Our Sexual History, where we explore the different backstories to one of the most universal aspects of being human - SEX.
#9 | Sex in Irish Pop Culture
This month I speak with writer Louise Bruton about Irish pop culture moments that have shaped the way we think about sex here. We also talk about her upcoming Fringe show Why Won’t You Have Sex with Me. Related videos: Boyzone on the Late Late Miley and Fidelma’s roll in the hay Samantha Mumba Follow Shawna/Sex Siopa on […]
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#8 | Online Dating and Communities
In this episode of Our Sexual History, myself and tech journalist, Roisin Kiberd discuss how the internet has changed the ways in which we date, form relationships, and find our communities. Here’s a recommended reading list from both myself and Roisin: Neo-Nazis are Tearing the Furry World Apart Bare Kill All Normies Realcore by Sergio […]
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#7 | Sex Robots
On this month’s episode of Our Sexual History, I have a round table discussion with scientist and comedian Jessamyn Fairfield and fellow HeadStuff podcaster Alison Spittle about sex robots – where they live in our culture, and some of the ethical questions around consent and sentient A.I. Relevant links to some of the things we refer […]
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#6 | Síle Na Gig
For the first episode in our second season, I asked comedian Davey Reilly to come talk to us about the Síle Na Gig, arguably Ireland’s sexiest component of ancient architecture. P.J. Harvey’s “Sheela Na Gig” Follow Shawna/Sex Siopa on Twitter and join The HeadStuff Podcast Network on Facebook […]
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#5 | Sex Laws (Not the Beck song)
This month on Our Sexual History, myself and barrister Rory Treanor take a look back at sex laws – in particular laws relating to sodomy, abortion, and consent. Here’s the Mary Robinson tapestry that we talk about in the episode: Myles Jackman, Obscenity Lawyer: @MylesJackman on Twitter http://mylesjackman.com Some of Rory’s favourite cases from the Old […]
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#4 BONUS | Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
If you thought we were done talking about Syphilis, you were WRONG! Ciaran Conliffe told us this incredible story that we just couldn’t not share with our listeners. Warning: this story contains some really upsetting themes around race and the US doing some pretty terrible stuff to its citizens. If you haven’t listened to the […]
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