifer Hudson wows the internet with her powerful and dizzying musical tribute to the late Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.➤ As if Ellen didn’t have enough troubles, the ratings to her TV show are plummeting.➤ Lilly Wachowski says she likes that "The Matrix" is seen as a trans allegory.➤ Good News- all Chicago Public Schools will go fully remote to start the fall 2020
How you talk and the way you sound matters, like, you know? A whole lot. Really!Our speech patterns, accents and word choices make a strong first impression. It influences the way people think about somebody when they know absolutely nothing about them.If you spend a lot of time around gay men, black women or drag queens, chances are you’ll greet them with a — hey girl!Many young male actors coming to Hollywood, some of them gay, some of them not, secretly hire speech coaches to train their voices to sound more sexual orientation neutral, so they can pass better and take on leading man roles.[Originally posted as FOF #1550 – This is the Voice I Want to Use – 03.26.12]MyIt’s very common for business people from other countries take speech classes to help them communicate more clearly.The way we talk has a lot to do with not just where we come from, but who we surround ourselves with. Are you a fraud then if you change the way you speak?Today we’re joined by speech pathologist and video blogger Jennifer Tarle to take a closer look at the way we talk, and what we can do to speak more clearly to connect better with others.JENNIFER TARLE:➤ Why does everyone today sound like, you know, um, Valley Girls from the late 80s?➤ The biologial and social origins of the way gay men talk.➤ Transgender vocal warm ups.➤ The strange Pittsburgh Accent.➤ Mike Tyson’s butch lisp.➤ All those quirky ways Fausto pronounces words as a bilingual speaker from his native Puerto Rico.____________________FEAST OF FUN IS MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF FABULOUS PEOPLE LIKE YOU.LISTEN TO THOUSANDS LEGENDARY SHOWS 
Celebrities have always been welcome in our homes for their ability to entertain and help us escape the troubles of the world.But during the Covid pandemic, there’s a reckoning, and many celebrities that we adored before all hell broke loose are now facing their own crisis over their inability to relate to people and at worse, spreading misinformation that can cost people’s lives.Today we’re taking a look at Ellen, Madonna and RuPaul: three beloved gay icons in crisis.From Ellen saying she’s going to quit her show if people don’t quit saying she’s secretly a meanie, to RuPaul’s mysterious disappearance from social media and even Madonna spreading a quack doctor’s claim that there’s a Covid cure being kept from the public and that demon sperm is out to get you!Plus--➤ The dubious health claims presented whack as fact in Zach Effron’s new Netflix Daddy/Son travel romp “Down to Earth.”➤ Solving the mysterious case of the haunted mirror.➤ Lifetime channel movies go gay and Asian, what’s next, fats and femmes? We certainly hope so!
Muscle is the new drag. A lot of folks fell in love with the she larious Varla Jean Merman after seeing her play the ingenue in the iconic camp film Girls will Be Girls. When she made the film, she was already over a decade into the world of drag and ever since, she hasn’t stopped selling out shows across the globe.VARLA JEAN MERMAN: some things have changed for Varla, for the past several years she’s been hitting the gym hard, and it shows. While riding a New Orleans float at a Provincetown parade she got too hot in the summer sun so she took off her top and showed the world that the beauty is also a beast- a stunning, muscular hairy beast, with a fish tail!Today Varla Jean Merman joins us to talk about how folks have reacted to her rocking bod and how she alters her drag to make room for bodybuilding.Welcome to my wedding. Deven Green officiates Jeffery Roberson and Dewitte Loe’s wedding. Photo: Jeffrey Roberson.Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman) out of drag at the gym. Photo: Jeffery Roberson.Plus,➤ What Rupaul gave her when they first met.➤ Tying the knot to her sweet heart Dewitte in a wedding officiated by Youtube superstar and super model Deven Green.
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Chicago, IL, USA
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