Night Fever

Night Fever

2 Seasons

Join James St. James and co-hosts Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato as they talk to the leading New York nightlife figures of the 1970s, '80s, '90s, and beyond. Featured guests include Dianne Brill, Michael Musto, Peter Gatien, Lisa Edelstein, Moby, and Joey Arias among others. It's campy, it's gossipy, it's jaw-droppingly funny...definitely must-hear podcasting.

Night Fever
  • Michelle Visage

    Episode 1

    Michelle Visage joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to chat about the teen dance club scene in New Jersey of the 1980s, walking in balls with the House of Magnifique, her music career, meeting RuPaul, and her battle with Hashimoto’s disease resulting from her breast implants.

  • Jayne County

    Episode 2

    Jayne County joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to talk about her early days in Atlanta, living and working with Warhol superstars, her iconic music career and the influence she’s had on other artists, and her current obsession with making art.

  • Susanne Bartsch

    Episode 3

    Susanne Bartsch joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to gab about her early years in Europe, opening her clothing store in SoHo, and building her club empire in the ’80s like the Copacabana, Bentley’s, Savage, and of course the Love Balls.

  • Nikki Haskell

    Episode 4

    Nikki Haskell joins James St James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to chat about clubbing in the ‘60s and ‘70s, her pioneering cable tv show, and her close friendships with the likes of Imelda Marcos, and Donald and Ivana Trump.

  • Connie Fleming

    Episode 5

    Connie Girl joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to talk about her early days at Boy Bar, walking for Mugler, working the door at New York’s hottest clubs,and her journey with breast cancer.

  • Michael Schmidt

    Episode 6

    Michael Schmidt joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to chat about getting into Area, collaborating with icons like Cher & Tina Turner, his historic 3D dress he made for Dita Von Teese, and other behind-the-seams rock gossip.

  • Jenny Dembrow aka Jenny Talia

    Episode 7

    Jenny Dembrow aka Jenny Talia joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to discuss modeling for Steven Meisel and Calvin Klein, raising hell with the Club Kids, the Girls Center she co-directs, and that one time in Paris with James, Gloria Gaynor, and a bottle of poppers.

  • Michelangelo Signorile

    Episode 8

    Michaelangelo Signorile joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to reminisce on walking the runway as Gaultier, Suzy-gate and working in the gossip columns during their heyday of the 1980s, and becoming radicalized with Act Up.

  • Linda Simpson

    Episode 19

    Linda Simpson - photographer, girl about town, and accidental drag historian - joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to gab about gay culture in the ’80s, Boy Bar vs Pyramid, her uber-hip zine My Comrade, and her new book The Drag Explosion.

  • Brian Belovitch

    Episode 0

    Brian Belovitch - who describes his life as a gender outlier - joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to talk about forgotten ’70s trans-inclusive clubs like The Gilded Grape, his journey from boy to girl to woman to man, and his book Transfigured.

  • Richard Boch

    Episode 11

    Richard Boch - who as the doorman at the pivotal punk club The Mudd Club joins James St. James, Randy Barbato, and Fenton Bailey to chat about the origins of downtown culture and all the fascinating nightlife celebrities he encountered, and his book The Mudd Club.