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A new podcast about the history of sex and sexuality ūüíė #AmorousHistoriesPodcast

Amorous Histories Podcast Annie Harrison

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A new podcast about the history of sex and sexuality ūüíė #AmorousHistoriesPodcast

    Scandal in the music room with Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

    Scandal in the music room with Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

    In this episode I'm joined by Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland to discuss the real and imagined scandal in 18th century music and singing lessons, as well as famous Italian castrato Venanzio Rauzzini, the subject of Brianna's recently published book Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing: Scandalous Lessons.

    Go to Brianna's website to find out more about her work and publications/presentations: briannarobertson-kirkland.com
    Buy Brianna's book online.

    See the transcript and my sources on the website amoroushistories.co.uk  
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    Track: No Saint, Music by: https://slip.stream/  

    • 41 min
    Inanna, Goddess of Sex

    Inanna, Goddess of Sex

    Inanna is the Mesopotamian goddess of love, sex, fertility, and war. Join me to talk through three of her myths and take a look at her impact on the history of sex.
    See the show notes on the website amoroushistories.co.uk 
    Find me on social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Drop me an email on amoroushistories@gmail.com
    Shop: amoroushistories.bigcartel.com
    Donate: buymeacoffee.com/amoroushistpod
    Track: No Saint, Music by: https://slip.stream/

    • 26 min
    Amorous Histories trailer

    Amorous Histories trailer

    Have you heard of the secret Scottish society with penis shaped drinking glasses, or the bat-winged sex demon of Zanzibar? Join me, Annie Harrison to talk about these and much more in the Amorous Histories podcast. Each episode I'll be exploring something different from the history of sex and sexuality, learning about what weird and wonderful things people have been getting up to across the world. To listen to Amorous Histories podcast go to amoroushistories.co.uk or find me on social media.

    • 35 sec
    The Ladies of Llangollen, lesbians?

    The Ladies of Llangollen, lesbians?

    A young lady climbs out of a window dressed in men’s clothing with a pistol and her pet dog in hand. She meets another lady also dressed in men’s clothing and they ride into the night towards the coast with plans of their new life together abroad. Today we're going to be talking about the Ladies of Llangollen, an 18th century queer couple.

    See the show notes on the website amoroushistories.co.uk 

    Find me on social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Drop me an email on amoroushistories@gmail.com

    Track: No Saint, Music by: https://slip.stream/

    OMG lesbians from Billy on the Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwCK2pOF0o&t=1s 

    • 23 min
    Umoja: Kenya’s Women-Only Village

    Umoja: Kenya’s Women-Only Village

    Umoja is a village in the grasslands of Samburu in the north of Kenya. In 1990 15 women who had survived assault by British soldiers posted to Kenya, founded the village as a safe haven for women. Listen to their story and their impact.



    See the show notes on the website amoroushistories.co.uk 

    Find me on social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Drop me an email on amoroushistories@gmail.com

    Track: No Saint, Music by: https://slip.stream/

    Photo: Kate Cummings, Umoja Uaso, Kenya. Partner: Vital Voices. 2009.

    • 12 min
    Beggar's Benison: The Scottish Sex Society

    Beggar's Benison: The Scottish Sex Society

    The ‚ÄúMost Ancient and Puissant Order of the Beggar's Benison and Merryland‚ÄĚ was formed in 1732 in the town of Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It was a secret all male club dedicated to sexual freedom, with a little bit of financial fiddling on the side. The Club ran until 1836 and had off shoots in Glasgow, Edinburgh and even St Petersburg. Join me to learn more!



    See the show notes on the website https://amoroushistoriespodcast.wordpress.com/ 

    Find me on social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Drop me an email on amoroushistories@gmail.com

    Track: No Saint, Music by: https://slip.stream/

    • 20 min

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