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The Turn On is produced and co-hosted by sex educator Erica Easter and me, author and Black joy advocate Kenrya Rankin. It uses literary erotica as a jumping off point to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

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The Turn On is produced and co-hosted by sex educator Erica Easter and me, author and Black joy advocate Kenrya Rankin. It uses literary erotica as a jumping off point to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    Season 5 | Episode 8.5 | The Turn On x Katrina Jackson

    Season 5 | Episode 8.5 | The Turn On x Katrina Jackson

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to author Katrina Jackson about Black academia, creating what we want to see, the glorious intentionality of polyamorous relationships,  writing internal conflict and happy-for-nows, stepping away from grind culture and why history is both fascinating and horny.

    Resources
    Book, "Looking" by Katrina Jackson | Patreon | PreorderAuthor, Katrina Jackson | Website | Twitter | InstagramRecommended Books: "Dune" series by Frank Herbert | Bookshop | Amazon"Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan | Bookshop | Amazon"Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'" by Zora Neale Hurston | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-8_5-katrina-jackson.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Season 5 | Episode 8 | Come Over

    Season 5 | Episode 8 | Come Over

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya are reading "Looking" by Katrina Jackson and talking about evolving relationships, expanding dating horizons and beardfishing.

    Resources
    Book, "Looking" by Katrina Jackson | PatreonAuthor, Katrina Jackson | Website | Twitter | InstagramWhat's Turning Us On | Kama Sutra | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-8-come-over.

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    Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com
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    • 59 min
    Season 5 | Episode 7.5 | The Turn On x Jamila White

    Season 5 | Episode 7.5 | The Turn On x Jamila White

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to psychic Jamila White about fish dreams, the ways intuition shows up, how to practice energy hygiene, tapping into your own intuitive intelligence, setting boundaries with our ancestors and how connecting with your sensual self can help you get in touch with the rest of yourself.

    Resources
    Guest, Jamila White| Website | FacebookBook, "A Private Affair: A Steamy Workplace Romance (The Fabulous Golds Book 1)" by A.C. Arthur | AmazonAuthor, A.C. Arthur | Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookRecommended Books: ​"The Water Dancer: A Novel" by Ta-Nehisi Coates  | Bookshop | Amazon"We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power" by Rachel Rodgers | Bookshop | Amazon"Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals" by Luisah Teish | Bookshop | AmazonDiscount for listeners: 10% off a private reading at InspiredJamila.com/theturnon with the code THETURNONYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-7_5-the-turn-on-x-jamila-white.

    Connect With The Turn On
    Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com
    Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast
    Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcast
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Season 5 | Episode 7 | So Icy

    Season 5 | Episode 7 | So Icy

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "A Private Affair" by A.C. Arthur and talk about the universality of pooping, crystal pussy Twitter, not pathologizing lack of sexual desire, what our parents taught us about love and the narcissistic urge to rewrite history.

    Resources
    Book, "A Private Affair: A Steamy Workplace Romance (The Fabulous Golds Book 1)" by A.C. Arthur | AmazonAuthor, A.C. Arthur | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook"Weightless" by Marconi Union | About | SongRound Health | AppWhat's Turning Us On | We Should Try ItYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-7-so-icy.

    Connect With The Turn On
    Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com
    Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast
    Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod
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    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=true
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Season 5 | Episode 6.5 | The Turn On x Julienne L.

    Season 5 | Episode 6.5 | The Turn On x Julienne L.

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to educator Julienne L. about teaching during the pandemic, "Bad Boys 3" to as a dating tool, what we've learned about ourselves since 2020, eliminating stigma around taking meds for mental health, shape shifting in relationships and how the devil has us f****d up.

    Resources
    Book, "All About Love: New Visions" by bell hooks | Bookshop | AmazonBook, "Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel" by Jesmyn Ward | Bookshop | AmazonBook, "Men We Reaped: A Memoir" by Jesmyn Ward | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-6_5-the-turn-on-x-julienne-l.

    Connect With The Turn On
    Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com
    Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast
    Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkR-duu-KegFURl-P8xpYg?view_as=subscriber
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=true
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    Support the show (https://cash.app/$theturnonpodcast)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Season 5 | Episode 6 | I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    Season 5 | Episode 6 | I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people.

    In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read Sabrina B. Scales' "Quarantined: A Collection of Shorts" and talk pandemic mess, capitalism, innovation and the ways we are all connected.

    Resources
    Book, "Quarantined: A Collection of Shorts" by Sabrina B. Scales| Bookshop | AmazonAuthor, Sabrina B. Scales | Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookMarla Stewart's Sex Ed WorkshopsWhat's Turning Us On | Rose's CousinYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-6-i-wanna-dance-with-somebody.

    Connect With The Turn On
    Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com
    Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast
    Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkR-duu-KegFURl-P8xpYg?view_as=subscriber
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=true
    Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcast
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Journey's mom ,

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!

My best friend suggested that I listen to The Turn On and BAYBAY…so glad that I did. The ladies are hilarious and transparent. The selections are always so amazing. If you haven’t listened to them yet PLEASE do. You will not be disappointed.

Kwm537 ,

Excellent Podcast for Lovers of Black Romance

Thank you for a wonderful podcast. I have spent way too many hours listening to previous episodes. Love the energy and dynamic you create with your lively discussions. Looking forward to continued listening.

Bootup_hu ,

Where have you been

So proud of the crew, how did I miss a whole season?

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