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The Sex Wrap is a sexual health Podcast that was created to help fill the gaping hole in sexuality education. They answer listeners questions each week (or yours today) – typically questions that people are too afraid to ask at home, too embarrassed to ask at school, or too hard to ask their partners. The Sex Wrap is produced by The Podglomerate.
 
HuffPost congressional reporter Matt Fuller hosts a nonpartisan, four-part series throughout the month of October focused on the midterm elections. Fuller and his guests — including members of Congress, candidates involved in races, partisan operatives, and other reporters — will explore topics including gerrymandering, the shift toward women in the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi's influence on races, and Donald Trump’s effect in the midterms and the parties overall. He will drill down on on ...
 
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Taking a new look at “you are what you eat,” comedian Dan Ahdoot (Cobra Kai and Kevin James's The Crew) brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical, holier-than-thou food show, Green Eggs and Dan is the type of food podcast you’d make with your friends around the tabl…
 
Born into a well-to-do family in New Zealand, Katherine Mansfield began writing fiction at the age of 10. But it was in England and continental Europe that her writing took flight, as she drew upon Chekhov and the new spirit of Modernism to advance (and perfect) the short story form before dying a tragically early death. Her work was "the only writ…
 
It's the OG of experimental literature! (In English, anyway...) In this episode, Jacke takes a look at the wild and woolly Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. And in spite of Dr. Johnson's famous claim that "nothing odd will do long - Tristram Shandy did not last!" we're still talking about this classic eighteenth-century novel. Who was Sterne? Wha…
 
It's Pride Month and we are still on our pride kick! Today we talk all things bisexual. Think you know what it is to be bi? Think you know what outcomes bisexual people experience differently? You might not know as much as you think! Tune in to today's episode to learn a little more about what it means to be bi bi bi! Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Novelist Laurie Frankel joins Jacke to talk about her writing, her theater background, and her new novel One Two Three. Then Jacke and Laurie geek out on Shakespeare and choose the Top 10 Things To Love About Hamlet. Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of novels such as The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and the …
 
As the world struggles to emerge from a global pandemic, Jacke takes a look at our relationship with nature, turning to William Wordsworth's classic sonnet "The World Is Too Much With Us" to see if its concerns are applicable today. Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at…
 
Someone wrote in and told us that their girlfriend never liked sex much, and then recently came out as asexual. They asked what they should do in this scenario. We talk about what asexuality is, and the different forms of it, and how asexual people might date people are are not asexual (or allosexual). Asexuality (or ace) is part of our Pride Month…
 
Yang Huang, author of the new novel My Good Son, joins Jacke for a discussion of her childhood in China, how censorship restricted her ability to imagine stories, and how George Eliot's Middlemarch helped her break free from these limitations. We also discuss her work as a novelist and what it's like to be an Asian American during a period of highl…
 
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) was a soldier, a civil servant, a playwright, and a poet. He was kidnapped by pirates and held prisoner for almost five years. Later in life, he turned to writing novels, and through his masterpiece Don Quixote, he became the most celebrated and important figure in Spanish literature. In this episode, Jacke takes a l…
 
What does the word "queer" mean? And what does it actually mean to be queer? And can anyone use this word? Today--we get queer and answer all these questions. And look out for the rest of the LGBT rainbow to be represented over the course of the month of June! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Often called the Father of Comedy, the satirical playwright Aristophanes (c. 450 BCE - 388 BCE) used his critical eye and sharp tongue to skewer politicians and philosophers alike. In this episode, poet and classicist Aaron Poochigian joins Jacke to discuss his new translation of four plays by Aristophanes - and explains why these ancient Athenian …
 
Past trauma sneaks in when we least expect it. And it can feel like we are right back where we were when we experienced that trauma. So how do we keep ourselves from falling into the traps that these past traumas create? We talk about how to be reflexive and identify these traumas plus how to keep them from poisoning your current relationship. Lear…
 
Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) lived a fascinating life full of politics, war, exile, tragedy, love, loss, and literature. In her novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and essays, she drew upon her experience and her keen capacity for observation and invention to create some of the twentieth century's most arresting and enduring works.…
 
In this special guest episode, scholar Anne Boyd Rioux joins Eve and Julie, the hosts of the Book Dreams podcast, to talk about why the Little Women we grew up with is not, in fact, Alcott’s original text--and why Little Women still matters. ABOUT BOOK DREAMS: Do you ever wonder what it would be like to open a bookstore? Or what it's like to edit i…
 
Today we talk about a couple where the female in a heterosexual relationship went off the pill without telling her partner. We get into who should take responsibility for birth control, and how to share it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThe Sex Wrap による
 
Jacke takes a look at the astonishing life and writings of the ultimate enfant terrible of poetry, Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91), Symbolist poet, literary bad boy, and eventual mercenary arms dealer, who gave up literature by the age of 21 but whose brilliant work continues to fascinate and inspire. Help support the show at patreon.com/lite…
 
When you break up with a partner, there is a lot of healing and cleaning and resetting that has to happen. And part of that process includes dealing with any intimate images or sexts you may have shared. Today we talk about the conversations, the follow-ups, and even the timeline for the cyber part of your breakup. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
During his life, Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was a beloved national figure, a bald and bespectacled librarian by day who spent his evenings writing smart, accomplished, and hilariously self-deprecating poems. After his death, his reputation and legacy became more complicated, as revelations about his personal life threatened to darken a once-bright s…
 
The Graduate! Dustin Hoffman! Mike Nichols! Simon and Garfunkel! Mrs. Robinson! Plastics! Elaaaaaaaaine.... The movie version of The Graduate is one of the most beloved films of the twentieth century...but have you ever read the book? Jacke hasn't! That's why he's so pleased to present a guest episode from the Overdue podcast, in which hosts Andrew…
 
Ralph Waldo Ellison (1913-1994) began life as an infant in Oklahoma City and ended it as one of the most successful and celebrated novelists in the world. And this reputation was largely due to one book, the masterpiece Invisible Man (1952), which transcended the limitations that the American reading public placed on African American writers to bec…
 
Today we talk about open relationships, and when you should be talking about them! Also, what happens when a partner asks for an open relationship after you've been in a monogamous relationships? And how is the different from starting open at the beginning? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Salman Rushdie (1947- ) became famous in the literary world in 1981, when his second novel Midnight's Children became a bestseller and won the Booker Prize. By the end of that decade, he was perhaps the most famous author in the world, as the fatwa calling for his execution made global headlines. Throughout these years, and despite nearly unimagina…
 
Trail Weight follows a year in Andrew Steven's life as he attempts to lose weight and process grief as he traverses a hike through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Through audio diaries, recordings from the trail, and conversations with authors, experts, Olympians, and special guests, Andrew takes listeners through an eye-opening adventure of self-disc…
 
Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was a journalist, an author, an artist, a poetic novelist, a beacon of modernism, an icon and an iconoclast. She was also a pioneer; a famous wit; an expatriate in Paris in the 1920s (where she befriended James Joyce and became one of the key members of the Lost Generation); a fixture of Greenwich Village both in the 1910s …
 
So we talk about explicit enthusiastic YES consent a lot. But we also know that a lot of people don't actively engage in that type of consent for sex. Is that ok? What about vibes? Are vibes enough for consent to sex? What about in a relationship when you've been having sex for a while? This, and more, on today's episode! Learn more about your ad c…
 
Jacke and Mike take a look at the life and works of Thucydides (c. 460 to c. 400 B.C.), an Athenian general whose History of the Peloponnesian War has earned him the title of "the father of scientific history" or sometimes "the other father of history." We discuss the highlights of Thucydides, what it's like to read him in 2021, whether it's better…
 
Today we talk about the new song by Lil Nas X--what we think of it and what this song represents culturally right now. Haven't seen it yet? Check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6swmTBVI83k! Also, in this episode, we played parts of the song that didn't come through in the final recording. We wish it had come through because Spring was dan…
 
Jacke takes a look at the life and works of American novelist Henry James (1843-1916). Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, jackewilson.com, or by following Jacke and Mike on Twitter at @thejackewilson and @literatureSC. Or send an email to jac…
 
Today we get pretty serious. We talk about anti-gay hate, where it comes from, and what we can do about it. Also, from the beginning of the podcast, check the facts on gun violence in the US: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/23/2020-shootings/ . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
She was admired by Dr. Johnson, revered by Jane Austen, and referred to as "the mother of English fiction" by Virginia Woolf. In this episode, Jacke takes a look at the life and works of Frances Burney (1752-1840), author of the influential early novels Evelina (1778), Cecilia (1782), and Camilla (1796). Help support the show at patreon.com/literat…
 
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