7 episodes

Arguably the most famous vibrator, Magic Wand has improved the sex lives of millions of people over the past 56 years. More importantly, it has shaped how we think about, talk about, and depict sex more broadly in society. Making Magic, a limited audio series, examines the legacy of Magic Wand and its significant impact on society's acceptance of pleasure. The series connects listeners to the stories of people whose lives have been changed by this vibrator. Magic Wand's illustrious history is told by sex writer and podcaster Kate Sloan and features over 30 sex and relationship experts such as Dr. Carol Queen, Stoya, Zoe Ligon, Hallie Lieberman, Dr. Laurie Mintz, Alice Lovegood, Tristan Taormino, Elle Chase, Tina Horn, Lorrae Bradbury, Danarama, Sexsmith Sinclair, and more.

Making Magic Kate Sloan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Arguably the most famous vibrator, Magic Wand has improved the sex lives of millions of people over the past 56 years. More importantly, it has shaped how we think about, talk about, and depict sex more broadly in society. Making Magic, a limited audio series, examines the legacy of Magic Wand and its significant impact on society's acceptance of pleasure. The series connects listeners to the stories of people whose lives have been changed by this vibrator. Magic Wand's illustrious history is told by sex writer and podcaster Kate Sloan and features over 30 sex and relationship experts such as Dr. Carol Queen, Stoya, Zoe Ligon, Hallie Lieberman, Dr. Laurie Mintz, Alice Lovegood, Tristan Taormino, Elle Chase, Tina Horn, Lorrae Bradbury, Danarama, Sexsmith Sinclair, and more.

    Power Play

    Power Play

    Many kinksters, fetishists, pro dommes and kinky porn creators love the Magic Wand, and in this episode we aim to figure out why. Kink experts explain how they pair the Wand with orgasm control, bondage, humiliation play, and more, giving tips on safety and technique for anyone interested in expanding their horizons.
    Guests this episode:
    Dominatrix & Kneeling Room founder Lady Pim (she/her)Sex educator, porn performer/creator, & Dildorks cohost Billy Lore (he/him)BDSM educator, former Kink University director, & Two Knotty Boys co-founder Danarama (he/him)Crash Pad Series director Ava LaPrima (she/her)Writer, kink educator, & erotica editor Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them)Writer, educatrix, pornographer & podcaster Tina Horn (she/her)
    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.

    For more information about Magic Wand, please visit TrueMagicWand.com or join Magic Wand on Instagram at @truemagicwand! #TrueMagicWand

    • 29 min
    A Porn Star’s Best Friend

    A Porn Star’s Best Friend

    Porn is one of the most common ways people find out about the Magic Wand and get excited to try it themselves. In this episode, we hear from porn performers and directors about why the Magic Wand works so well in on-screen sex – and why filming with it can sometimes be challenging.
    Guests this episode:
    Writer, sex educator, & retired adult filmmaker Tristan Taormino (she/her)BDSM educator, former Kink University director, & Two Knotty Boys co-founder Danarama (he/him)Crash Pad Series director Ava La Prima (she/her)Spectrum Boutique CEO/founder, author, & adult content creator Zoë Ligon (she/her)Writer & former pornographer Stoya (she/her)Writer, educatrix, pornographer & podcaster Tina Horn (she/her)
    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.
    We will be taking a break next week for the holiday, but will resume episodes on July 11th!

    • 31 min
    What the Hell Happened with Hitachi?

    What the Hell Happened with Hitachi?

    Despite the Magic Wand’s decades of success, the Hitachi corporation nearly pulled the plug on it altogether, due to concerns about how such a high-profile sex toy could reflect on their brand. This episode tells the surprisingly dramatic story of how American distributor Vibratex saved the Wand from extinction, and also does a deep dive on how the Wand itself has changed over the years.
    Guests this episode:
    Independent researcher & geek Pet Emily (she/they)Vibratex owner Shay Martin (she/her)Vibratex general manager Dan Martin (he/him)Vibratex CEO Ken Herskovitz (he/him)Sex toy historian & author Hallie Lieberman (she/her)Author & professor of gender & sexuality studies Lynn Comella (she/her)
    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.

    • 30 min
    Eve’s Garden & Good Vibrations

    Eve’s Garden & Good Vibrations

    For as long as feminist sex toy stores have existed, they’ve carried the Magic Wand. This episode honors two trailblazers who founded feminist sex shops in the 1970s, Dell Williams (Eve’s Garden in New York City) and Joani Blank (Good Vibrations in San Francisco), and discusses the Magic Wand’s pride of place in feminist sex shops to this day.
    Guests this episode:
    Author & professor of gender & sexuality studies Lynn Comella (she/her)Sex toy historian & author Hallie Lieberman (she/her)Good Vibrations staff sexologist & Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen (she/they)Come As You Are worker-owner Jack Lamon (he/him)Blogger & pleasure educator Carly S (she/they)Education director for Good Vibrations & Babeland Andy Duran (he/him)

    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.

    • 26 min
    Betty Dodson & the Bodysex Revolution

    Betty Dodson & the Bodysex Revolution

    Who made the Magic Wand famous? Although it’s a worldwide sensation now, in the beginning the Magic Wand was largely popularized by one person, Betty Dodson. This episode tells the story of how Betty overcame a sexually repressed upbringing, left a sexually unsatisfying marriage, and changed countless people’s lives by leading all-nude masturbation workshops in her New York City apartment.
    Guests this episode:
    Author & professor of gender & sexuality studies Lynn Comella (she/her)Sex toy historian & author Hallie Lieberman (she/her)Good Vibrations staff sexologist & Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen (she/they)Somatic sex educator & sexological bodyworker Casia Sobolewski (she/her)Writer, sex educator, & retired adult filmmaker Tristan Taormino (she/her)Author, sex therapist, & psychology professor Dr. Laurie Mintz (she/her)

    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.

    • 19 min
    What Makes the Magic Wand So Magic?

    What Makes the Magic Wand So Magic?

    The Magic Wand is a cult-favorite sex toy, beloved by vibrator connoisseurs around the world – but is it worthy of the hype? In this episode, we seek to answer that question, by examining the Wand’s reputation, first-time users’ reactions when they try it, and how it can help us close the orgasm gap.
    Guests this episode:
    Good Vibrations staff sexologist & Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen (she/they)Sex toy historian & author Hallie Lieberman (she/her)Sex educator & host/creator of the Sex Ed With DB podcast Danielle Bezalel (she/her)Software designer & developer (& Kate’s spouse) mb bischoff (they/them)Author, sex therapist, & psychology professor Dr. Laurie Mintz (she/her)

    Making Magic is hosted and created by Kate Sloan, edited and co-produced by Jamie Pityinger, and made possible by the generous support of Vibratex. Our podcast art is by Addison Finch.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Marilla Nieriel ,

Fascinating deep-dive

I find human sexuality and sex toys endlessly fascinating, so it feels like this podcast was made specifically for me. As a longtime Kate Sloan fan, I would expect nothing less than a comprehensively researched show, and the guests she speaks to and the lengths she went to for answers and insight about this toy are inspiring. I’m learning new things in every episode and having a blast! Couldn’t recommend this show more.

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