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Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.
 
Andy Daly (Comedy Central's Review) and Matt Gourley (Superego) spent months sifting through podcast pilots to curate this collection of noteworthy efforts. Together they’ll bring you pilots submitted by a beloved cowboy poet, a satanist game show host and many more. All of these would-be podcasters have, oddly enough, taken advantage of the open door policy on Comedy Bang Bang, but there is so much more to discover about each and every one of them.
 
This series features recordings of papers from the 2015 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place from August 28-29 2015 in Maynooth University. The conference was generously supported by UCD School of History, UCD Research, Marsh's Library, Graduate Studies Office at Maynooth University, the Department of History at Maynooth University and the Irish Research Council (New Foundations Award). Podcasting was by Real Smart Media.
 
The sixth extinction is currently taking place. We are losing more species yearly than we have since the dinosaurs were wiped out. This podcast is one part history lesson, one part elegy, and one part cautioning tale for the future. Endling was started to spread awareness of these events and shed light on how often they are happening all around us. Each episode covers one species we've lost during the sixth extinction and highlights their evolutionary history and how they ended up becoming e ...
 
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For the 68th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Dena Goldberg, a genetic counselor specializing in breast cancer. This is a continuation of our breast cancer awareness series, with Dena filling us in on the difference genetic testing can make on breast cancer diagnosis & treatment, the genes beyon…
 
For the 67th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra do something a little different... In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Courtney interviews Sofiya about her experience as a breast cancer survivor. In this episode, we explore what it was like to battle Stage 1 “triple positive” breast cancer, includi…
 
For the 66th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome 80-something author Joan Foor, whose latest book recalls her experience traveling alone across Europe on a motor scooter in 1964. We dig into why she decided to finally write about this trip of a lifetime during the pandemic, what it was like to solo…
 
For the 65th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome TV writer and former sex worker Jaclyn Moore to talk about transitioning during the pandemic. We dive into her decision to transition, the emotional effects of hormones, coming out as bi (or rather, not really having to), the religious imprint of sha…
 
For the 64th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Diet for Great Sex Author Christine DeLozier for a (very necessary) sexual-dietary realignment. You may not think food has much to do with your sex life, but Christine teaches us that healthy eating and libido are linked. Not only that, but certain f…
 
For the 63rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome comedian & sex worker turned sex worker rights activist Kaytlin Bailey. She founded Olds Pros to tell more accurate sex worker stories & also hosts The Oldest Profession podcast. We talk about Kaytlin's experience with sex work (both from a place of …
 
For the 62nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 10th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series. First, we get the postmortem about the recent OnlyFans debacle with sex workers on their platform from previous guests Meredith Jacqueline and Selena the Stripper. Then we interview Los Angeles-bas…
 
For the 61st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome former Jumbo's Clown Room dancers Coco Ono & Megan Rippey, who are both brilliant performance artists and activists, as well. This episode explores the intersection of sex work, workers' rights & COVID-19. Read Megan's "Jumbos Exposé(d)" essay. Sign …
 
For the 60th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome sexual health researcher Ashley Townes for her expert advice on how vulva-owners (& everyone, really!) can experience more pleasure during intercourse. We dig into incorporating sex toys into your repertoire with a partner, navigating the awkwardness…
 
For the 59th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Zoë Noble, Berlin-based photographer and We Are Childfree creator for a discussion about living your best childfree life, bodily autonomy as a human right & the motherhood expectation faced by many women around the world. For more Zoë Noble: Read Zoë…
 
For the 58th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome John McWhorter, linguist & author of the new book Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever for a deep dive on the history of swear words. For more John McWhorter: Buy John's newest book Nine Nasty Words Follow John on Twitter @…
 
For the 57th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Los Angeles-based comedian Savannah Manhattan, who originally hails from Minnesota, to talk about transitioning during the pandemic. Savannah gives us the 411 on what it's been like to come out in three separate stages — first as non-binary, then gay…
 
Happy Memorial Day, Privates! Enjoy the holiday weekend. We'll be back next week with a full episode. In the meantime, catch up on our back catalog. xx Let’s be friends on social media! Follow the show on Instagram @privatepartsunknown & Twitter @privatepartsun. Connect with hosts Courtney Kocak @courtneykocak & Sofiya @thesofiya on Instagram & Twi…
 
For the 56th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Sara Langdon & Natalie Roberts, two of the co-founders of Loving Difference, a new relationship-focused online membership community bringing together people looking for new ways to live in neurodiverse relationships. In this interview, coaches (& sis…
 
For the 55th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Ian Kerner for a relationship sex rut reboot. Dr. Ian Kerner is a nationally recognized sex therapist, and author of the smash hit She Comes First and the recently released So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex. He's also a Sherlock Holmes of th…
 
For the 54th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Ester Steinberg, a hilarious comedian & new mom. This episode is all about Ester's experience of having a baby during the pandemic, along with some newfound body acceptance... what a beautiful side effect of CREATING A LIFE! For more Ester Steinberg:…
 
For the 53rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome JoAnn Schinderle, a Los Angeles-based comedian, actress & writer originally from Minnesota. JoAnn wrote & performed a one-woman show on National Text Your Ex Day this past October 30th (via Zoom) & thanks to the text she sent at the beginning of her …
 
For the 52nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 9th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring Los Angeles-based comedian, writer & OnlyFans creator Alison Stevenson. Her VICE article "Why I Don't Give Blowjobs" went viral in 2015 & more recently, she co-created & hosted Thicc Strip…
 
For the 51st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Marika Leila Roux, a Berlin-based Shibari practitioner & the co-founder of Shibari Study, the leader in online rope education. Shibari is Japanese rope bondage, a form of BDSM. The word broadly means "binding" or "tying." It originated from Hojo-juts…
 
For the 50th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 8th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring comedian, stripper & OnlyFans creator Rara Imler, who was born & raised in Guam & now lives in Atlanta. She specializes in financial domination, erotic hypnosis, foot worship & ass worship…
 
For the 49th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Brooklyn-based couple Charley & Shelley Wininger, the epitome of #OlderCoupleGoals. They do MDMA together & it's like romantic superglue for their relationship (& sex life). This episode flies in the face of everything you thought you knew about sex,…
 
For the 48th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Chris Riquinha, managing member/owner of the New Jersey-based sexbot company eMateDolls. Chris is also a producer & actor in the film 2050, a sci-fi drama featuring two robot characters — Sophia & Quin — who the sexbots were based on. eMateDolls has …
 
For the 47th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome their dear friends, going by the alias "Ted & Alice," for the 411 on swinging during a pandemic. Ted & Alice are a happily married couple in an open relationship who live in the Los Angeles area. They dish about sex parties, the evolution of their no…
 
For the 46th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome Winslow Dumaine, a Chicago-based comedian who created The Tarot Restless as a means to cope with the aftermath of an abusive relationship, betrayal & heartbreak. This is a mystical breakup healing story, with a bonus meditation on what it means to be…
 
For the 45th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 7th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring Los Angeles-based standup comedian, writer & podcaster Teresa Lee, who uses her OnlyFans to share the most shameful thing of all — poetry. Out-of-work comedians have been flocking to OnlyF…
 
For the 44th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 6th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring comedian, influencer & MILF Meredith Jacqueline, who splits her time between Los Angeles & Texas. Out-of-work comedians have been flocking to OnlyFans to help pay their bills during the co…
 
For the 43rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome standup comedian, cartoonist & @sex_is_weird creator Katy Fishell, who makes deeply personal cartoons about sex & body image. She shares how academia can stifle creativity, how a boring day job was a blessing in disguise, what inspired her to make co…
 
For the 42nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 5th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring Atlanta-based comedian, photographer & OnlyFans creator Cherith Fuller. Out-of-work comedians have been flocking to OnlyFans to help pay their bills during the coronavirus pandemic. This s…
 
For the 41st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 4th episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring comedian & podcaster Nika Lomazzo. She's a self-confessed former political candidate with a coke problem from Rhode Island, now based in NYC & she's so fucking funny. She also brings the t…
 
For the 40th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 3rd episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring NYC-based comedian, podcaster & nonbinary bad bitch (pronouns: she/her/her highness). And hail to the queen because she's currently in the top 1.3% of OnlyFans creators. Out-of-work comedi…
 
For the 39th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 2nd episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring Los Angeles-based comedian, cannabis pro & linguistics expert Adrienne Airhart, who happens to be crushing it in the top 1% of OnlyFans creators! Out-of-work comedians have been flocking t…
 
For the 38th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the 1st episode of our "Comedians of OnlyFans" series, featuring Atlanta-based comedian & musician Samm Severin (aka Janet Television). Out-of-work comedians have been flocking to OnlyFans to help pay their bills during the coronavirus pandemic. This se…
 
Stephanie Cawley is a trans woman who is a nurse and an avid White Mountain hiker. In this episode, we speak about hiking the 4Ks and Stephanie's experiences on the trails. A note: we had some phone connection issues in this episode. We did the best we could to make everything clear and for the most part all is well, but there are still some small …
 
For the 37th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you back to Helsinki for a previously unreleased episode about being out & proud in Finland. We explore how American & Finnish romance differ, Cristal's experience dating in NYC (aka the original Carrie Bradshaw), the linguistic connotations of dating v…
 
For the 36th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you back to Helsinki for a previously unreleased episode about the legalization of gay marriage in Finland & how that's impacted the lives of queer residents. We cover the overwhelming response to the initial petition, the recent history of how the law …
 
For the 35th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra share our favorite sex toys & pleasure products for this holiday season to either get yourself off, give the gift of pleasure, OR BOTH! Curvy 1+, Curvy 2+, Curvy 3+, Double Joy, Love Triangle, and Royal One: Satisyfer is offering our lucky listeners 40% off …
 
Michele Hernandez Bayliss is an avid all-season hiker of the northeast’s highest and most rugged peaks. Her accomplishments include (but are not limited to) the NE111 and the Terrifying 25. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Bayliss about her love of winter hiking, her adventures on the northeast’s most difficult mountain ranges, her non-hiking hobb…
 
For the 34th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome comedy writer Georgia Shenk for a special COVID-19 breakup story. Georgia shares her experience consciously uncoupling with her ex-boyfriend while living together during the 'rona lockdown... plus, reconnecting with someone from her past. This touchi…
 
Alex and Sage have a fun conversation with Jen Clark, the creator of the new podcast, Guides Gone Wild, and the owner of the Evans Notch Lodge in Gilead, Maine. Jen is an avid northeast hiker who enjoys sharing the trails with her teens. She and her family have also hiked in many National Parks. Listen as Jen talks about her adventures, animal enco…
 
For the 33rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra speak to an Ashley Madison member going by the alias of "Nikki" & do a deep dive into why women cheat. We also chat with Ashley Madison's Chief Strategy Officer Paul Keable, as well as their Communications Director Isabella Mise, who coauthored "The Good Wif…
 
For the 32nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome standup comedian & artist Greg Edwards for an interesting look at his redline art series. We dig into the inspiration for his series & the conversations that have come from it, the reality of racist lending practices, if you eat pussy you're on the r…
 
This month, I cover the removal of an invasive species from Hawaii, the destruction of nearly the entire population of Tiehm's Buckwheat in Nevada, and the hard work done to remove invasive predators from a massive area in Australia's Mallee Cliffs National Park in order to restore native species, and an update on the California Condor populations …
 
This insect caused millions of dollars in damage right around when the passenger pigeon was at its peak, but then suddenly disappeared never to plague the western US again. The plague in 1874 holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the greatest concentration of animals ever speculatively guessed- nearly 12.5 trillion grasshoppers! But in…
 
For the 31st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome writer/podcaster/activist/sex worker extraordinaire Selena the Stripper for a primer on how racism operates at your local strip club. We explore the nuances of discrimination within sex work (i.e. how racism works at strip clubs vs. racism in escorti…
 
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