Private Education by Aisling Keenan is the smart sex and relationships podcast. It's for anyone having sex. Or relationships. Or both. It's sex ed for adults. It's the chats you want to be able to have with your partner or your best mates, only with a little more expertise, sage(ish) advice and as many laughs as can be crammed into 60 minutes. We're trying to make light of the tough stuff and keep the fun side safe and heathy. Enjoy!
#59: "Who's the person that inspired this song?" and other inappropriate questions, with CMAT
This episode I talk to musician and songwriter Ciara Mary Alice Thompson, aka CMAT about the anonymous email address she set up to allow fans of hers to send in their relationship woes, so she could use them as inspiration for her songs. We also chat about bringing humour to her music as a defence mechanism, intrusive questions from journalists (not me, I hope!) and using songwriting as a way to process former relationships. Enjoy!
#58: Selling Sunset's Amanza Smith (help me guess her Irish rockstar connection...)
In another brilliant Selling Sunset interview, Amanza Smith (one of my favourite of the cast, don't tell Mary, Christine, Chrishell, Heather or Jason...) shares how she feels about introducing children to boyfriends, why she had the argument with Heather about it and how, if at all, starring on Selling Sunset has changed her life. Enjoy! Review! Tell your friends 3
#57: Selling Sunset's Jason Oppenheim on being best friends with your ex (and lots more)
I'm so buzzed about this – it's not strictly relationships, but it's fun nonetheless. This week, I interview Jason Oppenheim about celebrity clients, about working in such a dramatic environment, being best mates with his ex and more... Enjoy! Amanza's episode is next Friday!
#56: Things you should NEVER to say to someone going through a divorce or breakup
My guest this week is journalist, podcaster, Rogue co-founder and now author Liadán Hynes. Her brilliant book (we are friends, I am biased but honest) is out now, called How to Fall Apart. It's about how she rebuilt her life after the break down of her marriage. In this episode, she talks about the things you shouldn't say to someone at the end of their relationship, and gives alternative ways to approach those tricky conversations. Hope you enjoy!
#55: "I think about my ex EVERY. DAY." What's a gal to do?
Red flags, making friends as an adult and 'leaving room for the holy spirit'. My guest Dr Dre and I answer three listener questions - first up, someone who was ghosted by someone displaying so many red flags it was like a beach on the day of a hurricane, next up, a listener who thinks about her ex daily and wonders what it means, and lastly, a listener who is lonely, new to the country and wants to make friends as a 30-year-old. We advise on all of the above and throw in, oh, a casual MILLION tangents too. Enjoy 3
#54: What to tell yourself if you hate your body
My guest today is Bek Antonucci (@bekantonucci on Instagram) who is a coach, helping women feel better in their bodies. She and I talk about the bullying she suffered as a teen, a physically abusive relationship that she was in and eventually got out of, and we also talk about how your own feelings about your body impact your sex life and your relationships. Enjoy!