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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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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…
 
Jacke hosts Jenny Minton Quigley, editor of the new collection LOLITA IN THE AFTERLIFE: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century, for a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov's classic (and controversial) 1958 novel. Jenny Minton Quigley is the daughter of Lolita's original publisher in America, Wal…
 
Jacke continues this week's look at Willa Cather by zeroing in on the style and substance of My Antonia (1918), Cather's celebrated novel about Bohemian immigrants struggling to survive on the unforgiving prairies of Nebraska. Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at histo…
 
So you want to have a threesome? Here's your homework: listen to this episode! We talk about all the communication that needs to happen before, during, and afterward. Impress your lovers with your threesome skillzzzzz!! And, if you want to participate in research about our podcast, head over to this link to get involved: https://cunysph.az1.qualtri…
 
Willa Cather (1873-1947) went from a childhood in Nebraska to a career in publishing in New York City, where she became one of the most successful women in journalism. And then, after a period as an editor for one of the most famous magazines in America, she focused on writing novels about the hardscrabble lives of immigrants trying to tame the Mid…
 
Following our last episode with Patricia Engel, Jacke takes a closer look at Gabriel García Márquez, including his literary influences, his search for truth in nostalgia and history, and his use of invention and the marvelous to approach a kind of heightened sense of what's possible, what's actual, and what's essential. Help support the show at pat…
 
In this episode we talk about some facts about abortion--who has them, how old these women are, what types of abortions exist, and what it's actually like to have one. Our guest who talks about the abortions she has had is Teeny--follow her on TikTok at @Teenybee24! For more info from today's show: check out the Guttmacher Institute. Learn more abo…
 
Author Patricia Engel joins Jacke to talk about her childhood in New Jersey, her artistic family, her lifelong love of stories and writing, her new novel Infinite Country, and "The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother" by Gabriel García Márquez, a story she first read as a 14-year-old and which she returns to o…
 
After taking a look at the eventful life and dramatic death of Yukio Mishima in our last episode, Jacke turns to a closer look at the works of Mishima, including appraisals by Jay McInerney and Haruki Murakami, before turning to a deep dive into the world of Spring Snow, the first volume in Mishima's four-book masterpiece The Sea of Fertility. Help…
 
In November of 1970, the most famous novelist in Japan dropped off the final pages of his masterpiece with his publisher, then went to a military office in Tokyo, where he and a small band of supporters took the commander hostage. The novelist - whose name was Yukio Mishima - then appeared on the balcony before a crowd of a thousand soldiers and su…
 
Jacke takes a look at adult literacy and continuing education, anti-literacy laws in nineteenth-century America, and two famous passages from the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), in which the young slave manages to overcome obstacles and teach himself to read and write. Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyof…
 
In the last two weeks, we talked about PornHub and the response to the problems with stereotypical porn: ethical porn. This week we go deeper on the racist aspect of porn, and particularly in how black people are represented in porn--both on and off the camera. Extra credit is the 21 day social justice challenge: https://www.ywcachallenge.org/profi…
 
When Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was a child, her father made the Hansberry name famous by fighting for justice in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. By the time she was thirty, she herself was famous as the author of A Raisin in the Sun (1959), which tells the story of a black family attempting to purchase a home in a white neig…
 
The History of Literature presents a short story by Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, produced by Storybound. PLUS! In preparation for our Writers Block episode, we hear from three great writers - Virginia Woolf, Iris Murdoch, and Franz Kafka - who privately (and achingly) wrote about not writing. Enjoy! Deesha Philyaw’s …
 
Last week we talked about Pornhub and some of its problems. This week we talk about ethical porn: what it is, how to find it, and why you want to consume it. Look out for next week's episode on the racism that exists in porn, specifically how black people are represented. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Anna North, author and journalist, joins us for a full discussion of the Western genre, how twenty-first-century authors have revived the form with modern-day sensibilities and a more layered understanding of history, her love of George Herriman's quietly subversive Krazy Kat comics, and her new novel Outlawed, a riveting adventure story of a fugit…
 
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