Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact email@example.com.
Sex Work, White Supremacy & Happy Ending Massages
For the 31st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome write/podcaster/activist/sex worker extraordinaire Selena the Stripper for a primer on how racism operates at your local strip club. We explore the nuances of discrimination within sex work, the complexities of labor organizing within the sex industry, being a sex worker & also a sex client, erotic massage as a way to heal sexual trauma, how to be a better ally & more.
Everyone Has the Power to Let Someone In
For the 30th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome podcaster Miles Gray for a funny & empowering conversation about how you can participate in the anti-racist movement of liberation in small ways that actually have a big impact. We dig into the power of language, leveraging your privilege for good, white privilege is choosing comfort over conflict (at the expense of others), The Office as a metaphor for how white supremacy works & so much more.
Yes & That's Racist
For the 29th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome actor, comedian & podcaster Jacquis Neal for a briefing on the way racism works at your favorite improv theater, probably. We explore the systemic racism built into even well-meaning institutions like UCB, the reality that a good artist doesn't necessarily make for a good business person, the complicated perceptions of interracial relationships, why someone needs to make a "Google is free" t-shirt & more.
Hoe Summer, Scammers & Why You Shouldn't Give Your Money to Shaun King
For the 28th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome comedian & writer Ashley Ray for some lowkey Seven Mountains/Life Goals University CHURCH about why you shouldn't give your money to Shaun King — plus, what to do instead! We also discuss scammers more broadly, OG pegging (pre-Broad City), leading her school's GSA, her mom coming out in her 60s, founding the FB group Hoe Summer, Beyoncé's Lemonade as a love letter to Black women & so much more.
Durags as Superhero Capes
For the 27th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome poet & professor Bridgette Bianca for a celebration of Black art & endurance. We dig into her process as a poet, the power of repetition, the going beyond the inspiration of Langston Hughes, the importance of having intraracial conversations, the pathetic b******t of "allyship fatigue" & more. If you love this episode, please leave us a 5-star rating & sexy review! —> ratethispodcast.com/private
Let's Talk About Race, Baby
For the 26th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome audio producer & Your Fave Is Problematic co-host Kristen Bennett to talk about racism, media & relationships. We get into SO MUCH in this episode, including Dave Chappelle’s new standup special 8:46, can Black Americans appropriate African culture?, cop shows & police depictions on TV & Southern racism vs. California racism. If you love this episode, please leave us a 5-star rating & sexy review! xo
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I definitely don’t want the kitten babies, dog babies, or human babies to die, so here I am GLADLY reviewing this SUPER RAD podcast. You ladies have been a true quarantine delight making me laugh, think, expand my perspective, and take action. THANK YOU! Now... the puppies are ok, right?
I JUST met this podcast 🌈 and turns out I was missing out on a lot. I can relate to so much of the stuff all these different people have shared on this podcast. I have also changed my opinion on some things. Cannot leave a comment without acknowledging what a great voice the hosts have, you women are great ⛈
Unique and Sexy!
As someone who is polyamorous and spends a large part of the year travelling, it's been inspiring and entertaining to hear stories and observations from people much braver than I am when it comes to sex! Even if I've travelled to the same place as Courtney and Sofiya, they manage to have a unique experience and share perspectives that hadn't even occurred to me. Now I need to go back to those places again!