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Sex: (almost) everybody does it and (almost) nobody talks about it—except at BedPost Confessions, a live storytelling show based in Austin, Texas. Whether the featured performers are funny, informative, political, or completely personal, the anonymous confessions from the audience are the stars of every show. Selected from our live shows, each podcast features one storyteller bookended with anonymous confessions from the audience that are read (and often commented upon) during the evening. A ...
 
SEEN is a show about identity that asks: How are you seen? Labels are complicated, communication is challenging, identity is nuanced. None of us are exactly as we appear to strangers, friends, or even ourselves. And yet, now more than ever we are all trying to be SEEN. Feeling seen is powerful. To honor that power, the SEEN podcast asks guests to prepare a list recounting the ways they been viewed, judged, rendered invisible, or wholly seen by themselves, their loved ones, and strangers. Wit ...
 
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Spike Gillespie celebrates the pleasures of being in control of one's own life and not having to make compromises. And yet, still sometimes wonders what partnership would be like in "Walking in London." Follow Spike: https://www.instagram.com/spike.gillespie http://www.spikegillespie.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/spikegillespie/about Support an…
 
With humor and humility, Rene Garcia's story "Finding Clark Kent" reveals a journey of sexual self-discovery after using his partner's sex toy. Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
Ebony Stewart's “Scarlet Letters” is a story about tattoos and how the intention of the art may differ from the interpretation. Follow Ebony: https://instagram.com/GullyPrincess https://www.ebpoetry.com/ https://twitter.com/EbPoetry Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/…
 
Queer, geek girl Auburn Olivia shares what it’s like dating in Austin when you're Black and non-monogamous in “Enough.” Follow Auburn: https://www.instagram.com/auburnolivia/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag See acast.com/privacy…
 
Through a political personal narrative Julie Gillis weaves together her hysterectomy and the power of democracy in "Hysteria." National Voting Resources: https://www.vote411.org/ Follow Julie: https://www.instagram.com/thejuliegillis/ Tickets to the November 2020 Show on Eventbrite Use Code: BEDPOSTPOD for 20% Support and Follow BedPost Confessions…
 
From our "Second Skin" show, Danielle and Melissa Skidmore share “Beautifully Complicated: Love, Grief & Resilience.” One couple. Two stories. A lifetime of skins. Follow Danielle: https://www.instagram.com/danielleforall/ Follow Melissa: https://www.instagram.com/paris2texas/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ …
 
Boylesque performer and sex educator Jasper St James won't yuck your yum in this “Ask a Sexpert Q&A." Follow Jasper: https://www.instagram.com/jasperstjames/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Digital Show Tickets and Information S…
 
Dancer turned writer Kari Burke shares her story "What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me” about complicated emotional entanglements. Her story was first told in the personal narrative and then in Kari’s main love language, dance. Her performance truly exemplified the show’s theme Phoenix Rising as it was Kari’s first aerial silk dance performance in 2 ye…
 
From the cock she lovingly refers to as “Jaguar” to the flouncy 80’s dresses and feathered hair, Holly Lorka has shared a lot on the BedPost Confessions stage. But how much do you actually know about her day job? Well, you're about to get schooled in “Hotter, More Intensive Care.” Holly Lorka is a writer, storyteller, and retired standup comedian w…
 
Producer of our sister show Tipi Confessions, Dr. Kim Tallbear writes about the subject of non monogamy and how it intersects with Indigenous politics and sexualities. Kim will share some of her 100 word vignettes that for fun we are calling “A Little Sex on the Prairie. Kim TallBear is a former Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology…
 
Rope bunny turned rope rigger with a passion for breaking body barriers in and out of kink, Cynna Rae reveals a kink taboo in “Fear.” In Cynna’s words, “This story is a deep dive into my darkest secrets. These are the moments I spent searching for what it is I wanted, finding my kinks, and battling shame. Now, I am unafraid of what it takes to find…
 
After years of failed attempts to have sex because of pelvic pain, Shelby Hadden triumphs in “Winning my Virginity.” Follow Shelby: https://www.instagram.com/sghadden/ https://www.shelbyhadden.com/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swa…
 
Managing depression with sex is part of Adam Maurer’s self care, but his perception of self was thrown once he caught feels in "Come and Connection." Follow Adam: https://www.instagram.com/moontower_counseling/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfes…
 
Clara Bensen shares a story that parallels adolescent sexual discovery in a deeply conservative Christian family with the myth of the temptation of Eve in “Forbidden Fruit.” Follow Clara: https://www.instagram.com/clarabensen/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https…
 
Post-divorce Nell Seiler needed to find her way back to the passionate person she was before her marriage. Enter “The Handyman.” Follow Nell: https://www.instagram.com/fotonell/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Support the BedPos…
 
With titillating inspiration from her muses, Jade Fusco developed Erotic Jazz Cabaret: creating improvised songs inspired by the anonymous confessions people write. Hear Jade's on the spot musical interpretations from audience confessions about having sex with the man hired to move your home, period sex, sex while driving, and an accidental ejacula…
 
Kelly Marshall tackles the complexities of gay dating as a transmasculine individual in “Very Low to Zero.” Follow Kelly: https://www.instagram.com/spectrumwellnessatx/ https://www.spectrumwellnessaustin.com/ Support and Follow BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessi…
 
Arielle Sokoll-Ward finds a powerful and unapologetic self-love by way of grief in “Metanoia.” "I told him to strip to his boxers. I sat him in his chair, blindfolded him, and tied his arms behind his body. I set up my playlist, which obviously included Rihanna, John Legend, and even Smashing Pumpkins. I told him to wiggle his blindfold off and I p…
 
In "New Me. Who Dis?" Nikki DaVaughn shares how she's changed and lessons learned since dating women: "One minute I was gearing up the nerve to ask her if she’d give me another chance to prove that I don’t f*ck like a straight girl and the next minute we’re sitting at my house folding each other’s laundry in t-shirts and our period draws." Follow B…
 
In a life that has been done, undone and redone more than once, Jami Shofner postulates “Is it Done Yet?” "I’ve been working on putting together a 5-year-plan for over 50 years, but every time I try to actually work my 5-year-plan, I only manage to get as far as next month at the most. Losing my way of life, several times, forced me to re-evaluate …
 
M. Burger returns to the stage with the story “That Time of the Month,” about dealing with the consequences of situations that often go unplanned. M. Burger is a writer and director. Her last film, Pregnancy Party, was featured at Transform Film Festival, Texas’s first all-women film festival, and her collection of short stories, “You’ll Never Beli…
 
In light of the #metoo movement, Robert Arjet calls out men to take action: "The first response that is required of us, is simple. Two words: listen and believe. Because this is not a women’s problem. It’s a men’s problem. You have to respond. You have to take a stance. You have to call other men out when they do creepy sh*t whether you saw it with…
 
Chola Magnolia's piece "Stand Femme" speaks to femmephobia and femme invisibility within the queer community and how it spreads to society and vice versa. “Femme” is a lesbian identity that was created in the working class lesbian bar culture of the 1950’s. It was a term used to distinguish feminine lesbians and bisexual women from their butch/masc…
 
Journalist, wedding and funeral officiant, rancher, domestic abuse survivor, and avid knitter Spike Gillespie digs deep into a relationship dynamic in her piece "How Do I Look?" Learn more about BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Learn more about Spi…
 
Adam Maurer, who as an adolescent went on mission trips and led Bible studies, shares a story of misadventures and heartache as a Christian in the closet in “Saint Adam Of A Sissy.” Learn more about BedPost Confessions: https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Learn more about…
 
"Thirty-seven cents represents the hatred I felt about my body my entire life. Just this thing I carried around in my pocket and would think about only occasionally," describes retired standup comedian Holly Lorka. This "Loose Change" is a part of Holly's metamorphose, this time in the form of a surprise gift that was given to her, and that she gav…
 
In “The Miseducation of Simon,” Simon Studd shares how, by chance, he discovered an unexplored side of his sexuality and then found community. Simon is a kinky sadist who also happens to be a kind and compassionate human being. He believes that nothing says "I love you" like chains, whips and canes. Learn more about BedPost Confessions: https://bed…
 
Ivy Le finds a sexual awakening in her mombod that is rooted in moving forward instead of picking up where she left off; a look at motherhood, identity, sexuality, and pleasure in "Come to me, Daddy." Learn more about Bedpost Confessions https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swa…
 
Masturbation, sex for the first time, and "This Little Light of Mine" gospel coalesce in "Jesus is my Sugar Daddy" by Ebony Stewart. Learn more about Bedpost Confessions https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Learn more about Ebony Stewart https://www.ebpoetry.com/ https://w…
 
An update about the Seen with Miranda Podcast. Plus an episode of the BedPost Confession Podcast. Subscribe to BedPost Confessions Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bedpost-confessions/id1023823130 Rebuilding your identity, let alone your sexual identity, after an unexpected divorce is no easy feat. Jenna Valentine shares how she did i…
 
Rebuilding your identity, let alone your sexual identity, after an unexpected divorce is no easy feat. Jenna Valentine shares how she did in "Sexed Back to Life.” Learn more about Bedpost Confessions https://bedpostconfessions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedpostconfessions/ https://bedpostconfessions.com/swag Learn more about Jenna Valentine htt…
 
With a Seen List that includes “I only want one thing and you’re not that kind of girl,” documentary filmmaker Shelby Hadden explains that although she wanted to have sex, a pelvic floor condition limited her ability to. Seen as unworthy of investment by doctors, Shelby regales how she went from being “the woman who can’t have sex” to someone “wort…
 
Seen as “just a girl” in a male driven industry, Jae Graham, co-owner of MaryJae Smoke Culture, is shifting the identity of the smoker by elevating the cannabis retail experience and promoting the benefits of CBD. With the motto “ask questions, discover new things, enjoy,” Jae mothers her customers much like she mothered the alcoholic family she wa…
 
Ebony Stewart, a touring poet, playwright, and sexual health advocate, discusses a Seen List centered around the roles of artist and audience. What if part of the performance is the illusion of not falling apart? With “depression the star of every poem,” Ebony’s struggles with fans’ curiosity, feeling “the artwork should be enough. What I shared sh…
 
As a comedian, Carina Magyar has a mission to be visible as a trans woman. That doesn’t mean she has given up her right to “shed personal identities to get day-to-day work done.” Owning a Seen List of identities that have been assigned to her, Carina discusses her journey to motherhood, bathroom politics, and meanness as a political tool. Be seen w…
 
Two words repeatedly used during 2016 election coverage stung Whitney Stafford with truth and clarity: “gaslighting” and “bully.” Whitney’s Seen List reveals a history of being bullied by her brother, ignored by her family, and only recently having a conversation with her Trump-supporting father in which she felt acknowledged and seen. As Whitney d…
 
Justin Simien is a writer and storyteller. He wishes his Seen List ended there. Instead, Justin recalls a youth of isolation as “the only black kid” in grade school and his later role as a “blaxpert” in workplaces. Justin and Miranda discuss race in the workplace and how snap judgements limit our ability to see the intricacies of one another’s live…
 
Seen as a sassy singer because of her size and race, Nikki DaVaughn shares what it is like to deal with stereotypes on an ongoing basis. Nikki postulates on the reasons why she is unseen by men of the same race. And it is with boastful pride that Nikki uses the hashtag #fatandblackinTexas. Fat Bottom Cabaret Guest: Nikki DaVaughn Host: Miranda Wyli…
 
Welcome to The SEEN Podcast. In this season one preview, host Miranda Wylie takes you through her Seen List as she works to fulfill her desire to answer the questions: How do others see me? How do I want to be seen? Hosted by: Miranda Wylie Produced by: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Taking the BedPost Confessions format to indigenous communities in Canada, Dr. Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) created Tipi Confessions. Kim's "Critical Polyamorist 100s" read at a Vancouver Tipi Confessions is simultaneously an indigenous feminist critique and an erotically charged account of polyamory. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
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