66 episodes

We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine.

Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how f****d up we are, the more normal we all feel.

Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all stories be funny. Laughing about life is the key to letting go. This podcasts brings storytellers off the storytelling stage and into the studio for a story and discussion.

Taboo Tales and this podcast are produced by Corey Podell, Laurenne Sala, and Jeff Payne at Eleven studios. Find out more at tabootales.org

Taboo Tales Podcast Laurenne Sala & Corey Podell

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 31 Ratings

We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine.

Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how f****d up we are, the more normal we all feel.

Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all stories be funny. Laughing about life is the key to letting go. This podcasts brings storytellers off the storytelling stage and into the studio for a story and discussion.

Taboo Tales and this podcast are produced by Corey Podell, Laurenne Sala, and Jeff Payne at Eleven studios. Find out more at tabootales.org

    68 - Joey Terrill & the naked hippie

    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.
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    • 54 min
    Ilana Cohn Sullivan & the torn shirts

    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.

    • 46 min
    Jessica Aronoff & the 19 weeks

    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. 

    • 49 min
    Misty & the surprise new life

    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. 

    • 55 min
    Peggy Mannix Slattery & the fiery flambe

    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
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Robin Rinaldi & the wild oats

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

cutiejenn ,

My new Favourite Podcast

Love how real this podcast is ......I listened to 12 of them in 2 days
I cant get enough

Sahara495 ,

My favourite podcast!

Absolutely love this podcast!! Thanks so much Corey and Laurenne for putting these stories out there!

chirpsoul ,

Hosts are clueless and boring.

Don't waste your time on this one..hosts are just trying to hitch their wagons to the popularity of podcasting...They have nothing of interest to offer.

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