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As we celebrate 15 years as the Pleasure Mechanics, we are sharing some of the most popular episodes from our archives. Here’s an encore of episode #334, all about Mindful Masturbation and Masturbation May! Use the code MAY for $50 off our Mindful Sex Online Course Click here for a full roundup of Speaking of […] The post Mindful Masturbation Encor…
 
With more than 10,000 restaurants in over 1,500 cities in China, Yum China is the biggest restaurant company in China, owning some of the most popular fast-food brands in the country including KFC and Pizza Hut. In 2020, it became the first restaurant company and the first non-TMT company to have a secondary listing in Hong Kong. Joseph Chan, Yum C…
 
Mari Noda, professor in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, is a specialist in East Asian language pedagogy and is primarily interested in curriculum, material development, and assessment. She seeks to help students not only understand a language but to use that language as a mechanism to participate in the culture. …
 
Brian Joseph, Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics, studies historical linguistics; the history of the Greek language; language contact; Greek, Albanian, and Balkan linguistics; and Sanskrit. He's especially interested in the way that the similar experiences …
 
National security has driven reforms to foreign direct investment regimes around the world, including the United States, Australia, the EU and China. The U.K. is the latest major economy to join in on the act with its new National Security and Investment Bill, which will for the first time in the country’s history introduce a standalone foreign inv…
 
Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, professor of classics, studies ancient Greek literature and classical mythology, and Greek and Near Eastern interaction and colonization. She strives to show that this period was more than just traditional Greek influences, with many cultures interacting and influencing each other.…
 
Shame is one of the most common sexual struggles. Almost all of us struggle with some form of sexual shame – from body shame to faith-based shame, from kink shame to genital shame, almost everyone holds some shame. Shame tells us we are broken, sinful, gross or otherwise unworthy of love. Shame tells us if […] The post Slay Sexual Shame appeared fi…
 
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and mentor every German entrepreneur looks up to. He founded alando, which was acquired by ebay, then ran ebay Germany for 7 years. He’s a Member of the Board of Bahlsen, Co-founder of betterplace.org, Co-Founder and Lecturer at UNTERNEHMERSCHULE from ESCP Europe and so much more. Most importantly…
 
What happens when the career you originally pursued is no longer working for you? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Youssef Salameh, shares his story of relaunching his career from running a family restaurant in NYC to becoming a realtor in Las Vegas. We’ll talk about the emotions of walking away from your career, the barriers that stop you from …
 
Zhengyu Liu is the Max Thomas Professor of Climate Dynamics in the department of geography. His areas of expertise include climate change, Earth systems modeling, and climate dynamics. He discusses how scientists can have confidence in their predictions about the future of climate on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
Paul Reitter, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, studies German-Jewish culture, the history of higher education, modernism, and critical theory, among other areas. His most recent book, coauthored with Chad Wellmon, is Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, which examines the long history of the Humanities being descr…
 
A Sexplanation is a new documentary, hitting the film festival circuit now, that offers a joyful exploration of what’s happening with sex education in North America, and the very personal impact of the past 40 years of abstinence only sex education in schools. Going far beyond the classroom, Alex embarks on an epic journey into […] The post A Sexpl…
 
A year ago, the Supreme People’s Court issued three guiding opinions providing guidance to lower courts on a range of litigation and disputes issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Diane Peng analyzes how the SPC's guidance has played out in litigation proceedings in practice; PRC courts' approach to foreign-related litigation in particular; an…
 
Miranda Martinez, an associate professor in the department of comparative studies, researches race and public policy and economic, sociological, and cultural economies, among other areas. She looks at the impact of financial coaching in communities of color and how having an automated monthly savings plan can be a significant benefit over having to…
 
Declan Smithies, professor and director of philosophy graduate studies, researches what it means to know something and to have consciousness. His book The Epistemic Role of Consciousness, argues that consciousness gives humans knowledge of the external world and that without consciousness, we wouldn't know anything. Since a dog can know whether the…
 
Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life by Emily Nagoski is a must-read for anyone interested in human sexuality – and since you are here, we bet that is you! This book introduces you to research-backed frameworks that help you understand your own experience of sex. You’ll get […] The post Come As You Are : An …
 
Hongkong Land is one of Asia’s leading property investment, management and development groups. The long-established real estate developer has a significant presence in mainland China, with an extensive and growing portfolio of commercial and residential projects, which attract some of the world’s biggest retailers and luxury brands. Bobo Xu, Shangh…
 
Dana Howard, assistant professor of philosophy with an appointment in the Ohio State Center for Bioethics, researches medical care, often in palliative and internal medicine, to discover how information is shared and decisions reached. She shares her research with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, research fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and Executive Director of the Toynbee Prize Foundation, about her new book, Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912(Columbia University Press, 2020).…
 
The pandemic's impact on contracts and relationships between Chinese and foreign parties will be felt in the coming months and years as disputes slowly but surely develop into litigation and arbitration. Jessica Pyman and Mavis Tan discuss what lawyers and businesses need to know to prepare for litigation in China; conducting counterparty and fit t…
 
W. Berry Lyons, professor and distinguished university scholar in the Ohio State School of Earth Sciences, was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida, but much of his career has been focused on the decidedly colder Antarctic, where he's researched the impact of climate and climate change on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the continent's largest ic…
 
Intimacy, pleasure and erotic arousal all require a sense of safety to emerge. In this episode we explore why the human body needs to feel safe before pleasurable play, creative joy and erotic connection can authentically emerge. We look at the anatomy of social safety, fear vs. excitement, and the autonomic nervous system. Then we […] The post Bef…
 
Professor of anthropology Mark Hubbe studies modern human dispersion with a special emphasis on the settlement of South America. He joins host David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence to discuss how the Americas were inhabited, what makes archeological evidence for human settlements controversial, and what methods are used to explore these …
 
A crucial step in understanding your erotic imagination is making a clear distinction between FANTASY and DESIRE. Many people try to start talking about sex by saying something like “Tell me about your fantasies. . .” While this is a great question to ask, you can run into trouble if you mix up Fantasy with […] The post Fantasy Vs. Desire appeared …
 
Professor Katherine Borst Jones, professor of flute and chair of orchestral instruments in the School of Music, not only commissions new musical works but performs them as well. She shares with David Staley, host of Voices of Excellence. https://www.facebook.com/osumusic https://www.facebook.com/ohiostateflutestudio http://www.twitter.com/OhioState…
 
One of the hardest hit industries during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the airline industry. With global travel drastically reduced, many in the airline industry have had to make some tough choices about their careers. In this episode of Career Relaunch, flight attendant turned coder Christine Snow shares her story of stepping away from her 7-year…
 
Daniel Wozniak, professor of microbial infection and immunity and microbiology, studies bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation. He joins David Staley to discuss his research that seeks to determine how bacteria live in human hosts and what kinds of treatment can stop their growth. Listen to the latest on Voices of Excellence…
 
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day rolls around every year – as some version has for over 2500 years! With it’s roots in pagan fertility festivals and it’s future as a multi-day festival celebrating all kinds of love, Valentine’s Day is here to stay. So it is time to rethink Valentine’s Day, again! In […] The post Rethinking Valentine’s Day appear…
 
Professor Darla Munroe, chair of the Department of Geography, studies land economics and human geography, with a focus on human environment interactions at a landscape level. She joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence, to discuss her work on the forests of southeast Ohio and the methodological distinctions between economists and geo…
 
Notion is shaping the work-from-home revolution, by offering an application that simplifies and declutters your digital home office. Think of it as an all-in-one workspace for notes, docs, wikis, projects, and collaboration. The company is on the fast-track to becoming the new normal and its recent presence expansion in EMEA and APAC is a testament…
 
Our friend and teacher Dr. Alexandra Solomon has spent over 20 years working with couples as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and teaching the popular Marriage 101 course at Northwestern University, and is the author of two bestselling books on love and erotic intimacy. Dr. Solomon is one of the teachers we most love […] The post Intimate R…
 
Yuri Kovchegov, professor of physics at The Ohio State University, studies quantum chromodynamics at high energy and nuclear theory and was recently named to the 2020 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He breaks down some of the intricacies of quantum mechanics with David Staley on this week's Voices of Exc…
 
Big thanks to Marie Jenicek from This Thing Called Movement Podcast for allowing us to share this beautiful interview. In this interview between Charlotte Mia Rose and Marie Jenicek, discover: how Charlotte got into this work originally why Chris and Charlotte started Pleasure Mechanics why touch is an underestimated essential for our wellbeing how…
 
Associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures Jennifer Suchland is a 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellow. She describes how the role of scholars in society is also the role of education in society, especia…
 
Isn’t there a fundamental conflict between running a business and solving global problems? Our guest today doesn’t think so. He believes that designing innovative partnerships can accelerate the development of sustainable businesses. Nadim Choucair is Founder of 2030 Cabinet, an impact-oriented ecosystem builder and partnership architect. His goal:…
 
The Chinese government has been outspoken in recent years about its desire to improve the business environment for both domestic and foreign companies. Part of its strategy to do so has been the promotion of arbitration by the Chinese judiciary, spearheaded by the Supreme People's Court. At the same time, the Hong Kong government led by its Secreta…
 
If you’re interested in building a startup that works like clockwork, you need to listen to our guest today. He’s done it, and he’s done pretty much everything right. He co-founded Feedbackpanda.com, a SaaS startup and went from launch to selling it in just under two years. Arvid Kahl is an entrepreneur, investor, author, software engineer, and boo…
 
The Trump administration aggressively introduced new rules and amended existing rules to clamp down on Chinese access to U.S. technology, primarily through export controls and sanctions, throughout 2020. Wendy Wysong and Ali Burney discuss the impact of different lists compiled by the US government on Chinese companies, the heightened focus on comp…
 
Guest Host Ariel Mond (PhD candidate, Rutgers University – New Brunswick)interviews Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, about her new book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020).…
 
Here’s how to set erotic intentions – for the New Year or any time you want an erotic reboot. Intentions are how we align our daily actions with our values and desires. Intentions help us live with integrity and be active creators in our own lives. This episode is a must-listen if you want to […] The post How To Set Erotic Intentions appeared first…
 
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