4 episodes

Shame Rules! is a new narrative podcast that explores the many, many, many ways that shame, often invisibly, shapes not just our own lives and experiences, but our entire world.

Join host Nick Jaworski (Where There's Smoke) as he investigates shame's role in raising and educating children, determining what laws get written and enforced, deciding how we treat marginalized people, seeing how we view change itself, influencing who has power and who doesn’t - and that's just scratching the surface.

Each episode has leading shame scholars, researchers, authors, and filmmakers share fascinating stories about shame at work. The goal is to help listeners understand how shame functions both in their own lives and the lives of everybody around them.

Shame Rules! is produced by Epiphonic and hosted by Nick Jaworski.

Shame Rules‪!‬ Epiphonic

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Shame Rules! is a new narrative podcast that explores the many, many, many ways that shame, often invisibly, shapes not just our own lives and experiences, but our entire world.

Join host Nick Jaworski (Where There's Smoke) as he investigates shame's role in raising and educating children, determining what laws get written and enforced, deciding how we treat marginalized people, seeing how we view change itself, influencing who has power and who doesn’t - and that's just scratching the surface.

Each episode has leading shame scholars, researchers, authors, and filmmakers share fascinating stories about shame at work. The goal is to help listeners understand how shame functions both in their own lives and the lives of everybody around them.

Shame Rules! is produced by Epiphonic and hosted by Nick Jaworski.

    #3: Parades

    #3: Parades

    Shame parades aren’t just the stuff of books and movies, they are very real. Today’s episode explores these parades from two different angles: The first story is about how community, religion, law, and shame can intersect in ways that don't always work out so well. The other story is about a community confronting shame head on.
    Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/parades
    Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag.

    • 47 min
    #2: Purity

    #2: Purity

    What happens when a community tells you not just how to act - but how to think? And is there a cost when shame is used as a way to control the behavior of teenagers?
    From pledges, to pop stars, to ponies - sexual abstinence was an important part of pop culture in the 1990s and 2000s. This episode of Shame Rules! explores purity culture to understand what happened and how everything turned out.
    Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/Purity
    Linda Kay Klein & Break Free Together: Linda Kay Klein: https://lindakayklein.com/
     
    Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag
     

    • 43 min
    Patient Zero

    Patient Zero

    Is it true that one man's shame is the cause of the AIDS epidemic in North America? 
     
    Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/PatientZero
    To receive your 20% off of Dr. Richard McKay's book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, then visit www.press.uchicago.edu and use the code "MCKAY20".
    Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag
     

    • 46 min
    Introducing Shame Rules!

    Introducing Shame Rules!

    New episodes available on October 2nd.
    Shame Rules! is a new podcast that explores the many, many, many ways that shame, often invisibly, shapes not just our own lives and experiences, but our entire world.
    Shame plays an important role in how we raise and educate our children, which laws get written, how we treat marginalized people, how we view change itself, who has power - and who doesn’t. The list goes on and on...
    Written and hosted by Nick Jaworski (Where There's Smoke) and produced by Epiphonic, each episode uses stories to highlight just how all of this shame works. To help tell these stories, Nick will be joined by leading shame scholars, researchers, authors, and filmmakers.
    For more information and to help launch the show, visit www.shamerules.com.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

betaride922 ,

(Still) Shamefully good

I’ve been excited about this one for a while and so glad it’s here! Nick has shown us for a while he knows his way around stories and this podcast is no exception. Can’t wait to get my Shame Rules! paper bag!!

Update: really enjoying Shame, and looking forward to more episodes!

raybaycreates ,

Shame Does Rule!

Shame is a biiig topic to tackle and Nick is doing it so well! A great combination of research, storytelling, and just a little bit of winking at a tricky subject.
Great listen!

rachelrnca ,

So good.

Such a great listen. I’m three episodes in and each one is relevant to the insanity of the world at this moment but not so relevant that it’s overwhelming. Interesting, a little funny, and brings a great perspective to stories I knew parts of. Five thumbs up!

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