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Taboo Tales Podcast
51 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
68 - Joey Terrill & the naked hippie
Spawn Ranch, San Francisco in the 70's, New York City in the 80's, activism and community organizing in the 90's, and art shows and storytelling in the present make Joey a busy boy! Joey Terrill refers to himself as the "Chicano Forrest Gump" (with a higher IQ) because he's truly experienced it all. We love Joey and are so excited for you to hear his story. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe @ smarturl.it/tabootales Like what you hear? Try Minor Revelations @ smarturl.it/minorrevelations Fan of podcast questions? Check out Feral Audio's survey @ smarturl.it/feralsurvey
47 minutes | Jul 16, 2017
Ilana Cohn Sullivan & the torn shirts
Has a parent ever ghosted you? Like, multiple times ghosted you? In this episode, the open-hearted Ilana Cohn Sullivan shares about ending family cycles, the challenges of interfaith marriage, and being boy crazy in 1990s New Jersey.
49 minutes | Jun 2, 2017
Jessica Aronoff & the 19 weeks
When we think of the first few moments after having a baby, we usually imagine the happy tears of a new family. Even when Jessica planned the whole thing down to the minute, something unplanned happened in the hospital-- a sick baby that would change her entire life forever.
55 minutes | May 9, 2017
Misty & the surprise new life
Surprise! Misty McAfee's life looked like the photo that comes with the frame. But suddenly her husband was missing. Although she found him using the Find my iPhone App, he was still lost.
63 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Peggy Mannix Slattery & the fiery flambe
Peggy Mannix Slattery was a free-spirited newlywed enjoying a fun summer at the beach until her life went up in flames. Literally. In this episode, she answers everything you've ever wanted to know about the burn unit and sex in the seventies. You can watch Peggy tell this story right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF3pMhEwKqU&feature=youtu.be
55 minutes | Feb 6, 2017
Robin Rinaldi & the wild oats
Robin did what everyone wants to do when they reach a certain point in their marriage: open it up! She tells us what it's like to go ALL OUT sexually and finally explore everything she'd always wanted to try. She even lived in a sex commune and practiced clitoral meditation. Corey and Laurenne try to hide their jealousy and awe. You can read more of Robin's story in her book: The Wild Oats Project.
54 minutes | Jan 19, 2017
Isabeau Hansen & the pressure to be normal
Isabeau was born into a different kind of family and she's always had a spiel about it (I have four parents: two gay dads and two lesbian moms. They were all friends who decided to have a baby and co-parent together. And then they had me.). Isabeau felt constant pressure to prove to all the naysayers that gay parents are perfect. One slip and rights could be taken away!
55 minutes | Dec 15, 2016
Jenna Brister & rolling the dice
Comedian and cutest person ever, Jenna Brister, joins us in the studio to talk funny about something serious: domestic abuse. After a whirlwind romantic relationship with early open-door pee sessions, Jenna found herself married in Vegas and then in an abusive marriage. She found the strength and the community to help her get out quickly. She's bares all with this vulnerable story that will make you laugh, shock you with its truth, and get you to fall in love with this super brave funny lady.
45 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
Liz Brown & the second hand PTSD
The wonderful Liz Brown is back! This time she shares about how being the daughter of a veteran has more effects than one would think - some difficult, and some hilarious. MAKE STORIES NOT WAR!
53 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
Simone Deblasio & the wine
Our favorite co-producer and sweetest human, Simone Deblasio, is back with her tale of addiction, relationships, and addiction in relationships. Funny, brave and oh so relatable.
58 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
Michael Feldman & the collections.
It's the return of our very own Taboo Tales prom king, Mr. Michael Feldman (pictured here with his handsome husband and fellow Taboo Tales alumni, Michael Rachlis)! Michael and his never ending supply of taboos has #blessed us for yet another session of over-sharing. You will laugh, you might cry, and you will definitely never think of Fraggle Rock the same way again!
45 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
Wyatt Gray & the good vibrations
The wonderful Wyatt Gray, wise beyond his years and deeply thoughtful, tells Taboo Tales how overcoming a childhood language issue made him the man he is today. We love Wyatt and so will you!
45 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
Corey & the revenge gone wrong
The tables are turned once again! This time Taboo Tales host, Corey Podell, is the guest while Laurenne revels in finally being able to grill her. Extra special thanks to DeJon Joyner for killing it as guest co host. Corey is super scared to share this story, so be gentle.
58 minutes | Aug 9, 2016
Laura House & the first time fail
No one gets pregnant the first time they have sex! Well, except for Laura House that is. This week, Laura returns to share her tale of what it was like to be young, pregnant, and living in Texas right after her V card got swiped.
52 minutes | Jul 28, 2016
Eddie & the leopard print
What's it like to be a male stripper? Eddie Alfano can tell you. And while he does, you'll learn a lot about the male objectification experience (hint: it's really different than the female objectification experience). Eddie gets real about putting his life on hold and making money the sometimes hard way.
48 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
Debbie & the 18 eggs
The hilarious and wonderful Debbie lets us in on the world of immigrant parents, potential motherhood, and the difficulty of leading two lives.
33 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Allyson & the obsession
Allyson Weinhold joins us this week to talk about how her obsession with "emotionally unavailable Evan" actually uncovered what her REAL obsession was.
47 minutes | Jun 1, 2016
DeJon Joyner & the black and white thinking
DeJon Joyner shares his experience about what it was like to go from from being the only black kid in his class in the suburbs to being the only "white" kid in his class in Watts. Talking about race can be hard to navigate, but DeJon couldn't be a more gracious guide.
31 minutes | May 3, 2016
Hayley Terris & the accidental porn stardom
Some people dream about getting into porn, some end up in it because of unhappy circumstances, but Hayley Terris? She fell into it accidentally - and literally. Listen to her hilarious and heartfelt piece about healing, acceptance, and unlikely fame.
39 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
Diane Pershing & the illegal transaction
In this episode the wonderful actress and storyteller, Diane Pershing, opens up about what life was like for a young pregnant woman in the time before Roe vs. Wade. Diane's story makes us realize just how many rights we take for granted nowadays!
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