9 episodes

Join the award-winning series Breasts Unbound for a revealing journey into everyone’s favorite organ. Host Florence Williams travels from Houston to Hollywood to the boob-shaped hills of Northern England to share the big and small story of breasts – why we have them, how we view them, and why they sometimes do weird things. Turns out, breasts have a lot to teach us. Coming December 5, 2017 to Apple Podcasts, and available now on Audible.

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    • Society & Culture

Join the award-winning series Breasts Unbound for a revealing journey into everyone’s favorite organ. Host Florence Williams travels from Houston to Hollywood to the boob-shaped hills of Northern England to share the big and small story of breasts – why we have them, how we view them, and why they sometimes do weird things. Turns out, breasts have a lot to teach us. Coming December 5, 2017 to Apple Podcasts, and available now on Audible.

    Ep 8.: The Future of Breasts

    Ep 8.: The Future of Breasts

    Even though we still live in a big-boob bubble, more women are voluntarily reducing their breast size. Others are happily deciding to “go flat” after cancer. Trans women are learning how to lactate - are men next? Are we entering a post-boob universe, one in which we all take more control of what our individual breasts do and what they look like?

    • 29 min
    Ep. 7: The New Normal Puberty

    Ep. 7: The New Normal Puberty

    Retailers are now selling bras with princess characters on them. Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever before. In this episode, we talk to some families and experts at the center of the quest to understand how modern life is changing breasts and what it means for our future.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 6: What’s in Chelsea Handler’s Boobs?

    Ep. 6: What’s in Chelsea Handler’s Boobs?

    In this episode, we talk to Chelsea Handler about her relationship with her large and well-publicized rack, and then find out what chemicals she has coursing through her bloodstream that might endanger her (and everyone’s) prized organs.

    • 19 min
    Ep 5: Bugs and Breastmilk

    Ep 5: Bugs and Breastmilk

    It can save babies’ lives and supply rarified fatty acids, antibodies and proteins. But breast milk also contains tons of mysterious sugars not digestible by babies. So, who are they for? And what can the answer teach us about the future of health and medicine, even for adults?

    • 29 min
    Ep. 4: What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer

    Ep. 4: What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer

    Mike Partain was born on a storied marine base in North Carolina. Thirty-nine years later, he was diagnosed with rare male breast cancer. Then he started finding old neighbors who were diagnosed, too. Thanks to these male outliers, scientists are learning more about what causes one of the deadliest women’s diseases in the world.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 3: Busting the Bust Myth

    Ep. 3: Busting the Bust Myth

    In modern-day America, we’re constantly bombarded with images of perfectly round, big, pneumatic knockers. Where did this ideal come from, and is it really everyone’s favorite boob type? Florence Williams administers the “Swami test” to find out which breast size most men prefer and tries to get to the bottom of some cherished, misguided myths.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

hellohanana ,

So fascinating!

Who would have thought there’d be so much about breasts to discuss?

Waynestaticluva ,

Two Thumbs Up

This podcast is so amazing! I’m recommending it to everyone!

Will5010DC ,

Breasts Unbound

Hilarious and smart. I live in Los Angeles where I see boob jobs all the time. Great to hear about the history and the controversy even now. Who would ever do this???

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