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The shift is a sex and dating podcast with an Irish comedy flavour. Comedians Katie Boyle and Des Bishop are trying to navigate the crazy world of Sex and Dating on both sides of the Atlantic. They represent, two generations, two nationalities, and two genders and both have a desire to make sense of the shift in attitudes around sex and dating in both their lifetimes.

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    • 4.9, 119 Ratings

The shift is a sex and dating podcast with an Irish comedy flavour. Comedians Katie Boyle and Des Bishop are trying to navigate the crazy world of Sex and Dating on both sides of the Atlantic. They represent, two generations, two nationalities, and two genders and both have a desire to make sense of the shift in attitudes around sex and dating in both their lifetimes.

    Hotel sex is best

    Hotel sex is best

    On todays ep Katie finally gives Des an update on blurry. Des and Kattie chat about how getting to know someone during lockdown is like love is blind. There was some technical difficulties so apologies for that.
     
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    • 41 min
    Dr. Caroline West chat with us about Porn

    Dr. Caroline West chat with us about Porn

    Really interesting discussion on today's episode about porn and what is good and bad about it. Dr. West has spent a lot of time looking into the facts and fictions about the effects of porn. We also chat about consent and the need for sex education.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Diblings: When your Dad was a sperm donor and his offspring find you online.

    Diblings: When your Dad was a sperm donor and his offspring find you online.

    This week's ep is an awesome chat with comedian Jack Comstock who in the last few years has been contacted by numerous people who look a lot like him. Turns out his Dad donated sperm back in the 80s and now because of family tree websites they are finding each other online. His story is really interesting and hilarious.
     
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    • 57 min
    Franqi French: African Americans and the comedy scene

    Franqi French: African Americans and the comedy scene

    We chat to comedian Franqi French about how to make the comedy scene more incliusive and diverse. This chat was inspired by an experience Franqi had in the DC comedy scene. Its a great chat at this pivotal moment for race relations around the world.
     
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    • 55 min
    I can't breathe

    I can't breathe

    In this episode Des and Katie discuss the big story of the week in the Unitied States, the Death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and violence.
     
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    • 56 min
    Friends with your ex (Normal People inspired)

    Friends with your ex (Normal People inspired)

    On today's ep Katie and Des chat alot about being friends with your ex which was inspired by some scenes from Normal people. First we chat about Katie's continued online courtship with Blurry. They also chat about last week's episode. They chat about going away with a new partner too early and feeling stuck. They then chat a lot about whether you can really be friends with your ex and if you are what is appropriate in terms of being with your new partner in front of them. If you have seen normal people you will know why we are chatting about this.
     
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

sligobouncer ,

Diplings

Really Interesting ep. however how could you leave us hanging with updates about blurry 🤦‍♀️😂

eheyburn ,

Quarantine Savior

Just stumbled upon this podcast. It is helping me get through the quarantine. It is very funny and gives an interesting insight into Irish culture as compared to American culture. It is very honest without any pretense. Does and Katie are so open, you start thing they are your friends and you are all sitting around “cracking.”

psew100 ,

Great podcast

Des and Katie are the best! I have learned SO much from them. They are honest, open, and engaging. I look forward to listening to them every week and learning something new.

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