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There are so many things we've been told we can't talk about in polite society. The things your mom told you never to ask about: Sex. Money. Poop. Death. The things that make normal people uncomfortable.

But if you're curious about the truth behind our deepest societal taboos, we're your gals. We dig into the history, science, and straight up weird truths behind these off-limits topics and give you the answers you never knew you needed.

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    • Science
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

There are so many things we've been told we can't talk about in polite society. The things your mom told you never to ask about: Sex. Money. Poop. Death. The things that make normal people uncomfortable.

But if you're curious about the truth behind our deepest societal taboos, we're your gals. We dig into the history, science, and straight up weird truths behind these off-limits topics and give you the answers you never knew you needed.

    Who are Adult Baby / Diaper Lovers?

    Who are Adult Baby / Diaper Lovers?

    Today we’re digging into the world of diapers and the adults who love them. We’ll dig into how adults role play being babies and how they put the lovers in diaper lovers. We’ll also take a look inside the mind of an adult baby to try to understand what draws them to the diaper lifestyle.
    We’ll cover all this with many more messytidbits along the way. That’s what you’re in for today on Impolite Society.
    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 53 min
    Deadly Fashion Trends of the Past

    Deadly Fashion Trends of the Past

    Fashion is a complicated world. Youthful women, beautiful clothes, and the whiff of culture and privilege is a heady mix. It’s no surprise that the trends and fads in fashion have had us chasing our tails for eons. But before there was heroin chic and body positivity movements, fashion was shaping our health in a completely different way. Turns out it’s not just the culture of fashion that’s toxic.
    Today we’re exploring the deadly fashion trends of centuries past. Industrial waste, poison hats, and columns of fire are on the docket today and it might make you think twice about what threads you decide to rock at your next big social function.
    That’s what you're in for today on Impolite Society.

    00:00 The World of Fashion: A Toxic Legacy
    03:25 Historical Fashion: From TikTok Trends to Deadly Dyes
    06:23 Aniline Dyes
    19:17 Fiery Hoop Skirts
    26:13 Felt Hats and Mercury Poisoning
    37:00 The Legacy of Scheele's Green
    46:06 Reflecting on the Dangers of Fashion and Industrial Chemicals
    48:25 Share the Podcast and Stay Informed
     

    Sources:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/toms-river-excerpt-on-aniline-dye/


    https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/MMG/MMGDetails.aspx?mmgid=448&toxid=79#:~:text=Aniline%20is%20irritating%20to%20the,acute%20or%20delayed%20hemolytic%20anemia 


    https://mollybrown.org/death-by-crinoline/


    https://thecowkeeperswish.com/2018/08/06/the-crinoline-fires/


    https://www.famsf.org/stories/poisons-part-i-the-mercurial-world-of-felt


    https://corrosion-doctors.org/Elements-Toxic/Mercury-mad-hatter.htm


    https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/05/02/scheeles-green-the-color-of-fake-foliage-and-death/


    https://www.jezebel.com/the-arsenic-dress-how-poisonous-green-pigments-terrori-1738374597






    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 50 min
    The Strange (And Sensuous) Events of the Dolphin House Experiment

    The Strange (And Sensuous) Events of the Dolphin House Experiment

    Secret sea labs, extraterrestrial intelligence and LSD experiments…. No this isn’t the plot of a new spy movie. This is the story of a very real experiment that took place in the U.S. virgin islands in the 1960s.
    Join us as we tell the story of a scientist and intellectual who became obsessed with unlocking the secrets of language and the young, star-crossed lovers who would get entangled in the messy affair. This is a story of strange science, unorthodox experiments and interspecies love. And you’re going to hear it all today, on Impolite Society.


    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 50 min
    What is Fan Fiction?

    What is Fan Fiction?

    Stories are unique to the human race. They inspire us, delight us, and cast the familiar world around us in a whole new light. Everyone has been wrapped up in a good story at some point in their lives- curled up with a book you can’t put down, binge watching television shows late into the night, or being so obsessed with a story you find yourself dreaming about it. And every one of us, at some point, has thought, “What if….”

    Today we are entering the online world of fanfiction: what is it, who writes it, and why the subject matter often leans to the dark, the sexual, and the taboo.

    That’s what we’re in for today on Impolite Society. 

    Sources:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/02/surprising-18th-century-origins-fan-fiction/606532/

    https://reporter.rit.edu/views/fanfiction-legal-battle-creativity

    https://noraphoenix.com/2018/03/26/introduction-into-mpreg/

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/questions-about-mpreg-you-were-embarrassed-to-ask 
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AO3/comments/v9h4ae/analysis_of_the_top_fandoms_on_ao3_percentages/

    https://screenrant.com/fan-ships-highest-number-fanworks-ao3-ranked/#keith-amp-lance-voltron-legendary-defender

    https://archiveofourown.org/tags



    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Can You M********e Yourself to Death?

    Can You M********e Yourself to Death?

    La petite mort. This phrase, meaning the little death, is an old school French euphemism for Orgasms. But, what happens when our pursuit of these little deaths results in the big one? Around the globe, thousands die each year from these autoerotic fatalities, and those are just the ones where the family let the coroner put that down on paper.

    So how does the five finger shuffle turn deadly? Today we're talking about masturbation and all the ways the grim reaper might catch you with your pants down. We'll explore the famous cases from the medical journals and how you can avoid a similar fate.

    This episode is not for the squeamish,  so buckle up because that's what you're in for today on Impolite Society.

    Sources:

    https://usstore.tenga.co/pages/globalreport2021
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3177356/
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11453096/#:~:text=We%20report%20a%20case%20of,a%20sufficient%20amount%20of%20air. 
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/mar/23/drugsandalcohol.uknews2 
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35315374/ 
    https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/autoerotic-fatalities-power-hydraulics#:~:text=This%20article%20describes%20two%20cases,used%20a%20frontend%20loader%20shovel. 
    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 52 min
    Poop: The Deadliest Weapon?

    Poop: The Deadliest Weapon?

    In the 1950s, the Canadian government forced many Inuit people into high artic settlement camps. But one man refused to go, no matter how much his children and grand children begged. The family was scared of what would happen if he refused to cooperate. In a desperate plan to force his hand, his family abandoned the man in his igloo. They took everything- all the food, the furs, and tools- in the hope that he would have no choice but to join them in their journey to the camp. All they left him with was his two dogs and the clothes on his back.
    But a determined man can win any battle. The man went outside, pulled down his seal skin trousers, and defecated into his hand. And as the feces began to freeze, he shaped it into the form of a blade.
    Human feces is a noxious substance, but there is more than one way you can be killed by poop. Today we’re talking shit- what it’s made of, what diseases it carries, and the wildest ways humans have used poop as a deadly weapon. That’s’ what you're in for today, on Impolite Society.
    Sources:

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/vdx4ad/brown-death-a-history-of-poop-as-a-weapon-111
    https://www.britannica.com/science/feces
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X19305371






    Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

    • 45 min

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